We started shooting the spring 2014 catalog on a cold December day, and now three months later, it is still cold and snowing here in New York! But I know that any day now, we will have sunny spring days. While we are waiting, let our new catalog fill your home with some great new designs. Photographed over two weeks, we placed the designs in rooms filled with antique furniture to create the perfect settings.
There was no question that the new Indigo Collection had to be up front on the cover and opening pages. The freshness of mixed blues looks striking against a background of old Chinese porcelain jars and sprays of yellow orchids. When we previewed this collection to buyers and editors, we could feel their intrinsic reaction to the new color palette. In particular, everyone loved the cleaner new frame styles with their more graphic quality.
A few pages later, I finally got to shoot a tablescape of our new napkin rings. To all our collectors who have been asking me when we are designing new napkin rings–they are here! The incredible diamond-faceted glass rings set off a big jewel on top. Each pair is packaged in our signature Jay Strongwater box.
And please don’t miss the four new glamorous pins on the opposite page: sprays of flowers highlighted with opal-colored crystals.
Turn a few pages and be wowed by a double-page spread launching the Luminous Collection: silhouettes of shells, crustaceans, mollusks, and fish depicted in hammered bezels that are individually fitted together and set with faceted crystals stones and pearls. We photographed them on old tables, in a room filled with light, to illuminate their surfaces.
If you remember, this past fall we introduced the Chinoiserie Collection; this season, those same design elements inspire wonderful new pillows. Photographed on a simple linen-covered bench, the lush embroidered colors look beautiful against their cream velvet backgrounds.
I can’t cover every page here, but near the end, on page 42, there is this arresting photograph of our new Nouveau-style candlesticks elegantly placed on a dark wood table. Their grace and beauty culminates in gentle swirls holding leaf-wrapped candle cups.
I cannot wait for you to turn each page yourself and see all these beguiling photographs, each one capturing the many facets of what we love to do every day. Please visit our site to view the e-catalog or request your own printed copy!