Tag Archives: shopping for design

object of desire – gorham silver tureen

gorham-silver-tureen

This marvelous Gorham silver tureen is not my usual object of desire, but take a closer look and I think you’ll be persuaded that this is a great piece of sculptural art. Made in 1883 by one of America’s finest … Continue reading

ventless fireplaces are the way to go

Ventless-Fireplaces-antrax-italia

Ventless fireplaces are one of the latest luxuries in chic home décor. They’re the perfect accessory for all of us who yearn to curl up with a glass of wine and someone special in front of the crackling flames (bear … Continue reading

object of desire – jean dunand vase

jeandunandvase

This signed Jean Dunand vase in red lacquer on metal found at ArtCurial in Paris is this weeks object of desire. Dunand (1877-1942) is considered to be one of the best metal workers and THE best lacquer artist of the Art … Continue reading

modern credenzas that steal my eye

modern_credenza-rubber-credenza-Brian-Thoreen

A chic modern credenza is the perfect place to store all the little things that come with modern life. It doesn’t matter if you live in a sprawling mansion in Dallas, or a compact New York City penthouse. We all … Continue reading

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

hacienda style decor for today

hacienda-style-cement-tiles-black

Long admired for their distinctive architecture and vibrant interiors, Latin American haciendas have been – for centuries – a source of wonder and inspiration to travelers the world over. The trouble is that unless you live in a REAL hacienda, … 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