Fashion designer and style icon Diane von Furstenberg can now add the title interior designer to her resume after the debut of 20 glamorous hotel suites she recently designed for Claridge’s hotel in London. In her first-ever interior design project, von Furstenberg developed bespoke fabrics, rugs, furniture and cashmere throws for the rooms in the historic art deco landmark hotel. The rooms are stunning with luxurious fabrics in bold geometric patterns, ikat prints and Chinese florals plus pops of bright color, lacquered surfaces  and – of course – plenty of animal prints, a von Furstenberg signature. The bathrooms are quite spectacular featuring rich marble surfaces and complete with plush DVF wrap robes. The suites also feature personalized touches like photos taken by von Furstenberg during her travels through Europe, Africa and Asia. I especially love the striking berry and chocolate colored ikat print sofa shown above which is covered in one of von Furstenberg’s custom fabrics. The DVF suites at Claridge’s are definitely fit for a princess. In fact the 5-star hotel is the only place where von Furstenberg (once married to German Prince Egon von Furstenberg) is still referred to as “your Highness!” Visit the Claridges website for room rates and reservations.

“Hotels are fantasy and they’ve just got to make you dream.”
– Diane von Furstenberg

Photos: Claridge’s and DVF


  1. She did a gorgeous job, naturally! I love her use of patterns. We had dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at Claridge’s when we were in London back in September. I would love to stay there, especially in one of these lovely DVF suites.

  2. Her choice of fabrics and interplay of patterns is a feast for the eyes . . . Love it . . .so NOT traditional “Claridge’s Hotel”. Great post!

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