The works of the iconic fashion designers peek out of the closets of many divas. However it’s time to peek inside one of the most renowned fashion designer’s closet along with his sprawling Miami abode. Tommy Hilfiger and his gorgeous wife Dee have opened up the doors of their new Florida home and we are stepping inside to share the details.
Dubbing Miami as the bikini capital, Hilfiger also justified his move to the sunny destination by stating, “We’re here for the weather, the Latin flavor, the art, and the palm trees. Most of all we’re here for the fun.” Los Angeles based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard was commissioned by the couple to dress up their home to reflect their modish taste and passion for art. The duo’s collection boasts of artworks (Pop and post-Pop) by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and the likes. Bullard stated, “Together, we conceived the house as part art gallery and part 1960s–’70s disco madness.”
The 2007 contemporary structure spreads over 14,000 square feet which was specially renovated to put on display, works from their extensive art collection. Dee added that they wanted to be able to showcase the colorful large-scale artworks that didn’t make sense elsewhere, conceptually or size-wise. Inspired by the rhythms and colors of Miami, the whole house is bursting of a variety of vibrant shades that scream shagadelic. Every inch of the structure grooves with art work, chic furnishings and glamorous materials.
The highlight of the large living room is a collaborative painting by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat which sets the chromatic tone for the room. This is complemented with Kyle Bunting rug designed by Bullard. The furniture in this vividly colored room comprises of Vladimir Kagan sofas, a vintage cocktail table and Willy Rizzo side tables.
More glamour and style oozes out from the couple’s master bedroom. Styled with a series of Marilyn Monroe photographs by Bert Stern, the bedroom boasts of a Paul Evans four-poster married bed and huge Mongolian lamb’s wool rugs by Aga John Oriental Rugs along with a matching throw by Schumacher on the bed. Pushing the theme literally to the walls, even the ceiling is covered in reflective papers by Astek Wallcovering.
Furthermore details can be seen in the pictures that show the rear façade of the house and the pool. The American designer’s closet is filled with strategically placed clothes and other accessories while the office is domicated by Jean Dubuffet artwork. Even the walls of the office are covered in faux-suede fabrics by Robert Allen and Kravet. Facing the Martyn Lawrence Bullard–designed desk are vintage Harvey Probber barrel chairs clad in a Holly Hunt leather.
Tommy’s bathroom is soaked in art with Andy Warhol silkscreen of Mick Jagger while another Warhol work of flowers hangs in a guest room!