Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Badgley-Mischka at Home in Kentucky

After Elle Decor's September issue featured John Mayer's condo, with an interior designed by Georgio Armani, we commented that clothing designers should avoid delving into interior design. We must admit, however, that we had not flipped through all the pages of this issue.

Turns out that this is one of the best issues ever--and it features nothing but home interiors by clothing and jewelry designers!

Have a look at this gorgeous weekend home of celebrated clothing designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the design team of Badgley-Mischka who are also partners in real life.

A dutch colonial happens to be one of our favorite architectural styles (second only to mid-century modern). So it comes as no surprise that we were already prepared to love it.

We were surprised, though, at how much we liked the heavy use of black throughout the house. The library above is dark and cozy.

Granted, their master bedroom is a little too reminiscent of Ralph Lauren's "horse country" look, but Kentucky IS horse country and this IS a real horse farm.

So there you have it. Badgley and Mishka's home offers clear proof that clothing designers CAN do interior design well. We stand corrected!

Checkout the slideshow for many, many more photos of this lovely home. Better yet, pick up a copy of the September issue of Elle Decor. It's a keeper for sure.

Photos: Roger Davies


  1. Badgley and Mishka's home is absolutely beautiful. I subscribe to Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, magazines that feature the best of the best of homes and decorating.

    Must admit that I would love to live in horse country and ride every day.

  2. Thanks Anon! We agree. This is fantasy living that seems attainable and NOT ostentatious.

  3. Seems as if this whole B-M Kentucky horse farm thing WAS a fantasy. This house has been on the market for many months now, nearly since the Elle-Decor article first appeared. Could the article possibly have been staged to aid in marketing the home, or simply as P-R for the design team? Does anyone out there know why B-M would sell so soon after the article appeared? Did they pull up stakes? Find another place? Give up the equestrian life?

  4. ..your library and master bed room really nice
    ..LOVE IT!
    ..great post!

    *_* maica *_*

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