Thursday, January 8, 2015

Designer Crush: Aerin Lauder

Today's designer crush isn't exactly an interior designer, but more of a lifestyle designer.  Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of famed cosmetic guru Estée Lauder, serves as the style and image director of Estee Lauder Companies while also managing her lifestyle brand, AERIN.  Lauder launched AERIN in 2012, combining her passion for home decor with her knowledge of beauty.  The brand features everything from jewelry, handbags, and fragrances to home decor and furniture... and let me say- it does not disappoint.

Although Aerin is not an interior designer by profession, she definitely has an exquisite eye and refined taste. I was scrolling through my instagram on Christmas and came across this post of her library that literally stopped me in my tracks.  Have you ever seen a space so cozy and perfect for the holiday?

This library is in her oft-published Manhattan home, which was designed in collaboration with Jacques Grange.  The rest of the home is jaw-dropping as well:

{How gorgeous is her dressing room and boudoir?  The Gracie wallpaper is everything}

Aerin's grandmother's Hamptons home, where her family lived for a time, was featured on Vogue back in 2011.  You probably recognize a few of the photos because it was pinned and re-pinned like crazy:

{I LOVE The Frances Elkins Loop Chair Barstools- you may remember I'm obsessed with them!}

 {I LOVE the marble fireplace.  At CHI we recently reconstructed a client's fireplace using this very image as inspiration}

 Another thing I admire about Aerin is that she doesn't shy away from pattern- as can be seen in the gorgeous bedroom wallpaper above.  I also love the Pierre Frey Toile de Nantes print in her Southhampton bedroom.  The print is so bright and lively!

But maybe my favorite Aerin space of all is the black lacquered library in her Hamptons home: 

I also recently purchased her coffee table book, Beauty at Home, and every page is delicious.  AERIN is definitely a style muse for me, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!


  1. awesome ;-)


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  2. Love Aerin. Her fragrances are divine and I just love perusing the selection of pieces at Longoria Collection - they're all so gorgeous and practical!

  3. She is SUCH an inspiration, with everything from home to beauty to fashion! Thanks for teaching me more about her!

    x Lily


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