Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alessandra Branca for Schumacher

I had been anxiously waiting to see designer Alessandra Branca‘s much anticipated fabric collection for Schumacher. I shared this with some of you several weeks ago but am reposting now so everyone can enjoy. ┬áTeasing us with a trail of sneak peeks on her inspiring instagram feed, Alessandra shared at a recent lunch how pleased she is with the level of quality and craftsmanship that went into developing the line.…
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At Home Poolside with Susanna Salk and Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams certainly needs no introduction. The acclaimed designer is celebrated not only for her inspiring interiors but her refreshing and authentic approach to gracious living. The day we arrived at her house, trucks were unloading and the house was abuzz with preparations for a charity event for over 200 people that Bunny was hosting the next night.…
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Shop Talk | Optical Shop of Westport

Eyewear represents the ultimate fusion of form and function. And nowhere is it taken more seriously as both scientific craft and highly personalized fashion statement than at the Optical Shop of Westport, here in Connecticut. optical shop I was delighted to recently discover this charming store and meet owner Margharet Hollander.…
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Peacock, Gloss & Glimmer at the NY Now Gift Show

While there didn’t seem to be any singular overwhelming trend at the gift show, some styles were seen at several of the booths. Peacock has been slowly making its way into many of the home collections over the past year or so.…
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Tom Scheerer Decorates

Tom Scheerer has clearly struck a chord. Already there have been quite a few pieces about this book, even before publication. There is a reason. Tom Scheerer In a world that constantly celebrates bigger and better, Scheerer’s particular brand of understated, underdecorated design is like a refreshing Bahamian breeze.…
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Creative Collaboration | Oomph & Thibaut at NY Now

Sometimes two companies’ visions are so in-synch that a collaboration is almost inevitable. This seems the case with Oomph and Thibaut. As Stacy Senior, Thibaut Marketing Director put it, “From the first time we met the ladies of Oomph, we knew it was going to be a great partnership for Thibaut.…
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NY Now | New Offerings from Old Favorites

Sunday I spent the day perusing the new set up at NY Now (otherwise known as the gift show). It wasn’t nearly enough time, especially now that many of the former Pier exhibitors are integrated into the Javits, but I spent the greater part of the day visiting old favorites to see their new fall offerings.…
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Thank you Lonny!

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting friend Michael Devine for a lovely evening on my terrace in Connecticut and was thrilled to see the report of his visit on Lonny here! Lonny Thank you to Michael for his lovely photographs.…
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SFERRA Linens for Fall 2013

I knew time would be tight at NY Now (the new moniker for the NY Gift Show) so last week, I paid a visit to the SFERRA linens showroom to take a peek at their new fall line. A favorite among many designers and discerning customers, it’s easy to see why their linens are so popular.…
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Suzanne Kasler Brings Paris to Connecticut in Veranda

Designer Suzanne Kasler is well known for her sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary and in the upcoming September/October issue of Veranda she shows how it’s done with a French twist in a new chateau-inspired house in Greenwich, Connecticut. Suzanne KaslerThe upcoming issue is all about color, from neutral to brights, and that’s exactly what Kasler focussed on in this project – mixing the two to create an exuberant yet not overwhelming scheme.…
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