Designer tips from Victoria Klein of Victoria Klein, New Rochelle
FAVORITE BLOG: An Aesthete’s Lament [aestheteslament.blogspot.com]. Much of it is delicious early 20th-century Euro-trash gossip but also insightful, sophisticated stuff about interior design.
OUT-OF-COUNTY SOURCE FOR GOODS: The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, of course, and Barry Lyndon, because all the interior shots are so beautiful, as candles are the sole lighting source.
FAVORITE WEBSITE: eBay!
MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST: A Murphy bed.
FAVORITE STORE: Belkind Bigi in Tarrytown for perfect mid-century furniture and accessories. I love the friendly atmosphere.
WORST DESIGN MISTAKE: Possibly, overkill.
HOT TRENDS FOR 2013: Metallics.
UNLIKELY HOME ACCESSORY: We have a giant projection TV in our library. We love it.
FAVORITE LINENS: Antique, preferably French. I love the incredible weight of the hand-woven linen, and the hand-embroidery is so lush.