In the last post we took look at how fashion can play a role in developing an approach to customizing a space that is inspired from the home interior design of a popular television series or shelter magazine photo resulting in a space that’s more personalized and reflective of your own home design aesthetic. Sadly on Monday we loss a fashion design icon that has seamlessly and successfully put his imprint on both the fashion and home design industries in grand style. In 2010 fashion design powerhouse Oscar de la Renta formed a collaboration with another powerhouse established in 1823, high-end fabric design house Lee Jofa for his debut home design collection.
Coming from a family of three generations of custom design entrepreneurs in both the fashion and home design industries it comes as no surprise that Oscar de la Renta’s love of beautifully tailored clothes and fine fabrics and textiles could transition so effortlessly in designing equally beautiful home interiors. This is a man who had a major influence in the styling of numerous FLOTUS or daughters whose designs have graced countless state dinners, inaugural balls or weddings. Most of the news coverage of his death has focused primarily on his long and successful career as a fashion designer so this photographic tribute is in recognition of his more recently exposed talent of bringing the same level of elegance and a timeless aesthetic to well appointed and designed home interiors.
The Dot and Dash stoneware plates from De la Renta’s home-accessory collection is atop Flora embroidered linen for Lee Jofa, were inspired by one of his dresses from the 1970s.
Oscar de la Renta’s Hedges wallpaper for Lee Jofa – from his 2nd collection announced August 2014.
Oscar de la Renta chair and crewel draperies for Lee Jofa – 2nd collection.
Oscar de la Renta draperies for Lee Jofa – 2nd collection.
The top pillow fabricated with the 100% linen KUBLAI KHAN BERRY/LODEN ikat is from the 2010 debut collection of Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa.
Dotted Pleat silk (left) and Chevron Ribbon linen blend, both by Oscar de la Renta, from his debut 2010 collection, to the trade from Lee Jofa.
One of several skirts fabricated from the debut 2010 Oscar de la Renta collection for Lee Jofa that was featured in a charitable auction.
For more information to celebrate the impact of this amazing design industry icon in both the fashion and home décor arenas visit the Oscar de la Renta design house website.