|Leta Austin Foster Associates|
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Designer Leta Austin Foster to discuss new book in Palm Beach
Stay tuned for more about Leta's exciting new book! DF *****
Friday, November 27, 2015
|Gordon Drive, Naples, FL|
This is one of my favorite of the older, hidden properties in Naples, and it was built originally as the guest quarters for J. Glen Sample, who very fortuitously developed the area known as Port Royal.
It was only in the mid-1980's that even our east coast sister city of Palm Beach implemented a historic preservation program, and let's hope the same will happen here~as it already has in the historic district of Old Naples. I'll be in PB on Monday to hear dear Leta Foster talk about her new book: "Traditional Interiors" with dear Billy and our Palm Beach friend the designer Louise Wilcox Cronan. Stay tuned!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
|Dean Farris Interior Design (c) 2015|
This client loves blue, and likes symmetry and a "Hampton's" look, which we are working towards achieving together. Stay tuned for more shots coming soon!
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Monday, November 23, 2015
|3555 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL|
|3555 Gordon Drive, Naples, FL via MLS|
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
|Douglas Chair, Andrew Martin U.K. (Miromar Design Center)|
|Blair chair, Andrew Martin U.K. (Miromar Design Center)|
Thursday, November 12, 2015
|Peggy Guggenheim, via Habitually Chic|
I had wanted very badly, in the brief time I was there in the Venetian islands, to find my way back to her museum, but I did recall my old friend Nicky Cardone warning me about getting lost and even falling into a canale after one too many Proseccos...(at night) but even with the throngs of daytime tourists, I was quite wistful thinking about dear Tadzio in my favorite Visconti film Death In Venice. The beautiful young boy who tormented an older man...
So, with all best intentions, I do think Billy and I will be in Venice sometime next year. I promised myself I'd return with someone who was important to me, and of course, would love to go for the biennale too. But, if only to visit the Guggenheim Museum, that would be reason enough! DF *****
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
|Home Sweet Home, DFID (2015)|
My wonderful father, who fought in the early 1950's in Korea, deserves a big thank you on this, Veteran's Day...
The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
- Start date: Jun 25, 1950
- End date: Jul 27, 1953
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
|via Christie's International|
|Aerial view, Mallard Pond, via Christie's International|
Monday, November 9, 2015
|Blue Bar, Hotel Algonquin, NYC|
Philip roomed with Christopher Spitzmiller at Saint Lawrence College. Philip's partner, Dr. Amin Jaffer, lives in London, and works at Christie's ...and he has also written a book, "Beyond Extravagance"...click here ~we also saw our old friends from Gulf Shore Boulevard and Amagansett, Joy and Tom Edwards, which was a delightful surprise. Tom is a very talented decorator, and a native New Yorker. All in all, a very enjoyable evening! DF *****
Friday, November 6, 2015
|Albert Hadley's former cottage, Naples, Florida|
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
|Baker Museum, Naples|
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s offers a unique perspective on two of the best-known fashion designers in modern history who defined the sexy and glamorous looks of the 1970s. The approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories — drawn from The Museum at FIT’s extensive collection of pieces from both designers — reflect the social, economic and political realities of their creators and the world at large. November 7, 2015 – March 6, 2016
I was thrilled to see that this exhibition was coming to town~ and in partnership with my alma mater (FIT) no less! DF*****
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
|My new slipper chairs from Linda, Calling It Home, fabric is Robert Allen|
Even though I don't shoot film anymore, I still get a kick out of using my phone for images with instant gratification...and I'm still crazy for these ultra-chic chairs that my new friend Linda gave me recently. They're now flanking my early 20th century (circa 1915) chesterfield in newer buttery caramel colored leather. I caught the beautiful early morning light and wanted to share it with you.
|My Albert Hadley low table, with red lacquer tray|
Love this image, the small bohemian glass vases were another gift, from dear friend Roberta. Billy bought the small Imari bowl for me in a shop in Key West, that had moved down from Greenwich Village.
As I enjoy my morning coffee here, I think of all the wonderful memories of dear Albert, and when he gave me this table while on his way to the trash bin to throw it out. It was lacquered in a khaki-bamboo gold color and I simply brushed it with a gloss black paint. Black accents with taupe walls and beige carpet is a smart combination, and gives a nice masculine atmosphere to my small flat here in Naples on the gulf. Enjoy! DF *****
|DFID (c) 2015|
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Monday, November 2, 2015
|image via Carolyne Roehm blog|
|Brighton pavilion, Miles Redd for Schumacher|
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