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My French Country Home Magazine

Over the last ten years Sharon Santoni has been sharing her life in France on her popular blog My French Country Home. From her beautiful country home in Normandy, she has chronicled everything from food, home and garden. And over the years, she has expanded her wide reach to include a subscription box, tours, a podcast and most recently a bimonthly magazine dedicated to authentic French living.…
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Nantucket by Design 2020

Each summer here on Nantucket, August marks a special focus on design. And celebrating its fifth year as the main summer fundraising event for the Nantucket Historical Association, the ever-popular Nantucket by Design 2020 is going virtual! As always, it will be celebrating the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, an on-line antique show, panel discussions, house tours and a virtual dance party!…
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At Home in London with Beata Heuman

While Swedish born interior designer Beata Heuman brings a streamlined Scandinavian sensibility to her interiors, it’s her playful irreverence that sets her apart. Perhaps it should come as no surprise after almost a decade of working for legendary British designer Nicky Haslam, known for his witty, worldly and well heeled interiors.…
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At Home in Los Angeles with Johnson Hartig

While Johnson Hartig’s talents and interests have always been extensive and wide ranging, he found his calling in 2001 with his celebrated fashion brand Libertine. Hartig and his then business partner Cindy Greene, brought a fresh and inventive vibe to fashion, melding punk street fashion references with high art and culture by repurposing vintage pieces with creative and sometimes controversial embellishment.…
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At Home in Cartagena with Richard Mishaan

With a love and knowledge of fashion, architecture and design, Colombian born, New York based designer Richard Mishaan has, for over 25 years, created interiors that effortlessly meld timeless and contemporary design with a sophisticated flair. Every project, whether residential, commercial or hospitality expresses Richard’s worldly take on modern luxury, including art and furnishings that help tell the story of the space with personality and appropriateness.…
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At Home in Wales with Penny Morrison

Just over the British border, in the breathtaking countryside of Wales, Penny Morrison and art dealer husband Guy retreat from their busy lives in London to their beautiful country home. While the house was originally built in 1790 with an addition thirty years later, the Morrisons were thrilled to discover when they purchased the property some 30 years ago, that it hadn’t been touched since 1910. …
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Chateau Progress: A Sneak Peek with Timothy Corrigan

Readers rejoice! In response to many requests, Susanna Salk’s and my latest video is a special sneak peek of Timothy Corrigan’s progress in renovating Château de la Chevallerie, his “new” 18th century home in the French countryside. We recently visited Tim in his Los Angeles office where he shared his creative color process and design concepts for the chateau.…
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At Home in Los Angeles with Suzanne Rheinstein

Designer Suzanne Rheinstein may love a certain formality but her rooms are anything but stiff. Exuding a relaxed elegance, they are a timeless take on comfort and luxury infused with personality and a fresh and understated flair. And nowhere is her much-admired style more evident than in Suzanne’s own Los Angeles home.…
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At Home in Colonial Williamsburg with Anthony Baratta

It was a childhood trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia that started it all for designer Anthony Baratta. Inspired by the history, architecture and beauty of this 18th century living museum, Baratta developed his passion for history and design. Known for his bold, colorful, pattern-loving take on American style, it was not surprising that Williamsburg chose him to become their first Designer in Residence, inviting Baratta to live in the historic Palmer House and reimagine the circa 1750 residence as his own.…
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At Home in Tangier with Nicolo Castellini Baldissera

Born into an Italian family distinguished in the world of art and architecture, it is hardly surprising that Nicolo Castellini Baldissera has chosen a career in design.  With a successful interior design firm, fueled by the knowledge and tools he was both born into and acquired, he has worked on projects around the world.…
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