architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

Holland & Sherry Bespoke

Holland & Sherry Bespoke store, Elizabeth Street, NYCOn a popular street in NYC’s hip Nolita neighborhood, in the most beautiful building on the block, the chicest new lifestyle brand in the city has been born. If you are a fan of elegant fine fabrics, classic enduring design tweaked for modern living, carefully curated collections of the excellent and eccentric, then be sure to put the new Holland & Sherry Bespoke shop at 209 Elizabeth Street on your must-visit list.…
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NY Fashion Week Fall 2012: Lela Rose

As soon as I read Lela Rose‘s inspiration in the show package, I had a feeling I was going to love the collection. Inspired by the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Rose’s show centered around “the fusion of structure and movement”.  …
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Living with Color in Connecticut Part II

For any who missed Monday’s post, we are continuing our tour of an amazing Diamond Baratta designed house in Connecticut, full of color, collections and masterful coordination of pattern. Here we look down the stairs to the basement, with a hint of what’s to come.…
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Living with Color in Connecticut

There are some people who live in neutral, some who live in drive and some who live in overdrive. The same can be applied to living with color. Last week I was lucky enough to visit an amazing home belonging to people who definitely live in color overdrive.…
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British Style Bonanza

Inside Downton AbbeyBetween the mania for Downton Abbey and the popularity of Will and Kate, it’s clear British style is making a comeback. It’s true in fashion – think of the 600,000 visitors who saw McQueen at the Met or the fashionistas watching Kate’s every move.…
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Dark Shadows

I knew it would happen eventually. With the vampire mania of the last few years, it was just a matter of time until someone resurrected the cult 60’s series Dark Shadows. As much as I have eschewed the current vampire offerings, I must offer full disclosure and admit that I was hooked on the show.…
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The Invention of the Past

I received many beautiful design and coffee table books for Christmas this year (a few admittedly from me to me). Some I have already reviewed here and others I hope to cover in posts to come. While most had received enough advance press that I knew what to expect, there was one that was a total revelation.…
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Thank You Elle Decor – My Favorite Space

Yesterday Elle Decor featured 30 design insiders’ picks for their favorite ELLE Decor Rooms of 2011. I was thrilled to be included. It was almost impossible to pick just one room from the many fabulous features throughout the year but I finally decided on the living room of this beautiful Paris pied- à-terre designed by Jean-Louis Deniot I love how the thoughtful renovation of this modern loft-like space retains the beautiful 18th century grandeur of the original building.…
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Exotic Taste

It is almost impossible to have an interest in interiors and the decorative arts and not be fascinated by Chinoiserie and the exoticism of the “mysterious East.” From Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt to the British occupation in India, this region has for centuries held an unrivaled appeal for creative types.…
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Christmas in Connecticut

The season is certainly upon us and everyone seems to be in the spirit this year. The stores are crowded, there is an upbeat festive fervor that fills the air and the only downside is the traffic and challenging parking situations – a small price to pay!…
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