Perhaps you have already heard (I hadn’t) that Diane von Furstenberg is launching her new home collection sometime this month. If you haven’t heard, well, now you have!! I am so excited to see all of her new home line! I love her designs and so far I have really liked what I have seen of her home collection. She uses color but not too much and funky shapes for her tableware. From what I’ve read via Oprah Magazine, the DVF home collection will be carried at Bloomingdale’s and can be ordered through the Diane von Furstenberg website. DVF also offers a line of rugs which are already available. Check it out below.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Nate Burkus recently appeared on Oprah for his final appearance on her show (boo!). He’s heading to New York because he is the next person to have been touched by the “Oprah Factor” and will now get his own show (hooray!). Berkus became a main staple on Winfrey’s show after redecorating a small studio apartment into a lavish, multi-functional space.
I’m a huge fan of Nate Burkus, not only because he’s a little cutie but, because he has a gift to turn any room into a work of art. If you guys didn’t see the show, his tip for small areas is to place large items into the space so that you’re not reminded of its size.
Nate Berkus gives some great tips on how to the pick the perfect sofa. Mainly, buy the plainest, most neutral, and most classic sofa you can find. There are two reasons for this. One, you’ll get sick of a patterned, crazy color sofa. Two, you can have the flexibility to transform the look of a sofa with accessories (throws, pillows, etc).
Here are the perfect sofas from Oprah:
In our tailored sofas category, I’m a big fan of the top two. The top one is the Petrie Sofa from Crate and Barrel. Great mid-century modern sofa. It was the sofa in “The Break Up” with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. The middle sofa is the Lampert Sofa from Jonathan Adler. The frame is beautiful. The white lacquered based is a refined touch.
With your minimalist sofas, you can’t go wrong with the Klippan Sofa from Ikea. You get 98 inches of sofa and it’ll only cost you $499.
In the ultramodern sofa category, always bet on Vladimir Kagan. The Hahn Sofa (at the top) is a stylish piece that will look just as beautiful floating in the middle of the room as it does against a wall.
We decided to heed Oprah’s advice and reinvent our Louis Dining Chairs with a fresh turquoise fabric. If you ever visit Red 8 (Great food by the way. Try the Potstickers.) in the Wynn Las Vegas, they upholstered their booths in the same fabric (in a red color way).
See how some classic designs mixed with modern sensibilities turn familiar home furnishings into some oh-so fresh.
L.L. Bean Pineland cube covered in Paradise Background linen.