Sunday, April 17, 2011

Traditional Home partners with Lonny

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
via Stylebeat

I am so excited about TRAD home, I've decided to giveaway a subscription to Traditional Home Magazine. 
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Don't Miss the Tony Duquette Jewelry sale April 18th at Bonhams
The Prices are great!


  1. I AM a new follower...but not only because of the giveaway!! I have actually become a new follower because I have enjoyed my visit to you! the entry is just a bonus! lol
    I love that is one of the ones I pick up every time a new issue comes out.
    pop over and see me if or when you get a chance...or want

  2. I feel so validated as a designer when I see your site...just yesterday, I discussed using the color orange AND enameled furnishings with two separate clients...Must be doing SOMETHING right!
    Jeanne Berrong, designer, GDC Home, Charleston, SC

  3. Oh I wish I'd known that Liza was there - I was too - I would have loved to meet her!! Totally agree with you (as usual) about TRADhome - what a fabulous home run - loved everything about it including the fun Jonathan Adler/Charlotte Moss video!!

  4. Cute title! All your rooms looks fabulous and i specially adore the peacock one a lot,The first pic is so pretty... And I love everything about your collection and all those pictures really Fabulous..Especially the Starburst mirrors looks amazing,its absolutely so Hot Hot.. Awesome Post...

  5. I wished i could have met your daughter! the party was great fun, fabulous canape. I am even thinking of advertising in Tradhome as Liz (the ad.director) almost convinced me to do so. The only drawback, i found that the first issue had by far too many pages.
    Am I going to see you in New York? Francine

  6. New fan of the magazine and your blog!

  7. This IS a home run for Traditional Home and Lonny. What a beautiful marriage. It will be fun to watch! Love those lacquered tables by the way.

  8. So great! I'm so excited about this!


    Thank you so much for your comment last night. I'm always happy to see you dropping by. I'm glad you thought of my blog to "relax" a bit... :-)
    It's a honor having you as my friend in this blog world.

    Have a great day, sweetie!


    Luciane at

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed every inch of this post! Probably b/c I felt the same exact way about Trad Home, color, bars, laquer...etc!:)
    Count me in on this awesome giveaway!

  10. I had so much fun looking at the new TradHome, especially when I discovered that the palm and fern we did for Schuyler Samperton were featured on page 74! Love, love, love this collaboration - a match made in heaven!

  11. I follow! And what an awesome giveaway Liz! TradHome is amazing.
    Thanks for he chance!

  12. love the starburst mirrors hope your well Liz

  13. OK not sure if you know this, but I met your sweet daughter at the launch party, and I was just emailing with her about an event happening here in Connecticut!! How funny :)


  14. TradHome is probably the only decor magazine that i don't already subscribe to. So, count me in and my fingers are crossed! XX

  15. Liz, how fun that your daughter was at the TRADHome party - the place to be last week! So much talent in one place. Interior Design seems to be big party right now!

    And, you have such a great eye. If you say color is back, then by golly....color is BAAAAACK!!!

    xo Elizabeth

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