Modern Art Deco: Designer Achille Salvagni

This month’s Interiors magazine featured the Angel and Devil Mirrors by Designer/Architect Achille Salvagni, designed in collaboration with fellow designer (and cousin) Fabio Gnessi. Further examination of his work sold via Maison Gerard in New York reveals a sophisticated collection spanning interiors to accessories. Heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement with his own modern touch, he…

Fantastical Furniture: Designer Maarten Baas

The words fantastical and eccentric come to mind when exploring the works of Dutch designer Maarten Baas. A highly-talented visionary, Baas produces bespoke pieces for leading hotels, restaurants, galleries, and select collectors around the world. His collaboration with Mitterrand + Cramer in Geneva Switzerland looks straight out of a Tim Burton movie. Sculptural, whimsical, and lush, the collection…

White Out: Sophisticated Dining Room Design

A look see around Pinterest always inspires a new design direction.  I particularly loved the elegant nonchalence of this black and white photo. Paired with the sleek, modern designs of Andrée Putman, a classic and chic dining room emerges.  The spare palette is accentuated by brass, bronze, and intricate texture. Throw on a pair of pearl diamond earrings…

A Modern Meets Vintage Children’s Room

Having a young niece and nephew opens up new possibilities when it comes to design. I am fascinated by melding architectural influences with keepsake additions to create a wholey unique children’s room. Forgo the conventional take on blue and pink and strive for unisex decor, equally welcoming to both boys and girls. The highlights? The…

Black in Design

The color black will never go out of ‘style’, despite what others might say. An elemental base color suitable for both work and play, it supersedes ‘trend’ to hold its unwavering position as a classic. In interior design, when done right, black is moody, crisp, with a hint of the gothic. In fashion, black is both…

Cool Classics: The Femme Fatale

The character of a femme fatale portrays a woman able to seduce and coerce with exceptional beauty, charm, and mystery. A still from A Bill of Divorce featuring a young Katherine Hepburn is the very definition, depicting a cool calculating beauty. A perfect match from the sleek yet feminine designs of the great Andree Putman. Great style never…

A Modern Traditional Foyer: The Perfect Mix

This lovely foyer encapsulates everything I adore about modern vintage eclectic interior design; unexpected pairings to produce a beautiful environment. The delicately intricate boiserie and marble flooring maintain the historic nature of the foyer, which is updated with a surprising infusion of color. The runner, in bright saturated pink and green, could otherwise look preppy.…