Monthly Archives: August 2010

Stairgazing – Stepping With The Stars

There are several truly architecturally outstanding staircases in the US. But none more so than the elegant curve and line of the elliptical spiral staircase in the beautiful Nathaniel Russell house in downtown Charleston. If flying staircases intrigue you as much as they do me, I would recommend an immediate visit quite beside seeing the rest of the beautiful house. I felt showing one of the greatest staircases built by an unknown architect would demonstrate how powerful an architectural element a staircase can be in any house. Continue reading

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It’s A Little Twisted

It is with high enthusiasm that I have found occurring all over the market, in the furniture houses that interpret antiques, trends and reproduce classical furniture of high quality, wonderful pieces with very impressive turnings. Continue reading

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Editor’s Word – In the heat of Summer

This issue of Decorator’s Insider covers sexy, sensual and very innovative new tub designs, some great examples of Oushak rugs, a ‘twisted’ new look at furniture design, a roundup of great shopping, auctions, fall books and art exhibits in This Hectic Life, plus the latest on Lemeau’s rebuilding of the 200 year old house she recently bought in Merida, Mexico. Continue reading

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Bathing Beauties – the sensually shaped, freestanding tub

Bathing Beauties – the sensually shaped, freestanding tub. It’s about glamour and sexy, beautiful, very new and very groundbreaking tubs. Continue reading

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Flying High on Magical Carpets

The magic of Oushak rugs lie in their wonderful palette of young colors that have oxidized over time into a sorbet of summery fruit colors. And their extraordinary fusion of tribal symbols and patterns mixed with ancient, more traditional Turkish Oushak/Smyrna designs. Continue reading

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Designer Passions – The Carter Doctrine

Darryl Carter is a man of many Passions but with a practical approach to real living. Home-based in Washington, D.C. I had the extraordinary pleasure of dining in his truly elegant townhouse on Embassy Row and listening carefully to the sanity and reason behind his Carter doctrines on design levity. Continue reading

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This Hectic Life


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The Yucatan in Mexico / Taking Stock


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