Top Fashion Designers' Favorite Home Finds
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By Martine Bury
Of course, fashion designers have great taste when it comes to clothes, but what about their decor? To find out how designers decorate, we asked seven of our favorites to share their best home finds, including a plush daybed, a Danish modern console and more.
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Rebecca Minkoff knows how to combine rock-star attitude with smart, feminine sensibility in her fashion collections. In her Manhattan loft, the New York–based designer uses these same skills to blend stark white walls with plush, colorful textiles and pillows. The latest item added to her urban digs? A John Robshaw daybed. "I love this piece—it has a relaxed yet modern feel," says Minkoff.
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From coveted caftans to versatile wrap dresses, Rachel Pally's designs are the definition of effortless chic. Her home echoes her free spirit, with an emphasis on vintage pieces, family heirlooms and artwork. "This midcentury hutch is my favorite piece of furniture," says Pally. "The doors recede into the sides of the hutch like magic. It's a perfect place to display what my husband calls my 'ugly pottery.'" For a similar look, top a console with pottery, sticking to one color family. Check out the Little Shirley bud vase—an affordable piece to jumpstart a new collection.
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With lines in both clothing and home wares, Trina Turk knows decor as well as she knows fashion. It's no surprise then that her own home is an array of groovy, modernist pieces that show off her vintage Palm Springs–inspired style. "One of my favorite pieces is the giant dandelion sculpture we bought several years ago," says Turk. "It's about 8 feet tall, and is the California craft version of Bertoia's dandelion sculptures, with a tree stump base instead of honed marble." Scour eBay, Etsy and your favorite flea markets for unusual and daring pieces like this sculpture.
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As design director for AG Jeans, denim expert Mark Wiesmayr is all about laid-back cool. In his Venice, Calif., home, the Aussie surfer proudly showcases his vintage camera collection, along with plenty of books and magazines for everyday. When looking for storage and display options beyond traditional bookshelves in his library, Weismayr went custom. "It's completely modular—we can change it around whenever we want," he says. For a similar, space-saving modular look, try Ikea's Expedit shelving units in birch.
Cool Hunter6 of 8
Heidi Merrick's ready-to-wear collections are known for their cool, ultra-modern silhouettes. The designer's passion for shopping while traveling fuels the funky global-chic look at her home and in her housewares collection, Heidi Merrick Bazaar. Her bright, whitewashed home is filled with cozy textiles, striped pillows she designed and an array of well-loved antiques. "I bought this West Elm Souk rug for my daughter, Hiver," the designer says of her favorite, high-pile wool rug. "It's the perfect play rug for her bedroom, it's super-cozy and also makes a great place to cuddle with her."
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Creating looks that range from sexy street chic to prim and ladylike, Corey Lynn Calter is a pro at balancing styles. "These ram head bases are my favorite because it ticks all the boxes for me: gold, conversational, edgy and unique," says Calter. A worthwhile splurge, you can find them on sites like eBay and 1stdibs. For a more modest take on Corey's vintage mash-up, choose CB2's classic peekaboo coffee table—the clear surface will allow your special items to take center stage, on top and below the table.
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CC Skye's edgy cuffs, necklaces, handbags and baubles are eye-catching works of art. Her home's black-and-white palette provides the perfect backdrop for her prized limited-edition Chanel surfboard. "My nickname was Coco growing up, and like Chanel, I appreciate the powerful combination of black and white. When I saw the surfboard on my birthday, I thought it could not be more perfect," she says. If you are crazy for couture, a logo reinvented as art can go a long way. This stretched-canvas Prada Marfa Sign, from art.com, packs a graphic punch.
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