categories + archives: resources

object of desire: rexhill park credenza

rexhill park credenza

Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The … 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

curiosities designed for modern home decor

Art of the Curious, a collaboration between storied London Old Master paintings dealer Colnaghi and Munich’s Kunstkammer Georg Laue aims to help modern collectors recreate a version of the fabled Renaissance Kunstkammers – rooms chuck full of priceless art, treasures … Continue reading

mastery in conserving silver: from antique george 1 to modern georg jensen

Jeffrey Herman is a master silversmith and a Godsend for anyone who’s had the misfortune of dropping or denting a piece of cherished silver.  Great silversmiths are far and few between in the 21stcentury, but when the good people at … 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 Frames of Heydenryk

I cannot emphasize the importance of having the right frame on a piece of art, regardless of its price.  You see, a frame can kill the piece or as it is meant to, infinitely enhance its appearance.  It’s like having … Continue reading

table power

Sometimes we don’t want to place art on a wall, but use it on a table, mantelpiece or other flat surface.  It’s a great idea for smaller pieces that need their own space to shine. Enter this brilliant table painting … Continue reading