Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Oscar de la Renta has teamed up with New York-based interior designer Miles Redd for his latest foray into home.  The inimitable couture designer debuts his home accessories range this week online. Redd, who channels the age of elegance from a bygone era so well, has worked with de la Renta as a creative director for home, overseeing his furniture with Century, fabrics for Lee Jofa, and now tabletop and home accessories.  
I have eagerly awaited the tabletop and decorative accents, and it has exceeded my high expectations, in the design influences, materials and creative execution. The collection, filled with casual everyday plates and great gifts, is inspired by de la Renta's Punta Cana home in the  Dominican Republic. Water-inspired blue hues are presented though dip dyed accessories and blue brushstroke details on dinnerware, while the colorful printed tray patterns are taken from archival designs. The classic meets traditional, with a bit of the unexpected thrown in.  These are elegant pieces you have not seen before, but they have a nice familiarity to them without being precious, that make them instantly comforting. 
You may recall ODLR did a flatware and decorative home collection with Lunt several years back. If you had favorite pieces in that collection that you miss, there are some reincarnated designs with similar casual island style appeal. The collection has just gone live on the Oscar de la Renta website, and can also be found on Bloomingdale's website and

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest, David Prince
The January 2013 Architectural Digest revealed the prominently blue and white collection with beautifully set table that mixed the pieces, as seen above.

On the ODLR website, the dash and dot stoneware patterned plates in blue and white are paired with teak wood with silver accents and etched glassware. Showing a serving bowl can double as a centerpiece, they filled the bowl with a monochromatic arrangement of white carnations. Nice touch.

Photo David Prince
AD showed the Dot and Dash indigo pattern octagonal plates stacked against a red and white floral woven damask ODLR fabric for Lee Jofa.
Dot and Dash Dinner Plate

Dot and Dash Cocktail Plate Set

Brushstroke Dinner Plate

Brushstroke Cocktail Plate Set

Pavilion Stoneware on the indigo Cadiz Marbleized Resin and Laquer trays.

Pavilon Serving Bowl in a vibrant canary yellow.

Photo by David Prince
Pavilion Stoneware in White.

Teak Serving Bowl with silver base in a familiar Revere-bowl silhouette.

Teak Cheese Board with turned handles that match the flatware.

Teak Salt Cellars with Horn Spoons can also serve as nut bowls.

Teak turned handle Kent Cheese Service.

Kent Silverplate Flatware in Teak.

Photo by David Prince
Tortuga Flatware of Stainless Steel and Natural Horn that resembles ivory.

As salad servers.

Photo by David Prince
A mix of indigo hemstitch napkins in Ikat Dot and Woodblock patterns on linen.

Photo by David Prince
One of the most impressive aspects of the new collection is this faceted hand-blown glassware with blue rims. They look like crystal.

With an etched heart and branches on bubbled glass, hand-blown Heart Etched Glasses have a charm to them.

Transforming the Julep Cup, a strong geometric Basketweave Silverplate Julep Cup has great style.

Adorable tiny hearts cover the surface of the Heart Julep Cup.

The fish water pitcher has been around for ages, here it has been reinterpreted in a divided blue and white version with a dip dyed striation.

A jumping fish in the same fresh dip dyed coloration on a serving piece.

The cream glazed lidded Shell Crab Server can double as a display piece.

A gorgeous high luster Silver plate Nautilus Shell, Fish Salt Cellars, Scarab object and Tortoise Bottle Opener comprise his assortment of animal-centric silvered accessories.

 An ombre fabric in blues and green is lacquered into a serving tray.

It is refreshing to see a sweet floral since ODLR has always done them so well. The Isabela Tray of lacquered fabric.

 The colorful floral Isabela as a frame.

A jaunty navy blue and white polka dot Ikat Frame comes in the reverse as well.

Fire engine red enamel encases the Sargasso Frame, available in a rectangle design as well.




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