During his prolific career, Christian Siriano has showcased the breadth of his creativity, first in fashion—dressing everyone from First Ladies to celebrities—then in home goods with a line of bedding and a luxury mattress collaboration with Beautyrest. The multihyphenate designer is expanding his empire once again with Siriano Interiors, encompassing residential and commercial projects, as well as a line of sculptural furniture. His first collection, comprising stools, chairs, and settees in rich woods like stained maple or red oak upholstered with soft bouclé, will be followed by a second one in July with a sofa, ottoman, accent chair, and lamp.
The business came together organically, a combination of Siriano’s longtime interest in interiors and architecture, often sources of inspiration when designing his fashion lines, and a logical next step after creating the Curated, a residentially inspired shopping experience set inside a Manhattan townhouse. After that, clients reached out to see if he would design their homes, as well. In January 2021, Siriano Interiors opened for business, exploring the symbiotic relationship between interiors and fashion.
“It’s very similar [to fashion design],” he says. “I do sketches by hand of the chairs, furniture, or a beautiful art piece.” Characterized by rich colors and textures, “I want the spaces [we design] to feel traveled and lived in. I like to pull pieces from all over the world and all walks of life. You’re also getting a little bit of a fashion element in some way,” he says. The result is a nuanced aesthetic that feels clean and modern while balancing vintage and romantic sensibilities.
One thing Siriano wants to change through his work in interior design is the mindset of permanence, that once a room is designed it is finite. He encourages rearranging objects or changing out an accent chair every so often to create spaces that evolve.
In May, Siriano’s guestroom redesign at the historic Inn of Chagrin Falls in Ohio will be unveiled, followed by a collaboration with the London Hotel in West Hollywood. He is also designing a restaurant in New York, with details still to come.
“The end moment of [the design process], the actual decorating part, is like the end of a fashion show where we’re picking the jewelry, the shoes, and the hair and makeup—it is all of the things that complete it,” he says. “I love that moment because [a] beautiful, giant table comes to life when the dining chairs are at it. Some things need a friend to make them shine.”
This article originally appeared in HD’s April 2022 issue.