Toteme showroom elin kling

The Totême Showroom

Elin Kling’s blog was my all-time favorite and I was sad when she shuttered it…


Museum Mile Pied-a-Terre

This gracious, sun-flooded, top floor, Upper East Side apartment has a proper entrance foyer and spacious rooms.…

La Garconne Rug

Rug Crush

When I spied this wool area rug at La Garconne I flipped—the small one would look…



This Lloyd Harbor, NY house is classic perfection. The large principal rooms, high ceilings, incredible…

White shutters

White Shutters, cont.

Now that I’ve painted my shutters white, maybe I should have the house painted grey—this…

Sailor's Delight

Sailor’s Delight

The perfect Hamptons alternative. Set on 2 waterfront acres in Oyster Bay Cove, stunning harbor…

Always Mix It Up

Domino did an advertorial with Replacements and it got me thinking about all the bits…

Haute Bohemians by Miguel Flores-Vianna

Haute Bohemians

Photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna’s new (and first) book, Haute Bohemians, is sensational. The country cottages, beach…

Gucci Decor tiger cards wallpaper

Gucci Décor

Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence snapped this pic of the Gucci Tiger Cards wallpaper, part of…

David Hicks Scrapbooks

David Hicks Scrapbooks

In David Hicks Scrapbooks, Ashley Hicks, son of the renowned British decorator, has pieced together…

The Mini Kitchen

My friend invested in a company that makes mini kitchen units (CORA). Living in both…

Kate Moss de Gournay wallpaper

Kate Moss x de Gournay

Model and old friend Kate Moss collaborated with English wallpaper house de Gournay and her…

H&M Home

H&M Home

I had no idea that H&M has a line of housewares—the kitchen storage collection is…

How to use oriental rugs

Double Rug Love

I now own more oriental rugs than I have floorspace and love the way these…

Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona Chaise

Barcelona Dreaming

Years ago, one of my first, significant, furniture purchases was a Mies Van Der Rohe…

white shutters

White on White

  We are replacing our forest green shutters and I’m inspired by these two pictures…

Locust Valley home for sale

Tennis Time

I’ve had the US OPEN on while I work this week, which reminded me of…

A new Zealand beach house in Elle Decor. Photography by Nathalie Krag

Bower House

Elle Decor covered this incredibly cool beach house located in a remote surf town in New Zealand. It truly…


Room with a View

For some unexplainable reason, this Elle Decor photo of art dealer Kris Ghesquière’s home office…

Out East, the best interiors book of summer 2017.

“Out East”

“Out East: Homes and Gardens of the Hamptons” by Jennifer Ash Rudick is the interiors…

Marina Rust's Charlottesville home in Vogue.

‘The Forever House’

Marina Rust’s 1816 Georgian brick home in Charlottesville, Virginia is profiled in August Vogue and…

Red (is) Hot

Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my…

Schumacher x Vogue Living fabric collection

Vogue Living x Schumacher

Here’s to another great Schumacher collaboration, this time with Vogue Living. Schumacher’s Dara Capanigro enlisted Vogue’s…

Fun Reads

  Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger and Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s Travels with Chufy would be…

Karl Lagerfeld's Library

Karl’s Library

Even though I love the ease of a Kindle, my house is stuffed with books…

Franca Sozzani Apartment

‘Ode to Beauty’

The Paris pied-à-terre of the late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani is in the March…

A grey couch is very chic

Grey Area

Some of my pieces of furniture have not been updated since my children were toddling…

Ben Pentreath’s London living room © AD

Map Envy

The map in the English architect-decorator Ben Pentreath’s London home above from a story in AD made…

‘Mad Maximalism’

The Wall Street Journal ran the story, ‘Mad Maximalism’, in the Off Duty section and…

I'm considering papering my bathroom green

Going Green

Top of my 2017 home improvement list is to wallpaper or paint my bathroom green.…

I love a good bird motif

For The Birds

Last winter I did a series of posts entitled Bringing The Garden Indoors that focused on botanical…

Four great interiors books

Gracious Living

I went to a book signing last fall for Bunny Williams’ and Mark D. Sikes’…

La Garconne home items

La Garconne

I was noodling around on La Garconne last evening and discovered that, besides the wide selection of…

Tablecloth Tip

In an old copy of the Condé Nast Living Outdoor Style issue there are lots of…

Ina Garten's garden in Elle Decor

‘Growing Concern’

We are in the process of a major outdoor overhaul. This beautiful Elle Decorstory on cookbook author Ina…


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After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. In 2010 I launched the fashion and lifestyle site Keep it Chic so that I could work from anywhere. Now, welcome to Palais, an interiors-focused sister site to kic that will include home decor and real estate—I can't be the only one who likes to peruse chic properties online the same way I shop for shoes, handbags, and table linens.


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Preston Davis is a real estate salesperson for Daniel Gale / Sotheby's International Realty.