interior design

Lunch with Martha Stewart & Kevin Sharkey at Christie’s

While the latest nor’easter blew through with a vengeance last week, causing event cancelations and delays, I was delighted to still be able to attend a marvelous luncheon at Christie’s hosted by chairman Marc Porter and Martha Stewart with co-author Kevin Sharkey, celebrating their new book, Martha’s Flowers, and the upcoming Peggy & David Rockefeller Collection auction.…
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The Return of Poiret

While today we are accustomed to the close connection between fashion and decor, with designers often crossing the divide, a century ago, these relationships were not so intertwined. But there was one creative couturier who embodied the modern concept of lifestyle, encompassing clothing, interiors and even beauty.…
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentices Work Their Magic in Milan

It is a special treat whenever a new project from the extraordinary Studio Peregalli is unveiled. And when it is a project in Milan originally designed by Renzo Mongiardino, Laura Sartori Rimini’s and Roberto Peregalli’s celebrated mentor, it deserves special attention.…
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At Home in Los Angeles With Lulu Powers

While celebrity chef and author Lulu Powers is primarily known for her entertaining expertise, her creativity known no bounds. With a passion for parties, culinary creations and spirited styling, Lulu’s home is the perfect expression of her fearless joie de vivre.…
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Soane Spring 2018

Twice a year, it has been my privilege to share with you sneak peeks from the beautiful new offerings of one of my favorite companies. For the Soane Spring 2018 collections, a combination of new furniture and fabrics shows off their handmade manufacturing expertise and historically based sensibilities.…
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2018 NYBG Orchid Dinner Continued

Today we continue our look at more of the beautiful tables from the 2018 NYBG Orchid Dinner. Beth Webb 2018 NYBG Orchid DinnerFor her lovely table, friend Beth Webb collaborated with Julia B, using her vintage inspired Quattro Mani tabletop collection as well as hand embroidered and hand appliquéd linens.…
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NY Now Spring 2018

If you can’t get to John Derian‘s charming east village emporiums, seeing his booth at the NY Now Spring 2018 show was certainly the next best thing. John Derian NY Now Spring 2018 From his myriad of decoupage collections, to charming furniture, above, bedecked in Nathalie Farman-Farma’s beautiful Decors Barbares fabrics.…
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NY Now 2018

I hadn’t been to the gift show for a couple of years so I decided it was time for a revisit. If you have never been, it is difficult to explain the vast enormity of this venue. I didn’t really have much of an organized agenda, and I’m sure missed many booths I would have liked, but let me share some of my favorite finds from the NY Now 2018 Spring edition.…
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Prussian Blue – The Art and Science of Color

As I was scrolling through Instagram the other morning, I stopped to “like” and admire a post on Charlotte Di Carcaci’s artful feed. Maria de los Dolores Collado and Echague by Vicente Palmaroli 1870-1 The gorgeous saturated color in the detail of this portrait (of Maria de los Dolores Collado and Echague by Vicente Palmaroli, 1870, that hangs in the Prado) reminded me how much I love Prussian blue.…
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Tuscan Dream

This is a busy week filled with obligations as well as preparing for my trip to Nashville. I didn’t want to leave you without any inspiration so in case you haven’t seen it, I am sharing an enchanting project from the final pages of this month’s Architectural Digest.…
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