Designer Profile: Jean de Merry

Christian Darnaud-Maroselli and Jean De Merry created their furniture line with a mission to marry old-world techniques with a new perspective. The result: a French deco-inspired collection of lighting, case goods, seating, and decorative art pieces that showcase rich materials (think: luxe shagreen, delicate parchment, burnished bronze) for a look that’s fresh, sleek, unexpected, and…

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Designer Profile: Paloma Contreras

Paloma Contreras is an interior decorator, tastemaker, and award-winning design blogger who believes that every home should be a reflection of the people who inhabit its walls. She pairs classic silhouettes and timeless pieces with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color to create comfortable, luxurious spaces.     What inspired this career…

Designer Profile: Ohara Davies-Gaetano

As a Laguna Beach-based designer, Ohara Davies-Gaetano’s projects cater to their idyllic surroundings, with seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces, ocean vistas at every turn, and window-side soaking tubs. But her designs demand attention in their own right. Ethereal palettes, whitewashed woods, French-influenced furnishings, and thoughtful architectural details make for interiors that are grand yet intimate, and…

Designer Dilemma: What To Do With A Client’s Old Furniture?

As featured in Architectural Digest. Above interior by Drake Design Associates and photo by Marco Ricca. When redecorating means “out with the old, in with the new”, where exactly should the old go? For interior designers starting work on a new project, developing a compelling design scheme is just part of the effort—sometimes figuring out what to do with…

Sophisticated Pieces Inspired By Our Favorite Restaurants

For design lovers, a restaurant visit can be less about the food than it is about seeing the architecture and interior décor scheme. This is especially true in New York City, where well-designed restaurants nearly outnumber boutiques and shops. There’s inspiration on every block — but today, we’re focusing on three favorites of our team:…

Designer Profile: Robin Henry

Connecticut designer Robin Henry approaches her work with the exuberance and imagination of an artist. Her interiors follow suit, with happy color palettes, playful details, and a thoughtful blend of traditional and contemporary touches for a vibe that’s charming and carefree. What inspired this career path for you?  As a child, I used to draw…

Things We Love: Spring Edition

If we could use one word to describe this month, it would be “unpredictable”. March brings the promise of blooming flowers, blue skies, and friendlier temperatures. Yet the reality is usually grey days, blustery winds, and the odd snow shower—especially here in New York City. However, we’re choosing to look to the bright side, focusing on the beautiful sights…