architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

Designer Showhouse of Westchester First Peek

From North Carolina to NYC to Westchester, each location has welcomed a designer showhouse this spring. On the heels of my Kips Bay coverage, we’ll take a first look at the third annual Designer Showhouse of Westchester. Benefitting Cerebral of Westchester, this year’s event is hosted in a beautiful 1915 colonial in the heart of the estate section of Scarsdale, NY.…
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Magni Modernism

James Magni’s new volume, Magni Modernism, celebrating his 25 years of design, is a testament not only to the longevity and relevance of modern design but to Magni’s particular refined and soulful version. The power of glamorous simplicity, elegant open spaces and harmonious connectivity mark the fourteen projects that fill the volume.…
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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Part 3

Finishing off the main floor at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is James Huniford‘s dramatic atrium. With the feel of an artist’s studio, Huniford included a creative mix of antique and custom furniture, art and accessories. Kips Bay Decorator Show House In the stunning Maison Jansen brass mirror from Bernd Goeckler, you can see the double story windows and overhang connecting the room to both the garden and other interior spaces.…
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Kips Bay Show House First Look

During the flurry of spring design events, Kips Bay is always on everyone’s list. This year, the anticipated show was back in an upper east side townhouse venue. Built in 1899, the Sharp Townhouse on East 64th Street is a five story almost 7,000 square foot residence with a handsome limestone facade.…
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Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

Having a show house during High Point was a wonderful way to both highlight local and national talent and provide inspiring decorating ideas that got everyone’s cogwheels turning while shopping the market. Kudos to the Junior League of Greensboro and Traditional Home for assembling such a great group of designers who all contributed innovative and stylish solutions.…
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The Junior League Show House at Adamsleigh

There have been so many notable design events of late that it has been challenging to both attend and share in a timely fashion. The Show House at Adamsleigh is one. Coordinated to open during High Point Market, this historic home featured a bevy of both local and national talent presented by the Junior League of Greensboro and national media sponsor Traditional Home.…
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The Modern Classicism of Thomas Pheasant in Veranda

The beautiful project by Thomas Pheasant on the cover of the May/June Veranda, hitting stands later this week, sums up much of what I have been seeing and writing about lately. Having just returned from High Point, I can affirm that the theme of this issue is especially appropriate.…
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House Beautiful Instant Room with Alexandra Champalimaud

As the weather has been teasing us with a preview of warmer temperatures to come, the idea of outdoor living is on many of our minds. So I was thrilled to see that the May House Beautiful Instant Room featured a chic outdoor space designed by acclaimed designer Alexandra Chamalimaud.…
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Oborain | The Chic Outdoor Shower

When I saw Oborain at the AD Home Show last month, I was instantly craving summer. And with this week’s unusually temperate weather, these chic pre-fab outdoor showers seemed the perfect find to share. OborainLaunched last year by Kirsten Oxboel and Jim Lobley, Oborain is the grown up designer version of that beloved fixture of summer beach vacations.…
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DIFFA Dining by Design 2013 at the AD Home Show

I’m sure many of you know that since 1984 DIFFA has been one of the nation’s largest supporters of people with HIV/AIDS. And Dining by Design, now in its 16th year is not only one of the industry’s most anticipated events, but has raised over 16 million dollars for the cause.…
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