One of the highlights from my recent visit to the Design Fair in Milan was our exclusive visit to the Ralph Lauren headquarters (or ‘palazzo’ as it is called). The home was purchased by Ralph Lauren in 1989 and renovated extensively. It was transformed into what has become his business headquarters for his fashion and furniture/interiors arm and open by invite only. It is a place where buyers and agents can meet to view new product ranges, all set in what feels like a beautiful, elegant and layered home, synonymous with the Ralph Lauren brand.
Are you intrigued? Here is a peek
Inside Ralph Lauren’s Milan Palazzo
We entered the foyer with an excitement to see what lay behind the large doors.
The grand marble entrance was a beautiful display of symmetry with a glimpse into the reception room.
The hint of the RL style was already obvious with some beautiful oversized blue and white ceramics on display above the doorway.
Once inside the reception, it was hard to take everything in. The layering of beautiful fabrics and accessories gave the room such a cosy feel, with a huge collection of books stored behind glass library doors.
Sofas and armchairs were covered in white linen as a backdrop to feature a range of cushions all in RL fabrics. The art collection installed in a gallery wall format was also exceptional.
I was on cloud nine!
The view from the reception was to a beautiful covered terrace. I could only imagine the parties hosted here in summer.
There was another small reception room that had a dark and moody feel thanks to the rich timber panelling and an antique Persian rug. More closed library shelving lined the wall, filled with books. The greenery adding the perfect organic element in this room.
Upstairs the hallway featured a beautiful display of RL lighting and furniture leading to the outdoor terrace.
Hallway cupboards revealed hangers of fabrics and rug samples.
To the left was another beautiful sitting room showcasing more furniture and accessories.
This room featured a gorgeous marble fireplace and wall panelling details. The chandeliers were bold and dramatic.
To the right was a more masculine office space where we were able to view the wallpaper ranges.
It took me a while to come down from the high of this visit. I felt so grateful to be able to see Inside Ralph Lauren’s Milan Palazzo. The classic style furniture, lighting and accessories set within such a beautiful building was truly inspiring.
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