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My Amazing Mother

My mother was truly exceptional, but growing up, it somehow seemed normal that we had couture quality Easter coats she made us every year or that my sister and her dolls always had matching outfits or that she could accurately sketch portraits of the children at our summer club in under a minute or even that her hair was in a perfect French twist secured by a million bobbie pins by the time I came down to breakfast every morning.…
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Little Augury One Kings Lane Tastemaker Sale

I am pleased to share that two of my favorite sites are joining forces this week for a wonderful sale. Starting today at 11 am EST, blogging friend Gaye Tapp will be the featured Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane.…
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Spring Has Sprung at the Park Avenue Armory Arts & Antiques Show

The Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show at the Park Avenue Armory is the best of the best. A completely vetted show, every single item is examined by panels of experts for authenticity and accurate labeling. Including the best of furniture, art and decorative arts, it is a wide ranging show for both content and periods.…
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New Trads at the Armory Art and Antique Show

Yesterday evening was opening night at the Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Among a who’s who in NYC art and social circles, the best dealers in fine and decorative arts presented selections from their collections.…
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More Style from Design on a Dime

Flair Home designers George Nunno and Jon Maroto have a distinctive super sophisticated eclectic style I adore. With a mix of vintage and new Italian and American pieces, it is impossible to put a chonronological or geographic stamp on their creations.…
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Ravishing Rooms at Design on a Dime

Design on a Dime is 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, it attracts more than 50 top tier designers who create rooms with donated merchandise, which is then sold for 50- 70% off retail.…
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High Point Picks – Eclectic Elements

Natural Curiosities strikes just the right creative note with its eclectic and somewhat eccentric collections encompassing the “beautiful, historical and educational.” I have featured them before and am totally captivated each time I visit. Founder Christopher Wilcox and his crew do not fit neatly into a single category.…
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An Evening at the Antique and Artisan Center

With 22,000 square feet featuring over 80 of the hottest dealers in America, the Antique & Artisan Center is the anchor for the preeminent local design district in an industrial section of Stamford, CT. I don’t know of anywhere else where there is such a concentrated wealth of so many distinguished dealers in a single venue.…
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Seeing the Light at Illumé

Someone reminded me recently of the Charles Eames quote, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” It is so true and is one of the hallmark differences between good and great. As projects come to a close, sometimes final finishing touches can be lost, as interest wanes or budgets bulge.…
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Black & White Carpet: Stéphane Kossman

Between fashion week and the upcoming Oscars, the latest offering at the Samuel Owen Gallery is perfectly timed. Last week I attended the opening for Black & White Carpet, an exhibit featuring the candid red carpet photographs by Stéphane Kossman, below.…
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