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HOME SWEET HOME: Nanette Lepore is setting up house. The contemporary designer, known for her evocative prints and bold colors, has forged a deal with Peking Handicraft Inc. to offer bedding and home gift products beginning this fall. The home collection takes its cues from the prints and intricate details of Lepore’s ready-to-wear collection.
The bedding category includes comforters/duvets, pillows, sheet sets, coverlets and decorative accessories such as Euro shams and bed skirts. Bedding retails from $249 to $299. The home gift category includes high-end decorative pillows, area rugs and kitchen products. Decorative pillows retail from $100 to $200, while rugs range from $160 to $270.
Nanette Lepore described the design sensibility of the home collection as “sort of lush and romantic.
“It’s really cozy bedroom elements but doesn’t read super feminine. It’s great for a master bedroom,” said Lepore, adding that she expects it will be popular with couples starting their first homes.
Nanette Lepore Villa is being previewed this week at the New York Home Fashions Market. The bedding will be sold at department stores, and the gift line will be sold at department and specialty stores and in high-end catalogues.
Lepore products range from women’s apparel, handbags and footwear to accessories and swimwear. In addition to its department and specialty store accounts and e-commerce site, Lepore has 11 boutiques, in New York (two units), Los Angeles, Bal Harbour, Fla., Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.