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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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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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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 | Lela Rose

At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Lela Rose frequently cites an artist or, in the case of last season, an architect, as inspiration for her collection. This time round, her muse was poetic installation artist Jim Hodges, whose work focuses on “the duality between lightness and mass, fragility and permanence…and the frailty of the human experience.” I love the intellectual component of Rose’s work and you can certainly see the translation of Hodges’ dichotomies, as expressed in his well known curtain of flowers, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Rose’s floral prints and flowing fabrics, such as this withering landscape organza dress.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Finale – Fun Room

Designer Libby Langdon, below, was assigned the largest and perhaps most challenging space at the showhouse. The only unfinished room in the house when she first saw it in June, she transformed the almost windowless 1,150 square foot basement into an inviting multipurpose retreat.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Bedroom

Katie Leede‘s rooms always have an alluring artsy edge with an interesting narrative. Her bedroom at the Hampton showhouse is again a masterfully layered space with a creative mix of textiles and furnishings. The serene palette of creams, blues, browns and greens is enlivened with glints of gold and silver to add some sparkle and drama.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Study

Equestrian chic may be a popular theme these days, but it doesn’t get any more authentic or elegant than Patrick Lönn‘s luxurious understated study at the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Designer Patrick Lonn in his study at the Hampton Designer ShowhouseA rider himself, the uber chic designer, dapper in a Brunello Cucinelli suit, was inspired to create the room by the recent move of his horse to Lionshare Farm in Greenwich, CT.…
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Den

Tucked between two larger rooms on the main floor is a lovely den. While most of us envision such rooms as secluded enclaves, designer Kate Singer rose to the challenging task of decorating the open space, visible from both adjoining rooms and overlooking the terrace, pool and backyard beyond. …
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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Dining Room

Through the elegant entry to the right you can glimpse a sea of color. Segueing from the refined aqua of Robinson’s room, we enter a bold ode to the oceanic hue. Local design team Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler, focussing on projects in the Hamptons and North Fork, wanted to create a dining room for the Hampton Designer Showhouse that was fresh and fun, all about the relaxed yet stylish entertaining that is so ubiquitous in these parts.…
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Gardens by Design at the Bartlett Arboretum Finale

Upstairs at the Bartlett Homestead, the rooms represented a variety of talent. Mark and Susan Bijleveld of Finished in Fabric specialize in antique upholstery and reproduction, using old world techniques. Their Flower Bed Room showed a small portion of what their versatile workroom can create.…
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Voce di and New Voices

There is a new voice in luxury lifestyle in New York City. Last week I had the opportunity to visit Voce di, an exciting new venue for experiencing exclusive European home brands and art in a gallery style boutique. From the chic mediterranean minimalism of the minotticucine kitchens Italian minotticucine kitchen at Voce di to a well edited selection of art and furnishings, Voce di is a destination for those who appreciate the best of an all encompassing contemporary lifestyle.…
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