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!…

Read More »

Posted in art, auctions, furniture, interior design | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments  

2016 Fall Tabletop Market

2016 Fall Tabletop Market

A few weeks ago, the latest in the art of the table was celebrated at the 2016 Fall Tabletop Market. While most of the new items presented are not available until after the holidays, I have included a few favorites from past seasons for those looking to augment their tables for upcoming fall entertaining. Be sure to also check out past tabletop market posts for additional selections.

For me market always begins with in the elegant Lalique showroom on lower Fifth Avenue, above, where they presented their new Eden collection for Spring/Summer 2017.

Inspired by nature, green and gold crystal evoke a sun filled landscape.…

Read More »

Posted in interior design | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments  

Five Days of Dogs and Design in LA

Five Days of Dogs and Design in LA

As Susanna Salk and I finish up five days of shooting for Dogs and Their Designers in Los Angeles, I thought I’d give you a quick peek of a bit of the week. Our temporary home at the Sunset Towers was the perfect venue for our stay with elegant appointments, the most impeccable service, convenient location and the always hopping restaurant.

From Hutton Wilkinson‘s glamorous Beverly Hills home to Martin Lawrence Bullard‘s Moroccan inspired abode in Whitley Heights to Betsy Burnham‘s whimsical family home in Hancock Park, we visiting dogs and designers in a variety of stylish digs.…

Read More »

Posted in design, interior design, travel | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments  

Jeweler by Stellene Volandes

Jeweler by Stellene Volandes

In her stunning new book, Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design, Stellene Volandes, jewelry expert and Editor-in-Chief at Town & Country magazine, profiles seventeen accomplished designers, whose exceptional work represents unique combinations of creativity, technical expertise, and individuality.  

What sets jewelry apart is the intimate connection to its maker. “A piece of jewelry, whether I am wearing it, buying it, or writing about it, always means infinitely more when I know who made it, and more importantly, why.” 

 

The herculean task of whittling the book down to these particular artists from the vast pool of talent was determined by the following criteria – jewelers who are alive and working today, not well known to the general public although very respected in the jewelry world and those jewelers who have been courageous enough to create a clear and distinct aesthetic and remain true to it.…

Read More »

Posted in art, books, fashion, jewelry | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments  

John Derian Picture Book

John Derian Picture Book

If ever there was a person who has built a hugely successful and much imitated business based on a very personal, authentic and idiosyncratic vision, it would be John Derian. His decoupage and decorative objects, over 700 created annually, are sold and collected around the world. With an unerring eye, endless curiosity and sly sense of humor, his visual world is both enchanting and addictive. And now we can all be transported to his unique universe of beauty, whimsy and mystery in the new John Derian Picture Book.

Since 1983, when he found a box of 19th century books at a Massachusetts flea market, John’s passion for the natural world has found expression in antique printed images, from a time when all we learned was gleaned from books. …

Read More »

Posted in art, books, design, gifts, interior design | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments  

Sneak Peek Fall 2016 New York Tabletop Show

Sneak Peek Fall 2016 New York Tabletop Show

In the midst of the very busy early fall season, yesterday marked the opening of the Fall 2016 New York Tabletop Show at 41 Madison. While I will circle back around to take a closer look at many of the beautiful new offerings, today I offer you a sneak peek at a few favorites. Those of you who follow along on Instagram can see several more picks in my Instastories which will shortly disappear with their 24 hour viewing span.

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments  

Wanderlust by Michelle Nussbaumer

Wanderlust by Michelle Nussbaumer

While many designers glean inspiration from their travels, Michelle Nussbaumer takes her love of worldly cultures and treasures to another level in her lush new tome, aptly named Wanderlust : Interiors That Bring the World Home. Within its opulent pages, layered with tribal textiles, global glamour and exuberant color, are both broad and detailed looks at Nussbaumer’s own homes here and abroad as well as wide ranging client projects.

While there is much banter about the mix these days, Michelle Nussbaumer lives and breathes it. With a passion for creating personal interiors that are alive with her clients’ possessions and artful additions, Michelle’s spaces are sensuous yet not precious.…

Read More »

Posted in art, books, furniture, interior design | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments  

Animalia at the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Animalia at the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

Next month the 35th edition of the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show will bring together sixty top dealers from around the world to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavillion. Chairing the show for the second year in a row, designer Suzanne Tucker, has chosen “Animalia – Animals in Art & Antiques” as the theme. From four legged pets to birds, farm and jungle animals, to sea and mythical creatures, animals have been featured on furniture, decorative objects and jewelry for centuries, often with symbolic intent. The theme represents a vast range of glorious possibilities from ancient to contemporary art in a wide choice of mediums.

Read More »

Posted in art, furniture, interior design | Tagged , , | 3 Comments  

Bunny Williams A House by the Sea

Bunny Williams A House by the Sea

“We knew we wanted a house where we would really live outside, a house where the ocean breezes would blow through, and a house that would be a place in which we could gather our friends and family and entertain easily.” If that sounds like paradise to you, then you will revel in the pages of Bunny Williams‘ latest treasure, A House by the Sea.

Throughout the volume, the story of Bunny’s and husband John Rosselli‘s home in the Dominican Republican, La Colina, unfolds. More than a book just on interiors or architecture, A House by the Sea is like an intimate visit.…

Read More »

Posted in architecture, books, furniture, garden, interior design, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments  

What’s New What’s Next with Windsor Smith and Arteriors

What’s New What’s Next with Windsor Smith and Arteriors

This Thursday the eighth annual What’s New What’s Next kicks off the fall design season with their popular venue at the New York Design Center. With a full array of presentations, book signings, and panel discussions, WNWN includes many of the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers. I am thrilled to be participating with designer Windsor Smith in a conversation on “Balancing What’s Classic with a Sense of Adventure,”  celebrating her new collection for Arteriors in their NYDC showroom. It’s bound to be fun so make sure you have registered for the event and please be sure to stop by at 4:45 in Suite 608!!…

Read More »

Posted in design, furniture, interior design | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment