From the Chic Study to the Stylish Bedroom, Go Inside Kenneth Cole's Home
Now that their three daughters are grown, fashion designer Kenneth Cole and his wife, Maria Cuomo Cole, have turned their handsome Stanford White-designed home into a weekend retreat that's a loving reflection of their 25 years together. InStyle took a private tour inside and sat down with Cole for an exclusive interview. "A house may reflect who you are on the outside but a home is who you are on the inside," explains Cole, who says they didn't necessarily set out to "decorate" the house. "All of these things tell a story about our past," Cole adds. "But even more importantly, they inspire us to look forward to what lies ahead." Click through the gallery to see the photos!
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Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
Cole and Cuomo Cole perch on a deep windowbay in the sitting room.A documentary filmmaker,Cuomo Colemost recently producedthe Oscar-nominated"The Invisible War," aboutviolence against womenin the military.
Inviting porchessurround the graciouswhite-shingled home,offering stunningviews of thelush gardens.
The Sitting Room
In one of the home’s two main-floor sitting rooms, a blendof antiques and contemporary upholstered pieces createsa refined yet eclectic feel. The black rocking chair wasfound in the basement of an antiques shop in London.
Cole surprised his wife with a pairof Warhols of her father, formerNew York governor Mario Cuomo,that they?d once spied togetherin an N.Y.C. gallery window.
The Living Room
Marc Chagall’s "The Wedding" hangs above a gray Restoration Hardware couch in the sitting room, shown above.
Interior designer Natasha Bergreen appliedpale stripes on the walls of an upstairs bedroomfor a textured yet soft effect.
In the foyer a papier-mache statuette of a woman (found in an antiques shop in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) shares space with family photos. A canvas on an easel in the background is a Gustav Klimt–inspired painting by daughter Emily.
The expansive kitchen features a hammered copper island and a custom-made La Glacière refrigerator from France with a signed brass plate by the artisan who made it.
A Warhol "Beatle Boots" silk screen,leaning on the mantel, is oneof the many shoe-themedcollectibles in Cole?s elegantlyrustic study.