Monthly Archives: May 2021
The Secret Garden: Kevin & Barbara McLaughlin in their Upper East Side Townhouse
Photo by Francesco Lagnese for Schumacher, Produced by Tori Mellott
Legendary design house, Schumacher, visited our Creative Director and Co-Founder Kevin McLaughlin and his wife Barbara, president of The Fund For Park Avenue for an inside look at the two sartorialists’ Upper East Side townhouse.
It’s nothing short of magic— starting with a citron door, up a leopard staircase to floors and rooms full of treasured collections and J.McLaughlin patterns sprinkled in. The top floor retreat, which Kevin says their Architect Doug Larson (who has also designed all 152 of our J.McLaughlin stores) wanted to be like the “top hat” of the house is cotton striped and tented like a Manhattan folly.
Photo: Brigitte Bardot relaxes in this iconic photograph by Slim Aarons
Summer is in the air, and we have the perfect sophisticated backdrop—Roman & Ivy’s sea salt-inspired playlist.
Expect a soothing blend of bossa nova beats with a side of Chet Baker—perfect for evening beach walks, backyard fetes, and candlelit dinner parties.
Upper East Side Elegance: Tori In Her NYC Apartment
Photo: Daphne Youree
This month’s of the moment is the epitome of a woman who embodies the spirit of joie de vivre. Meet Schumacher’s quick-witted Style Director, interior expert, seasoned magazine editor, Instagram personality (her account is the perfect blend of interior candy and irreverent humor) and all around design guru, Tori Mellott.
Below, Tori talks about everything from the joy of being a Mother to two adorable twin girls to why she’s begun collecting murano and venetian glass. Also, her go-to Schumacher pattern, love of french fries, and floral chintz!
Name: Tori Mellott
Style Director at Schumacher, career magazine editor, mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend.