As I am sure all of you know, the world lost a fashion legend this week. On Tuesday evening, Oscar de la Renta passed away after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a legacy of elegance, talent, inspiration, and compassion as well as an indelible mark on the fashion world thanks to his career of over fifty years. I have been impressed, though not surprised by all of the lovely things his friends have said about him after his passing. He was a man of unmatched style, dignity, and charisma.
Oscar’s beautiful Punta Cana home, in his home country of the Dominican Republic has been a source of inspiration for me and so many of my fellow interior designer friends. The living room, pictured above, is my favorite room in this iconic home. Like Oscar himself, the room is classic and elegant, but maintains an effortless and welcoming air. From the timeless architecture and mounds of blue and white porcelain, wicker seating and mahogany tables to the stacks of books, glass hurricanes, and abundant coral branches, the room is filled with personality and like Oscar and everything he touched, it will continue to be a source of inspiration. Oscar, you will be missed.
P.S. A friend of mine is very involved with The Children’s Assessment Center which works to prevent, assess, investigate, and treat child sex abuse. This is such a worthy cause, so if you are in Houston, I hope you’ll attend this year’s “Advocate Through Art Party” benefiting The Children’s Assessment Center (The CAC) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Winter Street Studios. The event will feature a live and silent art auction, music, cocktails and more! This year’s delicious cuisine is generously sponsored by Clark Cooper Concepts and will include divine fare from their restaurants including Ibiza, Brasserie 19, Coppa Ristorante, Coppa Osteria and Punks Simple Southern Food.