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 Homes} Francois Nars’ Private Island Retreat

In my previous post about St Barths’ Le Sereno I mentioned that Christian Liaigre designed cosmetics tycoon Francois Nars’ private island estate in the South Pacific and it reminded me of this amazing editorial from the Dec 2004 issue of Vogue that was shot on the island. The article featured Canadian model Daria Werbowy and was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

The island is called Motu Tane, which translates to “island of universal love” or “island of man.” It’s one of 118 islands in French Polynesia and is a 5 minute boat ride from Bora Bora. In the late 90s Nars …