American Style

Ralph Lauren Apparel and Home brands reflect a classic American Prep style

Ralph Lauren Team USA Apparel
U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte sporting the All-American look of Ralph Lauren Team USA apparel

The same style elements that make Ralph Lauren a popular American fashion brand extend into the RALPH LAUREN HOME line of interior d├ęcor. According to interior designer Annie Selke, most Americans embrace a style she calls “Happy Preppy.”  The Happy Preppy style uses classic primary colors such as red and blue, solid and striped patterns, nautical themes and functional yet classic furniture and hardware. Below is an example of a Happy Preppy space featured in Selke's book, Fresh American Spaces.

Happy Preppy Room
Nautical themed Happy Preppy bedroom featured in Fresh American Spaces by Annie Selke

Below are some inspiring images from Ralph Lauren Home that reflect this unique American style, often in our national colors of red, white and blue. 

Blue and White Striped Couch
Ralph Lauren Home Bel Air sofa upholstered in Randolph Stripe Navy and White

Classic Lighting Fixtures
Ralph Lauren Home Ceiling Lamps - Classic and Functional

Red, White and Blue Stripes and Paisley Bedding
Ralph Lauren Home Villa Martine Stripe Sheeting

Classic American Board Games and Accessories
Ralph Lauren Home Dorset Stirrup Napkin Ring and Swinford Backgammon Set

Striped Beach Towel and Leather Strap Pinic Tote
Ralph Lauren Home Marina Stripe Beach Towel and Chambert Picnic Tote

To learn more about the Happy Preppy style, I recommend Annie Selke's book Fresh American Spaces. It is one of the best interior design books published in the past year and has tons of design tips for personalizing your own Happy Preppy space. Also check out the Ralph Lauren Home website.

This post was written by Katie.

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