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…] about Prep School: Seasonal Cooking with Cherries
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…] about Making Rooms Your Own- New York Social Diary
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…] about The Art of Place: Lee Ledbetter- Architecture and Interiors
Emily Summers: Distinctly Modern Interiors
Dallasites know exactly who Emily Summers is. Stylish, chic and modern, Summers is known for her collaborations with architects and artists. Her posh portfolio includes high-end residences and commercial projects in Dallas, Jackson Hole, Palm Springs, NYC, and Cedar Creek. She is on the AD100 list, and has been published in The New York Times, Veranda, and Town & Country. Having said that, if you have followed her work over the years, there is more to see- her first book, Distinctly Modern Interiors, offers a first look at some of her projects. [Read more…] about Emily Summers: Distinctly Modern Interiors