Ernest de la Torre founded his own design studio in 2001 and has since completed significant homes in Manhattan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, California and the Bahamas as well as ...
Ernest de la Torre founded his own design studio in 2001 and has since completed significant homes in Manhattan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, California and the Bahamas as well as in the United Kingdom.
de la Torre embarked on his design career at Peter Marino Architects in New York, and later bolstered his knowledge through graduate studies at Sotheby’s Fine and Decorative Arts in London. de la Torre further honed his architectural vision by teaming with Ian Schrager, David Collins in London, and later with the Ralph Lauren Home Division, creating new furniture, lighting, and table top and textile concepts.
Ernest and his firm completed the restoration of the historic Cooper Mansion in Tuxedo Park replete with Aesthetic period antiques to Art Deco gems featured on the cover of Elle Décor magazine. A state of the art Nakashima inspired triplex loft in Soho with vast square footage both inside and out featured in Architectural Digest as was a recent project in a Candela Fifth Avenue gem overlooking Central Park. The principals own home featured in Elle Decor this month. Currently we are excited to be a finalist for an award at the Venice Biennial for the Yacht design as well as a design for a Gulfstream V jet aircraft.
He works with a staff of 4 and has collaborated with architects Cooper, Robertson & Partners, Allen Greenberg and Associates, Consolidated Architects, as well as others. The firm specializes in designing spaces around unique collections of art, custom furniture, and textiles created over the years in his studio.
de la Torre design was honored to be included in Elle Décor’s A-List of the world's top interior designers.