Tag Archives: contemporary design

buccellati silver, inspired by nature

buccellati silver jam jar

Buccellati silver clearly draws great inspiration from the natural world around us. More than any other firm of silversmiths that I can think of, their beautiful silver bowls, centerpieces and table articles are created using forms that all of us … Continue reading

ny premiere contemporary art fair: the salon art + design

contemporary art fair salon Polignac table

New York hosts my favorite contemporary art fair of the Fall season this week when The Salon: Art & Design kicks off Thursday 13 November 2014 with a “by invitation only” cocktail reception hosted by Architectural Digest. Over fifty exhibitors … Continue reading

remarkable decorative trays anybody?

decorative trays steven gambrel

Few things in home decorating are as versatile as great decorative trays. I use them constantly in my projects to inject a little bit of personality into spaces. They are great for adding color and texture and also help to … Continue reading

viennese design: recycled luxe

viennese design table

I love recycling as much as the next guy, especially when it’s given a chic modern dose of Viennese design.  Designers are always trying to reinvent every aspect of modern living, but often the past is more than just a … Continue reading

hotel inspired rooms: le royal monceau, paris

Royal-Monceau-Hotel_stair_design

“Find me a chic hotel in Paris.”  That was my directive from a good client who was jetting off on a mission to see two pieces of art I knew would be perfect for her home.  Paris is any art … Continue reading

hotel inspired decor: the Vieques W in Puerto Rico

w-hotel-vieques-bar

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

a holiday surprise from ipek kotan

Ipek Kotan ceramic

It’s always a treat when, out-of-the-blue, a present lands on my doorstep.  And it’s that much more special, when it’s from one of the artists I’ve featured on this blog. I wrote about the Limoges porcelain vessels of Geneva-based artist … Continue reading