The Interior Designer Look: Basic Black

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We all know that wearing black makes us appear thinner but it’s also the color of choice for many interior designers. You can always tell an interior designer is in a room by their uniform: basic black.

Maybe it makes us look artsy or chic, but a lot of interior designers wear  a black outfit. Except when meeting with clients who have pets that shed. Then I wear black leather, the perfect pet hair repellent.

My favorite interior designer, Kelly Wearstler, wears her basic black uniform in a whole new way. I am beyond showing that much thigh as a 50ish woman, but she looks fabulous.

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To prove my point, here was the press photo of the cast of the Million Dollar Decorators show on Bravo which ran from 2011-2013.

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The Cast of the Million Dollar Decorators

I tend to wear more colorful clothes, but fell in love with this JJill Grace sweater tunic and purchased 2 block ones and a blue one. This sweater is so soft and comfortable that I ran back to the store to get more.
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I have to be in showrooms and attend client meetings so my outfits have to look fresh even after 6 hours of sitting and standing.

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You can easily wear this outfit for work or out to dinner without changing clothes.

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Which reminds me, I need to head over to a client meeting.

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2 Comments

  1. January 3, 2017 / 12:15 am

    BASIC BLACK…HAVE YOU DECIDED WHICH COLOR CURTAINS TO PUT UP? GOOD POST ABOUT BASIC BLACK RAMIFICATIONS!

  2. February 23, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    I always used the moto that every room needs a touch of black. ❤️

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