Not only is “positively chic” part of the title of husband-and-wife interior design team Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller’s new monograph, it was the overriding theme of a party in their honor last evening. Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell hosted the cocktail event at the Ralph Lauren Outlet flagship on Madison Avenue, where the couple signed Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors (Vendome, $60) for a dazzling group of partygoers eager to congratulate the duo.
Guests included Ralph Lauren Sale, Anna Wintour, Björn Wallander, Peter Pennoyer, Katie Ridder, Nick Olsen, Malcolm Carfrae, Alfredo Paredes, Alex Papachristidis, David Winter and Annelise Peterson Winter, Adam Glassman, and Cathy Graham.
The reception was held on the top floor, which is devoted to Ralph Lauren Uk Home, and the room sparkled with the recent addition of glittering holiday branches and hummed with talk of favorite pieces seen at the past weekend’s Salon Art + Design show and of who was braving Art Basel in a few weeks. But inevitably, the conversation kept returning to the wonderfully timeless and delightfully diverse work featured in the book.
“We are truly touched and grateful for the kindness we felt last night from both Architectural Digest and Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet, along with the many clients and colleagues that turned out,” said Carrier.
In her foreword, Wintour writes that the projects featured in the book are homes “whose high style comes from a very human-scaled sense of warmth and joy.” The same might be said about the event, where the couple found time to make each guest feel welcome and inscribed partygoers’ copies with witty and personal notes.