Friday, November 21, 2008

Oscar de la Renta: Swoon

I just got the new Vogue for this month and of course flipped DIRECTLY to the spread on Oscar De La Renta's home in Connecticut. No, he's not an interior designer, but interior design and fashion work incredibly close together. It's so interesting to watch the trends work off each other. Anyway, Oscar De La Renta is an incredible designer, let's just get that out of the way because it's obvious. His house in the Connecticut countryside (as well as his wife) is gorgeous/adorable. Take a look:

In the article, he loved the house but his wife didn't so he "gave" her the bedroom because it is her favorite room. Isn't that so sweet? Look at the incredible architectural detailing here. The bed isn't really my taste (a little bit to frou frou) but it looks perfect for his adorable and elegant wife.

He uses more of that floral motif (as in the bedroom above) in the wallpaper here and it matches the drapery as well. And on the right, that chair is so classic and weird; I love it.

This style might not be everyone's taste, but I think it's beautiful. If you look at every little bit of this room, each part is so personal. You can really tell that each object has been collected; it might have a special meaning or a story to it. Plus, how can you not love the mouldings and the slightly rounded ceiling in this room? I DIE.

Oscar (we're now on a first name basis) says that he bought the house for the view/property that it was on. Well played ODLR. Well played.

Alicia B.


Lauren said...

I'm in love with that garden. And I do love how everything just looks as if it were collected over a lifetime. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lady Vivienne Greenock upholstered
Anette de la Renta's bathroom walls
in fabric. Does interior designer
Vivienne Greenock have a web site?
I know she used to work for
Colefax and Fowler and has a firm
somewhere in London, but I can't find a web-site.

Alicia B Blogs said...

this was the best info I could find. It has a phone number! Good luck.