Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Red Carpet Picks

Last night the 83rd Academy Awards were presented, where millions of movie lovers tuned in to watch the year's most glamorous ceremony and learn who would take home filmmaking's highest honor. I took inspiration from both the red carpet and the hundreds of dealers on my favorite antique and vintage site, 1stdibs, of which I am also a dealer, and found plenty of stunning furnishings to match some of the most beautiful red carpet designs. Take a look.

Red Gustavian Chair from 1stdibs.

Belle Epoque Gold Leaf Tabouret c. 1895 from Carl Moore Antiques (1stdibs).

Pair of Pale Pink Murano Glass Lamps from Matt Murphy Studio (1stdibs)

Christian Dior Haute Couture Red Strapless Gown c. 1987-88 by The Paper Bag Princess (1stdibs)

Italian Carved and Painted Wood Armchair, by Betsey Ruprecht Decorative Antiques (1stdibs)

Union Jack Suitcase, England c. 1930 by Yale Burge (1stdibs)

A Georgian Giltwood Dolphin Console Table by Kentshire Galleries, Ltd (1stdibs)

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Hope you are having a wonderful weekend......

Friday, February 25, 2011

Designers and Editors Celebrate the Grand Opening of 1stdibs@NYDC

Designers and Editors Celebrate the Grand Opening of 1stdibs@NYDC (New York, February 2011).

Can anyone pick out my showroom? (Hint: It's when designer, Alexa Hampton, says "and french antiques....."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I love magazines that do a "lookbook" kind of page. Domino was wonderful about doing this and, for me, when I was decorating my own house back when, I loved looking at photos of beautiful rooms and then seeing what furnishings they picked out that you could buy to achieve the same "look." In other words, you could "shop the look."

Elle Decor Magazine started an online "lookbook" in partnership with 1stdibs. And this is how it works, you go to their link and then click on a room you like, like the one below from the January issue.

The photo will provide you with all the information regarding the designer, etc. and then the side bar gives you the option to "shop the look." There, you will find amazing pieces to buy to recreate that look in your own home, including items from disegno Karina Gentinetta such as these that were tagged by Elle Decor:

So with all this "lookbook" inspiration, I thought I'd perhaps try my hand at doing my own version of it. Using photos from pinterest as shared by Claudia Strasser of the Paris Apartment blog, I'd thought I'd give it a try.

Gorgeous, right? Okay, to get this look:
Pair of swedish demi lune tables from Dawn Hill Antiques.

Antique French Provincial Coffee or Side Table from disegno Karina Gentinetta

Italian Chandelier with Murano Glass Crystals from disegno Karina Gentinetta

Belgian Linen Slicovered "Roma" Sofa from disegno Karina Gentinetta

To get this look:

19th c. Napoleon III Chaise Lounge from Tara Shaw

To get this look:

Set of (6) Painted Louis XVI chairs from Trianon Antiques.

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I hope you enjoyed this "lookbook" and that you founds lots of inspiration for your own decor.

But before I sign off, I wanted to share this wonderful post my new friend and talented writer, Bart Boehlert, wrote on his blog, Bart Boehlert's Beautiful Things, regarding last weeks's exciting grand opening party of the 1stdibs@NYDC floor at 200 Lexington Avenue featuring, among others, moi -- disegno Karina Gentinetta. Thanks, Bart! I agree that it was quite an exciting evening.