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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wesley Hall and Dunes and Duchess

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Color, High Point, Interior Design, Lamps, Seen
Wesley Hall and Dunes and Duchess

There’s nothing more exciting than to have someone love what you do. We were thrilled when Wesley Hall, one of the leading high-end manufacturers of beautiful fabric and furnishings asked us to be part of their High Point showroom. To see our pieces alongside their gorgeous upholstered pieces was such a treat. Here’s a little […]

Pulling Double Duty

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Color, Tables
Pulling Double Duty

Dunes and I have day jobs you know. Can you imagine? Working all day and then becoming all designery and romantic at night not only to design, but to build and ship product? Pretty crazy, huh? It’s also pretty crazy that the one thing we’re trained to do so well—Dunes is an amazing professional photographer […]

Designer Profile—Philip Gorrivan

Designer Profile—Philip Gorrivan

One of the superstars of the design world, you’ll find Philip Gorrivan’s in the spreads of House Beautiful, Elle Decor and those treasured back issues of House & Garden. My Dunes had worked with the designer before (in his day job as Michael Partenio Productions), shooting Philip’s work for a gorgeous feature in Connecticut Cottages […]

Design on a Dime in NYC

Posted on May 10, 2011 in Candelabra, Candlesticks, Events, Hurricane, Lamps, NYIGF

In years past we had read about Design on a Dime, the ultimate interior design event in New York, which benefits Housing Works, an organization fighting to end AIDS and homelessness. We never imagined that we would be participating and attending the star studded event whose co-chairs included Iman, Charlotte Moss, Nate Berkus and Lara […]

Duchy’s Birthday

Posted on Oct 24, 2010 in Candelabra, Island House
Duchy’s Birthday

One of the things I love most about Dunes is that he makes everything special in his own way. For my recent birthday we headed for some much-needed quiet time on the island house. We’ve been working so hard on all our Dunes and Duchess projects as well as our real lives as StacyStyle and […]

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