MAKING AN ENTRANCE: Fifteen Doorways That Wow

Black House

    They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression and that adage is as true (sometimes painfully) in architecture and design as it is in life. With this in mind, and nest feathering season just around the corner - I’ve gathered a few inspirational doorways that have got that curb appeal thing down pat.read ON

A New Zealand Home Bridges Past & Present

Fearon Hay Harbour House

    Today we are highlighting one of Auckland, New Zealand’s earliest waterfront homes and its seamless transition from modest early 20th century villa into to-die-for harbour front home. Set on the inner Waitemata waterway, the original villa was built in 1910. To create a dwelling compatible with 21st century standards, Fearon Hay Architects devised aread ON

LOVING THIS LOOK: The Disappearing Vase

    Here’s a little detail that’s been getting some big love from yours truly lately – the disappearing vase. The concept is a simple one – take one clear vessel, fill it to the brim with water and voilà - What once read as a mundane vase transforms into an uninterrupted volume of glorious transparency.read 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

A Family Farm Renovation Bridges Past & Future

    Just one hour south of Lisbon and nestled within the unspoiled land of Mentmor o Novo, Alentejo Portugal, lies the newly renovated family farm of João and Andreia Rodrigues. The property, consisting of nearly 1000 acres of vast golden plains peppered with ponds and shaded by olive and oak trees, has been inread ON

EN PLEIN AIR: A Curation of Outdoor Showers

    This weekend marks the official beginning of summer and we’re gearing up for the season with a collection of one of my favorite summer luxuries – the outdoor shower. Enjoy the views!     This Florida beach house’s master bath opens to a large outdoor shower area. The standing Pipe shower is byread ON

Sara Story’s Uber Sophisticated Weekend Home

    Nestled within Texas Hill Country upon a sprawling 400 acres of land, lies the newly completed weekend home of Manhattan designer Sara Story. Her goal for the multi-structure retreat was to provide her three children a place to run wild and explore nature as she did as a child living in Texas. Toread ON