How One Collector Makes Studio Living Work

A Ralph Lauren exec reveals his layered Greenwich Village loft that’s chock full of a lifetime of collectibles

When John Devitt isn’t hard at work as Ralph Lauren’s Vice President of Advertising and Set Design, he spends a good portion of his time perfecting his ever evolving one of a kind collection.  He hunts for new artists, old antiques, books, handmade pieces, oh, and more books.  Now that Devitt’s acquired such an eclectic collection, the real trick is finding a place for it all… in a studio apartment.

It’s a good thing he’s an advertising executive because to organize this small space with this much stuff, he had to get creative.  The result is a one of a kind design style that feels interesting and collected without feeling messy and cluttered.  His Greenwich Village loft apartment had unexpected character from the start so his unique finds never seemed out of place as they got stacked, hung, and placed in just the right spot.  His finds come from all across the country and mix antiques with custom art pieces to provide an interesting juxtaposition of old and new.

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