But don't count out the traditional, colonial looks either. Designers are even giving Williamsburg a new look! Another trend, best described as "Romantic," is well documented in the shelter magazines. You see its influence in sheer drapes around the beds, in the use of sheer fabrics for fashion as well as decorating, and in the smooth sensuous feel of silk and satin. And although we're seeing the use of all of these sensuous fabrics and romantic looks, they're also being used with SIMPLICITY.
Luxury is back, but not in the guise of the ostentatious looks that characterized the 1980s. Today's look is soft and simple, and emphasizes the use of luxurious fabrics. Expressive, exotic woods also complement this fashion trend. This look even translates well in contemporary interiors with a mixture of textures and materials. It's traditional design with a clean spirit!