Home: Spare Arts

If it is true that creative endeavors are the offspring of experience, as well as of the mind and spirit, then the conception of the Bolier & Co. showroom, which opened earlier this year in High Point, N.C., occurred some time ago—in fact, long before Christian Plasman founded the furniture brand in 2003. Plasman, who […]

Furnishings: Family Practice

While preparing in 1999 to write a book about his family, Jean-Claude de Merry was doing research when his own life’s plot took an unexpected twist. “I was interviewing my great-uncle, the last surviving of four brothers who were involved in the family business,” says the 60-year-old de Merry, who was born in Alès, France, […]

Ultimate Home Tour: The Gym

The design of this Bel-Air, Calif., home gym, with its green suede walls, stainless steel columns, and dark-stained walnut wood floor, matches the modernist decor of the house at large. More significantly, the equipment—dumbbells, barbells, weight racks, and custom-built machines, which have been powder-coated brown and upholstered in matching Italian leather—complements the bachelor homeowner’s build. […]