i have to admit i work up this morning a little sad that summer was supposedly over. but like every morning i started checking email and going through social media. came across the new architectural digest on line and saw tory burch’s southampton home featured. it suddenly feels like the beginning of summer all over again and i’m so happy.
i’ve seen lots of pictures of westerly, tory’s southampton estate, over the years and i’ve even blogged about it more than a few times. tory bought the enormous 1929 georgian estate in 2008. over time she and her designer daniel romualdez have decorated it. houses this size take a lot of time, especially if you want to do it right. it takes time to acquire and mix the old with the new and get it just right.
david netto does the interview for the story. i love the part when they talk about the process. back in the early 1900’s people didn’t really have designers or mood boards. homes took shape by passing things down from generations, and the patina is set by years of living and most important, the greatest homes were developed because of innate style.
that’s what tory has that most do not- innate style. doesn’t matter how much money you have, if you don’t know who you are, what you like and what is truly beautiful, creating a home like this is impossible.
i’m so thankful there are still people with innate style- it goes along way, a really long way! thank you architectural digest for showing us more of tory’s style- bravo!
photos by oberto gili