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The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

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The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

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Interior designer and tastemaker, Paloma Contreras takes you further into the beloved "The Style Files" column from her blog, La Dolce Vita, for thoughtful, engaging conversations with creative entrepreneurs. Delve into the journeys of design luminaries and design industry trailblazers through these fascinating talks.

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Jeffrey Dungan

Jeffrey Dungan discovered a love for drawing and art at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the powerful natural countryside would become inspiration for a life designing beautiful architecture and interiors. Dungan’s creative work can been seen in his native South, and throughout North and Central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry. In addition to his architecture, he brings passion, depth and an endless enthusiasm for the people he works with Jeffrey has been honored with numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year award by Veranda magazine and ADAC. The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art named him a Shutze fellow in 2015, and in 2018 he was a recipient of a prestigious Palladio Award, the only national award for classical architecture. Jeffrey’s work has been featured in numerous books, as well as the Wall Street Journal, Veranda,LUXE, Garden & Gun, MILIEU, Southern Living, and House Beautiful. His book,“The Nature of Home”, was published by Rizzoli in September of2018.

65 MIN22 h ago
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Jeffrey Dungan

Sheila Bridges

Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. As Creative Director, Sheila has thoughtfully designed residences and offices for many prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals including the 8,300 square foot Harlem offices for former President Bill Clinton and his staff. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc has also completed projects at Columbia University and Princeton University, bringing Sheila’s signature design aesthetic to interior spaces at both of these prestigious academic institutions. Bridges has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Interior Design, House & Garden, Domino, and Traditional Home magazines. She has also been included in Gotham and New York Magazine‘s Top Interior Designer’s lists, House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Interior Designers” as well as Elle Décor’s 2011- 2020 A List, which recognizes interior designers who exemplify continually relevant design. Sheila is also the author of two books: Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime, which was released in 2002 and The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir, published in 2013. Along with running a successful interior design business, Sheila hosted four seasons of Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network, part of the Scripps Howard cable family. The sleekly produced half-hour weekly series and award winning hour specials showcased Sheila’s practical wisdom and hands-on advice. Sheila’s television show quickly became a trusted resource to help viewers define and express their sense of personal style in their own homes. In 1996, Sheila’s passion for interiors inspired her to design furniture and home furnishings under the name Sheila Bridges Home, Inc. Sheila’s home furnishing collections have been sold to design conscious consumers online, through trade showrooms, mail order catalogues and at such notable national retailers as Anthropologie and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Sheila is honored to have her Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper represented in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection. Her designs have been showcased in many exhibits and museums throughout the country and Europe including The Museum of The City of New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, The Brooklyn Museum, Museé De La Toile De Jouy in Jouy-en-Josas, France and most recently The Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Sheila Bridges moved to New York City in 1986. She holds degrees from Brown University and Parsons School of Design, and studied decorative arts at Polimoda in Florence, Italy. She lives in Harlem, New York.

68 MIN5 d ago
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Sheila Bridges

Jan Showers

Dallas based designer Jan Showers believes, “Design should relate to the way we live—it also should be beautiful, glamorous, comfortable and luxurious, even when very casual.” Showers style has been described by one of her clients as, “The interiors of Jan Showers & Associates are chic and timeless. They exude glamour and grace with an approachable and at ease feeling, much like Jan herself.” It’s fitting then that Jan has written two books on the subject: Glamorous Rooms and her follow-up, Glamorous Retreats, both published by Abrams. Glamorous Rooms is now in its twelfth printing. Together, her books display a cross section of the styles and decorative preferences that have made Jan and her firm one of the most prominent in the country. Jan’s third book, Glamorous Living, will also be published by Abrams in Fall 2020. Over the course of her career—spanning three decades—she has received many of the profession’s highest honors. Her magazine credits alone place her in the highest echelon of designers. They include Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, House Beautiful, InStyle, Traditional Home, British Home and Garden, Harper’s Bazaar, and Luxe. Architectural Digest has named Jan Showers & Associates to the AD100, its preeminent directory to the international world of design. Jan’s to the trade furniture and lighting collection, the Jan Showers Collection, highlights her signature style. The Collection was created over 20 years ago and is available at showrooms throughout the U.S. Jan Showers & Associates announced a furniture line, the 1308 Collection, in the fall of 2018 which is available only at her showroom in Dallas Design District at 1308 Slocum Street. For more than 20 years Showers has been a pioneer of French antiques for the Dallas community and designers. She travels internationally in search of antiques she imports both for her Dallas showroom and for the specific needs of her design clients. Collaboration is very important to Jan and her team. She has created a complete lifestyle collection for Kravet Couture, a line that includes fabrics, wall coverings, rugs, furniture, and lighting. Showers second Kravet furniture collection was introduced in 2019. Being released in spring 2021 will be her second line of fabrics with Kravet. Her other partnerships include a hand-knotted rug series for Moattar, Inc., a lighting series with L.A. based designer Joe Cariati and a cowhide rug collection for Kyle Bunting.

68 MIN1 w ago
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Jan Showers

Tina Ramchandani

Tina Ramchandani Creative (TRC) designs warm, modern interiors that fully capture our clients’ polished lifestyles. The firm's passion -- Soulful Minimalism -- allows their clients to experience life surrounded by the things that matter, so they can focus on the people that matter. Tina’s work has been nationally recognized by publications including Elle Décor, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Cottages & Gardens, Lonny, Gotham, and Cover. She was most recently named a “2018 Next Wave” designer by House Beautiful, the winner of the 2019 IDA by Cottages & Gardens and Rising Star 2019 by NY's D&D Building.

55 MIN1 w ago
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Tina Ramchandani

Timothy Whealon

Timothy Whealon Inc. specializes in high-end interior design with a focus on fine and decorative arts. Mr. Whealon's design philosophy finds its roots in classicism; however, he approaches each project with a fresh, 21st Century eye that makes them both modern and timeless. He layers items from different periods and cultures, artfully mixing the pristine and the patinated. Each interior is unique, often incorporating custom pieces specific to the client and the environment. His work is enhanced by both his extensive knowledge of the international art and antiques market and by his team of skilled artists and craftsmen who adhere to Mr. Whealon's commitment to quality and attention to detail. Timothy Whealon is a graduate of Kenyon College, where he studied English Literature and Art History. He moved to New York to begin a career in banking and completed a credit training program on Wall Street before pursuing his passion for the arts and design. Mr. Whealon completed the Sotheby's ...

67 MIN2 w ago
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Timothy Whealon

Lauren Liess

Lauren Liess is a decorator, product designer, shop owner, TV personality and author known for her natural, relaxed style and down to earth approach to design and living. Lauren writes the blog Pure Style Home, where she has been sharing bits of her life as a mother of five, interiors projects, and design philosophy for over a decade. She believes in living a simpler, more relaxed life in homes that are real, natural and lack pretense, and encourages an appreciation of the natural beauty around us and fully enjoying the present moment with those we love. She and her husband/business partner, David, host the HGTV show Best House on the Block, which features the design and renovation of Washington, DC-area homes by the couple. They recently opened up a real estate brokerage in Great Falls, Virginia where they rehab properties and sell them. Lauren’s first book, bestselling Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, was published in Fall of 2015 and was chosen by NPR as a “Book of the Year.” Her newest book, Down To Earth: Laid Back Interiors for Modern Living, was released in October 2019 and was also a bestseller. She has furniture collections, a tile collection, a kitchen cabinet collection, and a fabric line. Lauren and her projects have been featured in numerous national publications including Southern Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Luxe, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Martha Stewart Living, and Country Living.

55 MIN2 w ago
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Lauren Liess

Charlotte Moss

With35 yearsin the business of design, Charlotte Moss has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Housing Works’ Groundbreaker’s Award,The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award, andis named one ofElle Décor’sGrand Master List of Top Designers.Charlotte has used her experience culled from thirty-fiveyears of decorating homes to design collections of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture,fabricsand trimsfor Fabricut, carpets and sisals for Stark Carpet, china for Pickard, clothing with IBU Movement, and cuff bracelets with P.E. Guerin.Charlotte has re-launched her photography prints withSoicherMarin and created five distinct pillow collections with Eastern Accentsall available onPerigold. This Spring, she collaborated with Artemis Design Company to create the “Moss Mule”using ikat textiles from her world travels.Charlotte lectures widely and isa prolific author, having published ten books to date.CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS, is her most recent title (Rizzoli, 2018).Of all her work,philanthropy plays an important role in her life.Charlotte is a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, American Corporate Partners, TheMadooConservancy, a member of the International Council of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and on the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design where she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

59 MIN3 w ago
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Charlotte Moss

Robert Rufino

Design editor Robert Rufino has had a long and storied career in the design world. He is a man of impeccable style and immeasurable kindness as he has been quite supportive not only to me, but to many burgeoning designers in our industry. He is currently Style Director of House Beautiful where he oversees the style and design esthetic of the brand, leading partnerships with designers, managing the coverage of interiors, and overseeing all photography." Prior to joining House Beautiful in this current position, Rufino was Style Director of ELLE DECOR and held positions as interiors editor of Architectural Digest and senior editor-at-large at House Beautiful. From 1996-2009, Rufino was at Tiffany & Co., first as vice president of visual merchandising and then vice president of creative services, where he oversaw the brand’s global image, with responsibilities including store design and visual display, exhibits, and the company’s famous window displays. He began his career as visual planning director at Henri Bendel, worked as a freelance stylist, for clients including The New York Times Magazine and held editorial positions at a variety of titles, including Harper’s BAZAAR. Rufino takes great joy in helping to mentor young designers, sharing his insights on photography and styling to help them build a strong portfolio

69 MIN3 w ago
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Robert Rufino

Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan is one of the world’s leading interior designers. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris his firm has completed projects in Europe, the Middle East and across the United States. He has been named to virtually every top designer list including Architectural Digest’s AD100, the Elle Decor A-List, Robb Report’s Top 40 Designers in the World, the Luxe Gold List, 1stdibs 50, the Design Icon Award, ICAA Legacy Award, the Pacific Design Center’s Star of Design. He is the only American honored by the French Heritage Society for his restoration of several national landmarks in France. The firm’s work has been featured in over 1000 publications worldwide. Timothy has designed licensed collections for Perennials, Schumacher, Samuel & Sons, Fromental, Royal Limoges, THG-Paris, Fromental, and Kyle Bunting. He has two best-selling books, published by Rizzoli: “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé,” that chronicles the restoration of his landmark chateau in France, and his second book, “The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today” that features 11 of Timothy’s projects aroun

59 MINJUL 15
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Timothy Corrigan

Roxy Te Owens

In 2011Roxy Te OwensfoundedSociety Social,the next generation e-commerce furniture brand that rose to prominence onInstagram. Roxy predated the direct-to-consumer movement and offered all the customization usually reserved for designers - color matching in any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore finish at their North Carolina factory for grasscloth furniture pieces as well as custom tape trim, tassels, customer's own material, contrast piping and fringe to anyone ordering upholstery. Society Social is also known for their classic bar-carts, colored grasscloth furniture, and rattan pieces. Roxy is a decorator in her own right, having appeared on national TV and hosted her own pilot "Carolina Reno" for HGTV. She has been featured in the press for her holiday cocktail recipes, bar-cart styling and fun colorful decorations. This fall she opened her first flagship store in Charlotte, North Carolina, and this spring Roxy debuted her first designer furniturecollaborationwith ArielOkin. The ...

61 MINJUL 11
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Roxy Te Owens

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Jeffrey Dungan

Jeffrey Dungan discovered a love for drawing and art at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the powerful natural countryside would become inspiration for a life designing beautiful architecture and interiors. Dungan’s creative work can been seen in his native South, and throughout North and Central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry. In addition to his architecture, he brings passion, depth and an endless enthusiasm for the people he works with Jeffrey has been honored with numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year award by Veranda magazine and ADAC. The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art named him a Shutze fellow in 2015, and in 2018 he was a recipient of a prestigious Palladio Award, the only national award for classical architecture. Jeffrey’s work has been featured in numerous books, as well as the Wall Street Journal, Veranda,LUXE, Garden & Gun, MILIEU, Southern Living, and House Beautiful. His book,“The Nature of Home”, was published by Rizzoli in September of2018.

65 MIN22 h ago
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Jeffrey Dungan

Sheila Bridges

Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. As Creative Director, Sheila has thoughtfully designed residences and offices for many prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals including the 8,300 square foot Harlem offices for former President Bill Clinton and his staff. Sheila Bridges Design, Inc has also completed projects at Columbia University and Princeton University, bringing Sheila’s signature design aesthetic to interior spaces at both of these prestigious academic institutions. Bridges has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Interior Design, House & Garden, Domino, and Traditional Home magazines. She has also been included in Gotham and New York Magazine‘s Top Interior Designer’s lists, House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Interior Designers” as well as Elle Décor’s 2011- 2020 A List, which recognizes interior designers who exemplify continually relevant design. Sheila is also the author of two books: Furnishing Forward: A Practical Guide to Furnishing for a Lifetime, which was released in 2002 and The Bald Mermaid, A Memoir, published in 2013. Along with running a successful interior design business, Sheila hosted four seasons of Sheila Bridges Designer Living for the FINE LIVING Network, part of the Scripps Howard cable family. The sleekly produced half-hour weekly series and award winning hour specials showcased Sheila’s practical wisdom and hands-on advice. Sheila’s television show quickly became a trusted resource to help viewers define and express their sense of personal style in their own homes. In 1996, Sheila’s passion for interiors inspired her to design furniture and home furnishings under the name Sheila Bridges Home, Inc. Sheila’s home furnishing collections have been sold to design conscious consumers online, through trade showrooms, mail order catalogues and at such notable national retailers as Anthropologie and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Sheila is honored to have her Harlem Toile De Jouy wallpaper represented in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection. Her designs have been showcased in many exhibits and museums throughout the country and Europe including The Museum of The City of New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, The Brooklyn Museum, Museé De La Toile De Jouy in Jouy-en-Josas, France and most recently The Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Sheila Bridges moved to New York City in 1986. She holds degrees from Brown University and Parsons School of Design, and studied decorative arts at Polimoda in Florence, Italy. She lives in Harlem, New York.

68 MIN5 d ago
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Sheila Bridges

Jan Showers

Dallas based designer Jan Showers believes, “Design should relate to the way we live—it also should be beautiful, glamorous, comfortable and luxurious, even when very casual.” Showers style has been described by one of her clients as, “The interiors of Jan Showers & Associates are chic and timeless. They exude glamour and grace with an approachable and at ease feeling, much like Jan herself.” It’s fitting then that Jan has written two books on the subject: Glamorous Rooms and her follow-up, Glamorous Retreats, both published by Abrams. Glamorous Rooms is now in its twelfth printing. Together, her books display a cross section of the styles and decorative preferences that have made Jan and her firm one of the most prominent in the country. Jan’s third book, Glamorous Living, will also be published by Abrams in Fall 2020. Over the course of her career—spanning three decades—she has received many of the profession’s highest honors. Her magazine credits alone place her in the highest echelon of designers. They include Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, House Beautiful, InStyle, Traditional Home, British Home and Garden, Harper’s Bazaar, and Luxe. Architectural Digest has named Jan Showers & Associates to the AD100, its preeminent directory to the international world of design. Jan’s to the trade furniture and lighting collection, the Jan Showers Collection, highlights her signature style. The Collection was created over 20 years ago and is available at showrooms throughout the U.S. Jan Showers & Associates announced a furniture line, the 1308 Collection, in the fall of 2018 which is available only at her showroom in Dallas Design District at 1308 Slocum Street. For more than 20 years Showers has been a pioneer of French antiques for the Dallas community and designers. She travels internationally in search of antiques she imports both for her Dallas showroom and for the specific needs of her design clients. Collaboration is very important to Jan and her team. She has created a complete lifestyle collection for Kravet Couture, a line that includes fabrics, wall coverings, rugs, furniture, and lighting. Showers second Kravet furniture collection was introduced in 2019. Being released in spring 2021 will be her second line of fabrics with Kravet. Her other partnerships include a hand-knotted rug series for Moattar, Inc., a lighting series with L.A. based designer Joe Cariati and a cowhide rug collection for Kyle Bunting.

68 MIN1 w ago
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Jan Showers

Tina Ramchandani

Tina Ramchandani Creative (TRC) designs warm, modern interiors that fully capture our clients’ polished lifestyles. The firm's passion -- Soulful Minimalism -- allows their clients to experience life surrounded by the things that matter, so they can focus on the people that matter. Tina’s work has been nationally recognized by publications including Elle Décor, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Cottages & Gardens, Lonny, Gotham, and Cover. She was most recently named a “2018 Next Wave” designer by House Beautiful, the winner of the 2019 IDA by Cottages & Gardens and Rising Star 2019 by NY's D&D Building.

55 MIN1 w ago
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Tina Ramchandani

Timothy Whealon

Timothy Whealon Inc. specializes in high-end interior design with a focus on fine and decorative arts. Mr. Whealon's design philosophy finds its roots in classicism; however, he approaches each project with a fresh, 21st Century eye that makes them both modern and timeless. He layers items from different periods and cultures, artfully mixing the pristine and the patinated. Each interior is unique, often incorporating custom pieces specific to the client and the environment. His work is enhanced by both his extensive knowledge of the international art and antiques market and by his team of skilled artists and craftsmen who adhere to Mr. Whealon's commitment to quality and attention to detail. Timothy Whealon is a graduate of Kenyon College, where he studied English Literature and Art History. He moved to New York to begin a career in banking and completed a credit training program on Wall Street before pursuing his passion for the arts and design. Mr. Whealon completed the Sotheby's ...

67 MIN2 w ago
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Timothy Whealon

Lauren Liess

Lauren Liess is a decorator, product designer, shop owner, TV personality and author known for her natural, relaxed style and down to earth approach to design and living. Lauren writes the blog Pure Style Home, where she has been sharing bits of her life as a mother of five, interiors projects, and design philosophy for over a decade. She believes in living a simpler, more relaxed life in homes that are real, natural and lack pretense, and encourages an appreciation of the natural beauty around us and fully enjoying the present moment with those we love. She and her husband/business partner, David, host the HGTV show Best House on the Block, which features the design and renovation of Washington, DC-area homes by the couple. They recently opened up a real estate brokerage in Great Falls, Virginia where they rehab properties and sell them. Lauren’s first book, bestselling Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, was published in Fall of 2015 and was chosen by NPR as a “Book of the Year.” Her newest book, Down To Earth: Laid Back Interiors for Modern Living, was released in October 2019 and was also a bestseller. She has furniture collections, a tile collection, a kitchen cabinet collection, and a fabric line. Lauren and her projects have been featured in numerous national publications including Southern Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Luxe, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Martha Stewart Living, and Country Living.

55 MIN2 w ago
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Lauren Liess

Charlotte Moss

With35 yearsin the business of design, Charlotte Moss has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Housing Works’ Groundbreaker’s Award,The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award, andis named one ofElle Décor’sGrand Master List of Top Designers.Charlotte has used her experience culled from thirty-fiveyears of decorating homes to design collections of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture,fabricsand trimsfor Fabricut, carpets and sisals for Stark Carpet, china for Pickard, clothing with IBU Movement, and cuff bracelets with P.E. Guerin.Charlotte has re-launched her photography prints withSoicherMarin and created five distinct pillow collections with Eastern Accentsall available onPerigold. This Spring, she collaborated with Artemis Design Company to create the “Moss Mule”using ikat textiles from her world travels.Charlotte lectures widely and isa prolific author, having published ten books to date.CHARLOTTE MOSS ENTERTAINS, is her most recent title (Rizzoli, 2018).Of all her work,philanthropy plays an important role in her life.Charlotte is a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, American Corporate Partners, TheMadooConservancy, a member of the International Council of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and on the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design where she holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

59 MIN3 w ago
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Charlotte Moss

Robert Rufino

Design editor Robert Rufino has had a long and storied career in the design world. He is a man of impeccable style and immeasurable kindness as he has been quite supportive not only to me, but to many burgeoning designers in our industry. He is currently Style Director of House Beautiful where he oversees the style and design esthetic of the brand, leading partnerships with designers, managing the coverage of interiors, and overseeing all photography." Prior to joining House Beautiful in this current position, Rufino was Style Director of ELLE DECOR and held positions as interiors editor of Architectural Digest and senior editor-at-large at House Beautiful. From 1996-2009, Rufino was at Tiffany & Co., first as vice president of visual merchandising and then vice president of creative services, where he oversaw the brand’s global image, with responsibilities including store design and visual display, exhibits, and the company’s famous window displays. He began his career as visual planning director at Henri Bendel, worked as a freelance stylist, for clients including The New York Times Magazine and held editorial positions at a variety of titles, including Harper’s BAZAAR. Rufino takes great joy in helping to mentor young designers, sharing his insights on photography and styling to help them build a strong portfolio

69 MIN3 w ago
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Robert Rufino

Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan is one of the world’s leading interior designers. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris his firm has completed projects in Europe, the Middle East and across the United States. He has been named to virtually every top designer list including Architectural Digest’s AD100, the Elle Decor A-List, Robb Report’s Top 40 Designers in the World, the Luxe Gold List, 1stdibs 50, the Design Icon Award, ICAA Legacy Award, the Pacific Design Center’s Star of Design. He is the only American honored by the French Heritage Society for his restoration of several national landmarks in France. The firm’s work has been featured in over 1000 publications worldwide. Timothy has designed licensed collections for Perennials, Schumacher, Samuel & Sons, Fromental, Royal Limoges, THG-Paris, Fromental, and Kyle Bunting. He has two best-selling books, published by Rizzoli: “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé,” that chronicles the restoration of his landmark chateau in France, and his second book, “The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today” that features 11 of Timothy’s projects aroun

59 MINJUL 15
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Timothy Corrigan

Roxy Te Owens

In 2011Roxy Te OwensfoundedSociety Social,the next generation e-commerce furniture brand that rose to prominence onInstagram. Roxy predated the direct-to-consumer movement and offered all the customization usually reserved for designers - color matching in any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore finish at their North Carolina factory for grasscloth furniture pieces as well as custom tape trim, tassels, customer's own material, contrast piping and fringe to anyone ordering upholstery. Society Social is also known for their classic bar-carts, colored grasscloth furniture, and rattan pieces. Roxy is a decorator in her own right, having appeared on national TV and hosted her own pilot "Carolina Reno" for HGTV. She has been featured in the press for her holiday cocktail recipes, bar-cart styling and fun colorful decorations. This fall she opened her first flagship store in Charlotte, North Carolina, and this spring Roxy debuted her first designer furniturecollaborationwith ArielOkin. The ...

61 MINJUL 11
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Roxy Te Owens
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