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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

West Elm to open boutique, regional decor-driven hotels

Home furnishings company West Elm is expanding into the hospitality industry with West Elm Hotels, a partnership with hospitality management and development company DDK, beginning with properties in Detroit; Minneapolis; Savannah, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Indianapolis. Doors are expected to open in late 2018. Courtesy West Elm “After 26 consecutive quarters of double-digit comparative growth, including our successful entry into the commercial fu...

Designer Carla Carstens makes move from fashion to home

Designer Carla Carstens has parlayed her experience in fashion—in both PR and styling for brands including Jennifer Fisher, Chopard and Jonathan Simkhai—into a new home accessories collection that will make its debut at Shopbop this coming holiday season. Carstens sat down with EAL to chat about the inspiration for her new line and how she’s making the transition from fashion to home.     Decorative boxes from the Melange Buffalo Bone collection by Carla Carstens G...

Sebastian Cox, others, win Decorex honors

Judged by Suzy Hoodless, Staffan Tollgard and Mark Gillette, the Decorex International awards honored design excellence at its London design fair. This year’s winners include Sebastian Cox, for Best New Exhibitor; A Rum Fellow, for Best New Product Launch; Christophe Delcourt, for Best International Exhibitor; and The Water Monopoly, for Best Stand. Sebastian Cox, Best New Exhibitor A Rum Fellow, Best New Product Launch Christophe Delcourt, Best Internation...

Christiane Lemieux offers look inside her new tome

“The best way to learn is by asking questions,” Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and author of Undecorate, says in the opening of her new coffee table tome meets textbook, The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles and Details (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $60). “But, with respect to making design decisions about your home in this do-it-yourself culture, whom do you ask? You’re lucky if you happen upon a well-informed salesperson or work closely with an inter...

Elle Decor hosts New York dinner to celebrate fashion issue

AG Jeans and Elle Decor hosted a private dinner to celebrate the magazine’s October fashion issue. The 20 guests, including some of the designers featured in the issue, dined at Il Buco in New York City. Joining Editor in Chief Michael Boodro were Mieke ten Have, Aerin Lauder, Veronica Swanson Beard, Cynthia Frank, Robert Rufino, Kate Kelly Smith, David Hamilton, DD Allen, Sam Amoia, Brittany Bromley, Douglas Friedman, Reinaldo Leandro, Richard McGeehan, Carlos Otero and ...

Steven Avitable, others named ARTS Awards judges

Steven Avitable, Kelli Ellis, Bill G. Fortson, Caroline Hipple, Susan Inglis and Jaye Anna Mize have been named as the judges for Dallas Market Center’s 2017 ARTS Awards. The panel will tap winners across 24 categories, including Manufacturer, Retailer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Sales Representative and Green Award.   Steelyard’s Steven Avitable; SFC’s Susan Inglis  Some background on the judging panel: Avitable, who launched The Home Co. and has work...

DIFFA’s Picnic by Design raises $50,000

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS earlier this month hosted its largest and most successful Picnic by Design in New York, raising $50,000, which will support the organization’s grants. Twenty designers provided themed picnic baskets for the event’s 200-plus attendees to bid on. Design by Andrea Algaze Design by PBD “Over the last five years, we have seen Picnic by Design grow into one of our favorite fundraisers of the year, bringing together ...

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French chef Gabriel Kreuther on how tableware enhances the dining experience (New York, NY, September 2016)
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