Every now and then, we get exciting inquiries about helping clients with their vacation homes. Before we begin, we usually start by getting into the vacay mood by flipping through some of our favourite vacation homes on the glossy pages of various publications for inspo. With new inquiries coming in and travel once again becoming easier and more mainstream, we’ve been looking back at some of our favourite published vacation homes…
Erika Bearman’s Southhampton Home
If you love Oscar de la Renta pieces as much as we do, you will have undoubtedly heard of and likely follow the fabulous Erika Bearman, former @OscarPRGirl. Along with having a wardrobe that even the most epic clothes horse would envy, Erika also happens to have a beautiful Southhampton home, designed by Miles Redd no less. Although modest in size and far from ostentatious, her home is undeniably luxe and full of design choices that we just can’t get enough of, such as the bold decision to paint her living room Benjamin Moore Impervo, ‘Very Green.’ Her entrance hall is covered in a combination of a Lee Jofa paper on the walls and a custom striped wallpaper on the ceiling and lit with pendants from Circa Lighting, while the bench and console are Chinese vintage finds. In the powder room, you will find more fabulous wallpaper, a medicine cabinet from Restoration Hardware and fittings from Waterworks… and so it goes on! Despite all of the paint, paper and upholstered pieces though, Redd’s goal was to still create a classic beach house so he made sure to include casual touches and use materials that could stand up to the lifestyle. Things like sisal floor coverings, sofas and chairs upholstered in washed or bleached linen, and a type of floor paint that is usually reserved for the hulls of yachts are examples of the subtle touches that maintain a relaxed atmosphere.
Photos Courtesy of Elle Decor
Aerin Lauder’s Palm Beach Home
If you’ve worked with us before or follow along with our projects, you’ll know that we are obsessed with the Aerin brand for stunning pieces of home decor. It should therefore come as no surprise that we are equally smitten with her incredible Palm Beach home. For those who have yet to visit PB, it’s the type of place where everywhere you look, you’ll see something beautiful and Instagram-able. Riche with opulent history, beautiful hotels, stunning homes both old and new, charming vias that open up into courtyard restaurants and incredible boutiques (including one of the Aerin locations), it truly is one of our favourite places to visit. Aerin’s home however, is tucked away in a more secluded and exclusive part of PB so we’ve only been able to experience it through the pages of Architectural Digest.. but one can dream! Originally designed by society architect Marion sims Wyeth in 1924 and later acquired by the Lauder family and turned into a family home in the 1990s, this Mediterranean Revival house boasts stunning beach and ocean views. Decorator Victoria Borus worked on the majority of the interiors and the legendary Jacques Grange took on the library and great room, complete with pieces by Jean Royere and Jean Prouve. The result is an incredibly light and airy oasis with custom-mixed Donald Kaufman pastels of pink, yellow, lavender and blue. The idea was to evoke the peaceful feeling of being outdoors in PB, wherever you are in the home… and truly, just looking at these photos we feel as though we are breathing in the salty air.
Photos Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Lady Gaga’s Malibu Home
On the other coast, on an expansive property in Malibu, you will find Lady Gaga’s um… we were going to say home but truly, it’s an estate! At around 10,270 square feet on a nearly six-acre lot right across from Zuma Beach, it’s far from petite. Still, the Singer-Superstar’s interiors feel incredibly cozy and relaxed and are surprisingly understated for someone known for her avant-garde fashion sense. With an open floor plan that connects the dining area to a living room, its an inviting space that makes entertaining house guests easy. Though traditional in style, the materials used are relaxed; linen textiles cover much of the furniture and the beams are left exposed and natural throughout. In the sunroom, you’ll find rattan furniture and French doors that feel incredibly beach-y in their distressed finish, while the master bedroom features a canopy bed and a luxuriously massive custom-cut area rug. The entire home is incredibly tonal, serene and unexpected of Lady Gaga and yet, it makes perfect sense. Why wouldn’t such a mega star would want to come home to a space that exudes a feeling of calm?!
Photos Courtesy of House & Home