Dec 16, 2011
Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Morrocan inspired bedroom was a lesson in style and masculinity. Featuring many of his own fabrics, the space was simply stunning. Barclay Butera delivered his signature all- american contempoary style in the second floor family room with class and sophistication. Sheldon Harte and John Henry Kaufman remain ahead of the curve bringing drama and a mysterious glamour to the first floor lounge.
My favorite? Nathan Turner turned out the rec. room with timeless style and impeccable global detail.
Barry Dixon's wrap around drapes and clever layering of furnishings - brilliant! It's a TIE.
For more images visit "the peak of chic" blog where I conveniently borrowed mine from. Apparently they did not get the same reprimand I did when I tried to snap a few photos for my own blog.
Nov 5, 2011
What a pleasure to feature these amazing and generous interior designers in my Home Trends Guide for Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine this FALL.
Luxury furniture manufacturer Jonathan Franc has collaborated with top interior designers as part of a philanthropic effort to promote design through giving. Brothers John and Frank Bossone, owners of Jonathan Franc, extended a very special invitation to some of the biggest names in interior design to sketch a custom piece of furniture for this unique opportunity, then turned to their amazing design team to realize each designer’s vision into the “Design Gives Back” collection.
Benefitting organizations such as American Cancer Society, amFAR, and Autism Speaks, just to to name a few - this very exciting opportunity to support and give back is at the top of our list of holiday gift giving recommendations. To view the entire collection pick up the FALL ISSUE of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine at select booksellers.
Sep 18, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
With only one day to spare before the tour concluded (the final day to tour is actualy the 17th but for anyone on four wheels - your chances are slim). I navigated my "carmageddon" equipped Mercedes Benz directlyto the gates of the exquisite ranch style home where the real journey began. Distracted at every turn by shiny baubles and vintage finds I was forced to retreat, collect myself, and refer to the provided floor plan to gain a sense of flow for the sprawling yet cozy compound.
As I strolled from room to room I felt "at home" in my surroundings. I especially aprreciated that for every "oooh ahhh" moment there was a "hmmm, will you look at that" moment around the corner. Windsor and her team of designer pals really talked this one through and the result was a truly cohesive and engaging tour. I could go on and on but I think that the designers themselves explain the experience best in their promo videos on Veranda's Online You Tube Channel starting with an overview from Windsor Smith herself and related video interviews from the participating designers.
In the mean time - here are a few promo pics to hold you over until the 360 tour is available online in September on the Veranda Unveils website. The entire home will be featured in the October issue of Veranda on sale September 20th.
Jun 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
Apr 5, 2011
Every now and then the most unique opportunities present themselves, and for design visionary Steve Hermann such opportunities often manifest in the form or striking architecture and an all encompassing style of living. When faced with a 3.5 acre piece of land surrounded by oak trees in the California coastal enclave of Montecito, Hermann instinctively knew that this was an opportunity unlike any other. Enveloped in total privacy, the land beckoned for a space that connected seamlessly with it's surroundings.
Mar 13, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
The folks at Bradco Stainless Products re-create cluttered drawers into organized storage for everything from aluminum wrap to k-9 cuisine. This clever pet feeding drawer keeps clean bowls and kibble at the ready and they will even engrave fido's name on the lid. Integration is the key to an organized and efficient kitchen so ditch the tupperware and add this slick functional pet feeding drawer to your list of kitchen improvements. See more stainless steel integrated drawer solutions at www.bradcoonline.com