Sunday, November 11, 2007

The English Avant Garde

Ann Carrington Limited Edition

Fynedon Gothic c.1790 Wallpaper

Noir Blanc Interiors, discerning Decorator Barbara Segal, is the Women to call when your decor needs the finishing touches. With over 20 years in the Accessory and Gift business and a nationally published advisor in the industry, Segal believes that an accessory can be the perfect final flourish to any decor. "I really like coming in and adding the last finishing touches to an architect's or designers, streamline look." The latest rage is anything English, think Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Maddonna, and the Queen Elisabeth stateside visit to the Kentucky Derby. "The English Are Coming" is suddenly the rage.
Below are some of the English Channels, Barbara suggests for Accessorizing British Style.


Hamilton Weston's beautiful wallpapers hang in stately homes and other heritage projects throughout the UK, and have enhancing film and television sets, corporate buildings and private homes around the world.


Only 50 copies of 'Pearly Queen of Dalston' are for sale exclusively from The original was purchased for the Rothschild Collection at Waddeson Manor Buckinghamshire, in celebration of the Queen's 80th birthday. This print of the original is a full color lithoprint with raised detail. Each piece is printed on velvet paper, and is signed and numbered by the artist. The artwork is an edition of 300 and measures 54cm x 42cm. The costs £195.00 unframed, or £295.00 in a perspex frame specially chosen by the artist. Prices include postage, packaging, and delivery insurance. For enquiries or placing an order please email

The perfect way to bring in the holidays!
The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 in the heart of the Irish harbor town of Waterford. Its founders were two brothers, William and George Penrose, who were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." More than two hundred years later, the reputation they established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries. Today, Waterford's principal manufacturing plant stands on a 40-acre site on the outskirts of the city made famous by its glittering product.

Barbara selects, this elegant Waterford Fine China, Catania for a beautiful Classic English Holiday table .

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Celebrity Hip Style

When I saw these rooms online in House and Gardens, I just feel in love with the look. It turns out the designer is Gwyneth Paltrow who seem to have fabulous taste in clothes, men, and home design. Can you image coming home to the lead singer of "Coldplay" serenading you and the kids? The Foyer with the turquoise chair was just so fabulously my taste, and the needlepoint crown by Ann Carrington was a brilliant step to turn the look rock and role minimalists. The decoupage lamp in the Foyer is a John Derian , who I bought from in New York for years and sold in my French Stores, Soiree. It's good to know Gwen and I both have good taste.

Like Gwen herself, the décor gives off a vibe that is softly refined and very hip. A little bit rock and roll. The photos are available online right now (the full spread is in the November mag which is out now).

The Noir Blanc chairs are one-of-kind, which she found at Madeline Weinrib Atelier.