Today on Design Diary, we’re taking a trip to Morocco by way of a lush book titled Morocco: Destination of Style, Elegance and Design, recently published by Prestel. The author, Catherine Scotto notes in her introduction, “My unexpected encounter with Morocco began during the first strict Covid-19 lockdown in Paris in 2020. For a long time
We knew from seeing the cover image that we would respond viscerally to Life in a French Country House: Entertaining for All Seasons by Cordelia de Castellane, which was released this month by Rizzoli New York. The publicity surrounding its debut touts her as France’s most prominent hostess, a title she illustrates as the book moves from
Nestled into the plat of land that holds the Atlanta History Center and a number of educational venues, all surrounded by planted gardens, is Swan House. One steamy summer day, not unlike the ones we’ve been experiencing recently, we trekked to the mansion with Bethanne Matari, Currey & Company’s public relations maven, who had scheduled
Past trips abroad have brought us some of our favorite experiences, one that often rises to the top in our minds is taking in the François Pinault Collection of contemporary art at the Punta della Dogana in Venice. It was a gorgeous day, as you can see in the brilliant blue of the sky in
We knew we would be wowed when we visited Versailles given the images we had seen of the lavish architecture and décor. But we were surprised when the two buildings on a much more comfortable scale to the human form, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, rose to the top of our favorites list.
Timothy Corrigan is in the midst of a renovation of his 18th-century Château de la Chevallerie, located in Alençon, the town that was tapped by Louis XIV to become the lacemaking capital of France. The château with its lovely 18th-century paneled rooms and parquet de Versailles wood floors, was the inspiration for the Chateau Collection, hair-on-hide
Authors Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro begin their book 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright, published by Rizzoli, with a chapter titled “Break the box.” They wrote, “Our buildings are boxes that contain and sometimes even imprison us…Frank Lloyd Wright believed that we need to break those boxes. He suggested that the rooms and
Timing, as they say, is everything. Though this Design Diary entry on a new furniture collection by the current Earl Spencer could have been written in October of last year, we believe there’s a reason it isn’t being composed until this week. We’ve become obsessed with a hat, and not just any hat, but a