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I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my American readers a Happy Memorial Day! Here is a collection of beautiful, patriotic images in celebration of the unofficial start of summer. I hope you all enjoy a day filled with relaxation, family, friends and good old fashioned barbecue!

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012: The Spirit of Albert Hadley Lives On

The design industry lost a legend earlier this year when Albert Hadley passed away in March at the ripe age of 91. So at this year’s Kips Bay Show House, his spirit was definitely alive as so many of the designers paid tribute to Mr. Hadley in their spaces. Above is a living room designed in honor of Hadley by Bunny Williams (who is also the event’s chair) along with Brian McCarthy and David Kleinberg. It features pops of red throughout which was Albert’s signature color. All three of the designers who collaborated on this room worked for …

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012: A Look Inside My Favorite Rooms


Bedroom by Alexa Hampton

One of the most anticipated events in the design industry is the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House which is a must-see event in New York that showcases the work of America’s top interior designers to benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The event began in 1973 after a group of enthusiastic women on the fundraising committee up with the idea as a way to raise much-needed funds for the organization’s after-school programs. Now in its 40th year, this annual event has become one of the most prestigious decorator show houses and has helped …

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Nate Berkus for Target Collection

Even though it’s not quite summer yet, you may want to start getting excited for Fall because come October, interior designer and TV host Nate Berkus will be bringing his signature style to Target with the launch of his new home collection which hits stores October 21st. The 150 piece line will include bedding, bath, accessories, lighting, rugs, window treatments and more. Above is a sneak peek at some of the items and peep the video below to hear Nate dish about his new partnership with Target!

Items above, Clockwise: Decorative Bowls, 7.99 – 14.99 | Washed Oak Box, 24.99 …

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A Conversation With… Thomas Jayne

A while back I paid a visit to the office of decorator, antiquarian, design historian and author Thomas Jayne. Thomas is best known for his scholarly knowledge of design history, his expertise in historic preservation and his classical interior design work. (And at 6’7” he’s also known for being the tallest decorator in the biz!) With a background in architecture, art history and decorative arts, Thomas began his interior design career working with Albert Hadley and Sister Parish at the celebrated design firm Parish-Hadley. In 1990 he opened his own design studio and is now considered one of America’s …

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Justin Timberlake and Designer Estee Stanley Launch Home Decor Collection for HomeMint

When you hear the name Justin Timberlake his hit songs like “Cry Me a River” probably start playing your head or you might immediately think of his roles as an actor in movies like The Social Network…But Justin Timberlake the home decor aficionado? Not something that naturally comes to mind but the actor/singer is taking on that new title, teaming up with his longtime friend and interior designer Estee Stanley to launch a collection of home goods and art for HomeMint.com. Timberlake says pair were influenced by European design and cited the work of Axel Axel Vervoordt and Christian