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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite what is your favorite Color? JC- Blue, any blue, but more than anything the different shades of blue of the Bahamian sea and of the Bahamian sky, at any time of the day.   MDS- What is your favorite Flower? JC- Peonies, as in these two latest collages for […]

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How would you define your style? “ Organized clutter “as seen here in our late Paris apartment. Watercolors by Isabelle Rey.   Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? I was brought up in Paris and was fortunate enough to visit there and all over Europe many houses […]

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MDS- Why did you want to do a line with Ballard Designs? BW- Ballard’s ability and the size of their company allows them to be able to source in an amazing way- glass, wood, every material imaginable, as well as, everything is done with great quality and detail. They create things I want to own […]

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MDS- What is your favorite Color? MC- I really do love color, but I tend to live in a neutral palette.     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? MC- Everyone says it, but peonies.     MDS- What is your favorite Book? MC- “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann     MDS- […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? MC- My approach to each project depends on the client and the space. I like to focus on having a balance between the person, style of home and the surroundings. Overall, I like to think that my style is considered, calm, and comfortable.     MDS- Where did […]

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MDS- What is your favorite Color? CSF- My favorite colors are blue and red. A rich orange red and a deep sea blue.   MDS- What is your favorite Flower? CSF- Ranunculus, Peonies and Gardenias   MDS- What is your favorite Book? CSF- Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald are my favorite authors, can’t […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? CSF- Classic American Style   MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that has influenced your style? CSF- I grew up in California and I feel that being raised in that laid back culture has inspired in me a love of effortless style…that mix […]

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MDS What is your favorite color? MR- When I was probably ten, my mother let me meet with her decorator to pick out a scheme for my room, as I had grown out of the jungle print walls and curtains I’d had and loved as a little boy.  I chose chocolate brown walls with ivory […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? MR- I try not to have a particular or recognizable style but rather to adapt to my different clients’ tastes and the architectural or geographic specifics of each job. That said, I think that comfort and practicality play as important a part of how I want a room […]

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MDS- What is your favorite Flower? MR- Just one? Come on! Peonies, sweetpeas, and garden roses. MDS- Currently, What is your favorite Color? MR- For walls, Benjamin Moore Silver Cloud. My bedrooms in NY, Maine and Key West are all painted this color. It’s really more blue than grey. I also love blush tones and […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? MR- Comfortable. I dislike anything itchy, and wear my hems and heels low.       MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that has influenced your style? MR- I was born in Washington DC.  When I was small, my mother left my father, […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? CA- Blue. The influence of sky and sea.     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? CA- Roses. All roses and more due to the fragrance and the memories they elucidate.     MDS- What is your favorite Book? CA- Madame Bovary     MDS- What is your […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? CA- My style is definitely of an academic, intellectual nature, with quality being of utmost importance over quantity. I design in a curatorial manner, from the point of view understanding objects and space grounded in architecture.     MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think […]

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MDS- Currently, What is your favorite Color? LSD- Lilac, in theory. Cornflower blue, in practice.   MDS- What is your favorite Flower? LSD- For the fragrance, i love jasmine, hyacinth, lavender. In arrangements, I love narcissus in a silver tub, mimosas in a wicker basket, poppies in chinese porcelain, tulips in ceramic vases. To plant: […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? LSD- I like to think that I’m both exacting and spontaneous at the same time. I enjoy the process of selecting, tailoring and maintaining my wardrobe so when it comes time to getting dressed I need to only consider my mood and the weather. Mind you, these two variables […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? GS- Although it’s hard to single out just one color, say, for the walls of a room, I guess, right now, I would pick a deep orange.  I love the warmth of the color and the way it sets off the architecture (if it’s painted in a crisp […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? GS- Classic American, rooted in tradition but adapted to contemporary lifestyles.  Family-oriented, comfortable, gracious.   I also care deeply about a house or apartment’s decoration and the landscape that surrounds it, so we spend a lot of time making sure that our architecture is well-integrated with those elements when […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? KR- Magenta     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? KR- Itoh Peony     MDS- What is your favorite Book? KR-The Secret History by Donna Tartt/ buy here     MDS- What is your favorite Accessory? KR- My mothers jewelry     MDS- What is your favorite […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? KR- My specialty is mixing sprite hues of color in comfortable settings.   MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? KR- I grew up in Northern California about 30 miles south of SF.  The casual California look definitely influenced my […]

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MDS- You have been in the new role as editorial director of the Hearst Design Group for over a year now. What will change with each magazine (Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor) and what will stay the same? NT- As the editorial director of the Hearst Design Group I work with all three magazines, […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? AB- Coral red….       MDS- what is your favorite Flower? AB- Peony or flowering branches     MDS- what is your favorite Book? AB- any book as long as you are reading something too few people do anymore… But if I had to I would say […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? AB- Classical with comfort and wit….     MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? AB- I was born and raised in Rome, Italy… The architecture and art of Rome definitely influenced me…the culture also is a strong factor in […]

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MDS- what is your favorite Color? SS- Charcoal and many shades of white     MDS- what is your favorite Flower? SS- White Brassia orchid     MDS- who is your favorite Artist? SS- Cy Twombly   MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Book? SS-My collection of antique books on decoration.   MDS- what is […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? SS- My personal style reflects how I like to live – somewhere between Classical and Modern.  My home is not identifiable of a particular style.  A thoughtful juxtaposition of colors and textures with classical furnishings can be more original than the kind of shock tactics that strip a […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? AL- Blue     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? AL- Tuberose     MDS- What is your favorite Book? AL- The Giving Tree     MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant? AL- Indochine NYC     MDS- What is your favorite Accessory? AL- My AERIN Antibes ballet […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? AL- Effortless, feminine, modern MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? AL- I grew up in New York City and lived in Vienna for a few years when I was a teenager. Like a typical New Yorker, I’m always busy, […]

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MDS- What is your favorite Color? SG- Aubergine.     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? SG- Peonies.     MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Book? SG- Mac Griswold’s The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island     MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant? SG- The Optimist in Atlanta.   […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? SG- Clean, classic American sensibility mixed with vintage from world travels.     MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? SG- I grew up in Virginia and as a result I have an interest in Colonial American architecture that finds […]

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MDS- What is your favorite color? AH- Tie: Blue and Brown. MDS- what is your favorite Flower? AH-Purple anemones and peonies.   MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Book? AH- My all time favorite is Robert K. Massie’s Dreadnought and William Manchester’s Churchill books: The Last Lion, vols. 1 and 2. However, my taste in […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? AH- I’m constantly observed as being neo-classically influenced. So, trying to hide it would be useless. I adore neo-classicism. However, I am a fan of all things beautiful, so I think my style is adaptive, too. I am also drawn to logical spaces, so I hope that is […]

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MDS- what is your favorite Color? TS- Something blue- Almost all of them except navy or royal.     MDS- what is your favorite Flower? TS- Giant dahlias- Pink. MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Book? TS- Meg Wolitzers ‘The Interestings.’     MDS- what is your favorite Restaurant? TS- Patroon in NYC. Old fashioned […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? TS- Classic American decorating with a fresh ouloo. Clarity, comfort and suitability are my watchwords. I’m a relaxed modernist.   MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? TS- I grew up in New York and East Hampton and travelled widely […]

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MDS- What is your favorite Color? SK- Even though white is my signature color, I am known for using color…     MDS- What is your favorite Flower? SK- White Roses     MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Book? SK- Deborah Turbeville, who photographs beautiful fashion in iconic interiors. They are amazing and I have a […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? SK- I love the word style because for me it encompasses mixing of antique and modern, new and vintage. My style has a European sensibility with a focus on architectural elements of a space. I never put a label on my style. I can do traditional or contemporary, sophisticated […]

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MDS- what is your favorite Color? NO- Green! All shades.   MDS- what is your favorite Book? NO- The Fran Lebowitz Reader   MDS- what is your favorite Restaurant? NO- Sevilla in the West Village always feels like home.   MDS- what is your favorite Accessory? NO- A plaid scarf given to me by my office manager.   MDS- what […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? NO- That’s difficult! I appreciate so many styles that I tend to define my own by what I don’t like, for instance: Victorian furniture. But then I see Tom Scheerer or the late Albert Hadley use a Victorian sofa so beautifully and realize there are no absolutes. “Elegant, […]

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