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 […]

Dunes and Duchess in Elle Decor! Again!

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Designers, press, Sconce, Seen
Dunes and Duchess in Elle Decor! Again!

So twice this year, Dunes and Duchess has made an appearance in the venerable Elle Decor! As you might remember, our candelabra was part of a round-up in the January issue. This month you’ll find our Single Rachel Sconces and our Wood Top Drink Drop table in Elle Decor’s travel section as they visit Boston. […]

Seredipity, We Love You!

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, press
Seredipity, We Love You!

A favorite word of ours has always been serendipity. It applies to our lives, how Dunes and I met and how so many people have come into our lives to help us create the Dunes and Duchess brand. So we were thrilled when Serendipity, the magazine, asked us if we’d like to be included in […]

What Does a Friday Look Like at D&D HQ?

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Lamps, Process
What Does a Friday Look Like at D&D HQ?

There are lots of lamps to be painted! Hope you have a great weekend! xoduchy