From Designers

Designer Profile: Elena Calabrese

Bring the breezy Bay Area dreamscape into your own space with pieces consigned by designer Elena Calabrese. From benches to tables, these pieces combine natural, earthy tones with elevated designs to create a luxurious look that credits the California style. What inspired this career path for you?  After a decade in the fashion industry designing…

Designer Profile: Michelle Williams

Mixing modern pieces with traditional designs, Michelle can move from Baroque to Herman Miller in a few short steps. With her broad scope of experience and open mind, clients always feel confident in Michelle’s effortless ability to carry out their vision with care. What inspired this career path for you? I didn’t find interior design,…

Designer Profile: Chad James

Discover the creations of Chad James from the Chad James Group, an architectural consulting and design firm located in Tennessee. His team works to deliver designs individual to the client, from entire home renovations to boutique hotels. Timeless in their approach, these rich compositions promote the deepest appreciation for creativity. Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck  …

Designer Profile: Taylor Spellman

Taylor Spellman is a natural in front of the camera. It’s no surprise, then, that the host of Bravo’s “Yours, Mine or Ours” got her start as a dancer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater before switching gears to launch her own design company at 23. Spellman’s bold, direct style helped her carve a niche…

Designer Profile: Carey Karlan

Award winning interior designer Carey Karlan is the principal of interior design firm Last Detail located in Darien, CT. Carey’s approach to design embraces the concept of flexibility. She listens intently to her clients and prides herself on having the ability to envision and create interiors to suit any size of style of home and…

Designer Profile: Parker Kennedy Living

Parker Kennedy Living, founded by Lance Jackson and David Ecton, describe their look as “Preppy on the Edge”. The interiors are fresh while maintaining a deep-rooted interest in the traditional, and exhibit Palm Beach overtones. Lance shared with us more about his inspiration, creative process, and more. What inspired this career path for you? Lance:…

Designer Profile: Jordan Carlyle

With a penchant for luxe shagreen, sculptural brass, and sleek, Art Deco-inspired furnishings (many of which are from his own line, Carlyle Collective), it’s no surprise that designer Jordan Carlyle lists Kelly Wearstler and Jacques Grange as two of his biggest inspirations. With his edgy, tactile and utterly cool style, there’s no doubt this young…

Staged To Sell

Above interior by Michelle Workman Staging a great apartment isn’t about adding a few well-chosen pieces of furniture. Instead, it’s about capturing the imagination of buyers who might not realize the true potential before them. “The staging — whether it’s a full replacement of furniture in an empty home, or a reworking of existing furniture…

Designer Profile: Nina Magon of Contour Design

The mastermind behind Contour Design is not afraid of bold design choices. Nina’s interiors are full of visual punch while keeping the design elements clean for an overall sophisticated result. What inspired this career path for you? I obtained my undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where I received a Bachelor’s of…

Designer Profile: SWOON, The Studio

Enter SWOON, the multi-disciplinary design firm run by Samantha Sano and Joslyn Taylor. The studio’s team caters to a full range of style needs — from luxury branding and art direction to residential and commercial interior design. SWOON brings their clients’ dreams closer to reality through their commitment to detail, artistic vision, and spirited sensibility.…