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Something Old, Something New

Ever since I first saw glimpses of photographer Victor Skrebneski\'s house in those Seventies and Eighties-era Estée Lauder ads (Skrebneski often used...
08-10-2018 19:11

Join Flower Magazine and Me in High Point

If you happen to be in High Point this Sunday, I hope you\'ll join Paloma Contreras, Richard Keith Langham, Jeffrey Dungan, and me as we participate i...
08-10-2018 19:11

Kenneth Battelle at Home

"The top". "An institution". The "Secretary of Grooming". These were just some of the titles and accolades given to Kenneth, the legendary hairdresser...
10-09-2018 19:08

What's New What's Next

I hope you\'ll join the Kravet team and me this week at What\'s New What\'s Next, where I will be interviewing three of my favorite designers, Alexa H...
10-09-2018 19:08

Chez Princesse Ghislaine de Polignac

A friend recently gave me the most interesting book about Marie Antoinette: To The Scaffold, by Carolly Erickson. To borrow my friend\'s description o...
13-08-2018 19:11

What I've Been Up to Over the Past Year: Inspired Design

Goodness. It feels strange writing a blog post after a year-long hiatus. I was worried that I may have forgotten how to blog, but it seems that afte...
07-08-2018 19:09

I Need Your Help!

You may not hear from me frequently this summer as I?ve just started work on my next book, which I?m happy to announce will be published by Vendome Pr...
01-06-2017 19:09

The Return of the Canopy Bed

There were many highlights of last month\'s High Point Furniture Market, but one in particular made quite an impression on me: the gratifying appearan...
19-05-2017 19:04

Mario Times Two

And while we\'re on the subject of High Point, another favorite introduction of mine are the ...
19-05-2017 19:04

Kirill Istomin and his World of Fantasy

One of my biggest complaints about social media is the sometimes deleterious effect it seems to have on creativity.  On the one hand, it could be ar...
09-05-2017 19:06

Spring Book News

In between visits to the Southeastern Designer Showhouse, High Point, and Design ADAC, I have managed to carve out some time to enjoy Spring\'s bumper...
01-05-2017 19:09

The Decorators Club, circa 1931

The Decorators Club is one of the design industry\'s most storied organizations. Established in 1914, the group, which is made up of female designers...
24-04-2017 19:08

Burleigh Pottery

Since I started my blog ten years ago, Tiffany & Co. discontinued most of its china as well as its much-loved Bamboo sterling flatware, Steuben went o...
19-04-2017 19:03

The Bunny Williams Collection for Currey & Company

The are a number of major launches scheduled for High Point Spring Market, including the already much buzzed-about debut of the Bunny Williams Collect...
14-04-2017 19:04

A D.C. Delight

To me, some of the most memorable homes featured on the pages of Architectural Digest are those Seventies and Eighties-era nighttime apartments. I ca...
10-04-2017 19:03

Join Alex Papachristidis and Me at Design aDAC

I hope you\'ll join designer Alex Papachristidis and me at Design ADAC, where, on Tuesday, April 25th, we will be discussing "The Eye of the Collect...
10-04-2017 19:03

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg debuted a new exhibit last week, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest ...
03-04-2017 19:04

The Joy of Flowers

Spring is here, the flowers and trees are in bloom (and have been for quite some time here in the South), and that annual layer of yellow pollen co...
27-03-2017 19:02

New Offerings from Jim Thompson and No. 9 Thompson

I recently spent a pleasant morning at the Jim Thompson showroom at ADAC, perusing the new collections from both Jim Thompson and No. 9 Thompson. Bot...
13-03-2017 19:02

Making a Hash of Things

Isn\'t odd how certain things that have never before been on your radar suddenly push their way into your consciousness thanks to their repetitive app...
07-03-2017 19:02

The Maria Theresa L. Virata Collection at Christie's

A highlight of Christie\'s upcoming Asian Art Week is Christie\'s website.QI BAISHI (1864-1957) Sunrise over Water Hanging scroll, ink and color on pa...
03-03-2017 19:02

The Party Planner for Cafe Society

Party planner or event designer" Frankly, neither title seems elegant enough for the late Jacques Frank, a Paris-based designer who conceived and dec...
28-02-2017 19:03

Spy Les Giacometti

Everyone has been buzzing about Christie\'s upcoming Diego Giacometti sale, which will take place in Paris on March 6. Titled Christie\'s website, wh...
23-02-2017 19:02

Beaton on Reddish

"Everywhere we find that modern life is killing the goose that laid the golden egg. The golden egg was the stark beauty of individuality, and the goo...
20-02-2017 19:03

J. Cellier, the Sunburst Specialist

The Georges Geffroy book, about which I wrote last week, has prompted me to revisit my paltry collection of fifties-era issues of the French arts and ...
13-02-2017 19:15

Georges Geffroy, A Legend

I\'ve spent the last few days engrossed in a book that has become a new favorite: Georges Geffroy: 1905-1971, Légende du Grande Décor Français. Geffr...
06-02-2017 19:06

The 2017 Cathedral Antiques Show

The antiques-show season is upon us, and one show that many of us particularly look forward to is the Cathedral Antiques Show, organized and sponsored...
26-01-2017 19:05

A Return to Elegance"

The 2017 trend forecasts have been announced, and if what the prognosticators are saying comes true, we have French food and a return to elegant enter...
24-01-2017 19:04

The Elevator Lobby

Private elevator lobbies and vestibules- it\'s been quite some time since I\'ve seen one appear in print.  Granted, these bijou spaces are not very ...
19-01-2017 19:05

Château de Castille

If you follow the international real estate pages of the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, you are likely familiar with Château de Castille. ...
12-01-2017 19:05

Palm Beach Fantasy

Winter weather got you down"  Then how about a Palm Beach pick-me-up, courtesy of the February issue of House Beautiful"  Chock full of design goodn...
12-01-2017 19:05

Until We Meet Again

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.  May your holiday be filled with all the joys of the season.See you in 2017!(Image: A fest...
23-12-2016 19:06

Dana Gibson for Stroheim

Before we break for the holidays, I want to bring you tidings of a new fabric, trimmings, and wallcovering collection that is full of good cheer. D...
21-12-2016 19:03

And Last but Not Least...

Copyright Lee Higham, Assistant, 1979Photograph by James McMillan, collection of Stiles Tuttle ColwillPhotograph by James McMillan, collection of Andr...
19-12-2016 19:04

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