Entries by Carolina

A Natural Find: Undyed Wool Rugs

If you’re anything like us, you’ve made quite a few changes to the way you live … using less water, shopping more frequently at the local farmers market, and using safer detergents in your laundry. On top of it, we’re also living simpler lives.  At home, almost everything we own is in neutral colors (yes, we […]

How to Decorate Red Rooms: The Essentials

Red rooms make a statement.  In deep red, they are rich, elegant, refined, sumptuous, and dramatic.  Brick reds are more earthy, so they’re evocative of country interiors.  And bright reds – like lipsticks – are passionate, powerful, and stimulating.  Here are some of our favorite red rooms. Red Library: Assouline Paris Details: Here, the strong […]

Yves Saint Laurent’s Marrakesh Home: The Essentials

When Yves Saint Laurent visited Marrakesh for the first time in 1966, it transformed him forever.  The strong sun, lush colors, and intricate patterns you see everywhere left an indelible mark in his mind.  “Marrakech taught me color,” he said.  “Before Marrakech, everything was black.” Indeed, one of the most important parts of Saint Laurent’s […]

Decorating the Modern Penthouse: The Essentials

Soaring ceilings.  Dramatic windows flooded with light.  Views across Manhattan to the rivers.  Today’s ultra-luxurious penthouses, like those you’ve seen on Million Dollar Listing New York, have a wonderful Master of the Universe feeling to them: But in fact, they’re quite challenging to furnish correctly.  The angular walls, metal casement windows, and double height ceilings can […]