I was in NYC last week for the Architectural Digest Property Show (which was crazy crowded on trade/press day).
I stayed at The Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.
I have stayed here just before and it really is a lovely tiny hotel that is really clean, stylish and comfortable. We acquired upgraded to a small suite which was extremely wonderful. The rooms are fairly modest (the bathroom is really small) so to have the added space was excellent.
The initial evening in town I headed above to The Press Lounge at the Ink 48 hotel to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Modenus’ BlogTour (I went to New Orleans with them two years ago).
The views were spectacular, even though it was really, very cold outside! Here I am with the wonderful interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale and Bobby Berk. Shame it was about 30 degrees out!
I spent Thursday at the Architectural Digest House Display. Thursday is always press and trade day at the show, which is really the mad scene.  I’m locating that a lot more and a lot more I have tiny to no tolerance for quite crowded spaces, sadly. But the exhibitors are varied – from modest companies that offer hand manufactured goods to larger organizations like Brizo and Smeg.
Co-situated with the AD Home Demonstrate is the Dining By Design present which rewards DIFFA (Design and style Industries Foundation Fighting Aids).  Unique table vignettes are created by designers from close to the country which national sponsors. Money is raised by means of sponsor costs, public ticket income and a gala dinner exactly where lucky diners can sit at each and every lovely table show.
Some of my favorite spaces:
Bronson van Wyck and Architectural Digest’s sweet tented area.
Stacy Garcia’s room featured the new line of beautiful wallpapers.
Moen’s room featured stunning rain shower head light fixtures outfitted with blue LED lights.
A glitz and glam space made by Noelia Ibanez, sponsored by Fendi Casa and Manhattan Magazine.
Hunt Slonem designed a back-to-back area. For Lee Jofa, sponsored by Kravet.
Spin Ceramics booth designed by Kitty Hawkes.
And the showstopping Marks and Frantz booth, sponsored by New York Design Center.
Some stunning operate for a excellent lead to!
If you happen to be seeking to generate the home of your dreams, make contact with me to examine the choices!