NEW YORK NOW- Day 2: Official Opening Day of the Show – Before Noon

    The show opened with an astounding shift in focus, at Pier 94, typically reserved for the higher-end, more interesting and expensive home furnishings. We checked in and were immediately in the middle of what was billed as, NY NOW- Artisan Resource Show, a first for me on my annual treks to this Big Apple show. The show was … Read More

NEW YORK NOW- Day 2: Official Opening Day of the Show – Before Noon

    The show opened with an astounding shift in focus, at Pier 94, typically reserved for the higher-end, more interesting and expensive home furnishings. We checked in and were immediately in the middle of what was billed as, NY NOW- Artisan Resource Show, a first for me on my annual treks to this Big Apple show. The show was … Read More

NEW YORK NOW- Day 1: Shopping the City Part II

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As we finished up our day of shopping, we happened on one of the best domestically owned new home stores, Michael Dawkins Home (232 E. 59th Street) with shops in New York and Miami. The store has great style and a specific point of view– both refreshing– a great option for those that demand more in personal style than the “RA” look which … Read More

NEW YORK NOW – Day 1: SHOPPING THE CITY Part I

  New York City from the air, with the new Freedom Tower standing proud in the background I missed the island life before we even landed in Charlotte, NC., as we made our way to New York after having spent the better part of two weeks in the Caribbean. We were clearing customs in Charlotte, yes, Charlotte- and I was curious to see just … Read More

Baker Jacques Garcia Loft Inspiration

  Designer Jacques Garcia for Baker Furniture anchors this loft space with his signature St. James plum tufted sofa and white gold leaf Tréfle cocktail tables. “Jacques Garcia explores the unknown, embracing simplicity in shape and color, and challenging it with sensuality and an element of surprise.”   Create your own look with Cabana Home. 111 Santa Barbara Street Santa Barbara, … Read More

CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES Part II

Part II: St. Martin St. Maarten (Dutch side) / St. Martin (French side) from the air   The Princess Juliana International Airport in St, Maarten (Dutch side)   From the time of our spirited landing, literally landing within feet of the sun worshipers on the public Maho Beach, at the clean and modern Princess Juliana International Airport (on the Dutch side), where … Read More

CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES Part I

Part I: Antigua   What started in the snow: My Nephew on his knees in the snow proposing to his girlfriend     (…was consummated at the Beach!) A pretty darn cute “Save the Date Card” Well it all started last winter when our nephew proposed to his girlfriend while she was mastering the bunny slope on a ski trip … Read More

New Shagreen Styles by Pearson Company

New Shagreen Styles by Pearson Company 9752 Shagreen Console, 9880 Shagreen Mirror and 222 Chair Shown Shagreen has been prized for centuries for its decorative properties.  Vintage decorative objects such as jewelry boxes, eyeglass cases and books are highly collectible today.  While originally made from rough untanned hides from horses or donkeys, craftsmen in the 17th century discovered the skin from sharkskin or the … Read More

Jacques Garcia for Baker Furniture

NEW DESIGNS FROM ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER DESIGNERS With more than 40 large-scale projects completed each year, Jacques Garcia ranks as the most sought-after French interior decorator. Specializing in mythical places such as James Joyce’s favorite restaurant (Le Fouquet’s), Oscar Wilde’s Parisian residence (the Hotel des Beaux-Arts), and the magnificent restoration of Champ de Bataille, the elegance of his … Read More

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Living Room

Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid this Living room vignette is in the showroom at Cabana Home, Santa Barbara. How To: Add the color with a throw, a vase, a stack of books with color dust jackets, and of course witth the radiant orchids themselves! PRODUCTS FEATURED Perfect Pleat Pendant $1,600 Paris Floor Lamp $850   … Read More