Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DAVID HICKS: Needlepoint !

Pillow Louise Cronan
 I love my beautiful needlepoint pillow!  Louise created the canvas, and I had it "finished" !  I think it's stunning! DF


Monday, November 18, 2019

PAIRS: At Home

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Pairs... An old decorator trick from way back...still, in a small space lacking architectural character, I tend to gravitate towards the symmetry of pairs.  Chairs, pillows, brackets, Objet - it's all in the mix- and by the way, I'm still enjoying my new floor, thus no rug - yet - !  DF

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Friday, November 15, 2019

FRENCH: Cedric Dupont

Cedric Dupont, West Palm Beach, FL

I always get a burst of inspiration from visiting the Dixie Highway gallery of Cedric Dupont...this image gives one some idea of his amazing inventory.  DF


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Monday, November 11, 2019

PALM BEACH: Elephant Walk

109 Jungle Road

The elegant former home of Mary Lou Whitney before she sold it to Barbara and David Berger- I'm not sure whether this house is still standing- according to the Palm Beach daily news
a Ms. Bilotti purchased the house with plans to replace with newer- I thought the pallet of beautiful Palm Beach pastel colors was lovely. DF

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Monday, November 4, 2019

STYLE: Pierre Frey

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I was delighted to find this beautiful pillow in tree of life by Pierre Frey - a touch of Pierre Frey keeps the doctor away -! it pulls all the colors in my room together which have headed into a very unusual pallet of Sevres' blue with Chinese red- similar to what Jayne Wrightsman had in Palm Beach many years ago-! DF

Thursday, October 31, 2019

ART: Jennifer Graylock

Dean Farris Interior Design 2019

Here in my own apartment the artist photographer Jennifer Graylock created art for this chair she silkscreened the fabric-! Check out Jennifer and her work here ! DF

Saturday, October 26, 2019

BROCANTE: At Home

Designer Dean Farris's Personal Residence

I always enjoy having a glass of wine or a martini when I get home from the office after a long busy day of decorating and consulting with clients- and love to share this image I created just for you!  DF

Thursday, October 24, 2019

CLASSIC: Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

From her book "The Life of the House"

Recently, I was perusing this beautiful book, by Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill, called The Life of the House.  The image shown above, is from the house in Dallas Texas that Lady Spencer Churchill decorated, I found it very interesting, especially the combination of cornflower blue with the lemon yellow.  I was intrigued by the pair of Chinese low tables with cloisonné inlaid panels -something that my mentor Thomas Britt would have used.  This is a very cheerful sitting room, something that the English are brilliant at doing.  Enjoy!  DF

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Friday, October 18, 2019

STYLE: Bettie Bearden Pardee

via Bettie Bearden Pardee, Newport

I loved this image from the residence of Bettie Bearden Pardee, in Newport- inspiring for the Fall-Holiday season!
DF

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

NAPLES: The Season, with DFID

 
 
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

ICED TEA: Cornelia in Flower Magazine

Beautiful Cornelia Guest photographed by Michael Mundy for Flower Magazine

A favorite New York memory is meeting famous C. Z. Guest and her beautiful daughter, Cornelia...here she is in her Templeton garden- and check out her fabulous iced tea recipe! (via Flower Magazine)...DF

Templeton was famous for its iced tea. People constantly asked for the recipe, and the secret is fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Ingredients:
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 8 herbal lemon tea bags
  • 1½ cups fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • fresh mint
Directions:
  1. Pour 2 quarts boiling water over tea bags.
  2. Brew for 30 minutes and let cool. Remove tea bags.
  3. Add orange juice and serve over ice with fresh mint.
  4. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

SHINING KNIGHT: Ralph Lauren

From Left: David Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren, Andrew Lauren, Ricky Lauren, Prince Charles, Ralph Lauren, Dylan Lauren, Paul Arrouet, and Jerry Lauren..

Great article in Town and Country about Ralph being knighted for his contribution to fashion !  Great timing with the film Downton Abbey coming out too...Bravo !  DF

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