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De Gournay at Home in New York

The mere mention of the name de Gournay instantly conjures up images of timeless elegance, of exquisite hand painted wall coverings that seem of a heritage centuries old. de Gournay founder Claud Cecil GurneyYet the firm was founded in 1986 by Claud Cecil Gurney, above, in the same way many companies are born – to fulfill a need.…
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Made in the U.S.A. Cachet

For those of you who are as enamored of the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty Saturday section as I, you will no doubt be reading this morning’s piece This Outfit was Made in the U.S.A. by Martin Marks. While there is a global design viewpoint that I certainly embrace, I am always proud to write about those companies who are producing their products at home, below a sampling including, clockwise from top, Wesley Hall, Merida, Annie Selke, Diane James, Dunes and Duchess and Oomph.…
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Fun Design Finds for the Younger Set

Due to some technical difficulties, my post planned for today didn’t come together, so instead I thought I would share a few fun finds I’ve had in my files from when I visited ICFF last May. Today, focussing on designs for children, are three exhibitors I thought had offerings worth noting.…
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A New Old Kitchen by Young Huh in House Beautiful

One of my favorite sections in House Beautiful is the Kitchen of the Month. So when I heard a project from designing friend Young Huh was going to be the November feature, I was extra excited that the magazine let me share a sneak peek.…
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Lynn Morgan Design at Kensett Part Two

The second model house Lynn Morgan Design decorated at Kensett, Piper, is created for more formal entertaining. With a proper foyer, articulated with recessed wall panels, it is oriented like a center hall with separate dining and living rooms on either side. …
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AVENUE Antiques & Art at the Armory Part II

The AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design show includes dealers in a wide variety of categories. Some are specialists while others expand into multiple categories. A newcomer to the show with a fabulously focussed viewpoint is Holden Luntz Gallery from Palm Beach.…
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AVENUE Antiques and Art at the Armory

The AVENUE Antiques and Art show at the Armory is the premier destination this weekend in New York for anyone interested in seeing what is current in the marketplace. From classic fine art Avenue Antiquesto mid-century and modern furniture Avenue Antiques  to silver, objets Avenue Antiques and jewelry (lots and lots of tempting jewelry!), Avenue Antiquesall photos above courtesy of Avenue Shows there is a wide range in the inventory from over 60 high end dealers. …
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It’s Fall – A Busy Week!

Although my favorite season has not officially begun, fall events are already in full force. It was a busy week out in the design world and while I catch up, here is a sneak peek of a few things I saw!…
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At Home in Italy

As many of us are celebrating the long weekend here in the States, perhaps some are still on vacation, enjoying the long light of summer somewhere exotic or enchanting. The Italian countryside has for many always held a special allure, with its rich history of art, food, design and seemingly envious lifestyle.…
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High Point Happenings

Although I still can’t believe today is the first of September, this month will surely fly by. While there are many upcoming events, High Point market in October is already looming large on the horizon. I am pleased to announce that I will be attending again as part of the Market Authority’s Blogger program, sponsored jointly by Drexel Heritage and Thomasville.…
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