Chelini Defines Italian Eclecticism

One of my favorite stands at Maison & Objet in Paris last month was Italian manufacturer Chelini, whose vignettes presented such a seamless mix of modern and antique-inspired styles I wanted to move right in! The sumptuous hand of the gray chenille upholstery fabric and the roomy comfort of the sofa and pouf in the […]

Lighting Gets Into Shape

Being connected in the design industry is a luxurious experience—products pour into the inbox like a lively waterfall of inspiration flowing over a cliff, and from a surprising array of professionals. When the talented photographer Michael Biondo sent me images he’d taken of Dwayne Lawler’s Shapedwood Lighting, which illuminate storied mid-century modern architecture, I couldn’t […]

Lorfords Is Bringing Sexy Back

I know you’re going to hate me for the earworm à la Justin Timberlake but the song really is apropos for this design piece. And I promise I don’t argue for turning the clock back to 2006—the reference is merely a reaction I had when I took a peek at the smashing website of antiques […]

Return of the Bronze Age

Thomas Pheasant takes his panache to Paris by way of PAD this week. When the art and design fair opens at the Tuileries on Thursday, the Washington, DC-based designer will be exhibiting classically elegant furniture he’s designed and ornamented with textural accents in bronze. By intermingling the metal with deep-toned wood, glass and upholstery, he’s painted […]

A Slice of Show House Birthday Cake

It’s always a pleasure to see how talented designers mix the varied ingredients they source when they are fashioning rooms, every element holding a pinch of sorcery in the right designer’s hands. The magical details are never too subtle or too small—the understated arc of a chair’s profile echoed in the scalloped top of an […]

Breathless Moments at The Salon

Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away  It isn’t often I equate such an emotive quote with design but I came across several pieces of furniture at The Salon: Art + Design fair last Thursday that make the unattributed maxim the perfect […]