Patti Stanger, the ‘Millionaire Matchmaker,’ is moving from hookups to home accents. This month she debuted her curator’s collection with Joss & Main titled “Hollywood Love Nest.” Which seems appropriate, as Stanger is now co-habitating with her boyfriend, David Krause (ICYMI: He asked her to move in on the season finale of her Bravo show.) But what do matchmaking and home decorating have to do with one another? Turns out a lot, as Stanger told The Post’s Veronica Toney.
How did you end up partnering with Joss & Main?
When I was decorating my house this last year, we were picking out lots of odds and ends, and I found a lot of items on Joss & Main.
What was your inspiration for the picks in your “Hollywood Love Nest” collection?
Hotels that are all beige, that’s not sexy. For a woman, I always think of the guy. Women need a va-va-voom piece. You have to have sex in your house. If you don’t have sex in your home [décor], you have no love in your life.
Many of your picks have a touch of glamor, such as gold leaf accents, tufted headboards, mirrored surfaces, ghost chairs and even a faux fur polar bear rug. Who are you envisioning with these picks?
I’m envisioning women buying this for their home. Women need to think about the men; they usually get thrown under the bus when it comes to decorating. You have to think about the man you will be living with. David got a man cave, but there’s a chandelier. I actually turned him onto my style through the process.
What do you think are the most important things to remember when decorating your home as a couple?
An online retailer is the best. You sit at a computer. You make those decisions, split second. Men like the one, two, three, get in, and get out. That’s the secret. It’s like SATs — the first answer is the best answer. Women, we are the ho-hummers.
Your picks were pretty traditional, but the “His” and “Her” pillow designs are more modern.
Modern, that’s my style. But, I like mixing the old and new. Sometimes those vintage pieces take a lot of work, so I choose pieces that have a vintage feel. David likes the 18th century stuff, but I can’t have that everywhere.
My personality is functional. I like a hip, cool vibe. Not a lot of tchotchkes. Whether it’s sexy and cool it has to be comfortable. Functionality mixed with comfort and glamor.
What are your must-have pieces in a home?
- A great couch. I’m not a fan of leather unless it’s in a living room. Most people don’t sit in the living room, it’s a show piece during a cocktail party. The couch in the family room needs to be comfortable. It’s were you’ll be making out before going to the bedroom.
- For the bedroom, a headboard. I like plush headboards so you can lean your head against it when reading.
- Lighting! When the sun goes down, you need high voltage, tall lamps to bounce light off the ceiling. You can change the bulbs to red or pinks to mix it up.
- I’m obsessed with chandeliers.
- Croc-mock, it’s durable and men are obsessed with it.
- Mirrors are good Feng Shui. It’s called a cure. It blocks the chi so that it flows smoothly through the home. My house has really messed up chi, so there are lots of cures, mirrors.