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Websites that Inspire

During my online wanderings, I am often underwhelmed by the sameness of so many sites. With the ubiquitousness of certain formats and templates, sometimes there’s very little visually distinguishing different companies. That is why, when I come across websites that inspire with landing pages that are distinctive and inventive, I take a moment to explore.…
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It’s the Little Things in New Preston

The town of New Preston, CT may be tiny but it looms large as a design destination. And this weekend, seven of the shops featured vignettes created by my video partner, author Susanna Salk to celebrate her new book, It’s the Little Things.…
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AERIN Fall 2016 Accessories Sneak Peek

As we are still waiting for spring-like temperatures, it’s also time to look ahead to the fall collections. This year AERIN‘s fall 2016 accessories include a new fashion collection of bags and shoes. AERIN fall 2016 accessories As you may remember from our video visit to Aerin’s beautiful Southampton home, she considers leopard a classic neutral for interiors and it clearly holds true for fashion as well.…
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Oomph Greenwich has Arrived!

I have followed the trajectory of Oomph ever since they established their stylish Connecticut based brand over seven years ago. After selling exclusively online and to the trade in their High Point showroom, Oomph Greenwich brings their colorful tailored style to the public.…
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La Tuile a Loup

In the heart of old Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, La Tuile à Loup has been a go-to source for the best of artisanal French craftsmanship for over 40 years. When the original owners were retiring in 2006, private banker Eric Goujou was already a devoted customer.…
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Year of the Monkey

Monday marks Chinese New Year with the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle. For centuries, people’s fascination with these simian creatures has been documented in both fine and decorative art, often depicting them dressed up and aping human behavior.…
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Paris Pop Up Invitation

Next week, during Deco Off, please join me for a unique Paris Pop Up! I am thrilled to finally share a very special project I have been quietly collaborating on behind the scenes for the past several months.  Ancien et Moderne represents much of which I write about here – the melding of time-honored craftsmanship with 21st century lifestyle.…
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The Brilliant Beauty of Belperron

It was in the 1960’s and early 70’s, when Ward Landrigan, then head of Sotheby’s jewelry department, first spied the distinctive work of jewelry designer Suzanne Belperron. By 1987, Landrigan had purchased Verdura and had hoped to augment the collection at the landmark Sotheby’s sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels in Geneva.…
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Carolyne Roehm for Baccarat Holiday

In our video with Carolyne Roehm at her beautiful Connecticut home, you may remember one moment showing a spectacular crystal chandelier hanging in the greenhouse, below. From a shoot at Weatherstone, the image is from a catalogue that Carolyne styled for Baccarat holiday.…
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Tabletop for Fall 2015

Now that we’re officially in October, thoughts start to turn to entertaining for the season. For those looking for some inspiration or perhaps something new to augment their collection, here are a few items, most of which are new tabletop for fall 2015, seen at 41 Madison in the spring.…
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