Tag Archives: furniture styles

object of desire: rexhill park credenza

rexhill park credenza

Today I’m going gaga over the Rexhill Park credenza. Based in upstate New York, Rexhill is exactly the type of company ALL designers should be supporting – the local family owned firms that are the bedrock of our industry. The … Continue reading

straw marquetry chic in the works of violeta galan

Today’s object of desire is the striking, straw marquetry inlayed, Revelry drinks cabinet by Violeta Galan for London firm Lawson Robb. The firm commissioned the Romanian born artist to create this fantastic piece of shimmering chic. To me straw marquetry looks … Continue reading

object of desire: victoria bain leather embroidered stools

leather-embroidered-stools victoria bain

Today’s objects of desire – these super chic leather embroidered stools – are very special. While leather embroidery is not a new skill, it seems that recently it has had a resurgence. But it’s actually a very hard thing to … Continue reading

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

philip johnson’s glass house (museum)

Glass-House-Canoe-Design-Blog-1

Thinking about my recent visit to Stahl House in LA, I decided to revisit probably the most famous glass building in America – Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.   Philip Johnson (1906-2005) is remembered today as one … Continue reading

stahl house – a living house museum in la

Stahl-House with pool

Recently I was thrilled to find a midcentury modern house open to visitors to draw inspiration for a new project. You all know that I love a great house museum and I always seek out the very best ones before … Continue reading

maria pergay a designer for the history books

Maria-Pergay-flying-bed

Maria Pergay (b. 1930) is such a legend in the world of French decorative arts that she was recently honored in her native France with the Legion d’honneur for her contributions to the arts. For over 50 years Pergay has … Continue reading