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spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom

Design Decorating Secrets Christopher Peacock

Decorating design secrets is a series of tips I’ve collected over the years including some from House Beautiful and Traditional Home. The first feature was on living room design rules-of-thumb.  The second was about dining room design tips and today … Continue reading

spilling beans: decorating design tips for the dining room


Decorating design tips is the 2nd in a series of 11 features dealing with secrets of the trade.  The first were tips for a well-appointed Living Room. Future posts will cover decorating design tips for the Kitchen and Bathroom; Bedroom; Paint; … Continue reading

spilling beans: decorating design tips for the living room


My series of features called “decorating design tips” come as a result of recently cleaning a file cabinet and finding a folder full of interior decorating design tips by top decorator colleagues and so it occurred to me to review them, … Continue reading

modenus’ posse for blogtour london 2013

Last week it was announced that little ol’ me, through my achievements with the modern sybarite blog, had been one of 12 North American bloggers selectively handpicked by MODENUS to participate in covering the upcoming London Design Festival and DECOREX … Continue reading

what happens in paris doesn’t always stay in paris! Looking into design gallery ymer & malta

Paris-based design gallery Ymer & Malta may only be 4 years old, but boy are they getting great reviews!  As a gallery supporting some of the top emerging and established French talent in modern/contemporary design, Y&M exhibits unique and limited … Continue reading

storage motion is a storage system on the move … for your home

Two weeks ago I spotted a motorized storage system at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York.  Storage Motion, Inc., co-founded by Tina and Kurt Krohn of North Carolina, is an outfit providing motor driven storage solutions for … Continue reading

richard rabel: a 1930s penthouse renovation in manhattan (before and after)

People often ask me about my “style” in decorating and what I end up telling them is that my trademarks are polished, livable, warm and unique interiors that reflect today’s lifestyle; the are informed by the past but have a … Continue reading