This Is How Fashion Designers Rebecca Minkoff (and More) Style Their Homes
Fashion designers: They’re just like us—or are they? Style mavens like Anine Bing and Rebecca Minkoff have made it their careers to sharpen their sartorial point of view and steer ahead of trends. It’s no wonder that their homes are subject to the same curated treatment as their closets and collections are. And if we rely on them to get dressed season after season or to guide us to the latest It bag or go-to cocktail dress, why shouldn’t we trust their decorating expertise, as well? After all, their homes are the breeding ground for both their aesthetic sensibilities and their relentless ambition and productivity—two things we all aspire to.
To celebrate this season’s New York Fashion Week kickoff, we asked seven of our favorite designers to share with us the items they can’t live without at home. From the designer who swears by Scandinavian designs to the one who listens to the Bee Gees every morning, we learned a lot from these sartorial figures’ daily routines. Get your online carts ready—these home essentials are both practical and insanely chic.
Courtesy of Anine Bing
Anine Bing is one of those fashion designers who just exude a cool It-girl factor. Her clothing—inspired by the marriage between her Scandinavian heritage and the American spirit—is not far from her aesthetics at home. What she loves: Scandinavian classics and minimal, practical pieces.
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Half Lace Dinner Plate ($220)
“I’m huge fan of Royal Copenhagen, and I started collecting their china a few years ago,” shares Bing. “With small kids in the house, cups and plates sometimes break, but I’ve been saving all the broken pieces throughout the years, and I’ve started making beautiful mosaic trays with the pieces.”
Courtesy of Clare V.
Clare Vivier is our go-to gal for all things leather bags and accessories. The French journalist turned fashion designer, who has carved herself an important place in the Los Angeles design community, sells her handbags worldwide and has flagships locations in New York and Brooklyn. No wonder she’s constantly traveling.
Diptyque Colored Baies Candle ($90)
“Baies by Diptyque is one of my all-time favorite scents,” says Vivier. “There'’s nothing better than a night at home with this candle burning for the ultimate cozy feeling.”
Alix designer Alexandra Alvarez agrees: “I’m huge on scents; therefore, having an amazing candle is a must. I always get home from work and light a candle—it helps me relax,” she says. “You can never go wrong with Black Baies; it’s such a unique and gorgeous scent.”
Rebecca Minkoff is a force to be reckoned with. The designer has already made the Fortune 40 Under 40 list and is sold in over 900 stores worldwide. But when it comes to her DUMBO home, one trend dominates: keeping her family healthy and happy. In her arsenal of tools are a few trusted kitchen essentials and a healthy-living bible.
Courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose’s collections are feminine, whimsical, and beautifully crafted—just take a look at her latest bridal collection. But when it comes to her personal life, Rose is active and determined. Her home essentials include everything she needs to get to work in the healthiest way possible.