Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ralph Lauren Home Hits A Home Run

The new RLH Collection from Ralph Lauren Home instantly caught my attention because it is a radical departure from the very glossy, very glam style I usually see in their Boston showroom.


Below are a few favorite pieces.

Copied from an 18th-century Swedish design, the Splat Back Fauteuil features a bleached finish with traces of the original paint.


The Jelly Cupboard, a primitive, step-back cabinet with a heavily worn finish was inspired by a design from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, circa 1850.


The surface of the 18th Century Gateleg Table shows signs of wear, and the piece features vase-turned supports and aged hinges.


A reproduction Dutch Colonial Tea Stove made of fruitwood.


The walnut-frame Rolled Back Sofa, is upholstered with vintage flat-woven hemp and is embellished with down-filled pillows covered in hand-woven vintage cotton.


This late 18th-century-style Drab Coloured Table features a scrub pine top with traces of paint.


The painted Neoclassic Dining Chair was inspired by an original design from the early 19th-century and is upholstered with hand-dyed muslin.


The Sculptor's Pedestal and Covered Urn are made from solid bleached walnut.


The painted fruitwood Bull's Eye Mirror, inspired by a mid-19th-century French design, features hand-carved flowers and ribbons.

All photos via Ralph Lauren Home

The company describes the collection as 'Artisanal Luxe,' being inspired by one-of-a-kind pieces and showcasing period construction details. I love the painted and distressed finishes and the Scandinavian and European influences.

27 comments:

  1. Several good items here. You are right in that this is a step in another direction from the norm. I really like the jelly cuboard. Hope you have a great day! - Tonya

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  2. I would have never have guessed these pieces were by RL. Love them!

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  3. Have always gone to the garage 1st at estate sales. Love the distressed stuff + more affordable. Until now!

    Don't really like to collect things but it seems I do collect drop-leaf tables. You won't believe my latest aquisition. Price, age, boards widest I've ever seen.

    Fell in love with a pic of your I saw on Content In A Cottage, small world.



    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  4. Oh me too! I love love love each and every piece here, the jelly cupboard, the chair, its all soooooo gorgeous. Leave it up to Ralph to get it right every time!

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  5. This is a departure. Not sure I get it all but I do like the urn.

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  6. Departure is the perfect word! I think the pieces are very attractive, and I like them a lot. We have a RL flagship store down the street from our home. I look forward to seeing them in person.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  7. Love seeing this! I've never seen this Ralph Lauren collection before and it makes me much happier with some seriously expensive antique pieces I've owned for a long while! They are definitely back in style if this is the case! Once again, your post is thought provoking and beautiful all in one! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

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  8. Wow! I wouldn't have known it was Ralph! I really like the pieces! Thanks for opening my eyes:-) xo, K

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  9. Interesting to see Ralph going in this direction..seems to be following Restoration Hardwares trend but in a simpler form. Thanks for sharing, I would not have known his new work...someone has to keep us informed! I like it!

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  10. Leave it to Ralph not to be left behind. There are some lovely pieces there. Can't wait to see them in person.

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  11. Beautiful, and lovely break from his usual train of thought/design. Love that sofa and those buckets!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  12. Wow I'm surprised!! They're great! Love these you chose, look forward to seeing more. take care, Robin

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  13. Wow! What a gorgeous look, there is nothing like sticking to the classics! Ralph Lauren has always done that when it comes to their clothing - I'm so happy to see they're doing the same with furniture... stunning!

    Best wishes,
    Desiree

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  14. Well, they've got it absolutely spot on haven't they - I wouldn't have guessed that it was Ralph Lauren. Some truly gorgeous pieces, and you're completely correct about the finishes and their influence. Interesting to see such a departure, and so tastefully done - I love it!
    best wishes,
    Paula x

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  15. gorgeous. i think my favorite is the mirror. wow!

    hey, i wanted to say that your pinterest board is the best. i am not on pinterest that much, but every time i find a gorgeous image, it is yours. you have beautiful taste phyllis!

    xo terri

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  16. Absolutely inspirational images here. Here at URBANARA We are great fans of your blog. Please keep up the good work.
    www.urbanara.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Alex! I will definitely check out your products when I am next in the UK and will pass on your website address to my sister in London.

      All best,
      Phyllis

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  17. I love the simple and natural elegance of these pieces!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    xo
    Sharon

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  18. Well I love Ralph Lauren, and this departure is right up my street.
    I really like this pared down, natural look.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Lizx

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  19. Happy Labor Day Phyllis, hope you're relaxing.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  20. love this departure for RL!

    thanks for this update which brings classic/vintage design to the fore front. and, what ever ralph does always seems to soar
    best
    debra

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  21. HI pHYllis, I found you via Nancy's blog...hopped over here to check you out and fell in love with your photos! I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Hi Heather,
      Thanks so much. Loved checking our Vivid Hue Home and look forward to more!
      All best,
      Phyllis

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  22. I love all those pieces! Ralph Lauren sure knows what we all like.

    Dee

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