Author Archives: Stacey Bewkes

Thank You Flower Magazine

Whether in the garden, home or art and design, flowers are nature’s beautiful bounty, enhancing every aspect of life. Seven years ago, recognizing a empty niche in the publishing marketplace, flower aficionado and editor Margot Show launched flower magazine. Originally focussing on floral, garden and event design, it has since expanded its vision to include interiors, art, travel, entertaining and more.…
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At Home in the Hamptons with Susanna Salk and Aerin Lauder

Less than two years ago, Aerin Lauder expanded her focus beyond her role at Estée Lauder to launch her eponymous lifestyle label and since then has continued to evolve and expand the brand. While debuting with a cosmetic collection, the company now includes fashion, fabrics, furniture, lighting and tabletop.…
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In the Studio Video with Susanna Salk and Madeline Weinrib

In her eponymous signature designs, Madeline Weinrib has melded the once disparate worlds of art and decor. As the great granddaughter of the founder of ABC Carpet & Home, Madeline spent much of her childhood playing on rugs and carpets, so it might seem natural that she would be designing them today.…
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Design Video Summer Extravaganza

Throughout the year, as Susanna Salk and I get inspired with ideas for our design video series, our enthusiasm perhaps gets the best of us. Month after month we cannot wait to execute our concepts, capturing the talent and vivacious personalities of designers in entertaining venues, out and about, at home or in their studios.…
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In Art It’s Called Appropriation

Ever since Natalie Massenet’s brilliant realization that online luxury shopping and editorial content are an ideal match, many have tried to followed suit. And while I don’t always consider the bricks and mortar fashion catalogues must-reads, Bergdorf’s has been doing an admirable job, in their seasonal print mailings, offering an every expanding sartorial lust list with some entertaining and smart editorial.…
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The Globetrotting Sophistication of Cabana Magazine

In this era of consolidation, cutting corners and mass market mentality, it is a rare pleasure to come across a unique product that strives to be more. Cabana Magazine, a new Italian publication launched during Salone del Mobile in Milan, is about sophistication on many levels.…
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A Day of Design at the Mayflower Grace

Next Saturday, June 14th, I am delighted to be participating in the first ever Day of Design at one of my very favorite retreats, the Mayflower Grace. (You can read about one of my last visits here and here). This luxurious country hotel is the perfect spot for a gathering of local Connecticut and NYC design talent to share their opinions and points of view.…
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Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Return to High Point Market

Although they manufacture in their own factory only eight miles from High Point, NC, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, one of my sponsors, hadn’t shown at market for years. But this April marked the return of this family owned, made-in-American brand to market, adding their upholstery line to the Lorts showroom.…
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Welcome Back to the 18th Century at the Louvre

Next week marks the reemergence of the 18th century at the Louvre. In the north wing of the museum’s Cour Carrée, resides its exceptional collection of 18th century decorative arts. The collection, which hasn’t been on view for almost ten years, includes an incomparable array of masterpieces, from rugs and tapestries to royal furniture, jewelry and porcelain.…
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The Colorful World of CR Laine at High Point

As VP of Merchandising and Marketing, Holly Blalock, explains, “Color is not a trend for CR Laine. We are committed to color as a common thread throughout our collection.” And she should know. Now in her 10th year at the company, Holly has been instrumental in helping CR Laine, one of my sponsors at High Point this spring, make the shift from a very traditional upholstery company to one now associated with an updated, cleaner and stylish neo-traditional look and an indisputable emphasis on color.…
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