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Weekend Inspiration

Before it’s time for the many upcoming spring design events, I wanted to share some weekend inspiration I’ve been stockpiling over the last few weeks. Several months ago I received a snail mail invitation that was so beautiful, I saved it for future reference.…
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Inside Venice

Celebrating the best of Venetian decorative arts, Inside Venice offers us a private view of the city’s most beautiful and rarely seen architectural and interior design jewels. Written by Toto Bergamo Rossi, the director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, the book transports us to seventy-two mostly private apartments and palazzos, beautifully photographed by Jean-François Jaussaud.…
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2016 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

antique and garden show of nashvilleI am very excited to be heading south this weekend to the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville where I will be moderating a panel on Saturday with designers Brian Murphy, Suzanne Rheinstein, Mark Sikes and Windsor Smith. Antique and Garden Show designer panel It will be my first visit to Music City and the Antiques and Garden Show there has been on my short list for years.…
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A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

Whereas many chateaux are associated primarily with a particular resident or royal, Chateau de Fontainebleau represents almost 1,000 years of French ruling dynasties. A Day at Château de Fontainebleau offers not only insights into the history, art and culture of France throughout the centuries, but also the lives of those who inhabited this magnificent French landmark.…
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The Brilliant Beauty of Belperron

It was in the 1960’s and early 70’s, when Ward Landrigan, then head of Sotheby’s jewelry department, first spied the distinctive work of jewelry designer Suzanne Belperron. By 1987, Landrigan had purchased Verdura and had hoped to augment the collection at the landmark Sotheby’s sale of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels in Geneva.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Lela Rose

Lela Rose is not only an acclaimed fashion designer, with eponymous ready-to-wear and bridal collections, but, as seen in her new book, Prêt-à-Party, a passionate and creative party-giver. In fact, her Tribeca apartment, where Lela lives with her husband and two children, was custom built around her love for entertaining.…
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Parish-Hadley Tree of Life Celebration at the Antique and Artisan Gallery

There is no question that Parish-Hadley Tree of Life is a must-have volume for any interior design aficionado. Authored by distinguished alumni Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams, the volume is a rich and colorful history told through informative and entertaining chapters from thirty designers and architects who worked at the legendary firm. …
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At Home in the Garden with Carolyne Roehm Video

Carolyne Roehm is as at home in the couturier’s atelier as she is in the kitchen, in the studio or behind the lens, but nowhere is she more passionate than in the garden. In her 12th book, At Home in the Garden, Carolyne shares her lifelong love of nature as expressed in her glorious gardens at Weatherstone, her magnificent Connecticut home.…
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Eddie Ross Modern Mix

As Bunny Williams says in her foreword to Eddie Ross‘ entertaining new tome, Modern Mix, “Eddie takes the hunt to a new level.” And it’s true – I can’t think of anyone else who has elevated the art of sourcing and styling hidden treasures quite like Eddie.…
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Suzanne Rheinstein Rooms for Living

Suzanne Rheinstein is a self proclaimed champion of the limited palette. That is not to say her palettes are not interesting because they lack a cornucopia of color. Just the opposite – her rooms sing with a refined sophistication. Attention to subtle detail, proportion and texture are evident in all her designs and result in spaces that have “the graciousness of an earlier era but not the formality and folderol.” Her new book, Rooms for Living, A Style for Today with Things from the Past, outlines, in chapters organized by room, how she achieves harmonious homes for her clients, all different and individualized yet unified by themes of beauty and comfort.…
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