Love finding a new lighting source! If there is one aspect of the design business that I am a total junky about it is lighting…although, I must confess I go absolutely crazy over fabrics as well but that’s another post!
Who is my latest passion in the lighting business?
I am always writing about interesting and unusual design and art that I see as I am hopping around this wild and wonderful world we live in. I thought for a change I would put up something more personal…something about a new aspect of my design business that I am very excited about. It is called The Curated Manse.
Basically, The Curated Manse is a unique way to see the design potential of an apartment you are purchasing through top level virtual design. It also provides the ability to furnish a home or an apartment with top level interior design assistance and stylish and curated furnishings via an excellent turn-key service we offer.
Shields & Company Interiors, began this part of our interior design business in order to satisfy a client from India who was moving into a spectacular penthouse apartment in New York City and wanted everything picked out and executed quickly. The entire project was completed by communicating through our fabulous renderings. AND our wonderful client…for she definitely was one…had no need to travel to New York City to envision the final results of her project.
I must emphasize that we are talking about high end turn-key design, which begins with the client receiving beautifully executed renderings completely detailed, showing what each room will look … down to each itty-bitty detail so that there are no surprises. That also includes everything needed to live comfortably in the apartment or home: fine art, accessories, TV and stereo equipment, plus towels, dishes, pots & pans…you name it…all is selected before the completion of the project.
We have executed some very luxurious projects at some of the best addresses in New York City, as well as renderings for several new real estate development projects undertaken by major firms and brokers here in the city.
I should emphasize that The Curated Manse provides its unique services to all levels of interior design, commercial and residential.
Recently, we completed a simpler project with Mondo Collection of a total makeover of a two-bedroom suite at the Lombardy Hotel in midtown Manhattan. I think you will enjoy this terrific video walk through put together by Alan Barry Photography...so please take a peek:
If you are looking for a fabulous place to stay when you visit New York City you can always book this suite for you and your family! I know you will find it more than comfortable and luxurious for a hotel suite. AND, don’t forget to mention to the front desk that you know the design team that completed the renovation & design, The Curated Manse Team at Shields & Company!
Ciao, ciao…’til next time!
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One thing you can say about me is that I love to be interviewed and in front of a camera…especially when doing it on the fly! I find I am at my best when winging it and just so stiff and miserable when I have practiced a speech or a presentation. That’s just my personality, I suppose.
So, when Gary Buxbaum of Hailey Furniture Group invited me over to do a live stream interview about myself and my business I didn’t give it a second thought. Actually, I didn’t even ask him what he was going to ask me. Truth be told, my head is so full of interiors design stories and details I should really write a book entitled “Interior Design: The Good, The Bad / The Beautiful, The Ugly”!
Okay, only kidding…I think!
Today’s post is that very live stream video that was generated in July. You will have an opportunity to see me in action and learn a lot about my new business at Shields & Company called “The Curated Manse.”
Daniel and I now generate for the Real Estate industry some rather exquisite interior design driven virtual renderings that will blow your sox off. And, we are involved in providing model apartments, sales offices, luxury rentals and high end staging for new development marketing here in NYC as well as for high end real estate brokers selling those kazillion dollars apartments.
Hope you enjoy the opportunity to see me talk the talk of interior design!
Ciao, ciao ’til next time!
Paris is still the city to visit if you want to stay in a fabulously chic and sophisticated boutique hotel. I use as a supreme example, the distinct Hotel Du Petit Moulin, located in the Marais District of Paris on Rue du Poitou.
The Marais District, with a rich history dating back to the 13th Century, is where today one finds The Picasso Museum and the Opéra Bastille , as well as charming boutiques, cafes, restaurants and the latest fashion finds. With all of this in mind, enter stage left the outrageously talented Christian Lacroix, who, as you now from previous blogs on Dezignlicious, has ventured into the wild and wonderful world of interior design.
Lacroix is responsible for the titillating update of the Hotel Du Petit Moulin. It is full throttle Lacroix with bright colors,…THINK RED… mixed patterns and an array of exciting furnishings…and all with an upbeat French insouciante.
I am totally and completely smitten by the ingenuity of Lacroix’s and his take on interior design. I definitely chalk it all up to his place as a top fashion designer of haute couture. He is “dressing” the rooms much like he dressed his runway models…totally devoid of any inhibition and looking to create a haute couture of interiors that is both memorable and distinctive. Yea for Lacroix…I love it!
Interestingly enough, I have always been an admirer of his fashion sense but never saw myself wearing any of his clothing. I have also always enjoyed his inspirations in the furniture world, although in the past, most of his ideas pushed the envelope into beautiful but some what cartoon-like pieces that would be hard pressed to find comfortable accommodations in most homes.
Well for this lady, Lacroix has finally found his interior design groove, so to speak. Actually, his designs for Roche Bobois have always been super attractive to me. There he has mixed the past with the present…always with a French orientation…and added his touch for colorful + exciting fabrics to reinvent the classic French bergere, chaise or fauteuil.
Whatever your taste is in interior design and whether you prefer traditional or contemporary interiors you have got to admit that no one does it like Christian Lacroix. AND wouldn’t you just like to spend at least one night in the Hotel Du Petit Moulin?
Ciao, ciao ’til next time!
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