AT HOME with DOGS and their DESIGNERS, Sharing a Stylish Life

AT HOME with DOGS and their DESIGNERS, Sharing a Stylish Life

By Susanna Salk 

Kelly Wearstler's dog Willie, on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Kelly Wearstler’s dog Willie

Susanna Salk and Stacy Bewkes have done it again with their AT HOME WITH series, inviting us into the posh homes of 21 dog-loving interior designers. We get to see just how much these top designers value the lucky dogs in their lives and how they thoughtfully design their homes around these pups. The designers provide resources and tips for designing with dogs in mind.  If you are familiar with Stacy Bewkes’ social media presence, you know to expect excellent photography, and trust me when I say that she doesn’t disappoint with this visual feast. Robert Couturier kicks off this dog & designer show with a beautiful foreward.

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Claude Monet At Giverny

 A DAY WITH CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY
A DAY WITH CLAUDE MONET IN GIVERNY, written by Adrien Goetz and
with a foreword by Hugues Gall, takes readers on an unprecedented tour of the artist’s carefully crafted gardens as well as into his home and studio, both of which have been fully restored. Alongside photographs of the garden are reproductions of Monet’s masterpieces to illustrate how the flora and fauna influenced his art.
This handsome, slipcased volume also serves as a travelogue to the area highlighting points of interest, places to visit, and the region’s rich history. From breakfast at Le Coin des Artistes and a stay at the historic Hôtel Baudy, to a visit to the Musée des Impressionnismes and the Church of Sainte Radegonde, Goetz vibrantly captures the charm of the Norman countryside.

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If You Have Allergies or Pets…Make Sure You Have the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Miele Classic C1 Cat&Dog, vacuum cleaner for pet owners & allergy sufferersIf You Have Allergies or Pets…Make Sure You Have the Right Vacuum Cleaner

Not exactly a sexy subject matter, but worth the quick read.

What began as the search for a pet-specific vacuum cleaner became an education on indoor air pollution, a topic that [Read more…]

New Licensing Collections at Spring 2017 High Point Market

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Mabley Handler for Kravet Furniture on HuffPost

The ultimate item on a serious designer’s bucket list is the opportunity to ink a licensing deal with a noteworthy brand. These collaborations offer the designer exponential exposure on a global level, brand reputation, and the resources necessary to move concepts through manufacturing, distribution and sales. On the flip side of the deal, the well-chosen designer brings a unique style to the brand’s product categories- offering talent that stands on it’s own. An immense amount of work is required of both designer and brand to work through the details of product development, but as we have all seen, the right partnerships produce greatness. This spring, an exciting new wave of licensing collections launched at High Point Market. Let’s take a look at some of the standouts over at HuffPost.

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Baccarat Hotel, New York

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Hands down, hotel design is exponentially more creative than residential design. With laser-like focus, sensory details are designed to seduce guests into the vortex of the experience being offered, satisfy imaginations, and whet appetites for a return visit or recommendation. Hospitality design pushes the usual boundaries of design in ways that can make the strange seem familiar, and the familiar seem strange.

The 1st and only Baccarat Hotel, in Midtown New York, reimagines the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a luxury hospitality brand.  The beauty is in the details of shimmery neutrals accented by the rich baccarat red. [Read more…]