It’s Tuesday house tour time. We will take a look inside designer Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, New York house, Colorado ranch, and Manhattan office. Lauren is the first fashion designer to offer a comprehensive home-furnishings line, which he crafts around themed lifestyle collections.
At Lauren’s residence in Bedford, New York, a 19th-century Dutch chandelier presides over the entrance hall. Love the airy and sophisticated vibes at the entry.
In the living room, matching 19th-century Louis XV–style wing chairs flank an 18th-century Chinese carved low table; pillows made from antique textiles accent the sofa, and the throw in the foreground is a 19th-century Kashmiri paisley. The space is full collection of art, hand-crafted objects, fine home goods…
Ralph Lauren Home fabrics cover the sofa and pillows in the poolhouse, which features 16th-century Belgian pine ceiling beams and a 17th-century French limestone mantel; the lamps are made from 18th-century Chinese vessels. I love the open and tranquil feel in this room. And of course, blue-and-whites.
The breakfast room’s tableware is by Ralph Lauren Home, as are the fabrics used for the tablecloth and the cushions on the 19th-century English armchairs; the painting is 17th-century Dutch. This is one of my rooms. I always have a thing with layered table-cloth—it’s elegant, relaxing and fun.
A vintage French bistro mirror hangs above the antique pedestal sink in the poolhouse bath. Love this vintage mirror with a clean–line modern flair.
A circa-1774 portrait by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni is displayed between the library’s French doors, which are curtained with a Ralph Lauren Home velvet; the two-arm Argand lamp is 19th century, and the pillows are made of antique fabrics. This is truly Lauren’s signature style—dark and rich color palettes, brass elements, wood panelings, checkered fabric…
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