Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta home collection

I’ve always admired the late Oscar de la Renta not only because of his amazing career in fashion but also because of his exquisite taste in interiors. So when his eponymous brand contacted me a few weeks ago to do a collaboration with them I was over the moon.

Every single item from Oscar de la Renta’s home collection boasts beauty. Vivid colours and chic prints on high-quality materials create timeless pieces that you’ll use over and over again. I especially liked the cutlery, it works perfectly with any kind of table. The green lattice plates are another favourite of mine,  and the tortoiseshell tray and the brass vases…well I love everything (packaging too!)

Here are the pictures I took at home with some of the beautiful creations. You can see & buy the whole collection HERE .

 

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Oscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria GonzalezOscar de la Renta Home Collection - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

 

Terracotta Pots

There’s something very appealing about the simplicity of terracotta pots. On today’s blog post I’m sharing with you some great examples on how to use them.

Rachel "Bunny" Mellon with a gathering of her topiaries, photographed at a window of her Virginia home (Vogue, 1965). Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast Archive
Rachel “Bunny” Mellon with a gathering of her topiaries, photographed at a window of her Virginia home (Vogue, 1965). Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast Archive

 

Terracotta Pots, Carolyne Roehm
Carolyne Roehm

 

Terracotta Pots
Garden Requisites

 

Terracotta Pots
@kewplantsman

 

Terracotta Pots
@kewplantsman

 

Terracotta Pots
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Terracotta Pots- @jennyorseinnes
@jennyroseinnes

 

Terracotta Pots- @jennyorseinnes
@jennyroseinnes

 

Geraniums at Hidcote Manor Garden,Gloucestershire, by David Dixon.

 

Hidcote Manor Garden, photo by Gloria Gonzalez

 

Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

 

@carlosgarciainteriors

 

Chatsworth House

 

Terracotta Pots - @tradchap - Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez
@tradchap

 

@charlotte_annfidler

 

@charlotte_annefidler

El Palacio de San Benito, a hidden gem

Hidden in Cazalla de la Sierra (Sevilla) sits what I consider one of the most special interiors in Spain. What used to be a convent is now a remarkable ‘Casa Rural’ (an upmarket Bed&Breakfast in Spanish terms) But to describe it just as a B&B wouldn’t be fair. It’s current owner, Manuel Morales Jódar refers to it as a home that opens its doors to guests who want to admire and experience the beauty and history of such a unique place.

El Palacio de San Benito was owned by Mr Morales’s family  but in the 60’s it was sold by his grandmother. As an homage to his family and region, Manuel Morales de Jódar acquired the property in 1997 and together with Carlos Marañón they began the restoration and new construction of the property.

The many years of abandon and the different uses this building had, made this recovery difficult and costly. Elements of the family palace, which had been demolished years before, supplied materials to the newly-built annex, resulting in a balance between the new and the old, where original elements from different eras make up the history of a new building, The comfort and the highest technology of the 21st century joins with history and traditional craftsmanship.

El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: The World of Interiors
El Palacio de San Benito
The World of Interiors January 2016 Cover
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
Credit: AD España
El Palacio de San Benito
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For more information visit http://www.elpalaciodesanbenito.com

Images:Ricardo Labougle for The World of Interiors & Belen Imaz for AD España