The Feel Factor

Trend Report: Texture

Texture added visual weight and balance to fashions on the spring runways, and it can do the same to living spaces.

By Alicia King Robinson April 26, 2017 Published in the May 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Here are some sophisticated—and simple—ways to elevate an outfit or a room with materials from suede and leather to fringe and feathers.   

Peyton slip on loafer jna3lt

Embellished with pearls and gold studs, the Peyton slip-on loafer embodies uptown sensibility and style. Gucci’s trademark logo and signature striped webbing pair with smooth Italian leather to create the ultimate showstopper. $1,100. Saks Fifth Avenue at The Mall at University Town Center, 120 University Town Center Drive, (941) 364-5300

Blanknyc moto jacket2 o5mlgt

BLANKNYC’s buttery-soft suede jacket is perfect for all seasons. The luxe belted number screams classically cool with nail-head hardware detailing and zip-detail cuffs. You’ll be ready for whatever the day or night brings in this tough-chic moto jacket. $188. INfluence Style, 474 John Ringling Blvd., (941) 343-2315

Football leather briefcase3 copy zsr2o7

With genuine football leather and old-school styling, this briefcase is functional and super sharp. The gold hardware and rich cognac color are complemented by a contemporary pinstripe lining. $598. Brooks Brothers at The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, (941) 702-9110

Oggetti twist4 iaul6w


The Oggetti Twist lighting fixture is a commanding handmade piece. The concentric planes of wood can be arranged in infinite combinations to create unique shapes. Available in square, hexagonal or trapezoid shapes and light brown, natural and dark brown shades. $1,395. The Sarasota Collection Home store, 622 Central Ave., (941) 955-8313

Hammered  cross hatch ring in rose w no shadow qvr8f9 




Fit for royalty, this raised-link ring in rose and white gold conveys craftsmanship at its finest. The durable men’s ring adds hard-hitting texture and hits the high notes on design and comfort. $960. Diamond Vault, 3979 S. Tamiami Trail, (941) 921-4016

Hide rug ekyymd

Add glitz and glamour in any room with this natural-hair hide. Accentuated with a metallic splatter paint treatment, it’s a stunning way to integrate design interest and texture underfoot. $1,499. Arhaus at The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, (941) 893-1167

Platner lounge chair e7ij5c




Knoll’s Platner Lounge Chair dates back to its iconic modern pieces from 1966. The chair’s polished nickel base was created by welding hundreds of curved steel rods to circular frames, simultaneously serving as structure and ornament. The Cato fire-red upholstery is wool, and the pattern’s exaggerated texture recalls the hand weaving tradition. $6,692. Home Resource, 741 Central Ave., (941) 366-6690

Making waves beach spray 5 f7ri8p
A lightweight beach hairspray, Making Waves Beach Spray activates natural waves and texture while providing anti-humidity protection. Yellow Strawberry’s exclusive line of hair care products is free of gluten, parabens, preservatives, chemicals and salt. Just spray and go for a tousled look. $18. Yellow Strawberry, 2345 Bee Ridge Road, (941) 924-1311
Filed under
Show Comments

Related Content