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La Vie en Rose: An Emerging Fashion Star in Upstate New York

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 25, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Mar 24, 2015

After spending a decade in Brooklyn running a Williamsburg children's clothing shop (it was called Mor Mor Rita, after her Swedish grandmother), designer Ryan Roche moved to a 17th-century Dutch stone farmhouse in Hurley, a town in upstate New York, with her husband and young children to take stock and launch a grown-up fashion line. Working out of a renovated barn on the property, Ryan produces a line of ethereal cashmere sweaters, feathery shawls, and lightweight ponchos (some are manufactured in Nepal by a women's cooperative). Proof she's onto something? She was a finalist in the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, her pieces are carried at high-end stores such as Net-a-Porter, and she's also launching a small collection for The Line  and for J. Crew. Join us for a tour. Above: Idaho-born Ryan Roche told  Exposed Zippers : "I'm trying to master the perfect shade of pink, which happens to be my favorite color."  Above: Walls and floors are painted in bright white, creating a neutral envelope for the dashes of color Ryan favors. Photograph via Terms of Endearment . Above L: A sofa covered in white cotton twill. Photograph via Ryan Roche . Above R: A dash of acid green, via Terms of Endearment . Above: Sunlight slants into the living room, illuminating a pink ball and a modern chaise. Photograph via  Waiting for Saturdays . Above: Even the fireplace brushes are dip-dyed pink. Photograph via Waiting for Saturdays .   Above: A view from the kitchen into the dining room, via @ryan_roche-ny .   Above: A kitchen still life: a mortar and pestle perched on a slab of pink Himalayan salt, via @ryan_roche-ny . Above: Pizza dough waiting to rise, via Terms of Endearment . Above: Ryan's dining room with Hella Jongerius-inspired vase, via  Waiting for Saturdays . Above: A windowsill arrangement, via Terms of Endearment . Above: Pale pink stairs, via  Waiting for Saturdays . Scenes from the master bedroom (see 5 Favorites: Pale Pink Linen Sheets Roundup for purchasing ideas). Above L: Photograph via  @ryan_roche-ny . Above R: Photograph by Joel Barhamand via  Yahoo Style . Above: A pale pink sweater from the Ryan Roche collection; several of her pieces are available at Spartan . Photograph by  Joel Barhamand  via  Yahoo Style . Above: A black Ryan Roche Cashmere Fringe Shawl , similar to the one shown on the rocker, is available from The Dreslyn. Photograph via  Waiting for Saturdays . Above: The sunlit master bath. Photograph via Terms of Endearment . Above: Even the bath products are pink. Photograph via Waiting for Saturdays . Above: An artful tableau in the master bath, via Waiting for Saturdays . Above: Ryan Roche in her studio. Photograph by  Joel Barhamand  via  Yahoo Style .  See more fashion designers at home in Midcentury Meets Zen: At Home with Black Crane in LA  and Copenhagen Cool: Yvonne Koné at Work and at Home . And join us in the pink: The Romance of the Pink Sofa 5 Favorites: Pale Pink Linen Sheets Domestic Dispatches: Pink is the Navy Blue of India Expert Advice: The 10 Best Pink Paints 5 Favorites: The Power of Pink More Stories from Remodelista Table of Contents: Creatives at Home Current Obsessions: Ode to Spring Living with the Litter Box: 12 Solutions for the Cat Lover






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