Look Inside Rachel Zoe's Chic Home
She's got it all! Rachel Zoe is not only a mother to two adorable boys, she's as glamorous as it gets. The stylist, designer, and author came out to celebrate the success of her second book, Living in Style, (it's already a New York Times bestseller) with a party at the Marc Jacobs store in West Hollywood last night, and we chatted with the star about being a stylish mommy.
"I wear more black than I ever have in my entire life," Zoe tells InStyle. "Even tonight, I was standing there in this dress, and I kissed my boys good night. They were soaked in the bath tub, and Skyler wrapped his arms around me, and I thought, 'Okay then. Glad I'm wearing black.' If I was wearing white chiffon, I would have had to have changed." For the event, Zoe opted for a floor-length sequined Marc Jacobs dress and sky-high Brian Atwood heels, all in the dark hue.
However, Zoe says sometimes she does find herself subconsciously matching her outfits to those of her children. "Sometimes Skyler and I will leave the house, and we're literally wearing the same thing," Zoe says. "Once, I was wearing an ivory cashmere poncho and denim, and he was wearing an ivory cardigan with denim. And I was wearing brown boots, and he was wearing brown boots. I swear I didn't do that on purpose!"
One thing we were dying to know? If the fashion star ever plans to do a kid's clothing line. "Some day, probably. I want to because I'm so obsessed with children and everything that pertains to children," Zoe states. Clearly, her obsession includes her own children—who are almost as stylish as their mother. "I have my boys' names engraved in almost every piece of jewelry I own because it's the closest thing to a tattoo."
[wrn_tweet title="Instant Tip: How To Keep Your Children Close At All Times"] "I have my boys' names engraved in almost every piece of jewelry I own because it's the closest thing to a tattoo." —@RachelZoe [/wrn_tweet]
Pick up Zoe's book Living in Style now to see never-before-seen personal photos, images of her favorite fashion and beauty icons, and contributions from her inspirational friends and mentors on home decor, entertaining, and travel.
With reporting by Brianna Deutsch
Rachel Zoe with husband (and CEO of Zoe Media Group) Rodger Berman and son Skyler in front of his canvas teepee in the living room, aka the White Room. "Dark wooden floors and plush rugs are the key to making it feel warm and inviting," she says.
"Now that I'm a parent, my home is more casual," she said. "I just want my child to run and play everywhere."
"This is a real family kitchen," says Zoe. "But the only person I cook for is Sky. I make him dinner every night using a Baby Brezza baby-food-maker from Williams-Sonoma. It steams and blends for you—it's genius."
The Dining Room
In the dining room hangs one of Zoe's favorite pieces: a commissioned portrait of her with Skyler by artist Aaron Sandnes that's made entirely with thumbprints.
Living with Skyler
"I used to think, Don't go in there with food! Then I learned that whatever is most precious in your house instantly becomes the kid's favorite thing," she says, laughing. "He spit up on my pristine B&B couch at age 6 months. Now he uses it as a driveway for his cars."
In the office a bold Hermès blanket adds a hit of color to a neutral space. "I consider myself a minimalist, but I do love to include a few bright accessories," says Zoe.
In the master bedroom a gallery of vintage Hermes ads, a gift from Zoe's parents, faces the bed with its modern frame and Missoni pillows. The armchairs are vintage Knoll. It's also one of Zoe's favorite rooms—a carpeted sanctuary with a spacious Philippe Starck "couch bed" where her family often falls asleep watching movies.
"My mission in the nursery was to make it beautiful, not kitschy," she says. The Jeff Koons print Monkey Train was purchased at an auction. The crib is by Spot on Square.
Rachel Zoe's Closet
"I'm most proud of my jacket collection," says Zoe, standing in her closet, where Chanel versions abound. "Living in L.A. is hard for me—it's too hot to wear them!"
The highlights: A three-piece gray wool suit and a cognac leather motorcycle jacket with brass zippers, both by Gucci; an array of shawl-neck Ralph Lauren cotton cable-knit sweaters in everyday colors like black, navy, and dark gray; a cozy Burberry plaid cashmere sweater and matching pants.
Skyler's Shoe Collection
Just like Mommy, Skyler has an extensive shoe collection from tiny Ugg boots in chocolate, tan, black, and rust to rows of little lace-ups (yes, more Gucci!).
The Outside Patio
The couple enjoys inviting friends over for casual dinner parties served buffet style, often under their white trellised patio. "I keep the kitchen doors open for an indoor/outdoor feel," she says. Zoe purchased the custom table on 1stdibs.com. ("I bought almost everything in this house online.")