“I like the mix of high and low,” the fashion designer says of her decorating taste

By Megan Stein
September 05, 2017 01:19 PM
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Tory Burch’s Southampton estate is seriously stylish.

The fashion designer’s Long Island home, featured in the October issue of Architectural Digest, is one of the biggest in the area at 15,000 square feet nestled on seven acres of land. Burch is not the only famous face to have been drawn to the classic brick estate, dubbed Westerly.

In the 1960s, Fernanda Wanamaker Wetherill — great-granddaughter of the founder of Wanamaker department stores — hosted parties here that included a guest list of socialites and movie stars like Gregory Peck.

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During Burch’s tenure, she continues the house’s entertaining history, but with a much more relaxed tone. “She is the most informal hostess I have ever been exposed to,” says her interior designer Daniel Romualdez, who she’s also entrusted with the design for nearly 200 of her retail stores.

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The pair have been slowly decking out the space since she bought it back in 2008, but the new look is worlds away from the home’s original look. “Back in the era of the great American country house, from the 1890s to the 1920s, there was no storyboarding,” says Romualdez. “It was much more organic.”

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Comfortable furniture, airy curtains and pops of color throughout capture Burch’s knack for the laid-back. Although she has plenty of luxe pieces throughout, like a Diego Giacometti bronze table, she seamlessly mixes them in to complete her modern take on the famous pad.

“I like the mix of high and low,” Burch says, smiling. “To me that’s what makes style interesting.”

For full details of Burch’s Hamptons home, pick up the October issue of Architectural Digest, on newsstands now.