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David A. Keeps
Travel and Design Journalist, TV Producer and Host
As days get warmer, springtime tables go pastel
As the days get longer and the outdoors beckons, what will you bring to the table? For entertaining, "classic white dishes are always a must," says Beverly Hills party planner...
The new moody blues of home decor
A longtime preppy and beach house standard, nautical navy blue has returned in a huge way, with interior designers splashing it on walls in New York dining rooms and Palm...
Timothy Corrigan and 'An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce'
In "An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce," Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan details the five-year restoration of his dream house, and boy, does he dream big: a...
TV shows that catch interior designers' eyes
As "Mad Men" comes to an end, we asked several designers: What shows will you watch for inspiration in the future? "The Knick" (Cinemax) Beautiful brownstones, an opium den in a...
You can judge his book covers by their design
FIVE QUESTIONS Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured...
The Outlaw Rides Again
Deadwood' chic kicks the metrosexual look out the saloon doors. GOODBYE waxed eyebrows, hello mustache wax? On the runways of the fashion capitals and on the streets of Silver...
Wall St. Journal, August 2014
Jewelry designer James de Givenchy reveals what makes a diamond sexy
"MAKING JEWELRY is very close to architecture. Every piece is a puzzle to be solved," said James Taffin de Givenchy, walking through the new Madison Avenue headquarters of...
Travel + Leisure, 2006
Go on a Retreat
Until a year ago, the words yoga retreat elicited from me a disdainful cause-and-effect reaction-you say hatha, I say, "See ya!"-rather than any feeling of anticipation or...
Travel + Leisure, 2005
Palm Springs' New Parker Meridien
Designer Jonathan Adler, whose dotty ceramics and mod pillows launched a hip home-décor brand, has always favored Palm Springs for a little R&R. In his case, that means research...
Travel+ Leisure, 2006
Tips from Hotel Design Stars
Tony Chi Principal, Tonychi and Associates, New York Adept at setting a scene with backlighting and textured fabrics, Tony Chi (MObar and Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental, New...
Travel + Leisure, 2005
Evaluating the 'Do Not Disturb!' Sign
I was waiting...and waiting...for Jennifer Lopez in a suite she'd reserved at the Beverly Hills Hotel when I got a call from one of her people, telling me that the interview was...
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