Zephyr’s Food, Wine, Design Experience

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What do you do when an industry leader invites you for three days of high-end design, food and wine indulgence in San Francisco? You say heck yeah and go. Zephyr Ventilation knows a few things about the details of living well because that is the highly detailed world they inhabit. Their scheduled events were so up my alley and beyond what any of our expectations could’ve been- delivering a memorable dose of the San Francisco area. Zephyr treated our design-focused group like royalty with an agenda that was equal parts destination and journey. [Read more…]

Jeffrey Bilhuber, American Master

Jeffrey Bilhubers Manhattan Apartment- book review on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Jeffrey Bilhuber American Master: Notes on Style and Substance

Jeffrey Bilhuber’s rooms are described as brilliant, modern, and livable. His projects cover a broad range of edifice from country to city, throughout the nation. The tableau changes monumentally from client to client, and originality is delivered to every project. Let’s talk about his high-profile client list, with names like Anna Wintour, Trey Lard, Hubert de Givenchy, Iman and David Bowie, Ela Peretti…
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A Day at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte

The courtyard façade of the château seen from beyond the entrance gate. ©Bruno Ehrs

The courtyard façade of the château seen from beyond the entrance gate. ©Bruno Ehrs

A Day at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux-le-Vicomte is the château that cautions us to beware of upstaging the boss. The unique elements of this spectacular 17th century castle, built by Louis XIV’s infamous finance minister Nicolas Fouquet, set a precedent that would inspire the design of Versailles and be emulated across much of Europe. It was designed and crafted by a dream-team of the finest artisans of the day including Louis le Vau, Charles le Brun and Andre le Notre. Lucky for us, the brothers who manage the estate today have assembled a stunning compilation of archival documents, photography, and history to guide us through a comprehensive tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte. [Read more…]

Sasha Nicholas- Making Dinnerware Meaningful

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As I have mentioned in other articles, I am not typically a fan of monograms. Unless… there is something unusual and interesting about them. I want to introduce you to Cindy Nouri, whose product line repeatedly caught my eye on social media. She is a historian of typography and of monograms, with a fascinating background in porcelain and gold- would you believe- via DENTISTRY. She now applies her expertise in these elements to a bigger “canvas”, creating beautiful custom dinnerware for her company Sasha Nicholas, named for her two children. Cindy’s professional journey might inspire us all to take our dreams seriously and follow our passions.   [Read more…]

Traditional Home: Great Kitchens Issue, 2015

Great Kitchens Issue, Traditional Home www.CourtneyPrice.comTraditional 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.