Though fashion legend Diane von Furstenberg already has a pretty stunning apartment in NYC and an attention-grabbing private country estate in Connecticut, the designer has recently turned her attention toward her Parisian getaway. Indeed, von Furstenberg hired Francois Catroux to design her feminine boudoir abroad, presenting the French designer with some ultra-pink leopard-spotted carpeting of her own creation to use as the room's central element.
To balance the wild print, Catroux kept the rest of the magnificently feminine space neutral, explaining to Domaine that "something about pairing a pink leopard rug with traditional furnishings and silk textiles is uber chic." With this in mind, other key pieces in the room include a creamy white canopied bed with extra-long silk drapes—"If you're going to invest in a grand canopy bed, make sure it's as glamorous as possible," decrees Catroux—as well as dark wood accents, and furnishings inspired only by the reigning eras of Louis XIV, XV, or XV, which the designer calls "the Louis Rule." The overall effect is rather lovely and elegant, but with just the right injection of unexpected quirkiness. Domaine has more of Catroux's design tips, right this way.