interior design

Rooms with a View 2013

This year’s Rooms with a View 2013 was the 19th year of one of my favorite design events in Connecticut. Originally conceived by Albert Hadley, the popular fundraiser transforms the Southport Congregational Church into a showhouse featuring twelve tiny 5′ x8′  rooms created by local and NYC designers.…
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Preserving the Craft

I realize it was only a few weeks ago that I referenced an article in T Magazine, but this week’s Travel Issue again hit a high note on several topics so relevant in these parts. While I encourage you to read the marvelous issue for yourself, I’d like to augment just a few bits with some thoughts about the art of craft.…
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High Point Picks | Jacques Garcia Collection for Baker

One of the most talked about events at High Point this fall market was the unveiling of the new Jacques Garcia Collection for Baker. In a large and luxuriously designed space, the substantial new collection was received with enthusiastic response. Jacques Garcia CollectionFor almost 30 years, the celebrated French designer has been creating both residential and commercial projects at the most prestigious addresses.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Scot Meacham Wood

A love of tartan, plaid and the romance of Scotland has earned San Francisco interior designer Scot Meacham Wood a special place in the world of decor and online conversations. From his blog, The Adventures of Tartanscot, he sends missives on design and inspiration, ranging from his “Sunday Runway” fashion updates to the latest in “Footwear News” to of course musings on interiors and decoration.…
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Comings and Goings

It seems that The Season is upon us. So as assiduously as I attempt to catch up around here, ever more wonderful design and inspiration seem to be luring me out and about. As for “comings”, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun new Stylish Shopping video with Susanna Salk that celebrates embracing your personal passion in design.…
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2013 Design Leadership Summit

This week I am privileged to be attending the 2013 Design Leadership Summit in New York. The premier event of the Design Leadership Network, an incredible program has been created to educate and inspire an impressive group of design professionals. Principals of leading interior design, architecture and landscape design firms from across the country have gathered to hear an amazing list of speakers assembled by conference creators Peter Sallick (Managing Partner of Design Investors, the CEO of Waterworks and co-founder and CEO of Dering Hall), Kate Kelly Smith (SVP Publishing Director of Hearst Design Group and Chief Revenue Officer, House Beautiful) and John Edelman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Design Within Reach.…
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Classical Invention | The Architecture of John B. Murray

We really have the author’s mother to thank for John Murray‘s elegant new volume Classical Invention | The Architecture of John B. Murray. If she had not suggested he take a summer design program at Carnegie Mellon, he might have finished his pre-med studies instead of continuing on to architecture school.…
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High Point Highlights | Wesley Hall

I was delighted to have Wesley Hall as one of my co-sponsors again this market. As a privately owned made-in-America company, they pride themselves in being involved with every aspect of the business and the results show. Following a recent facelift, their spacious and open showroom welcomed many new styles this season including over 200 new fabrics and three new finishes.…
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Jamie Drake for House Beautiful at Designer Visions

In the Designer Visions apartment designed by Jamie Drake for House Beautiful, it’s not surprising that color plays a major role. And no where is this more evident, or dramatic, than on the walls. As seen in the living and media rooms, Jamie worked with Jonathan Kutzin of America Painting to create beautiful bespoke treatments that add depth and rich texture to the rooms.…
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T Magazine Luxury Issue

Deborah Needleman always seems to say just what I have been thinking but haven’t quite gotten around to articulating. In her editor letter for this weekend’s T Magazine Luxury Issue, she writes, “To do ‘simple’ right isn’t as easy as it looks — whether it’s the design of a building, a dress or even a life.…
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