The bedroom is anchored by a king-sized bed. A tufted half-moon bed bench rests at the base. Several dress forms line the exposed walls, which are adorned with candlestick holders and artwork, including a wire rhino head. A desk, chairs and lamps are scattered about. A sleep area for the dogs has been set up on a wooden platform.

Clothes and fashion take a back seat in the apartment.

"There's not a lot of big, big clothes craziness going on in there," Siriano says of the bedroom closet. "Brad buys a lot of nice suits. I like jeans and T-shirts. There are a lot of bags in there. Bags are our lives."

The only evidence of a fashionable presence is in the form of Siriano's collection of coffee books and periodicals.

"I've got magazines to death," Siriano says. "I have more than 200 Elle Décor magazines."

The couple have made the apartment their own. Yet, Siriano reveals, he is already envisioning their next home.

"I hate to move," he lamented. But "I want a house outside of the city. It's nice to run around in a house."

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Building the look

Christian Siriano's home comprises antiques, contemporary finds and family heirlooms. A few examples and where you can find them:

Asian bench in foyer: From a furniture store in Pearl River, N.Y.

Round wooden table: Williams-Sonoma

Dining room chairs: Restoration Hardware

Living room chair: Siriano took an antique chair and covered it with fabric from the same fabric distributors he uses for his collections.

Living room desk: Siriano's boyfriend, Brad Walsh, built it from an old painter's rack he found at a junk store.

Living room couch: Custom made by Crate & Barrel

Bird cages: The apartment is sprinkled with antique bird cages. "I want a bird so bad," Siriano says, laughing. "A big, beautiful white one. They are so loud and sassy."

Rectangular gold-framed mirror: Found at an antique store near Siriano's old Williamsburg digs. "It's really cool," he gushed. "It's just my favorite mirror."

Two framed Victorian paintings: Given to Siriano by his mother.

Shell chandelier: Made of gold-hued shells, it was bought more than four years ago from Z Gallerie for $250.

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