Words of Wisdom: Glenn Gissler and Laura Bohn at the AD Home Design Show

Two Designers Collaborative members, Glenn Gissler and Laura Bohn, will be participating in New York Times Design Seminars next Friday, March 21, at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue. All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor. Programs are complimentary, but seating is limited. Details below–we hope to see you there.

Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014 New York Times Design Seminar Series
New York Times Design Seminars, with Laura Bohn and Glenn Gissler, Friday March 21 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014New York Times Design Seminars with Glenn Gissler and Laura Bohn, Friday March 21 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014New York Times Design Seminar, The Way Designers Live Today, with Glenn Gissler, Friday March 21 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014New York Times Design Seminar, The Way Designers Live Today, with Glenn Gissler, Friday March 21 at Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014

New York Times Design Seminar, Learning from the Masters, with Laura Bohn, Friday March 21 at Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014New York Times Design Seminar, Learning from the Masters, with Laura Bohn, Friday March 21 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2014

 

Purple Haze: Laura Bohn Does the New York Botanical Garden’s 2014 Orchid Dinner

The New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Dinner. This favorite event took place on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental

The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Dinner, February 24, 2014, at the Mandarin Oriental’s Grand Ballroom. Photograph: New York Social Diary

I was delighted to be among the 25 designers asked to create a table for The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Dinner, which took place on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental’s Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by Veranda magazine, it serves as a fundraising prelude to the annual Orchid Show and is one of the season’s most glamorous events. As always, the room looked fantastic. This year’s theme was “Key West Contemporary,” and I enlisted the help of bunch of first-rate vendors to collaborate with Laura Bohn Design Associates in creating a table setting with a gorgeous orchid centerpiece that expressed the evening’s tropical spirit.

Laura Bohn Design Associates table at the New York Botanical Garden's 2014 Orchid Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental

Laura Bohn Design Associates’ table at the Orchid Dinner

The talented Loni Ludlow conjured the centerpiece with blooms fresh from Chelsea’s 28th Street flower market. The vases and atmospheric hurricane candles came from Seasons: A Floral Design StudioDuralee supplied the tropical print fabric for the table cloth, Kenny Flam of K. Flam Associates did the custom upholstery, and DENY Designs provided the colorful coasters.

Loni Ludlow and Laura Bohn in front of their table at the New York Botanical Garden's 2014 Orchid Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental

Loni Ludlow and Laura Bohn in front of their table at the Orchid Dinner. Photograph: New York Social Diary

 

Snooze but Don’t Lose: Barry Goralnick Goes Shopping for Night Stands with the New York Times

This week the Home & Garden section of the New York Times asked me to choose eight night stands for their “Shopping With . . . ” column. It was an inspiring assignment, and I was able to come up with a terrific group of bedside tables.

The New York Times, Thursday, Feb 13, 2014The New York Times, Home & Garden, Shopping with Barry Goralnick, Feb 13, 2014Barry Goralnick with a pair of Ico Parisi cabinets at Bernd Goeckler’s antiques store in the East VillageShopping for night stands with Barry Goralnick in the New York TimesNight stands chosen by Barry Goralnick for Shopping With . . . in the New York Times

Here’s where I went shopping:
Bernd Goeckler Antiques, 30 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003; bgoecklerantiques.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012; mgbwhome.com
Urban Outfitters, multiple New York City locations; urbanoutfitters.com
Lobel Modern, 39 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012; lobelmodern.com
Blu Dot, 140 Wooster Street, New York City, NY 10012: bludot.com
Bespoke Globalbespokeglobal.com
Oly, 408 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013; olystudio.com