interior design

At Home on Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmiller

During the week, gifted ceramicist and designer Christopher Spitzmiller is busy creating his exquisite lamps, tableware and accessories found in the most stylish design shops and homes across the country including the White House. But weekends find him at Clove Brook Farm, his picture perfect country retreat in Dutchess County, NY.…
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At Home in Tangier with Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer

It would seem designer Frank de Biasi was always destined for a home in Tangier. With a college degree in international relations, studies at the Sorbonne, followed by six years at Christies and then twelve as Director of Interiors at Peter Marino, Frank expanded on his love of travel, art and history with blue chip design experience.…
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At Home in Connecticut with Susanna Salk

Over the years, the hosts Susanna Salk and I feature in our video series have inspired us just as you have said they do you. And in this special episode, Susanna invites us into her own Connecticut country home to show how she has interpreted many of their unique styles to inspire you to perhaps do the same.…
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At Home in the Hudson Valley with Martin Cooper and Karen Suen-Cooper

After years of urbane sophistication, living in New York, London and traveling the world, fashion designers Martin Cooper and Karen Suen-Cooper felt the calling for more – more time, more space, more nature and more joy. They found it in an 18th century Federal style farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that they have been renovating for the last fifteen years.…
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At Home in London with Alidad

Renowned for his layered and opulent interiors, celebrated designer Alidad relies on his love of pattern, color and deep knowledge of history and art to create spaces with intricate bespoke detail and timeless appeal. And yet this was not always his career path.…
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At Home with Jack Lenor Larsen at LongHouse Reserve

In the world of textiles, Jack Lenor Larsen is an icon. As one of the most influential fabric designers of our lifetime, Larsen is an accomplished weaver but also much more. At LongHouse, his home in East Hampton, he has created an extraordinary 16 acre reserve and sculpture garden, open seasonally to members and the public. …
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Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating

As designer Markham Roberts explains in his inspiring new book, Notes on Decorating, “There are thousands of moving parts that need to come together cohesively for a successful outcome.” In his first book he addressed the basics of design (although I would hardly classify anything in his interiors as basic) and now he features all those aspects that help to make his work so memorable – from sussing out the client’s deepest desires to the practicality of challenges and solutions, the crucial addition of layers and the final touch of something unexpected.…
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Thank You to The Local Vault

Based in Greenwich, CT, The Local Vault is a valuable new design resource for those living in the Tri-State area. With an inventory of both high-end consignment furniture as well as pieces from local retailers, designers, artists and artisans, they personally vet each private client  and take care of all details from listing to arranging for pick up and/or delivery.…
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At Home in the Office with Michael Aiduss and Houlès

It all started at Villa Kerylos. From the moment designer Michael Aiduss serendipitously discovered the celebrated house in Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, he was enthralled. With a passion for history, architecture and fine craftsmanship, Michael found Kerylos a source of enduring inspiration.…
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At Home in Tangier with Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani

World travelers, collectors and sophisticated shopkeepers, Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani, the duo behind the chic NYC design destination Creel and Gow, were instantly smitten by Tangier, the magical North African port city that has seduced generations of writers, artists and designers.…
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