Lee Jofa is proud to announce a new collection from the legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. The collection, which includes fabric and a debut selection of wallpaper, is a follow up to the 2010 debut of Oscar de la Renta Home for Lee Jofa.
The new collection builds upon the most successful elements of the first collection, with new embroideries, saturated ikats and ethnic-inspired patterns, all exhibiting the fine tailoring and detailing that is the Oscar de la Renta signature. From romantic floral chintz to exotic embroidered kuba cloth, one sees the same sensibility he brings to his clothes. The collection features traditional colors and patterns, rendered in a thoroughly modern scale and ideal for upholstery and drapery that adds sophistication and elegance to any space.
"This is a very iconic collection, in the sense that it most reflects Oscar’s lifestyle and sense of refinement, and all that he loves the most: His passion for gardens, his love of romantic chintzes, exotic prints and rich saturated colors," said Carolina Irving, Creative Director of Home. "This is a diverse collection that can live in a country house, a New York apartment or a tropical island, but always with the same connecting thread, Oscar’s sense of elegance."
Oscar de la Renta Home for Lee Jofa is now available in Lee Jofa showrooms throughout North America.
New York City-area designers as well as followers of this blog know that a few times per year we completely redesign the room at the entrance to our Lee Jofa showroom at the D&D Building. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our new launches, and recently, we’ve used it as an opportunity to display the work of up-and-coming designers whose work we admire. This summer, we are proud to feature Lindsey Coral Harper, a wonderfully fresh and exciting talent that we’re sure to hear more of in the years to come.
Originally from Cartersville, Georgia, Lindsey moved to New York City in pursuit of a career in interior design. After interning with Ralph Lauren in London, Lindsey worked at the well-known decorating firm Richard Keith Langham, Inc. in Manhattan for eight years before establishing her own residential interior design firm in 2007. Lindsey’s travels both here and abroad have influenced her sense of style as much as the genteel South. Fresh, young and modern with a twist on the traditional, Lindsey’s designs radiate bold pattern, texture and color.
For the designer room, Lindsey shares her inspiration: “We were in the doldrums of winter when Lee Jofa approached me to design their front room. When I looked through the new collection the first thing that grabbed my attention was the vivid "Versailles Grand" wallpaper! It is so vibrant and happy; I thought the palette would be perfect for Spring/Summer. Then I happened to find these amazing antique brass flamingos which reminded me of the flamingos in the wallpaper, and that was that! The result is a sophisticated yet punchy garden room.”
Stop by the Lee Jofa showroom on the 2nd floor of the D&D Building this summer to see the room and get inspired!
Lilly Pulitzer, the lifestyle brand that embodies the carefree spirit of summer vacation, is encouraging fans to Wear Your Lilly on Saturday June 21, the official first day of summer.
To celebrate, we’re showcasing some of the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer home fabrics that launched for Lee Jofa in 2010. Devotees of Lilly Pulitzer will recognize many of the brand’s iconic prints in signature pink and green, with floral and beach motifs, embroideries and jacquards, fresh stripes, and bold solids to coordinate.
Love Lilly? Post your own images on social media, and be sure to use #summerinlilly. Cheers to summer!
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House closed this week after a celebrated run in the New York Palace Hotel. If you weren’t able to visit the transformed residences (or even if you did!) you will love these photos from first-time Kips Bay designer Young Huh, who debuted a space on the first level called Hollyhock Lounge. Named after Lee Jofa’s signature document print, Hollyhock Lounge is designed as a public room with a private bearing, a place where one can catch one’s breath, send a text, or powder one’s nose.
Exclusively appointed with Lee Jofa and Kravet fabrics and trim, the storied Hollyhock print covers the Lounge’s walls. A hand-blocked linen with a pedigree that dates back to the 1850s, Lee Jofa’s Hollyhock was hailed a century later as “the most beautiful chintz on the market.” Wainscoting of Kravet’s glossy black patent leather serves as a dynamic counterpoint to this graceful floral pattern.
Delineated by contrasts of pattern, geometry, surface and sheen, soft green velvet upholsters a niche with banquet seating. Greek key tape applied to the recessed wall adds architectural interest, framing a vintage brass sunburst mirror and, below, a pair of spotted leopard pillows rest on the cushioned bench. A circular ebonized pedestal table anchors the room. Under cover of a celestial ceiling papered in a dappled gold design, a brass chandelier adorned with vines and leaves is suspended. A honeyed-brown, chevron patterned sisal rug grounds the space, while the lounge’s window, framed with a sheer shade under a valance of cream linen and silk outlined in black tape, filters Manhattan’s natural light.
Young Huh Interiors is based in New York City and works on projects across the country and abroad. www.younghuh.com