Author Archives: Cate

About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.

Great Designer: Vicente Wolf

* This is the start of a new series called “Great Designer” – each week we will feature the work of a different Interior Designer, Architect or Stylist. Vicente Wolf has been a major figure in the NYC design world … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Jacob Kainen

Jacob Kainen is a wonderful abstract painter whose work was introduced to me via my parents. I really don’t much about him; he was an American who started out painting portraits and dabbled in social realism, before finding his love … Continue reading

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Timeless Mantel Decor

Yes it’s Fall, and soon it will be Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. Lots of seasonal decorating opportunities ahead. I assure you that I will probably have a Christmas mantel like last year. I’ve got to say, though, that there is … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Luc Tuymans

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is widely seen as having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s. His sparsely-colored, figurative works speak in a quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling voice, and are typically painted from pre-existing imagery which … Continue reading

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A Quintessential Fall Weekend

A few weekends ago, my husband and I were lucky enough to get away to the country to a friend’s log cabin in rural Virginia. It sits on 100 acres right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. There were … Continue reading

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Street Style: Jazzy Watch + Bag

A smart leather satchel paired with this jazzy red watch is a dapper look. And talk about cool: duck boots with no socks. Charlottesville street style for The Charlotte by Sean Santiago.

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Complimentary Color Schemes: Ballerinas

Images via National Geographic and Ffffound

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