categories + archives: ARCHITECTURE and REAL ESTATE

Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in NYC

Richard Rabel at the Kips Bay Designer Showhouse

Some of you may have missed the great honor given to me this Spring by the Organizing Committee of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in New York. It’s one, if not THE, oldest decorating showhouses in the world and has … Continue reading

Dream of Venice – Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture 5

Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in the series edited by JoAnn Locktov that shares the enchanting beauty of the city. Like her first book Dream of Venice – where Locktov collected short essays from people who have … Continue reading

Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse

sotheby's designer showhouse detail

If some of you are not on SoMe (social media), you probably do not know I was invited to participate in the Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse at their international headquarters in New York City.  I was asked to do the entry … Continue reading

art deco interiors in india

art deco interiors marble-bathroom-Umaid-Bhawan-Palace

The art deco interiors of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur – in the heart of Rajasthan – are an unexpected treasure. I was fortunate enough to visit on my last trip to India and can attest to the enduring … Continue reading

philip johnson’s glass house (museum)

Glass-House-Canoe-Design-Blog-1

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

hacienda style decor for today

hacienda-style-cement-tiles-black

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