How to Use Fashion and Jewelry As Home Decor

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Schiaparelli’s gilded aviator eyeglasses have been living in my head rent-free since I first saw them on Instagram late last year. I’m fascinated by their surrealist design, intrigued by their Dadaesque appeal. And like a magpie attracted to shiny objects, I need to own a pair (and I’d take those Swarovski-studded finger bijoux too, please).

Would I ever wear them? Probably not. I’m no fashionisto, nor am I a particularly bold dresser. But I’d totally see them work as part of a coffee table arrangement, crowning a stack of books or between a set of funky vases on a sideboard.

Some fashion and jewelry pieces deliver more than a sartorial statement. They’re displays of excellent craftsmanship or smart manifestations of the designer’s creativity and outlook on the world. They can make you think, Damn, that’s clever, just as good art and design can. So there’s no reason not to treat them as such.

Approach fashion like an art form, and a whole new world of interior decor options opens—here’s how to give your home a sartorial zhuzh-up.

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