Rumor Mill

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Jan 11, 2012 | No Comments | Category: Decorating, Magazines

Is it true that Lonny magazine has closed it’s digital doors or will it live on under the supervision of Meredith Corporation?  Check out Curbed.com for the full story and see what the talk around town is.. . I, for one, want the real 411.  Michelle Adams, editor in chief of Lonny Magazine, has an exciting announcement to make.  Let’s just hope it means Lonny will stay afloat in some form – we need these younger, fresher, hipper magazines to thrive so that we can continue to gather inspiration from innovative ideas and sources.  Plus, it’s much better for us decorators to have more places to display our work once we’ve completed a project.  wink.





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Matchbook Magazine

Posted By Rebecca-NY | May 04, 2011 | 1 Comment | Category: Celebs, Magazines

Did anyone else enjoy reading the new Matchbook Magazine as much as I did?  I particulary liked the ‘Portrait of a Lady’ story on Princess Diana and the interview with Kelly Wearstler.  I think it’s great that Matchbook is getting down and dirty with their interviews and asking all the questions we’d ask if we had the chance to meet them.  Thank you Katie and Jane for a wonderful, colorful issue!

I love that when Matchbook Mag asked: “You often profess your love for big jewelry.  What is the most treasured piece in your personal jewelry box? 

Kelly Wearstler’s response was: ” A yarn and wood necklace my boys made for me”

tugs on your heart strings a little bit

 

We’re constantly reminded that while blessed with a rich life, Princess Diana struggled through a lot of difficulties and humiliations while married to Prince Charles.   She eventually let the world know that ”Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be” and instead of shying away, became one of the most unique philanthropists of our time

It’s obvious that William and Harry adored their mother as much as she adored them

 

 

 

 





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House Beautiful dedicated their entire March issue to “the Power of Pink” and have shown us some very enticing ways to use the color without going overboard.  If you don’t subscribe to the magazine pick up a copy at your local magazine stand so you can see how to bring pink back into your life.. without having it look too feminine.  The men in your house have probably been steering you clear from pink because of its girly reputation.  Don’t let them stand in your way!  It’s warm, flattering, sexy and can help just about any mood ;-)  

This den has just the right amount of pink in the lacquered walls to make it warm and cozy without screaming barbie pink.  Plus the blue carpet cools down the room quite a bit as does the white sofa and ivory coffee table.

This MBR has a very soft hue of pink which keeps it warm and inviting

This LR ramps it up a bit with some florals mixed in with greens and citrines

It’s always nice to play earth tones (grey, brown, beige) against pink so that it doesn’t become the focus of the room and has interesting contrast throughout

You can never go wrong with making your daughters room the center of pink.  Afterall, the color was created for girls!

The greys play nicely in this tradtional room where you would never expect pink on the walls

So soft and serene.  I wouldn’t mind climbing into this bed at night!

All photos are from House Beautiful Magazine and can be seen online or in their March issue which will be on stands shortly.  Take a look at the entire issue to see how pink can inspire you even if it’s just a small chair in the corner of your room or a throw pillow that can easily be replaced.

 





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I attended a fabulous event the other night hosted by Margaret Russell who is the Editor in Chief at ELLE DECOR magazine.  She and her team invited me (among many others) to attend a cooking demonstration by Chef Daniel Boulud who is the author of ELLE DECOR’S ‘Daniel’s Dish’ column.  Not only was I honored to be included, but I was able to watch a master chef in his (actually GE’s) kitchen and sample one of the better meals I’ve had in a long time!  He (and his sous chef Cedric Tovar) prepared lamb kebabs, a side of pesto orzo and a yogurt sauce for dipping!  It was heavenly.  I’ve included some pictures from the evening as well as the recipes from Daniel.  I highly recommend trying this dish at your next dinner party.  It’s perfect for a casual backyard BBQ and will have all your guests raving by the time they leave.  Enjoy and thank you ELLE DECOR!

The beautiful GE studio in the AD building on 58th Street in NYC

The menu and image of the meal Daniel prepared

Daniel places the lamb kebabs on the grill

Daniel places the yogurt sauce into a side dish

..and the chef smiles as he presents the final dish!

Daniel Boulud and Margaret Russell

how perfect for your next summer BBQ!

The recipes so you can WOW your next guests





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It’s Elle Decor’s ignaugural salute to the best and brightest interior designers throughout the country.  Some are old and some are new.  Check out who they think belong on their newly created Top 25 A-List and see if you agree.  Not only do i see a lot that i like here, i’ve gone through each photograph and selected my favorite thing from each room.  Agree?  Disagree?  Have another designer in mind that you think should be added to the list?  Share it with us!

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Favorite part: painted brown back on the bookcases

Muriel Brandolini

Favorite item: leapord print throw pillows

Darryl Carter

Favorite aspect: the white painted beam, ceiling and walls

Eric Cohler

Favorite piece: bright orange coffee table

Robert Corturier

Favorite piece: glass hurricanes

Waldo Fernandez

Favorite part: dark mahogany stained floors

Steven Gambrel

Favorite items: turquoise glasses, white lamp and the trim on the curtains! (i couldn’t decide)

Victoria Hagen

Favorite thing: blue and white striped rug

Suzanne Kasler

Favorite item:  turquoise box and bright orange tray

Charlotte Moss

Favorite item: full white crisp roman shades

Joe Nahem

Favorite piece: glass and metal chandelier

Thomas O’Brien

Favorite thing: desk chair

Alex Papachristidis

Favorite item: Suzani table cloth

Miles Redd

Favorite item(s): rod iron and leather? x-benches

Katie Ridder

Favorite piece: white hour glass ceramic garden stool

Stephen Sills

Favorite item: mirrored and gilted coffee table

Michael S. Smith

Favorite piece: box pleated canopy

Matthew Patrick Smith

Favorite item: orange mottled wall

William Sofield

Favorite aspect: arched and decoritive ceiling

Robert Stilin

Favorite piece: “Too Good To Be True” artwork

Madeline Stuart

Favorite item(s): pair of mirrors on the back wall

Steven Volpe

Favorite thing: the way the tv is mounted to the silver pole

Kelly Wearstler

Favorite thing: lucite scrolled headboard

Bunny Williams

Favorite piece: white tufted english rolled arm chair

Vincente Wolfe

Favorite piece: antiqued wooden and glass bookcase

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