Pamela Jaccarino at Mecox

Pamela Jaccarino at Mecox

All who follow the printed world of beautiful homes and interiors, know Pamela Jaccarino as the VP, Editor in Chief of LUXE Interiors + Design. As Luxe’s founding editor, Pam oversees one national and 13 local editions of the world’s largest network of architecture and design magazines, selecting all the projects they feature as well as managing the editors. And yet, as those who follow Pam on Instagram know, she miraculously also finds time to paint. This week, her debut exhibition, “Domestic Bliss,” opens to the public on November 3 at Mecox in New York City.

I had a chance to chat with Pam about her “other” career and was curious about when and why she began painting.…

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Ralph Lauren Home Spring 2017

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.

An eclectic beach lifestyle collection, it has a sun faded palette that suggests timeless summers and relaxed living.

 Perfect for either traditional or modern home

new pieces (available in mid-February) melded with many Ralph Lauren Home classics. Below, my favorite Joshua Tree dining chairs surround a Spring 2017 circular pine dining table in a new finish and slightly scaled down size.…

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Out and About from Christie’s to Castaing

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,

featuring a selection of projects near and far that have been featured in the magazine.

Mish Tworkowski’s Bond Street studio is a work of art in and of itself where his elegant jewels represent his love of craft and nature.

Christie’s held a swank soiree in their Rockefeller Center Galleries celebrating the publication of Alberto Pinto Signature Interiors,

with a signing by Linda Pinto, Alberto’s sister who now heads the firm and authored the book’s introduction.…

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Peter Hone Collection at Christie’s Interiors Sale

Peter Hone Collection at Christie’s Interiors Sale

Of all the auctions this month, none could be more charming than the Christie’s Interiors Sale of the Hone Collection in their South Kensington outpost. Many of you will recognize the interiors of Christian House, Peter Hone’s Soane-like London home, as he and his home have been profiled many times over the years.

As he de-accesses his eclectic collection of “marble busts, architectural fragments, antiquities, early Coade stone sculptures, pictures, photography and porcelain,” a piece of history could have been yours (auction is ending as I write), with a backstory almost as interesting as the object.

Peter became a “master plaster caster” after a circuitous route, with a career including chef, barman, museum guard and antiques dealer.…

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Schumacher x Cabana

Schumacher x Cabana

Twice a year design aficionados in the know anxiously await the arrival of the new Cabana Magazine. Not only do we anticipate the elegant imaginative editorials and insider peeks at the great trifecta of “thought, place and person” around the globe but the surprise of which textile house will grace the covers. This fall, Schumacher x Cabana marks the first time an American brand has been featured, following in the illustrious footsteps of Gucci, Etro, Fornasetti and more.

My issue, above, features the beautiful Pearl River, but there are 8 other covers as well, including Schumacher classics such as Zanzibar Linen, below,

Lotus Garden, below, Chiang Mai Dragon, Indian Arbre and four other iconic fabrics.…

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Sneak Peek: House Beautiful Celebrates 120 Years

Sneak Peek: House Beautiful Celebrates 120 Years

As America’s longest published home magazine, House Beautiful celebrates 120 colorful years in its upcoming November issue. Since 1896, the magazine has been connecting with readers, offering inspiration and ideas for decorating, entertaining and living with happy personal style. I recently spoke with Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, about the anniversary issue and enduring appeal of the magazine.

Kitchens have always been a popular feature and this issue includes an entertaining and enlightening look at the evolution of this essential room throughout the years in the magazine. I asked Sophie whether she felt that the kitchen tells the story of cultural changes as well as taste.…

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At Home with Susanna Salk and Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

At Home with Susanna Salk and Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Husband and wife, architect and interior designer, California girl and New York City boy. This combination wouldn’t necessarily bode well for creating a house for themselves from scratch. Yet that’s exactly what Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer did. And not only did they accomplish this feat with rare and exceptional style, but they chronicled the before, during and after in their beautiful new book, A House in the Country. Tag along with Susanna Salk and me for a behind the scenes visit with the couple in their magical Millbrook country home.

Katie and Peter’s house is both the sum of their combined talents and the fascinating fusion of very different tastes.…

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TEFAF New York Fall Preview

TEFAF New York Fall Preview

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is widely regarded as the world’s most distinguished art and antiques fair. Established in 1988, it has showcased masterpieces in every category of art and design at its annual show in Maastricht, the Netherlands, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017.  In a joint venture with Artvest Partners, TEFAF is expanding its horizons and coming to New York next week with their inaugural fair, TEFAF New York Fall, to be followed by TEFAF New York Spring next year.

Featuring 94 of the world’s most prominent dealers, the fair will take over the entire Park Avenue Armory including the second floor where Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will present a special exhibit on the mysterious and visionary 17th century Dutch artist Hercules Segers, below.…

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Inside the Design Library with Beacon Hill at D&D Fall Market

Inside the Design Library with Beacon Hill at D&D Fall Market

“Textile designs serve no practical function, but they can transform an environment, tell the story of a culture, symbolize a tradition, establish unity, convey a personality, or express a mood. Culturally, they allow us to recognize “our tribe” and give one a sense of belonging.” Peter Koepke, Owner and Director of The Design Library, explains the power of print in his new volume, Patterns: Inside the Design Library. And I am thrilled to be moderating a panel at D&D Fall Market with Peter and design talents Alexis Audette, Creative Director for Beacon Hill and Francisco Costa, Brazilian born fashion designer who for over a decade was the Womens Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection.…

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Sotheby’s Fall Auctions

Sotheby’s Fall Auctions

Anticipating next week’s Fall Market at the D&D Building (more exciting news about that next time) followed by the first ever TEFAF New York Fall at the Park Avenue Armory (I will be reporting back), the public exhibitions for Sotheby’s fall auctions next week of furniture and decorative arts are now open. With an enormous array of everything from porcelain to tapestries to silver and more, there is something for almost every collector, from neophyte to expert. There were so many lots that interested me in the first auction, Collections: European Decorative Arts, on October 18th, that it was a tough decision whether to share, so don’t be surprised if you’re bidding against me!…

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