Beds Category

October 14, 2014

Sofa Back Reincarnated

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Do you believe in reincarnation ? I do and here’s a case to make you rethink that : an old sofa back as a headboard ! The curved sides give it a cocoon shape that reminds me of a French winged armchair. Isn’t that a design trick worth emulating ? Here are two sofas- with […]

April 8, 2013

William Hefner – C Magazine for Men Spring 2013

Aged brass accents, unfinished woods and plenty of natural light. This William Hefner designed home is a testament that good elements that stand on it’s own can never go wrong in any setting.   The muted and aged patina of the brass candleholders and main overhead lamp fixture depict a way of life that shows […]

January 30, 2013

Count Benedikt Bolza’s Umbrian Estate – Architectural Digest Feb 2013

There is always an image in my head that comes with the words Umbrian estate- a stone exterior structure in the middle of rolling hills, verdant and picturesque with vines that stand like soldiers on march set upon a flood of vibrant sun. But the adjective estate, much as my current enamor for Downton Abbey, […]

October 28, 2011

Joy de Rohan-Chabot – Archi Digest Nov 2011

An Auvergne chateau once a 15th century fortified castle, Chateau Jozerand is the work of architect Felix Duban in the 1830s. Duban is best known for his work on the main building of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Joy de Rohan-Chabot’s preservation and interior work on her family’s chateau is done so tastefully, […]

August 17, 2011

Linens need not be White

There is something luxurious about white high count percale bed linens. There is a confidence that they are clean, fresh with no signs of slumbering in the company of creepy critters. I have the privelege of having a housecleaner who works at the St Regis so when she is done with my bed, it is […]

July 25, 2011

John Stefanidis’ Unexpected Seaside Home

The August issue of Architectural Digest features the delightful home of Hilary and Galen Weston designed by John Stefanidis. This vacation escape is hardly anything you would expect of a beach property. Partly Bahamas in feel but carefully integrating the sophistication of city living. I am particularly attracted to the extravagant use of fabric on […]