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Renovation Inspiration

While we all juggle our lives with multiple projects and activities in the works, this was a week particularly full of multitasking so while I don’t have a proper post, I leave you with a few inspirational photos from a now out of print book I had meant to write about several years ago when it was still available.…
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Obeetee & Tarun Tahiliani – Proud to be Indian

India is renowned as a leading source for the finest embroidery in the world with a centuries long heritage of textile and weaving traditions. As one of the largest handmade rug makers in India, Obeetee is driven by not only design excellence and quality craftsmanship but by its ethics, commitment to sustainability and community and continuation of India’s design heritage.…
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NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner

Today we take a final look at more of the fantastic tables from the NYBG 2017 Orchid Dinner. And don’t forget, if you’re in the area, to stop by the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, open now through April 9th!…
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At Home With Susanna Salk and Alexa Hampton

Designer Alexa Hampton needs no introduction. With a successful interiors career since 1998 as owner and president of her father’s legendary firm, Mark Hampton Inc., multiple product licensing partners, two books under her belt, speaking engagements around the world, endless accolades and awards and now the Creative Director at The Mine, Alexa is not only a well educated and accomplished talent but an articulate and entertaining one.…
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NYBG Orchid Dinner 2017

It may have been a week of frigid temperatures and snowfall but on Wednesday evening we went to the tropics for the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner 2017. This annual benefit, held for the second year in the The Plaza Grand Ballroom, helps to fund the development of the Garden’s orchid research collection and orchid preservation.…
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Shop Talk: The New KRB

Kate Rheinstein Brodsky has design and shopkeeping in her blood. Her mother is celebrated designer Suzanne Rheinstein who also owns Hollyhock, the chic La Cienega shop, so perhaps it was destiny that Kate should one day have her own stylish design destination.…
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Eclectic Chic in Nashville

This past weekend was the annual Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville, where last year I was honored to moderate a great panel of talented designers. A favorite stop during my trip was to Jeannette Whitson‘s eclectic chic studio in the booming 12 South district.…
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Metallics and Geometry of the Cosmos

In case you were puzzled by the title of this post, let me assure you it does not refer to new age crystals or advanced rocket science, but rather themes of geometric forms and metallic threads I noticed throughout many collections at Paris Deco Off.…
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Paris Deco Off 2017 Color and Pattern

Of the colorful and pattern laden fabrics of the Paris Deco Off 2017 collections, many were conceived from travel and nature inspired sources. This was certainly the case at Pierre Frey, where Maoming evokes the ancient textile traditions of the Miao women in remote Chinese mountain villages.…
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Paris Deco Off Preview

While I continue to edit my photos from Paris, I bring you a quick Deco Off preview. Among the showrooms I was able to visit during the show, an abundance of themes shone through. While bright colors and pattern are still driving forces, there was also a focus on neutrals, but with an emphasis on natural materials with noticeably more texture.…
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