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Nantucket House Tour | Chic on the Cliff

Nantucket is a small island full of big world connections. Earlier this summer, I was delighted to meet Cynthia Everets through mutual design friend Mary McDonald. We hit it off and gradually discovered numerous six degrees of separation.  It was when visiting Cynthia’s charming Nantucket house on the cliff, the idea of a Nantucket House Tour series came to me.…
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Sotheby’s Auction of a Distinguished Estate

While it would be impossible to top the enormity and stellar selections of the milestone Bunny Mellon sale last fall, an upcoming Sotheby’s auction this October will present the property from another distinguished Virginia horse country estate. The elegant home of Mary Sayles Booker Braga’s ‘Oakendale,’ near Middleburg, below, contained a collection of fine art, furniture and decorative art purchased from many of the best dealers in New York and London.…
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Shopping Nantucket | Atlantic

Shopping Nantucket offers a plethora of tempting picks and Atlantic, in their spacious new spot on Federal Street, should most definitely be on your list. Longtime summer resident Colleen Darby Wurts originally started her business in a friend’s Sconset garage. After spending the winter picking choice antiques, she did three big summer weekends there and was a resounding success.…
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Special Savings in the Final Month at Treillage

Ever since Treillage opened in 1991, Bunny Williams and John Rosselli have been delighting customers with their stylish and unique finds for the garden and home. But as all good things must come to an end, so must Treillage. And while we won’t have Treillage for much longer, we can still shop at John’s two fabulous NYC outposts and look forward to Bunny consolidating into what is sure to be a wonderfully chic resource at the Fine Arts Building later this summer.…
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Luxe Minimalism at Christian Liaigre

Christian Liaigre has been busy. Several months ago I stopped by the stunning NYC showroom to see the new spring collection. Christian Liaigre NYC showroom In keeping with Liaigre’s aesthetic of nature inspired luxe minimalism, the pieces are elegant, refined in their simplicity and executed with beautiful craftsmanship.…
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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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