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Revisiting Paris

10 . 06 . 14

I wish I was revisiting Paris in person but I’m only revisiting the architecture online.  While I don’t love everything about this apartment in the 9th arrondissement by Double G, I do love the boiseries, herringbone floors, and fireplaces, especially the one in the bathroom.  But when I was living in Paris, I heard that […]

Maisons de Vacances

08 . 04 . 14

The word vacances is on everyone lips and on the sign on every shop that is closed.  It’s also the subject of the new special issue of AD France Best of issue, les 25 plus belles maisons de vacances. Some of them I’ve seen before but not this one in Andalusia by Laura Sartori Remini […]

Seeing as it’s Bastille Day, I thought I should post something French. (Remember, those of you who receive the email subscription are always a day behind.) One of my favorite things that I did on my recent trip to Paris was visit the Musée de Nissim de Camondo. It’s located next to the Parc Monceau in the […]

The Joe Fresh store isn’t your typical New York store on Fifth Avenue.  It’s located in a landmarked building designed by Gordon Bunshaft for Skidmore Owings and Merrill in 1954 and is considered a Modernist masterpiece.  Originally built for the Manufacturers Trust Company, it was eventually was bought by JP Morgan Chase who had removed […]

Chances are great that if you don’t know the name Robert Evans, you certainly know his work. While head of Paramount Studios and later as a producer he was responsible for such films as Barefoot in the Park, The Great Gatsby, Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown, and many more. Actually, you really should know the name […]

Lovely Los Feliz

03 . 21 . 10

One of my favorite homes that was published in the old House & Garden magazine was this one in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles that is owned by designer John Janik. The home was built in 1924 by the architect was A.F. Leicht who was prolific designer in the 1920’s in Los Angeles. […]

Design Inspiration

12 . 07 . 09

I had no idea that my Blue Christmas post would lead to a little chat with Dick Bories and James Shearron of Bories and Shearron, the architecture firm behind the renovation of the Fifth Avenue apartment that Miles Redd decorated. The entire apartment is featured in the December 2009 issue of Elle Decor but it […]

Perfectly Pumpkin

11 . 02 . 09

Architect Gil Schafer‘s apartment in the West Village mixes orange and black but there is nothing scary about it! In fact, the burnt orange pumpkin color of the living room walls mixed with the espresso wool felt upholstered gallery walls and black scagliola mantle is positively divine! And then there are the Ionic columns and […]

It’s one thing to chat via email with a fabulous designer or just post images of their work that you love but it’s quite another to get invited to their office to speak with them in person! When architect Peter Pennoyer did just that recently, I jumped at the chance! Peter is known for his […]

The only good thing about your family having a house in the middle of nowhere is that it’s only an hour away from one of the most famous houses in America, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, also in the middle of nowhere. I first visited the site over 20 years ago so I thought it was […]