Throw PIllows 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 […]

June 18, 2014

Bette Midler’s Manhattan Penthouse Apartment

A penthouse, in Manhattan belonging to Bette Midler but unlike most Hollywood celebrity homes, hers is restrained with details carefully chosen. It is a true testament to the adage that a lifestyle dictates the design. When that is achieved, it is the mark of good design.                   […]

December 8, 2012

Matthew Patrick Smyth – Elle Decor Dec 2012

Elle Decor’s Design Solutions happen to be my favorite section of the magazine. It is part case study and part an exercise proving the point that a practical solution is also the more aesthetically pleasing solution. That is the parallel challenge to any project, it is never a choice to go practical without an equal […]

October 28, 2011

Joy de Rohan-Chabot – Archi Digest Nov 2011

An Auvergne chateau once a 15th century fortified castle, Chateau Jozerand is the work of architect Felix Duban in the 1830s. Duban is best known for his work on the main building of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Joy de Rohan-Chabot’s preservation and interior work on her family’s chateau is done so tastefully, […]

October 12, 2011

Martyn Lawrence Bullard – C Magazine Oct 2011

A grand oeuvre, a partnership between architect Hal Levitt and interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, is a worthy title in describing the Dirks-Dougherty residence in the heart of Bel-Air. This space is captivating from many angles. It has colors that are dense, brave and regal. The public rooms are vessels that are filled with antiquities […]

September 11, 2011

Sea Cliff Residence – C Magazine Sept 2011

“Cliff Hanger” by Diane Dorrans Saeks brings us into the captivating home of the Levensohns. My first question was – where is this  home ? Followed by – are one or both of the owners in design ? The expansive property is in Sea Cliff and yes Belinda Levensohn has a design background and was […]

July 19, 2011

Veranda Aug – John Saladino

John Saladino does it again- in this home near Palm Springs, California, he masterfully uses bubblegum pink in such a sophisticated way, it gives it a formality and seriousness almost perceiving it as a neutral shade. I like  how he uses accessories (the end tables and the lamp on it and coffee table in a […]