9 Style Tips to Steal From Fashion Designers' Homes
Boldly personal and wildly experimental, fashion designers have a knack for unexpected combinations. It's their bread and butter. That skill set extends well beyond their sartorial reach, often turning out some of the most cleverly curated interiors we've seen. To get you in the mood for adventure, we’ve rounded up a host of designer homes that are the ultimate in surprising cool and raw personality. They've got it in spades.
Working within a specific color palette is an easy way to create a cohesive voice for a space. Don’t feel reined in by choosing only one or two hues. Keep the vibrancy and tone within the same color family (bolds, neons, pastels), and you’ll be able to paint with the full spectrum of the rainbow. Take a cue from Cris and Marcelo Rosenbaum's delightfully uninhibited den.
Mixing pieces of important vintage from different eras and moments in history creates a look that feels curated and found. Melbourne designer Christopher Graf's edgy, eclectic home is chock-full of personality. Invest in pieces that tell a story and get your unique point of view across. Taxidermy and river rocks? Conversation pieces galore.
The Brooklyn family home of Robert Geller and Ana Lerario is a bonafide menagerie of hue and rich texture. Colorful works of art add dimension and channel a distinctive mood within any space. Whether it's punctuating a stark white room with bursts of youthful neon or adding personality to a simple vignette, nothing quite does the trick like a stunning work. While we’re big ambassadors for supporting the arts and building a collection, if you aren't ready to splurge on the real thing, go in for sleek and affordable prints.
Highlighting a neutral palette with high-contrast embellishments creates a look that is iconic and undeniably chic. If you’re drawn to bright, white spaces, play up architectural details with pops of black. The organic symmetry of the dueling pendant lights and paned windows in Danish designer Naja Munthe's well-edited space add depth and dimension.
The landscape architecture outside Karen Walker and Mikhail Gherkin's New Zealand space is framed almost as a work of art itself. Who needs wall hangings when you have a stunning view?
We’re loving the Mexican serape upholstery trend. Think outside the box when it comes to upholstery. Spinning a vintage blanket or bright-hued throw into a set of throw pillows adds a dose of well-traveled style to Arabella Ramsay's stellar patio.
These caged rattan sculptural pendant lights in Karen Walker's Auckland abode are practically an art installation. Selecting key lighting details evokes drama and height in a space like nothing else. Balance vibrant shade furnishings with quiet, organic elements for a vibe that is equal parts lively and relaxed.
Black and white remains one of our favorite color stories for a reason. The chic-to-death staple is elegant, sophisticated, and bold. We’re loving the dichotomy of edited, pared-down furnishings in a single dramatic hanging light. One main decorative statement says it all.
This family abode balances youthful joie de vivre and sophisticated art-lover vibes to a T. We're loving the way a streamlined, vibrant oil and pops of pastels make the slipcovered furnishings seem sleek and well-appointed. This is a master class in keeping it real.
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