As we make our way through the tenth month of the pandemic, I feel confident saying that the throw blankets in my home have become just as—if not more—important than the handbags in my closet. I’ve found myself swapping out the pillows on my couch just as often as I change the shoes on my feet. Instead of shopping for a chic coat, I’m browsing dishware, thinking perhaps it’s time I really cherished my plates. But just because the calendar isn’t filled with events to get dressed up for, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy fashion through the items in our homes. After all, as interior designer Ariel Okin puts it, “taste translates from fashion to home quite seamlessly.”
It helps that there are several fashion brands who have extended their aesthetic into home decor, from Ganni and Loewe’s chic candles to Louis Vuitton and Gucci’s glamorous side tables. Miss wearing your favorite floral Erdem frock? Invest in its bloom-adorned cashmere-blend blanket instead.
Of course, translating your sartorial taste into your living space doesn’t have to mean shopping the same name-brand. “For example, if you tend to gravitate toward clean, sleek lines in your wardrobe, à la Phoebe Philo, channel that inspiration into nubby neutral fabrics, crisp upholstery and minimalist artwork,” Okin recommends. If you lean towards a more traditional, day-out-in-the-countryside style, “infuse that cozy, homy vibe into your space with cushy roll arm sofas, sisal rugs, vintage paintings in brass frames, and brown leather and chinoiserie pots mixed in for good measure.”
“Ultimately, it’s not about copying any particular designer’s style—it’s about selecting the things that are true to your preferences, and mixing them in a way that feels entirely and utterly you,” Okin adds. To help you get started, peruse 20 designer home decor items to uplift your space, below.
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