Beautiful Stranger


  

Architectural Digest – the original grande dame of shelter magazines – is back and better than ever

with an absolutely stunning debut issue produced by new editor-in-chief, Margaret Russell.  The always

polished and discerning Ms. Russell understands that true design aficionados are not interested in Joan

Rivers’ pink bedroom or Neverland Ranch.  Remarkable style, storied architecture and designers at the

 top of their game are the trademarks of the AD we have known and loved.  As a young girl I would wait

anxiously each month for the latest issue to arrive.  After studying the elegant and intoxicating images

 for days, I would file away each publication in my archives (i.e. my bedroom closet) for future reference.

Those pages inspired my love for interiors and helped shape my future career as a designer. 

So it is with great sincerity and fervent optimism that I say,

  

“Welcome back gorgeous – we’ve missed you!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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A cover to inspire the next generation of designers

 featuring a New York living room by Michael S. Smith.

 

 

 

– STATE OF GRACE –

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A traditional dining room decorated by Richard Leith Langham.

Mississippi river scenes are portrayed in the custom Gracie paper covering the walls.

 

 

 

– TRUE BELIEVER –

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An LA bachelor pad designed for a young entrepreneur

who envisioned the renovated home as a “stylish villain’s lair”.

 

 

 

– RARE & REFINED –

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Michael Smith's elegant and sumptuous design themes continue throughout the New York

apartment featured on the cover – as seen here in the library but in darker, richer tones.

  

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An abstract Peter Lanyon painting hangs above an

18th century bibliothèque in the entrance hall.

 

 

 

– GOOD VIBRATIONS –

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The living room of Sheryl Crow’s Spanish Colonial home.

 

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And a curved, rustic staircase on the property of the Hollywood estate.

 

 

 

– A PEACEABLE KINGDOM –

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Muriel Brandolini’s living room with large scale George Condo painting,

carpet by Fedora Design and “Smarties” cocktail table by Mattia Bonetti.

 

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Corduroy covers the dining room walls and is hand-beaded with

abstract letters … emblematic of the designer’s risk-taking style.

 

 

 

 

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If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of AD’s March issue today.  Reading

a blog post doesn’t compare to flipping through the pages of an actual

magazine.  I may be a blogger, but my first love will always be the real thing.

 

 

Tricia xo

 

 

 

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