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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 […]

One of my readers wished she could find the photos from the Laird family townhouse that we’re also published in Elle Decor and her wish is my command. I had already uploaded them because I wanted to post them since I love seeing how owners decorate their different homes. In the living room above, an […]

There is nothing I love more than peaking into the Hampton homes of fabulous New Yorkers. It makes me want to work harder so I can have a place to getaway from the city every weekend and the Bridgehampton home of legendary advertising guru Trey Laird and his family is no different. It looks soothing […]

Living with Design

07 . 10 . 08

I was thinking this past Sunday that I should really try to finish reading all of the great design that I own, especially the vintage ones. So I got a few of them out including the usual suspects, Dorothy Rodgers, Ruhlmann, Mark Hampton and Billy Baldwin, which is what prompted me to post the photo […]

So, I failed to mention earlier what I was doing with the rest of my Friday. Well, this morning I was touring the Charlotte Moss Townhouse with none other than Charlotte Moss herself and her wonderful assistant Cathy! Go ahead. Take a moment to hate me. I know you want to. I would hate me […]