it’s showtime in the city

hi dear friends! i’m just getting home and see your wonderful well wishes and thank you so much for them! you saw me through a time of doubt and i’m forever gratefuful

we are finally able to enjoy the fruits of our labor and lounge around the booth carefree!

truth is, being in the booth is much harder than setting up

but only cause we are wearing heels. we still haven’t found time for manicures. we have to do that tomorrow! geez!

but we’re having a ball even if a bit exhausted and we had  a party all day.  tomorrow we break out the chocolate and champagne   :)

if you’re in town, please come by!

goofy good fun! oh it’s midnight and i’m officially going pumpkin. i don’t know if i’ll be back tomorrow cause i heard it’s a silent blogging day in a moment of silence for japan.

ok darlings, thank you again for my boost, i needed that!   tomorrow i’ll get out of the booth and cover some of the show to share with you. tonight, bonne nuit!

March 18, 2011. Architectural Digest Show, postaday2011.


  1. Nita@ModVintageLife replied:

    Can’t wait to see some updates from the show. Your booth looks beautiful!


  2. Nita@ModVintageLife replied:

    That wallpaper is gorgeous with all your things!


  3. Robin replied:

    Like fantasy dream world….Love it. Girl all girlie. Perfect. lol teehehe


  4. Dan replied:

    Ranunculus? My fave!


  5. beverley christenson replied:

    Claudia so soft and pretty, as lovely as I thought it would be, a great success Love Beverley xxx


  6. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    Looks divine Claudia. Good work. XO


  7. Linda replied:

    Everything looks fabulous. I love that wall paper too.


  8. Vicki Archer replied:

    Sensational Claudia….congratulations, love it…..xv


  9. classiq replied:

    It looks wonderful!


  10. TimbarikaDoll replied:

    That booth is exquisite, I’d pack it all up and move it into my house :))) Hope you get some rest!! xx



    SOOOOOOO pretty Well done you will have lots of success fay xx


  12. Vicki Bonne Amie replied:

    Simply stunning Claudia!!!


  13. Jean replied:

    Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see it tomorrow. The girlies are getting dressed up to match your booth!


  14. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    All the hard work was definitely worth it, the booth is gorgeous and so are you ladies! I love the doors, they are the finishing touch, and the mirror is to die for. Good luck to you and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


  15. Kandee Acuna replied:

    Lounge around–right, now you’ll market your business, which is the entire point. I have a tremeau like your’s no fooling. I bought it from an antique/designer who was on the cover of Architertural Digest in the 1990’s. It had no mirror, I put a mirror in it and the guy who did the work wanted to lay it on my frontroom rug and drop the mirror into it–I had a fit. It was ugly but I got it done right. I love that thing, it’s hung with airplane wire. It’s got the big Louis XV cartouche on top and it sticks out considerably from the frame. I cleaned the cigarette smoke stains off of the pinkish paint with clarified water, small amt. of ivory soap on q-tips (just east of damp) and it took weeks but it was worth it. Love french, can’t get enough of it but living in Placerville, CA-not much french up here. You’ll do great at the show!


  16. Robin Baron replied:

    Ladies, we absolutely loved your booth over here at Robin Baron Design. When we got back to the office after the AD show and were rehashing our favorites, one of my designers Caitlin was going on about the lovely lucite pieces, the Gracie wallpaper, the Plaza hardware, etc.

    Best of luck for the rest of the show! Go get those manicures!

    (Also check out our other favorites from the AD show at!)


  17. Brenda Spielmann replied:

    Claudia, your booth looks absolutely glorious! Love the palette. I wish I could be in NYC and go there. By the way I always come around your blog to have a break from my day and and get inspiration!


  18. carrie leskowitz replied:

    Claudia, It was so nice to meet you Thurs @AD show. Seeing the photos of the booth before and witnessing the after ~ c’est magnifique!


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  20. Lily replied:

    Looks amazing !! Would stop by if I was in the area. Have fun.



  21. Sandra Conti replied:

    I love all the photo’s. Your are an amazing designer, this is truly gorgeous as no words have been invented yet to tell you how amazing this is!!


  22. the modern day atelier replied:

    WOW It looks fabulous!! LOVE the gracie wallpaper and all of the lucite pieces! Great work :)


  23. Gabriela replied:

    Hello. Oh my how lovely the booth is!! I just want to come and sit and never leave its so beautiful!!! What is the book with the lady form the 20’s on it?? And is all the furniture for sale?? Thanks for the lovely inspiration.


  24. renata replied:

    what wallpaper did you use, its fantastic


  25. Lucinda Keller replied:

    Oh my word. How fabulous are you?


  26. Lisa replied:

    So happy for you. I know there will be lots of projects coming your way after this. Everything looks amazing.

    Lisa @Lesapea xx


  27. the paris apartment replied:

    hi guys! i can’t thank you enough for your sweet compliments! the show has one day left and i have had no energy to even open my computer lid. i can’t wait to come visit when this winds up. see you soon!


  28. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    It looks so glamourous . I love it . Can’t wait to see more pics . my boyfriend is in NYC , I wish I could have come with him


  29. Cynthia replied:

    Wish I could have been there, Claudia! You look marvelous and I love your friend/colleague’s outfit! Very stylish.
    Your exhibit is to die for. Can I buy it and put it up in my apartment? LOL


  30. Shelly Gregory replied:

    I don’t believe I have a complimentary word that hasn’t been used already! So…….DITTO to every descriptive word used by your captivated and infatuated followers in stating the obvious!


  31. Henry Drake replied:

    This is a great inspiration for my Creekwood North! thanks for the inpiration.


  32. Fifi Flowers replied:

    LOVELY shoot!!! Would LOVE to use that book stack photo with links to YOU for my NEW site…
    I also want to FEATURE YOU at some point… I see you are very bizee now… but hopefully soon!!!


  33. Leigh Chandler replied:

    Gorgeous Claudia! You outdid yourself! All I can say is yummy! Oh, and I wish I were there to see it and you in person;-)


  34. Helen J replied:


    Your incredibly gorgeous photo of the pale pink and green ranunculus is making me go nuts looking for the variety. Do you know the name, please?

    Helen in NH


  35. Ranunculus Love replied:

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