Grab your ice-cream at Sprinkles and reserve a spot at The Breakers for an ocean view lunch with can’t-miss conch fritters (one of Aerin’s must-orders), we're touring Aerin Lauder's gorgeous Palm Beach holiday home.
We are taking a look inside girl-crush Aerin Lauder's white-pillared Palm Beach home, designed by society architect Marion Sims Syeth in 1924. Aerin has been visiting Palm Beach since she was a little girl and photographer Oberto Gili captures the essence of her home, a splendidly relaxed getaway, perfectly in this snaps we borrowed from Architectural Digest.
Colonial architecture is encapsulated in Aerin's chic poolside. Surrounded by a charming white pillared wall, this is understated style, at its best. (Forget about holiday home, we want this as a forever home!).
1940s-style furniture, reproductions of matriarch Estée’s originals, outfits a terrace.
Inside, Aerin worked predominantly with decorator Victoria Borus and Jacques Grange to design a light, airy space -- painted with custom-mixed Donald Kaufman pastels. "We really played with the idea of indoor and outdoor with the colours," says Aerin, which is evident with the exquisite choice of pastel pink, yellow, lavender and blue.
The exquisite loggia draws attention to the outré vintage Georges Jouve ceramic pitchers which Aerin and her mother would collect on trips to France.
Estée loved white houses with pillars. For her, that was the definition of success, beauty, and style.Aerin Lauder
The pastels are the perfect calming setting for both a relaxed retreat, but are also a great choice for colours that age well. You'll notice that there is no art on the walls; but instead, many decorative pieces such as vases and objets d'art.
Aerin's pale pink living room was first decorated in the 90s and is replete with furnishings by French masters Jean Royère and Jean Prouvé which adds a whimsical touch to the space.
One King's Lane put together a sweet little travel guide on Palm Beach for anyone looking to visit. Aerin recommends...
…at The Breakers. Built in 1896, it sits on a dreamy stretch of beach and was modeled after an Italian renaissance palace though the recently redone rooms are contemporary and coastal cool
… at Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre for a little bit of Paris in Palm Beach. This always-lively, art-covered bistro is a locals’ fave and one of the spots Aerin was most excited to bring our team to. Everyone had a blast swapping stories over the eatery’s mouthwatering French fare.
…at The Breakers’ Beach Club restaurant for ocean views and can’t-miss conch fritters (one of Aerin’s must-orders).
…at Sprinkles for what might just be the best ice cream cone you’ve ever had. Aerin always gets coconut with rainbow sprinkles, the same sweet treat she used to order as a little girl.
…at the House of Lavande for incredible vintage pieces sourced everywhere from Parisian flea markets to Beverly Hills estate sales. Our team morphed into giddy little kids when they started opening its colour-coded drawers!
…at Circa Who, a quirky-cool vintage shop full of Palm Beach-style pieces—think vibrantly colored accents, seashell and coral motifs, and plenty of rattan, bamboo, and chinoiserie. It reminds Aerin of her grandmother Estee’s aesthetic.
…at Lilly Pulitzer for their signature beyond-bright clothing. To Aerin, this shop embodies Palm Beach style with its vibrant florals and wildly contrasting colours.
…at the Church Mouse, the thrift store of your dreams, where locals flock to score big-name brands at prices that won’t break the bank.
…at Cashmere Buffalo for vintage everything from mid-century furniture to gorgeous old linens. (Also available on Esty).