Marianne Rohrlich gets a big cover story in this issue and it hits the spot. "Bling, Black & Beyond" correctly identifies the resurgence of black as a decor staple of the new FAB direction, but the better point is that COLOR & ORNAMENTATION are coming back and black is merely a background.
For Zac Posen, a Refuge From the Runway: Surprise, flashy Zac Posen likes a cozy, traditional Village retreat.
The First Lady of English Country Style: F-a-s-c-i-n-a-t-i-n-g story of designer and socialite Nancy Lancaster, as new biography comes out by Martin Wood. Mitchell Owens calls it the "best looking [coffee table] book" since 2000.
Nest Egg or One-Armed Bandit?: Buying real estate is not always a winning game. Here's some background on a few buyers who have seen both boom and bust.
- You Can Sit on Your Parks, or Save Them: This is a bit of a snoozer (surprising for Anne Raver!), but if you want to know more about public park preservation, here you go.
For the Gulf Coast, a Rehabilitation Effort: The National Trust for Historic Preservation is concerned that many historic buildings on the Gulf Coast will be bulldozed. This is all about their efforts in the region.
Questions: I'd like to trade my miniblinds for curtains. What's fresh and not too expensive?
PARIS CURRENTS: Maison et Objet
- Lucile Hyacinthe-Lafarge from L'Estelle specializes in gilt cabinetry