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- DVF's punchy prints
- A DVF bedroom
- We're not saying you should delay getting married until DVF comes out with her place settings, but you'll be able to register for these come 2011.
- Jonathan Adler for kids!
- Arden Stephenson's tribute to 40's designer Ceil Chapman. That's Stephenson's mother's Chapman dress on the chair.
- Wait till you see the rest of Jeffrey Banks's tartan room.
- At night, it comes to life and scampers around the room.
- The tartan room's table.
- Nicole Miller's mod couch
- The Lambertson Truex great room (note the label's bag on one of the footstools)
- Lambertson Truex's dining table, complete with 14th-floor views and Tiffany boxes
- Looking at this Elie Tarahi bed is almost as soothing as actually taking an afternoon nap.
- This drinks shaker in the Edith Head room has recipes on the bottom!
- We defy you to find a cooler laundry bag anywhere.
Glassy new Upper West Side building The Aldyn invited designers like Diane Von Furstenberg and Elie Tahari to decorate rooms on its 14th floor for a charity showhouse benefiting the CFDA. Tours don't officially kick off until next Tuesday, but a preview this morning revealed that the project finally answers the age-old question, "Would it be awesome to live in a gigantic new condo decorated by a platoon of fashion designers?" (Hint: The answer is yes. Yes, it would be awesome.)
The interiors range from Nicole Miller's mod, color-drenched bedroom to Tahari's calm, gray gentleman's study. The tartan bedroom by Jeffrey Banks and Jack Levy contains more plaid than we've ever seen in once place, while the Lambertson Truex great room, which was partly inspired by the label's collaboration with Tiffany, had views that seemed to encompass all of Jersey.
Several of the rooms were created in tribute to fashion icons like Edith Head and Richard Avedon and have a nice retro appeal. But the real standouts might be the as-yet-unreleased furnishings and textiles, including Jonathan Adler's kiddie line and Diane von Furstenberg's home collection. Adler's '60s Palm Beach kitsch translates beautifully to children's furniture, since it's all cute animals and happy colors anyway; DVF's signature prints make an equally smooth move to curtains and upholstery. The latter probably won't launch until February, but you can preview them at Elle Decor—or just drop by the Aldyn and pay the $25 admission starting September 21.
· Inside Job [Racked NY]
· Diane von Furstenberg’s New Venture [Elle Decor]