Home Design

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...
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...
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...
“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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
An appliance with a split personality seemed impossible until Whirlpool (800.253.1301, www.whirlpool.com ) introduced the Polara Refrigerated Range, which cooks—and then refrigerates—your food. The...
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...
When english glassmaker Frederick Carder established Steuben Glass in 1903 in Steuben County, N.Y., his main competitor was Louis Comfort Tiffany. Both men produced colored art glass in the Art...
Best Place to Live for Entertainment PALM BEACH. Like its many glamorous residents, Palm Beach is long and slim, resting on a 14-mile-long barrier island that at its broadest point is only half a...
Ancient cultures elevated the ritual of bathing to a fine art. It was never merely about getting clean. The Romans struck business deals at their bathhouses. Odalisques alternated coffee and gossip...
Real estate developers used to believe that the mere presence of the royal and ancient game of golf was glue enough to bind the members of a group into a community—and, assuming the course was first-...
Kitchens have become an American obsession. Homeowners are opening them to adjacent rooms, expanding them, outfitting them with luxurious materials, and equipping them with supercharged appliances...
“I signed a lease at the Pacific Design Center before I knew what I was going to sell,” jokes Janice Feldman, founder of Janus et Cie. Before long, the Los Angeles company she named for the Roman god...
Move over, professional range. The Internet refrigerator is taking control of the kitchen. The Samsung HomePAD Internet refrigerator will challenge the most uncompromising aesthete with its state-of-...

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