Springing into Color at NY Now 2015

Oscar de la Renta tray on stand at NY Now 2015

With the wild winter weather this week, it was encouraging to get a glimpse of spring at this edition of NY Now 2015. While we looked at the influence of black, white and gold, color was clearly on everyone’s mind. Oscar de la Renta‘s small booth was like a big breath of fresh air. Oscar’s Hedges wallpaper for Lee Jofa was the perfect backdrop for the new spring offerings. Like Bunny Mellon, it seems the chicest people understand the understated appeal of straw and wicker, including Creative Director Caroline Irving. The new tray below with a wipeable resin insert is just oozing with charm.

Oscar de la Renta tray at NY Now 2015

And a larger version on a faux bamboo stand, with insert reminiscent of Portuguese tiles, is an entertaining essential that every home can use. As the days get warm, it can also effortlessly migrate outdoors, weather permitting of course. The rug is a marvelous new design by Carolina for Elson, mixing floral and geometric themes for easy to live with graphic appeal.

Oscar de la Renta tray on stand at NY Now 2015The new artichoke dinnerware, like all the other introductions, has a refreshing global aesthetic. It’s all about the layers and each of these additions works wonderfully with the rest of the line. I’m looking forward to even more additions coming soon.

oscar de la renta dinnerware at ny now 2015Too bad the colorful tent in Artiga‘s booth was only for display – such a fun idea. Since 1999, this French fabric company has been continuing the time-honored weaving tradition of Basque linens.

Artiga linens at NY NowWhile offering their traditional, striped fabrics by the yard, in both standard and coated versions, they also create a wide range of lifestyle accessories from deck chairs (or just the covers)

Artiga deck chairs at NY Now

to espadrilles

Artiga espadrilles at NY Now

to lovely laminated trays as well as many more products based on the cheerful stripes of their native Magescq.

Artiga laminated trays

Nantucket based artist Audrey Sterk and her unique line of home furnishings is a regular stop for me. I particularly like her hand drawn wallpapers and murals. This show she featured a beautiful custom color of one of my favorite patterns, Fair Street.

audrey sterk fair street at ny now 2015Her faux bois metallic papers are stylish updates on a classic

audrey sterk faux bois metallics at ny now 2015 and new murals included ethereal clouds for a children’s room.

audrey sterk clouds at ny now 2015Launching at NY Now 2015 was Thurston Reed, a luxury decorative pillow company inspired by stately British heritage tempered with a contemporary global view.

thurston reed pillows at ny now

Using hand-dyed silk, velvet, linen and cotton each pillow is hand finished in a small factory in India with artisanal techniques such as antique gold block printing, embroidery and appliqué.

thurston reed pillows at ny nowDesigned by Londoner Nicholas Reed and American Sarah Thurston, the pillows are of ethically sourced materials made in a factory passing environmental compliance, safe working conditions, and fair pay. A wonderful addition for the timeless modern home.

thurston reed pillow at ny now 2015

I’ve been following Holly Stuart ever since I discovered her tabletop line at the show several years ago. My favorite new addition is her Stinson Tray Collection. Handcrafted in Vietnam using the traditional multi-step layered lacquer process, the trays are available on their own or with a stand.

Holly Stuart Stinson round tray at NY Now 2015

Holly cleverly configured them to perfectly fit her mats – either round, as above, or elliptical, as seen below.

Holly Stuart ellipse tray and stand at NY Now 2015

And how easy to change the look with just a new mat.

Holly Stuart Stinson tray and stand at NY Now 2015

In a rainbow of beautiful colors, there are options for every room in the house.

holly stuart at NY Now 2015

While we looked at Kim Seybert‘s black and white offerings earlier, her strength is really color. One of her signature looks this season is the Peruvian inspired Nomad collection with fully beaded mat, embroidered napkin and fringed shell napkin ring.

Kim Seybert Nomad collection at NY Now 2015

The vibrant Fête collection is a colorful mix and match grouping, with the added versatility of reversible mats and great price points. Shown with Tile napkins

Kim Seybert Fête collection at NY Now 2015

they would also look fun with the new Ethnic Ikat line.

Kim Seybert Ethnic Ikat napkins at NY Now 2015

Kim’s popular Round Bamboo collection is now extended with a Hexagonal design. In water inspired pastels, the mats are joined by new wooden Constellation napkin rings and Watercolor napkin.

Kim Seybert Hexagonal Bamboo mats

For all the upcoming summer holidays, the Grommet Border mats are a perfect pick. With a wipeable patent-like surface they are child friendly and great for outdoor or on the water entertaining. I also love the whimsical details on the Pom Pom napkins.

Kim Seybert Grommet Border placemats

You can’t ever have too much blue for summer and the new Zig Zag blue raffia and PVC placemat shown with the new White Wood Constellation ring also offers practical handsome appeal. For a little evening bling, the navy beaded Kaleidoscope mat is a good option.

Kim Seybert Zig Zag and Kaleidoscope placematAnd for casual beach chic, I liked the Curly Shell Napkin ring and Salmon Chambray Gauze napkin.

Kim Seybert Curly Shell Napkin ring and Salmon Chambray Gauze napkin

Deborah Rhodes offered alluring options in blue as well.

Deborah Rhodes at NY Now 2015

Deborah Rhodes at NY Now 2015

I was totally enchanted by the Italian linens line Busatti. Since 1842 they have been creating handcrafted fabrics, table, bed and bath linens and accessories in their factory in Anghiari, Tuscany.

Busatti linens at NY Now 2015

Fabrics are produced according to age old methods and, from dying to spinning and weaving, every production phase is executed in Italy.

Busatti Italian linens at NY Now 2015

Matouk‘s new bedding from Lulu DK was so irresistible I ordered it for my older daughter. The tropical lagoon and coral combination is just what we’ve been looking for and can easily segue to a first apartment after graduation next year.

Matouk Lulu DK bedding at NY Now 2015

Blues in smaller patterns are perfect for a new look, mixing with existing linens or perhaps freshening up a summer beach house.

Matouk new bedding at NY Now 2015

And while turkish towels were rather ubiquitous at the show, Matouk’s were particularly pretty and a great larger size.

Matouk turkish towels

And in fragrances, two of my favorite brands were launching new scents. Nest‘s booth is always an elegant oasis. My pick was their new Cedar Leaf & Lavender, a marvelous melange of rosemary, lavender and sage enhanced with cedar leaves and a touch of eucalyptus.

Nest fragrances at NY Now 2015

And for a special summer hostess present, keep in mind the charming Maison de Nest, Country Cottage gift set. With five votive candles in two new fragrances, the fetching packaging is inspired by founder Laura Slatkin’s East Hampton home.

Country Cottage Nest Fragrance Gift Set at NY Now 2015

Historic French line Cire Trudon introduced a new candle in homage to Josephine, wife of Napoleon. In a beautiful muted duck egg blue glass, with signature gold foil seal, it is a sophisticated feminine scent.

cire trudon at NY Now 2015And continuing with their collaboration with illustrator Lawrence Mynott, they have added a new series of whimsical oversized matches.

cire trudon matches

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend and to those in the northeast, stay warm!

photos by Quintessence

4 thoughts on “Springing into Color at NY Now 2015

  1. I love the look of spring! These bright colors are making me especially joyful and even more excited for spring to come! I’m definitely digging the stripes for spring, as well as, the deep navy blues with varying hues of green. Great post!

  2. Stacey you have brightened my morning. I truly love everything! The tray tables are amazing!!
    Have a great weekend!
    The Arts by Karena

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