LULU DK DOES DINING!

by Marisa Marcantonio

Lulu DK's artist streak and creative verve continues with her new collection of tabletop designs. She began her artistic endeavors by creating a hand done fabric line a decade ago. The graphic geometric fabrics and wallpapers had a fresh sensibility that conveyed her artistic hand. They were a natural extension of her paintings, which she had been doing for years. Next came her beautiful acclaimed printed and embroidered collection of baby and grown up bedding for Matouk. A colorful leather furniture line with Elite Leather followed, and gave her visibility with a widely seen ad campaign, and a capsule collection of handmade Tibetan and Dhurrie carpets with San Francisco's Elson and Company gave her a way to bring color and pattern to floors. Then her collage book followed, exploring her paintings and travels called, Lulu. The foray into tabletop is a natural progression for her brand vision, and a welcome one. Her hand-drawn flowers and geometric watercolors have now make their way onto china. Their charm lies in how the boldly colored flowers and leaves cover the entire surface in a realistic, natural way. Entertain with and enjoy her nature inspired hand - painted pieces that bring a joie de vivre to the table. Find this new collection with all the patterns shown here at Neiman Marcus and Horchow.

Hydrangea Dinner

Hydrangea Mug

Hydrangea Salad

Leaf Pattern salad plate

Petals Charger
Petals Dinner Plate
Petals salad plate
Petals Mug
Petals Rimmed Soup Bowl

Hydrangea Charger

Byzantine Dinner Plate
Byzantine Salad Plate
Byzantine Rimmed Soup Bowl

OSCAR DE LA RENTA HOME WILL BE GROWING...

by Marisa Marcantonio


Oscar de la Renta's furniture collection with Century Furniture was launched several years ago. Last year, new additions were created, many of the pieces were upholstered in his signature lipstick red. Headed up by creative director Miles Redd, Oscar home collections have been designed with Lunt for silver and home accessories, and rugs with Elson and Company. Always keeping good design in mind, they mixed materials like mother of pearl, turquoise and ebony, used rubbed finishes and small repeats for upholstery. The furniture inspiration comes from his homes in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, his New York apartment, and his Litchfield Connecticut home. This fall, he expands into the world of luscious home fabrics with a new collection with Lee Jofa.


Tufted Slipper Chair


Console Table with marble top


Pagoda Dining Chair


Wave Bunching Table

Reeded Column Cocktail Table

ELSON AND COMPANY RUGS
Oscar's Tibetan rugs have great pattern and texture, providing graphic elements for the floor.

Bibao in cafe

Escorial

San Lucar

Valencia

Alcazar

Pontavedra