Quintessence video series

Quintessence provides exclusive insider access to top designers and tastemakers at home around the world. Tag along with host, design author Susanna Salk and Quintessence founder, Stacey Bewkes for the most inspiring interior design and style.

At Home in the Hamptons with Susanna Salk and Alex Papachristidis

It’s impossible to visit Alex Papachristidis at his country home without wanting to move in. And you wouldn’t be alone. His large family is close and inseparable. So inseparable in fact that eight of them all share their impossibly chic residence in the Hamptons, which Susanna Salk and I were delighted to recently visit.…
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At Home on the Hudson with Marian McEvoy

Whoever coined the phrase “it’s all in the mix,” must have had the creative and effervescent Marian McEvoy in mind. With a fearless style and steady hand, she takes do-it-yourself crafting to an entirely new level of sophistication. Susanna and I were thrilled to visit Marian in her über charming Hudson River Valley home.…
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Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Jill Kargman on Nantucket

Jill Kargman is anything but your average upper east side doyenne. Daughter of Coco and Arie Kopelman, the former president of Chanel, sister-in-law to Drew Barrymore (wife of Jill’s brother Will), happily married mother of three and chic fashionista, she was raised in the inner circles of the Manhattan social strata.…
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At Home in the Hamptons with Susanna Salk and Aerin Lauder

Less than two years ago, Aerin Lauder expanded her focus beyond her role at Estée Lauder to launch her eponymous lifestyle label and since then has continued to evolve and expand the brand. While debuting with a cosmetic collection, the company now includes fashion, fabrics, furniture, lighting and tabletop.…
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In the Studio Video with Susanna Salk and Madeline Weinrib

In her eponymous signature designs, Madeline Weinrib has melded the once disparate worlds of art and decor. As the great granddaughter of the founder of ABC Carpet & Home, Madeline spent much of her childhood playing on rugs and carpets, so it might seem natural that she would be designing them today.…
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Setting a Stylish Table with Carolina Irving for Oscar de la Renta Home | Video

Carolina Irving has worn many stylish hats. But her most recent incarnation is that of Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home, where she will oversee the home collection, the furniture collection at Century, the fabric and wallpaper collections with Lee Jofa and the rug collection with Elson & Company.…
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Stylish Shopping Video with Susanna Salk and Mary McDonald

Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with the stylish, vivacious and always entertaining Mary McDonald? With old fashioned style sensibilities updated with a daring dose of modern glamour, the designer’s world is a seductive vision of bold color, pattern and layer upon layer of fashionable flair.…
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International House Guest Video with Susanna Salk and Timothy Corrigan

As the indomitable Ms. Vreeland taught us, the eye indeed has to travel, so today we are delighted to introduce a new video series, International House Guest. Our first episode takes us to the Loire Valley where designer Timothy Corrigan has meticulously renovated Château du Grand-Lucé, transforming this estate of impressive stature and significance into his chic french home.…
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Behind the Scenes Video at the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner

Sometimes it indeed takes a village and this is often the case when the talented designers are creating tables for the annual New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner sponsored by Veranda Magazine. We were delighted to tag along with Philip Gorrivan for the day as his vision for his Key West Contemporary table came together.…
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In the Pierre Frey Paris Archives with Susanna Salk and Patrick Frey

Pierre Frey is a welcome anomaly in our modern world. A luxury company, family owned, and privately held, it is dedicated to both the preservation of the past and innovation for the future. As President and Creative Director, one of Patrick Frey’s passions has been to build an extraordinary archival textile collection, now containing over 30,000 documents, that has become an invaluable resource for not only the company but designers, museums and customers around the world.…
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