I Went Back to Cali – La Cienega Design Quarter – Legends 2015

Finally, my jet lag is over.  It was much worse in Los Angeles and ended shortly before my return flight to Rome.  How wonderful! The LCDQ Legends interior designer conference is one of the most popular events in the industry. I’ve heard designers call it the Coachaella or the Oscars of interior design.  There were … Continue reading I Went Back to Cali – La Cienega Design Quarter – Legends 2015

Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

Weekend Inspiration – Mosaics – Carolina Herrera

As always, one of my favorite shows from this week’s NYFW Spring 2015 was Carolina Herrera’s. She somehow makes classic clothes that are fresh, not dated or matronly. To see photos from her collection, check out Tom and Lorenzo. I’ve been looking at mosaics tiles for a client’s potential bathroom renovation. I’m curious to know … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Mosaics – Carolina Herrera

August In Rome

All over my neighborhood are signs like this: Before I was on Hollywood’s schedule, so August was a busy time for me.  While all my friends and neighbors fled the August heat and tourists, I stayed behind in Rome writing and pitching TV projects. Now I’m on a local schedule and it’s a trip.   … Continue reading August In Rome