interior design

Wednesday Wines – Gifts for the Wine Lover

Instead of discussing a wine today, I would like to introduce you to a wonderful company that carries fabulous gifts for the oenophiles on your list. Most of you are probably familiar with Jordan Winery, the esteemed vineyard in the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.…
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Skating with Mr. Grant

My favorite scene in The Bishop’s Wife, my At the Movies pick yesterday, is when Cary Grant and Loretta Young are skating on the outdoor pond. It’s such an evocative holiday setting that I thought it might be fun to pick an outfit to go along with the movie.…
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Soane Contract Range

Contract Crillon Chair and Footstool In addition to their spectacular regular collection, Soane also has an extensive range of furniture, lighting and upholstery designed and priced especially for hotels, restaurants, board rooms and other commercial spaces. Some of these pieces are adapted from iconic Soane designs and some are commissioned for specific projects.…
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Singular Soane

Soanesoane showroom with crillon chairs I have followed Soane‘s products for years, ever since I fell in love with their charming Fireside chair, shown below, in The World of Interiors. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with Sarah Meeke from Soane, who was kind enough to fill me in on the details of the company and some of their latest projects.…
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Happy Thanksgiving

From my home to yours. Here is where we will be having our meal later today. I wish you, dear readers, the very best wishes on Thanksgiving for you and your family.
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Turkey Tabletop

Before we are catapulted into the “big” holiday of the season, I wanted to pay un petit homage to, what seems this year, to be the orphan child of celebrations. Thanksgiving offers so many lovely decorating opportunities that seem to be somewhat overlooked in favor of the overwhelming holiday coming down the pike.…
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I’m Ready

I must admit that although we’ve had several beautiful days, I am definitely tiring of our overly warm November weather and ready for a change in temperature. When I came across this beautifully renovated British home, all I could think of was the allure of cooler days and what is soon in store.…
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Holiday Preview

Last night I attended my first holiday event of the season and what a lovely introduction it was! Held at Nielsen’s Florist in Darien, CT, the event was co-hosted by the luxury publication Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. Nielsen’s, a third generation family-run business since 1944 is still in its original location and offers many services from traditional floral offerings to special events in its fabulous conservatory.…
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The Royal Oak Foundation

Anglophiles unite! The byline of the Royal Oak Foundation is “Americans in Alliance with the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.” You may be aware of the foundation’s work raising awareness of its important conservation and environmental work or you may know the name from its licensing agreements with such distinguished firms such as Cole & Son, Holland & Company, Katha Diddel and Lee Jofa.…
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Rooms With A View

I just got back from the Rooms With A View Gala Preview party. Despite the dismal weather, there was a great turnout for this fun evening. There were tons of design stars there from Bunny Williams and David Easton to Tom Filicia and honoree Albert Hadley.…
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