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Oborain | The Chic Outdoor Shower

When I saw Oborain at the AD Home Show last month, I was instantly craving summer. And with this week’s unusually temperate weather, these chic pre-fab outdoor showers seemed the perfect find to share. OborainLaunched last year by Kirsten Oxboel and Jim Lobley, Oborain is the grown up designer version of that beloved fixture of summer beach vacations.…
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The Charm of Marie Daage Limoges

The beautiful porcelain line of Marie Daage is the perfect follow up to the fabulous tabletop designs from the recent charity events. For generations, the Daage family has been hand painting on fine porcelain, and after attending the prestigious École du Louvre, Marie joined the family tradition.…
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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House tabletop event is one of my very favorites. Benefitting this well respected and worthy organization, their spring gala is a much anticipated evenings. Held again at Cipriani 42nd St., this year honored long time board members Caroline and Thompson Dean for their leadership and support.…
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Meljac at the Architectural Digest Home Show 2013

I fell in love with Meljac as soon as I stumbled on their booth at the Architectural Digest Home Show last week. Exhibiting for the first time at the show, the upscale French company‘s beautiful electrical hardware was a magnet to design detail junkies like me.…
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Stylish Shopping Bonus at Gerald Bland

As with our last Stylish Shopping episode with Alexa Hampton, our cup runneth over with sage advice and creative ideas from Alex Papachristidis. So Susanna Salk and I are delighted to present a bonus mini segment as the dapper designer indulges in a little fantasy shopping at the über chic Gerald Bland shop on Madison Avenue.…
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DIFFA Dining by Design Continued

There were many glamorous tables at this year’s DIFFA Dining by Design. Luxury living was exemplified at Inson Wood‘s table for Manhattan Magazine featuring Fendi Casa. With a love of all things Italian, acquired after a stint living in Rome, the designer has a definite appreciation for the handmade in Italy craftsmanship of the line.…
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DIFFA Dining by Design 2013

DIFFA is a cause close to the members of the design community’s hearts and Dining by Design always brings out the best in them. There were some especially creative solutions this year from elegant to outrageous. One of the more flamboyant designs was the creative collaboration of the Rockwell Group with Maya Romanoff to celebrate the April 4th opening of producers Daryl Roth’s and Hal Luftig’s new Cyndi Lauper Broadway musical Kinky Boots.…
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DIFFA Dining by Design 2013 at the AD Home Show

I’m sure many of you know that since 1984 DIFFA has been one of the nation’s largest supporters of people with HIV/AIDS. And Dining by Design, now in its 16th year is not only one of the industry’s most anticipated events, but has raised over 16 million dollars for the cause.…
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Timothy Corrigan on Antiques and Interiors Part 2

Today we continue our conversation with Timothy Corrigan on antiques and interiors. I am a fan of his great use of decorative antique pieces. They bring such a nuanced layering to his spaces and I wondered whether he shops for specific spaces or just buys what he loves, keeping a collection to cull from for future projects.…
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Timothy Corrigan | Designing and Living with Antiques

Timothy Corrigan’s tag line “A World of Comfortable Elegance” tidily sums up his distinctive design ethos. Known for his fusion of European elegance with California comfort, he is a master at incorporating elements from all eras. A consistent fixture on the AD100 list, with luxury projects around the world, Corrigan is known for his extensive use and knowledge of antiques, hence the perfect person to consult for a primer on acquiring and living with antiques.…
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