Today we are going to hop in a cab and head over to the St Regis Hotel in New York. It is simply divine. I will show you a few suites so we can get a sense of the outstanding interior design range within the hotel – beyond the beauty of the standard rooms. The design work is elegant, technologically modern and luxurious. The design firm HDC oversaw the renovation and redesign of all hotel interiors in 2013, from guestrooms to suites to public spaces. They hit it over the fence. Are you ready for a quick tour? [Read more...]
excerpt from Linens: For Every Room and Occasion by Jane Scott Hodges. See more about this wonderful book here.
“I aim for my interiors to be eclectic as well as serene.” -Jean-Louis Deniot
Any one who is a fan of Jean-Louis Deniot’s work (and that is a LOT of you) admires the refined taste, elegant materials, balance and exactitude that go into his projects. He is a meticulous student of his trade, blending just the right mix of styles, textures, history and color with sophisticated precision and originality. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
Deniot is regularly featured in international publications including Architectural Digest (US), AD France, AD Spain, AD Germany, AD Russia, AD India, House and Garden, Belle Australia, ELLE Decor US, ELLE Decoration in France and Russia, Marie Claire Italy, More Than Classic Holland, as well as a number of Emirates and Asian magazines, making him one of the most published designers of today.
Projects include historic houses, residences, private apartments, countryside houses… from Beverly Hills to 5th Avenue to Broadway, London, Istanbul, Moscow, New Delhi, the Hamptons, Chicago, and the list goes on. We will have the opportunity to see some of these projects in his upcoming book (!!). Until then, how about an interview with the delightful Jean-Louis Deniot… where we discuss an upcoming furniture collection, tour his home, explore his design philosophy, find out what inspires him and how he would advise interior designers…
Mountain Modern- The new buzzy term that signifies the aesthetic transition to high-tech and updated “rustic”.
Because technology has freed today’s entrepreneurs to be able to work from anywhere, professionals are trading their cubicle view for mountain views. This mobile mindset makes economic sense, and we see people opting to spend more time in their second homes. With this in mind, home buyers are expecting more of properties – and are willing to pay more for a place that they will use more. We see ski homes losing some of their rustic structural elements and decor for updates to accommodate more than a brief unplugged getaway; second homes become primary homes, “luxe lodges”, in this paradigm shift. The stores,design studios and properties of Telluride, Colorado reflect where this trend is headed… let’s take a look. [Read more...]
Hop on over to Huff Post Home as we continue the conversation with Ralph Pucci, which includes:
-more on Ralph Pucci’s career path
-the juicy evolution of the mannequin
-the Kips Bay award he just received
-more on the Andree Putman Exhibition
-the Andree Putman/Ralph Pucci back story
-and a little Page 6 gossip…