8.23.2013

Hi - Lo Ceramic Stool

 Ceramic stools are a fun way to add color and personality to a space -- not to mention a great way place to set a cocktail -- and of course they are especially helpful when space is at a premium.  Although it has been around a while, I adore this blue ceramic Bea Twist Stool from Made Goods ($370) and I included a not so bad, similarly styled piece from Ballard Designs and the price is right at $89.  The difference between the higher and low end stools is usually the depth and color of the porcelain. I have included a few of my favorites at the bottom, available either from Candelabra or Phil Michael.
Made Goods ($370)
Ballard Designs $89

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8.21.2013

Todd Romano's Jewel Box Apartment


I was so excited to get my issue of June's Elle Decor and see the sumupously layered (and sybaritic) Upper East Side apartment of designer Todd Alexander Romano.   The wildly talented Romano has is the perfect storm of talent and training, and it is no wonder that he counts Billy Baldwin as one of his style icons.    Orginally from Texas, he has made his home in New York and cut his design teeth at the venerable New York firms Ingrao, Inc., Saunders & Walsh, and with Mario Buatta. 

His talent for blending fine antiques, the finest custom upholstery, interesting art and modern touches in his rooms result in youthful, chic style that ED says, "defies tidy definition."  In the interview he said "I studied architecture in school, until I realized I couldn't have cared less how a house was supposed to stand up..." Hysterical.  There are so many gorgeous details to absorb. Enjoy!

 Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

 Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz

Todd Romano's Apartment via Elle Decor, Photography by William Abranowicz