Look Breakdown: Designing for Men with Restoration Hardware’s Spring Catalogue

Restoration Hardware’s Small Spaces catalogue– London Townhouse. Symmetry is the easiest way to create balance. Perhaps you have noticed that I haven’t been posting much on interior design. The truth is that I haven’t been very inspired by the latest design projects, they all seem to blend in with each other, one neo-classical console after … Continue reading

Hidden Gems: Colonie in Brooklyn Heights

Restaurant Colonie has a wall of verdure, showing its modern take on a French colonial industrial aesthetic. Image from Colonie. It’s very rare in New York City to find a place as incredible as Colonie at a last minute decision to have brunch. It’s even rarer to be seated at a table on a busy Saturday within 10 … Continue reading

Art Show: Jenna Snyder-Phillips Answers a Proust Questionnaire

Jenna Snyder-Phillips in her studio. I have often seen impactful, awe-inspiring artwork in the airy and architectural spaces of the MoMA or the Prado, but it’s a rare thing to see a similarly grand piece in the private context of a home. When art and interior design merge, it reminds you of painting’s true purpose: … Continue reading

Inside Look: My Apartment in Lonny Magazine

From the March-April 2012 issue of Lonny Mag I am very excited to reveal to you images of my Brooklyn apartment in the newest issue of Lonny Magazine. I am so honored and thrilled to have been part of their latest Spring edition and so impressed by their work putting this article together. I just … Continue reading

Inspiring Interiors: Hotel Alma Sevilla

The Courtyard of the Hotel Alma Sevilla This morning I am feeling particularly patriotic and my mind has drifted off to Seville, Spain. Whether it’s the 27 degree weather or just a case of cabin fever, I have spent quite a bit of time exploring the vast array of design hotels located in balmy locations … Continue reading

Inspiring Interiors: Mario Testino’s L.A. Home in Vogue

Mario Testino’s Home in L.A. Natalia Vodianovna modeling. Images from Vogue.com I won’t write much about this incredible home, designed and owned by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino. The images speak for themselves and you can read all about it here. What I would like to write quickly about is the use of fashion in … Continue reading

Look Breakdown: Jarlath Mellett Southampton House

Southampton, NY Home Designed by Jarlath Mellett. Click to see full size While working at Lonny I became acquainted with interior designer Jarlath Mellett. His home in our January 2011 issue blew me away with it’s mix of textiles, incredible Clic Gallery artwork, and open white space. I was hooked and wanted to see more! Upon … Continue reading

Inspiring Interiors: Akari Lighting Sculptures by Noguchi

Michael Bargo’s Apartment photographed by Douglas Friedman For a long time I have been obsessed with this image of Michael Bargo’s apartment from Domino’s last issue. And even though the advice of mixing styles, periods and textures has been repeated to death, I’d still like to point out how incredibly seamlessly this has been done … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Abstract Cross Design

Frédéric Méchiche’s incredible home Perhaps it’s my obsession with Suprematism or just my love of geometric design, but this season’s cross infused fashion and home decor has me inspired. It must be mentioned that you do not need to be religious to embrace this motif. Just as an architecture student admires the gothic churches of … Continue reading

Fresh (& Classic) Trend: Edison Bulb Lamps

Frank Muytjens’ home in Lonny Magazine, December 2010 The Edison Bulb, named after the renowned developer of light bulbs, has become a key component of modern interiors. Who can resist its warm glow and sculptural filaments, or even its reference to a simpler era? The odd thing about the Edison Bulb is its broad appeal: … Continue reading