Laura Spector is a designer and builder of rustic furnishings. Inspired by nature, and raised by a very French mother, she creates whimsical, one of a kind furnishings in the 18th Century, European Romantic tradition.According to Barbara Israel, author and consultant to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, â€œLaura is the only contemporary artist working in this medium. She has mastered the technique of the uninterrupted line, creating works of classical symmetry from natural forms.â€Light in spirit, rich in detail, she likes to explore the connection between nature and the decorative arts. â€œI love to blur the line between rustic and refined and am always amazed at how easily my source material lends itself to that exchange.â€ From English wrought ironwork to French boisserie, her furnishings suggest nature with a nod to history.Hmmm... Isn't that Sting posing on a Laura Spector bench on the cover of INTERVIEW MAGAZINE? Oh, I see they used Cindy Crawford as a prop for Laura's recent â€œWhat Becomes a Legend Mostâ€ campaign. Her work has been featured in The NEW YORK TIMES, HOUSE & GARDEN, INTERIOR DESIGN, OPRAH, and ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN as well as several books on rustic and garden design.Ever the fashionista, her work has been commissioned by Bergdorf Goodman, Macy*s, Catherine Malendrino, Mario Testino and the new Dallas â€œW Hotel.â€ While we can all be invited to the homes of Joan Baez, Don Imus and Phil Donahue, why not book a suite at The lake Placid Lodge stopping for lunch at Grounds for Sculpture on the way?