Rugs Category

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 […]

February 12, 2013

Childress – Daniels Loft in Elle Decor Feb 2013

Mr. Daniels, raised in the South moved to New York City. It 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 […]

January 29, 2013

Painted Floors

There are many ways to make a bold and intended impact on a room but nothing is as unexpected as painted patterns on a floor. Designers Kelly Wearstler has done it elegantly in walls whileMary McDonald has done gorgeous stenciled patterns on floors. They look like rugs but without the plush and the cautionary tales […]

April 20, 2012

Peter Mikic Notting Hill Apartment Elle Decor April 2012

In this Notting Hill apartment there is a sinuous relationship in the accessories and lighting strewn strategically in every space. When there is a modern room such as this kitchen :   And an adjoining space is deemed the dining room, the difference in aesthetics can be remedied smartly with something as simple as a […]

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 […]

December 4, 2011

Hilary Swank’s Apartment by Mark Zeff

I understand why a Hollywood celebrity with a schedule that never slows down would opt for a cocoon-like 1,400 square foot apartment in a city that never sleeps . Elle Decor December 2011 gives us a peek in the Mark Zeff designed apartment of Academy Award actress Hilary Swank in Manhattan. Zeff worked on Hilary’s West […]

November 14, 2011

Gustavian Style – Veranda Nov 2011

Swedish style is in essence the style brought to Sweden by King Gustav III. A ruler who propagated culture and an advocate of the European Enlightenment, the King’s patronage of the visual arts was linked with patriotic ambition and an admiration for the French courtly life at Versailles. He spent part of 1770-71 in France, […]