Kitchen Category

April 8, 2015

Potrero Home with a Hidden Speakeasy is the Ultimate Party Pad

My husband Richard has this TV habit – the minute he steps in the house, he reaches for the TV remote, even if he gave it a mere 3 minutes of his attention for the hour or two it is on. He is playing his guitar, blowing into his harmonica or eating his dinner while […]

August 3, 2014

Karl Kipfmueller’s Brooklyn Townhouse

The furniture restorer by profession establishes the fact that faded, worn and creased is comfortable and unique. Elle Decor’s story on Karl Kipfmueller’s townhouse in Brooklyn, amidst the high rises and new development going on, depicts a time gone by quality. Be in the mindset of a craftsman a hundred years ago and this home […]

May 13, 2014

Giambattista Valli’s Kitchen in Paris

There are many advantages to new construction. Building and designing on a blank slate provides everything you need, where you want it, at the scale you need. It makes it all practical and custom to your needs. But in my lifetime, I have never moved into a house that was constructed from the ground up. […]

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 […]

February 19, 2013

Gold Accents in Hardware or Fixtures

What is it about gold that makes my heart palpitate ? I am not talking of gold on my finger, my wrist or around my neck. The gold mania has gone beyond the borders of feminine necessity to become the object that is the jewel to a bathroom or powder room or kitchen ! I’ve […]

February 12, 2013

Childress – Daniels Loft in Elle Decor Feb 2013

Mr. Daniels, raised in the South moved to New York City.┬áIt is true that there is a lifestyle unmistakably Southern. Just as exemplary as their food: beignets, buttermilk biscuits, fried okra, succotash and fried chicken- there is also a style that is equally captivating. As I look at these pictures featured in this month’s issue […]