June 16, 2014
How to Get the C
As Jo-Ann Furniss states about the Céline woman in her Style.com review of the brand's Spring 2014 collection, "She comes from the heart, not the head." We thought this description was also fitting for any well-decorated home. After all, anyone can buy furniture with their brain, but passion over design and decorating is what makes a home special (and what we're all about). That passion, and the fact that they are the chicest looks coming down any runway, inspired us to find the best ways to get the Céline look at home. Mood books on every seat at the Spring 2014 runway show were filled with inspiration pictures of graffiti, specifically Brassaï's photography of graffiti. Moody black and white images of street art in Paris translated into Celine's brushstroke patterned textiles. The motif is one easily incorporated into a home, with art from the likes of James Nares and Franz Kline.
You will never see a Céline look that doesn't have a neutral color base. Although many of the looks incorporate bold colors, such as cobalt blue, emerald green, or canary yellow, they are balanced by neutrals like black, white, and beige. Keep your color scheme similarly balanced in your space. Too much color is just not Céline-chic.
Being a luxury womenswear brand, every material used for Céline is of the highest quality. Fine wools, precious metals, and supple linens are main components in a Céline ensemble, and so should they be in your home. The simplest piece of furniture or décor is made special by a quality material.
Photography: 1. Patrick Cline for Lonny, 2. Patricia Chang for Curbed San Francisco, 3. Robert Passal (designer and source), 4. Robert Stilin (designer and source), 5. Nate Berkus photographed by Roger Davies for Elle Decor, 6. Jamie Bush photographed by Laura Hull, 7. Todd Alexander Romano photographed by William Abranowicz for Elle Decor, 8. Lorenzo Castillo (designer and source), 9. Kelly Wearstler (designer and source), 10. Lorenzo Castillo (designer and source), 11. Gilles & Boissier via Elle Decor Japan, 12. Ryan Korban via Houzz, 11. Robert Passal (designer and source), all Céline images via Céline
|When I Reach the Valley, 2010, Price Upon Request, James Nares||Zinc Doors Art Print by Franz Kline, $40, Art.com||Keeping Up With You #8 by Heather Day, From $500, Tappan Collective|
|Tibetan Lamb Floor Pillow, $600, Calypso St. Barth||Asana Armless Loveseat, $1999, Crate & Barrel||Jeanette Chair, $305, C.S. Post & Co.|
|Frette Gray Cashmere Throw, $986, ABC Carpet & Home||Elsie Table Lamp, $395, HD Buttercup||Vintage Tulu Rug, $1495, Jayson Home|