New Book-Living Traditions

Well, here it is!  
I spent several months last year traveling around the country along with photographer John Gruen styling the work of designer Matthew Patrick Smyth for his just released book "Living Traditions".  Matthew and John made for great traveling companions ( OK, there was the time John and I got lost in Colorado).  Matthew's work mixes classic with touches of modern, always maintaining a fresh, lively style.  It was such a learning experience to see so much of one designer's work and get to experience the full range of his talents.  To experience this for yourself, take a look....
Matthew's work will be featured in 
 the upcoming Kips Bay Showhouse from April 28- May 26th.  
The neo-Federalist style mansion once belonged to John Hay "Jock" Whitney and is located at 163 East 63rd Street-don't miss it!


  1. Beautiful! I see you put your secret stylist's rules to styling a console table to good use. Love the crow and Bells Of Ireland in that shot!

  2. I especially love the playful art! Congratulations!!! Also YAY for the new blog name!

  3. What a cool job you have! Book looks like one I will have to look for the next time I'm over at Borders!