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Stalking Nate Berkus

05 . 16 . 09

I regularly stalk, I mean check out, Nate Berkus‘s website hoping for new photos of his work and this morning I was rewarded with not only photos but I little back story. Seems everyone is on a budget these days including his clients, one of whom asked Nate and his team to outfit “two properties […]

I will be out at meetings and appointments the entire day so I am leaving you with photos from fashion designer Derek Lam‘s chic Soho loft recently published in Bazaar. It’s close to his soon to open new boutique on Crosby Street which I can’t wait to check out. I’ve always had an affinity for […]

The best part of Friday evening was peeking into Amanda Nisbet‘s chic apartment! It was beautiful and elegant as well as colorful and comfortable. Not an easy combination yet it was perfect! Amanda teased me most of the not about not liking color which I assured her was untrue. I just haven’t had an opportunity […]

Contrary to popular belief, New York designers not only get along but enjoy each others company! It’s wonderful to be able to chat with another designer about work and commiserate about clients and learn from each other. And no where was this more evident that at interior designer Amanda Nisbet‘s apartment Friday night (above). Amanda […]

You know times are tough when even the top design firms are having problems. But everything happens for a reason and in the case of interior designer Harry Heissmann, it has led to the creation of Harry Heissmann, Inc. Harry is a beloved designer in New York who has spent the last nine years working […]

It pays to have friends in high places. Elizabeth Martin and Alexandra Wentworth went to boarding school together and when Alexandra needed an interior designer, she turned to her old friend for help. That help led to the cover of the May 2009 issue of Elle Decor! Don’t worry, I’m not ruining anything for you. […]

Going Gray

03 . 18 . 09

I was going through some old magazines recently and came across a Martha Stewart Living magazine from September 2005 that was a special decorating issue. In it was the gray apartment of the Martha Stewart Living creative director Eric Pike. It’s very serene and calm looks very Martha. Since it was a gut renovation, space […]

All the buzz about Valentino: The Last Emperor had me going back to look at the Paris Penthouse of Giancarlo Giammetti, the business brains counterpart to Valentino’s creative genius. There is luxury and then there is the luxurious and lavish lifestyle of Giancarlo and Valentino. It’s beyond perfection and so is this duplex penthouse a […]

I love living in New York because I have the opportunity to meet the most interesting and inspiring people. Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with interior designer Thad Hayes to discuss his work, his life and his new book Thad Hayes: The Tailored Interior. When I was reading the book before […]

I have no doubt that if Domino was still around, they would name Atlanta interior designer Courtney Giles one of their designers to watch! You may remember Courtney from her feature in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles and on Brilliant Asylum‘s chic blog and she just launched her new website, Courtney Giles Interiors, where you can […]

My internet research often leads me to interesting places. One was a very old New York magazine article about the perils of interior design business. It was as juicy as a soap opera. After that, I discovered that the interior design duo of Stephen Sills and James Huniford (Sills Huniford Associates)parted ways in summer of […]

Art in Design

03 . 03 . 09

One interior designer who I think has a great eye for art is Atlanta based Suzanne Kasler. I’ve always admired her work but have surprisingly never profiled her on the blog. Her style is definitely traditional but never stuffy and I think sometimes that might be due to the modern abstract art that either she […]

Katie Fine caught my attention when two of her celebrity design projects were featured in Glamour and she definitely looks like a young LA designer to watch. Her website just went up this weekend and I can’t wait to see what she does next!

In case you haven’t already seen it, Todd Selby has a beautiful look inside the Paris home of Jacques Grange at The Selby. I love the photo of him with the book in front of the Lalanne piece. And those who have already purchased the book are raving about it so start brushing up on […]

Tranquil Townhouse

02 . 24 . 09

I was looking for a a living room concept recently and came across the townhouse that Nate Berkus designed for Katie Lee Joel and it reminded me how much I loved this home when I first saw it. While I enjoyed looking at the spread in Domino, I always liked looking at the photos online […]

Berkus at the Beach

02 . 23 . 09

I was checking out interior designer Nate Berkus‘s website and noticed a few new photos of a beach house. I posted them yesterday without knowing where they were from and in a funny coincidence, they were published in the November 2008 issue of C Magazine (more on C Magazine later) and now I can bring […]

Designer to Watch

02 . 23 . 09

The saddest part of the demise of Domino magazine was that many designers had already been photographed for the April issue which always includes the “10 Designers to Watch.” I was so excited for my friend Grant K. Gibson when he confided that he was one of the 10. Needless to say, he was over […]