October 2008



I recently became acquainted with the gorgeous work of Santa Monica based interior designer Kim Alexandriuk and as soon as I saw her portfolio I thought to myself that her style reminded me of Michael S. Smith who also happens to be one of my favorite decorators. I knew there was a reason that I became an instant fan…After reading her bio I learned that she spent six years of her career working for Smith! The similarities between Alexandriuk’s work and Smith’s are uncanny. Both have a very polished look, grounded in traditionalism with lots of ethnic influences woven throughout …

Carrier and Company

When New York’s fashion elite need help designing their homes, husband-and wife duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, principals of the firm Carrier and Company, are often the decorators of choice. I first took notice of Carrier and Company after seeing Jesse Carrier and the homes of two of his fashionable clients featured in The Daily this past Fashion Week. One of those clients is Annelise Peterson, PR Director for Alberta Feretti and a regular on the New York social scene. Above is the bedroom in Peterson’s fabulous West Village apartment. I love everything about this room. The brown …

{Haute Finds} Chic Tabletop Pieces From Neiman Marcus

“Shima” Dinnerware

How great is this Chinoiserie inspired porcelain dinnerware from Spode? The beautiful pattern was adapted from one of their 19th century designs. A 20-piece set which serves four is currently on sale for $199. The red Chinese fretwork chargers are $215 for a set of 4. Available here.

Ruffled Oval Platter & Footed Serving Bowl

This chic serving platter and bowl by Annieglass would make a great addition to the stylish entertainer’s serveware collection. These handcrafted sculptural glass serving pieces are trimmed in 24-carat gold and are absolutely beautiful. The platter is $168 and the footed serving …

So Haute Has Returned!

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Hi Everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks. I was unexpectedly overwhelmed by some of those occasional curve balls that life throws at you so I took a much needed break to deal with it all. One of those curve balls was the dreaded death of my laptop! I swear I go through a new laptop every two years and after a series of bad luck with PC’s I’ve finally switched to a Mac. Hopefully this one will last me for a while. Still getting used it (I just picked it up yesterday!) …