Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sprucing up a Summer Space

Now that Memorial Day has officially passed, many will be making the weekly Friday night trek to weekend homes and seasonal rentals. Summer is the time to entertain with ease and having a place looking casually chic is the name of the game.…
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Bringing it Home from Blogfest

What a wild style ride the last few weeks have been. While there is much to report, there are a few touch points to quickly share from the latest design event I attended, Blogfest. The most important concepts are usually the simplest but executing them well is what separates the good from the exceptional.…
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Stay Tuned

Sometimes even the best of intentions just aren’t quite enough. While I had of course planned to post on Friday, the past few weeks of design events left me with a photo file full of inspiration but no energy to organize it.…
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Kicking off Design Week at Wanted

Did you know it is Design Week in New York City? Well it may be a bit under the public radar, but this week surrounding the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which opened last weekend, is turning out to be a blockbuster.…
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Living Gilt Home

Tom Delavan, the talented designer and Creative Director of Gilt Home, opened up his beautiful Greenwich Village townhouse recently to showcase some soon-to-be -featured Gilt products. I wish I had better photos of his dramatic entrance painted in high gloss white enamel – it is stunning!…
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Kips Bay – Charles Pavarini, Chairman of the Designer Committee

Tuesday evening I attended the opening of the 2012 Kips Bay Showhouse. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic event and with Bunny Williams and Charles Pavarini at the helm, the designers pulled out all the stops. It’s a blockbuster round up of talent resulting in a showhouse that is a marvelous example of design excellence.…
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New York D&D Building 2012 Spring Market

I am delighted to announce that I will be reporting today from the D&D Building in NYC for Spring Market. Along with twenty other design and lifestyle bloggers, I will be tweeting live from all the fabulous events that the D&D has lined up.…
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Holland & Sherry Bespoke

Holland & Sherry Bespoke store, Elizabeth Street, NYCOn a popular street in NYC’s hip Nolita neighborhood, in the most beautiful building on the block, the chicest new lifestyle brand in the city has been born. If you are a fan of elegant fine fabrics, classic enduring design tweaked for modern living, carefully curated collections of the excellent and eccentric, then be sure to put the new Holland & Sherry Bespoke shop at 209 Elizabeth Street on your must-visit list.…
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My Amazing Mother

My mother was truly exceptional, but growing up, it somehow seemed normal that we had couture quality Easter coats she made us every year or that my sister and her dolls always had matching outfits or that she could accurately sketch portraits of the children at our summer club in under a minute or even that her hair was in a perfect French twist secured by a million bobbie pins by the time I came down to breakfast every morning.…
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Red Cross Red & White Ball Redux

As with many such tabletop fundraisers, it is impossible to feature all the tables in a single post – hence part two, featuring many more of the tantalizing tables that designers created for the Red Cross Red & White ball in Greenwich, CT on April 28th.…
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