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CONTENTS

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EDITOR’S LETTER

RADAR

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BACK TO BASICS With an increasing desire for nesting, simple essentials of the home are more pertinent than ever.

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COMMENTARY Design professionals reveal their downtime indulgences and creature comforts.

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5 MINUTES WITH Luxe gets personal with expert Eve Ashcraft on color’s lasting impact.

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ROUNDUP Three creatives craft pieces that embrace both form and function.

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SCENE Our cheat sheet to all things new and fabulous in the local design community.

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MATERIAL Take stock of the latest batch of fabrics with vibrant motifs.

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SPOTLIGHT From alabaster to mother of pearl, unique materials abound in our highlight of standout furnishings.

Above: Architectural color consultant Eve Ashcraft’s vivid inspiration board. Page 50 Top, right: Tableware by Denise Mckenzie-Lee of Enkee Ceramics. Page 52 Left: Ivy Lounge Chair by Mark D. Sikes / chaddockhome.com Page 72

TREND The must-read design books of the season inspire a selection of covetable picks.

THE LOOK

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KITCHEN + BATH A look at how the kitchen is evolving—and expanding— to fit our modern needs.

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THE REPORT Spaces dedicated to well-being pair calming sophistication with luxurious style.

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SECOND ACT Color and creativity converge in a Memphis abode fine-tuned by familial instincts. Written by Mindy Pantiel / Photography by Karyn Millet

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ROOMS WITH A VIEW Material integrity and nods to nature inform the architecture of a distinctive Alabama lake house. Written by Jennifer Boles / Photography by William Abranowicz

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YOURS, MINE & OURS A design team helps Nashville clients with contrasting tastes compose a home that reflects them both. Written by Maile Pingel / Photography by Leslee Mitchell

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Luxe presents the best in residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture from across the country.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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Back in June, I was moderating a Zoom meeting when my husband popped into my office to announce that we had a buyer for our house. “We need to look at this new place, pronto!” Lickety-split, we were moving out of the home we have lived in for nearly a decade and into a fab new rental further east and across from the beach. With all this taking place in the midst of Covid, my head was swirling. Like so many, our home has become a safe haven; nearly every hour of every day spent under that roof. As I write this note, it’s day three in our new place and I’m back to Zooming away. Yes, I had that moment of, “Yikes, what have we done?” But, more than ever, I am grateful to have a new home to settle into. I hope that this September/October issue brings you inspiration for your own home and a respite from what’s happening in the world.

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Luxe examines the evolving notion of luxury through the lens of simple pleasures and the comforts of home.

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RADAR / BACK TO BASICS

Heart & SOUL WHEN IT COMES TO LUXURY AT HOME, IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT.

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Airy Living LOOK TO RELAXED LINENS AND NATURAL ELEMENTS TO LIGHTEN UP INTERIORS.

Rich with organic textures, the Fernanda Pendant from Arteriors (top) delivers a soft glow to any space. Fashioned in Italy with a cooling blend of cotton and linen, the flat sheet in aquamarine (center, left) and pillow sham in latte (center) from the Opelle Collection by Sferra are ideal for warmer climates. Handcrafted from the finest materials, bamboos and grasses, the Shade Store’s Waterfall Woven Wood Shades in Duneville Oasis and Tailored Pleat Drapery in Luxe Sheer Linen Off-White (both shown below) balance beauty and function while providing privacy and ample sunlight.

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“After a crazy day, it’s nice to dim the lights, put on soothing music and soak in a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine.”

“MONOGRAMS—NOT JUST ON TOWELS, BUT ALSO ON A BELT BUCKLE, SHIRT CUFFS OR NAPKINS. IT’S A SPECIAL GIFT AND A LASTING LEGACY.” –JAMES FARMER, JAMESFARMER.COM

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“FRAMA BODY CARE, PARTICULARLY THE SANDALWOOD, CEDARWOOD AND YLANG YLANG HAND WASH. IT’S A FRESH SCENT AND IT LOOKS GREAT IN MY BATHROOM OR KITCHEN!” –BRIAN PAQUETTE, BRIANPAQUETTEINTERIORS.COM

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“TURN ON SOME GREAT BEATS AND DANCE WITH WILD ABANDON. THIS IS MY TRUE RELEASE: PART EXERCISE AND ALL FUN.” –BRIDGID COULTER, BRIDGIDCOULTER.COM

“I’m grateful to live and work by Central Park where I can witness the beauty of the changing landscape.” –KATI CURTIS, KATICURTISDESIGN.COM

“It is imperative to have fresh flowers in my house. They add life to a space and make me incredibly happy.” –PALOMA CONTRERAS, PALOMACONTRERAS.COM

“Wearing my favorite lipstick, Nars Velvet Matte Pencil, with no place to go other than a Zoom call.” –SHEILA BRIDGES, SHEILABRIDGES.COM

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“Setting the table is a joy. It should be impeccable but simple. Candlelight and a floral centerpiece are a must!” –AMANDA LINDROTH, AMANDALINDROTH.COM

I UNWIND BY LIGHTING CANDLES. I CREATED A SIGNATURE SCENT OF BRIGHT FLORALS WITH HINTS OF CITRUS AND VIOLET INSPIRED BY MY FAVORITE HOTEL IN CAPRI.” –BROOKE LANG, BROOKELANG.COM

“I LOVE ENTERTAINING. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, WE’LL SEND OUT INVITATIONS … WITH A VENGEANCE.” –HUTTON WILKINSON, HUTTONWILKINSON.COM

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“My oversize Trestles throw blanket from Pom Pom at Home has been my go-to while lounging around the house. Not all throws are created equal!” –TIFFANY COBB, TIFFANYRENE.COM

“The mindless rhythmic motion of ironing combined with the scent of freshly laundered linens is salve for the soul.” –BETH WEBB, BETHWEBB.COM

“I’ve gone back to writing letters as an intimate way to send love to my friends. Personal correspondence is a forgotten luxury!” –DAYKA ROBINSON, DAYKAROBINSON.COM

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TONE FOR COLOR GURU EVE ASHCRAFT, SUCCESSFUL SCHEMES BOIL DOWN TO INSTINCT. WRITTEN BY GRACE BEULEY HUNT

Eve Ashcraft knows a good palette. A formally trained painter, she earned her stripes as a color specialist for Martha Stewart and today touts an elite moniker—architectural color consultant— lending her expertise to residential homes, cultural institutions, public works projects and corporate branding the world over. Luxe called upon Ashcraft to learn more of her vibrant and innate approach. eveashcraft.com Formative influence. My mother was a painter. We had a yellow living room with fuchsia silk pillows. I would come home from school and she’d say, ‘Grab a brush’—she’d be painting the kitchen cabinets, again. It never occurred to me until I started working with clients that anyone would be afraid of color. Less is best. Fan decks are an instrument of torture. I’ve had clients test 30 colors before calling me. They were probably feeling insecure to begin with, and there’s this internet problem of, ‘I’ll just scroll to the next page and oops, it’s 4 a.m.’ Endless choice can have a negative effect, so I edit and distill my ideas before sharing.

Go-to paint trick. When I want a space to feel calm, one easy tip is to reduce contrast, especially between building components, like the trim, walls and ceiling. Make those elements the same or almost the same color and boundaries will disappear, creating a sense of spaciousness. Golden rule. The more color you have, the more color you can use. It’s like a great party—just jam everyone in there.

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“I love using the resources and collections I keep in my studio to build these inspiration boards, either for my own edification or to show clients possibilities,” says Eve Ashcraft of her fantasy color palette.

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RAYMOND BARBEROUSSE Studio PGRB, Miami

Raymond Barberousse’s path from architect to lighting designer is a telling reminder that good things can result from trying times. Shortly after buying a house in 2009, he was laid off from a Chicago architecture firm, leaving him to D.I.Y. much of his home’s furnishings. His sculptural lighting designs caught the eye of an owner of a local decor store, and the rest is history. Today, Barberousse and his wife split their time between Chicago and Miami drawing inspiration from both locales. “Chicago is energetic; Miami is more laid-back,” says the designer. As a member of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, he is an advocate for promoting inclusivity in the design community, but ultimately, he says, “It’s about the work. I want the work to represent itself.”

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“Don’t underestimate me,” says Denise McKenzie-Lee, known for her earthy ceramics layered with texture. Her foray into the medium began with a gift certificate to a pottery class. “I love entertaining, so I wanted to make my own set of dishes,” she recalls. “The instructor said, ‘It’s going to be a long time before you can do that.’ It wasn’t. I’m prolific when I become interested in something.” Her pieces, crafted with porcelain and stoneware, are perfectly imperfect reflecting a gritty sentiment. “I call it rustic modern. I’m attracted to textures: a rusty tray, rocks, rough edges, things that look burnt,” she says. Next up: experimenting with glass and non-functional work. No one is underestimating her now.

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ASP & Company, Los Angeles Anika Poitier’s first love was film. Yet with a child on the way, she says, “I needed a creative outlet that was more kid-friendly.” So Poitier teamed up with her interior designer mother on a textile and accessories line. Their first collection centered on female artists and grew from there. A signature design is an infinity-style serpent. “It symbolizes strength and the journey to empowerment,” says the designer, who employs her filmmaker eye when selecting materials, and is drawn to linen for its transparent and natural qualities. “I love the way light shines through. We all want to exist in a calm, nurturing space.” Today, that notion rings more true than ever.

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THE NEW SOUTHERN STYLE: THE INTERIORS OF A LIFESTYLE AND DESIGN MOVEMENT Alyssa Rosenheck is more than a photographer and stylist; she’s also an author, speaker and lifestyle expert of sorts. In her first book, The New Southern Style: The Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement, out September 22, the Nashvillian describes herself as the founder of a design movement; one spearheaded by Southern creatives who use vulnerability and authenticity to help propel social and cultural change. To underscore this concept, Rosenheck ventures inside the private domains of 30 recognizable names—from regional tastemakers (Sean Anderson, Clea Shearer) to former Southerners (Gray Malin, Bobby Berk). Her style of photography perfectly illustrates the invitation she extends in the book’s 320 pages: “to live in the light.” abramsbooks.com 054 / luxesource.com

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Complete with 14-foot ceilings, barrel-vaulted passageways and three floors devoted to its Interiors, Modern and Outdoor collections, RH’s newest U.S. design gallery has arrived in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Located just feet from the luxury design brand’s former Charlotte legacy store, the 50,000-squarefoot structure is the new anchor tenant of Phillips Place, ushering in a new phase for the shopping complex and enhancing RH’s imprint on the Queen City. True to form, the gallery’s classically arranged rooms display furnishings in a residential-inspired setting filled with light and fresh air, while a double floating staircase leads to a second-floor rug showroom, a samples library and a design atelier boasting an on-site staff of professional

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Founded in Homewood, Alabama in 2012, Stock & Trade Design Co. has expanded year over year with Southeast showroom locations in Atlanta, Destin and—as of this spring—Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Brentwood, Tennessee, where shoppers can source cornerstone brands Currey & Company, Bliss Studio, Jaipur and more. Next up: a Santa Rosa Beach, Florida location coming in 2021. stockandtrade.com

After forming her business in High Point, North Carolina, in 2005, designer Lisa Sherry found herself commuting to Charlotte so often, she decided to cement the move with a brick-and-mortar studio. The industrial building, historically home to the Biltmore Estate’s first dairy distribution center, features a garage-style door for open-air workdays. lisasherryinterieurs.com

@carmeon.hamilton WHO: Originally from Arkansas, this Memphis designer began her career in healthcare design before launching Nubi Interiors in 2012. Having consulted with clients in Canada and 30 U.S. states, Carmeon Hamilton experienced a huge uptick in residential requests this year, leading to a promising crop of whole-home projects in Georgia, Texas and California. WHAT: “I’m a modernist for sure,” says Hamilton, whose bohemian aesthetic is reflected in an Instagram feed over 80,000 followers strong—filled with midcentury forms, custom artwork, artisan objects and moody hues, plus houseplants galore. WHY: She loves the good vibes that lush green things bring to a space and is commended as an expert in their care—so much so that in 2019 she published a book, Nubi’s Plant Parenting Guide, still sold as a digital download. IN HER WORDS: “When I worked in wellness, I intuitively understood something that’s still at the forefront of what I design today: A room should look great, but the whole goal is for end users to feel great in their space.”

CURATOR I, like many of my colleagues, believe that curators are agents of social change. My job is to support the work of artists, particularly artists of color, who are engaging in conversations that are meaningful to Birmingham.” –HALLIE RINGLE, Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art

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SustainAble Home Goods, the 3-year-old, ethically sourced design brand founded by LaToya Tucciarone, had operated as a highly successful kiosk in the courtyard of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market since 2019. This month, it moved to a brick-and-mortar store on the mixed-use center’s second floor, where expanded square footage permits fresh additions like furniture, plus displays that invite shoppers to engage with the global makers behind each piece. yoursustainablehome.com World-renowned for its craftsmanship, Christopher Peacock cabinetry will finally bow at the Nashville Design Collective this fall, marking the brand’s 11th luxury boutique. Five exquisitely detailed “rooms” are set to showcase lines like Peacock’s recently updated Lambourne Collection, taking its cues from a parish church in his English hometown. New release Hudson, meanwhile, captures a more modern mood. peacockhome.com

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⊳ LAURA DEEMS Laura Deems boasts a background in textile design, so her colorful abstract paintings—beloved by designers Charlotte Lucas, MA Allen and Helen Harbin Davis—tend to take on a tactile quality, embracing the linen or canvas medium as a textural component of her works. The Atlantan’s September release, a series of 12 screen printing screens, represents a new medium for Deems that harks back to her textile days. As with collections past, her latest tributes an iconic artist whose oeuvre has inspired her: in this case, 20th-century color field masters Josef and Anni Albers. lauradeems.com

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LIBBY BAXTER ⊲ Based in Greenville, South Carolina, native Georgian Libby Baxter considers “fearless” color choices to be as important as rich textures and juxtaposing patterns. Baxter, who shares a studio with fellow artist Annie Koelle—surrounded by gardens, a greenhouse and an antiques gallery—draws particular inspiration from the famed quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, but is also invested in a more modern movement: maximalism. “I see it as opportunities for boldness, decorative excess, the celebration of individuality,” expresses the fiber artist, who weaves her pieces on floor looms from varied yarns, then sews the fragments together for a patchwork effect. libbybaxter.com

▲ MORGAN WILLIAMSON A Birmingham native, Morgan Williamson established her “modern and functional” ceramics workshop, Handmade Studio TN, in Nashville in 2012. Her hand-formed, heirloomquality stoneware comprises everything from spoon rests and serving bowls to butter domes, vases and place settings. Surfaces left smooth, textured like linen or imprinted with lace are beautifully glazed in versatile hues like rose, moss, gunmetal and two variations of white, occasionally with hand-brushed 22K gold details. “I want to bring thoughtfulness, beauty and intention to everyday moments,” says Williamson. handmadestudiotn.com

⊳ NEW HAT PROJECTS Kelly Diehl and Elizabeth Williams’ Nashville-based design venture was created as a tongue-in-cheek rebuttal to things deemed “old hat.” Their firm envisions wallpaper—and its coordinating objects—in a different way, drawing upon Japanese, Art Deco, Bauhaus and Ancient Egyptian influences to render architectural, high-impact motifs. Williams, a graphic designer, and Diehl, a fine artist, have enjoyed many fruitful collaborations—between themselves as well as with many area creatives. Local printer Grand Palace Silkscreen tackled the bespoke designs that grace the now-iconic Noelle Hotel, while they teamed up with ceramicist Rebecca Blevins to make custom vessels with chain-link details. A collaboration with Chasing Paper releases in September. newhatprojects.com

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SHAPE OF THINGS For the Empreinte collection, French design studio La Berre Vevaud emphasized textures that celebrate opposites. Injected with a brutalist feel yet composed in solid lavastone and travertine, the handmade Barth stools offer a refined aesthetic. theinvisiblecollection.com

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FINDING FRIDGE PERFECTION When looking for a refrigerator, make sure to choose one that can provide every solution to your clients’ needs, such as: + O ptimal food preservation for their ingredients and prepared food + Plenty of storage space for entertaining + A beautiful design that seamlessly integrates within their kitchen

PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON SURFACES Porcelain. Kitchens are spaces for dinner, homework, lounging, entertaining and more. Homeowners are moving away from granite and toward porcelain for its resistance to stains, costeffectiveness and durability. Wood. Due to the popularity of open-concept floor plans, flooring choices are extending from space to space, like hardwood in the living area that continues into the kitchen. Oak and walnut are the most popular due to their durability. Stone Slabs. A slab backsplash is clean and adds just the right amount of drama to any kitchen.

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1. Due to be released by the end of the year, the 18- and 24-inch Liebherr Monolith Wine Columns offer many options, such as a stainless-steel door panel; a brushed-aluminum square handle, a stainless-steel round handle or a brushed-aluminum soft-edge handle; a stainless-steel toe kick and a reverse door kit. Featured models: MF2451, MW2400, MRB2400. 2. Liebherr Monolith Columns seamlessly integrate into any kitchen to ensure a timeless look that has just the right touch of modernity. Featured models: MF3051, MRB3000. 3. All Liebherr undercounter units are 32 inches tall, offering a great solution for those seeking an ADA-compliant installation. Handle-free options are also available. Featured models: UF501 Undercounter Freezer and UB501 Undercounter Refrigerator with BioFresh drawers. Learn more about Liebherr Monolith’s line of column refrigeration and freezing products, the most technologically advanced and design-forward products the company has ever produced. home.liebherr.com/monolith

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Made in America For the industry leaders on the following pages, authenticity, innovation, quality and a hard-working spirit come to mind when defining what it means to be American made. Sourcing local vendors, incorporating sustainable materials and collaborating with the artisanal community speak to this renaissance in American design. Instilled with a deep sense of pride, these companies continue to build on the past ‌ to secure the future for the next generation. It’s American history in the making.

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The word “signature” resonates with Hammerton Lighting on two fronts. On the product side, its decorative lighting line, Hammerton Signature, speaks to the company’s unlimited customization options. Each light in the collection—whether in design, materials, options or craftsmanship—is a “signature” piece. Stylistically speaking, Hammerton’s “signature” is its relationship with nature as reflected in its designs. “Our aesthetic has always involved an exploration of the natural world,” says founder and vice president of design, Levi Wilson. “Filigree, Art Nouveau and Art Deco are great examples of this.” While the standard industry definition for custom lighting assumes a limited choice of options, in Hammerton’s hands “anything is possible”—a credo that has led the bespoke, entrepreneurial spirit of this American company for a quarter of a century.

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EMPLOYEE-CENTRIC SUCCESS The “Made in America” ideology may be different for every American manufacturer, but at Hammerton it’s centered around the transformative power of each of its employees. “Every day at Hammerton, we design, engineer, fabricate, finish, pack, ship and service a unique assortment of products that are entirely different than the day before and the day after,” says president Bill Shott. “Fundamentally, we are tackling new problems and embracing new opportunities every hour of every day. We rely on the personal enterprise of each employee—their creativity, inventiveness, resilience, collaboration and problem-solving skills—to do this successfully. Bottom line, we recognize that Hammerton’s most valuable assets walk in and out of our doors daily.” What is more American than an unshakable belief in the power of the individual?

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Anyone who has ever tried to sew a straight seam, build a cabinet or finish a piece of furniture knows how difficult it is. It requires not only experience and know-how, but creativity and a collaborative mindset. Enter western North Carolina-based Vanguard Furniture, the custom case goods and upholstery furniture maker, whose skilled artisans have elevated furniture production to a fine art. “From material selection to hand-applied, multi-step finishes, every detail is considered,” president Andy Bray says. Offered with endless customization options, Vanguard’s furniture speaks to the American mindset that home is the ultimate form of self-expression. “Each piece of Vanguard furniture reflects the authenticity of a unique material or design sensibility. And yet, each piece is tailored to the distinctive tastes and experiences of its imaginer,” Bray says.

INGENUITY AT ITS FINEST Over the years, Vanguard has innovated with new technologies to improve service. Operational efficiencies allow us to create one-of-a-kind pieces and have them available for delivery in fewer than four weeks. And our new 3D visualizer applies state-of-the-art technology to visualize custom options and finishes on the fly and to rotate and examine your creation from any angle.

CUSTOMIZATION: THE AMERICAN WAY The American spirit is more independent, and as a result, prizes customization. From a design standpoint, products must be scaled and tailored to American sensibilities; those who desire furniture of distinction because they value their independence and individuality. From the production standpoint, the only way to manifest that goal is to do it locally. American manufacturing—especially the way we do it at Vanguard—builds furniture one piece at a time, so that each can be unique.

“At Vanguard, everything we create involves provenance and customization.”

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Gathering GROUNDS THE MODERN-DAY GREAT ROOM IS ALL ABOUT VERSATILITY. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN

As we take solace in our houses, the kitchen’s role as the heart of the home has become more essential than ever—it’s where we take business calls, help our children with homework, gather for breakfast and evening meals, and enjoy a refreshing cocktail at day’s end. So, it comes as no surprise that blending the kitchen and family room into one great room layout is high on most clients’ wish lists. Today, designers are planning adaptable spaces ideal for prepping meals, breaking bread and intimate socializing, as seen in this stunning project by designer Adam Hunter.

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Designer Adam Hunter chose striking custom metal Amuneal cabinetry for this sprawling kitchen, living and dining area in Nashville, Tennessee, which he designed with architect Steve Giannetti. Mattaliano pendant lights from Holly Hunt, Amtrend stools and a fire engine red Lacanche range round out the sophisticated mix. Rocky Mountain Hardware sinks pair with Waterworks faucets.

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For designer Adam Hunter, this impressive space started as a dream. “I had a vision of an all-metal kitchen in a beautiful patina with a floating marble hood,” he explains. With the help of all-star architect Steve Giannetti, trusting clients and an ace custom cabinetry company, Hunter was lucky enough to see his fantasy come to life. adamhunterinc.com

Talk to us about the cabinetry. Amuneal created some really luxurious textures and colors with stainless steel designs. We sort of invented a patina we’re calling “root beer.” It works so well with some of the other tones and materials found throughout the space. The glass cases flanking the range continue the view out to the backyard—they’re definitely a favorite feature. How did you decide on the marble hood? We actually had to frame the house so it could support the hood, but I knew we had to go for it! The marble, which my dealers call a pinot noir, has moments of eggplant, burgundy and just the right kind of gold. When it all gleams together at a certain point in the day, it’s magic.

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What a room! I wanted to change up my own aesthetic with this project and I certainly reached high. But it really started with doing something unique, which was creating an all-metal kitchen.

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ON DISPLAY Add a dash of Cotswold charm to the home with a beautifully decorated cupboard by English kitchen company Devol. Potager (shown), one of four designs available, is inspired by a French ornamental fruit and vegetable garden making a lovely backdrop to any stack of plates. Each piece is hand finished with antiqued wax and embellished with craquelure for a vintage look. Bespoke colors and patterns are also offered. devolkitchens.com

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Cabinets of CURIOSITY While we may not be able to control everything around us, organized cabinets are essential for a sane state of mind. As we spend more time at home, it seems we can never have enough storage, especially for the hardest-working rooms. Luckily, the latest designs offer both function and innovation as well as aesthetics and good looks. Whether you crave perfect pantry shelving or a sleek wine update, these new styles have you covered.

CLEAN VIEW Pedini’s sophisticated K016 kitchen concept includes this minimal wall unit made of eucalyptus wood with a seamless, paper-thin folding door that completely conceals messy shelves or pantry staples. The steel wine bottle holders also have a small footprint making this feature ideal for urban dwellings or those with cozy floor plans. pediniusa.com

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Based in Florence, Italy, Officine Gullo’s newest project shines a light on the company’s exquisitely handcrafted metalwork designs. The smart stainless steel structure is powder coated in opaque Signal White with polished-brass handles and details. While the work surface incorporates a welded sink and induction stove, the lower section has ample storage as well as a dishwasher and oven. officinegullo.com

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Interior designer Dwayne Bergmann has launched his eponymous line of custom cabinetry. One of several artful, elevated designs is the Fluted door that can be installed in a number of configurations including narrow, medium and wide spacing between the flutes as well as horizontal or vertical orientations. As Bergmann notes, “We spend so much time in the kitchen, as it is often the gathering space for our families and friends, and there’s no reason why it can’t be as dynamic and visually interesting as, say, the formal living room.” dwaynebergmann.com

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In a kitchen by designer Amber Brown Matlack, a Gabby pendant light suspends above the island painted in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe, while the cabinetry is in Dead Salmon, also by Farrow & Ball. A Rohl Shaws Original Sink and Waterworks faucet complete the space.

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To create a soaring space in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, designer Amber Brown Matlack of Brown Interiors knew she wanted to preserve the charm and history of the original 1935 Tudor-style residence when crafting this great room. After combining what was once a galley kitchen, small breakfast nook and dining room into a central area, she extended the ceiling into the attic to achieve a vaulted effect and expose the wooden beam. The warm color scheme evokes a nostalgic feel, including the mauve and gray tones on the cabinetry and a beautiful stone backsplash. Brown Matlack says she aimed for “a sense of openness and livability in the heartbeat of the house.” browninteriors.net

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Report WITH WELLNESS TOP OF MIND, LUXE DIVES INTO DESIGN DEVOTED TO REST, CONNECTION AND CLARITY.

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To celebrate the agrarian history of a family’s Bridgehampton property, Historical Concepts and Michael Davis Design & Construction envisioned a structure reminiscent of traditional potato barns in the area. Cedar board-and-batten cladding and masonry details, including Connecticut fieldstone retaining walls and natural bluestone cleft slabs designed in tandem with Hollander Design Landscape Architects, speak to the old-meets-new ethos.

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TAKE COMFORT Take care. Stay safe. Be well. Who could have guessed the weight these phrases would take on in this uncharted new decade? Times of introspective nesting have illuminated that such directives start at home, reinvigorating a discussion on the many ways design can enhance our mental and physical wellbeing. Here, we share an assortment of restorative spaces whose principles—thoughtful details, indulgent amenities and ample conversation with nature— provide ideas for sanctuaries large and small.

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Knowing that the indoor pool would be used through the colder months, the team nestled the feature in the ground, adding a south-facing skylight. “Between the warmth of the rammed earth and the natural light, it’s a perfect winter pool,” says Historical Concepts principal Kevin Clark. “It doesn’t feel like a cold conservatory.”

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Surrounded by tiered rows of apple trees, the sunken Rebound Ace tennis court (right) is maintenance free. The vaulted great room (below) earns its keep as an office space, entertaining area and lounge between tennis matches.

Sweet 1ESCAPE A BRIDGEHAMPTON SPORTS BARN OFFERS THE ULTIMATE FAMILY RETREAT.

“With a remote property, you have the opportunity to create a destination,” says Kevin Clark, principal of Historical Concepts. And so it came to be that a family’s brief for a recreational outbuilding on their Bridgehampton estate evolved into a sports barn laden with wellness features. Surrounded by acres of pristine farmland, the structure demanded a sensitive approach, one that Historical Concepts—an architecture firm known for legacy properties rooted in place— was well-suited for. Alongside interior designer Steven Gambrel, landscape architect Edmund Hollander and master builder Michael Davis, who assembled the team, plans were drawn for a lowslung, cedar-clad activity center softly folded into the rolling terrain. The decision to nestle the barn into, not onto, the landscape is an exercise in both historical accuracy and ingenuity. First, it references semisubterranean potato barns local to the region. Second, it meets a Hamptons building code limiting accessory structures to 20 feet high, while still allowing for a three-story structure for all the family’s amenity wishes to live in harmony. In full, the sprawling retreat includes family offices, a large vaulted great room, a kitchen, an indoor lap pool and spa, men’s and women’s locker rooms and an exercise room—plus a sunken tennis court with viewing pavilion. “The lay of the land and the feel of a place reveal themselves when you put pen to paper,” says Clark. “The top floor gym has a wonderful

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view over the property, and the sauna, steam and massage rooms round out the indoor activities,” shares Davis. “In addition to the gathering room, there is a suite of three family offices particularly helpful during these times.” Throughout, Gambrel’s interiors scheme—a medley of warm woods and chalky blue, green and sand hues—sets a restorative tone. “The palette is muted, based on the environment as inspiration,” he explains, and indeed, the natural setting inspires. Complementing the agrarian landscape, Hollander took care in employing native plantings, such as bayberry, winterberry and viburnum, to welcome birds, bees and other pollinators. “Healthy, living landscapes are essential to the wellness of all visitors, all species,” he notes. Like many affluent New Yorkers, the family decamped to their country residence in the early days of the pandemic. In turn, the beloved barn has become a haven beyond anything client or design team could have planned for—a hub of safety, togetherness and health. “One of the most rewarding parts of our job is when you see a place you designed be truly life-altering for a family,” says Clark, adding, “When you treat home as resort, there’s something magical about that.”

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GOODVIBES THREE DESIGNERS SHARE A PRINCIPLE THAT SHAPES THEIR PERSONAL PRACTICE.

LAURENCE CARR

New York, New York Wabi-sabi is a worldview rooted in Japanese origin all about taming desire for perfection in design, freeing us to live more sustainably and impart truly authentic style in our homes. To seek it is to honor the patina and character of our interiors and collected pieces, find harmony with nature, honor simplicity and do away with excess clutter. I help clients seek wabi-sabi through utilization of the seven Zen principles— one of which, for example, is incorporating unique pieces from our clients’ own collections. This practice shifts focus from trendy items to those that have been built lovingly, and with noble materials. Together with our clients, we identify character-rich pieces and intentionally place them in different rooms as the sturdy roots of our interior design approach. laurencecarr.com

MACELLE ALBEDA

Pasadena, California Biophilia stems from Greek as “love of life” and is about our innate human need to be connected to nature. Biophilic design focuses on how to layer nature into interiors, whether through actual elements like

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plants, stone, wood, water and natural light, or “biomimicry,” which are shapes and patterns that remind us of being outdoors. The benefits are substantial: Close proximity to nature triggers a dopamine response in our brains that promotes well-being, lowering blood pressure and stress. Starting from the most basic ways to inspire biophilia, you can paint walls in colors we find in nature, like green, blue and brown. Then move on to adding motifs and plants. Advanced options include stone walls, water features and changing the building’s access to natural light. studiomahal.com

NINA MAGON

Houston, Texas One way of fostering well-being at home that I believe in and have used with great results is Vastu Shastra, an Indian system of architecture similar to feng shui. In Vastu Shastra, there are 5 elements: Earth (Bhumi), Water (Jala), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni), and Space (Akasha). The central part of a house is ruled by the space element. As all directions meet in the center, it is the holiest and most powerful zone. So when possible, I like to ensure that the most-used room—often the living area—is located in the direct center and designed with a minimal aesthetic for less clutter and low furniture to allow for plenty of natural light. This approach harmonizes the flow of energy throughout the home, which facilitates good health. contourinteriordesign.com

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There are serene rooms and then there are rooms where serenity seems to emanate from the walls, softening your disposition on viewing. This elixir of a bedroom in Jackson Hole, Wyoming—a collaboration between WRJ Design and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson—is decidedly the latter. Here, designer Rush Jenkins and architect Ray Calabro sound off on achieving Zen in tandem. wrjdesign.com; bcj.com Set the scene. RC: The site for the house is on a butte that overlooks the Snake River Valley with extraordinary views. The bedroom is located at the southern, most private end of the home and is embedded into the gentle slope of the site, connecting with the landscape at a more immediate scale. RJ: There’s a calmness and a majestic beauty that surrounds you. That’s what the color palette, the lighting, the simplicity of the design were about—creating harmony with nature. Material connection. RC: The southern wall is smooth-formed cast-in-place concrete, the flooring is white oak with a custom finish, the window wall is aluminum with a clear anodized finish, and the ceiling is composed of panels of white oak. RJ: The rug is bamboo silk, the bed is really luxurious suede, the pillows are a cashmere plaid from Loro Piana. Those tonal elements are about continuity with the exteriors and the architecture. Design highlights. RC: The water feature that stretches along the master suite is dynamic. We placed mirror-finish stainless steel panels on the roof overhang above the stream. The combination of gently moving water and mirror reflects constantly changing patterns of light into the master suite throughout the day. The effect is magical. RJ: The seamless windows in this room actually open from the bottom. Can you imagine waking up hearing the water rippling and the birds chirping in the garden? Sometimes, you’ll see a moose having a drink. You don’t get closer to nature than that. Dream team. RC: WRJ’s selections reinforce the quiet elegance of the home. The luxe finishes and fabrics express their commitment to quality and attention to detail that are guiding principles in the architecture. RJ: This house was a unified vision. The client wanted peace and simplicity, and every team member came at this design from the same philosophy.

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Some decamped to dining tables. Others converted spare rooms to studies. In the immediate wake of the pandemic, remote work culture shifted inexorably, and with it, the landscape of home office design. With more and more companies adopting permanently flexible policies, it’s no surprise that designers are seeing an uptick in office updates. On deck? Spaces that foster productivity and focus, certainly—but also tranquility and moodboosting chic. Take a cue from these calming desks around the country.

▲ FRESH PERSPECTIVE In Vero Beach, Florida, designer Kevin Dumais’ unconventional furniture configuration is twofold. First, it makes way for foot traffic between the room’s two entrances. Second, it sets the client up to take advantage of the resplendent views and shifting sunlight throughout the day. dumaisid.com

BETTER TOGETHER With restorative garden views for the taking, designer Bryan Yates aligned a Dallas, Texas, couple’s work areas along a single window wall. The decision has a reverse fishbowl effect: The elegantly minimal design can be conversely enjoyed from the outdoor entertaining spots. yatesdesygn.com

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▲ CENTRAL STATION With space at a premium in Brooklyn, designer Jenny Dina Kirschner added a petite “study” by backing a desk against the living room sofa. Behind, modular shelving reads as design statement while discreetly housing a printer and a variety of homework and office supplies. jdkinteriors.com

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DESIGN PARTNERS LINDA SULLIVAN AND SILVIA HENDRAWAN REFLECT ON A FIRM FIRST: A TEA ROOM IN ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA.

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From the very beginning, it was meant to be a place of rest. The architect picked the location for it’s amazing natural light and we worked with a feng shui master. Building started in September to encourage good luck and prosperity for the home. It was a special brief in that way—there was meaning behind every detail. We’re seeing more and more clients asking for specialty rooms, but these clients—two firstgeneration Chinese sisters—really use this space. After a hard day’s work, they retreat to drink tea together, practice calligraphy and meditate. They wanted to honor their heritage—but to modernize, too. Tea room window treatments are traditionally bamboo; we chose a light grass Conrad shade. The Chilewich rug is textured like a tatami mat and the white-oak furnishings are custom by Chi Wing Lo, a Chinese furniture designer living in Italy. The table has natural stone for water draining and a metal plate for the hot teapot to rest on. In spring, the sisters drink Longjing tea. In summer, jasmine tea paired with red bean pastry. In autumn, black tea with moon cake and in winter, Pu’er tea. They have an incredible collection of ceramic vessels; their most-prized is a Gongfu tea set from Yingge, a town famous for its production of porcelain. It was an inspiring project in that we learned so much from our clients. It also showed us how important it is to have a room dedicated to feeling good in—to feeling happy. We’re now looking to incorporate this principal into more of our designs. sullivandesignstudio.com

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TO THE KITCHEN + COOK A TRUE TO FOOD™ JOURNEY For the most ardent of culinary devotees, cooking is rooted in a relationship with food. When those savants pursue their art at home, it may be even more true, as each dish is created with one’s own nourishment and taste buds in mind. This vision of the at-home cook, composing a masterpiece with the utmost respect for its ingredients and their origins, is the driving force behind Signature Kitchen Suite. The brand believes those makers embody what it means to be True to Food, and it intends to give them tools that honor that. Its latest innovation certainly advances that mission. If you long to serve Michelin-worthy food at home, look to the Dual-Fuel Pro Range and its integrated program: The Gourmet Chef. This state-of-the-art system guides its user through the making of exquisite meals—appetizer, entrée and dessert. Consider it your new muse, and keep reading for more inspiration, insight and ideas.

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SOUS VIDE FOR THE SENSES

EXPLORE THE METHOD BEHIND CHEF-MADE MAGIC

Imagine the smell of a cut of steak that has retained its seasonings like never before; the taste and texture of each slice you bite into, its juices and flavor just as you prefer. A feast for the senses, if ever there was one. This could be your dinner, every evening. Allow us to introduce you to sous vide … the term is French for “under vacuum” and the technique is revolutionary. Vacuum seal your food—spices, marinades and all—and submerge it to cook in water. You can regulate the temperature to within a single degree and the heat will be evenly distributed from start to finish. The result, whether steak or fish, an egg or vegetables, redefines “perfectly cooked.” It used to be that maintaining the condition of the water demanded complexity, with equipment and processes that weren’t suited to the home. But no more. Thanks to Signature Kitchen Suite, this method is now yours to experience on the daily. Bathe your steak to its best quality ever, and then give it a little charring on the cooktop— all using one, first-of-its-kind range. Everything you need is right on your cooktop, with no extra tools or equipment required.

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TODAY’S SPECIALS ARE ALL SOUS VIDE For ingredients and instructions, plus more recipes, visit signaturekitchensuite.com/sous-vide-recipes. BRUNCH

EGG WHITE BITES Enjoy a healthy breakfast, in a jar.

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DINNER

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CARMEN MIRANDA COCKTAIL

MONTREAL SPICE FLAT IRON STEAK

PINEAPPLE UPSIDEDOWN CITRUS CAKE

Bourbon, banana, cinnamon and bitters … this drink is delectable.

We think this one might be beyond explanation. It’s exquisite.

This midcentury modern favorite has undergone an update.

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TECHNICUREAN™ (noun): A NEW GENERATION OF FORWARD-THINKING COOKS, COMBINING A PASSION FOR FOOD WITH AN APPRECIATION OF INNOVATION

Anyone who has ever zealously pursued something would agree, flexibility is the mother of invention. Without the freedom to test and try, discovery is all but impossible, and what fervent doer doesn’t seek to elevate their craft? Enter, Technicureans. These groundbreaking, visionary and health-conscious home chefs value food in its freshest forms and the state-of-the-art tools and techniques that enable them to achieve new heights in cooking it—and they’ve got a favorite new kitchen mate: Signature Kitchen Suite’s Pro Rangetop. Available in 36-inch and 48-inch versions, its Ultra-High™ burners provide 23K BTUs of pure gas cooking power for better searing and quick

stir-frying, while the Ultra-Low™ burners simmer down to maintain temperatures as low as 100 degrees (essential for the preparation of delicate sauces and sugary confections). The two-zone induction area can be used for a teppanyaki plate or larger cookware. All of this combines with carefully incorporated “green” features, like built-in exhaust, and compatibility with Signature Kitchen Suite’s smartphone application. Drop a cut of fish into the sous vide bath and monitor its progress from the couch, or preheat the oven on your way home from work. Oh yes, did you catch that? The Pro Rangetops are equipped for sous vide, too. Welcome to the 21st-century kitchen.

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TIEGHAN GERARD

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JILL FERGUS

DONALD SMOLIK

SARAH ALDRICH

Ramen, brownies, scallops—whatever the dish, Tieghan Gerard keeps it simple and celebrates the richness of each ingredient.

If you need more encouragement before attempting sous vide at home, spend some time with James Beshada.

"Always nutritious, especially delicious." Such is the motto by which Jill Fergus creates bright, healthful, seasonal meals.

As his handle would suggest, Donald Smolik is all about intuitive craftsmanship in the kitchen.

With a focus on vegetarian and gluten-free recipes, Sarah Aldrich offers a new way to enjoy classic favorites.

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TO PROTECT AND SERVE DO YOUR WINE THE HONOR OF CAREFUL KEEPING

From growing, harvesting and crushing the grapes to aging and bottling the resulting libation, so much effort and attention is devoted to the careful art of winemaking. The same level of thoughtfulness should be given to its next phase, no? Signature Kitchen Suite thinks the answer is certainly yes, and that’s why they collaborated with the world’s most knowledgeable vintners, historians and scientists to develop wine refrigerators qualified for their occupants.

wine: temperature fluctuations, vibration, light and reduced humidity. Independent temperature zones enable one to organize red, white and sparkling varieties according to their needs; an inverted linear compressor and a metal interior minimize vibration to less than 2 gal (cm/s2); dark-tinted, triple-paned glass protects from UV; and evaporators maintain steady humidity levels. It’s the most ideal wine storage system, ever.

Designed to replicate the conditions of old-world wine caves, the 18-inch and 24-inch Integrated Column Wine Refrigerators are a sommelier’s dream. Signature Kitchen Suite’s proprietary Wine Cave Technology™ defends each vintage within (up to 113 bottles in the larger model) against the four elements that are detrimental to

And it’s made to enthuse the oenophile, too. Once you’ve placed each bottle, download the Signature Sommelier™ app. Created in partnership with Wine Ring, the industry’s leading AI-driven personalization software, it develops a comprehensive user preference profile to drive the most accurate recommendations for you.

AN ADVENTURE FOR THE PALATE This fall, work your way through these ambrosial duos.

A ALBARIÑO Spicy Tuna Roll

R RIESLING Strawberry Pie

C CHARDONNAY Lobster Thermidor

P PROSECCO Stuffed Peppers

Z ZWEIGELT Chicken Tikka Masala

G GRENACHE Pulled Pork Tacos

M MALBEC Beef Bourguignon

S SHERRY Chocolate Florentines

THE TASTE OF PRECISION IN THE CREATION OF FIVE-STAR CUISINE, EXACTITUDE IS PARAMOUNT

But we don’t all have a full staff and hours to dedicate to our evening meal, so when it comes to going gourmet at home, the ability to multitask while maintaining precision is key. Signature Kitchen Suite’s Single, Double and Combination Wall Ovens were designed for this very purpose. Modes for steam, convection and sous vide make it possible to cook quickly, evenly (we’re looking at you, pie lovers), full of texture—all of the above. Even the act of microwaving can be taken over by the Combination Wall Oven, through its Turbocook™ feature.

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GUIDE TO THE GRAZING BOARD

Ah, the grazing board. It can be an after-school snack plate, elegant party hors d’oeuvre or individual meal. Delicious and aesthetically pleasing, this display of abundance is perfect for foodies of any age and in every setting. It’s a culinary staple. Given the nature of its ingredients, a grazing board demands a lot from one’s refrigerator. Meats should be quite a bit chillier than fruits and veggies, for example, and most of it can’t sit out for too long once you’ve put your spread together. Signature Kitchen Suite’s 24-inch and 30-inch Integrated Column Refrigerators prove the ultimate partner. Their Lift and Go™ bins and drawers offer a variety of places to customize storage conditions to the needs of specific foods, while a movable snack drawer is expansive enough to house extra-large serving platters. Let’s go to the market.

DIPS honey, jellies, Dijon mustard, peanut butter, hummus

PUT A SWEET SPIN ON IT Dessert boards are a thing too, you know. Chocolate, caramel, marshmallow fluff, raspberries, pomegranate seeds, strawberries … need we say more?

MEATS pepperoni, salami, prosciutto CHEESES Manchego, brie, cheddar

NUTS cashews, almonds

GRAINS crackers, pretzels, baguette toasts

FRUITS grapes, blackberries, dried apricots, cherries

VEGGIES olives, pickles, carrots

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Find your canvas. We think wood boards make for beautiful backgrounds, but any traylike surface will do.

Decide on your must-haves. What are your favorite cheeses? Are you obsessed with olives? Or is red pepper jelly your jam (pun intended)?

Start pairing. Choose more foods with your first picks in mind and be intuitive about it. Just because something isn’t a conventional match, doesn’t mean you can’t include it. Trust your gut, as they say.

Slice, dice + roll! Get creative with presentation; think brie triangles and cheddar chunks, pepperoni chips and rolled prosciutto.

Top it off with extra flavor. Nestle dipping bowls into spaces around the board and fill them with yummy condiments (this can also be a great place for items that give off liquid you want to contain, like olives and pickles).

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INTRODUCING THE 2020 LUXE AWARDS HONORING EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION AND THE BEST RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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MEET THE JUDGES Luxe Interiors + Design invited design professionals from across the country to compete in the 2020 Luxe RED Awards, recognizing residential excellence in design. After receiving more than 1,100 entries, a panel of industry experts selected regional winners across 10 categories. Winners then competed for national recognition, and the public’s favorite projects vied for our Readers’ Choice awards. Meet the judges below, and turn the page to view this year’s winners.

THOM FILICIA

ALEXA HAMPTON

Since being cast as the interior design expert in the Emmy-award winning show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Thom Filicia has hosted several shows for the Style Network and appeared as talent on the HGTV Network. His design portfolio includes firstclass hotels and special projects, and he is also the author of Thom Filicia Style and American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat. Thom is the creative mind and driving force behind the Thom Filicia Home Collection and he operates Sedgwick & Brattle, a to-the-trade showroom in the New York Design Center.

Alexa Hampton took over ownership and design leadership of Mark Hampton in 1998 and has designed a growing stable of home products for brands including Kravet, Theodore Alexander, Stark Carpet, Visual Comfort & Co., Chesneys, SA Baxter, White River, The Shade Store and Globus Cork. She serves on the board of trustees for the New York School of Interior Design, The New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. She is the author of The Language of Interior Design and Decorating in Detail and has been a contributing columnist for The Wall Street Journal “Off Duty” section.

JAMES MAGNI

LORI WEITZNER

PAMELA JACCARINO

James Magni has been recognized as one of the foremost modernist designers of our time, leaving an indelible mark on the world of architecture and interior design. In 1988, he established Los Angeles-based Magni Design, and in 1996, created the Magni Home Collection, which showcases lighting, rugs and furniture of his design. James has developed a style that marries sumptuous luxury with modernism’s clean lines and uncluttered spaces. His passion for fine art has made him a favorite amongst major collectors, museum directors and trustees, though he is equally sought after by innovators and entrepreneurs in many fields.

Lori Weitzner is internationally known for her contributions to the world of textiles and wallcoverings under the Weitzner Limited brand, as well as for her rug designs for Perennials and West Elm and passementerie for Samuel & Sons. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums such as the Cooper Hewitt in New York and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Lori is the recipient of more than 25 prestigious design awards. She recently authored her first book—Ode to Color, The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design— published by Harper Collins, and lectures around the world on the effects of color on our well-being.

A native New Yorker, Pamela Jaccarino is the founding editor in chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, the largest residential architecture and design brand in the country, a position she has held since 2005. Pamela has been instrumental in the growth of the brand and continues to champion its fresh vision and evolution. She also frequently lectures on design-related topics. Prior to joining Sandow in 2002, Pamela was an executive editor with the LVMH Group.

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL, THOM FILICIA, INC

INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FOUNDER, MAGNI KALMAN DESIGN

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OWNER AND PRESIDENT, MARK HAMPTON

PRINCIPAL AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, LORI WEITZNER DESIGN

MICHAEL IMBER PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT, MICHAEL G. IMBER, ARCHITECTS

Michael Imber, FAIA, is the principal architect of a modern classical design firm in San Antonio, Texas. Michael is a founding counselor of the Congress of Residential Architects and the founding president of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Texas Chapter, and sits on the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Board and the board of advisors for the Design Leadership Network. He has been honored with numerous awards including the Texas Society of Architects William W. Caudill, FAIA Award, the Arthur Ross Award, the national Palladio Award and the Texas ICAA John Staud Award. He was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2008.

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Luxurious materials were used to create a tranquil atmosphere in this West Palm Beach, Florida, abode. With soothing white, cream and marble enveloping the rooms, custom furniture and one-of-a-kind pieces are illuminated by natural light pouring through the windows. 2 . EMILY SU MMER S DESIGN ASSOC I AT ES DALLAS + FORT WORTH

To embrace the lush gardens of this Dallas property, nature-inspired elements were brought in through an amorphous rug and vibrant wallpaper. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase climbing vines and towering trees.

3 . ALLEN SAU NDER S INC. M I A M I Shades of purple pop against a neutral palette in this Highland Beach, Florida, condo. The living area’s furnishings feature rounded shapes grounded by a custom area rug designed to emulate a sandy beach. 4 . BENJAMIN JOHNSTON DES I G N H O U S T O N Textures and curves abound in this Houston house. Collaborating with residential designer JD Bartell and builder Al Ross, the design team added splashes of gold, cream and charcoal through accessories and in built-ins. 5 . AKASHA DESIGN STU DIO C O L O R A D O

For this Aspen residence, the designer was inspired by the client’s wardrobe. Soothing gray, purple and taupe tones flow in soft velvets and leather against a backdrop of windows exposing scenic mountains.

6 . R ACHEL HOR N INTER IOR S A U S T I N + S A N A N T O N I O

This Austin home brings new meaning to farmhouse design, utilizing a flood of black and white materials and decor throughout the open floor plan. Sleek floors are offset with pops of gold-toned accessories and lush fabrics.

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Rugged textures are embraced in this Big Sky, Montana, family lodge, fit with a stone fireplace surround, exposed wood beams and floor-toceiling windows. To keep with the aesthetic, Locati Architects and Highline Construction used reclaimed barn board and formed concrete.

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Simple elegance was achieved in this modern Paradise Valley, Arizona, retreat through black granite floors, gray velvet cabinets and rich walnut, punctuated by a gallery of graphic art. Ocotillo, mesquite and succulents fill the space and courtyard. 9 . ER IC OLSEN DESIGN S O U T H E R N C A L I F O R N I A

1 0 . TISH INTER IOR D ESI G N S O U T H E A S T This Atlanta residence was warmed up with European finishes and a neutral palette. The designer integrated steel windows and barn wood accents into the space, as well as a mix of antiques with more contemporary furnishings. aimee mazzenga. leah muller interiors: jessica glynn. lonni paul design: emily minton redfield. lucas: aaron leitz.

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The architect and homeowner of this Corona Del Mar, California, home turned to nature to create a modern house with ocean views. Materials such as reclaimed brick, Douglas fir and dark paneling bring in warmth.

1 1 . ALIDA COU RY INTER I OR S C H I C A G O

No print or pattern is off limits in this Chicago abode designed in collaboration with Jake Ross Remodeling. A thoughtful marriage of vintage and modern elements creates a fresh yet timeless space. A chainlink art piece hangs next to a custom tufted sofa in green velvet.

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Old Florida design gets an upgrade in this Vero Beach, Florida, residence, embracing coastal elements of navy blue and white textiles and driftwood-inspired furniture. Bold designs shake up the space in the form of rattan-printed wallpaper in the kitchen, geometric throw pillows and porcelain jars in the living room. 1 3 . LONNI PAU L DESI G N L O S A N G E L E S Once a dated ranch, this Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, summer getaway was revived with rich wood stains and custom furniture. Small windows in the back of the property were replaced with picture windows, amplifying the natural light. 1 4 . LUCAS P A C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

Working with Graham Architecture and Hill Construction Company on the renovation of this Laguna Beach, California, home, the team incorporated the clients’ love of travel and nature using curios amassed from Indonesia and beyond. Dark wood floors and cabinetry are accessorized with vintage rugs, wood screens and antiques.

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This Laguna Niguel, California, residence is a study in patterns, from the mosaic of tile in the kitchen to the ornate throw pillows on the sofa. From room to room, intricate runners and rugs ground the space.

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Set against a backdrop of neutral colors, the textures in a Wilmette, Illinois, house—designed by architect Paul Konstant— are the stars of the design, from stone covering the fireplace and shiplap walls to dynamic wallcoverings and a sisal area rug.

5 . T RIBE D E S IG N G RO UP AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

The ranch aesthetic of this remodel in Austin is teeming with modern design, incorporating a muted palette with furnishings like a tufted coffee table and gold lighting and hardware.

6 . BH D M D E S IGN N E W Y O R K An urban cowboy aesthetic was achieved in this Austin abode by incorporating new finishes into the existing spaces and furniture. Classic and elegant yet livable, the living room features an abundance of neutrals that reflect a more sunbleached desert palette. 7 . D E N IS E M C GA H A INTE RIO RS DALLAS + FORT WORTH

A Dallas home is surrounded by greenery, and the bold color is also brought inside with jungle green tiles in the kitchen, a candy apple green study and a wallpaper of vines climbing up the walls of the powder room.

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An updated take on classic farmhouse style, this new build in Santa Barbara, California, features white-paneled walls and a coffered ceiling, which contrast with dark cabinetry, iron light fixtures and marble countertops.

design group: ryann ford. bhdm design: adam macchia. denise mcgaha interiors: stephen karlisch.

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2 . K ASA M IA IN TE RIO RS M I A M I In a Coral Gables, Florida, dwelling, this sophisticated kitchen was renovated with white wood paneling, brass fixtures and marble countertops and walls. Two distinct spaces were created for dining and cooking, with appliances cleverly hidden.


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The ornate dining and sitting rooms in a Hamptons home are quite literally the palette of a peacock, with jewel-tone reupholstered furniture, throw pillows, blue-and-white chinoiserie and curtains printed with a bold pattern. 9 . J E S S ICA H E LG E RS O N INTE RIO R DE S IGN PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

This more than 100-year-old Portland, Oregon, house underwent a remodel while still maintaining its historic qualities. Existing coffered ceilings, columns and ceiling rosettes were accented with a moody green and walnut color palette and a hand-painted mural of crawling ferns. 1 0 . TA LB OT C O O LE Y INTE RIO RS H O U S T O N

This monochromatic Houston residence embraces a white, black and gray color palette with black steel doors, black-and-white polished porcelain floors, a multitier crystal chandelier, muted floral wallpaper and a grand piano.

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1 1 . ASHLEY GILBR EATH INTER IOR DESIGN S O U T H E A S T Set on more than 30 acres, this Columbus, Georgia, home incorporates antiques, detailed upholstery and a soft color scheme for both a relaxing escape and a place to entertain. A sense of drama was added with green hues in the office and blue in the living room.

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An elaborate wallcovering envelops the music room of this Los Altos Hills, California, house, where the owners’ expansive collection of antique books and record albums can be enjoyed. The design team created a modern version of a Victorian parlor with vintageinspired brands.

This Aspen, Colorado, dwelling is nestled into the forest and brings the outdoors in with the use of moss rock, poplar bark and cedar shingles, and reclaimed white oak. Hayden Mountain is in full view through a 30-foot sliding steel door.

Soothing cream, moss and dusty lavender decorate this lavish Glendale, Arizona, abode, infused with natural light, wanderlust arches and cathedral ceilings inspired by the clients’ travels to Jaipur, India. 1 4 . HEATHER H I L L I A R D D ESI G N SAN FRANCISCO

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Facing Long Island Sound, this Westport, Connecticut, home appears to disappear into a hillside before re-emerging at the beachfront with full-height glass walls. Other hidden features include a bathroom and kitchenette behind the pool wall.

4 . PRENTISS + BALANCE + WICKLINE ARCHITECTS P A C I F I C N O R T H W E S T Robed in wood paneling and large glass walls, the interrupted gables of this Whitefish, Montana, residence present a modern twist to classic design elements in the Big Sky wilderness.

6 . KOBI KAR P AR C H I T EC T U R E AND INTER IOR DESI G N I N C M I A M I The primary goal for this Miami Beach house was to establish a connection to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy. Set on Biscayne Bay, this abode’s floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the surrounding water, courtyard and swimming pool.

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An Austin house marries ranch living with refinement, and the duality continues with two barn-style Douglas-fir volumes atop limestone plinths. Connected by a transparent bridge, the banks of Shoal Creek become part of the aesthetic.

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Tucked into the desert in Cave Creek, Arizona, this 2,500-square-foot home packs a punch with sweeping views. The structure features a melding of indoor and outdoor spaces, utilizing a long pavilion sheltered by a canopy.

While the exterior of this San Francisco remodel showcases vintage style, the interior greets visitors with modern design moments. Venetian plaster walls, light wood flooring and creamy furniture is offset with dark walnut trim.

+ merrick photographers. roger ferris + partners: paĂşl rivera. tim cuppett architects: + balance + wickline architects: andrew pogue. wendell burnette architects: bill timmerman. kobi karp architecture

White oak floors cover multiple volumes of this residence in St. Joseph, Michigan. Shiplap and cedar shingles clad the exterior providing natural beauty and protection from the elements of Lake Michigan.

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architecture + interiors: james florio. be design associates: miami in focus. shubindonaldson: roger davies. smitharc architects: keith isaacs

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This new build in Corona del Mar, California, was designed with an exploration of lighting in mind. A canopy of wicker lanterns hangs over a courtyard, industrial tubes illuminate a navy-blue kitchen island and bell-shaped light pendants are strung over the dining room table. 9 . MICHAEL R OSS KER STING AR CHITECTU R E, P. A. S O U T H E A S T

Balance was achieved in this Wilmington, North Carolina, beachfront property with smooth white panels juxtaposing rough weather hardwood, and cool sandhued siding paired with warm stained mahogany ceilings.

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The steel-framed glass windows wrapping this cubic Houston dwelling expand an already open floor plan. In addition to the towering 14-foot ceiling, the crown jewel of the layout is a climate-controlled wine room with a white oak wall and iron doors. 1 1 . STU DIO B AR CHITECTU R E + INTER IOR S C O L O R A D O It doesn’t get more sleek or linear than this Boulder residence. With a façade dressed in glossy metal, by contrast, the interior is a study in minimalism with white oak flooring, glass and white cabinetry.

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A soaring double-height volume impresses in the living room of a Fort Lauderdale abode, topped with a triple-ring chandelier. The geometric ceiling with jagged angles adds interest.

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There are numerous high points in the architecture of this Pacific Palisades, California, dwelling, including a floating staircase hovering over a reflecting pool and exterior operable screens outstretched from a glasswalled corner. 1 4 . SMIT H A R C A R C H I T EC TS DALLAS + FORT WORTH

Dubbed “Blue Dog House,” this home in Durham, North Carolina, is nestled on a wooded 9-acre plot. Utilizing cypress siding, seam metal roofing and insulated glass, the structure references modernism as well as nods to nature.

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With crystal chandeliers, luxe marble and arches, this Scottsdale estate embodies glamour. Inspired by Mediterranean formality, the cozy spaces offer comfort for both the owners and their guests. 2 . E S K E N ASY FE RG US O N ARCH ITE C TURE DALLAS + FORT WORTH

Classical architecture and modern elements marry in this Dallas home with a slate and metal roof and slurry brick veneer. Inside, a formal dining room was removed in a nod to the more contemporary design while the library doubles as a sitting room for the master bedroom.

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3 . GELOTTE HOMMAS DRIVDAHL ARCHITECTURE P A C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

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Nature is celebrated in this Woodinville, Washington, retreat, with horizontal log siding and natural stone accents. In the living room, a stone-and-steel fireplace mixes new and old elements.

Three gabled forms in a U-shape make up the layout of this Boulder house, a nod by the architects to the agrarian forms found in the city’s rural areas. Inside, the rustic sentiment continues with a log wall in the living room and a playful loft in the children’s room.

4 . CHAS ARCHITECTS AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

6 . AMY A. ALPER , A R C H I T EC T SAN FRANCISCO

An updated farmhouse with a pitched roof was achieved in a Fredericksburg, Texas, abode using natural materials both inside and out, including in the kitchen, which features beam ceilings.

A Calistoga, California, home was integrated into its site, using the existing stone as the inspiration for the fireplace and the three pavilions that make up the entry, kitchen and master suite.

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The industrial appeal of this Chicago dwelling blends into the cityscape with a brick-andlimestone façade and copper-clad bay windows. Inside, dark metal accents, beam ceilings and steel fixtures add allure. 8 . CHAR LES HILTON AR CHITECTS NEW YORK

1 0 . JEF F R EY D U N GA N A R C H I T EC TS SOUTHEAST

Traditional European architecture was carefully melded with modern luxury in this Knoxville, Tennessee, dwelling. Highly textural materials including stone, wood and plaster combine to create rooms with clean lines and abundant light.

The great room in this Greenwich, Connecticut, residence was inspired by the spacious lobbies of luxurious hotels visited by the owner. Three large arches open to the home’s cross halls, and bronze accents in the railings and custom light fixtures add a sense of opulence.

1 1 . PAU L B R A N T WI L L I G ER , AR CH I T EC T I N C . L O S A N G E L E S Although the exterior of this Woodside, California, house is fashioned in the Spanish Colonial style, each room inside has its own personality. The second floor of the residence was eliminated, giving the living room and master bedroom airy vaulted ceilings.

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1 2 . A N D ER S L ASAT ER A R C H I T EC TS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

American classical architecture abounds in this Houston abode. Intended to be occupied in a formal manner, features such as a living room, coved ceiling, white and gray flooring and regal columns elevate the design.

Originally built as a horse barn in 1911, this Newport Beach, California, cottage has been reimagined over the last century. In its latest iteration, the kitchen and master bathroom were artfully expanded without interfering with the original structures.

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photos: bgd&c custom homes: mike schwartz. charles hilton architects: robert benson photography. curtis & windham architects: paul hester.

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1 . HMH AR CHITECTU R E + INTER IOR S C O L O R A D O Drawing inspiration from origami, this sculptural staircase crafted of wood, metal and glass in a Denver residence is awash in sunlight. Its zigzag shape is as artistic as it is functional. 2 . JAMES THOMAS INTER IOR S C H I C A G O

Panoramic vistas are the star of the show in this Big Sky, Montana, space done in neutrals infused with greens and blues to reflect the mountain scenery. Three distinct furniture groupings, softened with leather and cozy wool fabrics, offer different views.

3 . NB DESIGN GR OU P P A C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

The attic of this transformed 1915 Tudor Revival in Seattle was clad in bleached maple plywood and given a skylight and floating translucent wall, as part of its transition from a mahogany-walled media room to a light and airy play space and guest bedroom.

4 . JAMES MER R ELL AR CHITECTS N E W Y O R K

Working with designer Kelly Behun and woodworker Martin Huber, the architecture team for this Southampton, New York, house designed custom white oak shelves with integrated lighting in the double-height library. Intricate door panels within the bookcases hide a television and electronic devices, when not in use.

5 . STU DIO THOMAS JAMES, INC. D A L L A S + F O R T W O R T H

A strong black-and-white graphic wallcovering sets the tone in this Dallas dining room, where a sculptural brass chandelier mimics the pattern of the backdrop. Pops of green in the velvet draperies and live plants serve as accent marks.

6 . LAU R E NELL INTER IOR S B R O W A R D + P A L M B E A C H

In a restored historic property in Fort Lauderdale, the walls of the play room are covered in a bold banana leaf-print wallpaper making them the star of the show. The space is often used for jam sessions by the music-loving homeowner.

7 . IMI DESIGN A R I Z O N A

This recreation room in a three-story Paradise Valley, Arizona, home, was designed with shuffleboard and wine tasting in mind. A Porsche and a Ferrari are showcased like works of art behind glass walls.

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kris tamburello. la closet design: meghan bob. robert brown interior design: emily followill. cornerstone architects llp: fine focus photography.

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8 . MALCOLM DAVIS A R C H I T EC T U R E SAN FRANCISCO

Linked to the main structure by an outdoor bridge that doubles as a roof deck, this office and creative work space in Pacifica, California, allows the client to work remotely while maintaining a separation of home and office. 9 . TIDAL INTER IOR S S O U T H E R N C A L I F O R N I A

Sports, cocktails and fun are the inspiration for this San Diego game room clad in black paneling and accented by the colors of the owners’ favorite sports teams. The once-unfinished basement space welcomes in sunlight through floor-to-ceiling windows. 1 0 . COU RTNEY HILL I N T ER I OR S H O U S T O N

In this Houston residence’s former breakfast room, rich color marries texture and pattern to create a jewel box of a library. The design is ideal for both a quiet reading space and to host an intimate dinner party.

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Vertical walnut columns with bronze inserts swivel to separate the formal and casual dining spaces in this Bal Harbour, Florida, new build that was designed to convey a French country chateau with a modern twist. 1 2 . LA CLOSET DESIG N L O S A N G E L E S

This Los Angeles stylist’s studio houses a triple island, a fitting room and all the accommodations necessary for an extensive wardrobe. Industrial fittings blend with bold colors and soft fabrics and furnishings. 1 3 . R OBERT BR OWN I N T ER I OR D ESI G N S O U T H E A S T Reflective surfaces, including mirrors, custom wallpaper and a dark marble mantle, shine among contemporary art and classic furnishings to create the ideal union of old and new and formal and informal in this Atlanta abode. 1 4 . COR NER STONE A R C H I T EC TS, L L P AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

Conceived to maximize the surrounding view and bring the outdoors in, this modern glass gym is a sleek, seamless addition to the main Austin house.

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Vivid green harmonizes with black in this Portland, Oregon, residence. To offset the dramatic colors, the design team incorporated natural walnut, fumed oak and ebony stain as well as flat and lacquered finishes. 2 . K AT I C U RT IS D ES IG N N E W Y O R K The gold and blue hues of Fromental’s hand-painted Rockface wallcovering lend a modern aesthetic to this New York pied-à-terre. Elements with faceted details, such as the lighting fixtures, tie back to the jagged mountain motif.

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Within a Chicago high-rise apartment by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the design team incorporated the clients’ love of color by creating a pink living and dining room, drawing inspiration from blooming cherry trees in springtime.

4 . O L S S ON - F E RN A N DE Z DE S IG N M I A M I Treating the windows as large-scale photographs, the views from this New York high-rise residence were balanced with furniture in soft beige, cream and gold accented with jewel tones. 5 . T RU S S IN T E RIO RS C O L O R A D O

A bold blue was applied to the walls, ceiling and trim of this Centennial, Colorado, dining room to powerful effect. A complementary wool rug pops against the natural hickory flooring and anchors the space.

6 . RE BE C CA F OST ER DE S IG N L O S A N G E L E S

Whimsy abounds in this Manhattan Beach, California, abode, where a vibrant built-in houses a custom murphy bed along with a desk to maximize the functionality of this multiuse space.

7 . J M A IN T E RIOR D E S IG N P A L M B E A C H + B R O W A R D For this Jupiter, Florida, living room, the biggest challenge was blending multiple colors and fabrics while keeping a feeling of cohesiveness. Brightly upholstered furnishings add a punch of color to the space.

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Exuberant yet elegant, this San Francisco living room is centered by a custom angular sofa in a rich Zimmer + Rohde yellow velvet and deep green hair-on-hide ottomans designed to add visual contrast. 9 . R ACHEL HO R N I N T ER I OR S AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

A wall upholstered in a Moroccan-inspired Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric makes a bold black-and-white statement in this Austin guest bedroom. Black side tables and white tassel lamps complement the space. 1 0 . THE R EFIN ED G R OU P A R I Z O N A

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In this Paradise Valley, Arizona, library—completed in collaboration with Brimley Development and Matthew Thomas Architecture—gold tones match with black to dramatic effect.

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A classic approach was taken in this Dallas residence by pairing antiques with graceful hues in the floor coverings and paint. Blush wallcoverings and draperies in the formal areas of the home add a dose of pretty. 1 2 . MICHAEL FU L L EN D ESI G N G R OU P SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Bright color in this Corona del Mar, California, home reflects the eclectic well-traveled lifestyle of the homeowners, a young family who enjoy spending time in Europe, the Middle East and India. 1 3 . COU RTNEY H I L L I N T ER I OR S H O U S T O N

Aegean blue paneled walls and velvet sofas are accented by persimmon lampshades and pillows in this Houston house. A geometric rug complements the blue palette and adds a sense of movement throughout the interiors.

1 4 . THE DESIG N AT EL I ER S O U T H E A S T Moments of green in pillows, furnishings and artwork energize this Atlanta living room and connect it to its natural surroundings.

costa christ media. michael fullen design group: karyn millet. courtney hill interiors: tria giovan. the design atelier: emily followill.

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Working with Tuthill Architecture, Marc-Michaels Interior Design and Paskoski Construction, the team created outdoor pavilions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that encompass a dining area, spa, kitchen and exercise studio. 2 . F E RN A N D O WO NG O UTDO O R L IV IN G D E S IG N M I A M I

For this Palm Beach project, the team opened up sight lines from the house to the water, allowing light onto the west lawn. To emphasize the lychee and banyan trees, a palette of sparse plants was installed.

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columns to open the space toward the pool and adding a detailed paving pattern to match interior details. 4 . HOERR SCHAUDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS C H I C A G O From a Kyoto-inspired front garden to rolling coastal meadows, the exterior spaces of this Rhode Island dwelling were transformed into garden rooms built for exploration and enjoyment. 5 . DESIGN WOR KSHOP C O L O R A D O

Resting beneath the shadows of a sedimentary cliff, the outdoor spaces of an Old Snowmass, Colorado, home were designed with lichen-covered stonewalls to offer a textural canvas against restored meadows.

6 . EDEN GAR DEN D ESI G N AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

With a palette of rosemary, lavender and roses intermingled with red yucca and Texas redbud trees, the entry and courtyard areas of this Austin residence pay homage to the Mediterranean and the Hill Country.

7 . COLWELL SHELO R L A N D SCA PE AR CHITECTU R E A R I Z O N A The black pool of this Paradise Valley, Arizona, house punctuates the surrounding low-maintenance gardens, capturing the reflection of the sky, sculptural cacti focal points and flames from the fire pit at night.

eden garden design: greg thomas. colwell shelor landscape architecture: caitlin atkinson.

1 . K W D L A N D SCAP E ARC H ITE C TURE PA L M B E A C H + B R O WA R D

architecture: manolo langis. hoerr schaudt landscape architects: scott shigley. design workshop: d.a. horchner/design workshop.

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1 1 . L A N D MOR PH OLOGY PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

9 . R ENÉE BYER S LANDSCAPE AR CHITECT, P. C. N E W Y O R K

1 2 . MESA D A L L A S + F O R T W O R T H

Courtyards of crushed gravel and Texas limestone capture the warmth of the afternoon light through the foliage of mature live oak and Redwood trees, while lush play lawns and a swimming pool activate this Atherton, California, abode’s outdoor living areas.

To combat the existing steep topography, a multilevel series of terraces and parterres was created outside of this 1928 Bronxville, New York, dwelling to unite each façade with the ground plane.

land morphology: courtesy land morphology. mesa: nathan schroder. molly wood garden design: jessica bodas photography.

photos: ground studio: jason liske. renée byers landscape architect, p.c.: george e. byers. kevin spearman design group: francois halard.

1 0 . KEVIN SPEAR MAN DESIGN GR OU P H O U S T O N

With landscape architect Jean Mus having transformed the exterior of this Texas home into a Tuscan-style garden, the interior designer carried that theme into the design of other parts of the outdoor area, including the veranda and a courtyard, complete with lush greenery.

Drawing inspiration from English garden rooms, the grounds of this Wakefield, Rhode Island, residence were divided into an entry court, a terrace with fire feature, a woodland garden, a dining terrace, a formal garden, two fencing pavilions and a sweeping lawn. Outside of a Dallas domicile, the precise, modern lines of site walls, water features and retaining walls are all softened by the calculated addition of large trees and textural plantings.

1 3 . MOL LY WOOD GA R D EN D ESI G N SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A celebration of the homeowners’ love of alfresco entertaining, the landscape design of this Newport Beach, California, bungalow involved the construction of a pool house and a dining area furnished in light, natural colors to allow the bright green foliage to shine.

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The architecture team embraced the original bones of this San Antonio residence while incorporating modern luxuries and connecting the interiors to the outdoors.

2 . F OU GE RO N ARC H ITE C TURE S A N F R A N C I S C O Trellises were used to create open spaces throughout this San Francisco dwelling. The aesthetic continues in the exterior façade with materials such as wood boards and slates.

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3 . D 2 IN T E RIE URS N E W Y O R K Inspired by the surrounding tranquil waters, the redesign of this Bridgewater, Connecticut, home emphasized the view with new windows as well as the addition of a balcony in the master bedroom. 4 . H M H A RC H ITE CTURE + INTE RIO RS C O L O R A D O Honoring the context of its mountain setting, this Boulder domicile’s updated color palette incorporated dark tones along with wood and steel to lend the house a rustic-modern aesthetic. 5 . E O LO D E S IGNS M I A M I

Working with a challenging original layout, the design team completed a gut renovation for a Sunny Isles, Florida, penthouse. The floor plan was given a contemporary update, which included relocating and redesigning the kitchen, allowing more room for the master suite.

6 . M IK E S HIV E LY ARC H ITE C TURE C H I C A G O

Original details such as dentil moldings, mahogany paneling and quarter-sawn oak floors were meticulously preserved in this pre-war Chicago residence, providing a simple canvas for Steve + Filip Design to vibrantly furnish the space.

7 . C U S IM A N O ARC H ITE C T H O U S T O N

“Good bones” provided the foundation for the renovation of this English revival home in Houston. Rooms were consolidated while others were updated in the form of new cabinetry, steel windows and doors, and, in the original living room, a new fireplace surround.

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Sweeping stucco curves are punctuated by crisp lines in this modern Malibu, California, dwelling. This dramatic language is repeated on the private ocean side of the property where solid material was replaced with clear glass, flooding the interiors with natural light. 9 . P&H INTER IO R S B R O W A R D + P A L M B E A C H

Modifications to the original design elements, including the addition of wood beams in the great room to accentuate the volume, make this small-scale Coral Springs, Florida, abode feel more spacious. 1 0 . PINEAPPLE H OU SE I N T ER I OR D ESI G N SOUTHEAST

With glass walls to capture views of the ocean, this Singer Island, Florida, high-rise comprises unique floors and custom ceiling patterns to add architectural interest. 1 1 . DENISE MOR R I SON I N T ER I OR S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Bringing a traditional 1970s-style Tucson residence into the 21st century involved replacing the old red roof tile with gray slate, transforming small rectangular openings into larger window walls and accentuating the façade with a contemporary take on a porte cochÊre. 1 3 . FER GU SON A R C H I T EC T U R E PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

Impactful changes to create an indoor-outdoor environment in this Edmonds, Washington, abode included the installation of an oversize sliding panel in the living room and the relocation of a foyer closet, which allows for an uninterrupted view from the front door to Puget Sound. 1 4 . TR ACI CON N EL L I N T ER I OR S DALLAS + FORT WORTH

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To blend indoors and out in this Plano, Texas, house, walls were removed and replaced with a large folding door leading to the patio to allow for a clear sight line to the outside.

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A muted-green glass backsplash reflects natural light in this Austin kitchen. Custom book-matched walnut cabinets and Thermador appliances ground the room, while an expansive island offers plenty of space for entertaining. 2 . HA RRIS O N D E S IG N S O U T H E A S T

The unexpected combination of pewter and brass lends a distinctive Southern-style ambience to this warm Atlanta kitchen. White perimeter cabinets create a luminous frame for the carefully adorned space. Black Cardosa quartzite countertops are complemented by ceramic backsplash. 3 . SMITHARC ARCHITECTS DALLAS + FORT WORTH

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take on the balancing act of what the modern kitchen should provide: high-performance utility, chic entertaining and casual dining. 4 . DAVID MICHAEL MILLER ASSOCIATES ARIZONA

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Designed with an organic palette in mind, this Scottsdale kitchen features rift-cut white oak, quartz and natural stone surfaces. Decorative lighting by designers Alison Berger and Jiun Ho adds personality to the space.

A blend of elegance and functionality, this Bal Harbour, Florida, kitchen’s floor-to-ceiling walnut cabinetry provides plenty of storage space while serving as a warmer counterpoint to the gray tones of the quartzite backsplash and countertops.

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The sleek lines of the quartzite waterfall countertop in combination with the soft color palette of the terra-cotta tile backsplash make this Dana Point, California, kitchen an inviting space to mingle.

Reflective of the craftsman-style architecture throughout the house, this Los Gatos, California, kitchen features two-tone cabinetry punctuated by a more modern asymmetrical open shelving detail flanking the hood.

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Responding to the homeowners’ longstanding connection to the site, this kitchen draws inspiration from the surrounding array of trees, which are easily visible through translucent floor-to-ceiling glass panels. 9 . MA R I E F L A N I GA N I N T ER I OR S HOUSTON

Artisanal metalwork sets the tone for this Houston kitchen. Metal-clad cabinets framed with brass are topped with brass-wrapped marble countertops, and an expansive antique mirror is adorned with a pot rack. 1 0 . R A JN I A L EX D ESI G N N E W Y O R K

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The redesign of a Pelham Manor, New York, home involved the creation of this open and expansive kitchen whose neutral color scheme was enhanced with high-gloss finishes and a marble backsplash. 1 1 . T R OV E I N T ER I OR S PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

Book-matched Calacatta marble sets the tone for this inviting Bellevue, Washington, kitchen. A large central island with plentiful storage and seating makes it an ideal space for both entertaining and day-to-day life. 1 2 . C H A R L ES C U N N I F F E A R C H I T EC TS COLORADO

In keeping with the clients’ desire for a comfortable and warm ambience, this Aspen kitchen was designed with custom wood cabinetry and leather barstools as well as a light fixture by Wired Custom Lighting and DG&A Interior Design that softly illuminates the space.

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Warm and welcoming, this Glenview, Illinois, kitchen features a layered mix of white oak and painted white cabinetry. Brass hardware and fixtures add a touch of elegance to the earthy finishes.

1 4 . K R I STA + H OME B R O WA R D + PA L M B E A C H

Rustic elements like a custom shiplap hood, open shelving and a wood island countertop give this new Parkland, Florida, kitchen the well-traveled look the homeowners were hoping to achieve.

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Alongside Graham Architecture and Hill Construction Company, the design firm integrated nature-inspired elements and modern accents into this Laguna Beach, California, retreat, using materials such as limestone flooring, back-painted glass and basalt.

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Creative vignettes are woven into the bathroom of a mountain property in Truckee, California, including a soaring glass enclosure, a marble seat by the tub and an unexpected ombre plaster wall.

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The master bath in this West Hollywood, California, home is accessed through an enormous live-edge slab that can be pushed aside with a finger stroke, revealing a space clad in gray marble and cedar planking. 5 . L AU RA L E E C LARK INTE RIO R DE S IG N DALLAS + FORT WORTH

The star of this Dallas bathroom is the Agata Granite. The back wall of the shower boasts a perfect quad match of four slabs and is accented by black nickel plumbing fixtures.

6 . W HE E L HO U S E DE S IG N AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

Historic accents permeate the bathroom in this Austin house, such as floral wallpaper and navy-blue vanities. More modern touches, like a fiddle-leaf fig plant and a sleek tub, add balance.

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Dark Montagna d’Argento stone in this New York guest bath was warmed up with maple paneling. Working within a small space, the designers created a niche to extend the width of the room and installed smart storage and a steam shower.

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More than 22 marble slabs of Grigio Montes cover the floor and walls in this Bal Harbour, Florida, bathroom, a luxurious touch to match wood side panels and a floating vanity with a quartz countertop. 9 . TAT E ST UDIO ARC H ITE C TS A R I Z O N A

Continuing the bold color and linear forms of this Scottsdale, Arizona, residence, this master bathroom boasts a 12-foot-long floating walnut cabinet with granite counters, a soaking tub on a basalt pedestal and a picture window framing the desert scene. 1 0 . S U RROUND ARCH ITE C TURE C O L O R A D O

Indoors and outdoors fuse in this Denver bathroom, which features a Japanese-style soaking tub and shower. Materials such as concrete and teak lend a sense of place.

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Inspired by a spa, this bathroom in an Atlanta residence exudes luxury and sophistication with a steam shower fit for two, custom steel windows and a floating tub. The monochromatic palette is broken up with a mauve chair.

Limestone with mother-of-pearl tile inlaid in the walls of a Dana Point, California, master bathroom creates a soft yet sleek aesthetic. Quartzite countertops flow over the waterfall detail, and a glass chandelier provides a warm glow.

Part of a major renovation, the bathroom in this 1920s Spanish craftsman-style Houston residence features black, white and gray hexagon mosaic flooring, large-scale porcelain tile on the shower walls and a vintage Murano glass flower chandelier. Drama abounds in this handsome Brookfield, Wisconsin, bath, which is elevated with an 11-foot ceiling and grounded by gray, black and white porcelain flooring. Gold hardware embedded in the walls and vanity adds finesse.

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Oversize windows and skylights invite natural light into the sleek, gallery-like corridors of this contemporary home in Concord, Massachusetts, shining a spotlight on the owners’ art collection. Spaces throughout the house were created specifically for gathering with extended family. 2 . L E A N D RA F RE M ONT- S MITH I NTE RIORS W O W - F A C T O R R O O M

A custom-tented ceiling was the stunning solution to a domed space with acoustical issues in this Shinglestyle residence in Northeast Harbor, Maine. A mix of patterned fabrics and colors and a painted red floor impart the feel of an enchanting Moroccan retreat. 3 . RE N É E GA D D IS INTE RIO RS K I T C H E N

Cerulean tones pervade throughout this Naples, Florida, kitchen, such as the blue and white painted

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cabinetry, blue-veined quartzite island countertop and soft blue upholstery on the counter stools, which pull up to an extended island offering plenty of seating for the family. 4 . CATALA NO AR CHITECTS C L A S S I C / TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

On an island in Osterville, Massachusetts, this inviting summer retreat features light-filled interior rooms, an “outdoor room” for socializing, water views and quiet areas for relaxing. 5 . DO NAL D LOCOCO AR CHITECTS R E S TO R AT I O N O R R E N O VAT I O N

This 1940s Tudor in Arlington, Virginia, was restored to the integrity of its original architectural style, incorporating simple white walls as the backdrop for black metal elements inside and living walls of English ivy on the exterior.

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6 . JENKINS BAER ASSOCIATES, INC. BEST USE OF COLOR

Created to complement a contemporary and modern art collection, the interiors of this Pikesville, Maryland, home, burst with color, as evidenced by the vibrant rug and soft lavenderhued chair. Dark porcelain, natural steel, horizontal mahogany paneling and walnut floors provide a clean architectural backdrop. 7 . INTER IOR S BY DONNA HOFFMAN CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN

Custom ebony-stained cabinetry and millwork lend pizzazz to a two-story gentlemen’s library in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, and serve as a striking backdrop for luxurious appointments, such as the signature green velvet wing chairs and the two-tone chandelier.

8 . CASABELLA INTER IOR S LANDSCAPE DESIGN/OUTDOOR ROOMS

Alfresco living is taken to a new level at this waterfront hideaway in Dennis, Massachusetts,

where ocean views can be enjoyed from poolside sectionals. A stone fireplace and a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen complete the space. 9 . L AU R A H OD G ES ST U D I O CONTEMPORARY/MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN

An indoor-outdoor living and dining area nod to the seaside location of this renovated Chesapeake Bay condominium. Bespoke furnishings, a hand-painted wall mural of skipjacks and a pale-blue grass-cloth wallcovering add to the nautical ambience.

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A freestanding tub, dual sinks and a spacious shower add up to elegant simplicity in this Naples, Florida, bathroom. Neutral quartzite countertops, a pale blue shade of paint on the cabinetry and floral-patterned wallpaper imbue the space with a subtle coastal vibe.

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After two renovations over the years, this 1925 Tudor Revival in Houston had its original plaster moldings and hardwood floors restored and various rooms throughout were completely redesigned. Newberry Architecture and Blue River Custom Builders referenced the home’s original plans to maintain its historic integrity. 2 . C O L E + C O. C O N T E M P O R A RY / M O D E R N I N T E R I O R D E S I G N Decorative steel and custom glass set the tone for this midcentury-inspired new build in Dallas, where the impetus was quality of form, currency of function and ultimately, timeless design. 3 . STUDIO CAK CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN

For this Chicago pied-à-terre, inspired by a Parisian hotel, the design team reconfigured architectural details and incorporated an eclectic mix of furnishings spanning eras and styles to create a sanctuary from the outside world.

4 . OR LANDO COMAS, ASLA L A N D S C A P E D E S I G N / OUTDOOR ROOMS

A mélange of scents, shapes, textures and colors unfolds while wandering through the grounds of this Coral Gables, Florida, property, which was designed as a series of lush vignettes inspired by the idea of a traditional English garden.

5 . TINEKE TR IGGS, ARTISTIC DESI G N S F OR L I V I N G WOW-FACTOR ROOM

Bold, playful and contemporary, the spirited design of this salon inside a San Francisco residence is a conversation starter in itself, from the dramatic vintage Sputnik chandelier to the glossy blue lacquered walls and accents throughout.

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Transparency and fluidity are two of the key characteristics of this singlestory Los Angeles home comprised of three pavilions connected by a series of glass bridges with a minimalist palette and a series of outdoor rooms punctuated by a 40-foot-long pool. 7 . LAUR A U INTER IOR DESIG N B E S T U S E O F C O L O R

Bold shades and dramatic patterns are deftly combined in this lively Houston high-rise, where custom furnishings marry harmoniously with vintage pieces and each separate room is linked by a “color friend� that maintains a seamless look throughout. 8 . MIKE SHIVELY AR CHITECT U R E C L A S S I C / TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE

This fresh take on a Shingle-style home in Winnetka, Illinois, features defined rooms in the front of the house with flowing overlapping family spaces at the rear, all of which access the yard and its striking park-like setting. 9 . SUR R OUND AR CHITECTU R E B A T H R O O M Simplicity of form and material palette was key to creating this experiential bathing pavilion in a downtown Denver residence, where a teak Japanesestyle soaking tub is a peaceful spot for taking in the changing natural light. 1 0 . HAYLEY MAUR EEN INTER I OR D ESI G N K I T C H E N

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assembledge+: matthew millman. laura u interior design: kerry kirk. mike shively architecture: mike schwartz.

Whimsy meets serious design in a Chicago combined kitchen-living space with neutral porcelain floors, solid counter surfaces and cabinetry that allow colorful pillows, rugs and artwork to stand out.

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A dark and dated home in Bridgewater, Connecticut, was made into a light and bright abode through an extensive renovation inside and out. The team of architects and artisans custom-designed 12-foot entry doors, double islands in the kitchen, lighting fixtures and a 14-foot round bar, among others.

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Two distinct environments combine in this lakeside residence in St. Joseph, Michigan: the street-facing “neighborhood” façade of black steel, punched openings and a formal entry, and the water-facing side, where floor-to-ceiling glass allows panoramic westward views to the dunes and Lake Michigan.

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Nontraditional materials were incorporated to create this traditional kitchen in Atlanta, including an inviting showcase of polish and shine, warmth and charm, with its white perimeter cabinets, a bleached-walnut island topped with quartzite, bespoke black walnut butcher block, and the centerpiece: a custom-designed pewter-and-brass hood.

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From a Kyoto-inspired front garden to rolling coastal meadows, this Rhode Island landscape comprising myriad experiences—a series of garden rooms—was designed for strolling and enjoying, both at the home’s entry and behind the house toward the New England coast.

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In this remodeled 1907-built home in Portland, Oregon, the addition of coffered ceilings and ceiling rosettes dresses up and adds charm to the structure. A moody palette of green tones and western walnut sets the stage for more playful decorative lighting and furnishings.

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A double-height library with custom furnishings and white oak bookcases illuminated by integrated lighting, a pair of Vladimir Kagan sofas, a plaster chandelier by Stephen Antonson and a sculpture by Judy Glasses makes a powerful impact in this Southampton, New York, home.

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It’s all about the 360-degree views at this Spanish Colonial residence and guesthouse in Woodside, California. Each room features its own architecture and flow depending on the desired degree of connection, while on the first floor, the living room and master have vaulted truss and beam ceilings.

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The owners of this Dallas home got their wish for “exciting spaces� that are both beautiful and comfortable, with stunning elements such as a reclaimed barn-wood ceiling, highly textural rugs, hand-painted wallpaper and expansive windows that showcase the lush gardens outside.

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This Laguna Beach, California, master bathroom offers the perfect place to unwind, with its deep soaking bathtub perfectly situated for enjoying natural light and relaxing views of the picturesque landscape through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Color was incorporated in a sophisticated and cohesive way throughout this spacious Jupiter, Florida, residence in the form of custom tile, cabinetry, wallpaper and fabrics, as well as a largescale piece of art.

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A CREATIVE DESIGNER BRIGHTENS A STATELY MEMPHIS RESIDENCE WITH UPBEAT COLORS AND SOPHISTICATED FLOURISHES. WRITTEN BY MINDY PANTIEL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY KARYN MILLET

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“In the family room, the goal was to seamlessly blend with the outdoors, and Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe paint makes the connection,” explains designer Parrish Cameron Robe Chilcoat, who strategically placed the CFC dining table and Noir chairs for enjoying Memphis mornings. Lamps by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort & Co. flank the Harbinger sofa and the custom ottoman wears Pindler faux leather. A Tree of Life triptych by Natural Curiosities contributes whimsy.

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t’s true that the most successful design projects often stem from a sense of familiarity and alignment of tastes, but when the designer happens to be actual family, the results tend to be even more in sync. Such was the case for a special Memphis manse updated by designer Parrish Cameron Robe Chilcoat. Selected for her upbeat West Coast style, Chilcoat came to the project with the added advantage of being the wife’s cousin. “As girls we lived near each other in Florida and spent holidays together,” Chilcoat shares. “And as women we discovered a mutual interest in interior design.” Owners Allison and Richard Smith had previously tapped Chilcoat’s talents for their former Memphis abode, and although Allison had once considered it their forever home, fate had other plans. The opportunity for Richard to walk through a residence designed by renowned Mississippi architect Lewis Graeber III changed everything. Upon spying the three-story spiral staircase, barrel-vaulted ceilings and intricate millwork, “I just had to have it,” a besotted Richard recalls. Happily settled at their existing residence, his wife, however, was not similarly inclined to relocate. When she finally acquiesced, it was with one caveat: that their new home’s interiors closely resemble their previous one, complete with her cousin’s signature use of color. Thankfully, Chilcoat was able to return to Memphis for the task.

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Dubbed the “relaxation zone,” the sun room is where homeowner Allison Smith regularly cocoons, with the screened space allowing for bug-free enjoyment of the outdoors (a worthy concern in the South). With the exception of the slatted Janus et Cie coffee table, all furnishings in the space were repurposed from the family’s previous residence.

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The plan was to reuse as much as possible. “Most of their existing furnishings were custom and some just needed to be reupholstered,” says Chilcoat, who focused on composing multifunctional spaces to suit the scale of the much larger residence. “The great room, wine cellar and library sold me on the house,” reveals Richard, who serves as regional president of the Americas for FedEx Express and, as one of 10 siblings, wanted a welcoming atmosphere for him, Allison and their two children, as well as legions of nieces and nephews, to hang out. But the usefulness of those areas for business meetings only added to the home’s appeal. In Richard’s library, for example, Chilcoat kept the existing stained woodwork, complementing it with navy walls and wool draperies reminiscent of men’s suiting; the results feel fresh, yet appropriate for the room’s

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traditional bones and professional purpose. “We wanted furniture to look young and contemporary with more clean lines, but still classic,” explains the designer who, in contrast, fashioned the family room as a more private refuge. “The deep gray walls and dark stained ceiling bring out the trees. I wanted it to feel cozy and inviting for evening, but also quiet and restful during the day.” Offsetting the grandeur of the architecture, “relaxed, fun elements gave the decorating excitement,” Chilcoat adds. “It’s a livable approach, not too overthought or too perfect.” It was in that spirit that the curving staircase, once creamcolored, received a wash of blue-green paint. “I thought it would be so impactful to highlight its curvature,” the designer explains. “It’s almost like a fabric that’s threaded three stories tall.”

With “fresh” being the operative word, the home’s kitchen cabinets were lightened using Pratt & Lambert’s Windham paint. A backsplash of shimmery Ann Sacks tiles provides a bohemian accent. A trio of Noir counter stools wears Architex’s Reptile textile while Kelly Wearstler’s Precision pendants for Visual Comfort & Co. hang above.

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Left: “We wanted to accentuate the incredible lines and workmanship of the existing staircase,” says Chilcoat, who retained its original lanternand-rope fixture but refreshed its formerly cream-colored baseboards and risers with Benjamin Moore’s Amazon Green. The dynamic shade has the effect of drawing one’s eye to the circular formation of the spiral, which reads like a work of sculpture. Opposite: A Currey & Company chandelier composed of round glass discs suspends from the dining room’s freshly painted white ceiling, adding to its debonair appearance. “It is an amazing backdrop for dinner parties,” shares the designer, who corralled vintage-style French chairs by RH around a Keith Fritz dining table from Jasper in Los Angeles. The rug is by Merida.

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Dramatic navy walls and Pindler draperies pop against stained millwork, contributing to the regal tone of the library. Business tasks are handled at the Lawson-Fenning desk, while a custom sofa donning Schumacher’s Gainsborough velvet and tufted chairs covered in a Holland & Sherry twill supply seating for casual meetings. The Brooks table lamp is by J. Randall Powers for Visual Comfort & Co.

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While every effort was made to maintain Graeber’s foundational architecture, painting the original dark brown vaulted ceiling in the dining room a brighter white had the effect of lightening the overall ambience while allowing the room’s existing wall mural to pop. Similarly, in a sitting room off the master suite, a fresh coat of lavender paint gave a wall of built-ins new life. “Parrish pushed it, and she was right,” Allison says of the whimsical interjection. As for Richard: “I work for FedEx, so she didn’t have to sell me on the purple,” he jokes of his company’s logo. Due to the impressive architecture, few interior revisions felt necessary and were mostly down to refinements, which the designer relied upon general contractor Reid Hedgepeth to problem solve throughout. “He worked seamlessly with our firm,” she notes. For example, “When the master bathroom tiles arrived broken and the installation became very labor-intensive, he just figured it out.”

The home’s preexisting grace continued well into the landscape, where the established property had been meticulously maintained. Landscape architect Marley Fields saw her job chiefly as one of enhancement: “We edited existing plantings to better complement the family’s activity,” she says. “For example, the pool area was walled by a tall holly hedge, and to open views to the pool from the house and connect the expansive lower lawn, we removed the hedge for more visibility and connection to adjacent gardens.” Today, Allison’s early misgivings are a thing of the past, and the Smiths believe their new home responds directly to the way they live. “It was very important to both of us that the house didn’t feel like a museum,” Richard expresses. “We are light-hearted people; the house definitely reflects who we are.”

“The style and tone of the garden was already set, so we expanded upon that with timeless and classic plants that provide seasonal interest,” explains landscape architect Marley Fields. “Hydrangeas surrounding the pool garden, for example, are beautiful throughout the summer swim months.”

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ROOMS with aVIEW AN ALABAMA LAKE HOUSE HONORS ITS NATURAL SURROUNDS AS MUCH AS ITS REFINED OWNERS. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BOLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ

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In the living room of this Wehapa Lake, Alabama home, ample windows lend a sun room-like feel. “The cool, California vibe works well with Jeff Dungan’s architecture,” says designer Tyler Papp, who boldly painted the room’s ceiling and walls a custom shade of black. All seating is by Lee Industries, sourced from UpCountry Home in Atlanta. The leaning plaster piece is by Dallas-area artist Scott Kerr.

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ophistication and worldliness are words not often synonymous with lake houses, but when the homeowners are as well-traveled as these and their architect is known for inspired designs that take their cues from nature, the results are just that. Situated alongside Wehapa Lake, the centerpiece of a private community located a half hour’s drive east of Birmingham, is the primary home of two empty-nesters passionate about the outdoors—fishing in particular. After finding the perfect wooded plot, deciding who would design their home came easily. Enter Jeffrey Dungan, an architect whose work they’d long admired. The couple gave Dungan only one directive: to design a house that would be architecturally engaged with its surroundings. Then they left him to his own devices. This liberty allowed Dungan’s creativity to take flight, paving the way for a freewheeling abode that captures the spirit of the land as much as its owners. “The clients are outdoorsy people, so connecting the home visually and physically to the outdoors was really important,” Dungan explains. Given the peninsula-like building site, the architect chose to capitalize on the watery surroundings by positioning the residence as close to water’s edge as possible. Says Dungan: “The nose of the house is right up against the lake, like someone with their nose to the glass looking out.” Spreading the structure out along Wehapa’s placid shoreline, the architect planned a home with lake views from every room, effectively maximizing natural light.

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An extension of the kitchen, the keeping room offers a relaxing alternative to hanging out at the kitchen island thanks to a Lee Industries leather swivel chair, Mr. Brown London coffee table and vintage Turkish rug from Smyrna Trading Company in Atlanta. To highlight Dungan’s architecture for the space—including its hand-shaped, staggered fireplace—Papp worked with a neutral color palette exclusively. Another Scott Kerr work hangs above.

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Because the homeowners spend so much time outdoors, Dungan devoted considerable square footage to outdoor living and dining—evidenced by this intimate corner with a built-in limestone banquette. Both the teak table and scoop chairs are from Texture in High Point, North Carolina. The hand-carved Costa Rican bowl is one of many pieces the homeowner and her daughter purchased abroad.

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The porch’s copper screening acts as a sepialike filter for the lakeside views, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of bentwood chairs from Texture. Dungan and landscape designer Gary Mitchell collaborated on the grounds, opting to preserve numerous native trees while choosing plants, such as hydrangea and boxwood, to harmonize with the wooded surroundings.

Surrounding the building are simplified grounds reflecting a collaboration between Dungan and landscape designer Gary Mitchell, knitting the residence to its setting with regional favorites such as hydrangea, tea olive and Japanese maple. Says Dungan: “We accentuated the lines of the house with boxwoods for structure, then let the landscape make a quick transition back to nature.” Architectural materials were selected in solidarity with the rustic setting, but Dungan elected to enhance their natural beauty in modern ways. Breaking down the barrier between indoors and out, expansive steel-framed windows serve as a defining gesture, introducing transparency and lightness to the architecture. Creamy Texas limestone, treated to a variety of smooth and textured finishes, complements charcoalstained cypress for a simple yet striking combination. “There is nothing more powerful than black-and-white contrast,” Dungan enthuses. “It’s classic and a crowd pleaser.” The same materials were repeated indoors, though with greater refinement. “The interior relates to the story you see on the outside, but it changes gears to become more sophisticated and polished,” Dungan explains. Indoors, expanses of stone and glass are joined by lightly treated—or, in the case of the living room, boldly painted—wood floors and ceilings, while plaster was hand-worked to form pointed archways and gently sloped openings between rooms. Aiding the success of such delicate details was a father-andson duo of general contractors: Don Dickinson and Mitch Dickinson. Dungan heaps praise on the pair, having worked with the elder Dickinson for decades. “Their handiwork is so clear in the detailing of this home that it would be impossible to conceive of its success without them being involved in it,” the architect notes.

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To keep the kitchen visually connected to the outdoors, Dungan opted for windows rather than upper cabinets, designating the adjacent pantry for storage. Lime-washed cabinetry by Deal’s Cabinetry & Fine Woodworking complements Calacatta Borghini marble countertops, Rejuvenation’s Haleigh pendants and Bobby McAlpine-designed counter stools for Lee Industries. The breakfast area’s graduated opening strikes a light-hearted note.

Spearheaded by the homeowners’ daughter, Atlanta designer Tyler Papp—in concert with her mother—the home’s finishing touches were years in the making, having been collected over the course of extensive global travels. “They wanted the home to feel like it had been traveling with them,” says Papp, who co-sourced Guatemalan textiles and French pottery for the house even before it had been built. Now installed in softly shaded corners and gracing tactile tabletops, the treasures foster an eclectic and worldly atmosphere. Carefree upholstery pieces in durable fabrics are another point of appreciation for the owners, especially after a day spent fishing on the lake. “My parents wanted their home to be comfortable and livable,” Papp explains. “At the end of the day, we wanted it to feel like a lake house.” All told, the home is a consummate expression of its owners, but also of Dungan, who considers the lakeside setting its greatest asset. “Instead of it being all about the architecture, I wanted it to be about what the architecture could reveal and avail to you,” says Dungan. “And that has a lot more to do with nature than it does with what a man can come up with in his head.”

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To boost coziness in the soaring master bedroom, Papp introduced Stark Studio’s Shalimar Collection silk carpet for softness. Since the room lacks wall space, the designer selected low-profile furniture that would not block windows—including Bernhardt’s fluted Domaine Blanc desk used as a vanity and the same brand’s Haley armless chair upholstered in aubergine velvet. The armchairs are by Century. The bedside lamp is by Visual Comfort & Co.

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The master bathroom holds the most opulent piece in the house: an overscale, 19th-century French gilt mirror that once belonged to Evander Holyfield. Paired with Signature Hardware’s Dorset Bateau skirted tub, “it’s the perfect mix of grand and sleek,” says Papp. The custom linen Roman shade was fabricated by Julio’s Upholstery and the framed mixed-media works on paper are by Wellon Bridgers, through Design Supply.

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ARCHITECTURE / KEM HINTON, TUCK-HINTON ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN INTERIOR DESIGN / ROBIN RAINS, ROBIN RAINS INTERIOR DESIGN HOME BUILDER / SALEM FORSYTHE, INNOVATIVE BUILDING SPECIALTIES, INC LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / CHRIS BARKLEY AND HANNAH GOODGION, HDLA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

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Yours, Mine & Ours NASHVILLIAN CLIENTS UPDATE THEIR LONGTIME FAMILY HOME, CREATING SPACES UNIQUE TO THEM BOTH. WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY LESLEE MITCHELL

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all it an opportunity born of disaster. Damage from a felled tree was what convinced one Nashville couple to reevaluate their longbeloved home, located in a shady enclave of Belle Meade. The near-century-old abode had fit them well in younger years, but with their children grown and eyes on their future together, the pair saw a moment worth seizing. As repairs gave rise to renovations, leading to modern architectural updates that support aging in place, the home’s interiors came to inspire a greater focus on wellness, with rooms designed for family gatherings, plus spaces where the husband and wife each can retreat and recharge. “The homeowners have uniquely different tastes,” notes their designer, Robin Rains. “He prefers uncluttered contemporary; she’s drawn to tradition and opulence. What they shared was the desire to embrace contrast and explore common ground.” The husband and wife—both business owners active in the nonprofit community—turned to architect Kem Hinton, whom they already knew through a previous commission and civic projects around Nashville, to head up the home’s renovation. “The challenge was to give the owners options while keeping the home’s wonderful historic ambience,” explains Hinton, who worked with project manager Steve Johnson and project designer Katie Woods to add an elevator, redesign the kitchen and bathrooms with more forgiving footprints, create enclosed porches and convert a guesthouse into the husband’s office.

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To connect the rear volumes to the main house, Hinton devised a clever addition: to one side is a glazed corridor overlooking the courtyard and, to the other, a contemporary guest suite that may one day transition to a ground-floor master suite. “It’s accessible design without compromising character; the addition honors the scale and materials of the house,” says the architect, who followed the home’s original roof forms but added steel windows for transparency. For efficiency’s sake, Hinton and builder Salem Forsythe excavated the couple’s adjacent land for new geothermal systems, providing landscape architect Chris Barkley and landscape designer Hannah Goodgion the chance to enhance the entire property.

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While the husband’s clean-lined preferences are more evident along the architectural envelope, the wife’s tastes and interests are better revealed within it. “I’ve never met anyone so passionate about all things beautiful,” Rains says of her client. “Flea market finds, fine antiques, all of it; she loves to tell stories of how she found each piece.” A collection this vast required careful analysis to determine display and storage needs. There are silver pieces, ceramics (“She has an enormous collection of Chinese, European and even dime-store blue-and-white porcelain,” Rains adds), boxes in numerous luxe materials, mirrors, photographs, etchings and sketches sourced from Wyoming, where the couple has a home. There are paintings, too, including several by local artist Kit Reuther.

In the entryway of this Nashville home, a pale blue ceiling visually heightens the space. Designer Robin Rains deftly anchored the area with an antique French chest, gilt Italian mirror and Sheraton chairs with chartreuse seats sourced from the Franklin Antique Mall. This room’s artworks, as those throughout the house, were hung by Alexander Brindley Fine Art.

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Rains chose to replicate the living room’s former mirrored walls, creating a chic backdrop for an expressive Kit Reuther work. The Stewart Furniture sofa supports pillows in sumptuous Fortuny textiles and is joined by a forged-iron-and-glass cocktail table Rains had custom made. The Louis XV stools and Regency side table are from Spalding Way.

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The dining room is defined by its scenic wallcovering, Arcadia by Schumacher, with vistas inspired by the paintings of French Baroque artist Nicolas Poussin. Here, Rains paired a 19th-century Italian table with a set of Louis XV-style cane chairs upholstered in a Schumacher damask. The large gothic mirror was found at Made in France and the carved-wood pedestals came from Canterbury Cottage Antiques.

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Below, left: A midcentury brass bar cart from the Franklin Antique Mall adds a hint of gleam to one corner of the dining room. The vintage French sconces, as with many of the home’s antiques, came from Rains’ eponymous showroom. Below, right: One of a pair, a Regencystyle armchair from Marymont Plantation Antiques & Interiors was selected to function as a host chair when needed. The mirror is antique Italian. A neutral tone-on-tone Schumacher damask was used for the draperies and the rich wood floors were sourced from François & Co.

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A vibrant pair of Louis XVI armchairs from The Belle Meade Shoppes, where Rains also sourced the vintage sofa, sounds an uplifting note in the meditation room. A classic tripod table, or gueridon, sits between them. Scalamandré’s iconic tiger print and a florid Fortuny velvet grace throw pillows. The framed painting is by Paul Harmon.

To link elements together visually, Rains kept walls white and floors neutral, employing burnished gold tones as a continuous thread throughout. “We chose neutral fabrics for larger pieces in the living room, as we knew we’d be layering Fortuny fabrics with various color tones, but we kept some antiques in their original fabrics,” explains the designer, who worked with Hinton to adjust architectural details as needed. For example, the living room’s mantle was removed for a pared-down look, while wainscoting was added for interest. Rains also selected mirrored paneling similar to that present in the room’s previous iteration because “it brought depth and enthusiasm to the space,” with the added effect of amplifying the opposing dining room’s dramatic new wallcovering. “The wife says it reminded her of their home in Italy,” notes the designer, who purposely eschewed a rug and chandelier so as not to distract from the Arcadian scene. Liaising with team members Kate Ladd Chlebowski, Jenna Miller and Haley Davis, Rains continued in the same decorative vein, painting a pale blue-and-white checkerboard pattern on the kitchen floor, papering the master bedroom in an exotic animal print and coating the library in a rich dark green. “I think we’ve forgotten that a house needs a library, Rains posits. “It reminds us to embrace the joy of unwinding with a good read.” The wife’s personal meditation room, for that matter, is her sanctuary. “It’s where she reflects, prays, reads and recharges,” Rains says. “This room is about nourishing the soul. We all need spaces like these right now.” Antique Himalayan singing bowls, bird feathers and photos of her grandchildren are just a few items that help center her. “The home exudes this couple’s life story,” Rains concludes. “They respect each other’s tastes and embraced the challenge of blending them. I was given the ability to layer, not match, with no rules. There was something very freeing about that.”

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Left: Rains infused warmth into the master bathroom with a Oushak rug and Louis XVI chair from the Franklin Antique Mall. Honed Calacatta marble herringbone floors and wall tiles from Proctor Marble & Granite highlight the space’s improved sense of expansiveness. The brass Water Street hardware and California Faucets fittings are from Kenny & Company. Opposite: The master bedroom is bedecked in Pierre Frey’s exotic Jardin de Mysore wallpaper—a pattern that plays to bed linens by John Robshaw and Matouk, topped with yet another Fortuny pillow. The painted nightstand is from G&G Interiors, joined by a country French vintage bench with a rush top. The sisal rug is by Fibreworks.

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