Monthly Archives: May 2016

At Home with Susanna Salk and Brooke & Steve Giannetti on Patina Farm

Patina Farm is the realization of a dream that many only fantasize about. Living on a small lot in suburban Santa Monica, California, Brooke and Steve Giannetti had already recognized their love of land, natural materials and fine old world craftsmanship.…
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Happy Memorial Day and Sneak Peek

Wishing everyone a very happy Memorial Day weekend. While we celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season, let us also recognize who this holiday commemorates and take a moment to remember those who sacrificed their lives serving our country. Happy Memorial Day Be sure to stop back tomorrow for new At Home with video visit – sneak peek below!…
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Drake Anderson Kips Bay Bedroom

Inspiration for the Drake Anderson Kips Bay bedroom began on a trip the design partners took to London, where a state bed at the Victoria & Albert Museum captured their attention. Featuring the classic upholstery technique of gainage, the bed had all its intricate furniture details wrapped in fabric.…
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Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction

As with furniture, fine and decorative art, buying jewelry at auctions is a great way to learn as well as often secure great pricing. Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction in New York City on June 10, preceded by a three day exhibition, has a marvelous selection of stylish examples from such distinguished names as Tiffany’s, David Webb, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura.…
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24 Hours in Boston

With many projects in the works, the last few months have been busy with filming, photographing and travel. I have a few favorite destinations to share, starting with the most recent. Last week, Susanna and I spent 24 hours in Boston for several events.…
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Timothy Whealon Kips Bay Show House White Orchard Room

Inspired by great English country houses of the 1920’s, the Timothy Whealon Kips Bay Show House White Orchard Room is an updated version with a crisp American tailored sensibility. As Timothy explained, “I think bedrooms should be peaceful spaces. We created this airy and light filled refuge to escape from city life.  …
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Olasky & Sinsteden Kips Bay Guest Bedroom

I have been tracking Catherine Olasky and Max Sinsteden of Olasky & Sinsteden ever since spying their stylish Sotheby’s Showhouse drawing room a couple of years ago. Young designers with pedigreed pasts (aka design experience), they draw on the classics to create fresh new interpretations of tradition.…
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Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon

Influenced by one of the great examples of 1930’s Italian residential architecture, the Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon is a jewel of restrained elegance. The design vocabulary of Sawyer Berson is a wide ranging one, including both traditional and modern styles encompassing architecture, interiors and landscape projects.…
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Alex Papachristidis Kips Bay Show House Dining Room

Enter Alex Papachristidis‘ Kips Bay Show House dining room and you are transported to a tour de force of enchanting elegance. Shades of such early 20th century design titans as Elsie de Wolfe and David Adler and the high style of Mona von Bismarck are evident but you never completely lose sight that you are enveloped in a luxurious lair of modern living.…
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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

While in Ojai to film Brooke and Steve Giannetti at Patina Farm, Susanna and I were fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It was such a stunning spot that I had to share a little glimpse of our overnight visit.…
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