LONDON, Mar 16, 2010 / — Infusing a sophisticated maritime palette of navy, cream and white with touches of gold, the Spring 2010 Le Grand Hotel collection for Ralph Lauren Home creates a dramatic interpretation of an elegant Riviera suite.
With exquisite, timeless beauty, urbane navy-and-white and romantic cream-and-gold bedrooms are artfully joined by an impeccably appointed dining and drawing room.
Classic tones of navy and white depict a sophisticated, formal bedroom subtly softened by florals and gold accents.
Flanked by limestone and polished brass side tables, an impressive 1920s-style Louis XV bed is crafted from rich French walnut with applied brass, paw feet and navy tufted linen upholstery.
Each element on the bed is refined with a sleek, tailored construction: Linen pinstriped bedding recalls crisp summer suiting.
Cotton pique sheets and shams with a fine dobby texture evoke a gentlemen’s tuxedo shirt. Maritime boating-striped pillows are inspired by the casual elegance of iconic Polo knit shirts. Painterly floral shams and a gold-woven panama linen pillow modeled after looks from the Ralph Lauren Runway lend an elegant feel to the bed.
The walls are covered in a deep navy linen-silk; the windows draped in matching navy conjure images of a midnight sky.
Floral designs are echoed in porcelain lamps and a fluted vase. Blue and white ginger jars sit atop a Northern Italian chest in French walnut with vigorous cabochon and foliate designs and antiqued brass pulls.
A glass-topped desk illuminated by an antiqued nickel and brass swing-arm lamp is paired with a subtly distressed gilded bergere chair with leather upholstery. Heirloom-quality leather picture frames are detailed with embossed gold trim.
Dressed head-to-toe in sumptuous cream and gold, the second bedroom possesses a chic, enchanted romance with an understated luxury. An upholstered bed with a delicately scalloped headboard is layered with diamond-patterned and striped sateen jacquards.
Pillows are fashioned from silk-lined glistening sheer linen, bullion-embroidered shantung and pieced chevron-patterned silk and panné velvet.
The walls are covered in softly shimmering gilded linen. At the foot of the bed, a matching upholstered bench stands on gold-painted legs.
Across the room, an antique-inspired chaise is trimmed with a lavish, whimsical moss fringe. Faux-parchment is introduced into the room as a gilded desk and Louis XV-style side table. Decorative accessories include a saddle leather desk blotter, croc-embossed picture frame and shagreen frames and boxes featuring a graphic silver grid motif.
In the dining room, woven dining chairs finished in a glazed molasses hue and upholstered in a silk navy pinstripe flank a round table gracefully set with tableware in blue, white and gold. Chevron-striped chargers are layered with navy gold-banded china.
Embroidered napkins with a white-on-white chain motif are cinched with two-tone silver plate and brass napkin rings. Smaller-scaled hurricanes and etched crystal wine glasses finish the table.
Dessert plates include deco bone china in gold and white and an indigo floral porcelain.
The sitting room employs a bolder approach to the collection’s blue and white palette with a grand sofa upholstered in oversized club stripes. Throw pillows in navy silk faille, chevron stripes and gold-woven linen add textural depth; the gold is mirrored in a leather-trimmed textured linen blanket.
A painted faux-parchment Ming cocktail table offsets the sofa’s graphic appearance with an incredibly luxe, yet subtle surface. A Louis XVI-style chair with fluted legs and white gilded finish is upholstered in a menswear chalk stripe and accented with chevron silk pillows.
A throw pillow embroidered with a beaded gold bullion monogram adds a touch of luxury. A three-tiered end table with brass ferrules has an austere, neoclassical sensibility.
Iron consoles with a pewter finish and limestone top complement the clean lines and bold stripes of the room with strong scroll motifs. A navy-and-gold backgammon set and a parchment tray on ash legs offer a stylish opportunity to entertain.