Great Fashion Designers Homes

It’s Fashion Week her in NYC we have seen some amazing pieces for Fall 2010.  In the midst of the fashion madness I have found myself turning to some of the great designers homes as well as the runways for inspiration.  Below are a few of my favorites.

Carolina Herrera: Just as classic and chic as her designs on the runway.  Lots of stripes and yummy velvet.

I had to throw in these images of Carolina Herrera Jr’s home– both mother and daughter love red, stripes, and bold classic statement pieces. I love all the suzani! This is one of my favorite apartments of all time.

YSL: A legend who surrounded himself with exquisite objects.  His home is a jewel box.  You want to pick up and examine everything.  He had an exceptional collection of paintings and art including works by: Picasso, Mondrian, Matisse, Goya, Ingres; and furniture from the Renaissance period to Art Deco period.

There is barely any room on the cocktail table…this man was a collector.

I love the above library

Marc Jacobs: Below are images of his  three-story garden apartment on the Champ de Mars.  Beautiful traditional moldings and paneling coupled with modern furniture makes for a fabulous apartment!

Lanvin: “Lanvin Blue” a cornflower shade of blue was the designers favorite color.   The below rooms have been recreated in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

The bathroom below is very glamorous- I love the floor and the pedestal sink.

Coco Chanel: Her home was above her boutique in Paris.  Her home is used for photo shoots and press interviews. She had many black lacquered chinoiserie screens.  Her home is quite opulent with glistening chandeliers and gleaming mirrors and lacquer but still feels intimate and comfortable.  Coco Chanel did not have a bedroom her…she slept across the street at The Ritz- of course!

The tan suede sofa was one of Coco’s favorites and would sit on it while interviewing.  The color and fabric were some of her favorites.

Valentino’s Capri Home 1971: I love all of this blue and white. Crisp and cool with beautiful patterns.

Oscar De La Renta’s home in Kent, CT: Gardens are perfection and I love the living room.  The reds, greens, and creams keep the grand scale feeling intimate.

Oscar De La Renta: table setting 1971: this is so much fun- one of my favorites.

Christian Louboutin: Would you expect the man who makes the most fabulous shoes to live in a lack-luster home? The vibrant orange walls with the classic molding and vibrant rug- Love it!

xo,

S

One response on “Great Fashion Designers Homes

  1. The Zhush

    HI! What a great roundup of designers and their amazing places! Off to check out your Adirondack post, need some rustic inspiration for my little ski condo. Thanks.
    Sue