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Villa Santo Sospir

Sometimes, as you’re falling down a rabbit hole, you happen upon a rare gem. Hence this weekend treat. Jean Cocteau’s amazing Milly La Forêt, now a museum a short trip from Paris on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, is his oft published residence.…
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Catching Up on the Road

I am on the road again and despite my best intentions, time did not allow for a full post. I am honored to be speaking today with Ellie Cullman at the lovely Sulgrave Club in Washington DC. A beautiful Beaux Arts building, the club is housed in the historic Wadsworth House, one of only two mansions left on Dupont Circle and listed in the National Register of Historic Places  For those of you who are readers and attending, I look forward to seeing you.…
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Patrick Dragonette at Maison de Luxe 2015

When Patrick Dragonette was assigned his “Room without a View” for Maison de Luxe, he thought about what kind of room he would like to have. Knowing that it was originally a guest suite, he thought it could be interesting to create a space where you could have a bit of fun in such a formal house.…
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Timothy Corrigan at Maison de Luxe 2015

With a breathtaking setting overlooking Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion is the spectacular location for the 2015 Luxe Magazine Maison de Luxe Designer Showhouse. A magnificent example of gilded age architecture, the estate has weathered the years with distinction thanks to the efforts of the city of Beverly Hills and Friends of Greystone.…
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Luxe Magazine Greystone Mansion Showhouse Sneak Peek

This week designers have been putting the finishing touches on their rooms in the Luxe Magazine Greystone Mansion Showhouse. The magnificent 46,000 square foot Tudor Revival estate, built overlooking Beverly Hills in 1928 for oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, took over three years to complete at a cost of over three million dollars (a vast fortune at the time).…
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Design Leadership Summit in Los Angeles

Last week the Design Leadership Summit marked its tenth anniversary with an impressive line up of events in Los Angeles. Now over 300 strong, the Design Leadership Network‘s growing group of top design professionals traveled from across the country to learn, (re)think, connect and share.…
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Lake Como and Beyond | Italy Redux

There is only so much I can put in a post without it becoming overwhelming and unwieldy. While I hope you enjoyed the full view of Romeo Sozzi’s world in Susanna’s and my recent video, there were so many other moments and images I was unable to include.…
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The World of Romeo Sozzi and Promemoria

Designer Romeo Sozzi sees the world through a lens of beauty, passion and creativity. Continually curious, endlessly inspired, he carries a notebook and pen wherever he goes, never knowing when the creative spark will ignite. Living is an art and Romeo is a master of translating its essence.…
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A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

While no doubt familiar with the palatial splendor of Louis XIV’s Versailles, what you may not know is that the inspiration, and indeed the architect, decorator and garden designer, were taken (rather literally) from Nicolas Fouquet’s masterpiece, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte.…
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The Last Days of Summer

As the weekend marking the unofficial end of summer winds to a close, here’s hoping you all have a wonderful Labor Day with great memories of the season. I’ve included a few of mine that I haven’t yet shared. From my favorite spot in Maine, Migis Lodge, their classic Chris Craft that cruises the lake and transports guests to island picnics.…
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