Archives: April 2012

Pearson’s 3-tier table homage to Art Deco

Sometimes finding the best antique or vintage piece to fit a space and budget is quite a challenge.  Sometimes you need to look for something slightly closer in time. Recently I got this lovely side table for a client made … Continue reading

Ultimate luxury: Sitting for your own Van Dyck

In early February I was asked by a client to find a portrait artist because he was giving his wife the gift of a sitting. His stipulations were that the artist A) not be a freak, B) was partial to … Continue reading

The joys of renovating Russian style

Most people hate renovating (although I secretly love the whole process of watching the old become fresh, fabulous and new), and when it’s an old house, the process can be just unbearable. So I’m fascinated with the story that came … Continue reading

simple nobility from Spain: the Malena chair

We all tend to look to the US, UK, France, Italy and Scandinavia for design inspiration.  But there is one place that has an enormous pool of talented furniture designers we often overlook: Spain.  Today my focus is on the … Continue reading

the ceramics of master artist jean girel

Tucked in the Burgundian hillside of central-eastern France, amongst the bucolic vineyards is the studio of a non-assuming Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and a Maître d’ Art who for 35 years has produced some of the most beautiful, … Continue reading

The Bronson room divider

I often run into the dilemma of having to divide a room.  Do you use a screen? Do you position the furniture to organically divide the space?  Do you build a wall?  So many options!!! Recently, I was made aware … Continue reading

a pleasant surprise: the 2012 sofa nyc fair

Architect David Ling’s marvelous hanging cubes of light This weekend (20-23 April 2012) is the 15th edition of the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair (SOFA) at the Armory on Park Avenue in Manhattan.  In theory, the show is right … Continue reading