Among my favorite design sales, are Sotheby's Contemporary Living auctions, held bi-annually in New York, presenting the selection and taste of interior designers with a particular knowledge in the collectible design market. This time, for an auction held on July 28th, capturing an intriguing dialogue between design, photographs, and prints, interior designer Fernando Santangelo has been selected as the curator. With sophisticate and somewhat intellectual taste, Santangelo highlights his taste when integrating past and present, with his sharp approach to colors, placements, and proportions. Examining the way objects and art have the power to enrich the interior space, this is a sale comes to provide options for both avid and new collectors. Santangelo has made his name in the eighties with décor and art installations for such clubs as FEZ and M.K. and later with the interiors he created for Andre Balazs’ Chateau Marmont Hotel, a 1920’s landmark and Loire Valley fantasy on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was responsible for the Raleigh Hotel in Miami’s South Beach, and for the the Lehmann-Maupin Art Gallery in New York City.