AT HOME WITH STYLIST AND DESIGNER RACHEL ZOE

AT HOME WITH STYLIST AND DESIGNER RACHEL ZOE

WORDS by Jessie Power

One peek inside the home of celebrity stylist-turned-fashion designer Rachel Zoe is enough to adopt the crippling sense of envy also felt about her extensive wardrobe.

Photographed in her positively gargantuan closet in front of racks upon racks of designer collections, Louis Vuitton luggage bags and piles of bright orange Hermes boxes, it’s enough to mimic her most coined expression: I die. In homage to her own personal style, Rachel Zoe has opted to make her space minimal and functional, yet peppered with statement pieces and bold touches that make her home oh-so chic.

Her outside patio is particularly dreamy, featuring a long glass table surrounded by lush green plants and shaded by a white-latticed roof. In fact, white is a recurring theme throughout the entire house, often accented by black furniture, bouquets of flowers or bursts of colour from the collection of artwork hanging in her hallway.

Zoe’s love for luxury French brand Hermes is also a distinct characteristic throughout. The master bedroom features vintage ads once published by the fashion house and her son Skyler’s nursery comes complete with the signature wool and cashmere blanket in rich beige.

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

To cure the pangs of jealousy that come when flicking through the gallery of images, Rachel Zoe’s latest book Living In Style offers “inspiration and advice for everyday glamour” and yes, that does mean she’s considered the budget of the average style seeker. The L.A socialite also offers tips for hosting dinner parties and how to create the perfect smokey eye without failing and looking like a raccoon - a struggle we’ve all faced at some point in our lives!

Living In Style is an insight into thinking outside of the box when it comes to styling – whether that be for how we dress or how we adorn a house to make it a home. Here’s to hoping that it might act as a manual in acquiring the intuition to create a home as gorgeous and enticing as Rachel Zoe’s.

PHOTOS/QUOTES BY INSTYLE.COM:

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE
"Dark wooden floors and plush rugs are the key to making it feel warm and inviting."

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE
"This is a real family kitchen, but the only person I cook for is Sky. I make him dinner every night using a Baby Brezza baby-food-maker from Williams-Sonoma. It steams and blends for you - it's genius."

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

In the dining room hangs one of Zoe's favorite pieces: a commissioned portrait of her with Skyler by artist Aaron Sandnes that's made entirely with thumbprints.

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE
"I used to think, Don't go in there with food! Then I learned that whatever is most precious in your house instantly becomes the kid's favorite thing. He spit up on my pristine B&B couch at age 6 months. Now he uses it as a driveway for his cars."

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE
"In the office a bold Hermès blanket adds a hit of color to a neutral space. I consider myself a minimalist, but I do love to include a few bright accessories."

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

In the master bedroom a gallery of vintage Hermès ads, a gift from Zoe's parents, faces the bed with its modern frame and Missoni pillows. The armchairs are vintage Knoll. It's also one of Zoe's favorite rooms - a carpeted sanctuary with a spacious Philippe Starck "couch bed" where her family often falls asleep watching movies.

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

          "My mission in the nursery was to make it beautiful, not kitschy."

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

The highlights: A three-piece gray wool suit and a cognac leather motorcycle jacket with brass zippers, both by Gucci; an array of shawl-neck Ralph Lauren cotton cable-knit sweaters in everyday colors like black, navy, and dark gray; a cozy Burberry plaid cashmere sweater and matching pants.

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE
"I'm most proud of my jacket collection, living in L.A. is hard for me - it's too hot to wear them!"

- Rachel Zoe

 

AT HOME WITH RACHEL ZOE: INSIDE THE FASHION STYLIST/DESIGNER'S HOME_INSTYLE MAGAZINE

The couple enjoys inviting friends over for casual dinner parties served buffet style, often under their white trellised patio.

Want to purchase Living In Style? Head over to Amazon.

Image Source via: InStyle Mag



WORDS BY:  Jessie Power

Jessie is powering through her Bachelor of Journalism degree. She clocks-off by escaping through the world of fashion, travel and cooking. This passionate dreamer is a natural-born wordsmith.

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