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mini trend: ombre

by Grace Bonney


it’s been a while since my last mini-trend but after spending a day in john pomp‘s studio yesterday for the nypl project i couldn’t ignore this one any more. just about everyone and their brother has been posting about ombre lately and i’ve finally given into the trend. for some reason the faded look didn’t always grab me but something must have knocked me over the head in my sleep because i woke up this morning totally hooked on the look. ombre really came back last year in fashion but it’s slowly, slowly starting to show up in the home world. AT posted some ombre rugs from west elm a while ago and i’ve been looking for more examples ever since. john’s gorgeous new stone vases were the first to really hit me, and then i realized that the new pot i’ve been coveting at williams sonoma is also an ombre fade. so i thought i’d compile some of my favorites from the worlds fashion and home and share them here. if you have any ombre favorites from the world of interior design or product design please share them below, i’d love to see some more great examples. i’m hoping to see some really beautiful ombre blankets and bedding hit the market. i’d love a rich blue or grey ombre coverlet for winter…

if you prefer to make rather than buy, here are some great ombre craft projects from martha stewart.

[image above, clockwise from top left: ombre beaded necklace $19.99, jonathan saunders skirt for target $26.99, prada ombre clutch $89/per week at bag borrow or steal, ombre clutch $14.99, ombre pumps from prada, glass “stones” from john pomp glass $400+, splendid tee $74 (i lived in this shirt this summer), le creuset slate pot $220+, ombre boot $1250, pink glass in center is another stone from john pomp glass]


[image above, clockwise from top left: ombre rug $79.99+, ombre patent clutch $130, ombre skirt $109, ombre scarf $29 (i have this in green and love it), ombre patent clutch $130, john pomp glass stones $400+]


[image above, clockwise from top left: john pomp glass stones (i’m clearly obsessed with these), vivianna cutlery $140 for a 5 piece setting]

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