The other week we had the great honor and pleasure of attending a luncheon at the esteemed Astor Courts to celebrate the launch of Annie Selke Luxe! We have been huge fans of Annie (we use one of her Dash and Albert rugs in almost every project) and were thrilled when we learned of her new collection of luxurious bedding and accessories. The architectural delight of Astor Courts was the perfect setting to display Annie’s gorgeous pieces. The collection, aka known as Annie’s labor of love, includes exquisite bedding as well as elegant upholstered headboards, and expertly hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets.
Quick history 101: Designed by Stanford White in 1902 for John Jacob Astor IV, this Beaux-Arts sporting pavilion was conceived as a playground for the American aristocracy. It was built after Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon at Versailles, and in addition to its formal living room, five bedrooms and ballroom-size main hall, it has an indoor tennis court and an indoor swimming pool. Fast forward to the present, our gracious host (the owner of the property) has restored the home to its original opulence with the help of architect Sam White, Stanford’s great-grandson.
We could not think of a more luxe statement ourselves!
Congratulations, Annie on such a magnificent new collection!