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Five Days of Dogs and Design in LA

As Susanna Salk and I finish up five days of shooting for Dogs and Their Designers in Los Angeles, I thought I’d give you a quick peek of a bit of the week. Our temporary home at the Sunset Towers was the perfect venue for our stay with elegant appointments, the most impeccable service, convenient location and the always hopping restaurant.…
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Bunny Williams A House by the Sea

“We knew we wanted a house where we would really live outside, a house where the ocean breezes would blow through, and a house that would be a place in which we could gather our friends and family and entertain easily.” If that sounds like paradise to you, then you will revel in the pages of Bunny Williams‘ latest treasure, A House by the Sea.…
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2016 Biennale des Antiquaires and Robert de Balkany at Sotheby’s

This week and next are going to be a very busy couple of weeks in Paris for the world of interiors, collectors and design. This past weekend, the 2016 Biennale des Antiquaires opened as the Grand Palais was transformed into a luxurious display of masterpieces from Old Masters and modern works to antiquities, decor and design as well as haute jewelry.…
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Design Leadership Summit 2016 Preview

One of the highlights of last year’s design calendar was the Design Leadership Summit in Los Angeles. Celebrating ten years of bringing together, informing and inspiring the country’s top design professionals, the Design Leadership Network‘s Summit has been instrumental in broadening the scope of what we think about in today’s world of design.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds X Part II

As summer winds down and flip flops and straw hats segue into less casual attire, thoughts turn to fashion for fall. So part II of this weeks’s Friday Five Favorite Finds includes two shops on island whose statement-making accoutrements can add a luxurious layer to your wardrobe.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds X

As it turns out, my final Friday Five Favorite Finds for 2016 ends today on its tenth edition. Today’s first of my favorite finds starts in the charming village of Sconset. An island friend reminded me of The Sconset Foot Path, which I hadn’t taken for years.…
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Saying Goodbye to Summer

It’s always bittersweet as I get ready to pack up and say goodbye to summer, especially this year when I was able to have a longer stay here on Nantucket. I leave you with a farewell collage for a taste of the Grey Lady’s allure.…
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Milieu Magazine Anniversary Issue Sneak Peek

Three years ago, Texas based interior designer Pamela Pierce was ready for a new challenge. After thirty years of designing interiors, she decided to share her love of great design from another vantage point. Despite the closings of many beloved shelter publications over the years, Pierce still believed in the power of print and so three years ago this September, launched Milieu Magazine.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds IX

This Friday’s Five Favorite Finds kicks off with a location that celebrates two popular island categories – food and gardens. Drive about a half mile down the slightly-off-the-beaten-track dirt Millbrook Road, and you will discover the enticing world of Pumpkin Pond Farm.…
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NYSID at Nantucket by Design

As a board member of both the Nantucket Historical Association and the New York School of Interior Design, Maria Spears was instrumental in orchestrating a unique and creative event for Nantucket by Design. Nantucket represents the best of old and new and in thinking of how to meld the island’s history with the power of design, a group of NYSID students were invited to reimagine two rooms in Nantucket’s oldest house.…
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