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Neutrality

08 . 02 . 12

I challenged myself to wear more color this summer because that’s what every magazine and fashion blogger was touting.  The problem was that every time I did wear color, I wished I was wearing neutrals.  Sometimes you just have to stick with what works for you whether it’s fashion or decor related.  I’ve described my […]

Interior designer Patrick Lönn creates sophisticated spaces in which you can still relax.  Such is the case with his equestrian study in the Hamptons Designer Show House this year.  He said this luxurious room was inspired by the recent move of his horse to Lionshare Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut and even included his own Hermes saddle. […]

Marvelous in Madrid

07 . 15 . 12

I picked up an old issue of Nuevo Estilo magazine while I was in Soho yesterday due to this spread.  The home is the Madrid apartment of interior designer Raúl Martins. It’s filled with everything I love, shades of white and blue with pops of black, a mix of gilt and chrome, classical elements, and modern […]

Chic Repeat

07 . 09 . 12

Today, I’m repeating images from my Chic Carriage House post of almost exactly one year ago.  Reasons: a.) I had a bunch of other things I wanted to post today but they all required editing photos.  b.) I ran across the original tear sheets recently. c.) This is one of my all time favorite interiors. d.) […]

Modern Masterpiece

07 . 01 . 12

My biggest issue with modern and contemporary clean lined architecture is that people usually fill it with furniture of the same style.  The best example I’ve ever seen of decorating this type of space is interior designer Michael S. Smith‘s new modern home featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine this weekend.  He’s filled it […]

You would expect the apartment of the public relations guru to Valentino to be glamorous and you would be right. Brazilian born Carlos Souza lives in an unlikely neighborhood but the apartment itself is a jewel box filled with his travel treasures and eclectic art collection.  Refinery29 paid a visit recently and I’m loving the gallery […]

Le Bureau Privé

05 . 21 . 12

As I watch the rain pour down in Manhattan this morning, I am grateful that I can work from home.  I’d be more grateful if I worked at home in the amazing home office designed by Raji Radhakrishnan at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  I appreciate when the designers create a client and […]

  I have a weakness for a spring chartreuse-y green color and Todd Alexander Romano‘s room is punctuated with fabulous pops of the color against aubergine walls. Not sure if you can tell in the photos but there is even an aubergine trim from Samuel & Sons along the edge French Empire chair upholstery. You […]

I’m looking forward, as always, to the day when I have a big house with some outdoor space.  When I do, I am definitely buying some vintage Tolix chairs for around my table.  They were designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard who pioneered the process of galvanization in France.  The sturdy, stackable, and rustproof chair […]

Pretty Pictures

04 . 23 . 12

There is no reason for posting these photos than I think they are pretty.  I definitely have a look that I like and I hope you enjoy them too. They all came from tumblr where photo credits are few and far between .  If you know where any photos originated, please let me know and […]

The sad news came yesterday that interior designer Albert Hadley died at his sister’s home in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 91. The world has lost not only one of the most important decorators in history but a lovely gentleman. Mr. Hadley worked across the street from one of the design firms that I […]

Time & Place

03 . 28 . 12

You’d think after all the times I’ve posted about interior designer Steven Gambrel that someone would have thought to send me a press release about his new book.  Luckily, I saw Steven Gambrel: Time & Place in a magazine and took a good look at it in a bookstore last week.  Not only is is […]

Hillcrest Hideaway

03 . 20 . 12

I don’t think it’s a secret that designer Kelly Wearstler‘s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles is on the market.  But I did come across more photos today thanks to a little story on Curbed.  They show more of the gardens and pool area than I’ve seen previously.  I know not all of you will love […]

Miami Makeover Update

03 . 13 . 12

I received a lot of great comments and emails about my friend’s condo makeover project.  One reader sent a question that I thought warranted a full post.  “I don’t mean this to sound critical but it will. It is a genuine question so here goes- I keep hearing what you want which is different from […]

Miami Makeover

03 . 11 . 12

My friend D. (he asked me not to use his name) just bought a condo in Miami and asked for a little design advice.  Since he reads my blog, he knows that I have access to a multitude of images for inspiration and that I love a design challenge. His only directive was that he […]

I apologize for a lack of post yesterday but things have been extremely busy and incredibly crazy to paraphrase Jonathan Safran Foer. These photos are from the second model apartment designed by Stephen Sills at The Apthorp building on the Upper West Side.  I think my favorite part has to be the kitchen.  I always […]

While I was at The Apthorp recently viewing a special exhibition, interior designer Stephen Sills also gave me a tour of the model apartments he designed.  This one happens to be a bit more traditional and makes great use of all the beautiful architectural details.  He actually made it a point to convince the developer […]