Michelle Nussbaumer

Meet Howard Slatkin of ‘Fifth Avenue Style’ This Afternoon at Ceylon et Cie

By Joanna England / November 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

With gorgeous photos celebrating the unique, gilded, and ornate and deeply personal apartments of Manhattan, Howard Slatkin has created a book that chronicles what the well-heeled socialites of New York City have hanging on their walls, in their closets, and all around. If you’re obsessed with these incredibly chic details, then head to Ceylon et […]

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Loui Eriksson’s Preston Hollow Manse Hits the Market With Wallpaper on the Ceiling: Is He Going Left Wing On Us?

By Candy Evans / October 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Wow, this is a beauty. So newly listed (Oct. 15) the ink isn’t yet dry on the listing agreement for 6323 Meadow Road. Built in 2007 by Geoffrey Grant, who has a smattering of fabulous homes in the area, including one (at least)  in The Creeks of Preston Hollow, and one right up the street from […]

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The Keeping Room, or Keeping Area: What is It and Why Does Tom Leppert Have One In His House?

By Candy Evans / July 31, 2012 / 6 Comments

I am not seeing as many of these as I used to, but a Keeping Room is pretty standard in any home of 8,000 square feet or larger. The “keeping room” originated in colonial times, before homes were ginormous, or rather, when only a select few had ginormous homes, usually called castles. It was a multi-use room attached to the kitchen or open to it, complete with a fireplace for warmth. Remember, kitchens used to be the place where people cooked, unlike my house. So creating an extra little sitting area is really an old-time concept that adds depth, warmth and activity to modern kitchens.

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