Archives: November 2014

you too can dream of venice

Dream-Venice-Book

Venice is one of those magical cities that you never forget. As an interior designer and art consultant, I am constantly seeking inspiration and ideas, and fond memories of my trips to Venice will often lead me to try a … Continue reading

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

buccellati silver jam jar

Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design

contemporary art fair salon Polignac table

New York hosts my favorite contemporary art fair of the Fall season this week when The Salon: Art & Design kicks off Thursday 13 November 2014 with a “by invitation only” cocktail reception hosted by Architectural Digest. Over fifty exhibitors … Continue reading

masterworks of art: the mellon collection at sothebys

masterworks of art mellon collection sothebys

Any list of American collectors of great masterworks of art undoubtedly includes the late Paul Mellon (1907-1999) and his recently deceased wife Rachel “Bunny” Mellon (1910-2014). In my view, they were without a doubt our nation’s greatest cultural patrons who … Continue reading