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

This year marks the 60th year Diamond Jubilee of The Winter Antiques Show. The pre-eminent highly-vetted show at New York's Park Avenue Armory will feature a collectible array of furniture, decorative arts  and more in a wide range of styles from rare antiquities to Americana and mid-century modern. 73 renowned exhibitors of American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts can be found, in addition to a special on-site loan exhibition from The Essex Peabody Museum.

This esteemed antiques show is a great way to educate your eye, as well as shop alongside museums curators, interior designers and passionate collectors. Proceeds support East Side House Settlement, a non-profit institution in the South Bronx that provides social services to community residents.

The Young Collectors opening night party on January 30th is a festive event. Over 80 interior designers are on the design committee, headed up by Interior Design Chair New York Magazine's Wendy Goodman.  I am so pleased to be able to offer Stylebeat readers two tickets to the Young Collectors Evening again this year, so if you would like attend the opening event, leave a comment (on this post below), sharing what your favorite design period is and why.  Serving as your entry to the contest,  I will randomly select a winner on January 28th. Good luck, and I will see you at the show.

This Ibis sculpture is just stunning. From Rupert Wace Ancient Art Limited, this Egyptian Bronze and Wood Ibis with Inlaid Eyes is from the late Dynastic Period. 25th - 31st Dynasty, 715-332 BC.

Maison Gerard is installing an entire lacquered room-

"Designed as the breakfast-room for the San Francisco penthouse apartment of Mr.Templeton-Crocker in 1928. Templeton-Crocker commissioned Jean Dunand to design three rooms (bedroom, dining room and breakfast room), while Jean-Michel Frank also designed three additional rooms and oversaw all installation. This room together with the Bedroom and the Dining room are Dunand's most important commissions in the United States. These panels were removed from the apartment in the fall of 1999."

And who wouldn't love a gorgeous malachite box to hold special baubles?

A La Vieille Russie, Inc. is offering a  Rectangular Malachite and Silver-Gilt Snuff Box. Austrian, c. 1840. 3 1/2 in. x 2 in. x 1 in.

There is always something nautical at the show, and I came across this charming copper weathervane, which would be perfect for a home on the coast. Suzanne Courcier-Robert W. Wilkins Codfish Weathervane by J. Howard and Company (active 1856-1867) West Bridgewater, MA, c. 1860. Of copper and zinc.