It has been impossible to not detect fashion’s biggest names getting in on the housewares market these past several decades and benefiting from our increasing interest in making our homes as trendy as our dividers. While some products might be attributed to any high-end housewares manufacturer (in that they are beautiful yet still somewhat generic), others are instantly recognizable as the proprietary design of a particular fashion house.
This ideabook offers 20 products from some the world’s best fashion designers who will add immediate couture flair into your space and create your fashion cred skyrocket. — Denise in The Swelle Life
Christian Lacroix Souvenir Ciel Cushion – GBP 85
Throughout his reign on the Paris runways, Christian Lacroix dazzled audiences with his exhilarating ways of mixing prints, fabrics, textures and colours to create memorable couture.
This dainty cushion pays homage to his brilliant signature style with an electronic print pattern which provides heaps of French flair. Like his pink lace pouf skirts, this will not go unnoticed.
Kew Pouf – GBP 306
Anyone who knows their Italian knitwear designers will instantly recognize the iconic multicolored zigzag pattern with this little pouff. Its busy boldness is great for waking up an understated space or making eclectic decor a little bit electric.
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Cacharel Primavera Salad/Dessert Plate – $24
I really like homewares that mirror that the fashion house’s aesthetic quite literally; even if you like to wear it, you might well want to see around your homes. This French fashion house is known for its fairly Liberty print clothing, and it has interpreted the small vivid floral designs to tableware.
If you find it odd eating your enemy and spinach off such a plate that is busy, it is possible to simply keep it for display. If you just happen to love the look, it is possible to go all out and echo a Cacharel Liberty printing outfit by mixing distinct patterns on your desk.
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Vera Wang Love Knots Tea Light Holders
It is fitting that Vera Wang, as the go-to designer for the most stylish wedding dresses, carries the love theme through for her home decor collections. Elegant and sweet, this set of silver-bowed tea light holders could be the perfect accompaniment to a romantic supper.
Check Double Picture Frame – GBP 110
The mythical British heritage brand keeps its iconic design fresh by using tricks, such as scale, to provide only a sign of their famous tartan. In this manner, you can convey your love of the fashion house without appearing overly brand-crazy in your home. True Burberry devotees would likely display it cover first, I’ll wager.
Adolfo’s Three Horses – $750
Gorgeous horses and muddy, expensive riding boots adds up to Ralph Lauren, the American designer who has built an empire romanticizing the preppy, country-loving lifestyle through fashion and homewares.
This walnut-framed photograph of horses, shot by Richard Phibbs, is a nice dose of rugged beauty for the den, library or game room.
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Noel Alabaster Salt and Pepper Shakers – $100
If it’s the little details which make things special, then it is not all that silly to dab on containers that are lovely to hold your desk seasonings.
This salt and pepper shaker set is done in bone china with platinum banding and finished with a subtle rendering of the kate spade logo. Only those in the know will realize the branding, and nonetheless, it is a silent fashion statement that won’t overshadow your table setting.
Square Dot Ice Bucket – $80
Apart from being known for devising the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg is lauded for her mastery with prints. Her most memorable are the bold and vivid ones which have been motivated by a rainbow of ethnicities, and it is this approach to design that brings her homewares into life.
This stunning ice bucket is not all too prevalent in the home, although it had me rethinking entertaining fundamentals and picturing how magnificent it would seem in my sideboard.
Lacoste Bath Rug – $30
The forever preppy have a bathroom rug to show their allegiance to the youthful and conservative fashion. And for guests who aren’t knowledgeable about the Lacoste branding, the large green alligator could serve as a funny approach to bathroom decor.
Lanvin Love Bow-Embellished Pen
For the fashionista who enjoys absolutely everything to reflect her high-fashion savvy, a Lanvin pencil adorned with a dreamy duck egg grosgrain ribbon is going to do the trick. It is going to also thrill fans of Marie Antoinette’s style.
Using its stunning blue velvet-lined display case, it would be the perfect accessory for a painted French baroque writing desk.
Intrecciato VN Brushed Steel Dog Bowl – GBP 390
Could there be a more clear statement about one’s devotion to fashion compared to this intrecciato and brushed-steel dog dish? This technique of weaving leather is a signature of Bottega Veneta’s designs which was generated by the Italian fashion house from the 1960s.
Your little pooch may not understand the difference, but it is going to up the fashion factor of your kitchen in spades.
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Donna Karan Dimension Rectangle Platter – $175
Donna Karan is renowned for her mastery with drapery, and that fluidity is echoed in this decorative fire-molded aluminum-alloy platter. It looks like a piece of shimmery silk which has drifted down to rest in your night table or vanity, and this is where I’d put it for keeping rings and silver bracelets.
Red ‘Pico’ Cereal Bowl – GBP 7.50
Super glossy black and red is an unusual selection of colours such as a cereal bowl, but it is one which will certainly help you awaken . The dish inside echoes John Rocha’s liberal use of bright red in his Spring 2013 prêt-à-porter collection, also contrasts with the black in all of its high-shine glory, it gives an elegant Asian sense.
Cornflakes and O-shaped cereal might not be striking enough with this greatly trendy bowl.
Cheval d’Orient Soup Tureen – GBP 3,230
I’m trying to think of what kind of soup would be good enough to serve in this magnificent Hermès terrine; maybe lobster vichyssoise? Devotees of the French heritage brand will love the intricate decoration in the style of Persian miniatures with forms inspired by elements of horse harnesses.
This impressive centerpiece warrants a particular place to be admired involving soup bells.
Natural Nail Brush – GBP 3
Impeccable tailoring goes together with impeccable grooming, so it is only natural that the British designer famous for his aggressively cut and finished clothes would provide his devotees something for cleaning up nicely.
The branding on the brush can serve as a reminder which Jasper Conran wants you to look fantastic if you hit the street in one of his outfits.
Paper Dolls 1 – GBP 2,000
I just love these paper dolls, which must be the most stylish ones around. Both of these miniature fashionistas were born of a collaboration between Danish fashion designer Peter Jensen and photographer Laurie Simmons.
You’re able to look in the meaning of the work (Simmons investigates the objectification of women through her staged pictures ) or love the bright yellow couture dresses and sweet styling on the models.
Fashion Designers A–Z – GBP 275
Every fashion enthusiast must have a significant tome on the bookshelf for useful reference. Being about trend, the volumes have a tendency to feature magnificent covers which make for excellent displays.
This book is a bit of fashion in itself: Six limited-edition volumes feature covers in cloths by Prada, Missoni, Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney or Diane von Furstenberg. Its pages celebrate 100 decades of fashion design with photos of iconic clothes and comment in the industry’s most renowned experts. It is available in a plexiglass box to keep it pristine, but be sure to provide that fabric a fantastic texture once in a while.
Trésor de la Mer Coffeepot – GBP 419
Quintessential Versace is not for everybody; this heavily ornate, very traditional Italian fashion exploding in technicolor is something you either love or hate. Theirs is not a silent approach to homeware, but it is unique and vivid and truly representative of what the brand is all about.
I can not help but smile when I envision a societal coffee in any home exterior Italy, the eyes of the guest following this pot strangely because it is picked up to pour and then set down again. Who needs caffeine with such a coffee pot?
The Rug Company
1 glance at this tapestry rug conjures the name Vivienne Westwood, the British dame and rebel whose fashion roots began with the irreverent deconstructed tartan clothes that became synonymous with the punk era.
I really like the notion of setting out the greatest size of the rug on a concrete floor to contrast the cold, tough grey with fine, hot wool.
Jean Paul Gaultier Country Patchwork Throw, Multi – GBP 405
Old crafty patchwork can also be high trend. It had been created smart and fashion-forward by Jean Paul Gaultier, who used this mishmash strategy to textiles in his latest haute couture collection.
The elegant patchwork is echoed in the French designer line of blankets which contain 20 squares of different fabrics — anything from plaids and paisleys to Asian prints into country florals and all in between. This is a blanket created for throwing over the back of your sofa or chaise to show off all of those stunning fabrics.
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