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 with Susanna Salk and Michael Bruno in Tuxedo Park

Not only is Michael Bruno, founder of 1stdibs and now Housepad App (more on that in a bit) a man of innovative creative ideas but also of great taste. Changing the way people around the world could buy one-of-a-kind antiques, furniture, jewelry and more, meant traveling the globe to find dealers for 1stdibs.…
Posted in architecture, art, At Home with, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments  

At Home with Susanna Salk and Timothy Corrigan in Los Angeles

When visiting Timothy Corrigan in Los Angeles, you are greeted with the same sense of comfort and elegance that is evident in all he does. Whether in France or California, Timothy effortlessly melds his easy west coast livability with a stylish European sensibility.…
Posted in architecture, art, At Home with, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments  

McMillen at Home: Three Generations of Style

Founded in 1924 by Mrs. Drury McMillen, McMillen Inc. is the oldest, continuously operating interior design firm in America. And I can’t think of any other design firm that can boast of having three generations of women from one family in its fold.…
Posted in interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments  

A Video Visit to Mercanteinfiera | the Parma Antiques Fair

Twice a year, in spring and fall, Italy’s largest antiques fair, the Mercanteinfiera, takes place in the historic and gastronomic city of Parma. With over one thousand exhibitors and tens of thousands of shoppers from around the globe, this popular event represents a treasure trove of unique finds in copious categories for individual collectors, dealers and interior designers.…
Posted in art, furniture, gifts, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments  

At Home with Susanna Salk and Laura Slatkin

Whether at home, at work as founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances or contributing to philanthropic causes of autism and mental health, Laura Slatkin is always drawing on her interconnected worlds for inspiration. Since launching her line of home fragrances in 2008, Laura has built NEST into an enormously successful luxury lifestyle brand.…
Posted in At Home with, furniture, gifts, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , | 33 Comments  

Nina Campbell Shops Christmas in Connecticut

With an international following and commissions around the world, Nina Campbell is one of the industry’s most well known and respected designers. Since her first job at nineteen with John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler, Nina has expressed her love of color and layered looks in her sophisticated and stylish interiors.…
Posted in holiday, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments  

Holiday House NYC 2014 Video Tour

Now in its seventh year, Holiday House NYC was the first designer showhouse held in New York City to specifically benefit breast cancer. Featuring top interior designers in the spectacular Academy Mansion, chosen holidays and special occasions are celebrated with creativity, ingenuity and meaning.…
Posted in art, holiday, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments  

Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Timothy Corrigan at Les Puces in Paris

What design maven doesn’t dream of shopping at Les Puces, the famous Paris flea market visited by thousands of designers and tourists weekly from around the world. Well our dream came true last January when Susanna and I made the trip with designer Timothy Corrigan.…
Posted in art, furniture, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments  

In the Studio Video with Susanna Salk and Frances Palmer

I had been a fan of Frances Palmer and her beautiful ceramics long before I started this blog. Her distinctive and artistic take on vases, pots and other vessels attracted me along with legions of early admirers.  Trained as an art historian, Frances found her passion in working with her hands, first as a printmaker and ultimately as a potter.…
Posted in art, food and drink, garden, In the Studio with, interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments  

Behind the Scenes at a House Beautiful Shoot

When House Beautiful gave Susanna the exciting news that they were going to come and shoot her Connecticut home for the magazine, we knew instantly it would made a fun behind-the-scenes video. It was fascinating to see acclaimed photographer William Abranowicz and his crew at work and House Beautiful Interiors Editor Doretta Sperduto made all the styling look effortless.…
Posted in interior design, Quintessence video series, Stylish Shopping | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments