July 1, 2014
From Supermodels to the Fashion Elite: How to Decorate Like an It Girl
Street style stars, powerful business women, and the coolest ladies around, today's "It girls" have many enviable qualities and killer homes is just one of them. While we may not be able to get you front row seats to the hottest fashion shows or reservations at the world's most amazing restaurants, we can share some pointers on how to nail the cool-girl look in your own home. Incorporate some of these keys pieces and you'll be one step closer to the international jet-set.
For more it girl style, check out our tips for decorating like the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively, Kate Moss, and Lupita Nyong'o.
Photographs: 1. Bibi Monnahan photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue 2. Carlos Aparicio photographed by Björn Wallander for Architectural Digest 3. Nate Berkus photographed by Jason Schmidt for Vogue 4. 5. Elettra Wiedemann photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue 6. Photographed by Eric Piasecki for Elle Decor 7. Photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue 8. Lee Ledbetter photographed by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest 9. Christine Dovey photographed by Ashley Capp for Style Me Pretty Living 10. Thom Filicia (designer and source)
|An It girl is not shy, and her décor shouldn't be either. Select statement pieces for a high-impact, bold statement. A woolly sheep, an oversize brass wall sculpture--as seen in Karlie Kloss' dining area, or a zebra-print rug in the living room make conversation starters and inject your unique personality into your home. Stenciled Zebra Rug, $136, Wayfair|
|True, these ladies may have been gifted their incredible pieces from the artists themselves, but just because you're not rubbing shoulders with the art-world elite doesn't mean you have to skimp on bold pieces in your décor. Incorporate large-scale abstract paintings, edgy photography, or unique pieces of sculpture to add a sophisticated vibe to your décor. On a budget? Roll up your sleeves and paint a piece yourself for an even more unique and custom look. Circumstance by Bj Formento, from $4000, Pure Photo|
|Often called the jewellery of design, lighting is a graceful way to add pizazz to your interiors. Just like the baubles these ladies sport on the streets, their lighting choices are high-impact statement makers. Whether you choose vintage crystal sconces, sculptural chandeliers, or attention-grabbing table lamps, statement lighting is key to getting this cool-girl look. Crystal Blossom Pendant, $798, Lamps Plus|
|Keep the space from becoming too sweet by making sure each room has at least one item with a little grit and edge. A snakeskin-patterned piece, a vintage rock-'n-roll poster, or a spiked decorative accessory will balance out any traditional elements and feel unique and special. Python Print Bench, $470, Bliss Home and Design|
|Mirror, crystal, furry textiles, and gilt accents make these spaces feel glamorous and expensive -- just like the wardrobes of today's most enviable ladies. Incorporate these glam textures through pillows, decorative accessories, and small accent furniture. Brass Gazelle Bookends, $145, High Street Market|