Through rose colored glasses, the “it” metals: copper and rose gold

Custom-cut “La Leaf” copper-leafed glass tile by Artistic Tile for Bilotta Kitchens (Photo: courtesy of Artistic Tile)

Warm metals have returned to favor in recent years, and especially copper and rose gold have become the metals of choice for a more unique look in both home design and fashion.  When it comes to interiors and architecture copper is more prevalent, most likely given the cost difference between the metals. Continue reading

Tea With Claudia: Geoffrey Bradfield

With Geoffrey Bradfield at the Plaza Athénée (Photo: Gabriel Everett)

During a visit to New York City I had the opportunity to interview renowned interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, who was just honored by the American Cancer Society with the “Man of Achievement” Award this week.  We met over tea at the “Bar Seine” in the Hotel Plaza Athénée.  His impeccable reputation preceded the award-winning designer, who is not only known for his ultra luxurious art-focused interiors that cover the globe, but also for being most debonair gentleman and a host extraordinaire.  Iris Apfel so poignantly described Geoffrey Bradfield as “a fantasy of that perfect Edwardian gentleman: exquisitely mannered, impeccably tailored, well spoken, conversationally witty, politically savvy.” Continue reading

Impressions from San Francisco’s art weekend

This weekend is all about art in San Francisco, with our city hosting three different shows, the San Francisco Fine Arts Fair, artMRKT and ArtPad, all with a very different unique feel and selections catering to both more conventional and adventurous collectors.  Along with a group of friends I hit the opening night parties at each, and I must say wearing heels was not the best idea.  So if you are in the Bay Area in San Francisco this weekend slide into your comfy flats and take a look what each fair has to offer.  Meanwhile please allow me to share some of my impressions playing with Instagram. Continue reading