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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 […]

The 1978 film Interiors was on TCM tonight. I find it terribly depressing but interiors make it worth watching. It struck me that the interiors of this Hancock Park house decorated by interior designer Christos Prevezanos and featured on ArchitecturalDigest.com has a similar neutral palette and paneling. It feels like this is the house they […]

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 […]

Bunny’s New Abode

12 . 09 . 19

Light is one of the reasons I’ve stayed in my apartment in New York so long and it’s one of the reasons that Bunny Williams moved to a new apartment on a higher floor in her same building. The apartment she shares with husband John Rosselli can be seen in the January 2020 issue of […]

I had something else planned to post today but then I learned that it’s the 80th birthday of Ralph Lauren so decided to revisit his beautiful home in Bedford, New York. The Norman-style stone manor built in 1919 is the perfect reflection of the Ralph Lauren English manor house style that includes antiques mixed with […]

I just returned from Nantucket and while I get resettled, I’m revisiting the New South Wales, Australia country home of interior designer Cameron Kimber. It’s one of my all time favorite homes that I could easily move into without changing a thing. I’ve found more photos on Instagram since it was first published in House […]

Paolo Moschino Chic

07 . 29 . 19

If I had to choose another interior designer to decorate for me, Paolo Moschino would be on the short list. He learned his trade under Nicky Haslam and even bought the Nicholas Haslam brand in 1995 which makes this a little confusing since Nicky Haslam is still decorating but under the NH Design moniker. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Upper East Side is sometimes an under-appreciated neighborhood but those of us who live here understand how much it has to offer. James Hirschfeld, co-founder of Paperless Post, understood the appeal of the UES when looking for his first grown up apartment. “A lot of my friends have settled downtown or in Brooklyn, but […]

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 […]

I was talking to someone the other day about the film Phantom Thread. She loved it and I did not. I said that I didn’t think the costumes or sets were as inspiring or interesting as a Tom Ford film. Nocturnal Animals is so much more beautiful but it was hard to watch in some […]