Traditional Home has just released this year’s Great Kitchens issue, and wow, is it amazing. Six gorgeous kitchens, ways to make your own kitchen personal, top appliance trends, recipes that I can hardly wait to try, entertaining tips, and blogs to watch. Spoiler alert: I am a contributor to this issue — I will be telling you all about the strategic decisions behind a kitchen designed to feed a house full of growing boys. Anyway, be sure to check out the latest Great Kitchens issue- you may want to pour yourself a glass of wine and curl up in your favorite reading chair for this one. Great Kitchens 2015.
This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit. Points of interest, noteworthy areas of the city, factoids, historically famous San Francisco spots, best views, shopping suggestions and recommended restaurants. The good news is that the city is not so big that you can’t fit in quite a few of these items onto your agenda during trip to the area. Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: [Read more…]
What do you get when you blend Moorish, Spanish, European, American and Mexican influences? Bohemian luxury. In Rizzoli’s newly released book Casa Bohemia, The Spanish Style House, Linda Leigh Paul gives us an insider tour of some of the finest homes in the South, the West, and Mexico. Paul is a connoisseur of Spanish Architecture, and she walks us through the history, the rich architectural and design details, and the evolution into present day California Mission Style. We get to see homes in Ibiza, San Miguel de Allende, Santa Barbara, Texas and Colorado – dating from the late 17th century to present day. Here is a sampling: [Read more…]
Do you ever have those days where you just want to shut it all down and move to an island? If the answer is yes, I would invite you to immediately get a copy of Rizzoli’s India Hicks: Island Style to virtually transport yourself to the Bahamas now while you study up on how to master the art of island living. India Hicks and her partner David have lived in the Bahamas, on Harbour Island, for almost twenty years. In her latest book, she opens the doors to her beautiful home, Hibiscus Hill, welcoming readers into the decorative details that artistically mix British Colonial with Caribbean culture. The book is written with such a personal touch that you are likely to feel like a guest actually in her home, having a conversation with her. [Read more…]
She is a BOND GIRL (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969). Her photographic portrait is on display in the National Portrait Gallery. She is a hotelier. She is a designer- of luxury boutique hotels, retail stores (Louis Vuitton flagship Paris store and Van Cleef and Arpels: London, Paris, Monaco, Beverly Hills, Osaka and Geneva) yachts, homes, landscapes, products, graphics, haute couture clothes (clients include Princess Diana, Princess Margaret). She has made Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects In the World list. Anouska Hempel is one talented woman.
Rizzoli has just released a stunning book of Anouska Hempel’s evocative spaces, which are layered with historical details, saturated tones, and lavish textures. Hempel brings a sense of high style and understated extravagance to all of her projects, creating magic that is shared brilliantly in this 304 page book by architecture critic (London Times) and author Marcus Binney. [Read more…]