interior design

Peter Hone Collection at Christie’s Interiors Sale

Of all the auctions this month, none could be more charming than the Christie’s Interiors Sale of the Hone Collection in their South Kensington outpost. Many of you will recognize the interiors of Christian House, Peter Hone’s Soane-like London home, as he and his home have been profiled many times over the years.…
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Schumacher x Cabana

Twice a year design aficionados in the know anxiously await the arrival of the new Cabana Magazine. Not only do we anticipate the elegant imaginative editorials and insider peeks at the great trifecta of “thought, place and person” around the globe but the surprise of which textile house will grace the covers.…
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Sneak Peek: House Beautiful Celebrates 120 Years

As America’s longest published home magazine, House Beautiful celebrates 120 colorful years in its upcoming November issue. Since 1896, the magazine has been connecting with readers, offering inspiration and ideas for decorating, entertaining and living with happy personal style. I recently spoke with Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, about the anniversary issue and enduring appeal of the magazine.…
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At Home with Susanna Salk and Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

Husband and wife, architect and interior designer, California girl and New York City boy. This combination wouldn’t necessarily bode well for creating a house for themselves from scratch. Yet that’s exactly what Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer did. And not only did they accomplish this feat with rare and exceptional style, but they chronicled the before, during and after in their beautiful new book, A House in the Country.…
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TEFAF New York Fall Preview

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is widely regarded as the world’s most distinguished art and antiques fair. Established in 1988, it has showcased masterpieces in every category of art and design at its annual show in Maastricht, the Netherlands, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017. …
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Sotheby’s Fall Auctions

Anticipating next week’s Fall Market at the D&D Building (more exciting news about that next time) followed by the first ever TEFAF New York Fall at the Park Avenue Armory (I will be reporting back), the public exhibitions for Sotheby’s fall auctions next week of furniture and decorative arts are now open.…
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2016 Fall Tabletop Market

A few weeks ago, the latest in the art of the table was celebrated at the 2016 Fall Tabletop Market. While most of the new items presented are not available until after the holidays, I have included a few favorites from past seasons for those looking to augment their tables for upcoming fall entertaining.…
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Five Days of Dogs and Design in LA

As Susanna Salk and I finish up five days of shooting for Dogs and Their Designers in Los Angeles, I thought I’d give you a quick peek of a bit of the week. Our temporary home at the Sunset Towers was the perfect venue for our stay with elegant appointments, the most impeccable service, convenient location and the always hopping restaurant.…
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John Derian Picture Book

If ever there was a person who has built a hugely successful and much imitated business based on a very personal, authentic and idiosyncratic vision, it would be John Derian. His decoupage and decorative objects, over 700 created annually, are sold and collected around the world.…
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Wanderlust by Michelle Nussbaumer

While many designers glean inspiration from their travels, Michelle Nussbaumer takes her love of worldly cultures and treasures to another level in her lush new tome, aptly named Wanderlust : Interiors That Bring the World Home. Within its opulent pages, layered with tribal textiles, global glamour and exuberant color, are both broad and detailed looks at Nussbaumer’s own homes here and abroad as well as wide ranging client projects.…
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