architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

Lynn Morgan at Kensett

When I heard that designer Lynn Morgan had decorated the model homes at Kensett, a new local luxury condo development, I couldn’t wait to get a peek. Her clean, crisp, contemporary version of updated traditional is always appealing and has been featured in almost every top shelter magazine, including this month’s Traditional Home.…
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It’s Fall – A Busy Week!

Although my favorite season has not officially begun, fall events are already in full force. It was a busy week out in the design world and while I catch up, here is a sneak peek of a few things I saw!…
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The Mayflower Inn Spa

While the sumptuous Mayflower Inn is, in and of itself, enticing, it is the Spa that seals the deal. There is a very good reason it was named the #1 Spa in the country by Good Morning America with Travel + Leisure – it is simply amazing!…
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Welcome to the Mayflower

A mere two hours from New York City, nestled in the heart of rural Connecticut, sits an idyllic luxury resort resembling more English country house than 5 star hotel. Mayflower With a timeless sense of civilized gentility, yet fully equipped with contemporary creature comforts, the Mayflower Inn is a lush private retreat of understated elegance.…
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New York Style at Verdura

At a recent visit to the beautiful Verdura boutique, I had the opportunity to see some highlights from the new holiday collection. Elegant signage to boutique Leading up to their 75th anniversary in 2014, they continue to focus on Fulco di Verdura’s life and inspirations, this fall showcasing the 40’s and 50’s, a golden age when, with backing from Cole Porter and Vincent Astor, he set up shop on Fifth Avenue.…
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At Home in Italy

As many of us are celebrating the long weekend here in the States, perhaps some are still on vacation, enjoying the long light of summer somewhere exotic or enchanting. The Italian countryside has for many always held a special allure, with its rich history of art, food, design and seemingly envious lifestyle.…
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Never Say Never | Lyford Cay with House Beautiful

As House Beautiful editor in chief Newell Turner says in his opening letter for the October issue, never say never. While the focus of the magazine for the last six years has been exclusively on American design, this month they expand their view and travel abroad, visiting Americans who have homes from Paris to Africa.  …
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Richard Keith Langham’s Country Charm

Richard Keith Langham is decidedly old school. And I mean that as a compliment. It certainly doesn’t imply his designs look dated but it does mean that they have an eminent livability reminiscent of his southern upbringing. He is a master of classic timeless rooms grounded in English heritage, gleaned from his years working in the studios of Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine.…
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The Sixth Annual Hearst Designer Visions

While I plan on enjoying the rest of August, which is already passing way too quickly, I am, at the same time, getting excited about the many events already on the horizon for fall. One I just heard the details about is Hearst’s sixth annual Designer Visions, this year to be held at El Ad Group‘s luxury Tribeca property 250 West Street, designed by Gal Nauer Architects.…
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Updating a Legacy

Please make the hop and visit me over at Cottage & Gardens, where my latest piece is live. We have taken a peek at the luxurious legacy of Lalique here – but another aspect of the brand’s rejuvenation is how architects and designers are creatively incorporating the crystal into both residential and commercial projects.…
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