If you loves historical nods, ornamentation, femininity, and a little macabre, look no further than Romantic fashion and Traditional interiors.
Both are rich with luxury, opulence, and a little mystery.
Romantic fashion tends to be vintage inspired, overflowing with ruffles, lace, dainty florals, on delicate fabrics like silk, organza, and velvet.
Traditional interiors draw on European influences. They either employ actual antiques or build fresh with an eye to the detailed woodwork of the past. The overall feel is opulent, luxurious, and old world.
Both Romantic fashion and Traditional home design are rich with details and patterns. The florals are realistic and lean towards the sweeter side of design.
Mysterious and moody can also describe Romantic wardrobe and Traditional homes. Rich fabrics and deep colors can move the overall effect from ingenue to enigmatic.
Some of my favorite stores for Romantic fashion are Anthropologie, Red Valentino, Tadashi Shoji, Kate Spade, Modcloth, Eliza J., and Gal meets Glam. Take your romantic look into everyday life with brands like Loft, and Downeast Basics.
Inspirational stores for Traditional Interior Design are Ethan Allen, Ralph Lauren Home, Alice Lane, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, and Joss & Main.