Someone’s In the Kitchen with Martha

Skylands 4Good Morning Lacquered lifers! Just an inspiration shot from me today, Martha Stewart’s kitchen at Skylands. Located in Maine, this home was completed for the Edsel Ford family in 1925, and the family occupied the house until 1980. When Martha purchased the home in 1997, it came complete with furniture, linens, and china. And look at all that china! And the sinks. And the walls. And the floors. For someone who appreciates historic architecture like Martha Stewart does, this home is something special … it’s her favorite.

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A New Beginning, at The End

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Good Morning Lacquered Lifers. The End. No not “The End” of this post, but rather a post about The End. Montauk, Long Island that is. Designed by the famed NYC-based interiors firm Roman & Williams, this house is very special – and yet didn’t start out that way. Built in the 1950s, with an unimpressive 1980s addition, the duo was able to completely change the look and feel of the house without doing a huge renovation. The simple addition of wood windows and doors, and removal of drywall has reinvigorated what was an otherwise dull house. The result? A house that wholeheartedly reflects the bohemian “surf’s up” attitude that made Montauk the destination that it is today. Well done Roman & Williams. No big surprise coming from the design duo behind NYC hotspots The Dutch, Lafayette, and the Highline Hotel. The End. Montauk 5Montauk 4Montauk 3Montauk 2Montauk 1
Photos via Roman & Williams 

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Cocktail Hour on East 66th Street

IMG_9557Good Morning Lacquered Lifers! Rabbit Rabbit. Last week I was up north doing some work for clients, and before I left for the airport I had a quick moment to pop into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. What a great house this year, on 66th between Park and Madison, and what a wonderful group of designers. It was a real treat. And clearly, all the designers are ready to have a good time. There seemed to be a preponderance of bar set ups at the Show House … oh don’t worry, I was thrilled because we know how I love a good cocktail, so I thought I would share some of the bar vignettes with you. Happy Monday! IMG_9565 IMG_9571 IMG_9600 IMG_9606

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