Aug 5, 2008

We want more Lepore


Does this look familiar to you? Maybe you saw it at Z Gallerie for $799. It's called the Crystal Ship Chandelier...or you might have seen one identical to it gracing the pages of Elle Decor this month in the article on Nanette Lepore's home! Are these ship chandeliers the new thing? Did I not get the memo?
One thing is for certain, Nanette's home is colorful, fun, and downright funky. We like those who aren't afraid of color and will go out on a limb and do something out of the ordinary. You can even see her fearlessness in the clothes she designs...flirty, bold colored, and feminine, Nanette's fashions are nothing short of runway-worthy which is why I did not expect anythign less from her home...she has great taste and with a little help from designer Jonathon Adler, she had all the tools she needed for a stunning home!


Nanette seems to gravitate towards bright colors- whether warm or cool, each room has its own little personality that comes alive through intense colored drapes, paint, wallcovering, fabrics, cabinets, and even artwork!
Aww- her cute little daughter sits on the custom made daybed...the colors look a little bit like something Nanette would wear herself!

Or create for someone else...

What about this fun and colorful master bedroom? She really knows how to make random hues all come together quite nicely...a vintage mirrored headboard adds some girly glitz to the room

This is her MASTER BEDROOM?! I would have taken this area for her formal living room! I adore the vintage loveseat (upholstered in a Scalamandre fabric) and the vintage sconces are pretty eye catching also. I think I would be content just taking over her Master Bedroom and living within that one room forever!

The green in the master looks a bit like one of her clothing designs, does it not?

Of course Nanette has to have the perfect dressing area for all those clothes!

And what gorgeous dressing room is complete without a toy poodle named Bunny?!
The Chinese Art Deco rug is by ABC Carpet and Home...and her mirrored chest was designed by Raymond Lepore- is this her brother? Anyone know?

On to the kitchen! Red cabinets...oh my! Only the boldest of the bold can pull this one off in my opinion...was the little red dress below on her mind when she designed her kitchen?



Her house just isn't complete without a girly Dining Room. I would LOVE to have a wall of portraits some day. Mindy Weiss did it and so did Nanette. It would be a fun way to keep up a collection over years and years (which is something I don't normally do) because I am way too impatient! It's funny that the girls in the portraits bear a striking resemblance to her runway models!




Ahh the Living Area (excuse me, "parlor") of her Manhattan townhome...Adler designed her coffee table and her sofa was upholstered in Designer's Guild fabric. I'm sure you recognized the Knoll chairs! Lepore designed the rug.

This soft yellow shade looks familiar!
To counteract the soft yellow drapes, Lepore/Adler chose to use dark velvet furniture to ground the space...colors like the ones from the dress above were pulled in to the parlor area to darken it up.


Nanette puts my house to shame! I am now questioning myself and whether I have put enough color in my decor, if I have experimented enough with each room, and if I have let loose enough in my own home's design! I wanted a softer more relaxing palette but hey, Nanette's house is looking pretty good right about now!

Make her be a lesson to all of us that the sky is the limit and don't be afraid to use lots of color! You only live once...

15 comments:

Mango Gal said...

This is one of your best posts so far, I love how you showed how her beautiful designs and home are so similar!

Lindsey said...

I love the white bedroom with the bold curtains! I want/neeeed that!

maison21 said...

cute pairing of fashion and interiors (and your effort is appreciated- this kind of post is hard work!)

Anonymous said...

uhhh...I think Anne Hathaway wore Marchesa...if I remember correctly

Emily said...

Thanks anon..corrected! I don't know why but when I typed in Nanette Lepore, red dress, Anne Hathaway came up! My mistake..but I do love Anne's dress from the Oscars

Anonymous said...

Raymond Lepore is her uncle, her dad's brother.

columnist said...

I love the wall sconces in the bedroom, reminiscent of Prince of Wales feathers; wonderfully dramatic!

Courtney said...

WOW!!! What a post! Holy smokes this was awesome. I love the whimsy of her clothing and the unexpected finds in her home. Great work!

shannon said...

I was wondering the same bout the ship chandies.... i have been seeing them EVERYWHERE over the past year... they have definately grown on me

Cote de Texas said...

I didn't realize Gallerie Z has a ship one now!! yeah- you missed the memo on that one - those have been showing up for the past few years every once in a while but impossible to find and so expensive!!!!

SimplyGrove said...

What a great post ladies!!! This house is amazing!!

{this is glamorous} said...

A really great post -- love how you put everything together. Have always loved the ship chandeliers -- very surprised that Z Gallerie carries them now. The sitting area in the master bedroom couldn't be more fabulous.

Cote de Texas said...

did you happen to see Decorno's post on this chandelier - she blasted it, typically. everyone who really liked it had to say so with a caveat. lemmings!

Anonymous said...

I am obsessed and dying to know about the rug in the room with the orange hans wegner chair and the ship chandelier!!!!! if anyone knows what it is or where to look pleaseeeeeee tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen a similar rug to the one designed by Nanete anywhere? I am IN LOVE with the colors and the beautiful peacock feather pattern... any leads would be appreciated!