interior design

A New Year’s Salute to our Four Legged Friends

We had a recent scare with our dog Charlie, who I am happy to report is fine. But it was a reminder of his cherished position in our family. I know several of you lost beloved pets this year (my heart goes out to you) and others have joyfully welcomed new four legged friends into your homes.…
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More Additions for Your Design Library

Since there is never enough time to catch up on all the new fall design titles, I thought this week, when we are all at home or relaxing on vacation, would be a good time to make some more suggestions for your design library.…
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Interior Design Books for Holiday Giving

Interior design books are always high on the holiday gifting list in these parts and while we’re in the home stretch, there’s still time to make a visit to your local bookstore or order online. I would have liked to share each of these individually, but this fall seems to have been in fast forward mode.…
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Walton Park a Dollhouse Dream

While Nina Campbell‘s granddaughter may be the distinguished designer’s youngest client, her dollhouse, featured in our recent video, may have set her grandmother on a new course. Working on large properties with five stories, two kitchens and a private garage isn’t out of the ordinary for Nina and her team but Walton Park, below, presented a new set of challenges.…
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Nina Campbell Shops Christmas in Connecticut

With an international following and commissions around the world, Nina Campbell is one of the industry’s most well known and respected designers. Since her first job at nineteen with John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler, Nina has expressed her love of color and layered looks in her sophisticated and stylish interiors.…
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Verdura Accessories for Affordable Gift Glamour

Less than 10 days remain to see the wonderful Verdura at 75 exhibit. I encourage any of you within the New York area to make time for this fabulous retrospective. And for those of you unable to visit, I hope to bring you a closer look at this special story very soon.…
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Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry at the Met

If last year’s blockbuster exhibit, Interwoven Globe, proved the power of textiles as a force in the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange of art and commerce for more than three centuries, then this season’s tapestry exhibit at the Met Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry goes a step further, honing the focus in on the oft overlooked art form of tapestry and more specifically, on the work of one artist, whose forward-looking and entrepreneurial spirit broke the mold on many levels.…
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Charlotte Barnes Collection

On a quiet side street in Greenwich, Connecticut, away from the more commercial traffic on the Avenue, sits the charming building that is home to Charlotte Barnes Design, the Studio and the new Collection. Through various degrees of separation over the years, Charlotte and I have been ships passing in the night, so I finally resolved to pay a visit to see her relatively new space and brand new collection.…
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A Busy Week in the World of Design

As December hit, so have a multitude of events in the world of design. In catching up, let me share a quick peek at what’s been on the agenda in New York City just this week so far. I finally had a chance to stop by Verdura‘s amazing 75th anniversary exhibit, The Power of Style.…
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Giving Thanks to You

Since this holiday weekend is all about giving thanks, I’d like to acknowledge the many featured guests and visitors who have helped Susanna’s and my videos reach 100,000 views on YouTube. While we are brimming with ideas for 2015, with many already in the works, we’d love to know if there are any stylemakers, subjects or destinations that you are longing for us cover.…
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