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COOKING WITH COLOR COLOR WORKS F ort Worth-born and -bred Will Cooper, chief creative officer and partner at ASH NYC — the force behind such exciting historic hotel conversions as Hôtel Peter & Paul in New Orleans, a former 19th-century church, school, and convent — has collaborated with Waterworks on a limited-edition capsule collection of bath fittings. Highgate, is inspired by classic Old World style, updated with porcelain lever handles in jolts of color — cerise red, azure blue, citron yellow, and jade green. ASH NYC's latest hotel project, the 1911 Latrobe Building in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, sports Highgate fittings customized to match guest-room colors. Look for the hotel to open this year. Elegant Additions, to the trade, 104 W. 12th St., RS M artyn Lawrence Bullard's new color collection for La Cornue's Château series of ranges draws on beloved childhood memories. "As a kid, I'd travel to France with my parents, and we'd see these beautiful La Cornue ranges installed in the various houses where we stayed, particularly in the south of France," he says. "The ranges were always in the back of my mind to use when I started my design career." He has since incorporated them in countless design projects, the most famous of which is Ellen Pompeo's 2016 Los Angeles kitchen, which is entirely outfitted in La Cornue and includes a classic black range, oven, and cabinetry with steel details. La Cornue's hand-built ranges are made to order in a small atelier outside of Paris, and finely engineered in steel, copper, brass, and finished in colorful enamel. The brand was founded in 1908 by Albert Dupuy, who premiered the world's first convection oven, powered by the city's gas lines. Bullard's palette of 10 enamel colors for La Cornue was inspired by another memory from his youth: his father's collection of vintage race cars with their rich jewel tones, gleaming metal, and leather details. "There's nothing sexier than a vintage car," Bullard says. Colors are named after famous motor-racing circuits, such as Le Mans Burgundy, Imola Red, and Grand Prix Grey. One of Bullard's favorite hues is Brands Hatch Green, which is similar to the iconic 1956 Jaguar XKSS Green Rat owned by actor and racing enthusiast Steve McQueen. Bullard is currently building an entire kitchen for client RuPaul in the collection's Monza Orange, based on classic Hermès orange. The color was a natural choice for the collection, he says, given that Hermès has sponsored many race cars over the years and has also designed racing accessories. Bullard's Silverstone Noir is inspired by the deep blue-black color of early Bentley automobiles, which won numerous sports-car races in the 1920s and '30s. Bullard's new La Cornue collection also offers metal-encased leather handles to match or contrast with the enamel colors, reminding him of the leather details found in fine vintage cars. Martyn Lawrence Bullard Color Collection, at Williams-Sonoma Highland Village, 4060 Westheimer, williams-sonoma. com; to the trade at Expressions Home G a l l e r y, 7 0 7 1 Southwest Freeway, expressionshome g a l l e r y . c o m . Rebecca Sherman Highgate bath fittings by ASH NYC for Waterworks Martyn Lawrence Bullard La Cornue's Château range in Imola Red from the Martyn Lawrence Bullard Color Collection

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