Sunday, April 17, 2011
My daughter, Liza, works for Elizabeth Blitzer of Blitzer and Comany, specializing in Public Relations for the interior design world. Elizabeth and Liza get an inside track on exciting trends on in the field, so I pay attention when I get raves. Elizabeth generously included Liza who sweetly brought her sister, to the launch party for the TRAD home online digital collaboration with Lonny. My girls were dazzled in the presence of the design deities in attendance. Twice a year, under the aegis of "TRAD Home" Lonny followers can view Traditional Home's signature timeless designs displayed within the context of modern living.
This issue is loaded with luminous interiors and features their curated list of The New 20 top designers and their tips. I'll share a few favorites from this gorgeous first issue. I am subscribing!
Jeff Andrew's starburst mirror arrangement makes me smile straight at the page. You would think I was gazing at a beloved child. Starburst mirrors are hot hot hot! Everybody was scouring High Point for them.
Here is a new line at market we can't wait to pick up.
I went out on a limb after the October market to announce the return of color. Trad Home shares this sentiment, so.... sometimes I get it! Dovecote Decor is representing Century now, so that luscious Oscar Pagoda bar can be had for something well under the stratospheric $12,540.00 price tag. All sorts of bars are rolling out now. They are the chic, must have, new accessory.
I will also add that lacquer is glowing everywhere, and is making a welcome return.
Amy Bleier Long and I are on the same page. I love these asian inspired lacquer Waingwright tables that we saw at market. We are loading them onto our website on Monday, so call if you want to reserve yours in the first container. Flipping through this tip loaded issue, I promptly bookmarked the Perspectives section. I love rule breakers in design, and 10 Things my Mother told me belongs in a special file. You know I am a huge fan of Suzanne Kasler, and I especially love her idea of creating a flexible arrangement in the front hall that can do double duty for dining--brilliant. I had a friend who designed her house with Sister Parish, and they created a center hall with hidden closets that held folding tables, table cloths and chairs. When the dining room was put away, the toys came out for the grandchildren and it became an elegant playroom. It was sheer genius.
Eddie and Jaithan are among the most generous and creative forces of nature in our industry. I share their china and flower container addiction. I really do long to see their prop room.
Celerie Kemble discusses her Mother's adage to never hang a mirror horizontally. I agree with both, but think this departure is perfect. I would like to know what everyone thinks about the lamps on either end of the sofa being uneven in height.
The girls really think I need the Peacock in the dining room. I've already gone completely over the top in there since I added Tony Duquette's orange sofa that I purchased feverishly at the One King's Lane sale. Here are some photos Liza sent me from this event.
Nate Berkus with Michelle Adams, and Patrick Cline of Lonny
Brad Ford, Lisa Sternfeld, and Kevin Isbell
Three interior designers you should not miss in this issue.
Left to right -- Michelle Adams, Patrick Cline (of lonny) , Ann Maine (Editor in Chief of Traditional Home) and Jenny Bradley of Traditional Home)
Tom Delavan and Elizabeth Blitzer
I am so excited about TRAD home, I've decided to giveaway a subscription to Traditional Home Magazine.
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