Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ralph Lauren’s Bedford Home

I feel lucky to have saved this Architectural Digest from November 2004. This issue showcases Ricky and Ralph Lauren's home in Bedford, New York. I have a bad habit of throwing away magazines. I cringe when I think of all of Domino magazines that I got rid of during one cleaning spree or another. When I look at the images of this estate, I can't think of another home's interior that even compares to the admiration I feel for this one...well maybe another Lauren home.









Photos by Durston Saylor
I know this home will continue to inspire me no matter how many times I look at the photographs. I love the dark wood, equestrian touches, plaid draperies, organized clutter and blue and white porcelain accents.

16 comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

Gorgeous! I totally adore the bath.

Kerry said...

Oh my! It's absolutely gorgeous! Have you seen pictures of his ranch in Colorado? So gorgeous as well! Have a great day!

Ashley Lauren said...

I love the deep blue walls! I think it's great that they have personal pictures out, it seems like so many people who are profiled for home design don't!

Erica said...

This is a great post--thanks for sharing!

xo,
E

JMW said...

Beautiful, and very similar to the look of his flagship store, which I'm sure is not a mistake. Gotta love RL!

Preppy 101 said...

I so love it! Love RL!! Thanks. xoxo

alanna said...

i've always thought ralph had the best style when it came to his store designs! it's so funny to see how similar his home and stores look!

La Dolfina said...

Oh I'm glad this one managed to escape the trash bin!!! I'm the same. It's good to look back at great design that stands the test of time. Thanks for sharing and also for coming by my blog which brought me to you :)
Your newest follower,
Terri

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I remember this article well.
One of my favourite houses. Of course, it seems I am smitten with everything he does.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

You should see the collection I have of magazines Ralph has appeared in (and on the cover!)...I should do a post on it. I have this one too and when he has one like this I usually buy more than one copy just as a backup "in case." haha...I'm obsessed.

Pink Maple said...

I want that closet! I agree about magazines, it is so difficult to fight to urge to toss them during my "spring cleaning" effots, but luckily I did save my Domino mags!

p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

QueenBeeSwain said...

good call on not tossing it, I am sure it's endlessly inspirational! and i want you to decorate my first grown up house too, you always have such stunning taste!

xoox

kHm

A Town and Country Life said...

Gorgeous, thanks for saving the magazine so that you could share with us.
:-)

Summer is a Verb said...

I have saved every lasy layout of RL's Bedford estate that I have ever gotten my hands on! To die for...XXOO

Anonymous said...

Interesting how I saved that specific Architectural Digest as well, but for a different reason. Since that estate used to belong to my grandparents, more than 25 years ago.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

That's SO very cool...thanks for reading! xx