We all know Diane von Furstenberg’s style vibe when it comes to her clothing designs: bold and sexy, firmly embracing pattern and color. If her Manhattan penthouse is any indication, her home design aesthetic appears to be the same. DVF occupies the space above her Meatpacking District studio and store. Mind you, this is a very part-time abode. She has her estate in Connecticut, her husband’s apartment at the Carlyle Hotel, her Paris apartment, his Beverly Hills estate, and naturally, their yacht to fall back on. But the penthouse is purely her, all animal prints, bold colors, eclectic furniture, some seriously amazing artwork (including Andy Warhol’s take on the designer herself), walls of books, funky trinkets, and somehow it all works together effortlessly.
How do we mere mortals achieve a similar vibe? DVF didn’t pin a label on this style, rather calling it all the odds and ends she’s collected throughout her life. I have to leave the design advice to the designers, but what I see here is (1) prints, (2) color, (3) art, and (4) curiosities. You know what you like – so start picking up things here and there that speak to you. And perhaps by the time you’ve divorced your prince and married your billionaire, you’ll have a collection like hers.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Photo credits – Architectural Digest