With Lady Gaga trolling for $20,000-plus-monthly rentals, it's only a matter of time before she plops her meat-wearin' self in downtown NYC and scares the living daylight out of the nabe's dog-walking, kids-toting, coop-board-belonging residents. The question remains, though: How is she gonna decorate? So we asked around and convinced five designers to tell us exactly what they think her bedroom should look like when she settles on what will surely be epic digs. Here's a peek at what one of them suggested:
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1. A tear sheet from the June 1997 issue of World of Interiors served as inspiration for David Mann of MR Architecture + Decor; specifically: "A surrealist approach. A place to hatch new ideas. Hides and sheer fabrics. Abacus made of shells and ostrich eggs. A bed on the floor next to a valet. An eclectic mix. A taxidermy standing guard."
2. Victoria Klein turned to Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," incorporating "a very grand bed in a mottled silver and gold leaf." Other details: hand-painted silk wall coverings, shell consoles, abstract glass lamps, a Decor chairs and a floor-to-ceiling chandelier. "She may be considering collecting art," Klein adds. "And as a piece of ironic décor she may like an antique French wedding dome—who wouldn’t?"
3.For Steven Sclaroff, practicality was the main concern. "Given the quantity of makeup and sweat inherent to being a full-time entertainer, I would select materials with an eye toward cleanability—much as one would approach designing for pet care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes," he offers. "I think stain-resistant fabrics or even vinyl would be advisable, in addition to a floor that is easily mopped and resistant to strong detergents, perhaps with a floor drain."
4.Some thoughtful words from Eldon Wong: "I see Lady Gaga's bedroom as an escape from the provocative and outrageous antics she creates for herself. Instead of loud, brash, or garish, the room would be a sanctuary from the outside world and media, subdued and sparsely filled with an eclectic, curated mix. Think: Louis XIV, Dorothy Draper, Jean Michel Frank and Art Deco with a subtle, understated luxury and indulgence. The room would be just for sleeping or reading - no TV, no makeup area, no dressing area."
5.Meret Oppenheim's "Object" kicked Tara Seawright into gear; the 1936 sculpture of a fur-covered teacup and saucer is "sensuous, art-y, so Gaga," she says. "I see it in the middle of a loft, large enough to crawl into after a hard day's night. She'd curl up in there like a little kitten."
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