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Catching Up Out and About

When you have young children, May is always the busiest month with year end performances, sports championships and exams. And it seems not much has changed. As my brain is adjusting from being back and forth in too many time zones, I’ve been catching up on this month’s (well actually June’s) design issues.…
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Antique and Artisan Gallery opens its Garden

With beautiful spring weather this weekend, it was the perfect time for the Antique and Artisan Gallery to open its garden gates. Through this Friday, their new outdoor garden area is filled with hard to find perennials, rare annuals, unique small trees and unusual exotics with of course a great selection of decorative furniture, garden antiques, architectural treasures and more.…
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Inspirations from Italy

What a whirlwind of a week! With not a moment to write a proper post, I wanted to at least share a few inspirations from Italy. Happily the weather cooperated and Susanna and I were able to enjoy much of what the lake region has to offer.…
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Greetings From Lecco, Italy

Greetings from Lecco, Italy! This charming town on the shores of beautiful Lake Como is where Susanna and I are calling home for the next few days. Lecco ItalyWe were invited over by the luxurious Italian furniture brand Promemoria to capture their world of exquisite handmade products and creative innovation of owner and designer Romeo Sozzi.…
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The Creative World of Charles de Beistegui at Legends

Exploring the creative world of the brilliant Charles de Beistegui would certainly involve more than a single post but Timothy Corrigan‘s ode to the design legend in his LCDQ Legends window for Compas, below, offered an inspiring peek. By referencing Bestegui’s three homes – Paris, Venice and Chateau de Groussay – he tried to “summarize some of Beistegui’s contributions to the world of decorative arts through his discovery and patronage of some of the leading artists and designers of the early 20th century.” Timothy Corrigan Charles de Beistegui window at Legends For the eccentric, extravagant art collector and designer’s first famous residence in the 1930’s, a penthouse on the Champs-Élysées, he commissioned Le Corbusier.…
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Chairs for Charity with Promemoria at Dragonette

While I was not able to stay for the week of festivities at La Cienega Design Quarter‘s Legends, I was delighted to attend the first annual Chairs for Charity to benefit the Greater Los Angeles chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Luxury Italian furniture brand Promemoria tapped eight top designers to customize the company’s iconic Bilou Bilou chair.…
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A Video Visit to Mercanteinfiera | the Parma Antiques Fair

Twice a year, in spring and fall, Italy’s largest antiques fair, the Mercanteinfiera, takes place in the historic and gastronomic city of Parma. With over one thousand exhibitors and tens of thousands of shoppers from around the globe, this popular event represents a treasure trove of unique finds in copious categories for individual collectors, dealers and interior designers.…
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Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse Auction

Tomorrow (Monday) is the Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse auction. Whether you are attending in person or considering an online bid, I share with you the last three rooms so you can see the items in situ. A classicist at heart, Trey LaFave created an elegant master bedroom that would be a civilized retreat for a couple.…
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Last Looks at the Sotheby’s 2015 Showhouse

Continuing our pre-auction tour of the Sotheby’s 2015 Showhouse, we visit Eric Cohler‘s family room. Inspired by the family room in the NYC brownstone where he grew up, Eric created a room that is testament to his signature ability to mix styles and periods with a comfort factor perfect for today’s lifestyle.…
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Last Call to See the 2015 Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse

This weekend is the last chance to see the 2015 Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse. On Monday, April 20th, the auction will begin for the wonderful selection of antiques, decorative art and furnishings featured in the rooms. Although there unfortunately isn’t enough time to feature each room in detail, I wanted to at least show how effectively the designers curated their spaces with individual and innovative visions for incorporating the auction items.…
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