by Marisa Marcantonio

Two things, Zebra and Malachite, have been on New York-based interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper's collecting radar for some time.  If you read Elle Decor and House Beautiful's websites, you may have noticed Lindsey got a double-dose of coverage recently, featuring her vibrant, color-filled Upper East Side apartment, and its proliferation of both black and white striped Zebra and shades-of-green Malachite accents.  Take a look, and get the collecting bug. What are you really into collecting, everywhere you go? Perhaps this will inspire you to pursue your passion for a particular theme.

Photos courtesy of House photography by Kelly Stuart

With a major affinity for decorative objects with color and flair, Lindsey's love for ornate objects with meaning and purpose have been a consuming passion over the years. 

I found this Zebra at C. Bell in West Palm Beach last year, and knew it was the perfect gift for my friend, the Zebra collector.

Working alongside Richard Keith Langham, she absorbed a love for pure color.

I have visited Casa Harper and this dresser is to die for.

Lindsey's nightstand, custom painted by her friend artist Jay Lohmann, is a wonderful interpretation of  Zebra.

A papier mache mask adds a bit of charm to a Chinese Chippendale chair.

Zebra's strategically placed on her etagere.


Switching gears, lets take a look at the malachite details she has incorporated in addition to the zebra.

An assortment of malachite boxes collected from near and far displayed on a malachite painted surface.

Lindsey's well-stocked bar with accessories with malachite accents.

Fantastic malachite plates found at a great vintage shop.

A brass-bordered box atop a stack of books.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Quadrille, China Seas, Alan Campbell and Home Couture fabrics are the go to for printed wallpapers and fabrics with unabashed color and bold pattern. Over the years they have grown the collections, and each season they add fresh colorways with a wow factor. The lines capture the essence of island and resort living. Designers have used the prints on everything from roman shades to bed skirts, and the fabric looks great in Park Avenue apartments and resort destinations. Here is a primer on the many ways to use color and pattern with great results. John S. Knott, the owner of Quadrille, knows how to keep the bright and cheery prints coming. Please sir, can I have some more?

Photos Courtesy of Quadrille
As seen in House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Elle Decor


by Marisa Marcantonio

When designers were asked to create window vignettes around movies and tv shows, the creativity level was cranked up several notches. The designers were paired with stores along La Cienega Boulevard bringing their creations to life. Elle Decor teamed up with LCDQ to celebrate the Legends of La Cienega and it's Hollywood history. Stroll the boulevard at night to see the magic.

To Catch A Thief plays out in Therien's window by David Phoenix.

Peter Gurski and Melinda Ritz channel B&W Classics at Scalamandre.

Dangerous Liaisons with turquoise walls at Reborn by Tim Corrigan.

You could step onset at Mad Men at Paul Marra by Amy Wells.

Trippy tea at Alice in Wonderland at Outside Downtown by Josh Brown &Kyle Kannenberg.

Breakfast at Tiffany's with Cat at Navona by Richard Hallberg.

A Single Man glamorously covered at Nanz/Remains by Amy Mann.

James Bond's Goldfinger lives at Mecox as created by James Radin.

Melee ensues with The Hangover from Warner Bros. 2009 at Marge Carson by Danielle Berman.

The creepy A Clockwork Orange at Lee Stanton by Jane Hallworth.

Fox's hot Glee at Jamal's by Barbara Munch.

Hollywood at Home by dark.

Cult hit Grey Gardens overgrown and unkempt eery garden by Kathleen Clements at Hollywood at Home.

The new Hollyhock showroom at night.

Peter Dunham created an exotic yet warm bedroom with A Passage To India.

His fabrics work well together, providing a patina of age.

Pillow Talk window with black and white floor and paneled walls at Gray Morell by Sheldon Harte.

Cold nights in Russia came to life in the Dr. Zhivago window by Dayna Lee at George Smith.

A wintry lair.

The window display at Dragonette by Melissa Levander honoring Romantic/Musical Comedies of the 50's & 60's, complete with zebra rug and period pieces.

Oh the miles yet to cover.... Lawrence of Arabia at Compas by Philip Nimmo.

The architect's tome The Fountainhead is brought to life in Oliver Furth's homage.

The Woodson & Rummerfield window at Baker by honoring Auntie Mame with glamour and an unbelievable mural of that make-an- entrance great staircase.

The Big Bang Theory window with unusual orange chairs and giant print at Todd Hase.

Photos by Savage Winn
The Wrestler fights it out in the window at Ralf's Antiques by Trip Haenisch. Wow!