Monthly Archives: April 2012

More Style from Design on a Dime

Flair Home designers George Nunno and Jon Maroto have a distinctive super sophisticated eclectic style I adore. With a mix of vintage and new Italian and American pieces, it is impossible to put a chonronological or geographic stamp on their creations.…

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Ravishing Rooms at Design on a Dime

Design on a Dime is one of the most popular design events in the New York community. Benefiting Housing Works‘ programs for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, it attracts more than 50 top tier designers who create rooms with donated merchandise, which is then sold for 50- 70% off retail.…

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High Point Picks – Wind Rose

Thanks to friend Liz Morten who led me to the Wind Rose showroom in Market Square. She has written about her friends’ Ned White and Cary Wright’s business several times on her blog and I was delighted to finally see the space in person.…

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High Point Picks – Eclectic Elements

Natural Curiosities strikes just the right creative note with its eclectic and somewhat eccentric collections encompassing the “beautiful, historical and educational.” I have featured them before and am totally captivated each time I visit. Founder Christopher Wilcox and his crew do not fit neatly into a single category.…

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High Point Picks – Day One!

Where oh where to start! My first visit to market was an incredible two days of whirlwind activity – from visiting vendors, to seeing old friends and meeting many online connections for the first time! Many thanks to Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP of Marketing at High Point and the entire Wesley Hall family for sponsoring my trip and for your amazing hospitality!…

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High Point Picks – Put a Little Oomph in Your Life

Oomph is a line that is easy to love! Tailored yet fun, simple yet stylish, the oh so versatile collection of pillows and furniture comes in an irresistible array of colorful designer fabrics and 16 high lacquer colors!! And yet there are so many more reasons why Oomph has been on my radar since they launched three years ago.…

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Welcome to the New TradHome Spring 2012 Issue

I am thrilled to announce that Traditional Home’s TradHome spring 2012 issue is live.

Stop by and see the design stories written by the talented bloggers below.
Thanks to everyone at Traditional Home, especially the very professional and patient project editor Jenny Bradley, for their consideration and creative collaboration.…

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The Fund for Park Avenue – Beautifying the City

If you have ever appreciated the beautiful flowers in the spring lining the malls down Park Avenue or the sparkling lights at the holidays, you have The Fund for Park Avenue to thank. Since 1980, this privately-funded beautification program has been responsible for the planting and maintenance of the lovely tulips and flowering trees in the spring and colorful begonias all summer long that enhance one of the most well traveled avenues in the world.…

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Veranda Remembers Albert Hadley

I never wrote about the passing of Albert Hadley because as much as I admired the legendary decorator, I had never really had any personal dealings with him. I thought I should leave that to those who knew him well and had worked with him throughout the years.…

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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala Finale

Kudos to all the designers who created tables for this amazing event. Today is the last grouping of inspiration for this talented team of creatives.
Design chair David Duncan, in creating his dramatic Set Sail for Spring table designed a Sere Roche-inspired centerpiece, incorporating a crystal-beaded galleon that he had found in Belgium.…

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