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Tuesday
Dec042012

Jordan Carlyle's pad

I have been a huge fan of NY interior designer Jordan Carlyle's work since he emailed us over the summer (and I blogged him here and here). Now Jordan is sharing his own pad with us! It's an apartment located just off Wall Street in the Financial District in the William Beaver building originally developed by Andre Balaz. It's not quite as dramatic as some of his other work but it's his signature sophisticated style on a calmer, more neutral note (which some people prefer to come home to rather than a party pad - all depends on your lifestyle). I love it - especially all his beautiful accessories.

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Tuesday
Dec042012

Knockers

I came across the portfolio of Brazilian interior architect and designer Diego Revollo and was immediately drawn to this apartment (apparently owned by a stylist). I love the funky, dramatic vibe and I'm a huge fan of BIG BOLD artwork. Although in this case it's....all boobs. To each their own I guess. I would never be able to have my little nieces and nephews (or my parents?) over without feeling totally awkward. But I do admire their collection. Very cool stuff (especially the piece - a macramé Mona Lisa? - hanging over the bed).


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Tuesday
Dec042012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... somewhere

The mercury is expected to rise to 41 C today in my home town. (That's actual not apparent.) A sweltering hot day. Just a few more weeks till Christmas! Thank goodness Swedish stylist and creative director Mikael Beckman has sent me his latest Christmas styling for Svenskt Tenn. Makes me dream of cold climes, open fires and snow. He even sent me a photo of his Christmas tree - an old apple tree in his front yard. Now if I could combine my heatwave 41 C and Mikael's frigid 15 C below we would have a balmy 26. Now that's just perfect!

Tuesday
Dec042012

Embraced by glass

Ohlhausen DuBois Architects have taken a 1950's ranch house and integrated a new glass pavilion and landscaping to create a home that delights and welcomes. Indoor living spaces now transition easily to the outdoors through a series of terraces, gardens and pool. The house is about mass and volume, light and transparency, solidity and retreat while reaching out to its location. Simple. Elegant. Satisfying and inspiring. Milillo Residence, Sands Point, NY.

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Monday
Dec032012

Michel Arnaud

Is it just me or do Mondays get tougher to get through closer to the holidays? I'd rather be finishing my shopping or doing some baking, but instead I'm stuck in my cubicle WORKING. I am in desperate need of a distraction. I think the portfolio of New York photographer Michel Arnaud will have me thinking about fabulous interiors instead of all the other stuff I should be thinking about. :-)

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