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Baby It’s Cold Outside

by habituallychic

11 . 13 . 13
It was 28 degrees this morning in New York.  Definitely makes me regret dropping all my fur coats off for a little TLC last week.  While I was talking to my furrier Anne Dee Goldin (by appointment via adg@goldin44.com or 917-282-6626), I inquired if she could rework vintage furs into blankets and she said anything is possible.  She just used the old hem of a client’s shortened coat to make pillows. The reason I asked was because Howard Slatkin had told me that he had his mother’s old minks turned into blankets.  I know some of you are very anti-fur but it’s eco-friendly to be able to take a vintage fur and modernize it either into a blanket or pillows especially if it has sentimental value. But there is always the faux fur option.  Bunny Williams Home has a great option as does Pottery Barn. It’s a great way to change up your decor for winter.  Now I just need to find someone who wants to snuggle up under one with me. 

Fur throw in The Line Apartment. Photo by me. 

Giancarlo Giammetti’s apartment in AD

Bill Blass

Bill Blass’s old apartment. 

Old apartment of Todd Alexander Romano. 

via domino magazine.

Aerin Lauder’s Aspen Home. 

Aerin Lauder’s Hamptons Home via House & Garden

Ryan Korban

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

Design by Delphine Krakoff. 

Home of Delphine and Reed Krakoff.

Ryan Korban

via Elle Decor

via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Home of Delphine and Reed Krakoff. 

Design by Miles Redd. 

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ November 13, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    faux fur is sadly never as soft as the real thing!

  2. Cocktails at 6 November 13, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    My mother, after my grandmother passed away, had her non-salvageable furs made into teddy bears for each of her grandchildren.

  3. Richie Designs November 13, 2013 | 6:29 pm

    blanket idea is genius! I find furs at vintage shops but never have a reason for them in California

  4. Katherine November 13, 2013 | 8:44 pm

    Even though it is wrong, i will always love fur. Turning vintage furs into blankets is a wonderful idea, thanks for the tip!


  5. Home change Home November 13, 2013 | 8:58 pm

    Hummm, so warm! All beautiful pictures. Good work

  6. Heidi November 13, 2013 | 10:37 pm

    I was once in the late Interior Decorator Michael Inchbald’s house in Chelsea, London. He had reused his great grandmother’s fur carriage blanket and had turned it into a rug for his library floor – it was a decadent touch in a truly stunning room.

  7. therelishedroost November 14, 2013 | 1:19 am

    Is that your bed in the first image? Its fabulous if it is!! Love the brass.. so chic!!!!

  8. lindaraxa November 14, 2013 | 3:10 am

    My daughter has been threatening to do that to my mink coat since we now live in the country and she is to tall to wear it. I better keep this post away from her.

    It was 26 degrees in my neck of the woods this morning and I live in north Georgia!

  9. BRASWELL November 14, 2013 | 4:08 pm

    what a grand idea! It is 80 degrees here in LA this morning + yes, I am blessed. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  10. SuSu November 15, 2013 | 5:55 am

    I have inherited my late MIL’s mink and plan to add a collar and cuffs to an old Ralph Lauren denim jacket…and now I’ll use the rest for pillows! Thanks for the great idea and I’ll be thinking of you as you have wayyyy too much fun in London!