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THE POWER OF PAINT IS UNIVERS ALLY ACKNOWLEDGED BY EXPERTS AS THE FINAL FINISH. IT POSSESSES THE ABILITY TO DEFINE STYLE, CREATE AMBIENCE AND ENHANCE ANY ENVIRONMENT BOTH AESTHETICALLY AND ARCHITECTURALLY. PAINT’S TRANSFORMATIVE QUALITY IS THAT IT BRINGS A ROOM TO LIFE.
Before paint can have this impact, though, it must be carefully selected and applied. To many, this is a true art form and, to some, a daunting task. Enter, 21 interior designers and painters who have mastered finding the perfect hue and showcasing exquisite craftsmanship while embracing the power of teamwork. After all, the relationship between an interior designer and a painter holds a special significance in the world of design.
The designer’s chosen colors, textures and finishes are implemented by the skilled hands of their painter. Combined, these talents for telling the story of a space through paint beget beautiful projects. In partnership with Benjamin Moore, meet these Faces of Design— Class of 2023—as they showcase the perspectives and qualities that have shaped their trailblazing careers, one brushstroke at a time.
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MARIE CLOUD + JOHN PARKER
Every professional in the design field possesses a guiding philosophy or two. In the case of designer Marie Cloud and paint contractor John Parker, one such overarching ethos serves as bonding glue: client is king. “All of my homes are unique,” Marie shares. “I’ll never repeat myself, because each space is true to the homeowner’s heart, soul and personal story.” Likewise, John chimes in, “We are committed to transforming living environments to reflect the homeowner’s unique personality.” Paint, of course, is central to their methods in doing so. Marie enthuses on its role in design: “Paint is like language. It can transform interior and exterior environments, changing the overall ambience and mood. Lighter shades, such as beige and cream, create an airy, open feel, while darker shades, like navy blue or emerald green, lend a cozy and intimate atmosphere. It can also help to disguise imperfections and enhance architectural features, such as crown molding and baseboards. Paint is like magic.” Especially when it is applied with skill. As John puts it, “Top-notch workmanship ensures a beautiful result.”
MICHELE PLACHTER + JAMES CERVONE
Describe the impact paint has on your projects. Michele: Color is the cornerstone of all great design, whether we’re using it to bring the outdoors inside, to create a cozy man cave with dark and moody tones or to add a soft touch to a bedroom with a gentle palette. We love to play with unexpected color and finish choices as well. When we have clients who are open to it, we get experimental!
How did you come to work together? Michele: James and I were introduced by our mutual contractor. The painter I used for 20 years had retired, so I was looking for another talented painter. Mission accomplished!
What are some of your go-to paint products?
James: For walls, I would say the Aura Matte is above all other products I’ve used, and for trim, the Advance Satin product is definitely our favorite!
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MATT DONAHOE + ERWIN HERCEG
For many trade partners, the working relationship begins with a personal passion project. This was the case for Matt Donahoe and Erwin Herceg. About 12 years ago, Matt and his husband hired Erwin to assist with a renovation in their own home. The scope was daunting, but Erwin’s work was masterfully executed. “We have collaborated together ever since,” Matt says. “When we show up on a jobsite together, the contractors sweat.” Why? Because the duo has a fervor for outstanding quality. The results usually feature Benjamin Moore product. “I like Scuff-X for high-traffic areas and Aura Bath & Spa when moisture is a factor,” Erwin shares.
“Also, I always use Benjamin Moore ceiling paint.” bureauinteriordesign.com, @erwinherceg
KATI CURTIS + JOSE OCEGUERA
Often, the reason two colleagues become long-term partners comes down to one simple factor: they just “get” each other. Take it from designer Kati Curtis, who has been working with painting contractor Jose Oceguera for years. “Jose has an intuitive understanding of my design preferences and requirements, which means I don’t need to provide excessive direction,” she says. Together, they thrive on great feats of design and execution, including one project where color changes were desired at the last minute. “Within a week, we transformed the home and the furnishings were protected throughout,” Jose shares. “We take pride in our work and strive for excellence, ensuring that everything is done right the first time.” As for the paint-related advice they share with homeowners, Kati points to the challenge of selection. “I strongly caution against relying on paint chips alone, because even larger squares can be misleading—the eye tends to perceive colors as darker against a white background. We love Benjamin Moore’s online tool, where you can upload a photo of the room and see any color applied to it.” katicurtisdesign.com, Jose Oceguera: 914-760-4435
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“Our designs hinge on materiality and execution. We are specifying artisanlevel finish work, and as such, we must have a close, trusted bond.”
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JAN SHOWERS + LOUIS GLORIA
How did you come to work together? Jan: I saw the quality of craftsmanship Louis possessed and was so impressed. The work he did on our room at the first Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was masterful, and we received more comments about it than anything else. We have been collaborating for the five years since!
Why is the connection between designer and painting contractor key to a project’s success? Louis: When these two parties communicate well and have a “feel” for each other’s skills and talents, the result will fit the homeowner’s desires, personality and character like a glove. Also, being able to troubleshoot through the confusion of any unexpected issue is something that is strengthened with years of experience working together.
Share a pro tip for choosing the right paint color. Jan: In rooms with low ceilings, I like to paint the ceilings, moldings and walls all the same color. It causes the room to look larger and taller.
O. STEPHANIE BEVERLY + JESSICA GALLOWAY
Why is the connection between designer and painting contractor key to a project’s success? Stephanie: I think of the designer-painter relationship much like a musician and the conductor. Both are essential to a beautiful and cohesive sound—and space, in the context of design.
What are some of your go-to paint products?
Jessica: Benjamin Moore’s Scuff-X is the bee’s knees! The leveling capability of this product is superb. The satin finish is true satin and doesn’t lose sheen with spray application. Newer to my toolbox is Command. We refinish staircases often, and for stair treads, I stand by this product.
Which colors inspire you the most? Stephanie: Hands down, the most inspirational colors are deep, moody ones that evoke a feeling like a loving embrace or a nod to creativity: blacks, deep blues, purples, deep oranges and deep, golden yellows.
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PETI LAU + JOHN FASANO
The order of the day may be paint, but Peti Lau and John Fasano first met due to the installation of wallpaper. After collaborating to install it for a Housing Works Design on a Dime charity event in 2016, the duo began a partnership that would culminate in countless perfected paint jobs. As Peti says, “It takes two to tango!” Asked to share their old-faithful approaches to the process, one talks color and the other formula. “I tend to go with saturated hues of blues, dark greens, teals and wine colors when I want drama,” Peti says. “When neutrals are the call, I like warm tones like taupes, greiges and sage colors.” John chimes in, “The specific features of Aura give the premium application we’re seeking, but my favorite combo is White Dove OC-17 in Advance Satin. It holds color and gives a durable, high-end finish.” With Peti’s design eye and John’s technical expertise and unparalleled prep work, they make an ideal team for each perceptive client. “I love that I get to help transform lives by giving my clients the ability to create their unique home,” Peti says. “That begins, of course, with paint.” petilau.com, @jsnpainting
SARAH VAILE + JIM BERARDI AND MIKE FOLEY
When a designer has a reputation for color, it’s a safe bet they’ll have a close relationship with a painting pro. Case in point: Sarah Vaile, Jim Berardi and Mike Foley (center). She’s known for her use of bold hues, and they are the application pros who make it happen. “Paint is the most underestimated challenge of interior design,” Sarah shares. “It is the canvas.” Jim and Mike play to its importance, with a knack for selecting the ideal formula and sheen, and then executing it to perfection—and to the client’s delight. “We collectively seek discerning clients who can appreciate the impact of fine prep and nice brushwork,” Mike says. “There are many factors we consider along the way, from a family’s lifestyle to window exposure and beyond.” sarahvaile.com, divincipainters.com
“I love mi xing sheens in an unexpected fashion, such as high gloss sprayed onto the crown molding and paneling, with matte on the walls.”
PHOTOGRAPHY: VAILE/FOLEY/GASPARRO: PETRA FORD; LAU/FASANO: BRITTANY AMBRIDGE
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JAMIE DECK + FERENCE SCHOLD
When one holds to the “less is more” philosophy, there is a certain demand on the foundation of a space: there must be incomparable quality. As a designer known for her minimalist, Japanese and Nordic-inspired spaces, Jamie Deck would know. For her, the clean slate of simplicity begins with paint— and expert Ference Schold. “In this artistic collaboration, both the interior designer and the painting contractor play integral roles, each contributing their unique skills and expertise to the vision,” Jamie says. “Ference meticulously prepares surfaces, addressing imperfections.” Being that Jamie and her clients gravitate toward crisp, tranquil whites and creams, a smooth application is a necessity. The secret, Ference emphasizes, lies in formulation. “Paint products that offer ease of application without splattering or sagging are imperative to that flawless finish,” he says. “I prioritize those that have good viscosity control, reducing the likelihood of drips or visible brush and roller marks. This also enhances the efficiency of my process, because it eliminates the need for excessive touch-ups and corrections along the way.” shift-interiors.com, fandmscholdpainting.com
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KRISTINE PAIGE + KARLO ARELLANO
It establishes the desired mood, creates an emotional background for furnishings and art, integrates the interiors with the surrounding landscape, highlights the details of woodwork—paint, as Kristine Paige tells it, plays a critical role in any design she creates. Perhaps it is little wonder that she and accomplished paint pro Karlo Arellano have formed a lasting partnership. “Kristine is the orchestrator using her skill set to wave progress along,” Karlo says. “But we know that a paint job can make or break that project, so we live by the phrase, ‘It’s not how you start, but how you finish,’ and bring the best product and application technique for each client.”
“Color works best when it is d eveloped into a thoughtful palette that unfolds throughout the project. Each hue acts as a team member to the others.”
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PHOTOGRAPHY: DECK/SCHOLD: TANYA GOEHRING; PAIGE/ARELLANO: AMY DICKERSON
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“I always use Benjamin Moore Waterborne ceiling paint. It’s so flat that any light in the room makes the ceiling glow. For potential imperfections, it is the best high-tide secret weapon you can find.”
“ When I present a blind test set of samples for clients, 90 percent of the time Aura is chosen. It offers a rich vibrancy that is second to none.”
“Scuff-X is a first-of-its-kind commercial product with superior scuff-resistance. It’s amazing for high-traffic areas, water-born and low-VOC— uncommon for high-performance paint.”
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It’s always curious to see what, and who, is buzzy in the design ether—the people and trends our editors are keeping an eye on. Lately, we’ve observed design hotshots from across the country who have piqued our interest with work that is fresh and compelling. These on-the-rise talents are pushing design forward with new ways of working, from AI and generative artwork to sustainability top-of-mind.
We are thrilled to introduce NEXT IN DESIGN 99, our editorial list of this year’s most promising and intriguing interior designers. It is incredibly important to me, and for our brand, to appreciate and nurture talent as well as learn from this amazing group. We will keep close to them throughout the year with editorial highlights, mentorship programs and events. Don’t miss our NID99 featured in this issue and use the logo’s QR code inside for a deeper look. Let’s all enjoy the discovery!
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… with House of Rohl
THREE DESIGNERS | ONE PORTFOLIO | ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
House of Rohl® is a portfolio of luxury decorative plumbing brands curated from around the world, allowing you to tell your own story of a life well crafted: Riobel®, Perrin & Rowe®, Shaws®, ROHL® and Victoria + Albert®. Each brand has a unique story that connects craft, place of origin and specialized techniques that deliver timeless design. Together they bring a richness of heritage, innovation and endless design opportunities to your kitchen and bath.
For inspiration, House of Rohl partnered with three nationally-recognized designers, each curating their own vision of whole-home design using their favorite brands from its portfolio. On the following pages, their modern, traditional and transitional interpretations come to life, capturing the richness of heritage, craftsmanship and timelessness that is House of Rohl.
Lifestyle images courtesy of House
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ALL THINGS MODERN
In a world ﬁlled with digital noise, designer Amhad Freeman, of Amhad Freeman Interiors, creates serene sanctuaries of calm, clean-lined design that soothe and inspire the senses. Freeman’s compelling spaces elevate every design story with the use of natural materials, pared-back details and quiet color palettes. It’s no surprise that the award-winning designer was drawn to House of Rohl early on, taken with its level of craftsmanship and detail. Since then, its portfolio of brands has become a mainstay in the Black-led ﬁrm’s projects, bringing an elegant, stylistic
blend to every design. Dreamy minimalism deﬁnes Freeman’s approach, captured here in the modern version of his vision board. Looking to create an environment outﬁtted for urban living, Freeman went to work mixing materials and similar shapes throughout. “My goal was to ﬁnd plumbing that was modern, simple and cohesive,” he says. Riobel’s Bistro Kitchen Faucet launched his scheme, which includes a painted Victoria + Albert tub in Signal Black Matte, ROHL’s Eclissi Faucet and Perrin & Rowe sinks for their craftsmanship.
Amhad Freeman Interiors amhadfreeman.com
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• Three words that best describe the look you were going for: Modern. Versatile. Elegant.
• Five words that define House of Rohl: Beautiful. Smart. Current. Functional. Significant.
• K+B design musts: Stylish and functional plumbing. Without those elements, you just have a boring experience.
• Recent trends impacting K+B design: To be honest, there are no trends for my designs. I allow each space to speak to me and that dictates the design.
Oval Undermount Sink in
Shaker Single Bowl Apron-Front Fireclay Kitchen Sink in White | ROHL Eclissi Widespread Bathroom Faucet U-Spout in Matte Black with Polished Chrome Accent and Circular Handle | Victoria + Albert Ios Freestanding Soaking Bathtub with No Overﬂow Hole in Signal Black Matte. I N P A R T N E R S H I P
“I WANTED ALL THE PIECES TO RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER WITHOUT BEING THE SAME. THIS ALLOWS THE PRODUCTS TO PLAY WELL TOGETHER, WHILE HAVING THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES.”
FROM TOP: Perrin & Rowe
Riobel Bistro Pulldown Kitchen Faucet in
KEEPING WITH TRADITION
Named one of the “Top 100 Interior Designers in the World” with 13 ASID Design Excellence Awards, interior and product designer Donna Mondi, of Donna Mondi Interior Design, has seen and done. Introduced to House of Rohl early on, Mondi was tasked with selecting plumbing for a custom home builder she worked with in an affluent Chicago suburb. “House of Rohl always had a great selection and beautiful ﬁnishes, and their faucets felt so good,” Mondi says. “I am big on how elements feel on a daily basis.” Here, Mondi took a traditional approach
to her whole-home concept, envisioning spaces with classical elements, but with a twist. Starting in the kitchen, she chose Perrin & Rowe’s Bridge Faucet and a chef’s sink with all the bells and whistles, then moved to the primary bathroom, where a Victoria + Albert Freestanding Bathtub in Signal Black Matte creates drama. “Powder rooms might be my favorite spaces to design, so I couldn’t pass that up, and a sexy bar lounge resonates with my ﬁrm’s provocative style,” she adds. “And I rounded it out with a chic and highly-functional laundry room.”
Donna Mondi Interior Design donnamondi.com
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• What provided the jumpingoff point for your design? The Holborn from Perrin & Rowe and Graceline from ROHL are my favorites! Traditional, but with modern simplicity.
• Three words that best describe the look you were going for: Classic. Timeless. Luxurious.
• Favorite House of Rohl products: I’m a sucker for the Perrin & Rowe Holborn and Armstrong versions of the Bridge Faucet for the kitchen, and Victoria + Albert’s Amiata Tub with ROHL’s Graceline Tub Filler in the bathroom.
• K+B design musts: Function first! Every kitchen should have a beautiful faucet with a side sprayer and air switch. I love a large, generous sink and pot fillers too.
| Riobel Azure Bar
Food Prep Kitchen Faucet in Brushed
Polished Nickel |
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Perrin & Rowe Holborn U-Spout Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray in Polished N Perrin & Rowe Holborn Kitchen Faucet with in Polished Nickel with Cross Handle
Stainless Steel Chef Workstation Sink with Accessories in
ROHL Knurled Single Hole Floor Mount Tub Filler Trimmed in
Victoria + Albert Amiata Freestanding Soaking Bathtub
in Signal Black Matte.
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“I’M A TEXTURE OVER PATTERN PERSON, SO I IMAGINED THIS HOME WITH RICH, YUMMY FABRICS AND WALLCOVERINGS PAIRED WITH ELEGANT UPHOLSTERY AND REFINED MILLWORK.”
TIME FOR TRANSITIONAL
Interior, furniture and soon-to-be textile designer Joy Williams, of Joyful Designs Studio, is always intentional with her approach, seeking to enhance clients’ homes and lives with her stylish, textured and visuallyimpactful spaces. The design inﬂuencer and expert discovered House of Rohl at Chicago’s The Mart years back and, in her words, “completely fell in love with the beauty and craftsmanship of the brands under its house of design.” For her transitional take on this design, Williams brought to mind spaces she would design for her own family; how she would want
her kitchen and baths to function and look aesthetically. “I considered the type of craftsmanship that draws me in from materiality to ﬁnishes, she says. “The goal was to achieve a level of artful joy.” For the bathrooms, she pulled from Shaws, Victoria + Albert, Riobel and Perrin & Rowe, which provided a complementary mix, and for the kitchen, she went all in on ROHL. “I love the look of chrome and mixing metals,” she says. Williams continued the chrome theme in the bath, punctuating the look with a deep, soulful violet-purple, freestanding soaking tub.
MORE WITH JOY
• Three terms that best describe the look you were going for: Modernity. Soulfulness. Artistic Expression.
• Five terms that define House of Rohl: Artful. Well-Crafted. Beautiful. Substantial. Heritage Quality.
• K+B design musts: Refined, beautiful fixtures and hardware. These are the details that make the design.
• Recent trends impacting K+B design: Smart technology and color.
JOY WILLIAMS Joyful Designs Studio joyfuldesignsllc.com 312.834.7713 joyfuldesignsstudio
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Victoria + Albert Ios Freestanding Soaking Bathtub with No Overﬂow Hole in Purple Violet | Perrin & Rowe Deco Exposed Floor Mount Tub Filler with Handshower in Polished Chrome with Cross Handle | ROHL Allia Fireclay 2 Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink in Matte Black | ROHL Tuario Pulldown Faucet U-Spout in Polished Chrome with Matte Black Accents with Lever Handle | Riobel Salomé
Mount Bathroom Faucet in Chrome.
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“STYLISTICALLY, ALL OF THE FAUCETS I CHOSE HAVE ARTISTIC SENSIBILITIES AND ARE THE JEWELS OF THE ROOMS. EACH ONE STANDS ON ITS OWN.”
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH EXLINE | PRODUCED BY COLLEEN MCTIERNAN
DINING BY DESIGN
THE VIG PARK WEST
In many ways, Phoenix is defined by its neighborhoods. So, when a restaurant can play as well in Arcadia as it can in the West Valley, it’s on to something magical. Such is the case for The Vig, a midcentury-inspired hangout that just introduced its latest outpost at Park West, a Peoria shopping center located a stone’s throw from State Farm Stadium. Encompassing 7,500 square feet, the restaurant and bar celebrate territorial design while retaining the modernist vibe that has made The Vig a go-to in Scottsdale, Arcadia and downtown Phoenix. Four rooms serve different purposes: To start, the lounge nods to nearby Luke Air Force Base with an aluminum-clad horseshoe-shaped bar. Then there’s the semiprivate den, whose stone walls and bookcases make it perfect for small groups. A sun room with skylights and indoor trees harks to Arizona’s essence and a simpler way of life, and outdoor patios lined with olive trees and succulents manage to make you forget you’re in a shopping center. Look for details like contemporary faux-cowhide chairs, geometric tiles and patinated wood trim throughout the interior. Touches like these give this West Valley destination an unmistakable air of Arizona pride— and they make leaving your own zip code worth the trip. thevig.us
POST MASTER @WHIPSTONEFARM
WHO: The Arizona-grown, family-owned and -operated veggie and flower farm located just 30 miles north of Prescott that shares a (nick)name with the owners’ daughter.
WHAT: Stunning rainbows of flowers. Equally striking flat-lay photos of produce. Orderly compositions that throw nature’s unpredictability into stark relief. Acres that stretch to the horizon, open Arizona skies and the sense that nature’s bounty knows no limits.
WHY: Maybe you’ve come across Whipstone’s blooms and produce at the Prescott Farmers
Market and want a behind-thescenes look at the magic of farm life—co-owner Shanti Rade is “brutally honest” in her posts. Maybe you appreciate the beauty of nature. Maybe you wonder just how big a white onion can grow.
IN THEIR WORDS: “I have connected with so many other farmers, especially flower farmers, through Instagram. It’s a great place to ask and answer growing questions, celebrate wins and commiserate losses. And there is so much support when times are hard, which in farming is so often the case.”
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If you’ve lived in or near Arcadia for any length of time, chances are you’ve come across The Lifestyle Lab. Formerly known as Design Lab, the center is owned by Arcadia native Sandra McCullough, who has grown her business from a builder showroom to a destination that caters to both the public and the trade while offering design services from 12 in-house experts. Here, McCullough dishes on the magic of her neighborhood and fall trends. thelifestylelab.shop
How is remodeling in Arcadia different from other neighborhoods? Many of the existing homes have modern ranch characteristics and are one-of-a-kind designed and built. It takes special care to adhere to the historic likeness of a residence while updating its design. The neighborhood also has some of the most inviting front yards and patios, and we love to incorporate them into our work.
What trends are on point for fall? Design that prioritizes comfort is currently in high demand. The integration of organic elements, such as natural materials, earthy color palettes and biophilic design principles, creates spaces that are not only visually appealing but also promote a sense of well-being.
Favorite items in the shop? We are loving our Roanoke and Luce cabinet door styles. And our teak Sanibel bowl is one of our favorite home decor items. It comes in a variety of different, natural shapes—it’s gorgeous in person!
“WILLIAM HERBERT ‘BUCK’ DUNTON: A MAINER GOES WEST”
Demonstrating the idea that the mythic West is more nuanced than you might think is “William Herbert ‘Buck’ Dunton: A Mainer Goes West” at the Phoenix Art Museum. “Dunton has surprises for us,” notes Betsy Fahlman, adjunct curator of American Art. The show focuses on the work of the selftaught artist, whose idyllic summers in Maine’s countryside laid the groundwork for his migration west. He became a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915 and made a name for himself depicting the essence of the region. The exhibition is small (just nine paintings!) but impactful, presented in conjunction with a selection of pieces by other Taos Society artists in an adjacent gallery, providing greater context for Dunton’s work. phxart.org
Soaking up Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district just got a lot more stylish, thanks to the addition of five penthouse suites to the W Scottsdale. These accommodations range from 1,000 to 2,700 square feet and boast views of Camelback Mountain as well as the restaurants, bars and passersby that contribute to the area’s thrumming energy. Given the penthouses’ appointments, however, visitors may well feel justified in eschewing the nightlife to stay in. Midcentury modernism meets Old Town Scottsdale style in some surprising ways, like low-slung furniture paired with wood and leather as well as egg baths carved from local limestone. Warhol-esque artwork and pops of desert-inspired color punch up the cool gray palette, while private outdoor balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows give guests even more reasons to stay in and enjoy the view. wscottsdalehotel.com
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Sustainability and style inspire many different interpretations these days, but perhaps none as artful as Laura Madden’s take. The former model and fitness adviser-turned-artist upcycles old materials (think canvas, plastic, frames, wood, fabric and even paint) and turns them into artworks, often placed inside antique frames for a striking juxtaposition
TALKING SHOP OWNBY HOME
Proving true the adage that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, Ownby Design opened the doors to its 3,000-squarefoot showroom, Ownby Home, in Old Town Scottsdale this year. The impetus behind the four-room shop was designer Claire Ownby’s commitment to finding just the right accessories and furnishings for her projects. “Inventory really changed after the pandemic,” Ownby explains. “Launching the store allowed us to have a place to shop from for our own projects while providing a new home decor store to the Valley.” The showroom is open to the public, and visitors can browse goods from around the world. Ownby has a passion for sourcing, and she and her team have curated a selection of artisan products—many of them exclusive to her store—from Mexico, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, Canada and the U.S. “Some of my favorite items are the basalt and cantera planters we are making in Mexico,” she says. “They are highly textural and organic. I have dozens of these around the inside and outside of my home.” Other goods to check out include such curated findings as vases, sculptures, side tables, lamps and geodes. This is cool, contemporary design done right. ownbyhome.com
that makes people sit up and take notice. Luxe chatted with Madden to learn more about her work.
Where do you find inspiration? My work in fashion made me really aware of the need for sustainability and drove my desire to reduce my impact. I work with unrecycled plastics and paper as well as fabric remnants sourced from thrift stores, antique shops and people I know. The result is this unrivaled aesthetic. I want people to feel fashionable in their own homes.
Do you have any favorites? One of my favorite aspects of my work is pairing modern abstract art with antique, ornate frames. That mixing of styles has become one of my signatures. With my 3D wall art, the fabric is probably the most popular, and it’s really striking. Textile waste is a big problem, so those pieces are purpose driven— I’m somehow part of the solution.
Are you working on any notable collaborations? I’m working with David E. Adler Fine Rugs on a handful of rug designs based on my art. We started last year, and the project really has legs. I also participate in the Camelback Studio Tour each November. I open up the doors, and it’s a real thrill!
meet the maker photos: portrait, kavan lake; artwork, courtesy refashioned art. talking shop photo: dino tonn.
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ALEXIS PEARL DESIGN
Status report: We strive to create elevated yet approachable interiors. Mixing design genres and honoring the unique architecture of a space is top of mind. Manifesting: A lighting line with Visual Comfort & Co. would be fun! alexispearldesign.com
STUDIO BECKY CARTER
Aesthetic ethos: Retro-futuristic. I draw inspiration from historical design, but I’m always applying it to what will last beyond the present moment to create work that doesn’t sit in any specific timeline or cultural movement. Sustainability stance: We prioritize locally made furniture, eliminating air and sea freight to shrink our global footprint. beckycarter.com
Crystal + Ben Sinclair
CRYSTAL SINCLAIR DESIGNS
NEW YORK CITY
Art crush: Laura Berger’s latest paintings of women’s figures take my breath away. They are so sexy, organic and modern. Dream collab: It would be incredibly fun to design a line of trims, including crown moldings, cornices, friezes and ceiling medallions. Finding good trim options is a challenge. crystalsinclairdesigns.com
DIMITRA ANDERSON HOME
REDWOOD CITY, CA
What’s next: We’re currently expanding into hospitality design with two exciting projects underway. While residential design remains our primary business, our team is looking forward to embarking into this new
space. Color choice: Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and Benjamin Moore’s Misty Gray for trim. dimitraanderson.com
JEN TALBOT DESIGN
Company credo: Live close to the edge. The best designs—and ideas—live in the uneasy place at the edge of our comfort zone. That is where raw creativity thrives. Go-to pattern: Tiger Mountain by Dedar. jentalbotdesign.com
JUSTIN CHARETTE DESIGN
NEW YORK CITY
Excited by: More color throughout homes. While beautiful, the sea of beige projects can be redundant. I love unique color applications, whether on a ceiling, doors or kitchen cabinets. Architectural legend: Peter Marino. I admire his bold designs, ability to let art live at the forefront, and our mutual love of all things leather. justincharette.com
KATIE BOWE DESIGN
Industry outlook: I’m constantly
surprised by the continuing innovation in materials, whether it be porcelain, fabrics or lighting. It opens the possibilities for what we can create. Interiors icon: I love Ray Booth’s use of classicism but in a way that feels timeless. His work always seems to be pitch perfect. katiebowedesign.com
MICHAEL VINCENT DESIGN
NEW YORK CITY
Style approach: A harmonious fusion of historical charm and contemporary sophistication. Influenced by: The captivating visuals, rich narratives and exquisite set designs of historical films; exploring different cultures and traveling to diverse destinations to broaden my perspective; and the innovative use of materials and cutting-edge technologies in contemporary art and design. michaelvincentdesign.com
Every home must have: Window treatments! I know people say lighting is the jewelry of the home, but I say custom window treatments give lighting a run for its money! On the docket: To
create a go-to design resource for first-time homeowners. swikedesign.com
Seth van den Bergh
THE DRAWING ROOM
Specialty: Creating spaces that not only inspire but also immerse individuals in a world of creativity and elegance. We take pride in crafting an experience that celebrates uniqueness and ignites inspiration. Career highlight: A recent partnership with a prominent builder in Alpharetta, Georgia, which led to designing custom homes throughout the area. thedrawingroomatl.com
WYETH RAY INTERIORS
Design mantra: Every client has something that is intimately theirs— family heirlooms, a specific passion or their cultural background. You’ll never have two projects look alike if you base the design on your client’s unique story. Design pulse: People are embracing a broader spectrum of the term “neutral.” Who knew that navy and dark green would become a standard color choice in kitchen cabinetry? wyethray.com
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A painting by America Martin decorates a punchy New York City space designed by Justin Charette.
the backdrop of her career. joyfuldesignsllc.com
KATIE DAVIS DESIGN
Style approach: I am forever inspired by the Cotswolds, so there’s an English cottage vibe throughout our portfolio. Our projects always include a whimsical wallcovering or textile. Modern renaissance: The return of ruffle skirts has my inner grandma giddy. We love adding a pop of fun with contrasting welts or fringe. katiedavisdesign.com
THE RESIDENCY BUREAU
Specialty: With a background in advertising, I’m trained to search for the story. Bringing a client’s story to life requires someone who can hear what’s being said—and read between the lines—to achieve meaningful design. Manifesting: A dream is to design a boutique hotel. theresidencybureau.com
Andrea Marino Taylor
ANDREA MARINO DESIGN
Excited by: The shift from the all-white aesthetic to color and pattern. Maximalism that feels inviting and intentional rather than cluttered and busy. Dream collab: Wallpaper is my love language. I would paper every inch of each project if I could. My favorite, go-to brands include Soane, Schumacher and Cole & Son. andreamarinodesign.com
Company credo: We are mindful of
the architecture, scale and the setting’s vernacular to create a strong foundation for the interiors. We build our spaces by layers, addressing trim work, cabinets, walls and ceilings first. Artisan admiration: Sarah Lubin out of Austin. Her art makes me smile. evensendesign.com
HANNAH OZBURN INTERIORS
Status report: It’s a constant balance between work and home life. I try to be selective of the projects I take on. Two new builds and working with local architect Garrett Nelson are on the horizon. Influenced by: My mom is an interior decorator, so I have been immersed in this world since childhood. hannahozburninteriors.com
HELEN BERGIN INTERIORS
Favorite artist: Everything about Patricia Treib’s works of art inspire me. They are full of passion. Sustainability stance: We want to contribute to minimizing our environmental impact with
innovative materials—whether that be upcycled leathers, vintage finds, sustainably made building products or technological innovations. helenbergininteriors.com
JASMIN REESE INTERIORS
Design mantra: We’re a colorloving firm that delivers confident spaces, blending antiques with modern elements, dark finishes mixed with light, and feminine tones contrasting with masculine. My rooms appear maximalist at first blush, however they have edited furnishings and simple styling. Go-to pattern: A Renaissance-style marbleized pattern is very chic. jasminreeseinteriors.com
JOYFUL DESIGNS STUDIO
On my radar: I’ve been testing AI and how it can enhance or impact my business, from the way I practice and design to client presentations. Interiors icon: Joy Moyler. I admire her depth of knowledge about the industry as well as the grit and artistry that are
Aesthetic ethos: Colorful, layered, relaxed and Postmodern. Memphis Milano was influential in my early furniture design work, and the spirit of the movement still influences me. They were making products and spaces that were bold, bizarre and playful. Color choice: I always try to work in some shade of lime green. anotherhuman.la
What’s next: As a ChineseAmerican, I want to understand my cultural history and incorporate it into my designs. What can I do to bring awareness to not just my own culture but also other underrepresented peoples? Common thread: I love a small-scale print because they can be layered and always look good together. Décors Barbares by Nathalie Farman-Farma is a favorite. studiowuinteriors.com
On the docket: We are in the midst of building a branded studio. It’s something I’ve dreamed of doing for years. Design crush: Billy Cotton’s designs come across so effortlessly cool. I love how each of his projects has its own style and nothing ever feels like a repeat of the same look. clelladesign.com
In a bright Chicago primary bedroom, Jasmin Reese employs a bold color palette of moody hues.
STONE TEXTILE STUDIO
Style approach: As a maximalist with a modern eclectic vibe, I love taking risks with color, pattern and antiques. Layering current and meaningful vintage elements makes for a unique and personalized space. Go-to pattern: A classic black-and-white check or stripe. stonetextilestudio.com
Emily June Spanos
EMILY JUNE DESIGNS
On my radar: Color coming back (‘banish the beige’ is our mantra!). We’re known for vibrant, playful and imaginative style, so we’re glad to see fun, personalized design again. Color choice: Benjamin Moore’s
Soft Pink is my go-to! Its warm, slightly pink undertone reads as a neutral and complements any pattern. emilyjunedesigns.com
EMILY PAINTER INTERIORS
Aesthetic ethos: A blend of traditional elegance with a colorful, beachy twist—where classic design meets island style. Mixing colors and fabrics is my specialty. Architectural legend: I’d love to work with Quinlan Terry. His classical architecture and style are incredible. emilypainter.com
PHOENIX Company credo: Go bold. We don’t want to create predictable spaces
or play it safe. We prefer mixing it up with prints and colors—that’s how you know magic is about to happen. Every home must have: Lounge seating in the kitchen! You’ll never want to live any other way. urbanrevivalphx.com
Holly Hickey Moore
HOLLY HICKEY MOORE
Specialty: We craft interiors that tell stories by integrating personal travels, memories and achievements. Infusing homes with a narrative and history captures the essence of our clients’ unique experiences. Manifesting: I want to open a multidisciplinary space to host art and other special gatherings, like a secret garden. hollyhickeymoore.com
Jennifer Beek Hunter
JENNIFER HUNTER DESIGN
NEW YORK CITY
Status report: I recently launched a hardware line with SA Baxter, and we’re renovating a historic Brooklyn brownstone, which has been such a dream project. Art crush: Chris Pearson paints incredible floors. I love the way he depicts specimen marble; you can see his historical knowledge of Italy in the work. jenniferhunterdesign.com
Industry outlook: I’m excited by the rise of a younger generation of designers. I love seeing the shift of ideas and fresh aesthetics. Sustainability stance: We actively seek out environmentally conscious materials. Exploring this has led to fascinating finds, like adding mica powder to paint for a glimmer effect. ayromloo.design
Lauren E. Lowe
LAUREN ELAINE INTERIORS
Design mantra: Always buy the art; it’s what gives interiors life. Don’t
think twice about where a flea market find will fit. You’ll be glad to have those special treasures in your collection. Interiors icon: David Netto’s taste is impeccable. His East Coast sensibility mixed with a chic and contemporary aesthetic gets me every time. laurenelaineinteriors.com
Ronald Alvarez + Monica Santayana
Design pulse: We’re loving the new take on traditional artisan techniques. It’s paramount to maintain craftsmanship that has survived decades and uplift the artisans preserving those skills. Influenced by: Vibrant, saturated colors and layered patterns inspired by our Hispanic roots and Miami’s culture. It’s an innate and crucial part of our aesthetic. moniomi.com
SARAH LEDERMAN INTERIORS
NEW YORK CITY
On the docket: Upcoming projects include a historic Boston town house, a handful of Manhattan apartments and the lobby of a historic Art Deco building in the city. Excited by: Brands that reference history and tradition in an authentic way, like Jamb, which beautifully captures the classic English country house aesthetic, and Atelier Vime for its revitalization of handwoven French wicker. sarahledermaninteriors.com
WHITNEY MCGREGOR DESIGNS
Design influence: I grew up surrounded by creative people, and my mom exposed me to art in all its forms. My time in France studying art and plein air painting was life changing in so many ways. Brand discovery: I love Parvum Opus and everything they are putting out into the world. whitneymcgregor.com
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For a dramatic statement in a Dallas entryway, Holly Hickey Moore commissioned a handpainted mural by Nikki Stinson.
On the docket: The word ‘shoshin’ comes from the idea of ‘beginner’s mind’ in Zen Buddhism and is a reminder to keep myself open to new concepts. I’m excited to dip my toe into product design next year. Color choice: Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball. This shade feels familiar, maybe because it reflects what you would find in the natural world. studioshoshin.com
Style approach: With a touch of slow living philosophy, we believe in mindful choices and purposeful design. The balance between mixing aesthetics while honoring our English heritage is also top of mind. Sustainability stance: We endeavor to continuously utilize quality materials that not only
garner beauty but are also conscious and respectful of our environment. beccainteriors.com
BRIDGETTE HAULENBEEK INTERIORS
Company credo: As a small onewoman show, my approach to design is just that: approachable, nonjudgmental, sensible, ethical and patient. Manifesting: To give more to Humble Design Chicago. As a former social worker, it is the organization that brings together both my passion and purpose of giving back to society through interior design. bridgettehaulenbeek.com
Industry outlook: The last few years brought a deep desire for individuality in the home. People
now want to create spaces that show their personality. Interiors icon: Joseph Dirand because I love the spaces he creates. His play on pattern, color, texture and material is artful and refined. yatesdesygn.com
Candace Mary Griffin
CANDACE MARY INTERIORS
Status report: Our spaces inspire people to stay awhile. I’m currently in the process of opening a commercial loft in Chicago where guests can stay and feel inspired. My dream is to have several places to share with travelers. Art crush: Bisa Butler’s use of color and quilted material is so beautifully executed. Her pieces tell a story and command the room. candacemaryinteriors.com
Carmen René Smith
Excited by: Designers who are fearlessly pushing the boundaries of what it means to be avant-garde. The movement of art and design into the future excites me, and I’m ready to be at the forefront. Go-to pattern: A bold stripe is a transitional tool that can marry many styles in one space. aquilointeriors.com
GREGORY ROCKWELL INTERIORS
Design pulse: It’s refreshing that young people are buying vintage and antique furniture again. Influenced by: I grew up in New England and spent most of my summers in Maine. I was always surrounded by a certain Waspy sensibility in decoration that I either lean into, or actively work against! gregoryrockwell.com
Jessica Nelson + Stephanie Lindsey
ETCH DESIGN GROUP
Aesthetic ethos: Our style lets us create worlds that fully express who our clients are. We give life to spaces through color, texture, layers and pattern, including wallpaper— but not your grandma’s wallpaper.
Every home must have: A living plant! etchinteriordesign.com
Specialty: We decorate for spaces that feel natural and comfortable, and less ‘Designed’ with a capital D. Our clients tend to live comfortably and casually, and have their own fabulous style we aim to enhance. Dream collab: Designing a collection of fabrics and wallpaper patterns inspired by American folk art archival documents. js-interiors.com
LIVING WITH LOLO SCOTTSDALE
Design mantra: We are known for our eclectic and modern style, and I am passionate about nudging my clients out of their comfort zones to create an ultra-customized space. Architectural legend: Kroeger Janev Architects uses the environment and home’s location to inspire their work. The end result is always seamless. livingwithlolo.com
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO
Proud moment: When I was earning my degree in design years ago, my boys and I would sit together at the dining room table independently completing our homework. Soon, they were carrying tile samples, moving furniture and sorting fabrics. We have all learned so much by helping one another and working hard. What’s next: The everchanging cycles of work are refreshing and force me to be disciplined, detailed and goal orientated about our projects in the works. holstinteriors.com
Designer Alexis Smith of Shoshin conceived a scheme that honors the bones of this turn-of-the-century estate in Piedmont, California.
Aileen Warren + Kiley Jackson
JACKSON WARREN INTERIORS
Style approach: We share a love of antiques and timeless lines. Our designs have a traditional flair, but we enjoy integrating current elements like unconventional colors, textures and contemporary art. Dream collab: A rug line! For us, rugs are the foundation of any room and the furnishing we try to select first. jacksonwarreninteriors.com
ALLISON LIND INTERIORS
Industry outlook: Loving the movement towards warmer, richer colors. After the long-lived stark-white kitchen and gray floors phase, we’re all in desperate need of some depth. Every home must have: A rescue dog! Or a place that provides you even just a few moments for quiet reflection and rejuvenation–whatever that looks like for you. allisonlind.com
CHRISTINA NIELSEN DESIGN
NEW YORK CITY
On the docket: Completing several projects where the aesthetics totally vary. I never want to box myself into one style of decorating, and I think you’ll see that malleability once the spaces are photographed. Art crush: After studying photography at university, I’m fascinated with the way Marilyn Minter disrupts the narrative in imagery. christinanielsendesign.com
Excited by: The science behind why beauty and the built
environment is important to our overall well-being. I’m really interested in the study of neuroaesthetics and the impact design has on how we live. Artisan admiration: Organic, sculptural pieces crafted by hand add a special touch to any space. I recently discovered the work of Philip M. Soucy, whose ceramics draw you in and keep your attention. higbydesign.com
JAQUI SEERMAN DESIGN
Design pulse: An important trend happening today is the celebration of craftsmanship and handmade products. This brings such authenticity and soul to spaces. Manifesting: An artisanal yet accessible product line is firmly on my wish list. jaquiseerman.com
PRUETT & CO.
Specialty: Modern, eclectic and color-forward design. Whether it’s contemporary or traditional, the common threads throughout our work are tones and textures—a lot of them! Color choice: Seaworthy by Sherwin-Williams. The deep, dreamy hue of the ocean at dusk is my favorite color, and this teal tends to make an appearance in my projects. pruettco.com
Influenced by: A ‘spiritual living’ approach that extends beyond the visual and focuses on what harmony and wellness means for each person. Status report: While currently building my own dream cabin, I’m also renovating a 100-year-old home in Dallas. It’s been eye-opening to experience the difference between restoration and building from the ground up. marosdesigns.com
NEW YORK CITY
Company credo: As a firm, we engage in weekly collaborative design charrettes to develop custom items, like lighting and furniture. These sessions serve
as a platform for experimenting with new ideas. What’s next: Technology. Staying updated on the latest innovations is crucial to exploring new materials, energyefficient solutions and sustainable practices. gramercy.design
Design mantra: Prioritize functionality and purpose. Aesthetics are important, but a well-designed space should first and foremost serve its intended purpose and enhance the lives of its inhabitants. Sustainability stance: We firmly believe in the responsibility we have as designers to minimize the environmental impact of our projects and contribute to a more viable future. macainteriors.com
COLTS NECK, NJ
Aesthetic ethos: I particularly love using vintage and antiques
alongside contemporary pieces; grounding spaces with natural materials; and crafting details that feel as though they’ve always existed. Interiors icon: Ilse Crawford. I look to her as one of the greats and would be so interested to hear about the ethos of her studio. ursinointeriors.com
Proud moment: A few years ago, I had the great privilege to acquire and remodel the home of my grandfather, midcentury architect Donald Park, which gave me the opportunity to tell his story and honor his legacy. Go-to pattern: Florals! Even in modern homes, it’s nice to soften the space with a touch of botanical. I love styles that are unexpected, engaging and restrained all at once. meghaneisenberg.com
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For a home outside Nashville, Jessica Maros of Maros Designs enveloped a bedroom in Sherwin-Williams’ Cavern Clay.
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Aly Morford + Leigh Lincoln
PURE SALT INTERIORS
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Specialty: As southern California natives, we take the quintessential relaxed, breezy coastal style to heart. We create homes that feel welcoming and peaceful through a heavy emphasis on neutral color palettes and natural textures. Color choice: Simply White by Benjamin Moore. We love a good, clean base and gravitate toward classic whites. puresaltinteriors.com
AYESHA USMAN DESIGN
Company credo: There is an inherent connection between nature and design, and the impact our surroundings can have on our emotional, physical and mental health. Career highlight: Working on my first commercial project: A Pakistani-Indian restaurant called Naan-N-Curry in Issaquah, Washington. ayeshausmandesign.com
DESIGNCANDY INTERIORS LLC
CORTE MADERA, CA
Sustainability stance: It’s our guiding principle and where our focus on natural materials comes from. We try to use as few chemicals as possible in the products we specify. It’s better for the environment as well as the clients’ overall health. Go-to pattern: Toiles de Tours Jazz by Pierre Frey. designcandyinteriors.com
CAROLINA DESIGN LLC
Style approach: I’m drawn to natural materials like marble and limestone, bringing the outdoors in, and mixing old with new. Dream collab: I adore de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, Inc. and would possibly faint if they ever
asked to collaborate. I love that there is so much research in history and theory behind everything they do. carolinafreyre.com
What’s next: Adding landscape design to our services. Every house we work on is focused around accessing and maximizing the home’s natural light. Most of us don’t live on a lake or in the mountains, but a pretty perennial bed can make a world of difference to your view. Industry outlook: I love seeing more female builders and contractors entering the market. larkinteriorstx.com
COLLECTIVE DESIGN + BUILD
LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ
Influenced by: Architecture and design that differs from my own familiar experiences witnessed through travel and new cultures. On the docket: A lifestyle store opening in Goodyear, Arizona. We can’t wait to bring the community a taste of our aesthetic through furniture, decor, and a curated selection of clothing and gifts. collectivedesignbuild.com
Kayce Newell + Jamie Critchlow
LKW DESIGN ASSOCIATES
Excited by: We have recently been working on projects that are moving more in the direction of traditional style. It’s exciting to be looking at things with fresh eyes and putting our twist on what a mountain traditional home can look like. Design mantra: You will never regret buying quality. lkwdesign.co
LAURA BROPHY INTERIORS
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Design pulse: From specifying reclaimed and recycled materials to recommending vendors who support carbon capture initiatives, we take a pragmatic approach to environmental and sustainable considerations. Status report: Two restaurants, several boutique commercial spaces and a number of unique residences throughout the U.S. brophyinteriors.com
SARAH SOLIS DESIGN STUDIO
Aesthetic ethos: Sustainable luxury with a deep attachment to the natural world. Creator crush: Claire
Tabouret’s color palette, subject matter, impressionistic and assertive brush strokes, and the subtle emotion she creates in her portraits are a point of inspiration for me. sarahsolis.com
Favorite artisan: Jeremy Briddell’s ceramic work leaves me feeling inspired. The tone-on-tone style of his pieces are beautiful. Manifesting: Finding new, attractive ways to bring repurposed materials into the home, whether that’s through reusing wood or incorporating refashioned artwork. stephanielarseninteriors.com
TAMMARA STROUD DESIGN
Architectural legend: Axel Vervoordt’s philosophy and belief that a home should be a personal expression of the soul resonates with me. I love his ability to integrate art and history while keeping his designs current. Every home must have: Something vintage, such as a family heirloom or something acquired. This weaves in history and adds depth to the design. tammarastroud.com
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The indoor-outdoor experience is blended seamlessly in this breezy Coral Gables, Florida, living room by designer Carolina Freyre.
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What’s next: Continuing to create cozy, livable spaces and hopefully launching a few custom furniture pieces. Influenced by: Travel, travel, travel! I feel inspired by seeing entire spaces or simply the stitch on a chair. Travel opens your eyes to different design and gives you an appreciation for it all. amandalodgedesign.co
Design mantra: To curate contemporary, global homes that celebrate culture. Architectural legend: Jeanne Gang for her organic yet futuristic approach to buildings. I love a good challenge and would welcome the task of sourcing interior selections that pair well! musenoire.com
ELIZABETH STAMOS DESIGN
Design pulse: The ‘more is more’ aesthetic seems to be hitting the mainstream. It’s always been a part of my philosophy as my spaces are
driven by patterns, colors and layers—but sometimes it’s a hard sell. More clients are open to it now. Go-to pattern: Block-printed bohemian florals. elizabethstamosdesign.com
KATE TAYLOR INTERIORS
Aesthetic ethos: Modern yet timeless. Elegant and warm. Approachable but comfortable. Creator crush: Gail Albert Halaban. I describe her work as gentle voyeurism as her photos explore city life and the relationship between neighbors. I recently purchased one of her “Out My Window” photographs for my home. katetaylorid.com
NEKEIA + CO.
Company credo: We approach our work as a marathon versus a sprint. This allows us to create thought-provoking, innovative and bold interiors through discovery instead of designing through haste. Dream collab: Bedding. I live for a luxury sheet set with a nice duvet to complete it. nekeiaandco.com
LAURE NELL INTERIORS
Style approach: Authenticity never goes out of style. Manifesting: I recently acquired a pied-à-terre in Paris and a few American clients have expressed interest in doing the same. They want a designer who knows the culture—while understanding the desire for air conditioning—and I might just be the perfect fit for the job. laurenell.com
Specialty: I am half Taiwanese, half American and spent the first 20 years of my life growing up in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo and Shanghai. Asian culture and heritage are a huge part of my aesthetic. Sustainability stance: As a mother, I am constantly thinking about the world we will one day leave behind and envisioning how we can reuse materials. megangrehl.com
Molly Bevan + Kim Blankenburg
LAYERS + LINES
Excited by: The move toward more
eclectic, interesting, ‘imperfect’ designs, including the careful mixing of pieces and architectural styles from various time periods and vibrant color combinations. Every home must have: An incredible accent chair! A structurally interesting chair can be that one element a room needs to make everything around it better. layerslineshome.com
Industry outlook: Everything about generative art NFTs is exciting. This platform allows artists to experiment with thousands of ideas in seconds to quickly produce unique pieces. Creativity is boundless with technology!
Design idol: I admire Ettore Sottsass for his use of explosive color in unexpected ways. rteriorstudio.com
Tavia Forbes + Monet Masters
FORBES + MASTERS
On the docket: Our style is infused with elements drawn from diverse cultures, global travels, art and history. We’re excited to translate this into several product collaborations launching soon! Favorite artist: Tokie Rome-Taylor, whose work explores and honors black and brown children with historical references that counter propaganda and represent a visual elevation. forbesmasters.com
Status report: We continue to elevate the concept of ‘mountain modern’ and embrace the inspiring beauty of magnificent landscapes with projects in Vail and Aspen, as well as areas a bit farther flung like Utah and Texas. Color choice: Urbane Bronze from SherwinWilliams. It’s not quite black but gives rooms an incredible sense of depth and mood. studio-james.com
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For a Los Angeles living room, Rydhima Brar of R/Terior Studio took inspiration from iconic 1970s style with a contemporary twist.
Manifesting: My rooms always start with textiles, so I would love to have a fabric line. I attended North Carolina State’s College of Textiles and have been in love with the medium ever since. What’s next: We’re expanding our reach beyond Atlanta—like Cabo San Lucas, Lake Oconee, Kiawah Island—and doing more second homes for clients. awooteninteriors.com
Becky Nielsen Filipski
BECKY NIELSEN INTERIORS
On the docket: We have a huge project in Los Feliz, California, where we had the opportunity to incorporate some dream details. I’m also shifting my office to
Nashville and focusing on older homes. It’s been fun putting down new roots professionally and personally. Go-to pattern: Chintz, always. beckynielseninteriors.com
CAITLIN KAH INTERIORS
Industry outlook: Wallpaper has made a massive comeback. Whether a textured grass cloth or a hand-painted paper, it adds a new layer to a room. Also, performance fabrics have revolutionized design in the sense that they have made an elevated look maintainable for all.
Dream collab: A bedding collection with Matouk. caitlinkah.com
Christina Samatas + Renee DiSanto
PARK AND OAK DESIGN
GLEN ELLYN, IL
Design mantra: Find inspiration in the work around you, but put your
unique spin on everything. Proud moment: This year we opened our expanded showroom, which houses The Parlour at Park & Oak, a cocktail lounge where friends can gather for drinks and conversation in a home-away-from-home setting. parkandoak.com
JESS KNAUF DESIGN
Company credo: In a world where a lot of design falls into a certain box, it is much more fun to focus on being original, ensuring no two projects look alike. I really don’t feel bound by rules or trends. Every home must have: Drapery! All that yardage brings tremendous warmth to a home. jessknauf.com
JESSICA NELSON DESIGN
Specialty: One of my favorite things about design is that it’s never boring; there’s always more to learn. There are so many ways to arrive at a beautiful outcome, and we want to explore them all through different styles. Influenced by: Vintage shopping. I’d spend every weekend wandering through antique stores. jessicanelsondesign.com
LAUREN EVANS INTERIORS
Excited by: I’m loving threedimensional architectural and textural elements added to flooring, cabinetry, walls, furnishings, millwork and stone. It adds richness and character to a space. Sustainability stance: Whether it’s sustainable fabrics, stone surfaces or using green appliances, I’m planning for the long game when it comes to saving materials, energy, water and money. laurenevansinteriors.com
LETECIA ELLIS HAYWOOD
Style approach: Every time we have a team design charette we ask: Is it refined? Is it functional? Does it reflect our clients’ way of life? Interiors icon: Sheila Bridges has done it all (books, television,
tableware, fabrics) and her style is inspired, interesting and fearless. leteciaellishaywood.com
Nancy Boland + Martha Lord
BOLAND LORD DESIGN
Aesthetic ethos: Classic and timeless with a modern perspective. We gravitate toward a more traditional style but appreciate contemporary design with classic references and like to evoke the past, present and future in each project. Color choice: Rich, earthy, moody colors like Sherwin-Williams’ Breakwater. bolandlorddesign.com
COCONUT CREEK, FL
Status report: We have been digging deep into sourcing artisanmade products from Brazil, where I’m originally from. There’s a growing appreciation for these pieces, and artisans are receiving more recognition and challenging the mass-produced norm.
Architectural legend: Dailey Janssen Architects’ portfolio showcases a range of visually stunning and well-executed projects. firefinishinteriors.com
SHERRELL DESIGN STUDIO
Design pulse: We’re seeing natural stones used to create exciting forms and patterns within the residential space—architectural elements for doorways and moldings or fabricated to create scalloped and reeded profiles. Art crush: I recently acquired a piece from Sarah Ramsey. There’s structure to the layers of color in her work. sherrelldesignstudio.com
In a pattern-filled Palm Beach study by designer Caitlin Kah, custom cypress millwork frames the room and helps to draw the eye up.
Design pulse: I’m excited by the resurgence of handmade artistry! The work of artisans is so special, and it’s great that an appreciation for what they do is blossoming again. Art crush: Kehinde Wiley’s portraiture subjects are stunning and make poignant statements of inclusion that are as striking as the visuals themselves. breeganjane.com
DELIA KENZA INTERIORS
Industry outlook: Authenticity in design is very important now, and we’re more interested in understanding the story behind a piece. Asking who made it, and why, is becoming a regular part of our dialogue. Interiors icon: Vicente Wolf spoke on a panel I attended, and his honesty and openness really stuck with me. deliakenzainteriors.com
Status report: We advocate for investing in quality pieces, not fastfashion design. When clients purchase well-crafted items, they become modern heirlooms that can be passed down as opposed to ending up in a landfill. Go-to pattern: A good geometric with repetition, à la David Hicks. erickacatanzaro.com
KATE BLOCKER DESIGN
Aesthetic ethos: Clean, classic, functional, bold, edited and informed. I don’t like to paint myself into a specific category because we should allow ourselves space to evolve. Color choice: I come back to Benjamin Moore’s White Dove time and again as an all-over white for interiors. It’s warm and versatile. kateblockerdesign.com
SAN ANSELMO, CA
Company credo: We try to keep our sourcing as local as possible and encourage clients to invest in pieces that will last for generations. I worked in fashion previously and know that conversations around sustainability and consumption are critical! Influenced by: Europe has this amazing relationship with imperfection, celebrating the patina and age of items in a way that really resonates with me. katiemonkhouseinteriors.com
LINDYE GALLOWAY STUDIO
COSTA MESA, CA
Style approach: I look to my coastal California roots while blending clean lines with organic touches and neutral warmth. Favorite artisan: Chris at Buzzell Studios is a master at his craft. He creates custom lighting pieces that are handcrafted, unique and statement worthy! lindyegalloway.com
Michelle Ficker + Peter Dolkas
Excited by: Travel has been integral to the development of our aesthetic, which balances classicism with elegant modernity.
Peter studied design history at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and we both make a point to visit historical design landmarks around the world. Architectural legend: Gil
Schafer because of the beautifully and properly proportioned rooms in his homes. studiodorion.com
Specialty: Great emphasis is placed on research and the design process. For each project, we determine vital conceptual elements that will inform the development of the design through analysis of historical or current references. Manifesting: Two residential projects in the works inspired by different styles: French Art Deco and Latin American Modernism. studioroda.net
Proud moment: Building a business is a slow crawl; it takes real patience and resolve. When I look back, I’m in love with the firm I have built and my team of talented designers. Sustainability stance: There is a lot of waste in this industry, which can be difficult to stomach. My team and I have learned to spend time researching the products we source. slic-design.com
Sarah Sargeant + Risa Emen
NEW YORK CITY
What’s next: The recent spotlight on Black, minority and female architects, designers, makers and artists is very encouraging. We hope the creative industry continues to embrace and champion diversity. Dream collab: We favor simple, subtle styles (never fussy or cluttered), so Jean Prouvé is our dream architect, engineer, interior designer, craftsman and teacher! cochineal.com
Design mantra: I combine the most favorable architectural elements of the home with my clients’ personal style to redefine the form and function of their space. It’s a very interactive process in which my customers have a strong voice! On the docket: A cabinetry line is in the works that combines good taste, modern innovation and traditional techniques. shoshidesigns.com
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Sara Cukerbaum of SLIC Design relied on a sleek, modern aesthetic for this layered kitchen in Austin.
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1935 4–5 bed luxury estate on 3 acres close to the vibrant entertainment district.
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Using glance glass doors mounted to the top and bottom of the casework with invisible, concealed air hinges, Eggersmann is able to create an uninterrupted view and thoroughly-modern aesthetic that is available in ﬁve highly-stylized metal colors. eggersmannusa.com
Talo by Expormim is a set of outdoor tables made entirely of highly-resistant, sustainable materials—colored UHPC concrete for the base and Dekton® and FENIX NTM® for the top. Found at Inside/Out Showrooms in Arizona. insideoutshowrooms.com
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This beautifully-crafted Taraceado Bar Cabinet by Alfonso Marina was inspired by 17th-century furniture. With its sgra to bone decoration and geometric shapes, the cabinet sits gracefully on a modern base with brass inlay and detail. Both retail and trade clients can ﬁnd Alfonso Marina’s pieces at The Collector’s House showroom in Scottsdale. thecollectorshouse.biz
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As inspirational surroundings go, Erik Peterson has certainly never had the short end of the stick. After being raised in Chicago, widely considered one of the greatest architecture cities in the world, it is perhaps little wonder that he later entered into the profession. Today, as the president of PHX Architecture, he enjoys the beauty of the firm’s two home cities, Scottsdale and Beverly Hills, as well. It’s quite the suite of fountains from which to pull influence. That variety is a good thing, because Peterson and team’s project lineup
is just as diverse. From luxury residences and private golf clubhouses to boutique resorts and specialty restaurants, they’ve dipped toes in it all. “I would love to design sets for the globe’s greatest opera houses.” In fact, if he weren’t in his current profession, that is what Peterson says he would be doing. But with the celebration of PHX Architecture’s 21st anniversary this year, his real focus is on honoring the legacy with new developments that are just as exciting as what came before. “We continue to refine our specialized approach to the bespoke luxury design typology.”
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Share five social media accounts you turn to for inspiration. @designleadershipnetwork, @design_interior_homes, @luxuryworldtraveler, @amazing.architecture and @megacribs on Instagram.
List three design rules you work by and three of your design pet peeves. The rules are no more than three materials, odd always over even and regional use of materials and design techniques. The pet peeves are merging styles that don’t belong, buildings that don’t have regional context and labeling “transitional” design.
What’s on your desk?
My computer, a family photo, a Frank Lloyd Wright quote and tons of magazines I’ve been meaning to read!
Up to this point, what do you feel has been your greatest success?
To withstand a volatile market for 21-plus years and not only stay in business but grow the business and brand nationally.
What’s next for the firm?
To continue to grow our brand on a national scale is our main focus over the next five years.
Top The views to and from the pool are spectacular at this Paradise Valley home, recently completed by the PHX team. Opposite Peterson poses against the glass door of the aforementioned residence.
Photography Top by Erik Kruk; Opposite by Dan Delaney of Two D Photography
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A harmonious balance of sophistication and innovation, the AV 6023 GL grooved cabinet fronts from Häcker Kitchens offer an elegant and sustainable surface that grounds the kitchen with natural elements and visually-enriching textures. hackerkitchens.us
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A ceramic table lamp by Dumais Made balances on a concrete ledge in the former home of celebrated landscape architect James Rose.
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The ancient use of terra-cotta clay spans cultures, continents and stylistic sensibilities with modern artists still referencing classic forms and shapes today. From left to right: Ancient Key
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Michael Pedestal in Whitewashed Oak by Josh Greene / dowelfurniturecompany.com Terracotta Fern Pedestal Bowl by Frances Palmer / marchsf.com Relic Oak Pedestal Table by Athena Calderone / crateandbarrel.com Terracotta Ceramic Vase / hinostudio.com 19th Century Column / aerostudios.com
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Challenging the assumptions of ceramics, these contemporary porcelain pieces take on multidimensional shapes and interesting textures.
From left to right: Flora with Arches by Anat Shiftan / hostlerburrows.com Michael Pedestal in Whitewashed Oak by Josh Greene / dowelfurniturecompany.com
Paesaggio 3 Sculptural Vase by Nino Basso for Design Center 1991 / artemest.com Functional Vessel by Bryan Hopkins / cultureobject.com Backdrop: Nore Linen Fabric in Ivory by Larsen / cowtan.com
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The 17th-century invention of crystal introduced a brighter, better glass with greater brilliance. Here, playful silhouettes set these sparkling pieces apart from their predecessors. From left to right: Transparent Crystal Cup, Carafe and Champagne Coupe by Alexander Kirkeby / bergdorfgoodman.com. Knossos II by Simon Klenell / cultureobject.com. Boletus Vitrium Series / scottbluedorn.com. 19th Century Column / aerostudios.com
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Already stunning in cabinet hardware, the Gramercy Collection is expanding into door hardware this Fall
Durable and malleable, silver has been a form of currency for centuries and remains one of the most valuable and beautiful metals to work with.
Clockwise from bottom left: Silver Bowl / benandlael.com 19th Century Column / aerostudios.com Twisted Beeswax Candles / ilbucovita.com
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The Building Blocks Side Lounge Chair, made of walnut, stainless steel and bouclé upholstery, plays host to conversations of opposites—warm versus cold, hard versus soft, and thick versus thin. Made by Jialun Xiong, a Chinese designer based in L.A., the chair’s juxtapositions also represent her experiences living in the U.S. The collection as a whole is inspired by honesty of material and purity of form; an ethos shared by the Brutalist movement as well as the James Rose Center in New Jersey where it was photographed. jialunxiong.com, jamesrosecenter.org
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Dumais Made, the Connecticut-based ceramic studio that got its start crafting lamps in 2017, is expanding its repertoire once again with the debut of their Tall Cassette Folding Screen. The individual glazed ceramic panels can be stacked and arranged to any liking and slotted into four blackened steel frames to create a true scene steeler. (The reverse side of the panels is hand-painted an electric shade of ultramarine blue.) According to founders Charlie and Kevin Dumais, the collection pays tribute to art and design greats Anni Albers, Eileen Gray and Josef Albers. dumaismade.com
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Volker Haug Studio’s first-ever table lamp, Tableton, seemingly glows. Borrowing from the unadorned and raw approach of mid-20th century Brutalist designers, the cast aluminum light is fabricated from a single piece of cast metal and shown here in a polished aluminum finish in two sizes. Encouraged to be moved and touched, the light can be positioned with the soft opal glass bulb at the forefront for directional light or turned away for more ambient light. galerie-philia.com
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Designer Jessie Nelson was studying post-war Eastern European architecture (noting its oppressive, yet fascinating sculptural perspective) when he began working in concrete— the primary material of his Side I table. In his Brooklyn studio, each pour of the industrial building material results in a unique finish with air pockets dotting the furniture’s surface. As functional as it is sculptural, with nods to Art Deco, Brutalism and Japanese wabi-sabi, the table’s walnut wood drawer is lined in a Fortuny fabric and features a secret compartment accessed by a hidden latch. jessienelsonstudio.com
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Meet the Episode Chair (left) and Armchairs, the latest from New York City’s Apparatus. With seemingly classic lines, references to Rosie the Robot and the Lunar Rover are evident in elements like its slim aluminum armature base and button depression upholstery that embodies a robot-like familiarity, bringing past ideas of the future to present day. The chairs are shown here from left in bronze, taupe and tobacco wool sateen. apparatusstudio.com
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Brutalist architecture greats like Marcel Breuer and Paul Rudolph were known for using stacked, layered and repeated forms in their building plans, and it is that specific rhythmic effect that Arteriors sought inspiration from when designing the Waylon Chandelier. Bold and commanding, the drum silhouette boasts an irregular arrangement of soft rectangular forms made of hand-forged iron suspended by a pipe-and-chain link. arteriorshome.com
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With five fabulous configurations to choose from, the new Zephyr Presrv® Kegerator & Beverage Cooler is the perfect appliance for entertaining family and friends or simply chilling at home.
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Top Housed in a custom bar designed by Rydhima Brar with R/terior Studio, Zephyr’s Presrv® Outdoor Kegerator & Beverage Cooler is the guest of honor at any alfresco gathering. Far left With a single tap and adjustable glass shelves, this Zephyr Presrv® Indoor Kegerator & Beverage Cooler brings sipping inspiration to this family game room. Left Zephyr’s Presrv® Outdoor Kegerator & Beverage Cooler with optional drink guardrail and casters provides a stylish oasis for
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“Our versatile, new Presrv™ Kegerator & Beverage Cooler is the life of any party.”
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Industry professionals always find innovative and imaginative ways to create beautiful and functioning kitchens. Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Southwest celebrates these inspiring design professionals through its 2022 Kitchen Design Contest.
Sub-Zero Group Southwest salutes, recognizes and honors all entrants, hailing from Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, and El Paso, Texas, for their outstanding kitchen designs.
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WE CHERISH HISTORY, CHAMPION MODERN DESIGN AND VIEW OUR CLIENTS AS OUR MUSE.”
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To leverage the creative community for the betterment of design’s future—this is the vision with which Meredith Smyth set out to establish her firm, Smyth House. Today, she and her team are known for the multifaceted, innovative and collaborative experience they bring to each client. Great listeners and respectful partners, they bring elegant solutions to the forefront.
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Whether in the floor plan or the materials, Maria Zambrano always brings nature into her designs. Of course, this is far from the only consideration on her mind when she and her team begin a new project. Proportion, personality and practicality also reign in MariaZInteriors’ portfolio, and an appreciation for each client’s unique wants and needs guides it all.
Kristin Hazen Design
Many creatives are inspired to think “outside the box.” But for Kristin Hazen and her team at Kristin Hazen Design, it’s more about avoiding boxes altogether. With an intentional approach, in which purpose meets creativity, they produce environments that are far from typical and never derivative. Still, Hazen believes “good” design comes down to one thing: the client’s happiness.
“ THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS A DESIGN CAN BE EXECUTED, AND WE STRIVE TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY.”
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“OUR PHILOSOPHY IS TO CREATE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND MAKE MEMORIES.”
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In a Palo Alto, California, kitchen, Studio Heimat employed a mix of white and dark-green metal cabinets along with dusty-green islands. The herringbone mosaic backsplash and Florida quartzite countertops are from Da Vinci Marble, and the lighting is from The Urban Electric Co.
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Once Studio Heimat met the owners of this Palo Alto, California, Colonial, it was clear that the couple was ready to shake things up and have some fun with their renovation. “They weren’t looking for a big white kitchen,” explains the firm’s co-founder Alicia Cheung. “This is a young family that loves to travel, so we were inspired by European style and incorporated pieces that
feel more like furniture—including the two islands with open toe kicks.”
A new doorway and windows now physically, and visually, connects the kitchen to the adjacent sunroom while providing a natural dividing line between the prep areas for cooking and baking. In fact, one of Studio Heimat’s top priorities for this project was to accommodate the functional needs of the wife, a professional baker. “Everything has a place,” Cheung says. “A double cookie sheet fits perfectly in the refrigerator, and there’s a hidden pantry with a sink where messier baking items can be tucked away.”
As for the materials palette, the design firm and clients settled on a cool mix of white and dark-green metal perimeter cabinets, a natural oak bar area backed with an unexpected botanical wallpaper, dusty-green islands with brass inlay, and a herringbone mosaic backsplash that continues onto the wall between the kitchen and sunroom. Instead of sticking to just one hardware finish, they opted to use black metal and nickel on the perimeter and brass on th e islands and lighting overhead. The result, Cheung says, is “a mix of warm and cold accents that feels interesting.” studioheimat.com
The sunroom serves as a dining area with a banquette upholstered in a Missoni flame-stitch pattern. The adjacent kitchen boasts an oak bar area backed with Jimmy Cricket’s Jungle wallpaper; rolling ladders provide easy access to tall storage.
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photo: john merkl courtesy studio heimat.
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TREND ALERT: TRADITIONAL CHINA CABINETS ARE GETTING A MODERN KITCHEN REBOOT.
“ This minimalist cabinet features contrasting rustic knotty hickory and matte black paint. The upper metalframe doors don’t have any decorative hardware, relying on a touch-to-open feature, while the lower doors have elegant brushed-brass pulls.”
“Glass cabinets are a beautiful way to add a personal touch in the kitchen. This homeowner requested a modern twist on French style and a place to display her heirloom pieces.”
–CHRISTINA GARCIA LYSAUGHT, layereddimensionsid.com
“I was inspired by bold vintage kitchens from the 1940s and ’50s. The built-in display cabinet makes this kitchen feel less utilitarian and more playful.”
–ALAINA MICHELLE RALPH, alainamichelleralph.com
Clockwise from top: Jacqueline Taylor Interiors collaborated with Townhouse Kitchens on an Armonk, New York, residence where hickory wood provides a rustic counterpoint to a sleek black cabinet with metal-frame doors. For her own Charleston kitchen, Alaina Michelle Ralph opted to paint the cabinetry Sherwin-Williams’ Persimmon with accents in Benjamin Moore’s Golden Gate. A French-inspired kitchen by Christina Garcia Lysaught outside Dallas features built-in glass cabinetry in Sherwin-Williams’ Uncertain Gray.
photos, clockwise from top: adam kane macchia, courtesy townhouse kitchens; julia lynn; dan piassick, styled by melanie mckinley.
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When repeat clients called upon Elizabeth Reynolds to help complete their newly built house in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, the designer was presented with a unique challenge: The room adjacent to the main kitchen didn’t yet have a dedicated function, and the family of five needed some guidance on how best to use the space.
How does this room function? This area does everything from serving as a mudroom and laundry room to a working kitchen and bar area. The wife bakes and the husband cooks, so they each have their own zone with the necessary storage.
Sounds like a real workhorse! What is packed in here? There’s storage for entertaining essentials, a dishwasher, sink, wall ovens, wine fridge, glass bar cabinet, shoe cubbies by the door, laundry hidden in the island, and pullout shelves to air-dry items that are concealed by metal-mesh doors.
Tell us about the inspiration behind the color and pattern choices. The clients wanted to have fun with color and create a happy space. A palette inspired by the sky, dark-blue water, and crisp green grass felt so specific to this locale. We chose non-murky, clear hues and customized the floor tiles to match. Both the subway tile and the lighting lend a turn-of-the-20 th -century vibe, and the glass-front bar cabinet breaks up the cabinetry. elizabethreynoldsinteriors.com
photo: brie williams.
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The cabinetry in this Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, space by Elizabeth Reynolds is painted Sherwin-Williams’ Byte Blue. The floor tile is Mirth Studio and the island curtain fabric concealing a washer and dryer is from Thibaut.
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Diehard minimalists, rejoice! Kohler’s new Purist Suspend kitchen faucet features a ceiling-mounted adjustable pivoting arm, keeping the countertop completely clear. The faucet—which is controlled by a wireless remote puck that can live anywhere in the kitchen—is available in vibrant brushed modern brass, polished chrome, stainless and matte black. kohler.com
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Signature Kitchen Suite’s buzzy new Wi-Fi-enabled 48-inch French-door refrigerator-freezer (a ﬁrst of its kind) boasts a convertible drawer with ﬁve preset temperatures for optimal chilling and a dual ice maker that o ers two di erent ice shapes. signaturekitchensuite.com
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PRETTY IN PORCELAIN
Caesarstone’s new collection of porcelain surfaces evokes the look of natural stone, metal and concrete with the added beneﬁ t of greater strength and durability. Heat, stain and scratch-resistant and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the collection contains 22 colorways, including Mirabel, shown. caesarstoneus.com
British brand Cabbonet—known for its kitchens, furniture and closets—is heating things up with its latest o ering, Apothecary Spice Drawers. Avid cooks can have their spices at the ready—and on display—with these crystal drawers, which are handcrafted using molds designed in Germany during the 1920s. The drawers, complete with a pouring lip, can be incorporated into both islands and cabinets. cabbonet.com
Cocktail hour has never looked so good thanks to O cine Gullo’s new double-sided, stainless steel bar cart, whose colors and ﬁ nishes can be tailored to any space. The cart features storage for everything from condiments and ice to bottles, glasses and utensils. o cinegullo.com
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In every corner of the design industry, there are inventive minds at work. These standouts in their field think outside the box and pursue positive change, striving to make home life more seamless, impactful and aspirational. From novel aesthetics and signature talents, to game-changing processes and materials that redefine the possibilities in form and function, the groundbreakers on the following pages exemplify three traits most intrinsic to the art of making home: innovation, creativity and dedication.
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Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe
DESERT FOOTHILLS LANDSCAPE
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One thing all groundbreakers have in common is the fearless ability to try something new. For Desert Foothills Landscape, that moment came when they ventured into new design styles. Vice president of sales and lead designer Jake Plocher explains: “We continue to evolve and expand. While our signature design for decades was layered plant vignettes and lush designs, when homes began to take on a more contemporary feel we shifted our designs to match their style with clean, linear environments—all the while still using plant specimens that are spectacular in both size and artistic shape.” Founded in 1990, the company is now one of the region’s foremost design firms. A current project includes landscape design and materials, multiple patios, a pool with a swim-up bar, lazy river and more, and Plocher says the home will be “the biggest sale in Arizona history at a price of $75 million.”
Desert Foothills Landscape also uses their skills to make areas within the home feel like a relaxing oasis. “We design from the inside out,” Plocher says. “We want clients to enjoy the beauty and serenity of their outdoor environment even when they are inside.” How do they achieve this? “We highlight view corridors of exceptional plant materials that clients can relish from multiple areas.”
BUILT TO LAST
The team at Desert Foothills Landscape believes that their creations will be the firm’s most lasting impact. Plocher affirms, “The enduring designs and plant materials at our clients’ homes are our physical legacy.” He adds: “With the stunning specimens we plant and our thoughtful designs, we take into consideration what they will grow to look like in the future. We want our timeless designs to be enjoyed for decades to come.”
Top Blending an undulating landscape and incredible desert specimens with the surrounding natural beauty creates a picture-perfect patio view. Far left Nestled around a stunning pool, this desert paradise was designed to refresh and restore. Left The minimalist pool, spa and landscaping complement this contemporary home and highlight the golf course and mountain views.
Photography Brian Goddard
“Our design excellence and full range of services provided by a knowledgeable team has made us a onestop shop for clients.”
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DLB CUSTOM HOMES
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Thinking and working outside the box is the key to delivering groundbreaking design and construction. So, it is with Dan Boylan and his award-winning team at DLB Custom Homes, Inc. Since 1998, they have been building custom homes with unique designs and uncompromising quality for their discerning clientele in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona. “General contractors tend to do things the way they’ve always been done,” Boylan says. “At DLB, we have a different approach in that our preliminary design services allow us to gain a greater understanding of our clients’ priorities when it comes to design and function. We then work in close collaboration with our architectural partners to bring our clients’ visions to life. Throughout the design-build process we use the best materials and apply our skills and expertise, so that every element and detail we incorporate exceeds our clients’ expectations.”
THE WHY FACTOR
“We are committed to the ‘why’ of the work we do every day,” Boylan shares, “That dedication can be summed up in five fundamental principles that make DLB Custom Homes the clear choice for those looking to build their dream home.”
• A client-centered approach and process
• Leading with purpose and passion
• Highly-focused execution
• Skills and services that are elevated and inspired
• Customer loyalty throughout the design-build process and beyond
What’s next at DLB Custom Homes? “We’re in the process of building a concierge team,” Boylan replies. “Our homes are living, breathing environments that require ongoing attention, from regular maintenance to issues that arise without warning. With concierge-level service, we’ll establish a more formal internal framework that gives structure to the philosophy of service we’ve always embodied.”
Top Abundant glass and vaulted ceilings allow for ample natural light, creating a fluid, indoor-outdoor living environment.
Interiors by Victoria King/Billi Springer & Associates. Far left Rich finishes paired with natural materials and premium appliances create a polished, elevated space. Left An outdoor fireplace finished in natural stone creates a warm and cozy gathering space on cool desert nights. Architecture by Candelaria Design. Photography Phil Johnson
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An Arizona Builder’s 25-Year Legacy
Making An Indelible Mark
From Scottsdale to Prescott, the unique imprint DLB Custom Homes has made over the past 25 years can be felt across the state in the most distinctive ways. And one of the reasons this Arizona builder has fostered an enduring legacy is due to its commitment to unrivaled craftsmanship.
Giving Design Function
As a builder anchored by the academics of design, DLB Custom Homes has shown time and again its ability to fuse form with function and bring novel architectural concepts to life in the most livable ways.
Building Relationships And Homes
The completion of a home doesn’t mark the end of a relationship. At DLB Custom Homes, those connections continue, through decades and multiple homes. And that’s the true legacy of an Arizona builder.
FIRST IMPRESSION IRONWORKS
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A hallmark of luxury is the upscaling of the everyday. Enter, First Impression Ironworks. As a designer, manufacturer and installer of custom iron doors, iron railings and iron and wood gates, the company helps homeowners and design pros make the functional fittings of a residence a thing of great form, too. “All of the 300,000-plus iron doors and gates that we’ve installed in Arizona were handcrafted by local artisans,” says CEO Mark Baraghimian.
Founded in 1995 with only a few employees building a handful of security doors in a garage, FII has grown to more than 185 team members working in over 90,000 square feet of operation and showroom space across nine buildings throughout Arizona. “Along the way, we’ve never lost sight of the core values that have led to our success,” Baraghimian says. “Firstclass quality, value and care define our commitment to every property and project.”
First Impression Ironworks on the basics of two methods of craft:
• Hand-forging steel is an art form that has been around for centuries. We heat iron to contour it into a desired shape, which enables us to make intricate and elegant designs.
• For designs that cannot be accomplished through hand-forging, we use plasmacutting. This utilizes a jet of ionized gas at temperatures above 20,000 degrees Celsius to cut designs from a sheet of iron.
OLD WORLD, SMART HOME
Ironworks might be a tradition of old, but First Impression Ironworks has an eye on the latest innovations, too. “You don’t have to be a tech wiz to control your doors and gates right from your smartphone or with simple voice commands,” Baraghimian says. “Plus, you can add automation to driveway, entryway and side gates, as well as digital keyless door locks that use numeric codes or fingerprint technology.”
Top An interior view of a French Night Groove iron entry door showcases its satin-etched hinged glass and screen inserts. Far left Given the name of Desert Contemporary, this single-pivot door design has a sidelight and long diamond iron handles, with Euro Flemish glass and an antique bronze faux finish. Left This rolling iron and wood gate is automated and features composite wood slats, plus a pedestrian gate on the side. Both are in the Raven textured finish.
“We simply craft beautiful, unique iron products that reflect each client’s style.”
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ICONIC BY KAITLYN WOLFE
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When one thinks about groundbreaking individuals, those who come to mind are often innovators who sought to improve. Take Kaitlyn Wolfe, for example. After observing the frequent miscommunications between design and construction, she decided to bridge the gap. Wolfe acquired a contractor’s license, and her firm, Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe, is now known for its stellar full-service design-build capabilities. “Our portfolio encompasses the artistry of residential remodels, the creation of bespoke custom homes and the design of captivating boutique and hospitality spaces,” she says. “We intertwine elements of vintage, brutalist, industrial, minimalist and midcentury modern styles, all infused with an organic essence.” It has proven a beloved approach if Iconic’s success is any indication. In four short years, the firm has grown from Wolfe and one assistant to a team of 25 skilled professionals.
“We have recently embraced the exciting realm of collaborative design software, which has seamlessly integrated into our workflow,” Wolfe says. “This cutting-edge tool, compatible with both desktop and mobile devices, has proven to be a game changer for our team. Whether we are working side by side or remotely, this
platform keeps us connected.”
Asked to talk about industry setters who have influenced her work, Wolfe points to an esteemed icon. “Kelly Wearstler stands tall as a true pioneer and has left an indelible mark on my creative journey. Her unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of design services is a constant source of inspiration. With every bold step she takes, challenging conventions and embracing audacious creativity, I am driven to push my own limits, too.”
“My mission is to leave a lasting impact, both through visually-stunning spaces and by inspiring others to infuse their lives with purpose and intention.”
Above A desert-inspired color palette complements a handmade, ceramic chain-link wall sculpture in this guest room. Top A plastered fireplace, vintage sconces, wood-paneled ceilings and soft furnishings combine for a tranquil feel. Left With a custom built-in bench seat and cutout details for the vintage sconces and planters, this dining room belongs in a boutique desert hotel.
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Photography Kevin Brost; Headshot by Jennica Maes
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LAURA KEHOE DESIGN
The past few years have been groundbreaking for residential design. Everything about the home—from how the kitchen functions to how many generations reside in it—has experienced an evolution. And passionate experts like Laura Kehoe are leading the charge. “The definition of home has become important,” she says. “We are remodeling homes that we designed years ago to make them more adaptable for remote work or expanding families. As a designer, I appreciate the higher priority our personal spaces are taking. It invites great design to make even more of an impact on the functions of life.” Since beginning her work 20 years ago, Kehoe has proven her ability to achieve that impact. Now the owner of a full-service firm that works on everything from new construction to remodels to furnishings projects (down to the last dish), she has a repeat client base that brings her back time and again.
Asked to share some of the moments she most cherishes from her career thus far, Kehoe enthuses, “We will be celebrating 14 years as a firm in the new year. Each wonderful project that we are a part of leads to the next, and we have organically built a well-rounded portfolio with happy homeowners and a steady stream of referrals. I would also point to a fantastic oceanfront new-build in Del Mar as one of my milestone projects. It was published, and we have worked with those same clients on two more homes.”
“I hope to still be creating at 80,” Kehoe says. “I have four boys, and I imagine at least one of them will work in a creative field. If I am lucky, maybe they will work with me in some capacity. I feel fortunate to be able to do what I love every day and hope to inspire my children to find their passion.”
bright and airy great room is anchored with a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided marble-and-steel fireplace. Right Luxurious in every detail, this primary bedroom sitting lounge combines multiple soft materials with a marble fireplace and bookcases backed in marble. Center This powder room features a brassand-charcoal vanity surrounded by lava rock tile and textured wallpaper. Far right A bar crafted from marble, wood and steel provides a perfect entertaining area.
Photography Laura Moss
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LONDON PIERCE DESIGN
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The key to achieving groundbreaking design lies in working with a talented professional who possesses extensive experience, creative passion, a collaborative spirit and a keen eye. Candice Quinn, the founder and principal designer at London Pierce Design, embodies these qualities. Having had the unique opportunity to partner with exceptional developers in creating standout spaces, Quinn found this experience immensely rewarding. This led her to establish her firm in 2015, and London Pierce Design quickly became a go-to for those seeking to infuse their homes with beauty, comfort and functionality. “I believe the magic of design resides in meticulous attention to detail,” she says. “From selecting the perfect materials and finishes to considering lighting, texture, hardware and overall flow, I examine every element, recognizing th em as the fundamental building blocks of outstanding design.”
GROUND BREAKING INSIGHTS
• Define a groundbreaker. A groundbreaker is someone who’s innovative and passionate about creating new concepts and ideas. They are a leader who serves as an inspiration for others as they make a difference both within and beyond their industry.
• Share a key moment in your firm’s evolution. Opening the London Pierce Home flagship store last year. As a designer, one of the biggest challenges I faced was sourcing high-quality furnishings and accessories without long lead times, so I create a place where people can immerse themselves in exceptional design and gain inspiration. Everything on the floor is available immediately and our inventory is always changing so we can keep the creative energy flowing.
• What sets you apart? Everything London Pierce does is highly curated because we listen to our clients and then work closely with them to tell their stories through design.
• What’s new and next? Recently, we’ve expanded into commercial design and have several significant projects in motion. Moving forward, we will welcome new challenges as we continue to expand London Pierce Design.
“I firmly believe our living spaces should be nurturing sanctuaries where one finds solace and serenity.”
Above Grand lighting fixtures and a custom marble island create a sense of restrained drama that embodies the entire London Pierce show house. Top Chic, Parisian-style fun best describes the outdoor allure of this jewel-box Scottsdale project. Left With a steam shower, teak flooring and custom marble throughout, London Pierce delivered a spa-like oasis at their Gainey Ranch project.
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Photography Above & Left by Stephanie Studer of LifeCreated; Top & Headshot by Shane Baker Studios
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In a dynamic, creative ﬁeld like architecture, one of the most groundbreaking things a person can do is design ever-evolving masterpieces consistently, for decades. Enter, Ron Robinette.
Since 1984, his ﬁrm, Robinette Architects, has been specializing in custom home design—with steady and signiﬁcant success.
Robinette and his team are known for environments that are suited to the client’s goals and property, as well as the unique desert surroundings. “As an Arizona native, I have an innate appreciation for how to live in and with nature,” Robinette shares. “Where others see problems, I see challenges and opportunities.” Along the way, Robinette is guided by three values: ﬁrmness, commodity and delight. “I interpret these as quality, well-designed homes; function and responsiveness; and visual appeal, respectively,” he elaborates. “These timeless tenets are markers of sound architecture, and we always consult them.”
For any truly passion creator, the learning never ends. Such is the case for Robinette and team. “We study old and new buildings, classic and cutting-edge designs, to help us better understand how to respond to our clients’ unique and challenging sites in ways that are innovative and favorable to the context and environment.”
Robinette shares three categories in which the digital age has bolstered his ﬁrm’s work.
• Communication: Our clients beneﬁt from the greater number of ways we can communication during the process, regardless of where they are located in that moment.
• Tools: Alongside pen and pencil, digital programs are an excellent way for us to explore design options and brainstorm.
• Inspiration: Social media has provided organized sources of ideas, materials and inﬂuence, simplifying the research stage.
“It takes a tenaciousness to continuously find new ways to improve, and we are dedicated to that.”
Above An all-around inﬁnity-edge pool and spa are framed by a multitude of seating areas and expansive views of the Sonoran Desert. Top Evening brings this home’s distinctive indoor-outdoor living spaces into soft focus. Left Walls of glass connect this home’s great room with its outdoor seating spaces, inﬁnity-edge pool and views to the desert beyond.
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Possessing a diverse background, an artistic eye and a passion for excellence results in truly groundbreaking designs. As the founder and principal designer at Wintercreative, Maika Winter uses her extensive expertise and unique design approach to create innovative custom homes and commercial spaces for her discerning clientele. “Before launching Wintercreative in 2009, I apprenticed at some very reputable hospitality and architecture firms and even worked on a construction crew building sustainable homes in New Mexico,” she says. Winter’s unique experiences and impressive body of knowledge has resulted in a number of award-winning, collaborative projects over the past 14 years.
“Working closely with architects, contractors, trades and artisans is an important part of what we do because it allows us to see the design through every phase of a project and deliver something truly special to our clients.”
• What does it take to be a groundbreaker?
B eing a groundbreaker takes vision; the need to be one-of-a-kind and make your statement; and being proud of what you are contributing to the world. For me, it also means ignoring the noise around me, relying on my intuition and doing what comes naturally.
• Wh at sets your work apart?
Great design involves digging deeper and creating a layered story that unfolds with a sense of wonder and connection. With that in mind, I like to use materials in unexpected ways to create a true sensory experience. A perfect example, we recently used feathers with an automotive lacquer on the back of a client’s custom cabinetry. Although it took several tries to get it right, it turned out beautifully.
• Share a design trend you are excited about. Although our designs are not generally trend-driven, I find the resurgence of Art Deco to be inspiring. The depth of color, the rich patterns and the use of metallics and bold forms gives it a timeless quality that makes Art Deco one of my favorite periods.
Above A bright orange woven flower is the perfect complement to the posh pine-green watercolored walls and crisp, textured white-on-white bedding. Top With its clean lines and soft tonal textures, this modern sectional sofa creates the perfect showcase for the bold feature artwork and sculptural chandelier.
Photography Above & Top by Mark Laverman; Headshot by Carl Schultz
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“Every space should be a sensory and emotional experience.”
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A midcentury Paradise Valley abode gets an international facelift.
WRITTEN BY MICHELLE BRUNNER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA MOSS
L U X E S O U R C E C O M 200
Architecture: Susan Biegner, Biegner-Murff Architects
Interior Design: Terese Messina, Terese Messina Designs Home Builder: Joe Costello, Stonecreek Building Company, Inc. Landscape Architecture: Jeff Berghoff, Berghoff Design Group
hen a society doyenne mysteriously disappears for a spell and reemerges looking a little more youthful yet still very much like herself, one might wonder if she’s had a bit of work done. The same could be said for this Paradise Valley abode which, thanks to a masterful and restrained reinvention, sports a freshened up look that remains faithful to its structure and spirit. “It had all the right stuff in the right places,” architect Susan Biegner says. “We just wanted to help it achieve its full potential. Everything in the house was touched, but it was subtle.”
Originally constructed in 1954 and extensively renovated in 1987, the midcentury concrete-andstucco ranch sits in a highly desirable corridor—to the north is Mummy Mountain and to the south is Camelback’s famed hump. Its new owners, Jim and Catherine Tuton, were smitten with the home’s enviable location and idiosyncratic charms. “It was exactly what we wanted, where we wanted, but it’s a total oddball house,” Jim says. “There’s nothing normal about it.”
For starters, the residence sits on an irregular V-shaped lot, which gives it a wonky geometry. “There was some strange architecture happening, for sure—lots of odd angles, layers and bumpouts,” says Biegner, who was aided by builder Joe Costello on the project. To quiet the visual noise and better connect the home to the site, they cleaned up soffits, exposed ceiling beams, enlarged windows and opened up the west wall to create a new patio. “They seem like simple moves, but it was pretty dramatic in terms of transforming the spaces,” she adds.
It wasn’t just the house that had an aesthetic clutter problem: “All this conflicting landscaping was going on,” the architect explains. “It was so insular; there was no capturing of the views.” On a site that dispenses beauty in every direction, the outdoor spaces were a missed opportunity. Enter landscape designer Jeff Berghoff, who made magic from the madness, imposing a rational plan centered around a rectilinear lap pool and a series of simple patio spaces that extend the abode’s reach.
For the interiors, designer Terese Messina worked closely with Catherine, who has a background in design and saw the house as a canvas for a neutral palette, heavy on texture. Calculated splashes of earthy terra cotta, gold, olive and even blue brought vibrancy and spunkiness into the mix. If the house conjures the essence of a crisp, white-walled villa in some far-flung locale, that’s by design. “When people walk in, I want them to have the feeling of being on vacation,” Catherine says. Specifically, she envisioned “Cabo meets Santorini, high desert with a Mediterranean feel,” Jim describes. Global accents, such as woven raffia lighting, kilimcovered benches and a display of collected African masks, articulate the desired bohemian, welltraveled vibe.
While those international destinations exerted a strong pull, the team found inspiration a bit closer to home as well: The living room’s offcenter fireplace, reminiscent of iconic adobe structures, nods to Arizona’s architectural heritage. Messina celebrated its form by restoring it and adding a raked plaster finish to the surrounding walls. “We loved its asymmetry,” she says. “It has such a strong shape, and the texture plays really nicely with the solidness of that central piece.”
A similar Old West aesthetic suffuses the abode’s ornately carved doors, which were a lucky find by Jim. Messina had them stripped of their outdated mahogany stain, refinished and refitted. “Terese can take any problem and turn it into something lovely,” muses Biegner of the labor-intensive feat.
One area that remained virtually untouched was the sleek Poliform kitchen, a showpiece put in by the previous owner. “The lady we bought the house from put her heart and soul into the renovation, including the kitchen. They would go out to eat because she didn’t want to mess it up,” Jim laughs. The space was in such pristine condition that the team saw no reason to redo it.
Such a sensible approach illustrates an important bit of renovation wisdom: There’s value in knowing when to intervene and when to let a house simply be, so its inhabitants can appreciate the beauty in its incongruities. “We could have torn this house down, but we never could have rebuilt it like this,” Catherine says. “All those imperfections and quirks are what make it so charming.”
To preserve the light and views while maintaining a layer of privacy, the team installed reclaimed wood shutters that slide over the glass entry door as needed. A travertine console from 1stdibs displays a Roark Modern lamp.
“We loved the quirky living room fireplace,” says designer Terese Messina. Its smooth Venetian plaster contrasts the surrounding raked plaster walls. A gold Liaigre chair pops against a Verellen sofa and Taracea armchairs.
Above: In the dining room, a sculptural Apparatus fixture crowns the custom Taracea table, which is topped by a wood sculpture from Valerianne and surrounded by leather Poliform chairs. Mark Alexander sheers allow the view to shine through.
Opposite: A pair of live-edge wood tables by Noir and a vintage rattan chair commingle with an off-white Kreiss sectional and rug from David E. Adler Fine Rugs in the family room. The clients’ collection of travel souvenirs hangs in the background.
Messina kept the outdoor furnishings—such as the fireplace seating from Manutti—neutral, allowing Jeff Berghoff’s landscape design to shine. Nearby, a Tuuci umbrella shields Sutherland chaise lounges from the Arizona sun.
Above: In the primary bath, terra-cotta zellige tile and brushed limestone floors, both from Tile Resource & Design, mirror the sandy hues of the desert. A soaking tub with a floor-mounted faucet from Clyde Hardware provides a serene spot to relax.
Opposite: Accented with a chair from 1stdibs, the plexiglass desk from Interlude Home doesn’t encumber the primary suite’s courtyard view, framed by sheers in an Élitis fabric. The shape of the Xawery Wolski sculpture from Lisa Sette Gallery nods to the desert fauna.
Taking notes from nature, a Scottsdale artist’s effervescent abstract paintings exude vitality.
WRITTEN BY MONIQUE MCINTOSH | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON SULLIVAN
L U X E S O U R C E C O M 213
When artist Niki Woehler paints, color takes on a life of its own. She lets it misbehave, splattering, fizzing and flowing freely across her vast canvases, diverging from predictable paths into something new. Sealed in with resin, the final abstract work feels primordial, summoning the same sublime awe of vast sunset skies, ancient canyon chasms or oceans fathoms deep. “It’s this beautiful, delicate dance of learning where to guide and manipulate but also where to let go,” the painter says. “I always leave room for exploration, for surprise.”
Embracing the unexpected has become the theme of Woehler’s life. She painted for herself for years while running a successful boutique ad agency. But by 2012, art’s gravitational pull proved undeniable. Only painting provided “that constant stimulation I needed,” she explains. “It feels so fresh every single time. I live for that.”
Woehler begins by selecting palettes inspired by natural phenomena: from the way copper patinas in the open air to how seawater swirls with sand. She then lays her canvases on the floor, channeling waves of liquid paint around with trowels, squeegees and spatulas, letting the movement mold the shapes. For extra-large compositions, she climbs into a motorized harness designed by Hollywood riggers that descends from the ceiling. Floating above gives her greater control of the process.
The artist prefers mixing her own paints by combining loose pigments with different mediums to vary its fluidity, from loose splashes to a molten lava-like consistency. Other additives like sodium bicarbonate and denatured alcohol spark chemical reactions, injecting another layer of surprise into the process. “Whoever said watching paint dry is boring clearly hasn’t sat with me,” the artist laughs. “Because mine is always bubbling and festering.” Then comes her signature coat of glass-like resin, “which gives so much dimension,” she adds. “That’s when all the beautiful hues and textures come out.”
These dynamic paintings are now breaking away from canvases and into a line of wallpaper, upholstery fabric and rugs. Featuring both previous work and new original compositions, the artist wants to envelop entire spaces with her colors in motion. “I love that I can paint something beautiful and turn the whole room into it,” she shares. For her, there is no greater joy in painting than drawing viewers into a shared whirlpool of sensation and wonder.
Niki Woehler uses a free-form approach to her acrylic, enamel and hand-mixed pigment paintings. She blends and scrapes the colors together to create natureinspired works such as The Writing on the Wall (bottom) and the resin-coated installation Journey to the Soul (opposite).
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Antiquities are tempered with contemporary classics in a Scottsdale vacation retreat.
Architecture: Don Ziebell, Oz Architects, Inc. Interior Design: Holly Freres and Zelda Boatright, JHL Design, Inc. Home Builder: Anthony Salcito Jr., Salcito Custom Homes, Ltd. Landscape Architecture: Jeff Berghoff, Berghoff Design Group
WRITTEN BY LIZ ARNOLD | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY BITTERMANN/JBSA
On a visit to Arizona about a decade ago, interior designer Holly Freres and her mother, Jane Freres, drove up to the Silverleaf Club for lunch. “It took my breath away, it was just so beautiful,” Jane says, recalling the European look of reclaimed doors and windows alongside lush potted plants. “I said, ‘Someday I’m going to be a member here.’ ” It might have seemed like a one-off remark at the time, but Jane eventually made good on her statement. True to her word, she tracked down the clubhouse architect, Don Ziebell, enlisting him along with general contractor Anthony Salcito Jr. to work with Holly and her lead designer, Zelda Boatright, in creating a Silverleaf residence of her own.
When Jane and her husband, Rob, told Holly they wanted this vacation abode to feel like a destination different from their modern home in Oregon’s wine country, Holly knew exactly what they meant—and not only because she designed that residence, too. Jane is a retired interior designer herself, so she has a well-developed style with which Holly is very familiar. “She tends to gravitate toward things that are a little bit more on the glamorous side,” Holly says. To create a space distinct from their Northwest abode, the designer opted for a more organic look to fit with the desert surrounds. She describes the result as “natural, layered, neutral and quiet but classic.”
As evidenced by those reclaimed windows and doors that first caught Jane’s attention, Ziebell makes an effort to incorporate antique components into his designs. “I grew up in the D.C. area and always lived in homes that were from the 1700s and 1800s,” he says. “I’ve got a strong sense of history and a passion for using materials that last over time.” For the Freres abode, he turned to his own company, Antiquities, which ships in architectural materials from
France. Ziebell and Holly sourced several French limestone fireplaces, a stone sink and reclaimed beams as well as outdoor stone elements installed by landscape designer Jeff Berghoff. The combination—along with the green and white flora Berghoff planted—lends authenticity to a style Ziebell calls “rural Mediterranean.”
“It was all about the charm,” Salcito says in regards to the material choices and thoughtful details. Those selections, such as the foundational pick of limestone flooring, set the tone for the interiors. “It’s such a classic European stone that it was easy to build off of,” Holly says. In the great room, for instance, the designer complemented it with high-back linen armchairs and antique French doors, creating a traditional sensibility. The primary bedroom echoes that feel with its elegantly curved upholstered bed frame and scalloped drum pendant.
Since the kitchen is visible from many angles, Holly ensured it was not only functional for entertaining (including family get-togethers with a host of grandchildren) but also beautiful. Riftsawn white oak cabinetry showcases burnished brass hardware, and cooktop dials are integrated directly into the island’s quartzite countertop for a sleek look. “These are fun, modern details introduced into an otherwise European-style design,” Salcito notes. “It’s very sophisticated.”
Lighting was another area where Holly nudged her parents to go a little more contemporary. In the entry, she chose a pair of long sconces made of bronze, etched glass and horsehair. The primary bath’s sconces hang from looped leather cords strung with jade stones reminiscent of a necklace—a nod to Jane’s new jewelry business. Elsewhere the designer selected cleaner variations of traditional forms, such as the loggia’s lanterns.
“I call it my happy place,” Jane says of their desert destination. She and Rob enjoy watching sunsets from the loggia off their bedroom, and when the clay-tile roof glows in the evening light, it almost feels like the Tuscan countryside.
In the entry, horsehair sconces by Apparatus balance the antique Italian bust, Gregorius Pineo console and W.P. Sullivan ebonized wall mirror. An ottoman covered in Schumacher mohair and a rug from Kush Rugs add even more texture.
A cast-stone Formations side table and 19th-century French doors from A. Tyner Antiques create a sense of history in the great room. The Roche Bobois sofa, Formations armchairs and Tritter Feefer coffee table add a contemporary twist.
Above: Arizona Custom Cabinets crafted the kitchen’s white oak cabinetry. It serves as a warm backdrop to Classic Brass pulls and knobs from Chown Hardware. The Galley sink and faucet were found at Clyde Hardware.
Opposite: Cielo quartzite countertops from the Stone Collection and limestone flooring from Antiquities lend a soft tactility to the kitchen. Designer Holly Freres chose the delicate alabaster Allied Maker fixtures over bigmoment pendants to maintain an open feel.
“I’VE GOT A STRONG SENSE OF HISTORY AND A PASSION FOR USING MATERIALS THAT LAST OVER TIME .”
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Sliding doors on either side of the dining room connect it to the outdoor living spaces.
A brass pendant by The Urban Electric Co. hangs above a Gregorius Pineo table from Kelly Forslund and Lee Industries chairs.
Right: An RH leather-upholstered canopy bed modeled after French campaign furniture commingles with a 19th-century Gustavian bench from Galerie Half in a guest suite. The nightstand is also by RH.
Opposite: In the primary bath, white oak cabinetry by Arizona Custom Cabinets is topped with leathered Taj Mahal quartzite from The Stone Collection. The jadeand-leather Apparatus sconces add a jewelry-inspired touch.
One design-savvy Phoenix couple crafts a home that doubles as their calling card.
WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN RYAN
Architecture: David Dick, David Dick Architect, Inc. Interior Design: Molly Loughney, Fitch Hill
Home Builder: Chris Loughney, Fitch Hill
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This Phoenix home was designed by owners Chris and Molly Loughney along with architect David Dick to be in scale with the neighborhood while creating a twist on tradition. Arto brick-clad exteriors are complemented by siding coated in Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain and accented with copper gutters.
or Chris and Molly Loughney, the husband-and-wife team behind Phoenix design-build firm Fitch Hill, creating a new abode for themselves was a chance to examine the many facets of their life together. How might they craft a dwelling that emphasized wellness while also serving as a home base for their growing company? The answer came in some clever—and surprising—ways.
“We were living in an apartment in Scottsdale and four years into designing for our clients when we decided to be proactive about creating a place for ourselves,” Chris says. While away on vacation, they talked through starting a family and what the concept of home meant to each of them. “We just needed to focus on us and plan our lives,” he adds.
Topping their shared list of must-haves was more square footage, interior spaces with a peaceful energy, and a backyard that felt both like an extension of the residence as well as its own little getaway. “We have similar aesthetics, so we’re pretty much aligned on the things we like,” Molly says, noting their mutual love of neutral colors and natural materials that patina with time. “I gravitate toward the look of classic European country estates but with modern details and clean lines,” she explains, while Chris says he is “more about the emotional comfort of a calming space.”
The couple (he’s a general contractor originally from Connecticut; she’s an interior designer with roots in Indiana) worked with architect David Dick to draw up their vision for a thoroughly contemporary home that also fit stylistically into the Biltmore-area neighborhood. “It’s mostly midcentury ranch houses that are being rehabbed now,” Chris notes, who knew the location well from previous projects. The result is a design that bridges past and present. “Traditional homes have a lot of symmetry, but ours has asymmetrical gables on the front façade that make it look a bit more modern,” he adds. The black-and-white exterior palette paired with copper gutters adds to the contemporary aesthetic.
This mingling of old and new extends throughout the interiors. “I wanted the whole
place to be light and bright with warm tones that make us feel at home,” Molly explains. “This was a chance to explore ideas I’d proposed for clients, but it was also a challenge because it was so personal,” she says, noting the kitchen designed for Chris, who loves to cook, as well as the placement of meaningful decor, such as driftwood collected on their travels.
Practicality was also a guiding force. Rather than sourcing a pricey marble surround for the living room fireplace, they chose a plaster finish that resembles cast stone. And instead of custom shelving for the dining room, the couple found a pair of arched iron cabinets that they recessed into the wall. Molly also focused on sourcing durable fabrics, leathers and washable rugs that could stand up to their Saint Bernard, Walter. “He’s the sweetest dog,” Chris describes. “A big bundle of love and slobber.”
To reinforce the wellness aspect they craved, the couple designed their bedroom to overlook the backyard, which features multiple lounging areas, a fireplace, small pool and meditation bench with a waterfall, all surrounded by mature trees. “We wanted the bedroom to be connected to the outside, and it feels like a retreat—waking up to that is wonderful,” Molly says. Minimal furnishings and simple linen draperies add to the airy feel.
But what truly surprises in this most subtle of houses is the 1,500-square-foot basement. Going below ground meant they could go bigger with greater efficiency and without changing the architectural scale of the neighborhood. Occupying the level are offices for each of them, a presentation space for client meetings (this is company headquarters, after all), living and dining areas, guest accommodations, a wine bar and a golf simulator. “Basements aren’t common here, but we’re getting a lot of questions about them now,” Chris notes. “I think we’ve set a trend.”
The Loughney home reflects their individuality, but that it’s also captured the imagination of fellow Phoenicians is proof of its ingenuity. “Phoenix is the fifth-largest U.S. city now. It doesn’t have to be a follower anymore, it can be a leader,” Chris says. “We have the people, the companies and incredible artisans—there’s just a lot of talent here.”
For a calm and curated look, Molly paired a sofa and ottoman by Moss Home with a Four Hands table and Hudson Valley Lighting lamp in the living room. The couple’s Saint Bernard, Walter, enjoys the rug by Loloi Rugs.
Above: Chris loves to cook, so the kitchen needed to be both beautiful and highly functional. White oak cabinets by Highborn Cabinetry feature leathered marble counters and a matching backsplash fabricated by Summit Stone. The range is Ilve, and the faucets are Kohler.
Opposite: Molly turned to Four Hands for much of the dining room furnishings, including the table, chairs, inset metal cabinets and fan artwork. The scene is illuminated by an Arteriors chandelier.
“I gravitate toward the look of classic European country estates but with modern details and clean lines.”
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In the basement lounge, a Moss Home sectional, Four Hands coffee table and armchairs from Classic Home rest atop a rug by Loloi Rugs. The Ladies, painted by Molly, pops against walls in Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee.
Above: Sliding doors connect the primary bedroom to the backyard, creating a peaceful vibe. A Four Hands side table and chairs gather in front of the fireplace, which is finished in a plaster from Texston Architectural Surfaces.
Above is a Hudson Valley Lighting chandelier.
Opposite: Like their bedroom, the couple’s bathroom was designed to be a calming space. Dark marble floor tiles and heavily veined marble countertops are dramatic counterpoints to the Highborn Cabinetry-crafted vanity. The sconces are by Visual Comfort & Co., and the plumbing fixtures are Kohler.
Left: A guest bathroom on the lower level gains a splash of color from the vanity by Highborn Cabinetry. Hudson Valley Lighting sconces hang on either side of the Rejuvenation mirror.
Opposite: In Chris’ office, walls painted Sherwin-Williams’ Iron Ore put the focus on meaningful pieces, like artwork by a childhood friend. The Four Hands sofa and coffee table are joined by a Hudson Valley Lighting chandelier.
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Although they serve very different wants and needs, kitchens and bathrooms share the distinction of being the two most important rooms in the home. As the epicenter of family life and the “go-to” place for entertaining, today’s best designed and executed kitchens provide a high level of functionality, comfort and convenience that gratifies the chef and satisfies groups both large and small. Meanwhile, the bath is a deeply personal sanctuary where one goes to relax in spa-like style and serenity. Turn the page to meet the most innovative and insightful designers, builders, manufacturers, craftspeople and architectural professionals who are enhancing these superlative spaces and elevating our daily lives.
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A shared passion for outstanding quality, artistry, design and service is the basis of a gamechanging partnership. Those ideals not only brought Mike Cook and Marc Poortinga together but have been their firm’s mission since 2007. Today, Distinctive Custom Cabinetry is an award-winning leader in the design, creation and installation of beautiful, functional custom cabinetry and so much more. Cook says, “From an elegant front entrance to a fully-custom kitchen or spa-inspired bath, Distinctive provides a total package of custom cabinetry and closets.” And as a full-service enterprise, they bring another benefit to their clients. Poortinga adds, “Our design team works in close collaboration with each client to deliver custom pieces made with exceptional craftsmanship and finishing that exceed their wants, needs and visions.”
• What is the key to balancing form and function?
A great interior designer! They will work with you to learn your likes and dislikes and create a comprehensive vision that brings balance, form and function to your home.
• Share the products and materials that are most in-demand with your clients. Although rift-cut white oak is still popular, we are seeing a trend toward plain-sliced oak in a wide array of paint palettes. Our Alvic and Mirlux product lines are a creative way to provide large variations of color that complement wood’s natural beauty, while lending durability and cost savings.
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• Rift and plain-sliced oak and walnut
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• Catering kitchens, secondary kitchens and butler’s pantries
Top Rift-cut European white oak cabinetry accented with reeded doors in a custom paint finish makes this handsome office a true showstopper.
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A strong relationship between a design team and the client is key to success in every project.
Katherine Mueller Design knows this well and prides itself on collaboration. The firm was founded in 2012 and delivers innovative, personalized solutions in home design. Owner and principal designer Katherine Mueller says, “We believe in building excellent relationships with our clients. We create high-end designs that capture individuality by actively listening to each client’s ideas, goals and preferences.” She credits her team with “an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.” What’s next? Mueller excitedly shares that the design office is expanding, and they are also updating their showroom, CeTerra Accents & Interiors. Mueller adds: “As our business continues to flourish, we need additional space to accommodate our growing team.”
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Mueller must-haves for the kitchen and bath are steam ovens, in-counter pot fillers and lighted mirrors. “Steam ovens have gained immense popularity among our clients for their versatility and healthconscious cooking benefits,” she says. “Additionally, incounter pot fillers have become a beloved addition to many kitchen designs. Fixtures are installed directly into the countertop to allow for easy filling of large pots and pans without the need to carry them to the sink. They provide a time-saving solution and minimize the risk of spills or accidents.” In the bathroom, lighted mirrors are a soughtafter feature. Mueller says: “Mirrors are equipped with built-in lighting—often via LED strips or backlit panels—which provides excellent illumination for grooming tasks and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the space.”
Top The kitchen boasts a striking custom-designed hood, two-toned cabinets and a steel-front bar, adding depth and visual interest. Right Discreetly-concealed medicine cabinets provide ample storage and a sleek aesthetic, while woven glass mosaic tile adds texture to the space. Far right Stacked marble tile creates a timeless and sophisticated backdrop for a luxurious tub. The room also features a hand-blown glass chandelier.
Photography Scott Sandler Photography
“The number-one rule for the kitchen and bath is to maximize natural light. It transforms a room’s entire look and feel.”
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When two world-class brands work together, great design, innovation and service are the result. That is why the Kohler Signature Store by Hughes Supply is the place for design-savvy Arizonans looking to create the ultimate kitchen or bath. “We are a unique partnership between Kohler—an iconic American manufacturer that has created myriad products that elevate the kitchen and bathroom experience every day—and Hughes Supply—a highly-respected local distributor that is dedicated to bringing clients’ dreams to life, regardless of taste, space or budget,” says store manager, Aby Mallett. Much more than a showroom, the Kohler Signature Store by Hughes Supply delivers a shopping experience that is truly comprehensive. Aby adds, “We are proud to offer in-house kitchen and bathroom design services that bring Kohler’s exceptional designs, engineering and quality to our clients’ one-of-a-kind projects.”
• Share your primary rule for great K + B design. Tell a story through a particular mix of lines, shapes, colors and textures, and don’t forget to keep a strong focus on balancing function and style.
• What colors and finishes are trending right now? With fixtures, customers remain loyal to white. We are also seeing a continued interest in faucets and showers in Matte Black and Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass.
• How do you successfully mix and match materials? The secret is to blend cool and warm metals to create a space that is subtle and eye-pleasing.
• What influence is tech having? Kohler is always innovating smart home products that allow our clients to personalize their routines with intuitive technologies that blend bold design with advanced functionality and a dash of indulgent luxury.
• What sets you and your team apart? We guide homeowners and design professionals through Kohler’s wide array of exceptional products, as well as those of their partner brands—Kallista, Ann Sacks and Robern—with transparency, professionalism and outstanding service that results in beautiful, functional spaces that stand the test of time.
Top The Simplice collection speaks a chic yet elegant design language that everyone can understand and interpret into their own aesthetic vision. Far left Like the coupe champagne glass that inspired its design, the Salute vessel sink brings elegance, artistry and fabulous function to this sumptuous bathroom space. Left With clean lines, square features and soft inviting warmth, the contemporary Honesty collection draws inspiration from modern European design.
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