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Chic Design Office

01 . 15 . 09

When Laurie Reynolds and I get big enough to open our own offices, we can look to interior designer David Lawrence and his new studio space for inspiration. The first design office I worked in was on the 4th floor of a brownstone and was such a mess that we were embarrassed when clients accidentally […]

Chic and Small

01 . 14 . 09

It’s inspirational, if not aspirational, to look at the multi-million dollar projects of the top interior designers but sometimes it’s fun to see how real people live. I mentioned that I was going to be featuring more original interiors and what better place to start than with some of the young designers behind the top […]

I’m so glad I posted about Fabrice Diomand recently because it led Grant K. Gibson to contact to tell me that he had been to Fabrice’s shop and it’s been love at first email ever since! Grant is not only the sweetest designer I’ve ever met (well, via the internet) but also fabulously talented! He […]

I first became acquainted with Ryan Korban and his work when my friends from Flair invited me to the anniversary party for Edon Manor in December. Seems Ryan is also a fan of Flair and shops their regularly and as not only an interior designer but also creative director of Edon Manor, he purchased quite […]

The Kenmore Arms

01 . 09 . 09

I, like many others, fell head over heels this week for the home of Lisa Borgnes Giramonti and her new blog, A Bloomsbury Life. There were only a few photos posted of the interiors but from what I could see, I knew this woman had talent and an interesting tale to tell and I wasn’t […]

Those of us in the design field like to joke that “decorating is soooo glamorous!” (Meant to be read with sarcasm!) And installations are the least glamorous but most satisfying part of decorating! I spend the day at The Bachelorette Pad installing the new furnishings and moving other pieces around. Well, I didn’t move the […]

Patience can be a virtue in the design world. Clients need patience to wait for furniture that takes months to complete and sometimes designers need patience to see the fruition of all their hard work. Such is the case with the new wallpaper line from Katie Ridder. She started the project two years ago as […]

It’s a new year and I have a new project to share with you! Well, it’s not that new but I’ll get to that part in a minute. When I asked my client if I could post about her apartment on the blog she was very excited and before I even had a chance to […]

Noir et Blanc

01 . 02 . 09

I spent part of this New Year’s Day surfing the internet in search of interesting interiors and I’m so glad I did because I it led me to Fabrice Diomard. Most of the information about Fabrice is in French and has caused me to add “take a refresher French class” to my New Year’s resolutions […]

Mr. Mlinaric at Home

12 . 26 . 08

I’m off to Shadyside to shop with friends and then catch my flight back to New York so in my absence, I thought I would leave you with a little treat. The New York Times had a lovely piece on interior designer David Mlinaric (pronounced mill-in-AR-ik) and his lovely flat in London. Just goes to […]

David Collins is turning into one of my favorite designers. His commercial work consists of many hotels, bar and restaurants that all have unique and interesting features but never go over the top and his residential work seems to have a quiet elegance. But one of David’s hallmarks seems to be his beautiful use of […]

Palm Springs Paradise

12 . 04 . 08

I know I should be posting about Christmas but I couldn’t help but post the photos of my friend David Jimenez‘s Palm Springs mid-century paradise. He keeps suggesting that I come out for a little vacation and after seeing the photos, I just make have to book a flight. I love the pops of color […]

Going Grey

11 . 21 . 08

I think I have found my all time favorite interior to date! The apartment belongs to Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa and his partner John De Stefano, a horse trainer and manager. It feels very European to me with a perfect mix of minimalism and interesting details. The couple didn’t use an interior designer but […]

Sara Story Design

11 . 10 . 08

Sara Story‘s room at the Kips Bay Designer Show House this year was one of my favorites and I felt an immediate affinity for her after reading her 1stdibs Style Compass interview since so many of her answers mirrored my own. I was checking out her website recently and noticed some new photos in her […]

Gimme Shelter

11 . 05 . 08

The dearth of American shelter magazines has forced me to buy from abroad…ok, no one was pointing a gun at my head but I do get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t have something new to flip through, so today I picked up the September 2008 issue of Maison Française. I wasn’t even convinced I was […]

I saw the bedroom above in our office concept files and loved the mix of dark walls, ivory trim and yellow doors with the pop of red from the lamp. It reminded me of a Mondrian painting. It wasn’t labeled but I was excited to find out today that the designer in question is Thad […]

I’ve had a few people ask me to recommend a good design book for the non-professional and I never had a good suggestion until I came across Jeffrey Bilhuber’s Design Basics. It’s well written and gives great advice on how the design process works whether you’re working with a professional or doing it yourself. And […]