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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At the Movies | Proof

At the Movies | Proof

Yesterday evening was back to school night at my younger daughter’s school and I was reminded that I never did an At the Movies segment to celebrate the onset of the academic year. I have written about other school related favorites in the past such as Goodbye Mr. Chips, To Sir with Love and The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. I would encourage you to see them if you haven’t already. But as I sat in my daughter’s geometry class, marveling at both the incredible technology that teachers are now equipped with and the fact that I actually used to understand all those theories and formulas, I was reminded of an impactful movie about the subject at hand.…

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The Detailed Interior | Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis

The Detailed Interior | Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis

We all know that the devil is in the details and in The Detailed Interior, Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan of Cullman & Kravis, share the magic of the vital smaller elements and detailed components that contribute to the success of the bigger decorating picture. From elegant New York City apartments to spacious country estates to sophisticated ski houses, you’ll learn how the talented team at Cullman & Kravis assembles this tapestry of coordinated details to create beautiful and balanced spaces.

Sometimes it’s the geography, fabric or emotion that inspires the details but in this stunning New York City pied-a-terre, it was the owner’s passion for vintage photography.…

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In the Works

In the Works

September means not only back to school but the onset of many great events, design books in anticipation of the holiday season and in my family, a slew of birthdays and celebrations. So while there is lots in the works I can’t wait to share, my niece’s beautiful weekend wedding and my husband’s birthday today meant I just didn’t get as much done as I had anticipated. As a consolation prize of sorts, I offer you patient readers a little peek at some of what’s on the docket. I have a stack of stunning books to review, news to share, as well as many exciting new videos to edit.…

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