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, […]
Custom Furniture Category
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 […]
Rare are the modernist architects who can put their imprimatur on a modern space without gutting it. At a Manhattan philanthropist’s apartment in a pre-war building overlooking Central Park is a fine example of intelligent and liveable design. The twin separate tables are an ingenius way for a functioning dining area. In apartment living, I […]
Ellen de Generes and Portia de Rossi’s 3-acre base in the heart of Beverly Hills shows how precious artwork, museum quality pieces and deeply personal artifacts and souvenirs of life stages can be brought together and be used in such casual elegance. With a Basquiat piece A ping-pong table by an Argentine artist […]
Bright is right these days as evident in Veronica Swanson Beard’s Greenwich Village home. All photos from Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 2011.
A stroll along Main Street in St Helena last year was my official introduction to Erin Martin. Hers is a loyal perspective to the lifestyle of the wine country. From the pages of the Sept-Oct 2011 issue of California Home and Design magazine, experience her design of the Witt House in St. Helena and you […]
I never met a book I did not like. Even when it holds but 10 minutes of my attention, I am able to learn, understand or given something to think about. Imagine those books you have ran out of space to store that can magically be transformed into any size table, with any height and […]