I love the Ralph Lauren home store. It’s like my oasis. Every six months, they change out all of the rooms, showing off a variety of products. All are elegant, all are luxe, all are rooms you’d definitely be more than comfortable living in.
I discovered the store around Christmastime. I’m not a huge shopper, so when I walked up the stairs at the Ralph Lauren store on Rodeo Drive, it made my day. Sheer bliss as I sat on a deep set fluffy couch filled with pillows, stumbled into a room reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara’s and giggled at the bright colors in a room filled with silks and samurai flair. I found at least three things I needed (okay, maybe not needed, but really, really liked.)
This time, I was greeted by the saleswoman, who said this season was inspired by a French flea market. I like anything flea market related, a little shabby chic, and lived in so it was a given that this incarnation of the floor would be a hit.
Leather pillow covers with tassels were more elegant than one would expect, and giant photos of horses tastefully adorned the living room display. My favorite room, though, was the bedroom with grey-ish blue wallpaper and silky blue bedding, adorned with white tufted accents. I could see myself lounging on the chaise on a sunny day with a good book and the curtains blowing on a windy but warm day, eating macaroons and lounging with a cup of tea in the canopy bed, or checking out the morning’s headlines while sitting in the sunny chair by the bed… everyday activities just seem slightly more glamorous surrounded by Ralph Lauren’s special air of luxury. Obsessed is an understatement.