Looking back at design work of the past is often the nexus of design inspiration. I shared this room, Oscar de la Renta's Sunroom from 1970, in the Keynote Panel I gave yesterday to kick off the fall design market at The Boston Design Center. I will be sharing the trends, both emerging and established, with you soon. There are so many reasons this room is stylish, and so many ideas it provides. I love how a lot of the pieces used, like blue and white Chinese porcelains, have come back around in popularity, and designers are seeking vintage finds and reproduction pieces with the same flair. This room employs a more is more philosophy to be sure, but there are great takeaways it provides, from how to display objects, to layering print and pattern. Not to mention the fact that the combination of blue and white is a tried and true, beloved palette. As a child of the 1970's, I love the stylish effect he has created. It is also interesting to notice how de la Renta's design style and tastes have evolved over time, to a look that is classically-inspired. Another great reason to look back to move forward.