Interior Designers - What Can One Do For You? - A Practical Luxury No One Can Afford To Go Without

Interior Designers - What Can One Do For You? - A Practical Luxury No One Can Afford To Go Without
Tear down the walls, throw out the kitchen sink, and hear the rafters rattle as you tear off the roof—but not so fast! Building or remodeling a home may be the single most-expensive venture you embark on in a lifetime; so when preparing to invest your hard-earned cash, ask yourself that million dollar question: should... Read more »

RePurpose With Color - Behind The Scenes with an HGTV Star

RePurpose With Color - Behind The Scenes with an HGTV Star
In a warehouse not so distant from the manicured sidewalks of the downtown premium furniture retailers, where price-tags shock and lead times can make us shudder – there is a place where one expert re-cycles, re-uses and re-invents with one sole purpose – to re-purpose! Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s hit show, Cash & Cari takes... Read more »

J. Toor: Oh, So Couture! - Perfecting the Custom-Tailored Suit for the Modern Gentleman

J. Toor: Oh, So Couture! - Perfecting the Custom-Tailored Suit for the Modern Gentleman
Hand-stitching, pick-stitching, piping, welting, embroidering and monogramming are not the usual list of topics that come up when one purchases a suit off the-rack at the local mega department store. However, these are the customary, yet very vital topics broached when choosing a personalized and completely custom-tailored suit from J. Toor – the newly invented... Read more »
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Antonio Cabrera - Of Grandiose Proportions - Christmas at the White House

Antonio Cabrera - Of Grandiose Proportions - Christmas at the White House
Every year, millions watch in anticipation while miles of twinkling lights are purposely hung, tons of scented garland are deliberately strung, and thousands of sparkling ornaments are strategically placed as the White House is magically transformed for the Christmas holiday. And, it is none other than Antonio Cabrera, official designer for the White House, who... Read more »

Delano - The Urban Resort - Simply No Substitute

Delano - The Urban Resort - Simply No Substitute
Removed millions of footsteps from snowfall, where turquoise bathwater crashes onto tropical blinding-white shores, is the coastal resort city of South Beach—only second in command to Rio de Janeiro for its exuberant nightlife and home to the über-luxurious and aspirational Delano South Beach. Built in 1947 and remolded in 1994 by American hotelier extraordinaire and... Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action! - High Point Market - The Greatest Show on Earth

Lights, Camera, Action! - High Point Market - The Greatest Show on Earth
Cue the feral crowd of interior designers and decorators from around the planet, raise crystal goblets of bubbly, and devour Italian hors d’oeuvres as the furniture barrens of the world host another High Point Market—Hollywood style! Twice a year, and only open to the trade, North Carolina morphs its quaint city of High Point into... Read more »
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The Image of Antonio Cabrera - Everything Elevated to Art Form

The Image of Antonio Cabrera - Everything Elevated to Art Form
You might think posing atop a quarter horse while wearing an exquisitely tailored white dinner jacket and bow tie is a photo-op worthy of a royal Christmas card rather than one’s personal corporate image—but it’s not! Antonio Cabrera is all about the details—just ask Carl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant fashion designer who practices this same philosophy... Read more »

The Man, the Myth, the Market-Maker - Nishantha de Gruiter - The Brains Behind Chicago's New Suitsupply

The Man, the Myth, the Market-Maker   -     Nishantha de Gruiter - The Brains Behind Chicago's New Suitsupply
In the fashionable Gold Coast of Chicago – on the corner of Oak and Rush, adjacent to Barney’s New York and directly above Hermes – you may have noticed the commotion of a new power player in town: Suitsupply! This high-octane, James Bond-evoking, white-on-white penthouse – where the clothing is the interior design – is... Read more »

What to Charge for Interior Design - Know What You and Your Services Are Worth

What to Charge for Interior Design - Know What You and Your Services Are Worth
Individuals and companies across the globe eagerly spend large sums of money for interior designers who are worth their weight in gold. These private and corporate consumers know that well-conceived, inspiring, out-of-the-box design solutions add value and panache to their residences and boost their bottom line. If you are an interior designer, this news should... Read more »
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Paging Mr. Porter - The Perfect Soiree for the Fashion Elite

Paging Mr. Porter - The Perfect Soiree for the Fashion Elite
As an interior designer, I thumb through fashion magazines on a daily basis—and it never fails: I am always transported into the dream world of the über-fabulous when I see photographs of private cocktail parties. I find myself wondering who these people are and, most importantly, why I am never invited. I own a Ralph... Read more »