Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mathilde Nivet and the Art of Paper

With the holidays upon us, window displays are front and center. From Bergdorf’s legendary masterpieces to the many brands that spare no expense to make their products shine, there are legions of art directors and set designers behind the scenes who make it all possible.…
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Happy Thanksgiving

There are many reasons to be thankful this year but I am always especially appreciative to have my family together for this special holiday. It’s not so often nowadays to have all four children home at the same time. Sometimes it feels more like a revolving door with one coming as another is leaving and while it’s a challenge to keep the kitchen stocked and stay awake for all the late night games, I am fully cognizant of just how fortunate we are.…
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Carolyne Roehm for Baccarat Holiday

In our video with Carolyne Roehm at her beautiful Connecticut home, you may remember one moment showing a spectacular crystal chandelier hanging in the greenhouse, below. From a shoot at Weatherstone, the image is from a catalogue that Carolyne styled for Baccarat holiday.…
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Beth Webb at Greystone Mansion Maison de Luxe

Adjoining Nina Campbell’s bedroom for Mr. Doheny, designer Beth Webb of Beth Webb Interiors created a tranquil retreat for the woman of the house. “The minute I walked into the Greystone Mansion I felt as if I’d been in this house for a lifetime.…
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Villa Santo Sospir

Sometimes, as you’re falling down a rabbit hole, you happen upon a rare gem. Hence this weekend treat. Jean Cocteau’s amazing Milly La Forêt, now a museum a short trip from Paris on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, is his oft published residence.…
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Nina Campbell Mr. Doheny Suite at Greystone Mansion

While Nina Campbell‘s vision for the Mr. Doheny Suite at Greystone Mansion was certainly befitting a successful captain of industry, it is not without her signature sense of wit. In creating a “haven away from the hassle of everyday life,” Nina transformed an adjoining space into a private massage room.…
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Nina Campbell at Greystone Mansion Maison de Luxe

At the Greystone Mansion Maison de Luxe showhouse, Nina Campbell designed a luxurious bedroom suite suitable for a modern day Mr. Doheny, patriarch of the legendary estate. Stately and sophisticated yet appropriate for modern day living, it is a stylish statement of elegance and aplomb.…
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A Visit to Weatherstone

Thank you all for the many comments and shares here and across social media for Susanna’s and my video visit with Carolyne Roehm. We are so thrilled you enjoyed tagging along. Clearly you, like we, are inspired by her many talents and beautiful home.…
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At Home in the Garden with Carolyne Roehm Video

Carolyne Roehm is as at home in the couturier’s atelier as she is in the kitchen, in the studio or behind the lens, but nowhere is she more passionate than in the garden. In her 12th book, At Home in the Garden, Carolyne shares her lifelong love of nature as expressed in her glorious gardens at Weatherstone, her magnificent Connecticut home.…
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Catching Up on the Road

I am on the road again and despite my best intentions, time did not allow for a full post. I am honored to be speaking today with Ellie Cullman at the lovely Sulgrave Club in Washington DC. A beautiful Beaux Arts building, the club is housed in the historic Wadsworth House, one of only two mansions left on Dupont Circle and listed in the National Register of Historic Places  For those of you who are readers and attending, I look forward to seeing you.…
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