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This Etro Sofa Evokes Lee Radziwill's Apartment at 4 Buckingham Palace

Sarah Bray | July 23, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

Take your home decor to bold, bright heights this summer with this new and daring look back into the Orient.


Woodstock Carnival sofa, $27,800,

While a living room designed by Renzo Mongiardino is out of reach for most, a new sofa from Etro makes such exoticism more accessible. When Lee Radziwill passed away in February, online tributes flooded feeds honoring the style icon. One 1966 photo of Jackie Kennedy’s sister-turned-princess was particularly powerful. Shot by society photographer Cecil Beaton, the moment was captured in Radziwill’s Mongiardino-designed pattern-packed drawing room at her former apartment at 4 Buckingham Palace. Here, Radziwill was cuddled on the couch with her then-young daughter, Tina. It’s an Ottoman-meets-Mogul atmosphere that interior designers from Mark D. Sikes and Martin Brudnizki to fashion designers Tory Burch and Alessandro Michele still regularly reference. This year, Etro’s interiors division interprets its Orientalist oeuvre. With its signature paisley panache, the Italian house sourced the finest Turkish tapestries for the newly released Woodstock Carnival sofa. For full effect, paper the walls in one of Etro’s equally elaborate wallcoverings (available through German wallpaper producer Rasch; for, as Beaton called Radziwill’s drawing room, “a blaze of Turquerie.”


Photography by: Etro