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showhouse saffron yellow master bath detail by Raymond Goins

Saffron Yellow Master Bath

A designer’s commitment and persistence to beautify is reflected in a showhouse bath. Designers are known to take risks when given a show house opportunity – which is exactly what I thought happened in this bold master bath.  But that was before I delved into the bio of artist, sculptor and furniture designer Raymond Goins.  […]

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Apollo light fixture from Circa Lighting in the butler's pantry of Mick De Giulio's kitchen of the year for House Beautiful

Kitchen of the Year Butler’s Pantry

Join me for the designer’s take on this gemlike space in House Beautiful’s show kitchen. Plus even more details! Yesterday we met Mick De Giulio, one of the most influential American kitchen designers working today, when we toured the urbane Kitchen of the Year he designed for House Beautiful’s annual showcase.  One of my favorite […]

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butler's pantry in Mick De Giulio's Kitchen of the Year for House Beautiful

Kitchen of the Year

House Beautiful’s annual NYC show house reveals Mick De Giulio’s brand of exquisite kitchen design. Each July for the past five years, Rockefeller Plaza becomes a mecca for the kitchen obsessed during the five days that House Beautiful hosts their Kitchen of the Year show house. Predictably, it’s a steamy 90-degree opening day but this […]

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Elle Decor Modern Life Concept Show House study by Oliver M. Furth

More Modern Life Show House

Part two of our virtual tour continues here, in Apt. 10B Ten young “Designers to Watch,” have decorated rooms in Elle Decor magazine’s first Modern Life Concept House. Apartments are on the tenth floor of a new condominium in Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood. The elegantly minimalistic flats have wide-plank floors, window walls, and economies of […]

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Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House study by Sara Story

Modern Life Show House

Tour the first of two Manhattan apartments decorated to highlight new ideas. Ten young “Designers to Watch,” chosen by Elle Décor, have decorated rooms in the magazine’s first Modern Life Concept House — two apartments joined by an expansive terrace on the tenth floor of a new condominium in Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood. In a […]

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