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Tabletop Market Sneak Peek

It’s been another busy week with spring design events in full bloom. Almost all of today was spent scouting new product at the Tabletop Market - below a sneak peek at some of what I’ll have to share very soon.
Tabletop Market Then I was delighted to attend a wonderful evening at the Kips Bay President’s Dinner in a festive new location at Cipriani’s, below.…

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Setting a Stylish Table with Carolina Irving for Oscar de la Renta Home | Video

Carolina Irving has worn many stylish hats. But her most recent incarnation is that of Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home, where she will oversee the home collection, the furniture collection at Century, the fabric and wallpaper collections with Lee Jofa and the rug collection with Elson & Company.…

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Going for the Gold at High Point

Whether brass, gilt or gold leaf, tones of gold at High Point added a luxe touch to many showrooms. Charlotte Moss‘ new collection at Century included timeless decorative pieces such as the Beaufort chair and ottoman in a charming faux bamboo that would add instant chic to any room.…

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Feeling Blue at High Point Market

While other shades have come and gone, the staying power of blue at High Point this spring market proved the universal popularity of the hue. Whether fashion forward Yves Klein cobalt, classic navy or the pop of peacock, blue was prevalent in almost every showroom I visited.…

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More Tabletop Creativity from the Lenox Hill Gala

Each year, in anticipation of the Lenox Hill Gala, I wonder how designers will top their creations from previous seasons. And each year I am amazed at the innovative ingenuity displayed. From towering to (not quite) tiny, the table decorations ranged in size and extravagance but none lacked creativity.…

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Springing into Great Design

As I was looking at my calendar today, I realized they should probably rename spring the season of great design. From High Point Market, to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala to the semiannual upcoming Tabletop Market, to Design on a Dime and Kips Bay in April, there will clearly be a lot of noteworthy design news to share.…

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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala

It was a Spring Affair at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala Wednesday night as designers presented their visions for the theme at 50 spectacularly decorated tables. Honoring Thomas Edelman, long term board president of the well respected and popular nonprofit, media sponsor Veranda chose a well rounded list of distinguished designers, with editor-in-chief Clinton Smith and design and decoration editor Carolyn Englefield serving as two of the Design Chairs.…

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A Fresh Take on Tradition at High Point Market

Classic shapes and materials, historical allusions and an abundant use of trim and appliqué are just some of the themes seen at High Point, reinforcing the fresh take on tradition that’s been percolating in the world of interiors. Alexa Hampton‘s rooms at Hickory Chair were a knock-your-socks-off sophisticated ode to French mid-century design.…

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High Point Preview

Did I even mention that I was headed to High Point this weekend for the semiannual market? It’s been a whirlwind of activity down here but I wanted to give you a little preview of what I’ve been seeing at this enormous design venue.…

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The Designer Showhouse at Sotheby’s | Part II

As we continue to look at the Designer Showhouse at Sotheby’s, the middle room, created by Ryan Korban, was designed as a grand hall.
Ryan Korban for the Designer Showhouse at Sotheby'sphoto courtesy of Sotheby’s
As a transitional room, it packs a glamorous punch. While filled with elaborate period pieces, the space still feels modern with its dramatic contrast of black and gilt.…

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