Fashion designers who have interiors ranges
TOP BANNER - HOMES Take your interior look up a notch in the style stakes with covetable designs from some of the fashion world’s most notable names. Catwalking around your living room, Kate Moss-style, is optional (but recommended)... 1. Christian Lacriox 01 Grande Dame large sofa in Designers Guild Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade Lagoon from ú2099 Iconic, over-the-top and undeniably stylish, legendary French designer Christian Lacroix lends his flair for fashion to interiors with stunning effect. This ‘Grande Dame’ sofa from Sofa Workshop is upholstered in Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild fabric and will become the instant focal point in any room. 2. Christian Zuzunaga 02 ú66 Zuzunaga Fire cushion from the Squaring of the Circle collection (2) Christian Zuzunaga started out in fashion design, before storming the world of interiors with bold, colourful prints. We love the vibrant, pixel-inspired pattern used on this cushion (£66), and the good news is, there’s a range of fashion accessories to match. 3. Missoni 03 Missoni This Italian brand’s signature prints translate just as well onto cushions, footstools and sofas as they do on their catwalk collections. Rainbow-striped rugs, bold zig-zag fabrics and quirky use of colour create a bang-on-trend 1970s vibe that’s seriously covetable. 4. Julien Maconald 04A Not content with merely conquering the world of fashion - he has worked as head of knitwear at Chanel as well as creative director of Givenchy, in addition to launching his own hugely successful eponymous label AND being awarded an OBE - Julien Macdonald has set his hand to a homeware takeover too. He’s got the ‘Star’ range at Debenhams, that’s consistently bringing out flashy home accessories (such as animal-print candle holders), and has launched a range of super-stylish wallpapers for Graham & Brown. Pictured is the Honolulu print in black and gold (£20 per roll). 5. Calvin Klein 05 Calvin Klein Mayo Mercury Rug from Modern Rugs Calvin Klein’s signature muted tones and understated styles are more than apparent in the brand’s collaboration with Modern Rugs. Pictured is the ‘Mayo Mercury’, which has a light-reflecting shimmer to create a feeling of space in even a small room (from £749). Best of the rest... Of course, these aren’t the only high-end fashion houses lending their creative hands to a spot of interior design – everybody’s at it. From the perennially popular Armani – who take their interiors so seriously, they’ve launched several hotels decked out exclusively in their wares, to the never understated (but always fabulous) likes of Versace and Roberto Cavalli, there’s a designer range of fashionable home buys to suit all tastes. Alas, the same can’t be said for budgets, but finding, saving up for, and investing in one key piece could turn your kitchen into a catwalk. What’s not to love about that? Words by VICTORIA SMITH