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Bringing the World Home

Monday I head back to Nantucket for a big week of design. The annual Antiques & Design Show starts on Friday with several attending events including the festive opening night party and design panel, which this year includes Susanne Kasler, Amanda Linderoth, Charlotte Moss, Matthew Patrick Smyth and Suzanne Tucker.…
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bohemiachic at Privet Lives

When at the Day of Design at the Mayflower Grace last month, fellow speaker Kathy McCarver Root sported a fantastic necklace I admired. She explained that the long chain, with a color coordinated assortment of unusual charms and objets, was the work of friend Maura de Visscher, founder of bohemiachic.…
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Summer Inspiration

It was a rather rude awakening to return home from the cool crisp Maine air to the sweltering heat and humidity of Connecticut. I would rather be sitting on the lawn at Migis  seeing the water skiers come in summer inspiration - water skiing at Migis Lodge lazing near the docks docks at Migis or watching my husband and daughter duel it out on the courts from the shade of our cabin’s porch.…
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Shopping the Wharf on Nantucket | SPACE and Scrub Oak

In its third year at 4 Old South Wharf, SPACE has made a name for itself sourcing stylish hand crafted, artistic products from near and far. SPACE on the wharf on Nantucket Owner Elise Gura has a great sense of the special, honed from years of eclectic experience all leading to her settling in this unique space on the wharf on Nantucket.…
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Living Large in Small Spaces | House Beautiful Sneak Peek

Ever since I saw last year’s Designer Showhouse at Sotheby’s, I knew Max Sinsteden and Catherine Olasky of Olasky & Sinsteden were a young team to watch. With pedigreed design backgrounds and well-traveled experience, their stylish mix of updated traditional is sophisticated and refreshing.…
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If You’re Heading to London

This summer’s theme in these parts has clearly settled on travel. Whether extended weekends or weeks long summer idyls, inspiration is everywhere. For those who might be heading to London, there are several not-to-be-missed exhibits in town. Most appropriate perhaps is the Joseph Cornell show at the Royal Academy of Arts.…
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The Luxury Education Foundation | Ten Years of Innovative Education

Behind the appeal of many luxury brands is the artistry, craftsmanship and attention to detail that set them apart. But how, in this age of need for speed and lack of formal apprenticeship programs, do young people interested in working in the world of luxury goods learn their craft?…
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The Timeless Charm of Hayley Sarno Prints

For those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) who follow Susanna Salk’s and my video series, you will have noticed our fun new opening. We’ve received so much enthusiastic feedback about the animated illustrations by Hayley Sarno that add such timeless charm to each new episode.…
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Discoveries in June

If there is going to be a lull in the summer season, it certainly hasn’t started yet. Between interesting shows, travels and online updates, it’s hard to keep up with all the recent discoveries in June. I am a longtime fan of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe‘s work and for the first time in her decades long career, she is exhibiting her work in New York.…
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Spring Design Auction at Christie’s

The intersection of art and design frequently raises many questions. Is art considered not inherently as important or valuable when it has a function? Or should it perhaps be considered even more important since it enhances the owner’s life on a daily basis on both a physical as well as emotional level. …
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