In December, I attended the AWAR holiday cocktail party at Palazzo Farnese. The construction of the Palazzo started in 1515 and it has been the home of the French Embassy since 1874. I’ve been inside the building before to vote (I have dual citizenship, American and French) and went to an exhibit they held a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – The Mix – Modern Meets The 16th Century.
Design, fashion, and lifestyle bloggers have gone crazy over Miranda Brooks’ Brooklyn home which was featured in the January issue of American Vogue. I completely understand why. Brooks, a landscape architect/contributing editor at Vogue and her French husband, architect Bastien Halard, have created a beautiful home. It’s stylish but not stuffy. How much do I … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A Little Bit Of France In Brooklyn
I was recently hired by the very talented architect Domenico Minchilli to work on the interiors for a home in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Words cannot adequately express how excited I am about this project. We have a mid/late Spring deadline. Early on, I started to pull images for an inspiration board on … Continue reading Work In Progress – Country House – Tuscany, Italy
“Soon Come.” This Caribbean expression is very similar to the Italian word, domani. Technically, domani means tomorrow, but in Italy it could mean months or years from now. The concept of time is very different. Soon come is the same thing. “When is your tio (uncle) visiting from the States?” “Soon come.” When I was a … Continue reading Work In Progress – Beach House – Anguilla, British West Indies
Victoria Hagan is one of the most respected interior designers in America. Since founding her firm 20 years ago, Ms. Hagan has built a reputation for designing classic yet modern spaces. I love her work and couldn’t wait to read her book. I highly recommend it. Ms. Hagan’s book showcases three portfolios, Waterside, City, … Continue reading I Libri: Victoria Hagan – Interior Portraits
Mies van der Rohe, one of the titans of modern architecture, was born 126 years ago today. If you went on Google today, you saw their homage to Mies van der Rohe. Known for his “less is more” style, after his death, many postmodernists blamed him for the soulless “international design” that became popular. The … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe