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Tory Burch: a new take on the past

On today’s blog post I’m analyzing some of Tory Burch’s decorating inspirations.

 H U B E R T   D E  G I V E N C H Y 

Tory Burch’s green velvet sofa is a clear homage to Hubert de Givenchy’s sofa in his 18th-century Parisian townhouse.

Hubert de Givenchy in his 18th-century Parisian townhouse at rue de Grenelle
Hubert de Givenchy in his 18th-century Parisian townhouse at rue de Grenelle

 

Not only the sofa, but Givenchy’s green velvet walls seem to be another inspiration for Tory’s own home.

Tory Burch New York Apartment. François Hallard photography
Tory Burch New York Apartment. François Hallard photography
Hubert de Givenchy's Parisian salon.
Hubert de Givenchy’s Parisian salon. WSJ. Francis Hammond photography

 

Georges Geffrey
And the room by Georges Geffrey that probably inspired them all.

 

The stunning  Diego Giacometti table  (created c.1976 for the decorator Henri Samuel) looks wonderful in both, Tory Burch’s Southampton home and Hubert de Givenchy’s La Jonchet. The one at La Jonchet was sold by Christie’s last March for 3,770,500 €. I’ve been wondering if Tory Burch was the buyer

La Jonchet. Christie’s

 

L E E   R A D Z I W I L L 

Lee Radziwill’s former NYC bedroom is a clear influence for Tory Burch’s Southampton bedroom.

Tory Burch's Southampton home. AD September 2017. Oberto Gili photography.

Tory Burch’s Southampton home. AD September 2017. Oberto Gili photography.

 

Lee Radziwill's former New York Apartment. AD August 1975
Lee Radziwill’s former New York Apartment. AD August 1975

 

 B I L L Y   B A L D W I N 

In Burch’s ‘Blue Room’, sofas and walls are covered in Quadrille’s Arbre de Matisse fabric. Billy Baldwin created this design in the 60s inspired by Matisse’s work.

Noa Griffel photography. Tory Daily.

 

Baldwin created this patterned black-and-white textile, Arbre de Matisse Reverse, to match his client’s Matisse, above.

 

The inspiration for the use of overscale animal paintings in Tory’s home might have also been inspired by Billy Baldwin’s NY apartment.

Billy Baldwin's NY apartment
Billy Baldwin’s NY apartment

 

 

D A V I D   H I C K S

David Hicks has been a longtime inspiration for Tory Burch. Hicks fearless love of colour and geometry have not only influenced the Tory Burch’s stores interiors but the logo, too. He also has inspired one of Burch’s latest catwalk collections.

Tory Burch’s SoHo Store in 2008. The New York Times

 

David Hicks
Interior by David Hicks

 

Tory Burch Milan store. WWD 2012.

 

B U N N Y   M E L L O N 

As for many Americans, Tory Burch’s love for topiaries seems to have been inspired by the late style-setter and philanthropist Bunny Mellon.

 

Mellon in May 1982. She cultivated miniature topiaries, grown from rosemary, myrtlr, thyme and santolina setting off a National Trend. Fred Conran Photography. New York Times.

 

Tory Burch in her Southampton home.
Tory Burch in her Southampton home. Oberto Gilli photography. AD

 

Topiaries are present in Tory’s homes, stores and offices. Here are shown with Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch Dinnerware.

 

Tory Burch's NY office
Tory Burch’s NY office. AD

 

Burch’s Southampton home. Oberto Gilli photography. AD

Massimo Listri’s Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri is known for capturing masterfully the grandest interiors in the world: from the Vatican Museum to Versailles, this renown photographer has seen through his lens the most exquisite constructions in the world.

There’s no surprise that the Italian master of interior photography calls home an exquisite 18th century Palazzo in Florence. Filled with sculptures, paintings, antiques and books, this home reflects Listri’s love for collecting beauty in all shapes and forms.

 

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Massimo Listri's Florentine Palazzo

Photography: Massimo Listri.  Full story on 1stdibs

December Favourites

Vogue Living España. Green velvet, porcelain, feathers…The December issue of Vogue Living España had all the ingredients to be a favourite.

 

 

Everything Tortoiseshell

Capdeco 4 Piece Cutlery Piece available at Bonadea
Tortoiseshell effect frame
Zara Home Tortoiseshell-effect frame with gold trims
Regency Starbust Tortoiseshell tea caddy
Regency Starburst Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Kate Space Tortoiseshell stappler
Kate Spade Tortoise Stapler
Antique Sicilian Tortoiseshell Framed Mirror
Small Antique Sicilian Tortoiseshell Framed Mirror

 

 

Cameron Kimber’s Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK

Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK

Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK Cameron Kimber's Australian home gracing the pages of  House & Garden UK

 

 

The Serenity Collection by Themis Z. Founded by designer Themis Zouganeli, Themis Z presents a sophisticated and elegant approach to design with handmade home and lifestyle collections. Everything they sell is pretty fabulous but if I have to choose a favourite it has to be The Serenity Collection.

The Serenity Collection by Themis Z. 
Serving Platter and Salad Bowl
The Serenity Collection by Themis Z. 
Coffee or tea cup
The Serenity Collection by Themis Z. 
Dinner Plate
The Serenity Collection by Themis Z. 
Tea Pot, Coffee Pot, Milk Jug,