interior design

Back on Track

Immediately after the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, I left first thing on Monday to attend the Design Leadership Summit in Miami. Now that I’m back on track in the office, I’ll have some thoughts on this year’s conference to share soon. In the meantime, a little peek at a bit of the inspiration from a great group of speakers at the Nobu Eden Roc, an update of Miami architect Morris Lapidus’ iconic hotel.…
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Carolyne Roehm Watercolors at Mecox

Carolyne Roehm has proved herself in the atelier with a fashion collection, at home with beautiful interiors, in the garden, behind the lens and most recently with a paintbrush. It makes you wonder, really, what can’t she do. But Carolyne is an avid and dedicated student and once she decides on a new arena of creative output, chances are, she will master it.…
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Setting a Holiday Table with Christie’s

Designer Alex Papachristidis and I share a love of tabletop so we were delighted when several weeks ago Christie’s asked if we would like to collaborate on setting a holiday table using lots from their upcoming Living with Art sales. Merging a wide range of categories and styles, the sale focuses on how both fine and decorative art live successfully together in our homes. …
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Mark D. Sikes

Those of you who follow Mark D. Sikes on his popular blog and Instagram feed know that he is all about classic style. Whether it’s his favorite blue and white stripes, red his way or timeless neutrals, his mantra is making it beautiful.…
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First Peek Holiday House NY 2016

It was one of those weeks of best intentions. I had hoped, among other posts, to bring you a fuller look at Holiday House NY 2016 which opened on Wednesday evening, but I just couldn’t make it happen. So enjoy today’s peek into the showhouse, at the new Soho location, and stay tuned for more from this year’s inspiring edition of the popular breast cancer fundraiser.…
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Rooms with a View 2016

This weekend marked the 22nd edition of one of Connecticut’s favorite design events with Rooms with a View 2016. Originally conceived by Albert Hadley, this destination designer showhouse transformed the Southport Congregational Church into twelve mini rooms created by select local and national designers.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Ken Fulk

Memorable experiences are all about the story and for Ken Fulk, no matter what the project, there’s always a story in his head. Whether orchestrating  Sean Parker’s opulent Big Sur wedding, transforming a turn-of-the-century San Francisco building into The Battery, the 60,000 square foot private club, or designing dramatic interiors for many of the city’s movers and shakers, Fulk has the imagination and determination to bring his visions to life. …
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Dialogues on Design

For the past three years, the New York School of Interior Design has offered a series of talks moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, with top designers in the field. These sessions include discussions on process and approach to work, inspirations and influences, feeling on trends as well as current state of the discipline of interior design. …
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Ralph Lauren Home Spring 2017

Twice a year, Ralph Lauren Home transforms their expansive Chelsea headquarters into livable vignettes to showcase their latest collections. Last month I visited to see the three distinct spaces they outfitted for Ralph Lauren Home Spring 2017. Having recently returned from my summer in Nantucket, I felt right at home in Half Moon Bay.…
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Out and About from Christie’s to Castaing

Now in the full throttle of fall, it is always a challenge to visit all the wonderful events, openings and introductions on the calendar. This week I sneaked in a few especially worth noting. Tuesday night was hopping and I started at jeweler Mish‘s exquisite downtown shop to celebrate editor Mario López-Cordero’s Veranda Retreats, veranda-retreatsfeaturing a selection of projects near and far that have been featured in the magazine.…
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