What unites two very distinct retreats—one on the Atlantic shore, the other in the mountains of Utah—is the consummate eye and creative spirit of Ralph Lauren executive Buffy Birrittella
In the living area of the East Hampton, New York, house of Ralph Lauren fashion executive Buffy Birrittella, the Ralph Lauren Home love seats are upholstered in an outdoor fabric, and the vintage stool is from Merci in Paris; the reclaimed barn-board floors throughout are painted white.
The entrance of the house.
A George Nelson pendant light hangs above the dining table, whose base is a tree trunk salvaged from the beach; the armchairs are by Ralph Lauren Home, the photograph is by Lynda Churilla, and the pillows are a mix of Ralph Lauren Home fabrics and a vintage check.
Birrittella in her yard.
An antique table and vintage chairs in the garden.
The kitchen cabinetry is custom made, the stools are by BassamFellows, and the pendant lights are by Louis Poulsen; the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the hood is by Wolf.
The outdoor shower area.
A vintage chest and a rope stool in a corner of the living area.
The terrace's chaise longues and umbrella are by Barlow Tyrie.
The bed in the master bedroom is from the Sundance Catalog and is dressed with Ralph Lauren Home linens and an antique American quilt; the blanket chest and Tramp Art mirror are vintage, the sconces are by Ralph Lauren Home, and the bedside table is custom made.
In the guesthouse of Birrittella's Sundance, Utah, property, the Navajo weavings are from the early 1900s, the cowhide-covered trunk is from the 1890s, and the chandelier and floor lamp are by Firesong Forge.
Birrittella riding near her house, with the Wasatch mountain range in the background.
The suede-covered sofas and cocktail table in the living area of the main house are all by Ralph Lauren Home, and the sconces are original to the structure.
On the deck, locally made chairs, with denim cushions by Ralph Lauren Home, flank a table covered with a Mali sarong and a Mexican serape; the bench is vintage. For details, see Resources.
In the billiard room, a 1920s Arts and Crafts light fixture hangs above a circa-1890 billiard table, the custom-made banquette is upholstered in a suede by Ralph Lauren Home, and the pillows are covered in remnants from vintage Navajo textiles.
Vintage bedding by Ralph Lauren Home covers the bed in the master bedroom; the Adirondacks rocking chair is from the 1890s, and the Navajo rugs are from the 1920s.
The tub in the master bath is by Kohler, the stool was made by a local craftsman, and the Navajo rugs are from 1910; the copper sconces and pendants are original to the house.
This article originally appeared in the October, 2015 issue of Siweb. Read more about the houses here.