Category: Art & Books

Fall Books: Markham Roberts, New York Mid-Century and Haute Couture Ateliers.

I have three wonderful new books to tell you about today, covering three of my favorite topics: interior design, New York and haute couture. Decorating: the Way I see It by Markham Roberts, Principal Photography by Nelson Hancock Markham Roberts, who trained with Mark Hampton, has decorated some of the chicest interiors of our time so his […]

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Art Walls, Part 29 + Looking for Art

Thanks so much for all the nice comments and all the pins (and repins!) of my dining room art wall last week. That reminded me of all the new art walls I’ve come across in the past couple of months so let’s take a look, shall we? I’m sure you’ve already seen this room all […]

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Art Walls, Part 28 (It’s Roundup Time Again!)

You may have thought you had seen the last of my Art Walls posts after I exhausted my files. But posting less frequently = a whole slew of new ones. So let’s get to it, shall we? These are mainly of the mixed media/mixed frames variety (my favorite)….. This is an oldie but a goodie […]

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Home Chic by India Mahdavi

I’ve been a fan of India Mahdavi for a long time which won’t come as a surprise to you if you’re familiar with her offbeat, international style. So when I read she had a new book coming out, I pre-ordered it and even though I only received it last week, it’s already becoming a favorite […]

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Design Library Essentials

This post is a long time coming. Of all the requests for posts, the one I’ve been asked for the most is a roundup of my must-have and/or favorite design books. Well, the list is very long so I’m going to divide it up into a few parts and I’ll start with what I consider […]

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My Best Decorating Advice for Creating a Personal Home

The title of this post may sound like it’s going to be some long dissertation but actually, it could not be simpler. My best advice for creating a truly unique and personal home is this: buy original art. If you’re a regular FTRB reader you know that I’m a huge art lover and that I’m somewhat […]

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