Window Coverings Category

June 2, 2014

Geoffrey Lynch’s Manhattan Classic : New York’s Finest Pre-War Apartments

The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views. Built from the 1880s through 1930s, classic prewar apartments were designed to lure townhouse dwellers reluctant to share a roof with other families. These […]

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 […]

November 9, 2011

Robert Couturier – Elle Decor Nov 2011

There is something about French wall panels (boiseries), doors and moldings that instantly elevate interiors with regal perfection. In this Fifth Avenue 1920s building, all 9,00 square feet of it was given a French facelift. The French architectural details, cascading drapes and classical furniture were bestowed with bold colors and patterns. It is true that […]

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, […]

September 3, 2011

Jean Paul Beaujard’s Manhattan Duplex – Architectural Digest Sept 2011

Architectural Digest September demonstrates why draperies are almost imperative for large windows or to define areas within a space. Jean Paul Beaujard, a French interior designer attests to this design principle impeccably and very effectively. Drapes cover a large section of a space- it is a major vertical presence so understandably, many find the idea […]

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 […]