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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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High Point Highlights | Wesley Hall

I was delighted to have Wesley Hall as one of my co-sponsors again this market. As a privately owned made-in-America company, they pride themselves in being involved with every aspect of the business and the results show. Following a recent facelift, their spacious and open showroom welcomed many new styles this season including over 200 new fabrics and three new finishes.…
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T Magazine Luxury Issue

Deborah Needleman always seems to say just what I have been thinking but haven’t quite gotten around to articulating. In her editor letter for this weekend’s T Magazine Luxury Issue, she writes, “To do ‘simple’ right isn’t as easy as it looks — whether it’s the design of a building, a dress or even a life.…
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Jamie Drake Designer Visions 2013 for House Beautiful

With a shared love of color, Jamie Drake and House Beautiful are a perfect pairing for Hearst’s Designer Visions showhouse. Taking inspiration from the 1920’s period of the building, Jamie embraced the deco era, imaging the apartment for the fictional granddaughter of Josephine Baker, the chanteuse who embodied the spirit of the jazz age.…
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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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Alessandra Branca Designer Visions Bedrooms

At an enviable 4,800 square feet with three bedrooms, the Alessandra Branca Designer Visions duplex would have been a game changer for many of us who exiled the city seeking more space for our growing families. While the public spaces are convivial and open for shared family living and entertaining, the bedrooms are havens of cocooned coziness.…
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Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse 2013

On an unassuming street in the heart of Chelsea, sits the beautiful new Walker Tower, in which the seventh annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase is located. No doubt inspired by the building’s gorgeous architectural details and unparalleled views, this year’s three designers have created the most luxurious and alluring apartments for their respective magazines.…
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Antiques to Visions | Catching Up from A to Z

From the Avenue Antiques Show (a ring from Camilla Dietz Bergeron I loved but lost out on) coral ring to celebrations for authors – Timothy Corrigan (a vignette from Vicente Wolfe’s chic loft where the party was held) Vicente Wolf's loft and Howard Slatkin (signing his special edition book – see below – at Bergdorf’s) Howard Slatkin Howard Slatkin Fifth AVenue Styleto Hearst Designer Visions (Alessandra Branca‘s glorious bedroom for ELLE DECOR) Alessandra Brancato High Point Market (Jacques Garcia‘s chic collection for Baker with hand forged details) Jacques Garcia for Baker to the excitement of technological advances (HB Connect brings our Charlotte Moss video directly to your phone in this month’s House Beautiful) House Beautiful ConnectHouse Beautiful Connectto a special lunch Dessert at Gotham NYCI have much to share but haven’t had a minute to spare.…
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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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