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Exclusive Designer Tips from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse guest bedroom designed by Elise Som - photo by Marco Ricca

The fourteen annual Hampton Designer Showhouse couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. In the midst of a relentless New York City heat wave, we couldn’t wait to leave the crowded sidewalks to stretch our legs and feel a sea breeze. And, of course, to take in the sights of this year’s beautifully decorated … Continue reading Exclusive Designer Tips from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Kimberly Whitman’s Margarita Bar: Featuring Schumacher Citrus Garden

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Margarita Bar Schumacher Citrus Garden table cloth

There’s no doubt about it: summer is officially here. With the sun staying up a bit longer, it’s the perfect excuse to get together with family, friends and neighbors. Who doesn’t like a reason to have a little bit of fun? DecoratorsBest was recently mentioned on party planner Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s blog as a source … Continue reading Kimberly Whitman’s Margarita Bar: Featuring Schumacher Citrus Garden

Brighten Your Home With Bold Blooms & Fabulous Florals

Dark floral chair and dark floral wallpaper via Vogue Living

When Dorothy Draper, one of the top interior designers in America from the 1920s to the 1960s, decided that big florals in bright colors were the pattern du jour, word spread quickly. Now, half a century later, we still love them! Shop some of our favorites below.

Exclusive Tips from Thom Filicia & More Designers from the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015 - Charles Pavarini Midnight Manhattan Lounge

Just across the street from Andy Warhol’s former residence, you’ll find a dignified mansion with a Beaux-Arts style limestone facade. This year, it’s the home of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York’s pre-eminent designer showcase. We visited last week and compiled exclusive tips from some of the designers. Thom Filicia wanted this room, … Continue reading Exclusive Tips from Thom Filicia & More Designers from the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House