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ON DISPLAY Inspired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Luxe begs the question: What is luxury?

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REVIEW Carrier and Company celebrates a decade of work printed and bound.

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BESPOKE Family traditions run deep in the designs of Promemoria’s custom-made furnishings.

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DEBUT Bec Brittain introduces us to her newest, geometrically inclined light fixtures.

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

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TREND Luxe tapped four stylish tastemakers to pose as our muses regarding the subject of menswear.

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KITCHEN + BATH A little goes a long way when it comes to making an impact in two of the home’s most popular rooms.

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SPACEX3 Delve into all things lavish as showcased through a trilogy of showstopping spaces.

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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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INTO THE WOODS Rustic materials, expanses of windows and sleek lines help a contemporary home engage its forested site in Northern California. Written by Tate Gunnerson / Photography by Joe Fletcher

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THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER Artist Emily Farish takes a unique approach to botanicals with her realistic depictions of blooms that are taped to the wall of her Oakland studio. Written by Taryn Bickley / Photography by Alanna Hale

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A LASTING IMPRESSION Gracious custom pieces and favorite statementmaking antiques come together in the design of a sophisticated yet approachable Pacific Heights residence. Written by Kelly Vencill Sanchez / Photography by David Duncan Livingston

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MAKER’S MARK Florian Roeper celebrates the handmade through the thoughtful details and unique finishes of his expertly crafted furniture designs. Written by Tate Gunnerson / Photography by Kristen Loken

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A CLEAN START An East Bay home is remade with a carefully curated material palette, character-filled vintage finds and a steadfast commitment to healthy building materials. Written by Sarah Lynch / Photography by David Wakely

ON THE COVER: Architect Greg Faulkner designed a contemporary Northern California home to have a strong indoor-outdoor connection. A travertine-topped fireplace defines the central living area, which is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors. Page 266 060 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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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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As editors of this magazine, we are tasked with exploring, curating and reporting on luxury for the home. It’s an elusive concept and each of us identifies the theme with our own slightly skewed lens. We speak with designers and architects, direct home shoots, head off to design shows and preview the latest collections. Back at our offices, we deliberate on what we see and hear, sharing ideas with much back-and-forthing; always, our prism shaped around luxury.

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What’s intriguing you in design? I am curious to see how far technology will reach into design. I am a Luddite at heart, but I am keeping an open mind and am genuinely fascinated by the relationship between the two. Design is a highly personal and customized trade, so I am interested to see if anyone can truly automate any creative portion of it. Having a moment: Waterworks has got it going on! Its new kitchen line is incredible, and my only beef with it is that it launched too late for me to use in my own house. I have always been a fan of the company’s plumbing and tile lines, but the addition of gorgeous cabinetry and hardware is fantastic. Can’t get enough of: I have always been obsessed with textiles, and I pretty much love everything that Studio Four NYC does these days. Not only does it have its own amazing line of fabrics, wallcoverings and rugs, but the showroom also represents other favorites of mine, such as Michael Devine, Tulu, Kufri Life and Twenty2. What’s trending? I think there has been a general tendency lately toward “less is more.” I think all of our lives are so busy and so full of choices, that people are seeking a less-cluttered existence at home. That does not translate to minimalism, by any means, but it does mean fewer, nicer, more well-chosen things. Material of the moment: Cement! I love it for crisp fireplaces and freestanding sinks. It’s great that you can get it exactly as you like it and that no two designs will ever be exactly the same. I still love marble and all of its variations, but it’s nice to give our planet a break.

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Interior designer Palmer Weiss’ effortless mastery of color and pattern have made her a San Francisco fan favorite. An art history major in college, she’d love to own Alex Katz, David Hockney and Diane Arbus originals, with a Helen Frankenthaler thrown in to boot.

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One to watch: There is a florist up in Oregon by the name of Katie Davis; her company is called Ponderosa & Thyme. I’m obsessed with her appreciation for everything foraged, and her color combinations are so appealing. Floral forecast: I really admire the understated—flowers and plants are incredibly complex entities that are sometimes overlooked for a whole design concept—and I think that’s the direction the industry is heading in this year too. There’ll be more learning to appreciate the little moments found in nature. What’s happening? San Francisco loves and encourages creative small businesses. It has been this way for a long time, but as a new business, it’s really incredible to see how people respond to our “pop-and-pop” design studio and shop with completely open hearts. The perfect day is… Waking up with a bagel from Katz and getting lost in literature at City Lights bookstore. Next, heading to the top of Twin Peaks to snap a photo, and then

eating a delicious vegan meal at Gracias Madre before grabbing a drink at Moby Dick or Martuni’s. On your radar: Jewelry designer Christine Trac of Abacus Row is phenomenal. She also founded Goods x Services, which is a gathering place for the collaborative exchange of skills. It’s a really innovative venture. For the design-obsessed: Whatever you do, be sure to check out the Heath Ceramics building in the Mission District; it’s amazing. I would also recommend hunting down as many murals as possible in Clarion Alley and stopping by the Sutro Baths. Emerson Boyle is the owner and co-founder of San Francisco’s Ampersand, a wildly creative flower shop and design studio. One of his favorite spots in the city is the Yerba Buena Gardens, as seen from the top of their serene water walkway.

Images: Counterclockwise from top: Scenes from two of interior designer Palmer Weiss’ latest projects with all of their elegance and quiet charm. Floral design studio Ampersand’s colorful world starts at the shop’s front doors and extends into the beautiful wild blooms the founders use daily.

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What’s intriguing you now in design? I’m very interested in the direction of design and what the next movement will be. Personally, I see an aesthetic that is simple and clean with an emphasis on form and beauty. I also really appreciate the process of creating a product and all the layers involved with developing a design concept and then seeing it through to a fully executed piece. It’s an incredible journey.

being designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro for the Berkeley Art Museum and for Snohetta’s design for the new SFMOMA. Keep an eye on… The arts scene that’s developing in Istanbul. This year marks the 14th Istanbul Biennial, which is going on at this very moment and is absolutely fantastic! For the art-obsessed: Pier 24 is one of the best private photography museums in the world, and we’re so lucky to have it in our own backyard. It provides such a perfect art experience because, at any given time, the visitor is almost completely alone with the art in a beautiful environment. I’m also completely enthralled with the Wattis Institute; it’s the most progressive public arts institution in the city.

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Shop ’til you drop: There’s no lack of incredible places to spend an afternoon of shopping. My favorite clothing stores are Betty Lin, the new Maison Margiela store on Maiden Lane and Cielo on Fillmore Street.

What’s trending? Public art is really hot right now. San Francisco is finally stepping up its public art game with The Bay Lights and Ai Weiwei’s project at Alcatraz. There are all sorts of other civic projects in the works right now, too, that have me excited.

Best local spots for art: I love Ratio 3, Altman Siegel, Ever Gold and the Jessica Silverman galleries. They are all run by brilliant, young dealers and have the best programs for emerging and mid-career artists. Some of the newer galleries in the city are excellent as well, such as Capital, Et al and Alter Space.

On your radar: I’ve really been enjoying watching all the new buildings go up in the city. I’m most looking forward to the new structures

Sabrina Buell is a partner at San Francisco-based art advisory Zlot Buell + Associates. When she’s not curating the collections of the city’s most avid art lovers, she’s balancing being a mother to her three children and a wife to Yves Béhar with her love of surfing.

Happening now: There has been renewed interest in the many facets of design in the city, and it’s permeating all genres and industries—from innovative food and cocktail preparations to the works of artisan craftsmen, such as John Liston, whom we collaborate with often at Coup D’Etat. Can’t get enough of... Sculptural lighting. It’s functional while also serving as a piece of art. It’s also a great way to add a special vintage piece to a modern interior, which is a design method that is always close to my heart. Well-chosen vintage pieces bring much-needed warmth and soul to a home. Biggest design influences: I am constantly inspired by the chic and seemingly effortless street fashion of Paris. I love textiles and leathers from such fashion houses as Bottega Veneta and Rick Owens. Favorite item in inventory? We launched a new Coup Studio light fixture in August, the Aquitaine chandelier, and I can’t stop looking at it! I think our longtime customers have been delighted to see the evolution of our studio line. We are currently creating more lighting and furniture designs that we hope to debut soon. Darin Geise is the founder and owner of the celebrated Rhode Island Street showroom Coup D’Etat. When he’s not hunting for one-of-a-kind pieces to bring back to the store, he’s hanging out with his adorable gang of miniature yorkies and brussels griffons—all five of them.

Images: Clockwise from top left: Coup D’Etat’s quirky and exclusive offerings include Sylvan’s Rosewood Rib chair, John Liston’s Charred Wood cabinet and Scala’s Four Ring buffet, among many others. A peek at art consultant Sabrina Buell’s beautifully curated exhibit, titled “Flection,” for San Francisco’s popular Hedge Gallery.

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On your radar: There are so many talented designers and architects in the Bay Area, but lately, I’ve been obsessed with Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects. I also love Geoffrey De Sousa’s interiors work. He is very talented and pushes the envelope time and time again. His rooms at Decorator Showcase stand out as some of the best I have ever seen, without question.

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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

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“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.”

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“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

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“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.

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“THERE'S SOME ARCHITECTURE THAT IS MEANT TO EXPRESS LUXURY, BUT I'M MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN STRUCTURES THAT PROMOTE A WELLLIVED LIFE.”

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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.”

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you touch every day—sheets, towels, the fabric on your favorite chair. These tactile things bring quiet comfort to your everyday.”

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“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.”

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exemplifies pure luxury; it requires so much real estate. Art and real estate together are the ultimate luxury.” -MADELINE WEINRIB

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“IT’S EXPERIENCE THAT DEFINES LUXURY, IT’S NO LONGER ABOUT PRODUCT.” -PETER DUNHAM

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“LUXURY IS HARMONY. AT THE CORE OF HARMONY IS DECISIVE EDITING. IF YOU DON’T LOVE AN OBJECT, LOSE IT.”

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“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.”

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“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.

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“There is no substitute for beautiful manners and thoughtfulness, or, for that matter, sheer quality.”

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“COMFORT AND QUALITY ARE THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TO ME TODAY AND ALWAYS.”

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“I am certain there is luxury in experience— how we feel in a space is more significant than how it may look.”

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“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

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“THE WEATHERED PATINA OF WOOD CONJURES LUXURY FOR ME; SPECIFICALLY RICH, RECLAIMEDWOOD 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

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-STEVEN HARRIS AND LUCIEN REES ROBERTS

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“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

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“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

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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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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.”

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“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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San Francisco’s Moscone Center, one of the most successful convention centers in the United States, is in the process of getting a serious face-lift. The approved design by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and Mark Cavagnero Associates calls for an expansion of over 305,000 square feet of functional area, which will include a new meeting room, ballroom and exhibit space. The project’s mission is to enhance the Moscone’s civic presence on Howard Street and to reconnect it with the surrounding Yerba Buena neighborhood. “Some of the standout elements of the project are its sustainable design and the urban design improvements, such as the glass exteriors that allow people to see into and out of the center, a more functional streetscape with a focus on pedestrian activity, and building in more meeting spaces without changing its overall footprint,” says Rachel Gordon, Public Works spokesperson. Currently in the environmental review process, construction is expected to take place intermittently between 2015 and 2018. moscone.com; mosconeexpansion.com

When did you open? We officially opened our new showroom at the San Francisco Design Center last May. Why San Francisco? It was a combination of factors: Our West Coast designers encouraged us to have a local studio they could bring their clients to; we found a wonderful locale in the SFDC; and we persuaded one of our longest-standing Soane team members, Holly Sharpe, to relocate to the city. What makes Soane Britain different? Every piece we have is designed in-house and made-to-order by British master craftsmen. Soane also offers a large rattan collection from the last surviving rattan-weaving workshop in Britain. Tell us about the showroom’s design. We tried to evoke our original Pimlico Road showroom’s atmosphere, but on a smaller scale, to create a collaborative space with an emphasis on comfort and color. On the floor? Anchoring the showroom are some of Soane’s standby pieces, including the hand-forged iron Stag table and the Quiver klismos chair. soane.co.uk

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CURATOR ASIAN ART MUSEUM “The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco’s premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum offers rich art experiences centered on our motto: ‘Awaken the past and inspire the next.’ It brings to life historic and contemporary artworks that serve as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. In our current fall exhibition, “First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian,” we feature highlights from our contemporary art pieces acquired over the past 15 years— such as Yang Yongliang’s moving-image landscape The Night of Perpetual Day and Xu Bing’s The Character of Characters, which pushes Chinese ink painting into new media.”

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“Oakland is home to numerous galleries: Slate Contemporary has a wonderfully curated collection of modern and traditional art; Le Qui Vive features amazing street artists every month; and the Oakland Museum of California honors California’s history through its art exhibits, just to name a few.”

“Alexandra Ray of Five Senses Art Consultancy in San Francisco has her finger on the pulse of what’s in-the-now in today’s art scene, not just in the Bay Area, but also internationally. She is always able to point out something new and unexpected.”

“Kneedler Fauchère has beautiful furniture, fabric, lighting and art. Also, owner Daniel Killar of Nido Living sources the best in contemporary Italian design. Lastly, C. Mariani has over-the-top European antiques with spectacular artisans that can restore or customize absolutely anything.”

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Sculptor and furniture designer David Whippen derives his inspiration from San Francisco and its surrounding communities, both for its innovative art and progressive design culture. Six years ago, Whippen moved his workshop, ShopFloor Design, to the Dogpatch neighborhood, whose industrial past is still evident in the metal bones of its century-old shipyards and dry docks. “Those old pieces of steel, the lasting presence, there’s something almost romantic about it,” he says. “I can’t help but be inspired.” Here, we break down his creative process to see how he melds sculpture and design. shopfloordesign.com What led you to become an artist? I fell in love with the tactile nature of sculpture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. After moving to San Francisco and getting my MFA in sculpture, I found myself inspired by architecture and interior design. Designing seemed like a better way to connect with people in a more practical and intimate way while still incorporating the principles that drew me to sculpture as an undergrad.

Describe your aesthetic vision. My aesthetic is inspired by clean lines, negative space and the general concept that less is more. I am, fi rst and foremost, a sculptor, so I approach each new idea with a devoted focus on composition—the visual weight of each piece. It’s important to me that my work can be viewed from any angle, which continues to challenge me to perfect my craftsmanship.

What materials do you work with? I’m drawn to metal for its clean, strong attributes, but my love for it goes back even further than that. My grandfather started a machine tool shop right after World War II, and it’s been my family’s business ever since. I was always impressed by the precision of machined parts, and I’ve not found a material that achieves the same sharpness.

Other talents to watch? Hedge Gallery blends the lines between fi ne art and design when displaying its pieces as one would a piece of art—an approach we also take in our own showroom. NWBLK carries furniture that is awesome in aesthetic, but often incredibly impractical, which the artist in me loves.

CURATOR PHOTO: COURTESY ASIAN ART MUSEUM. BOVARD HEADSHOT: RAMONA D’VIOLA. FLYNN HEADSHOT: NANCY ROTHSTEIN. STARIN HEADSHOT: DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON. THE MAKER HEADSHOT & PHOTO: MARK BRADY.

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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 Lovegrove to offer wearable 3D-printed shoes that might as well be art. In a shared expression of love for fashion and design, United Nude presented its latest styles at a pop-up shop during the recent opening of AC Hotel Miami Beach. Since both brands boast a modern mindset and European roots, the pairing was a natural step and speaks to the hotel’s expansion into the lifestyle arena. This partnership proves that if the shoe fits, you don’t have to just wear it—you can wear it in style. unitednude.com; ac-hotels.com

DATE BOOK JIUN HO

Celebrating 15 years in the business, interior and product designer Jiun Ho remains a luxury savant with his trademark minimal aesthetic and global inspirations. The well-traveled design aficionado channels his cultural experiences into his San Francisco lifestyle gallery, Jiun Ho de Jia, curating art, objects and antiques from around the world in addition to his signature collection. Although Ho has been to more than 96 countries, here he shares his favorite local spots in the City by the Bay. jiunho.com

10 a.m. Walk around Golden Gate Park and visit the de Young Museum—a landmark institution that exhibits collections of American art from the 17th through 20 th centuries. Then, drive along the Great Highway at the end of Golden Gate Park and take in the coastal vistas. 12:30 p.m. Head to Embarcadero to forage for the best produce at the Ferry Building. Try the cheese at Cowgirl Creamery, oysters at Hog Island Oyster Co. and finish up with a cappuccino at Blue Bottle Coffee.

1:30 p.m. Just a 10-minute walk to the Jackson Square historical district and you’ll discover what is essentially the interior design district, predating the San Francisco Design Center. Spend time browsing the selection of one-of-a-kind decorative objects at Hedge Gallery and Japonesque Gallery. 2:30 p.m. A visit to my preferred shopping destinations would not be complete without visiting March, one of my favorite shops in San Francisco. It is outfitted with wares from notables like Ted Muehling, Christiane Perrochon and Jasper Conran. 3:15 p.m. Stop for tea at B. Patisserie on California Street in Lower Pacific Heights. Chef Belinda Leong sticks to the basics of French pastry baking and serves excellent viennoise like you’d find

on the streets of Paris. Order Leong’s signature kouign-amann, a croissant-like treat from Brittany, France—it’s one of the best things you’ll ever eat. 4 p.m. Stop by Jiun Ho de Jia located in the SoMa district. It blends art, cuisine, design and lifestyle into one gallery. In addition to my own collection, it provides an immersive experience into those global cultures that have inspired me. 5 p.m. Walk the charming streets of Hayes Valley: Some hidden gems include Warby Parker, Informed Body, the African Outlet, Aether Apparel, Absinthe Brasserie & Bar and Hayes Valley Farm. 6 p.m. Dine at Saison, a 3-star Michelin restaurant praised for its everchanging menu. I had the privilege of designing the restaurant’s interior.

IN STEP PHOTOS: COURTESY UNITED NUDE. DATE BOOK PHOTOS: COURTESY JIUN HO.

9 a.m. Grab some breakfast at Tartine Bakery in the Mission District. Mark Bittman, food columnist for the New York Times, called it his favorite bakery in the United States, and it’s certainly one of mine. Make sure to order the morning buns, quiche and croissants.

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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.

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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.

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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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1. Otis Flat on Belly Handmade Rug / Priced from $485 / houseofrym.com. 2. Kastrup Backpack / $525 / wantessentiels.com. 3. Ring Dish in Charcoal Swirl with Gold / Price available upon request / suiteonestudio.com. 4. L1898-00 Leather Ottoman / Price available upon request / leeindustries.com. 5. British Invasion Pillow in Luggage and Denim Pillow in Blue / $665 each / lancewovens.com. 6. Cannes Crystal Table Lamp / $1,470 / aerin.com. 7. Olivera Chaise Lounge / $23,500 / kgblnyc.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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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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THE PIECE: Castle 9-01 THE DESIGNER: Jason Miller for Roll & Hill FIND IT: rollandhill.com THE INSPIRATION: The glass pieces of Castle can extend to different lengths yet still remain horizontal or vertical, taking their cues from a game of chess and the rookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to jump any distance but with restricted direction.

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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.

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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.

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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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sea and sky.

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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.

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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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Monumental CHIPPENDALE

Chippendale-Style Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase This magnificent and monumental library bookcase is classic Chippendale in both design and craftsmanship. Based on an almost identical cabinet from Thomas Chippendale’s masterwork, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, 1761, this bookcase displays all of the aesthetic hallmarks of Chippendale’s design. The case is crafted of the finest Cuban mahogany and reaches a height of over nine feet and a length of over fourteen feet. Circa 1875. #29-9965

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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.

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SAMAD

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.”

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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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Perception Silver-Lilac from the Transcendence Wool & Silk Rug Collection

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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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DACOR

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.”

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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

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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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DRESSING ROOM DRESSING WELL GOES BEYOND ONE’S ATTIRE IN THIS FEMININE SPACE DREAMT UP BY DESIGNERS HEATHER HILLIARD, ERIN BIXLER AND PHEBE WILLIAMS.

This space is decidedly delicate. Walk us through your thought process. We created a feminine space that would fashion a flattering environment in which to get dressed. Who doesn’t want to feel beautiful before stepping out into the world each day? That idea led us to pursue soft neutral tones with a few shots of more saturated pinks and pale blues for contrast. Lighter colors work well in a dressing room, providing a neutral backdrop for a true read on clothing’s color. The lines and colors of the furnishings are so beautiful and steal the show. We considered so many options for the wall treatment, but once we added the printed fabric, it felt like the perfect fit. Layered on top are a particularly special find of horsehair sconces; the shape is so unique and reminded us of jewelry. We love the depth of color and texture of horsehair and the application as part of a light fixture is particularly interesting. We custom-designed the dressing table with locked, velvet-lined drawers to provide a home for oftenused jewelry pieces. What is it about the art that seemingly ties everything together? The painting above the dressing table is called Siren by Erin Lawlor. The movement in Lawlor’s broad brushstrokes is incredibly dynamic and adds a sense of fluidity to the space. All of the furniture in the space has curves and soft edges, and the painting reinforces that language. It really brings life to this space. Interior Design / Heather Hilliard, Erin Bixler and Phebe Williams / Heather Hilliard Design / heatherhilliard.com. Sconces / Apparatus Studio / cavaliergoods.com. Wall Fabric / China Seas / quadrillefabrics.com.

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LIBRARY AND MUSIC ROOM DESIGNER BETH MARTIN CURATES A MONOCHROMATIC SPACE THAT KEEPS IN TUNE WITH THE PASTIMES OF ITS OWNER.

What sparked the idea behind such a moody, masculine palette? There is an incredible lush rooftop garden outside the window that became the inspiration. We wanted the space to exude a polished, masculine feel yet also lend a calming effect, so I fashioned a room that was organic and earthy to relate to the outdoors. By placing dark colors on the walls, it actually expands the small room, drawing the eyes outward. Was it intentional to draw the eyes upward too? The client specifically said to me, “nothing shiny,” which, of course, I took into account. By placing the pewter wallpaper on the ceiling—which is on the more muted and matte side—it added a certain energy to the room and visually lifted the ceiling. How did you ensure the multifunctionality of this space? This room needed to serve first as a library and secondly as a music room. With these two functions in mind, we needed bookshelves, comfortable seating and an area for instruments. We built bookshelves to frame the window and serve as a focal point. We then placed a sofa at the back of the space, positioning the instruments in the foreground. This floor plan was great because from the vantage points in the room, either reading or playing music, one could always see the garden and bay. Chandelier / Downtown / downtown20.net. Custom Bookcase Design / Martin Group / martingroupsf.com. Home Builder / Robert Lewis / Capomastro Group / capomastro.com. Interior Design / Beth Martin / Martin Group / martingroupsf.com. Leaf Blocks Wallcovering and Manila Hemp Wallcovering / Phillip Jeffries / phillipjeffries.com. Lounge Chair and Mirror / Ironies / kneedlerfauchere.com. Sofa / A. Rudin / arudin.com.

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A NEUTRAL SPACE IS JAZZED UP BY DESIGNER BENJAMIN DHONG WITH PUNCHY YELLOWS AND WAVY BLUE VISUALS THAT CALL FOR NOTICE.

This room is both subtle and striking. The house is an Edwardian mansion with young owners, so I wanted to give it a fresh, modern vibe. This room needed to be all-at-once bold, elegant and casual. The clients have a boat and cruise the world often, so I sought to evoke the feeling of being on a super-luxe yacht—think: rich woods, plush leathers and eyecatching metals. Bridging the clients’ love of color with a desire to create a modern, elegant home was of utmost importance throughout the design. Was the clients’ desire for color the inspiration for the ceiling? Painting the ceiling was never part of the original plan, but the client asked if I could inject a really strong color into the room. Somehow, colorful throw pillows seemed like a cop-out and that’s when I looked up to the ceiling. Inspired by the sidewalks of the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, I kept with the nautical feel by designing this bold wavy pattern for the ceiling. The way we designed it is like a giant art installation! What subtle features comprise the design of this space? We first created a warm cocoon by wrapping the walls in a slightly metallic grass-cloth wallcovering. Then, added texture was created with the wool carpet, leather sectional and cashmere swivel chairs. We then applied sheets of brass to the swivel chairs to turn up the visual volume, making them really pop. Interior Design / Benjamin Dhong / Benjamin Dhong Interiors / benjamindhong.com. Italia Wave Sectional / Natuzzi / furnitalia.com. Raise the Bar Drapery Fabric / Great Plains / hollyhunt.com. Wallcovering / Kneedler Fauchére / kneedlerfauchere.com. Yellow Swivel Chairs / Coup D’Etat / coupdetatsf.com.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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WINE COUNTRY A TASTE OF CALIFORNIA’S ICONIC CULINARY, WINE + CULTURAL DESTINATION

A stunningly beautiful landscape studded with small towns, Northern California’s Wine Country is the premium wine-growing region of the United States. North of San Francisco, Wine Country’s vast, bucolic terrain is home to more than 400 wineries, most of which are located in valleys, including Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Bennett Valley. Cities and towns associated with Wine Country include Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Napa, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena, to name a few—each an enchanting hamlet unto itself.

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With cutting-edge wineries, spectacular farm-fresh cuisine, one-of-a-kind shops and casually elegant retreats, it’s no wonder Wine Country has such enduring appeal. For travelers in search of a destination that is equal parts hedonistic and educational, not to mention naturally beautiful, a series of grape-filled valleys and planes that make up a blissful region north of San Francisco await.

VINEYARD HOPPING BY TRAIN A first introduction to Napa Valley, or maybe even a second, third or fourth, might be best spent on a luxuriously appointed train. The Napa Valley Wine Train is a time-honored favorite among visitors and locals alike, maintaining its old-world, classically elegant aesthetic while infusing it with contemporary cuisine and stops at best-in-class wineries along the way. “We exist to preserve,” says Kira Devitt, Director of Marketing and PR. “It is our vision to protect our historic rail corridor and the era of luxury train travel by providing an unmatched Napa Valley experience. We do our best to inspire our guests to savor the moment and the journey by transporting them through the Napa Valley and

WINE COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT SAVORING THE MOMENT.

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NAPA VALLEY THROUGH THE CONDUCTOR’S LENS THE WINE TRAIN IS A PIECE OF TRAVELING HISTORY. ITS TEAM OF EXPERTS OFFERS ADVICE AND TIPS FOR AN OUTSTANDING TRAIN RIDE.

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Above: Guests get a different perspective of the most well-known wine region in the United States while riding in 100-year-old railcars.  Cover images provided by (top to bottom) Napa Valley Wine Train and Mayacama Golf Club

and cuisine.” The Wine Train meanders through the valley yearround—and each season does bring its own splendor and nuance— but first-timers might be most captivated by the fall harvest, where all the senses cannot help but be affected by the excitement and joy of fresh crops and a pervading feeling of optimism and gratitude. “Harvest is what each growing cycle is building toward, and Napa Valley bustles with activity. You can find grape-stomping competitions and see the stacks of freshly picked grapes piled high on trucks and at wineries,” Devitt says. “You can even smell the wine in the air, especially from our Silverado Car with its open windows.” A “rolling museum,” where antique railcars gracefully run on tracks dating back to 1864, and guests savor one-of-a-kind vistas, the Napa Valley Wine Train is a must-see and do in the region.

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Is there anything about Wine Country that you think is often overlooked or unknown by non-residents? Visitors often try to pack too much into a short period of time. Remember, Wine Country is all about savoring the moment. Take a moment to smell that beautiful Cabernet, or taste that perfectly cooked filet mignon, or simply take in the view. What are some of your favorite places to visit in Wine Country? There are so many great places to visit here in Napa Valley. For hiking in the area, check out Skyline Park and Mt. St. Helena. A few favorite wineries include: Raymond Vineyards, Mumm Napa, Buena Vista Winery, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Hall Wines, Peju, Grgich Hills Estate, Castello di Amorosa and Charles Krug Winery. What steps can guests take to make their experiences aboard the Wine Train more rewarding? Take the time to appreciate the museumquality train. Enjoy the amazing gourmet food produced on board as we travel up and down the Napa Valley. Sip on the tremendous selection of wines offered on board or in our wine shop. Take in the views as you travel a historic rail corridor.

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BOATIQUE WINES

Above: Boatique Vineyards and Winery in the shadow of magnificent Mt. Konocti. Below Top: Touch of Glass. 1955 Chris-Craft Cobra. Length: 21’. Engine: 1955 Cadillac 331 c.i. V-8. Builder: Chris-Craft Boat Company, Algonac, Michigan. Below Bottom: Concrete wine tanks and a 2011 Van Dam gentleman’s racer boat named Madeleine. Length: 29’. Engine: Mercruiser V-8. Builder: Van Dam Custom Boats, Boyne City, Michigan.

NAUTICAL SPLENDOR Fine wines and antique wooden boats make a beautiful pairing. Boatique Winery of Kelseyville brings together two great passions, with a rare collection of antique boats and a tremendous vineyard. A 47-acre vineyard makes up for the Petit Sirah, Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, while the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard comprises an additional 43 acres. Vineyard owners Madi and Robert Mount started their winemaking endeavors after producing a highly acclaimed Zinfandel from a 1-acre vineyard at their home in Santa Rosa. Like all stories of when the stars align: the rest is history. “Our love for Lake County spans decades,” Robert enthuses. Formerly a family vacation destination, Lake County is now a familial legacy in the making. “Madi and I purchased the vineyard with 21 acres of Petite Sirah, 14 acres of Malbec and 4 acres of Petit Verdot. Since then we have planted 6 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and plan on adding another 10 acres. The Cabernet vineyard will be in full production in 2018.” For visitors in the neighboring Napa and Sonoma counties, this wine-producing region is relatively unknown. Its unpopulated environment

THE VINEYARD WAY

MADI AND ROBERT MOUNT OF BOATIQUE WINERY What is a typical day as a vineyard owner? A typical day as a vineyard owner is to discuss the progress of the vineyard with the vineyard manager during all seasons, making sure there are no problems with the vines, irrigation system and growth. In order to maintain a healthy vineyard they need attention year-round, from winter pruning and frost protection to brix checking as harvest approaches. The wine production part depends on the time of the year and what needs to be done in the cycle of fermentation, aging and bottling. What is a good wine and cuisine pairing for a seasonal fall meal? I would recommend a shrimp salad with blood orange, slivered fennel and wild mushrooms accompanied with our Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Malbec with rosemary and black pepper buffalo burgers with blue cheese mushrooms. Next, a dessert of bittersweet flourless chocolate cake with blackberry sauce accompanied by a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon..

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reflects pristine air quality and low traffic and congestion. As for the Boatique Winery, which is quickly gaining a reputation for its unique vineyard experience, brings both education and indulgence to its grounds, with a world-class antique wooden boat collection and high-quality wines, all overlooking Mt. Konocti, a dormant volcano rising to 4,300 feet. “The winery and the estate were created for maximum enjoyment of every person who visits,” Robert says. “We hope all visitors enjoy tasting our wines, which are of a very high quality, and observe the boat collection that is incredibly beautiful. Each boat is finished to perfection, and the quality is that of fine furniture.”

BEAUTY TO A TEE Vineyards and Michelin-rated restaurants aren’t the only forms of blissful pleasure found in Wine Country. Golf, one of the country’s most cherished (and challenging) pastimes, is a hidden gem of pursuit in the region. Mayacama, a top 100-ranked private golf club of the world, is located in Sonoma County. Personally designed and routed by Jack Nicklaus, the course

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Below: View of the Mayacama Clubhouse from the 18th tee.

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is considered to be one of his finest. Guided by caddies, golfers take to the meticulously groomed fairways for the truest greens in California. The land, originally purchased from the legendary Charles Schulz, whose favorite sport was golf, carries on the distinction of its former owner by having earned the reputation as the best golf course north of the Golden Gate Bridge, all the way to the Oregon border. Mayacama Golf Club’s General Manager Gregory Brown expounds on the club and its unique offerings: “In addition to championship golf, the club experience is enhanced by a membership that includes 35 of the world’s notable vintners. Members revel in an extraordinary vintner program that gives them access to the very best varietals and wineries—many of which are private. Members enjoy the interaction with vintners and winemakers while on the course, over dinner or at special events. The vintner members are always ready to share private selections and provide intimate access to their wineries.” Brown continues, “Simply put, this is one of the most beautiful places on earth!”

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MAYACAMA GOLF CLUB’S MANAGING PARTNER JONATHAN WILHELM For the love of fall harvest: “We think the weather in the North Bay is the best in September and October, and the timing is perfect for tourism, as it’s also the time of harvest and crush for our local vintners,” Wilhelm says. “It’s a great time to see how grapes are harvested and the start of the winemaking process as it happens.” Worthy of a visit: Healdsburg Plaza, Russian River AVA, Dry Creek AVA and Alexander Valley AVA. Local vibes: A relaxed and friendly atmosphere with people who are proud of what they are producing and who are interested in sharing experiences with others. Mayacama ethos: “We seek to create memorable experiences for our members, their families and guests by preserving the traditions of golf. The game is complemented by a distinctive vintner program and activities for the whole family,” Wilhelm says. “This is a community that will last for generations.”

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TWO PASSIONS COMBINED. HIGH-QUALITY WINES AND ANTIQUE WOODEN BOATS.

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THE CHRISTOPHER HILL GALLERY

Left: Interior of St. Helena gallery location. Right: Interior of Healdsburg gallery location. Bottom: 1235 Main Street entrance, beautiful downtown St. Helena.

ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVE “Fine art, fine food and fine wine all go together,” says esteemed gallerist Christopher Hill, whose catch phrase represents a bigger picture of the cultural scene in Wine Country. “Naturally, a person who is keen on fine wine is also someone who would also likely aspire to have fine art and consume fine food. There is a natural synchronicity that exists within the culture of the area in that regard. And yet, as with any product, in my opinion, there is an evermore clear and definitive line differentiating visitors and residents’ organic and natural discovery of any of these three delights,” he says. Entering its 14th year, The Christopher Hill Gallery features leading and emerging artists of the 20th and 21st century. The galleries themselves, located in St. Helena and Healdsburg, evoke European edge and intimacy. “The ambience is always very Euro-gallery driven, based on my time in Austria and experiences of living there—the gallery is definitely curated from a European sensibility,” Hill says. With streaming music from the

CHRISTOPHER HILL’S PICKS + POINTS OF VIEW Top three towns: St. Helena, Calistoga and Healdsburg. Favorite time of year: The week of Halloween: there’s no one here. Advice to visitors: Seek out that which is not frequented by many. Stay in the Up Valley, avoid the weekend surges and come here on an off day. A secret in Sonoma: Glen Ellen. It’s one of my all-time favorite places—it’s spectacularly charming. Noteworthy winery: Frank Family Vineyards and Brian Arden Winery. Dining: Harvest Table in St. Helena. Beyond the vineyard: Table Rock for hiking and the Russian River for kayaking or contemplation. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Wine Country is unique in that it is an economic model, a lifestyle and a cultural existence that combines an agrarian root, existence, culture and industry, with the upper tier, if you will—the finer things of life—melding them together in what is hopefully a mutually nourishing relationship.

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European liquid lounge scene and an atmosphere so relaxed and inviting that even the most novice art previewer feels enlightened, The Christopher Hill Gallery offers a unique perspective on the gallery experience. “When visitors come in, whether they acquire a piece or not, they often voluntarily comment, ‘Wow, we love your eye, we love your collection, we love that this gallery is so different from the others.’ And that is because the galleries' curated collections result from the refined eye uniquely attained from my two lives in Austria and the United States. A gift I am proud to share with others," he says.

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THE WINEMAKERS’ MANIFOLD BLESSINGS “The days are always busy, but it’s work we love,” enthuses the owners of the family-run and operated winery Patz & Hall. At the helm of the Sonoma County-based winery are James Hall, Donald Patz, Anne Moses and Heather Patz, each expert in their own right in the art of cultivating and creating fine wine. Patz & Hall is unique in that it makes single-vineyard wines, focusing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. “The reason we focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: they are our two favorite varieties,” shares co-owner James Hall. “We love their diversity and complexity, and the nuanced way they reflect the character and charm of the vineyards they come from.” Recently, to public

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The perfected palate. “Tasting in the morning, right before lunch, can enhance the experience,” Moses shares. “One’s sense of smell and taste are at their peak in the morning. Sipping and tasting wines stimulates the appetite and brings the wines into clearer focus, so it’s a wonderful thing to do before lunch.” Fall harvest allure. “There is such a sense of energy and excitement in the air during harvest. It’s the culmination of a year’s worth of work. The main harvest event at Patz & Hall is the fall release party, which we are hosting at our winery on Saturday, October 3, 2015,” Patz says. Local advice. “Have a picnic on Sonoma Square. Drive highway 12 from Sonoma to Santa Rosa. Go for a hike at Jack London State Park. Visit artisan cheesemakers like Cow Girl Creamery and Nicasio Valley Cheese, or visit the Hog Island Oyster farm on Tomales Bay,” Moses says.

and epicurean delight. “Not only is it beautiful and inviting from an architectural standpoint,” explains co-owner Donald Patz, “it is surrounded by vineyards with lovely mountain views. It’s a wonderful place to experience our single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, which are made from some of California’s most legendary vineyards—places like Hyde, Hudson, Pisoni and Dutton Ranch.” The Salon offers seated, by-appointment tastings featuring six vineyarddesignated wines with food pairings, as well as an inviting tasting bar and a gorgeous patio where guests can relax and enjoy the view.

DESIGN-MINDED For casually elegant décor, accessories and furnishings, Saint Dizier Home is an idyllic destination for design connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Located on the square in Healdsburg, the contemporary furnishings purveyor is a Wine Country staple, now entering its 16th year as a preferred resource for furniture. The showroom’s offerings embody the informal elegance of the region, with a Californiacasual aesthetic. “We’re more relaxed and the casual lifestyle here shows up in the furniture—it has clean lines, it’s comfortable, it’s less formal,” says Saint Dizier Home manager Cathy Hopkins. The small-town vibe of Healdsburg, population approximately 11,000, counters its design-progressive ambience, with the minimalistic, chic Hotel Healdsburg, which has,

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Left: A collection of Simon Pearse dinnerwear and Juliska glassware. Resin olive tray by Tina Frey Designs. Above: Showroom: Notably: Metal and glass custom coffee table, locally made. Available in any size and in an array of finishes. Art by San Francisco artist Matthew Frederick.

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Hometown history. Check out the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society for an engaging introduction to the area’s history. And then there’s Lake Sonoma. And the “darling” general store and wineries along the way. The scenic lake, complete with water activities galore, offers a journey that is as lovely as the destination. For the love of gourmet grocers. Oakville Grocery, purchased by Dean & Deluca, gives gourmands a source of infinite aisle meandering and shopping with a hand-picked selection of specialty foods from local farmers, artisans and purveyors. Sophisticated eatery. Acclaimed chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen offers serene alfresco dining at the chic Hotel Healdsburg.

according to Hopkins, “set the bar for other retailers

complex is located in Yountville, surrounded by

in the area.” Indeed, Saint Dizier Home has risen to the

lush picnic gardens, water features and meandering

occasion with its contemporary furnishings as well

cobblestone. Its history dates back to 1870, as it is located

as a robust treasure trove of décor and accessories,

on the grounds of one of the first wineries in the Napa

including lighting, tabletop décor, dishware and

Valley. “Groezinger Winery was built in 1870 and

jewelry—many of which have been crafted by local

continued operating as a winery until 1955,” explains

artists and artisans. Upstairs, visitors will find the design

Laurel Johnson, marketing and event manager at V

studio and offices of the firm’s namesake, Jacques Saint

Marketplace. “The three lovely old brick buildings located

Dizier. Dizier, in addition to owning a successful

on what is now known as Vintage Estate were destined to

furnishings store, is an interior designer with an eye

be sold and torn down for the price of their bricks. A small

for clean, contemporary interiors. His fresh, elegant

group of visionaries purchased the 23-acre property and

aesthetic is reflected not only in his design work but

lovingly restored it as a home to specialty and craft

also in his showroom’s furnishings. “We’re all about

retailers in 1968.” Forty-seven years later, the property

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not the bright colors anymore,” Hopkins says. “The

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lifestyle is about bringing the outdoors in, which is

and home, garden and gift shops to Michael Chiarello’s

why we keep the interiors neutral.”

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flagship NapaStyle retail store, offering items found in his catalog NapaStyle, along with a wine tasting bar and a café. Known for its one-of-a-kind wares, the dynamic retail haven has dazzled visitors with regionally inspired items like chairs, wine storage units and bathroom sink cabinets

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AT V MARKETPLACE V Marketplace has a tremendous auto show every year on Father's Day. 2015 marked the event’s 25th anniversary. Vehicles on exhibit range from Ford Model Ts to Teslas.

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made from wine barrels, jewelry and candle holders made from wine bottles, wine-infused handmade chocolates and soaps and lotions made from grape seeds. “V Marketplace is a Wine Country activity that appeals to everyone,” Johnson says. “It has a charming, warm, historical presence.”

LIGHTING A NEW PATH It’s been two years since Lisa Spinella and Paulo DeLima moved to Healdsburg, and they still giddily pinch themselves and ask: “Do we really get to live here?” The dynamic couple—Spinella, co-owner and creative director of Studio Bel Vetro, and DeLima, co-owner of the studio and gifted glass artist—have taken their renowned studio to Wine Country, where they operate a high-caliber lighting studio for clients around the globe. DeLima, the principal glass artist, employs centuries-old Venetian glassmaking techniques that are superimposed on contemporary styling. The result is equal parts art and illumination.

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“We have an open mind toward what is beautiful, but it stands as a requirement in our work. If it is beautiful, it will have an unmistakable presence that draws people to it,” Spinella says. Located on Grove Street in Healdsburg, Studio Bel Vetro is a destination unto itself, with exquisite lighting fixtures adorning the space, very much like an art gallery. The gallery welcomes both the design trade and the public and is open during business hours and by appointment. The creative pair has made an impact in the community of Healdsburg by bringing their prestigious studio to the region—while Spinella and DeLima have assimilated seamlessly into intimate countryside living. “The coastal area, rivers, lakes and beautiful mountains: We think there is no prettier place to live,” Spinella enthuses. As for recommendations for making the most out of a visit to the area, the twosome is full of great advice. “Stay in Healdsburg as home base and head to Costeaux French Bakery in the morning for a great breakfast,” DeLima shares. “Head out to Chalk Hill Estate for a tour on horseback through the vineyards and then a wine tasting. Head back up north to pick up a sandwich at the Dry Creek General Store, and drive to Quivira Vineyards to enjoy lunch at the gardens on the property of the tasting room. Head back into Healdsburg for some shopping on the square, relax a bit and then take a drive North to Geyserville for pizza at Diavola’s.”

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LISA SPINELLA AND PAULO DELIMA OF STUDIO BEL VETRO How would you describe the art and cultural scene in Wine Country? Very diverse with lots of options. Healdsburg has some great galleries. The Harris Gallery is my favorite. It is a father-son collective, both incredible artists working in different but complementary styles. I also like Ma(i)sonry in Yountville for the sculpture garden and winetasting. What other towns/valleys make up the region? What are a few of the hidden gems of the area? Alexander Valley is beautiful and has great wineries. It should not be overlooked. Also, it’s a beautiful drive on Highway 128 through Knights Valley toward Calistoga. What makes the fall harvest season a desirable time to visit? The perfect weather, the smell in the air of the crush, many local events and a general feeling of excitement.

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uying property was not on the agenda when New Jersey residents Scott and Claire Mackin took their three sons on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe a few years ago. Sometimes, however, life takes an unexpected turn. In this case, that turn was into Martis Camp, a 2,177-acre community near Lake Tahoe with trails, family-friendly amenities and homesites tucked away in a forest of pine and fir trees. “Like everybody else who goes there, we were gobsmacked by this place,” Claire explains. “It touched us in a way that was very emotional.” Six months after that first visit to Martis Camp, the Mackins purchased a site and then turned to architect Greg Faulkner to create their new retreat. “This house is all about the sun, the views and the wind,” says Faulkner, who designed a concrete-and-steel structure clad with

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hot-rolled steel and cedar siding. Lending to its distinctive appearance, about half of the house’s cedar was charred using a centuries-old Japanese technique called shou sugi ban. “The idea is that once wood burns, it’s less likely to burn again, so it’s somewhat fire-resistant,” Claire explains. “It also has a beautiful patina with the texture of the char.” To create just the right look for the siding, the project’s builder, Jim Morrison, and his crew burned sample boards and then compared the results. Once the team and the Mackins decided on the right color and texture, the boards were treated, installed and oiled. “It’s a really cool natural technique to get an interesting sheen and luster that will stand the test of time,” Morrison says. According to Faulkner, the home’s form is a direct response to its surroundings. “Because it’s not a lush forest, there are these fragments of sky and landscape

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Opposite: Inspired by its wooded site, a contemporary house was designed by architect Greg Faulkner with a central living area flanked by two-story wings. The central portion of the house, which was constructed by builder Jim Morrison, features expansive windows by Fleetwood Windows & Doors that frame views of the surrounding trees. Below: A travertine fireplace defines the living area, where a custom rug by Tufenkian anchors a sofa and two armchairs, all by B&B Italia from Arkitektura. Designer Sarah Jones created the coffee table with glass and walnut on rusted-metal supports.

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Opposite: The kitchen includes custom-stained rift-cut oak cabinetry, fabricated by Truckee River Sash & Door, and a polished Luce de Luna quartzite island countertop by Walker Zanger. A three-canopy pendant by Niche Modern in New York distinguishes the adjacent breakfast area, which includes a table and chairs from Design Within Reach. Below: Faulkner combined rustic materials with a light and airy open floor plan. Mottled concrete by Calibrated Concrete Construction provides a backdrop for the staircaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open walnut treads and blackened-steel frame fabricated by Hunter Metal Forge & Iron Works.

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A terrace positioned just off the living area offers an alfresco spot to gather. Adirondack chairs by Loll Designs, purchased from Design Within Reach, provide seating around a custom fire pit, which was made by Hunter Metal Forge & Iron Works. The houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof is by Class A Roofing in Incline Village, Nevada.

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that overlap and build a reciprocal relationship with each other,” says Faulkner, who drew inspiration from the locale in giving the structure a single-story volume flanked by a pair of two-story wings. “The two-story wings create this reaching feeling much like the trees.” The architect housed the main living and dining areas in the central connector space—marked by floor-to-ceiling windows and a pair of sliding doors—and then positioned the kitchen, family room and guest bedrooms in one wing and the master bedroom suite, a study and art studio in another. “The H-shaped plan creates protected south-facing outdoor spaces,” says Faulkner. The generous use of windows frames majestic views and strengthens the connection with the surroundings. “It’s a see-through house,” Claire says, noting that from the front walkway it’s possible to see into and beyond the glass walls of the centrally situated living area. “When it snows, it feels like you’re in a snow globe with the woods

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on one side and the mountains on the other side. There’s a blurring of the lines between the indoors and outdoors.” The materials help to blur those lines, as well. While most of the main spaces have floors of rich walnut, an 8-foot band of concrete marks the entry foyer’s floor and flows outside to anchor a covered terrace that overlooks a pool and a cultivated garden by landscape designer and artist Scott Murase. “There’s a yin and yang between the architecture and garden,” says Murase, who, working with Mark Tilbe, created a simple square garden featuring a mound planted with strawberries, wildflowers and other native vegetation surrounded with gravel. Encompassing the artful space, the rest of the property was designed and installed by landscape designer Erik Neu, who added red twig dogwood, yarrow and salvia to the site, as well as a grove of mature aspen trees for added privacy. Inside, the design’s palette consists mostly of neutral tones that complement the natural materials of the

A forest of trees, primarily fir and pine, surrounds the home, which is set within Martis Camp, an idyllic community near the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe. Concrete, steel and cedar— some charred with a shou sugi ban technique—mark the exterior.

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Above: A brass-and-glass light fixture by Lindsey Adelman Studio makes a sculptural statement above a dining table and chairs, both by Desiron. Faulkner designed a custom cedar screen to create a sense of separation between the central foyer and the living area without obstructing the flow of light through the space. Right: A blown-glass light fixture by Bocci in the entry foyer produces a glow when viewed from outside at night. With a copper wire that can be twisted into different shapes, it also serves as a sculptural element. The built-in bench below is made of walnut.

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A gray leather chair, paired with its matching ottomanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both by Minotti from Arkitekturaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;swivels to take advantage of conversation in the living area or views through the sliding doors toward the terrace. The floor lamp is by Circa Lighting.

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The art studio features the same wide-plank walnut flooring from Above & Beyond Flooring as the rest of the structureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s living areas. Dome pendants by Rezek, a division of Artemide, illuminate a Restoration Hardware table.

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Below left: A sliding glass door connects the light-filled family room to an exterior deck. A Womb chair from Design Within Reach stands inside, where a Secto Design pendant hangs above a custom built-in daybed. Below right: Just off the living areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fireplace, Faulkner designed a west-facing space appointed with windows by Fleetwood Windows & Doors that offers a thoughtful glimpse of the trees outside.

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A large blackened-steel fireplace defines the master bedroom. Jones designed the walnut bed with built-in side tables and covered the headboard with a Kravet fabric. The gray-and-white-upholstered chair is by Viccarbe from Lepere in New York, and the George Nelson pendant in the window is from Design Within Reach.

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architecture. Touches of color brought in through the upholstery echo the wildflowers and lichen found on the property. “We wanted a peaceful and serene space that referenced the site,” explains Claire, a former designer and amateur artist, who was closely involved throughout the project and collaborated on the finishes with Faulkner and designer Sarah Jones, with whom she also worked to select furnishings. “The house is a piece of art in itself that doesn’t need a lot of decoration.” Indeed, Faulkner designed cedar-slatted screens to help define spaces within the house’s open plan and brought the hot-rolled steel inside to highlight an industrial-style staircase and the living area’s commanding fireplace. For the latter, the whole design team and Claire came together to finesse the proportions of the item, which is topped with striking slabs of travertine. “Getting it to look like one cohesive piece was quite an ordeal, but it’s the focal point of the room and a very important piece of the puzzle,” Jones says.

Other important elements in the home are the sculptural light fixtures selected to play off the clean-lined furniture throughout. “There is not a lot of wall space for art, so we went the extra mile to find fixtures that were pieces of art in and of themselves,” explains Jones, who also customdesigned the living area’s hefty coffee table and a walnut bed for the master. In the dining area, for instance, an arresting Lindsey Adelman Studio fixture makes a statement while allowing light to pass through unobstructed. In the front entry, a handblown-glass globe pendant hangs in front of a floor-toceiling window, creating a welcoming glow from the exterior. “It’s magical at night when the house is lit,” Claire says. During construction of their West Coast pied-à-terre, the Mackins moved from New Jersey to London. Despite their much longer commute to the home, the couple have no regrets about the project. “It can take us 20 hours doorto-door, but it’s worth it,” Claire says. “This was a decision of the heart. When you’re buying land, that’s not always smart, but we’ve never looked back.”

In the master bathroom, a Le Soleil suspension lamp by Foscarini from Lightology hovers above the room. A freestanding Barcelona tub by Victoria + Albert pairs with a Kallista tub filler, both from Ferguson. The shower is clad with black vein-cut travertine from Creative Design Interiors in Reno, Nevada.

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WALLFLOWER TAKING A SINGULAR APPROACH TO BOTANICALS, ARTIST EMILY FARISH ESCHEWS VASES IN FAVOR OF DEPICTING DETAILED AND REALISTIC BLOOMS TAPED TO THE WALL OF HER OAKLAND STUDIO. WRITTEN BY TARYN BICKLEY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALANNA HALE

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Artist Emily Farish (far left), working alongside her dog, Sadie, tapes flowers—her subject matter of choice—to the walls of her Oakland studio (previous pages, right). She then captures the botanicals in striking detail with acrylics or charcoal (left and previous pages, left), which she sometimes accents with pastels (below).

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want to have a sense of truth and realism in my work,” says Oakland-based artist Emily Farish, known for her floral images—drawn with charcoal on printmaking paper or painted with watered-down acrylics—which emphasize the imperfections of life and the simplicity of form. “Being able to take any flower, stick it on the wall and study its shape and anatomy has given me the same feeling of satisfaction that I felt in the past drawing a model.” Presented sans vase, each subject is raw in its rendering: A wilting daffodil, crooked magnolia or lean sunflower is captured alongside her studio’s abundant paint splashes, staples, holes and cracks. “It is what it is, and therein lies the beauty,” says the Alabama native and California transplant of 20 years who cites Berkeley’s lush gardens and the Bay Area’s diversity of plant life as some of her main inspirations. A decorative painter for over twenty years, Farish switched her focus to fine art when her first sketch, of a lone daffodil taped to the wall, sold in record time and was followed by an order for more. “People love the tape,” Farish says of the distinctive method she discovered as a means of getting close enough to the flower to capture its details. “I’m always surprised by how many people seem to perceive the drawings as tape on a wall that also happens to have a flower stuck to it.” Influenced by her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University—she majored in drawing and painting with an emphasis on figurative realism and studied the techniques of the famous

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Renaissance painters—Farish creates work that is a type of modern-day botanical, straightforward and sanguine. Colors are rare, details are prominent, and the structure is inherent. “For me, the process of making the art is more precious than the piece of art itself,” she explains. In addition to her formal training, Farish counts past nature walks with her mother—“She would recognize every flower”—and a youthful obsession with art as having a profound impact on her work, which is sold through The Gardener, Ornamento and Collector. “At three, I was asked what I wanted to be, and I said an artist,” she recalls. “My first love has always been drawing.”

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ANTIQUES AND STATEMENT PIECES TAKE ON A FRESH PERSPECTIVE IN A HISTORIC PACIFIC HEIGHTS HOME. WRITTEN BY KELLY VENCILL SANCHEZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON

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uzanne Tucker was all of 26 when she went to work for legendary designer Michael Taylor. She had a design degree from UCLA and had spent three years in the London office of one of designer John Fowler’s last assistants, Peter Hood, when she finally got her foot in the door of Taylor’s firm as his secretary. Within a month, he promoted her to his assistant. “You can’t teach an eye for scale,” he had told her. “And you’ve got it, kid.” Following Taylor’s death in 1986, Tucker went on to establish her own firm and make her name in the design world, but the lessons learned from the master of the “California look” still resonate with her. “I’ll often find myself standing in a room thinking, ‘What would Michael do here?’œ” she says. “It’s not so much that I channel him, but he was such an influence.” So, when a longtime client downsized to a 4,000-squarefoot house in Pacific Heights and asked her to design the interiors, Tucker felt that influence keenly. The client and her late husband had previously hired Taylor to design their much-larger home when Tucker was still his assistant. And as Tucker approached the design of the new house—built in 1908 and situated a half-dozen blocks away—she was presented with the opportunity to reimagine some of those statement-making pieces that Taylor originally discovered. Although the new house had been extensively remodeled by the former owner, with the help of builder Glenn Goodman, the current owner wanted to put her own stamp on the place. After sizing up the rooms and discussing how the owner wanted to use the house, Tucker suggested ways for increasing both light and flow. Working with senior designer Amanda Ahlgren, she decided to gut the second floor’s study, closet and bathroom and reconfigure the space into a serene master bathroom and dressing room. Transforming the existing skylight over the stair into a laylight was another move to add architectural interest and wash the house with light.

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For the living room of a Pacific Heights home, designer Suzanne Tucker selected an antique Sultanabad rug from Mansour in Los Angeles. She also custom-designed a sofa upholstered with a Rogers & Goffigon Ltd fabric, and covered two chairs with Tamora Weave by Groundworks. The coffee table is by Ironies, and the painting is by Wayne Thiebaud.

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Tucker hung a pair of 18th-century Venetian etched-glass mirrors with an engraved cartouche cresting, that Michael Taylor found for the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home in the living room. The Louis XIII limestone mantel is from La Maison Francaise Antiques in Los Angeles. The sconce is from John Rosselli Antiques in New York.

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In the master bedroom, a circa 1890 English porcelain lamp (left) from Ralfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antiques in Los Angeles rests on a table with a book by columnist Herb Caen. An 18thcentury Austrian bleached-oak table (right) near the entry holds a vintage Chinese bowl.

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Tucker, who worked with builder Glenn Goodman to update the interior architecture, gave the main floor a more casual flow by making the openings between the living room and the dining-family room symmetrical. The Ming Dynasty lacquer cabinet, one of a pair, is from H.M. Luther in New York. The artwork is by John Register.

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Goodman also worked with the former owner to renovate the kitchen, which features antique English-pine columns and hemlock cabinetry. Tucker accented the space with woven bar chairs by The Wicker Works and a pair of ceiling lights from Ann-Morris in New York.

Downstairs, Tucker reconfigured a powder room and replaced the living room’s marble fireplace with a 17th-century French Louis XIII limestone mantel, and also enlarged one opening in that room to match a second, creating greater symmetry and flow into the adjoining dining-family room. “That renovation turned what could have been a very formal living room into a much more approachable space,” she explains. Goodman, who had updated the home’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the previous renovation, enjoyed the chance to work on the structure a second time. “The size of the house is deceiving,” he says. “You can’t really tell how big it is; it feels very comfortable.”

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He was especially pleased with the new master bathroom. “It has some amazing full-size marble slabs, and the floor is a custom marble mosaic to fit the space,” he adds. “There wasn’t a detail left untouched in that room.” With the renovation in full swing, Tucker and her client did a walk-through of the old house, perusing such impeccable pieces as a pair of 18th-century Venetian mirrors that Michael Taylor had found, among others. “Suzanne told me to pick out the pieces I really liked,” the owner recalls. “Most of the upholstered items were too large, and I didn’t think the mirrors would ever fit. But Suzanne said, ‘I think we can do it.’’” The mirrors are now positioned in the new living room, along with a sofa Tucker

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For the dining-family room, Tucker hung a vintage pendant from Assemblage Ltd in Chicago above a custom-designed walnut pedestal table fabricated by Rose Tarlow Melrose House. The custom-made armchairs—wearing Ocelot fabric by Cowtan & Tout—are patterned after a Michael Taylor design, and the Bakhtiari rug is from Tony Kitz Gallery.

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A custom hand-painted wallpaper by Gracie gives the master bedroom a garden-like feel. The bed features a Tucker & Marks-designed headboard covered with Rose Tarlow Melrose House linen from Shears & Window. A hand-embroidered Chelsea Textiles fabric covers the Califia bench by Formations. The Kirman rug is from Doris Leslie Blau in New York.

“THE BEDROOM IS ALWAYS WASHED WITH LIGHT, EVEN ON THE GRAYEST DAYS.” -SUZANNE TUCKER

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A mosaic floor with tile by Waterworks marks the renovated master bathroom, where an acrylic fan chair from CachĂŠ in Los Angeles pulls up to an Art Deco-style mirror. A Regency-style verdigris lantern from Charles Edwards in London suspends from a new laylight above.

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custom-designed for the space. However, a Chinese rug, which Taylor had originally selected for the old house, was too big for the new home, so Tucker found an antique Sultanabad that fit perfectly. “Being able to search for and find exquisite antique rugs makes all the difference,” she says. “I always tell my clients—even those who don’t like antiques—you have to have something in a room that’s old. Preferably older than you are.” The owner’s art collection, which includes works by Wayne Thiebaud and John Register, also made the trek from the old home, but the bird-of-paradise-printed fabric used to upholster the walls of the master bedroom had been discontinued. In the new master bedroom,

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Tucker suggested a custom-colored Chinoiserie paper embellished with birds and butterflies. “It brought back that feeling of falling asleep in a garden,” says Tucker. “The room is always washed with light, even on the grayest days.” In addition, two enormous gateleg tables that Taylor had found for the old house now flank the bed. Tucker’s design throughout gracefully blends old and new, past and present. “Being able to place things in different ways in a new house gives you a fresh outlook on life,” says the designer. The client agrees. “It’s so fun to see your art and other things in a different place,” the owner says of the home and Tucker’s perfectly appointed interiors. “I haven’t rearranged a thing.”

Fabrics by Suzanne Tucker Home— including the linen Carita on the walls and Arabesque, a matelassé, used for the coverlet—define a guest bedroom. The Tucker & Marksdesigned headboard is covered with a Clarence House fabric from Kneedler Fauchère. A 19th-century Italian lamp rests on a nightstand.

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MAKER’S MARK FLORIAN ROEPER COMBINES UNIQUE FINISHES AND SUBTLE DETAILS IN WOOD-AND-METAL FURNITURE DESIGNS THAT HONOR THE HANDMADE. WRITTEN BY TATE GUNNERSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTEN LOKEN

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Working from his Alameda studio, furniture maker Florian Roeper often creates miniature replicas of his designs, such as this 1/4-scale model of the Vienna table, before moving on to the full-size piece.

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Roeper (opposite) utilizes various tools, including a table saw (below center) in realizing his hand-crafted designs. Solid bronze plugs (far right) act as accents in the Divided Lands coffee table (below), which features an etchedbronze and charred-oak finish.

I “I AM INSPIRED TO CONTINUE DESIGNING PIECES THAT ARE SIMPLE IN THEIR FORM YET CONTAIN THE SPIRIT OF THE MAKER’S HAND.”

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want to infuse little details into my pieces that remind you that they are handmade,” explains furniture designer, craftsman and artist Florian Roeper. His Vienna table, for instance, has a tapered scroll on the foot of its cast-bronze base, which is made from a handcrafted mold—just one example of those details that set Roeper’s pieces apart. “I could have easily had a profile laser-cut and fabricated, but that would have resulted in a mass-produced look,” he explains. “Instead, I opted for the sculptural technique of cast bronze.” Roeper was first introduced to the tactile pleasures of working in a woodshop during an introductory art class at the California College of the Arts. “Seeing something come together right in front of my eyes was the most exciting part for me,” he explains. “That’s why I pursued it.” Roeper now creates his distinctive pieces under the company name Studio Roeper from his Alameda studio. Milling much of his own wood—“I’m oldschool and find a lot of fun and excitement in making some sawdust”—Roeper finishes the California black walnut and American elm he often uses with custom stains and metal elements to form his own signature style. For his Divided Lands table, for instance, Roeper creates layers of patina by masking off specific areas of its metal top and then treating the shapes with different chemicals and acids. The unique appearance complements a band of wood that runs down the table’s center. “The top has a very organic yet graphic detail,” he says, “almost like a painting.” It’s not unusual for Roeper to find an overlap between furniture design and art, as he practices both disciplines. “My mixed-media paintings are an opportunity to let go of the restrictions of furniture, so I don’t have to worry about function,” he explains. “They are like a playground where I can experiment with materials and conceptual content.” Roeper creates both his artwork and furnishings in the same studio—using many of the same materials—and they are all on display at the new Studio Roeper flagship showroom in San Francisco’s Design District. “I am inspired to continue designing pieces that are simple in their form yet contain the spirit of the maker’s hand,” he says. “I couldn’t imagine any other career.”

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Designer Sherry Williamson and architect Andrew Mann collaborated on creating a streamlined and eco-friendly East Bay home for Ben and Hadley Williams. In the living room, a vintage Montis swivel chair with its original leather stands near a newly installed wood-burning stove. Glazed brick tile from McIntyre Tile creates a rich backdrop.

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n the course of a remodel, plenty of homeowners bring up words such as clean, simple and ecofriendly. But few mean these words as seriously as artist Hadley Williams when renovating the East Bay home she shares with her husband, Ben Williams, and their two children. Those terms became a guiding force in carrying out what turned into an extensive renovation that involved eliminating any known harmful chemicals, using a thoughtfully edited material palette and working with systems that are as efficient as they are innovative. Coupled with a detail-driven and strong aesthetic sense, those goals led to a project that was undertaken as meticulously as any conceptual art installation. The project began when the couple called on their longtime designer, Sherry Williamson, to update the floor plan of their newly purchased house. “Hadley’s main goal was to create a comfortable, beautiful and healthy home for her family,” says Williamson. Working with builder Michael McCutcheon, the company’s president, vice president Alex Hodgkinson and project manager Mike Roth, Williamson—whose background is in architecture—opened up the layout, relocated bathrooms and created a generous entry hall. But she didn’t stop there. Hadley envisioned a streamlined aesthetic, with spaces pared down to their essentials. To that end, moldings and wainscoting came down, dropped ceilings were removed, and custom steel trusses went in to support the new vaulted ceilings. From there, the project, the team and the eco-focus all expanded. Williamson, who oversaw all of the project’s design work, suggested bringing in architect Andrew Mann to help with the exterior entryway and some interior elements. After Mann was onboard, the windows were tested for air-tightness and performed poorly. Replacing them with more efficient ones provided Hadley with a catalyst to revamp the whole exterior. With the addition of landscape architect Scott Lewis, the team proceeded with transforming the entire property. “Aesthetically speaking, Hadley’s top priorities were simple: honesty in construction and clearly presented materials with no applied ornament,” says Mann, who reimagined the exterior with painted horizontal cedar cladding inspired by a pareddown, crisp version of New England’s clapboard houses. That sensibility works in concert with the FSC-certified American white oak that the team used to wrap the floors, ceilings and walls of the newly quieted interior shell. “Hadley didn’t want us to use any Sheetrock,” says Williamson. “We wanted a material

“THE WIFE’S MAIN GOAL WAS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY HOME.” -SHERRY WILLIAMSON

that could be exposed and honest.” Working closely with Hadley and Williamson, Mann developed an intricate randomlooking pattern for the horizontal oak boards that repeats on the walls of each floor and accommodates light switches, outlets, door heads and countertops in exacting positions. “In my art, I explore the integration of contrasting elements such as machine-made and organic, linearity and roundness, perfection and imperfection,” says Hadley. “This is carried over to the design of the house, as well. The oak paneling is a prominent linear element that is meticulously detailed without trim, yet it’s full of curvy grain elements and unpredictable knots.” Including the oak, the house has a precisely curated material palette of just a dozen finishes. From glazed-brick tile backing the living room’s new highly efficient wood-burning stove to the same honed marble repeated in the kitchen and bathrooms to the blackened and stainless steels for the trusses and railings, respectively, all of the materials were chosen for their natural beauty and durability. Furthermore, no materials will require toxic chemicals for maintenance. The furnishings offer another study in restraint and contrast. Each room has only the necessary pieces, but Williamson combined vintage and contemporary furniture with intricately detailed antique Persian rugs for a complex composition. In addition to the rugs, light fixtures—including amber glass fixtures and sleek downlights custom-designed by Hadley and Williamson—lend an organic touch. “We continually edited out as many elements as we could,” explains Williamson, “so that the end result would be as visually simple as possible.” And in keeping with the rest of the house, she had the newly upholstered furniture filled with pure wool or natural latex foam. The same dedication to sustainability continues to the parts of the house you can’t see: Plumbing fixtures were special ordered to eliminate the use of PVC or lead that might contaminate the water supply, and an underground rainwater cistern was put in to capture all runoff water. The builders installed solar panels and created a passive solar water heater on-site with radiant copper pipes that zigzag just beneath the slate roof tiles. “We include green features in all of our projects with respect to energy efficiency, clean air and durability,” says McCutcheon. “Hadley understood what it takes to build the healthiest possible home, and that was unique.” Those efforts were rewarded with the house being certified LEED Platinum— the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest ranking. “The house performs really well,” says Hodgkinson. “What makes a project like this a success is the team. It’s when everybody feels they can bring their years of experience to problem-solve.” Surrounding the structure, Lewis transformed the property with concrete patios and pathways defined by a water-washed finish. “On this type of project, it’s all about the details,” says Lewis. “Hadley has a very fine eye. No matter what the material is, she cares how it looks and how it’s connected to the adjacent materials.” As Lewis handled the property’s site plan and hardscaping, landscape designer Stefani Bittner selected the drought-tolerant and edible plantings. “We believe in creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest,” says Bittner, who executed the project with colleague Christian Cobbs under her former company Star Apple Edible Gardens. Now, the overall effect of the home perfectly resonates with the owner’s artistic aesthetic. “Her work is abstract,” explains Mann. “It’s quiet and deceptively casual-looking yet very rigorous and balanced. She took that same vision to this house.” LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN / 305

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Williamson raised the ceilings and replaced standard trusses with custom-fabricated steel ones. The industrial detail of the trusses plays off 19thcentury Laver Kirman rugs from Claremont Rug Company, which help define the living and dining areas in the main open space. The sofa and loveseat, both by Cisco Home, feature an all-natural filling.

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Above: Landscape architect Scott Lewis designed the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardscape, while landscape designer Stefani Bittner chose the selection of plantings. Coralbells and ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mantle grow next to square pavers. Left: The dining area opens up to a new deck made with machiche wood. A pendant by Adam Kurtzman, from Blackman Cruz in Los Angeles, hangs above a Restoration Hardware dining table. The chairs are by Geiger.

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As with the rest of the house, the kitchen’s walls and ceiling are sheathed with FSC-certified American white oak—which was installed by Acapella Construction—and the matching floors are by Tulip Hardwood Floors. A Knoll table is paired with chairs, upholstered with an Edelman Leather material, by William Haines Designs. Mueller Nicholls fabricated the cabinetry.

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A mudroom connecting to the garage and the kitchen features thermally broken steel windows by MHB, which were purchased through Kenner-USA. As an alternative to using trim, Mann detailed the oak around the windows here and throughout with a 1/4-inch reveal.

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Above: During the home’s renovation, the structure’s original trusses were replaced with streamlined steel ones. Bob’s Iron custom-fabricated the new industrial-style designs. Right: Irongrain crafted the cantilevered steel staircase, which Mann designed with custom railings and stainless-steel rod mesh that consistently aligns with the oak treads and risers. The sculpture is by Andy Vogt. Top: A row of stainless-steel tubes, made by Bob McGee’s Machining Co., create tiny skylights in the ceiling of Ben’s study and music room. Hadley and Williamson designed the two downlights.

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A vintage Vistosi ceiling fixture marked by hand-blown glass discs illuminates the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entry, which flows into the living area. Artwork by Jessica Drenk hangs above a grand piano, and an angled wall just behind it obscures a powder room.

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Right: Pure-wool carpeting by Savnik & Company grounds one of the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedrooms, which is appointed with a bed by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. The leather-clad nightstand is by Restoration Hardware. Opposite top: A steel-and-glass door by MHB opens from the office next to the master bedroom onto a shaded deck. An alcove in the art studio, just off the main living area, features a vintage library desk and ceramic sconce from Eron Johnson Antiques. Opposite bottom: In keeping with the refined palette of materials, the master bathroomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s countertops are made with the same marble from Fox Marble used in the kitchen. Mueller Nicholls crafted the built-in cabinetry in the living area.

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FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES

Brian Flegel Principal 870 Santa Cruz Avenue San Francisco, California 650.326.9661 flegel@flegels.com flegels.com

AS K T HE EXPE RT What are your favorite styles to work on and why? We show more transitional than strictly modern, but we do have contemporary and also traditional, so those are strong tenants. We like to stay with trends, but are more interested in creating loyalty with companies. What steps can clients take to make their experiences more personally rewarding? They should be willing to be inspired, open and present in the process. We showcase the possibilities and then design based on their response to each, so the client’s input is essential. In what kind of communities do you typically work in? Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton, Burlingame, San Francisco and San Jose are some of the communities in which we frequently work.

FLEGEL’S HOME FURNISHINGS Flegel’s Home Furnishings provides a diversity of services, but that doesn’t mean it lacks the skill of specialization. Offering its customers bespoke furniture from American-made brands like Stickley, Baker and Swalm, as well as interior design services provided in-house, the three-generation, family-owned business has made a name for itself in the San Francisco area. Originally founded by Arthur and Cleora Flegel, the firm is now led by their grandson, principal Brian Flegel. Combining a showroom housing high-end furniture brands with a staff of experienced interior designers, the firm has found its niche—vignettes. “What we essentially do is showroom vignettes that inspire people and inform their designs,” Flegel says. “So the client can come in, see a whole room put together, and then we go from there.” Flegel’s clients can then do anything from taking one piece of furniture home that day to hiring a designer to execute a look, possibly one inspired by a vignette. The 22,000-square-foot showroom has more than enough space to display a plethora of design concepts, enabling the Flegel’s team to walk clients through a variety of aesthetics, all of which feature furnishings from handpicked brands. “We work with a varied group of manufacturers to ensure that our product offering is diverse and well made,” he says. “Our manufacturers deal not only in case goods, but also in upholstery, which enables us to allow further customization.” From playing with fabrics to changing a seat style to adding nail trim, every aspect of a piece of furniture can be personalized by Flegel’s resident design experts and nationally recognized, bespoke brands.

TOP: Marge Carson dining room. Piazza San Marco dining table $15,000. Piazza San Marco armchair $2,700. BOTTOM: Flegel’s showroom. LeLoop mirror by Baker Furniture $5,000. Tortoise commode by Matsuoka $25,000.

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Barbara Barry by Baker living room. Social Scene sofa $12,000. Qi accent table $4,000. Oberon cocktail table $8,400. Colin cab chair $7,500. Waistline table $2,500.

Our goal is to listen to what the client is saying and translate that back to them in a way that makes sense and fulfills their design objectives. –Brian Flegel

Swaim dining room in the Flegel's showroom. Oval dining table $16,000. Arm dining chair $2,400. Colonial glass marble lamp $900. Quadrille island fixture $4,500.

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Flegel’s showroom. Stickley display cabinet $5,750. Carlyle armchair $7,500. Monterey sofa $3,500. Square cocktail table $2,700. Swaim chair in leather $3,500.

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VINEYARDS

SUSAN AND DUANE HOFF

Wine connects us. When shared with guests back home, it can be a reminder of great times in this beautiful place.

FANTESCA ESTATE & WINERY 2920 Spring Mountain Road St. Helena, California 707.968.9229 info@fantesca.com fantesca.com When it comes to the proprietress and proprietor of Fantesca Estate & Winery, personality is in abundance. Susan and Duane Hoff, the husband-and-wife team responsible for the charm, quality and European intrigue of Fantesca, are rightfully described by their clients as passionate and fun with just the right amount of whimsy. The origin of their winery’s name showcases the pair’s charismatic nature. “Fantesca was a female character from an old Italian comedy troupe,” Susan says. “Her character was sexy, smart and unpretentious. We aspire for Fantesca to live up to those traits.” When asked to identify the key to their success, Susan and Duane both point to their exceptional team. “We understand the importance of hiring talented people, challenging them and giving them the resources to do great things,” Duane says. In business for 12 years this February, Fantesca has certainly found its way into the heart of Wine Country.

Is your work easily recognizable? Why or why not? If you have ever tasted a wine made by Heidi Barrett, it is easily recognizable. Heidi has a signature style that delivers powerful fruit, supple tannins, a long finish and most importantly, elegant balance throughout. How do you stay abreast of new trends and styles? We travel a great deal and enjoy fine dining. We seek out great experiences and work the most delightful elements of those experiences into our own offerings at the winery, in a way that fits our brand. Describe the philosophy behind your firm. To us, wine is not a trophy to collect, but a treasure to be shared with family and close friends.

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1. My Martin guitar was a gift from Susan for our 25th anniversary. I enjoy playing, and she supposedly enjoys being serenaded.

What is your most prized possession? We have a few cases of magnum wine bottles from our first Fantesca vintage. They were too large to fit on the bottling line, so we had to wake the kids and have them help us bottle by hand. We have saved five cases that we will someday serve at their weddings.

2. This Louis Vuitton luggage was a gift from Susan’s father. She travels for work, fitness and pleasure, and it never shows its age. 3. Susan’s latest pair of lifting gloves. She’s a bodybuilder and competes internationally.

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Located on the San Francisco Peninsula for 30 years, Bruce Good of The Oriental Carpet in Menlo Park has helped discerning homeowners and designers achieve the look and feel that a beautiful carpet can bring to a room. With more styles, sizes and colors to choose from, plus competitive pricing, The Oriental Carpet offers the most extensive collection of fine rugs. theorientalcarpet.com | 650.327.6608

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Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new pendants to liven up your kitchen or grand exterior chandeliers to illuminate your backyard BBQs, let Del Mar Lighting transform your home into the ultimate entertainment spot. As experts in custom decorative lighting, the Del Mar Lighting team can assist you every step of the way to fulfill your decorative lighting needs.

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Your ultimate lifestyle experience can come true with Michele Blackmon Estates International. For a personalized consultation regarding your dream home, holiday lease or unique location for filming, weddings or special occasions globally, contact Michele Blackmon. Selling. Leasing. Locations.

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greater hope and healing for children. by design. Forty-eight Bay Area interior designers are putting their hearts and souls into designing the perfect home-away-fromhome for children facing life-threatening illnesses. By partnering with the San Francisco Design Center and key sponsors, these designers will create the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House. To learn more about this transformational project visit wherehopehasahome.com.

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LCR Furniture & Design, Inc. 949.582.8744 | Laguna Hills lcrfurniture.com

Judy’s Custom Workroom 949.360.0780 | Aliso Viejo judyscustomworkroom.com

PERFEC Floors KRB 310.893.6205 | West Hollywood perfec.us

Laguna Design Center 949.643.2929 | Laguna Niguel lagunadesigncenter.com

Milgard Windows & Doors 800.MILGARD milgard.com/doorceu

Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca sandrajordan.com

REED Interiors 805.684.7583 | Santa Barbara reed-interiors.com

San Francisco Design Center 415.490.5888 | San Francisco sfdesigncenter.com

Old World Door 661.588.7700 owdmodern.com

Sunbrella sunbrella.com/metro

Rhodium Floors 323.306.9999 | West Hollywood rhodiumfloors.com

DOORS + WINDOWS

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Suncoast Window & Door 760.431.8030 | Carlsbad suncoastsystems.com

FLOOR COVERINGS

(continued)

Samad 888.726.2393 samad.com

Amadi Carpets, Inc. 310.659.5353 | West Hollywood amadicarpets.com

Stark Home 310.657.8275 Los Angeles | West Hollywood starkcarpet.com

Antrim Hand-Loomed Carpets & Rugs 866.311.1018 antrimcarpet.com

Stephen Miller Gallery 650.327.5040 | Menlo Park stephenmillergallery.com

FABRICS + WINDOW COVERINGS

Contempo Floor Coverings 310.826.8063 | 310.837.8110 Los Angeles contempofloorcoverings.com

Tufenkian tufenkiancarpets.com

ETO Doors 888.DOOR.ETO | Los Angeles etodoors.com

Duralee 800.275.3872 duralee.com

E & K Vintage Wood 310.306.6900 | Los Angeles eandkwood.com

Venetian Tile & Stone Gallery 949.261.0146 | Irvine venetianstonegallery.com

Euroline Steel Windows & Doors 866.462.0397 | Santa Ana eurolinesteelwindows.com

Fabricut 800.999.8200 fabricut.com

Feizy feizy.com

Vintage Timberworks 951.695.1003 | Temecula vintagetimber.com

Fleetwood Windows & Doors 800.736.7363 fleetwoodusa.com/luxe

Garrett Leather 800.342.7738 garrettleather.com

Interiors & Textiles 650.493.1700 | Mountain View interiorstextiles.com

The Vintage Wood Floor Company 714.557.9655 | Costa Mesa vintagewoodfloors.com

Grand Entrances 888.600.7133 | San Diego sdgrandentrances.com

Interiors & Textiles 650.493.1700 | Mountain View interiorstextiles.com

Kyle Bunting kylebunting.com

LaCantina Doors 888.221.0141 lacantinadoors.com

J | Geiger Shading Technology 844.JGEIGER jgeigershading.com

The Oriental Carpet 650.327.6608 | Menlo Park theorientalcarpet.com

Agoura Sash and Door 310.359.6561 | Westlake Village agourasash.com Builders Window Supply 858.552.0107 | San Diego builderswindowsupply.com Cover Glass USA 800.317.2984 | San Diego coverglassusa.com

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ESTATE MANAGEMENT Reside 310.575.5500 reside123.com

FLORAL “SILK” The Art of Artificial 619.275.5771 | San Diego silktheartof.com

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PROMOTION

Questar Pools and Spas

advertiser index FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

Arclinea San Francisco 415.543.0771 | San Francisco wpasf.com

Cassina San Francisco 415.565.7200 arksf.com

Flegelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Furnishings 650.326.9661 | Menlo Park flegels.com

Jiun Ho jiunho.com

Arhaus 866.427.4287 arhaus.com

Christian Liaigre christian-liaigre.us

Flexform 415.800.6576 | San Francisco flexformsf.com

Kenneth McDonald Designs kmdshowroom.com

At Hom 619.744.9974 | San Diego at-hom.com

Clayton Home 714.884.4007 | Costa Mesa

Gaspar De Jesus gaspardejesus.com

LCR Furniture & Design, Inc. 949.582.8744 | Laguna Hills lcrfurniture.com

Bausman & Company bausmanandcompany.com

Craig Olsen Design 323.677.2111 | Los Angeles craigolsendesign.com

Gina B & Company 949.643.1430 | Laguna Niguel

Le-Coterie 213.481.5686 | Los Angeles le-coterie.com

Blue Stone Main 707.765.2024 | Petaluma bluestonemain.com

Curated Kravet curatedkravet.com

Grayson Luxury 310.652.3220 | Beverly Hills graysonluxury.com

Leathercraft 800.627.1561 leathercraft-furniture.com

Bright Chair 888.524.5997 brightchair.com

DAO 310.289.8717 | Los Angeles daohome.com

HD Buttercup San Francisco | Los Angeles Orange County hdbuttercup.com

Lee Industries 800.892.7150 furniturebylee.com

Bronze Studio LA 323.932.9700 | Los Angeles bronzestudiola.com

De Sousa Hughes 415.626.6883 | San Francisco desousahughes.com

Hickory White hickorywhite.com

Lexington Home Brands lexington.com

Brown Jordan 949.760.6900 | Costa Mesa brownjordan.com

Donghia 800.DONGHIA donghia.com

Hold It Contemporary Home 619.295.6660 | San Diego holdithome.com

Lisa Taylor Designs lisataylordesigns.com

Bruce Andrews Design 917.689.0946 bruceandrewsdesign.com

DZINE 415.674.9430 | San Francisco dzinestore.com

Indigo & Poppy 925.962.9201 | Lafayette indigoandpoppy.com

Maison Bertet 323.651.5110 | Los Angeles maisonbertet.com

Calligaris calligaris.com

E & K Vintage Wood 310.306.6900 | Los Angeles eandkwood.com

Ironies 510.644.2100 ironies.com

Marge Carson margecarson.com

Cassina 800.770.3568 cassina.com

Ebanista 800.570.1087 ebanista.com

J. Marshall Design 949.305.4003 | Laguna Niguel jmarshalldesign.com

Marso Collection 858.459.9005 | La Jolla marsocollection.com

Cassina Los Angeles 310.278.3292 divafurniture.com

Estate of Design 714.434.8080 | Costa Mesa estateofdesign.com

J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com

Maxalto maxalto.it

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PROMOTION

First Team Estates - Bradshaw Residential Group

advertiser index FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (CONTINUED)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (CONTINUED)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (CONTINUED)

GALLERIES (CONTINUED)

Minotti Los Angeles 310.278.6851 | Los Angeles minotti-la.com

Porta Forma portaforma.com

Tommy Bahama Home 949.706.9928 tbfurniture.com

Perrell Fine Art 323.933.8630 | Los Angeles perrellfineart.com

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 800.789.5401 mgbwhome.com

Rapport International Furniture 323.930.1500 | Los Angeles rapportusa.com

Turri turri.it

Sheryl Tempchin Art 619.981.4281 | Encinitas sheryltempchin.com

Montage 949.643.1611 | Laguna Niguel

Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com

Twentieth 323.904.1200 | Los Angeles twentieth.net

Mortise & Tenon 323.937.7654 | Los Angeles mortisetenon.com

Ruby Livingdesign 650.494.4495 | Menlo Park rubyliving.com

Urban Colony 213.744.0286 | Los Angeles urbancolony.com

Natuzzi Italia 818.906.9697 | Sherman Oaks rapportfurniture.com

Ruby Livingdesign 415.381.9095 | Mill Valley rubyliving.com

Urban Hardwoods urbanhardwoods.com

OLY Studio olystudio.com

Ruby Livingdesign 415.922.2500 | San Francisco rubyliving.com

Victory Furniture 310.264.1046 | Santa Monica victoryfurniture.com

Antique Drapery Rod Company 214.653.1733 | Dallas antiquedraperyrod.com

Organic Modernism 323.525.0911 | Los Angeles organicmodernism.com

Saint Dizier Home 707.473.0980 | Healdsburg saintdhome.com

Vioski 323.937.7741 | Los Angeles vioski.com

Ashley Norton Architectural Hardware 800.393.1097 ashleynorton.com

ParkGate Home 650.322.4500 | Menlo Park parkgatehome.com

Scala Luxury scalaluxury.com

Witford 949.360.8301 | Laguna Niguel witford.com

Baldwin Hardware baldwinhardware.com

Plush Home 323.852.1912 | West Hollywood plushhome.com

“SILK” The Art of Artificial 619.275.5771 | San Diego silktheartof.com

Poltrona Frau 855.768.5931 poltronafrau.com

Sloan Miyasato 415.431.1465 | San Francisco

Poltrona Frau Los Angeles 310.858.1433 poltronafrau.com Poltrona Frau San Francisco 415.565.7200 arksf.com

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GALLERIES

GOLF + TURF Mayacama Golf Club 707.569.2950 | Santa Rosa mayacama.com/luxe

HARDWARE

Carter Hardware 310.657.1940 | Beverly Hills carterhardware.com

The Christopher Hill Gallery 707.963.0272 | 707.395.4646 St. Helena | Healdsburg chgallery.com

New York Hardware 949.631.0631 | Costa Mesa nyhardware.com

Sue Fisher King 888.811.7276 | San Francisco suefisherking.com

FP Contemporary 323.935.1355 | Culver City fpcontemporary.com

Renaissance 310.652.0964 | Los Angeles rdstudiola.com

Thomas Lavin 310.278.2456 thomaslavin.com

Jacquelyn Vierra Art 858.461.9833 jacquelynvierra.com

Rocky Mountain Hardware rockymountainhardware.com

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PROMOTION

Zeterre Landscape Architecture

advertiser index

HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS (continued)

HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS (continued)

INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOMS (continued)

San Diego Hardware 858.576.1892 | San Diego sandiegohardware.com

Dugally Oberfeld 310.441.5001 | San Francisco Los Angeles | Orange County docorp.net

Southwinds 949.854.0540 | Costa Mesa southwindscdd.com

Kern & Co. 858.259.7722 | Solana Beach kerncodesigns.com

Sun Valley Bronze 866.788.3631 sunvalleybronze.com

GDC Construction Inc. 858.551.5222 | La Jolla gdcconstruction.com

Structure Home 818.598.1330 ext. 150 Warner Center | Los Angeles structurehome.com

Le Dimora 858.759.2709 | Rancho Santa Fe ledimora.com

Hanover Builders, Inc. 310.454.4113 hanoverbuildersinc.com

Tyler Development Corporation 818.222.5925 | Calabasas tylerdev.com

Loggia Showroom 415.863.2101 | San Francisco loggiashowroom.com

Fuzion3 855.389.4663 fuzion3lv.com

Hartman Baldwin Design/Build 626.486.0510 hartmanbaldwin.com

Upscale Construction 415.563.7550 | San Francisco 707.481.1155 | Wine Country upscaleconstruction.com

NIDO Living 415.329.5808 | San Francisco nidosf.com

Hermary’s 650.592.9480 | San Carlos hermarys.com

Hulton Development, Inc. 858.842.1939 | Rancho Santa Fe hultondevelopment.com

KryptAll 877.291.1900 kryptall.com

JD Group Inc. 310.575.5551 jdgroupinc.com

Fortress Seating fortresseating.com

Artistic Designs For Living 415.567.0602 | San Francisco adlsf.com

Krekow Jennings 206.625.0505 | Seattle krekowjennings.com

Hermary’s 650.592.9480 | San Carlos hermarys.com

ASID California Peninsula Chapter 408.906.9577 asidcapen.org

HARDWARE

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HOME AUTOMATION

HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS

HOME THEATER DESIGN

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

All Coast Construction 818.865.8371 | Westlake Village allcoastconstruction.com

Maggetti Construction 408.559.3439 maggetticonstruction.com

Allen Construction 805.884.8777 | Santa Barbara buildallen.com

Mark Drexler + Associates 310.666.7162 | Valencia markdrexlerassociates.com

Anyon Atelier 415.814.3849 | San Francisco anyondesign.com

Carole Carr Design 310.994.3310 | Los Angeles carolecarrdesign.com

Baywest Builders 650.216.9600 | Redwood City baywestbuilders.com

McCutcheon Construction, Inc. 415.863.8108 | Berkeley mcbuild.com

Becky Walker & Associates 858.259.0818 | Del Mar beckywalkerandassociates.com

Catherine Macfee Interior Design 530.584.5000 | San Francisco macfeedesign.com

Corbin Reeves Construction 714.540.3700 | Costa Mesa corbinreevesconstruction.com

RFJ Meiswinkel Company 415.824.6890 | San Francisco rfjmeiswinkel.com

California Style Home Collections 949.360.9447 | Laguna Niguel californiastyle.com

Colacion Studio 310.488.0102 | Long Beach colacionstudio.com

De Mattei Construction Inc. 408.350.4200 demattei.com

SOD Builders 800.401.3320 sodbuilders.com

Design Studio International 877.436.0110 | Laguna Niguel dsioc.com

D for Design 949.305.8020 | Aliso Viejo dfordesignoc.com

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INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOMS

Camerich LA 310.881.6199 | West Hollywood camerichla.com

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PROMOTION

The Agency - Jon Grauman and Lauren Hice

advertiser index INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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KITCHEN + BATH (continued)

KITCHEN + BATH (continued)

Dawson Design Group San Diego dawsondesigngroup.com

Nickey Kehoe 323.954.9300 | Los Angeles nickeykehoe.com

Brizo brizo.com

J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com

Design Studio International 877.436.0110 | Laguna Niguel dsioc.com

Pamela Pennington Studios 650.813.1797 | Palo Alto pamelapenningtonstudios.com

Carter Hardware 310.657.1940 | Beverly Hills carterhardware.com

Kitchen Amore 949.613.5888 | Laguna Niguel kitchenamore.net

Evars + Anderson Interior Design evarsanderson.com

Phillip Silver San Francisco | New York phillipsilverdesign.com

Clive Christian clivechristianinteriors.com

Kitchen Expo 858.456.0050 | La Jolla kitchenexpo.com

Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design 415.626.6883 | San Francisco geoffreydesousa.com

THE Interior Design LLC 714.256.4600 | Brea theidllc.com

Cooper Pacific Kitchens 310.659.6147 | West Hollywood cooperpacific.com

La Costa Cabinets & Design 760.633.1629 | Encinitas lacostacabinets.com

Intimate Living Interiors 858.436.7127 | Solana Beach intimatelivinginteriors.com

Weaver Design Group 415.829.2594 | San Francisco amyweaverdesign.com

Dornbracht dornbracht.com/mem

Newport Brass 949.417.5207 newportbrass.com

Julie Williams Design 415.884.4700 | Novato juliewilliamsdesign.com

White Webb whitewebb.com

Eggersmann USA 800.276.1239 eggersmannusa.com

Poggenpohl poggenpohl.com

The Faucet Factory 760.436.0088 | Encinitas thefaucetfactory.com

Poliform 888.POLIFORM poliformusa.com

Keep the Peace Bedding by Renae Farley Designs keepthepeacebedding.com

JEWELRY

Kelly Ferm 909.981.1304 | Claremont kellyferm.com

66mint Fine Estate Jewelry 415.982.4402 | San Francisco 66mint.com

Faucets Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fixtures Decorative Plumbing & Hardware 714.639.9234 | Orange faucetsnfixtures.com

Renaissance 310.652.0964 | Los Angeles rdstudiola.com

Lori Gentile Interior Design 760.635.1105 lorigentile.com

Liberty Diamonds 949.261.8663 | Irvine libertydiamonds.com

Ferguson ferguson.com

Ronbow ronbow.eu

Luxury Designer 949.697.5869 luxury-designer.com

Todd Reed Boulder | Venice toddreed.com

FRANKE frankeksd.com

Snaidero USA 877.762.4337 snaidero-usa.com

FunTime Cabinet Factory 818.882.2281 | Canoga Park funtimecabinetfactory.com

Snaidero USA 310.657.5497 | West Hollywood snaidero-usa.com

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens, Inc. 310.659.9290 | Los Angeles hollywoodsierra.com

Snyder Diamond 310.450.1000 | Santa Monica snyderdiamond.com

Molly M. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil 858.350.9467 | Del Mar mollyoneildesigns.com Nancy Corzine nancycorzine.com

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KITCHEN + BATH Aran Cucine 310.652.0539 | West Hollywood arancucine.us

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PROMOTION

Napa Valley Wine Train

advertiser index KITCHEN + BATH (continued)

LIGHTING

Snyder Diamond 626.795.8080 | Santa Monica snyderdiamond.com

Ames Ingham 323.788.3028 amesinghamlighting.com

Studio Becker 415.255.5996 | San Francisco studiobecker.com

Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights 504.522.9485 bevolo.com

Style Bath + Kitchen stylegroup-us.com

Bright on Presidio 415.901.3404 | San Francisco brightonpresidio.com

Academy of Art University 888.680.8691 | San Francisco academyart.edu

Patio Furniture Plus 949.574.4881 | Costa Mesa patio-plus.com

THG Paris thgusa.com

Del Mar Lighting 714.734.9385 | Tustin delmarlightingco.com

Tony on the Web 323.653.8669 tonyontheweb.com

Pride Family Brands pridefamilybrands.com

Zephyr 415.552.8033 | San Francisco zephyronline.com

Hubbardton Forge 800.826.4766 hubbardtonforge.com

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Illuminating Interiors 858.566.3780 | San Diego illuminatinginteriors.com

LUXURY BEDDING

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Tribute Goods tributegoods.com

MISCELLANEOUS

OUTDOOR LIVING (continued) Lotus Home 310.256.2200 | West Hollywood lotushome.us McKinnon and Harris mckinnonharris.com

MOVING + STORAGE

Sunset West Fine Outdoor Furnishings Vista sunsetwestusa.com

Confimove 866.266.8464 confimove.com

Teak Warehouse 800.343.7707 | 866.937.8325 teakwarehouse.com

Terra Bella Landscape Development 858.335.8151 | Rancho Santa Fe tblandscaping.com

Lantern Masters, Inc. 818.706.1990 | Westlake Village lanternmasters.com

Zeterre Landscape Architecture 415.691.2166 | San Francisco zeterre.com

Littman Brands littmanbrands.com

California Closets 866.488.2727 californiaclosets.com

Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living tbfurniture.com

Studio Bel Vetro studiobelvetro.com

The Container Store 855.827.5623 containerstore.com/tcsclosets

Victory Furniture 310.264.1046 | Santa Monica victoryfurniture.com

OUTDOOR LIVING

PAINT

Brown Jordan 949.760.6900 | Costa Mesa brownjordan.com

Farrow & Ball farrow-ball.com

Dunkirk San Francisco dunkirksf.com | dedon.us

Halaby Restoration and Painting 949.305.5571 | Lake Forest halabyrestoration.com

LANDSCAPING Geoscape 949.888.8008 | Lake Forest geoscape.biz Terra Bella Landscape Development 858.335.8151 | Rancho Santa Fe tblandscaping.com

The Urban Electric Co. 843.723.8140 urbanelectricco.com

LUXURY BEDDING Scandia Home scandiahome.com

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ORGANIZATIONAL SOLUTIONS

Tidelli Orange County 714.825.0054 | Fountain Valley tidelli.com

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PROMOTION

Mark Drexler + Associates

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REAL ESTATE

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REAL ESTATE

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Ross Painting 415.455.0766 | San Rafael rosspainting.com

Engel & Völkers 949.207.3101 | Newport Beach newportbeach.evusa.com

Zephyr Partners 760.207.8463 | Carlsbad summerhouse-carlsbad.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

First Team Estates Bradshaw Residential Group 949.433.3001 | 949.887.0643 bradshawresidential.com

RECREATION

First Team Estates - Christie’s 949.759.5747 | Newport Beach firstteam.com

Napa Valley Wine Train 800.427.4124 | Napa Valley winetrain.com

Micah Dimitriadis Photography micahphoto.com

STONE + TILE

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Caesarstone caesarstoneus.com

Cambria cambriausa.com

Compac compac.us

POOL BUILDERS

First Team Estates Yalda Miller and Manny Mijares 949.793.3733 | 949.922.2481 newportlister.com

RETAIL

Geoscape 949.888.8008 | Lake Forest geoscape.biz

Hilton & Hyland 310.278.3311 | Beverly Hills hiltonhyland.com

BaBoo 415.440.4255 | San Francisco baboosf.com

CTM-Classic Tile & Mosaic 310.379.7646 | Hermosa Beach ctmtile.com

Questar Pools and Spas 760.738.5100 questarpools.com

Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection luxuryportfolio.com

Button Down 415.563.1311 | San Francisco buttondownsf.com

CTM-Classic Tile & Mosaic 310.559.9500 | Los Angeles ctmtile.com

Terra Bella Landscape Development 858.335.8151 | Rancho Santa Fe tblandscaping.com

McGuire Real Estate Charles Griffith 415.672.3263 mcguire.com

Liz’s Antique Hardware 323.939.4403 | Los Angeles lahardware.com

CTM-Classic Tile & Mosaic 805.884.0635 | Santa Barbara ctmtile.com

McGuire Real Estate Reudy & Associates reudyandassociates.com

V Marketplace 707.944.2451 | Yountville vmarketplace.com

Da Vinci Marble 650.595.2500 | San Carlos davincimarble.com

REAL ESTATE The Agency theagencyre.com

Sotheby’s International Realty sothebyshomes.com

The Agency - Jon Grauman and Lauren Hice 424.238.2484 | Beverly Hills theagencyre.com

Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Ynez Land santaynezland.com

The Agency - Michele Blackmon 310.906.5896 | Beverly Hills ihomnet.com Douglas Elliman - Connie Blankenship and Michelle Oliver 310.734.2655 | 310.734.2654 Beverly Hills | luxuryhouse.com

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Sotheby’s International Realty Suzanne Perkins 805.403.3663 | Santa Barbara suzanneperkins.com Surterre Properties Hosana Saputra 714.865.1688 | 310.770.2999 go2hosana.com

STONE + TILE

Crossville 931.456.3136 crossvilleinc.com

Dekton dekton.com

Antolini Luigi antoliniprecioustone.com

Eldorado Stone 800.925.1491 eldoradostone.com

Arto Brick 310.768.8500 | Los Angeles artobrick.com

Famosa - The Surface Studio 714.800.1642 | Costa Mesa famosatile.com

BV Tile and Stone 714.772.7020 | Anaheim bvtileandstone.com

Galleria Tile 415.431.5283 | San Francisco galleriatilesf.com

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PROMOTION

Advertiser: Mayacama Clients Golf Club Name

advertiser index STONE + TILE

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STONE + TILE

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STONE + TILE

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VINEYARDS

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Gem International, Inc. 818.503.9848 | North Hollywood gem-international.net

Pacific Shore Stones North Hollywood elementsroom.com

SpecCeramics, Inc. 800.449.7732 West Hollywood | Fullerton specceramics.com

IRG marblecompany.com

Paris Ceramics 888.845.3487 parisceramicsusa.com

Venetian Tile & Stone Gallery 949.261.0146 | Irvine venetianstonegallery.com

Joel Gott Wines St. Helena gottwines.com

Lapicida 212.360.8000 lapicida.com/us

Pietra Fina 510.670.1010 | Hayward pietrafina.com

Walk On Tile 310.442.1008 | West Los Angeles walkontile.com

The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall 707.265.7700 | Sonoma sonomahouseblog.com

Neolith neolith.com

Porcelanosa 415.593.7763 | San Francisco porcelanosa-usa.com

TECHNOLOGY

WALLCOVERINGS

Neolithic Design 949.955.0414 | Newport Beach neolithicdesign.com

Porcelanosa 310.300.2090 | West Hollywood porcelanosa-usa.com

Crestron crestron.com/homeautomation

The Vintage Wood Floor Company 714.557.9655 | Costa Mesa vintagewoodfloors.com

Neolithic Design 310.289.0414 | West Hollywood neolithicdesign.com

SpecCeramics, Inc. 800.449.7732 | Hawaii specceramics.com

NS Ceramic Incorporated 805.962.1422 | Santa Barbara nsceramic.com

SpecCeramics, Inc. 800.449.7732 San Diego | San Francisco specceramics.com

Fantesca Estate Winery 707.968.9229 | St. Helena fantesca.com

VINEYARDS Boatique Winery 707.279.2675 | Kelseyville boatiquewines.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NIKKI RITCHER PHOTOGRAPHY

FLEXFORM PREVIEW

Luxe Interiors + Design joined Flexform as it welcomed members of the the design industry for a sneak preview of the company’s new Ready-Made line of furniture. Guests enjoyed wine and appetizers, while learning more about Flexform’s quick-ship program and taking in the luxury Italian-crafted furniture displayed throughout the stunning showroom, which is its first and only flagship showroom on the West Coast.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SU CUMINE & MARCELA LIMON

SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN WEEK

Luxe recently joined WestEdge at Pier 27 for San Francisco Design Week. Design enthusiasts viewed the latest in design with over 40 product displays, while taking in the industrial setting of the cruise ship terminal and stunning views of the Bay Bridge. It was a huge success for all of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design aficionados!

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PAOLA LENTI BOOK SIGNING

Luxe Interiors + Design partnered with Dzine to welcome internationally acclaimed designer Paola Lenti for a reception and book signing of her new book, Weaving Spaces, which coincides with the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th anniversary.

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S AV E T H E D AT E OCTOBER 22-25, 2015 Preview Gala, October 21 F e s t i va l Pav i l i o n , F o r t M a s o n FURNITURE

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WALTER ZANGER GRAND OPENING

Walker Zanger, along with Luxe, celebrated the grand opening of its gorgeous new slab boutique in Berkeley. Guests enjoyed fabulous appetizers and festive cocktails, while perusing the artfully displayed slabs. In addition, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative and management teams flew in from its Los Angeles headquarters to join in the celebration.

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“SIMPLICITY,” LEONARDO DA VINCI ONCE PROFESSED, “IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SOPHISTICATION.” ECHOING THIS SENTIMENT, COCO CHANEL CREDITED THAT SAME EFFORTLESS FEATURE AS “THE KEYNOTE OF ALL TRUE ELEGANCE,” WHILE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HAS STATED THAT, “SIMPLICITY AND REPOSE ARE THE QUALITIES THAT MEASURE THE TRUE VALUE OF ANY WORK OF ART.” WE FOLLOW SUIT THIS SEASON WITH A MIX OF DELICATE SILHOUETTES AND SOFT, REFRAINED PALETTES THAT LEAVE A TOUCH OF LUXURY IN THEIR WAKES. Clockwise from top left: Watercolor Washi 3592 in Dream Pop Grey / Price available upon request / phillipjeffries.com. Pieces from the “What is Luxury?” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum through September 27 / vam.ac.uk. Link Porcelain Quad-Light / $8,000 / apparatusstudio.com. A vignette from a home in San Francisco designed by Nicole Hollis / nicolehollis.com. Circus Pouf Large Blush Velour / $890 / normann-copenhagen.com. Spinning Top Simple Curve Pendant / $4,900 / yaelsonia.com. Small Ring Bag in Chalk Smooth Calfskin / Price available upon request / celine.com. Box Sofa by De La Espada / $8,065 / autoban212.com. Tapa Cereal Bowl and Alchimie Charger by Fortuny / $370 (set of 4) and $200 / l-objet.com. Detail from the facade of the Stadthalle Chemnitz in Germany designed by architect Rudolf White and artist Hubert Schiefelbein / stadthalle-chemnitz.de.

WATERCOLOR WASHI WALLCOVERING PHOTO: COURTESY PHILLIP JEFFRIES. LIGHT PENDANT PHOTO: JOSEPH DELEO.

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Jarrod Baumann FOUNDER OF ZETERRE What brought you to the field of landscape architecture? From a very young age, I had a passion for plants and design. I couldn't keep my hands off of art projects. I became interested in everything from sculpture to painting, even light masonry and mosaic work. However, I had to rebel against my parent’s wishes to follow my passion. They didn’t want me to study landscape architecture, as they thought it was a dying profession—boy, were they wrong!

What makes a landscape special? A landscape becomes special when it becomes an extension of the people who live in it. A garden should be like a perfectly tailored original garment. It should fit your lifestyle well, make you feel great, and hint a little about who you are on the inside.

What is your favorite project thus far? It's hard to say, I have been very lucky. One of my first projects in the Bay Area in 2003 was for a 26,000-square-foot house with 7 acres of botanic gardens. I thought it would be my favorite, but then I started working on a contemporary project in Los Gatos that turned into more of an art installation, and then a Versailles-style garden in Pebble Beach just above Stillwater Cove. I can't choose. Each and every one of our gardens is extremely special in its own way. I'm fortunate to work on some of the greatest gardens of our time. Located in San Francisco, California, Zeterre is renowned for its contemporary edginess and refreshingly combining classical proportions with a modern twist. ZETEREE.COM


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