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Celerie Kemble for Henredon

In what seems a perennial state of catch up, I can’t believe it’s already June while I still have collections from High Point in April I had wanted to share. One of the biggest hits at market were Celerie Kemble‘s extensive new collections – furniture for Henredon and occasional pieces, accessories and lighting for Maitland Smith.…
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Parisian Delights in CT Cottages and Gardens

While I have often contributed to the online edition of CT Cottages and Gardens, I am delighted to report that my first print article for the magazine appears in the June issue now on the stands. A front of book piece also featuring my own photos, it highlights the trend of blue I spotted at Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off in January, coordinating with the water theme of this summer issue.…
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The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman

There are some areas of design where I know what I like but have no knowledge of how to achieve it. Landscape design is one of those disciplines and I am thankful for the likes of Doyle Herman here in Connecticut, whose work I have admired for years.…
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2013 Designer Showhouse of Westchester

After our break for the latest Stylish Shopping episode yesterday, we continue with a look at some more rooms at the 2013 Designer Showhouse of Westchester. One of my favorite rooms last year at this event was Carey Karlan’s sophisticated space with gorgeous black Venetian plaster walls.…
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Designer Showhouse of Westchester First Peek

From North Carolina to NYC to Westchester, each location has welcomed a designer showhouse this spring. On the heels of my Kips Bay coverage, we’ll take a first look at the third annual Designer Showhouse of Westchester. Benefitting Cerebral of Westchester, this year’s event is hosted in a beautiful 1915 colonial in the heart of the estate section of Scarsdale, NY.…
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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Finale

It’s always takes time for me to work my way through sharing a show house, especially one like Kips Bay with so many stellar spaces. But today we will wrap up with a look at a final few rooms. On the top floor, it’s hard to imagine that Barbara Ostrom’s lovely sitting room was once a gym.…
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More From Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2013

As I start to continue my coverage of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2013, I am longingly looking at shots of Stephen Mooney‘s charming room for the lady of the house. This quaint space on the fourth floor of the townhouse received the appropriate moniker La Petite Writing Room.…
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Kips Bay Kathryn Ireland Bedroom

One of the few oddities of the Kips Bay show house is that there is only one bedroom. But Kathryn Ireland‘s beautiful design incorporating her new wallpapers and fabrics for Scalamandre more than makes up for it. kips bayBritish heritage meets California cool in this perfectly appointed example of Ireland’s style of comfortable elegance.…
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Magni Modernism

James Magni’s new volume, Magni Modernism, celebrating his 25 years of design, is a testament not only to the longevity and relevance of modern design but to Magni’s particular refined and soulful version. The power of glamorous simplicity, elegant open spaces and harmonious connectivity mark the fourteen projects that fill the volume.…
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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Part 3

Finishing off the main floor at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is James Huniford‘s dramatic atrium. With the feel of an artist’s studio, Huniford included a creative mix of antique and custom furniture, art and accessories. Kips Bay Decorator Show House In the stunning Maison Jansen brass mirror from Bernd Goeckler, you can see the double story windows and overhang connecting the room to both the garden and other interior spaces.…
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