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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

to the trade – an interior design photo app

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In June I was in Dallas putting the final touches on a residential project – you know, that point in the process when things start to get a just bit exasperating.  The client was next to me rightly expecting to … Continue reading

going to high point market? – make a detour to the furniture library


Much like the Design Library I wrote about several months back, the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library located in High Point, North Carolina, should be on every designer and decorators must-see (and use) list.  Founded in 1970 by Sandy and Bernice … Continue reading

the design library in new york – a database of historical designs and patterns

Just over an hour from Manhattan you’ll find The Design Library, 11,000 square feet of warehouse space that holds a catalogued inventory of 260+ years of international fabric designs, wallpapers, embroidery, and yarn dyes. It’s the kind of place that … Continue reading

The world according to MODENUS

  Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had only heard of UK-US based MODENUS in relation to their organization and sponsorship of BlogTour, a yearly trip for selected bloggers to the design fairs in Milan, Paris, London and … Continue reading

library of inspiration

As designers, we find inspiration in many places.  But what if “inspiration” could somehow be boxed and accessed in one place to help us resolve specific design challenges?  As we all know, finding the right material is crucial for transforming … Continue reading