We recently joined Houzz for an evening of discussion at the Antique & Artisan Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Here’s a few of our favourite pieces of furniture and art from the the collection.

 

Houzz is teaming up with Murphy Brothers Contracting and Gibbons Digital for a unique course on Social Media for Architects, Interior Designers and Shelter Industry Professionals.

Houzz representative Michael Stein will be speaking on how to communicate more effectively with clients and engage your audience using Houzz and integrated technologies.

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$20 donation to the Food Bank for Westchester

Locations/Times:
Wednesday Sept. 10th from 5:30-7:30
Molly Spillane’s – 211 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck NY 10543

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Thursday Sept. 11th from 5:30-7:30
Westchester Magazine – 2 Clinton Avenue, Rye NY 10580

Space is limited. Must register to attend.
To register, go to: houzz-events.eventbrite.com

 

 

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We love these playful new equestrian-inspired wallpapers from Hermes! amb02_211039-proportional_1000x1000_q90

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After a long, long winter we can’t help but crave that “island feel”. Even if you’re not lucky enough to be jetsetting off to warmer climates, we invite you unpack your resort wear and get inspired with a punch of the tropics from these cool accents of palms, ferns, playful citrus tones, and clean black and white. You can almost smell the warm ocean breeze …

Vintage French White Plaster Palm Torchere from Chairish

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Vans Shoes

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Cole & Son Palm Leaves Wallpaper

Solange Knowles – Mia Moretti x Pencey – NY Magazine

Nikky Hilton’s LA home – InStyle

Christian Lacroix Sol Y Sombra Teapot

 

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Yesterday marked the opening of the Stamford Antique & Artisan Center‘s 2nd Annual Garden Show. The fabulous garden show gave us hope of spring weather actually arriving!

It’s that time to think about entertaining outdoors making the garden another room to consider.

Through April 6th, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm peruse the vast variety of antiques for the garden and plants from over a 100 antiques and horticulture dealers. On top of all the great shopping, the Garden Show has created a massive fantasy garden. Here’s some garden shots for inspiration.

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And below are photos of a landscaping design done by Kwinter Design in Woodstock, NY.photo 1 photo 2

The sixteenth edition of the Armory Show hosted 205 galleries from 35 countries. This year’s show beat expectations, boasting strong sales and high prices. View some of our favorite works from the Contemporary and Modern Armory Shows.

Damien Hirst, Spin Painting, 2008

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life with Four Roses and Pear, 1968

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Richard Serra, McKinnon’s Point, 1995

Francesco Clemente, Anna Netrebko, 2008

Patrick Jacobs –Pierogi Gallery Artists

Patrick Jacobs, 2013 – Pierogi Gallery

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John O’Connor, Butterfly, 2013 – Pierogi Gallery

Julian Opi, Johanna, 2013

Olivo Barbieri, Alps, 2013 – Yancey Richards Gallery

Frank Thiel, Perito Moreno #17, 2013

Frank Thiel, Perito Moreno #17, 2013

Join Brendan, thousands of designers, and more than 300 leading companies for the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. On Sunday, March 23rd from 2-3pm Brendan will be taking part in an Architectural Digest Designer Seminar Series panel discussion hosted by Hampton Designer Showhouse producer Tony Manning, and including designers Robert Passal and Ed Ku of Coffinier Ku Design. Created to engage the design community in a lively dialogue, the panel will be discussing what to look for in visiting a showhouse, the secrets that designers use to make their showhouse rooms both glamorous and livable, and what showhouse visitors can hope to come away with in terms of ideas for their own homes. All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor.

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Brendan speaking at the 2013 Home Show

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2–3 P.M. SHOWHOUSE INSIGHTS

Also at the 2014 Home Show are featured areas:

MADE

Juried galleries featuring the work of more than 150 artists and designers–more than half of them exhibiting for the first time. Shop local and emerging artisans alongside international studios for the newest in original art, ceramics, glass, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles, and lighting.

reFRESH

The largest collection of luxury and premium kitchen, bath, and building products from more than 100 companies. Including new innovations and product launches in categories such as ovens, ranges, cooktops, ventilation, bath and decorative hardware, cabinetry, countertops, stone, tile, flooring, windows and doors, and more. Stop in for culinary demonstrations happening throughout reFRESH.

FURNITURE + FURNISHINGS

Home-furnishings brands, designers, and dealers latest designs for indoors and out. Presenting a wide range of  pieces from around the world, including contemporary and classic furniture, lighting, carpets, decorative accessories, and outdoor furnishings.

NEW AT THE SHOW

  • The Outdoor Pavillion features product showcase from Sunbrella, D’Apostrophe, Caliber Range Corporation, Stuv America, and American Range.
  • The Shops at ADHDS debuts product to buy from The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, DwellStudio + AllModern, Plat du Jour, Christophe Pourny, The American Design Club, Cire Trudon, and more.
  • More than 40 decorarted tables at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN.

2014 is all about statement pieces, and we’re not shying away from bold gold and blacks!

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

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The Dean Hotel – Providence Rhode Island

Ostrich Wrapped Column Floor Lamp by Karl Springer / Michael Laut Fossil Lamps

Ostrich Wrapped Column Floor Lamp by Karl Springer / Michael Laut Fossil Lamps

Herve Van der Straeten Lamps for Ralph Pucci & Curtis Jere Mirror

Jade Rude Mirror

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Sergio Rodrigues Mole Chair

Mastercraft Polished Brass Quatrefoil Dining Table

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Look inside the Kwinter & Co. designed Woodstock cabin featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine™  Winter 2014 issue.

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The 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom weekend home was reworked to open up the floor plan putting the focus on the original cabin space and lends to hosting. “They love to cook and entertain and are big on group activities,” designer and Kwinter & Co.’s founder, Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz told Luxe. The owners, a Manhattan-based couple, hold everything from dinner parties to paintball shootouts in the woods on the property. 

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“Fresh, sophisticated and hip, with a little campy glamour thrown in,”  the lounge-like vibe includes a pair of custom Avery Boardman sofas, a vintage pressed-crocodile Karl Springer table from Lobel Modern and a custom Kwinter & Co. designed fixture made by Remains Lighting.

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Mongolian lamb from Kwinter & Co.’s private collection covers the owner’s existing bench, complimented by a B&B Italia sofa and vintage Karl Springer coffee table from Lobel Modern.

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In the Master Bedroom the Kwinter & Co. designed nailhead-detailed, wall-to-wall headboard, fabricated by Avery Boardman is offset by a David Weeks fixture from Ralph Pucci, custom sconces from Marsia Holzer Studio and a photograph by Elger Esser from Hamburg Kennedy Photographs.

LuxMag_NYC_Winter2014_KwinterDesign6A work by Richard Serra from Barbara Krakow Gallery above Marimekko linens and vintage kilims bring life to a bedroom. Precipice Denali wallpaper from Flat Vernacular accent the bathroom with a Kwinter & Co. designed, poured concrete sink fabricated by hand by the builder, John Bilotti.

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The indoor-outdoor rug designed by Kwinter & Co. and made by Liora Manne rests under the Lord Norman Foster’s Arc table for Molteni&C and a fixture by CL Sterling & Son in the all season room.

A Holiday table setting can be an opportunity to paint a canvas, to create a scene that can be as rememberable as the event. Whether you are preparing a table for giving thanks or hosting an Autumn dinner party first considering some concise design concepts will help you carry your vision through to fruition. Here’s a few concepts we liked juxtaposed together.

Clean, Modern & Elemental

Vintage Chic Craftsmanship

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Bold Black and Gold

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Sameach!