2017 What’s New What’s Next

2017 What’s New What’s Next

A big thank you to all who came to Kindel for my chat at the with designers Sasha Bikoff, Phillip Thomas (at home in pajamas below in the new Tuxedo Park Poster Bed) and Senior VP of Marketing Amy Wolbert. We had such fun conversation about color, design and of course Dorothy Draper.

 

As always, it was a hopping afternoon/evening at the New York Design Center as the season kicked off in style. I did a quick cruise through the building to catch a bit of what’s new for you. Crosby Street Studios debuted Cullman & Kravis‘ new “Essence & Evolution” rug collection.…

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Delvaux Brillant

Delvaux Brillant

When you think of Belgium, french fries, beer, chocolate and Brussel sprouts may come to mind, their famous decor style, or their international position as capital of the European Union and home to NATO. Or perhaps you think of them as the center of the world’s diamond trade, or home to the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts, famous artists such as Rene Magritte and fashion icons such as Dries van Noten. But what you may not know is that Belgium is also home to the oldest fine leather goods house in the world. Founded in 1829, a year before Belgium declared their independence from the Netherlands and became a nation, the House of Delvaux quickly became known for their quality, craftsmanship and innovation, which continues to this day.…

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At Home and in the Garden with Juan Montoya

At Home and in the Garden with Juan Montoya

With projects around the globe, Columbian born architect and interior designer Juan Montoya is well known for his restrained yet layered luxury. Throughout his diverse projects, modernity is infused with a sensuous mix of elements and international influence. But at his own country house, La Formentera (named after a Balearic Island off the Mediterranean coast of Spain where he spent a year), in the Hudson Valley, a new talent emerged. Without any formal landscape training, Juan transformed over 100 acres of undeveloped property into a magnificent refuge, mixing the power of nature with sensitive and sophisticated art installations. Please join Susanna and me for a visit to the beautiful house and garden at La Formentera.…

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Gucci Décor at Bergdorf’s

Gucci Décor at Bergdorf’s

It was only a matter of time before the brilliant Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele applied his talents to the home. With the overwhelming popularity of his fashion collections and his overseeing the renaissance of Gucci-owned Richard Ginori, he has now debuted his exuberant super maximalist vision to Gucci Décor exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.

I stopped by the 7th floor of Bergdorf’s this week where Gucci has taken over the main hall installation with a pattern-filled technicolor fantasy. Michele’s Renaissance inspired fashion is reflected in the Gucci Décor collection, with his signature floral and animal motifs appearing on tables (the folding Star Eye table above above), folding screens (the Floral and Bees four panel jacquard screen above) dishes (the covetable new green Herbarium, produced by Ginori, below)

to chairs, fabric screens, candles and wallpaper.…

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See You at NYDC What’s New What’s Next

See You at NYDC What’s New What’s Next

Next week, the fall design season kicks off with the always hopping and popular NYDC What’s New What’s Next. Throughout the design center’s many showrooms, talks, presentations and new introductions will celebrate what’s and what’s next in ideas, design, materials and products. I’m excited to be joining designers Sasha Bikoff and Phillip Thomas with Amy Wolbert, Senior VP of Marketing of Kindel in their stylish showroom to discuss color and design.

Pictured in the adorable illustration above you can also see the new Tuxedo Park Poster Bed, modeled after Dorothy Draper’s own from when she lived in the Carlyle Hotel. The fabulous chinoiserie four poster will be on display for an up close and personal visit.…

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Sneak Peek – Soane Fall 2017

Sneak Peek – Soane Fall 2017

The French have a great expression for this time of year – la rentrée, signaling the re-entry to regularly scheduled life after the August break. And while we in the U.S. don’t have an August shut down, post Labor Day has that back to business feel.  I am happy to enter the busy fall season with a special sneak peek from one of my favorite companies. Committed to blending historically based global design with the best of British craftsmanship, Soane produces timeless pieces with a sense of the classic and exotic.

As somewhat of a new tradition, Soane introduces each season’s most extravagant fabric on a magnificent bed.…

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

While it’s hard to believe that September is here, I am hoping that all of you are savoring the last days of summer, enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. And while I look forward to the changing of the seasons, it’s always a little wistful saying goodbye to the late light and easier days of summer. As we hold on just a little longer, avoiding the new chill in the air, I’m including a few reminders of this most languorous of seasons.

all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

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The Power of Pearls

The Power of Pearls

In the September/October special 30th anniversary issue of Veranda (which we will revisit), the style section’s Objects of Desire celebrates Pearl Power – that timeless gem traditionally suited for a 30th anniversary! And while this week we have been bemoaning the havoc mother nature can wreak, pearls are a perfect example of nature at her best and most beautiful.

We may associate pearls with the classic (faux) triple strand Jackie Kennedy wore or the modern pop power of Rihanna but the power of pearls throughout history cannot be underestimated. For millennia, and in almost every culture, pearls have held a position of reverence, spirituality and sometimes even the supernatural.…

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At Home in Atlanta with Suzanne Kasler

At Home in Atlanta with Suzanne Kasler

Designer Suzanne Kasler finds inspiration wherever she goes. Whether it is les Puces in Paris, the fashionable windows on Madison Avenue or driving around her own neighborhood, Suzanne is visually attuned to spotting a find or new idea. And it is this worldly sensibility that she brings to her all her projects, including her own house. Please join Susanna and me for a trip to the beautiful Buckhead section of Atlanta to visit Suzanne, where she has transformed a tired red brick Federal box into a stylish and elegant home.

Celebrated for creating welcoming spaces that incorporate thoughtful architectural details, pretty palettes and couture touches, Suzanne Kasler knows how to design for living today.…

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The Story Behind the Style: Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa

The Story Behind the Style: Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa

It always seems to come down to the story behind the style. Without that, there is no substance, no narrative, no authenticity. It is why I am always digging to find that backstory for you, to experience, inspire and inform. For my own home, I may have a vague vision in my head, but as I am not a designer, it frequently takes me a while to find exactly what I want. And so it was when I was searching for wallpaper to create interest in my newly renovated entry. For months I combed sites and occasionally showrooms until one day I saw the new Oscar de la Renta III collection for Lee Jofa in their shoot for the collection below and knew immediately the beautiful Sameera wallpaper was the one.…

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