Oscar de la Renta rearanging flowers and the table setting – For his new interior collection, Oscar de la Renta is collaborating with the New York Botanical Garden. For example, there are signs with images of flowers and jars in the shape of pumpkins to be found in the interior. .
De La Renta’s love of gardens gets very visasble in this way, His home in the Dominican Republic has a huge garden full of flowers and plants..
The collection was introduced last Thursday with a cocktail party in the shop of the designer on Madison Avenue in New York. “It’s very spring,” says Carolina Irving, Creative Director of Home at Oscar de la Renta, of the pink and green palette. “You can take a Trellis plate and put the Peony on top. It’s a very versatile collection.” With the help of Coleen Brewer, of VP design Home Division, they did just that, mixing and matching to arrange the tablescape for the collection’s big debut at the ODLR flagship last night.
“My favorite thing in the world is setting the table,” says Irving. “It’s the only way that you can rearrange and change your house without having to redo your entire living room.” Her favorite piece in the collection is the may apple blossom leaf plate. “I think the green is so beautiful—it mixes with everything,” she says. “And I love the size of the leaf, the fact that it takes up almost the entire plate.” Other flowers (magnolias, gardenias) make appearances in the form of golden paperweights. Take a look at the collection at OscardelaRenta.com.