Zuhair Murad: 10 Things I Can't Live Without

A favorite of A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, Kerry Washington, and Taylor Swift, fashion designer Zuhair Murad's work is a staple on the red carpet. Splitting time between his native Beirut and Paris, Murad is constantly surrounded by style and gorgeous things (his own designs and clients aside). With the shimmering glamour of awards season upon us, we thought it only fitting to turn to the style star for insight into his home decor and lifestyle essentials. After browsing his list, we're beginning to see where he finds the inspiration for his gorgeous, glimmering gowns.
ZM1 Alessi Zaha Hadid Niche Centerpiece Zaha Hadid is one of my favorite architects and I didn't expect anything but greatness from her collaboration with Italian design company, Alessi. This centerpiece is the epitome of high product design, it's form is futuristic and functional, with five individual dishes that combine to make one. $195, All Modern
ZM2 Baccarat Eye Vase My atelier and home are always filled with roses and I always love vases that make a traditional flower look a little edgier. This Eye Vase does just that - the textured dimension mimics thorns on a stem. I love it! $320, Baccarat
ZM4 Red Roses Though they are a traditional flower, there is something inviting about a red rose. It exudes elegance and elevates the décor of a room immediately. I love to scatter small bouquets of red roses all over my flat - in the guest bathroom, on the kitchen table, near my bedside. Who doesn't want to wake up next to a bouquet of red roses every morning? From $60, FTD
ZM5 Thomas Pheasant Constellation Mirror As a fashion designer, a mirror can often serve as a looking glass for the next collection. Pheasant's constellation mirror, for me, is a source of inspiration. The antique gold finish and sunburst silhouette brings a hint of Louis XIV into my living room. Price upon request, Baker
ZM6 Esteban Cedre Scented Bouquet There's nothing sexier than a fresh woody scent. In the winter, the nutmeg, cedar wood, and clove notes keep my home warm; and in the summer, the grapefruit and patchlouli speak directly to Beirut's sea-lined coast. $48, Esteban
ZM7 Moet & Chandon Champagne Every fridge should have ample stock of champagne. The best celebrations are sometimes unexpected! $49, Crown Wine
ZM8 Brunello Cucinello Biocolor Cashmere Blanket If there are few items we should all indulge in, it's fine wine, beautiful clothes, and a luxurious blanket. I love this Cucinello blanket. The Italian cashmere knit is the perfect after-work companion with a glass of Pinot Noir and my sketchpad. $2500, Bergdorf Goodman
ZM9 Coffret Maison Dark & Milk Chocolate Assortment For my dinner parties, I like to give guests a little box of chocolates as a take-away. I think party favors can be seen as indulgent, but I always want my guests to know their company was appreciated, and the box serves to remind them of the evening we shared. We don't have La Maison du Chocolat in Beirut, so I always stock up when I'm in Paris. From $59, La Maison du Chocolat
ZM10 The Frette Hotel Collection I spend a majority of my time between Paris and Beirut designing for my ready-to-wear and couture collections, so I'm no stranger to France's penchant for fine linens. In Frette's classic 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, I firmly believe, is the only way to sleep. From $350, Frette
ZM11 Irwin Floor Lamp My favorite pieces always infuse opulent materials with the everyday. Ralph Lauren's Irwin Floor Lamp in Birch is the perfect combination of simple design with finesse. $1500, Ralph Lauren Home

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