Friday, March 25, 2016

Style Icon: Rebecca de Ravenel

Ever since her New York apartment was featured in Vogue in 2013, I have admired the tres chic style of Rebecca de Ravenel. Rebecca spent her childhood in the Bahamas and then moved to Paris with her family, where her father was an antique dealer. From the incredible clothes in the streets of Paris to the extraordinary furniture in her parents' shop, she developed a love for both furniture and fashion. "In my eyes they go hand in hand,” she said.

Rebecca has since moved to Los Angeles, and Domino magazine has featured her new home, filled with photo keepsakes, family heirlooms, and a soothing palette of soft blue and white. Photography by Amy Neunsinger...

“My parents’ home in the Bahamas is entirely blue and white and I never seem to tire of that combination,” Rebecca said

The vintage chandelier is from Palm Beach Regency

 “Clouds” by Paule Marrot, available through Natural Curiosities

The giraffe head and huge canvas palm trees in Rebecca’s living room are her favorite pieces in the apartment.

A majority of her pieces are collectibles—either via scouring flea markets or gifts from her parents—and her love of storied objects goes beyond an aesthetic appreciation. "Objects have to have a history," said Rebecca. "Every painting, book, and object in my apartment has meaning."


"I was lucky enough to study in the most beautiful city and grow up surrounded by incredible homes, architecture, and glamorous people," she said

Used as a bedroom side table, this wicker elephant was sent by Rebecca's mother as a birthday gift last year.

Rebecca found the large Gio Ponti needlepoint ottoman at Hollywood at Home, one of her favorite Los Angeles shops.

And from 2013, here are a few of my favorite images of Rebecca's New York apartment from Vogue. Photographs by Jeremy Allen... 

The living room began with an antique sofa Rebecca found in Stamford, Connecticut and had recovered in a fabric by Raoul. The rest of the room evolved from there. 

Most of the things in Rebecca's apartment are items she has collected over the years, or came from her parents or friends. The lamps are from a local artist in the Bahamas. 

The silver rabbits belonged to her godfather, the decorator Alberto Pinto. 

Rebecca found the adorable giraffe at John Derian.

The pictures above Rebecca's desk are of her great-grandmother Baba d'Erlanger, la Princesse Jean-Louis de Facingy-Lucinge. The chair was purchased in Maine as a gift from her mother. 

The Ritz plate complements a blue and white container from her former apartment in Paris. 

The powder room features Quadrille wallpaper and fixtures from Water Works. 

The idea for a canopy came from decorator Amanda Lindroth. Rebecca's bed features D. Porthault linens and a darling needlepoint pillow made by her grandmother. The wallpaper is from Quadrille. 



In 2015 Rebecca turned her passion for design and unique jewelry and accessories into a business. Her fabulous new earrings, Les Bonbons, were created as a result of her never finding the perfect lightweight wearable earring... and they are well on their way towards iconic status, selling out after just three weeks of launch. 

Rebecca in Les Bonbons

Les Bonbons are a collection of cylindrical earrings with whimsical island style. They are lightweight, and hand made in silk thread in India. Les Bonbons are available for purchase through Moda Operandi, Domino, and Rebecca de Ravenel. I want a pair in every color!!!

3 comments:

  1. Andrea, I adore Rebecca's design aesthetic and her lovely collections!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Featuring Artist Scott McBee

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  2. Andrea,
    Fantastic posting on a style leader! I am reminded of old friend, Carolina Estrada (Irving)- thanks for sharing! Happy Easter weekend!
    Dean

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  3. I think I follow her on Instagram (recognized her earrings) lol and love the name. Love an interesting layered home that is filled with things that represent what they love and where they have been, nothing sterile or off putting but instead its inviting and chic. Happy Easter.

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