Frame of Mind: Bibhu Mohapatra

Patrice Grell Yursik of and I have teamed up to bring you our recap of this year’s New York Fashion Week from the perspective of beauty and interior design.

Bibhu Mohapatra is an Indian-American fashion and costume designer whose label is relatively new to the fashion scene (he has previously worked as an Assistant Designer for Halston and as Design Director for J. Mendel). Known for using luscious fabrics and rich colors, Mohapatra’s SS14 collection proved to be sensible with an abundance of color and movement.

For this design collage, I imagined a entryway. As much as I love to add and mix various colors and patterns in a room, sometimes a simply-stated, neutral room is best for the small details to shine.

1. The Tenley chair from Arhaus is a modern take on the classic French Bergère chairs. Plush and regal, this chair is perfect to sink into as soon as one enters the front door. The Thomas Paul Flock Dove Cream Flatweave rug from Zinc Door has an interesting pattern and a touch of blue.

2. Decorative boxes are perfect for hiding keys, money, receipts, and maybe even candy bars. I am especially smitten with these Dwell Studio Triangle Stripe Boxes.

3. Adding the Pascual Console table from Z. Gallerie is the right move. Its “eroded” mirrored surfaces and “weathered” wood gives the room its “vintage touch.”

4. I love the tiny details in Mohapatra’s sweater. The Wellington Gold Leaf mirror from Zinc Door provides the same bead-like detail.

5. The Abbie table lamp from Z. Gallerie is a bright spot in this neutral room. This lamp will stand out without being overpowering.

6. Candles are a great option for secondary lighting. The wooden Ainsworth candle holders from Shop Ten25  compliment the wood in the chair’s frame.

7. A white vase placed parallel to the white lamp will give the tabletop a bit of visual balance. Finally, for that pop of color, I’ve added the Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase from Anthropologie. The colors in the vase perfectly compliment the colors in Mohapatra’s look.

What do you think? We’d certainly love to hear your thoughts.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see the last design collage inspired by the runway!

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