Tory Burch home llection for Moda Operandi

Bonded by shared interests like politics, porcelain, motherhood, and oh yeah, running their own business empires, Tory Burch and Lauren Santo Domingo have been friends for years. Now, they’re also creative collaborators.

Today, Tory Burch Home launches on ModaOperandi.com. In addition to Tory Burch's Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the e-commerce site will also offer an exclusive linen line and 50 found objects selected by Burch herself. "She always pays homage to American classics in a way that feels remarkably fresh," Santo Domingo says of the designer.

The linens are adorned with seasonal summer prints, such as wild poppies and garden motifs. The inspiration came from Burch’s childhood farm in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. “Wild poppies are one of my favorite flowers and one of my memories from the farm where I grew up. They’re the perfect flower to make a bold impact,” the designer told American Vogue. “I’m more of a maximalist.”

Then, there’s her carefully sourced vintage items. They come from a wide range of countries — China, Italy, England, France — and from a wide range of time periods. The earliest piece, says Burch, is from circa 1820. Mixing and matching has always been Burch’s style — “I’ve always been intrigued by the combination of old and new, bringing together pieces from different periods and countries,” she says.

The collection includes lots and lots of faience, seashell-shaped place holders, porcelain fruit, wax fruit, and “a Luneville Strasbourg pitcher from the 1890s that I think is very chic,” Burch adds.

As for Santo Domingo's favorite piece? That would be the Dodie Thayer lettuceware, which "will delight even the most devout carnivores," she says. "It makes the simplest of summer meals feel rather special."