Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Fashionable Home

The first time I saw the Milan apartment of Moschino Creative Director Rossella Jardini in Harper's Bazaar, I was in love. You can't see much of it but what you can is wonderful, especially the wall colors. They are pale and delicate yet hold their own against the interesting objects that Jardini has collected over the years. Oh, and her clothes aren't bad either!


In a cheeky corner of the living room, a Moor's-head Fornasetti chandelier and red Venetian glassware share table space. Another great example of mixing collections that you might not normally put together.


Can you imagine working at the amazing Hermes desk above while sitting in a Gio Ponti chair? I may have to add them both to my dream wish list!

The china was found at La Maison des Lices in Saint-Tropez and looks like it matches the color of the walls.

"The sage walls of the dining room are offset by a 1930s Venini chan­delier, prototype Forna­setti side chairs, and a midcentury-modern table."

"One of Jardini's many closets overflows with Hermès bags and vintage YSL and Moschino pieces."

If you've ever bought Moschino, you'll know that it's a fashion company with a great sense of style and humor and never takes itself too seriously. Such is the case with the Tool Box train case above.

Rossella Jardini took over the company in 1994 after the death the founder and her friend, Franco Moschino. She is quick to point out that she is not a designer but that she guides the brand while keeping the "witty spirit" of Moschino alive. "I am someone with many crafts, many activities, and good taste," she explains. "I tell my assistants what they should do, but I don't design, and it seems presumptuous to say that I do. It's clear though from her fabulous apartment that she has a great eye for design and style and incorporates the same sense of whimsey and fun that she does at Moschino!

10 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Fabulous - the apt. and the clothes.

Richie Designs said...

Yum all of it. Hey I have good taste too, how do I land a gig like that?

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Very, very cute and funny and witty. I'd love to visit!

Rowena said...

Double yum! I've been obsessing over what to do about my current dining set, the photo of her dining room is exactly the inspiration I needed. Thanks!

Habitually Chic said...

I'm so glad everyone liked this apartment. It has the great European ease about it that I wish more American interiors had.

Suzy said...

Love the wall colours, they are all divine. A very sylish woman indeed!

My Castle in Spain said...

Love this woman ! Great post...I would love to find a book showing celebs and designers closets or dressing room, just for the inspiration...

Joanna Goddard said...

she is so fabulous. i love older, completely sultry, smart and sexy women.

katiedid said...

Nice post. Interesting and I love the floor lamp in photo#1!

franki durbin said...

just one look at 'one of her many' closets and I was hooked. I agree, not much to see, but what we are shown is enviable. Would we have expected anything else from such an iconic woman?

And I agree, Moschino never does take itself too seriously. I love the dash of whimsy in my favorite pieces. Fashion without passion is just plain dull!

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