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House Beautiful | Perfect Color Combinations in Connecticut

I must say the dismal drab grays and browns provided by our weather lately are not my favorite color combinations. So, today we are taking a sneak peek at a cheerful seaside house on the cover of March’s House Beautiful, where beachy colors set the tone for a fresh young redo.…
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Thank you Currey and Company

Taking a break from Paris, I’d like to revisit Atlanta briefly to thank Currey & Company, who hosted me for a lovely cocktail reception in their newly expanded showroom. CurreyWith over 1,000 products, Currey had outgrown their 3,500 square feet but since doubling their space, they now have room to show all of their beautiful wares.…
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New Atlanta Digs for Mr. Brown

Several spaces at AmericasMart were celebrating expanded showrooms, including the always charming Mr. Brown. The stylish younger sibling of the distinguished Julian Chichester, Mr. Brown offers a youthful interpretation of the brand family’s updated English sensibility. While the parent line offers interpretations of classic 19th and 20th century designs with a contemporary twist, Mr.…
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Next Stop Paris | Maison et Objet and Deco Off

I have been dying to tell you and am now delighted to share that I will be leaving on Tuesday to attend the Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off shows. Maison et Objet For the last 18 years, Maison et Objet has attracted both major players and emerging talent in home design from around the world.  …
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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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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.” winter antiques showHeld this year on January 31 from 7-9pm, the evening offers a private viewing of the show as well as the opportunity to meet New York magazine’s Design Editor and Chairwoman of the Interior Design Committee, Wendy Goodman.…
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House Beautiful Makeovers | Timeless on Park Avenue

The February House Beautiful is all about makeovers. Whether easy and casual, timeless or happy and fun, each project explains its challenges and the solutions found. House BeautifulAlthough designer Tom Samet has generally worked on country houses, a project in a Rosario Candela building on Park Avenue offered him an opportunity to add a little formality to his repertoire.…
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Thank you ELLE DECOR

A big thank you to ELLE DECOR for including me in their year end round up. Over 30 of us were asked to share our favorite spaces from a year of chic rooms in the magazine. Always a tough decision, I chose a space that resonated with me as a room I could easily live in.…
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