interior design

London Calling

I have been waiting to tell you a very exciting development and now that all seems to be in place, I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in BlogTour 2011 in London next month. Modenus, the expansive online design resource and MMPI, the producers of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and MyDeco.com have collaborated to create this incredible opportunity for a select group of US bloggers, who are being sponsored to attend the London Design Festival.…
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Behind the Q – Both Sides Now

As many of you now know, after BEHIND THE Q, I run an additional post from my side of our excursion. I could have made many selections right from Dominique’s lovely house, like this classic Alvar Aalto vase above, but I will of course stick to actual possibilities!…
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Preparations Underway

Hello all!! A little change of plans here in the land of Q. Due to an unforeseen, uncooperative and rather frustrating back issue, I am a tad behind in my research, writing and editing. The good news is that I am working on several exciting projects –  a FABULOUS new BEHIND THE Q (in the hopper but not yet edited) with a very special someone, a new non-blog project debuting next month (for a product line you will all adore), and another new feature here that I will be starting work on this week.…
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Bel Air Beauty

I know, I know, it’s supposed to be At the Movies today. But this week got all topsy turvy, so we’ll resume next week!! In the meantime, let’s take a look at the renovation of a Los Angeles landmark. The Hotel Bel-Air has been an iconic location in Los Angeles for the last 55 years.…
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Tabletop for the Fourth

I’m still not quite sure who is actually going to be around for dinner on the fourth. Our house has been a bit of a revolving door so far this summer. Even so, I like to think about what I might be doing with the table.…
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A Home of Timeless Elegance

I am thrilled today to bring you vignettes from a beautiful vintage house never before published. This classic brick Georgian from 1928 stands on a large parcel of land here in Connecticut with gorgeous specimen trees and rolling lawn. Bought by its current owners six years ago, the house was completely transformed by the wife, a successful interior designer.…
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Special Offer from the Empire

Many regular readers and subscribers will probably remember the wonderful offerings of Imperio jp that I profiled several months ago. From beautiful leather bags and silk shawls to ikat pillows and authentic hide rugs, their unique handmade products represent a collection of luxury goods made in former colonies and/or developing countries.…
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Artelier

photo by Stephane Kossmann Last week I attended the opening of a wonderful new concept gallery/design space. Artelier is the result of a creative partnership between Claire Maestroni, owner of the chic upscale Greenwich retail establishment Mis en Scene and French-born sculptor and metalsmith Franck Areno.…
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Hen House Home

As many of us are considering summer entertaining, one of the easy ways to add flavor to an event is colorful linens. One of my recent discoveries is a wonderful source for cheerful, reasonable and casually stylish linens of all sorts.…
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The Best Kind of Story

Do you know C.S. Post? If not, you should! It is a wonderful site full of carefully vetted and super stylish products for your home. An offshoot of the bricks and mortar store in Hays, Kansas, it has recently refocussed its attention on home furnishings, bringing to market designer-quality pieces, well made and readily accessible at great prices, including discounts for the trade.…
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