High style isn’t just for the runways. From pillows to poufs to chip ‘n’ dip sets, décor items from fab fashion labels ensure a haute home this fall.
Known primarily for the supersoft, intricately textured leathers that feature in its luggage, handbags, shoes and avant-garde mens- and womenswear, Bottega Veneta (699 Fifth Ave., between 54th & 55th St., New York, 212.980.0129) extends its renowned expertise with skins into its home décor collection—resulting in a look both relaxed and polished. This autumn, the spotlight is on its new Reading Desk Lamp, whose warm bronze finish and buttery leather accents in an intrecciato weave bring a new definition to the term “sexy librarian.”
To add a little Zen sophistication to your home, who better to turn to than the minimalist master? Understated, unfussy chairs and couches channel Calvin Klein Collection NYC's (654 Madison Ave., at E. 60th St., New York, 212.292.9000) luxurious less-is-more aesthetic, while the Fall 2013 linen selection will keep your bed the best dressed. Delicate blossoms bloom against crisp grays (“Winter Branch”), while golds and burnished browns swirl into playful floral and geometric shapes (“Golden Vines”)—a palette also present in metal vases (hey, even ascetic homes need some adornment).
MissoniHome (DDC, 181 Madison Ave., at E. 34th St., New York, 212.685.0800) draws inspiration directly from the elaborately patterned knitwear that parent Missoni is famed for. Marking the Italian fashion house’s 60th anniversary, the new Stardust collection sports soft yet cheerful hues perfect for the cooling days of autumn—executed in knit weaves, piping textures, outsized floral prints and patchwork across an offering of pillows, poufs and throws.
Synonymous with love and Paris, Nina Ricci is famous for its winsome womenswear detailed in lovely lace, fresh florals and other feminine flounces. Now, devotees can layer their lairs with dusky powdery tones borrowed straight from Mme. Ricci’s wardrobe, in a bedding collection exclusive to ABC Carpet & Home (888 Broadway, at E. 19th St., 212.473.3000). Sumptuous and soft, the shimmery peach and plum hues of the Point Du Jour line, soft fluttery pink buds on the Eglantine Rose, and Marguerite’s textured eyelet each impart that certain romantic je ne sais quoi into the boudoir.
Famed for his playful pinstripes and kaleidoscope colors, designer Paul Smith is the ultimate in Brit pop cool—a sensibility he imparts to the rug collection commissioned by The Rug Company (88 Wooster St., at Spring St., New York, 212.274.0444), which presents the pieces like paintings in its SoHo showroom (talk about an “art walk”!). The new line this autumn is confident and strong, with splashes of bright hues and crisp patterns, a direct extension of Smith’s cheeky tailored clothing for men and women.
The sixth floor of iconic department store Bloomingdale’s (1000 Third Ave., at E. 59th St., New York, 212.705.2000) has long been the first choice for brides-to-be and housewarming-gift hunters, offering red-carpet couture china by a range of runway favorites, from the traditional elegance of Marchesa by Lenox to the streamlined style of Donna Karan. Many are exclusive to the store, including a new line of entertaining items by Kate Spade, called the Kate Spade Pierrepont Place collection. Following the same updated- classic aesthetic as her shoes, handbags and sweetly feminine clothing, the line complements the pretty plates and fresh flatware also found at Bloomie’s. Sporting snazzy black-and-white enamel accents, the nickel-plated collection includes a serving tray, chip ‘n’ dip set, salad bowl, two-piece serving set and two-piece bar set—everything needed to take your next cocktail party from sophomore to sophisticate in no time.