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Alexis Gregory

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Private Splendor: Great Families At Home By Alexis Gregory and Marc Walter The Vendome Press The cover photograph of this rather elegiac and lovely book seems to say it all. The table in a splendid red dining room is laden with flowers, china, crystal and candelabra. In front of a pair of gilded double doors stands an immaculately-attired butle... READ MORE
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Jeffrey Bilhuber

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There is a brittle wit and energy to Jeffrey Bilhuber that belies a more serious person. His range of reference is impressive, as is his ability to rarely say anything boring. Occasionally there is a sense that what he says is slightly rehearsed, and it probably has been, but only miliseconds beforehand in his very quick mind. He works at [&he... READ MORE
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Juan Pablo Molyneux

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What a grand, incredible world Mr Molyneux lives in, but what a thoughtful, courteous and cultured man he is. His design company works on some of the most astounding design projects in the world, palaces in India, a building in Russia for the ceremonial signing of treaties, castles in the Caribbean. The drawings he showed […]... READ MORE
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Marshall Watson

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We interviewed Marshall Watson on Valentine’s Day, which, if you remember was also the day of a fierce and gusting snow storm, one of those days when New Yorkers make a point of going about their business as normal, despite the weather. And so did we. Part of Marshall Watson’s great kindliness showed immediately when he insisted […]... READ MORE
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Nancy Corzine

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Furniture and textile designer, Nancy Corzine is tiny, elegant and very, very determined. Over the years she has single-handedly built a substantial business as well as raising three children. After nursing her mother through Alzheimer’s disease, she decided to spend a good deal of her time with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, a no... READ MORE
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Brian McCarthy

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If someone wanted an example of the differences between true professional and amateur or mediocre interior design, they could do no better than use Brian McCarthy’s lovely apartment as a case study. Although he himself is clearly a disciplined person, his apartment is so gracious that there is no sense of stiff perfectionism or stage management... READ MORE
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Patsy Tarr

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Patsy Tarr is really dedicated to her passion: The world of dance. She produces the extraordinary dance-related magazine 2wice that appears twice a year. It was a delight to interview someone who was so unselfconsciously engaged in something that she clearly loves with all her heart. She displayed a kind of shining, joyous enthusiasm that barely... READ MORE
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Keith and Chippy Irvine

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Keith and Chippy Irvine do seem to come from a different time when making and doing and cultivating inner resources were the focus of life, rather than whatever is the focus now … money making, self-promotion and acquisition.  They are both British, studied together there and eventually married here in the States where they have lived […... READ MORE
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Peter Pennoyer

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Peter Pennoyer’s work as an architect is firmly rooted in respect for classicism and tradition, designing as he does graceful, homes that acknowledge and incorporate our cultural connections to historical precedent. His office space combined antiques and the highest of high tech. His employees were as so many modern monks, meticulously working at... READ MORE
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Clare Fraser

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Traditional and sticking to it, Clare Fraser seeks to create the comfort and warmth she so prizes by favoring French furniture, antiques, rich fabrics and wall coverings. It might not be making the cover of Wallpaper magazine any time soon but then, given the pendulum swings of taste, you never know … and in the meantime she […]... READ MORE
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Robert Rufino

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Robert Rufino is this small-but-perfectly-formed elegant man who lives in a small-but-perfectly-formed elegant box. He had a splashy title at the time of this interview, Vice President of Creative Services and Visual Merchandising for Tiffany & Co. Today he is editor-at-large at House Beautiful (Ed’s note: Robert is currently interiors... READ MORE
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Sheila Bridges

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Sheila Bridges’ apartment in Harlem is spacious, airy and elegant, so it is easy to see why this area is becoming so sought after (the north end of the Park was only a couple of blocks away). Irritable signs on the doorways of apartment buildings shoo away potential stoop sitters, as the wealthy protect their own, […]... READ MORE

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