For the entire month of March in 2017, Modern Relik’s Design Director, John Dransfield, with partner Geoffrey Ross, hosted their own Dransfield & Ross pop-up shop on the famed 7th floor of legendary department store, Bergdorf Goodman, New York. The 7th floor halls of Bergdorf’s are celebrated for their home decor department and often feature Guest Designers who create special collections exclusively for the store. Mingling with the likes of designers Kelly Wearstler, Kit Kemp, and more, the honor of creating a shop here is more than remarkable.
Drawing inspiration for the boutique from American socialite and style icon Babe Paley, Dransfield & Ross envisioned items one might find in Paley’s Jamaica retreat, Round Hill, in 1959. From their collection of personal finds they have collected over the years, the shop was brimming with antiques, original art, exotic lighting, decadent and unusual decor, and of course, their own line of lavish textiles.
Babe Paley’s tropical glamour was symbolic of her classic elegance in the summer. From “ice buckets covered in seashells or giant pillows with multicolored monstera leaves…’I could definitely see people picking up these items and taking them to the beach in the Hamptons,’ “ said Dransfield.
See here for An Ode to Babe Pailey.