Inside the Insanely Stylish Homes of 5 Fashion Insiders
There's no doubt that fashion and interior design share similar DNA. At their core, both are an expression of personality, an opportunity for the owner to pair pieces that exude individual style and tell a story about who the wearer or owner is (or wants to be). And, while we're naturally inquisitive about how fashion insiders style their clothes, we think there's a more telling sign of impeccable taste: how they style their homes. Why? It's the space you choose to spend years in, not a few days.
So, how do our favourite fashion insiders fare? To find out, we scoured the archives to glimpse inside the homes of models, bloggers, designers, and It girls. From the eclectic, art-filled home of the effortlessly cool Erin Wasson to the chic, family-friendly abode of designer Rebecca Minkoff, these industry icons have interiors to rival their closet. Take a peek inside.
Who: Fashion stylist Jayne Min is one of the OGs of the blogging world. The Los Angeles local is the voice behind Stop It Right Now, a personal fashion blog that chronicles her minimalist cool-girl style.
Where: Min's downtown L.A. digs are as effortless as her wardrobe picks. The open-plan loft has soaring ceilings and large, industrial windows that allow natural light to flood the space.
Top Tip: Don't overthink the design. "The most important first impression I need my space to project is clean," Min told MyDomaine. "Other than that, I'd like for it to just feel bright and easy, not too precious."
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Open-plan homes present a tough design challenge: How do you segment one vast space? Min overcame this issue by using rugs in various colors and textures to visually separate each zone.
Who: Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff created her first handbag in 2005 and has since built an eponymous fashion powerhouse with over 900 stores worldwide. The savvy businesswoman has landed a spot on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list and has two children—a son, Luca, 4, and daughter, Bowie, 18 months.
Where: When Minkoff invited MyDomaine into her home in DUMBO, Brooklyn, boy, were we impressed. The apartment is the epitome of livable luxury, with family-friendly pieces like a dark gray sofa elevated with hints of brass and leather.
Top Tip: Design for your lifestyle. "Decorate in a way that emulates your personality and fits you and your family’s lifestyle," says Minkoff. "You want to be able to come home and feel relaxed and happy. If you feel like it’s an escape then you’ve succeeded."
Who: Erin Wasson might have entered the fashion world as a model, but the achingly cool It girl and occasional designer has truly outgrown that label.
Where: Wasson's California abode is an art lover's dream, featuring everything from needlepoint artworks and bumper stickers to Fornasetti plates.
Top Tip: Ambiance is key. "The most important thing about a home is music and lighting," Wasson told One Kings Lane. "I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t have a candle to light and a needle to drop."
Who: Fashion designer Jenni Kayne's fashion aesthetic effortlessly carries to her home. Known for her timeless wardrobe classics, the tastemaker's natural, relaxed sense of style has made her namesake brand a go-to.
Where: It comes as no surprise that Kayne's California-cool abode is in L.A. The designer describes her style as "clean, simple, organic," and punctuates her newly redesigned light-filled living room with natural accents, like woven baskets, a fiddle-leaf fig, and a wooden coffee table.
Top Tip: Consider the form and function of every item in your home. "I look for special items in my wardrobe the same way I look for them for a room," Kayne told One Kings Lane, who oversaw the design. "I want something that’s hand-worked and considered, something that tells a story and will age beautifully."
Where: The blogger opened the doors of her Mid-City Los Angeles bungalow to MyDomaine in 2014, revealing a modern bohemian aesthetic.
Top Tip: Collect items that have sentimental value. "I like to pick things up as I come across them instead of going out of my way to find the perfect item," she says. One of her most treasured items is a framed print over a console, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a gift from her British boyfriend.