By Luzanne Otte and Emily Selter
A design philosophy based on classical principles, infused with whimsical elements, and reflective of a joyous nature. This the vibe emanating from the Patricia Altschul Home Collection with HSN. When asked to describe the Collection, Patricia offers, “I would best describe my home décor collection as luxurious, expensive-looking, well-made, and unique, while also being accessible and affordable.” Altschul notes the import, now more than ever, of cultivating a luxurious, comfortable home environment in which to relax and rejuvenate, and hopes that her line lends itself to achieving those ends.
For decades, the sublime interiors of Patricia’s homes have been featured in shelter magazines and, more recently, the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House on Bravo’s Southern Charm. Patricia’s always kind in responding to questions regarding followers’ objet du désir. A sampling of replies to Instagram questions: “Van Day Truex’s seed pod for Tiffany. Mario [Buatta] let me get it only after he had one”… “A shell-form coal scuttle from the Estate of Nancy Lancaster”… “Doris Duke’s baby chair.” Factoring in provenance, the objet tend to be one-of-a-kind and unattainable. Over time, Patricia identified recurring themes presented in follower questions about design/style to be instructive in developing a Collection. Armed with years of research, Patricia set out to create a high-end home collection with HSN that would provide an attainable means of emulating her design aesthetic. The Collection’s price point is a decidedly accessible $29.95 to $350.00 – a small price to pay for the Altschul imprimatur!
Now curl up with your coziest throw – if you need one, keep scrolling for our pick – as we present a smattering of the choicest items from the Patricia Altschul Luxe Home Collection with HSN.
What’s Patricia favorite piece in the Collection? The faux-fur trimmed robe. Patricia traces the genesis of the stylish robe to a Roman holiday where she found a cashmere robe with real chinchilla that “cost thousands and thousands of dollars.” Patricia poses an apt question, “Who wants to spend that much on a robe?” and then furthers, “We don’t do real fur anymore.” One envisions Patricia standing on Via dei Condotti staring at the Bottega Veneta or Loro Piana storefront with wheels turning on how to create a fabulous version of her own. “When I did this collection, I didn’t think at all about cost. That’s just the way I am. I don’t think about it. And then when I saw how beautifully this [robe] is made and the fabulous fur, the detailing, and found out the price – I was in shock.” At only $59.95, Patricia had good cause for shock.
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- Luxe faux-fur throw, trimmed robe, and house wrap are shipped in a gift box
Be sure to visit HSN to see the entire Patricia Altschul Collection. To learn more about the woman behind the Collection, pick up a copy of her book, “The Art of Southern Charm”, and tune into Bravo’s Southern Charm, Season 7 premiering Thursday, October 29th at 9PM EST
Luzanne Otte is a graduate of Harvard, Notre Dame Law School, and USC. She currently works at Barrister Executive Suites in Los Angeles. Emily Selter graduated from Vassar and began her career at Town & Country magazine before getting her Masters degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She currently works at Sotheby’s New York in the Old Master Paintings department. You may find her on Instagram @EMSelter