Monthly Archives: October 2013

Howard Slatkin on One Kings Lane

For those of you who couldn’t get enough of Howard Slatkin’s amazing Fifth Avenue apartment, I am delighted to report you will be able to get a little piece of that luxurious life for your own this Saturday when his Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane debuts.…
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Louis Benech | Twelve French Gardens

While I have little talent in the arena of landscape design, I can certainly recognize someone who does, so I was delighted to discover Louis Benech in the new book of his work, Twelve French Gardens. Louis BenechAlthough he studied law, Benech’s lifelong love of plants led him to horticultural apprenticeships in England and Normandy.…
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Alessandra Branca Designer Visions Bedrooms

At an enviable 4,800 square feet with three bedrooms, the Alessandra Branca Designer Visions duplex would have been a game changer for many of us who exiled the city seeking more space for our growing families. While the public spaces are convivial and open for shared family living and entertaining, the bedrooms are havens of cocooned coziness.…
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Alessandra Branca for ELLE DECOR at Hearst Designer Visions

In her Designer Visions apartment, Alessandra Branca is all about contrasting combinations – of old and new, of elegance and comfort and of color and pattern. What was originally planned as the dining room was repurposed as a warm and cozy library/sitting room.…
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Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse 2013

On an unassuming street in the heart of Chelsea, sits the beautiful new Walker Tower, in which the seventh annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase is located. No doubt inspired by the building’s gorgeous architectural details and unparalleled views, this year’s three designers have created the most luxurious and alluring apartments for their respective magazines.…
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Antiques to Visions | Catching Up from A to Z

From the Avenue Antiques Show (a ring from Camilla Dietz Bergeron I loved but lost out on) coral ring to celebrations for authors – Timothy Corrigan (a vignette from Vicente Wolfe’s chic loft where the party was held) Vicente Wolf's loft and Howard Slatkin (signing his special edition book – see below – at Bergdorf’s) Howard Slatkin Howard Slatkin Fifth AVenue Styleto Hearst Designer Visions (Alessandra Branca‘s glorious bedroom for ELLE DECOR) Alessandra Brancato High Point Market (Jacques Garcia‘s chic collection for Baker with hand forged details) Jacques Garcia for Baker to the excitement of technological advances (HB Connect brings our Charlotte Moss video directly to your phone in this month’s House Beautiful) House Beautiful ConnectHouse Beautiful Connectto a special lunch Dessert at Gotham NYCI have much to share but haven’t had a minute to spare.…
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Cottages & Gardens Talks to Mario Buatta and Ellie Cullman

I was delighted to produce for Cottages & Gardens a video conversation between DJ Carey, editorial director of the luxury magazine group, and Mario Buatta with Ellie Cullman at the venerable Madison Avenue antiques emporium Florian Papp. Stop by the Cottages & Gardens site to listen to the designers discuss their new publications, the state of design and each other.…
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At Home with 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…
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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. Fifth Avenue Style
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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.…
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