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At Home Poolside with Susanna Salk and Bunny Williams

Bunny Williams certainly needs no introduction. The acclaimed designer is celebrated not only for her inspiring interiors but her refreshing and authentic approach to gracious living. The day we arrived at her house, trucks were unloading and the house was abuzz with preparations for a charity event for over 200 people that Bunny was hosting the next night.…
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Peacock, Gloss & Glimmer at the NY Now Gift Show

While there didn’t seem to be any singular overwhelming trend at the gift show, some styles were seen at several of the booths. Peacock has been slowly making its way into many of the home collections over the past year or so.…
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Tom Scheerer Decorates

Tom Scheerer has clearly struck a chord. Already there have been quite a few pieces about this book, even before publication. There is a reason. Tom Scheerer In a world that constantly celebrates bigger and better, Scheerer’s particular brand of understated, underdecorated design is like a refreshing Bahamian breeze.…
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NY Now | New Offerings from Old Favorites

Sunday I spent the day perusing the new set up at NY Now (otherwise known as the gift show). It wasn’t nearly enough time, especially now that many of the former Pier exhibitors are integrated into the Javits, but I spent the greater part of the day visiting old favorites to see their new fall offerings.…
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SFERRA Linens for Fall 2013

I knew time would be tight at NY Now (the new moniker for the NY Gift Show) so last week, I paid a visit to the SFERRA linens showroom to take a peek at their new fall line. A favorite among many designers and discerning customers, it’s easy to see why their linens are so popular.…
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Suzanne Kasler Brings Paris to Connecticut in Veranda

Designer Suzanne Kasler is well known for her sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary and in the upcoming September/October issue of Veranda she shows how it’s done with a French twist in a new chateau-inspired house in Greenwich, Connecticut. Suzanne KaslerThe upcoming issue is all about color, from neutral to brights, and that’s exactly what Kasler focussed on in this project – mixing the two to create an exuberant yet not overwhelming scheme.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk at Serena & Lily Beach Market

A few weeks ago, Susanna and I traveled out to the Hamptons on behalf of Serena & Lily to visit their first bricks and mortar store, the Serena & Lily Beach Market in Wainscot. Tag along as we meet up with the Hamptons interior design duo Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler, to tour the shop and all that it has to offer.…
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C.Z. Guest | American Style Icon

True style icons are few and far between but C.Z. Guest ranks at the top of American qualifiers. More than merely beautiful and stylish, the essence of her status emanated from within, expressing her zest for life across the board. She was the alluring embodiment of seemingly disparate worlds.…
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Christopher Maya Goes Bold in the House Beautiful Color Issue

The power of color is always well expressed in the annual House Beautiful color issue. And this year is no exception as Christopher Maya makes the September cover with a fashion inspired update of a classic New York City prewar apartment.…
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Artist Rebel Dandy | Men of Fashion at the RISD Museum

Back in the spring I was honored to attend the annual gala benefit for the RISD Museum, celebrating their groundbreaking exhibit Artist Rebel Dandy: Men of Fashion (excellent companion volume below). It was such an incredible experience that I postponed writing about it until I had time to do all the research I felt befitted such an impressive evening and show.…
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