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THE INSIDERS Four industry heavy hitters inform on the present and future of Colorado’s art and design scene.
INSPIRATION FOUND Simplicity is the voice of reason this fall, speaking in soft, hushed whispers packed with luxurious undertones.
ON DISPLAY Inspired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Luxe begs the question: What is luxury?
5 MINUTES WITH Bernie de Le Cuona takes us behind the scenes of her esteemed linen company.
ROUNDUP Roles are artfully defined as we classify a careful selection of the season’s latest hardware.
REVIEW Carrier and Company celebrates a decade of work printed and bound.
COLLABORATION Floral motifs come off the runway and onto the table courtesy a distinguished fashion brand.
BESPOKE Family traditions run deep in the designs of Promemoria’s custom-made furnishings.
DEBUT Bec Brittain introduces us to her newest, geometrically inclined light fixtures.
SCENE Our cheat sheet to all things fresh and fabulous in the local design community.
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MATERIAL Fall’s most fashionable wallcoverings are exhibited in a striking compendium of bold patterns and vibrant hues.
TREND Luxe tapped four stylish tastemakers to pose as our muses regarding the subject of menswear.
SPOTLIGHT Six authorities on all things luxury talk about what’s new in home décor and the best investments for your interiors.
KITCHEN + BATH A little goes a long way when it comes to making an impact in two of the home’s most popular rooms.
SPACEX3 Delve into all things lavish as showcased through a trilogy of showstopping spaces.
THE REPORT Leaders in the art, architecture, jewelry and technology worlds share what’s happening in the high-end market in 2016.
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The only Range sophisticated enough to be a Miele. Allow the Miele Range to guide you to extraordinary culinary adventures. Only through Mieleâ€™s intuitive functionality and impeccable design, can the sanctuary of your kitchen become a world of exploration night after night.
TRANSFORMATIVE MATTER A flowing layout and streamlined finishes remake a Denver house and serve as the perfect backdrop for striking wallcoverings and touches of glamour. Written by Brittany McGuire / Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
THE TURNING POINT Furniture maker Laura Kishimoto twists and bends strips of veneer into sinuous and sculptural furniture creations. Written by Yelena Moroz Alpert / Photography by Mark Woolcott
STORYBOOK ENDING A family builds their dream home with open spaces, rich materials and personal touches to celebrate its Boulder site. Written by Laura Mauk / Photography by Emily Minton Redfield
HUMAN FACTOR Artist Gail Folwell brings life to her line of hardware, as she hand-sculpts faces and human forms for each cast-bronze design. Written by Lauren A. Greene / Photography by Robert Kittila
MODERN BY NATURE Marked by contemporary lines and expansive windows, a Vail structure showcases comfortable yet sleek interiors that look out to its wooded surrounds. Written by Kimberly Olson / Photography by Ric Stovall
ON THE COVER: Architect Dale Hubbard of Surround Architecture designed a modern Boulder house, built by TreeLine Homes Inc., and clad the exterior with blued steel, Kansas limestone and tight-knot cedar. Page 278 060 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN
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25 MASTER BATHROOMS WITH LUXURIOUS FREESTANDING TUBS Looking to unwind? Step inside these spa-like master bathrooms and experience pure relaxation centered around a grand selection of opulent tubs. luxesource.com/freestanding-tubs
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21 EASY WAYS TO INCORPORATE GOLD INTO YOUR HOME All that glitters is gold in this collection of jaw-dropping rooms with a touch of shine. Discover your favorite gilded looks and dream up your own space at luxesource.com/gold-decor.
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So, what is luxury when it comes to design? Is it covering your walls in Fortuny silk, a summer home in East Hampton, a handcrafted Baccarat onyx crystal chandelier? Or is luxury the ability to say no; to say yes? I believe luxury is purposed as a catchphrase for selectiveness, for meaningful experiences and anything precious that you’d never discard, for time, for a jolt of beauty, for objects with a sense of purity and for the small-batch handmade, for unstudied style. Luxury is about the details.
A JOLT OF BEAUTY FROM OUR PAGES Clockwise from top left: Astral Agnes 1-12 Bulb light fixture by Lindsey Adelman. Large Hixmore Triangles wallcovering by De Gournay. A plate from Oscar de la Renta Home’s Carolina collection. Small Ring Bag in Chalk Smooth Calfskin by Céline. Promemoria’s plush Vittoria chair.
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NEW+NOW GET TO KNOW FOUR COLORADO INFLUENCERS AS THEY SHED LIGHT ON WHAT’S OF THE MOMENT IN DESIGN, ART AND ARCHITECTURE.
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What’s intriguing you in design? I love the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York—it’s an incredible space with an even more remarkable collection. It’s not to be missed.
Source of inspiration: I like to follow the work of different fashion designers, especially Chanel. My wife loves the brand and wears a lot of it, and that aesthetic has really influenced our most recent apartment. All of the flowing fabrics and draperies that we used have a really modern, minimalist approach and a timeless Chanel quality.
Can’t get enough of… Holland & Sherry’s wonderful fabrics. I am absolutely head over heels for their classic patterns. I seem to use them in almost every project I design lately.
Having a moment: There are a few new pieces of architecture that are currently underway that will have an incredible impact on downtown. For example, Gerald Hines recently broke ground on a very tall office tower—all glassy, shimmering and chic—that will change the face of the Denver skyline. I’m also really excited about the new U.S. Olympic Museum that’s going to be built over in Colorado Springs.
Best places to get lost: One of my favorite things is to take a walk around town and check out shops like Paris Underground, Élu, Kemo Sabe, Calypso and Rag & Bone. Then, I like to grab a coffee at Victoria’s Espresso and hit a few spots for art, like 212 Gallery, Quintenz Gallery, Baldwin Gallery and Galerie Maximillian.
For the design-obsessed: The new Art Hotel is doing great things for the scene around the Denver Art Museum, so the neighborhood is definitely worth checking out. There are plenty of lively restaurants and bars opening up that are attracting plenty of hip, culture-seeking young people.
Aspen’s most beautiful building: The architecture of the Wheeler Opera House is completely spellbinding. It’s formal and classic, and is capable of completely transporting you to another time and place.
What’s trending? Architecture is becoming more and more related to a time and place—about embodying the culture of the people that the building is meant to house. I’m seeing more incorporation of regional materials like wood and stone harvested locally.
Up next: I’m currently working on a soft goods remodel for The Residences at The Little Nell. I’m excited to get back into the world of hospitality at such a wonderful property. As the creative force behind Aspen-based interior architecture and design firm Caroline-Edwards, Barbara Caroline Glass finds endless inspiration in her voracious love of travel.
Hip hood: There has been a lot of new development in Denver’s River North Art District—wonderful renovations of old buildings that are now home to incredible restaurants, like Acorn.
Images: From top: These layered, finely nuanced interiors demonstrate designer Barbara Caroline Glass’ eye for color and texture. Striking images from one of architect Curtis Fentress’ most recent projects, the Tom Bradley International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Denver’s most beautiful building: The Denver International Airport is exceptional. The design of the terminal buildings is both 2 sculptural and artistic. Up next: Right now, we’re finishing up a massive control tower for San Francisco International Airport, and I think it’s going to become a really iconic feature. It’s inspired by the torches people used to light at night to lead sailors to port, so it has major historical significance while also being sleek-looking and cool. Curtis Fentress is the founder and principal architect behind Denver’s award-winning Fentress Architects. His dream project would be for someone to task him with designing the world’s tallest building.
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For the design-obsessed: Check out the new Aspen Art Museum, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass and the Prada store on Galena Street—I especially love the materials they used in the interiors of the store. It’s a wonderful example of “Mountain Modern.”
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Having a moment: Costume designer Han Feng is exceptional. She has a background in fashion and a wonderful appreciation for color, which is clearly depicted in her amazing collection of rugs for Tai Ping.
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One to watch: There are many wonderful galleries and artisan spaces in RiNo, but I’m a big fan of Plinth Gallery. It’s a serious ceramics center that has a lot of really good-quality pieces from truly phenomenal ceramics artists. I could talk about it all day long.
Tip of the trade: There’s no better deal going right now than formal English furniture. Thanks to the renewed interest in midcentury pieces, more polished styles like Biedermeier and Chippendale have been getting passed over in the market, which means you can snag them for a steal. So, if you’re on the hunt for investment furniture, now’s the time. Everything goes in cycles, and they’ll be on fire again soon.
Best-selling items in inventory: I’ve been shipping a lot of Le Corbusier pieces from India to large cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as tons of 17th-century Spanish and Italian case goods. They’re very rustic and a great antithesis to rooms with more modern lines. Favorite read: I have over 1,000 books in my office, but when I was just starting out, I probably learned the most from John Kirk’s The Impecunious Collector’s Guide to American Antiques. Chapter seven is titled “Buy It Ratty and Leave It Alone,” and it struck a chord; finding beauty in the imperfections is what appeals to me most about this business.
THE ANTIQUARIAN ERON JOHNSON
On your radar: Right now, I’ve got my eyes on the expansion of the Kirkland Museum and all of its incredible 20th-century fine and decorative art—from furniture and silverware to paintings. It’s one of my favorite places because when you’re there, it feels like you’re in someone else’s house, just living amongst their things.
Up next: I’ve been collecting since I was 20 years old, and I have 30,000 square feet plus 3 acres of outdoor land full of really cool things, but what I really want now is to start thinking small and concentrate on carefully curated things I really care about, like fantastic examples of Art Nouveau. Eron Johnson is the renowned antiques purveyor behind his sprawling, eponymous shop in Denver, with an inventory including finds from over 38 countries. Not many know that the well-traveled art history lover, however, is also an amateur Irish fiddler.
4 THE FASHIONISTA SARAH GERCKE
Hidden gem: The Little Bird, tucked into the Aspen Grove Building, is absolute paradise. It offers high-end vintage scores from the crème de la crème—Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and more. You can find the best little treasures there. Ones to watch: Taylor and Adam Tessier are incredibly talented jewelry designers—and the cutest couple to boot. They make all of their products in their studio in Aspen and sell them all across the country. Their use of leather and semi-precious stones is so interesting, and the best part is you can go across town and meet them in person. Shop ’til you drop: There are many wonderful, iconic stores here in Aspen. Gorsuch, for instance, is a major staple. It’s been around for 50 years and feels a lot like home. I also really love Nuages—the owner, Mary Moyer, has done an amazing job curating European design collections for her store. Azzedine Alaia, Blumarine and Joseph are some of my favorites. For the design-obsessed: The Aspen Art Museum recently moved right into the middle of town. It’s a worldclass institution that is free to the public thanks to the generosity of Amy and John Phelan. Plus, the café on the top floor has the most delicious Burrata appetizer. Best place to get lost: I love taking a walk out to the East of Aspen trail. It’s a beautiful path that heads toward Independence Pass and along the North Star Nature Preserve. If you keep going for an easy 10 minutes, you are fully immersed in nature and serenity. I often go there for a midday break or to clear my head. On your radar: The Elliott Yeary Gallery is always a muststop for me. They had a showing of pieces by Kim Wyly not long ago that was such a treat. Not to mention, they also have a wonderful selection of jewelry. Sarah Gercke is the founder and designer behind independent clothier Gray Aspen. If she hadn’t gotten into fashion, she would be trying her hand at arranging beautiful blooms at her own floral shop.
Images: From top: Fashion designer Sarah Gercke’s runwayready looks, inspired by her appreciation for color and art, are on their way to becoming staples on the Aspen scene. At Eron Johnson’s Denver shop, the past is celebrated through his incredible collection of diverse offerings.
JOHNSON HEADSHOT AND PHOTOS: COURTESY ERON JOHNSON ANTIQUES . GERCKE HEADSHOT AND PHOTOS: COURTESY GRAY ASPEN .
Not to miss: The Clyfford Still Museum is probably one of my favorite buildings in Denver, but inside, its collection is just as inspiring. The city fought to host Still’s expansive inventory of work there, and I’m so glad it won.
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Luxury comes in many forms, and this season we endeavor to decode that elusive notion through the eyes of designâ€™s elite. DESIGN FORECAST / SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2015
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THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM’S INTRIGUING “WHAT IS LUXURY?” EXHIBIT STIMULATED OUR OWN THOUGHTS AND CONVERSATIONS ON DECODING THAT VERY QUERY.
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nswering the question of what luxury is proves to be a much more complex task than one would imagine. On the surface, the widely accepted denotation of the word skews toward the ornate, highpriced, limited-edition, but perhaps distilling luxury down to just a prescribed set of words is not the best course to chart. It is rather an idea that shapes to who you are, what you like, where you live…even when you live. For its provocative exhibit “What is Luxury?” (through September 27), the Victoria and Albert Museum in London questions, challenges and explores this concept through the eyes of curators Jana Scholze and Leanne Wierzba, who peel back the layers of the obvious to unveil that, in fact, luxury is established and molded within certain parameters—time, setting and individual preference. The show, which promises to “interrogate ideas of luxury today…and address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity,” analyzes the evolving perception of the notion. A jewel-encrusted, solid-gold crown fashioned for 18th-century Portuguese royalty gets just as equal value as a plastic object created within the confines of a fictional future where the now commonplace material is heralded as a rarity. In answer to the museum’s general call on the subject, we asked design industry vets to interpret their own meaning of luxury, and what we discovered was a common thread: Luxury is an impression, a moment in time, space, experience, the undeniable pleasure of something well-made. It’s the softness and warmth of walnut; the beauty in the imperfect hand-made light fixture; the truly one-of-a-kind artifact brought back from a worldly excursion. Luxury goes beyond the fundamental to a place of the exclusive and the extraordinary. Read on and ponder your own definition.
This page: Voltage haute couture dress by Iris van Herpen, 2013, Paris. Opposite: Body 1, Re-materialisation of Systems, 2014, by El Ultimo Grito, constructed using borosilicate glass and Lycra.
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“Luxury doesn’t need to be fussy or complicated. It should be inviting and not off-putting.” -JOE NAHEM
-OLIVER M. FURTH
“Invest in light fixtures. One needs to be careful 3when buying cheap lighting—it’s analogous to buying cheap shoes; they might look good for one season, but they rarely age well.”
“I adore the glorious colors used by Richard Diebenkorn and Helen Frankenthaler, the abstract texture of Marcia Meyers, and our local Bay Area artists, such as Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud.” -SUZANNE TUCKER
“We have reached a point where luxury is uniqueness: the painting that was a gift from an artist friend; the fabric brought back from a trip to Istanbul. Luxury is deeply personal.” -ALEXA HAMPTON
“I GRAVITATE TOWARD PAINTINGS THAT SHOW THE INCREDIBLE EFFORT PUT INTO IT BY THE ARTIST. I LOVE CLEAN PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE CLIFFORD ROSS' BEACH SHOTS.” -AERIN LAUDER
“ART IS A WAY OF SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH THAT WHICH BOTH INSPIRES AND DELIGHTS; IT'S A DIRECT WINDOW INTO ONE'S SOUL.” -MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
INSTALLATION, GOLD BOX AND CROWN PHOTOS: COURTESY THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON.
“THERE'S SOME ARCHITECTURE THAT IS MEANT TO EXPRESS LUXURY, BUT I'M MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN STRUCTURES THAT PROMOTE A WELLLIVED LIFE.”
“When you touch, taste or smell something and you don't even think to ask yourself if that sensation is a luxury, then you have found a luxury.” -GEORGE MATOUK, JR.
“A room is never really complete—the best interiors are always those that evolve over time.” -NATE BERKUS
“An overly planned space becomes mundane as does an overly planned life—spontaneity is everything.” -ROBERT PASSAL
Clockwise from top left: A peek inside the Victoria and Albert Museum's "What is Luxury?" exhibit. Aram Mooradian's gold object player, 2011, which he created imagining a future where the metal is valued as an enduring repository for memories and dreams. A crown made of diamonds, emeralds and rubies set into gold with rococo scrolls from 18th-century Portugal, on loan from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection.
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“WITHOUT A DOUBT, NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF LUXURY—EXTRAORDINARY DETAILING SET WITHIN A RESTRAINED FRAMEWORK!” -TIMOTHY CORRIGAN
“I’m often seduced by the skill of Old Masters. I recently attended the John Singer Sargent exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London and experiencing his sensual, rich paintings reminded me just how timeless they all truly are.” -PHILIP GORRIVAN
“A LIFE WELL-LIVED INCLUDES A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME TO RELAX. IT’S MOMENTS SPENT IN LOVELY BUT MUTED SURROUNDINGS THAT PROVE TO BE TRUE LUXURIES.”
12 “Invest in what
you touch every day—sheets, towels, the fabric on your favorite chair. These tactile things bring quiet comfort to your everyday.”
“AUTHENTICITY IS THE ONE ELEMENT THAT CONFERS STATUS TO AN ITEM. IT CAN BE SIMPLE LINEN OR A HAND-WAXED TERRA-COTTA FLOOR, BUT IT HAS TO REPRESENT THE PURE, IDEALIZED FORM OF THAT MATERIAL.”
exemplifies pure luxury; it requires so much real estate. Art and real estate together are the ultimate luxury.” -MADELINE WEINRIB
“IT’S EXPERIENCE THAT DEFINES LUXURY, IT’S NO LONGER ABOUT PRODUCT.” -PETER DUNHAM
“LUXURY IS HARMONY. AT THE CORE OF HARMONY IS DECISIVE EDITING. IF YOU DON’T LOVE AN OBJECT, LOSE IT.”
“I have a certain attraction to the f iber arts and how such an ancient art form can still be fresh and luxurious. Olga de Amaral is an artist who creates hauntingly beautiful textiles and hangings.”
“FOR ME, LUXURY IS A COMBINATION OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, LIVABILITY, CREATIVITY; THERE’S NOTHING MORE LUXURIOUS THAN CREATING A SPACE THAT HITS ALL THESE NOTES.” -MEGAN WINTERS
Image: Jellyfish installation, 2010, by Denmark-based glass artist Steffen Dam.
PHOTO: COURTESY THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON.
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“There is no substitute for beautiful manners and thoughtfulness, or, for that matter, sheer quality.”
“COMFORT AND QUALITY ARE THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TO ME TODAY AND ALWAYS.”
23 “LUXURY IS TIME: TIME TO CREATE. TIME TO READ.
TIME TO RELAX. TIME TO FOCUS. TIME TO EXPLORE. LUXURY LEADERS FIND THE TIME.” -RALPH PUCCI
“I am certain there is luxury in experience— how we feel in a space is more significant than how it may look.”
“The Palais Garnier is a blip in my otherwise almost exclusive love of modernist and Brutalist architecture. The luxury is in the massive footprint they occupy and the purity of dedication to an idea.” -TIM BUTCHER AND LIZZIE DESHAYES
“THE WEATHERED PATINA OF WOOD CONJURES LUXURY FOR ME; SPECIFICALLY RICH, RECLAIMEDWOOD FLOORS THAT ACT AS A CANVAS FOR AN AMAZING RUG.” -BEN SOLEIMANI
“Custom lampshades can be wickedly expensive and seem unnecessary, but they are often that bespoke, cherry-on-top layer that I would call luxury.” -CELERIE KEMBLE
29 “Luxury is comfort, casual elegance with a balance of sculptural furniture and art.”
-STEVEN HARRIS AND LUCIEN REES ROBERTS
“PEOPLE PEOPLE REFER TO THE STYLE OF THE 1920-40S AS ART DECO, BUT I THINK S AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF A PERIOD THAT’S THAT GAVE US PURE LUXURY.” -JAMES MAGNI
“I SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘LESS IS MORE’ CREDO. BUY FEWER HIGH QUALITY PIECES AS OPPOSED TO A LOT OF JUNK.” -HEATHER HILLIARD
Images: A double look at the Second Space Travellers Watch, George Daniels, 1983.
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DOYENNE OF LINEN BERNIE DE LE CUONA LETS US PEEK PAST THE CASHMERE DRAPERIES AND INTO THE YARN BEHIND HER LUXURIOUS FABRIC HOUSE. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY CARA GIBBS PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID CLEVELAND
Beauty matters: I was not a textile expert before starting my company and the whole thing began by mistake really: I just wanted to produce beautiful things and see if I could sell them. So, I left my home in South Africa for Brussels, where I garnered a tremendous wealth of knowledge on linen, silk, cashmere and tailoring techniques, and from there, my passion developed into so much more than I could have ever imagined. A love of linen: It’s obvious I fell in love with linen. Aside from it being the oldest fiber known to man, linen is also such a versatile material; it can take on many forms. There’s quite a debt in the market when it comes to linen because it’s a difficult material to work with. Anything natural possesses imperfections in the fibers, and that’s precisely what I like to use. Linen can also achieve perfection if pushed. It’s a fabric that can go from acutely raw to highly luxurious—what’s not to love about that? Creative process: Mine is a fluid one, but not a perfect science; it shifts depending upon my current muse or inspiration. One constant, though, are my drawings—I sketch everything by hand to convey an idea. When the idea is ready, I work very closely with each mill and artisan to create a new product. I’m also a believer in creating change through a contrast of textures—an enduring combination has been my heavy Buffalo linen alongside the very delicate Feather Cashmere. Life in Windsor: I absolutely love it! It’s just far enough from the hustle and bustle of London and flush with history: My studio lives in famed Mistress Page’s House, steps from Windsor Castle; it’s so easy to be constantly inspired in such an environment. Greatest luxury: Spending time on the banks of Africa’s Zambezi River, where mobile phones and hair dryers don’t work, and having nothing more on the to-do list than a long hike in the brush. What’s next: I’ve recently noticed a lot of buzz around organic, natural materials and how the artisans’ hands are more noticeable in the product. For de Le Cuona, this has always been the mantra. That being said, I never ignore modern machinery, because mixing handmade and modern techniques creates something entirely dynamic with a fresh perspective—that’s the future.
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FOR THEIR FIRST BOOK OUT THIS FALL, DESIGNERS JESSE CARRIER AND MARA MILLER SHOWCASE A DECADE OF THEIR CELEBRATED CREATIONS. WRITTEN BY LACY MORRIS PRODUCED BY ARLYN HERNANDEZ
Above: Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of New York’s Carrier and Company pictured in their Manhattan studio. Top right: The couple’s signature mix of textures and patterns is served up in this inviting living room.
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ANNA WINTOUR: She is the cornerstone of
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: Annie is very astute. When we met to shoot our family portrait, she had already studied basically every image of us her office could find. She had analyzed our wardrobe and knew what she wanted us to wear. It was remarkable to work with someone at that level of professionalism. She pieces together personality, point of view and purpose in her camera work.
Carrier and Company: She was our first client and is still our biggest patron. We did her office at 4 Times Square and at 1 World Trade Center, her house in the country and subsequent guest cottages, her kids’ dorm rooms, their first apartments and second apartments…it’s an ongoing relationship. FINDING THEIR CLIENTS’ VOICES: Our process generally begins with an interview in their current home, where we pick up from the visual clues and figure out what their tolerances are. Then they’ll come to the office and we’ll put out piles of fabrics in very loose schemes and say, “Throw on the floor what you don’t like.” They start telling us what it reminds them of; their history starts to come out.
PLAYING THE MIND GAME: There’s a lot
PERSONAL STYLE: We’re terribly practical
THEIR NEW BOOK: We pride ourselves on being
people. When left to our own devices, we fall under the category of bohemian glamour. That’s code for organic, light and easy, and a little bit humble and little bit thrift store.
able to fulfill different aesthetics, which is how we ultimately decided to structure the book. You’ll see that when we do traditional work, this is what it’s like. When we do country work, this is what we think about, etc.
of psychology behind design. Everyone has insecurities, aspirations and fantasies, but it’s very hard for people to express what they want the house to portray about them. It really teaches us a lot when clients don’t like sheen or dump anything that’s a silk or sateen; some hate heavy things and reject any velvet or mohair. It starts to show us what they want the project to say.
WEAK SPOTS: I’m a big sucker for painted furniture. I found this Swedish drop-front desk that’s not the traditional Swedish blue-gray but rather a funny tomato orange color with a weird green interior; I just thought it was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen.
GETTING INSPIRED: We absorb a lot through magazines and movies. We’ve been to Italy twice and there are still things that I take away from there—the color of the sunlight, the amount of texture in all the materials, the energy.
OBJECT ENVY: It’s incredible to think about
ART: It’s so emotional and energetic. I don’t like
where our clients have been and what their eyes have seen. They have such amazing collections; Annie’s photography or Anna’s weird Clarice Cliff pottery. They’re like little house museums.
to know the backstory, what makes the artist important or what they were thinking…all the stuff that a collector wants to know. It ruins it for me. We pick things that feel good or resonate, not based off the name. It’s not always expected.
PORTRAIT: RENÉ CERVANTES. LIVING ROOM PHOTO: PETER MARGONELLI.
The husband-and-wife duo behind design firm Carrier and Company may be self-admitted bohemians, though you wouldn’t be quick to make that guess from a peek at their vast portfolio of highprofile clients: think Anna Wintour and Jason Wu, amongst many other fashion greats. Their first foray in the world of publishing, entitled Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors, invites you into the expertly eclectic and all-parts covetable spaces that they’ve dreamed up since they launched their firm in 2005. Here, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller chime in on their weaknesses, Italian muses and— what else?—having the illustrious Annie Leibovitz shoot their family portrait.
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RENOWNED FASHION HOUSE OSCAR DE LA RENTA TEAMS UP WITH PORTUGUESE PORCELAIN COMPANY VISTA ALEGRE TO CREATE A FEMININE SERVICE WITH A NOD TO COUTURE. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MIMI FAUCETT
Fashion leader Oscar de la Renta’s legacy for making women look and feel beautiful has long since made its way off the runway and into our homes. This fall, by way of a powerhouse partnership with Portuguese porcelain brand Vista Alegre, this same sensibility has taken the form of fine china. “Vista Alegre is a company with an incredible legacy,” says Carolina Irving, creative director at Oscar de la Renta Home. “The collaboration between us has been such a fascinating process.” Named after Irving herself, the Carolina collection takes its distinctive pattern directly from a gown designed for de la Renta’s Spring 2006 runway collection. “What’s so great about the scheme is that we were able to lift individual prints from the dress to be applied to the tabletop pieces,” recalls Irving. “I spent two days in the factory exploring the archives with the Vista Alegre team. We took a versatile pattern and together we reinterpreted it in a fresh and beautiful way.” The full-range dinner service is characterized by floral motifs and boasts a vibrant coral hue—one of the late fashion designer’s favorites. “Coral has always been a classical color used in 18th-century china,” adds Irving. “The goal was to revisit something antique and translate it to modern times with Oscar’s unmistakeable eye.”
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APARTMENT PHOTO: JO PAUWELS. HIDE, PROCESS, FACTORY AND PRODUCT PHOTOS: COURTESY PROMEMORIA.
MEMORY BANK NEAR THE SHORES OF LAKE COMO, PROMEMORIA’S ROMEO SOZZI DRAWS ON HIS FAMILY’S RICH TRADITION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, CREATING DISTINGUISHED FURNISHINGS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. WRITTEN BY LISA BINGHAM DEWART PRODUCED BY ARLYN HERNANDEZ
Luxury design is embedded in Romeo Sozzi’s DNA. “I’m a third-generation cabinetmaker,” says the founder and president of Italian furniture firm Promemoria. “I grew up in the family workshop, learning from my father and grandfather.” In 1988, after clients began requesting custom items, Romeo conceived Promemoria. “I wanted to offer people the pieces they couldn’t find on the market.” Today, the prestigious brand’s manufacturing methods would seem familiar even to the Sozzi family’s 19th-century forbearers, who made their living as coachmakers for the local nobility. “We don’t have stock and our production is not industrial; everything is handmade here in Italy, often customized and done in limited editions,” says Romeo, who has continued his family’s generational influence by bringing aboard his sons Stefano, Davide and Paolo. Beyond his hands-on strategy, Romeo approaches design holistically. “A product is not just an object; it’s an experience,” he points out. “I use fragrant woods like cypress for the inside of cabinets to ignite the sense of smell, and there’s nothing like caressing a velvet chair to rouse the sense of touch.” For inspiration, Romeo ranges widely, finding it equally in the landscape of his home near Lake Como and further afield (a recent collection drew from Asian philosophy). While grounded in centuriesold traditions, Romeo continues to hone his vision and practices. “Last year, we introduced alabaster for lampshades as well as a process that combines strips of leather in different colors that resembles stacked wood,” he reports. This year, they showed cabinets and tables inlaid with bronze flecks reminiscent of stars scattered across the night sky. Even the firm’s name—a Latin term meaning “for the sake of memory”—suggests the brand’s impulse to look to both the future and the past as the business continues to evolve. “I call my company Promemoria because I understand it as a memory of past traditions, which has a fundamental role in my work,” says Romeo. Adds Paolo, “Though our philosophy changes a little every day to move forward, we still follow the memory.”
Promemoria’s handcrafted furnishings, made in a factory in Valmadrera, Italy, near Lake Como, draw clients from the worlds of finance, fashion, entertainment and beyond.
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FOR BEC BRITTAIN, ENGINEERING LIGHT FIXTURES DESIGNED TO PUZZLE AND AMAZE IS AN INNATE PROCESS THAT CONTINUES TO ILLUMINATE HER PATH. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY CARA GIBBS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENÉ CERVANTES
“I have always thought with systems and structure in mind,” explains New York-based bespoke lighting designer Bec Brittain, whose latest introductions fall perfectly in line with her distinct geometric body of work. Debuting at this year’s ICFF was Zelda (shown above), which, like many of Brittain’s creations, is highly versatile. “Zelda’s flexible form can be fashioned in a simple single diamond formation, arranged concentrically in geometric orbits or fit together like the links of a chain,” she says. “I initially had a few ideas for configuration during the sketch process, but now that we have the parts in-house and can play with them, new ideas start to reveal themselves.” Proving that design is anything but linear, Zelda’s powerful persona shows off Brittain’s classic trademark of fusing
cutting-edge technology alongside sculptural shapes conveyed in sleek materials. “Clearly, I love brass,” states the designer. “And, Zelda’s juxtaposition of the brass-encased LED tubing with the gracefully suspended planar forms adapts to a vast array of spaces and sensibilities. I just love the freedom of lighting design, in that I have so much room to play sculpturally.” Indeed, with both architecture and philosophy in her degree repertoire, Brittain’s translation of light is uniquely her own and unquestionably a subject of intrigue among the rest of the industry. Currently, the creative Brooklynite is expanding her reach—with her new Los Angeles outpost opening this fall— bridging her forward-thinking point of view from coast to coast.
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SUNDAY SUPPLY CO. When did you open? We welcomed our first guests into our store at 222 Linden Street in Ft. Collins in October 2014. Why Ft. Collins? It’s a vibrant, thriving small town that is filled with history, charm and a strong sense of community. Co-owner Kelli Kroneberger and I wanted to open a lifestyle shop that would capture its casual yet sophisticated essence. Describe the space. We kept the 100-year-old brick walls in an attempt to restore the interior to its original condition. The historic details of the storefront windows, wood floors and tin ceilings are stunning, and it was really important to us that they have a strong presence within the space. On the floor? We offer a wide array of home décor items, including textiles, kitchenware and ceramics. The pillows and rugs within our Kelim collection, for instance, are handmade on a traditional manual loom, which is reflective in their detail and quality. We also carry a lot of small-batch serving pieces like decanters, ceramic vessels, tumblers, planters and planted succulents, tea towels and vases. sundaysupplyco.com
“Shawn Huckins is an incredible Denver artist. His recent series, The American __Tier, is so interesting and cheeky. I’m also excited that Dolan Geiman is moving to Denver. His folk art-inspired work has such a modern and whimsical twist.”
“The Powers Art Center in Carbondale is so serene and purposeful, and it’s dedicated to one amazing artist, Jasper Johns. If you’re in town, also check out Board by Design, which was founded by Brad Reed Nelson. His custom wood furniture pieces are beautiful yet functional.”
“The Scarab in Minturn is a hidden treasure trove for rugs, oddities and accessories; there’s such a hippy vibe in there. It has a plethora of fantastic rug designs to choose from, and also commissions vendors from around the globe to make one-of-akind pieces.”
CURATOR G44 GALLERY “I seek out high-caliber art and artists who are on the cusp of making it big. I’m always looking to find that artist who is ready to take a bold leap into the art world and make a statement. Exhibitions that interest and inspire me have raw passion and heart. The good news for me is that Colorado Springs is a treasure trove of amazing talent—you just have to know where to look. It’s a small community with an enormous focus on the arts and a desire to build something amazing. Check out Karen Khoury; locally, she’s one of the premier minimalist artists I’ve seen incorporating both fine art and craft. Andres Orlowski, also from Colorado Springs, is a painter and a photographer—his photography will both haunt and inspire you. Michael Dowling from Denver is another artist to watch. He studied in Florence, Italy, and his work incorporates old-world style with a contemporary twist.” -GUNDEGA SPONS, G44GALLERY.COM
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If every two years you tune in to watch the world’s most impressive athletes battle it out for the chance to stand with their nations’ flags and accept a gold medal, you’re going to want to add Colorado Springs to your vacation list. Coming in 2018, this Rocky Mountain town will play host to the first, and only, Olympic Museum in the country, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Don’t expect just a wall of trophies and fun facts, though; the museum will focus on allowing guests to really feel the Olympic experience. Think: interactive walls that present all the Olympic and Paralympic sports currently in competition and mimic the feeling of entering the stadium in the Parade of Nations. When finished, this incredible feat of engineering will be second only to the pride and patriotism of the games themselves. usolympicmuseum.org
#INSTACRUSH @themiddlecloset WHO: Two Mile-High City sisters with a penchant for well-stocked closets. Hailey, a former model, is the face of the brand, while Paige is the photographer and curator of the blog. The Middle Closet moniker is a nod to their last name, Middleton. WHAT: Follow these stylish siblings for a glimpse at high fashion—Jimmy Choo, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloé, Helmut Lang and Valentino, to name a few—set against visually intriguing cityscapes, such as a set of stairs that echo the pleats in a dress or a red sculpture that brings out the color in a handbag.
The two-man team behind Denver’s DoubleButter—David Larabee and business partner Dexter Thornton—have always, in one way or another, focused on a career in furniture design. They just weren’t sure it would ever happen. Thornton, as Larabee points out, is “bona fide with an industrial design degree, while I just make things up as I go.” The big shock, however, was when the pair realized that their chosen career path was actually working. “We had made designing furniture into a job, and we weren’t starving,” says Larabee. With the pressure of acceptance behind them, now the design duo can aim a little higher. “As far as hoped-for accomplishments go, we want to do really good work and to have a laugh,” Larabee adds. “That’s enough for us.” doublebutter.com Describe your design aesthetic. Our furniture is certainly modernist, in the tradition of all those lovely geniuses of the last century. However, the lines are also heavily influenced by the shapes we see in the engineered world and by the forms of the industrial machinery we use to produce the work. How do your ideas come to life? You’d think that we’d have a process, but every time is like the fi rst time. The broad strokes are consistent, mostly. We start with an idea and talk it over with sketches, essentially trading the pen back and forth. When we’ve got the basics and are happy with
the virtual look and feel, we build one or two or three pieces, depending on how it goes. How do you hope people live with your pieces? We want the products we make to become, in a small way, part of people’s everyday lives—to age with them, and show signs of life, use and abuse, just like we do. We encourage people to not treat the pieces we make too preciously. A table’s beauty is in the meals eaten around it; a scratch is a story and a chair is only as good as the book you’re reading while sitting in it. Put your feet up on the coffee table and don’t bother to
take your shoes off if you don’t feel like it—the table will be fine. Any local artists that inspire you? We’re keeping an eye on Hadley Hooper—her paintings and illustrations are always beautiful. And we also love Gamma, a street artist whose work is showing up all over town and beyond. What’s next? We’re getting ready to open our first retail showroom on Galapago Street, down the block from our production shop. It will be full of our pieces, plus the work of other companies we admire. Look for it this fall—it’ll be grand, we swear.
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Architectural footwear brand United Nude is reinventing the way fashionistas strut in their high heels. Known for its sculptural silhouettes and advanced manufacturing processes, the company is at it again: expanding its multidimensional, rubber-molded Lo Res collection— shown in High Red, Metallic Silver and Blossom—by incorporating malleable chromed-finishing technologies into some of its designs. And thanks to 3D Systems, the label has also launched a limited-edition collaboration line with such design greats as Zaha Hadid and Ross
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8 a.m. Fuel up for an active day at Poppycock’s on Cooper Ave. Get the oatmeal buttermilk pancakes and you won’t ever want to eat another pancake again. 9 a.m. Head out for a hike up Smuggler Mountain, or the Ute Trail for something a bit more difficult. 10:30 a.m. Stop by the Baldwin Gallery; it carries contemporary pieces by the likes of Donald Baechler, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Jim Hodges, Robert Mapplethorpe and Tom Sachs, amongst others. Ask owner Richard Edwards or manager Kiki Raj to sneak you downstairs to view the archives. 11:30 a.m. Make a quick trip to the Brumby-Ute gallery to check out some eye-popping
indigenous art from Australia. It’s a nice detour before lunch. 12:30 p.m. Stroll over to Pyramid Bistro for the Thaispiced butternut squash soup and a quinoa salad. The place is above Explore Booksellers on Main Street, which is worthy of a peruse while you let your meal settle. 2 p.m. Aspen makes it way too easy to spend money, especially considering that the perfect fashion lineup is all within a half of a block from each other. Start at Nuages, then on to Performance Ski, stopping next into Brunello Cucinelli and lastly, Élu. 4 p.m. Take your pick of some pretty tremendous home décor stores. Paris Underground Antiques, for instance, has a fabulous collection of midcentury
modern French furniture (like the pristine armchair in original leather pictured to the left), with some Italian thrown in there, as well. Anna Trzebinski will take you on a journey to Kenya and East Africa with unique furnishings and accessories for the home— take a look at the very cool horns on display. And lastly, dig for treasures at Alderfer’s Antiques on Main Street. 6 p.m. Put your feet up after a fun-filled day with a cocktail at the historic J-Bar in the Hotel Jerome. Adventurous types should try the Aspen Crud. 8 p.m. For dinner, make reservations at Cache Cache. In the sleek bistro-like dining room, expect classic French fare including escargots, fennel pappardelle and veal ossobuco.
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When Aspen Filmfest opens this fall, it will be the event’s 36th year. Marked by the slow transition of seasons, as the town’s namesake aspen trees turn from a lush green to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, the five-day festival has been lighting up the screens since 1979—thanks in part to Esther Pearlstone. She has sat on the festival board for six years, and recently became vice president of the non-profit organization. The festival is just one of the many reasons why the local art scene rivals that of some major international cities, all in a town of less than 7,000 people. In her 23 years of living in Aspen, Pearlstone has scoped out all the local vendors and entertainers with her production company, Esther Pearlstone Events. So, if you’re looking to explore this laidback mountain town (with a healthy dose of ritz, of course), Pearlstone is a worthy source. Here, she shares her ideal itinerary for a day out-and-about in the town that stars as the perpetual calendar centerfold. aspenfilm.org
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Personal style: Traditional with an edge. Signature look: Blazer or country jacket, shirt and tie…with scarves and boots, of course; I live in the country! Closet staples: I’m a big Tom Ford fan and his jackets are among some of my favorite pieces I own. Recent fashion score: A new pair of Thom Browne wingtip brogues. Interior philosophy: Classic timelessness always seems relevant, especially when it’s thoughtfully intermixed with modern elements in fresh ways. Design mantra: Old is the new "new." Accessory motives: They ebb and flow in importance to me, usually by season—more important in winter, less in summer. Splurge-worthy: Art and antiques, beautiful fabrics and luggage. Source of inspiration: The natural world around me, specifically my farm in Virginia. Never too many… Overcoats. Can’t live without… Dogs. Guilty pleasure: Dogs with overcoats. Luxury is… Things that feel good to the touch—a tactile experience. Whether rough and splintery or smooth and soft, luxury is a feeling.
6 1. No. 9718 Doorknocker / Price available upon request / nanz.com. 2. Gamekeeper Pendant / $1,710 / curreycodealers.com. 3. Cowgirl Money Clip / $5,450 / tomford.com. 4. The Variance Set Spirit Decanters / $279 for set of six / reclamationetchworks.com. 5. Theo Fabric in Yarrow and Rosa Fabric in Valencia / Price available upon request / placetextiles.com. 6. Dove Sideboard / $8,997 / hickorychair.com. 7. Carved Walnut Georgian Style Leather Upholstered Wing Chair / $3,840 / 1stdibs.com.
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Personal style: My uniform is California preppy—not to be confused with East Coast prep. Signature look: A custom shirt, hues of blue and barefoot. Closet staples: I’m a creature of habit: I’ve had my favorite topsiders resoled three times as well as a pair of Gucci loafers. Recent fashion score: A navy blue Burberry trench for all those rainy L.A. days. Interior philosophy: Traditional base flecked with a laid-back vibe. Design mantra: Navy is my neutral; it’s my spirit color. Accessory motives: Accents are the jewelry, the sparkle, the shine in any space, and I allocate a hefty portion of any budget towards these finishing touches. Recent design score: An all-blue Alex Katz lithograph; art is always worth the splurge. Indulge in… Fine linens—anything made in small runs. Leontine Linens in New Orleans is a great resource for luxury goods. Never too many… Blue checked shirts. Can’t live without… My dog Nacho. Guilty pleasure: A hot dog from Pink’s. Luxury is… Something made incredibly well and that embodies both style and timelessness. I look to small, bespoke companies as my barometer of luxury.
1. Lundy Light Fixture / $1,565 / urbanelectricco.com. 2. Colour Block Oak Smoke Blend Decorative & Glazed Tile / Price available upon request / mandarinstone.com. 3. Indigo Ombre Rope Dog Leash / $62 / foundmyanimal.com. 4. Billy Bar / Nina Campbell Collection for Oomph / $2,095 / oomphonline.com. 5. Voyage en Ikat Presentation Plate in Sapphire and Dessert Plate in Sapphire / $630 and $290 / hermes.com. 6. Thomas Chair / Priced from $4,366 / flexformny.com. 7. Dhurrie II / $885 / stfrank.com.
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Personal style: Classic but diverse. Signature look: I suppose I’m known for my bow ties, but one day I may wear a runway piece from Dior Homme and the next a tailored Savile Row three-piece suit. Regardless, I tend to “dress up” everyday. Closet staple: Vintage tails from the 1920s. I found them at a consignment store and they didn’t need so much as a stich of alterations—it was as if they had been tailored just for me. Recent design score: An extraordinarily beautiful seascape painting entitled End of the Road—Provincetown 1948; it was a birthday gift to myself. Fashion mantra: Menswear is the new forefront of fashion. Never too many… Cufflinks! I have hundreds. Can’t live without… My custommade croc wingtips. Guilty pleasure: Cashmere. Luxury is… The individual craftsman who has literally made something for you with his or her own hands; it is the single greatest indication of true luxury. Whether it’s a bespoke suit, custom-fitted shoes, a made-tomeasure shirt or a silk-covered sofa, having something made solely for you by a craftsperson is the greatest of luxuries.
1. Melange Chair / $5,500 / kellywearstler.com. 2. Astral Agnes 1-12 Bulb / $7,500 / lindseyadelman.com. 3. Jake and Elwood Occasional Tables / $1,578 and $4,125 / selva.com. 4. Green Pond Feather Bow Tie / $185 / brackishbowties.com. 5. Hand-Painted Credenza / $9,800 / jeffmartinjoinery.ca. 6. Form Bowls Tall Large Copper / $210 for set of five / tomdixon.net. 7. Tribar Mirror / $1,275 / bowernyc.com. 8. DF 35 Hand Lever Handles in Antique Silver / Price available upon request / charlesedwards.com.
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Personal style: Earthy and fairly laid-back. Signature look: I always feel most comfortable in blue jeans, leather boots and a button-down work shirt. Closet staple: I have an old Double Ralph Lauren snap shirt that’s perfectly worn, super soft and incredibly comfortable. Recent fashion score: A handmade pair of Italian leather boots from Fiorentini + Baker. Interior philosophy: Modern with a warm soul; I love rooms that are very edited and straightforward but thoughtfully designed. Design mantra: Authenticity is the new American Dream. Splurge-worthy: I recently indulged in a beautiful wood turning by artist Joshua Vogel. Source of inspiration: The Scandinavian culture consistently strives for elegant simplicity and timeless style, and I’d like to think I do the same in my interiors. Never too many… Wood bowls—no two are ever exactly alike. Can’t live without… My Maldon sea salt. Guilty pleasure: A Friday night double feature at the local theater. Luxury is… Less about privilege and more about experience and awareness: being mindful of a beautiful sunset, sipping a good bourbon, enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal, having time off and sleeping in.
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This spring, Luxe Interiors + Design brought its unique sense of style to the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s platform for global design. Held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the show attracted designophiles from around the world seeking what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design. As an exclusive sponsor of the four-day show, Luxe Interiors + Design presented the Luxe Pavilion, a carefully curated mix of luxury brand exhibitors, including Afina, Allison Eden Studios, Amadi Carpets, Apex Mills, Ashley Norton, Atelier Premiere, BainUltra, Bobo Royale, Caesarstone, Ciot, Classic Rug, Cliff Young, Corbett Lighting, Cosmic, Decorative Art & Design by Ari, Ellisha Alexina, Empire Industries, Envy, Exclusive Home Interiors, Features Outdoor Living, Ferguson, The Furniture Society, Gameroom Concepts, Guilded LTD., Hardware Renaissance, Hubbardton Forge, The Hudson Company, Hudson Valley Lighting, Hydro Systems, Imaestri, Indo Artifacts, Insane Luxury, Jacuzzi, Jamie Durie Designs, Lambert et Fils, Lapyk, Latoscana, Lazzoni, Lee Industries, Lexington Home Brands, Lorin Marsh, Lucky Anya, Marretti, Material ConneXion, Matthew Studios, Metropolitan Home Hardware & Bath, Monica Correia, Naula, New Moon, Noble Environmental Technologies, Offcentre, Oliver & George Living, Pasargad, Pehuén, Pianeta Legno Floors Inc., Pivot, Pivot Project, Richard W. Townsend, Rocky Mountain Hardware, RS Ceramics, Safavieh, Savy Paint, Simon Pearce, Sublime, Suite NY, Summit Rug, Sunbrella Performance Art, Tapologie, THG-Paris, Troy Lighting, Urban City Designs, XPZ and Zen Design. The Pavilion also played host to the Luxe Lounge, furnished by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Farrow & Ball. The lounge served as a luxurious and comfortable destination, and provided daily design programming, refreshments and snacks, an interactive photo booth and a jam-packed closing night celebration.
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CENTER STAGE DESIGN’S LUXURY LEADERS OFFER CREATIVE NOTIONS ON THE SEASON’S FINEST IN HOME DÉCOR. WRITTEN BY MIMI FAUCETT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOANNA MCCLURE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR CALVIN KLEIN
Drama: Castle is a showstopper. It is industrial by way of repetition yet sculpturally compelling and radiant. The way the light subtly glows, rather than shining brightly, is its greatest strength. Statement: Our eye immediately focuses on a “statement piece.” A dynamic shape, like that of Castle, draws you in and demands attention. Talent: Offering a voice to the next generation of designers is vital to our industry. Young creatives today, like Jason Miller, bring new ideas and start conversations that lead to innovation. Luxury: Keen attention to the details of materiality and functionality is luxury.
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Composition: The strength of the Tommy collection is in the juxtaposition of its complex texture within simple silhouettes. The pieces command attention in a soft yet stable way. Classic: The collection reminds me of European antiques markets, with the design combining influences from both classic French eras and midcentury patterns. Evolution: There is a fine balance to strike when retaining the essence of a brand and moving with the times. People live informally today, and by incorporating formal pieces into everyday life, it makes even the most ordinary tasks feel like a treat. Luxury: People will always crave formal luxuries as they create a beautiful environment to share with family and friends.
FIRE & ICE THE COLLECTION: Tommy Candlesticks THE DESIGNER: Saint-Louis FIND IT: 855.240.9740 THE INSPIRATION: Recalling the original Tommy collection produced by the crystal house in 1928, these modern interpretations created by Saint-Louis are functional and meant for everyday use.
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HEAVY METAL THE PIECE: Ada Stool THE DESIGNER: Thor Taber for Theodore Alexander FIND IT: theodorealexander.com THE INSPIRATION: Hand-finished and perfectly proportioned, this solid-brass stool was inspired by the mood and aesthetic of the 1970s.
SUSANNE MARTINEZ VP OF DESIGN SFERRA
Form: The Ada stool is deceptively simple yet well-considered in terms of its materiality and design. There’s an Escher quality to the lines of the piece that makes it feel magical, and the negative space becomes essential. Material: The warmth and gleam of the polished brass is all modern sophistication and purely chic. The gold hue contrasts beautifully with the matte upholstered seat. Feel: Whimsy is a key element in keeping a brand fresh and current in today’s marketplace. Adding a moment of delight is precisely the thing that brings a collection to life. Luxury: Luxury is how something makes you feel—it’s a sensation and a quality tied to personal experience.
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RAISING THE BAR THE PIECE: Fut Side Table THE DESIGNER: Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre FIND IT: christian-liaigre.us THE INSPIRATION: Fut’s designer, Eric Schmitt, is a self-taught master of bronze who borrows influence from early modernist decorative artists to create functional works of art.
DEBORAH LLOYD PRESIDENT AND CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Shape: The Fut table feels like more than a table—it sparks the imagination to focus on what isn’t there just as much as what is. It’s almost musical with its drum-like form. There’s simplicity and purity to the piece, but it still manages to intrigue you. Surprise: In today’s market, it’s important for a brand to surprise customers in a way that makes them smile. That said, it’s equally important to be thoughtful in your choices and balance a sense of whimsy with timeless silhouettes and traditional materials. Connection: Buying a piece is personal. I love objects that tell a story. I curate the rooms in my home with pieces that feel special and never buy anything that I’m not in love with. Luxury: Luxury is not something you can define; it’s something you feel.
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FINE PRINT THE PIECE: Cubi 3D Fabric THE DESIGNER: Livio de Simone FIND IT FOR UPHOLSTERY: flairhomecollection.com THE INSPIRATION: The culture, aesthetic and sartorial savvy of Capri has been a constant source of inspiration for the Italian textile designer. For Cubi 3D, the motivation was the colors of the islandâ€™s sea and sky.
DECORATIVE HOME VP/DMM BERGDORF GOODMAN
Muse: Before my first trip to Capri years ago, I had read about Livio de Simone and was fascinated by his vibrant use of pattern and color. Cubi 3D feels as though you are looking out of a small window on an island by the sea. Color: The way the colors interact here is so simple yet bold. The different tones of blue and green transport the viewer to a place of serenity. It makes me feel calm and nostalgic. Memory: The way the hues of the sea and sky come together in this motif reminds me of my glamorous grandmother in the 1970s wearing a patterned headscarf in a Cadillac convertible. Luxury: Being able to indulge in beauty is luxury.
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HOT SEAT THE PIECE: Double Zero Chair THE DESIGNER: David Adjaye for Moroso FIND IT: morosousa.com THE INSPIRATION: Created as a study in form, Double Zero refers to the primary composition of the two floating circular components of the seat and the back enclosed in a series of metal loops.
JACQUELINE KOTTS CREATIVE DIRECTOR MRS JOHN L STRONG
Design: Moroso is great at combining classic lines with updated materials and finishes. The company’s experimentation with scale in their oversize upholstery attracts me to its pieces. Double Zero is at once masculine, sensible, edgy and fluid. Craft: David Adjaye’s architecture challenges traditional concepts of space and form, and this piece echoes that in its unique yet practical silhouette. Collaboration: Partnerships such as these bring a fresh breath of creativity to our competitive industry. Innovation and playfulness often result in a best seller! Luxury: Quality pieces that stand the test of time are considered luxuries.
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Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum Flatware Service An important 225-piece Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum silver flatware service. Many rare pieces are contained in this complete service for 12, including a Saratoga chip server and a delicate berry spoon. Incorporating traditional Baroque shapes with a modern, natural design, Chrysanthemum is among the most highly prized and luxurious of all Tiffany patterns. Marked “TIFFANY & CO/ STERLING.” Circa 1890. Chest: 40”w x 267/8”d x 391/2”h. #30-1603
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Paul Storr Silver Soup Tureen This Regency silver tureen by Paul Storr is a remarkable example of Neoclassical silver by one of England’s most celebrated silversmiths. He is best known for his incomparable craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail, both of which are evident in this exceptional piece. With his legacy of Neoclassical artistry, Paul Storr continues to be one of history’s most important and highly collected artisans. During his time, his work was in high demand by the most affluent members of society, including members of the British Royal Family, and pieces by Storr remain among the most coveted silverware today. Hallmarked London, 1820. 15”w x 101/4”d x 113/8”h. #30-2508
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IN THE 21 CENTURY ST
Technology has influenced and affected every industry in design—its ubiquity has forced even the most ardent of purists to adapt in one way or another. But simply adapting is not enough: The survival of today’s leading manufacturers of luxury, bespoke goods has been contingent upon their ability to find an equilibrium between handmade and high-tech. “THE MARK OF THE MAKER” takes a look inside some of the most respected companies in their fields, recognized for their painstakingly intricate building processes and commitment to pre-modern artisanal forms of production.
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SUN VALLEY BRONZE
Our clients are looking for one-of-a-kind products that are designed to last.
Since its inception, Sun Valley Bronze has been characterized by being an innovative and dynamic business with a relentless quality-centric product strategy. The company’s style and design language has continuously evolved over the past two decades to create a leading American-made brand. Sun Valley Bronze’s design studio and manufacturing facility are creative powerhouses, blending time-honored, handcrafted practices with cutting-edge technology. “When the company first started, every pattern was created by hand,” shares Sun Valley Bronze Founder Bob Commons. “Today, we use more state-of-the-art processes, such as 3-D modeling, CNC milling and 3-D printing. These processes are used from design concept throughout manufacturing.” The evolution of an idea to a tangible, beautiful object begins with a sketch. Technology brings the drawing into brilliant, living color with 3-D modeling software. It is then sent to the CNC milling machine to create a prototype, or one of Sun Valley Bronze’s skilled artisans will create a pattern by hand. “Prototypes are field checked for functionality and how the user interacts with the piece,” Commons says. “Fine-tuning of the design generally happens by hand.” An amalgam of human artistry and technological feats, the Sun Valley Bronze brand has become synonymous with beautiful design made to the highest of standards. 1
Q+A WITH SUN V AL L E Y BRONZE FOUN DE RS BOB AND DEBBIE COMMONS How do you choose your materials? What comes first—the materials or design concept? Materials are always integral to the design process. We work primarily in art-grade silicon and white bronze. Our products are sand-cast, which creates a beautiful, authentic and subtle texture on the surface of the material. What are your influences when conceiving a piece of work? The majority of our custom work is driven by architects and designers who want a specific architectural detail to be carried throughout a project. Outside of custom work, our designs are driven by material, ergonomics and process. Have your practices changed to keep up with new technologies? Absolutely. When Sun Valley Bronze first started 20 years ago, all patterns were made in a woodshop by hand. Today, we use 3-D modeling software and CNC milling machines. We also collaborate with Boise State University to realize some of our more complicated designs with 3-D printing technology.
1. Molten bronze pours from the crucible at the foundry. 2. After matching, cabinet knobs are lined up for finishing.
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There are no shortcuts when it comes to quality.
Brothers and business partners David and Malcolm Samad founded their handknotted rug business more than 30 years ago. Steeped in a familial legacy of hard work and strong ethics, the entrepreneurial Samads set out to create the world’s finest decorative rugs. “The foundation of our business is based on our love of beautiful carpets,” David says. “Our late father, Eric Samad, taught us the importance of running our business with integrity and establishing meaningful relationships with our manufacturers and customers alike.” Founded in New York City and now headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the company has expanded globally with offices in England and India. Known for exquisitely blended, hand-carded, handspun wools and silks, Samad’s creative processes date to antiquity—technology, while beneficial, has not been as instrumental in the creation of these meticulously crafted rugs. True to its origins, “made by hand” prevails in this ancient art form. “Essentially, making a hand-knotted rug is exactly the same today as it has been for centuries,” Malcolm says. “What has changed is the technology that allows us to see what a finished rug will look like on a computer screen even before it is woven. Reducing the trial and error factor has allowed us to focus and produce rugs that are fashion forward in both color and design.”
DESI GN DIALO GU E Expert insight from legendary carpet purveyors David + Malcolm Samad Best in class. “Samad uses the best handspun wools and only the finest handspun silks available,” David says. “We will never compromise on quality. It’s the best or nothing.” Sources of inspiration. “There are no hard and fast rules when creating a rug,” Malcolm asserts. “We start with a concept, which will in turn determine which materials and creative elements we use to enhance the design.” The wow factor. “The most rewarding part of the rug-making process is creating stunning new collections that literally ‘wow’ people,” David says. “Creating groundbreaking designs in unique textures and color palettes sets us apart.”
1. Carpet weaving in Rajasthan, India. 2. Traditional rug-making tools still used today. 3. Small pot dyeing yarn from time-honored recipes.
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We continue to grow as a domestic manufacturer in a climate where the majority of our competition is using overseas production.
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Hubbardton Forge began life in 1974 in a tiny, drafty barn in Vermont. From the beginning, the ambition was to create beautiful, inspiring, heirloom-quality pieces that would be loved. Today, equipped with more than 200 skilled craftspeople, artisans and trade professionals, Hubbardton Forge is an American classic in the realm of hand-forged lighting. “Authenticity and genuineness is the lifeblood of everything we do, from our designs and the artisans who take pride in their work, to how we treat our employees and our environment,” says Hubbardton Forge Design Director David Kitts. A design-driven company rooted in the ideals of handcraftsmanship and quality materials, Hubbardton Forge draws inspiration from a myriad of people, places and objects, with designers proficient in architecture, jewelry design, engineering and beyond. The common denominator among this blend of artisans is the passion for the forge. “Our primary muse is the steel we forge,” he says. “We are always experimenting with what can be done next with steel and other metals.” Its design process, often the result of the convergence of two paths, is guided by both the marketplace and the imagination. “First, our designs are based on trends, gaps and needs in the marketplace; the second being unique forms, shapes and concepts that may result from a variety of conditions,” Kitts says. “This often results in the beginning of a lighting design, which is then brought into a much more defined development process.”
What should we be looking for in well-made lighting fixtures? A well-made fixture should not be held together by a lot of nuts and bolts or contain many (if any) plastic components or thin-gauged stamped parts. It should have a quality of build that looks good both from a distance and close-up. The finish on the fixture should be durable and have depth. How do you think the craft/artisan community in the U.S. has changed? The increased focus on “made in America” has both been good and bad for the craft/artisan community. It’s become a big marketing tool for many; however, we need to be careful that the authenticity is there. There is a big difference between “made” and “assembled” in America. How have your practices changed to keep up with new technologies? The light source is no longer secondary in the design development process but is now often the driver in the design.
1. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home, the Planar combines hand-forged planes of steel with LED light guide technology. 2. Metal is heated in the forge to nearly 2,000 degrees F before being bent and shaped by Vermont artisans.
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Established in 1948 by Stan Joseph, Dacor was founded upon the premise that innovation must matter. The Joseph family, rooted in a 50-year history in Los Angeles, California, has explored this philosophy in various forms, imposing demanding ambitions on their designers and engineers, as well as onto each other, to attempt stunning, original and technically progressive designs for residential kitchens. Their products, while varied in form and function, all maintain a strong appreciation for the end user. “We ask ourselves, ‘How will this affect the homeowner?’” shares Dacor President Steven Joseph, “ ‘Are we making the cooking experience better? Easier? Simpler?’ It’s not about technology for technology’s sake— it’s about simplifying the cooking process to make the culinary experience accessible to everyone and to empower the individual.”
When sitting in a design session with a group of people, I think the most magical words are, ‘What if we did this…?’
HIGH-TECH + HIGH-TOUCH: DEFINING A DACOR CEO CHARLES HUEBNER GIVES INSIGHT INTO THE FAMED LA APPLIANCE FIRM Heritage or innovation? Which speaks more to the ethos of your firm? At Dacor, it’s one in the same. From kitchen ventilation to the indoor grill to the 30" wall oven to the connected iQ oven and range, our legacy of innovation is our heritage.
Are Dacor’s products easily recognizable? Do they share any signature design elements? Yes, I think that there is a definite Dacor look: high technology encased in clean lines and sophisticated styling.
What do you regard as the greatest success of your firm to date? Dacor has introduced product firsts that have revolutionized the kitchen appliance industry. One of their most significant products was the 30" Pure Convection™, Self-cleaning Built-in Wall Oven, released in 1987. It has since become the industry standard.
1. The four bottle WineStation dispenser with patented preservation system, ensuring that each glass is like the first. 2. Founder, Stan Joseph. 3. New Discovery fully integrated refrigeration with deeper interior depth and all-metal interior body construction.
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IF YOU KNOW A TRUFFLE GUY IN FRANCE, YOU’RE A DACOR CHEF. Dacor is built for the world’s most demanding chefs. And you, mon petit chou, are exactly the breed of culinary enthusiast Dacor appliances are designed to please. For three generations, we’ve worked tirelessly to equip the passionate chef with precise, undeniably gorgeous cooking appliances. Complete your dream kitchen with a free Dishwasher, Microwave, Ventilation System or Instant Savings with our Go For GOLD offer, for a limited time. Learn more at www.dacor.com/GoForGold
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BAUSMAN & COMPANY
Bausman & Company, established in 1971 by Robert Williams and Craig Johnson, began in a small atelier in Southern California. Creating custom, handcrafted, bench-made furniture for designers and dealers attending High Point Market and high-end design firms locally, Bausman & Company has become synonymous with enduring craftsmanship and design integrity. “We have remained successful in providing the highest quality bench-made furniture in the U.S. to customers who deserve and appreciate the best products that their money can buy,” says the company’s president and CEO Craig Johnson. “We prefer to produce tomorrow’s heirlooms by successfully incorporating cutting-edge technology with old-world handmade practices.” Comprising artisans ranging from cabinetmakers to CAD engineers to craftspeople who complete a meticulous finishing process, Bausman & Company maintains a highly skilled team of professionals who average more than 20 years of refining their craft. “Our company’s continuous growth has allowed us to preserve and create jobs for artisans and craftspeople domestically producing products, ranging from one-of-a-kind items to production runs for contract and hospitality projects domestically and internationally,” Johnson says.
We prefer the human touch and the ability to make lastminute enhancements when creative inspirations occur.
A CONVERSAT ION WI T H BAUSMAN & C OMP ANY CEO CRAIG JOH NS ON From all the pieces in your collection, which is your favorite and why? My favorite piece right now is a reclaimed oak office cabinet designed by our Design Director, Dominique Daniels. It has multidimensional symmetrical and asymmetrical planes inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I admire the texture and sculptural nuances in the presentation, as well as the hidden storage elements combined with our handcrafted iron hardware and base. Do you have a design process? If so, what is it? We design concepts ranging from modernizing classics to executing specific project requirements from clients to working as a design incubator for local design talent. What legacy do you wish to leave behind? I would like our furniture and the Bausman brand to be highly regarded and valued 100 years from now by multigenerations after we are no longer manufacturing. I hope that they will say: “Bausman really understood the meaning of timeless quality in manufacturing.”
1. #6981 sofa. 2. Bausman & Company President and CEO Craig Johnson. 3. Jupe table #2758Z-D3, zinc base/pewter. 4. Jupe table with mechanism opened.
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Left: #3317 armchair. Center: #7964 Symmetry office cabinet. Right: #6952 chair, Newman Frey cocktail and nesting tables and Dana Creath pendant.
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BALDWIN HARDWARE STEEPED I N H IS T ORY , COMMI TTED TO T H E FUTURE: BALDWIN’ S B E S T PRACTICES Trademarks. Baldwin is known as a finish leader in the industry. Well-defined lines and intricate details are signs of a quality-made piece of hardware.
An American dream fulfilled, the story of Baldwin Hardware is marked by a tireless work ethic, deft craftsmanship and ingenuity—tenets that remain the lifeblood of the company today. Established in 1946, the architectural hardware manufacturer is best known for its enduring bronze masterpieces. From the moment the material is first handled and worked, each process builds on a seven-decade-long heritage. “We have a robust design process involving many steps along the way,” says PJ Rosch, Baldwin brand manager. The transformation from the abstract to the tangible begins with the Baldwin design team as they sketch hundreds of concepts. The best are then selected for multiple rounds of refinement and market research. “We have many tools at our disposal, including rapid-prototyping and hand-sculpting tools,” she says. “Once in production, our products are handcrafted by an average of 30 people throughout the manufacturing process.” The last rounds of refinement for a Baldwin product are the most critical, as even the most infinitesimal change can alter its form and utility. “It is the last 10 percent of the design that separates us from the competition,” Rosch asserts. “It’s thrilling to see a piece of work come to life.”
Baldwin favorites. The new pocket door lock, with its sophisticated yet contemporary designs, is a new favorite. Guiding principles. Stay true to the design and the time period. Don’t water things down to satisfy the masses; onpurpose designs are what Baldwin values. A company of firsts. In addition to being the first company to forge solid brass door hardware, Baldwin was also the first to offer PVD lifetime finishes.
1. Red hot brass billets being placed into the bender, forming a door pull after exiting the gas furnace. 2. 5455 Wave lever handle, after being forged to shape. 3. Red hot brass billet on forging die before the press stamps to the shape of a 5455 Wave lever handle. 4. 5455 Wave lever being belted by the grinding wheel, preparing it for polishing.
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LITTMAN BRANDS Immersed in the lighting industry for more than 35 years, David Littman, founder and chairman of esteemed lighting manufacturer Littman Brands, possesses an infectious exuberance for his work and plays an integral part in creating and producing each design to his discerning standards. “Littman Brands companies are positioned toward the high end of the market. We don’t know how (and are not planning) to design inexpensive lighting fixtures,” Littman asserts. “Decorative lighting used to be more of an afterthought, and we’ve invested a lot of resources into educating consumers about how quality lighting enhances architecture for the long-term.” The parent company for three distinct decorative lighting brands—Hudson Valley Lighting, Troy Lighting and Corbett Lighting—Littman Brands honors the beauty of time-honored designs and antiques while incorporating new technology into its timeless pieces. “Across all brands, we are always looking for new and innovative materials to enhance our lighting designs or inspire us to create something unique,” he says. “For example, we incorporated our high-performance LEDs into some of our latest collections, where we actually machined important components (for displacing heat) as part of the exposed decorative fixture.”
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To stay on the cutting-edge of the industry, we’re producing more than 600 new lighting designs per year, including a large push for innovation in the energy-efficient, high-performance LED space.
THREE UNI QU E B RANDS AT THE FORE F RONT OF TECHNOLOGY + DE S I GN Hudson Valley Lighting® Hudson Valley released new collections that use inlaid brass and glass alchemy, an uncommon Italian glass-making technique that creates a rare effect. Artisans inlay strands of brass in molten glass vertically and horizontally while blowing it into shape. The nearly dissolved brass strands remain embedded within, creating bubbles that glow once illuminated.
Troy Lighting Perhaps the most ambitious of Troy Lighting’s is the Aviation collection, inspired by the streamlined curves of mid-twentieth-century aircraft. This aerodynamic new series evokes vintage airplanes with the modern additions of powerful lighting design, including Mitchel Field, combining highperformance LED technology together with handcrafted and fabricated metalwork. Corbett Lighting Corbett Lighting is best known for its fashionforward, dramatic designs that incorporate beautiful elements, such as natural agate, micro-beaded jewelry chain, crystal drops and fine porcelain. New, sculptural designs combine with organic forms to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for the walls and ceilings.
1. Hudson Valley Lighting’s Coolidge. The magic of brass and alchemy. 2. In the details. Master artisans carefully fabricate intricate steel and brass. 3. Meticulous crafting in every creation results in a finish one can appreciate from any angle.
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MARGE CARSON Marge Carson embodies the entrepreneurial, “can-do” paradigm shift that took place during and after WWII in the United States. In the late 1940s, Carson, formerly an interior designer, was continually unsuccessful in her search for fine upholstery—so she decided to make it herself. Today, Marge Carson has grown beyond the individual and into a brand name synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. The bespoke furniture company makes bedroom, dining room, upholstery and occasional furniture, often slightly larger in scale to proportion properly for larger homes or larger spaces. Its methods of handcraftsmanship have been long maintained, from sketching to carving. “We are always evolving with the times,” says Jim LaBarge, owner and CEO of Marge Carson. “However, we will continue to hand carve rather than cast carve or machine carve, because we believe it gives the item an integrity and authenticity not achievable by the other methods.” Upholstery, the basis on which the firm was founded, is a great source of pride for LaBarge. “Fine upholstery starts with fabric, which often has a pattern. There are various complexities to get these patterns to match properly and our fabric cutters and upholsters can either flow match, two-way match or four-way match fabric depending on the shape of the item,” he shares. “We believe our fabric matching capabilities are the finest in the furniture industry.”
Our mantra to our craftspeople is to make each item as though they are making it for their own mother; if she would not approve and be proud of their work, then don’t send it on to our customers.
DESIGN-MINDED: A CONVERSATION WITH MARGE CARSON CEO JIM LABARGE How do you choose your materials? Which comes first—the materials or the design? We often design furniture with unique materials, such as stone, shell or metal, in mind. The materials definitely influence our creations, both structurally and aesthetically.
What are your values and ethics when it comes to designing/creating? We design for look and not for cost. A customer is overwhelmed with choices, and so you only have a nanosecond when they look at your product. It either tugs at their heartstrings or they move on.
What part of the design process excites you the most? It is incredibly exciting to see design ideas become sketches, which get refined and then turned into prototypes, which get further refined and are then brought to market and receive “oohs” and “aahs” and then sell for years to delighted customers.
1. Marge Carson living room (GXY43 Galaxy sofa, SNA10-1 Sonoma credenza, LS00 La Scala cocktail table, SNA41 Sonoma lounge chair). 2. Malibu bedroom (MLB11 Malibu panel bed and MLB13 Malibu nightstand).
The luxury forecast calls for imaginative spaces, artisanal goods and the blueprint to a truly custom experience. PRODUCED BY BRIELLE M. FERREIRA + HANNAH TOLES
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The beveled countertop on the island is from Caesarstone; the dining chairs are by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.
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THE FINE LINE ROUTINE TAKES A BACKSEAT TO HIGH STYLE WHEN RICH MATERIALS AND LUXURY FIXTURES MEET IN THE HOME’S MOST PRACTICAL SPACES. WRITTEN BY BRIELLE M. FERREIRA
There’s more to a showpiece kitchen or bathroom than materials and top-of-the-line appliances—though those obviously play a large role. Instead, it’s the details that separate a strictly functional space from one that dazzles owners and guests alike (think: a pretty modern faucet that has sparkling water on tap or a couture-inspired bathroom vanity as multifaceted as a diamond), and you don’t have to go overthe-top to make a statement. Today’s luxury means embracing and celebrating artisanal goods, particularly when they come with a wellworn patina and slight imperfections that serve as charming signs of their makers’ hand. Here, we eschew flashy formality in favor of fancy-free spaces that are big on personality.
THE MIDAS TOUCH ANDEE HESS
A young homeowner’s Portland kitchen goes from bachelor party to black-tie optional thanks to interior designer Andee Hess’ crisp, modern aesthetic. osmosedesign.com Share your vision for this handsome space. The homeowner wanted to customize the kitchen and existing Neil Kelly lower cabinets and explore working with local artisans, so we played with the extreme facets and angles of the architecture found throughout the interiors to create one-ofa-kind elements, like the bookcase extension attached to the island.
Favorite thing about this showstopping kitchen? I particularly love the statement-making chandelier. We purchased it from Lobmeyr, a Vienna, Austria-based company that had originally designed the fixture for The Metropolitan Opera in New York over 40 years ago. It’s special and not something you get to see every day.
What makes this a luxury kitchen? Here, it’s all about the thoughtfulness, time and consideration given to each and every one of the incredible details. There’s a lot of complexity here—both in terms of finishes and the engineering required to implement some of the designs. It’s both understated yet impactful.
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AHEAD OF THE
The oven in this kitchen is from Lacanche; the countertops are Danby marble from Vermont.
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UNDER THE HOOD This white-on-white kitchen by New York-based interior designer Tamara Eaton gets a serious dose of cool thanks to the custom-fabricated brass hood that takes center stage in the space. The monolithic structure sparkles against its backdrop of pristine white-glazed brick from Waterworks and functions as a nod to the home’s historic origins. “It gives the kitchen a really artistic approach,” says Eaton. “I love that the unlacquered brass finish will slowly change over time and produce a really beautiful patina as it ages, which is fitting as it recalls the brass doorknobs and hinges often found in the older town houses in this neighborhood.” tamaratoday.com
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New York-based woodworker Ariele Alasko recently packed up her studio in Brooklyn for co-working digs in Queens, providing a new home for her fiercely coveted handcrafted kitchen wares—from oversize walnut serving boards to soup spoons and butter knives whittled from ambrosia maple. arielealasko.com
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Put down that bottle of San Pellegrino: For those with a thirst for sparkling water, Grohe’s Blue faucet offers up chilled, bubbly H2O on tap. Using a patented five-stage filter to eliminate impurities—like chlorine, limescale and heavy metal—in the water that is delivered to the home, and an active carbon filter to provide the perfect amount of carbonation, Grohe’s newest technology is seeking to make a dent in the estimated 38 billion water bottles that end up in landfills each year. The result is a dynamic kitchen staple that is a win for environmental enthusiasts and those with discerning palates alike. grohe.com
At the beginning of this year, celebrated appliance company Aga said goodbye to its old oven staples and welcomed a whole new fleet of super-efficient, energy-conscious ranges to its U.S. lineup. One thing that hasn’t changed? The brand’s dedication to quality cooking and good looks. agamarvel.com
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A crisp, black-and-white palette has long been a staple for überchic interiors, but this edgy bathroom by Nashville interior designer Benjamin Vandiver takes the classic color combo to new levels. Thanks to the seemingly random linework on the graphic wallpaper from Kelly Wearstler, the bathroom’s more traditional elements, such as the wood-and-marble vanity and penny-round tile flooring, are cast in a seriously modern light. benjaminvandiver.com
Interior designer Kelly Hoppen recently teamed up with Australian brand Apaiser to release a new bathroom collection featuring sinuous bathtubs and vanities that take their inspiration from naturally occurring silhouettes in the environment. The Harmony tub shown here, for example, is inspired by the form of a petal from a slowly unfurling lotus flower. With reclaimed marble serving to craft the core of each of Hoppen’s creations, the pieces are then finished by hand to capture an organic feeling that transforms the bath into a spa-like oasis. apaiser.com; kellyhoppen.com
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The concept behind luxury European bathroom company Maison Valentina’s newest freestand vanity is simple: No space in the home (or finger on the hand for that matter) should go without a little bit of sparkle. Here, the Diamond’s high-gloss finish and touches of gold give the piece a multifaceted appeal. maisonvalentina.net
Handcrafted and embossed with a textured crocodile print from Limoges porcelain, this precious box from L’Objet is a must-have for the bathroom, with plenty of space to stow keepsakes while feeling a bit like one on its own, thanks to its rich 24-karat gold border. l-objet.com
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DESIGNER ERIN IBA PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS WITH A RICH PALETTE AND SUMPTUOUS FABRICS IN THIS COZY IDYLLIC HAVEN.
You really left no detail untouched. The thoughtful details of this space are what I admire most. If you look closer, you’ll notice a light gray trim on the windows chosen to ground the light-colored floors. Framing the windows is a custom-designed fabric by yours truly. I was allowed to choose a pattern and call out not only the color, but the exact dimensions of each band, as well. You’ll also notice the use of mixed metals amongst a chic herringbone hair-on-hide rug. It’s the unexpected combinations here that keep the room interesting. What is your conception of luxury? A famous quote by Coco Chanel comes to mind: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” Specifically in Colorado, luxury mulls down to soft textiles, a comfortable chair, a standout piece of art and, of course, gorgeous outdoor views—all of which are represented in this home. Custom Drapery Fabric / Koroseal / koroseal.com. Interior Design / Erin Iba / Iba Design Associates / ibadesignassociates.com. Modernist 1 Floor Lamp / Laura Kirar for Arteriors / arteriorshome.com. Newport Wallpaper in Custom Colors / Alpha Workshops / alphaworkshops.org. Sawyer Orbit Chaise / HW Home / hwhome.com.
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What sparked the idea behind a palette so generous in bold hues? The existing fireplace was very simple and I wanted to make it a feature point, so that precipitated the idea of doing an accent wall with this sculptural wallpaper. Also, the ceiling is so-often overlooked, which is a shame, so I reflected the blue found in the wallpaper up onto the ceiling, completely changing the look and feel of the room. It seemed very natural to have the ceiling painted in a dreamy metallic finish, enveloping the space and creating a very moody experience.
WITH A DISCERNING EYE FOR THE OPULENT, THREE VISIONARIES REFLECT ON THE DETAILS THAT COMPOSE THEIR DESIGNS. WRITTEN BY HANNAH TOLES
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PROVING A SPACE CAN BE BOTH FUNCTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL, DESIGNER RAMEY CAULKINS UTILIZES SLEEK FURNISHINGS AND A CLASSIC COLOR PALETTE THAT NEVER TIRES.
Your pattern choice proves less isn’t necessarily more. I have always loved this crisp blue-and-white China Seas pattern, because the color combination is so timeless and fresh. I am not afraid of patterns or using different ones on top of one another, so I was thrilled that the homeowner was open to engulfing the entire room in it. Keeping the pattern to a minimum would have restricted the punch it packs when used all over. Making the color palette uniform is what makes this room successful.
Walk us through the rest of the components in this space. When you drill down the elements in this room, you realize it is comprised of very few materials. The wallpaper is what anchors this room and everything else is pretty much white. The detail on the club chairs is one of my favorite features in this room, though. Traditional French grosgrain ribbon makes a Greek-key square on the seat of these chairs. It’s a lovely classic monument in all of the oscillation of the wallpaper and curtain fabric.
How did you ensure that this room would be multifunctional? The size of this room allowed us to use a larger oval table, evoking the feeling of an infinite surface, perfect for spreading out an art project, a spelling test or catching up on personal paperwork. When the table is not in use, the room maintains a clean aesthetic. The idea that this is the lady’s escape in her own home makes this space so desirable—a place to retreat and gather your thoughts, and also a place where your little ones can feel welcome.
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KEEPING ITS ORIGINAL CHARM INTACT, DESIGNER JENNIE BISHOP BREATHES LIFE BACK INTO A CONVERTED 1920S FLOUR MILL.
What was your vision when coming into a place with such history? The building was originally built in the 1920s as the Pride of the Rockies Flour Mill, and was later abandoned. It wasn’t until 2000 that it was finally refurbished and converted into lofts. Through our design, we preserved the original, gritty elements of the loft, such as maintaining the existing flooring and exposing the plaster and brick. However, we revitalized the rest of the loft to incorporate more modern details, creating a pristine backdrop for the client’s art collection. Were there any happy accidents? We had purchased this low-profile bed for another loft that the client owns. He was so fond of the bed— which is upholstered in a beautiful inky Kvadrat for Maharam fabric— that he wanted it for his primary loft instead. It pairs so well with the bedding, art and vintage rug that it actually works better in this space than the original bed did! You have clients all over the country. Do you find that your design process varies in each region? We try to put our unique touches on every project and, in this case, we didn’t want to design an overly mountain-themed home. There are influences of Colorado in the colors for sure—muted, deep and masculine hues in the space that can be found in the surrounding mountains. There’s also a certain ruggedness to this bachelor’s loft, yet the new architectural elements are precise and modern. Bedding / Rough Linen / roughlinen.com. Interior Design / Jennie Bishop / Studio Gild / studiogild.com. Lamp / Jason Koharik / lawsonfenning.com. Rope Pile Triptych / Pattie Lee Becker / pattieleebecker.com. Rug / Azari Rug Gallery / azari-rug.com. Zurich Bed / Vioski / vioski.com.
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A peek into the past with luxury Italian coachbuilder Zagatoâ€™s design for the Maserati V4 Sport roadster circa 1932.
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THE LUXURY INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST PLAYERS SHARE THEIR FORECASTS FOR THE FALL SEASON. WRITTEN BY BRIELLE M. FERREIRA
UNDER THE AFFLUENCE To the upscale consumer—the Internet-savvy, seasoned traveler with a pulse on all the latest and greatest—there is almost nothing left that is off-limits. So, what exactly impresses the person who has everything? Driving the cool ride straight off the showroom floor isn’t enough anymore nor is the museum-quality masterpiece over the mantel or the multi-carat sparkler that catches the light just right. Today’s luxury living demands a completely one-of-a-kind experience, so we spoke to 10 of the industry’s most well-respected creatives—from the worlds of automobiles and technology to contemporary art and design—who are used to delivering just that. Find out what’s on their radars now.
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Sotheby’s Cheyenne Westphal has overseen every major contemporary art sale in Europe since 1999 as co-head of the well-respected auction house’s contemporary art team. As such, the German-born dynamo knows a thing or two about what is consistently making it onto collectors’ wish lists. Here, Westphal puts the art industry into picture-perfect focus.
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How have consumers’ art-buying habits changed over the past three to five years? We are seeing more of clients collecting across different categories and eras. Many of today’s collectors are excited by the opportunity to hang a contemporary work alongside an Old Master or Impressionist painting. This is something we will be showcasing ahead of the London sale season with our curated “Masterpieces” exhibition, which will bring together highlights from all our major summer auctions.
What’s hot to collect right now? My advice to those looking to build a collection is to purchase work that you love. This could be paintings or prints by the giants of contemporary art, like Warhol and Richter, or younger artists, such as Jonas Wood and Danh Vô; the important thing is to follow your passion. Best way to display art at home? One of the most thrilling aspects of contemporary art is the multitude of forms it takes: from painting to installation, video to performance. For this reason, it presents new opportunities and challenges when exhibiting at home. Last October, we offered works from Giobatta Meneguzzo’s collection that had hung in his iconic Gio Ponti house. It’s an extraordinary example of what is possible when the disciplines of art and architecture work together.
Is there a specific genre or time period of art that is in demand currently? The entirety of the contemporary art market is in a very strong place at the moment. Our May Contemporary Evening sale in New York was led by fantastic results for legendary names like Lichtenstein and Rothko, but we also saw new records for many artists working today, including talents like Christopher Wool and Mark Bradford. What is the best international show for art lovers to attend each year? The Venice Biennale opened in May, and I would urge any art lover to visit if they have the opportunity before it closes in late November. There is no better place to discover exciting new work—with the added bonus that it takes place in a stunningly beautiful setting! sothebys.com
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Italian design house Zagato is a legend in the automotive industry, creating exclusive, custom versions of the world’s most soughtafter luxury vehicles for companies like Maserati, Ferrari and Aston Martin and private owners alike. One thing that remains consistent regardless of the emblem or badge on the cars’ hoods is the consumers’ desire for something unique, and according to Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato, design is key. “There’s something compelling about the freedom to explore new and different aesthetic solutions without having to follow mass-market trends,” he says. “Clients are turning to Zagato not only for one-of-a-kind trim and color but for the experience or adventure of making their own car rather than buying something as offered.” zagato.it
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Co-founder of the design-art institution Carpenters Workshop Gallery, entrepreneur Loic Le Gaillard shares his input on the qualities that make lighting, furniture and accessories the ultimate must-haves for today’s well-connected collectors.
Craftsmanship: It’s the most important thing when you’re buying an item at a high price point. Using quality materials like bronze, aluminum and wood factor in here, but it’s the notion of something being crafted by hand that is truly hitting home with our clients. Name recognition: There are some designers who have a cache that can’t be touched. I love Wendell Castle (whose Dark Wish chair is showcased here); he’s amazing, and he’s just peaking now at the age of 82—delivering some of the best pieces of furniture he’s ever worked on. Ingrid Donat is also blowing me away with her pieces in bronze. Limited edition: Design and art fairs are becoming major grounds for elite consumers, with each one looking for something that will differentiate their collections from those of their friends and neighbors. Limited-series runs or one-of-a-kind pieces are the way to do it; people are really responding to our gallery’s ethos. carpentersworkshopgallery.com
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MATERIAL MAGIC Dr. Andrew Dent spends his days culling over the newest modern materials and technologies for his role as vice president of library and materials research for international creative database Material ConneXion. As a result, Dent is on the forefront of the new industrial revolution, touting 3D printing, composite materials and PVD coating as the next big things. Of all the magical items to cross his desk, however, he does have one favorite: “I’m really crazy about something called Willow Glass right now,” he says. “It is thin, hard, flexible glass that can also be rolled up. It is currently being used as a hardtop surface for steels, plastics and painted finishes as a way of creating real glass, scratchresistant surfaces for other materials.” materialconnexion.com
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When travelers are looking to get away, they want to feel like they’re really getting away. While they’re not willing to eschew the comforts of home (think: air conditioning and spa-approved toiletries), their hope is that a trip to a ranch in Montana will come with horseback riding and a menu full of interesting game staples or that a weekend in the Florida Keys will deliver straw-hut bars galore. For Chief Creative Officer Scott Colee, whose luxury boutique hotel management company Noble House’s portfolio includes Gateway Canyons in Colorado and San Diego’s Kona Kai, this change from the all-inclusive packages of yore was easy to foresee. “It’s about giving guests an experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere else,” he says. “So, we work with local artisans during build-out and promote local breweries, wineries and cuisine.” noblehousehotels.com
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The recent release of Apple’s limited-edition, 18-karat gold watch has further highlighted a bit of a departure in the technology industry: It’s not enough to have the latest in digital advancements. Consumers must also feel like they are being presented with choices to help them express their individuality, whether it’s selecting the color of the finish on the back of their phone or picking the perfect fit for their wearable tech. It’s a trend that London-based Vertu has been keen to since it launched its first custom cell phone in 2002. “Consumer choice and the ability to use monograms, special colors or unique materials is commonplace in the luxury industry for valid reason,” says company CEO Massimiliano Pogliani. “It helps underpin the individual style of the buyer, which is paramount.” vertu.com
For celebrated event planner and entertainer extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck, a successful party is about more than food and flowers (though, if you’re in the throes of planning, he’ll be the first to tell you that a smattering of jewel-colored dahlias works beautifully for fall). Instead, it’s about creating an experience that attendees might never have dreamed of—like when his firm built an open-air chapel on a mountaintop valley in Aspen or completely tented Four Freedoms Park on New York’s Roosevelt Island. Catch up with the maestro’s top picks for an event to remember and start planning your dreamy fall fete now. Most important element of luxury entertaining? Lighting! No other element can transform your party (and your guests) like lighting. When it’s strategically placed, it gives everyone a glow-y boost (and acts like an instant Instagram filter). It should come from three levels: display votives below, taper candles at eye level and a glittering chandelier above. Hottest party trend? Hosts and guests alike are embracing fantastical themes like masquerade parties. When you dress up, you drink more, and when you drink more, you have more fun. Who’s your go-to for luxury tabletop décor? I love what Elad Yifrach has created with L’Objet. He takes my favorite things, like snakes, malachite and even fish scales, and brings them to the table with rich textures and luxurious colors. I also rely on Bellino for linens. What’s on the menu? I prefer serving comfort food or unexpected dishes, but there’s no doubt that fried chicken just tastes better when it’s served on china. Dress code? Yay or nay? Yes. You want your guests to feel comfortable, and nothing makes you feel more out of place than being overdressed or underdressed. Spell it out so people arrive feeling good and ready to have a ball. vanwyck.net
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Diamonds have been the go-to mineral-as-status-symbol since the 1930s, but new pioneers in the jewelry landscape, such as New York-based designer Monique Péan, have been finding inspiration from other rare materials, like fossilized walrus ivory, dinosaur bone and meteorite. The result is a diversified accessories experience that is quickly transforming what consumers think of when they talk about jewelry and what they’re gravitating toward when it’s time to wear it. Have consumers become more interested in manufacturing? I think that people are beginning to realize how important it is to consider how the materials used to create a piece of jewelry were sourced, as well as how it was assembled. We work with artisanal miners and mines that are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. What is the appeal of the unusual materials you use in designs? Fossilized dinosaur bone is extremely rare, as it has been petrified during the fossilization process; its intricate patterns remind me of abstract art. I think that working with sustainable and natural materials that are simultaneously hard to
find and beautiful connects with the larger message of protecting our environment and supporting slow design and indigenous art and culture. What other industries are you watching for inspiration? Each year, I take a trip to a new destination to find sustainable materials and partner with local artisans. My recent Seto collection was inspired by Japan and the juxtaposition between the country’s traditional art and the minimalist works of native architect Tadao Ando. I referenced the aerial view of Ando’s simple, graphic shapes against the island’s natural landscape by surrounding painterly patterned agate and lovely tourmalinated quartz with bold structural settings. moniquepean.com
BY THE YARD Is there anything more luxurious than a smooth Venetian silk? Maybe not, but major advancements in the textile industry are putting the newest crop of fabrics made from acrylic yarns in serious competition. For Donghia Creative Director Chuck Chewning, these lifestyle-friendly category defiers are changing the game. “There’s been a major movement to durability,” he explains. “People want to live comfortably with their children and their animals by their sides, but they don’t want to compromise on aesthetics and good looks. The strides we’ve made in outdoor fabrics in particular have been huge. We’re now able to recreate outdoor velvets and chenille that mimic the look and feel of the real thing so closely it’s incredible.” donghia.com
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ENVIRONMENT Architect Ted Flato, founding principal of San Antonio’s acclaimed design firm Lake Flato, finds inspiration for his firm’s impressive commercial and residential structures from the sites of the projects he undertakes. Here, he shares what his clients are looking for when crafting their high-end homes.
Sustainability: Energy conservation has gotten cool, and our clients are expressing a great deal of enthusiasm for locally sourced materials and craft. We’re now installing smart meters in all of our new builds so that we can monitor the performance of the house for the first year and adjust accordingly.
Outdoor connection: More and more of our clients are expressing interest in homes that provide a strong indoor/ outdoor experience in both urban and rural settings. Not only does it provide extra square footage, which is especially useful for entertaining, but it’s a strong indicator that our appreciation for the environment keeps growing.
Natural materials: While natural materials such as stone, marble and granite are inherently gorgeous, design lovers are also starting to appreciate materials like concrete, which have been overlooked traditionally. So much energy goes into pouring a concrete floor and when you factor in how it’s then ground, you get a real feel for the artisans’ handiwork. It’s an art form. lakeflato.com
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What is inspiring you now? Simple, efficient, responsible design, new market materials, indoor-outdoor living trends and lighting. Lighting is so important to a final design that we have made it a part of our services package. How do you define a successful project? If our clients are happy and excited, then we have done our job. Many of our clients become lifelong friends, and this is the ultimate successful project marker. What would be your dream creative project? If a client requested a modern beach villa designed on an island and also needed a resident architect and caretaker!
HAGMAN ARCHITECTS For more than 40 years, Hagman Architects has been breaking traditional architectural boundaries, using innovative practices to design homes that exceed the aesthetic and functional requirements of their inhabitants. Led by principals Tim Hagman and Kurt Carruth, the firm has become known for quality-driven, personalized work. Placing an emphasis on client engagement and collaboration, the Hagman architectural team encourages clients to be open and detailed when describing the vision they have for their home. “Be honest with us about your goals, both design and budgetary,” Carruth says. “Tell us about your likes and dislikes. Be involved in the process. We can bring any idea to reality, we just want it to happen organically and for the process to be fun.” The team designs to the specifications of each unique client, providing the ultimate in customization. Having designed more than 225 projects over the last four decades, the architects have noticed a prevailing theme: simplicity. “We see our clients wanting a more simplified design,” Hagman says. “One where the visual clutter is cut out and the ease of living and entertaining is the main goal.” From modern to traditional, the firm designs in a variety of styles, providing rich experiences in the particular challenges offered by each. In the creation of a new environment, Hagman Architects aims to produce structures that represent the time and effort invested by the team members and clients involved. “We design as a team,” Hagman says. “Our favorite part is how ideas generate, evolve and ultimately become a finished product. We often have everyone involved in a project, and it is great to see everyone, especially the client, contribute to the final design.”
TOP: This steep, narrow site demanded the design of a long structure that follows the natural site contours, anchored by a poured earth wall on one side and a window wall looking over Aspen on another. BOTTOM: Bordered by three other homes, this Snowmass Village residence was built around a central auto court for privacy. While the floor plan and details are modern, the home was created using mountain traditional materials.
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The stretched floor plan of this Pitkin County home addresses the mountain views while respecting the existing prairie ecosystem. Sustainable, low-maintenance materials and an ample use of glass create a focus on the natural mountain environment.
To be successful in this market, you have to be able to listen to your clients and interpret their ideas within the design.
The full-height glass in this airy Park City living room maximizes views of the auto court and mountain range beyond. An eclectic mix of modern and traditional materials creates a playful interior.
–Tim Hagman and Kurt Carruth
An open, rural setting is perfect for this modern and edgy Park City home. The structures are clustered around a central, concrete spine wall, directing the eye to the mountain views and horse ranch below.
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AS K T HE EXPE RT Can you share a little about your firm and how it has evolved? Throughout my career, I have had employees, business partners and co-owned two showrooms. Now as a one-man design firm, I realize that my clients appreciate the fact that they are working directly with me, and not someone from my staff.
David Hintgen Principal 720.280.2196 email@example.com dhinteriorsdenver.com
What is your creative process? What is your favorite part of it? I love starting a new project. This is when clients come forward with inspirational pictures of how they want their home to look and feel in the end. I enjoy the challenge of translating as many of these ideas as possible into their new home. What do you strive to create when you’re working on a project? What’s most important to you? I have only one goal: pleased, satisfied clients. It’s not about me or my portfolio, because it’s not my home, it’s theirs. My clients have to live in the surroundings that I create for them. That’s a pretty big responsibility and I don’t take it lightly.
DH INTERIORS David Hintgen is an acclaimed interior designer whose name is commensurate with the dramatic and extraordinary. His interiors, routinely referred to as compelling and inspiring, have been labeled enduring and timeless. Based in Denver, Hintgen’s visual consistency is revealed through the all-at-once handsome yet stunning environments he creates. A refined elegance best describes his work: always rich with detail and an unpredictable use of texture, flowing from a graceful, soothing color palette. Influences for the awardwinning designer range from fine finishes to fellow design luminaries. “One thing I have always been drawn to is high-end, luxury retail boutiques: not for what they’re selling, but for their seemingly boundless execution of creativity combined with phenomenal finishes within such a limited space,” he says. “They have always been a source of inspiration for me that often transfers to my residential work. Two of my favorite designers are William Sofield and Peter Marino; in my opinion, they are at the forefront of this genre.” Over the course of Hintgen’s 15-year career, his clean, contemporary interiors, infused with glamour and discernment, have been recognized and showcased nationally. “I love contemporary because as a category, it can have such a vast range,” he says. “One of my favorite styles is one that is architecturally spacious and clean, uses 80 percent contemporary furnishings and finishes, yet incorporates a select few, carefully placed antiques.” Whether his clients are building a new home or remodeling an existing home, furnishing an apartment or opening a luxury boutique, Hintgen’s years of experience allow involvement on every aspect of a project. His diverse design background and wealth of knowledge, combined with vast industry relationships, sustains his position as one of the Denver area’s leading interior designers.
RIGHT: Standing 8 feet tall, baroque mirrors provide the clients of this luxury nail salon in Cherry Creek North expansive reflections throughout the space. Hintgen’s use of an all-white color palette helps convey a pristine environment.
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Hintgen designed the custom slab marble fireplace as part of this massive great room. The sheers provide an elegant effect to the large windows, enhancing the view outside.
My philosophy is simple: I put as much care, love and attention into each project as though it were my own home.
A dramatic use of this gray and white marble creates a showstopping effect in this luxury high-rise guest bath. The custom floating cabinetry creates a natural shelf for towels and conceals motion-activated LED lighting.
Hintgen designed this kitchen, which was limited by its size. By keeping the finishes reserved to the use of only marble and gray lacquer cabinetry, Hintgen helped the kitchen achieve a larger, more cosmopolitan look.
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MEZZO DIRECT VENT GAS FIREPLACE
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MATTER WITH A MIX OF CLEAN LINES, FLOWING SPACES AND GLAMOROUS TOUCHES, A DENVER HOME IS REMADE INTO A SLEEK AND FUNCTIONAL SPACE FOR A YOUNG FAMILY. WRITTEN BY BRITTANY MCGUIRE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD
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Architect Caroline Wilding updated and reorganized a family’s Denver house to create an open feel. In the dining room, designer Joanne Brutsch accented the owners’ chairs and table with wall sculptures by Phillips Collection in High Point, North Carolina, custom drapery sheers and Jonathan Adler vases. Mile Hi Hardwood executed the ebony-stained Brazilian-cherrywood flooring.
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lthough they knew it needed some work, Adam and Stephanie Donner couldn’t resist a ranch-style house they found in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. “We wanted a project,” says Stephanie, “and to lend our creativity and style to our next home.” The brick-and-stucco structure they found presented the perfect opportunity. The location was ideal and the size would easily accommodate the couple and their two children, but a series of renovations over the years had left the residence with a disjointed layout and a mix of aesthetics. The redesign would require some effort, but the couple were eager for the challenge. “The house had a personality conflict of eras and styles,” says Stephanie. “We envisioned a modern home with a blend of midcentury and Hollywood-glam styles. It also had to be comfortable for adults and kids.” To move things in that direction, the couple turned to architect Caroline Wilding of the design-build firm Design Platform. Builder
Jonas DiCaprio, the company’s founder—along with technical director Dan Martell—handled the construction side of the remodel. “The entry was cramped; small, subdivided rooms were painted with rich colors; and walls were textured in Venetian plaster,” Wilding says of the existing building. “It was about simplifying the house and editing the palette.” The architect began the renovation by first reorganizing the floor plan. “I moved the entry to create a sense of arrival as you walk in, with an open sequence into the kitchen and dining room,” she says. Because the kitchen was so cavernous with tall ceilings and short cabinets, Wilding transformed the space with a freestanding floorto-ceiling pantry as a focal point. “We wanted the pantry to be the main element because you can see it from the entry and dining room,” the architect says of the marblewrapped volume, which stands between the entry and kitchen, and offers plenty of storage. LED wall washers
In the remodel, sections of the stucco exterior were replaced with a machiche rainscreen, and the stair tower and fasciae were covered with dark powder-coated aluminum, installed by Z Craft. The Western Window Systems entry door and new windows were purchased from Front Range Window & Door.
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In the kitchen’s breakfast area, the couple’s existing pieces—including a table from Design Within Reach and Kartell chairs—rest on tile from Cercan Tile in Troy, Michigan, installed by Modern Design Tile & Marble. Schumacher’s Queen of Spain wallpaper defines an office nook appointed with a Tulip chair by Knoll and lamps by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. in Portland, Oregon.
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Brutsch covered one wall of the office with a marble-like Schumacher wallpaper to create an organic backdrop for an existing desk, which was refinished by Baltazars Artistic Touchups in Sherwin-Williams’ Obstinate Orange. Precision Interiors fabricated the geometric built-ins.
“IT WAS ABOUT SIMPLIFYING THE HOUSE AND EDITING THE PALETTE.”
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Portraits by Melinda Buie hang in the kitchen, where Wilding designed oak cabinetry—fabricated by Walnut Street Woodworks—to encase Thermador appliances from Mountain High Appliance. The kitchen’s pantry volume, including the backsplash, is clad with marble from Earth Anatomy in Wadsworth, Ohio, and the quartz countertops are from Saddleback Design. Wilding hung Stonegate Designs pendants from Fusion Light and Design to illuminate the space.
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Wilding laid the master bathroom wall tiles by Emser Tile in a graphic herringbone pattern. An existing wood armchair, a side table from Columbine Showroom and a Tyrrell & Laing International freestanding tub all rest on Cebu Silver matte floor tiles from Arizona Tile.
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Above: In the master bedroom, nightstands from Plantation in Los Angeles hold Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams lamps and flank an existing custom bed dressed with Matouk linens and shams made with Kravet velvet. An ottoman upholstered with a Highland Court textile rests on a rug by Dash & Albert. Left: A Phillip Jeffries statementmaking grass cloth, purchased from Town, creates a bold backdrop for the master bedroomâ€™s sitting area. Bernhardt chairs covered with Pindler faux leather pair with a West Elm side table. Pillows featuring a Mary McDonald for Schumacher fabric enliven the area.
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above the cabinets provide ambient lighting and highlight the space’s crisp new lines. While the kitchen was adjacent to the backyard, it didn’t allow for easy access. To remedy this, new sliding doors were installed to create an indooroutdoor connection. “The back patio was raised up to become flush with the interior floor, so there’s no threshold,” says DiCaprio. “We aimed to create a cohesive home that connected to the outside.” Adding to that cohesive feel was the material selection. “The owners wanted a limited palette,” Wilding says. So, various finishes throughout the home were streamlined. The kitchen’s dark ebony-stained oak and high-gloss white cabinetry, for example, also show up in the powder rooms and the master bathroom, respectively. Gray tones were then used throughout, as in the large ceramic floor tiles in the kitchen and the master bathroom’s wall of vein-cut marble tiles, laid out in a herringbone pattern for interest.
Wilding, who designed the millwork and selected all of the interior finishes, also stained the existing Braziliancherrywood floors with a dark ebony finish. Outside, the stucco sections of the exterior were revitalized, as well. “We created a whole new look for the house,” DiCaprio says. A machiche-wood rainscreen installed in a horizontal pattern lends richness to the façade, and dark powder-coated aluminum clads the stair tower and fasciae. “It all ties together without having to redo every piece of stucco,” says Wilding. “We modernized the exterior and gave it some richness and dimension.” Keeping in step with the new look, the architect revamped the existing landscape, as well. “We used built-in step planters filled with grasses on either side of the stairs leading up to the entry,” explains Wilding, who also used the same dark-stained concrete for the site walls in the back to pick up the home’s metal elements.
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Opposite: To create a seamless transition between the indoors and out, Wilding raised the back patio and connected it to the kitchen area with sliding glass doors by Western Window Systems. New concrete site walls define the outdoor area and echo the dark metal used on the house. Below: Wilding updated the landscape with new site walls and a patio paved with the same large-format tile by Cercan Tile used in the kitchen. Brutsch appointed the comfortable space with sofas and swivel chairs from Room & Board and a Crate & Barrel coffee table. Planters by Jonathan Adler lend color.
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Jonathan Adler table lamps and chairs, covered with a tangerine Duralee textile, enliven a guest bedroom. A Lee Industries ottoman stands at the foot of the bed, which is accented with custom shams made with Kravet Couture fabric and Designers Guild trim.
Inside, designer Joanne Brutsch was tasked with curating the furnishings for the new spaces. “They already had this beautiful backdrop of white and gray,” Brutsch says. “My goal was to bring in color and texture to balance those surfaces.” The use of different wallcoverings was one way she provided that balance. In the master bedroom, for instance, a Phillip Jeffries grass cloth lends depth, while the husband’s office showcases an accent wall with a Schumacher design resembling marble. “The key was keeping things simple and elegant while adding in elements that don’t compete with the architecture yet still lend personality,” Brutsch says. “It’s a high-traffic home, but the owners wanted it to have a glamorous feel.” In finding that mix, the designer integrated statementmaking pieces the Donners already had with sleek new finds. For example, she brought in a hair-on-hide rug to mingle with a vintage-style chandelier in the entry and hung sheers in the dining room to complement the couple’s existing table and chairs. In the master bedroom, Brutsch upholstered Bernhardt chairs with a metallic faux leather. “Nothing is too delicate that the children can’t be running around,” Brutsch says. The resulting house—from the carefully planned layout and material selection to the sleek yet functional furnishings—merges the glamorous yet family-friendly lifestyle the Donners were after. “The most impressive part of this project is that we turned it around in eight months,” Martell says. Despite the quick turnaround, the design is destined to serve the family for years to come. “The team was able to create just what we wanted,” says Stephanie. “It has a mixture of old and new but also feels really warm and livable. I’m elated every time I walk into the house.”
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THE TURNING POINT BY BENDING AND TWISTING THIN STRIPS OF WOOD VENEER, LAURA KISHIMOTO STRETCHES THE MATERIAL’S LIMITS INTO HER AWE-INSPIRING SCULPTURAL FURNITURE CREATIONS. WRITTEN BY YELENA MOROZ ALPERT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK WOOLCOTT
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“I TRY TO SEE HOW MUCH A MATERIAL WILL BEND BEFORE IT BREAKS. YOU HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS ABILITY.”
ong strips of paper can often be found scattered across Laura Kishimoto’s desk as she fiddles with a prototype for hours. Wielding a hot glue gun and Scotch tape, Kishimoto works and reworks her paper models as she narrows in on a design; sometimes even cutting them up to arrive at a better version. “I am not afraid to destroy and rebuild them,” says the Rhode Island School of Design-educated and Denver-based furniture maker. “For me, the more you cherish something, the more it’s going to hold you back in the creative process.” This fearlessness works in tandem with an incredible dexterity to maneuver her material of choice—ash-wood veneer measuring just 1/16 of an inch thick—into the sinuous curves of her trademark sculptural chairs. Working with these tenuous strips pushes Kishimoto to test their limits. “I try to see how much a material will bend before it breaks,” she says. “You have to be accountable for its ability. I start making something and the plasticity of the wood will force me into a certain direction, encouraging me to think more abstractly.” Kishimoto draws on a wide range of inspirations when designing her pieces, which are made of simple parts arranged in complicated forms. For her Tessellation cabinet, for instance, she channeled her love of origami—she’s been folding everything from basic cranes to complex geometric patterns for 20 years—to create a starlike trellis of wool felt. After exploring Utah’s Dark Canyon, she created the encompassing looms of the Yumi II chair. “The canyon’s walls made me
aware of the space within it,” she says. “And I had a vision of a chair that created a hyperawareness of positive and negative space.” One of her new pieces, the Vaulted stool, arose from a fascination with cathedral architecture— particularly how the use of empty space affects people spiritually and emotionally. In finishing the piece, Kishimoto befriended a motorcycle upholsterer to better learn the process of covering the complex compound curves. “One thing that really excites me about furniture is that while nearly everyone has a preconception of what it should be, no one can seem to agree on a definition,” Kishimoto explains. “I feel a strong need to make a lasting contribution to my field. As such a wide spectrum of artists and designers celebrate furniture as their medium, I am confident I can make that happen.”
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Laura Kishimoto bends strips of wood into fluid furniture pieces, such as her Yumi II chair (previous page). Prototypes for her Saji chair, which features meticulously curved veneers (opposite, bottom), and Vaulted stool (left) stand in her studio, where she fine-tunes her designs (opposite, far left). Origami (opposite, top) is a frequent inspiration.
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BUILT WITH DYNAMIC MATERIALS AND A SENSE OF PERMANENCE, A FAMILY’S DREAM HOME EMBRACES THE EXPANSIVE VIEWS AFFORDED BY ITS BOULDER SITE. WRITTEN BY LAURA MAUK / PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD
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ometimes fairy tales do come true—and there’s a family living happily ever after in a hilltop house in Boulder to prove it. But before they arrived at their idyllic abode, the couple’s fairy tale briefly took on a “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” tone. The couple—who were individually drawn to Boulder for the mountains before meeting and marrying—tried different houses and enclaves on for size until they found a just-right property in a just-right neighborhood. “I think we moved nine times in eight years,” the husband says of their experiences living in places ranging from Washington Park to downtown Denver. They eventually made their way back to Boulder and moved into a neighborhood with “a throwback feel,” the wife explains. “There’s limited car traffic and kids constantly riding around on their bikes.” Unexpectedly, the couple got an offer on their home that they couldn’t refuse. “It wasn’t even on the market,” the husband says. “But we said yes and then bought the spot just across the street that we’d been coveting.” Architect Dale Hubbard then stepped in to design a dream home for that property, which was situated on a ridge overlooking the city to the majestic Flatirons, for the couple and their two daughters. “When we talked about the design for this house, we threw a lot of ideas around,” the wife says. “One thing we told Dale was that we love the feel of old castles.” Responding to that visual sense of permanence, Hubbard conceived a sculptural home with a modernist collection of geometric forms clad with a blued-steel rainscreen, Kansas limestone and tight-knot cedar. “The house that was there before was a 1970s ranch, which didn’t respond to the views,” Hubbard says. “The new design takes full advantage of the lot’s one-of-a-kind views that wrap around from the north to the south.” The front façade looks like a fortress, while the lower level of the rear façade is almost completely open to the yard via a 34-foot-wide NanaWall. “The stone and the metal create a boundary and defend against prevailing winds from the north,” he adds. “On the rear or south side of the home, the indoors and the outdoors become one. When the NanaWall is open, you don’t really know whether you’re inside or out. It’s seamless.” The boxlike blued-steel volumes hold the staircase and the second-level master suite and children’s bedrooms. “They’re dynamic and sort of pop out from the rest of the structure,” Hubbard says. “The blueing process retains the
“I LOVE WHEN MATERIALS HAVE AN ORGANIC FEEL TO THEM.” -DALE HUBBARD
organic feel of the material.” The limestone encases the garage and office, as well as the kitchen, living and dining areas, which make up one large open space. “The cedar-clad volume is ambulatory space between the master and the kids’ bedrooms and the stairs,” he adds. “Wood conveys warmth and nature,” says the architect, who created rustic awnings from structural Douglas-fir beams that cantilever over the front and rear terraces and the master suite, tempering sunlight and providing shade. Wood elements add warmth to the interiors, as well. The flooring, for instance, is made of reclaimed hickory, and the ceiling in the living room is made of Douglas fir. In addition to designing the interior architecture, Hubbard, along with his team—associate architect Timothy Laughlin, project architect Nick Fiore and project designer Laura Marion—selected all of the materials and surfaces, and even custom-designed the built-ins for the main rooms, as well as the kitchen’s walnut cabinetry. “We hand-selected and oiled all of the wood,” says the project’s builder, Derek Guarascio. “It’s a timeless approach to craftsmanship that gives the house more soul.” Guarascio teamed up with the company’s cabinetmaker, Steve Abernathy, to fabricate the cabinetry, the headboard for the master bedroom and two buffets that Hubbard designed to help define the living and dining spaces. Crafted of walnut, one buffet features a perch for a metal raven sculpture that was made by the wife’s father, who works with steel, and symbolizes Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven.” Says the husband, “She was really in love with Poe when she was growing up.” Landscape architect Luke Sanzone created a different kind of perch for the exterior—an artful and textured lodgepole-pine fence that wraps around the rear of the property. “We used first-cut boards,” he says. “It’s the purest part of wood and has bark on the edges, which gives them a rustic look.” He then stacked the 8-inch-wide boards so they overlap, leaving gaps that allow for light and shadow play. “The woven effect is beautiful,” says Sanzone, who also planted draping and geometric patterns of succulents, roses and ornamental grasses that play off the architecture of the house and the topography of the site. Once the home was completed, the couple called on designer Megan J. Hudacky to help furnish the interiors. “With furniture, you need to live in a house for a while before you can really know what’s going to work,” says the wife. As such, the designer focused on unique main pieces, including a comfortable Room & Board sofa for the living area and a custom marble-top dining table. “The owners love to travel,” says Hudacky. “Now, they can start to build a collection of artifacts and art worthy of their traveling experiences.” As the owners settle into their modern castle-like home, they find it both practically and aesthetically all that they had hoped for. “The ascending roof form reaches toward the mountains,” the architect says. “It’s a call-and-response effect.” Indeed, the mountains called to this couple just as the property did—and just as Hubbard’s design does. “This is our final home,” the husband says. “It’s a masterpiece. When I open the blinds in the morning and everything is still and quiet, I can see the sun coming up and the Flatirons glowing red; it’s spectacular.”
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Architect Dale Hubbard designed a Boulder house marked by contemporary forms and rustic materials. For the entry, he chose a hickory pivot door by Deines Custom Door and Kansas limestoneâ€”to match the exteriorâ€” for the floor. The large-scale painting is by Ian Fisher, and the pendant is by Artemide.
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Above: The staircase, which features a steel frame fabricated by Coalesce Design & Fabrication, faces large windows by Sierra Pacific Windows that flood the area with natural light. Floating hickory treads complement the reclaimed hickory floors by Reclaimed DesignWorks. Left: Hubbard opened the main living space to the outdoors, with views of the Flatirons, through NanaWall accordion-folding glass doors. Designer Megan J. Hudacky worked with the owners on selecting furniture, including a Garza Marfa steel-and-leather cot and a coffee table from HW Home. The sofa is by Room & Board.
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Above: The rear faรงade features a large terrace with a limestone fire pit. Douglasfir beams extend from the roofline, shading the terrace and the master suite, which is encased in blued steel. The teak sofa and chairs are from Restoration Hardware. Right: Hubbard designed the kitchen to include a sizable window, which opens up to the rear terrace. A countertop of honed black granite also extends outside, becoming a bar area, where food and drinks can be served from inside the kitchen.
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Antique English factory pendants hang in the kitchen, which Hubbard designed with black granite counters and a backsplash made with Ann Sacks marble, to play off the custom walnut cabinetry, reclaimed hickory flooring and Douglas-fir ceiling.
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Sculptural Bocci pendants from Studio Como hang above a DoubleButter table base with a custom marble top in the dining area. The space is centered among the living area, the kitchen and, when the NanaWall doors are open, the terrace. Hubbard designed a walnut buffet, which holds a raven sculpture made by the wife’s father.
“WHEN THE NANAWALL IS OPEN, YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU’RE INSIDE OR OUT.” -DALE HUBBARD
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Large windows in the master bedroom allow for expansive views of the mountains. Two corner chairs from HW Home are positioned together facing the bed, which is dressed with a Pendleton blanket and a duvet by Peacock Alley.
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A walnut vanity topped with a Stone Forest sink cantilevers in the powder room, where a graphic wallcovering by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks complements wall tile by Heath Ceramics. The pendant is by Roll & Hill.
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Marpa Design Studio designed the landscape, which includes a rooftop garden planted with succulents, while its sister company, Marpa Construction, served as the landscape contractor. Watermark Landscape & Design handled the installation. Two Create Fabrication built blued-steel planter boxes, faced with plywood, that hold vegetables and herbs.
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WITH HER FIGURATIVE LINE OF BRONZE HARDWARE, BOULDER SCULPTOR GAIL FOLWELL HAS FOUND A WAY TO BRING FINE ART WITHIN EASY GRASP. WRITTEN BY LAUREN A. GREENE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT KITTILA
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want to touch everything that’s beautiful,” says Boulder-based sculptor Gail Folwell, who admits to being the person always stepping over the line at museums for a closer look and setting off the alarms. “We’re taught all our lives not to touch so many things, especially art. But humans are tactile; it’s how we’re able to understand our world.” This hands-on approach lies at the root of Handle the Art, her unique line of sculptural cabinet hardware, which came about when Folwell and her architect husband, Michael Folwell, were designing their home. “I think we had over 80 cabinets in our kitchen and bar,” she says. After researching many hardware options, Folwell decided to take matters into her own hands—literally. “It was then that I realized I might as well just cast them myself,” she explains. Once complete, she’d outfitted the space with a veritable miniature gallery of bronze pulls resembling faces, both realistic and geometric, as well as abstract male and female figures. But it wasn’t until the couple wanted to sell their house years later—and the buyers refused to purchase it without the hardware—that Folwell realized she might have the makings of a business. Like the monumental public bronze sculptures Folwell is most recognized for—her sports and other oversize figures have been commissioned by organizations from the Denver Art Museum to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio—the hardware collection, sold through DSKB Plumbing + Tile, highlights Folwell’s longtime love affair with the human form. “Noticing people and muscles and faces is my daily ritual,” she says. “I’m totally intrigued by the intangibles that make humans fascinating and life so much fun.” Folwell then draws on that pool of features she’s seen, studied and stored away in her mind’s eye and lets the personality of each new piece evolve and emerge as she moves and forms the clay. From there, her sculptures head to nearby foundries, where, like her larger works, they’re cast in bronze through a centuries-old, multi-step process known as lost-wax casting. Folwell’s finished products evoke emotion and encourage interaction through their deliberate use of texture. Whether it’s sharp, angular lines, or more organic fluid shapes, her figures beckon the viewer to reach out and touch them—and that’s exactly how they’re meant to be used. “Going to a cupboard and getting out food is so rote,” she says, “but when you’re always touching something beautiful that has this weight and opulence to it, it elevates that everyday action to something really special.”
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In addition to her large-scale public works, Boulder sculptor Gail Folwell (below) also brings art into the home with her line of handsculpted bronze hardware, Handle the Art. Her collections, including Open Minds (previous pages) and Open People (bottom, shown alongside a clay study), often depict faces and human forms. Sheâ€™s currently working on a new series portraying dogs (left) and an in-progress commission (opposite) for a wine cellar door pull.
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INTERIOR DESIGN / EDDY DOUMAS, WORTH INTERIORS ARCHITECTURE / BRIAN JUDGE, VAG, INC ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS HOME BUILDER / CHARLIE DOLAN, DOLAN CONSTRUCTION
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NATURE A FAMILY’S SECOND HOME IN VAIL BLENDS CONTEMPORARY LINES, DISTINCTIVE MATERIALS AND KNOCKOUT VIEWS OF ITS FORESTED SURROUNDINGS. WRITTEN BY KIMBERLY OLSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY RIC STOVALL
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Architect Brian Judge devised a Vail home—with interiors by designer Eddy Doumas—to create a strong connection with its wooded surroundings. A stairway from the living room leads to the top level, where a glass railing gives the walkway an open feel.
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hen a couple with three boys first got a glimpse of a property in Vail—complete with towering trees, a gently flowing creek and a pond bursting with aquatic life—they knew it was the ideal spot for their second home. The family had been visiting the area for years, and while they wanted to pay tribute to the beauty of the natural setting, they also wanted their getaway to be decidedly modern. “The owners didn’t want a typical mountain home,” says designer Eddy Doumas. “They wanted something contemporary and clean without being too fussy, and they also wanted to look for new and different ideas for the home.” Setting things in motion, architect Brian Judge designed a distinctive trilevel home that would cascade down the sloped site. “The clients, myself and Eddy are all modernists at heart,” Judge says. “We wanted the house to look out toward the environment and allow light and connectivity to flow into the space. That led us toward a contemporary yet midcentury modern-style architecture. The glass lines, the floor lines and the butterfly roof are all interpretations of midcentury modern architecture, but at today’s proportions, which allows a connection back into nature.”
The couple have a lot of family who often visit the home with them, so the house was designed as a series of gathering spaces. The structure comprises two perpendicular stone-clad spines that run east-to-west and north-to-south, with portals along the way that connect to the bedrooms and more private spaces upstairs. Those spines intersect with glass sections, which house both public and private spaces. “The parti of the home is very simple and was developed through our discussions of volume, light and either open or private spaces,” Judge explains. Wrapping the exterior of the structure are various tactile materials that complement the wooded surrounds. “The materials are all somewhat exotic,” says Charlie Dolan, the project’s builder. “Oak siding is beautiful and is not a common exterior feature. There are also copper and black-zinc siding panels, and the limestone, which is on both the interior and exterior, is just striking.” Inside, Doumas—who worked with designers Olivia Grayson and Dana Hugo, a former colleague, on the project—collaborated closely with Judge on the finishes to select surfaces that were “contemporary but still appropriate for the mountain setting,” says Doumas.
Doumas kept the palette neutral in the living room, which he appointed with a large-scale sofa by Ted Boerner and four Jiun Ho swivel chairs, all from Town. Red accent pillows provide dashes of vibrant color and complement a Carini Lang rug. The pendant is by Ingo Maurer and the portraits are by Alex Katz.
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The dining room’s focal point is Return to Default, 2000, an acrylic-on-canvas by Warren Rosser. Chairs by Altura Furniture—covered with a Dedar fabric—surround a dining table, also by Altura Furniture. The wide-plank flooring is by Arrigoni Woods, and Pinnacle Glass Co. installed the windows.
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The upper level overlooks the home’s foyer, where an artful Bocci light fixture hangs above. Judge kept the space open to allow for the flow of natural light. The railing is by Eagle Valley Glass & Mirror, and the three pendants overhead are by Tango Lighting.
The designer picked up that theme when it came to the furnishings, as well. “It was really about the views and the artwork, so we tried to keep things relatively neutral and light,” he says. Using a muted base, the designer brought in strong colors as accents: Red touches set off the living room, and several other spaces—including the family room, appointed with verdant-hued velvet chaises— received pops of fresh green, which “relates to what’s happening outside,” adds Doumas. To ensure that the spaces weren’t too fussy, the designer kept the furnishings to a minimum. “It’s better to have a few really good pieces than to fill a house full of stuff,” he says, noting the simple yet sleek Orestes Suarez table lamps in the living room. “They have a bit of cocktail conversation to them.” Doumas also let the volume of the room dictate the
scale of the pieces. “When you have these high two-story rooms, you can’t have little bits of furniture everywhere— especially with all of the glass, as the room feels so much larger than it really is,” he explains. “So the sofa we placed in the living room is huge, and the four swivel chairs are very large, as well.” Taking into consideration how the family and their guests would use the space, he devised a main seating area and then placed two comfy chairs fireside. The home’s spacious rooms beautifully showcase the couple’s substantial art collection. “That was a very important part of the design,” says Doumas. “We kept the walls clean to create a restful backdrop for the strong art.” The designer covered Altura Furniture chairs with a graphic black-and-white Dedar fabric in the dining room, where a striking Warren Rosser painting hangs against an ebonized-oak wall. LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN / 301
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In the living room, a pair of chairs and an ottoman, all by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, provide intimate fireside seating. The fireplace is set within a wall made with Glacier Buff Minnesota limestone, which was procured from Vetter Stone and installed by Gore Range Masonry. The Three Brothers, 2009, is by John Westmark.
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“THE OWNERS DIDN’T WANT A TYPICAL MOUNTAIN HOME. THEY WANTED SOMETHING CONTEMPORARY AND CLEAN.” -Eddy Doumas
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Left: The outside of the home, constructed by Charlie Dolan, is accented with copper siding, which is arranged in a geometric pattern to lend both depth and variation in scale. A spacious 22-foot-long deck cantilevers into the landscape without touching the ground. Opposite: Touches of green highlight the family room, where Doumas paired two Thayer Coggin sofas with generous chaises upholstered in Romo velvet. A Baker coffee table sits on a custom rug adorned with trees that mimic those outside. Rex Brown Fine Woodworking fabricated the oak ceiling.
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Doumas anchored the library with a Kyle Bunting rug and then hung a striking Ingo Maurer chandelier above Desironâ€™s Soho desk. Two Kasba wing chairs by Jiun Ho, upholstered with leather by Moore & Giles, pull up to the fireplace.
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The same Glacier Buff Minnesota limestone that was used on the exterior runs throughout the master bathroom, where honed-marble tile from Decorative Materials covers the floor and shower walls. The sleek tub is by Toto, and the ceiling-mounted showerhead is by Waterworks.
Four portraits become a focal point above the living room sofa, while a series of oil paintings by Richard Mock command attention in the master bedroom. Though the art was given prominence, the surrounding nature remains a star attraction. The house’s floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors that connect the master bedroom to a tree-lined terrace and a transom adjacent to the master bathroom vanity all help to maintain that connection. “You really do feel like you’re in the woods,” Doumas says. “There are trees just a few feet away from most of the windows.” Some of those trees, such as mature firs standing at the center of the L-shaped house, had to be carefully safeguarded as the house went up around them. “They’ve thrived and I’m so pleased because
of all the care we had to take, maneuvering cranes and other construction equipment around them in order to preserve them,” says Dolan. Working from landscape plans drawn up by Scott Sones of Sones Landscape Architecture Group, Dolan collaborated with the owners and Henkes Landscapes & Design on fine-tuning and modifying the landscape as it was being installed. By working in concert with the site, the team created a contemporary house that honors its mountain setting while still providing a modern lifestyle for its owners. The progressive design evolved, thanks in part to the combination of input and creative freedom supplied by the owners. “The clients let us experiment,” Doumas says. “They were open to new ideas, and they challenged us to challenge them.”
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The serene master bedroom features a warming fireplace and sliding doors by Fleetwood Windows & Doors that open onto a terrace. A 1998 trio of oil paintings by Richard Mock hangs above a leatherupholstered Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman bed. The oval ottoman is by Barbara Barry for Baker.
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Hagman Architects 970.379.5521 | Basalt hagmanarchitects.com
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REAL ESTATE (CONTINUED)
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A TASTE OF SPAIN
Porcelanosa hosted a Taste of Spain event at their Denver showroom where it showcased the latest European design trends and demonstrated cutting-edge kitchen and bath applications. Over 100 guests were in attendance and enjoyed authentic Spanish cuisine provided by Spanish Sensations and music by flamenco group El Javi.
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ASPEN DESIGN ROOM EVENT
Aspen Design Room hosted an event to reveal its newly redesigned showroom for the summer season. Guests including local interior designers, architects, realtors, clients, friends and family, loved the new showroom displays and enjoyed food provided by 520 Grill, cocktails and door prizes.
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