Where the Heart Is: Ralph Lauren's Double RL Ranch
Like him or not, it’s hard to deny the loyalty Ralph Lauren has to the classic American look. He is a designer who has dedicated his creativity to taking our homegrown fashion aesthetic and elevating it to the level of European couture. Fringed suede, weathered canvas, vivid prints of the Navajo– Lauren’s famous ranch is a direct reflection of this commitment to home, a fantasy Western come to luxurious life.
Set against a backdrop worthy of a John Ford film, the place is solidly gorgeous, ramshackle in the perfectly picture-worthy pioneer way, everything touched with Lauren’s rough, but elegant hand. American flags, taxidermy bison, sheepskin rugs, teepees scattered across yellow haired grassland. We can just imagine the smell of wood smoke and mesquite, the howl of coyotes, emerging from cool linen sheets just before daybreak to a buckwheat flapjacks and a hot cup of joe.
With his home, Lauren has built an immersive world, the very best of the West, a place both cozy and majestic, comforting and free. We’re waiting for our invite…