Axel Vervoordt's Chateau de Tertre

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The Belgian designer's masterful restoration reclaims a country estate's grandeur.

 

Italian Serveware, Quadrifoglio

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Italian Serveware, Quadrifoglio

 

Italian Serveware, Quadrifoglio

We call the pattern on these serving collection the Quadrifoglio, a four petal flower. Recognizable from Gothic architecture, the quadrifoglio design is seen throughout the world. We love the bold graphics and simple, yet interesting design. This serving bowl, though inspired by a design nearly a thousand years old, translates to today’s style in its relaxed, unpretentious feel.

Each serving bowl is created just as it would have been when this design originated– hand thrown on a potter’s wheel and glazed in the same colors available at that time.

Oscar de la Renta

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The Greatest American Designer passes in Connecticut on October 20th ~ the legend.  Thank you Oscar for all the beauty.

Oscar and Annette de la Renta at home in Connecticut.

 

Pops of Pumpkin

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Pops of Pumpkin

The color PUMPKIN is a warm balance. It’s neutral, yet not boring or safe in a design sense. I like adding it this time of year with vintage accents. From fashion to furnishings and accessories in between, let’s peak at Pumpkin this Autumn as a neutral.

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I hope your planning a beautiful Autumn weekend.
 
My design tip: Adding pops of a color is simple way to update a space. Easily can be changed every season if you like.
 xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
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Italian Olivewood Bowls

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Shop Olivewood Bowls

There are 2 sizes available - Large and Extra Large.  The qualities of olivewood grain compares to nothing else. Our olivewood bowls are large, thick and heavy, and definitely make a statement. They are great service pieces as well as decorative for displaying large bounties of fruits and vegetables. These classic Italian bowls only get better with time.

To maintain the beautiful grain and color of the olivewood, occasionally rub the bowl with olive oil or vegetable oil.

Fresco Dinnerware Collection

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Shop Fresco Dinnerware Collection

Our Fresco Dinnerware set collection combines beauty with simplicity. Drawing inspiration from the frescoed walls of Italian palazzos and churches, this collection evokes the colors and textures of paint on plaster. Each piece of dinnerware is unique and handmade by Italian artisans. The colors can be mixed or matched and each color coordinates with all of the other collections, creating endless opportunities for unique table settings. We love the versatility and the wide range of colors of the Fresco collection, as well as the handmade qualities of each dinnerware piece.

Set the Table

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Vintage Inspired Handmade Dinnerware

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Vintage Inspired ~ Each piece is 'Handmade' unique and has a very organic look and feel.

 

Shifting Gears

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Time for change...

Credit: Rachel Whiting

Architectural Fragment from Antique Door

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Architectural Fragment from Antique Door

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Architectural fragment of antique door from the 18th century. This Italian architectural fragment comes from an 18th century antique door in Italy. The detailing is amazing on this arched fragment. There is a worn gold finish on the rosette, and a hanger on the back, though it would look great leaning on a shelf as well.

Dimensions: 21"h, 13.5"w, 3"d
Material: carved wood, gold leaf
Age: 18th century
Origin/Region: Italy

 

Autumn Inspiration

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Happy Fall and Happy Saturday!!

 

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