Saturday, August 14, 2010

SATURDAY: Design D'Jour - RL Fall 2010

Yes, Design D'jour is supposed to be about CdlV, but when I noticed today that Ralph Lauren Home had posted the Fall 2010 collection, I just had to post it here. The design team at RL really know how to put it all together, and have been an inspiration to many of the rooms and vignettes around CdlV. This year's Fall Collection is called Heiress, and as you can see just from the gorgeous photo of the skirted vanity table above - it's all about the lush and luxurious; the romantic and the aged; the grace that comes with both true love and decay.

The set: a seemingly dilapidated mansion, a more elaborate Grey Gardens, as it were had my mind whisked away to a place with overgrown gardens, stucco walls, and a glazed patina that only time can apply.

Something like this. Perfectly desolate, intimately structured, and unfortunately worn. Of course, this only exists in my imagination, but it will make the tour through the photos from the collection much easier to relate. Shall we work our way inside?





So what do you think? Gorgeous no doubt, but does it feel "Fall 2010" to you?

17 comments:

  1. WEll, I can tell you right now that I would love to be the Heiress that lived there! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...I love the Ralph Lauren "look". Diana

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  2. What a beautiful post Artie. I like how you interpreted RL's fall collection with the decaying mansion photo. That vanity is so wonderful with the roses and crystal. Also, the centerpiece of roses on the dining table made me gasp. Such beauty... I love the vignette on the chinoiserie chest. That felt like fall to me.
    Anything RL does is perfection.

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  3. I'm rather loving the muted neutrals right now, so this speaks to me. Interesting, since I've always been all about color
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. As much as I love RL, I feel like it is a bit much; a little too ornate. I wonder if the average person can relate to much there. But then, RL is not targeted at the average person, no? Ha!

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  5. Hello Artie~ ~What a great post. I'm being drawn to these neutrals and shades of cream. So unlike me as I love color. I could definately live in these rooms if I added a bold color, slightly muted, possible a rich muted shade of orange. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  6. Thank you for this , it's just the way I wanted it. When do I move in??

    yvonne

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  7. May I just say "OMG!" Talk about vignettes ..........

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  8. So very beautiful...who wouldn't want to live there? I could get lost in the romanticism that house exudes. Loving the softness of the colors too. I especially liked the mantel with the glass globes and white candles...simply beautiful! I am getting ready to do that same type look for my daughters wedding...less flowers,more glass globes and white candles...so far i have purchased over 100 globes..all shapes and sizes just like this mantel. Wish you lived closer Artie, I would put you in charge! :)

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  9. Artie, love this post and it does feel like fall to me. Not because of the autumn colors but because of the texture the dimmed light the comfy look of each image. Very fall/winter to me. Loved the grouping of candles I am going to borrow that as inspiration for an upcoming post if that is alright with you. Love it!! Have a great weekend.
    PS I did a post on fall this week. I am doing some fall touches on my porch. Kathysue

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  10. Uhm,I think they are absolutely gorgeous but it does not speak fall to me at all. Although I love each and everyone of the vignetes.

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  11. okay-So, after reading a few comments I am thinking your name is Artie? Anyway-thank you so much for visitng my blog (humbled and jumbled as it is)-lol And...thank you for signing up as a follower...what WERE you thinking-what will your friends think now? ll YOU are my new hero....love this blog...and, oh yeah, sorry to say-you are stuck with me now~ Oh Happy Day! Diana

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  12. Artie, I like the new RL collection and would love the bed delivered to my home! Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  13. romantic! I love the dressing table! And the old mansion -- there is something about inherited wealth where you keep things forever and ever that I just adore -- that bit of shabby but it was such a good piece to begin with and you just live with it -- the worn leather, the faded fabrics -- you can't just make that look -- it takes time to create!

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  14. Ah! Yes! I'll take one of everything! Beautiful! Sally

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  15. I Dunno sweet Artie...my brain is still being boiled from SUMMER 2010. Hard to even think of fall. Hard to even think. Period.

    Debbie downer at your service!

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  16. omg.
    it is all so 'DELISH!!!!'

    they sure know how to do it.
    xx

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  17. I too am having trouble thinking "fall" just yet, lol. I do love all these, especially the dining table...love those chairs with the different fabric. And this bedroom is just breathtaking. Thanks for letting me join the party:-)

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