As an antique collector — and someone who gets to buy antiques for other people as an interior designer — I’m a regular buyer at antique shows and auctions. I go looking not only for new inventory, but new inspiration. I usually have an idea of what I’m looking for, a good estimate of what
I’ve been in this home of mine — this beautiful dream home — for fifteen years now. Still, I can’t help but daydream about starting over, about building a brand-new space or doing a major renovation. As a designer, I always have an itch for something new and if you’ve been reading along the past
You need a rug. When you are designing a room, they are as necessary as windows. You may have the most beautiful hardwood floors ever created, or hand-painted Italian floor tiles, or an acre of glossy travertine, but you’ll still probably want a rug. In all my years designing, I can only think of a
When all the parties are done, it’s nice to just sit back and relax. Sometimes, that means not even venturing into the living areas of the house, except for some brief browsing in the kitchen. I love some serious time in what some people call “the master suite,” but I just call “my room.” I’ve
When a new year rolls around, you can choose how to celebrate it. You can celebrate a joyous new beginning, or you can be sad about another year slipping away. You can make plans for an exciting future, or you can lament the things you didn’t get around to doing. Me? I redecorate my life.