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Holland & Sherry Hosts New Collections at Deco Off

One of the most appealing aspects of Paris Deco Off is the conviviality of seeing the collections in the showrooms. Whether during the day or in the evening, when many hosted cocktail events (although drinks often seemed to flow at all hours) everyone seemed particularly welcoming on their own turf.…
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BEHIND THE Q | Introducing Lalique Maison

One of the most striking booths at Maison et Objet was that of Lalique with their introduction of a full range of Lalique Maison products. From beds and bars to linens and lacquered accessories, the presentation of the new lifestyle line was impressive.…
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Out and About in Paris

While out and about in Paris between the shows, it’s a miracle I wasn’t hit by a pedestrian-loathing Belmondo look-alike, sneering as I tried to elude his cab’s path while snapping a shot. It was hard not to look like a charm-struck tourist, admiring every enchanting vignette.…
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Pierre Frey Paris | Part 2

Continuing our look at the beautiful new Pierre Frey Paris collections, I thought you might enjoy seeing a bit more of the loft before we continued. I appreciate how display is so thoughtfully considered everywhere in Paris. Even this small spread was artfully created –  and yes, that is marshmallow with the pineapple – a combination I never would have imagined!…
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BEHIND THE Q | Pierre Frey at Paris Deco Off

In this era of corporate consolidation and luxury conglomerates, Pierre Frey is a breath of fresh air. While I have always been a fan of the fabrics, after attending a brunch at Pierre’s loft, below, during Paris Deco Off, I am now enamored with everything about this family owned firm.…
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Thank you Currey and Company

Taking a break from Paris, I’d like to revisit Atlanta briefly to thank Currey & Company, who hosted me for a lovely cocktail reception in their newly expanded showroom. CurreyWith over 1,000 products, Currey had outgrown their 3,500 square feet but since doubling their space, they now have room to show all of their beautiful wares.…
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Cole and Son Fornasetti II at Maison et Objet

Cole and Son has long been one of my favorite wallpaper lines so I was delighted to see their booth at Maison et Objet. And they did not disappoint with the debut of their fabulous new Fornasetti II wallpaper collection. With opportunities for wide ranging creative applications, the tradition of craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration at Cole and Son is well represented by this new group of fifteen fantastical designs.…
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A Taste of Paris Deco Off

In this fourth edition of Paris Deco Off, over 70 houses have participated in presenting their latest collections throughout the city. Welcoming visitors into their showrooms on the Rive Droite near Rue du Mail and the Rive Gauche in the Saint Germain de Près neighborhood, companies prepared stylishly so it was like a giant beautiful designed block party.…
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Meet Me at AmericasMart

I am thrilled to share that next week I will be speaking at the AmericasMart Gift and Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta. Not only have I never attended this event, but have never been to Atlanta! I’m looking forward to staying with one of my oldest friends who I rarely get to see.…
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The Museum of Bags and Purses

Yes, you read that right. I am happy to report that there is actually a Museum of Bags and Purses. My sister recently took a trip to Amsterdam where she visited this unique design destination. The largest bag museum in the world, housing purses from the late Middle Ages to the present, it is located in a charming restored 17th century canal house that is a story in and of itself.…
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