Our family tradition during the Holidays is to come into the city to have some fun and see the sights. This year we started by visiting the Historical NYC Public Library. We were amazed by the intricate wood carvings in the ceilings and the soaring columns with decorative detail. We stumbled upon a photography exhibit entitled ‘The Public Eye’ that ran the gamut from old to new images…
I joined the WithIt NY chapter to tour the Holiday House in NYC. It was located at The Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Individual rooms were decorated by many talented Interior Designers in Holiday themes celebrating life’s special occasions. The entry donation benefitted The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I just came back from visiting friends in Panama and was amazed by the beauty and diversity of the country. It seems to have everything…old world charm, rich history, modern architecture, exciting night life, beautiful suburbs… to mountains, tropical forests, local artisans and a palm tree lined Pacific Ocean coastline to die for. We experienced it all!
Newport Rhode Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is rich in history, boasting the highest number of surviving Colonial buildings in the US (according to Wiki) and was founded in 1639. During the Gilded Age in the mid-1800’s, wealthy Southern planters seeking to escape the oppressive heat, built ‘Summer cottages’ such as the Breakers…
The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.
“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”