Holiday Tables

The holiday season is upon us, table decorations are once again playing a big role in event planning for all the parties to come. The December issue Elle Decoration UK gets it right with she’s antique table settings.




Put On Display


A well curated collection deserves an even more carefully selected bookcase. Mixing books and accessories really makes a statement, but the bookcase that they are displayed in truly sets the tone of the collection.


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Editorial Inspiration

A beautifully curated dining room is featured in the September issue of Architectural Digest.  

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Editorial Inspiration

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An original antique workbench is shown in a family’s Puglia home featured in AD Italia


England circa 1850 workbench in bleached wood. (AY37)

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A Curated LA

If you find yourself in Los Angeles with nothing to do then be thankful for the people behind This site was created to map out and promote the artistic community in Los Angeles. While it’s not solely featuring interior design or antiques it does allow for artistic stimulation through different mediums. It’s a way for the LA art community to see its whole self, to coalesce and grow as an international art capital.

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Bookcase Clutter

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A bookcase severs a purpose. That purpose is to hold and display books and various objects. However its the way the bookcase is displayed that defines the characteristics of the owner. Is it a minimal and streamlined bookcase free of any excess articles or is it filled to the brim with everything and anything? I mean a bookcase can be appreciated in either state but it’s a little more fun to have a chaotic case of curiosities, don’t you think?

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Foley & Cox Top Picks

Foley & Cox Top Picks


BA100 – these sophisticated Bergere’s would add a refined, gentlemanly touch to the corner of a living room or library.  The combination of cane, leather, and mahogany make them a timeless classic that evokes an English sensibility that is both relaxed and elegant.


AR10 – this fantastic light would add just the right amount of industrial age and strength over a kitchen island.  The scale and clean lines of the fixture make it a focal point and enables the piece to be the central “character” for a transitional room.


Foley & Cox is an international design firm with incredible taste. We loved hearing what their favorite pieces are. You can learn more about them on their website –

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Dealer’s Choice

I’m honored to have my Los Angeles home in the March issue of Elle Decor (now on news stands). As the story points out, I wanted to utilize the contemporary backdrop of a high rise building with plate glass windows for my art and antique collection spanning 3 centuries and a lifetime of  buying trips around the world.

As you can see the antique furnishings have simple straight lines corresponding with the liner contemporary architecture which illustrates how antiques can complement a modern aesthetic.

This project was a departure from my home in Laguna Beach (seen in the November 2014 issue of Architectural Digest) where the antiques found home in a more traditional English manor house environment.

The contrast of the two homes demonstrate the versatility of antiques. I Hope you enjoy the story.

Read the entire story in the March 2015 issue of Elle Decor on news stands now.

It was a pleasure to work with the talented photographer Bjorn Wallander, and the legendary Robert Rufino Interiors Editor.

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