It’s time to give your home interiors an opulent makeover with designer home accessories for a fashionable place to live in. The industry’s leading fashion designers have created their signature home décor line for sleeping and living in luxury. Sk finds out about some leading fashion makers who have extended their canvases to home interiors…
A beautiful dress by a celebrated fashion designer maybe the pride of your closet but how about curling up on bed linen designed by a designer?
On the special occasion of ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012’, just two days ago Roberto Cavalli unveiled the ‘Roberto Cavalli Home’ collection. Inspired by his personal style at his yachts, boutiques and clubs, the unique line is all about fantasy, memories of a journey, a dream, a passion for beauty – each a source of inspiration for the creation of unique objects and environments.
Roberto feels, ‘When I create a dress I want it to emphasize the femininity of a woman at all times; and so as with designing for the home, I try to identify the character of the people I’m designing for, thinking how I can diffuse this with the colours, the warmth and joy of living that first of all one gives oneself. Well, my home collection was born from a personal desire to share the optimism of my fashion with those who love me—derived from my creativity, my philosophy, and my style which is also evident in the decoration of the home. There is no difference between the thinking behind designing a clothing line and a homeware line. My lifestyle is always hugely driven by passion’.
Talking about designer home décor, the talented Raghavendra Rathore shares, ‘The market in India is ready for branded home and lifestyle products, distribution, design and retail price are the three elements that have and will in future dictate the success of a designer brand. Therefore the key is to build a design plan that is based on good R&D and market intelligence.’
Organic inspired designers Abraham and Thakore too deal in a home décor line. David Abraham of Abraham and Thakore says, ‘We have a strong base in textile design and have always believed that there is a synergy between fashion and interiors—we often carry a concept through the design development of both collections. Our furnishing collection is inspired by our fashion line so we renew it every season. So, the Spring/Summer 2012 line of bedcovers, throws, cushions, duvet cover and pillow cover sets is inspired by menswear fabrics.’
Wendell Rodricks has also occupied a fashionable place in home décor. Few months back Bombay Dyeing launched the Wendell Rodricks home linen collection that includes bed–sheet sets, comforters and duvet covers. With five different themes—Victorian vintage, White light, Art nouveau, Ethnic graphic and Florescent, the designs range from delicate white prints inspired by chikankari shadow work on pastel-coloured sheets to bright spirograph patterns set against a white background.
Well, it looks like every designer likes to extend his or her creativity and express it in other forms too…as long as we get to see beautiful designs, we’re not complaining!