Thursday, 9 February 2012

Inside DVF's New York Penthouse

Image © Architectural Digest

There's nothing quite like having a gigantic artwork of your own face in your apartment, to remind you that you live there - and to remind everyone else who comes to visit too.
What was the name of that Carly Simon song again?? Oh're SO vain!

This is designer Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF to you and I), she of the iconic jersey wrap dress, allowing us into her New York penthouse apartment, which sits above her flagship store, a 5,000 square foot showroom and event space, offices, studios for 120 people, and an executive suite. So basically she's Jenny Diane from the block (cause she owns the whole damn thing).
Located in the Meatpacking District (not cheap), it's an interiors homage to pattern and print, with vintage-style leopard print carpets, zebra chairs and some geometric colour block patterns thrown in just to make your eyes go funny. Then there's that extensive photo collage of Diane, some of her friends, Diane, some of her family, Diane, oh, and Diane again. When you can't see Diane, you might spot a painting by Francesco Clemente and an Andy Warhol portrait of...wait for it....Diane!

Von Furstenberg tells Architectural Digest, “When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I got old I had to live like a young person.”

So basically she thinks all of us young'uns are living in homes that look like the recycled sets from Meat Loaf's last video, surrounded by pictures of ourselves. Hmmm?
And don't get me started on her bathroom(s), you just know Diane's gonna be right there with you as you flush.

To see the rest of her crib, head HERE.


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