architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

The Detailed Interior | Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis

We all know that the devil is in the details and in The Detailed Interior, Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan of Cullman & Kravis, share the magic of the vital smaller elements and detailed components that contribute to the success of the bigger decorating picture.…
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In the Works

September means not only back to school but the onset of many great events, design books in anticipation of the holiday season and in my family, a slew of birthdays and celebrations. So while there is lots in the works I can’t wait to share, my niece’s beautiful weekend wedding and my husband’s birthday today meant I just didn’t get as much done as I had anticipated.…
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Central Park NYC | An Architectural View

Ever since the 2008 publication of their superb volume on Chinoiseries, many have been eagerly awaiting the next publication from Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams. Happily, Central Park NYC: An Architectural View is finally here. Following years of exacting research, this lavish and unprecedented volume traces the history, creation and beauty of this National Historic Landmark from their very visual point of view.…
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Global Design Inspiration in House Beautiful

Design inspiration from around the globe is the theme for October’s House Beautiful. With the debut of its new pop-up series, this month features guest editor Chesie Breen as our guide to the homes of Americans abroad. From London to Oslo to Rome and beyond, we get to scratch our travel itch with vicarious visits to fabulous flats and follies.…
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The Design Landscape of Sawyer Berson

After seeing the modern monolithic limestone and glass Southampton manse Sawyer | Berson created for designer Kelly Behun in last month’s ELLE DECOR, I was led to the architects’ site to see what else they had been doing lately. While familiar with several of their projects, I was delighted to discovered what a wide range of impressive oeuvre this firm has.…
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The Classic Architecture of Eric J. Smith

As I was savoring the last weekend of August, trying not to do too much of anything, I fell down the rabbit hole online and rediscovered the work of architect Eric J. Smith. So to ease our way back into the season, let me share with you some of his beautiful houses.…
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At Home Poolside with Susanna Salk and Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams certainly needs no introduction. The acclaimed designer is celebrated not only for her inspiring interiors but her refreshing and authentic approach to gracious living. The day we arrived at her house, trucks were unloading and the house was abuzz with preparations for a charity event for over 200 people that Bunny was hosting the next night.…
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Suzanne Kasler Brings Paris to Connecticut in Veranda

Designer Suzanne Kasler is well known for her sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary and in the upcoming September/October issue of Veranda she shows how it’s done with a French twist in a new chateau-inspired house in Greenwich, Connecticut. Suzanne KaslerThe upcoming issue is all about color, from neutral to brights, and that’s exactly what Kasler focussed on in this project – mixing the two to create an exuberant yet not overwhelming scheme.…
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ACK Attack | Nantucket Getaway

Readers who follow me on instagram and twitter know by my ACK hashtags that I have been on Nantucket this week. For those of you who are not social media mavens, here is a little taste of what I have been sharing.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Robert Couturier Part Deux | The Library

There were so many scene-worthy moments at the Connecticut house of Robert Couturier that we decided to offer you a short sequel, an amuse bouche of sorts. Welcome to chez Robert part deux – the library! From an antique federal door arose the marvelous free standing structure that is Robert Couturier’s library.…
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