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Bringing the Garden in at the Bartlett Arboretum Showhouse

We continue with our look at the lovely Garden Rooms by Design showhouse at the Bartlett Arboretum, where the botanical theme of the event reminded visitors how connected we are to nature and the outdoor world. Merging exterior and interior spaces is an important direction in design these days with many companies producing beautiful fabrics and furniture that can be used in either venue.…
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Voce di and New Voices

There is a new voice in luxury lifestyle in New York City. Last week I had the opportunity to visit Voce di, an exciting new venue for experiencing exclusive European home brands and art in a gallery style boutique. From the chic mediterranean minimalism of the minotticucine kitchens Italian minotticucine kitchen at Voce di to a well edited selection of art and furnishings, Voce di is a destination for those who appreciate the best of an all encompassing contemporary lifestyle.…
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Nick Olsen Knows It’s All About the Mix

Even before Nick Olsen received official Rising Star status from the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) last fall, he was already well on his way to gaining design recognition. With a degree from Columbia followed by an internship at Architectural Record Magazine, he then snagged a coveted position working for Miles Redd.…
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Feel Free to Compose: Axor Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are not your average designers. In Anniina Koivu’s monograph on the French design team, she compares them to butterflies, possessing an expressive freedom that is hard to pin down. With a philosophy of “objects must be flexible in their application,” they create functional art that is dependent on the end user.…
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Sprucing up a Summer Space

Now that Memorial Day has officially passed, many will be making the weekly Friday night trek to weekend homes and seasonal rentals. Summer is the time to entertain with ease and having a place looking casually chic is the name of the game.…
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Bringing it Home from Blogfest

What a wild style ride the last few weeks have been. While there is much to report, there are a few touch points to quickly share from the latest design event I attended, Blogfest. The most important concepts are usually the simplest but executing them well is what separates the good from the exceptional.…
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Kicking off Design Week at Wanted

Did you know it is Design Week in New York City? Well it may be a bit under the public radar, but this week surrounding the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which opened last weekend, is turning out to be a blockbuster.…
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Living Gilt Home

Tom Delavan, the talented designer and Creative Director of Gilt Home, opened up his beautiful Greenwich Village townhouse recently to showcase some soon-to-be -featured Gilt products. I wish I had better photos of his dramatic entrance painted in high gloss white enamel – it is stunning!…
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Kips Bay – Charles Pavarini, Chairman of the Designer Committee

Tuesday evening I attended the opening of the 2012 Kips Bay Showhouse. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic event and with Bunny Williams and Charles Pavarini at the helm, the designers pulled out all the stops. It’s a blockbuster round up of talent resulting in a showhouse that is a marvelous example of design excellence.…
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New York D&D Building 2012 Spring Market

I am delighted to announce that I will be reporting today from the D&D Building in NYC for Spring Market. Along with twenty other design and lifestyle bloggers, I will be tweeting live from all the fabulous events that the D&D has lined up.…
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