interior design

Old Meets New in the Art World

A couple of weeks ago I attended an art opening at the lovely Southport Galleries here in Connecticut, which recently celebrated its first successful year in business. Nestled in the heart of charming Southport Village, the gallery is housed in a former hardware store that has been meticulously restored and transformed into the current light filled space.…
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Architecture in the Garden

One of my favorite new finds, also discovered at the Architectural Digest Home Show, is the wonderful British company Architectural Heritage. With all the talk of heritage lately, this service oriented family-run business can truly lay claim to the title. For 35 years they have been sourcing the finest examples of 18th, 19th and early 20th century garden statuary, fountains, urns, seats, sundials etc.…
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A Terrific New Tome | Ferguson Shamamian

Ferguson ShamamianAs soon as I saw this book was being published, I knew I had to have it. New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects is a beautiful oversized monograph of one of the most distinguished architectural firms practicing classical design today.…
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Welcoming Spring with Pennoyer Newman

I have known about Pennoyer – now Pennoyer Newman for years but it wasn’t until the recent AD Home Show that I had the opportunity to see their beautiful planters in person and speak with partner Virginia Newman Yocum, who joined Pennoyer in 2003 to help bring the business forward adding new designs, colors and custom sizing.…
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AD Home Show – SkateModerne

There were so many wonderful booths at the show that I could be filling posts all week. I was originally going to include several exhibitors in this piece, but as I am working on a large project, I’ll start you off in style and will hopefully have time to add some more later in the day.…
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Idyll in the Sun

As I am in Florida, I thought it would be nice to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming (both Wednesday Wines – which I hope to post Thursday – and my coverage of the AD Home Show, which will continue next week).…
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AD Home Show – Part 2

I had been hearing about the launch of the new Bornholm Kitchen line for weeks and was so looking forward to seeing it in person. Well clearly I wasn’t alone – Susan Serra and partner/daughter Kelly’s booth at the show was hopping!!…
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Architectural Digest Home Show 2011 – Part 1

This past Thursday, I attended the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC. There were many wonderful booths and products both established and new. The best part of the show, however, was finally meeting so many of my blogging and twitter friends in real life.…
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Working the Wakefield

Tucked away in an industrial park in Stamford, CT is a wonderful design resource. Last week I attended a fun cocktail reception for the reopening of the Wakefield Design Center co-hosted by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. They were unveiling their updated trade showroom and new art gallery featuring local and regional artists.…
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Where to Keep the Jewels

So I guess you have all now realized that the Set In Style exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt has inspired my week!! After seeing the spectacular Van Cleef jewels, I began to wonder what I would do if I had a valuable collection of baubles.…
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