Restoration Hardware Creates a French-Inspired Garden Collection with a Hamptons Twist

By Samantha Bergeson | May 9, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

The latest RH, Restoration Hardware Outdoor Collection brings a modern twist on neoclassical, French designs as three designers utilize the timeless craft of latticework for a 19th-century, Parisian aesthetic perfect for beachside Hamptons garden living. The RH, Restoration Hardware Outdoor Collection lands in the East Hampton store just in time for summer entertaining.

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Los Angeles-based artisan Ann Marie Vering designed the Greystone Collection for RH Outdoor (frames from $1150). Vering mixes hard and soft with cast-aluminum dining sets featuring gently curved arms and tapered legs for an airy lightness. “This collection was inspired by my walks in Greystone Park in Los Angeles,” Vering explains. “I wanted to create something classical and a bit formal yet of the moment.” The nine-piece collection is also available in teak for a more natural feel.

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Fellow Southern Californian designer Fred Doughty marks his first RH, Restoration Hardware collaboration with the Loire Collection (frames from $1,695). Influenced by Louis XVI, Doughty uses sustainably sourced teak in a handwoven, diagonal-lattice pattern to elevate outdoor furniture. The Loire Collection includes 10 pieces, ranging from lounge chairs to coffee tables, all with carved leg insets and delicate formal detailing. “Loire is a contemporary interpretation of classic cottage design,” Doughty says. “I’ve reinvented traditional classical elements with modern proportions and luxurious comfort.”

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Architect and designer Marcel Opstal similarly updated classic French forms for the Calais Collection (frames from $1,695) but instead opted to experiment with a simple, open-box weave to reimagine contemporary latticework. The handcarved pieces are crafted of solid teak, bringing clean lines and traditional silhouettes for a mid-century, modern take on outdoor furniture. The Jakarta-based designer sought to juxtapose texture and scale for unexpected pairings. “I don’t reinvent the wheel but update it in a new, fresh way,” Opstal says.

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RH Outdoor rounds out its new offerings with the in-house designed Trousdale Collection (from $595) in cast aluminum. The slender shapes are enhanced by stepped corners, sabot feet, tapered legs and the traditional X-braces for a sleek look. RH East Hampton, The Gallery in East Hampton, 69 Main St., East Hampton, RH.com



Photography by: Photography courtesy of Restoration Hardware