It’s a Dog’s Life with Jonathan Adler – a New Video Series!

It’s a Dog’s Life with Jonathan Adler – a New Video Series!

It’s no secret that many of us who have a passion for the world of beauty and design are also totally devoted to our dogs. Living well is about sharing the love and who better to celebrate with than our faithful four legged family members. Today I am thrilled to announce the debut of my and Susanna’s new video series, It’s a Dog’s Life, where we will be celebrating how dogs and their tastemaker owners share a stylish life together. And we are delighted to be kicking off the series with none other than Jonathan Adler – potter, designer and author who brings Modern American Glamour to our lives with his rescue pup FoxyLady by his side.…

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NYBG Antique Garden Furniture Fair

NYBG Antique Garden Furniture Fair

In a busy week of art and design events, another stands out as a must-visit this weekend. The NYBG Antique Garden Furniture Fair is the country’s most renowned venue specifically sourcing garden related art and antiques for the home inside and out. Through this Sunday, May 7th, the New York Botanical Garden will host a wide variety of dealers presenting their unique wares as well as a specialty plant sale featuring an extensive selection from the finest growers. Thursday evening I attended the preview party where I picked out a few items that caught my eye.

Barbara Israel always creates such evocative settings for her collectins of period antiques including the impressive carved marble tiger, above, from England circa 1890.…

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TEFAF New York Spring 2017 Art Fair

TEFAF New York Spring 2017 Art Fair

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair), established in Maastricht in 1988, is widely regarded as the crème de la crème of art fairs. This fall, TEFAF came to New York for the first time with great fanfare and now their second visit this week represents the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring event. Open May 4 – 8 at the Park Avenue Armory with a focus on art and design from the 20th century through today (although there are certainly booths that include older works), it brings top international dealers from both New York and around the world to present museum quality works of all eras and genres.…

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Introducing Schuyler Samperton Textiles

Introducing Schuyler Samperton Textiles

Known for her low-key lived-in style with flair, Schuyler Samperton has a knack for making rooms look like they’ve always been that way. She is an unabashed fan of color, pattern and spaces with a touch of idiosyncratic character. Patina and charm generally trump sleek and modern in her book, with a signature style that is a layered, comfortable West Coast mix of classic and modern with a bohemian twist.

Fabrics have always played a critical role in Schuyler’s work and now she is designing a line of her own! I asked Schuyler what inspired her to take the plunge. “I’ve always been fascinated by fabrics, and have collected textiles since I was a teen, from antique French Chintz remnants to native American chief’s blankets.…

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The Art of the Story at the 2017 Kips Bay Show House

The Art of the Story at the 2017 Kips Bay Show House

The most successful interiors effectively tell the stories of their owners. But at a show house with no client is when the art of the story becomes even more paramount. At the 2017 Kips Bay Show House, some of the narratives were especially compelling.

Ken Fulk is a master storyteller, creating experiences in homes, restaurants, hotels and at events that give spaces vibrant life. In his Kips Bay dining room, the mise en scene was Madame F’s upper east side dining room circa 1968.

A free-spirited aging grande dame, originally from New Orleans who has survived three husbands, our gracious hostess was well known for her colorful dinner parties and entertaining elan.…

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Global Chic at the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Global Chic at the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Continuing our look at the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, we go upstairs to Nick Olsen‘s stylish Salon du Beau Monde (titled with a wink). From the moody glamour of a dark mirrored vestibule,

you enter the sunnier sitting room. Inspired by the great French salons of the 30s and 40s, Nick created an informed and merry melange of styles and eras. Channeling the sophisticated global mix in Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s Paris apartment, there are references to Jean-Michel Frank for Nelson Rockefeller (the birch marquetry walls),

the French curves of Elsa Schiaparelli and trompe l’oeil of Christian Berard (those pelmets!…

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Join Us in Boston, Around the World and At Home

Join Us in Boston, Around the World and At Home

In addition to actually shooting our videos, Susanna Salk and I have been sharing our behind the scenes experiences of making the series at various venues around the country. This Tuesday, May 2, we hope those in the area will join us in Boston, as we share our talk (with video and images of course), Around the World and At Home, at the Boston Design Center.

To attend the event, you can register for free here. Hope to see you then!

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First Look 45th Kips Bay Decorator Show House

First Look 45th Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Opening on May 2, the 45th Kips Bay Decorator Show House brings the creativity of eighteen top designers and architects to 125 East 65th Street, a five story 1905 Georgian townhouse by Charles Platt. For years the headquarters of the China Institute, the building is now on the market and the designers give an idea of the versatility of the spacious rooms.

The entryway gallery by Canadian design firm Powell & Bonnell echoes the classicism of the building with a black and white theme, adding contemporary elements for a fresh mix.

In the front hall, they continued the theme with a reverse color scheme.…

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Sneak Peek Charleston

Sneak Peek Charleston

Those who follow along on Instagram know that I have been in Charleston this week, shooting with Susanna Salk. Stay tuned for new video episodes including one celebrating Susan Walker’s Ibu Movement and her new collection with Ali McGraw. You’ll also tag along with us at Carolyne Roehm‘s glorious Charleston home. And thanks to old friends (Olivia Brock) and new (John Pope), we have had a fantastic few days out and about exploring a bit of this charming southeast city. Stop back on Friday for a closer look!!

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Setting the Table with Marian McEvoy – A New Video Series

Setting the Table with Marian McEvoy – A New Video Series

Regular readers know my longstanding love of tabletop so I am especially thrilled to announce the debut of a new video series – Setting the Table With! As we initiate the series just in time for spring/summer entertaining, my video partner, Susanna Salk, and I are excited to take you behind the scenes with notable tastemakers, who will be sharing their tips and advice on how to set a stylish table at home. And who better to kick it off the series than the inimitable Marian McEvoy, whose passion for entertaining can be seen regularly on her intimate Instagram feed.…

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