The Ralph Lauren Home RLH furniture collection

Timeless pieces that pay homage to American and European antiques

Louis XIII fauteuil, £2,025
Louis XIII fauteuil, £2,025 | Image: Ralph Lauren Home

It’s not well known that among the ever-changing ranges in Ralph Lauren’s inventive interiors division is the charming RLH (Ralph Lauren Home) furniture collection. Here there are no slick urban pieces for the loft-living set but timeless designs that, according to Lauren, “pay homage to distinctive American and European antiques” and slip easily and beautifully into country and holiday homes in particular.

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There is, for instance, a distressed painted-pine jelly cupboard (that’s a dresser to us, £3,400), which looks for all the world as if it has been retrieved from a rather special attic. Other pieces with the same charm include a server (or sideboard, £2,950) and a comptoir dauphin (£4,475), inspired by a 19th-century bistro counter.

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There’s a perfect version of a leather club chair (£3,925) – the kind we all dream of stumbling across in a dusty French brocante. There’s also a fine walnut trestle desk (£2,925), an oversized (79cm x 250cm x 201cm) William & Mary gateleg pine table (£4,475) and the Hepplewhite wing chair (£3,250) with a walnut frame and faded indigo upholstery. New this season is the option of combining a selection of leather sofas and chairs with southwestern-style textiles (Louis XIII fauteuil, £2,025, pictured) inspired by Lauren’s Colorado ranch, as well as vintage velvets and pebbled linens.

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