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I am finally allowed to start posting my pics from the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House today and I can’t wait to share these chic spaces.  The designers work so hard on them and don’t always receive much recognition so it’s always been important to me to highlight their efforts.   When I toured […]

Interior designer Alexa Hampton is someone who is as comfortable talking about Corinthian columns and classic architecture as she is RevitaLash and hair care, and that’s why I love her.  In an industry that sometimes takes itself too seriously, she is a breath of fresh air and one of the funniest people I know.  Alexa’s […]

Dazzling Domaine

04 . 30 . 13

I’ve mentioned that it was coming and I am happy to announce that Domaine Home is finally live! Hooray! Give yourself plenty of time to check out this new home site from the founders of Who What Wear, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr.  Helmed by magazine alum Mat Sanders, it’s chock full of fabulous decor, […]

Intriguingly Chic

04 . 26 . 13

Sometimes you run across spaces that aren’t exactly your own personal style but are so full of intriguing details that you can help but be enamored by them.  That’s how I feel about this Paris apartment by Jean Louis Deniot.  I love the marble entry with jib door, the grey and gold color scheme, the […]

Not only am I going to need a library to house all my books someday but shelves on which to display my favorite covers.  A lot of time and effort goes into the cover art of books so why not display them as you would a painting. Chandelier Creative, above, even opens some of them […]

Color Me Happy

04 . 15 . 13

I’ve realized this spring that my mood is directly proportional to the weather.  I’m afraid this week does not bode well in that regard so I thought we could probably all use a little color to cheer us up. Enjoy! Atlantic Pacific Alexander Kori Girard Fendi purse by Phil Oh  Tina Seidenfaden Busck’s gallery. Miroslava […]

Harmony

04 . 14 . 13

Architect Michele Bonan is best known for his work on the JK Hotels but he also designs homes.  One of my readers sent me a link to this one in Italy.  It seems to be a private residence and not a hotel which is a shame because I wanted to book a stay.  The interior […]

I’ve already been fielding emails from readers asking about the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and now I can give you the information so you can start planning your visit.  I personally love when the show house is in a modern high rise building since that’s how most New Yorkers live but there is […]

Once again, I know it’s spring and I’m supposed to be all about color but I am still being inspired by black and white.  I mean, aren’t the black and white striped window treatments in the Milestone Hotel in London above amazing?  How could you not be inspired by them.  Enjoy! J.Crew Home of Naja […]

Modern Mix in Madrid

03 . 19 . 13

I had to buy the December 2011 issue of Nuevo Estilo on Zinio to find out who designed this room.  Turns out it is antique dealer Alfonso Icaza who owns Bakelita in Madrid, Spain. In addition to fashion designers, I think antique dealers have the best homes.  They are so great at mixing pieces that […]

Winning Combination

03 . 13 . 13

I posted on black and gold back in November but the color combination is still inspiring me.  This time it’s also mixed with a little white and maybe a touch of wood or marble. Black was big fashion look off the runway at Paris Fashion Week which is probably why I can’t stop thinking about […]

Color Blocked

03 . 08 . 13

I was going to post something else today but then I thought those of us experiencing grey skies and snow showers could use a burst of color.  Bon weekend! via AD Espana Cacharel Furbish via The Glitter Guide Sterling Style design by Frank de Biasi Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage via Inaluxe via Frassy […]

More to Love in Madrid

03 . 04 . 13

Every search on the internet ends in a trip down the rabbit hole but it usually turns out for the best.  That’s how I found this duplex apartment in Madrid designed by one of my favorite designers Lorenzo Castillo.  From what I can gather from my limited Spanish, it might be for his brother Santiago […]

Classic Meets Modern

03 . 01 . 13

I was trying to find who designed the bedroom in this apartment last week to no avail.  Then today, I stumbled upon it while looking for something else.  Don’t you just love when that happens? Turns out it is the Madrid apartment of Ramon Garcia Juardo and his partner Paco Pocovi who live and work together.  It […]

Perfect Personal Style

02 . 28 . 13

When I spotted Sasha Adler’s Chicago apartment in the March 2013 issue of ELLE, I remembered that I had an entire folder devoted to the the Nate Berkus Associates design directors.  The other being Lauren Buxbaum.  Not only are their home chic and stylish but their personal style is pretty perfect too. I joked once […]

I missed seeing interior designer Nathan Turner‘s new store when I was in Los Angeles last year so it was at the top of my list this trip.  As I mentioned, it was even more special because I was able to chat with him for an hour before he was off to New York for […]

I was saddened to hear that legendary French interior designer Andrée Putman passed away in Paris Saturday at the age of 87.  She might be best know here in New York for designing the Morgans Hotel for Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager but she also designed many spaces and products in her famous minimalist style. I posted […]