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  1. The sky’s the limit for most homeowners building a media room. For Anthony von Elbe, a truss was nearly the limit in Manga Reva, his historic Spanish Mediterranean-style home in Fort Lauderdale’s...
  2. When we set out to bring you the ultimate house tour, we didn’t realize that our ideal residence would actually be 11 different homes. When we speak of home, we speak as much of a state of mind as of...
  3. “Strength” is a word that comes up often in conversation with Manhattan interior designer Charles Allem. “I lean toward Empire as a style because of its great strength,” he says, referring to a 3,800...
  4. “Florida is flat as a pancake. You must build with a strong skyline to give your buildings character....The landscape gives you no help in Florida. You must make your own,” architect Addison Mizner...
  5. “I want to get away from the predictable in British interiors and introduce confidence, color, wit, and glamour,” pronounces Mark Humphrey. The 32-year-old has created furniture for Fendi Casa and a...
  6. “I work within my personal line of elegance and thinking, my personal line of life,” muses Piero Lissoni. The prolific Milanese architect and designer has spent the past 20 years perfecting his own...
  7. The atmosphere is easy, relaxed. A woman’s laugh intermingles with the strains of a lilting, lazy guitar solo and floats over the crowd. The barkeep pauses, nodding appreciatively at the stage before...
  8. Sparkling turquoise water, steep cliffs, rosemary swaying in the breeze. If this sounds like a scene from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, it is, just bottled and exported directly to Southern California. Rick...
  9. According to the Kohler Company, 87 percent of Americans spend an average of 80 hours a year in the shower. It seems that our need for speed and relaxation at the same time has pushed the bathtub...
  10. To design aficionados, one of the more seductive features of the 1996 movie Ransom was not Mel Gibson but the exotic, sleek maple dining table and credenza in his character’s home. The same dining...

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