6 Ways to Give Your Home the Gucci Look

Wednesday, February 24, 2016



In an ode to Gucci's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection that was presented earlier today in Milan, officially kicking off Milan Fashion Week among other great names in Fashion, and because, well, I am also re-doing my entire home for like, the eleventh time this decade(!), I wanted to bring to you something of a totally new genre. New kind of content (home, that is!), but also a new way to experience and appreciate Fashion from a more artistic than tendentious point of view.

It should no longer be a surprise to anyone, if I had to take sides in the highly colourful history of Gucci's head of creative direction, Alessandro Michele's Gucci proposition would be my first pick, and by far ! Replacing Tom Ford's sex pot with dorky eccentric; Giannini's studied heritage with boho-dissemblance; and Gucci himself's endless glamour with bookish ingenuity, has been a huge turnout for the Casa di Moda, not to mentioned a much needed alternative to face the declining craze of the Fashion fraternity for the brand. Nicely balanced subcultural references, gloriously unusual colours, patterns and materials, and mismatching accessories bring us to a new era of informed luxury that has a significant historical, cultural and artistic depth. Just have a look at the brand's visual campaign and pre-Autumn/Winter 2016 lookbook, and you'll want to completely renovate your pad's interior too, with a gorgeously esoteric new genre. Here's my edit of the best Gucci references for your home...

      
   

1. As seen in Gucci's pre-Autumn/Winter 2016 lookbook, ornate murals and hand-painted wallpapers with chinoiserie and imperial references.



'St Laurent' design in standard design colours on Custom Turquoise Edo tea paper, price upon request at Degournay.com



Vintage colour-wash rug, handcrafted by master weavers of a previous generation, $4895,00 at Restorationhardware.com

2. Tasseled chairs are reminiscent of the bygone glamour of the Second Empire era; they're great decorative seating options for bigger rooms.



Tassel trim and bullion traditional footstool from the Swanson collection by Jennifer Taylor, $78,99 at  Wayfair.com (was $352,00)

Tassel trim and floral jacquard embroidered round Ottoman footstool from the Heirloom collection by Jennifer Taylor, $194,99 at Wayfair.com (was $389,00)

Juxtaposed tassel trim, and floral jacquard embroidered cotton footstool from the Heirloom collection by Jennifer Taylor, $128,99 at Wayfair.com (was $196,00)

3. Dried hydrangeas make the perfect centrepiece to a metal-topped tray table...



Faux Hydrangea polyester stem, $5,56 per stem at Pier1.com (was $6,95)



Fretwork gallery surrounding mercury glass shelves exotic side table with decorative studs and finials, $399,00 at PotteryBarn.com

4. Look for velvet upholstery and vintage shapes when figuring out the main seating plan; accent colours such as mauve, fuschia and teal are strong references to Alessandro Michele's Gucci aesthetic.



Solid dark brown wood and Primo navy velvet 'Emily' accent side chair with decorative button tufting by HomePop, $149,99 at Allmordern.com

Rich tufted back seating high back velvet contemporary Barrister chair by Armen Living, $768,99 at Allmordern.com (was $1 224,00)

Mid-Century, wood and foam, blue velvet Prince Valiant Barrel chair by Cyan Design, $1 412,50 at Allmordern.com (was $1 995,00)



Pasargad Victoria Collection sofa covered in soft tufted velvet, crafted with a sturdy wooden frame and sinuous springs (lavender pillows included), $1 599,0 each at Chairish.com

5. Mismatched decorative pieces with gold accents create an atmosphere of faded opulence that is synonym of the Gucci genre.



Petite trinket box made from natural shells and finished with metal framing + closure, $12,00 each at Urbanoutfitters.com



Gold pineapple-shaped candel ceramic holder, $7,99 each at HM.com

6. Beetles, birds, bees and beasties, all part of Alessandro's vision of an earthly garden of delights !



Pretty tapestry made from soft cotton gauze, allover birds and bees pattern with intricate detailing, $49,99 at Urbanoutfitters.com (was $72,00)



Beetles framed graphic art by The Artwork Factory, $104,99 each at Wayfair.com (was $130,00)

Honey bee framed graphic art by Fiber & Water, $39,99 each at Wayfair.com (was $55,00)





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