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With the impending arrival of the newest member to the Tilton Fenwick family (Anne’s baby due April!) we’ve had a special interest in baby/child/parent/nursery research which lead us to the discovery of the fantastic site, The Glow. From their “About” page…
The Glow is a glimpse into the world of inspiring and fashionable moms. Here you’ll find their styling ideas, go-to gear, multitasking secrets, and enviable decor. Edited by Violet Gaynor / Photography by Kelly Stuart / Co-founded in January 2011
Today’s great feature is a glimpse inside the word of Tibi owner, Amy Smilovic with her kids in their Greenwich, CT home. The interiors are a funky take within a very traditional colonial style home. Check out some crazy wallpapers, which we thoroughly enjoy especially contained within this very quintessential Greenwich style home. Take a peek!
The home was featured in CT Cottages & Gardens in October 2008. Check out the spread!
Today, Anne is speaking on a panel about the incredible travels she took this past summer with Traditional Home Magazine and Scottish Development International at the D&DBuilding, 14th Floor. We’re all excited to share our insights about the incredible textiles and design coming from the beautiful and historic Scotland as well as reveal a unique chair design by each designer, inspired by the trip.
Panel will be moderated by Ronda Carman of All the Best Blog and Beth Brenner of Traditional Home. Panelists include my travelmates and esteemed designers, Gideon Mendelson, Patrik Lonn, Tobi Fairley and Phillip Gorrivan!
We will fully come clean with our guilty pleasure for Bethenny Frankel and all of her reality television. We’ve laughed and cried with her over the years on BravoTV while she got married, had a baby, built her Skinnygirl empire, and now as she faces her separation and divorce from Jason.
While many of us (you can admit it too!) watched her and Jason buy, renovate and decorate with the Mariette Himes Gomez (“girls”!) over the last season, we were thrilled to see the final results in the new Traditional Home. Check out the finished home!
Sometimes a bold pattern like Manuel Canovas’ “Pagoda” is even more stunning as a smaller, unexpected moment rather than covering every wall surface. We love this entry by designer Ruthie Sommers from the latest Veranda. Yet, even with stunning black lacquer and a beautiful tiled floor by Ann Sacks, without those fabulous fabric-clad doors we’d be left wanting for more.
Here’s a larger view which gives us a glimpse at how stunning those doors must be in person!
We had a great day yesterday attending some wonderful panels at the D&D Building’s Fall Market (check out all the action on twitter under #DDBMarket). Highlights included hearing from Celerie Kemble about her new wallpaper line for Schumacher (remember wallpaper weekly, no. 41?) and from Bunny Williams discussing her furniture company, Beeline Home.
We also attended the Traditional Home afternoon keynote panel discussing set decoration. It was fascinating to hear the story of Lydia Marks, who designed the sets for both Sex and the City movies. Fun fact: her interior design firm with partner Lisa Frantz (Marks & Frantz) is now frequently hired to design custom closets – based on the closet they custom made for Carrie and Big, photo below.
The morning keynote address by Michael Boodro, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decor was most fun-fact-filled. Results were reported from a survey taken by Elle Decor of over 2000 designers from across the country. Below, a sampling of notable survey results which gives a glimpse into the interior design industry today:
The Most Important Product Attributes:
Design (38.7%) / Quality of Materials (28.7%) / Craftsmanship (22.3%) / Exclusivity (5.2%) / Customer Service (4.9%)
*Most interesting is that the following three attributes are each under 0.5%!: Reputation in the Design Community (0.3%) / Brand (0.3%) / How Easily Identifiable It Is (0%)
Vital for a Luxury Private Residence:
Location (34%) / Architectural Elements (26.8%) / Uniqueness (15.7%) / View (10%) / Sunlight (9.7%)
*And again, notably, each of these stats are under 2%: Outdoor Space (1.7%) / Ceiling Height (1.1%) / Square Footage (1.0%)
Most Luxurious American Furniture:
2. Holly Hunt
Lastly, a future projection… I Expect 2013 Will Be:
1. Better for my Business than 2012 (76.1%) GREAT!
2. About the Same (20.7%)
3. Not as Good (3.2%)
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