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Inspiration from the new DVF Home

Few fashion designers have been as successful in the transition to home decor as Diane Von Furstenberg, and I’m starting to think it’s because she is a marketing genius. Right smack in the middle of NYFW, she is introducing her new DVF Home line at Bloomingdales, and secured some prime exposure for it by decorating the VIP lounge at Lincoln Center. Her advertising team also came up with the great tagline, “ready to wear home,” which is very fitting for the fashion-filled environment she is debuting in.

DVF Ready to Wear Home

DVF Ready to Wear Home Duvets

I love all the crazy prints and patterns, but I might buy a king size sheet and make curtains, instead of using them as duvets.

How amazing would that Zig Zag print look as long straight curtains or a roman blind?

I love graphic prints on the dinnerware, but I’m not sure about the polygonal plates. I’ll take the gold snakeskin or green zebra print though, if anybody’s asking!

All images from Bloomingdales.

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Animal Print Decor…purrrrrrrrrrr

While perusing the February 2011 issue of Bazaar, I was told that as a woman in my 20’s I should “stand out in snappy animal spots.” Couldn’t have put it better myself, although I think I’ll choose to express my animal instincts on the floor, walls and furnishings of my apartment.

I love fur throws (faux is fine with me!). We have a luxurious cream colored throw, similar to this one in Andrea and John Stark’s bedroom, that is perfect to curl up in on winter days. I believe it was from Pottery Barn, but I’m not sure if they still sell it.

John and Andrea Starck’s Home in House & Garden, October 2005. via Moodboard

Zebra has always been a dear friend of mine, and her highness Windsor Smith’s, whose work is seen below. It really adds something elegant, chic and whimsical to a room. Stools, throws, or pillows are small doses of zebra that can hold their own and lift up a space.

Windsor Smith

Leopard print is another designer favorite; my current obsession is using this leopard indoor/outdoor rug at a runner for heavily trafficked stairs:

Ballard Designs

It’s affordable, durable, and so stylish. It would definitely add something special to those oft-forgotten back stairs!

via My Sweet Savannah

Looks like someone beat me to it, AND has gorgeous paneling, floors, and that mirror. jealous.

Animal print trends come and go (cowhides…sheepkins on uncomfortable looking plastic chairs…croc embossed leather-covered tables…) but a hint of the jungle here and there never hurt anyone!

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