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Marisa Marcantonio is the former style editor of House Beautiful and O at Home, an Oprah Magazine, but she is best known for her wildly popular blog, Stylebeat and her great sense of style.  Here Marisa picks a few of her favorite finds on Taigan!


Porcelain flowers have a charm all their own. The matte finish on the petals of Vieuxtemps handmade potted flowers give them a realistic look. Blooms this special should be enjoyed, so placing them on the table for dinner parties gives them the chance to leave the coffee table be appreciated in a well-set table.

Hand-embroidered linens can be passed down from generation to generation. Just as special to give as to receive, these Poppy embroidered tip towels dress up a powder room with a personal touch


Beautiful calling cards are a way to share a bit of style when you meet someone. Hand done calligraphy adds that extra special detail that shows you care about the little things
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Adding a striking black black and white element in an entry hall or large room is a nice way to create contrast. A round table can be used to display books and a floral arrangement and anchor the space as a focal point.


Handmade with richly colored glazes, Spitzmiller lamps are the designer’s lamp of choice. Their interesting silhouettes and unique hues incorporate color.

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A classic design element, the obelisk, was embraced by David Hicks in the 70’s. His elaborate “tablescape”  displays made art of table surfaces, mixing high and low collections of objects for variety and appeal. Somehow, the items always seemed to relate.

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A rolling bar cart is easy to move from room to room. Change it up with the seasons to enjoy the varied living spaces in your home where people congregate. This version has a vintage bamboo look that is classic and fresh.


A touch of woven natural material adds texture and coziness. A useful serving piece like this caned basket will come in handy during cocktail hour

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I love these glass hurricanes, they add a warm glow to any table. When not in use, place them on the mantle to add height.

I first heard about Bob Christian from Suzanne Rheinstein. His decorative painting is stunning. I have a love of pagodas. His hand painted decorative pagoda is a statement piece that has a patina to it.

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This tablecloth can go modern or traditional. The painterly quality reminds me of Rothko, the color field master.
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Lately I am loving octagonal-shaped dinnerware. The Easter egg-colored glazes on these italian Majolica plates is rustic-meets-refined.

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Caftans have become a wardrobe staple for their versatility and flattering silhouette. This printed Egyptian cotton version is dressed up with mother of pearl bead accents.

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I have two copies of the outsanding American interior design icon’s book, but to own a signed copy would be beyond my wildest dreams.


About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

2 Comments to “Style Icon: Marisa Marcantonio”

  1. Thank you Julia! It is great to be included on Taigan– what a treat–

  2. Love what you’ve chosen, and not to rub it in or anything, i have a signed copy of BB Remembers!

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