Home Tour: Empire Strikes Back

“Strength” is a word that comes up often in conversation with Manhattan interior designer Charles Allem. “I lean toward Empire as a style because of its great strength,” he says, referring to a 3,800-square-foot pied-à-terre that he recently completed on the 27th floor of the Pierre hotel in New York. The attribute fits. Between its […]

Home Tour: Driven to Rock and Ruin

In 1996, when Chris Allen and her husband, Stuart, met architect Alexander Gorlin at New York’s Plaza Hotel, they were hoping to talk him into designing an Italian villa for the four acres they owned in Genesse, Colorado. “We wanted to seduce him in terms of the setting,” she says. So they prepared a video, […]