by Marisa Marcantonio

When the legendary fashion designer and icon of taste, Oscar de la Renta passed away recently, the world lost one of the great designers of all-time, who knew how to dress a woman to the nines,  but also lived with great style.  In everything he did, his gracious and refined aesthetic came across. His homes in Manhattan, the Dominican Republic and Litchfield, were the epitome of gracious living, and had elegance, classicism and comfort at their core. His contribution to the home realm continues, as the brand recently debuted new additions to their home assortment, filled with chic entertaining pieces, picture frames and gifts. Ahead, a look at some of the standouts that will make holiday gifts easy to give this year. 

A favorite pastime of those that frequent idyllic resort locales or alpine retreats, Backgammon is a game that never goes out of style. Hence, you will notice a proliferation of great sets on the market, one of the finest being this green faux tortoise encased version from ODLR. Beautifully detailed, the cork, leather and lacquer wrapped backgammon set is in a briefcase design for easy mobility.

A generously sized tray always comes in handy and is a welcome sight on a coffee table or to create a make shift bar. Versatile with classic lines, the green faux tortoise makes another appearance, this time on this chic oversized tray with brass cut-out handles.

A high luster lacquer finish on the spotted Emerald Tortoise Frame gives it the pattern depth and richness

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From across the room the new Gallery Bowl is an eye-catcher. Hand-cut facets of bright green glass is edged in a gold rim for the ultimate sophisticated serving bowl.  Hand-washing is recommended.