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Open House: Billy and Julie’s Upper West Side digs

Open House: Billy and Julie’s Upper West Side digs

I held an Emmy last summer – an actual shiny, 18K gold-plated Emmy. (It had a nice heft to it). It happened in a flash. One minute I was chatting with Julie Pinson in her and husband Billy Warlock’s Upper West Side walk-up apartment, and the next I was lunging at her 2010 Outstanding Supporting […]

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Open House: Sean Michael Designs Manhattan Project

Open House: Sean Michael Designs Manhattan Project

Sean Cowan and his partner Eric Silvestri’s masculine, sophisticated Edgewater Beach apartment is one of the many spectacular spaces featured in the July / August issue of Chicago Home + Garden (on sale now). From the eclectic mix of furnishings to the taupe-black-white color scheme to the intellectually quirky collection of science and religious art, […]

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Open House Update: ‘What is James Wearing?’ Paper Dolls

Open House Update: ‘What is James Wearing?’ Paper Dolls

Former Open House star, interior designer and fashion guru James Andrew has released a line of paper dolls to celebrate his first year of blogging.  Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’ll soon introduce a line of Open House doll houses lit for perfect ambiance with tiny LED lamps (on dimmers of course).  […]

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Open House Update:  Cady’s Rooftop Views

Open House Update: Cady’s Rooftop Views

When I finished interviewing last week’s Open House star Cady McClain, she surprised me by offering to show me her building’s roof, which offers spectacular Manhattan views.  Imagine watching last weekend’s fireworks from this vantage point. 

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Open House: The Many Lives of Cady McClain

Open House: The Many Lives of Cady McClain

I was twelve or thirteen the first time I saw today’s Open House star, actress and As the World Turns star Cady McClain.  Then 19, Cady had just taken over the role of Dixie Cooney on ABC’s All My Children, and she was playing the spoiler in the marriage of Adam and Brooke Chandler (of […]

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Open House: What’s James wearing?

Open House: What’s James wearing?

“What are you wearing now?” I write in an e-mail to interior designer, blogger and today’s Open House star James Andrew.  I’m wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and my loafers, and I’m hoping the What Is James Wearing? blogger will cop to wearing something equally sloppy (but I already know he won’t).

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Open House: Jayne Michaels’ Manhattan Rehab (smart, sophisticated, elegant)

Open House: Jayne Michaels’ Manhattan Rehab (smart, sophisticated, elegant)

I arrive early for my afternoon appointment at interior designer Jayne Michaels’ Sutton Place co-op.  It’s a sunny May afternoon, uncharactistically hot and humid, but Jayne’s  pre-war two bedroom, two bath feels cool and relaxing.  Jayne buzzes me up, offers me a seat and sits on the sofa across from me.  Jayne and I were […]

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