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 NeimanMarcus.com.