Furniture Category

February 10, 2015

Fifty Shades of Green

Anything by designer Christian Liaigre deserves a few hours of my time. His new vintage furniture gallery in the heart of the 7th Arrondisement in Paris, is designed in collaboration with antiques dealer Florence Lopez. In San Francisco, where we have had a few rare 3 straight days of rain, the sun came out in shining glory […]

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 […]

September 25, 2014

Claiborne Swanson Frank’s Living Room

Claiborne Swanson Frank’s Manhattan living room is an example of a typical small Manhattan space that is made efficient with really smart design tricks. The use of 2 (mirrored) consoles across each other gives the space more light (reflective) plus since it is suspended it frees the floor making it fill less of the room. The […]

September 20, 2014

Inexpensive Stools

Filed in: Furniture

Have you ever thought of shopping stools from ? In a moment of desperation and curiosity, I did and found several interesting options- here are my top choices.   Click here to shop for yours.  

July 17, 2014

What is it about Tangier ?

An article in the NY Times magazine last April 11, 2014 featured 10 foreigners who came to visit to stay a while and decided it was the place to stay. Since then have made the city their home and let the years go by. Morocco has always titillated me and long been on my travel […]

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 26, 2013

Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen – C Magazine, April 2013

  My tree whispered that spring was about here when I saw a bud on it last week. My watery eyes and sniffles today confirmed that indeed the sun and longer days are here to behold. Thumbing through the article in California Style’s feature on actors Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen reminds me of how […]