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I didn’t realize that interior designer Mario Buatta was such a hoarder. I was going to call him a collector but after I read that the first floor of his Gothic Revival home in Thompson, Connecticut collapsed under the weight of the furniture stored inside, he was upgraded to hoarder status. Although, he was definitely […]

I was first seated next to interior designer Mario Buatta at an event over ten years ago. He couldn’t have been more excited to have a fresh person to surprise with his fake cockroach prank. Decorating should be fun and it was refreshing that he didn’t take it all so seriously even though he worked […]

We lost some truly elegant women this year including philanthropist and art collector Jayne Wrightsman. She passed away in April at the age of 99 so she had a good long run. She also had a long run in her antique filled home at 860 Fifth Avenue. She and her husband Charles Wrightsman moved into […]

Interior Designer Nicky Haslam has leased the Hunting Lodge in Hampshire, England since 1978. He’s recently given up the lease and his collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, antiques and books are to be offered for sale at Bonhams in London on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. “The Hunting Lodge has a rich history. It was built in the […]

One of the most highly anticipated events of the fall season in New York is the auction of The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill at Christie’s on 17 October 2019. The sale “offers a glimpse into her fascinating life, spanning her years as a prominent socialite, princess, designer, and witness to a momentous era in […]

You can’t grow up near Pittsburgh without hearing about the Heinz family although I wasn’t that familiar with Drue Heinz. She was philanthropist and supporter of writers who was married to Henry J. ‘Jack’ Heinz II and died lasts year at the age of 103. Her collection of art and antiques from her Sutton Place […]

Over four years ago, I wrote about Catherine Deneuve’s house in Normandy with grounds designed by landscape architect Jacques Wirtz was for sale. She took it off the market or it didn’t find a buyer until recently. Chateau de Primard was where she kept her haute couture collection of fashions made for her by fashion […]

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. […]

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 […]

I had a hard time trying to decide what to name this post because it’s actually about a few different but related things. First, Delphine and Reed Krakoff have decided to part with some of their collection of art and furniture at Sotheby’s 23 May 2018 in the sale A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and […]

While Hudson Pines, the 75-acre estate of Peggy and David Rockefeller, sold for $33 million the treasures it held will be up for auction at Christie’s this May. The main house designed in 1938 by noted architect Mott B. Schmidt sits about a mile from Kykuit, John D. Rockefeller’s property that is open for public visits. […]

The Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection coming up for auction at Christie’s in May is touted as “the most anticipated art world event of the spring season” and they aren’t exaggerating. The sale filled with artwork by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso among others, as well as beautiful antiques and objects […]