philip johnson’s glass house (museum)


Thinking about my recent visit to Stahl House in LA, I decided to revisit probably the most famous glass building in America – Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.   Philip Johnson (1906-2005) is remembered today as one … Continue reading

a stylish dining room – one stop shopping at Phillips

stylish dining room-Buffa-dining table-main-web

I was admiring the stylish dining room of good friends last weekend, and the conversation turned to how difficult it is to put together a room that was elegant and chic without having to run all over the city (or … Continue reading

elle decor españa – thank you / gracias


I’m excited to share with you that one of Spain’s premier interior design magazines – Elle Decor España – recently showcased my “Paul Newman” project in their pages.  I’m grateful and happy for this distinction and badge of recognition from … Continue reading

nyc pied a terre renovation by richard rabel interiors + art


This stylish NYC pied-a-terre project was completed for a power couple in the art and museum worlds that hired my studio, Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, to re-envision, renovate and decorate what was once Paul Newman’s 450 sq./ft. pre-war bachelor crash … Continue reading

hacienda style decor for today


Long admired for their distinctive architecture and vibrant interiors, Latin American haciendas have been – for centuries – a source of wonder and inspiration to travelers the world over. The trouble is that unless you live in a REAL hacienda, … Continue reading

stahl house – a living house museum in la

Stahl-House with pool

Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading

the contemporary art of FAILE


Faile Savage/Sacred Young Minds is an exhibition currently at The Brooklyn Museum of Art that is getting a lot of attention in the press, so I decided to check it out. Warning: this is not your typical museum art exhibition … Continue reading

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