Tommy Hilfiger has recently sold his French Normandy-style estate in the backcountry of Greenwich, Connecticut – but the interiors remain true to American designer’s style. Combining a continental aesthetic with English maximalism and American charm, the castle is a combination of cultures, situated atop the highest point in the town.
The fashion designer, who is globally associated with his eponymously-named label, lived in the 13,300-sq-ft castle that is one of the most famous properties in Connecticut – and among the world’s best homes.
Alongside local designer Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, LTD (opens in new tab), Tommy and his wife designed the interiors to be reminiscent of a magical world – full of whimsy, curiosity, and old-world charm – worthy of its grand exterior.
Here, H&G takes an exclusive tour around never before seen rooms to see how America’s most famous designer lived.
Tommy Hilfiger is celebrated for this lacquer, plaid, and tartan designs – and this castle maintains his signature throughout its traditional kitchen ideas. This room combines trendy gingham with traditional wooden tones to create a cottage-style space that pays homage to the fairy-tale theme running throughout the property.
These wooden hues continue predominantly in the library – where the designers played with a secret TV wall idea and concealed the screen behind the book spines.
These ornate materials and exhibitions of craftsmanship continue throughout the master bathroom, where you find a bathtub lined with wood porcelain and a green marble countertop.
Meanwhile, the guest bathroom includes a maximalist wallpaper made from feathers and an ornate mirror that maintains the home’s old-world aesthetic.
Despite the castle’s traditional features, the designers have turned the estate into a family-friendly home that includes a modern bedroom and reading nook that maintains that further compliments the castle’s whimsical decor.
There is also a custom-designed brick-clad wine cellar hidden at the bottom of the property, where there is space to sample wine before enjoying it in the dining room or kitchen.
Beyond the Norman French walls, the estate is a catalyst of garden ideas – from its sculptures that continues the fairytale-style outside – to the swimming pool and tennis court. There is also space for a private woodland walk amid one of southwestern Fairfield County’s most verdant settings.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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