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I apologize for the lack of a post yesterday but I was busy helping my friends Mercedes Desios and Alberto Villalobos of the chic boutique Etos with their table for the annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House benefit gala. Their table was entitled “Unapologetically Extravagant” and with butterflies from Deyrolle and a 17th century wooden pyramid […]

We interrupt our regularly scheduled coverage of our trip to LA to bring you the bad news the 2010 Kips Bay Decorator Show House has been postponed until the fall. The house that was chosen on the West Side was sold and therefore a new venue must be found. This is not just a disappointment […]

I’ve always loved this photo of Celerie Kemble, probably because of that gorgeous painting above her head, and I’m happy to announce that she is one of the designers who have been chosen for the 2010 Kips Bay Decorator Show House! The entire list is below and full of fabulous designers and some new names! […]

It’s that time of year again! Time to get excited about the 2010 Kips Bay Decorator Show House! For the first time ever, the Show House will be housed on the Upper West Side in a magnificent 19th Century Renaissance Revival limestone mansion at 26 West 76th Street. The Pre-Renovation Party will be held tomorrow […]

My first inclination that the “evening of finery, furniture and friends” at interior designer William Sofield’s Studio Sofield would be fabulous last Thursday evening was the special installation by the Matthew Marks Gallery. The second was the “7pm till…” open ended time frame of the party. You know that’s a sign you better clear your […]

I don’t normally look forward to Mondays but I can’t wait until this Monday night to hear Ashley Hicks speak about his legendary father! After the lecture, he will be signing his new book, David Hicks: A Life of Design! They still have seats available and you can sign up online at Potterton Books. See […]

Armani Casa

10 . 16 . 09

Elle Decor and John Mayer hosted a party at Armani Casa this past Tuesday night that was packed with a very stylish crowd and a lot of handsome Italian men. Why American men can’t look that good in a suit is beyond me but I digress. The chicest person in the room was actually the […]

It was standing room only at The Editor at Large sponsored Evolution of Design panel discussion to kick off Market Week at the D&D Building this week! I was honored to be included with Michael Bruno of 1stdibs, Jonathan Adler, James Andrew of What is James Wearing? and Brad Ford of Design Therapy. Below are […]

Yesterday was a very long day that began with the Evolution of Design panel discussion and numerous events at the D&D Building and then culminated in the Stars of Design awards. I will definitely try to recap the panel discussion later because I think we made some interesting points about websites, blogs, and social media […]

Last Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a party with the venerable British manufacturer Farrow & Ball to celebrate the launch of their new Bamboo Papers line of wallpaper. The evening was a great success and I’d like to thank all the busy designers and friends who stopped by including Amanda Nisbet and […]

There are so many exciting design events coming up at the D&D Building next week for Fall Market including one that involves me! I was very honored to be asked by The Editor at Large to take part in the October 7th 9:00am Keynote panel discussion, Evolution of Design, along with Michael Bruno of 1stdibs, […]

Last year, I announced that the Williams-Sonoma Home store opening fete was the party of the year and now I can unequivocally say that Margaret Russell’s book signing for Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor at Bergdorf Goodman last night was the party of 2009! Many of the designers who were featured in […]

House Beautiful was sweet enough to invite me to the launch party for their Kitchen of the Year with the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, at Rockefeller Center Monday night. The kitchen was designed by Robert Stilin and will definitely be placed in my file for my future home design reference. It’s the absolute perfect kitchen […]

First, I want to apologize for not posting yesterday. As you can imagine it’s a little hard at times to juggle my client work with writing the blog and having any semblance of a personal life. That’s why I love talking to other designers about how they started their own business because they all went […]

If you don’t live in New York, you might not be familiar with interior designer Richard Mishaan but you better learn his name because you are going to be hearing a lot about him soon. Richard Mishaan’s career path has been an interesting one that had him designing woman’s fashions at one point and later […]

Mention Housing Works Thrift Shops to anyone in New York and they will tell you how much they love them about the best thing they’ve ever found. Those who are lucky to live close to one make a weekly, if not daily, pilgrimage to search for treasures. The shops are addictive as is their Design […]


05 . 05 . 09

Sometimes the thoughtfulness and creativity of the people in New York amazes me! My friend Kelly introduced me to her friend Susanna Kohly and her charity, 100cameras, recently and I was blown away. Susanna traveled to Africa and realized that she needed to do something to give back which led to the development of this […]