Ruby Lane Designer Spotlight – Alexa Hampton

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By Elizabeth Betts Hickman What does Alexa Hampton love best about decorating for the holidays? “I love the Pavlovian response to decorations that we all experience over the holidays,” says the noted interior designer, who is known for her furniture, fabric, trim and lighting designs in addition to leading the company Mark Hampton, LLC, which… Read more »

Remake This Room on Ruby Lane – Spooky Halloween

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Dark lighting, old photos and a few cobwebs can make any room spooktacular!   “Inspiration” via www.halloweenforum.com “Remake”   candelabra oil portrait candlestick phone silver picture frame tintype urn sconces fireplace mantel and surround skull decoration needlepoint chair  

Ruby Read – The Designer Issue

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A fantastic collection of designer interviews and insights!   In This Issue: Mario Buatta – The Prince of Chintz Mary Randolph Carter – A Place for Your Collections Barry Dixon – The New Traditionalist Tricia Foley – A White Christmas Jeffrey Alan Marks – California Dreaming Jayne and Joan Michaels – Taps Twin Energy Thomas… Read more »

Ruby Lane Designer Spotlight – Andrew Baseman

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Past Imperfect – The Art of Inventive Repair By Cathy Whitlock   A love of antiques and a passion for collecting became the basis for one of our favorite blogs, Past Imperfect: the art of inventive repair. Written by the multi-talented interior designer, set decorator and book author Andrew Baseman of Andrew Baseman Design in… Read more »

Ruby Lane Designer Spotlight – Thomas O’Brien

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Top interior and home furnishings designer Thomas O’Brien masterfully edits pieces from the past to make them fresh for today. By Elizabeth Betts Hickman   While many interior designers incorporate wonderful antiques into their projects, New York-based designer Thomas O’Brien is a standout in his field due to his brilliant use of 20th century antiques… Read more »

Ruby Lane Designer Spotlight – Carleton Varney

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Carleton Varney – Mr. Color by, Cathy Whitlock   Considered one of America’s best known and most accomplished interior designers, Carleton Varney has decorated homes, businesses and resorts all over the world. As president and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest design institutions (65 plus years and counting) and named… Read more »