At Home Video with Susanna Salk and Howard Slatkin

At Home Video with Susanna Salk and Howard Slatkin

There aren’t very many New York City apartments these days that could justify an entire book. But then again, there aren’t very many apartments like the one owned by interior designer Howard Slatkin. In a six thousand square foot aerie overlooking Fifth Avenue, the designer has created a dream home worthy of a royal residence.With totally bespoke interiors of breathtaking craftsmanship, Fifth Avenue Style celebrates not only Slatkin’s creative vision and passions but his love of the handmade and the gifted artisans with whom he works. Susanna and I are thrilled to share our behind the scenes visit to this remarkable apartment.…

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Fifth Avenue Style Coming Next

Fifth Avenue Style Coming Next

Behind my quiet facade this week is a maelstrom of activity. There’s been filming and editing galore, so stop back tomorrow for a special At Home video visit, with a behind the scenes look at a little Fifth Avenue Style.

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Happy Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day

Fall is my favorite season and Columbus Day usually marks the beginning of that crisp autumn air and changing foliage. Taking my daughter to look at schools today is the perfect excuse to drive north and get a dose of classic New England.

There is nothing quite like the northeast at this time of year. It is redolent of so much associated with quintessential American style. From the colorful scenery to the students on campus, it is inspiration to decades of fashion, film and literature. It conjures up images of those boys in Take Ivy

and days of pea coats, fair isle sweaters, kilt pins and camel hair.…

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The Art of Living with Charlotte Moss in the November House Beautiful

The Art of Living with Charlotte Moss in the November House Beautiful

To preview the upcoming November House Beautiful, last week a small group was invited to a lovely breakfast at Charlotte Moss’ elegant townhouse. Charlotte, with Newell Turner and Shax Riegler, shared some sample spreads and background on the issue.

Charlotte’s “Art of Living” issue encompasses many of the themes she is passionate about. Adamant that creating a beautiful home is just the beginning, Charlotte shares tips and advice on how to make spaces inviting and livable on every level. She feels a home should support all the senses, so there are sections on scent, music, food and wine, books and more.…

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In the Studio with Susanna Salk and Vladimir Kanevsky

In the Studio with Susanna Salk and Vladimir Kanevsky

When House Beautiful suggested we visit the studio of celebrated porcelain artist Vladimir Kanevsky (who Charlotte Moss chose to feature in her guest-edited November issue), Susanna Salk and I had no idea we would be heading to Fort Lee, New Jersey. But a quick trip over the George Washington bridge and we were immediately immersed in the otherwordly beauty of Vladimir’s oeuvre, where nature comes alive through his exquisite creations. It is no wonder that luxury shops and top tastemakers around the globe collect his work. Join us as Susanna goes behind the scenes with Vladimir to get a glimpse of his artistic process and inspiration.…

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At Home with Susanna Salk and Charlotte Moss

At Home with Susanna Salk and Charlotte Moss

Charlotte Moss is a woman of innumerable interests and talents, impeccable taste and boundless energy, all evidenced voluminously on her site. With a thriving design business, multiple licensed collections for everything from fabric and furniture to fine china and decorative art, she is also a sought-after speaker, the author of eight design books, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal on a wide range of topics and an active philanthropist. But Charlotte’s priority is actually living the life she champions and her favorite way of documenting her diversions and dreams and of capturing precious memories is to create scrapbooks, an activity celebrated in her most recent book, A Visual Life.…

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High Point Fall Market Coming Soon

High Point Fall Market Coming Soon

It’s hard to believe that this year’s High Point Fall Market is less than two weeks away. I am delighted to announce that I will again be participating in the Sponsored Blogger Program. This market each blogger is assigned to two showrooms and I am thrilled to be representing Baker, participating for the first time this market, and Wesley Hall. Each of these companies is known for their commitment to quality, craftsmanship and style and have exciting collections coming for fall.

As Baker has hinted, “something stunning is taking shape from one of Europe’s most sought-after designers.” And that something is a new collection from Jacques Garcia.…

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Celebrate Archtober in New Canaan, CT

Celebrate Archtober in New Canaan, CT

Did you know that October is also Archtober, the third annual month-long festival of architecture, activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City? This year, it unofficially extends to New Canaan, CT where the New Canaan Historical Society will be hosting its biennial Modern House Day Tour + Symposium. New Canaan is not only the home of Philip Johnson’s celebrated Glass House, but is widely known for its collection of Harvard Five houses and other post modern examples by some of the nation’s most well known modern architects.

This year’s event, titled A Modern Mix: Art + Architecture, features a continental breakfast, symposium, lunch, in-depth guided tours of six Mid-century Modern homes and an evening cocktail reception.…

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Designer Page Turners in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

Designer Page Turners in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

This month’s Connecticut Cottages and Gardens celebrates design with a beautiful issue that I am proud to be a part of. Find me officially on the contributors page for my interview with Mario Buatta and Ellie Cullman, discussing their new books, each other and the world of design.

And check back on the Cottages and Gardens site shortly for an accompanying video, in which editorial director DJ Carey continues the conversation with the two designers at the august antiques emporium Florian Papp.

photo by Timothy Kolk

Inside the issue find a charming Rowayton house with sophisticated eclectic interiors by Patrick Mele, above, a casually elegant Greenwich home by Lynn Morgan Design, a country chic weekend retreat by Shawn Henderson, a fabulous fabric round up including this selection of vibrant green picks, below, and much more.…

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Rubelli Presents Walls of Venice

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. I recently visited the NYC Donghia showroom where Andrea and Nicolò Rubelli made a presentation of these ten innovative products based on iconic Rubelli fabrics.

More than merely a wall covering line, each of these patterns, simulates the texture and appearance of its namesake fabric in materials that are beautiful and yet practical, washable and durable, suitable for both family friendly residential and contract applications.…

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