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IN REAL LIFE: M. Night Shyamalan’s Library

The library above, photographed by Architectural Digest, belongs to writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. Creator of movies such as The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, Shyamalan is known for his smart thrillers and intricate mysteries. So it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Gilles Mendel’s Dining Nook

There’s a lot to love about Gilles Mendel’s New York apartment. First, its size: a mere 732 square feet, with only one bed and bath. Humble, intimate, petite – call it what you will, it’s decidedly small for a guy … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Yves Saint Laurent’s Moroccan Library

Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once called the library of his Marrakech, Morocco home his “favorite room in the world.” And it’s easy to understand why, especially once you get a glimpse of the Villa Oasis library’s reading nook, above, … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: The Mercer Williams House

This week, AROHO heads to the South! In honor of our much-needed vacation, all three posts this week will focus on Southern man cave style in Savannah, Georgia. Above is an image of the drawing room in the Mercer Williams … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Valentino’s Pigeonnier

Valentino Garavani, the renowned designer behind Italian fashion house Valentino, has one seriously unique man cave. It’s a pigeonnier or, in other words, a cylindrical tower once used to house doves on the Château de Wideville estate, built just outside of … Continue reading

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DIY: Book Pages as Wallpaper

This week, we’re ending things just as they began, following up Monday’s wallpaper post with an In Real Life/DIY wallpaper mash up. Upon spotting designer John Derian’s apartment featured on the Vogue Living blog, we had to figure out how … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE: Ralph Lauren’s Mirrored Bathroom

Having spotted Ralph Lauren’s New York City apartment chronicled in Elle Decor magazine, we instantly fell for the famous fashion designer’s blend of cool contemporary style and man child accents.

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IN REAL LIFE: Truman Capote’s Hamptons Home

This image of Truman Capote’s home in the Hamptons, taken from the archives of Architectural Digest, showcases a space as intricately fascinating as the author himself.

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IN REAL LIFE: Floating Sheet Metal Desk

Art dealer Francis Mill has a natural eye for aesthetics and his San Francisco home is, unsurprisingly, filled with stunning art covering the walls. But Mill’s degree in architecture  also shines through in dramatic, sculptural pieces of furniture.

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IN REAL LIFE: Ernest Hemingway’s Study

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway! The author would have been 113 years old today. Shown above is an image of the living room in Hemingway’s Key West abode, which has since been turned into a museum.

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