Shax Riegler

SELECT ARTICLES, 2004-Present


WRITING SAMPLES
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OTHER STORIES

Decorating & Interiors:
• "Master Class" (monthly column for House Beautiful, October 2011-February 2015)
• "The Last Words" (monthly column for House Beautiful, September 2007-February 2011)
• "Send Us a Picture" (monthly column for House Beautiful, May 2008-November 2010)
• "Polished Performance: Interior Designer David Kleinberg recasts a minimalist Manhattan loft into a luxurious pied-ΰ-terre for a film director and his young family" (Elle Decor, January 2009)
• "Paper Trail: Inspired by an exhibition of historic children's wallpaper, we've tracked down the best modern-day prints for your child's bedroom" (Cookie, October 2008)
• "The Fashionable Life: Clothing designer Carmen Marc Valvo is known for helping women to make an entrance, but his Hamptons home demonstrates an equal talent for creating an understated retreat" (InStyle Home, Fall/​​Winter 2007)
• "Off the Wall: Like the overscaled wallpapers for which she is known, the Australian designer Florence Broadhurst was larger than life" (T: Design, The New York Times Style Magazine, Spring 2007)
• "To the Manor Born: A young Philadelphia family makes a landmarked 17th-century mansion its own without eclipsing any of the grace and grandeur" (Cookie, March/​April 2007)
• "What Modern Was: Beginning with the furniture of Tommi Parzinger, two Minneapolis collectors have filled their home with a lively range of mid-century designs" (House & Garden, December 2006)
• "Golden Touch: With inspiration from an iconic London drawing room, ceramist Christopher Spitzmiller conjures a sophisticated Upper East Side flat" (Elle Decor, December 2006)
• "Sweetness & Light: 10 nightlights that will comfort kids at bedtime and charm them all day long" (Cookie, October/​November 2006)
• "Blue & White Forever: How America fell in love with a simple color scheme" (Country Living Collecting, Fall 2006)
• "Curtain Call: An illustrated guide to choosing a window treatment to suit your style" (Martha Stewart Living, February 2006)
• "The Sumptuous World of Damask," (Martha Stewart Living, January 2006)
• "All the Trimmings" [on passementerie] (Martha Stewart Living, October 2005)
• "Choosing Bedside Tables" (Martha Stewart Living, August 2005)

Travel & Food:
• "The Coolest Small Towns: Millerton, NY" (Budget Travel, September 2007)
• "Road Trip: The Florida Keys" (Budget Travel, December 2006/​January 2007)
• "The Best Light in the World: 10 experienced observers name their favorite places for memorable light" (House & Garden, October 2006)
• "At Home with Chef Barbara Lynch" (House & Garden, May 2006)
• "The Coolest Small Towns: Great Barrington, MA" (Budget Travel, April 2006)
• "What $100 Buys in Stockholm" (Budget Travel, September 2005)
• "At Home with Nigella Lawson" (House & Garden, November 2004)

Collecting & Antiques:
• "The Legacy of Henry Davis Sleeper and Beauport" (The Magazine Antiques, December 2009)
• "Object Lesson: Candlesticks" (Martha Stewart Living, December 2008)
• "The Treasures of Citizen Hearst" (The Magazine Antiques, December 2008)
• "Indian Silver for the Raj" (The Magazine Antiques, October 2008)
• "Windows on the Past: Watercolors of long-vanished houses and gardens" (The Magazine Antiques, August 2008)
• "Savoring the Past: Ivan Day’s collection of culinary antiques" (The Magazine Antiques, June 2008)
• "Centuries of Red: Red lacquer's powerful presence" (Martha Stewart Living, May 2008)
• "Everything You Need to Know about Jean Prouvι: A down-to-earth designer with a penchant for metal and mass production has become the toast of the art world with his industrial-chic furniture and architecture" (Elle Decor, December 2007)
• "Everything You Need to Know about Poul Henningsen: A master of illumination, the Danish architect created distinctive lighting that is casting its glow across a new generation" (Elle Decor, October 2007)
• "Getting the Hang of It: Humble hooks are more than functional; they encapsulate design history in miniature" (Martha Stewart Living, September 2007)
• "Everything You Need to Know about Transferware" (Elle Decor, May 2006)