Style, by design

It may have been a few weeks ago that WAG was part of the media and to-the-trade-only day at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in Manhattan, but images of that day are still vivid in my memory.

Attending such a sprawling event always makes for a long – but exciting – day. It’s the chance to spot trends, see the latest advances in home and design and perhaps best, discover amazingly creative people to write about.

We spotted a number of artists, designers and companies with ties to Westchester and Fairfield – from glass artist Moshe Bursuker of Purdys to furniture designer Ethan Abramson of Port Chester – that we hope to feature in coming issues.

The annual showcase, which fills Pier 94 to bursting, is the place to be dazzled, which we were — from the Lori Morris booth’s floral extravaganza (a collaboration with Preston Bailey) to the participants in Dining by Design, the tabletop showcase that benefits DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Chatting with designer Marc Blackwell, whose table was a style in contemporary flair, he shared that the dozens of vignettes were spun right out of the designers’ imaginations. Pretty impressive, considering the only guidelines they received, he said, were “just the size.”

For more on Dining by Design, check out WAG’s May “Flower Power” issue.

– Mary Shustack

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