It’s a Holiday Give-Away!!

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Blogs, Candelabra, Candlesticks, Color, Events, Holidays
It’s a Holiday Give-Away!!

Want your own Moderne Red Candelabra? Enter to win! Simply follow Waiting on Martha and Dunes and Duchess on Instagram, tag three friends and you’re in!

Happy Hannukkah!

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Candlesticks, Holidays, Sconce
Happy Hannukkah!

There’s nothing better than candlelight to celebrate the season. Wishing you and yours the happiest this very special time of the year! xoduchy

Scenes From High Point

Scenes From High Point

There will be more of these, but here are a few photos from High Point that show off some of the new pieces.       Today and tomorrow I’m in rehearsal and preparations to host the New England Design Hall of Fame in Boston. I’ve got to be prepared to stand and talk on […]

Securely in the Halloween Spirit

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Color, Holidays, Island House
Securely in the Halloween Spirit

You all know we have an amazing graphic designer who’s been with us since day 1, inspiring us with all her visuals. Like Madonna and The Hulk she goes by an even simpler name, just the letter “S.” S had no shortage of Halloween ideas for us as it is her favorite holiday. We’ve been […]

VOTE for Dunes and Duchess—Martha Stewart American Made!!

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in Events
VOTE for Dunes and Duchess—Martha Stewart American Made!!

If you’re a Facebook follower you’ve seen that I’ve been posting links to vote for Dunes and Duchess in the the Martha’s Stewart American Made Awards. Dunes and Duchess is a finalist in the awards and we’d love for you to vote for us CLICK HERE TO VOTE The fun thing is that you can […]

An Apology to Erin Gates

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Blogs, Interior Design, Seen, Styled by Duchy
An Apology to Erin Gates

Last night I missed a party I really wanted to go to. I’d had it on my calendar for more than a month, had the perfect outfit picked out and had planned my day around driving to Boston. I was looking forward to the launch and book signing party for Erin Gates whose book Elements […]

Spotted! Candelabras in the New Luxe Magazine

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Designers, press, Seen
Spotted! Candelabras in the New Luxe Magazine

I haven’t been down South for a month or so so I was thrilled when Cindy Ray Interiors emailed me photos of their project featuring our Classic Candelabra as it appeared in the pages of Luxe magazine’s South Florida edition. I’m just showing you the dining area of this gorgeous residence, which was completed by […]

Dunes and Duchess in Country Living’s House of the Year!

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Designers, Dunes and Duchess Furniture, Events, Process
Dunes and Duchess in Country Living’s House of the Year!

Pick up the September issue of Country Living and you’ll find us not once, but twice in the Country Living House of the Year. The house was completely designed by the New York-based firm Tilton Fenwick made up of Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham. The pair has a gorgeous fabric line for Duralee […]

The Pleasures of Outdoor Showers

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Island House
The Pleasures of Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers are the best. In the morning there’s nothing like standing under blasting water while squinting in the sun, catching tiny rainbows through wet eyelashes. At night when the air is chilled, the water warms you while you gaze at a starry sky. I’d never had an outdoor shower and really couldn’t comment much […]

Grateful

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Island House, Love
Grateful

I want to say thank you to those of you who took the time to write us notes about not being at the NY Now show this August. Your support and encouragement were such a great boost to us, particularly because we really worried about not attending. The repeated phrases of “family first” and “good […]

Skipping NYNow

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Events, High Point
Skipping NYNow

Next week some of you will be headed to the New York gift show called NY Now, where Dunes and Duchess launched in August 2010. This year you won’t be seeing us though. The last three years the show has taken up what is normally family time. The show is later in the month than […]

Pinning Duchy Style

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Candelabra, Designers, Styled by Duchy
Pinning Duchy Style

As a few of you may know I still have a day job that involves styling interiors for photo shoots for the likes of Traditional Home, New England Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living and various interior designers and architects. I used to keep all that separate from Dunes and Duchess, but at the […]