Sep 152015



When a Manhattan couple relocated to Greenwich, Connecticut in 2012 they chose Sex in the City set decorators, Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz, to recreate the quirky-cool opulence of Carrie Bradshaw’s interiors. Marks and Frantz, who used ANICHINI extensively throughout the Sex in the City series and films, chose it again for the couples’ home.

Fast forward to today and the couple has moved again. The new home is featured in this month’s issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. For the designers’ second collaboration with the client, they were charged with updating the interior of a classic Colonial into something a little more bold and unpredictable. “We wanted to do Greenwich, but in a funky way. We carried over a lot of what we had [from the previous house] and tried to be resourceful,” says Frantz. “We pulled together classic looks and shapes because the house called for it, then we put it together in a more contemporary fashion.”




With it’s ombré shading and super-sized Renaissance pattern, Anichini’s  Marte bedding answered the couples desire for unusual color combinations and an interesting mix of materials in the bedroom. Marte turns a rather predictable Italianate design into something fresh and contemporary.

“Because of our work with character development and brand development both in print and television,” says Marks, “we’ve gotten adept to taking words people use to describe what they want to express in their homes and bringing those ideas into reality. We often use combinations people don’t necessarily think would work together—that’s where beauty comes in and personality starts.”


Also featured in the master bedroom are ANICHINI’s Raso bedding and a handloomed silk Kanishka bedskirt.
To see more of this inspired home visit Connecticut Cottages and Gardens and Marks and Frantz. Images and materials from these two sources.

Jun 152015

Architectural Digest June 2015 Cover

Anichini's La Collezione Turkish Bedding | Architectural Digest's Most Wanted for June


For Architectural Digest‘s Most Wanted List this June AD editors selected their must-have items, from simple pleasures to ultimate luxuries. We are pleased to be featured first on the list:

“An intricate take on Ottoman folk art, Anichini’s Turkish collection of bedding makes for chic summer slumbers. The Egyptian-cotton-percale linens are embroidered in Italy in an array of colors.” See more from the Most Wanted List here, see more of La Collezione Turkish bedding here.

All images via Architectural Digest.

May 062015

Anichini's Ara hand loomed silk curtain panels in a sitting room at this Southampton Summer House designed by Young Huh. Via Traditional Home

When Rose Caiola Musacchia set out to redecorate her family’s Hamptons home she sought a design which would pay tribute to the home’s traditional shingle-style architecture yet also be instilled with elements of exotica from their travels. To accomplish this she looked to New York designer Young Huh who is known for bringing a global perspective to her projects.

“Rose had a distinct vision inspired by her passion for Moroccan and Indian art and design,”says Huh, who enjoys nothing more than bringing reminders of her clients’ great cultural experiences into their homes. To merge the traditional with a global point of view, Huh chose Anichini’s hand loomed Ara silk for the curtain panels in the master bedroom’s sitting area (above). This simple, raw handwoven silk speaks to another time and place. She also chose Anichini’s Kyoto Merino wool throw in Beige/Ivory. Its modern design with traditional Japanese symbols adds a quiet harmony to the space.

The living room of a Southampton Beach House designed by Young Huh

To infuse the home with a more modern and ethnic flair, Huh removed the existing, traditionally beachy elements. The inset panels with palm trees that lined the garden room were replaced with hand-blocked Indian wallpaper. Paired with an ikat for the curtain panels they transform the room into a modern, global, and sophisticated sanctuary. See more of the home tour at Traditional Home.

All content via Traditional Home. All images by John Bessler for Traditional Home.