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The Scoop: Madeline Weinrib’s Low Key New Years Eve in The Hamptons

Madeline Weinrib is one of my absolute favorite textile designers. I just adore her globally influenced collections which are full of ethnic prints and patterns in fresh, vibrant color palettes. I recently checked in with Madeline to get the scoop on how she plans to celebrate New Year’s. Unlike Vicente Wolf and Laura Kirar who are jetting off to exotic places, Madeline plans to keep it low key this New Year’s Eve. She revealed her plans exclusively with So Haute and here’s the scoop…

“For New Yorkers, life is so frenetic that most prefer to see the New Year holiday …

My Holiday Decor

 

 

Before the holiday I was too busy running around to post pictures of my decorations but I wanted to share so here you go…a little peek at my holiday decor! The scheme consisted of greens, whites, splashes of bright pink for a punch of color and lots of sparkle and shine achieved with silver accessories, candles and lights. The result was unfussy yet very chic and sophisticated.

Here’s my dining area. On the right is a faux topiary in a silver pot with tiny silver ornaments purchased at HomeGoods for a steal. I added a mini string of …

The Scoop: Holiday R&R With Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz


Celebrated interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz has had a busy year. Among his many high profile projects, he completed a residence for Sean “Diddy” Combs (a project that has been 5 years in the making!), a very chic lobby for 160 Wooster which is a new luxury apartment building in downtown Manhattan, as well as the redesign of the showroom and studio for ABYU, the bespoke lighting company he owns with his partner Steve Wine. And that’s just a small sampling of what he’s been up to so it’s no surprise that a little R&R is in order this holiday season!…

The Scoop: Laura Kirar’s Luxe Holiday Gift Picks

Interior designer Laura Kirar likes to describe her interiors as curated rather than designed. Her work is always tailored to her clients, incorporating their tastes and functional needs with her own vision to create spaces that are thoroughly modern yet utterly timeless. In each of her projects, attention to detail is paramount and the use of luxurious materials and elegant furnishings reflect her refined eye which has been cultivated through her love of collecting, her passion for art and her extensive travels. This holiday season, Kirar’s travel plans include heading home to Chicago to visit family and then to Mexico …