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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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MDS- What is your favorite Color? LF- Pink is my favorite color. One of my favorite rooms is the London studio of my friend Charlotte di Carcaci.   MDS- Right now, what is your favorite Book? LF- My favorite book this year was “The Lady in Gold”, a story of Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, and […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? LF- I am very influenced by color. I love the color of Indian miniature paintings and designs that evoke romance and the orientalist in me. In both interior design and in fashion design, I never like the obvious, or things that look contrived or too matched. There always […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? VG- Berber Brown and Temple Pink by David Oliver, Paint & Paper Library in London.   MDS- Currently, what is your favorite book? VG- I couldn’t possibly choose one, but I am currently reading Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor, Bertie: A life of Edward VII […]

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MDS- How would you define your style?  VG- contemporary classicism with one eye on the past and one on the future. To put it simply, you should always be able to smell the street.   MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? VG- I grew up in […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Accessory? PD- Flowers   MDS- What is your favorite Flower? PD- Anemones     MDS- What is your favorite Gift to give or to receive? PD- Vintage books   MDS- What is your favorite Book? PD- The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell     MDS- What is your favorite Restaurant? PD- La Grenouille   MDS- […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? PD- Atmospheric, eclectic. David Keeps defined my style in The Los Angeles Times as, “Merchant Ivory Moderne.” I think that’s pretty accurate.     MDS- Where did you grow up and how do you think that influences your work? PD- France, England (for school) and Spain (summers). Each […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite accessory? CI- NEW HANDBAG MADE OF EMBROIDERED JUTE BY IRVING AND FINE FOR LUCKY BRAND! MDS- What is your favorite book? CI- THE ORIENTALIST BY TOM REISS     MDS- What is your favorite restaurant? CI- CHEZ GEORGES IN PARIS     MDS- What is your favorite gift to […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? CI- Always the same really, I am drawn to anything that is evocative of other eras, other cultures, my passion for traveling. I like to surround myself with objects that induce that sense of romance and wanderlust. I like things simple and not done for effect; I like […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Color? BB- Most shades of blue, many shades of white; pale gray; citron.   MDS- What is your favorite Book? BB- “Call Me by Your Name” , by Andre Aciman, and I recently started Matthew Parker’s “The Sugar Barons”.   MDS- What is your favorite restaurant? BB- Da Fiore, […]

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MDS- How would you define your style? BB- I have always been fascinated by the totality of eighteenth-century design – by the idea of integrating architecture, decoration and landscape. And though I do have a predilection for all things classical, my inspiration, I’ll admit, comes from diverse sources, from past centuries to the present. That […]

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MDS- Currently, what is your favorite Restaurant? MSS- Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs, Amaya in London, Le Voltaire in Paris Workshop Kitchen + Bar in Palm Springs     MDS- What is your favorite Book? MSS- Joan Didion’s “The White Album” or Truman Capote’s “Other Voices, Other Rooms”   MDS- What is your favorite Color? MSS- I have a propensity toward green […]

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