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Holiday House 2012 | Ally Coulter

Before Holiday House closes its illustrious 2012 run next Sunday, I wanted to hopefully share a few more rooms. Ally Coulter is on a roll and her elegant yet coquettish Father’s Day room showed a confidence derived from a designer hitting her stride.…
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The Intersection of Art and Design

Sometimes we are all so busy just keeping up that we don’t get a chance to take a step back. But that’s of course when we really absorb what we read and see and are able to connect the dots. When I saw a post about product designer Scott Henderson on the Tory Burch blog today, it reminded me of something I’ve been meaning to post for a while.…
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Behind the Q | Miles Redd & The Big Book of Chic

A couple of weeks ago, Miles Redd made an appearance at the Stamford Antique & Artisan Center for a celebration of The Big Book of Chic. It was a fabulous evening with a packed house of festive guests. New partner and managing director of the Center, Mari Ann Maher, has big plans for the space and one of her most recent updates was the addition of a fabulous library, in which Miles signed books for an eager crowd.…
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J. Seitz | Connecticut Country Chic

In a picture perfect vintage building overlooking a waterfall in the historic village of New Preston, Connecticut, J. Seitz is a specialty store of distinctive design. From a carefully edited selection of furniture, antiques and home design as well as fashion, jewelry, accessories and gifts for babies and pets, this all encompassing emporium is an irresistible shopping mecca.…
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Designing Greenwich Preview

This weekend premieres Designing Greenwich, an exciting new venue here in Connecticut. Upscale local publication Connecticut Cottages and Gardens,  with producers Meg Wendy and Mimi Sternlicht, have put together a fabulous showcase of art, interiors and style over the next three days.…
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Rooms with a View 2012 Part 2

Part of the fun of Rooms with a View is discovering the story behind the spaces, especially when they have personal resonance. As Helen Koch said of business partner John Murphy, both below, “John was thrilled to learn he had been chosen for Rooms with a View but even more so when he heard the theme was ‘Design on a Shoestring.’…
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Rooms with a View 2012

One of my favorite design events here in Connecticut is Rooms with a View. Originally conceived by Albert Hadley 18 years ago, the popular fundraiser transforms the Southport Congregational Church into a showhouse featuring twelve 5′ x8′ mini rooms created by local and NYC designers.…
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Holiday House 2012 | Inson Dubois Wood

While I enjoy a wide spectrum of design, wild and chaotic is not normally on my list. But Inson Dubois Wood‘s dramatic ode to Venice’s Carnevale really hit a chord. Rather like the circus performer who can keep all the plates spinning in his act, this room successfully maintains the momentum of a variety of vignettes.…
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2012 Holiday House | Javaras Kennally

I’m sure many of you readers are familiar with Holiday House, the breast cancer fundraiser founded and chaired by Iris Dankner. Now in its fifth year, the much anticipated annual event on the design circuit is again taking place in the commanding 1921 20,000 square foot limestone townhouse at 2 East 63rd Street.…
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Thank you Taigan and Fetch!

Any of you longtime readers will be familiar with the online shopping site Taigan. I have written before about their terrific curated collection of the very best specialty shops across the country for almost everything – fashion, home decor, art, antiques, jewelry, gourmet food and fine gifts.…
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