This poster was done in 1900 by artist Manuel Orazi as an advertisement for a fashionable new Home and Decor Shop that featured home wares, furniture and “finery of the twentieth century”. La Maison Moderne was started by the woman featured, she commissioned this poster. How progressive of her, in an era full of firsts on the female front.
It all started when I found this fabulously fun piece of art that will be part of the Prints and Multiples Auction at Christies at the end of the month. It is a 46 x 30 (unframed) lithograph entitled Jules, by Robert Longo. I showed it to a client and she fell in love with it. It is SOoooo “her”. She likes it so much that she is thinking it could be the piece that sets off a redo of her study- she is ready for a change, ready to step it up a bit in boldness, color, energy level. So here is what I came up with Continue reading →
Lee Ledbetter is my new architect/design hero. He is equally talented at both.
House and Garden selected Mr. Ledbetter as one of fifty “New Tastemakers” in recognition of his firm’s architectural and interior designs. Similarly, Metropolitan Home described him as “one of Continue reading →
In a NY Post Page Six article, the multi-talented Lenny Kravitz speaks of his dreams:
Musician and interior designer Lenny Kravitz has big plans to expand his brand Kravitz Design into a Ralph Lauren-size empire. He tells Alina Cho’s CNN show “Fashion: Backstage Pass” … “The plan is to make it a lifestyle brand . . . my dream for this company. In the same way you would see Ralph Lauren or Giorgio Armani.” He said it would include furniture, bedding and clothing.
The rocker, songwriter, actor, director and since 2003- designer is onto something. Continue reading →
There is nothing better than a relaxing morning browse through the Wall Street Journal Magazine, just to stumble upon a gorgeous London home- wow! Anybody who has ever been to the posh clubs Annabel’s, Mark’s Club, George, Harry’s Bar or The Bath & Racquets Club might expect the look of this handsome London flat for Robin Birley, son of billionaire businessman Mark Birley- well known for his members-only nightclubs. Chock full of massive collections of art and accessories, this charming Knightsbridge flat weaves textures, patterns, and color magnificently into a warm eclectic look.
A design tour through New York would not be complete without a few edgy stops. Thanks to a nice suggestion by Stacy Bewkes http://quintessenceblog.com we made a fun stop. The Ralph Pucci showroom has two floors of outside of the box creativity for those with a palette for bold and edgy. Very fresh and creative, this showroom pushes the boundaries of contemporary, leaving no surface untouched. Whether it is your taste or not, it is an impressionable adventure, as you will see from the pictures: Continue reading →
Calling all decorators or designers with ski lodges, mountain homes, or the desire to achieve that Ralph Lauren feel: search no further, your resource is Heritage Game Mounts.
You are sure to be inspired by the elegant pinterest boards of Rita Schimpff, a talented Texan who sells antler decor and also has a blog dedicated to antler decor: http://www.HeritageGameMounts.com. She is not only super talented, but inspirational and lovely to work with. Below are some of her pins.
I love how British and classic the antlers look above and below.
There are certain fashion designers who have such style that you just KNOW interiors by their hand will be glorious. These three fashion icons did high-end hotel suites so well that the guests will never want to leave.
Dior Suite for St. Regis, New York City
Diane Von Furstenberg for Claridges, London
Armani for Armani Hotel, Dubai
The designers were certainly true to their trademark style in the design of these suites, as featured in Departures Magazine.
I would go straight for the Dior Suite! Which Fashion Designer Hotel Suite would you stay in?