My life has been filled with numerous vacations spent on some of the prettiest beaches in this world. As many of you know, my permanent residence is on Fire Island, that infamous sand bar floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island. Well, I think I found the Mexican Continue reading
Washington, D.C. is a great town to visit and is full of classical government monuments and office buildings and marvelous museums to meander through. After a tumultuous day participating in The Woman’s March Continue reading
I highly recommend traveling off season…if life allows it. Prices are better, the crowds are non existent and you can really get the feeling for the place you are visiting. My latest destination was Continue reading
Daniel VanHall “The Design Escort” and co-owner of Shields & Company Interiors shares a fantastic bedroom in the heart of New York City done with chic white bedding. No matter what style or color scheme your room is you will always make a good impression with all white. A bed takes up a lot of expensive real estate so it must look good and be comfortable. The look can be achieved on any budget by shopping economically at Bed Bath & Beyond or at higher end custom shops like Casa Del Bianco where Daniel put together this beautiful all Italian linen bed ensemble with white sheets, white quilted coverlet and white duvet cover and pillow cases with an elegant blue stitched detailing.
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!
These are a few of my favorite things
These are few of my favorite things
Foyers with white and black polished marbles
Windows with lush drapery and views
These are few of my favorite things
When the space bites
When the décor stinks
When I’m feeling ill
I simply bring in all my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!
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?
Daniel Vanhall, “The Design Escort”, and co-owner of Shields & Company Interiors shares a fabulous source for contemporary furnishings that is not known to the general public at large. The Dennis Miller Associates Showroom is a hot spot for designers who are “in the know” and looking for knockout pieces to wow their clients. Daniel is spreading the word to his followers in an effort to enlighten people who are assembling a home or just hungry for great design and a change of pace from the mundane big box retail stores. Fine furniture makers like Jiun Ho and Wendell Castle are just a couple of artisans available specifically at Dennis Miller that will make any interior sing whether it is designed by a pro or not!
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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!