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Elsa Schiaparelli exhibit, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
Schiaparelli show in Paris/Elle Decor

You may have heard about Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli now on view at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. All Schiaparelli all the time (ish). Two years in the making, the exhibit is spread over two floors and brilliantly designed by Nathalie Crinière, who also created magic with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition that debuted here five years ago and subsequently made its way to the Brooklyn Museum. Read the whole story here....

Best new international hotels, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
Best new international hotels/Elle Decor

12 of the best new international hotels, chosen for their fantastic design or architecture or both. Most are in Europe, but not all. And trust me, a lot more are in the pipeline for the rest of the year. Read all about these beauties here....

Best Hotel Gift Shops, Elle Decor, Rima Suqi
30 cool gifts from hotel stores/ Elle Decor

I've always been surprised at the super-lame offerings at hotel shops, to the point where I really wanted to have a business creating great stores at high end hotels (didn't happen - more political than you think). While some hotels have definitely upped the ante, I think it's safe to say that most still sorta suck. But not all! I found a lot more than 30 cool things but 30 is what we posted - with offerings from properties ranging from El Cosmico in Marfa, TX (awesome store) to St. Regis and even the Fife Arms. I hadn't heard of...

Rodney Lawrence model apartment ELLE DECOR
Rodney Lawrence model apartment design in Elle Decor

Bringing the outside in is a common theme in interior design, but it’s usually in the context of a proper house, not an apartment in an upscale condominium building in New York City. But that’s how ELLE DECOR A-List designer Rodney Lawrence described his vision for the model apartment he designed in the Cortland, a new luxury development in West Chelsea. See all the photos and read the story here....

Revamp Design, Rima Suqi, ELLE DECOR
Brooklyn apartment by Revamp Design in Elle Decor

This is such a great house tour - an interior by Revamp Interior Design for a family who has two cats. Big cats. Solution? Velvet upholstery. No loops, no clawing. Who knew? There's more, of course. You can read it all here....

Philips auction results, Rima Suqi, Elle Decor
Phillips jewelry auction results/Elle Decor

A fancy yellow diamond ring, with a single stone weighing in at a whopping 43.15 carats, was the top seller at Phillips New York’s recent spring jewelry auction. You can read all about the rest, some of it pretty crazy, here....

Hamptons Pop Ups by Rima Suqi
Hamptons pop-up stores/ALEXA the NY Post

So many stores, so little time. One of the best ones, IMO, wasn't included per the store owner's request. So I'm linking it here. Get the cashmere bandana....

Decorators dish on dining chairs/Elle Decor

As editors, we’re always asked for decor advice, and at the top of that list is dining chairs. So many things need to be taken into consideration, from the right height for your table to the weight of the chair to the seemingly endless aesthetic choices: Arms or armless? Upholstered or more minimal? Is it OK to mix and match? (Yes!) What about a bench in lieu of chairs? (We’re split on that one—a little back support is helpful after a couple martinis.) The husband-and-wife team of Cristina Casanas-Judd and General Judd of Me and General Design also have strong...