architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

House Beautiful 2012 Kitchen of the Year

As our lifestyles have evolved over the last few decades, there’s no doubt that the kitchen has become the hub of the house. Whether the focus is fine food, family management, entertaining or all three, this multi functional room has expanded, opening up and encompassing other living spaces.…
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Design is One: The Vignellis at the Architecture & Design Film Festival

As the internet and social media have made the world infinitely smaller, it seems that the world of design has followed suit. More than ever, design is less confined, no longer compartmentalized as it once was. Interior and fashion designers are now venturing into each other’s territories, blurring boundaries between specialities.…
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The Big Appeal of Little Spaces

Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a cape that I have always loved the nooks and crannies in houses, those special spaces inside created from the idiosyncrasies of the external architecture. I was forever envious of my sister’s bedroom upstairs, with its charming dormer windowseat and drawers set into the walls.…
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Nick Olsen Knows It’s All About the Mix

Even before Nick Olsen received official Rising Star status from the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) last fall, he was already well on his way to gaining design recognition. With a degree from Columbia followed by an internship at Architectural Record Magazine, he then snagged a coveted position working for Miles Redd.…
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ELLE DECOR Presents its New A-List at Baccarat

The beautiful new Baccarat showroom in the D&D Building was the elegant setting Wednesday evening for the third annual ELLE DECOR A-list awards. A festive and well-attended party, it was a lovely way to witness the induction of ten talented new members.…
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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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