What Designer Peter Copping Can’t Live Without

From a centuries-old china pattern to his favorite room spray, his picks are truly top-notch.

August 16, 2023

As the former creative director of storied fashion houses Nina Ricci and Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping knows a thing or two about effortless elegance. For his latest chapter, the British designer has turned his exquisitely trained eye on the world of interiors with La Carlière, a line of one-of-a-kind pillows named for the 16th-century estate in Normandy that he shares with husband Rambert Rigaud. We caught up with the inimitably stylish Copping to find out what else garners his seal of approval.

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  • Stan Smith Worn-Out Sneaker by Balenciaga for Adidas

    “Two heads are better than one! A great collaboration for this iconic trainer.”

    $850, balenciaga.com

  • Shetland Crew Neck Jumper by Prada

    “I’m not a knitwear snob, and generally prefer wool over cashmere. I’m a loyal fan of Prada’s Shetland sweaters.”

    $1,020, farfetch.com

  • Classic Cabin S Aluminum Alloy Suitcase by Rimowa

    “As much as I adore my Rimowa suitcase, which is beautifully aged from years of travel, I would be extremely happy to have a new Cabin S—which I would keep in pristine condition.”

    $1,400, rimowa.com

  • Blue Fluted Plain Plate by Royal Copenhagen

    “We have a beautiful Royal Copenhagen 19th-century floral dinner service at home in Normandy. However, I have always coveted their blue-and-white fluted breakfast service—how perfect to start and end the day with them?” 

    from $140, royalcopenhagen.com

  • Indian Linen Twill 908 Shirt Jacket by 45R

    “45R has been my go-to brand for many years now. Their clothes not only look good, but feel good, and get even better with time. I’m glad that they still remain a little under the radar.”

    $712, 45r-usa.com

  • Potted Persian Fritillaria Plant by The Green Vase

    “Typically, I am not a fan of faux flowers, but I make an exception for Livia Cetti’s creations. You’ll find several in our drawing room and guest bedrooms.”

    $460, johnderian.com

  • Tiger Rug Throw Blanket by SAVED

    “I absolutely love SAVED’s eclectic blankets, especially their tiger design.”

    from $1,475, saved-ny.com

  • Clover Note Card Set by Benneton

    “In these days of texts and emails, Benneton’s note cards give me a reassuring comfort.”

    €135 for a set of 10, bennetongraveur.com

  • Joyeux Noel Perfume Gun by Dominique Ropion

    “I love the packaging and intriguing fragrances of Frédéric Malle’s room sprays. I particularly like Joyeux Noel—I use it year-round.”

    $210, fredericmalle.com

  • Panorama Empire Cup #3 by John Derian for Astier de Villatte

    “Such a charming scene on this handleless cup—perfect for holding small posies on the dinner table.”

    $205, suefisherking.com