If you want a surefire way to get booted off the invitation list for housewarmings and dinner parties, become an interior designer. It seems everyone thinks designers are going to be re-decorating their living rooms in our minds while they are buzzing around collecting coats and freshening the punch bowl. So to offset the banishment and keep my own inspiration ablaze, I’ve been checking out the interior design style of fashion designers.
Fashion designer Tamara Mellon’s amazing ram’s head table got me thinking about how the thread of creativity carries over from their work to their homes. They spend their days shaping and creating style and glamour so it’s no surprise that their homes are inspirational retreats. Here are some of my favorite fashion designers, their homes and the work that springs forth from their artistic touch.
Erin Fetherston is a designer with a girly modern streak. Her clothes are feminine and captivating and her Manhattan apartment seems to be the motherhship of her playfully sophisticated style. I love the super high ceilings.
Tamara Mellon is the creative force and co-founder of Jimmy Choo. If you’re asking yourself what could be more glam than a pair of Jimmy Choos, the answer is Tamara Mellon’s home. I love the drama of the six colorful snake portraits and that she’s posed in a cocktail dress breaking into a bag of McDonalds.
Trina Turk is a women’s fashion designer known for her signature prints. Her Los Angeles home is an architectural prize and the interior is fiercely dedicated to modern furniture and classic Southern California design. My favorites are the red entry door and the nine foot dandelion sculpture in the dining room.
Beside a guest appearance on Gossip Girl, Tory Burch also finds time to design her line for her 26 boutiques, beat out Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors as the accessories designer of the year and hang with Oprah who kick started her career. Burch’s style is often inspired by 1950s silhouettes and patterns and the reflections of that era can also be seen in her interior choices.
Adrienne Vittadini is a designer known for her bold prints and colors so it was no surprise to see her Florida home is decorated in sharp contrasts of black and white. The cream tufted sofa is certainly worthy of obsession and it looks like Restoration Hardware thinks so too.
Stella McCartney’s country estate was initially just a place to ride her horses but has turned into an amazing design project engulfed in beautiful gardens. In fact, the gardens have been a source of inspiration for her fragrance line and her spring collection.
If you could get a dinner party invite to a fashion designer’s home, which designer would you choose?