Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at Princess Olympia of Greece’ collection with Olympia Le-Tan, Aldous Bertram Design, the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse Palm Beach and the upcoming Dorothy Draper Decorating Weekend. Written by Natalie Aldridge
Olympia for Olympia
Society darling and model society darling and model Princess Olympia of Greece has released a collaboration with the purveyor of specialty handbags, Olympia Le-Tan. Known for her handmade and embroidered clutches depicting book covers and other cheeky imagery, Le-Tan began the eponymous brand from her mother’s kitchen table and officially set up shop in 2009. Having started her career at Chanel under Karl Lagerfeld, Le-Tan understood hand-touch and detail needed for a beautiful good.
Since, Le-Tan has created a cult-like following with her made-to-order clutches and other accessories. While Le Tan left her company in 2018, the brand continues to thrive in its new chapter. Now, Olympia and Olympia have partnered to create a collection of clutches featuring some of Olympia of Greece’ most loved cocktails, movies, Grecian motifs, and of course her beloved pooch, Echo. Take a peek at the adorable collection available here.
Aldous Bertram Design
Since releasing Dragons & Pagodas in 2020, Aldous Bertram has been top of mind. Bertram beautifully illustrates the rich history of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today, giving the reader a feast of beauty and knowledge (our full review can be founder here). While Dragons & Pagodas certainly struck a chord within the design community, his talent stretches far beyond. Bertram is an accomplished watercolorist with an illustrated history of the architecture of Palm Beach set to release later this year. Hailing from the United Kingdom, he holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has worked for the likes of de Gournay, Sotheby’s, and House & Garden magazine UK. His work has been featured in House Beautiful, The World of Interiors, and Frederic Magazine to name a few.
After eight years of training under Amanda Lindroth, the British-born designer has announced the launch of his much-deserved design firm, Aldous Bertram Design. With Lindroth’s blessing, Bertram states “Aldous Bertram Design builds upon my ingrained knowledge of British design, love of antiques, my signature mix of vibrant colours and patterns, and historical influences from around the globe.”
We cannot wait for the journey to unfold and for great work to come from Aldous Bertram Design.
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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
Today Kips Bay Decorator Show House opens with a bang in Palm Beach with a glamorous soirée at The Colony, panel discussions, and other exciting events. Marking its 6th year, the home selected for this year’s show house is located in the Northwood Shores neighborhood of West Palm Beach, FL. The home was built in 2007 but channels Mizner with its classical exterior and timeless touches. This year the show house will feature designers such as Amanda Lindroth, Amy Studebaker, Billy Ceglia, Christopher Peacock, and Katie Ridder.
The show house will be open to the public for one month starting February 24th. Tickets can be purchased here.
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Dorothy Draper Decorating Weekend
Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc., one of America’s oldest operating interior design firms, has overseen all aspects of design throughout The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, since 1946. One weekend each year the storied firm gathers at the resort for a fun-filled weekend of behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions to immerse yourself in the world of Dorothy Draper! Click here to read our review of the 2019 weekend program.
The decorating weekend will take place from March 3rd through the 5th. While it is only one week away, there is still time to join in the excitement. Reservation information can be found here.
Read our favorite articles of the week!
These Tennis Bracelets Serve Up Serious Style written by Martha Moskowitz for Frederic Magazine.
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