interior design

Deyrolle: A Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities

When the legendary Deyrolle was decimated by an electrical fire in 2008, everyone in France and beyond rallied to the rescue of the beloved French institution. From the government, to Hermès who reissued a limited edition of its famous Plumes scarf to raise funds, to artists around the world who donated works to sell.…
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Chinese Export at Christies

Not only is Chinese Export porcelain a visual feast but a fascinating lesson in the cross cultural exchange of art, ideas and commerce. Catering to western demand, this “china” (which is of course how the word originated) is an amazing melding of Chinese artisanship with Western themes, forms and decorations.…
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What’s Next in Interiors for 2018

With the advent of a new year, we are always tempted to predict what’s new and what’s next. And while I am not one for trends, they are often hard to escape. If you’re suddenly craving color and pattern, there’s a reason.…
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Kicking Off a Year of Kitchens and Baths at KBIS

This week found me on a quick trip to Orlando to attend KBIS. For you non-interior design professionals, KBIS is the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, presented in association with the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). An enormous venue with over 600 leading brands, KBIS is the leading annual US platform for showcasing the latest industry products, technologies and learning opportunities.…
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Dr. Zhivago: The Story Behind the Style

With the arctic weather producing feet of snow and sub zero temperatures here in New England and down the coast, there have, understandably, been numerous online references to Dr. Zhivago, David Lean’s 1965 classic. Dr. Zhivago ice palace interior Based on Boris Pasternak’s Russian Revolution love story, the film is not only one of the most beautiful epics ever filmed but one of the most fascinating.…
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Ancien et Moderne 2018

One of the most popular design destinations of the new year is always Paris Deco Off. And later this month Ancien et Moderne 2018 will be popping up in its signature left bank location for its third annual edition. Ancien et Moderne 2018 artwork by B.…
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Cabana Comes to America: Ralph Lauren in Bedford

For the 8th issue of their biannual magazine, Cabana comes to America, choosing five of Ralph Lauren Home’s Navajo inspired fabrics (the first time wools have been used) for the covers. Over the years, Ralph Lauren has become such an iconic household name that we sometimes forget the original artistic vision behind the brand.…
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Holiday Shopping in New Preston

As seems to happens ever year, the Christmas weekend has arrived sooner than somehow anticipated. I did, however, manage to meet up recently with video partner Susanna Salk for a morning of shopping in New Preston, Connecticut, a favorite destination where Susanna is lucky enough to live.…
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Setting the Table with Bunny Williams

Celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams is known not only for her stunning interiors but refreshing and authentic approach to gracious living. She and husband John Rosselli entertain frequently and one of Bunny’s greatest joys is welcoming family and friends to her 18th century house in rural Connecticut.…
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Christmas on Fifth Avenue

Friend, designer Phillip Thomas loves the holidays and so earlier this week I stopped by to see what he was cooking up for his family’s Fifth Avenue apartment. Phillip Thomas family apartment decorated for the holidaysIn a lovely prewar building overlooking Central Park, Phillip has embellished the apartment with a festive combination of greens and just enough sparkle.…
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