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Where do I begin? The Architectural Digest Home Design Show was all I imagined it would be and so much more…priceless conversations with leaders in the industry such as Margaret Russell, Darryl Carter, Vicente Wolf and Tucker Robbins left me breathless…thoughtful designer seminars about sustainability, art, architecture, photography and travel inspired me to look deeper and explore these subjects from a new perspective…breathtaking original art, design, furniture, objects and lighting from the MADE exhibitors, a gallery featuring more than 160 participants, touched my heart…artful installations by larger companies such as Ligne Roset and BDDW illuminated a variety of new forms, finishes and textiles…

This week, I plan to highlight my favorites from the show…from famed architect Robert A.M. Stern’s new collection of furniture to the organic beauty of handwoven rugs by Orley Shabahang, I hope this post offers you a closer look at some of the beauty I experienced last week…

Robert A.M. Stern, Rams Collection

2012 Top Pick ASID Award in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Royal Mail Stamp Rugs

Ligne Roset



Orley Shabahang

Tucker Robbins

photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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Let us end the week with a dreamy Robert A.M. Stern designed home on Buzzards Bay…”this house stands at the tip of a peninsula that extends two-and-a-half miles into Buzzards Bay, with incomparable views in all directions-in fact the bunker of a World War II U.S. Navy surveillance station remains buried on the site”

My favorite architectural detail is the lighthouse-like tower that houses the round library…”the tower features a floor-to-celing beachstone and driftwood chimney breast under a beamed and vaulted ceiling…it has its own dedicated mahogany staircase-with a native fieldstone wall by local mason-artist Lew French-that connects the library to the lighthouse-lookout study above and the octagonal wine cellar below”

Another breathtaking feature is the infinity pool with its expansive views of the ocean…after a refreshing swim, the pergola and screened porch offer plenty of shaded seating for hours of idyllic contemplation…wishing you a wonderful weekend!

photos from Robert A.M. Stern

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We are stuck in a rainy weather pattern for the next few days…great for the farms, gardens and birds, not so great for human outdoor activity…when I came across this Robert A.M. Stern designed home, I thought about how wonderful it would be to watch a rain storm from inside this beautiful cocoon, maybe looking out from the arched windows of the library (seventh photo) or from the master bedroom (eighth photo)…how romantic! This extraordinary home is located on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada at the southern tip of a narrow peninsula overlooking both Ganges and Long Harbours and the neighboring islands…although built in 2005, this home feels like an old soul filled with interesting surprises and masterful craftsmanship…I’m absolutely head over heels for the windows! Each and every one has its own personality ~ round, arched, grand or petite, they all work together in perfect harmony…please enjoy this incredible work of art!

photos from Robert A.M. Stern

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A long winding path of blue hydrangea echo the sky-blue stained shingles and the sea…large windows and doors take in the extraordinary views of Long Island Sound and Sherwood Island…the L shaped house, with its gambrel roof and charming gables and dormers, is a masterful example of Robert A.M. Stern‘s work…”classical detailing, hand-scraped oak floors, beadboard paneling, and cork ceilings bring the simple charm indoors”

photos from Robert A.M. Stern

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For me, nothing says summer like a sea side home built by Robert A.M. Stern! Today’s post features a magnificent Seal Harbor home perched on a granite bluff overlooking Bear Island…the structures were strategically placed to take full advantage of the ocean view, rocky shoreline, and pine tree scented woods…from the natural shingles to the curved open porch, this home exudes summer…imagine taking a dip in the pool overlooking the mouth of Northeast Harbor…heavenly!

photos from Robert A.M. Stern Architects

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