Reefer MOD-ness High Design at MetHome’s Showtime House

Reefer MOD-ness High Design at MetHome’s Showtime House

For our room at Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House, we were given the challenge of designing a space based on the hit television series Weeds. From the show’s latest season, we were inspired by the newfound confidence, edginess and heightened sex appeal of the lead character, Nancy Botwin (played by Mary Louise...
Vacation Week in W(h)ine Country

Vacation Week in W(h)ine Country

For my summer vacation, I spent a week at my recently built home in the rolling hills of Dutchess County in upstate New York. A good two years ago now, my partner, Steve, and I found a beautiful piece of property and set about building our dream house. Thinking we were finally going to be able to kick back and enjoy all of our efforts, we scheduled our first extended stay at the...
The Great TV Debate: Show or Stow?

The Great TV Debate: Show or Stow?

In the not-so-distant-past, most designers would have considered it de rigeur to hide the television. With the advent of flat panel screens and sleeker designs, however, the TV has come out of the closet and is celebrating its pride. While there are still stalwarts who would never put the pesky screen on prominent display, we’re of the mind that it’s largely a function of room use and personal...
Clearly Classic New Markets and New Designs

Clearly Classic New Markets and New Designs

When Matthew White and Frank Webb launched the Clearly Classic Collection (their line of acrylic occasional tables) a year ago, the objective was to make chic, functional tables that were well priced. The response has been so positive that White Webb has expanded the collection as well as the available...
My Kind of Town

My Kind of Town

Venice. The word alone makes me smile. And my favorite architect? Without a doubt, that would be Palladio. This summer, I was fortunate to enjoy both by celebrating Palladio’s upcoming 500th birthday while taking in Venice’s spectacular Festa del Redentore. Linking these two historic celebrations were four days of events benefiting Save Venice...