Home Design

Mr. G, a New Jersey businessman who prefers to retain his anonymity, did not get the home theater that he wanted, and he could not be more pleased. He initially envisioned and requested something...
The career of furniture designer Maxine Snider is a case of life imitating art. Snider first became enamored with early-20th-century French furniture while eyeing the sketches by furniture designers...
Clothes may make the man, or woman, but what about their upkeep? Too often, little, if any, thought is given to the maintenance of these valued image shapers. With the best of intentions, most...
The Italians constantly offer reminders about why they are known for their style; they see possibilities for beauty in places and items that others overlook. Vismara Design ( www.vismara.it ), a...
It is not surprising that Lulu Lytle’s favorite color is eau de nil. The British furniture designer studied Egyptology, and, judging by the oasis of palm trees on her roof garden, she is clearly...
If “fitness” was the mantra of the ’90s, “wellness” is stealing its thunder as we settle into the hectic pace of the 21st century. Many health club members, particularly men, now gravitate toward the...
It took three years to finish the Theo Kalomirakis–designed home theater shown on these pages—probably not as long as the ancient Egyptians needed to complete a pharaoh’s funeral pyramid, but a...
"Cima del mundo," a Spanish phrase meaning "top of the world," describes exactly how this estate’s new owners will feel upon moving in. Built in 1924 by noted architect Myron Hunt—who also designed...
Old traditions die hard or—as a growing number of savvy European firms are demonstrating—reinvent themselves. Many bastions of conservative style, such as Burberry, Land Rover, and Louis Vuitton,...
There is something about the sinuous curvature of a seashell, the shapeliness of a piece of driftwood, and the delicacy of a chrysanthemum’s petals that William Leslie has always found soothing. "...
Adele Cygelman, Robb Report’s home and design editor and editor of The Robb Report Collection, along with photographer Erica Lennard, reveals some of Los Angeles’ most intimate green spaces in Secret...
When Harvard Medical School psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Martha Stark realized that she was allergic to pollen and grasses, she began studying the effects of environmental impurities on mental and...
Pierre Lahalle and Georges Levard created some of the most exotic furniture of the early Art Deco period, but only a handful of French connoisseurs were familiar with their work. That changed with...
“Richard Neutra told me long ago that architecture must keep up with the times,” says David L. Davies, the owner of a taut, planar, white stucco house that Neutra designed in San Francisco. “When I...
“When a design is perfect, it does not age,” says Dominique Facon, senior marketing director of Porcher. She is referring to the company’s Sapho lav—a diminutive white china washbasin that took the...
Most furniture collections, like runway fashions, are unveiled in the spring and fall. This year, the two genres share more than seasonal schedules. Furniture is following haute couture—it is made to...
Troy Adams of Studio Becker is best known for his fusion kitchen designs that bring together influences from the East and West. But he agreed to collaborate with a German manufacturer to produce an...
On Jupiter Island, light and airy are the bywords, all the better to view the Intracoastal Waterway and South Florida’s palmy vegetation. Architect Kenneth Miller managed to capture that light in a...
A bathroom can be a sanctuary, but it can still be dynamic," says Bruce T. Linthicum, design director/residential of Marc-Michaels Interior Design. The Florida firm was called to Pennsyl-vania for a...
The style of the Greenwich, Conn., house, which was built in the 1910s, is Italianate, and that is the theme that interior designer Connie Beale ran with. When it came to the master bath, which...
While moonlighting as an audio-visual consultant, Lewis Lipnick, the contrabassoonist for the National Symphony Orchestra, had designed sound systems for clients including architect Richard Meier and...
Tuscans are known for their headstrong love of life, food, language, and all things Tuscan. So why would Pino Luongo—quintessential Florentine, cookbook author, and impresario of New York’s acclaimed...
With people spending more time at home, kitchens and baths are beginning to receive the attention they deserve. The size of the rooms and the scale of their fixtures are expanding—as is the number of...
Beth Edwards Harris and her husband, Brent Harris, had no intention of purchasing the Kaufmann house when they first visited it in 1992—nor could they envision the years and millions of dollars they...
“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...
“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...
“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...
Snoopy never had it so good. If cartoonist Charles Schulz had consulted Alan Mowrer and Michelle Pollak, the beloved beagle’s backyard digs would have made the rest of the Peanuts gang’s homes look...
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...
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...

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