SCREENS & SHUTTERS: The Other Window Treatments

Decorative Iron Screen

    Today we are taking a gander outside the box with a delve into a few alternatives to the standard curtains, shades and blinds. From solutions to your most challenging window panes (i.e. skylights) to smart ways to add architectural interest and protect from heat –  today’s picks should prove handy in keeping you and your windows smartly covered.read ON

Peek Inside Holiday House Hamptons 2014

  Photo by Riki Snyder Photography.   The second annual Holiday House Hamptons is underway with this year’s interiors set within a 130 year old renovated factory in Sag Harbor, New York. The showcase features three luxury condos brought to life by 18 designers – the proceeds of which serve to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Gorgeousread ON

SLICE OF HEAVEN: A London Church Conversion

    A masterful melding of old world craftsmanship and contemporary design, this London church conversion by interior designer Harriet Holgate and the bespoke furniture specialists at Rupert Beven Ltd. is serving up a little slice of heaven – especially in the kitchen.       At the heart of the expansive space lies aread ON

MONC XIII: An Interview With Natasha Esch

    A few months ago, yours truly had the good fortune of crossing paths with talented designer, curator, and Hamptons shop-owner Natasha Esch. For those not in the know, Natasha is the founder of MONC XIII – perhaps Sag Harbor’s most perfectly appointed home furnishing store. Previously a successful Los Angeles based interior designer, andread ON

The Stunning Ceramic Art of Syra Gómez

    Inspired by nature, Brooklyn based artist Syra Gómez specializes in custom made, site specific ceramic art pieces. We first came across Gómez’s work in the bedroom shown above – in which Gómez designed a mid-century-style wall installation for the São Paulo / New York based architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas. As luck would haveread ON

BRANCHES: Your Home’s Best Accessory

    They’re strong, sculptural and so much better than an overly sweet vase of flowers – Branches, my new home accessory of choice. And just in case you are not totally sold by this first picture… I’ve gathered eight more reasons to prove you need look no further than your own back yard orread ON

COLOR EXCHANGE: Julie Hillman On Form & Texture

    New York City based designer Julie Hillman is perhaps best known for her masterful mixing of collected antiques, modern furnishings, contemporary art and a healthy dose of luxurious fabrics and textures – a tool set that rendered her well suited for the design of this 2,500 square meter home in the Hamptons –read ON