Tag Archives: richard rabel interiors

a stylish dining room – one stop shopping at Phillips

stylish dining room-Buffa-dining table-main-web

I was admiring the stylish dining room of good friends last weekend, and the conversation turned to how difficult it is to put together a room that was elegant and chic without having to run all over the city (or … Continue reading

elle decor españa – thank you / gracias

I’m excited to share with you that one of Spain’s premier interior design magazines – Elle Decor España – recently showcased my “Paul Newman” project in their pages.  I’m grateful and happy for this distinction and badge of recognition from … Continue reading

Two Ceramic Artists to Note

ceramic_artists_Kaori-Tatebayashi-vessels

Today I want to bring two ceramic artists that are at the forefront of the contemporary ceramic scene. Kaori Tatebayashi is from Japan but lives in London and Derek Wilson is Irish with a studio in Belfast.   Kaori Tatebayashi … Continue reading

a korean artist looking forward to the past

korean-artist-Kang-cabinet

Korean artist Kang Myung Sun is using a centuries old craft of her native South Korea in fantastic new and modern ways. She creates beautifully organic pieces of functional furniture covered in shimmering mother-of-pearl. It’s truly amazing to see her … Continue reading

vintage viennese design with class: otto prutscher

viennese-design-prutscher-macassar cabinet

When I think of vintage Viennese design, I immediately think of Josef Hoffman and the Jugenstil and Secessionist Movements that flourished in Vienna during the opening years of the twentieth century. To me – while certainly an era of creative … Continue reading

comfortable recliners with style

comfortable-recliners-Just chair

Are there elegant comfortable recliners out there? Just last week I was faced with this question when a new client called me to say that her husband was insistent that I include a recliner of some sort in my proposal … Continue reading

reconsidering 1930s design style

1930s-design-style-glass-bowl

I recently suggested to a young couple in their early 30s to consider accessorizing the apartment I designed for them with a 1930s design style. They looked puzzled and I realized that we had a very different view of what … Continue reading