A few months back, I received a random Ralph Lauren catalogue at work. Okay fine, it was really for someone else who didn't work there anymore. No harm, no foul, right? Anyway, the images featured in that catalogue were so beautiful and inspiring, I still find myself paging through them for ideas. And the one idea that keeps coming to me is, "I've gotta get me to that new flagship!"
The common theme in the overall design of the new flaghip is the use of pale neutrals, faueuil and bergere upholstery frames, and a fair amount of crystal sparkle. Given the classic architecture of the building this is a perfect choice. What keeps it interesting are choices like the black painted cabinet in the first picture, the wallpaper in the second and the layered rugs in the picture here to inject some modernity to the more traditional look.
An picture from the RL Men's flaghip
Obviously, I need to make a field trip up there but I think I'm going to need to do some serious wardrobe shopping before I'm ready.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.