Darren Henault has more than 20 years of interior design experience, which shines through his namesake firm’s work. Darren Henault Interiors works with residential clients and provides them an eclectic, cosmopolitan style. His goal is to be timeless, not trendy. With mentions in Elle Decor, House & Garden, Vanity Fair and the Wall Street Journal, Darren’s country home in Millbook, New York, is sure to exceed expectations.
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Art comes in many different mediums, from a fire-engine red chandelier to the tile beneath your feet. Check out some of my favorites.
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We love Emmo Home‘s modern take on housewares, not to mention their site, with categories like Be a Foodie, Love Your Kids and Visit Slumberland. This week, you’ll have a chance to win their knife stand — sleek and modern, but functional with a dishwasher-safe sleeve (and you know how nice that is if you’ve been wiping down a wooden block for years).
One reader will receive the slanted knife stand by answering this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, September 13th.
This week’s question: What kitchen utensil needs a style makeover?
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Marie Burgos opened in her design firm in 2007, after getting her Masters in Business Management from the University of Paris and her interior design degree from New York University. Her Long Island mansion project is a luxurious blend of craftsmanship and elegance.
Michelle Workman’s firm in Los Angeles, Michelle Workman Design, specializes in residential and commercial interiors. Her client list includes Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Through The Red House Interiors, she sells high-end modern and vintage furnishings and accessories, as well as her own individual designs.
The Red House Interiors
We asked her our five big Qs.
1. Which designers influenced you?
First, Sister Parish, because she is traditional, but classic. She feeds that early American that I love.
Albert Hadley modernized Sister Parish’s work. The projects they did together were a lot like what I do – a combination of traditional elements with modern forms.
I also love Billy Baldwin for his glamor. He started designing a classic, timeless look and introduced modern into it. It became glamorous and sexy, but with a traditionally grounded look.
Her Next 3 Designers + 2 Pics
Finding art that appeals to your style is often easier than figuring out how to display it. Get inspired by this variety of ways to hang your art, from unframed collages to framed, formal arrangements.
Ticklish From A Distance
Collage-Style + Grid-Like Galleries
Joseph Pubillones creates residential, commercial and even yacht interiors. He studied architecture in the United States and in Europe and, after living in Paris, Rome and Miami, his cosmopolitan flair shows in his designs. The oceanfront condominium in this week’s tour needed a complete overhaul, and he guided it from a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit to a more owner-friendly 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a den.
Joseph says: The foyer greets you with a colorful painting, set against the stark white walls. A vintage Baker console in black lacquer serves as a catchall for keys, bags, etc.
A Louise-Nevelson Inspired Wall Panel + More
My favorite type of interior design involves repurposing what’s lying around into something fresh. Here are some examples of reusing with style.
Design*Sponge distresses an old dresser with milk paint.
young house love shows the alternative to buying a $200 drum pendent light.
Avid readers will adore Ohdeedoh’s beautiful book covers.
This rosy Malma mirror from IKEA hacker will take time, but the finished product is gorgeous.
lemon tree creations shows how to create chic monogram dishes.
Little Green Notebook upholsters furniture without the hassle of sewing, fabric and measuring. Jenny also shares how to repurpose craigslist furniture duds into gems.
For more, check out our photo gallery, eco-furniture on a budget.
Moving into a one-bedroom apartment with two other girls has shown me the true beauty of a well organized, walk-in closet. Ah, closet envy!
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Biltmore’s third annual flower carpet covers more than a fourth of an acre and took over a year to plan.
This year’s inspiration for the tapestry came from Mr. George Vanderbilt’s stained glass window collection, which was created in the 1880s by artist and interior designer John La Farge. Each year, Travis Murray leads the Biltmore gardening crew, who use over 100,000 plants to create this garden art.
For Biltmore’s first flower carpet, the team used plants of a certain height to create an even flow. The next year saw a diversity of heights and textures to pop specific elements in the design. Using this concept, this year the team used varying textures and heights to replicate the three-dimensional elements of La Farge’s windows.
The carpet’s color palette mimics the jewel-tones of the windows in glowing shades of red, orange, blue, yellow and gray. Travis’ execution of the flower carpet captures the sparkling qualities known as a hallmark of La Farge’s work.
The windows that inspired the floral masterpiece are also on display in Biltmore’s newest guest venue, Antler Hill Village.
The public can enjoy the flower carpet during day visits, or purchase a ticket for Flower Carpet Evenings now until September 12th. During the evenings, we can watch the sun setting over the tapestry, while enjoying live jazz. Picnic options, wine, beer and other beverages are all available for purchase. Get information on visiting Biltmore.