The Fashionable Home
By Babs Rodriguez
From timeless pieces and well-constructed classics to artful trends, the leap between our wardrobe wants and our home-furnishings wishes is not a big one. It’s all about a good fit that makes us smile. Comfortable, cozy, textural, adaptable? Check. A flash of metallic? Where appropriate. Of course, there’s always room for a showstopper. As for colors, camel to copper are neutral in our book, but should an amped-up blood orange — joined by our roundup of noir decor on Page 40 — seem to be a seasonal nod, well, tricks can be treats.
The Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection showcases fine, functional and portable furniture. Extra seating has never been so elegant. A work of art, the ash wood-framed Concertina Chair from Raw-Edges designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay fans leather petals into a graceful seat or folds flat for transport, $20,500. Order online for delivery or in-store pick-up at select locations, us.louisvuitton.com.
With brass hardware and hand-stitched leather, the Riley Leather Hurricane has the classic elegance and good looks of the Ralph Lauren Tiffin handbag. They’ll brighten a porch buffet or living room hearth, $695-$995. Online only at ralphlauren.com.
Known for one-off textiles reborn as wallcoverings, Phillip Jeffries transforms the graphic drama of a tribal African print in his Island Raffia Kuba Cloth, shown here in Cream on Copper. Find samples at phillipjeffries.com and order through the David Sutherland Showroom in the Dallas Design District.