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Where Art Tells the Story

When writing the art of trompe l’oeil piece last week, my research took me full circle to a firm I have been meaning to write about for several years. VISTO is a remarkable art consultancy in Paris whose mission is right up my alley – marrying “discerning taste with a deep understanding of the historical and cultural identity of each property” they work on.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Hunt Slonem

There are few places where inspiration and art are so fluidly connected as in the former Chelsea loft of Hunt Slonem. Here, in some 15,000 square feet, he worked, occasionally slept and often entertained.  And while he is best known as a painter, it is difficult to find a single title to aptly describe this talented polymath.…
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The Art of Trompe l’Oeil in Sicily

In the May Architectural Digest, Mitch Owens’ engaging story on the Sicilian Palazzo di Lorenzo Castelluccio details the remarkable lengths the owner went through to recreate what research and imagination determined to be its original decor. Of the impressive achievements, the trompe l’oeil artistry stands out.…
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One Kings Lane Connecticut House

Welcome to a refreshing new notion in residential retail. Taking the show house concept to the next level, the One Kings Lane Connecticut House is not only shoppable but happens to be the actual New Canaan, CT home of OKL president Debbie Propst.  …
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A Busy Week in Design

For those who follow along on Instagram, I had the best intentions of posting the full tour of One Kings Lane President Debbie Propst’s lovely New Canaan, CT home today but with this being an incredible busy week in design, with one more full day to go as I write, there just wasn’t a second to spare.…
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Flowers Through Art at Bunny Williams Home

Deborah Needleman began her Sign of the Times piece in last week’s T Magazine Design issue, “This country is in the midst of a floral revolution.” And while she was referring to the new natural sensibility in flower arrangements (see my piece on Foraged Flora), it also applies to a wider range of artistic endeavors.…
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The Stickwork of Patrick Dougherty

Travel always yields delightful discoveries and my trip last week was no exception. An unseasonable cold spell in Virginia and North Carolina made our spring-like last day even more enjoyable. Inspired to take a brief walk after arriving early on the beautiful Duke University campus, I ambled across the bridge overlooking the South Lawn.…
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Signature Spaces by Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” Jean Cocteau’s perceptive aphorism opens Signature Spaces with a taste of what it is to come. Among the beautiful images of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen‘s work and inspiration, the designers/authors have let the wit and wisdom of past luminaries shed light on their concepts, ideals and process of beauty, interiors and the well lived life.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Sara Ruffin Costello

As the founding Creative Director of the original beloved Domino magazine, Sara Ruffin Costello proved she knew a thing or two about style. Since then her talents have been well served writing for everyone from T Magazine and the Wall Street Journal to Vogue and Architectural Digest, authoring design books, such as The Domino Book of Decorating and Jeffrey Bilhuber American Master, consulting, decorating and recently designing a capsule collection of dresses, jewelry and homewares.…
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Shop Talk: The New KRB

Kate Rheinstein Brodsky has design and shopkeeping in her blood. Her mother is celebrated designer Suzanne Rheinstein who also owns Hollyhock, the chic La Cienega shop, so perhaps it was destiny that Kate should one day have her own stylish design destination.…
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