categories + archives: FAIRS and SHOWROOMS

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

Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse

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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

sourcing scandinavian modern furniture

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Money Magazine recently published a national poll that asked people to list their 3 top challenges when remodeling or renovating their house. Pollsters responded: Finding acceptable products Selecting style Agreeing with your spouse It was interesting to note that in … Continue reading

vintage viennese design with class: otto prutscher

viennese-design-prutscher-macassar cabinet

When I think of vintage Viennese design, I immediately think of Josef Hoffman and the Jugenstil and Secessionist Movements that flourished in Vienna during the opening years of the twentieth century. To me – while certainly an era of creative … Continue reading

dutch old master paintings at sothebys

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Henry and June “Jimmy” Weldon amassed a fascinating collection of Flemish and Dutch old master paintings over 60 years of passionate collecting. Around 2002 I had the good fortune to meet Jimmy and was invited to her apartment to look … Continue reading

reconsidering 1930s design style

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I recently suggested to a young couple in their early 30s to consider accessorizing the apartment I designed for them with a 1930s design style. They looked puzzled and I realized that we had a very different view of what … Continue reading

contemporary british silversmiths on display

For two weeks each year, London’s eyes fall upon the creations of the very best contemporary British silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Fair – a selling exhibition – and I happened to be in the City to take a peek in … Continue reading