Dialogues on Design


For the past three years, the New York School of Interior Design has offered a series of talks moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, with top designers in the field. These sessions include discussions on process and approach to work, inspirations and influences, feeling on trends as well as current state of the discipline of interior design. Following the conversations, there is a reception where attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with the designers. It is a great way to hear from the top talent guided by an expert in the world of design. While the first of the six Thursday evening sessions was last month (Nina Campbell with Rita Konig), there are still five upcoming conversations for the 2017/17 season.

dialogues-on-design-mcmillen-incNext week on November 10, Newell will chat with the mother daughter team of Ann Pyne, president of McMillen Interior Design & Decoration, design above, and Elizabeth Pyne, interior designer at the younger arm of the business, McMillen Plus. To get a preview of their work and collaborative nature, take a peek at Susanna Salk’s and my video visit with the talented duo where they take a look at the exhibit at NYSID last year, celebrating nine decades of interior design at America’s oldest, continuously operating interior design firm. Then join us for a visit at Elizabeth’s chic NYC apartment to discuss how three generations of style have helped keep this distinguished design firm vital and relevant.

Then after the holidays on January 26, interior designers and long time friends, Amy Lau, work below,

amy-lau-photographer-bjorn-wallanderand David Scott, design work, below, will take the stage.

North Haven NY Architect: Blaze Makoid, Design: David Scott InteriorsCharlotte Moss, who this year celebrates thirty years in the design business (her work below), will be receiving the NYSID Centennial Medal at its Annual Benefit Dinner next month. Charlotte is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration and will be chatting with Newell on February 23.

charlotte-mossThree years ago, she was the guest editor for the November issue of House Beautiful and in conjunction with her issue themed “The Art of Living,” we visited Charlotte in her beautiful 1920’s New York townhouse to learn about her passion for scrapbooking, her favorite way of documenting her diversions, dreams and memories, as celebrated in her book A Visual Life.

 You won’t want to miss the April 20 Dialogue on Design when Newell meets with distinguished European design stars Jean-Louis Deniot, work below,

jean-louis-deniot-photography-by-xavier-bejot-1and Veere Grenney, both international titans of designs with recent American collections – Deniot with Baker and Grenney with with Schumacher.


Lastly, the final Dialogue on Design will be with Ken Fulk, the San Francisco based designer, whose recent book showcases his talent for creating luxurious homes, opulent restaurants and stunning events. For a peek behind the scenes at his private world, stop back on Monday for the latest in our At Home With video visits.

the-battery-club-san-francisco-design by ken fulk

For season tickets  to Dialogues on Design, visit NYSID here.

4 thoughts on “Dialogues on Design

  1. I often think about the vignette with Charlotte Moss and her scrapbooks. My collection in matching red cardboard boxes goes back over 40 years and is akin but not so wonderfully disciplined.

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