By the Engel & Völkers Team
Those familiar with American publishing dynasties may first be intrigued by Gabriela Hearst’s surname, but those who are intimately familiar with fashion’s hottest trends know this trailblazer for her sensuous dresses, textured blazers and timeless skirts created by her namesake luxury design house.
So where does this powerhouse retreat after a long day’s work of spearheading her burgeoning fashion label? For Hearst, it’s her ultra chic brownstone in Manhattan’s West Village which she shares with the rest of her family – her husband Austin and their twins, Mia and Olivia (9), and son, Jack (2).
In between fittings, fabulous events and playtime, GG Magazine had the pleasure of finding time in Hearst’s jam-packed schedule to discuss how her personal style and brainchild fashion brand have seeped into her cozy but oh-so-chic home, making her family’s living quarters so special.
Hearst grew up riding horses on a ranch in Uruguay, so rustic equine elements throughout the home hark back to her down-to-earth roots; they also share wall space with pictures of Hearst dynasty members riding horseback. A Lindsey Adelman chandelier hangs above an ornate table, but is flanked by vintage furniture pieces covered in soft, fine suiting fabrics to alleviate just the right amount of stiffness. Pepper in some classic family heirlooms, colorful Anthropologie cushions, grand oil paintings and strong scents of mint and ginger — you’ve got the perfect village getaway in bustling New York.
Read the full story on Gabriela Hearst’s art and history-filled home in the latest issue of GG Magazine by visiting your local Engel & Völkers shop for a complimentary copy or by viewing the digital issue here.