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Carlos David Studio

04 . 08 . 21

My dear friend David Lawrence and I worked at the same design firm but not at the same time. We met almost 15 years ago after his Hamptons project was featured on the cover and inside House Beautiful and I reposted it on the blog. The owner of that house, Nancy McCormick, also owns the […]

Winter chill has returned to New York but it looks like Easter will be warm at least. A lot of great things popping up this April besides tulips and daffodils and I’ve got them covered today. Since all my friends and I have been vaccinated, talk has turned to travel and where we want to […]

Spring has definitely sprung in New York but we’re still waiting for everything to bloom. (The photo above is from a few years ago.) It really feels almost back to normal though with the amount of people out and about thanks to the vaccine. But it’s going to rain all day tomorrow so if you […]

I didn’t get a green post together this week so it was perfect that this apartment with its green entry gallery was posted on Architectural Digest today. The Upper East Side home belongs to architect Gil Schafer and his wife interior designer Courtnay Daniels and her two children from her previous marriage. It’s as classic […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think the mark of a great designer is someone who can make me like a design style that is not my personal favorite. Interior designer Martin Brûlé has created the chicest Art Deco abode in a building that did not have many redeeming interior architectural […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about elegance lately. Propriety is another thing that’s been on my mind due to thirst trap photos and Generation Z telling us where we can part our hair. As Justin Sylvester said today, “Why should we take advice from kids who are still on their parent’s family plan?” Why are […]

If you’re in the market for a Gilded age mansion, one of the last remaining ones on Fifth Avenue is now for sale. The American Irish Historical Society just just listed their landmarked 15,000 square-foot headquarters at 991 Fifth Avenue. The price tag of $52 Million townhouse that sits directly across from the south wing […]

We’ve had some beautiful weather this October and I made sure I went out for walks on all the sunny days. It was so nice to see so many homeowners and businesses decorate for fall and Halloween. The city is bustling and seems back to normal which feels so good. I can’t wait to see […]

There is nothing I love more than a before and after, especially when it’s the home of someone with impeccable taste. Architectural Digest just published the recently redecorated Greenwich Village apartment of architect Gil Schafer online. He had the in-house interiors department give the pied-à-terre a slightly more contemporary feel which included lightening the walls […]

So many people are back in the city for work and school that New York is definitely feeling back to normal but with masks. One thing that has helped with the normality is the reopening of museums. I visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday with a friend and it felt so good to […]

I came across some new photos of fashion designer Michael Bastian‘s downtown apartment recently and I was reminded how much I love his living room. It reminds me of the male equivalent of my art filled space except I don’t have a fireplace. There is something about it that always reminded me of autumn so […]

I really can’t believe that it will be August next weekend. Times flies when you can’t go anywhere or do anything. I jest of course. We can do things in New York but I have no desire to eat outside with people not wearing masks even if we are in one of the states that […]

If you don’t subscribe to The Bulletin from Schumacher, you are missing out. Luckily, some stories can be found online like the wonderful feature on the chic garden and guest house of designer Stephen Sills in Bedford, New York. I forgot how much I appreciate the elegant and impeccable style of Stephen Sills. His work […]

Last year flew by because I traveled so much. I probably don’t have to tell you how long the last three months of quarantine have felt. New York City has just entered Phase One of reopening so I hope this means we are close to getting back to a more normal feeling life again. I […]

Since no one can leave their homes, magazines have had to get creative. Wendy Goodman, the design editor of New York magazine, asked her sister Tonne Goodman to submit a few photos of her West Village duplex for The Cut. I’ve mixed her photos from the Vogue profile of it from September 2001. Tonne found […]

Dispatch from New York

03 . 25 . 20

Everyone keeps asking how we are in New York. We’re all just taking it one day at a time. Last week was the most stressful as we all waited for word that the city would receive a “shelter in place” order. I think many people think that means that we are not allowed outside. (If […]

My Instagram friend Remy Renzullo is definitely an old soul with a fun personality. Anyone who hasn’t met him might think he was a middle aged decorator instead of twenty-something interior designer. I think that’s what makes him so special. He’s extremely knowledgeable about historic design and antiques but doesn’t take it all so seriously. […]