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Classical Invention | The Architecture of John B. Murray

We really have the author’s mother to thank for John Murray‘s elegant new volume Classical Invention | The Architecture of John B. Murray. If she had not suggested he take a summer design program at Carnegie Mellon, he might have finished his pre-med studies instead of continuing on to architecture school.…
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Howard Slatkin on One Kings Lane

For those of you who couldn’t get enough of Howard Slatkin’s amazing Fifth Avenue apartment, I am delighted to report you will be able to get a little piece of that luxurious life for your own this Saturday when his Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane debuts.…
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Louis Benech | Twelve French Gardens

While I have little talent in the arena of landscape design, I can certainly recognize someone who does, so I was delighted to discover Louis Benech in the new book of his work, Twelve French Gardens. Louis BenechAlthough he studied law, Benech’s lifelong love of plants led him to horticultural apprenticeships in England and Normandy.…
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Cottages & Gardens Talks to Mario Buatta and Ellie Cullman

I was delighted to produce for Cottages & Gardens a video conversation between DJ Carey, editorial director of the luxury magazine group, and Mario Buatta with Ellie Cullman at the venerable Madison Avenue antiques emporium Florian Papp. Stop by the Cottages & Gardens site to listen to the designers discuss their new publications, the state of design and each other.…
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At Home Video with Susanna Salk and Howard Slatkin

There aren’t very many New York City apartments these days that could justify an entire book. But then again, there aren’t very many apartments like the one owned by interior designer Howard Slatkin. In a six thousand square foot aerie overlooking Fifth Avenue, the designer has created a dream home worthy of a royal residence.With totally bespoke interiors of breathtaking craftsmanship, Fifth Avenue Style celebrates not only Slatkin’s creative vision and passions but his love of the handmade and the gifted artisans with whom he works.…
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Fifth Avenue Style Coming Next

Behind my quiet facade this week is a maelstrom of activity. There’s been filming and editing galore, so stop back tomorrow for a special At Home video visit, with a behind the scenes look at a little Fifth Avenue Style. Fifth Avenue Style
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The Detailed Interior | Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis

We all know that the devil is in the details and in The Detailed Interior, Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan of Cullman & Kravis, share the magic of the vital smaller elements and detailed components that contribute to the success of the bigger decorating picture.…
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In the Works

September means not only back to school but the onset of many great events, design books in anticipation of the holiday season and in my family, a slew of birthdays and celebrations. So while there is lots in the works I can’t wait to share, my niece’s beautiful weekend wedding and my husband’s birthday today meant I just didn’t get as much done as I had anticipated.…
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Branca at Bergdorfs

Not only has Alessandra Branca launched her fabulous new fabric line with Schumacher, but she also partnered with Bergdorf’s to transform the always tempting seventh floor with her new fabric and home collection. Last week I stopped by for the official launch party – a festive evening well attended by a who’s who crowd of NY design.…
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Gary McBournie Living Color

How could I not be won over by designer Gary McBournie, whose favorite color is orange and cites Auntie Mame as a movie that continues to provide him with design inspiration? Looking through his book Living Color is like joining a celebration of colorful interiors and the designer’s contemporary twist on tradition.…
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