Note to self: build a wildly successful global lifestyle brand, design my corporate offices to look surprisingly cozy & residential and display an oversized brass version of my iconic logo on a mirrored wall. Those perhaps were once the subconscious goals of fashion mogul Tory Burch... now they are her reality. I suspect these photos via Arch Digest will be on every style blog from here to St. Petersburg, but that aquamarine velvet deserves to be seen and seen again.
What can I say about this incredible Daniel Romualdez designed space? It is warm and deeply personal, going so far as to hold a vintage edition of a prized childhood book The Little Prince on display. Tory's taste is completely traditional, yet somehow fresh thanks to the undeniable Palm Beach influence. I love that she sidesteps the predictable sleek Manhattan corporate glass-walled complex in favor a sunny space bathed in soft floor to ceiling drapery panels and fabulous furniture (I'm talking to you, velvet covered Louis XVI sidechairs!) that any interior design lover would covet.
Strategic planning sessions are likely much more pleasant beneath a wall of sunburst mirrors. But lest you think looks are all that matter within those paneled walls, trust that a greater purpose is at work. Design elements and the floor plan were carefully designed to enhance positive Feng Shui. Keeping the flow of good energy and success directed into the office rather than out is the name of the game. Say what you will about the ancient practice, but if Ms. Burch's unstoppable rise to the top is any indication, I'd say we could all use a bit more good chi in our lives.
See the full tour here.