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I was going through more old magazines recently and came across another classic.  Around 1936, interior designer Elsie de Wolfe designed a beautiful home in Beverly Hills for Countess Dorothy di Frasso.  Jose Iturbi bought the house furnished from di Frasso around 1947.  It remained intact until just a few years ago when pieces were […]

Gorgeous Gucci

02 . 28 . 11

In 2009, Gucci moved their headquartes from Florence to Rome.  The offices are located in a historic building on Via del Banco di Santo Spirito.  The nine story palazzo was commissioned by Giulio Alberini, a wealthy merchant, and erected in 1515 and was designed by Raphael and his student Giulio Romano.  Gucci head designer Frida Gianinni […]

Oscars Greenroom

02 . 28 . 11

Michael Smith must no longer be busy decorating the White House. He found time to design the official Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The room was inspired by a 1940’s library and even included Mr. Smith’s own books. Since the Greenroom is the place where celebrities wait before going on stage, he thought […]

Dakota Jackson at Sea

02 . 14 . 11

Since the Marina was fully booked, we were only able to see the designer rooms and suites while we were docked in Nassau.  Dakota Jackson designed a few suites and we peeked into two of them.  We weren’t given any specific details about the rooms but I assume much of the furniture came from Dakota […]

I grew up with a canopy bed so I’ve had an aversion to them ever since.  If there was any bed that could make me change my mind about them, it’s the 18th-century painted Louis XVI style bed above that is currently for sale at Le Louvre Antiques in Dallas.  It can also be called […]

The Chic Catroux

01 . 30 . 11

It’s interesting how you see some designers all over the place and some nowhere at all.  I wish we could see more work of the interior designer François Catroux.  Maybe staying under the radar and a lack of self promotion is a French thing or a European thing.  It’s certainly, as we all know, not […]

I know not everyone likes color so I thought I’d post something a little more neutral today.  Roman & Williams partners in work and life, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, live in a fabulous loft downtown that is both eclectic and elegant.  I absolutely love the kitchen and home office area with a glass enclosed […]

Color My World

01 . 25 . 11

The biggest trend on the Spring/Summer 2011 runways was color.  Not just a little color but bright, bold, beautiful hues that will shake up your world.  After this brutal winter, I can’t think of anything I want to wear more than cheerful colors.  There are many interior designers who embrace color in their work like […]

Ode to Wicker

01 . 13 . 11

This wicker Hermes Kelly bag looks just right.  I’d like to carry it while wearing a Fendi dress in white.  Tina Turner could drive me around in her Fiat Jolly that surely goes zoom. At the end of the day, we could hang out in this chic lattice room. The End.

Lanvin Lives On

01 . 04 . 11

Did you know that fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin’s grandson is an interior designer in Moscow?  Neither did I until yesterday.  I love when creativity runs in a family.  I also love that Jean-Yves Lanvin’s apartment isn’t as over the top as I’ve come to expect from Russian design but I guess that’s because he’s French.  You […]

As we move into the new year, many of us will be working on organizing our lives and our homes.  I know this because I spent most of Sunday cleaning out my closet and organizing my files.  Why does the interior design industry have to use so much paper?!  While I want everything to be neat […]

I really wanted to post some of my photos from Versailles today but my computer had other ideas.  Now I have to run to a meeting at a magazine so I’m leaving you with these photos from French designer Frederic Mechiche’s flat in the Marais area of Paris.  I will try to add some details when […]

Bohemian Chic

12 . 07 . 10

I forgot to mention in my last post that Oscar de la Renta has a Tumblr account.  Well, it actually belongs to the Oscar PR Girl and she will be posting behind the scenes photos of the atelier and more.  One of the photos on there now is of Loulou de la Falaise who collaborates […]

Rock Star Decor

12 . 06 . 10

Rock star Lenny Kravitz doesn’t just decorate his own homes, he actually created his own design firm, Kravitz Design. I know some readers will find this ridiculous but some creative types are creative across many different mediums.  He’s designed many of his own homes but it’s this chic and sexy townhouse in the 16th Arronsissment in Paris that […]

Candia Fisher is a serious art collector but then again, she learned from the best.  Her mother, Emily Fisher Landeau is a serious collector of  modern art as well as, a trustee of of the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Candia’s duplex apartment was designed by Aman & Carson and highlights the fabulous art while remaining elegant […]

Blue Monday

11 . 22 . 10

While researching another story, I came across this beautiful apartment in Paris designed by Chahan Minassian.  It was also published in the September 2010 issue of French Architectural Digest.  From what I could glean from the article without pulling out the French/English dictionary, the pied-a-terre was designed for a couple who’s primary residence is in […]

By now, we’ve all seen this iconic shot of Albert Hadley’s sitting room in his New York apartment. The blue color framed by the gilt frame is just gorgeous and easy to replicate.  I was thinking about this image yesterday after looking at the blue walls in Steven Gambrel’s room at Designer Visions.  I was also […]