Last night was the official launch of the DXV Design Panel Project 2015. DXV, the luxury brand by American Standard, has made it its goal to celebrate design professionals in the US and Canada by collaborating with some of their finest talents to create settings that are as beautiful as they are imaginative, with very few limits on the designer’s creative spirit. The result for 2015? Ten stunning vignettes by seven talented designers, each one inspired by a classical piece of literature. DXV is a brand that is all about Reinventing the Classics and last night, we saw the classics come back to life and were then given a glimpse at the future.
Down to Cat, the nameless cat in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Lisa Mende re-tells the story of Holly Golightly and her craving for luxury. Lisa’a vignettes are set inside a simple shell of brick walls, weathered wood flooring and we could call what follows, Holly’s Dream. Brass hardware, zebra hides, quintessential Tiffany blue doors by Metrie and Mid-Century inspired accent pieces like the Bubble Chandelier from Pelle Designs come together in a luxurious, modern day tribute to an unlikely Mid-Century heroine. See more on DXV.
Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz of Cloth & Kind created a sanctuary for another heroine of classical literature. Marlena from Water for Elephants. Lost in a love triangle but fiercely dedicated to her circus and her beloved elephant, Marlena would have, according to the design duo, wanted and needed a luxurious retreat. Her train car was fitted with the new Oak Hill bath collection and appointed with beautiful hand printed wallpaper by Paper Mill, textiles by Tulu Textiles and hand crafted tiles by Tempest Tileworks (via Filmore Clark) and New Ravenna. For more on the luscious details of this design please follow us to DXV.
In her interpretation of Anna Karenina, Regina Sturrock, proved her keen design skill and paired it with unwavering optimism. Her design does not mourn for Anna’s tragic life that ended much too soon but rather celebrates the freedom she feels when she finds true love. The space moves from dark marble flooring by Artsaics through ombre wall panels by Romo and up past custom Venetian mirrors to modernist chandelier pendants and onward to the deconstructed ceiling, symbolizing Anna breaking free of her unhappy life. A tribute to both, luxury interiors and fashion, Regina pulled all the stops but please see the rest of her story on DXV.
Justin Shaulis, proved to be the master of masculine minimalism without veering away from luxury, style and his reimagined story of A Room With A View and the desire for one place when you find yourself in another. He created one vignette set in Edwardian England, masculine and serious with its dark walls and antique French oak floors by Exquisite Surfaces, juxtaposed in style and mood, by a vignette of Florence, full of light in classically Italianate style. For all the details on products used and how to get Justin’s look, please join us on DXV.
And finally, Rebecca Reynolds and Lori Gilder tell the story of Like Water for Chocolate. A sensual Mexican novel that is centered around love, lust, food and at its center, the kitchen where our protagonist, Tita, cooks and bakes to redirect her secret passion for Pedro. The glorious backsplash by Pratt and Larsen (via Filmore Clark) reflects the flames of the fire and the sparkle of the teardrop chandelier by Moshe Bursuker and the design team’s second vignette celebrates the happiness of a wedding in one glorious and unexpected wedding cake made entirely from DXV Pop Vessel sinks. See it on DXV now.