David Stark Design

April 29, 2010 Tabletop Inspiration

Out this week is a brand new book by renowned New York based event designer David Stark. Stark is known for creating the most glamorous, imaginative and over-the-top events for a wide range of elite clients including everyone from Vogue, Glamour and InStyle magazines, to Zac Posen, Tory Burch, Beyonce Knowles and Jon Stewart. His book, David Stark Design, takes a look at 30 of the most uniqu …

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Thibaut Launches Shangri La Inspired Fabric & Wallpaper Collection!

April 22, 2010 Decorating Ideas

Since we’re on the subject of Doris Duke, Thibaut, one of my favorite fabric and wallpaper showrooms, just launched a beautiful new collection inspired by and named after Shangri La! Below is a description of the collection along with photos. I especially love the pattern above. The wallpaper pattern is called Ivana and the headboard fabric is called Jakarta. You can see more here!

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La

April 21, 2010 Interiors

An exterior shot of Shangri La. Photographed by Luca Trovato for the July ’07 issue of Town & Country

Back in October I went to Hawaii for a few days and the #1 thing on my to-do list while there was visit Shangri La, the legendary estate of Doris Duke.

A 1930’s portrait of Doris Duke by Cecil Beaton. Photo via shangrilaahawaii.org

Doris Duke was an American heiress and the only daughter …

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Chic on a Shoestring Tablescape

April 16, 2010 Tabletop Inspiration

I had a few friends over for a dinner party not too long ago and here’s the table setting I whipped together. It’s the perfect lesson on achieving a high style table setting on a low budget.

I started with the flowers, purchased at my local grocery store for around $16. Although some may find the idea of a typical grocery store flower arrangement hideous, with a little re-arranging and …

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