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What 'known' designer would you hire?

Posted by nini804 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 20, 12 at 18:08

If $ were no object...which well-known designer would you hire to design and decorate your home? There are several that I like, particularly Gerrie Bremerman but as far as someone that I think REALLY would get me...Phoebe Howard, hands down. Her blog makes me swoon...and I think her style would go so nicely in my home. She has a shop nearby...I am going to ask dh if I can use one of her staff to help me complete our master bedroom decoration as a Christmas gift. I know it isn't the same as having her do it...but as close as I can get, lol!

Which designer do you love?


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RE: What 'known' designer would you hire?

Let's see:

Phoebe Howard (and her husband)
Brooke Giannetti (and her husband)
Greet Lefevre (and her team including her husband)
Bunny Williams
Dan Carrithers
Bobby McAlpine

... just to name a few ....


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I would like to channel the dead and use Dorothy Draper.


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Charles Faudree


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Hey, can you all post pictures or links to the designer you would hire. It's informative to those of us who may not know who you are talking about.


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Here is an article about Gerrie Bremerman...I don't think she has a blog.
http://www.livingneworleans.com/?p=7395

And here is Phoebe Howard's blog.
http://www.mrshowardpersonalshopper.com/


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Teacats, LOVE Dan Carrithers!


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What a great post! I visited sites for most of the designers mentioned and love their styles. Great choices. I'm familiar with Canadian designer and tv personality Sarah Richardson.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sarah Richardson Design Portfolio


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I second Sarah Richardson. Love how she combines old and new, and uses a lot of blue, green and cream.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sarah Richardson designs


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Here's a link to the Giannetti's blog (and their book Patina Style is simply gorgeous)

Here is a link that might be useful: Velvet & Linen -- design blog


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Here's the blog for Greet in Belgium ..... again .... gorgeous! Be sure to check around the blog for some of the projects done by the design team ....

Here is a link that might be useful: Belgian Pearls -- design blog


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RE: 3 FYI -- Faudree has new book out on August 1

Charles Faudree has an amazing portfolio in French, English and contemporary designs .... you can find all of his books on Amazon ....

PLUS -- he has a new book due out on August 1st!!!


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Bunny Williams is another wonderful designer -- do check one of my fav books: "An Affair with a House"

Here is a link that might be useful: Bunny Williams blog


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The only way (as far as I know) to check out Dan Carithers (just one "r" in the name ....) is to google his work -- featured in magazines like Traditional Home ....

BTW -- IF we are allowed to choose "past" (LOL!) designers -- then I pick:

John Fowler

Another name that I forgot to mention above (and she is indeed very living and well! LOL!)

Suzanne Rheinstein

To see her work -- check out her book: 'At Home" -- a really outstanding design book!


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Ralph Lauren (Does he really do his own designs?), Charles Faudree, Holly Dyment or Barclay Butera.


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India Hicks


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Ooohh...I am loving all of these blogs! Awesome!


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A house by Bobby McAlpine is being profiled on the blog Cote de Texas ....

Here is a link that might be useful: Cote de Texas blog -- Bobby McAlpine


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Here's another website for a wonderful designer -- click on portfolio and check out both residential and commercial projects ....

Do notice her paint colors -- specially chosen and mixed for her ...

Here is a link that might be useful: amelia handegan


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This is fun to think about!

Charlotte Moss paired up with Billy Baldwin. Add a touch of Anna Spiro then mix in Leonardo da Vinci as the general manager.


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Bunny Williams with consults from Teacats and Les.


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I love Candice Olson for the same reason I used to love Christopher Lowell...they both understand lighting and how critical it is to making a room sparkle.


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Sarah Richardson is the only one I've ever wished could come do my house.


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1st choice- Sarah Richardson...her farmhouse remodel is my favorite! I really like several of her rooms, but I'd have to put my foot down and say NO paisley! LOL

2nd choice- Candice Olson...the early seasons of the show. When she still decorated traditional homes, used layered window treatments, and cheerful colors :)


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I can tell you who I wouldn't hire...Kaki Hockersmith. One good thing George W Bush did was bring the oval office back to tasteful decor post Clinton...I understand it took them all of 4 hours to get started, post inauguration.

Clinton (Hockersmith):

Bush (Ken Blasingame):


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Much prefer the Clinton-era Oval Office - depth of color, elegant proportions to the window treatments, personality in the art.

But to each their own - that is why there are so many choices out there!


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1st Choice - Pal. Learned, creative, but also practical and open.

2nd Choice - Marcolo. Too scary.


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I love Michael S. Smith and what he's done with the Obama spaces in the White House.

Here is a link that might be useful: The new White House


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Love Phoebe Howard.

Have to agree with Annie about that blue and yellow Oval Office decor.
Not good. In my opinion, the other one is much more tasteful and just feels more peaceful.

I hate politics.
But I love greens, landscapes, simplicity, and serenity.


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Seems the Obamas kept the Bush bones and just changed a few accessories....


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Since we're dreaming-
Darryl Carter for our everyday Georgetown rowhouse
Kathryn M. Ireland for the weekend place in the English countryside
Miles Redd for our chic Miracle Mile pied de terre
India Hicks for the island house


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Probably any of the layered look designers that Chijim has posted.

I hope he is OK. I dont think he has posted in awhile and I miss his posts!

Here are a few I love (sorry - I don't know how to make them all links)

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/decor/msg0915393725572.html

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/decor/msg1017114713305.html

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/decor/msg050804407727.html


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Links to Charles Faudree.
http://www.charlesfaudree.com/

Here is a link that might be useful: Charles Faudree Vervain


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These are amazing...I have learned some new names today! Won't all our homes look great with famously designed interiors? :)


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Phoebe Howard
Bunny Williams


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Phoebe Howard
Victoria Hagan
Mark J Williams especially the American Beach Classic in his portfolio that I saw in Traditional Homes mag and have liked for a long time. I have Phoebe Howard's book and I love it. Also have Victoria Hagan's book. These two I pick up again and again.


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i remember loving lynette jennings style but can't remember why specifically.


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Bunny Williams for her wealth of knowledge and flexibility, her color choices and the simple fact that she designs for the way people live. I.e. she knows people watch tv and will put one everywhere needed ( and doesn't hide them)


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Lynette Jennings was a big fan of frank lloyd wright and prairie style...perhaps that's why you liked it...


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So many great designers, good thing I'll never have to make this choice! I like a lot of what these 3 designers do.

"Janet Lohman"
"Sarah Richardson"
"Thom Filicia"


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Good to read this thread. I thought about it all night. Who would I use? I seriously couldn't come up w/ an answer for the most part! I feel stuck in 'something' for some reason. I'm not seeing anything that excites me lately. Mostly due to lack of time anymore so I seem to only know all of the same old same old designers (not a bad thing in anyway - they're tried, true, tested and great!). I'm barely able to find time to get on the internet anymore to look for new designers and I'm tired of the same stuff in magazines to the point of cancelling almost all of them.

I've just seen a bunch of names tossed out that I am not familiar w/ so I am excited to go check out their work. Thank you!

I'm bored - I need inspired!

If Windsor Smith could do my home similar to this kitchen I'd be happy. I've coveted this kitchen since it first appeared on the Sept 2010? issue of HB:



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Unfortunately, my knowledge of designers is pretty much limited to my memories of HGTV.

Lisa Laporta
http://www.lisalaporta.com/

Genevieve Gorder
http://www.hgtv.com/dear-genevieve/show/index.html


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In last name alpha order:

John Saladino
Michael S. Smith
John Stefanidis

Plus Bunny Williams for placement of some chic doo-dads and what-nots


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Jane I had no idea that is what you did! I may have to e-mail you at a later date!

I was wondering when Michael Smith would come up! Love, love love his kitchen!


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Mariette Himes Gomez, in a New York minute...

Here is a link that might be useful: So Beautiful


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