If you haven’t noticed, Summer is almost here! And just as we do most every summer, we head to Newport, Rhode Island. Classic New England, Newport is the right amount of salty (when you arrive by boat like we do) and the right amount of glamour (Dark & Stormies at the New York Yacht Club!)
(oomph's Newport!) It’s not secret why we love and are so inspired by Newport. Newport has the energy of a bustling town, but the calm of a summer beach oasis. It’s considered the sailing center of the world, and with a glimpse at the bucolic and busy harbor during summer months, there is no denying it. At any given time, there are multitudes of jaw-dropping, gorgeous yachts – some stretching for several city blocks, others are sleek racing machines, and many are charming day sailors, gleaming with bright-work. Newport’s surrounding waters boast some of the best sailing in the World; it was the original home to the America's Cup where the Newport-Bermuda Race begins – the best of the best.
But Newport doesn’t just have yachting. There’s the Newport Jazz Festival – a fabulous weekend every summer where the best jazz musicians in the world gather; and the Newport Casino - The International Tennis Hall of Fame complete with grass courts and 1880 buildings and stands. As you step through its arched entrance on Bellevue Avenue, you can’t help but be transported to a bygone era.
What Newport, Rhode Island might be most famous for, however, is it’s famed Gilded Age history. Some of America’s greatest families spent the summer months in Newport and built grand summer “cottages” with incredibly ornate décor and details. These homes are chock full of inspiring architectural details, many of which have inspired us in the creation of our Newport Collection.
The Newport Mirrors, Consoles, and unique Coffee Tables
epitomize the spirit of this great town – slightly gilded in detail, but classic styles by design, enhanced by a the daring hues of signature oomph colors in glistening lacquer.