15 Feminine Rooms From Our Favourite Fashion Insiders
While we love an edgy room with a rock 'n' roll vibe, and we've never seen a monochromatic space we didn't like, there's just something special about a ladylike interior. They're über chic and sophisticated with a subtle serene quality and that glam touch we love so much. With intricate detailing, luxe fabrics, soft colors, and the odd crystal chandelier, it's no wonder we've fallen hard for the feminine feel. Since fashion designers create clothing for women, it makes sense that this elegant charm would translate to their interiors too. Scroll down to see some of our favorite feminine rooms from some of the world's top fashion icons.
With its neutral palette and natural light, this room already feels dreamy, but it's the large scale sketch of a woman's face that cements the feminine mood. This bedroom is part of the lofty triplex of fashion designer Naeem Khan and his wife, Ranjana, in Miami, and we think sweet dreams were made of these elements.
While her impressive collection of 20th-century European art and design is a sight to behold, it's Carla Fendi's mix of girlish tones that really draws us in. From the fabulous hint of pink on the geometric rug to the awesome Patricia Urquiola for De Padova armchairs in the perfect blush hue, this room is loaded with charm and a subtle ladylike touch.
Carolina Herrera is renowned for her signature ladylike fashions, and it seems her keen eye for style has transferred into her home too. This gorgeous room from her Madrid home is bursting with feminine charm from the antique French campaign bed to the varying floral-printed furniture, it's a lesson in eclectic refinery.
If you want to immerse yourself in elegance and glamour, take your style cues from Dries Van Noten's whimsical living room. The Belgian fashion designer isn't shy of a print or two, and this room certainly proves his knack for pairing them for a result that's heavy on the chic and low on the clash. This opulence lives inside an 1840s neoclassical mansion with paradise-like gardens fit for a modern-day princess—or prince.
While we love a bay window just as much as the next girl, for us it's all about those circa-1950 René-Jean Caillette chairs, oh, and that French industrial pendant lamp in the softest, almost-pastel gray. We could quite happily sip tea and chat all afternoon with designer and home owner Edie Parker surrounded by her blush-hued cushions.
You really don't need much else when you're surrounded by the lush habitat of Saint-Tropez. Looks like Giorgio Armani agrees with us because this gorgeous room in his French island getaway is all about letting nature in as much as possible. Awash with natural light, this minimal rustic room emits a sense of calm and serenity thanks in part to a neutral color palette and pastel green doors (which we are obsessed with) and that massive rattan rug (that we need in our own greenroom asap.)
When fashion entrepreneurs Louise and Vince Camuto restored one of Long Island’s most majestic manors, Villa Maria, they didn't hold back on the feminine charm. This enchanting dining room took our breath away. We are in love with the architectural detailing, antique crystal chandelier, and rustic French dining chairs, not to mention that gorgeous black and white floral wall art which really ups the chic factor.
Isaac Mizrahi is renowned for his trademark feminine flair, so we couldn't wait to step inside his Greenwich Village home. This dazzling bathroom is every girl's dream with infinity mirrors and a purple resin sink, complete with antique-like Lefroy Brooks taps. We're pink with envy.
Often hailed as one of the top 10 American fashion brands, Mark Badgley and James Mischka's stylish reputation precedes them. So of course we had high expectations for their home, and they didn't disappoint. This living room has silverware galore, a massive crystal chandelier, delicate décor details, and the leather sofa of our dreams, not to mention a gallery wall of original artist sketches. Now how do we re-create this at home?
This boudoir is one of the chicest we've seen for a long time, and we are swooning hard. While it's clearly a gender-neutral bedroom, there's a ton of artful and expertly curated feminine details. Although minimal to the eye, there's actually a lot going on from the clever mix of neutrals from the hint of pastel blue to the circle rug (and that incredible ceiling dome) with metallic accents. Nancy Gonzalez sure knows how to sleep in style, and we want in.
This gorgeous bedroom is what happens when a talented designer couple fuse their artistic vision. Fashion designer Reed Krakoff and his wife Delphine, a renowned interior designer, made ladylike magic when they worked together on this handsome brownstone in Manhattan. His love for the female form in clothing design and her fondness for interiors is the perfect pairing.
French fashion designer, author, model and muse Inès de la Fressange didn't hold back when she decorated her Paris apartment. This is the epitome of femininity—bold, chic, eclectic, artistic, and pink, very, very pink. It's brave and authentic, two French attributes we hold so dear.
From her fashion designs to her personal style, Erin Fetherston is ladylike to a tee, so we expected nothing less from her New York loft. The dainty designer chose a 1940s French vibe for her sweet living room with the perfect mint green and soft peach bergère-style furniture. It's old school glamour with a modern touch.
As the creative director of YSL, Stefano Pilati produced some of the most striking and sophisticated collections. His eclectic Parisian duplex has all the glamour and texture of his fashion line. Those apricot velvet sofas beckon us to join them, and we're currently on the hunt for that insanely chic floral rug.
Tory Burch has a knack for design, you only have to look at her successful self-titled fashion house to see why. Burch's light-filled Southhampton home is further evidence of her innate sense of style and allowed her to indulge in antique furnishings, beachside décor, and feminine details. Who else could mix a rattan rug with a John Himmel woven chair, coral lamp, and Chinese side tables? Tory knows best, and we can't get enough.
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