Style at home

Ap­proach dec­o­rat­ing your place like you would fill­ing your wardrobe.

ELLE (Canada) - - Lifestyle -

Ryan Kor­ban has made a name for him­self de­sign­ing the in­te­ri­ors of homes and/or store­fronts for the likes of Alexan­der Wang (his BFF), Kanye West and Joseph Al­tuzarra. No won­der, then, the NYC-based in­te­rior de­signer ap­proaches his craft like he does shop­ping for clothes.

AC­CES­SORIES MAKE A LOOK. “When you get dressed, you wear boots and a T-shirt, but you pair them with a great hand­bag and cool jew­ellery. For me, that ap­proach also makes the most suc­cess­ful space. Peo­ple get too fo­cused on the big-ticket items. Don’t ag­o­nize over a sofa—get some­thing re­ally sim­ple and put your en­ergy into the extras.” IN­VEST IN

MA­TE­RI­ALS, NOT TRENDS. “Lucite chairs are trendy, but Lucite is cheap and doesn’t stand the test of time. Stick to ma­te­ri­als that are great in­vest­ments, like mar­ble and bronze.” IF IT LOOKS EX­PEN­SIVE, PEO­PLE WILL THINK IT’S EX­PEN­SIVE. “There are cer­tain things that feel rich and cer­tain things that don’t, and there’s not al­ways a bud­get that’s tied to it.” Our faves: art you found at a flea mar­ket and re­framed your­self, su­per-weighty can­dle­sticks, a vase of fresh flow­ers.

“For any­thing you sit or sleep on, splurge. For ev­ery­thing else, you can find stuff that looks re­ally high- end if you just dig.” – JANETTE EWEN, de­signer and Mo­bilia brand am­bas­sador

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