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Q&A with Russell Brightwell

From architect-designed tableware to nearly impossible-to-find fashion and design collaborations, Russell Brightwell’s pieces are a reflection of his lifetime of collecting and ever-evolving taste and interests. Shop his collection now on Sotheby’s Home. Can you remember the piece or pieces that first set you on the path to collecting, and why they spoke to you?…

Spotlight On Tori Mellott, Style Director at Schumacher 1889

You’ve just started working again with your mentor, Dara Caponigro, Schumacher’s Creative Director. What are you most looking forward to about working with her? Dara is someone I’ve admired for a very long time. Even before we started working together at Elle Décor, and then Domino, I would pour over the stories she produced, and…

Q&A With David Monn

Event planner extraordinaire David Monn has been crafting celebrations for decades, counting the Guggenheim and the New York Public Library among his impressive roster of clients. From fabulous functions to gorgeous galas, he’s the man behind the exquisitely detailed and elaborately designed tablescapes that leave guests in awe. Take a cue from one of Monn’s…

Q&A With Flower Girl NYC

We’ll admit—we have a bit of a crush on Flower Girl’s Denise Porcaro. The stylish New Yorker opened her shop on the Lower East Side in 2004, and has been fashioning floral arrangements for the likes of Vogue, Chanel, Gap, and Coach ever since. And when it comes to decorating, Porcaro’s a pro. A background…

Design Spotlight: Russian Icons

Among the variegated treasures that made Martha Hyder’s home a feast for the eyes, perhaps none is quite as fascinating as her collection of Russian icons. Spanning several centuries and depicting a myriad of holy figures and events, the trove is valuable for its importance in religion and art history alone, as icons remain a…

How To: Deck The Walls

It can feel like your back’s against the wall when you’re looking at a cold, blank space. Fear not! This is an opportunity to showcase your favorite pieces and infuse your personality into a room. We’ve rounded up some design tricks and composition inspiration to get you on your way.   Gallery wall Offering lots…

Designer Profile: Amy Lau

New York-based Amy Lau has often said she “curates” spaces. With a master’s in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s prestigious Institute of Art, and a stint as the director of design at the Lin-Weinberg Gallery under her belt, it’s an apt way to describe the art connoisseur’s impeccable interiors. The designer founded her eponymous…

Celebrating The Martha Hyder Collection

The party at Martha Hyder’s home to launch her collection on October 24 was a bubbly success, as was only fitting for the great social tour-de-force. Despite the stormy evening, a veritable Who’s Who of Fort Worth notables came to pay tribute to the formidable Martha and her extraordinary house and collection at the intimate viewing.…

Colors Of The Month: Metallics

The sophisticated sister to glitter, metallic hues add instant sunshine to a space. Whether you settle into silver, gold, brass, steel, or more than one, the impact is always posh. Always-on-trend, metallics can create balance and add dimension, texture, and shine. We’re featuring this polished gild for our color of the month — just in time…

Leading Ladies

Find out how these distinguished designers turned their passions into thriving businesses, then shop their wares currently on sale at Sotheby’s Home. Nancy Corzine As CEO for her eponymous line, Nancy offers contemporary design with a dash of Old Hollywood glamour. Raised in Seattle, her creativity was fostered by rainy days, prompting her to redecorate…