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Southern Hospitality

Having just returned from my amazing trip to the Charleston, I am organizing both thoughts and photos as I revel in the aftermath of southern hospitality.  The world revolving around Urban Electric Co. is one filled with interesting people, beautiful homes, great food and a city saturated with aesthetic awareness.…
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Celebrating in Charleston

For the past few days, I have been honored to be participating in a press trip to Charleston, South Carolina, helping Urban Electric celebrate their tenth anniversary. Their beautiful fixtures are more than merely lights. A product of people and place, they fulfill a vision that celebrates the art of craft, the beauty of the handmade and the importance of community.…
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Rooms with a View Continued

I love how this year’s Rooms with a View designers really embraced and interpreted the theme of Americanism: Timely and Timeless Design. Carey Karlan, of Last Detail Interior Design, envisioned a family game room representing “the best of American energy, competitiveness and optimism.” Rooms with a View With updated American classics such as the oversized Windsor chairs, modern painted floorcloth by Heidi Holzer and Saarinen table, Carey played with the scale to give a sense of childlike pleasure for the entire family.…
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Rooms with a View 2013

This year’s Rooms with a View 2013 was the 19th year of one of my favorite design events in Connecticut. Originally conceived by Albert Hadley, the popular fundraiser transforms the Southport Congregational Church into a showhouse featuring twelve tiny 5′ x8′  rooms created by local and NYC designers.…
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Preserving the Craft

I realize it was only a few weeks ago that I referenced an article in T Magazine, but this week’s Travel Issue again hit a high note on several topics so relevant in these parts. While I encourage you to read the marvelous issue for yourself, I’d like to augment just a few bits with some thoughts about the art of craft.…
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High Point Picks | Jacques Garcia Collection for Baker

One of the most talked about events at High Point this fall market was the unveiling of the new Jacques Garcia Collection for Baker. In a large and luxuriously designed space, the substantial new collection was received with enthusiastic response. Jacques Garcia CollectionFor almost 30 years, the celebrated French designer has been creating both residential and commercial projects at the most prestigious addresses.…
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Comings and Goings

It seems that The Season is upon us. So as assiduously as I attempt to catch up around here, ever more wonderful design and inspiration seem to be luring me out and about. As for “comings”, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun new Stylish Shopping video with Susanna Salk that celebrates embracing your personal passion in design.…
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Lambertson Truex at Privet House

The tiny hamlet of New Preston, CT may be small in square miles (7,39) and population (1,182) but looms large on the map as a retail design destination. With the most recent addition to the shopping scene, Privet House (moving from its Warren location earlier this year), chic weekenders no longer have to wonder where they are going to get their Cire Trudon candles, Santa Maria Novella bath products or unique accessories or antiques for their homes.…
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2013 Design Leadership Summit

This week I am privileged to be attending the 2013 Design Leadership Summit in New York. The premier event of the Design Leadership Network, an incredible program has been created to educate and inspire an impressive group of design professionals. Principals of leading interior design, architecture and landscape design firms from across the country have gathered to hear an amazing list of speakers assembled by conference creators Peter Sallick (Managing Partner of Design Investors, the CEO of Waterworks and co-founder and CEO of Dering Hall), Kate Kelly Smith (SVP Publishing Director of Hearst Design Group and Chief Revenue Officer, House Beautiful) and John Edelman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Design Within Reach.…
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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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