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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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Celebrating Local Talent at Pimlico

I am lucky to live in an area where so much talent abounds. Last week New Canaan, CT shop Pimlico invited friends to celebrate the season in a festive venue with three local artists/companies. For new readers, Pimlico is a charming, always inviting shop of well editing home furnishings and accessories.…
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In the Garden with Stacy Bass

If you are a reader of such local upscale Connecticut magazines as athome, Greenwich or Westport Magazines, or national publications such as Garden Design, Horticulture, Luxe,  House Beautiful, then you have undoubtedly seen the work of talented photographer Stacy Bass. Her award-winning photos of landscapes and interiors eloquently capture the essence of place with a sensuous light and luminosity that transport you directly into the lushness of the landscapes.…
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Thank you ELLE DECOR: My Pick from The Modern Life Concept House

Thank you to ELLE DECOR for including me in their “Great Ideas from the Modern Life Concept House” piece online. During our Blogfest visit, several of us were asked to pick a favorite idea from the show house. Art in the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House 2012 There has been much discussion about how to personalize spaces and make them feel representative of the owners while attractive and interesting.…
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Style Knows No Age: Iris Apfel at Sotheby’s

If ever there was an example of the value of staying true to one’s vision, Iris Apfel is certainly it!  An enduring style icon still going strong at 90, she has collections at HSN, Yoox, MAC, a new handbag line amusingly called Extinctions (produced with Lisa Nunziata) debuting this fall, and an eyewear collection with Eyebobs coming next year.…
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