Home Design

For years, Charles Johnson has worked on other people’s sculpture, primarily doing restoration for Barbara Israel, the country’s preeminent dealer in antique garden statuary, and for decorator Bunny...
For nearly a century, Perlick Corp. has been creating high-end stainless steel refrigerators for restaurants, stadiums, grocery stores, and hotels, and seven years ago, the family-owned company...
For the first time in its 250-year history in glassware, Riedel has created a mouth-blown crystal decanter made for magnum-sized wine bottles. Released in May, the limited-edition Cobra Verde...
Some of the lighting designs of the Lombardy-based manufacturer Catellani & Smith have been available piecemeal in this country through various exclusive galleries for the past few years. But the...
Noël, a Paris-based luxury embroidery studio established in 1883, can claim Queen Elizabeth and Helena Rubenstein as clients (it wove the cradle linens for Prince Charles and created custom...
Home accessories designer Monica Fittipaldi, the daughter-in-law of racecar driver Emerson Fittipaldi, has amassed a sizable collection of vintage Hermès scarves (her earliest edition is circa 1934,...
Christopher Guy is paying homage, as he often does, to the female form. Guy’s work combines a cinematic sense of Hollywood glamour—through metal leafing, exquisite lacquers, and plush fabrics—with...
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the Ultimate Rose is offering a bouquet of 6-foot-tall roses that are a true novelty. Standing taller than most adults, a dozen roses are $239. Aside from the head...
Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard, widely known for its unfiltered wines, has teamed up with Chicago-based, contemporary American designers Stephanie and Bruce Tharp to create a limited-edition serving...
French silversmith Puiforcat and Michelin-star chef Pierre Gagnaire (of Gaya in Paris and Twist at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas) have designed the ultimate chef’s tool: a sleek collection of...
Döttling’s Buonaparte contains hidden assets. While restoring an 18th-century Italian safe, craftsmen at the Döttling safe company ( www.doettling.com ) in Maichingen, Germany, intended to fit it...
After purchasing an unremarkable mid-1990s house in a private enclave of Los Angeles in 2008, the new owners—an investor; his wife, a philanthropist; and their two children—were faced with the...
When Pouenat Ferronnier was awarded the Enterprise of Living Heritage designation by the French government in 2009, it was the culminating honor for the iron smithery that was established in 1880...
It took the Sozzi family nearly a century to open an American outpost for their exceptionally crafted Italian furniture, Promemoria, which is finally available Stateside through a New York showroom...
Esplanade, a new collection of bath furniture and fixtures from the renowned German firm Duravit, may have been named for the grand old boulevards of Paris, but the collection actually telegraphs a...
Theo Furniture is the latest collection by Andrew Frumovitz, whose three-year-old company had specialized in high-end fabrics until now. His 23-piece collection of sofas, club chairs, tables, and...
No need to tread lightly on the Edward Barnsley Workshop Mark IV library ladder ( www.barnsley-furniture.co.uk ). It is made from 3,000-year-old bog oak that is strong enough to eliminate the need...
Most American-furniture dealers would love to be saddled with Carswell Berlin’s dilemma. The president of the Carswell Rush Berlin gallery in New York has a bed, a card table, and other furnishings...
For more than half a century, Bisazza has treated walls and floors as blank canvases, using its colorful mosaic tiles to transform everyday spaces into opulent and avant-garde exhibits. The Italian...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind backyard aquatic complex featuring a 30-foot-by-60-foot freshwater swimming pool and adjoining 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium to house the recipient’s choice of marine life...
The GIFT A custom kitchen designed by Nathan Myhrvold, author of Modernist Cuisine, with cutting-edge equipment including combi steam ovens, sous-vide water baths, and a liquid-nitrogen ice-cream...
The GIFT The famed Sol de Oriente estate at Mexico’s Costa Careyes resort. $18 million In 1968, Italian real estate developer Gian Franco Brignone fell in love with the lush jungles, vast sandy...
Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are the norm, a 27,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired estate might seem out of place. "Most of the homes...
The GIFT A 57-acre hillside homesite in the private MariSol residential community in Malibu, Calif. A 10,000-square-foot modern residence designed by Santa Barbara–based architect Barry Berkus. A...
Troy Adams is widely regarded as the creator of FusionDesign, an amalgam of American, European, and Asian design aesthetics and sensibilities. Now the Los Angeles–based interior designer has opened...
Bringing restaurant kitchen features into the home and promoting the concept of a “professional” cooking environment has long been the goal of Arclinea, the Italian firm working in collaboration with...
When Maxine Snider launched her signature collection in 1998, her focus was on creating spindly, light, and even a bit feminine-looking furniture inspired by delicate French designs of the 1920s and...
The 425-year-old French crystal manufacturer Saint-Louis, now owned by Hermès, has invited six artisans to reinterpret two traditional shapes from the Saint-Louis archives. The result is Les...
Furniture craftsman Robin Wade believes in leaving well enough alone. He runs a “slow studio” in Florence, Ala., by which he means that each bench, chair, and table—whether console, coffee, dining,...
The exquisitely crafted furniture of Istanbul-based Dorya is so well regarded in its native country that the office of the Turkish presiden t recently commissioned the firm to outfit the interiors of...

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