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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

hotel inspired decor: the Vieques W in Puerto Rico


Today we continue with our hotel inspired decor series and heading to the chic and delightful contemporary design hotel W Retreat & Spa on the island of Vieques just off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico.  In … Continue reading

inspired hotel interiors: alila uluwatu bali


When people ask this NY interior designer where he finds inspiration, I often say from my travels.  There is always something to bring home from a stay in one of the many chic hotels popping up across the globe. Contemporary … Continue reading

hotel inspired decor: delaire graff, south africa


The Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa is just one of many chic boutique hotels from around the world where the inspired décor of the inviting spaces is something you can take and apply to your own home – if only … Continue reading

Tell grandma you’re not catching a chill with these outdoor heaters

The good people at Kindle Living are giving us the excuse to dine and entertain al fresco in any weather this winter with their delightful and chic line of outdoor heaters.   Banish the thought of sitting under a heat … Continue reading

modern style for al fresco living – the shady Oasis Gazebo

The Oasis Gazebo is a perfect touch of luxury to any outdoor space where additional construction is just out of the question.  As an interior designer, I’m constantly trying to extend, reinvent or come up with more space for my … Continue reading

My 5 favorite gardens in France

It is no surprise that the loveliest gardens in France are part of large Chateaux or grand Estates.  And today’s feature takes you from the medieval gardens of Château Gourdon, on to the 16th century castle of Chenonceau, through the … Continue reading