Donghia Unveils a Stunning New Showroom at the D&D Building

Photo: Matthew White Bravissimo! The folks at Donghia have done it again. Capitalizing on the old real estate maxim of “location, location, location,” the design powerhouse has decamped to a brand, spanking new, 18,000+ square foot, showroom at the heart of New York’s Design & Decoration (D&D) Building. Unprecedented in size and sheer glamour, Donghia’s new space consolidates two prior showrooms (Bergamo and Donghia) and welcomes Hinson to its stable of represented...
Anatomy of a Dining Room

Anatomy of a Dining Room

Photo: Matthew White Ever since shelter magazines were born, there’s been a frenzy to try to relate how to design a beautiful room. These “how to” tips often don’t translate to a different space so instead of sharing how to “create the look” we thought it might be interesting to dissect a room we designed, and explain why each decision was...

Party Central – Setting up a Bar at Home

Photo: Art Gray As autumn brings cooler weather, our attention turns to indoor entertaining. Key to that is a simple bar that provides everything one needs to create some cheer on a chilly evening. We are of the mind that wet-bars at home are often overproduced and unnecessary. All that is truly required is a nice large tray on a console or...

Banq on it!

When it comes to smart interiors, there’s always room for a trusty banquette. Essentially an upholstered bench with a back, this armless wonder takes on many forms, all designed to provide extra seating in frequently challenging spaces. More for perching than lounging, the banquette usually plays a featured role in cocktail settings, eat-in kitchens, and other nooks where its open sides permit easy access and...
Country Pursuits – The Hillsdale General Store

Country Pursuits – The Hillsdale General Store

It’s been about 15 years since I had my antiques shop in Pasadena, California, and somehow that shop bug has never left me. Since then, I’ve moved to New York and besides working in the city, I have settled into the wonderful town of Hillsdale, in Columbia County NY. The overwhelming desire to restore every old building I’ve ever met has finally caught up with me with the purchase of an old building at the center of our hamlet, thanks to the partnership of David...