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How Designer John Oetgen Created a Modern, Rustic Mountain Retreat

At his mountain retreat, designer John Oetgen forgoes antlers, logs, and taxidermy for things more personal: family heirlooms, contemporary art…and a touch of whimsy. Perched at 4,100 feet, on the outskirts of Highlands, North Carolina, the weekend home of interior designer John Oetgen has a casual grandeur that belies its humble exterior.
Join Us For The 2015 Orchid Dinner
Join Us For The 2015 Orchid Dinner
Known for the stunning tablescapes and breathtaking centerpieces created and donated by New York's top designers, the Orchid Dinner benefits the New York Botanical Garden's orchid research collection which helps with orchid conservation. This year's event will take place at the Mandarin Oriental at Columbus Circle, Tuesday, February 10th, 2015, starting at 7:00 p.
The Spanish Royal Family Publishes A List Of Gifts It Received In 2015
The Spanish Royal Family Publishes A List Of Gifts It Received In 2015
For the first time in Spanish history, the Royal Family has published a list of all the 326 gifts it received in 2015 - and it's a doozy. Though the majority of their presents consisted of books and ornaments, according to the Associated Press, when you receive almost a present a day for a year, some are bound to stand out - like a rough metal rifle from Queen Rania of Jordan and aprons from Caritas, a Catholic charity.
VERANDA May/June 2014 Contest Official Rules
VERANDA May/June 2014 Contest Official Rules
OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING 1. HOW TO ENTER: View from VERANDA: Outdoor Living (the "Contest"): Beginning May 2, 2014 at 12:01 AM (ET) through June 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM (ET), go to veranda.com/yourview and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions, including a photograph (300 DPI) of something that inspires you and a brief description (50 words or less) of your im
$175 Million Picasso Is The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold At Auction
$175 Million Picasso Is The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold At Auction
Pablo Picasso's 1995 painting "Les femmes d'Alger" - or "Women of Algiers" - (Version "O") sold for $174.9 million at Christie's auction house Monday night. The price was the highest a piece of art has ever fetched at auction, and well over the $140 million it was expected to get. And while the new owner of the cubist masterpiece has not been revealed, details about the work itself have been well documented.
6 Places Perfect for Art
6 Places Perfect for Art
1. Interior designer Jerry Jeanmard uses large paintings to define this modern stairway. 2. A collection of vintage chairs hold photographer and renowned designer Vincente Wolf's display of fine photography. 3. Artwork hung on floor to ceiling bookshelves not only makes them standout but gives this library a chic look.
An Hermès Birkin Bag Just Sold For A Record Price At Christie's
An Hermès Birkin Bag Just Sold For A Record Price At Christie's
A hot pink Hermès Birkin bag just set a major record, becoming the most expensive purse ever sold at auction. The handbag went for $221,844 at Christie's handbags and accessories sale in Hong Kong on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Birkin's are famously sought after due to their French origins and limited quantities.
Chinese Export Porcelain Proves To Be As Coveted As Ever
Chinese Export Porcelain Proves To Be As Coveted As Ever
If Thursday's auction at Christie's in New York is any indication, Chinese export porcelain is making a comeback. Likely a mainstay in your grandmother's China cabinet, porcelain collectors love its classic appeal - and are willing to pay handsomely for it. Of note was the sale of a Grisaille and Gilt 'Hongs of Canton' punch bowl depicting a continuous scene of small ships on the waterfront, which sold to the tune of $87,500, more than double the estimate for the piece.
A Disneyland Park Map Drawn By Walt Disney Is Expected To Sell For $750,000
A Disneyland Park Map Drawn By Walt Disney Is Expected To Sell For $750,000
Have you ever wondered what it's like to hang out in the ultra exclusive, members-only "Club 33" at Disneyland? Or how about marrying your soulmate surrounded by your closest friends and family in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle with fireworks going off in the background? Well, we've got an even better offer for true Disney fans - an original map of Disneyland, created by Walt Disney himself, will be auctioned off in Sherman Oaks, California this June by Van Eaton Galleries.
Inside The World's Most Magnificent Opera Houses
Inside The World's Most Magnificent Opera Houses
Opera goers know that only part of the spectacle happens on stage. The rest, as photographer David Leventi attests, happens from the stage where views of spectacularly-designed opera houses are unparalleled. For the past few years, Leventi has thoroughly explored that point of view. He's compiled a series of photographs into a new book, simply titled Opera , and we can attest to their stunning imagery.
Joan Rivers's Prized Possessions Are Heading To Auction
Joan Rivers's Prized Possessions Are Heading To Auction
It's no secret that Joan Rivers had a taste for the finer things in life. The late comedienne and philanthropist was a knowledgable connoisseur and avid collector, her eclectic taste spanning from furs to French antiques and Fabergé. In a celebration of this legacy, Christies has announced an auction of Rivers' personal treasures.
Luncheon Ideas Abound At This Painterly Midday Soirée
Luncheon Ideas Abound At This Painterly Midday Soirée
With her bright, energetic palette and bold, gestural figures, Kate Long Stevenson's artwork has long been the focal point of our favorite interiors and Pinterest boards. It comes as no surprise, then, that the painter can throw a party with the ease and style of a seasoned vet. To celebrate her latest work - a mixed media series with the swimmer as subject - Stevenson gathered her closest friends for lunch at her Charleston home.
A New Art Exhibit Explores What Luxury Really Means
A New Art Exhibit Explores What Luxury Really Means
There was a time when luxury was defined by a price tag, but a new exhibit at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is turning that notion on its head. The exhibit - entitled "What Is Luxury?" - seeks to answer that very question by way of more than 100 over-the-top design concepts, including diamonds made from roadkill and a 24-karat gold skipping stone.