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At Home With Josh Greene

When Josh Greene moved into his Chelsea one bedroom co-op two and a half years ago it was a boring, boxy space that lacked architecture, complete with green shag carpeting compliments of the little old lady who lived there before him. Thank goodness Josh has a great sense of style and knows a thing or two about decorating! As decorative project manager for Ralph Lauren, Josh oversees interior design for Ralph Lauren boutiques around the world and scours the globe for fabulous treasures for both his job and his home. With his refined eye and sophisticated sensibility, Josh transformed his …

Jennie Schmid

Not too long ago I received an email inviting me to check out the online lifestyle boutique of world traveler and tastemaker Jennie Schmid. When I clicked to check out her shop I was immediately struck by the beautiful image on her landing page which provided a peek at the exotic assortment of decorative items for the home offered on her site. Although Jennie was born and raised in Southern California, she has spent the past 20 years traveling the world and living in such places as Latvia, Switzerland Sri Lanka, Kenya and now Morocco. Her global influence is …

Metropolitan Home Closes


The December 2009 cover of Metropolitan Home

Another one bites the dust…Publisher Hachette Filipacchi announced today that it will cease publication of modern shelter magazine Metropolitan Home, with the December 2009 issue as its last. Met Home joins the ranks of shelter magazines such as House & Garden, O at Home, Cottage Living and  Domino – all which have folded amidst a tough economic climate. In the wake of Met Home’s closing, Hachette will focus its energy and resources on Elle Decor which just celebrated it’s 20th anniversary and is still holding it’s own in the shelter category. I personally …

Designer to Watch: Ryan Korban

Interior designer Ryan Korban has been on my radar since seeing his home featured on The Selby last summer. Soon after he was featured in Domino, then the New York Times, Style.com and most recently on Vogue.com and The Daily. His name keeps popping up everywhere and with all of the buzz, this 25-year-old self-taught designer is definitely one to watch. Traditional meets urban is how I would describe his style and the use of contrasting textures and reflective surfaces is a signature. Recently Korban launched his new website which boasts a portfolio as impressive as his client …

My Chat With Charlotte Moss & A Peek at Her New Gift Collection


Charlotte Moss is an interior designer whom I have long admired. She is the epitome of style and grace and I am personally drawn to her timeless design aesthetic which embraces a sensibility of comfort, elegance and livability. I also admire the way Moss has transcend the role of interior designer and gone on to design a variety of products and run a successful business. In her career that has spanned more than 20 years, Charlotte Moss’ list of brand extensions includes carpets for Stark, fabrics for Brunschwig & Fils, home fragrances for Agraria, China for Pickard, garden planters for …