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Many of us have been lamenting the passing of member of the elegant old guard recently such as Lee Radziwill, Marella Agnelli, and Jane Wrightsman. Sometimes it feels like there is no one to take up their mantle but luckily Lauren Santo Domingo is leading the charge of the next generation. Her taste is impeccable […]

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There are many people who declare themselves an interior designer with no education or even experience but this is not the case with Alice Engel, the interior design director for Peter Pennoyer Architects. The Manhattan born and bred Engel has an A.B. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard and a Masters in Textile […]

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I’ve been following Hanna Seabrook of Gadabout Creative on Instagram for years where I would see snippets of her houses so I was happy to see one of them featured in Southern Living. Hanna and her family had moved to Louisville, Kentucky for her husband’s job for a few years and this is their home […]

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After my recent travels and countless events in NYC, I’m looking forward to a quieter weekend but that doesn’t mean I’ll be staying home. There are many new openings worth checking out. I missed the press preview for the updated galleries at Sotheby’s last weekend because I was traveling so I walked over for a […]

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I apologize for the decrease in posts over the last week. As much as I enjoy travel, it’s been wiping me out lately. I don’t have another trip scheduled for two weeks so I plan to spend that time editing photos and writing lots of new posts. I’m hoping to post over this weekend to […]

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After the over the top monstrosities of the Met Gala yesterday, I think it’s time for a palette cleanser. I can’t think of a better refresh than with the “Room of her Own” designed by Sarah Bartholomew for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year. It’s a calm and soothing respite from the craziness […]

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I arrived at the top floor room of Young Huh at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House out of breath from running up five flights of stairs to see her. After exclaiming that I need to make a bigger commitment to cardio, she luckily assured me it happened to everyone. If the elevator isn’t working […]

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It’s that time of year again. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House opens to the public tomorrow and I had a full walk through yesterday. Since I stared in coverage in 2007, I always like to start at the top and work my way down each year. There is always a younger designer given a […]

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Normally, I would put together a list of new and noteworthy art exhibitions, events, movies, and more on Friday but I wanted to give you an early heads up for some of them since they will end on Sunday. I will also be covering the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and traveling this weekend which […]

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It feels like winter again in New York but if you decorated as colorfully as interior designer Meg Braff, it can feel like spring all year long. Her new Locust Valley house is featured in the new May/June 2019 issue of Veranda and it looks like a ray of sunshine. Meg is originally from Mississippi […]

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Spring is finally here and my friend Heidi Wynne is offering Habitually Chic readers 20% off to help you prepare for the season. Heidi’s line of luxurious, lightweight cashmere, straw hats and straw bags are both timeless and chic. Please use code CHIC20 during checkout to enjoy the discount. The promotion is valid until Sunday, […]

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Do you want a place to get away from it all or are you in need of a new home? Jeffrey Bilhuber is selling his historic Locust Valley house. The 17th century property at 34 Birch Hill Road had served as a private school, an inn and tavern has been painstakingly restored and includes lovely […]

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