Posts tagged: Michael S. Smith

So Haute 2010 Year in Review: The 13 Biggest Interior Design Industry News Stories of the Year

January 7, 2011 Decorating

2010 was quite a year in the world of interior design and shelter media. From the retirement of America’s preeminent interior designer and the rise of digital shelter publications to the magazine masthead changes that rocked the design community, these were the industry’s biggest stories that made headlines in 2010.

1. The Legendary Albert Hadley Retires

After 60 some years working as an …

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Oceanview Vistas

August 27, 2009 Stylish Spaces

A home designed by Martin Lawrence Bullard

Since I’m fresh from vacation and still have the beach on the brain, a post on beach houses seems in order! I always say that one day I will own a beach house of my own. I love everything about the beach…the sun, the sand, the surf…there’s just something about a being near a beach setting that puts me at ease. If I were lucky enough to live …

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Ethnic Inspired Fabrics I Love

August 26, 2009 Fab Finds

A Peter Dunham Designed room featuring fabrics from his signature line.

I absolutely love ethnic inspired textiles, particularly prints and patterns that are emblematic of Central Asian countries like India, Turkey, Uzbekistan, etc. I especially have a thing for Indian paisleys and florals. Here are some of my favorites:

Indian Pear, Robert Kime

Rajmata, Peter Dunham

Kashmir Paisley, Pet …

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Haute Obsession: Pot Racks!

August 7, 2009 Fab Finds

Photo: Via Gil Schafer, GP Schafer Architect

There’s something quite charming about the presence of pot racks in a kitchen. I think many kitchens that I see photographed often appear sterile and you’d never know the kitchen was ever actually utilized. But whenever I see a kitchen with a pot rack, it suggests to me that this is a real kitchen…where people cook, eat, gather, etc. It so …

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