Christian Louboutin, Vanessa Bruno and Then Some Open Their Designer Homes for Domino September 2008

Matthew Williamson in his Hampstead (London) home, shot by Simon Upton for domino magazine.

>> We know a lot about how designers work, socialize, and even think, but with the exception of Marc Jacobs, we don't know a lot about how they live. That's where Domino's September 2008 fashion issue comes in — its various stories offer peeks into what might be considered a top designer's last sacred bastion — their home. 

Featured within are the favorite rooms of Christian Louboutin (his bedroom in Portugal) and Francisco Costa (his garden in Bellport, NY), plus Yves Saint Laurent's famous Majorelle Gardens in Morocco, Vanessa Bruno's Paris apartment, Matthew Williamson's London home, and Sonia Rykiel in her Paris living room.

So, do their design aesthetics match their living quarters?  A few peeks below will give you a hint . . .