interior design

At Home with Susanna Salk and Brooke & Steve Giannetti on Patina Farm

Patina Farm is the realization of a dream that many only fantasize about. Living on a small lot in suburban Santa Monica, California, Brooke and Steve Giannetti had already recognized their love of land, natural materials and fine old world craftsmanship.…
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Drake Anderson Kips Bay Bedroom

Inspiration for the Drake Anderson Kips Bay bedroom began on a trip the design partners took to London, where a state bed at the Victoria & Albert Museum captured their attention. Featuring the classic upholstery technique of gainage, the bed had all its intricate furniture details wrapped in fabric.…
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24 Hours in Boston

With many projects in the works, the last few months have been busy with filming, photographing and travel. I have a few favorite destinations to share, starting with the most recent. Last week, Susanna and I spent 24 hours in Boston for several events.…
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Timothy Whealon Kips Bay Show House White Orchard Room

Inspired by great English country houses of the 1920’s, the Timothy Whealon Kips Bay Show House White Orchard Room is an updated version with a crisp American tailored sensibility. As Timothy explained, “I think bedrooms should be peaceful spaces. We created this airy and light filled refuge to escape from city life.  …
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Olasky & Sinsteden Kips Bay Guest Bedroom

I have been tracking Catherine Olasky and Max Sinsteden of Olasky & Sinsteden ever since spying their stylish Sotheby’s Showhouse drawing room a couple of years ago. Young designers with pedigreed pasts (aka design experience), they draw on the classics to create fresh new interpretations of tradition.…
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Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon

Influenced by one of the great examples of 1930’s Italian residential architecture, the Sawyer Berson Kips Bay Show House Petit Salon is a jewel of restrained elegance. The design vocabulary of Sawyer Berson is a wide ranging one, including both traditional and modern styles encompassing architecture, interiors and landscape projects.…
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Alex Papachristidis Kips Bay Show House Dining Room

Enter Alex Papachristidis‘ Kips Bay Show House dining room and you are transported to a tour de force of enchanting elegance. Shades of such early 20th century design titans as Elsie de Wolfe and David Adler and the high style of Mona von Bismarck are evident but you never completely lose sight that you are enveloped in a luxurious lair of modern living.…
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To Los Angeles and Back

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles and back with Susanna Salk that left us, as she describes it, “elated and exhausted.” In addition to filming several exciting At Home with videos, including Brooke and Steve Giannetti‘s magical Patina Farm in Ojai, Patina Farmwe were also working on an exciting new project – a book collaboration. …
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LCDQ Windows for Legends Sneak Peek

If you’re following along on Instagram, you know that it’s been a busy few days in Los Angeles. In between our shoots, I managed to get a quick peek at a few of this year’s LCDQ Windows for Legends featuring this year’s theme One of a Kind. …
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It’s the Little Things in New Preston

The town of New Preston, CT may be tiny but it looms large as a design destination. And this weekend, seven of the shops featured vignettes created by my video partner, author Susanna Salk to celebrate her new book, It’s the Little Things.…
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