The T Chair…A True Design Classic

May 9, 2008 Design Scouting

When I was at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show a couple of months ago I came across these gorgeous leather sling chairs that really stood out to me. Kind of sexy, right? After a bit of research I learned that these beautiful chairs were designed by William Katavolos in 1952 as part of the “New Furniture” collection for Laverne. Often referred to as the “T chair” because of i …

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Roman and Williams

May 8, 2008 Designers We Love

I really love the design firm Roman and Williams. I first learned of the architect/interior designer pair fairly recently after their buzz worthy renovation of the Royalton hotel lobby was revealed last Fall. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch are the designers behind the company which is named after their respective grandfathers. The professional and romantic partners met during their days …

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A Mother Daughter Design Duo

May 6, 2008 Decorating

Every weekend I look forward to reading Page Six Magazine which is a special insert that comes with the Saturday edition of The New York Post. There’s a section in the magazine called Six Life which covers food, health, and best of all home! They always provide a glimpse into the homes of stylish New Yorkers and this week they profiled mother-daughter design duo Robyn and Sara Karp of Roby …

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{Haute Finds} Beautiful Bed Linens

May 3, 2008 Fab Finds

It’s a lazy Saturday at home for me and I’ve been online searching for a new duvet set for my bedroom. Williams-Sonoma Home and Bluefly both have some beautiful options but of course everything I like costs much more than I was hoping to spend! I’ve decided to just go for it and splurge because A: quality bedding will last much longer than cheaper bedding which makes the investment wel …

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{Haute Happenings} Housing Works’ 4th Annual Design on a Dime Benefit

May 2, 2008 News & Events

If you’re in New York next week you must check out Housing Works‘ 4th Annual Design on a Dime Benefit. For this yearly fundraiser, Housing Works enlists some of the top names in interior design to create spectacular room vignettes with donated, brand new luxury home furnishings which are then sold at 50-80% off retail to benefit Housing Works’ charitable programs for homeless and low- …

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