Interiors: Personal Backstory

March 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

Being the daughter of two very well known fashion-involved parents may not mean you’ll be gifted with any kind of creative bone in your body… but Patricia Herrera Lansing seems to have the touch.

Featured in this Vogue article, Lansing’s home is full of her favourite things.

Loads of colour, pattern and beautiful large-scale art pieces make up the interior of her family’s Manhattan home. I’m amazed at the mingling of small and medium sized prints against large swatches of bold colour. And I love modern patterns on traditional upholstered furniture. But what I love most is Lansing’s selection of art, especially the one hung in the Dining Room. I’d love to have Lansing herself walk us through her home and recount it’s backstory.

My own professional secret: Make every client’s home personal to them! That way, I really have no excuse but to leave when it’s all done. Shucks darn it!

Roaming: The High Line in NYC

February 29, 2012 § 2 Comments

Imagine a train on its track flying through the air. Winding. Clanking. Rattling. Slinking through urban rough patches.

Now imagine the train is gone. What’s left behind is a steel track, elevated above the eastern streets of Manhattan. Just above the hustle. Outside earshot of traffic. A new, winding, pedestrian, urbane garden. Installation art mixed with lawn greens, interspersed with intimate views into, at times, extremely close, residential windows.

I can’t believe how much I loved it.

It’s The High Line and a ‘must visit’ attraction next time you visit New York City.  (All photos by designchickee)

Oh, can I live here? DVF

February 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

Diane von Furstenberg’s (aka DVF) penthouse residence in Manhattan… Her corporate headquarters just below. Sigh… what a dream!

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