March 2020

Visionary Designs

Editor’s letter

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Design is not a topic that you usually associate with breaking news. But recently, the design world found itself in the crosshairs of controversy as the Trump Administration, spurred by the National Civic Art Society, announced that it would be “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” by decreeing they should be classical in style rather than Modernist.

Home eclectic home

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Eclectic Home has opened its doors in Greenwich, with veteran interior designer Kimberly Handler offering a mix of vintage, modern and one-of-a-kind home furnishings, accessories and art in a new retail setting.

Splendors indeed

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The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan is attracting many a design lover these days as “Aesthetic Splendors: Highlights from the Gift of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore” continues. The showcase of The Gilded Age in our region is brought to life through sumptuous furniture, metalwork, ceramics, paintings and jewelry, many objects never before seen by the public.

If these walls could talk…

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Wallpaper designer Cristina Buckley launches her second collection this spring, inspired by her move back to New York from Los Angeles. The Muses Collection is hand-designed and inspired by jazz, Art Deco and chinoiserie.

Bo knows

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Beverly Hills’ loss is Greenwich’s gain as the sunny Bo Kim, a West Coast transplant, now installed as vice president and general manager of The Saks Shops at Greenwich.

An author’s tale

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Margaret Atwood – author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its sequel, “The Testaments” – will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls luncheon.

Soul man

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Patrick Mele is a self-described “old soul but with a young, fresh spirit and a new pep in his step.” And that translates to how he feels about people and interior design.