forever chic: ralph lauren
I was going through some old shelter mags over the weekend and found an issue of House Beautiful from November 2004 featuring the Hampton’s Showhouse designed that year by Ralph Lauren. I couldn’t put it down, constantly taking little peeks all weekend! The design, decor and styling is a testament to Lauren’s forever timeless, tailored style and the fact that every last detail is still as chic more than ten years later. Shingle-style on the outside and full of natural textures, a great mix of textiles and antique furnishings on the inside, it’s exactly the aesthetic that comes to mind when I think of getting my house ready for fall: comfy, cozy and warm. And the black and white striped valances on the back porch? PERFECTION.
Cedar shakes, crisp white trim and a fabulous woven chair – yes, yes and YES:
I’ve always loved the idea of a round table in the middle of an entryway, so naturally, I die over this whole situation right here. The only thing I would do to improve upon it would be to paint the insides of the ceiling coffers the palest shade of powder blue:
A great mix of layers, textures and warm woods in the living room:
A perfectly styled niche:
And how perfect is this back porch? The bold black and white stripes are such a lovely contrast to the cedar shakes and those GORGEOUS woven club chairs:
Here are my picks for getting a similar look:
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