Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Little Holiday Gift for HER

“Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed.
Elegance is refusal.” 
- Diana Vreeland

Chanel 18ct yellow gold Persane cuff $205,000.00

Christian Louboutin

Bulgaria Serpenti Minaudiere Cluth

Vintage gold vermeil snake cuff with tiger eye 

A murano glass vase w/tortoise shell design in turquoise and amber
Tutti fruitti turquoise glass vase


Monday, November 28, 2011

A Holiday Luxury Corner for HIM

“I love luxury. 
And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness
but in the absence of vulgarity. 
Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. 
I stay in the game to fight it.” 
- Coco Chanel

* A Little Luxury Corner for HIM *

Natural shells cuff links from Daria de Koning $3,570.00
Bar set Beaten Shangreen from Katherine Pooley $2,250.00
Tag Heuer Mikrograph 1/100th of a second chronograph $37,500.00
Christian Louboutin – Daddy flat $ 895.00
Cushions from de Le Cuona $275.00
Ralph Lauren Alligator leather belt

Backgammon from Alexandra Llwellyn


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Luxury Tea Set

"Etiquette requires us to admire the human race"
~Mark Twain~

Beautiful "Pensee" porcelain from Bernardaud

I selected above for IN NEW YORK magazine 
November 2011 gift guide

Melon Tea set from Asprey

Bleus D'ailleurs from Hermes

Medard de Noblat

Cristobal Turquoise tea set from Raynaud


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vanderbilt Mansion @ Hyde Park, New York.

Beautiful Architectural Landmark

One of the most beautiful houses I visited in New York.
Built from 1896-1899 by architects Charles Follen McKim and Sanford White in Beaux-Arts style for Frederick W. and Louise Vanderbilt. 
The interior was lavishly decorated with fine furniture and decorations; and today the Mansion still contains its original Italian and French furnishings, European tapestries and beautiful Oriental rugs. Louise Vanderbilt had her bedroom modeled after the Marie Antoinette Chamber at the Palace of Versailles. 
From the mansion and grounds visitors can see fantastic views of the Hudson River, Hudson River Valley, Catskill Mountains and surrounding countryside.

The Vanderbilt Mansion was one of the most modern homes of its time as it contained indoor plumbing, a forced air central heating system and even had electricity that was generated from a hydroelectric power plant located on the property. The hydroelectric power plant was located along Crum Elbow Creek on the property so the electricity for the estate was self-supported.

Christmas at this majestic drawing room
( NO camera allowed!)
Gemma Kahng

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


For flowers that bloom about our feet;

For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;

For song of bird, and hum of bee;

For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Elizabeth Pash Antiques + Decoration

Where do you go to look for unique furniture when creating a beautiful home?
Come with me to explore at
Elizabeth Pash Antique & Decoration
"Rooms should be timeless"
-Sister Parish
"The essence of taste is suitability."
-Edith Wharton
"Simplicity is the keynote to all  true elegance." - Coco Chanel


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great Sofa for College Kids

Sofa from Belgian design brand Quinze & Milan.
It looks like a backpack, it would be great for a 
high school and college kid's room at home or dorm.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Treasure Box Bathroom

A small bathroom in Manhattan
client wanted the old bathtub to be removed
and replaced with a more contemporary looking shower.

What came to my mind was a treasure box
with lots of sparkling gold on an island.
When control the amount of light inside and outside
of the shower area, the amber glass tiles
just sparkling with different shades.
Play the right music to create the mood
either taking your sensual bath or a social bath
if is going to be a sensational experience!
Amber glass tiles
grey slate
nikel brush hardware 
natural color cabinet

Story Board