Author Archives: Stacey Bewkes

Why Don’t You | Travel in Style

Taking my cue from the inimitable Ms. Vreeland and a page from J.J. Martin’s piece in today’s Off Duty section of the Wall Street Journal, I’m hoping more people realize how easy it is to travel in style. While I certainly see my fair share of well-dressed men and women flying the friendly skies, there is also a preponderance of those who feel that comfort cannot be synonymous with stylish or even neat attire.…
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Off to the City of Lights

So I’ve been waiting to tell you that tomorrow I am off to Paris for the week. My sister and I have been plotting for months and are excited to be taking my girls for their first visit to the city of lights.…
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Ronald McDonald House Long Island Project Design 2013

Last week Newel Gallery hosted a pre-construction celebration of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design 2013. In partnership with Kravet and New York Cottages & Gardens, this is a very special sort of showhouse – one that is permanent and directly affects the lives of the many families who make extended stays at the facility while their seriously ill children are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.  …
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Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa

Aerin Lauder has been very busy. In addition to her furniture collection for EJ Victor, she has also completed a fabric collection and select exclusive furniture styles for Lee Jofa. Yesterday evening Veranda hosted the launch for the collection at the Lee Jofa showroom in the D&D Building, where the front room is totally outfitted with products from the AERIN collections.…
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EJ Victor | Home to AERIN, Ralph Lauren and more

As some of you may remember EJ Victor kindly sponsored my latest trip to High Point Market. Their big news this spring was the addition of Aerin Lauder‘s beautiful furniture collection to their line. Presented in a fabulous built out apartment-like structure with custom doors, millwork and hardware, I wanted to move right in.…
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A Grand Greek Revival Relives its Former Glory

As soon as I read “jubilant restoration of an iconic Greek Revival,” I was hooked. And it only got better when I viewed the interiors of this beautiful project that will appear in the July/August Veranda. The Pillars, a late 19th century architectural grande dame, was from an era when first families came to the spa town of Hot Springs, Virginia for the season.…
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Celerie Kemble for Henredon & Maitland-Smith continued

While there was a great assortment of furniture, accessories and lighting in the lines Celerie Kemble designed for Henredon and Maitland-Smith, there was definitely a consistent feel throughout. Inspired by mostly early 20th century designs, her aesthetic is a consistent thread.…
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Celerie Kemble for Henredon

In what seems a perennial state of catch up, I can’t believe it’s already June while I still have collections from High Point in April I had wanted to share. One of the biggest hits at market were Celerie Kemble‘s extensive new collections – furniture for Henredon and occasional pieces, accessories and lighting for Maitland Smith.…
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Parisian Delights in CT Cottages and Gardens

While I have often contributed to the online edition of CT Cottages and Gardens, I am delighted to report that my first print article for the magazine appears in the June issue now on the stands. A front of book piece also featuring my own photos, it highlights the trend of blue I spotted at Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off in January, coordinating with the water theme of this summer issue.…
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The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman

There are some areas of design where I know what I like but have no knowledge of how to achieve it. Landscape design is one of those disciplines and I am thankful for the likes of Doyle Herman here in Connecticut, whose work I have admired for years.…
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