Category Archives: Chinoiserie

European Élan in Dallas

This is the story of a decades-long love affair and fascination with the Far East, and with the tradition of fine European antiques and objects. Long before the Belgian-Dutch look was en vogue in the states Betty Gertz, owner of antiques emporium East & Orient Company in Dallas, Texas, discovered its Old World allure while traveling […]

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A Southampton Cottage, Now and Then

Two visions – same house – now and then. You may likely recognize the woman welcoming us at her home. She is fashion designer Lorry Newhouse, and her Southampton cottage was featured in the April issue of Elle Decor. The second photo reveals a bit more of the same entrance, long before the front door […]

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Oscar de la Renta: New York, c1970’s

Posted November 3, 2014. Filed in Chinoiserie, Eclectic Tradition, Oscar de la Renta

As a follow-up to the prior week’s last post I will be featuring over the course of this week, as promised, the homes of Oscar de la Renta, who passed away on October 20th after an eight-year battle with cancer. The elegant fashion maestro and his family have inhabited homes in New York, Connecticut, and […]

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