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.

Tory Burch NYC Apartment. The sofa was designed as an homage to Hubert de Givenchy. Daniel Romualdez design

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

Tory Burch's Southampton home.
Tory Burch’s Southampton home. Oberto Gilli photography. AD
Hubert de Givenchy's la Jonchet,
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

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.

Tory Burch's 'Blue Room' covered in Arbre de Matisse fabric by Quadrille
Noa Griffel photography. Tory Daily.

 

Woodson Taulbee's Manhattan apartment designed by Billy Baldwin. Baldwin created this patterned textile to match his client's Matisse, above
Woodson Taulbee’s Manhattan apartment designed by Billy Baldwin. Baldwin created this patterned textile 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.

David Hicks on decoration - with fabrics

Tory Burch's logo

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

 

David Hicks
Interior by David Hicks

 

Tory Burch Milan store
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.

 

Bunny 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.
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. Topiary galore
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.
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

 

Tory Burch's dining room in her Southampton home. Iksel decorative arts on the walls
Burch’s dining room in her Southampton home. Oberto Gilli photography. AD
Gloria González

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