During the pandemic, the city of Palm Beach saw an uptick in interest—and not from its usual set of octogenarian residents: the tony town once best known for its elegant retirees has become one of the preeminent hot spots for young families seeking space, and sun. It’s safe to say that the land of Addison Mizner architecture, Kennedy mythology and Pulitzer prints is shedding its stuffy persona. And now that travel restrictions .
Daniela Villegas talks about her new insect-inspired coffee table and a love of books. If you follow Los Angeles-based Mexican jeweller Daniela Villegas on Instagram, you may have spied that big cricket in her living room. A fairly recent addition to her space, it is a wicker coffee table by Mexican artist Mario Lopez Torres, who is known for his sculptures and metal-accented objects and furniture. “He is an incredible .
For over 150 years Kittinger has been a common household name but what is Kittinger? Who is Kittinger? In 1866, a year after the Civil War had consummated, George and Oliver Colie opened a paper company in Buffalo, NY. After a few years of success they began handcrafting upholstered furniture at their paper plant. In 1885 “Colie & Son” were prosperous enough with their “snappy, original styles in Parlous .
Sweet Lullaby Nurseries are created for babies but best designed for parents, says Anna-Louise Wolfe, who created a soothing second floor “crib” with masculine and feminine elements to make it suitable for children of any gender. A floral vine wallcovering with blues and greens establishes the palette, which is punctuated by white furnishings such as a Jenny Lind-style crib and a white rattan cabinet with a pagoda shape. “There’s .
Not a week goes by without one of our clients proclaiming that they have featured Century Furniture in their homes for decades. Harley Ferguson Shuford, Sr. established Century Furniture Company in 1947 and he built a plant in Hickory, North Carolina. In 1952, Mr. Shuford hired Raymond K. Sobota to design for Century. Sobota’s forty year relationship with Century is considered the reason Century was known for style and .
Fu Dogs Who? Fu Dogs are staples in home decor known for their highly stylistic features and ability to blend into any environment. They have a rich history which spans back thousands of years to the Han Dynasty. Fu/Foo Dogs or correctly known as Fu Lions, meant to be positioned in pairs, are highly auspicious symbols believed to protect the building from harmful spiritual influences. Proper placement of the pair is vital to .
Angelo Donghia, acclaimed interior designer, born in Vandergrift PA in 1935. Working in his father’s tailoring shop as a child, he grew an eye for design. His father actually gave him his first interior design job! He founded Donghia Furniture Inc. in 1968. Donghia Headquarters in New York expanded to their first showroom in Los Angeles in 1976. He had a unique modern approach to interior design and transformed .
You Can Go Antiquing in Palm Beach From the Comfort of Your Couch There are more than a few reasons why Southerners make the trek down to the Sunshine State every year: families flock to Disney, foodies are lured by fresh catch, and pretty much everyone can appreciate the peninsula’s miles and miles of great beaches. It’s the most stylish of these tourists, however, that go for one important .
Antiquing on a Historic Florida Highway—From Your Couch If ever there was a stretch of road in the South that offered vintage and antique lovers their own kind of paradise, it might just be the slip of South Dixie Highway that runs smack through the middle of West Palm Beach. Design dreamers have flocked there for decades to sift through shops selling fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties decor shed .
John McGuire and Elinor Stevenson met on the eve of World War II; he was in the Navy, she was a navigation instructor. They fell in love and got married after the war, eventually settling in San Francisco. At first, there was no sign of what was to come. He worked at Standard oil and then sold newspaper ads for the San Francisco Examiner, she worked for Boeing Aircraft .
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