Homes Of Fashion Insiders
Home – is a place where you feel safe and comfortable, where you can relax after work, find peace from the endless bustle, relax and gather strength for new achievements. Home should be beautiful, comfortable and of course meet the tastes and needs of the owner. In short, the house is a place where it’s good to return after a long working day or extended trips. But it also happens that home is not just a roof over the head and a place to rest at, but also a work of art. This article will tell you about homes of the fashion insiders: private houses, apartments and rooms which can be really considered as the embodiment of taste, style and aesthetics. During the everyday life, while creating objects of beauty and luxury, fashion designers are surrounded by the refined things. Everything is perfectly planned at the places they live at, starting from the location of windows, and ending with the door handles and electricity switches. Often the designers of those beautiful interiors are the owners themselves, so that is the reason these places can tell you lots of interesting things about them.
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury” – these words of the legendary Chanel accurately reflect her approach to the arrangement of her apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. It is a curious fact that more than 30 years, Chanel lived at Ritz Hotel, but worked, had fun, and received visitors in her apartment on the third floor of the four-storey building, which was also her showroom and a shop. For her apartment Chanel chose the same colors as she often chose for clothing: beige, black and white. The apartment is decorated with beautiful furniture, artwork, and numerous decorative figures of animals and religious artifacts. Even after decades, a surprisingly harmonious combination of the interior elements from Western and Eastern cultures inside of her apartment allowed to use it as decorations for the show of the famous collection of Chanel known as “Paris-Bombay”.
Same as in the apartment of Chanel, black and white colors dominate in the interior of Tom Ford. But it seems that all similarities end here. The modern four-story mansion in London differs with minimalism, perfect order in everything and even some coldness. But as Ford once said himself: “If I would live in a one-room hut, every blade of grass from the roof would be placed into the right direction”.
Love to modern architecture and minimalism is also inherent to the most famous wedding dress designer Vera Wang. Last year she bought a spacious house in Beverly Hills which was built in 1967 upon request of the actor Burt Reynolds. The house looks very modern, mostly because of the glass walls, high ceilings, simple lines and open layout. Also you can enjoy stunning views of Los Angeles and the Pacific. The house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, an amazing cinema for 30 seats and an elegant terrace with a swimming pool.
If belonging of the above mentioned houses to their owners is obvious, the pastoral charm of the summer house of Anna Wintour a little bit discords with her outer rigor and restraint. This house of the permanent editor of American Vogue is located in Long Island, New York. The old farm, built on 25 acres of land back in 1834, was recently converted into a modern estate. Wintour was personally involved in designing the house, endorsing every detail. But due to her permanent busyness and extra active lifestyle, Anna visits her “villa” only once or twice a year.
Taylor Tomasi Hill
While designers are working on creating a unique style of their houses, carefully selecting colors, furniture and accessories, art director of “Moda Operandi” Taylor Tomasi Hill is constantly experimenting, furnishing her New York apartment. “A little of everything” -describes the well-known fashionista her approach to style and interior design. The obvious minus of the experiments is that sometimes it leads to a bad end. But Taylor is confident that after passing trial and error method, one can achieve the best result, and her apartment’s interior proves that.
Kelly Framel, the author of the popular blog “The Glamourai”, lives in a rented apartment in New York City. The apartment has a simple interior supplemented with elegant and sometimes whimsical pieces of art. Kelly perfectly matches the new furniture with old pieces found at yard sales, flea markets and even city streets.