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Kinderhook Spring Home & Garden Day

I am excited to be participating this weekend in the historic town of Kinderhook, NY’s first Home & Garden Day. From the practical to inspirational, there will be talks and tours about design, gardening and lifestyle. Kinderhook Spring Home & Garden Day One of the most historically significant places in the Hudson Valley, Kinderhook, like other towns in Columbia County, is a growing community with both weekender home owners and full time transplants from New York City and beyond.…
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The New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

In the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden, the 13th annual Orchid Show is a spectacle not to be missed. NYBG Orchid Show at the Enid A. Haupt ConservatoryWith this year’s theme of chandeliers, an expanded venue within the Rain Forest Galleries and beyond shows off the bountiful beauty and endless variety of these exquisite flowers.…
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Bunny Williams On Garden Style

While some of you, like me, may still have your original 1998 edition of Bunny Williams On Garden Style, you will definitely want to update your library with this marvelous newly revised volume. In a much larger format with many new, bigger and brighter photos, Bunny inspires and informs us about style in the outdoor world.…
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A Week’s Worth of Inspiration

With a whirlwind of activities, I haven’t had a chance to edit photos and share this week’s worth of inspiration. Between a special evening at New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and the DIFFA Dining by Design tables, my camera is full and my feet exhausted.…
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Signs of Spring

What a change a week makes! With sudden temperature rises, we are actually seeing signs of spring poking through the melting mounds of snow. It is also school vacation this week, so instead of working on my planned post, there was a lot of this going on.…
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A New Look for Gil Schafer

For so many of us in the world of design, any new project emanating from the office of architect Gil Schafer elicits a sense of excitement. His classic American style is the perfect bridge between past and present – rooted in history, with a timeless sense of scale and proportion, yet effortlessly translated for comfortable modern living.…
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New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner 2015

Tuesday night at the Mandarin Oriental in New York marked the New York Botanical Garden‘s Orchid Dinner 2015. One of my favorite annual events, organized by media sponsor Veranda Magazine, it is always a treat to see the creative designer tables fashioned with unusual orchid centerpieces. …
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In the Studio Video with Susanna Salk and Frances Palmer

I had been a fan of Frances Palmer and her beautiful ceramics long before I started this blog. Her distinctive and artistic take on vases, pots and other vessels attracted me along with legions of early admirers.  Trained as an art historian, Frances found her passion in working with her hands, first as a printmaker and ultimately as a potter.…
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Trudy Dujardin and the Eco-Elegant Interior

Not only does Trudy Dujardin create beautiful serene settings in which to live but healthy and environmentally conscious ones. “My dream is for all of us to live lightly on the earth, surrounded by beauty and comfort, both inside and out.” Her eco-elegant style informs all her choices, from paint and fabrics to furniture fillings and air quality.…
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At Home in the Hamptons with Susanna Salk and Alex Papachristidis

It’s impossible to visit Alex Papachristidis at his country home without wanting to move in. And you wouldn’t be alone. His large family is close and inseparable. So inseparable in fact that eight of them all share their impossibly chic residence in the Hamptons, which Susanna Salk and I were delighted to recently visit.…
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