Design Diaries: Model Making 101 – Old School Vs. New School


In the world of interior design and architecture, there is no shortage of tools to assist in the design process.  In fact, as technology continues to evolve – so does our tool box.  So how do we decide when to use certain tools and what design aides are worth investing in?  For me, it usually comes down to the client and the design challenge.

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Design Diaries: Custom Expandable Dining Table


As you may or may not know, one of my favorite parts about the design process is working out the schematic to fulfill or even surpass a client’s spatial needs. Last fall, I got the design challenge of a lifetime when one of my favorite clients requested seating for 16 (yes 16) in her average-sized …

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Design Diaries: Custom Harpoon Chandelier


So many of the gracious homes I have the pleasure of working on, are custom-designed specifically for the client.  From size to style, each detail is a collaborative effort that makes for a wonderfully unique outcome.  With these customized spaces comes the need for custom furnishings…

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Studio Spotlight: Gracie’s Handcrafted Wallcoverings


As designers, few things make our heart race like a great wallcovering. Gracie, a family run company founded in 1898 sets the bar for beyond fabulous. Their studio in New York has twenty artists who make completely custom hand painted scenic wallcoverings that will stop you dead in your tracks. You will recognize their work from its consistent inclusion in Architectural Digest and House Beautiful.

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