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SFERRA | The Luxury of Quality, Values and Style

If luxury is determined by value, quality and craftsmanship and the sign of true authenticity is a vision that has remained consistent over the course, then SFERRA is a company that embodies the quintessential essence of a luxury brand. Since 1891 when Gennaro Sferra started his luxury linens business in Venice, SFERRA has been synonymous with the highest quality linens available.…
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NIBA Rugs Where Custom is Key

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being introduced by friend Patrick Hamilton to NIBA rugs who were visiting New York from Miami where they are based. Founded in 2005 by owner Beth Arrowood, they are a wonderful to-the-trade resource offering an enormous selection of beautiful designs and high level of customization possibilities.…
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Thom Filicia American Beauty BEHIND THE Q | Thom Filicia on American Beauty

Thom Filicia is a talented bundle of unbridled enthusiasm. For those of you who have seen him on Queer Eye or speak in public, you will know that he is not only a gifted designer, but has a contagious positive energy.…
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Shop Small Saturday Surprise

I try to support small local businesses whenever I can. Not only do these establishments play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities in our communities but it’s nice to see merchandise in person and actually know the people behind the brick and mortar.…
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The New York Gift Show – A Sneak Peek

I spent the entire weekend at the New York Gift Fair. Saturday I perused Pier 94 which is large but somehow manageable. Sunday, however, I tackled the Javitz Center which is a behemoth of a show. I walked literally from 9:30 to 5:30, taking in what I could – trying to visit known vendors and discover some new ones.…
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Cheers to the Red, White & Blue – Happy 4th of July!

Whether you’re staying home or going out, dressing up or keeping it casual, there’s a little something here for everyone! Starting with a little RED!! Happy 4th of July 1) Charlotte Olympia London 2012 Pandora Perspex clutch (I know July 4th is all about independence from those Brits, but think Olympics) 2) Kim Seybert Seersucker Napkins (I own & love these) 3) Oscar de la Renta Crystal Teardrop Earrings 4) Campari – with soda on the rocks, with a splash of orange juice or in a Negroni, it’s my favorite red summer cocktail!…
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Thank you ELLE DECOR: My Pick from The Modern Life Concept House

Thank you to ELLE DECOR for including me in their “Great Ideas from the Modern Life Concept House” piece online. During our Blogfest visit, several of us were asked to pick a favorite idea from the show house. Art in the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House 2012 There has been much discussion about how to personalize spaces and make them feel representative of the owners while attractive and interesting.…
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High Point Picks – Meet Wesley Hall

As many of you know, I attended High Point through a co-sponsorship between the market and upscale furniture manufacturer Wesley Hall. Kudos go to Cheminne Taylor-Smith, Vice President of Marketing at High Point Market Authority, for facilitating this marvelous match. I wasn’t familiar with Wesley Hall before this trip.  …
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Old & New at the Architectural Digest Home Show 2012

What a fabulous show this year! With the British and American participants from BlogTourNYC here and Modenus‘ fun Marys and Mimosas event, there were many delightful social distractions, yet still time to discover and visit with some wonderful exhibitors at the Architectural Digest Home Show.…
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L.A. Style File – At Home at Hollyhock

The Sunday evening before the Design Bloggers Conference was one of supreme visual artistry. First was an awe inspiring visit to Hutton Wilkinson’s Casa Contessa and Tony Duquette’s Dawn Ridge next door. Somewhere in between James Hilton’s Shangri La and Auntie Mame on steroids, the creative expression at both these residences is beyond words.…
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