#TBT – Michael Kors – Seventh on Sale – 1990

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I designed this temporary Michael Kors booth for the first ‘Seventh on Sale’, an initiative  to raise money for HIV and AIDS created by VOGUE and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).

The large photo, an ‘abstracted’ Christy Turlington, was part of their advertising campaign.

Michael’s concept for the opening of the sale was that everything in the space be shades of silver, grey, white & black; although it appears otherwise, this is a full color image!

Michael Kors’ New York Apartment in Remodelista

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Over the weekend Remodelista published a post about the penthouse I designed for Michael Kors and his husband Lance Lepere – with 9 additional pictures of the austere black and white apartment decorated in keeping with Kors’ aesthetic, with iconic pieces by Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and George Nelson.


“After a day spent obsessing about color, texture, and ornament, what would you want to come home to? For fashion designer Michael Kors, the answer is an apartment that’s “clean, spare, and simple, but the pieces have presence and quality, which is the same approach I take to designing clothes.”



Read the full article.

And a big THANK YOU to Meredith Swinehart and Remodelista for creating this fantastic article!

Storage is a Key to Mental Health

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American homes are often filled to capacity with STUFF.

We fill our closets, cupboards, attics, basements and garages with stuff – and sometimes rent a storage room (or two) such as a self storage facility in Perth for the ‘extra stuff’ that won’t fit in those other places.

In the nearly three decades that I have been designing residential interiors I have seen a lot of homes – and nearly everyone has accumulated more stuff than they need, want, use, and in many cases don’t even like….