In the article What Oscar de la Renta And Bill Blass Taught Me, Carolyne Roehm, Architectural Digest‘s special projects editor, speaks of the entertaining advice she received from two special mentors in her life, Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass. Anichini is honored to have been one of her choices for the table.
“This particular (place) setting also echoes my love of the great Dutch flower paintings of the 17th century, with their rich shades and the romantic groupings of flowers and fruits. Roses, hypericum berries, and ripe peaches echo the tones in my favorite Greek dishes, as do the red candles; white Anichini napkins pick up a detail in the china. With this setting I served cream of red and yellow pepper soup, which enhances the color story and happens to be delicious, too.”
Featured are Anichini’s Grazuole napkins, whose classic design resembles a 19th century heirloom. They are 100% linen, hand finished with an intricate embellishment of drawn threadwork. They are nearly the last of their kind.
Images and excerpts from Architectural Digest.
“Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. Finding a mentor in Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne worked alongside the couture great for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty lead her into the world of flowers, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Subsequent entertaining and interiors titles cemented her position as one of America’s lifestyle experts.”
Excerpted from CarolyneRoehm.com.