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A couple in the fashion industry breathes new life into a 1927 Colonial Revival. by Heather Buchanan photographs by Marili Forastieri

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A graceful 1940s home in Manhasset gets refreshed for the 21st century. by Michael Lassell photographs by Michael Partenio

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In East Hampton, a dilapidated 1980s fixer-upper is transformed into a discreet retreat. by Alyssa Bird photographs by Eric Striffler

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Spring Refresh Now that well over a year has passed since we were engulfed in the dark cloud of the pandemic, is the dawn of a new Roaring Twenties upon us? This spring, while ramping up for another summer season of HC&G and planning for future issues of NYC&G, I left the house a whole lot more than I did the year before. There were dozens of scouting appointments and photo shoots, restaurant outings, and museum visits—all following proper masking protocol, of course. But while busting out has been undeniably liberating and fun, something keeps gnawing at me: Why is it that I can never wait to get back home? ■ Among the many lessons learned during 2020 is that home—both the tangible, literal structure and the emotional and spiritual grounding it gives us—is not to be taken for granted. I spent a lot of time in my Brooklyn apartment (I even painted it!), as well as in my house in Bridgehampton, feeling very lucky to have a roof over my head and the good fortune to live in two of the world’s most wonderful places. And I’ve watched how others have taken a fresh approach to their homes, spiffing them up and treating them anew as safe havens and sanctuaries. There’s no question that I’m going to get out more as the weather warms, but I don’t think I’ll ever look at the notion of home in quite the same way as I did in the past. Here’s to a great, safe summer.

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Among the many things our company is known for are the staggering number of events we sponsor each year. On the heels of the challenges posed in 2020, there is a decided frisson of excitement in the air, as we safely and enthusiastically embrace some of the local charities and benefits that we all hold dear. ■ New on this year’s roster is Wave Hill, the wonderful 28-acre garden in Riverdale whose annual Spring Gala on May 20 was sponsored by NYC&G, while HC&G is proud to sponsor Guild Hall’s upcoming Garden as Art on June 26. This self-guided tour of five exclusive Hamptons gardens is one of my all-time favorite East End happenings. ■ We are also ramping up for the Hampton Designer Showhouse, presented by HC&G and benefiting Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. A true hybrid of old and new, the circa-1835 home in Southampton will undergo a renovation adhering to strict historic façade guidelines, guaranteeing that the sumptuous Italianate brackets and swan spirals on the front porch will be retained. Meanwhile, the house itself will grow to 7,000 square feet on three levels, which 23 top designers will transform into inspirational spaces ranging from a spectacular chef’s kitchen and spa-like baths to a home office, an in-law suite, and a pool and pool house exemplifying the best of indoor/outdoor living. Mark your calendars for the gala preview party on September 18, or visit the showhouse anytime through October 31. And look for exclusive coverage in the November issues of both HC&G and NYC&G. For tickets, go to cottagesgardens.com/hds2021. I hope to see you there.


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After helping Martha Stewart “with some of her shoots way back in the 1980s,” recalls stylist, designer, and author Tricia Foley, the domestic doyenne “encouraged me to write my first book—about tea!” A longtime resident of Long Island, Foley admires how the East End “is still so untouched and so charming, with both the best from the past and whatever’s new.” Images excerpted from her latest book, A Summer Place: Living by the Sea (Rizzoli), are featured in this issue’s “Bellport Beauty” (page 86).

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In “Contemporary Hero” (page 104), New Yorkers Anthony Watts (far left) and Dominic Lepere report on their life as first-time Hamptons homeowners. “We experience things differently here than in the city,” says Watts, the founder of an interior styling service. “The four seasons are distinct and beautiful.” To which his husband, who runs an eponymous showroom in the New York Design Center, adds: “You can get the best of everything out East. It truly rivals Manhattan.” —Shannon Assenza

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Some trends come and (thankfully) go, but an age-old textile pattern has dug its seductive roots deeper than ever before. As the world cautiously emerges from a dark year, the tree of life motif continues to symbolize growth and rebirth, with crawling vines and blooming branches reinterpreted and newly invigorated. These uplifting pieces for the home, such as Gucci’s velvet jacquard armchair, are a breath of fresh air. $5,500, at Gucci, 63 Wooster St., NYC, 212-710-8980, gucci.com.

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The Isabelle Garden Party collection from luxury housewares label Nimerology begs for company—even if you’re just serving takeout. Dinner plates, $90 each, and platter, $270, at Jung Lee, 25 W. 29th St., NYC, 212-257-5655, jungleeny.com.

LEAFY GREEN

Designed by Paola Lenti, this highlighter-hued sofa is upholstered in her exclusive performance fabric, Thea. Take a seat, and let the electric floral pattern give you a lift. $11,950, at DDC, 134 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-685-0800, ddcnyc.com.

JUNGLE FEVER

Textile designer Marika Meyer and New York– and Sag Harbor–based decorator Bella Mancini collaborated on this limited-edition tree of life print, pictured here on a pillow available at Temple Studio. A portion of the proceeds goes to FabScrap, a nonprofit focused on recycling textiles. $265, by appointment only, 51 E. 12th St., NYC, 917-985-8151, templestudiony.com.

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Make a (back-) splash with Brooklynbased artist Wayne Pate’s charming tile collection, produced in collaboration with the U.K. bath company Balineum. Pate’s gestural designs are hand-painted on terracotta tiles by artisans in Italy. $30 each, call 44 207 431 9364 or go to balineum.co.uk.

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HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL

Former decorating editrix Marian McEvoy is turning out woodland wonders from a cozy craft room in her home alongside the Hudson River. Her whimsical paint-penned florals are both one of a kind and second nature. Sconce shades, $475 each, at KRB, 138 E. 74th St., NYC, 212-288-2221, krbnyc.com.

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Brimming with Central American rainforest fauna, the Vale’s Mighty Jungle wallcovering features bright foliage on textured paper in four fresh colorways (shown: lilac). $160 per yard, at Fabricut, D&D Building , 979 Third Ave., Ste. 915, NYC, 212-838-5253, fabricut.com.


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THISTLE WHILE YOU WORK

Thistle, a linen and silk fabric from Neisha Crosland’s Espalier collection for Schumacher, is inspired by a tried-andtrue European gardening technique. Try branching out at home and using it for draperies or bed hangings. $358 a yard, D&D Building , 979 Third Ave., Ste. 832, NYC, 212-4153900, fschumacher. com.

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The tropics-inspired Belize, part of design doyenne Kim Seybert’s collection of intricately beaded table runners, will set the stage for a lively evening. $385, at Fine Linens, 1193 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-737-2123, finelinens.com.

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A beachy cabana stripe adds just the right edge to Italian designer Lisa Corti’s festive floral cushion cover. $48, at John Derian, 6 E. 2nd St., NYC, 212-677-3917, and 18 Christopher St., NYC, 212677-8402, johnderian.com.

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We’ll always have Paris? Let’s hope so! Meanwhile, French patisserie Ladurée has teamed up with Milan-based designer JJ Martin, the creative mind behind the fashion line La Double J, to design a housewares collection that’s a feast for the senses. $340 for a set of 6 dessert plates, 398 W. Bway., NYC, 646392-7868, and 864 Madison Ave., NYC, 646-558-3157, laduree.com.

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The tree of life motif has worked its way into carpet design from ancient Persia to the Arts and Crafts era. Add Patterson Flynn Martin’s Garden Tabriz rug, shown here in a stylish teal and rose, to the pantheon. $9,990 (6' x 9'), D&D Building , 979 Third Ave., Ste. 632, NYC, 212-6887700, pattersonflynnmartin.com.

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Native Insinct Landscape architect Christopher LaGuardia goes local for inspiration

Poetry In Motion An oceanfront home in Sagaponack is sited on a meadow that leads up to loose grasses and native shadblow in an interior “courtyard.” See Resources.

going to do well in our environment and not look like some random plants from who knows where. Plants native to the Northeast are particularly useful near the ocean because they are salt tolerant, hardy, and often deer resistant. They also provide habitat and food for insects, pollinators, and birds and in some cases even create biodiversity where previously there may have been none.

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What is your go-to native tree or shrub?

Bayberry, without a doubt, is the most versatile plant on the East End. It can be used in hedges or as small trees or shrubs, it’s deer resistant, and it grows in full sun to partial shade. It has wonderful green foliage in the summer and very clean branches in the winter. I am also very fond of shadblow, which has beautiful flowers and a windswept, “Montauk look.” How do you see gardens evolving in the future?

Early in my career, there was a big shift from woody plants to blocks of perennials, in the style of Oehme, van Sweden. There was an economy to

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When is it okay not to use natives?

We sometimes do hybrid plantings of natives and non-native ornamentals. It’s all about finding the proper mix and plant material that works. On the ocean, for example, crape myrtles flower and are salt tolerant. And you can also count on ‘Torulosa’ junipers and California privet to perform well. Is there a new Holy Trinity of East End plants?

Hydrangea, boxwood, and ‘New Dawn’ roses have given way to osmanthus, crape myrtle, and ornamental grasses. Osmanthus is deer

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resistant and a good replacement for holly; crape myrtles are hardy, with interesting bark; and ornamental grasses and other fountain grasses, such as autumn moor grass, require little maintenance. What is the future of the great American lawn?

The lawn is over as a sign of entrepreneurial power. It’s diminishing to smaller, more functional areas, such as lawn terraces or panels, which make attractive substitutes for paving. A smaller mown lawn might transition to Pennsylvania sedge and then a taller grass meadow beyond. Lawns will become passé, and soon enough they’ll be imperfect like the ones I grew up with, full of clover. —Alejandro Saralegui

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their designs because for the price of one tree, you could plant a whole garden of perennials. More recently, we’ve seen Piet Oudolf’s perennial matrix: a base layer of grasses with drifts of flowering perennials, exemplified by his firm’s work on the High Line in New York City. This approach to gardening is both sustainable and beautiful.

Sites Specific (clockwise from top left) Trees and meadow punctuate the crisp edge of a formal lawn in Sagaponack. A native wildflower meadow grows in lieu of a grass lawn, requiring no irrigation. A stone terrace leads toward wetlands. A garden design in Montauk is planted not only to embrace water views, but also to address tricky hillside drainage issues. See Resources.



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Fiber of Life A Shelter Island artisan sticks to her knitting

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coverings, such as runners on dining tables or accent pieces on beds. Her latest work: crocheted pillows and wall hangings, sold at both Elizabeth Dow Home in East Hampton and Simm’s on Shelter Island. In Winarick’s Shelter Island studio, shelves are piled high with different yarns collected throughout her career. (Italian merino wool, Peruvian alpaca, and jute in neutral tones rank among her favorites.) She works in the space for several hours each day, culling designs from vintage pattern books or online and adding her own twists along the way. “It’s like a recipe,” muses Winarick. “You do what the pattern says, and it’s fabulous or sometimes it isn’t fabulous, but at least it takes you in a direction.” To increase the durability and density of the rugs, she also typically felts the fibers, first agitating them in a water-filled sink (or in her pool in Mexico), then heating them in the dryer. “The process is difficult to control because it’s not very precise, and you never really know how it’s going to turn out. But on a good day, the outcome is amazing.” —Kelly Velocci

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A number of famous faces are cuing the closing credits on their current homes and clearing the stage for their next act. Late-night television host Jimmy Fallon is parting ways with his 4,950-square-foot six-bedroom penthouse at the famed 1883 co-op 34 Gramercy Park East. Offered for $15 million through Debbie Korb and Jeremy Stein of Sotheby’s International Realty, the triplex comprises four units merged together over nearly two decades. (Fallon Star Wattage Julianne Moore, Candice Bergen, and Jimmy Fallon have all recently listed or sold their longtime abodes, among them Moore’s humble cottage on Montauk’s Fort Pond.

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purchased the first for $850,000 in 2002, when he was still a bachelor.) During this time, Fallon and his wife, film producer Nancy Juvonen, have put a playful spin on the interiors, including a rustic entertaining space dubbed the “saloon room,” complete with a vintage back bar and a gas fireplace. Former Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz is also pursuing next steps, listing his 2,200-square-foot three-bedroom Chelsea co-op for $3.15 million with Coleman Real Estate Group’s Matthew Coleman. Horovitz and his wife, singer Kathleen Hanna, purchased the loft for $2.95 million in 2013. In Greenwich Village, model Hilary Rhoda and former NHL

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W player Sean Avery have listed their freshly renovated 1,814-square-foot two-bedroom duplex for $2.675 million with the Corcoran Group’s Steve Gold and Viktoria Wiberg, while things are looking pretty good for colleague and fellow model Erin Wasson, who just unloaded a one-bedroom Lower East Side penthouse most recently priced at $2.65 million with Jonathan Wolfe of Brown Harris Stevens. On Long Island’s East End, actress Candice Bergen (a successful model herself, back in the day) has found a buyer for her residence on Lily Pond Lane. The latest ask on the 4,500-square-foot six-bedroom, represented by Compass’s Ed Petrie and Charles Forsman, was $17 million. Los Angeles– Sitting Pretty Model Hilary Rhoda and her husband, former NHL star Sean Avery, are listing based interior designer Waldo their sleek Greenwich Village two-bedroom duplex for $2.675 million. Fernandez, who has decorated for celebrities including Brad lotus-filled pond and infinity pool. who abandoned their 1,000-square-foot Hilary Rhoda Pitt, Will Smith, and Elizabeth The $6.995 million property is on 1940 cottage in Montauk and fled to a gated Model Taylor, is also bidding adieu to the market with Jack Pearson of mansion last year after finding a drunken his East Hampton property, the CeeJack team at Compass. stranger passed out on their sofa. The modest a 6,000-square-foot contemporary abode But a “sold” sign will never look sweeter digs on Fort Pond had been on the market with featuring a skybridge that leads to music, than it did for actress Julianne Moore Theresa Eurell of Saunders & Associates for massage, and media rooms, in addition to a and her director husband, Bart Freundlich, $2.85 million. —Alyssa Bird

Sotheby’s International Realty’s Marilyn Clark was sweet 16 when she got her first modeling gig at Seventeen, a job that launched a decade’s worth of photo shoots for British Vogue, French Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and French Marie Claire. But in 1999, after living in Italy and Spain for 10 years, getting married, and having two daughters, she felt the urge to return to her native East End. “I never thought that I’d end up in sales,” reflects Clark, “but it makes perfect sense. As a model, I got used to being around new people every day, and real estate requires knowing how to handle different personalities and needs. The profession also comes with stress and competition, but closing a deal and making a client happy is such a wonderful experience.” —A. B.

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A year ago last spring, when city dwellers fled to more hospitable environs as the COVID19 crisis unfolded, the Hamptons and New York’s suburbs boomed. By December 2020, new signed contracts in the Hamptons had risen year-over-year for seven straight months, with the most activity between $2 million and $10 million, according to appraisal firm Miller Samuel, which also notes that the median sale price of $5.8 million reflected an increase of 65.7 percent from the third quarter of 2019 to the same time last year. “The market has far surpassed expectations and continues to be very active,” says Yorgos Tsibiridis, a broker at Douglas Elliman’s East Hampton office. According to a 2020 fourth-quarter report by real estate firm Houlihan Lawrence, yearover-year sales also surged in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, where all luxury markets generated triple-digit gains: Sales of $1 million–plus properties in Putnam and Dutchess counties increased 450 percent, while sales of $2 million–plus homes rose 145

percent in Westchester. “When the governor allowed businesses to reopen last June, boom! There was so much pent-up demand from buyers that homes languishing on the market

“When the governor allowed businesses to reopen last June, boom! There was so much pent-up demand from buyers that homes languishing on the market for two years sold immediately” for two years sold immediately,” says Houlihan Lawrence broker Linda Finn, who received eight offers on a Bedford listing that closed for $1.165 million—nearly 33 percent over its $875,000 ask—in December.

Despite the spring exodus, the news wasn’t all bad for New York City, as sales and prices began to pick up by the end of the year. “New development led the market,” reports Sotheby’s International Realty broker Nikki Field. “Our investors came in early, fast, and low. They recognized that the city was on sale and took advantage of the best buyer’s market since 2009.” But the days of “COVID discounts” might be ending, as first-quarter 2021 reports affirm that sales continue to rise. According to Miller Samuel, the number of sales in Manhattan increased 28.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021. The number of signed contracts for Manhattan condos between $5 million and $9.99 million was 740 percent higher this March compared with the same time last year, and a staggering 2,800 percent for condos between $4 million and $4.99 million. Brooklyn also saw a big bounce within that period, with signed contracts for condos between $1 million and $1.99 million skyrocketing 1,300 percent, and condos


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Real estate isn’t the only business that’s going gangbusters: Estate-sale firms are raking it in as homes briskly change hands. “Many of my clients are relocating to South Florida,” says Yasemin O’Neill, who has operated Southampton-based Estate Sales by Yasemin for 15 years. “And my customers from Europe who aren’t returning to their Hamptons homes are looking to sell their things.” O’Neill’s business was up 75 percent in 2020 compared with the prior year, increasing from one or two sales a month to a whopping three sales per weekend. And her shoppers are serious: E-mail blasts alert her 4,500 regular customers to upcoming sales, where 60 to 80 early birds typically wait for the doors to open. “We used to have leftover items after a sale, but lately we’ve been completely selling out,” says

O’Neill, who charges a flat fee of $3,500 for her services, which include sorting and organizing merchandise, setting prices, advertising, and operating the sale. During the pandemic’s height, Abigail Cane of East Hampton’s 12-yearold White Goose Estate Sales, who takes on an average of 55 clients a year, enticed reticent in-person shoppers via the online platform

Auction Ninja, and Kristen Hanyo, the owner of Southampton’s Privét Estate Sales, opened a warehouse in Quogue to accommodate shoppers who can’t get enough of the Saturday morning hunt. And anything goes: During a recent teardown sale at Southampton’s Murray Place estate, buyers walked away with fish right out of the koi pond. “Some people even buy cleaning products,” O’Neill comments. “Nothing is off-limits.” —Pamela Brill Shoppers’ Paradise High turnover in the sales market has led to booming business for estate-sale companies.

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had been renting a house in the nearby community of Azurest and were looking to purchase a second home of their own. “We dug up the town records and called the owners, who lived in Harlem,” Beckett recounts. “The wife said, ‘We were just talking about what we were going to do with the house,’ and Allen said, ‘We want to buy it.’” The pair were drawn to this part of Sag Harbor for its low-key vibe. The community formed in the 1930s, when African-American families joined together to buy waterfront land near Havens Beach. (Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah—known collectively as SANS—achieved National Register of Historic Places status two summers ago.) “When we first visited,” Beckett says, “we didn’t know anyone in Sag Harbor, and one of our neighbors took us down to the black community. It was so warm and welcoming.”


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vaulted living room. But a major reconstruction effort was in order after 10 years of neglect. Beckett and Harvey opened up the kitchen and dining area and reconfigured the bedrooms and baths, while “keeping the authenticity,” Beckett says. “We connected with the history of the house and the people we bought it from, and thought we had to preserve it.” While they strove to maintain “the simplicity of the architecture,” Harvey adds, just as important were “the views through the house, which change all year long.”


Style File (opposite) Photographs of Cuba by Paul Meleschnig hang above a pair of tufted Milo Baughman armchairs in the living room. (this page) The dining room features an abstract canvas by Steve Miller and a Verner Panton VP globe pendant light. See Resources.

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Cool Combinations (this page bottom left) A Tabi Bonney photograph and a painted stool by Reinaldo Sanguino add a pop of color to the kitchen. (all other photographs

this spread) The den is furnished with a vintage metal daybed, a Steve Miller surfboard, a Florence Knoll cocktail table, Milo Baughman swivel chairs, and Julien Trésor Kandolo’s portrait Black Is The Color. The side light in the corner of the stairway illuminates vintage slides of the 1962 home when it was under construction. See Resources.

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“We connected with the history of the house and the people we bought it from” Sunny Retreats (this page clockwise from above left) Various bedroom furnishings include a Warren Platner chair, a 1960s Pop Art bubble mirror and a geometric coverlet from Area, and brutalist ribbon-cut table

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lamps by Harold Weiss and Richard Barr for Laurel Lamp Company. (opposite) A protected outdoor seating area off the pool features a wire TaTu side table and stools and banquette cushions covered in a Sunbrella stripe. See Resources.

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Some locals were slow to come onboard. “Contractors asked if it was maybe a school or a factory,” recounts Harvey, referring to the streamlined, whitewashed exterior. “One said, ‘Let us tear it down and build you a shingle-style traditional.’ Another suggested we brick in the windows and put in double-hungs.” But with preservation in mind, the men stuck to their guns, turning out the groovy modern masterpiece of their dreams. True to its Italian name, the house features a terraced outdoor dining space and a white-concrete lattice-walled pool bordered by huge cypress trees. Rather than Sag Harbor, it almost seems straight out of Capri, with Marcello Mastroianni leaping gracefully from the diving board. Inside, each room displays vintage and new pieces, including some left behind by the original owners, such as the living room’s circa1950s Sigurd Hansen rosewood desk on Lucite legs. “We like things simple,” says Beckett, “but enjoy updating the look and keeping it fun.” Key furnishings came from the Brooklyn shop, including the set of Milo Baughman armchairs that Harvey insisted Beckett not sell. And art fills the walls everywhere, adding depth and character. The pair favor local artists like Steve Miller and Frank Wimberley, an African-American abstract expressionist in his mid-90s who still lives in Sag Harbor Hills. Beckett and Harvey think of their time at La Dolce Vita as part of a longer legacy: As the watch commercial goes, you never actually own it, you just look after it for the next generation. “This house is simply the place where we relax and spend time with friends,” says Beckett. “We laugh when they’re on the phone saying to people that they’re in the Hamptons, because they’re not in the Hamptons. They’re in Sag Harbor. We were so fortunate to find this home.” ✹ may/june 2021

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Bellport Beauty A couple in the fashion industry breathes new life into a 1927 Colonial Revival BY HEATHER BUCHANAN | PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARILI FORASTIERI

Amazing Oasis Sarah and Gary Wolkowitz’s classic 1927 Colonial Revival was gently restored by architect Michael Gabellini of Gabellini Sheppard. The outdoor seating pieces are from Dedon. See Resources.

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t’s no surprise that Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz’s white-shingled Bellport getaway resembles a chicly tailored bandbox. Founders of the 50-year-old fashion hosiery brand Hot Sox, the couple bought the 1927 home in 1980 and began transforming it into a treasured oasis for family and friends—and a fitting backdrop for an art collection gathered from their travels around the world. Photographer Bruce Weber, a longtime Bellport resident who had photographed the Wolkowitzes’ young son, Bryce, for a Polo Ralph Lauren campaign, first introduced the couple to the now-not-so-secret hamlet, perhaps the last remaining “un-Hampton.” “We fell in love with the place,” Sarah recounts. “The house sits on a gorgeous tree-lined property overlooking Great South Bay, and our bedroom has windows on all sides, so it’s like you are floating over the water. And the community is very special and small, filled with really interesting people in art, fashion, design, theater, and film.” The original owner, whose sculpting studio is now a guesthouse, left his artistic imprint in the form of handmade tiles—odes to his favorite poets—still extant on the fireplace. “The house has had many renovations over the years,” says Gary, who today oversees the Polo Ralph Lauren hosiery collection. “We set about marrying minimalism and modernism via a 1927 Colonial, and we feel we pulled that off well.” The couple collaborated with architect Michael Gabellini, whose firm, Gabellini Sheppard, had previously worked with them on their Park Avenue apartment. “Michael is a terrific architect, and we have a very similar design sensibility,” says Gary, who also charged Gabellini with “building the pool and the entire outdoor patio living structure.” The design features Bulgarian limestone that wraps around the house and creates the sensation of “living on a white platform,” as Sarah describes it, giving an extra shout-out to the talented local craftsmen who contributed to the renovations. Against the whitewashed blank canvas, artwork ranging from an Annie Leibovitz portrait of John Lennon to pencil drawings by Marcel van Eeden is on display to full effect. As Gary notes, “Our homes—here and in New York, as well as Tuscany and St. Barth—have always served as backgrounds for our collections, neutral environments that accommodate photographs, paintings, furniture, and objects.” Accordingly, the unassuming Bellport gem exudes an undeniably international quality. Furnishings may/june 2021

Elegant Environs (opposite) A vintage Jean Prouvé table and an oversize limited edition of Helmut Newton’s Sumo greet guests in the entryway. (this page) Furnishings in the living room include an ivory leather sofa and steel and linen sconces from Christian Liaigre, a rope and shark-tooth sculpture from Connolly, and photographs by Robert Adams and Annie Leibovitz. See Resources.

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“The house sits on a gorgeous tree-lined property overlooking Great South Bay. It’s like you are floating over the water”

include a bedroom collection from Milan-based Armani Casa, an artisanal table in the living room picked up during a vacation on Mykonos, and pieces by design titan Christian Liaigre, whose Paris showroom is a reliable stop during the couple’s frequent visits to the City of Light. “The house is a compilation,” Gary muses, “so whatever you see here is some sort of footnote or testament to all the places that we have visited.” A dinner party, Sarah adds, “might feature hand-painted Greek plates, platters from San Gimignano in Tuscany, and Japanese bowls. When we fall in love with something, it’s because of its beauty and craftsmanship.” A passion for aesthetics is definitely integral to the couple’s synchronicity. “We met at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan,” Sarah recalls of their early courtship. “I was coming from the Bronx, and he from Queens. What’s the likelihood of meeting each other at 15 and 16 and marrying six years later?” In 1971, the young Parsons School of Design graduates founded Hot Sox, in part because the 5'11" Sarah was decked out in miniskirts and hot pants but “had nothing to wear on my legs, so I went to Bloomingdale’s and thrift shops to buy oversize sweaters and cut the arms off. Gary’s grandmother in Queens had a sewing machine and put elastic around the ends to turn them into leg coverings. I called them fashion for legs, and Gary decreed them art for legs.” Artistic experimentation continues to inspire the Wolkowitzes every day. During the pandemic, Gary has photographed the sunrise each morning (the images are part of a proposed book project), and even the couple’s now-grown son, Bryce, who grew up with works by Andy Warhol and Jim Dine hanging over his crib, has become an art dealer with a namesake gallery in Chelsea. “Living in this house and in Bellport is a never-ending story,” Sarah reflects. “We are there for keeps and continue to evolve with what’s around us.”✹ may/june 2021

Airy Aesthetic (opposite clockwise from top) The custom Arclinea/B&B Italia kitchen island features a Gaggenau cooktop and a Carrara marble counter. Pencil drawings by Marcel van Eeden enliven a landing. An Armani Casa bed and floor lamps anchor the main bedroom. (this page) Teak chaises and umbrellas from Janus et Cie line the pool terrace. See Resources.

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Dress Blues (left) Decorator Kevie Murphy painted the front door of her Manhasset home a custom peacock blue. (opposite) The coffered ceiling in the conservatory is new. Furnishings include a Haddon lounge chair and Porter divan from Hickory Chair, a Pearson sofa covered in a Manuel Canovas fabric, and a chandelier from Niermann Weeks. See Resources.

CLASSIC COMFORT A graceful 1940s home in Manhasset gets a 21st-century update BY MICHAEL LASSELL | PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL PARTENIO

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lawyer married to a lawyer, Kevie Murphy had been living comfortably with her husband in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone, but when she had her first child, she decided to stay home to see how she liked being a mom. “I liked it so much,” she jokes, “that I had three more kids.” When it was time to go back to work, she made yet another big change. Instead of returning to her law firm, she enrolled at the New York School of Interior Design. But during her studies, the patter of little feet started to become more like a scamper and a scuffle. The family was growing, although the brownstone was not, and suburban-sized homes with suburban yards suddenly seemed enormously appealing. The Murphys went house shopping and eventually settled on a 7,200-square-foot center-hall Colonial on a one-acre corner lot in Manhasset’s Flower Hill enclave, not far from where Kevie grew up. With six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, the house is large enough that everyone in the family now has his or her own room. And the structure

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Social Studies The formal living room (this page above) includes a Hickory Chair sofa and a pair of antique bergères covered in Kravet’s Building Blocks in Truffle. The Carrara marble Langley mantelpiece is from Chesneys. (left) The foyer’s Pierre Frey wallpaper established the color palette for the entire house. In the dining room (opposite), a handpainted Gracie wallpaper sets an elegant tone. The table and chairs are from Alfonso Marina. See Resources.


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comes with a history, too: It was built in 1940 for J. Peter Grace, one of the grandsons of William Russell Grace, who founded W. R. Grace and Company, a longtime player in the shipping, banking, and chemical industries, in 1854. The house needed a lot of work, so everything Murphy was learning at school came in very handy. “Basically, we did a gut renovation,” she recounts, “since we had to remove the original plaster walls to replace all the systems.” With the construction underway, Murphy started choosing and collecting fabrics, paint colors, and wallpapers. Her first purchase: the whimsical wallpaper in the foyer, a Pierre Frey fantasy called Jardin De Mysore, a riot of plants and animals inspired by an Indian garden. “I’m sure it’s not supposed to be used in a foyer,” she comments, “but I just love it, so I bought it. I pulled every color in the house out of 96

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Chic Style (this page) In the office, faux gold leaf and blue lacquer lend extra shimmer to a pair of slipper chairs covered in an Osborne & Little fabric. (opposite clockwise from top left) The kitchen features custom cabinetry and a Wolf range.

A Warren Platner table from Knoll, Eames chairs from Design Within Reach, and a pendant from Visual Comfort give the breakfast nook a modern boost. BassamFellows stools sit at an RH trestle table in the conservatory. See Resources.

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Spa Details (this page) A BainUltra tub from Ferguson dominates Murphy’s blue-and-white bathroom. (opposite clockwise from top left) Murphy’s husband’s bathroom includes a metallic vanity from RH. Her shower features a marble trellis from Nemo Tile. Murphy’s dressing table lies beneath an Oly chandelier. Quatrefoil mirror inlays punctuate her bath’s coved ceiling. See Resources.

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WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK, MURPHY MADE A BIG CHANGE. INSTEAD OF RETURNING TO HER LAW FIRM, SHE ENROLLED AT THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Warming Trend (this page) In the primary suite, an Alfonso Marina four-poster faces a Carrara marble fireplace surround from Chesneys and a painting by Eliza Geddes. (opposite) The

suite’s sitting area features an Alfonso Marina chinoiserie chest, a Baker chaise covered in a Clarence House velvet, and a bold hide rug from Kyle Bunting. See Resources.

that wallpaper.” And Murphy likes color. “What am I going to do, design a 13-foot curved sofa and cover it in a beige fabric? I like beige, but things need to be fun. This house has kids living in it!” During the renovation, Murphy endeavored to make changes without disrupting the home’s original footprint. The Graces had added a conservatory with a flat wood-beamed ceiling, so Murphy raised it and gave the space a dramatic coffered dome. Elsewhere, she closed off a three-season porch to create a dressing room and closet for herself, in addition to carving out space for a home office. may/june 2021

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“WHAT AM I GOING TO DO, DESIGN A 13-FOOT SOFA AND COVER IT IN A BEIGE FABRIC? THIS HOUSE NEEDS TO BE FUN!” Throughout the house, the attention to detail is immaculate, like the Adam-style plaster medallions she had made for the ceilings in the living and dining rooms. And while every molding, baseboard, and panel in the home is new, all revere the past. In some families, though, some things never last. “The kids already want to do their rooms over,” Murphy laments wryly. “All of a sudden, my daughter has decided she doesn’t like pink!” ✹ 102

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Fun In The Sun (this page above) Richard Schultz chaises from Knoll line the pool. (left) A rustic beamed ceiling punctuates the pool house, which is anchored by a custom George Smith sectional covered in a scarlet Holly Hunt fabric and a contrasting patterned fabric from Brunschwig & Fils. The cocktail tables are from West Elm. (opposite) The parlor in the main house features a 13-foot-long Chesterfieldstyle tufted sofa. All fabrics in the room are from Thibaut. See Resources.


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In East Hampton, a dilapidated 1980s fixer-upper is transformed into a discreet retreat BY ALYSSA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC STRIFFLER

Polished To Perfection Homeowners Dominic Lepere and Anthony Watts replaced overgrown trees and shrubs with orderly boxwood and painted the cedar exterior Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur. See Resources.

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hen Dominic Lepere and his husband, Anthony Watts, purchased their first house—a 1987 modernist-style abode in East Hampton—it was anything but turnkey. But Lepere, the owner of an eponymous home furnishings showroom in the New York Design Center, and Watts, a fashion publishing and retail industry veteran who recently launched the interior styling service Layer, don’t scare easily. “The property was a mess,” recalls Watts, with a lot that was so overgrown, adds Lepere, “you could barely even see 106

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the exterior. There was peeling paint everywhere, too—it was basically what you would expect from a 1980s fixer-upper.” But the bones were there. “After 25 years together, Anthony and I agree on most things, and we knew we wanted a contemporary house that was rectilinear in shape,” Lepere continues. They also responded to the layout’s configuration: primary bedroom on one side of the house, guest rooms on the opposite, and a full lower level. “From the outside, you have no perception of the extensive interior space,” Watts

Nifty Shades Of Gray (this page) The living room features a Studio Piet Boon sofa and cocktail table from Lepere, club chairs from Studio Sofield, and artwork by Katie Heffelfinger. (opposite) In the entry, a canvas by Emily Redd hangs above a Dona Living console and a pair of Studio Piet Boon ottomans. See Resources.


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“WE ARE DEFINITELY MINIMALISTS,” SAYS LEPERE. “WE’VE EVEN HAD FAMILY AND FRIENDS ASK WHERE THE REST OF OUR STUFF IS!”

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says of the four-bedroom residence, which boasts roughly 3,600 square feet across the main and lower levels. “The house reveals itself when you walk in.” The couple worked with Bridgehampton-based designer Angela Inzerillo to realize their vision of a clean-lined, modern retreat, stripping back dated interior elements, gutting the lower level, tweaking the kitchen layout, redesigning the staircase, raising ceiling heights, and rethinking the lighting scheme throughout. Indoors and out, they created several different gathering spaces, including multiple living and dining areas. (Pre–COVID-19, the pair regularly cooked for friends and hosted intimate dinner parties.) Additionally, the lower level’s

drab rec room was transformed to accommodate a study and a gym. “Angela teased that the exercise equipment would end up serving as a drying rack for our laundry, but we really do use the space regularly,” says Lepere. In fact, Watts adds, “visitors get most excited about this room—it’s very well integrated into the rest of the house.” Indeed, luxe finishes and a soothing gray palette connect both floors, with the tones on the lower level a touch warmer than upstairs. “Our running joke is that it’s 50 shades of gray,” Watts says with a laugh. The neutral color palette is ideally matched to the couple’s cool European-style aesthetic, influenced in large part by their trips to the Salone del Mobile may/june 2021

Spatial Harmony (opposite clockwise from top) A Room & Board mirror amplifies a guest room. In another guest room, a side table by Patricia Urquiola joins a custom bench and nightstands. The gym features a Studio Piet Boon wall covering from Lepere. (this page) Artwork by Richard Serra hangs in the study, which includes a vintage cocktail table flanked by chairs from Viccarbe. See Resources.

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Green And Serene (this spread) Exterior spaces include a poolside dining area with a table and chairs by Studio Piet Boon, an outdoor shower by Marcel Wanders for Boffi, and a bluestone patio with an umbrella and seating from Coro. See Resources.

design fair in Milan (both Lepere and Watts have attended regularly in the past for work). “We are definitely minimalists,” says Lepere. “We’ve even had family and friends ask where the rest of our stuff is!” Many of the streamlined pieces come from Lepere’s showroom, which carries contemporary furniture, lighting, wall coverings, and carpets from across Europe. “In advance of showing samples and swatches from the showroom to Anthony, my colleagues and I would joke that I was preparing for a meeting with my ‘very difficult client,’” says Lepere. “The truth is, I’m the type of person who wants to exhaust every last option available on earth, whereas Anthony is a more spontaneous decision maker.” In the end, the pair had no trouble settling on a monochromatic mix that feels warm and welcoming, with the addition of a few carefully selected accessories and plants from Watts’s brand. “This house is a true reflection of both our careers,” muses Watts. “We’ve invested so much creative energy into making it a comfortable home for all seasons, and we feel lucky to have this place as our escape from the city.” ✹ 110

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SUSAN’S KITCHEN

Breakfast Beauties Cornmeal scones are the perfect vehicle for fresh-picked ruby-red strawberries

STR AWBERRY CORNMEAL SCONES For the scones: ½ c. plus 1 T heavy cream or buttermilk, plus more for brushin g 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 c. all-purpose flour ½ c. cornmeal 2½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. kosher salt ½ c. granulated sugar ½ c. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes Zest of 1 lemon 1 c. strawberry slices (from about 1¼ c. cleaned and hulled berries) 2 T turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw)

Combine the cream, egg, and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl and beat thoroughly with a fork. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingers until there is nothing larger than a small pea. Add the zest and the strawberry slices, coating them with the flour, and then drizzle in the cream mixture, stirring as you go with a large fork, until the dough starts to stick together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, incorporating any dry bits, but without squishing the berries. Pat dough into a 7-inch circle, lightly flour the top, and transfer to a wax paper–lined plate. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes (or overnight, tightly wrapped). Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the top of the chilled dough with more cream and sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Cut the disk into 8 equal triangles and space them evenly on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake in the center of the oven for 18 to 22 minutes, turning the pan around halfway through cooking, until scones are golden brown on the top and edges. Let cool for a few minutes on the sheet pan, then transfer them to a cooling rack or a platter for serving. Serve warm, along with strawberry preserves and mascarpone, if desired. To make the optional glaze, stir together confectioners’ sugar, freeze-dried strawberries, and cream in a small bowl. Add a few drops of water as necessary until the icing is thin enough to drizzle over the scones. Makes 8. —Susan Spungen

Morning Glory The dough is easy to whip together, so make it the night before for a fast, satisfying treat the following day.

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GARDENING Pages 58–60: LaGuardia Design Group, 631-726-1403, laguardiadesign group.com.

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MADE IN THE HAMPTONS Pages 62–64: Nancy Winarick, nancy winarick.com. ROCK ’N’ RETRO Pages 76–85

Additional credits not on page:

Page 77: Urns, Marders. Pages 78–79: Living room: Artwork (above fireplace), Frank Wimberley. Artwork (left of bench), Adjani Okpu-Egbe. Page 84: Guest room (top left): Rug, Dolma. Bed covering, Denyse Schmidt. Guest room (top right): Side table, Miles & May Furniture Works. Main bedroom (bottom right): Rug, Angela Adams. Bed frame, Miles & May Furniture Works. Bed covering, Denyse Schmidt. Page 85: Patio: Striped fabric, Zarin Fabrics. BELLPORT BEAUTY Pages 86–91: Architecture, Michael Gabellini, Gabellini Sheppard, 212388-1700, gabellinisheppard.com. Landscape design, Terraservice Landscaping, 631-286-1054. Additional credits not on page:

Pages 86–87: Exterior: Table, Gabellini Sheppard. Page 89: Living room: Chairs, Christian Liaigre. Page 90: Kitchen: Faucet, Vola. Main bedroom: Throw, Etro. Headboard, Armani Casa. CLASSIC COMFORT Pages 92–103: Interior design, K. A. Murphy Interiors, 917-848-0458, kamurphyinteriors.com. Architecture, Michael Jay Wallin, 631-271-7344, architectwallin.com. Landscape design, The DeVoe Group, 516-381-3708. Additional credits not on page:

Page 93: Coffee table, RH. Rug (custom), Country Carpet. Page 94: Living room: Rug, Country Carpet. Cocktail tables, Tommy Mitchell. Sofa fabric, Clarence House. Mirror, RH. Chandelier, Visual Comfort. Page 95: Dining room: Chair-back fabric, J. Robert Scott. Buffet, Bethan Gray. Chandelier and sconce,

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RESOURCES Niermann Weeks. Page 96: Kitchen: Countertops, Astoria Tile. Hood, Raw Urth. Backsplash tile, Nemo. Breakfast room: Shade fabric, Pierre Frey. Page 97: Office: Chairs, Hickory Chair. Wall paint, Fine Paints of Europe. Wall covering, Designers Guild. Page 98: Murphy’s bath: Bench, Hickory Chair. Side table, Baker. Tub filler, Rohl. Sconce, Niermann Weeks. Shade fabric, Manuel Canovas. Page 99: Murphy’s husband’s bath: Mirror, RH. Sconces, Ralph Lauren Home. Pages 100–101: Primary suite: Chandelier and sconces, Visual Comfort. Lamps, Ralph Lauren Home. Page 102: Pool house: Chair fabric, Pierre Frey. Pouf, Jaipur. Chandelier, Visual Comfort. Page 103: Parlor: Sofa (custom), J & P Upholstery. Ottomans (pink and coffee table), Thibaut. Chair, Hickory Chair. Lamp, Visual Comfort.

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CONTEMPORARY HERO Pages 104–111: Architecture, Angela Inzerillo Design, 516-978-1619, aihamptons.com. Contractor, Aran Construction, 631-324-3300.

Additional credits not on page:

Pages 104–105: Lanterns, RH Modern. Page 106: Living room: Drapery fabric, Rogers & Goffigon. Page 108: Guest room (top): Ottomans, Studio Piet Boon. Guest room (bottom right): Table lamps, Flos. Headboard fabric, Kvadrat. Carpet, Tribu. Gym: Artwork, Richard Serra. Page 109: Study: Benches (in foreground), Viccarbe. Desk chairs, Studio Piet Boon. Page 110: Backyard: Table and chairs, Studio Piet Boon. Page 111: Backyard patio: Pouf, Casalls. HOME FRONT Page 120: Quincy x MTK, 631-9037553, quincymtk.com.

SOURCE LIST (T) = Sources available through architects, interior designers, and design professionals.

ERIC STRIFFLER

Architects & Designers Building (A&D), 150 E. 58th St., NYC, 212-6442766, adbuilding.com Decoration & Design Building (D&D), 979 Third Ave., NYC, 212-759-5408, ddbuilding.com Fine Arts Building (FAB), 232 E. 59th St., NYC Interior Design Building (IDB), 306 E. 61st St., NYC, theinteriordesign building.com New York Design Center (NYDC), 200 Lexington Ave., NYC, 212-6799500, nydc.com ABC Carpet & Home, abchome.com Adjani Okpu-Egbe (see Gugsa Black Arts Collective)

Alfonso Marina, alfonsomarina.com Angela Adams, angelaadams.com Arclinea, arclinea.com Area, areahome.com Armani Casa, armani.com B&B Italia, bebitalia.com Bain Ultra, bainultra.com (see also Ferguson) Baker (T), NYDC, bakerfurniture.com BassamFellows, bassamfellows.com Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore. com Bethan Gray, bethangray.com Brunschwig & Fils (see Kravet) Casalls (see Lepere) Chesneys (T), D&D, chesneys.com Christian Liaigre, liaigre.com Clarence House (T), D&D, clarence house.com Connolly, connollyengland.com Coro Italia, coroitalia.it (see also Lepere) Country Carpet, countrycarpet.com Dedon, dedon.de Denyse Schmidt, dsquilts.com Design Within Reach, designwithin reach.com Designers Guild (T), D&D, designers guild.com Dolma, dolmarugs.com Dona Living (see Lepere) Eliza Geddes, elizageddes.com Etro, etro.com Ferguson, ferguson.com Fine Paints of Europe, finepaintsof europe.com Flos, flos.com

Frank Wimberley, frankwimberleyart. com Gabellini Sheppard, gabellini sheppard.com George Smith (T), D&D, georgesmith. com Gracie (T), D&D, graciestudio.com Gugsa Black Arts Collective, gugsa blackarts.com Hickory Chair, hickorychair.com Holly Hunt (T), D&D, hollyhunt.com J & P Upholstery, jpcustomupholstery. com J. Robert Scott (T), D&D, jrobert scott.com Jaipur, jaipur.com Janus et Cie, janusetcie.com Julien Trésor Kandolo (see Gugsa Black Arts Collective) Katie Heffelfinger, katie.gallery Knoll (T), D&D, knoll.com Kravet (T), D&D, kravet.com Kvadrat, kvadrat.dk, and at Maharam, maharam.com Kyle Bunting, kylebunting.com Lepere (T), NYDC, lepereinc.com Manuel Canovas (T), D&D, cowtan. com Marcel Van Eeden, marcelvaneeden. nl, and at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, brycewolkowitz.com Marcel Wanders, marcelwanders. com, and at boffi.com Marders, marders.com Miles & May Furniture Works, miles andmay.com Nemo, nemotile.com

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Niermann Weeks, niermannweeks.com Oly, olystudio.com Osborne & Little (T), D&D, osborne andlittle.com Patricia Urquiola, patriciaurquiola. com (see also Viccarbe) Pearson (T), D&D, pearsonco.com Pierre Frey (T), D&D, pierrefrey.com Piet Boon, pietboon.com (see also Lepere) Ralph Lauren Home, ralphlauren home.com (see also Visual Comfort) Raw Urth, rawurth.com Reinaldo Sanguino, reinaldo sanguino.com RH, rh.com RH Modern, rhmodern.com Rogers & Goffigon (T), D&D, rogers andgoffigon.com Rohl, houseofrohl.com (see also Ferguson) Room & Board, roomandboard.com State Material Mason Supply, state material.com Steve Miller, stevemiller.art Studio Sofield, studiosofield.com Thibaut (T), D&D, thibaut.com Tommy Mitchell (T), D&D, tommy mitchellcompany.com Tribu, tribu.com Viccarbe, viccarbe.com Visual Comfort (T), D&D, visual comfort.com Vola, vola.com West Elm, westelm.com Wolf, subzero-wolf.com Zarin Fabrics, zarinfabrics.com

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