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Sneak Peek at What’s New in Veranda Magazine

As the new May/ June Veranda Magazine is about to hit mailboxes and newsstands, I was delighted to recently meet with editor-in-chief Clinton Smith to discuss not only the beautiful new issue but also where Veranda is heading under his auspices.…
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Housing Works Design on a Dime 2014

Design on a Dime 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular design events in the New York community. Benefiting Housing Works‘ programs for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, the annual event features more than 50 (over 60 this year) top tier designers who create rooms with donated merchandise, which is then sold for 50- 70% off retail.…
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Springing into Great Design

As I was looking at my calendar today, I realized they should probably rename spring the season of great design. From High Point Market, to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala to the semiannual upcoming Tabletop Market, to Design on a Dime and Kips Bay in April, there will clearly be a lot of noteworthy design news to share.…
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High Point Preview

Did I even mention that I was headed to High Point this weekend for the semiannual market? It’s been a whirlwind of activity down here but I wanted to give you a little preview of what I’ve been seeing at this enormous design venue.…
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The Designer Showhouse at Sotheby’s | Part II

As we continue to look at the Designer Showhouse at Sotheby’s, the middle room, created by Ryan Korban, was designed as a grand hall. Ryan Korban for the Designer Showhouse at Sotheby'sphoto courtesy of Sotheby’s As a transitional room, it packs a glamorous punch. While filled with elaborate period pieces, the space still feels modern with its dramatic contrast of black and gilt.…
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Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse

Last week, Sotheby’s debuted its inaugural Designer Showhouse, partnering with its 1744 Young Collectors Club, targeted toward those just starting to build collections. To illustrate how art and antiques can successfully add to the mix, the auction house invited six interior designers to comb their inventory for pieces featured in upcoming spring auctions for inclusion in their individually designed spaces.…
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Final Favorites from the AD Home Design Show

March went out like a lion not just in terms of the weather but also with the intensity of the design calendar. With so many events on the horizon, I’m feeling the pressure to share all that I’ve seen lately before I’m overwhelmed with even more!…
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Stamford Antique & Artisan Center 2nd Annual Garden Show

Chic and unique is the moniker for the always fabulous finds at the Stamford Antique & Artisan Center. As they’ve been adding great design events to their calendar (see the marvelous treats they pulled together for their first ever holiday boutique), this week marks the opening of their 2nd Annual Garden Show.…
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Stylish Shopping Video with Susanna Salk and Mary McDonald

Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with the stylish, vivacious and always entertaining Mary McDonald? With old fashioned style sensibilities updated with a daring dose of modern glamour, the designer’s world is a seductive vision of bold color, pattern and layer upon layer of fashionable flair.…
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Favorite Finds from the AD Home Design Show

Wallpaper is a wonderful way of imbuing spaces with instant pattern appeal. Whether textural grounds, simple stripes or more elaborate scenes, people have been recently rediscovering the power of this design medium. One of my favorite finds at the AD Home Design Show was Voutsa, a lifestyle and interiors brand fulfilling Texan-born, NY artist George Venson’s mission of “bringing life to our walls and our walls to life.” Full of imaginative imagery and creative expression, his whimsical wallpapers “generate fantasy through brush strokes, abstraction and bold coloration.” AD Home Design ShowOriginally inspired by cave paintings, he produces both digitally printed and hand-illustrated designs.…
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