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Donna Karan at Home

by habituallychic

02 . 15 . 10

In honor of fashion week, I’m going to be posting some of my favorite fashionable interiors this week. Donna Karan is celebrating her 25th anniversary of her company and putting on her fashion show so I couldn’t think of a better fashion designer to start things off. Her 7,000 SF space on Central Park West is a little too urban zen modern for me but that’s what makes it so perfect for the woman who counts the Dali Lama among her closest acquaintances. “My home celebrates my family and friends, art and culture, and it holds the memories that are a part of who I am,” say Ms. Karan. That Francis Bacon is pretty memorable too! Here’s to another 25 years Donna!

Photos by Richard Powers

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  1. I am Khatu February 15, 2010 | 8:35 pm

    love your posts. These homes are simply, amazing, and chic indeed.

  2. Modern Traditionalist February 15, 2010 | 8:38 pm

    Agreed that it is a bit too zen for my taste but completely understandable as her spirituality and exploration of Eastern religion is what healed her after her husband’s death.

  3. Lacquered Life February 15, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    The View!

  4. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life February 15, 2010 | 9:03 pm

    Think this space def. lives up to the amazing design talents of Ms. Karen.

  5. Amanda February 15, 2010 | 10:24 pm

    wow. that black wall is so so wonderful.

  6. Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design February 15, 2010 | 10:34 pm

    Wow! No door to the bedroom??

  7. Dandy February 15, 2010 | 10:55 pm

    First though: Oh my God, she has a Francis Bacon! Second thought: Who cares what else she has. What more do you need?

    She probably would kick poor Francis to the curb for his housekeeping, though. Our dear Francis was not zen at all:


  8. deardesigners February 15, 2010 | 11:10 pm

    I love this apartment. I do wonder though if she ever uses that bath in full view of the neighbours?

  9. Ryan Hines February 16, 2010 | 12:09 am

    I’m not into the Zen look but I think this is done beautifully.

    And that black wall behind the banquette is perfection.

  10. Lisa Lisa Lisa February 16, 2010 | 1:58 am

    What an amazing home!! I particularly liked the wall length shelving. In some spaces it could look crowded/cluttered, but the black on black scheme seemed to reduce any of that.

  11. chichunters February 16, 2010 | 2:15 am

    amazing home but like you said too modern zen


  12. Katherine Lee February 16, 2010 | 5:46 am

    i should have guessed that her home would be nothing less than the pinnacle of chic. gorgeous! hope you have a lovely week my dear!

    xo urban flea 🙂

  13. Agoura Antique Mart February 16, 2010 | 7:44 am

    Oh my! Stunning and a bit to zen for me too. But, seriously stunning. Thank you for such a great post. Maria

  14. Francine Gardner February 16, 2010 | 11:22 am

    I absolutely love her apartment. i have always liked her fashion and she has such a refined sense of style.This apartment touches a cord in me and i could see myself leaving in such a serene environment. I always design very minimalist bathrooms and hers is a gem. francine

  15. honey living February 16, 2010 | 4:32 pm

    that top image is stop-you-in-your-tracks stunning. the scale of the painting is pitch-perfect for that spot.

  16. Ligaya February 16, 2010 | 9:45 pm

    i have always loved the discreet punch of a black wall. ms. karan’s home definitely gives an awesome example of it!