Tag Archives: masculine rooms

how to make a “home” – listen to nate berkus

Nate Berkus, the interior designer whose energy and talent is known by many, first came into my periphery in 2005.  Not initially as a designer, but as one of the survivors of the Indian Ocean’s tsunami of 2004. Coincidentally, I … Continue reading

Mastering comfortable perfection: a New York loft by architect Len Morgan

Über-New York architect Len Morgan has quietly cultivated a selective client roster often shying away from the glitz of the shelter magazines we all review.  And having experienced his work in the flesh, I can see why clients keep coming … Continue reading

Running circles around Ruhlmann’s design: the art deco’s master’s carpet

I’ve talked about my love of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s furniture in the past, but today I bring you a different element of his repertoire being offered at Sotheby’s New York.  A carpet! Cercles et Ondes, was designed by Ruhlmann’s studios and … Continue reading

designer Warren Platner’s classic american modernism: more than wire furniture

Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name, you will know his iconic work.  Warren Platner (1919-2006) is best known for this wire furniture created in 1966, produced by Knoll and continuously manufactured ever since.  Having studied architecture, Platner began … Continue reading

masculine spaces that even a princess would love

Last month during the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse in Manhattan, one of my favorite interiors was the one designed and put together by Neal Beckstedt, a young colleague in the business. Focusing on modern masculine interiors, his rooms seemingly float … Continue reading

the delightful trompe l’oeil wall paper of NLXL

Although the designs may not be everybody’s cup of tea, it is hard NOT to be amazed and delighted at the wonderful Dutch wallpapers of NLXL. De Gournay lovers look elsewhere.  These wallpapers are industrial, masculine, vintage and strong in their design … Continue reading

david scott: stylish interiors with confidence

I recently made a trip to the Rizzoli flagship bookstore in Manhattan where amidst all the delightful design books I found one whose material took my breath away: Outside the Box by interior design colleague David Scott. I shamelessly did … Continue reading