Home Design

SieMatic, maker of bespoke luxury kitchens since 1929, opened its first showroom in the Northeast in downtown Boston in early September. The luxurious space, one block from Boston Common, presents...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann will open her first shop-within-a-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York next month, showcasing her vintage-inspired home collection. Kosann and her husband, Rod, began...
J. Tylee Wilson, the former chairman of the board of RJR Nabisco, found much to like when he visited Santa Fe for the first time 15 years ago: art galleries, museums, the Spanish and Native American...
Casa del Bianco does its best work in the bedroom. So when the Italian linens company opened a by-appointment-only studio in New York in April 2007, Fabrizio and Lupe Biasiolo—the two of the company’...
The Landings St. Lucia, a 19-acre resort that opened last year, will offer 65 full-ownership residences this October as part of the resort’s second building phase. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom...
The King of Thailand’s own craftsmen spend at least six weeks hand-cutting, sanding, and inlaying 5,000-plus pieces of luminous mother-of-pearl into intricate designs for Manop Rachote’s limited-...
Paris-born Claire Maestroni has a knack for uncovering unique, high-end furnishings and accessories from around the world for her Greenwich, Connecticut store Mis en Scene, which in French means “...
In June, the Ritz-Carlton Residences broke ground on a new development at Kauai Lagoons in Kauai, Hawaii, offering 14 private residences with oceanfront views within a 520-acre resort. The one- and...
Two years ago, Hästens, the Swedish bedding company known for blue-checkered mattresses filled with horsehair, successfully introduced Vividus, the world’s first $50,000 mattress. Since then, bed...
Long known as a summer retreat, the South of France has provided an ideal setting for some of Europe’s most prominent individuals to indulge their wildest fantasies. Ernesta Stern, for example, was a...
Icon Interiors, a boutique furniture showroom in West Hollywood, Calif., is celebrating its fourth anniversary with several new collections from emerging and established designers. Owner Stacey...
Maxalto , an Italian furniture collection, has opened its first U.S. boutique in the heart of Chicago’s gallery district. Established more than 30 years ago, Maxalto is the more classic division of...
If a South African safari doesn’t satisfy your fervor for the country’s expansive wildlife, African Homesteads is offering the opportunity to own a luxury home within the Phinda Private Game Reserve...
Bobby Dekeyser’s career in professional soccer ended in 1990 when, during a heated match, someone kicked him in the face—hard—with a cleated shoe. From his hospital bed, the injured goalie for...
The secret behind German appliance brand Miele’s Honeycomb Care "super large capacity" washer and dryer is a pair of patented stainless-steel drums, each resembling a bee’s honeycomb. According to...
Although custom cabinetry for kitchens, libraries, and living rooms is still the primary business of the family-owned Thomas Riley Artisans’ Guild, growing demand for quality closets prompted the...
When German cabinetmaker Poggenpohl entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago, Americans did not immediately embrace its contemporary European kitchen designs. "If you look at the auto industry...
"There’s nothing I hate more than a gorgeous country home with a beautiful yard that someone has ruined with plastic furniture," says renowned designer Philippe Starck. "It should look organic, like...
Maya Romanoff created his first custom mural in 2003, when architect David Rockwell asked him to make a glass-beaded geisha on the walls of New York’s Geisha restaurant. Romanoff has since designed...
Long known for its opulent and contemporary twists on the ancient art of mosaics, Bisazza is now expanding its product line beyond kitchens and bathrooms. The Italian company is opening showrooms in...
Ferrari drivers have long enjoyed the craftsmanship and comfort of Poltrona Frau, the Tolentino, Italy–based company whose supple leather lines the interiors of the iconic Italian automobiles. In...
Few consider paint a luxury, but Aura, Benjamin Moore’s new line of high-performance interior paint, may change a few minds—and turn a few heads. "In our own factory, we formulated a special, patent-...
When the time came to select a name for his company’s newest and most luxurious bedding collection, Paul Hooker, president and owner of Sferra, a 116-?year-old Italian linen company, forwent the...
When Traditional Arts made its debut on January 31, 2007, the London-based tableware maker kept a low profile. The Prince of Wales announced the start-up to just 80 guests during a dinner at his...
The Duo Grand, a conjoined pair of 6-foot-long grand pianos from Brunswick, Germany’s Grotrian Pianos ( www.grotrian.de ), was designed for duets. That much is obvious. Less apparent is the...
A 15,000-square-foot residence in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, overlooking a country club, presents countless opportunities for over-the-top, garish embellishments. But instead of...
The latest furniture line from Studio Workshops, the San Francisco- and Los Angeles–based sister company of antiques dealer Therien & Co., is intended to evoke New York’s golden age of hotels,...
A collaboration between Poggenpohl and Porsche Design Group has produced a kitchen that is as sleek and as sophisticated as a sports car. Last fall, the two companies—the 116-year-old German kitchen...
You know a house is unusual when the seller has been asked, "Does Russia still have this site listed as a target?" A Kansas company called 20th Century Castles buys and sells Atlas-F nuclear missile...
For her first furnishings collection, Kathy Taslitz communed with nature, at least symbolically. "I wanted to do something that was a metaphor for the parallels between man and nature," says the...

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