Ernest de la Torre

Interior Designer / United States / de la Torre Design Studio

Ernest de la Torre employs a timeless style that blends traditional and modern influences with a passion for art and design. His bold approach has established de la Torre as an interior designer who consistently breaks new ground for clients, while custom-tailoring surroundings.

Raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, de la Torre was influenced by the local classic architecture of David Adler and Mies van der Rohe. He embarked on his design career at Peter Marino Architects in New York, and bolstered his knowledge through graduate studies at Sotheby’s Fine and Decorative Art in London. He further honed his architectural vision by teaming with Ian Schrager and later with the Ralph Lauren Home Division, creating new furniture, lighting, and tabletop and textile concepts.

Since founding his own design studio in 2001, de la Torre has produced significant interior designs for houses in Manhattan; Palm Beach, FL; New Jersey; Philadelphia; Vermont; Middleburg, VA; and Greenwich, CT. Recently, his firm completed the restoration of the historic Cooper Mansion in Tuxedo Park, NY, replete with furnishings ranging from Aesthetic period antiques to Art Deco gems. This project was featured on the cover of the November 2009 issue of Elle Décor. Also recently completed is a state-of-the-art George Nakashima inspired triplex loft in Soho.

Currently underway are projects at fabled 740 Park Avenue and 955 Fifth Avenue in New York and in Philadelphia, Vermont, and Virginia. He works with a staff of four and has collaborated with architects Cooper, Robertson & Partners; and Allan Greenberg, as well as others. The interiors firm specializes in designing spaces around unique collections of art, custom furniture, and textiles created over the years in de la Torre’s studio.

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