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There is nothing I love more than a before and after, especially when it’s the home of someone with impeccable taste. Architectural Digest just published the recently redecorated Greenwich Village apartment of architect Gil Schafer online. He had the in-house interiors department give the pied-à-terre a slightly more contemporary feel which included lightening the walls […]

George Wythe House

02 . 27 . 20

I spent a very busy summer traveling last year. So busy in fact that I still haven’t even had a chance to go through all my photos. I had been thinking about finally getting to them and starting with a post on the George Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg when interior designer Caroline Gidiere mentioned […]

Spectacular Isolation

02 . 12 . 20

After writing this blog for 12.5 years, I’ve seen a lot of amazing properties but I don’t think any of them have blown me away as much as Mount Algidus featured in the October 2015 issue of House and Garden magazine. The beautiful home is located on a spectacularly isolated 53,000-acre cattle station on New […]

I used to visit Maine in the summer when I first moved to New York but I’m well overdue for a trip now. It’s a popular destination for those looking for relief from the heat in beautiful natural surroundings so it’s no wonder that Gil Schafer fell in love with the Pine Tree State growing […]

Every time I look at real estate listings, I always wish I could go in and take better and more detailed photos. I mentioned to my friend Chris Kann that if he ever had any listings he thought I would like that I would love to tag along. My wish was granted a few weeks […]

After my press preview at Hermès yesterday, I decided to walk the entire length of the High Line to check out the first phase of the new Hudson Yards shopping and event complex. I had delayed visiting when it first opened due to the crowds and location. I wish it was more conveniently located because […]

I’ve always known that if I ever need to hire an architect, Gil Schafer would be at the top of the list. I love traditional architecture and his projects always look perfect without looking too new so it’s no wonder his new office has that same feeling. You can read all about it on ArchitecturalDigest.com. […]

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 […]

Edgemont

10 . 03 . 18

Since I wasn’t able to work while I was away in Charlottesville last week, I’ve been playing catch up all this week. I had wanted to post my photos from Monticello today but I just didn’t have any time to edit them so they will have to wait until next week. While looking for something […]

I was telling my friend last weekend about how much I love following Mandy Moore’s mid-century modern house renovation on Instagram. She told me that her friend just wrote an article about it so it seems I’m not alone. Mandy and her fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, who met via Instagram, bought the house a year ago […]

The film Nocturnal Animals is now available on demand so I recently watched it again. I fast forwarded the uncomfortable parts and focused on the chic scenes of Amy Adams’ character and her modernist home. Today I found out that the Malibu home in question actually belongs to real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport and was […]

When I was in Birmingham, Alabama last fall, interior designer Andrew Brown was kind enough to show me around. We took a lovely drive through some picturesque neighborhood of Mountain Brook where he pointed out many homes designed by James F. Carter. The exteriors were classically elegant and today on Pinterest, I realized that the […]

I absolutely love Merchant Ivory films so it’s not surprising that I would love the home that the duo shared in Hudson, New York. They bought the 1805 Federal 19-room home built for Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaerin 1975 for about $105,000. It’s filled with furniture and mementos from Merchant Ivory films such as Jefferson in Paris and […]

When I was in London a few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Ben Pentreath‘s very elegant office and chic shop Pentreath & Hall. Unfortunately, Ben was traveling so we weren’t able to meet but I feel like I’ve gotten to know him by following his Instagram account. It chronicles his London life but […]

One of the most amazing old homes in Sag Harbor is the Hannibal French House on Main Street. It was built in 1834 but redesigned and enlarged in 1860 by “one of the more illustrious whaling and ship owning families” according to the Sag Harbor Historical Society. The elaborate Italianate home was also restored by more […]

Revisiting Paris

10 . 06 . 14

I wish I was revisiting Paris in person but I’m only revisiting the architecture online.  While I don’t love everything about this apartment in the 9th arrondissement by Double G, I do love the boiseries, herringbone floors, and fireplaces, especially the one in the bathroom.  But when I was living in Paris, I heard that […]

Maisons de Vacances

08 . 04 . 14

The word vacances is on everyone lips and on the sign on every shop that is closed.  It’s also the subject of the new special issue of AD France Best of issue, les 25 plus belles maisons de vacances. Some of them I’ve seen before but not this one in Andalusia by Laura Sartori Remini […]