Inside Emily Ratajkowski’s New ’70s-Inspired SoHo Office

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Emily Ratajkowski is starting fresh. The model founded a swimwear line, Inamorata, in 2017 along with her friend Kat Mendenhall. Since then, the brand has expanded to include clothing as well, and six months ago, the company moved into a brand new office in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

Ratajkowski teamed up with CB2 to decorate the loft-like space, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and wood floors. “We sent them a mood board of my home and said we want something like this, but a little bit more of a 1970s style,” the My Body author says, explaining that the disco decade inspires her clothing and swimsuit designs. “I didn’t want it to feel like a typical corporate office. It’s definitely a space that we want to feel inviting and social when people come over.”

“Even just hanging our product in a way that we hadn’t done before, around the couch and the mirrors—all of that kind of compliments the pieces,” Ratajkowski says. Here, CB2’s Perimeter camel sofa is the focal point.
“Even just hanging our product in a way that we hadn’t done before, around the couch and the mirrors—all of that kind of compliments the pieces,” Ratajkowski says. Here, CB2’s Perimeter camel sofa is the focal point.
Courtesy of CB2
CB2’s Roma sectional completes the main seating area.
CB2’s Roma sectional completes the main seating area.
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What might one find on a mood board inspired by Ratajkowski’s home? “I’m not afraid of colors,” she admits, but she does have opinions on them. Millennial pink is out in her book. Fun, unexpected combinations are in. “I love green and pink [together]. I love doing bright orange with cool tones,” she says. The fuchsia and darker pink elements in the office’s rugs aren’t quite what she’d pick for her own home, but their vintage look “works for the brand,” she says.

A colorful rug adds pizzazz underneath an ivory dining armchair and marble side table from CB2. Photos of Ratajkowski by Lauren Leekley decorate the walls.
A colorful rug adds pizzazz underneath an ivory dining armchair and marble side table from CB2. Photos of Ratajkowski by Lauren Leekley decorate the walls.
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Currently, Ratajkowski, who is the mother of a one-year-old boy named Sly, is in the process of decorating a brand new West Village apartment after putting her midcentury-style Los Angeles pad on the market earlier this year. (The move comes amid her divorce from her husband of four and a half years, Sebastian Bear-McClard.) “The living room I’m putting together right now in my new apartment is very, very cool-toned. It’s all greens and blues,” she says.

The marble gray tables are Ratajkowski’s favorite piece. “I think they’re so beautiful. They’re really long and they’re just dramatic,” she says.
The marble gray tables are Ratajkowski’s favorite piece. “I think they’re so beautiful. They’re really long and they’re just dramatic,” she says.
Courtesy of CB2 / Art by Amber Asaly

Ratajkowski is also a fan of sculptural statement furniture, something CB2 delivered for the office space in the form of a central seating area with two shapely sofas. This provides a space for the team to work collaboratively—and to create content with a cute backdrop, something that was important for an online business (the brand is expanding to retailers soon) operated by a social media superstar with 29.5 million followers.

Brace cream boucle chair

$1499.00, CB2

T tall marble side table

$329.00, CB2

Coco smoked glass hurricane candle holders

$35.00, CB2

Vayle tall white concrete coffee table

$799.00,

Overlook throw

$129.00, CB2

Bangle dirty rose low glass bowl

$80.00, CB2

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

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