Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk & Ellie Cullman at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk & Ellie Cullman at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Antique shows can be overwhelming and intimidating. Yet shopping a show with an expert can be illuminating and entertaining. We were lucky enough to walk the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (formerly the Avenue show) last year with designer Ellie Cullman, whose expertise and in-depth knowledge of art and antiques informs the elegant and layered interiors of  Cullman & Kravis. From antique furniture to modern photography to fine jewelry, Ellie shares what to look for, how to incorporate it and insider tips on the best buys in our latest video.

With a distinguished education and positions as an exhibition assistant at Japan House Gallery and guest curator at The Museum of American Folk Art, Ellie has had a lifelong love of fine art.…

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Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Celebrates a Decade at a Stylish New Venue

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Celebrates a Decade at a Stylish New Venue

For the past ten years Connecticut Cottages and Gardens has been bringing the best of our state to its beautiful glossy pages. Each month (or two) editor in chief DJ Carey (now Editorial Director of the entire Cottages & Gardens family of publications) fashioned a book filled with glorious gardens, handsome homes and delightful discoveries. So it was not surprising that last Thursday a huge crowd gathered to celebrate a decade of great design.

In these challenging times, it is a testament to the quality of the magazine that a local luxury publication has not only survived but thrived.

And as the magazine looks forward to its second decade, it was fitting that it marked the occasion with four talented local designers in a new Connecticut establishment geared toward design professionals and aficionados.…

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Fabulous at What’s New What’s Next

Fabulous at What’s New What’s Next

While fashion week in New York may be over, I will be continuing to explore the connection between fashion and interior design this week. On Thursday, at the New York Design Center, the 6th annual What’s New What’s Next will celebrate fall with exciting new products, presentations, panels, book signings and more. It’s always a festive and inspiring day and I am thrilled to be a part, moderating a panel Fabulous: Where Fashion Meets Interior Design at the John-Richard showroomWith a truly fabulous panel of experts from both camps, it is surely to be a lively and spirited discussion.…

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MORE Dressy Designers We Love Video

MORE Dressy Designers We Love Video

Today we bring you MORE dressy designers we love whose style quotient raises the bar with their apparel as well as in their interiors. And sometimes the twain shall meet as when fabric originally destined for pillows and curtains end up as coats (Katie Ridder) and vests (Thomas Jayne). And while fashion is usually the inspiration precursor to decor, the lines can certainly blur as our stylish guests prove the value of an educated eye. Please join us for part 2 of our ode to Fashion Week.

 

THOM FILICIA - Pants: Scotch & Soda; Jacket: Suit Supply; Shirt: John Varvatos; Sunglasses: Tom Ford; Bracelets: (navy) Links of London, (beaded) Scotch & Soda; Watch: Brera; Shoes: Tod’s

AMANDA NISBET – Dress: Pucci; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: Temple St.…

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Dressy Designers We Love Video Part 1

Dressy Designers We Love Video Part 1

There has long been a link between fashion and interiors, with some designers straddling both sides of the creative divide. We can all think of so many whose personal style is as distinctive as their interiors. So in honor of fashion week, Susanna and I are thrilled to present two videos of 16 dressy designers we love as they share the intersection of their style worlds on camera. Join us vicariously today at the 1stDibs showroom in the New York Design Center for Part 1 as we celebrate #NYFW. Here’s to a fashionable fall!

All the designers were kind enough to share the sources for their chic on-camera wardrobes so you can be inspired by their sources for fashion as well as interior design.…

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Hubert de Givenchy for Christie’s during the Biennale des Antiquaires

Hubert de Givenchy for Christie’s during the Biennale des Antiquaires

This week marks the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. The prestigious show presents the crème de la crème of antiques, decorative arts and jewelry in the glamorous and luxurious setting of the Grand Palais. And of course many local galleries and salons coordinate exhibits to take advantage of visitors to the event. Christies is actually holding two fascinating private sales/exhibitions which opened today.

‘Tant pis, j’y vais, j’aime ça” (Nevermind, I’m going for it, it’s what I like) celebrates the progressive modernism of Jean Dubuffet, the groundbreaking artist whose work foreshadowed that of Basquiat and Haring in its “vigor, boldness and immediacy.” But what really caught my attention is the Empire exhibit.…

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The Timeless Appeal of Checks

The Timeless Appeal of Checks

After seeing the Altuzarra spring show online yesterday, my love of checks, as well as stripes, was reaffirmed. Both timeless themes, they brought a freshness and easy elegance to the runway. Without realizing I might want to write something about the theme, I immediately pinned and added this favorite dress to the Q facebook page.

But the show stayed with me. There was something about the sophisticated laissez faire of the collection that was refined and yet rather sexy at the same time.

It felt like a spin on retro New England summers but also like French nouvelle vague. Whether spare and refreshing as above or more layered and tailored as below, it struck a chord.…

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And Suddenly It’s September

And Suddenly It’s September

It seemed to happen practically overnight this year. Labor Day came and went, ushering in September with seemingly little warning and weather more appropriate for the leisurely days of August. But fall is possibly my favorite season as we ease in with typical New England Indian summer weather and much to look forward to in the coming months. One colorway that walks the line between the seasons is indigo, shifting from the crispness of summer with bright whites and stripes to the warmth of fall with darker and more saturated hues. It was prevalent in many forms during the fall linen previews.…

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Ananbô Panoramic Wallpapers

Ananbô Panoramic Wallpapers

It’s been a busy week in these parts as my youngest prepares to go off to school. In the midst of shopping and packing for her new school experience, I was delighted to learn something new this week as well. I actually discovered the beautiful Ananbô panoramic wallpapers a while back but when I accidentally revisited them this week, I took that as a sign it was time to share. Taking inspiration from the past, the papers are painted entirely by hand, then scanned and printed in their Bordeaux workshops.

The results are reminiscent of classic 18th century landscape painting. Whether the chic monochromatic appeal of grisaille as in this Scène d’Orient

 

and Campaign

or the colorful landscape of Lake,

or the exotic appeal of Bengale,

you can be assured they will enhance any style environment.…

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At Ease | Labor Day Lounging

At Ease | Labor Day Lounging

It has been a glorious summer here in the northeast. Although it’s hard to believe, September is upon us. So as a salute to the unofficial last weekend of the season, I offer the latest At Ease, an ode to Labor Day Lounging.

Wishing everyone a day of relaxing Labor Day lounging!…

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