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Going Green at the AD Design Show and Dining by Design

Nature is in the air. And not just because it’s almost spring but because going green with natural themes seems to be a trend both on the runway and at home. While I will be back to report on favorites from both this year’s Architectural Digest Design Show and DIFFA‘s Dining by Design, here are a few picks from each showing that going green is a good (and stylish) thing.…
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Sneak Peek: A New Look for a Classic Georgian

When a Chinese family was moving to America, buying their first house on Long Island, they turned to designer Christopher Maya to create interiors that felt traditional yet updated for today. The 1930’s classic Georgian colonial they purchased had great bones and proportion but Maya gutted it to start fresh, adding creative touches and furnishings to the English-inspired decor.…
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It’s the Little Things

“In my own home, it’s the combination and juxtaposition of meaningful details that bring emotion to every room and make me happy every time I see them.” So explains Susanna Salk in her latest title, It’s the Little Things. In the book Susanna successfully celebrates those details in our homes where we express ourselves the most and where our memories, our personality and our style come alive.…
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Inside Venice

Celebrating the best of Venetian decorative arts, Inside Venice offers us a private view of the city’s most beautiful and rarely seen architectural and interior design jewels. Written by Toto Bergamo Rossi, the director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, the book transports us to seventy-two mostly private apartments and palazzos, beautifully photographed by Jean-François Jaussaud.…
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Orchidelirium: 2016 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

It all started with the Victorians. Their 19th century obsession with orchids, Orchidelirium, became the foundation for our continuing infatuation with these exotic blooms today. These plants’ journey from the wild to cultivation took thousands of years, the first records dating back to Confucius, who called the orchid “King of Fragrant Plants”. …
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New York Botanical Garden 2016 Orchid Dinner

Once you see this year’s spectacular Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, you will appreciate how well so many of the tables captured the spirit of Orchidelirium. Here we take a final look at the 2016 Orchid Dinner before moving on to the actual show.…
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First Peek at the NYBG Orchid Dinner

Last night was the NYBG Orchid Dinner, the annual tabletop fundraiser for the development of the New York Botanical Garden’s orchid research collection. I’ll be back shortly to share more details from this wonderful event but thought you’d like to have a first peek at a few of the glorious tables created by the group of this year’s talented designers.…
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Rajiv Surendra Letters in Ink

If you have received your March issue of House Beautiful, you have no doubt noticed the amazing artwork of Rajiv Surendra. On the first page of the well (the editorial section of the magazine) is Garrow Kedigian‘s fantastical writing room, embellished (in chalk!) by the amazing artistry of Rajiv Surendra, below.…
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2016 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

antique and garden show of nashvilleI am very excited to be heading south this weekend to the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville where I will be moderating a panel on Saturday with designers Brian Murphy, Suzanne Rheinstein, Mark Sikes and Windsor Smith. Antique and Garden Show designer panel It will be my first visit to Music City and the Antiques and Garden Show there has been on my short list for years.…
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Paris Deco Off Favorites

While I organize my thoughts and photos, I thought I’d share a few Deco Off favorites. Ancien et Moderne was such a fantastic experience for all of us involved. Beth Dempsey‘s brilliant concept brought together a group of people passionate about design, their products and the power of creative collaboration.…
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