Monday, December 21, 2015

Rolling Through The Holidays!

Dean with 1962 Rolls Royce, I-phone photo by Billy
Having a jolly, happy, and fun Holiday Season!  Wishing the same and more for all of you!  DF *****
1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ourismans' Palm Beach home undergoes classic transformation

Ourismans' Palm Beach home undergoes classic transformation

via NYSD
This beautiful loggia was recently added on to a classic Palm Beach regency house, with interiors by Bill Eubanks, and landscape by Keith Williams-Mario Nievera Associates.  Great job!  Ballinger Award winner!  DF *****

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

In The Spirit of Christmas II !

With Sherree Phillips Woods, Premier Sotheby's Realty
More holiday celebrations! 
The hostess, Shirlene Woods Elkins, really knows how to throw a party!  Thanks to Sherree for bringing me along...DF *****
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Monday, December 14, 2015

In The Spirit of Christmas !

Christmas 2015
I had great fun the other night, with my friend, Sherree Phillips Woods, at the home of Bob and Shirlene Elkins...
As you can see, a fun time was had by all!  DF *****

Friday, December 11, 2015

Diamond Pointe, Fair Play, SC

One of my favorite projects, and clients, extended me the privilege of working on this incredible lake front residence - which was published in "Country" magazine.  This large room is known as "The Pavilion" and the architectural design was done by Greenville SC architect Charles Gentry.  Sofa fabric is Cowtan and Tout.  Conveniently located between Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg.

Stone fireplace by Croixstone
Here are some of my favorite shots of the exterior of Diamond Pointe...

Lake side view
Street side view
Diamond Pointe comprises six lots within Fair Play Heights, and is now available for purchase!  Please contact me if interested, and I can put you in touch with the owner.  These pictures don't fully capture the charisma and beauty of this lake front estate.  DF (239) 498-9074

Guest Cottage, Diamond Pointe

William-Wayne and Co. New York

via NYSD
I found this interesting, on today's New York Social Diary.  Color in a library is almost always a good thing, and this image is one example.  Click here to read the whole story on NYSD ! Enjoy! DF *****

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Positively Posh Pomeranians

Ever since I woke up in a mirrored tester bed, having been kissed awake by a white Bichon, I've had an appreciation for the benefits of owning a pet, dogs specifically. 

Click here to read all about the Pomeranian breed, a favorite of Queen Victoria, with the breed originating in Germany.  Enjoy!  DF ***** 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Recalling the Anglo Indian Rage, Robert Lighton

Robert Lighton, New York
My dear friend, Tice, often spoke of Robert Lighton - which back in the gilded 1980's we called "RobertLightonBritishKhaki..." The Anglo Indian style was all the rage in early 80's New York.  And I do believe, it's come back in a big way.  (if it ever left us at all) - click here to see the full RL website and his ongoing HUGE 50% SALE prices! 
My darling friend, Julie Britt, a former stylist for Harper's Bazaar, sleeps in a silver-leafed bed by Robert, when she is residing at her pied a terre in NYC...Fabulous!  Beyond!  Enjoy!  DF *****
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Black and White Baby: Patrick Mele, NYC

Designer Patrick Mele, via NYSD
Loved this post on today's New York Social Diary so much, had to re-post it!  Style style style! Patrick has it! Click here to read the full story...enjoy!  DF *****

via NYSD
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Carson Kressley in Naples!

We had a blast last night toasting the Miromar  Design Center "Designers of Distinction" ~it was such fun to have Mr. Carson Kressley as our master of ceremonies, and getting to meet him as well. Read more here !

Mary Meghan Fisher, Carson Kressley, Dean Farris
Alicia del Toro, Dean Farris, Marine Linard

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Society of the Four Arts, PB

These stunning gardens, at The Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, were so soothing, and made a spectacular entrance to the building where Leta Austin Foster gave her talk on her new book, "Traditional Interiors" with Brian Coleman.  A very nice presentation indeed!  DF *****

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Palm Beach Day Trip

In the gardens at Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach
I-fone photo by Billy
Billy and I had a blast yesterday, when we went over to the east coast for a day of fun, education, and socializing.  Our old and dear friend Louise met us for lunch at Bice off Worth, and then her friend Helen very generously offered to drive us over to the venue for the Leta Austin Foster presentation.  Here I am striking a pose in the gardens on Cocoanut...stay tuned for more about these exquisite gardens...DF*****

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