Aerin Lauder’s New Years Luncheon in Veranda Magazine

January 7, 2014 in Michael's Blog

Aerin Lauder Home Decor and Accessories

Aerin Lauder is one incredible talent. The granddaughter of Cosmetic Great Estee Lauder, Aerin’s been a friend of The Bridgehampton Florist since she was a very young girl. Now, Aerin has launched her own luxury Home Décor and Accessories Brand. Aerin has the most amazing style I’ve ever seen — well except perhaps for her mother’s. So you can imagine how pleased we were to have been asked to participate in a photo shoot for Veranda Magazine featuring Aerin’s unique perspective. It was great fun to delve into Aerin’s vast collection of containers and ‘objects’ that she has collected over time.

The Veranda article featured a New Year’s luncheon in her family’s barn. Rustic was the look Aerin wanted to capture. It was a perfect match for the table cloth, wonderful wood chargers and china — all from the new home collection. By using evergreens, berries, pinecones and nuts, we gave Aerin the feeling she was after. I love how it turned out. More importantly she loved it. Take a look at the magazine on the news stands and also on-line. And make sure to visit Aerin’s own website for great ideas from Aerin on everything from entertaining, to decorating, to travel to great restaurants.

I hope you’ll enjoy the photos and get some great ideas to use in your own home.

In the Barn's Summer Kitchen, Aerin set up a lovely buffet.  We filled her wonderful antique stoneware with evergreens, hypericum berries and pinecones

In the Barn’s Summer Kitchen, Aerin set up a lovely buffet. We filled her wonderful antique stoneware with evergreens, hypericum berries and pinecones

The Drinks table featured stoneware filled with pine and red hypericum berries.  The rustic wood table was the perfect place to highlight Aerin's gold containers filled with nuts and pinecones

The Drinks table featured stoneware filled with pine and red hypericum berries. The rustic wood table was the perfect place to highlight Aerin’s gold containers filled with nuts and pinecones

Around the barn's rustic chandelier, we used pine cone roping

Around the barn’s rustic chandelier, we used pine cone roping

We embellished the roping with white pine boughs

We embellished the roping with white pine boughs

The table featured Aerin's wood chargers, china and stemware - all from her Aerin  Collection - I used antigue green hydrangeas and laid a sprig of pine and a pinecone on each napkin

The table featured Aerin’s wood chargers, china and stemware – all from her Aerin Collection – I used antigue green hydrangeas and laid a sprig of pine and a pinecone on each napkin

We added red pears to Aerin's gold bowls and even put out a warm loaf of bread to complete the table and make it perfect for lunch...large containers of pine were placed around the barn, lanterns were used for lighting

We added red pears to Aerin’s gold bowls and even put out a warm loaf of bread to complete the table and make it perfect for lunch…large containers of pine were placed around the barn, lanterns were used for lighting

The finished look!  The holly, the scent of the evergreens, a beautifully set table will make Aerin's family luncheon both festive and beautiful

The finished look! The holly, the scent of the evergreens, a beautifully set table will make Aerin’s family luncheon both festive and beautiful

Almost as beautiful as its hostess, Aerin

Almost as beautiful as its hostess, Aerin