deck the halls
First came the proposal advisor, who helped you plan popping the question in the most romantic way possible (Knicks game, big screen baby!), then the wedding planner, and, two years down the road, the divorce lawyers, the fat alimony checks and the Tribeca re-bachelor pad.
Sadly, your new space is lacking that woman’s touch: your loft is empty save the Playstation, beanbags and Miranda Kerr poster. What’s a newly single man to do? Hire a post-divorce decorator, of course! A new class of designers are catering their business specifically toward hapless divorcees hoping to spruce up their new spaces, the New York Times reports.
Modern Declaration‘s Daun Curry turns up the volume at a duplex Chelsea loft owned by DJ and model Sky Nellor.
SLIDESHOW: Sky Nellor’s Chelsea loft
Who knows you better than your hairdresser? When Ricardo Rojas, Sky Nellor’s hairdresser, said he Read More
SLIDESHOW: Linda O’Keeffe brings expansive style to her 1920s Sears cataloge kit house in the Catskills.
Linda O’Keeffe is a journalist and author; she was creative director at Metropolitan Home until the magazine’s closing, in 2009. Her book Shoes (Workman Publishing), which chronicles the history of women’s footwear, is in its Read More
From oceanfront in Santa Monica to an 1888 Neo-Grec townhouse: Courtney and Matt Winslow’s Brooklyn home brings Los Angeles flavor and a touch of rock & roll to Park Slope.
SLIDESHOW: Brooklyn Blogger’s Brownstone
They had six months to complete the “soup-to-nuts” renovation—from facade work to furniture placement—but Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of the Brooklyn Home Read More
Interior designer Philip Gorrivan and family retreat to a glamorous, colorful apartment where everyone from growing children to a large standard poodle can feel at home.
SLIDESHOW: Family Style on the Upper East Side
In Manhattan, where space is at a premium, many families with young children abandon all hope of a glamorous Read More
Paint! Lampshades! “Dean of American Design” Elissa Cullman on therapy for apartments and why “in New York, our coats are our cars.”
It was a failed attempt at a screenplay that sent Elissa Cullman and the late Hedi Kravis into the world of interior design; the producer whom the writing partners approached turned down the Read More
Now on view at MoMA, as part of the “Pictures by Women” exhibit: Fluxus wallpaper.
Fluxus artist George Maciunas assembled the piece by repeating a still from Yoko Ono’s Film Number 4 (Bottoms), a film depicting various bottoms.
According to MoMA’s blog:
As Ono once described Film Number 4, it is Read More
Margaret Russell, Elle Décor’s editor-in-chief, is so over the $22,000 picnic basket.
Several months ago, she said, her magazine ran an item about just such a high-end weave. “I would never dream about doing that now,” Ms. Russell said. “It just seems vulgar, and vulgar is not a word I want to associate with Read More