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The Estate Collection: Old-Fashioned Luxury & Modern Comfort

July 27, 2017
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Charm is the essence of this new collection -- an eclectic blend of vintage refinement and delicate colors, inviting the addition of gilded and ornate accessories as well as natural textures and understated color -- all with a modern outlook. The result is pure delight, comforting for the spirit and romantic to the core. The Estate Collection is elegance personified.

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Rosewood and Bone

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Muted tones of Rosewood Cora are enhanced by a glorious floral centerpiece that lifts this dreamy antique pattern to new heights.

Rosewood Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Shades of Another Era

Rosewood Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Ornate shapes and vibrant rose hues add to the formal ambience, based on tradition but thoroughly modern in execution.

Rosewood Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Peacock Feather Elegance

Citron Gigi - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

What an inspired, unusual and uplifting combination of colors! Citron Gigi encourages the bold and dramatic pairing of watery aquamarine and astringent green. The single peacock feather at each place is a whimsical touch!

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Updated Nostalgia

Citron Gigi - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Sheer sequin-embroidered chair jackets add antique elegance to this glowing modern table setting, underscored by the opulent textures of linen, chargers and plates. 

Citron Gigi - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Moody Blues and Natural Hues

Flint Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

The low-key appeal of Flint Cora come from its ties to the natural world of forest and lake. The swirling floral pattern is calming, yet filled with life, and accessorizing is a matter of picking similar forms and complementary colors.

Flint Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Evoking calm and the old-fashioned appeal of a walk in the woods, this updated version of period charm is ever so inviting!

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Layers of Soothing Texture

Flint Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Multiple layers of texture combine to create a world of enchantment on this tabletop -- from the weave of the linen to the delicate tracery of white china atop a clear charger, dusky thumbprint glassware, ombre menu card, and elegant greenery.

Flint Cora - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Lighthearted and Lacy

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What could be more delightful than a bridal shower set in a garden? Blooming Lace will adapt to any color scheme, but here the "something blue" recalls past tradition in a very trendy way!

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A Modern Way to Tie the Knot

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Even modern brides-to-be embrace old-fashioned tradition! Encircle Shibori napkins with natural wood rings, introduce a touch of navy and graphic pattern; then fall back on pure white pompon blooms and abundant greenery for the centerpiece. 

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Barely There Rouge

Rouge Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

There is color, and there is pattern, but they speak ever so softly of glamor and tradition. This neutral table setting is enchanting. A simple napkin, gold flatware, glowing votives and peeling paint candlesticks add character. 

Rouge Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

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Understated Design

Rouge Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Rouge Ezra can speak multiple languages, from elegant to elegantly casual. Think subtle and soothing, textured simplicity, and the surprise of rustic accents.

Rouge Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

The Greening of Tradition

Verdigris Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

Verdigris Ezra proves that subtle, graphic patterns are uniquely in step with both antique accessories and a modern vibe. Reigning in normal instincts keeps a modern expression true to old-fashioned familiarity.

Verdigris Ezra - Estate Collection | BBJ LinenCat Pennenga Photography | Ritz Carlton Sarasota | Elegant Floral Design | So Staged

A Splash of Color 

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How do you describe perfection? Antique style and modern materials? Subtle texture and immense charm? Golden chargers, white china, a solid napkin and a bit of color in the floral centerpiece capture it beautifully! 

Motifs from the past offer a treasury of tradition for contemporary celebrations. Mix antique comfort with modern beauty, simplify and soften, blend vintage opulence with simple country touches. It all works, and it's all charming. Enjoy creating your own stories with the new, old-fashioned charm of the Estate Collection.

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