Home Design

A stylishly designed and appointed home bar is an island unto itself, a comfortable yet luxurious corner of the house that does more than separate you from the madding crowd. It is a place, replete...
Rosemary Hallgarten has taken many turns in her life, from making jewelry in her native England to building a successful advertising career in the United States to her current venture designing...
Walking through the front door of Colette Daniels’ San Francisco apartment is like stumbling into Coco Chanel’s living room on the Rue Cambon. Every corner of the space that Daniels affectionately...
First at herman miller and then at Hickory Business Furniture, Christian Plasman discovered the rewards of commissioning artists, architects, and interior designers—none of whom had designed...
A jolt of caffeine has been the genesis of many a brainchild. The cappuccino Juergen Pluess was sipping late one night in Barcelona’s fashionable Marina section is a case in point. As he mused over...
Furniture created by architects has a room of its own in the world of interiors. The pieces are designed to mesh with their environments, and the most notable examples stand the test of time:...
Not long ago, the only way to gain entrée into the rarefied world of custom kitchen or bath design was to visit a showroom accompanied by your designer or architect. Fortunately, for those of us with...
Expect your sense of vision to go into overdrive when you enter the new Parisian quarters of Maison Baccarat. The imposing hôtel particulier, located a short sprint from the George V hotel on a quiet...
Nineteenth-century British designer Christopher Dresser worked against the grain of his more prominent Arts and Crafts contemporaries. Spurning conformance to the costly tradition of handcrafting,...
Vitraform Coppa Pedestal A revolution in glass. In the late 1980s, Jerry and Sheila Fein’s OEM glass business faced stiff competition from Asia, so the couple decided to combine their talents (he is...
Greg Jordan The designer as evangelist. His mother worked for an architect, and his grandfather had owned a construction company, so Greg Jordan grew up drafting room plans and visiting job sites...
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen The art and craft of architecture. There is a certain spirit to the Pacific Northwest—a reverence for the natural environment, an appreciation of light that shades from...
Edelman Leather and Herman Miller A match made in modern heaven. It was designer Charles Eames who best articulated Herman Miller’s vision when he said, “It was never my design objective that the...
Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands The peak experience in fractional ownership. Visions of the ideal secondary residence often prove elusive: The reality of vacation-home ownership frequently entails...
Waldorf Island Cooking Suite Bringing the commercial range home. Over the past 30 years, Jade’s commercial appliances have been used in the kitchens of such acclaimed restaurants as Le Bernardin in...
When Antonio Citterio agreed to create a line of bath furnishings for the 10th anniversary of Hansgrohe’s cutting-edge Axor brand, he had a plan. “I wanted to give them something more than just a tap...
For a Georgian-style farmhouse turned country weekend home in Millbrook, Conn., Greg Jordan transformed a former ballroom into an antiques-filled living room. “The space used to be very feminine and...
The original concept for the dining room, according to Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, was to create a calm and inviting atmosphere so that the 14-foot-tall ceiling would be less imposing. Located on the...
Barbara Ostrom’s obsession with originality is evident in this Shrewsbury, N.J., kitchen, where no inch was left untouched. “My kitchens never look like you went into a showroom and picked something...
Penny Drue Baird transformed what was once a run-of-the-mill rectangular foyer into a grand entranceway and library. The designer removed the room’s harsh right angles, creating an oval-shaped space...
“Sleeping in the master bedroom makes you feel like you’re in Palm Beach or Old Havana,” says Tom Riley of the Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild. “The distressed beams in the ceiling give the room a...
Pairing antique French with ancient Etruscan may seem an odd combination of styles, but George Constant managed to pull it off in the master bathroom of a house on the North Shore of Long Island. “It...
When your house sits on the beach, having a pool is often redundant. A fire pit to ward off the evening chill becomes a more practical, and dramatic, proposition. Enchanted with their beach location...
The carbon fiber and leather RL-CF1 chair ($14,000) came about thanks to the two McLaren F1s in Ralph Lauren’s personal car collection. As the fastest production car ever built (capable of 240 mph),...
We want total control over our lighting options at home—and will need it with 16 million color lighting combinations. The Vos Pad, which belongs to Marcel Jean Vos, is an apartment in Chelsea that...
To Troy Adams, the word fusion is more than a marketing ploy for serving spring rolls with sauerkraut. For his latest FusionDesign kitchen, unveiled at his Pacific Design Center showroom, he has...
Revisiting the bedrooms from a January 1987 article titled “Sleeping Beauties” to compare them with some bedrooms featured more recently confirms our suspicion: For better or worse, the swinging...
A significant residence does not simply burst onto the scene. It typically gestates for a year on the drawing boards, then takes two years to construct and yet another year to finalize the...
When an adventurous client with an appetite for color teamed up with the architecture firm Shubin + Donaldson, the result was a vibrant home that stands proudly apart from its more traditional...
There is an enlightening aspect to entering the Atherton, Calif., residence created by Jim Olson. With garden views on each side, frameless windows that give way to doors, and subtle skylights...

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