“Bottega Veneta opens its first home furnishings boutique and spotlights its commitment to craft in an exquisite 18th-century Milanese palazzo.” I get really excited when I see great design that embraces classical beauty. Granted it helps if you are in an 18th Century Milanese Palazzo, but it is a trend toward a classical perspective in home furnishings even if the furnishings themselves are very contemporary. The extremely fabulous best dressed walls in the Milan boutique make any furniture in the space look terrific. A perfect reason to focus some attention on the decoration of the walls of the space.
“The goal for the new space, consistent with the brand’s philosophy in general, was to respect its past while adapting it for contemporary sensibilities.”
RH, previously known as Restoration Hardware’s, latest catalogue, RH Interiors, offers furnishings and accessories which CEO Gary Friedman explains their inspiration in Picasso’s words “The Meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” They have traveled the world to find beautiful design created by the passion of the artisans who contribute to their collection. The artisans creating the most inspiring products on the planet. For many of the artisans their inspiration came from the best of the past. He goes on to say, “Like Picasso, we have found our gift, curating and integrating the pieces, people and ideas we love into a collection that represents our own unique and authentic point of view. We, too, hope to create a body of work that will leave a legacy and live on in the homes of our families and those we have inspired.”
The catalogue cover shows their unique and authentic point of view with their furnishings and accessories set in a room with classical panels on the walls and doors. A beautiful combination of classical with today’s sensibilities; the softest most comfortable sofa in the world, The Cloud designed by Timothy Oulton, Antiques Dealer/Designer, England. Also love the large mirror.
The Cloud available in 175 fabrics and 65 leathers.
They have a wonderful collection of mirrors. This new Louis Philippe Gilt Mirror is 55″ x 116″H x 55″W for $1595.
Another favorite of mine is their Entablature Mirror 64″W x 6″D x 106″H on sale from $2,795
Love their English rolled arm sofa, the Barclay starts at $2,460.
Their Wall Decor offers collections of framed engravings and botanicals which would be further enhanced with Beaux-Arts’ authentic point of view to add panels to the walls and frame the collection of framed pictures.
18th C English Armorial Engravings $139-$179
Hand-pressed Botanicals on linen $149
Beaux-Arts Georgian Wall Panel Set $199 available in over twenty finishes. Each set comes with 16′ of trim. Additional trim is available. The frames of the above collections have narrow moldings which will look perfect with the wall panel molding.
It is our point of view that framed pictures on walls with panels looks better.
I like this look of framing all the botanicals with one large frame. The mirror is perfect.
As nice as these are I would still prefer them in panels.
I see lots of classical backdrops used in Fashion. This fabulous large panel was used by Louis Vuitton.
I would love to know what home they used for this fashion shoot.
My last Blog on Best Dressed Walls focused on period walls. Ever since I have had an eye out for beautiful walls created for today’s classical lifestyle. I would love to credit this magnificent work. If anyone knows please send it to me.
Classical walls have so many possibilities. Using molding to create a grid, panels and symmetrical designs are the beginning of turning the modern intrusion, drywall, into beautiful walls.
Mr. Corrigan used mirrors with a lovely patina, great moulding in this elegant hallway.
This is so special.
Vintage Best Dressed Walls – Villa Perosa, The Chinese Gallery, Architectural Digest September 2014
Majolica Plaques ornament the walls of the Dining Room in the Villar Perosa Estate
Plain drywall with a lovely collection of framed images. I would go further and add panels which I would then organize the collection in.
Alidad Embossed leather
Venice Luxury Hotel, Gritti Palace
Love the color palette.
The Gritti Palace used very similar styles for the panels in the guest rooms with different color palettes.