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Final Favorites from the AD Home Design Show

One of the best aspects of the AD Home Design Show is that it covers the full gamut of design. As the leading US luxury design fair, it features an international array of offerings from art to appliances. In this final segment on this year’s show are picks from a variety of categories.  …
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Sneak Peek at a World of Color in House Beautiful

With the current state of white out this winter, I am delighted to share a sneak peek at a fresh project full of color in House Beautiful. Lindsey Coral Harper is a young designer who knows how to put an updated spin on tradition.…
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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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2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Kitchen

As you would expect, the showhouse included a large bright modern kitchen with tons of storage, tailored Caged Lanterns from Circa lighting, top end Dacor appliances and several work and entertaining stations. Designed by Robert Bakes for his Hamptons based Bakes and Company, the room “marries the rich traditions of English cabinet making with a truly American sensibility.” 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Classic white cabinetry above is combined with what looks like walnut drawers below enhanced with nickel hardware and a nice detail of stainless between the drawers.…
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House Beautiful 2012 Kitchen of the Year Finale

One of the most important considerations in any kitchen is storage and Mick De Giulio offered some beautiful solutions in his Kitchen of the Year for House Beautiful. Taking a look at the island from the living side, you can see how he divided the large mass.…
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Global Lighting Illuminated

How propitious that my guest post for Global Lighting appeared on the day that I am recovering from our fabulous #Jingletweet party (more on that next week). Dale Chihuly chandelier at the V&A museumGlobal Lighting is a wonderful source for European architectural lighting fixtures. As you know I am loving the mix of old and new lately, which we saw so much of on BlogTour2011 in London this fall.…
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Trending at Tramshed

Another smaller show celebrating innovative design and authenticity was Tramshed. Located on Rivington Street in the heart of the artsy Shoreditch Design Triangle, this was the second year for the event during the London Design Festival. Although Tramshed offered many seminars and interactive lifestyle discussions, we just managed a quick whirlwind tour through the loft-like space to become familiar with some of the exhibitors. …
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Temptation from TENT London: Eclectic Excellence

As I look back through my photos from TENT London, I am amazed to see the incredible assortment of eclectic excellence. Some companies showed impressive uses of technological advancements. I loved Ditto, a revolutionary new 3D modular product from Danish company 3form.…
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Lamp Gras at Tent London

The first show the BlogTour group attended in London was TENT, a collection of over 200 exhibitors from 26 countries. There was most definitely an eclectic indy flavor at this unique trend setting show held in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.…
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AD Home Show – Part 2

I had been hearing about the launch of the new Bornholm Kitchen line for weeks and was so looking forward to seeing it in person. Well clearly I wasn’t alone – Susan Serra and partner/daughter Kelly’s booth at the show was hopping!!…
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