If I Weren’t a Decorator, I Would Be: A client! Or a singer
Go-To Hostess Gifts: Embroidered cocktail napkins, bamboo-and-silver salad servers, a great book, or flowers from my garden
Favorite Cocktail: The one shared with friends. A glass of iced Krugor a beautiful Burgundy will do.
Favorite Restaurant: Dining on the loggia at Villa San Michele, watching the sunset over Florence
Favorite Flowers: Putumayo carnations and café au lait dahlias
Favorite Paint Color: Vert de Terre from Farrow & Ball
Favorite Room to Decorate: The one that people will really use: a great library, a romantic bedroom, or an inviting dining room
Favorite Pattern: One on top of the other is how I like my patterns.
Decorating Cheap Thrill: Serendipity, when you were not looking and something found you
You’ll Never See Me Using: You never know, I could surprise myself!
Decorative Accessories: I love antique shows and large markets for the discoveries.
Furniture: I shop everywhere. You have to do it on foot, online, and on a plane—whatever it takes to find the right piece.
Lighting: Currey & Company
Florist: Zezé in NYC
Caterer: Glorious Food in NYC
Informed, gracious, authentic design is evidence of a life lived that way.