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Coming Soon from AmericasMart and Beyond

As you know, I have spent the last couple of days in Atlanta, visiting an old friend as well as attending and speaking at AmericasMart. What an enormous and product-packed show! While I had very little time to explore, I did manage to hit a couple of showrooms that I will be sharing soon.…
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BEHIND THE Q | Welcome to Newel Antiques

Newel Antiques Since 1939, Newel Antiques has been an insider’s resource for an incredible selection of wide-ranging decorative and fine arts. Originally founded by Meyer Newman as a prop house for Broadway shows, Newel is still, four generations later, a major supplier for the entertainment industry, from TV shows such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and Boardwalk Empire to movies including The Godfather and The Thomas Crown Affair.…
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Yves Delorme Spring 2013 | Postcards from Tropics

I am a longtime fan of Yves Delorme‘s beautiful linens and home accessories. Since 1845 they have been creating luxurious bedding, robes, towels and table linens that eloquently express the French art de vivre.  Before the holidays I had a chance to preview their lovely new offerings in their light-filled loft showroom in New York.…
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Meet Me at AmericasMart

I am thrilled to share that next week I will be speaking at the AmericasMart Gift and Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta. Not only have I never attended this event, but have never been to Atlanta! I’m looking forward to staying with one of my oldest friends who I rarely get to see.…
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Winter Antiques Show Young Collectors Night

One of the annual highlights of the beginning of the year is the The Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Widely considered America’s most prestigious antiques show, the popular Young Collectors Night is always a much anticipated venue for “new collectors, emerging philanthropists, and art and design enthusiasts.”…
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Coupe or Flute | The Champagne Glass Dilemma

Each year I update this post discussing the age old champagne dilemma, coupe or flute or even tulip with some new suggestions! I have cited Seth Box, director of education for Moet Hennessy USA, before, who, in the New York Times, had discussed his preferences.…
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American Decoration by Thomas Jayne

Just like Thomas Jayne’s thoughtful designs, his American Decoration is a book for those, like me and I daresay many of you readers, who like a little substance with their style. Jayne’s sophisticated yet livable interiors are based on years of personal experience, coming from a family with a wide ranging legacy of houses, his extensive academic training and his professional experience, having started his career under the tutelage of Albert Hadley.…
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Mighty Maharajas | Forts and Palaces of India

It’s no secret that India has an incredible design legacy. But in Mighty Maharajas | Forts & Palaces of India, we are introduced to many of the forts and royal palaces that illustrate not only the architectural history but social and political aspects as well.…
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Graphic Design and Architecture | a 20th Century History

How often do you think about the connection between graphic design and architecture? My guess is not that frequently. And yet the two have been inexorably linked since the beginning of the built environment. Think of the Egyptian pyramids covered in hieroglyphics or the inscriptions in the stone of the Parthenon.…
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Splendor on Park Avenue

Designer Eric Hilton must have felt like he won the trifecta with this client  – a wonderful Park Avenue location, original Renzo Mongiardino interiors and an impressive collection of A-list artwork. The theme of Veranda‘s January/February issue is the Best of the Best and this apartment certainly qualifies.…
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