interior design

Merry Christmas!

I meant for this to arrive in your inboxes this morning but with the excitement of having everyone home, guests arriving, last minute wrapping and the extenuating commotion that is Christmas Eve it somehow never made it. But that now affords me the opportunity to wish all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!…
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Setting the Table in the Hamptons with Alex Papachristidis

Staying in the Hamptons with Alex Papachristidis is like being transported to an exclusive five star hotel owned by your best friend, where you are the only guests. Known for his elegant interiors, Alex’s country home is sophisticated yet intimately welcoming, formal in style and yet casual in how he and his family live within.…
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New Soho Design Destinations – One Kings Lane

My how things have changed in Soho! During the 10 years I lived there, it was primarily art-focused with galleries and a handful of restaurants predominating. Since then, the retail scene has exploded. So last month I hopped downtown to check out a couple new design destinations in the neighborhood.…
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At Home in Bellport with Thomas O’Brien

If ever there was an understated self portrait, it would be designer Thomas O’Brien’s description of himself as “basically a shopkeeper and a homemaker.” As the founder and President of Aero Studios, Aero, the iconic home emporium, Copper Beach, his and husband Dan Fink‘s charming Long Island general store, as well as a multitude of collaborations and licensed collections, O’Brien has been a leading proponent of modern American design since 1992.…
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Alex Papachristidis Trunk Show at Moda Operandi

Designer Alex Papachristidis is known not only for his elegant interiors but his layered and luxurious entertaining style. Incorporating collections and decorative art onto his tables, Alex’s settings are colorful and creative works of art. So it came as no surprise that he created a glamorous new home collection for Moda Operandi.…
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Jessica McCormack at Moda Operandi

Originally founded as the exclusive online destination to preorder runway collections, Moda Operandi has, since its inception, branched out to also include in-person private trunkshows. In the past few weeks, I attended two chic events that introduced new collections to Moda’s New York and a limited-time online audience. …
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Happy Thanksgiving

While I am always aware at this season how much I have to be thankful for, this year is a little bittersweet as it’s the first Thanksgiving I don’t have all my family home for the holiday. Anticipating this, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try a slightly different venue.…
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The Salon Art + Design 2018

This past week marked the opening of the Salon Art + Design 2018 show at the Park Avenue Armory. Including some of the world’s finest dealers, this show brings a wide and high quality range of fine and decorative art from ancient to contemporary, with an emphasis on distinctive 20th century and contemporary design.…
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At Home with Timothy Corrigan at Chateau de la Chevallerie (the before)

There are few people who could not only imagine but are capable of bringing an 18th century French chateau back to life. Designer Timothy Corrigan is not only capable but enthusiastic and experienced, having expertly renovated his former French home, Château du Grand-Lucé. …
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TEFAF New York Fall 2018

This weekend marked the opening of the TEFAF New York Fall 2018 show. The third edition of this prestigious art fair continued to wow its audience with a focus on the creme de la creme in fine and decorative arts from ancient times through early twentieth century.…
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