What happens when interior decorators let loose their considerable talents on the natural world? Check out the photographs from "Landscape Pleasures," an event held at the Parish Art Museum, in Southhampton, New York, this year, which showcased the gardens of celebrated interior designers.
William Sofield began his career at Ralph Lauren and then took time off to apprentice with an Italian woodworker. Eventually, he and a fellow Ralph Lauren alum opened Aero Studios, a design company based in New York. He followed that by lauching his own firm, designing everything from Gucci boutiques worldwide to interiors of the Soho Grand Hotel in New York. Sofield likes to say that if he does his job well, “no one will know that I was there. I really do believe in the anonymity of design. It should feel inevitable.”
A climbing rose and clematis spill over Sofield’s wrought iron gate, leading visitors to the garden adjacent the pool.