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Out and About and Catching Up

As the spring season approaches, there is much to look forward to besides just the warming weather, from actually seeing my lawn to the many design happenings on the horizon. Later this week, an industry favorite arrives. DIFFA Dining by Design launches at the Architectural Design Home Design Show on Thursday evening with its annual cocktail reception.…

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Thank you Design Bloggers Conference and Stay Tuned

A big thank you to all who came to hear Susanna Salk and me speak at the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta yesterday. We were honored to be part of such a great line up. While it was wonderful to see so many friends and meet some new members of the blogosphere our special treat was running into Timothy Corrigan, who had spoken the day before, on our way to the airport.…

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Bejeweled

Try as I might, there just weren’t enough hours in the day to get together my post on the JAR exhibit at the Met. So in the meantime, I offer you this delicious little morsel to whet your appetite. Stop by later to see more from this incredible exhibit.…

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Holiday Shop Picks | Calvin Klein Home

The interholiday days are officially here. And that means my eyes are peeled for potential gift picks almost everywhere I go. Over the next three weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds as I’m out and about.
Calvin Klein Home
While I’ve passed the Calvin Klein shop on Madison Avenue countless times, I had never ventured downstairs to the world of Calvin Klein Home. …

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House Beautiful Design Trends for 2014

I was delighted to be asked recently by House Beautiful to predict some design trends for 2014. While I believe in living with what you love, pops of what’s in the air can keep your spaces fresh and updated. My suggestion they chose to include was the return of florals and chintz but do check out the other bloggers’ picks too, some of which I have covered here as well.…

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Rubelli Presents Walls of Venice

What happens when a historic heritage brand combines a century old textile tradition with modern technological ingenuity? Rubelli proves that old and new indeed make a marvelous marriage with the debut of their first wall covering collection, The Walls of Venice.…

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In the Works

Summer can be a challenging time to strike just the right balance between work and play. After an overly hectic schedule last summer, I vowed to try and do better this time around. So while posts may be occasionally a little less frequent, there’s lots in the works, going on behind the scenes, as well as catch up from visits I made in the spring.…

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At the Movies | Keeping Mum

We all know how one thing leads to another. Well son #2 was researching dark comedies on film and asked for some additional suggestions. Most of my favorites were already on his list – Dr. Strangelove, Kind Hearts and Coronets, M*A*S*H among many others.…

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A Delay in Programming in Deference to Boston

Today we were planning to post our latest Stylish Shopping video with Amanda Nisbet, but in deference to the tragedy in Boston, we are postponing it for a day. Our hearts go out to any of the families affected by this senseless violence.…

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Hello from Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off

A quick bonjour to all of you from Paris as I write from my charming hotel room.
Maison et Objet It’s been a hectic few days for all attending the Maison et Objet and Paris Decor Off shows here. A packed schedule with events and parties from dawn til dusk and an unexpected snow storm that has partially paralyzed the unsuspecting city, have kept everyone busy.…

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