Chairs Category

October 9, 2014

Furniture Placement

Filed in: Chairs, Furniture

Many of my most successful furniture lay outs were products of boredom. When, out of the blue, I turn experimental and explore how a chair can be a table or how moving a table away from the wall creates another interesting “room within a room”. Rue magazine shows in pictures some examples of how furniture […]

April 20, 2014

Roman and Williams for Tracy Martin’s Brooklyn Home

I first came across the book “Roman and Williams Buildings & Interiors : Things We Made” on Amazon a couple of years ago. Giving it a quick cover to cover flip, I thought it was a beautiful book that chronicles many of the firm’s and the couple’s projects. I have stacks and stacks of books […]

March 24, 2013

Waldo Fernandez – Architectural Digest April 2013

Yesterday, Richard and I paid a visit to a friend’s mother who turns 90 next Friday. I have never been to their home (and have actually never met her) though Richard has been long-time friends with her sons. Besides wanting to make a soon to be 90 woman happy on a milestone birthday, I was […]

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, […]

May 1, 2012

Hancock & Moore

I am in perpetual admiration for traditionalists, purists and those that hold tight to their design roots. But I also have an appreciation when the old school types cross over and decide to have fun with experimentation. Hancock & Moore’s new custom line of seating proves that classic lines have the precise “genes” that even […]

March 19, 2012

Alfredo Paredes East Village Duplex

A Ralph Lauren EVP and chief creative officer’s duplex is today’s subject. How does a retail background translate when designing a smaller, more intimate space ? I have a store design background (Ann Taylor in NY and the GAP in San Francisco). So I played a game and asked myself what my top three edicts […]

February 20, 2012

Downton Abbey

For those of us mourning the end of Season 2 of PBS’ Downton Abbey, it is going to be many barren months before Season 3 picks up in January 2013. Will Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley really settle their passionate-but-prickly relationship? Will the valet Mr. Bates be released from prison and into the arms of […]