Be inventive. When details are unusual, even subtly unusual, that’s exciting. “The kitchen is part of the décor of the overall home now. The details, the choices you make for it tell the story of what you love. Get excited about materials, and blend them in interesting ways. Consider open shelving, not just for pots and plates but for pottery and other statement pieces. Bring in artwork. Embrace clean lines, but make it dramatic. Details can be simple but sophisticated and surprising, too.”
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hile recently browsing an antique shop in Flat Rock, North Carolina, I picked up an issue of Arts & Decoration magazine, circa March 1927. Charmed by its vintage photographs and retro appeal, I took it home to study its content. What insightful words of design wisdom I discovered in its pages. A few to take note of, and for us design devotees to keep in mind...
On Gardens: “Gardens, like everything else in the world, should be made with imagination as well as knowledge. There must seem leisure in the loveliness—and permanency. In short, beauty of a garden lies in looking lived in, by dreams at least.” On Room Composition: “It is one thing to be able to make up a pretty color scheme and quite a different matter to bring all the diverse elements of a room together in such fashion as to make a beautiful composition. People live in these compositions; move about in them. Therefore, they must of necessity be as sound in their structural composition as a group of sculpture and as lovely in their color choice and arrangement as is the work of the painter upon canvas.” On Architecture: “As American dwellings are built better, more permanently and more beautifully, they will be regarded less as real estate and more as homes, and with that change in attitude, the status of the home as the nucleus of society will approach more closely the older American tradition.”
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TABLE TALK Entertaining is the perfect occasion to tell a visual story, and with the table as protagonist, every piece that graces it also plays a supporting role. The deep coral and magentas of a Manuel Canovas fabric captured New York-based designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd and inspired her own narrative. A cast of tabletop accoutrements in lustrous finishes and rich jewel tones followed suit...
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“I find that many of my clients are attracted to the idea of using color but are fearful in applying it,” Boyd says. “Tabletop is a great way to have fun and experiment with interesting combinations.” The designer chose Anna Weatherley’s goldrimmed charger for its amethyst color and her scalloped white dinner plate for its bright note; the hand-painted Jaune de Chrome dessert dish serves as a complement to both, and the leopard-print Norbar fabric neutralizes the color scheme. Boyd layered Rogaska crystal throughout the smoky purple dining room and added delicate Hermès flatware as jewelry for the table—a play on the literal reference she made with an agate bracelet as a napkin ring. Alongside the fireplace, they make an inviting space even cozier in time for a fabulous fall get together. Placemats, Bagatelle in Violine; manuelcanovas.com. Leopard Napkins, Corona Stone 6002; norbarfabrics.com. Lavender Chargers and Simply Anna Dinner Plates, Anna Weatherley; devinecorp.net. Cream Scale Gold Finition Dessert Plates, Jaune de Chrome; devinecorp.net. Festival Napkins in Tin; sferra.com. Attelage Flatware; hermes.com. Adria Wine Glasses, Prague Candleholders, Bakhos Ice Bucket, and St. Tropez Glasses and Decanter; rogaskausa.com. Table Runner, Topaz TZA226, Omexco; romo.com. Montgomery Wine Cooler; ralphlaurenhome.com. Regent Crystal Votives; baccarat.com. Imogen Tangerine Box; julianchichester.com.
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Clockwise from bottom left: Fantasia Amethyst Circle Necklace in 18-karat rose gold, $7,700; us.robertocoin.com. City Lights #SR15327 Cocktail Ring with clear quartz, green onyx and diamonds, $1,130; tacori.com. 18K Yellow Gold One-of-a-Kind Tourmaline Locket, $25,000; monicarichkosann.com. Shaker Globe Pendant in 18-karat rose gold with citrines, diamonds and a white sapphire, Roule & Co., $15,500; bergdorfgoodman.com. Emerald Cigar Band in yellow gold, $14,500; jennifermeyer.com. Half Round Brilliant Solo Ring/Pendant, $19,000; yaelsonia.com.
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FERNAND LÉGER’S ENDURING ART PIECE DEPICTING ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN LIFE INSPIRES AN EXHIBITION ON THE MODERN METROPOLIS.
o many modern artists expressed their world through their experience of the street and the changes they were observing in the urban fabric. The modern metropolis was the central symbolic site of modernity. Léger: Modern Art and The Metropolis—the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition on the metropolis and the exchanges of influence between Fernand Léger and the artists, architects, filmmakers and poets
of the 1920s international avant-garde in Paris—makes its debut this fall. Running from October through January, the exhibition was inspired by The City (shown here), a formative work in 20th-century art, and one of the core masterpieces in the museum’s collection. “We wanted to focus on the metropolis to show how current modern art’s engagement with the world can be for today’s city dwellers,” notes exhibit curator Anna Vallye. “What’s so remarkable is that the city Léger painted almost 100 years ago is still completely familiar to us today. Of course, cities have changed since then, but there is also something profoundly enduring about Léger’s vision.” philamuseum.org
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WITH A NEW BOOK CHRONICLING THE RESTORATION OF HIS FRENCH CHÂTEAU AND AN UPCOMING TABLEWARE LINE FOR ROYAL LIMOGES, L.A. DESIGNER TIM CORRIGAN STILL FINDS TIME FOR A LITTLE JOIE DE VIVRE.
IN YOUR NEW BOOK, AN INVITATION TO CHÂTEAU DU GRAND-LUCÉ... Many people think
that classic design is outdated and uncomfortable and I wanted to show that nothing could be further from the truth. Design is a pendulum and while it swings from trend to trend, it always returns to the classical because there is an innate sense of security in it. It is more forgiving, as it accepts that daily accoutrements are a part of our living spaces.
YOUR APPROACH TO DESIGN:
WHEN ENTERTAINING GUESTS…
None of what I do is too studied. I think a flea market treasure can be mixed in with an 18th-century console and you get to appreciate each of them more because of their relationship to one another. Who wants to live in a room that whispers, “Look, but don’t touch?”
It is important to make them feel as if they are in their own home. I always leave flowers, freshly baked goodies, magazines or books I think they will enjoy and a scented candle in their room to welcome them.
ARCHITECTURAL WHY UNDERTAKE SUCH A PAINSTAKING RESTORATION?
I love the secrets that you find in the stones of old buildings and the challenge of taking something that was designed for a different way of life and subtly transforming it for the way we live today. FURNISHING THE CHATEAU…
Was a real labor of love and I used an approach that I would advise anyone to: Buy what you love and it will somehow find its proper place. Clockwise from top: Corrigan’s French estate; Macassar Ebony & Ostrich Egg lamp by TC Home; a seating area of the master bedroom featured in An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé; an antique brass fire screen; the designer in his Loire Valley home.
CALIFORNIA VS. FRANCE: For
me, Southern California is all about comfort, casual living and self- expression, but there is just something about the French respect for culture, history and tradition that really resonates with me.
PERIOD: Mid-tolate 18th-century France was such a remarkable time for architecture, because it held the highest level of refinement of the French aesthetic, but it was tempered by the age of enlightenment. PAINT A PICTURE CTURE OF TIME SPENT AT YOUR PICTURESQUE CTURESQUE CHÂTEAU: It’s like going back
in time to when life was all much slower and people really had the time to be with each other. I can think of no other place in the world I would rather be when I am afforded the luxury of time.
CHÂTEAU EXTERIOR, PORTRAIT AND SITTING ROOM PHOTOS: ERIC PIASECKI. OSTRICH EGG LAMP PHOTO: CYNTHIA ROSE.
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ABC Carpet & Home debuts new mesmerizing colorways to its Aquasilk collection of painterly rugs inspired by the ocean. Handwoven of sari silk, the rugs get their watercolor effect from being overdyed with layers of translucent hues. abchome.com
The inspiration for the handknotted wool and bamboo silk Topo rug by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets began with a topographical image, but as it progressed, the vivid design became more abstract and the name was shortened. tufenkiancarpets.com
Cococozy lends its lifestyle expertise to floorcoverings with an illustrative line for Capel Rugs. Hand-knotted in a Tibetan weave using semiworsted wool and dynamic pigments, the series includes this fun yet sophisticated Loop rug. capelrugs.com
Taking its cues from the distinct craftsmanship and intricate patterns of Mughal latticeworks from the Indian courts of the 18th century, Stark’s latest Tibetan rug features an elaborate motif that beautifully repeats in wool and silk. starkcarpet.com
The majestic garments worn by women in India have been reimagined as Stephanie Odegard Collection’s Sari Lights series of rugs, handknotted on a wool ground using recycled and re-spun yarns from deconstructed saris. stephanieodegard.com
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and this year is no exception as the no-nonsense hue is fiercely represented on and off the runway. Color takes a back seat, while edgy silhouettes and sharp architectural frames— echoed within designer Vera Wang’s structural Hex Link Pendant, $11,500; nosanchuk.com
fall 2013 RTW collection—take center stage in home accents and fashion accessories. Black’s sleek persona continues to evolve, and this time around, it’s seriously amped up, punctuated
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fall. Projecting a masculine air, the inky-green hue marked its territory this season, effortlessly migrating from high-fashion threads to luxury décor. The powerful shade coyly made its way into Marc Jacobs’ fall 2013 line, and has morphed into becoming the sartorial shade du jour. With the interiors world bewitched by its boldness and the fashion devout falling for its luster, hunter green has emerged as
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A color known for its regal reputation and ability to play well with others, it comes as no surprise that purple has captured the attention of both the fashion and design worlds. From full-bodied plum to resplendent amethyst, these sumptuous tones have deeply imbued the latest home collections met only by their sultry fashion counterparts, depicted here through the meticulous fall 2013 RTW collection of couture newcomer, and one to watch, Maxime Simoëns. AVF Charm Bowl, $388; avfhome.com
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“Playing with both ends of the color spectrum is tricky, but this rug shows it can be done flawlessly. I love the 3-D illusion depicted through the vibrant hues.”
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When designer Cédric Ragot conceives an interior accent, such as this ombré rug he created for French atelier Roche Bobois, he perpetually aims to conjure a link between the functional and the conceptual. “Ponyo was actually one of my first forays into the art of rug design,” says Ragot, adding that he “endeavored to invite a harmonious blend of tones, which in turn, serve to warm up a room.” Featured here in a raspberry-centric scheme, the artfully devised floorcovering is handwoven from sumptuous New Zealand wool.
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This season, Kyle Bunting’s effervescent hide-on-hair pattern work collides with South Florida design studio Britto Charette’s penchant for Art Deco architecture. The result is this hourglass stool, which marks the duo’s first venture into the home accessories arena. “I like this piece as a single side table, but it works best when used in multiples,” says Bunting. “The juxtaposition of the warm and tactile hide against the opaque base’s smooth silhouette is nearly the perfect combination of materials and surfaces.”
“This stool’s concentric circles remind us of an age-old tree trunk. Overall, we adore the clean look, especially after a recent trip to Japan where home décor is pared down and streamlined.”
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“This fixture is very light and open yet geometric in nature. The brass detailing is sophisticated and chic; definitely the type of statement piece I would install in my living room.” SORENTHIA
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PORTRAIT: ERIK MELVIN. OPPOSITE: PORTRAIT: TROY WARD.
+ To create the Sorenthia light fixture, Rhode Island-based designer Asher Dunn turned to the marvels of the ocean to find his muse. “I was intrigued by the crystalline nature of sea kelp when seen below the surface of water,” says Dunn, who took a cue from the arresting quality of light shining through the plant. Merging this organic component—by virtue of adjustable arms—with an industrial blend of steel and brass, Dunn introduces a luminous product destined to shine.
“Creating modern yet timeless pieces is the epitome of quality design. This chest resonates with my aesthetic as the use of wood and brass is both unexpected and appealing.” C H E S T
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In the early 1950s, celebrated Italian architect and furniture visionary Gio Ponti experimented with several models of this exquisite case good. Designated with the simple moniker Chest of Drawers, the time-honored design far exceeds its humble name. Bestowed with a robust elmwood body and an ivory-finished front, the midcenturystyle piece is accented with handles in elm, Italian walnut, mahogany and rosewood, all resting on lustrous brass feet.
What may appear to be a straightforward yet luxuriously appointed chair swathed in a graphite-hued velvet is anything but basic. This plush beauty, a piece from the newly launched Luxury in Motion collection by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, is also a fully functioning recliner, silently extending at the push of a concealed upholstered button. “The graceful contours of this chair’s frame lend a sartorial element,” says creative director Phillip Jeffries. The jewelry-like Greek key motif at its base is the finishing touch to this well-tailored piece.
“While linear in form, this chair sits in motion. Timeless yet bold, I definitely can envision it in the bedroom of my Milan apartment. The Greek key detailing is an added bonus.”
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PORTRAIT: ANDREA BARBIROLI.
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+ This chic side table from Los Angeles design studio Randolph & Hein boasts a register of bold elements that would add a glamorous panache to any living room setting. Inspired by the arch of a wind-bent tree on the Southern California coastline, its sinuous silhouette is endowed with a striking mélange of ebonized maple juxtaposed with glossy Dutch metal, manifesting an elevated design aesthetic and a distinctive éclat.
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design dialogue. in t im a t e co n v er s a t io n s w it h a designer whose shop is steeped in history, a n a r t is t g iv in g n ew meaning to media and an interiors maven turned retail mogul.
“Everything inspires me,” says designer Darryl Carter, here in his eponymous showroom in Washington, D.C. “I look out the window, I see trees swaying in the wind, and I find a textile pattern.” Opposite: The living room of Carter’s D.C. home exudes the designer’s collected aesthetic.
PORTRAIT: GREG POWERS. OPPOSITE: GORDON BEALL. TOP RIGHT: THE URBAN ELECTRIC CO.
“I’m a bit of a rebel and rather prone to taking on overwhelming challenges,” designer and Washington, D.C., native Darryl Carter playfully confides. No doubt this joie de vivre is the impetus behind Carter’s eponymous home décor boutique and design studio, which he recently opened in a historic building and
Named after one of Carter’s favorite landmark apartment buildings in D.C., the designer’s Carlyn single pendant for The Urban Electric Co. is shown in a bronze finish.
carriage house in the Shaw district. The shop, with its exposed pre-Civil War bricks and timber beams, meanders like a house museum. “It’s thick with the history of the city,” says Carter, who raided his own warehouses of architectural salvage to renovate the structure. “I used what took me years to accumulate. The showroom truly expresses my design DNA.” Indeed, the carefully curated merchandise reflects Carter’s signature style: spare, sophisticated and soulful. In addition to his proprietary furnishing lines, the Darryl Carter showroom carries an eclectic collection of global antiques and handcrafted items, the latter by local artisans. “I’ve always had the heart of an artist,” says Carter. “From historically driven projects to reinventing found furniture pieces, I always try to bridge the modern with the antique.” darrylcarter.com; 202.234.5926
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DARRYL CARTER I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE…
I’m a person who gets great satisfaction out of creating things. It’s not uncommon for me, in the middle of the night, to take a sketchpad and add to the volumes of inspiration concepts that I tend to embrace at any given moment. CURRENT PROJECTS:
Right now, I’m working on a PBS series, and am in the midst of developing a number of home product lines. DESIGN ICONS:
A few examples of what I think were so inspired for their moment in time are the Connecticut residence of fashion designer Bill Blass, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the staircase at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. A WELL-DESIGNED HOME IS…
Welcoming, unpretentious and void of superfluous bells and whistles. If you have a great view and privacy, skip the window cover. COVETED ITEM:
A spherical glass table clock. I love the mechanics of things; seeing how they work. LUXE INTERIORS
“I was looking to branch out from my abstract expressionist works and to try out some ideas that I’d been formulating in my head for years,” artist James Verbicky says of the roots of his media paintings. Opposite: The Gansevoort Turks + Caicos hotel is a favorite escape.
PORTRAIT: ERIC STONER. OPPOSITE: MAGDA BIERNAT. TOP RIGHT: JAMES VERBICKY.
“Initially, I thought of my work as a kind of branding warfare,” says artist James Verbicky of the three-dimensional works he creates using vintage media and advertisements in his San Clemente studio and shows through the JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach and Madison Gallery in La Jolla. “It still is, but it’s also an exploration. I take things out of context, chop them up, remove parts and give them a new meaning.” Verbicky, who
Citta Samtana Diptych 47, a 2013 work by Verbicky, features mixed media, Arches paper and resin, and measures 60 by 80 inches.
obtained an Extraordinary Ability green card to stay in the U.S. after leaving his native Canada, began as an abstract painter and experienced a pivotal turning point when he was selected to show a piece at the Louvre in 2008. While exhibiting in Paris, Verbicky began collecting ephemera from vendors along the Seine, which sparked his mixed-media evolution. “I now make paintings without paint,” admits the artist, who scours obscure and foreign magazines from the 1900s to the ’60s for materials. “I mess with past information designed to influence us,” he says. “My goal is to create something that’s both mind-blowing and different.” jamesverbicky.com; 949.412.1018
JAMES VERBICKY CURRENT PROJECT:
I’m working on an exhibition in collaboration with DTR Modern Galleries for the National Art Gallery in Bulgaria. The museum recently exhibited Damien Hirst’s show “New Religion,” so I’m very excited. I’ll be revealing a collection created on a scale I’ve never attempted. ART ICONS:
Gerhard Richter and Elmgreen & Dragset. FAVORITE HOTEL:
The Gansevoort Turks + Caicos. It’s sleek, beautiful and modern, and the restaurants there have amazing Caribbean dishes. DREAM EXHIBITION:
The Palace of Versailles has featured some impressive modern art installations. I love the juxtaposition of ultramodern art with the sweeping historical majesty of the place. It would be a huge honor to exhibit work there. GREATEST INDULGENCES:
Ice cream and plenty of espresso. I’M HAPPIEST WHEN…
I’ve finished a show, and I walk around the studio. Everything is gone, on its way. Once the place is clear, the studio becomes a blank canvas again, and I’m ready to work. LUXE INTERIORS
PORTRAIT: GARY JAMES. OPPOSITE: LORIN KLARIS. TOP RIGHT: COURTESY LILLIAN AUGUST.
Lillian August’s own home provides insight into her personal style that so seamlessly transitions into her brand’s identity. Opposite: A vignette found in August’s nearly 100,000-square-foot Norwalk location demonstrates the company’s easily accessible lifestyle.
For most, the name Lillian August calls a savvy retailer to mind. While her namesake stores sport an extraordinary range of stock from Henredon to Bernhardt, the star designer of the operation is August herself, an art
The Anson chair is one of August’s newest designs for Hickory White and features an asymmetrical dot pattern paired with a nailhead trim.
historian and painter who also creates her own textile, upholstery and case goods collections sold in her stores nationwide. “I find information and inspiration in everything,” explains August. “I am always looking for ideas to apply into my work.” Her earliest successes were imbued with historic references, but today August is recognized for work with a streamlined aesthetic that offers a fresh take on tradition yet still embraces old-world craftsmanship. Despite such achievement, she considers her biggest successes her three sons, also “in the biz.” Dan Weiss and John Weiss “are CEO and COO (respectively) of Lillian August, but I made Michael leave us to focus on his own collection,” she says. “He does modern so beautifully.” The same applies to the multitalented and ever-evolving August and the company that she has spawned. lillianaugust.com; 203.847.1596
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LILLIAN AUGUST EVERY DESIGNER SHOULD:
Respect their own work, and know that knowledge and years of experience make one a better designer. MY WORK IS…
New traditional; our brand embraces a range of lifestyles to meet the needs of our customers. TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
My computer, fabric shows and trade furniture and accessory markets. Ironically, all three are similar in that they’re fantastic sources for research and sourcing. DESCRIBE YOUR HOME.
My Florida house has a great outdoor space, which can be so important for quiet moments in the warm climate to retreat to from the hectic work schedule. I’M READING…
Making Ideas Happen, by Scott Belsky. I like practical and inspiring books about ideas rather than novels. TREND YOU’RE EXCITED BY:
Vintage textiles and pastels will be important again; they’re so romantic and feminine in spirit. LUXE INTERIORS
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HOME PLATE IN THIS CONNECTICUT HOME, THE MARRIAGE OF NATURAL LIGHT, AN O PEN LA YOUT A ND A PE RFE C T LY DI SPLAYED T ABL EW ARE COLLECTION MAKES FOR A NOSTALGIA-INDUCING KITCHEN.
etting out to renovate the kitchen of their cottage-style home in New Canaan, Connecticut, a couple didn’t have to search too far for their muse. With Dutch and Belgian heritages, respectively, the husband and wife instinctively harked back to the enchanting
aesthetics for which their native lands are revered. “We wanted to make sure that we retained a very cozy, vintage European vibe, like that of an old bakery, for instance,” homeowner and designer Tessa Neleman-Pimontel explains. Another check off their wish list was to keep the space open (notice the pared down cabinetry; the simple ceramic subway tiling by the Bertazonni hood and stove; uninterrupted counter space), organized and flooded with light while retaining a sense of genuineness. “This kitchen adds an instant feeling of authenticity to our home,” she says. “It works out well as an open space time together. Every afternoon, the low-setting sun pours in, which adds to the whole mood we were aiming to capture.”
We were lucky to find the elements needed to achieve the style we had in mind all along of European elegance with an artistic bohemian flair. TESSA NELEMAN-PIMONTEL, ECHO AND MERCER
PHOTO: ERIC PIASECKI.
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DISPLAY TYPE Opting for limited upper cabinetry, the Nelemans had to search for alternative answers to de rigueur storage questions. “The idea of the hutch was always in our minds, but it only came to fruition after we found the right pieces,” Tessa notes. “Nearing the final stages of the renovation, we took a trip to Mexico. We knew what we were looking for, but were very surprised when we found it in an old hardware store. We fell in love with the huge hutch and bought it right there and then.” To balance the rustic nature of the towering case, the homeowners kept it simple. “We like white as a base, but there are many touches of Delft and even Guatemalan earthenware in the mix. The key is to make sure that whatever is visible is positioned well (handles all turned the same direction, everything evenly spaced) and to edit, edit, edit. Keep only what you really need and use often.” For additional visual variety, they encircled the antique Swedish farm table with steel bistro chairs from Vagabond Vintage in Atlanta.
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SCENE STEALER A LOS ANGELES DESIGNER PLUCKS HER STYLE CUES FROM THE SILVER SCREEN, RESULTING IN A DRAMATIC BATHROOM AND CLOSET SUITE TAILORED TO SHINE.
hen a designer approaches a master bathroom suite with two specific inspirations in mind—the Ritz Paris (pre-renovation) and Carrie Bradshaw’s closet from the original
Sex and the City movie—the result is destined to be laden with glitz and theatricality. Such is the case for this opulent space that Estee Stanley dreamt up for a Beverly Hills client. “I wanted to make
PHOTO: NICK JOHNSON.
sure that my client used every square inch of her home, and that each space met her needs and represented who she was,” Stanley says. The resulting bathroom is a study in simple elegance, and the impact of letting just a few statement pieces have their moment in the spotlight: a sinuous freestanding Waterworks tub entices a leisurely soak; dreamy draperies in a blush tone coyly flirt with a coquettish portrait of Marilyn Monroe; two-tone marble floors are striking yet feel as if they’ve always been there; and finally, the crown jewel of the room, a polyhedron chandelier Stanley sourced from JF Chen in Los Angeles that would get the most pragmatic person’s pulse racing.
A luxurious bathroom always needs enough room for two people and beautiful materials such as marble and stone. It should feel as if you’re in a grand hotel. ESTEE STANLEY, ESTEE STANLEY DESIGN
CLOTHES QUARTERS What’s a designer to do when a client’s existing closet space simply isn’t sufficient for their wardrobe? Well, you relocate the master bedroom and transform the remaining space into a dressing room fit for a Rodeo Drive boutique, of course. “I like to think of closets as a fun playroom for women, so I try to make them big enough where you can have friends come over, hang out and play dress up,” Stanley says. “This typically calls for a seating area.” The designer brought in a custom chaise that offers her client (and her client’s fortunate guests) a place to sit and ponder the day’s sartorial decisions, while an antique rug from Lawrence of La Brea complements sleek custom cabinetry. “This is one of my favorite designs I’ve done,” Stanley says. “It’s every woman’s dream.”
PHOTO: NICK JOHNSON.
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FOR THE BATH 1) PuraVida 120-Air 1-Jet Handshower, Hansgrohe, $128; hansgrohe-usa.com. 2) Steel Polyhedron Pendant Medium, Restoration Hardware, $595; restorationhardware.com. 3) Emmy Small Tray, Arteriors, $370; arteriors.com. 4) Asscher Soap Dispenser, Waterworks, $90; waterworks.com. 5) Diva Stool by Azadeh Shladovsky, price upon request; jeandemerry.com. 6) Telangana Patterned Bone Boxes, $155 for set; zhush.com. 7) Gelsomino Nobile Leather Purse Spray, Acqua di Parma, $153; bloomingdales.com. 8) Luxury Beech Wood Bath Brush, Kent Brushes, $80; westcoastshaving.com 9) Iris Bench, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, $5,880; rosetarlowmelrosehouse.com. 10) Celine Bathtub, $12,296, Devon&Devon; devon-devon.com. 11) Stonegate Robe Hook, price upon request, Baldwin Hardware; baldwinhardware.com. 12) Round Thermostatic Trim Plate with Handle in Antique Brass Finish, Newport Brass, price upon request; newportbrass.com. 13) Mediterranean Bath Sheets, Coyuchi, $76; coyuchi.com. 14) Un Air De Diptyque Electronic Diffuser, Diptyque, $350; diptyqueparis.com.
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JUICER, CUTING BOARD AND TOWELS PHOTOS: MICHAEL SCHALK.
FOR THE KITCHEN 1) The Vegetable Garden, Taschen, $59.99; taschen.com. 2) Cutting Board, Droptine Woodworks, price upon request; droptinewoodworks.com. 3) Blown Glass and Ceramic Mortar/ Pestle, A.J Metissage, $105; aj-metissage.com. 4) Ovopur - Acrylic Base, Aquavovo, $729; shophorne.com. 5) Skeleton Key Cork Screw, Carl Aubock, $595; barneys.com. 6) Classic Blend, Sel Magique, $23; selmagique.com. 7) Constance Metal Dining Chairs, Ballard Designs, $449 for two; ballarddesigns.com. 8) Vanilla Beans, Nielsen-Massey, $9.95; williamssonoma.com. 9) Villa OG128 in Light Green and Burnished Brass, Officine Gullo, $21,326; officinegullousa.com. 10) Horn Servers, Jayson Home, $58; jaysonhome.com. 11) Wide Mouth Urn, Frances Palmer Pottery, $995; deringhall.com. 12) ZB500E52 Infinity Slow Juicer, Krups, $349; krups.com. 13) Marbella Horn Place Setting, Barneys New York, $468; barneys.com.
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ENTRÉZ-VOUS INTERIOR DESIGNER JOE LUCAS WORKED HIS DESIGN MAGIC, CREATING A GRAPHIC GALLERY WALL WITH PAPERS ENVISIONED AS WORKS OF ART.
Los Angeles designer and one half of Harbinger LA, Joe Lucas created an entryway to remember using the sleekest fall wallcoverings. A “sucker for a salon-style wall,” Lucas began his dynamic scene with artist Sharon Lee’s debut line as his anchor. “The chic gray-and-saffron combo of Lee’s Chrysanthemum design caught my eye instantly,” he says. Building from there, Lucas approached many of the papers as he would art. “Kelly Wearstler’s provocative new Crescent design is a recent obsession, so it needed to be framed. And the sculptural Weitzner paper lent itself to being floated in an acrylic box, earning the focal point position in the space.” From a Holland & Sherry-clad flowerpot and a Wearstler-wrapped lampshade to an Innovationsupholstered stool, Lucas reveals that wallpaper knows no boundaries.
Clockwise from top right: Channels in Ebony/Ivory, Groundworks; leejofa.com. Studs & Stripes in Yellow on Graphite Manila Hemp; phillipjeffries.com. Groove-V Out of Sight Type II Vinyl in Green-eyed Monster; mayaromanoff.com. Troubadour in Metallic on Peacock Blue; thibautdesign.com. Opposite, clockwise from bottom left: Lochwood by Nina Campbell; osborneandlittle.com. Chrysanthemum in French Grey, Sharon Lee Studio; harbingerla.com. Kyle SX7775; yorkwall.com. Crescent in Ebony/Gold and Feline in Grey/Black, Groundworks; leejofa.com. Vinyl Mirror Mirror in Bronze Beauty; phillipjeffries.com. Cumulus in Coconut Shell; weitznerlimited.com. Arabesque in Chartreuse, Crezana Design; johnrosselliassociates.com. Mockado WP1027, Grenfell WP1040 and Grenfell WP1042, Holland & Sherry; harbingerla.com. St. Tropez in Nickele; innovationsusa.com.
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“There are so many incredible collections out there now that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not wallpaper every inch of each project, and I couldn’t be happier for this material’s intrepid comeback.”
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Naturally lured by wallcoverings that possess an assured straight-lined disposition, interiors devotee Sara Ruffin Costello unexpectedly found herself swept away by the season’s more abstract offerings. “I was drawn to patterns that appear out of focus; especially those peachy, warm tones,” she explains. “They feel less expectant than chevron or stripes (which I love) that continue to pop up each year.” After reveling in a veritable trove of papers, Costello sought to create a sunburst, turning to London-based moldings manufacturer Solomon & Wu for a bit of architectural encouragement. “The plaster moldings were a structured counterbalance to the loose, dreamy quality of the papers, and the dynamic sunburst shape has an artistic character to it, like a patterned color wheel.”
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“There are no rules when it comes to wallpaper. It’s intuitive. When using a lot of papers, I strive for a strong whole-house narrative, picking up colors and themes from room to room.”
Clockwise from top left: Nymphaea MET 60095; wolfgordon.com. Heze 002; troveline.com. Saraille in Grape; designersguild.com. Vapour in Cloud; designtex.com. Contemporary II 69/1103; cole-and-son.com. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Eden in Verbena; romoblack. com. Nicchie 97/11035; cole-and-son.com. Cloud Petals in Pale Pink; brettdesignwallpaper.com. Kew in Amaranth; romoblack.com. Akita Vinyl in Mitsu Smoke; zoffany.com. 26-22106, Carl Robinson thru Sonia’s Place; 212.355.5211. Demeter Stripe in Tumeris/Pebble/ Magenta, Harlequin; zoffany.com. Moldings: Linear Architrave; solomonandwu.com
CASE STUDY GEOMETRICS AND BOLD PRINTS WERE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS SOPHISTICATEDLY CLAD BOOKCASE ORNAMENTED BY INTERIOR DESIGNER PHILIP GORRIVAN.
“There is so much to be excited about when it comes to wallpaper,” exclaims New York-based interior designer Philip Gorrivan, who’s heralded his longstanding love affair with the material throughout his design career. His studious composition began with an unadorned bookcase that, according to the designer, left much to be desired. Presented with the latest lines, Gorrivan cloaked the back of the shelves with a subtle yet striking Farrow & Ball stripe and developed groupings of covered books in stylized vignettes, each layer telling its own story. “Dedar’s new boldly hued geometrics alongside Clarke & Clarke’s punchy floral patterns
“I tend to gravitate toward geometrics or patterns that aren’t so directional. I love products that are fearlessly gutsy. It’s fun to create a little tension in a space by introducing a wallpaper that appears to completely break all the rules.”
Clockwise from top: Bookcase lining, Lattice BP 3503; farrow-ball.com. George in Grey; jonathanadler.com. Birds; kremelife.com. Jackson in Indigo; romoblack.com. Flower in Japhet; wolfgordon.com. Opposite: Bookshelves, top to bottom, left: Wow Indigo; dedar.com. Lattice BP 3505; farrow-ball.com. Floribunda in Magenta; clarke-clarke.com. Lattice BP 3502; farrow-ball.com. Bookshelves, top to bottom, right: Papillion in Chartreuse; clarke-clarke.com. Ray Cedre and Wow Sabbia; dedar.com. Bookshelf doors: Madras in Shanti, Crezana Design; johnrosselliassociates.com. Book on table: Soho Square in Sand, Crezana Design; johnrosselliassociates.com.
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INTERIOR DESIGN Celerie Kemble and Heidi Bianco, Kemble Interiors HOME BUILDER Andrew Galdau and John Carley, Empire City Construction BEDROOMS 4
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Citrine accents in a custom Mastour Galleries carpet and a lacquered parchment tabletop by Etched Design add bright color to the gray palette. Schumacher fabrics—silk velvet on Hickory Chair’s Silhouettes sofa and Gainsborough lilac velvet on tufted chairs by Design Quest Custom—encourage lounging. Right: The original fireplace and paneled walls were given new life by Empire City Construction.
ne renowned resident of Gracie Square—a cluster of neo-Gothic, circa 1929 buildings facing Gracie Mansion, the New York mayoral residence—was composer Irving Berlin. He reputedly penned his
famous musical Annie Get Your Gun in this graciously proportioned apartment situated in a building designed by famed architect Rosario Candela and co-architect William Lawrence Bottomley. Indeed, when it was purchased by a fortysomething Philippines-born couple with three young girls, it still boasted stained glass doorway transoms with musical themes that Berlin most likely commissioned. But the interiors seemed dark and stuffy. Fortuitously, through friends, the couple met designer Celerie Kemble and her associate, Heidi Bianco. “I liked Celerie and Heidi because they were so easy to talk to,” the wife says. “Celerie also has three kids, and I wanted a person who knew how to decorate and furnish a home that is beautiful and functional at
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the same time. I wanted most of the walls childproofed so they were okay to be touched by little fingers with chocolate crumbs.” What Kemble and Bianco did, in fact, was not unlike reinterpreting a beloved musical score. “The client wanted more femininity and spunk while also incorporating modern pops,” explains Kemble, “so we had to carefully measure where to use that aesthetic so as not to become incongruous with the traditional lines of the space.” The entry, swathed in Gracie wallpaper, is the most formal space and serves to ground the home in the building’s history. A left turn brings visitors into a vast living room-dining room, part of an enfilade of parkand river-facing rooms bracketed by a library and a kitchen. This stately lateral spread became the overture that introduces the score’s leitmotifs.
Empire City Construction revamped cabinetry in the kitchen and mixed a custom floor stain. Heidi Bianco of Kemble Interiors designed the new range hood, fabricated by Work and Design in Brooklyn. The 1970s Lucite stools, from Red Modern Furniture in Phoenix, add glamour. Globe pendants are by Arteriors.
Overlooking Carl Schurz Park, the breakfast nook showcases a Jonathan Adler chandelier over an Oly table. Vintage chairs from Jaydan Interiors are covered in fabric by Lee Jofa Threads.
A teak buffet from Sabina Danenberg Antiques in Miami anchors the dining room. Above it are a vintage mirror from Liz Oâ€™Brien and Gaetano Sciolari sconces purchased through 1stdibs. Oly chairs with Moore & Giles teal leather surround a glass-topped table with a labradorite base from Remi Danielle Design in West Palm Beach.
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The study’s Alexander sofa from Patagonia Home in Los Angeles, covered in a Pindler & Pindler herringbone, echoes the midnight blue theme, which also repeats on a leather Century Furniture desk chair. Philippine artist Lao Lian Ben’s painting and the Michaelian & Kohlberg carpet were the clients’ own.
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“She is such an effervescent person that we wanted to create a home as refreshing and luminous as she is,” says Kemble. “And the light and fog off the river went a long way to informing our palette of gray pearl, soft aquas and flashes of citrus yellow, like sun glints on water.” What about the husband? “He’s surrounded by four women, so it was a losing battle,” Bianco jokes. But they compensated by lacquering the library (“man space” says the wife) deep indigo. Childproofing came in the form of high-gloss walls that wipe clean and add luscious texture to the architectural envelope. Variations on these themes continue in the private quarters, with brighter shades dominating. The hallway’s lacquered linen walls, for instance, are citrine. “When you do these fancy finishes, it’s always a challenge,” says builder Andrew Galdau, who, with partner John Carley, executed these surfaces. “We had to skim-coat and sand the walls five times, shut down the entire project for several days to let the dust particles settle, then apply seven or more layers of paint—buffing walls in between—to
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give it that glass-like finish.” The duo also restored herringbone floors throughout and, in the kitchen, disassembled cabinetry, sanded and glazed it, then mixed a custom gray stain for the floor. “We didn’t want the family or guests to feel as though things were too delicate or forbidden,” adds Kemble, “so we intentionally mixed textures to strike a balance that was neither too glossy nor too matte.” Ergo, the quietly shimmering fabrics, touches of glimmering glass and muted metals. This balance also permeates the furnishings—a large family-friendly living room sofa is paired with tufted, very stylized armchairs, and occasional 1960s and ’70s accent pieces ramp up the apartment’s subtle polish without tilting toward glitz. The effects stay with you like, well, the hummable refrain of a popular melody. Music to this family’s ears. L
In the niche by a master bed dressed in Cristina Azario linens is a Dorothy Draper-style dresser from Circa Who in West Palm Beach, above which hangs a mirror from GO Home Ltd. Overhead, a chandelier from Made Goods adds reflective pizzazz.
ARCHITECTURE Paul Williger, Appleton & Associates, Inc. INTERIOR DESIGN Philip Nimmo, Philip Nimmo & Company, Inc. HOME BUILDER Tyler Udall and Andy Ggem, Tyler Development Corporation LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Dana White, Clark and White Landscape BEDROOMS 4
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STORY LINES A SKILLED TEAM CRAFTS AN ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN NARRATIVE FOR A
TUSCAN-STYLE RESIDENCE THAT SPINS AN EPIC TALE ON THE MALIBU COAST. W R I T T E N B Y JORG E S. A RAN GO
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The entry of a Malibu residence by architect Paul Williger and designer Philip Nimmo showcases metalwork fabricated by Perez Brothers Ornamental Iron Works. Opposite top: A formal motor court leads to the entrance. Opposite bottom: An antique Chinese chest from Charles Jacobsen Inc. marks the entry gallery.
ertain rules govern any good novel: It must be peppered with interesting characters; descriptive imagery should evoke a strong sense of place; and the plot should unfold with plenty of twists and turns, building suspense as the
story moves toward its dramatic resolution. One couple and their design team seemed to keep that narrative approach in mind throughout the creation of a gracious Italian-style residence on the Malibu coast. The protagonists were an entrepreneur, his wife and their teenage child. And setting the plot in motion: a series of trials even Homer’s Odysseus might have found daunting. First, the voluminous size of the new structure would require designer Philip Nimmo to embark upon a quest for not one, but many, holy grails. He and the wife began shopping before even breaking ground. “The things the clients collected were very eclectic,” says Nimmo, “but they serendipitously went together.” It took more than a year—and countless antiques galleries, flea markets, showrooms and art adviser Patsy Wolf Buckly—to expand that delicately calibrated aesthetic.
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When it came to the structure itself, the couple had clear ideas of the direction it should take. They met with architect Paul Williger—who has spent two decades working alongside Appleton & Associates founder Marc Appleton on projects recognized for their sensitive contextual style—and asked for a home reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse with old-world charm. Also, says Williger, “they wanted to be able to walk through the front door and see the Queen’s Necklace.” Wanting to add a few surprising layers to the story before embracing its climactic scene—that legendary coastline view stretching from Santa Monica to Point Dume—Williger oriented the structure to frame the Pacific, but sited it so that as the owners approach the ocean-side façade, they are redirected through two one-story garage pavilions, a motor court and then a lush entry garden. “Your attention is taken 140 L U X E I N T E R I O R S
Williger framed poignant views of the Pacific through custom steel French doors by Steelworks Etc. in the living room. Nimmo appointed the airy space with custom sofas and a Bourgeois Bohème chandelier. Left: Victorian chairs from Ralf’s Antiques stand in the room’s colonnaded periphery.
The distinctive dining room ceiling features antique terra-cotta brickettes laid in a herringbone pattern between reclaimed beams. Linen-covered 19th-century chairs surround an oak trestle table, all from Lucca Antiques, and the string painting is by Emil Lukas from Sperone Westwater in New York.
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away from the ocean,” explains Williger, who designed the residence and served as the firm’s principal-in-charge, “so that when you enter the house and experience the primary rooms, the view is rediscovered.”
Reclaimed barn beams from Vintage Timberworks accent a custom kitchen featuring open zinc shelves and marble walls. A granite countertop from Walker Zanger crowns the wire-brushed oak island, which is inset with an antique Italian sink. The barstools are by Axis Furniture.
In addition to the careful siting, working with materials and proportions that felt authentic was crucial. “A lot of people build Mediterranean-style houses that don’t look right because they get the proportions and finishes wrong,” explains the husband. Williger scaled the structure so that “it’s convincing, without being overwhelming,” says the architect, who also “built patina into the house” by using recycled terra-cotta roof tiles, antique pavers and about 140 reclaimed barn timbers. Comically, the mason laying the pavers began discarding any with imprints of chicken feet and other fowl. “We said, ‘What are you doing? Those are the best ones!’ ” recalls Williger, who gave them pride of place at the kitchen threshold. LUXE INTERIORS
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Another test for our storytellers—in this case builder Tyler Udall and his superintendent Andy Ggem—was the husband’s request that the pool deck be level with the main floor. That meant constructing midway down the slope of the property. “It was a challenging site,” says Ggem, “but between excavating for the basement and the pool area and then building up retaining walls, we didn’t have to import or export any soil.” Now the infinity-edge pool looks out to the horizon, and east-facing rooms enjoy stunning views of the canyons as well as garden areas that slope away from the house. “We did not want to terrace the slopes,” explains landscape architect Dana White. “Instead, we moved with the grades using pathways that open up into different areas of the garden.” Inside, Nimmo arranged the furniture with an eye for breathing space and synchronicity with the vistas. “That view is so immense and pristine,” he says. “It would be odd to feel cluttered inside and have that expanse outside.” Keeping furniture profiles generally low also preserved the sense of longitudinal spread in the main rooms, particularly the living room, where the architect designed broad rather than tall groin vaults. “They enhance the relationship to the horizon,” says Williger. “And they don’t feel out of scale or like there might be cobwebs way up on the ceiling.”
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A Moroccan rug from Mansour layers over antique terra-cotta tiles in the family room, which Nimmo furnished with custom linen-covered sofas. The leather club chairs, parchment-andbronze coffee table and the matching pendants are from Jean de Merry.
An antique French armchair covered with embroidered Indian fabric acts as a counterpoint to a parchment chest from Jean de Merry in the master bedroom. A Goccia table lamp from Nimmo’s own line complements a dramatic 19th-century Italian gilded shield from Blackman Cruz.
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“The architecture, in its purity, allowed for creative license with the interior design,” says Nimmo. “Thus we could create this wonderful and whimsical mix.” Working within a neutral palette, Nimmo complemented the many antique pieces with modern accents such as starburst-shaped pendants from Jean de Merry in the family room and sculptural side tables from his own eponymous line in the master bedroom. As in any good story, challenges are conquered, friendships forged and the protagonists stay with you long after the last page. “It’s not contrived at all,” Nimmo says of the home. “The personalities of the owners truly come out.” L
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A custom iron bed upholstered with Fortuny fabric anchors the master bedroom, where Nimmo converted a vintage Chinese chest into a pop-up TV cabinet. The designerâ€™s Cruz drinks table pairs with a sofa from Lucca Antiques, and the rug is from Kreiss.
CLASSIC TOUCH REPRISING A MUTUAL LOVE OF NEUTRAL COLOR AND NEOCLASSICAL FURNISHINGS, A CLIENT AND DESIGN TEAM REUNITE FOR A SECOND HOME IN WASHINGTON, D.C. W R I T T E N B Y SU SA N STILE S D O W E LL
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INTERIOR DESIGN Frank Babb Randolph, Frank Babb Randolph Interior Design ARCHITECTURE George Stavropoulos, George Stavropoulos & Associates P.C. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Guy Williams, DCA Landscape Architects, Inc. BEDROOMS 4
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hen designer Frank Babb Randolph’s client—a friend of 15 years—sold the Victorian house in Georgetown he helped her renovate and furnish, she soon asked him, “Can we get together and
find another?” She was hopeful their collaboration could be resurrected around the antiques and neutral color palette that he had initially conjured for that home. As the president and CEO of an information services company, the owner desired an elegant space for entertaining. As a remarried mother of a now combined family of three boys and two dogs, she required practicality. She also wanted Randolph to weigh in on the houses she and her husband were vetting. “Frank and I see eye-to-eye,” she says. “We met in the mid-1990s at an antiques shop over an impromptu discussion about the patina on a mirror we both loved. I asked him to come see the Victorian I was redoing. He came; that was it: my designer for life.”
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Designer Frank Babb Randolph’s neutral color scheme explodes in the living room, as seen in David Iatesta’s Tivoli bench upholstered in Elizabeth Benefield’s Lyme Foil linen. French vintage tables pair with FBR Custom chairs covered in gaufrage velvet. Left: The living room’s mirrored and slate-topped cabinet from John Rosselli & Associates is bordered by FBR Custom Klismos chairs.
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Randolph paired his clientâ€™s vintage dining table with mahogany chairs custom-painted with silver detailing on the swan head stiles. A contemporary work by Charlotte Culot from Art Cabinet Nantucket hangs above an elegant Niermann Weeks console.
In the family room, Randolph’s neutral color palette sets off the patina of a French 1930s Art Deco table. The FBR Custom club chair is covered in Cowtan & Tout fabric and resides next to a metal drinks table from Niermann Weeks. Another painting by Culot graces the wall.
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Among the offerings the couple showed Randolph was a house with classical styling in a quiet park-like neighborhood just outside Georgetown. Built in 1994, it had a stucco exterior with a plain yet well-proportioned presentation that reminded the clients of a European home. Randolph recognized elements of the Palladian style from studying classical architecture in Italy. He also saw how some deft changes could streamline the look. “I suggested they buy the house and tinker with its interior elements,” recalls Randolph. “The project’s latent classicism was right up my alley: big rooms and good proportions; an enfilade from a wide front hall to the rear of the house; and lots of light from big windows.” Adds landscape architect Guy Williams, “The garden design and plantings directly reflect the classic architecture of the home. We defined the front entry courtyard with cobblestone and brought in the large linden trees to create an aerial hedge along the street. The owner is very fond of Belgian gardens, so we developed more of a European-style courtyard.”
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Sunlight through new French doors on the west side of the house floods the first-floor family room, where a B&B Italia sofa is upholstered in Perennials fabric from Hines & Company. The vibrant pillow textiles by China Seas and a coffee table from Janus et Cie add texture to the space.
Between the kitchen and family room is a breakfast area architect George Stavropoulos renovated by eliminating columns that had originally set it apart. A Niermann Weeks pedestal table is paired with chairs by Bobby McAlpine for Lee Industries, from American Eye, wrapped in Perennialsâ€™ Gee Whiz fabric.
Above: Stavropoulos helped the clients design a larger kitchen, which features custom cabinetry by the architect from Baker & Kerr inset with triplestep molding and hardware by Linnea for a plain Shaker-style look. Left: Another Niermann Weeks console in the dining room showcases a collection of 19th-century silver-plated candlesticks.
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Anticipating Randolph’s changes was architect George Stavropoulos, who had also worked on the wife’s previous home. He renovated the kitchen and bathrooms and eliminated architectural elements obscuring the fundamental classicism of the internal layout. “I reinforced the ceiling across the back of the house in order to remove a columned half-wall enclosure between the kitchen and family room,” he says. The new completely open breakfast area retains its place as the focal point in a bay of French doors, but it is now minimally defined by Randolph’s graceful pairing of a garden-like pedestal table and slipcovered chairs. Taking the home’s due east-west exposure into account, Stavropoulos crafted full-height replacement French doors with narrow sashes for the west side. Interior door heights were also raised 18 inches to maximize LUXE INTERIORS
Set above David Iatesta’s Deux Plateau table in the master bedroom is a color-grid painting by the homeowner’s friend. Randolph matched linens from Abrielle to a headboard he had made from Colefax and Fowler fabric. The vintage columnar lamp is from David Bell Antiques.
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the light’s reach. Randolph then went about reassigning furniture from the client’s former home. He refurbished some of his custom seating with new indoor-outdoor upholstery for durability and extended the pale hues throughout. Select pieces of mahogany furniture present a counterpoint to the muted palette. Although not a lover of “brown wood,” says Randolph about traditional mahogany pieces, he favors “the contrasting punctuations of color and sculptural form” they offer in his design. Today, the clients couldn’t be happier in their new abode. And it was an easy task, thanks to being on the same page as Randolph with their like-minded approach to design. “I never had to give them more than two fabric choices,” says Randolph. “We were just that in sync.” L
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The master bedroomâ€™s hue was chosen for its serenity. The dresser and chair, both from Tone on Tone, are 19th-century Swedish antiques, and the club chair is an FBR Custom piece. David Iatestaâ€™s bench from Holly Hunt features Groves Bros. fabric and a lively Wolf Kahn oil painting hangs over the dresser.
uptown oasis A DECIDEDLY MODERN COLOR PALETTE BRUSHED ACROSS A GRAND CANVAS CREATES AN INVITING ABODE HIGH ABOVE ONE OF NEW YORK’S MOST CELEBRATED LANDMARKS. W R I T T E N B Y K IM BE RLY O LSO N
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In the living room, draperies in Kravetâ€™s Sumptuous turquoise fabric draw the eye toward the roomâ€™s view of the Metropolitan Museum. The daybed and Bridgewater-style sofa were both custom designed by Willey Design LLC, and the Karl Springer cocktail table was purchased at John Salibello. An abstract piece by artist Jorge Pardo hangs above the mantel.
bicoastal New York couple, having just renovated their apartment on the Upper East Side, were happily settling in. Their home, conveniently situated near their children’s school, was now perfectly designed
to their taste. As fate would have it, it was just at that moment when an upstairs neighbor approached them with an offer to buy their apartment. They certainly weren’t eager to depart their newly refreshed environs, but the offer was simply too enticing to refuse. So they made the sale and bought a larger apartment several blocks away, in a stately pre-war limestone building on Fifth Avenue. “Only in New York,” says John Willey, the couple’s interior designer, who is accustomed to the unpredictable events that unfold in the world of white-hot New York real estate. The couple’s new apartment was spacious but stodgy. “It was quite heavy, with lots of chocolate browns and tans,” Willey says. “It had big swag draperies that closed off the best views, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art across the street.” The goal, explains Willey, was “to lighten it up and give it a more playful and youthful character. They love color and a fun, jazzy quality.” The couple wanted to use the
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A teak Guerin dining table and Dumas chairs, both by Robert Lighton, grace the dining room and are centered by a vintage Vistosi glass chandelier. Opposite: The Andre console from Robert Lighton sits in the homeâ€™s 30-foot-long entry and is paired with a Mongolian fur stool by Lillian August. The geometric plaster lamp is from Flair Home Collection in New York. Melanie Schiffâ€™s Last Lagoon hangs above the console.
The apartment’s original dining room was converted to a family-friendly media room. The custom bookcase—a mix of lacquered ice blue cabinets and warm wood veneer insets—features floating shelving with integrated uplights for dramatic effect. The bookcase was fabricated by Silkwood Ltd. in Bellmore, New York. C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 163
furnishings from their previous apartment, a mix of custom-designed pieces and a treasure of vintage furniture from Karl Springer, André Arbus and Edward Wormley. But given that they were starting over, they decided to switch up the color scheme. For the new apartment, Willey chose a palette of gray, black, pale blue, ivory, and pops of cranberry. “I had the mahogany furniture ebonized,” he says. “The upholstery—which was in creamy ivories, aubergine and turquoise—we covered in silver, pale blue and charcoal. I didn’t want to 166 L U X E I N T E R I O R S
The media room offers comfortable seating options, including a B&B Italia sofa and Paley chairs in Kravet fabric custom designed by Willey Design LLC. Restoration Hardwareâ€™s Blackhawk coffee table mirrors a modernist chrome-and-Lucite chandelier by Gaetano Scolari purchased at John Salibello. The custom rug is from Beauvais Carpets.
In the study, a custom desk was designed by Willey Design LLC and fabricated by Silkwood Ltd. A custom rug from Beauvais Carpets is infused with blocks of white, mimicking the geometric sculpture on the desk by Dan Schneiger. The Oly Pipa Bowl chandelier from Mecox Gardens is paralleled by Harland Millerâ€™s 61 With a Bullet from the homeownerâ€™s personal collection.
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use any prints, because I wanted to showcase the sculptural elements of the chairs and the tables without adding a lot of busyness to them. We bleached all of the floors to a beautiful Scandinavian gray to get a dreamy, in-the-clouds effect that makes the apartment feel calm and serene.”
A Danish-style chair provides a spot for reading and relaxing. Custom designed by Willey Design LLC, the chair is upholstered in a pale gray velvet by Lee Jofa and a ribbed wool by Pollack. A stainlesssteel Vortex table, from Global Views in New York, reflects light from the chandelier above. The solid green painting is by Nina Beier.
With the help of builder Ted Thirlby and his team, Willey reworked the floor plan slightly to better suit the family’s needs. The home had plenty of closets but, as is typical in a century-old building, they were tiny. “The previous design was a little awkward, in terms of the way the closets and the hallway were laid out,” Thirlby says. “So John cleaned it up to make it flow a little better, and we rebuilt the closets.”
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The team also cleaned up the architecture to bring in the light from Fifth Avenue and to give the apartment a more youthful energy. The design throughout was intended to best showcase the couple’s evergrowing art collection, which includes pieces by George Condo, Louise Bourgeois and Harland Miller. Perhaps the most labor-intensive project was taking the apartment’s somewhat dreary entry hall and transforming it into a striking gallery featuring broad stripes of limestone in smoke and champagne, with matching faux paint that continues the striped effect up the walls and across the ceiling. “It was an out-there idea, but I had a brave client who let me go with it,” Willey says. “The goal was to create sort of an abstracted Chinese puzzle box for a ‘wow’ effect when you walk into the apartment.”
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The updated kitchen includes Restoration Hardware’s Vintage Toledo barstools that provide seating for snacks or chats with the cook. The room’s coffered ceiling was wallpapered to resemble the texture of 1940s French eggshell lacquer. The contemporary sofa was custom designed by Willey Design LLC, and the swing-arm library lamp above is from Nicholas Antiques.
A custom banquette and table by Willey Design LLC join Restoration Hardware Buckle chairs in the breakfast nook; Circa Lightingâ€™s Goodman lamp hangs above. The artwork, Untitled Series by Richard D. Crawford, was purchased from the artist.
A Sorraia four-poster bed purchased at Holly Hunt anchors the bedroom; the vintage mirror above is from Lilli and Loo. The walls are high-impact, thanks to Phillip Jeffries Rivets wallpaper; bedding from Frette mimics its geometric pattern. Flanking the bed are vintage bamboo side tables purchased at Mecox Gardens. For bedtime reading, Campaign sconces from Restoration Hardware add light.
In the powder room, a custom vanity designed by Willey Design LLC features a diamond-cut counter surface, glistening wallpaper-fronted drawers, and hardware applied in a constellation pattern. Twig wall lights from Vaughan Designs add a natural element to the space. The bronze bust was purchased at Flair Home Collection. C O N T I N U E D F R O M P A G E 170
Adds Thirlby, “It was a technical challenge, because the walls had to be perfectly flat and plumb, so we had to apply plaster over the existing walls to get them just right. If they were a little off, those stripes would show the inequities in the walls.” In the end, the entry gallery—and the entire home—took on a visually distinctive yet serene vibe. “It’s all cool colors,” Willey says. “When you walk in, it’s very calm and soothing, which is the entire point of an apartment in New York City. You want to have a dip in an oasis after coming in from stressors of the crazy city.” L LUXE INTERIORS
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AN AVANT-GARDE DESIGN SENSIBILITY PAIRED WITH SUBTLE SOPHISTICATION PROMISES AN OVER-THE-TOP DINING ROOM IN CHICAGO.
DISTINCTIVE DÉCOR Designer Kara Mann creates impeccable interiors for clients from her hometown of Chicago to the glittering city of Dubai. When asked about her favored fashion designer, she exclaims “Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. He makes rocker chic elegant,” she continues, almost inadvertently describing her own signature style. In the dining room pictured here, the draperies are made from Missoni fabric, while the chandelier mimics the punk theme of this year’s Met Ball. Recently, Mann launched a collection of supple leather fabrics with Moore & Giles, citing things such as a vintage Gucci motorcycle jacket as inspiration. Not surprising then that she crowns leather her favorite “non-neutral” neutral. Q+A How has your personal style evolved over the years? It’s become more edited, more sophisticated and more simplified. What is one trend that you’d love to see go? As far as interior design, I’d be happy not to see any more overdyed rugs, and for fashion I’m fairly tired of asymmetrical hems.
“I would describe my personal aesthetic and my interior design style as one in the same really...elegant, effortless edge.”
A patterned saucer reflects on a metallic demitasse. Mixed Anamorphic Cup and Saucer Set, $125; momastore.org
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With storage to boot, the beauty of this rare gypse cabinet is more than skin-deep. Gypse Cabinet, $22,500; bespokeglobal.com
If one can put together an outfit, would you agree one could also pull together a room? If you’ve got it, you’ve got it.
The retro design of this mixed-metal fire screen is artfully dramatic. Starburst Fire Screen, price available upon request; johnlyledesign.com
Infinite facets of aquamarine glass shimmer and shine in this classically formed vase. Century Vase, $3,895; moserusa.com
PORTRAIT: JONATHAN BECKERMAN. DINING ROOM PHOTO: TONY SOLURI.
What is your favorite fashion fabric to use in your design projects? Toyine Seller’s wovens. They are ridiculously chic.
ADVENTUROUS PATTERNS, TAILORED LINES AND JUST THE RIGHT DOSE OF COLOR EQUAL A MODISH MASTERPIECE IN NEW YORK’S GRAMERCY PARK.
GENTLEMEN’S QUARTERS The living room of designer Robert Passal’s New York apartment, with its custom moldings and eclectic accessories, perfectly exhibits his aesthetic, self-described as “classic and tailored with a definitive edge.” Passal’s décor point of view effuses his personal style, although he believes “there is a vast difference between dressing yourself and dressing a room.” With interiors, “space, scale and functionality are all major factors,” he explains. Not one to shy away from color, Passal considers a wide range of shades to be the easiest way to incorporate fashion into the home, his favorite hue being aqua. “I’m often called a peacock,” Passal laughs, “which I’ll take as a chic term of endearment.” Q+A Do you ever use fashion fabrics in your design projects? I’m crazy for men’s suiting, especially gray flannel and cashmere chalk stripes used in upholstery. Do you side more with Chanel’s “remove one item before leaving the house” or Tony Duquette’s “more is more?” I fall somewhere in the middle, but the trick is knowing when to stop. Living with items you love, be it art, accessories or daily heirlooms, makes a house a home.
LIVING ROOM PHOTO: JOSHUA MCHUGH. PORTRAIT: JONATHAN BECKERMAN.
Favorite fashion designer? If I could cross-pollinate Tom Ford and Paul Stuart, I would turn one of my bedrooms into a walk-in closet.
“I’ve never been a fan of the ‘staged’ approach to decorating. Personal accessories can turn a mediocre space into a stunning home.”
Red coral resin with a maritime theme will cast a fiery glow in any setting. Diallo Chandelier, $3,000; arteriors.com
Made of solid wood and two-way hinges, this screen has a chic and functional appeal. Ventura Screen, $1,370; mgbwhome.com
Best style advice? “The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.”
Ikat fabric is enveloped with Lucite to create a stylish presentation. Madeline Weinrib Brindle Mor Tray, priced from $495; barneys.com
Get a handle on chinoiserie flair with a statement turquoise vase. Emissary Dragon Vase, $435; claytongrayhome.com
SUBTLE PATTERNS, NOTEWORTHY SHAPES AND RICH TEXTURES TAKE CENTER STAGE IN A LAID-BACK CALIFORNIA LIVING SPACE.
INNATE STYLE Best known for a Hollywood-glam aesthetic in a mostly neutral palette, designer and shop owner Tobi Tobin believes that style comes from within, and as is the case with any tastemaker, she claims her tastes have evolved over the years. “I’ve come a long way from wearing preppy embroidered pants in Palm Beach,” she jokes. In her own Los Angeles living room, Tobin expertly layers creams, grays and wood tones, taking cues from Donna Karan—a favorite fashion designer. Her home also works as a place to try out new ideas for her eponymous shop on Sunset Boulevard, where she sells her own furniture collection among vintage pieces and signature candles. Q+A Best style advice? Style truly comes from within, but having the courage to live with it and express it to the world takes confidence. What’s your favorite unexpected neutral? Flax linen is a beautiful neutral, but only when paired with a range of other textures. How do you see fashion trends translated for interiors? Most often through color selection. As designers, we can’t help ourselves. Fashion and interiors have always gone hand in hand.
Black, cream and a hint of gold create an instant floral classic. Catalina Fabric in Onyx, $132 per yard; ralphlaurenhome.com
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A woodsy take on the tub chair is both comfortable and modern. Robinson Chair, $3,950; hunifordcollection.com
“Whether styling a room or an outfit, you should figure out what scale works for you. Great designers have a keen sense of proportions.”
This hand-cast solid brass antler is a glamorous alternative to taxidermy and adds elegance to its locale. Antler, $195; aerin.com
Iconic basket weave is seen here in form of a parchment shade. Pergamena Intrecciato Lamp, $10,800; bottegaveneta.com
PORTRAIT AND LIVING ROOM PHOTO: GREY CRAWFORD.
Who is your favorite fashion designer? I am a huge Donna Karan fan. She is incredibly talented and innately knows her brand.
Photography by Audrey Michel
denver designer show home. Luxe Interiors + Design was honored to be the media sponsor for the 2013 Denver Designer Show House benefitting Childrenâ€™s Hospital Colorado. To celebrate the success of this incredible project, we gathered the design community for a series of exclusive events. The gardens and pool surrounding the grand property provided the perfect backdrop for bringing together the talented design professionals who donated their time. It was a delight to share the home with Luxe VIPs visiting from around the country, as well as local art, architecture and design enthusiasts. The Show House was a enormous success with over 2000 ticketed guests visiting the home, raising over $100,000 for Childrenâ€™s Hospital Colorado.
Photography by Jonathan Beckerman
artmrkt hamptons vip lounge. Luxe Interiors + Design’s VIP lounge at artMRKT Hamptons hosted nearly 3,000 affluent art connoisseurs and Hamptons socialites on its opening night, as well as an additional 8,000-plus guests throughout the weekend. A big thank you to our sponsors for providing the products that fashioned a gracious oasis: Walking on Wood’s gorgeous floors set the stage for a lovely space furnished by Safavieh’s Couture Collection and curated by Design House; Hudson Valley’s show-stopping fixture lit the path to the lounge where midcentury modern chairs from Wyeth complemented the scene; and outside on the terrace, HG Stone’s teak stone tiles exuded a level of sophistication and acted as a perfect canvas for modern lounge furniture by Harbour Outdoor, which recently launched in the U.S. Additional thanks are in order for the brands that supplied the finishing touches, including Duralee, SA Baxter, DP Studio and Custom Cool. Luxe will be hosting artMRKT in Houston at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair and in Miami at Miami Project during Art Basel. For more information, visit art-mrkt.com.
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Furnishings don’t make a home. Life does. And life isn’t something that comes from a store. Design is the way you present your lifestyle to the world. And that’s when the right furnishings make all the difference.
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