La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa

 La Réserve Paris - Hotel and Spa, as seen on www.CourtneyPrice.com
Located at 42 Avenue Gabriel, La Réserve is set back from the Champs-Elysées in a peaceful, stately neighborhood of the 8th arrondissement. The grande red entrance beckons, promising a spoiling experience of Paris. There is no classic reception desk per se, but instead, every guest who arrives at 42 Avenue Gabriel is welcomed personally in the Salon Louis XV and taken to their suite to make sure that they feel at home immediately, just as one would do for a friend coming to visit at home.

La Réserve offers more suites than rooms, large spaces in re-interpreted classical style, all the codes of a certain way of life: [Read more…]

FARROW & BALL: RECIPES FOR DECORATING

How to use paint to your advantage - tips and tricks form the pros and Farrow & Ball on www.CourtneyPrice.com
FARROW & BALL: RECIPES FOR DECORATING, created by Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball’s color curator who has spent more than two decades developing colors with fabulous names for the company. I have been searching for a book like this for longer than I care to say, so I am thrilled and honored to review this one. Studholme’s book is so comprehensive and thorough that it should be mandatory reading for interior design students- loaded with the very information I craved when I was in design school. Studholme explains the complexities of light and color in a way that is both understandable and useful, making this a valuable resource for every design library.

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Prep School: Seasonal Cooking with Cherries

Next time you are at the farmers market, load up on bing cherries because they are incredible this year. Find recipes for Bourbon Cherry Compote and Cherry Clafoutis on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Next time you are at the farmer’s market, be sure to pick up a good supply of bing cherries because they are especially good this year. Today I will share a few recipes for summer menus-  a quick and delicious bourbon cherry compote and a super easy dessert to take full advantage of this seasonal gem. The best part is how effortless they both are. [Read more…]

Making Rooms Your Own- New York Social Diary

Brian Sawyer's home, seen on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Brian Sawyer’s Greenwich Village guest bedroom, with Ultrasuede walls.

Making Rooms Your Own- New York Social Diary

by Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge, Photography by Jeff Hirsch

What a great idea this book is! While we all know that New York is full of Interior Design talent, do we know who these people are? Sian Ballen and Lesley Hauge tap into their impressive New York design rolodex to introduce us to decorators and design professionals through the most enjoyable interviews and photos, all done in their own homes. Inspired by New York Social Diary’s widely read House series, the authors give us a peek into some of the city’s most coveted homes. Best of all, we get to see what these designers create for themselves, knowing all that they know, and unburdened by another’s taste, possessions or limitations. There’s no better way to [Read more…]

The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter- Architecture​ and Interiors

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The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter- Architecture and Interiors

I have met Lee Ledbetter. He is gracious, modest, and talented beyond the beyond. He is that rare top 1% who is a super talented architect AND designer. His new book shares some of his residential and commercial projects, which span six states and the Bahamas, always incorporating historical precedent and environmental context.

The New Orleans native designs new and updates traditional old homes, often opening the spaces within to be used in a more light-filled, modern way. His chic Modernism style is [Read more…]

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