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People keep declaring that no one wants to buy brown furniture these days. I always say,’Great! More for me!’ The real problem is that younger folks don’t realize that you can mix antiques and Old Master paintings with modern pieces and motorcycles. Such is the case in the uptown duplex apartment of art advisor Will […]

I love seeing my favorite people on Instagram have their homes featured in a magazine. I posted about Jack Laver Brister two years ago in my post Instagram Chic: Trad Chap and now his home in Frome, Somerset in England that he shares with his partner Richard Nares can be seen in House & Garden. It’s the […]

My Visit to Monticello

10 . 29 . 18

When I invited to Charlottesville at the end of September, it seemed serendipitous since I had already been looking into trips to Virginia to tour Monticello, the home of statesman Thomas Jefferson. I added a few days onto the trip and made plans to visit with interior designer Andrew Brown. He wasn’t going to arrive […]

I’ve never been to New Orleans so I’ve been thinking of planning a trip this winter. Now that the Hotel Peter and Paul has just opened, I have even more motivation to visit The Big Easy. The hotel, restaurant, cafe, bar, library, and event space are located in an abandoned group of 19th-century buildings that […]

I posted this home in Charlottesville, Virginia belonging to Marina Rust and her family almost exactly one year ago. Now I’m headed to the area tomorrow for a 36 Hours in Charlottesville Wine Country trip after which I’m staying to explore the town and visit Monticello. I’ve been wanting to visit Thomas Jefferson’s home since I […]

I feel like it’s interior designer Michael S. Smith‘s world and we’re just living in it this month. A stunning apartment he designed with architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian in a Rosario Candela designed building on Park Avenue is featured on the cover and inside the new October 2018 issue of Architectural Digest. […]

I had never heard of interior designer Francois de Marigny before coming across this art filled duplex he designed for a divorced and his children in Paris on ArchitecturalDigest.com but now I want to see more. The home in Napoleon III building with a private garden hadn’t been touched in 50 years but luckily all of […]

Planning for Nantucket

06 . 12 . 18

As I mentioned recently, I have never visited Nantucket. But that’s about to change. I decided to check airfare and hotel rates after I returned from Sag Harbor. I had a feeling I might be able to sneak in after the Nantucket Film Festival and before everyone arrived for the 4th of July holiday and […]

One of the places I always stop in Sag Harbor is Bloom. Except for the one time I went out with a guy I was dating who rushed me through shopping and I missed saying hello to owner Mona Nerenberg. She was so disappointed that I vowed it would never happened again. The first time […]

Legendary costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane passed away almost a year ago and now art, antiques, and objects collected over his lifetime are up for auction at Christie’s Interiors: New York Visions sale on June 6, 2018. Also included in the sale are The Collection of Arnold Scaasi and Parker Ladd, and Robert Couturier: Elements […]