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Big Window Challenge

01 . 22 . 10

My friends and I often joke about different stores in New York where we would love to live. Bloomingdale’s is usually not on that list but that was before Eddie Ross got his hands on their windows! In case you haven’t heard, Bloomingdale’s is sponsoring a Big Window Challenge and Eddie has been tapped to […]

Hamptons Hideaway

01 . 21 . 10

A Fashionable Life is my favorite feature in Harper’s Bazaar but since they are a fashion magazine and not a shelter magazine, the actual home photos tend to be a little on the small side. They also don’t publish all the rooms or show enough details to satisfy my curiosity. One home that I hope […]

Ciao Bella!

01 . 20 . 10

One of my readers recently asked me for more information about the chair shown in designer Veere Grenney’s bedroom and Veere’s office was kind enough to share the source. I was afraid they were going to tell me that it was vintage or only available in the UK but it turns out the Bella Chair […]

The Show Must Go On

01 . 17 . 10

I wasn’t sure if I should be posting about the Queen of Clothes or the Golden Globes right after posting about a benefit for Haiti but sometimes we need a little diversion. It doesn’t mean we don’t still care. And as the saying goes, the show must go on. I can’t think of a better […]

David Collins at Home

01 . 15 . 10

I happened to pick up the December issue of Spanish AD this week and was left swooning over the London apartment of designer David Collins. Of course, I can’t read a word of Spanish so I can’t help you with any of the details but I think the photos speak for themselves. Mr. Collins has […]

I love going through my old magazines. Sometimes you discover something you missed the first time around. Other times you realize that you’ve met the person whose home you’re looking at. While I’ve never met photographer Carter Smith, I do admire his photographs every month in Allure magazine and while looking through the January 2007 […]

Snap to Grid

11 . 25 . 09

When a group of artwork is of different sizes and shapes, they always look great hung gallery style. When artwork is the same size or a part of a series, there is nothing that makes a bigger impact than hanging them all together in a grid. They sometimes end up creating a larger work of […]

Entree Vous

11 . 18 . 09

Entry foyers say a lot. They set the stage for the rest of the home and serve as a first impression. They also sometimes reflect the personality of the homeowner. They should always be inviting which to me means a chair or bench to set your bag and a table to drop your keys. Not […]

Cordelia Times Deux

11 . 02 . 09

When I first saw Cordelia de Castellane in her Paris apartment in the April 2009 issue of Elle Decor, I thought she looked familiar. She was featured in her old apartment in the March 2007 issue of House & Garden magazine. I remembered her because I posted some of the photos from that feature shortly […]

Black Magic

11 . 01 . 09

Everyone seems to consider black walls just a trend but by the looks of these chic noir interiors, I’d say they are on the way to becoming a classic design hue. I am especially loving the black magic look of the dark kitchens and libraries. It’s clear that black isn’t just for Halloween anymore! Enjoy! […]

Michael Smith has been the talk of the town since he was chosen as the Obamas’ personal interior designer. It’s also one of the reasons that I have never gotten up the nerve to speak to him when I’ve seen him at events or on the street. I figured he has a million people bothering […]

When I returned from Paris, I ran into Pierre Frey (the grandson of THE Pierre Frey) at a party and told him that I can’t believe he chooses to live in New York when he could be living in the most gorgeous city in the world! He actually only lives here half the year but […]

I’m heading out early today to the D&D Building to participate in the panel discussion, The Evolution of Design, at 9:00am so I thought I should you something to look at while I am away. I’ve been thinking about this apartment that Miles Redd decorated and thought it would be fun to revisit it. House […]

Did you know there is a David Hicks France gallery in Paris? Neither did I. Lucky for me, I happened to walk by it on my way to the Jardin du Luxembourg on the last day of my trip. David Hicks designs have been emulated and expanded on by many designers over the years but […]

A Perfect Backdrop

10 . 02 . 09

If you were paying attention, you might have noticed that Jane Krakowski was photographed in Steven Gambrel‘s home for the a cover feature in the September 2009 issue of Town and Country magazine. It was a perfect backdrop for the gorgeous gowns. The home was also used for a holiday party feature of Alexandra and […]

I belong to a design group that meets once a month and this week interior designer Steven Gambrel graciously opened his home to the group. Needless to say, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience his designs in person. I urge you to pull out your January/February 2009 issue of Elle Decor […]

You Go Grant!

10 . 01 . 09

Earlier this year, interior designer and blogger Grant K. Gibson was beyond excited to have his apartment shot for the April issue Domino magazine. Then, he was beyond devastated to learn that it would never be published when the magazine closed. So I am happy to announce that you can finally see his wonderful home […]