I’ve been reading Traditional Home for centuries and just about always find a room that I love within it’s pages. The April issue is no exception. Here’s the room:
I’ve been contacted by 2 reporters for different print media in the last 24 hours. They want a designer’s perspective on light bulbs and color. The word is out–I talk a lot! Did you know that when a reporter calls you and says “do you have a minute?” they don’t mean they want to schedule a time to talk about their subject matter? Oh no. They ask a question, and as you answer you can hear furious typing on the other end! No time to formulate something wise or witty. You are ON.
I’ve had this happen several times now and should be better prepared. Couldn’t I at least ask what the topic is and then say I’ll call them right back? Nope. Not me. So I spout off and then wonder what the heck I’m going to sound like when it’s in the paper. Luckily (I think), they don’t really quote you exactly. So if I said something dumb, I have the comfort of knowing that it’s not exactly what I said. Ok, small help.
If I sound wise in the article, I’ll let you know about it. Otherwise, this will be our last discussion on this topic.
Every year, top name designers descend on a home in New York and turn it into the Kips Bay Show House, a major fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. It’s a fantastical event with amazing rooms. I found the following pix on the New York Times slideshow page. While the rooms can sometimes be over the top in terms of finishes for an active family, they are chock full of great ideas and design lessons. Enjoy!