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    POM POMS

    You wouldn’t think there would be any commonality among design, fashion and a dog’s tail.  Pardon?  My beloved pup had surgery on her tail recently and her gorgeous, fluffy appendage turned into something of a pom pom.  Sad? Yes. Adorable? Absolutely.  It reminded me of how delightful pom poms are.  It’s something about a shape so perfectly simple encased in fluff.  Whether it’s a detail on shoes, trim on drapes or something more unexpected – pom poms just make me happy.   The indefatigable Iris Apfel gets it. (L) Rebecca de Ravenel wearing her celebrated Les Bonbons earrings;  (C) a fanciful canopy by Olive Juice Interior Design;  (R) happy yellow Billy Button flowers c/o…

  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall

    “… Who's the fairest of them all?” Snow White’s nasty stepmother definitely didn’t get the answer she wanted when she asked this question. Maybe instead of looking for validation from a piece of glass, she should have consulted an interior designer. In my decorator’s bag of tricks, mirror is often my go-to solution.  It can make a space look bigger, improve lighting and reflect the best assets of a room.  It can even make the person looking into it appear to have a smoother, rosier complexion.  Too bad the evil Queen didn’t have my number  ; )         A living room by Bunny Williams. Mirror has been inserted…