Elle Decor


Color Crush: Acid Green

I recently visited the annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase at Walker Tower in New York and was totally inspired by the color palette that designer Alessandra Branca used in the master bedroom of the model apartment she designed for Elle Decor. The walls and windows are covered in an acid green damask printed fabric called “Anna” from her line for Schumacher which she accented with shades of gray and coral, making  for a very unexpected color combination. Before I saw this space, I would have cringed at the thought of a bedroom covered in acid green but somehow this …

Hearst Designer Visions 2012

Hearst Designer Visions 2012: The 48 Hour Film Project

Each year Hearst Magazines brings together very best in interior design talent, products and trends which are showcased via the annual Hearst Designer Visions show house. I recently had an opportunity to tour the sixth annual Designer Visions showcase which is comprised of three separate apartments at 250 West Street, a new luxury condo development in Tribeca. This is actually the 2012 show house but due to hurricane Sandy, the official opening celebration and related events had to be postponed until January which is why I only recently had the opportunity to check it out!  Participating designers for the 2012 …

Elle Decor A-List

Elle Decor A-List Class of 2012

In the interior design world, there are only a handful of top tier shelter magazines that actively champion the work of the industry’s design talent and one of those is Elle Decor. Through its annual A-List, the title pays homage to the top interior design talent in the biz. Elle Decor launched the A-List in 2012 as a way to celebrate both established and emerging designers and the notoriety undoubtedly enhance the careers of those who are recognized. The prestigious honor is somewhat like the equivalent of receiving an Oscar in the design world.  Below is a look at the …

Margaret Russell Architectural Digest Announcement

News Flash! Margaret Russell Heads to Architectural Digest

After months of speculation over who would replace Paige Rense as editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest (Rense is retiring), it was announced today that Elle Decor’s Margaret Russell will take the helm. She begins her post September 7th and her first issue will hit stands in January 2011. I can’t tell you enough how excited I am about this appointment. AD has long been criticized for being dated and formulaic in its approach and many have agreed that the magazine is in dire need of an overhaul. I believe Russell will bring a fresh point of view to the AD and …

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Party Crashing With Elle Decor

Margaret Russell with A-List Designer Darryl Carter. Photo: Patrick Butler for Elle Decor

In Elle Decor’s June issue the magazine announced it’s first annual A-List which payed homage to 25 talented designers who define the way we live today plus 5 up-and-coming young designers to watch. The 2010 A-List included designers like Kelly Wearstler, Eric Cohler, Steven Gambrel, Charlotte Moss, Thomas O’Brien, Miles Redd, Michael S. Smith  Jeffrey Bilhuber, Matthew Patrick Smyth,  Madeline Stuart, Bunny Williams and many more! Among the 5 to watch were  Jesse Carrier, Oliver M. Furth, Grant K. Gibson, Katie Lydon and Marie Turner. I was …

Elle Décor Launches New Website!

Photo: Simon Upton for Elle Decor April 2010

Have you checked out the brand new Elle Décor website yet? I’m so excited that it’s finally here and if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend checking it out ASAP! The all-new ElleDécor.com (which was formerly housed on the now defunct PointClickHome site) features expanded editorial content full of ideas and inspiration for decorating, design, remodeling, renovating, shopping, celebrity style, entertaining, travel and more. There’s an online source book that lists the best shops and resources for your home as well as an inspirational photo gallery of images from the magazine…