Home and Design

When San Francisco–based architect and designer Jonathan Browning launched his lighting collection in the spring of 2003, he was looking to remedy what he and several of his peers deemed a glaring...
When viewed from the pebble drive that leads past stately linden trees to its entryway, the French country–style residence appears as though it has been nestled in this sheltered spot in Washington,...
To the reader bemoaning the near extinction of the drive-in, home theater designer Theo Kalomirakis is offering solace in the form of an outdoor cinema. Kalomirakis first ventured outside with his...
London designer Andrew Winch has proven equally adept at creating superyacht and aircraft interiors, but until now he has not simultaneously designed both a yacht and plane interior for the same...
While omnipresent in homes throughout Europe, Electrolux, the Swedish brand responsible for the tank vacuum that was sold door-to-door to millions of American households following its introduction in...
In the summer of 1996, while volunteering on the restoration of 12th- and 13th-century stone buildings in a French village, Ted Boerner ended each day seated at a long, narrow picnic table, breaking...
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...
When Michael Sieger took the creative helm of Sieger Design in 2003, he inherited a business that his father, Dieter, had nurtured for nearly 40 years. The elder Sieger—recently retired and now...
Montblanc’s flagship pen—the big, black Meisterstück 149 capped with the brand’s trademark white snowflake—bears an uncanny likeness to the sleek German cars that speed along the autobahn. The...
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...
When Kate Edelman Johnson was growing up, she did not need 3-D glasses to make movie stars spring to life. Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Merle Oberon were just a few of the screen idols who worked...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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