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What makes a trend? Is it a product of its time aligning with the style of a particular moment? Or do some people simply have trendsetting personalities and the ability to dictate what's in vogue? In our opinion, it's a bit of both. From actors to decorators, the latest home design trends are created by a stylish few who exude a unique and sophisticated aura, which is why we're taking a look at a few well-known tastemakers in this version of LuxeTrends.
Since dressing Jackie O. in the 1960s, Oscar de la Renta, the celebrated French design icon, has made an indelible mark on the world of fashion. Now, the master of elegance is applying his talent to the home, teaming up with the revered Century Furniture for a collection that evokes the classic taste the designer is recognized for, with such limited edition pieces as a Chinese Credenza and a Mother of Pearl Bunching Table.
Another personality who just can't help herself when it comes to being fashionable is the ultra-chic Gwyneth Paltrow. Since 2008, the actress has shared her passions on goop.com with a curated list of essential lifestyle items. Among her exclusive home collection you'll find such must-have accent pieces as Peter Dunham designed pillows and gorgeous stone-carved bowls from Rablabs.
Even celebrities have their own favorite tastemakers and right now there's none hotter than Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Perhaps you saw him on Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators, but if not, this style-guru has built a name designing interiors for the likes of Sir Elton John, Eva Mendes, Cher and even helped redo the look for Jimmy Choo's stores. Bullard's breathtaking fabrics and wallpapers pop with a vibrant originality that today's leading trendsetters can't get enough of.
Two names synonymous with nothing but the best, the recently debuted Trump Home by Dorya brings haute couture to the home with light colored neutral patterns, reflective textures and exotic leather detailing. Dorya's handcrafted interiors have long been recognized for their supreme quality and when combined with Donald Trump's knack for luxury and grandeur the result is simply decadent.
Brad Pitt has established himself as a trendsetting jack of all trades and his high-quality furniture line, Pitt-Pollaro, does not disappoint. Designed by Pitt himself, everything is handmade by renowned furniture maker Frank Pollaro, resulting in a sleek and modern collection that reflects the unsurpassed style of its creators and work in a traditional or contemporary setting.
Some people just have a natural gift for creativity — Philippe Starck is undoubtedly one of them. The French designer can seemingly try his hand at anything, be it architecture or interior design, and his distinguished, celebrated style will inevitably produce something cool and eye-catching. In particular, Starck's modish table sets are a unique and artistic display that are sure to be a conversation starter.
Maybe you've heard his music or saw him play "Cinna", the fashion designer in The Hunger Games, but it turns out Lenny Kravitz has an eye for design in real life, as well. His firm, Kravitz Design, has had a number of high-profile projects, including the "Casino Royale" chandelier for the Swarovski Crystal Palace. With a line of bold bespoke furniture, such as the Kartell chair (emblazoned with python skin, fur or leather), it's clear that his transition into design is the real deal.
We all have our own sense of style, but it's still okay to look to the pros for a little inspiration, and with this list of celebrity tastemakers you can rest assured your home is sporting the latest in design trends!