i’ve always loved all the homes of francisco costa, the former creative director of calvin klein all of them have been clean, modern, simple and cool. i’ve blogged about all of them.
francisco has worked in the past with designer mark cunningham, whose work i love. his last apartment in nyc, which was in the west village, was all in darker greys. it was very sexy, sleek and glamourous/ see here. his home recently published in ad in the hamptons was also mostly grey, but have a lot of texture with woods and patinas/ see here.
francisco and his partner, john DeStefano, have moved again, this time to park ave. it’s an all new look, ad just featured their new home see here. it’s still clean, modern and cool, but now he has traded his grey’s for white- i really like the new palette!
i haven’t got my hands on the new September issue of vogue, but i can’t wait. this big fall fashion issue is even more eagerly awaited than previous ones because it’s the official 125th anniversary issue- now that’s a very big issue!
there are sneak peeks of what’s in store. there is a denim story in the upcoming issue/ see here. all of the denim is modeled by super models. i love jeans, nothing more classic and all-american, and i love a super model.
it’s fun to see christy, cindy and linda back in vogue!
i decorated this years coastal living idea house in newport, rhode island. the new September coastal living is on stands now featuring the house. pick up a copy, i think you will enjoy seeing more of the house and seeing my ode to blue and white. Coastal living is an amazing magazine and organization. i was honored to work with them.
i wanted to show the range of blue and white. my favorite color combination. everyone thinks of blue and white as well, just blue and white, but there are so many sides to blue. we played with tones and combinations. there are florals, batiks, checks, embroideries, and of course, there are lots of blue and white stripes. if you were able to visit the house, i think you will agree, blue and white will never be the same, it’s even better than ever.
there are so many people to thank for support8ing us in the house. of course we have to think horan building and architect alec r. tesa. they were amazing to work with. there partnership made this such a huge success.
then there are so many vendors and friends that lent there support with product. no one said “no”, everyone was beyond generous. i am forever grateful. blue and white brought us all together and i am so proud.
the magazine story is titled, “the new traditional”. this house is this and more. i keep telling everyone who will listen that it’s a love story of blue and white. i hope you enjoy the romance- it’s really beautiful!!
i’m so grateful to everyone who made this house beautiful! i have to mention the following.
Samuel & Sons
Serena & Lily
William- Sonoma Home
Amy Berry Designs
Carolina Irving Textiles
Cowtan & Tout
Hollywood at Home
Lisa Fine Textiles
Newport Lamp & Shade
i had to save the best for last. thank you to my team, there are no words really to express my gratitude and thanks. and lastly, to my my dear friend and creative partner amy neunsinger photographed the project for coastal living. she’s another reason why it’s so beautiful.
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