Luxe Magazine September/October 2017 National

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CONTENTS

Left: Inside the high-end, gallery-like showroom of Coup D’Etat in San Francisco. Page 44 Right: Intricate molded-brass leaves form the border of a mirror by Portuguese furnishings brand Ginger & Jagger. Page 50 Below, left: Diamond Emerald Sideboard / bocadolobo.com. Page 230

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EDITOR’S LETTER CONTRIBUTORS INSPIRATION FOUND Jewels, diamonds and gems refine both fashion and interiors, demonstrating the longstanding magnetism and allure that precious stones have had over the centuries.

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ON DISPLAY What makes a showroom white-hot? See how design connoisseurs are taking a curatorial approach to exhibiting talent.

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BEHIND THE BRAND Nature informs the striking works of Portuguese custom furnishings company Ginger & Jagger.

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BESPOKE From her California studio, Miriam Dym crafts bright block prints that are anything but traditional.

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COLLABORATION Marble goes minimal for a series of vases from Italy’s Bloc Studios and photographer Carl Kleiner.

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ROUNDUP The season’s latest hardware selections are sure to add a touch of glamour, industrial flair or modernity to any space.

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Right: A black-and-white palette reigns supreme in this South Carolina bathroom by Cortney Bishop Design. Page 132 Center: Arcades Dinner Plate in Grey by Philippe Deshoulieres / bloomingdales.com Page 92 Below: Anna Aristova of A Space was inspired by the cosmos for her Found collection of handcrafted pieces made from black clay and specks of gold. Page 102

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MATERIAL Earth’s natural beauty makes for unparalleled inspiration, as seen in our latest crop of fresh wallcoverings.

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TREND Excite your stylish and sophisticated inner bookworm with products influenced by four newly released seasonal reads.

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SPOTLIGHT On view: We’ve curated a collection of gallery-worthy furniture and accessories that are veritable works of art.

THE LOOK

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KITCHEN + BATH These minimalistic kitchens and baths offer a heaping dose of style without the fuss, making a convincing case for the old adage that less is more.

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THE REPORT Our annual deep-dive into the luxury real estate market, including must-have features and desirable nabes.

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THE LONG GAME Inspired by the work of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, homeowners collaborate with their designers to create a grand Greenwich, Connecticut, estate that exudes the centuries-old charm of a classic English country house. Written by Lisa Bingham Dewart / Photography by Joshua McHugh

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HISTORY NOW In Houston, a midcentury abode enjoys a modern-day face-lift with reverence to its original architecture. Written by Mindy Pantiel / Photography by Nick Johnson

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AN ARTIST’S LIFE New York painter Alexander Yulish’s vibrant works, dominated by bold and dramatic brushstrokes, are garnering attention across the country. Written by Michelle Brunner / Photography by Evan Sung

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THE WRITE STUFF Penning a new chapter for a residence in Montecito, California, a savvy design team graces it with both an old-world appeal and thoroughly modern comfort. Written by Jennifer Sergent / Photography by Trevor Tondro

ON THE COVER: In the living room of a Greenwich, Connecticut, home designed by Michael Aiduss, a lustrous Maison Jansen writing table from Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Centre and a chair covered in a bright Quadrille velvet complement the muted tones of draperies made of Fabricut silk and a silk-and-wool rug by Marc Phillips. Page 170 018 / luxesource.com

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▲ FRENCH ACCENT IN CHICAGO A Francophile at heart, designer Amy Kartheiser’s love for all things related to France is what drew her to her Normandy-style refuge in the village of Wilmette. After adding her own touches to the interiors à la French designer Joseph Dirand—and balancing the structure’s older architecture with modern-day elements—Kartheiser fashioned her ideal setting reminiscent of a Parisian apartment. See more images at luxesource.com/chicago-french-accent.

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AUSTIN ABODE WITH GLAM INTERIORS Restoring a historic residence back to its original glory was the challenge that architect Stephen Kubenka and builder Robert Howard were tasked with for this Austin home. After executing a careful restoration to keep the integrity of the Georgianstyle architecture intact, the design team then created an up-to-date space for a family of five. Read more about the renovation and see the chic interiors by designer Jan Showers in the complete slideshow. luxesource.com/austin-georgian-style

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Dym Textiles puts a fresh twist on the classic tradition of block printing.

This is our annual Luxury Report issue, in which our editorial team seeks to define what luxury truly means. What we’ve been pondering, and discovered, is that personalization and making a statement of one’s own is high up on the list of how people want to live today. There’s a yen for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected. When on the hunt, what catches our eye is design with a distinctive quality: alluring, yet with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element. More often, creatives have a narrative woven through their work that adds another layer of interest and engagement. This season, we dig a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for designers and artisans who are producing exclusive objects—for they have made craft cool, and luxurious, again.

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CONTRIBUTORS

BEHIND THE SCENES GET TO KNOW A FEW OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS THEY TALK ALL THINGS DESIGN.

ALLISON MCCARTHY Writer / San Francisco

What’s intriguing you right now in the world of design? I am enjoying the move away from minimalism to a more vibrant, layered, maximalist approach. A little color and whimsy can take a space from safe and staid to lavish and fun. Most interesting person you’ve ever met: I had the great honor of meeting journalist and historian Hamish Bowles, who was visiting San Francisco as the guest curator for the de Young Museum’s “Balenciaga and Spain” exhibit. He is so poised and well-spoken but also self-deprecating, and he just has this vast knowledge on such a wide range of subjects. I could have listened to his stories for days. If I weren’t a writer, I would… Try my hand as an interior designer. As a writer, I express my creativity in the form of words on a page, but I think it would be so rewarding to see a vision come to life in a home through a curated collection of handpicked objects and furnishings.

JOHN GRANEN

Photographer / Seattle Best career advice you’ve ever received: It came from Howard Fry, a Canadian photographer. He said, “Shoot for magazines and become an expert on a specific subject.” So, I began to shift gears, and found a handful of editors at interior design magazines who were very receptive to my style. Fortunately, they assigned me many shoots over the years that have sent me to places I may not have experienced on my own. What books have impacted you the most? Gordon Parks’ autobiography was very inspiring. He shot for both Life and Vogue magazines and forged a prominent career that must have been daunting in a nearly all-white profession. Also, Don Normark’s Chávez Ravine, 1949: A Los Angeles Story is a masterpiece. It is a poetic documentation of a community without a voice. Both remind me of the power of the image. If you could shoot anywhere in the world, where would it be? Usually it’s wherever I happen to be, and hopefully with pleasant weather, friendly folks and subjects that are both inspiring and thought-provoking. I also like carving out images from scenes that are windows into the everyday.

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CARMEL BRANTLEY Photographer / Palm Beach What type of design inspires you? I am—along with my husband, photographer Robert Brantley—in awe of the many young designers who are creating inspiring interiors and architecture with such passion, vision and ingenuity. Most fascinating person you’ve ever met: My childhood friend, Sheila Holzworth, was an amazing woman who lost her eyesight at age 10, but she never lost her zeal for life. She was the first blind woman to reach the summit of Mount Rainier as well as receive an Olympic gold medal in skiing—a true inspiration. Top three things on your design wish list: I’m currently obsessing over wallcoverings. A few of my favorites include de Gournay’s Amazonia hand-painted wallpaper, Anthropologie’s Great Meadow Mural and the original Don Loper Martinique banana leaf design from The Beverly Hills Hotel.

LAUREN A. GREENE Writer / New York Where do your creative influences come from? As a writer, I’m most inspired by reading. I can spend hours lost in the stacks at the Strand bookstore flipping through a wide range of materials—from psychology and philosophy to historical fiction and travelogues to its amazing selection of art and design books. Prized possessions: My collection of vintage handbags that belonged to my grandmother. Every one of them is in mint condition, and I never get as many compliments as I do when I’m using one. Plus, I love that I get to carry around a piece of her with me. Current design obsession: The blue velvet couch I recently purchased. Now, I just need to find the perfect silk ikat pillows to finish it off. If I weren’t a writer, I’d be… An art curator. In college, I had a temp job at The Metropolitan Museum of Art assisting in a variety of departments. To this day, I still think about how exciting and interesting it was.

mccarthy headshot: justin vandever. study photo: brantley photography; interiors by studio hus. brantley headshot: robert brantley. greene headshot: raffaella camporeale greene. granen headshot: courtesy john granen.

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RADAR Meet the designers, artisans and tastemakers blending old-fashioned craftsmanship with forward-thinking ideas to change our perceptions of luxury.

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LIGHT TOUCH

RADAR / ON DISPLAY

BESPOKE, HANDCRAFTED, ARTISANAL—THESE ARE WORDS THAT HAVE PROMPTED RENEWED INTEREST IN DESIGN—AND THAT WE CONTINUE TO EXPLORE. TURN THE PAGE TO DISCOVER INFLUENCERS, MAKERS AND BRANDS THAT ARE REDEFINING LUXURY ONE HANDMADE GOOD AT A TIME.

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CURATORS OF COOL MEET THE TRAILBLAZERS WHO ARE SHAKING UP DESIGN WITH SPACES THAT ARE PART SHOWROOM, PART GALLERY. WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH HUEBSCH

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The Future Perfect, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles

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Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan COOL FACTOR: Fifteen years ago, Rossana Orlandi founded her eponymous gallery in a former tie factory as a way to transform her passion for art collection into a multifarious platform for design. Showcasing avant-garde works in a fluid space in Milan’s Magenta district, Orlandi’s gallery demonstrates her eclectic taste and influential reach. Case in point: Her focus on the work of emerging Dutch designers recently earned her a visit from the King and Queen of Holland, who traveled to Milan to learn about the work of

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Dutch talents such as Guglielmo Poletti and Sander Wassink. Of her hunt for the latest talent, Orlandi says, “I always search for designers who have a story to tell. Not only the object, but the story behind it, captures me.” SCOUTING TALENT: Exhibitions at arts schools throughout the world are important to Orlandi—this is where she finds many of the emerging designers that eventually join her roster. ON HER FORECAST: Furniture designer Piet Hein Eek is a longtime favorite. rossanaorlandi.com

alhadeff portrait: lauren coleman. orlandi portrait: giovanni gastel. galleria rossana orlandi photo: nico zupanc.

COOL FACTOR: Just walking into The Future Perfect’s showroom in downtown Manhattan makes you instantly feel more in-the-know. Partnering with designers like glass sculptor John Hogan and ceramicist Eric Roinestad on exclusive collections, TFP consistently delivers covetable furniture and objets that can’t be found anywhere else. “We take a lot of time transforming the spaces and pushing the displays so that every time you visit, it’s going to be different,” says owner David Alhadeff. With the addition of a San Francisco outpost and the new appointment-only Casa Perfect showcase, housed in a private residence in the West Hollywood Hills, Alhadeff is quickly weaving his web of design influence across the country. The goal is to create a destination for clients who yearn for unexpected, utterly unique items and will go just about anywhere to find them. SCOUTING TALENT: For Alhadeff, trade shows like Salone del Mobile in Milan, the London Design Festival and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York are important for networking and developing relationships with new designers. ON HIS FORECAST: New collections from Jonathan Cross, Christopher Stuart and Chris Wolston. thefutureperfect.com

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COOL FACTOR: This cavernous showroom is home to rare antiques, including vintage Italian furniture, original works from founder Darin Geise’s own line and stunning pieces from the likes of Ashley Tudor, Damian Jones and Christopher Kreiling. Geise cemented his place in the industry by buying and selling antiques out of a warehouse where he lived and worked, later earning a spot in the exclusive San Francisco Design Center before branching out to a location across the street: “I created these dynamic installations, had amazing parties and put the store on the map as a real spot in the center that was changing the way people looked at antiques,” he says. Today, his creative team reimagines the 8,000-square-foot space’s displays every 10 weeks, so the offerings always feel fresh. “It’s definitely not your stereotypical showroom,” says Geise. SCOUTING TALENT: Geise describes himself as always being “on the prowl” for new product. He combs design fairs and shows throughout the world, focusing on France and Italy for antiques and Scandinavia for collectable furniture. ON HIS FORECAST: “We just started representing artist Kelly Kiefer, who does amazing light sculptures,” he says. There are also plans to expand the Coup Studio brand across the country. coupdetatsf.com ⊳ CLAIRE

WARNER & SAM VINZ

Volume Gallery, Chicago

COOL FACTOR: Formed by Claire Warner and Sam Vinz, Chicago’s Volume Gallery features a roster that includes textile designer Christy Matson and ceramicist Anders Ruhwald, among others. Back in 2008, Warner and Vinz met through a mutual friend, designer Jonathan Nesci, and soon launched their first solo exhibition in their space. After seven years working together, the pair believes their bond is kismet. “For us, it’s always about people working at the peak of their abilities and pushing their respective mediums forward,” says Vinz. Volume plays host to approximately five solo exhibits and three group shows a year, and acts as an incubator for artistic experimentation for creatives like architectural firm Krueck + Sexton, whose solo exhibition begins in September. SCOUTING TALENT: Warner and Vinz follow current events to evaluate artists’ relevance in the context of what’s happening in the world; plus, they love to connect with artists on Instagram to get a sense of what they’re working on in real time. ON THEIR FORECAST: Ross Hansen, whose work as a landscape architect informs his furniture design through exploration of the convergence of materiality and form. wvvolumes.com ⊲ ADAM

BLACKMAN & DAVID CRUZ

Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles

COOL FACTOR: Housed in a former legendary nightclub, this 9,500-square-foot gallery from design visionaries Adam Blackman and David Cruz has a quintessentially L.A. vibe, thanks in part to a view of the Hollywood sign. But the real draw is what’s inside: a treasure trove of furniture, lighting and art, representing designers including Lindsey Adelman, Gianni Vallino and Dan Pollock, to name a few. Finding new design talent seems to be in the partners’ DNA: “We both feel the same way; it’s all about the hunt,” says Blackman. Whimsical antique finds and custom-made case goods round out the selection, which is a bottomless resource for some of the most creative people in the world. SCOUTING TALENT: Italy and London are two of the most inspiring locales for the pair, though they each do their own scouting trips, which results in a fascinating melting pot of pieces from different eras and origins. ON THEIR FORECAST: Both are fond of L.A. interior designer Jane Hallworth, whose furniture and lighting combine imaginative storytelling elements with a modern sensibility. blackmancruz.com

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geise portrait and showroom photo: daniel villareal. warner and vinz portrait and showroom photo: courtesy volume gallery. blackman and cruz portrait: stephen busken. blackman cruz showroom photo: ross floyd.

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FORCE OF NATURE PORTUGUESE BESPOKE FURNISHINGS COMPANY GINGER & JAGGER EMBRACES NATURAL FORMS, USING SUMPTUOUS MATERIALS TO CREATE FUNCTIONAL, CUTTING-EDGE DESIGNS.

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Clockwise from far left: Oyster shells inspired Ginger & Jagger’s Pearl wall lamp; brand founder Paula Sousa; leaves are molded in brass to form a border for a mirror; artisans hammer metal into organic forms; and a brass-cast magnolia branch serves as the foundation for a sideboard.

Envision a dining table base that resembles twisting, gilded rosebud vines or a cast-brass floor lamp that takes its shape from tropical banana leaves. Such foliage becomes fodder for the imaginative designs at Portuguese furnishings brand Ginger & Jagger. “When we look at organic forms in the world, the delicacy of nature, as well as its innate rawness, it really is pure poetry,” says Paula Sousa, the company’s CEO and creative director. After working as an interior designer and creating upholstered items for Ginger & Jagger’s sister company, Munna Design, Sousa branched out, literally, to explore her distinct vision inspired by the greatest muse of all: Mother Nature. Compelled by her adoration of the earth’s wild landscape, she launched the label in 2012. “My longing was to create

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objects that can make people perceive the beauty in nature,” remarks Sousa. “I find it so moving, and I wanted to bring that personal connection and emotion to my creations.” The brand enlists local artisans in the northern coastal city of Porto—known for its sweet dessert wine and traditional craftsmanship—scouring nearby terrain to unearth and gather motifs, textures and shapes to inform the designs. Sousa and her team then transform these branches, leaves and other organic elements into table legs, mirror details and light fixtures, to name a few. These rugged details are employed using old-world techniques, like welding and marquetry, with an unparalleled blend of luxury materials such as brass, copper and marble. For instance, a brass-casted mold of a found magnolia branch acts as the base for the line’s Primitive dining

table. “The conceptual process is beautiful to me, as we don’t have to change what nature has to give,” says Sousa. “Beauty is necessary in life, and I want to make ordinary items have an extraordinary look and feel.” While every offering has a perceived silhouette, each piece is made to order and crafted with its own soul and narrative in mind, taking weeks to create. The components of each product are made by various craftspeople—including skilled jewelry makers who perform some of the metalwork— and later assembled into the finished product. “Handcrafting is all about devoting the time necessary to producing an object but also perfecting a skill, and our artisans have spent many years learning their trades,” explains Sousa. “Time is the ultimate luxury.”

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MAKER’S MARK

IN HER CALIFORNIA WORKSHOP, TEXTILE DESIGNER MIRIAM DYM PUTS HER STAMP ON AN AGESOLD CRAFT TO CREATE PLAYFUL ONE-OF-A-KIND PRINTS. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MICHELLE BRUNNER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALANNA HALE

When thinking of the centuries-old Indian art form of block printing, visions of delicate swirling paisley forms hand-stamped onto fabric by elaborately carved teak blocks come to mind. But that’s not the case at Berkeley, California-based Dym Textiles, where designer Miriam Dym is putting her own twist on this time-worn tradition. Linear in composition, brightly hued and bursting with an almost musical energy, Dym’s bespoke patterns have more in common with the West Coast modern vibe seen in the work of other San Francisco-area, artisanbased companies such as Heath Ceramics and Peace Industry, whose felt rugs share a similar

Textile designer Miriam Dym strikes a pose in her Berkeley, California, studio surrounded by examples of her work. Left: Dym’s block-printed textiles are unique for their watercolor-like palette.

geometry. Inspired by the colors and textures of the northern California landscape, the designer often names the grid-like prints and colorways after local attractions. “We use an old-school technique, but try to create a fresh new look that feels distinctly modern,” she says. And that technique, believe it or not, involves a bit of chemistry: There is science behind

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Dym’s choice to use fiber-reactive dye over the more commonly used ink in the labor-intensive process behind her textiles. “Dye bonds at a molecular level with the fibers, keeping the hand of the cloth soft, whereas ink sits on the surface of the fabric,” she says. “Because dyes are transparent like watercolors, they can be layered. Most hand printers tend to use ink

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RADAR / BESPOKE

Swatches (left) show some of the bright and cheerful hues in Dym’s arsenal. Hand-carved handles for the blocks are lined up waiting to be called to action (below). Knowing exactly how much pressure to apply to the block when it makes contact with the fabric is necessary to creating repeating patterns like the one shown at bottom.

because it requires less processing, but it doesn’t result in the same luxurious drape.” While the patterns she produces are a departure from traditional Indian block printing, Dym stays true to the art form’s roots by collaborating with local artisans. “In India, there are craftspeople focused specifically on carving the blocks and still others who weave the cloth, mix the dyes, and do the printing,” she says. Adhering to that model, Dym designs all of the blocks herself before sending them out to a local craftsman to carve. “The blocks are made from hard wood, sourced from salvaged northern California trees that would otherwise be mulched,” she says. The first batch of blocks Dym created were experimental shapes that didn’t quite pan out, but because she loves stripes and admits to having a love-hate relationship with plaid, she threw in a couple of extra block designs. To her surprise, the blocks produced beautiful striped and basket-weave patterns. “They have a kind

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of self-evident logic, so you can introduce variations and easily customize them,” she says. Dym employs two part-time assistants who work on the printing. “Our process involves play and experimentation, because we can use the blocks in so many ways. The craft lies in knowing how to mix the dye so that when we put it on the block, it strikes the fabric just right. The experiments range from being tightly controlled repeating patterns to wildly openended full-panel compositions,” she says. While the routine is methodical, there is a reward in the repetition. “It sounds boring, but the work is meditative, and block printing, by virtue of its slowness, makes it harder to bring a gazillion units into the world, resulting in a more exclusive product,” Dym says. “There’s a reason people keep rediscovering craft, generation after generation, even though the economics of small-batch production don’t really work. It’s because the work itself is deeply satisfying.”

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PERFECT POSTURE

FORM AND FUNCTION MERGE IN A SERIES OF ELEGANT STATEMENT-MAKING FLOWER VASES FROM BLOC STUDIOS AND PHOTOGRAPHER CARL KLEINER. WRITTEN BY MICHELLE BRUNNER

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Marble has long been synonymous with luxury. Every subtle vein or variation in hue tells the story of its creation and makes each slab utterly unique. Similarly, no two flowers are truly alike: The intensity of color, the size of a petal and the swoop of a stem are all variants that contribute to each bloom’s singular profile. To celebrate those likenesses, Italy’s Bloc Studios has collaborated with Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner on a line of vases inspired by the latter’s 2014 Posture series of photographs in which he posed various flowers in unusual positions, often anchored by a block and suspended by strategically placed wires. “The Posture series came from experiments to control the positions of the flowers to photograph them,” he says. “I had a conversation with Sara Ferron Cima (Bloc Studios’ cofounder and designer) about how fun it would be to translate the photographs into vases so that everyone could arrange flowers in a similar way,” says Kleiner. Reminiscent of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging that prizes balance, grace and minimalism, the Posture vases create sculptural forms while shining a light on the brief lifespan of cut flowers. Blending hard with soft; straight lines with curves; substantial with delicate; and inanimate with animate, the combination of solid marble and seasonal blooms offers an exquisite exercise in contrasts.

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MARKET This fall, the natural world influences the latest in wallcoverings, marketplace finds take their cue from hot-off-the-press design reads, and a highly curated selection of artful objects play to their gallery side.

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A SURFACE E A S EARTH’S NATURAL BEAUTY INFORMS THESE MAXIMALIST MIXINGS OF THE SEASON’S FRESHEST WALLPAPERS, EACH ONE CAPABLE OF COVERING PLENTY OF GROUND ON ITS OWN. PRODUCED BY KATE BERGERON WITH BRITTANY S. CHEVALIER AND ELIZABETH HUEBSCH PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL SIRISALEE

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FLORALSCAPE Clockwise from top left: Stalks in Bleached Coral / Nomad Collection / mitchellblack.com. Flamboyant in Pollen / Jean Paul Gaultier Les Papiers Collection / lelievre.eu. Narina in Leaf Green / Ardmore Collection by Cole & Son / leejofa.com. Singita in Dark Blue / Ardmore Collection by Cole & Son / leejofa.com.

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It heightens your senses, whether you’re soaking in the tub, standing on the fur rug or sitting on the bench with a warm cup of coffee. That’s hygge.

Copenhagen Suggesting life on a houseboat, this bathroom brings the city of Copenhagen indoors with its use of natural materials like hewn beams, water-inspired colors and a living moss wall. But the purpose is beyond a nod to nature. In the hygge modern bathroom, the sensorial design elevates the everyday. To achieve a sense of Nordic coziness, I balanced light-colored materials with the occasional geometric pattern and pop of color. The design flexibility of the DXV Modulus Collection was a natural fit, including its looks. It’s a combination of angles and organicism, a perfect match. Finally, I added a hint of luxe with a built-in towel warming drawer and coffee bar—just right for achieving hygge.

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Musical note: Although I consider myself a designer, I tend to go about life as an artist, and I strongly feel that creativity sort of feeds itself. For example, I love music, and I like to think that somehow plays a role into my practices. On process: While my style and the things I find interesting are constantly evolving, the pieces I produce often come from a desire to solve an ordinary problem in an artistic and interesting way (like the resin coat racks I made fresh out of art school largely out of a need for organization). Material wisdom: A vast majority of my current creations use relatively simple materials. Lately, I have been working with linen, aluminum and wood. The luxury element here is related to something less tangible than gold or other precious materials and more about the time spent conceiving and crafting each piece. Defining luxury: For me, luxury means owning fewer things, but of better quality—items that utilize a handmade or bespoke process and enduring materials.

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GALLERY GODS THE PIECES: Labyrinth Tables and Hypnosis Screen THE DESIGNER: Erich Ginder FIND IT: erichginder.com THE INSPIRATION: For Erich Ginder, a Seattleite who has been rocking the design scene with his eponymous studio since 2004, luxury is in the process. Using common materials such as striped cotton ticking and stock aluminum extrusions, Ginder challenges himself to push the boundaries of palette and construction, reimagining them into something clever and unexpected. With both the Labyrinth tables and the Hypnosis screen, Ginder’s trademark attention to detail pays off and somehow makes the transition from simple to outstanding look easy. While surely not the case, the results are indeed easy on the eyes.

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STILL LIFE THE PIECE: Stacks Bench THE DESIGNER: Leah Ring FIND IT: anotherhuman.la THE INSPIRATION: The exploration of fluidity versus confinement defines Leah Ring’s Stacks bench, a conceptual design sparked by meditation stones piled in a layered, unfixed environment. Mindful of oft-challenging pint-sized urban dwellings, the Los Angelesbased designer, who debuted her brand, Another Human, earlier this year, created the piece to be deconstructed for different meditation poses and relaxed seating arrangements alike. Ring’s choice of upholstery—a sumptuous, sheeny gray velvet—elevates those fleeting ruminative moments in both mind and design.

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LEAH RING

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An artistry of one’s own: There’s a geometry that’s consistent in my pieces— I’m drawn to certain shapes and lines first and then I try to think about how materials can be used in interesting ways. I want to always evoke a sense of playfulness, and thus what inspires me is often totally random but feels like a little wink from the universe. While working at an interior design firm in NYC… I was exposed not only to the great works of historically important designers, but also to relevant names like Lindsey Adelman and Carpenters Workshop Gallery. This really opened my eyes to what was happening in American contemporary design and solidified my wanting to be a part of it. On community: I’m thrilled to now be a Los Angeles designer in a time that feels like the creative community here is bursting at the seams with talent. I feel strongly about and love fabricating locally. On your radar: New York-based design studio Chen Chen & Kai Williams and British designer Max Lamb, because they work with materials in surprising and ingenious ways, and musicians Connan Mockasin and Grimes, because they are unapologetically themselves and celebrate their own brands of weirdness. I think it brings a whole lot of joy to their art.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS THE PIECES: Found Collection Plates & Vases THE DESIGNER: Anna Aristova FIND IT: aspacestudio.com THE INSPIRATION: Moved by the cosmos, Russian-born Anna Aristova chose black clay to emulate the wild mysteries of the galaxy and gold accents to represent the sparks of light and life within it for her Found collection. The universe is often the subject of poignant and stunning interpretation by the designer, who cofounded Brooklyn creative studio A Space with her partner, Roza Gazarian, three years ago. Like the gold flecks in her handcrafted pieces, Aristova’s point of view is calming and curious all at once, and her Found works pack a big punch for being such tiny, delicate creations.

ANNA ARISTOVA A SPACE

Universal appeal: My biggest intention is to bring nature’s timeless beauty to our contemporary lifestyles. Each object I create is a one-of-a-kind formation that beckons to look beyond mere shape and material and to connect with the primordial nature of the elements. A constant awareness of an object’s transience is what continually keeps me fascinated with creation in all its articulations. Impermanence… Has been the most consistent theme spanning my work thus far. Everything flows, changes, is created and disappears—day turns into night, rivers flow into oceans, seasons change into one another. In the process of creation… A similar transition happens. So many elements come together for a single piece to tangibly manifest. Material wisdom: Clay has been used for thousands of years and is raw and heavy, while gold is fascinating and mystical. I love using both—it’s a constant balance of opposites.

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DEFYING GRAVITY THE PIECE: Unsettled Vessel Three THE DESIGNER: Brian Thoreen FIND IT: brianthoreen.com THE INSPIRATION: All of the works from Los Angeles-based Brian Thoreen’s Unsettled collection deal with forms and components that are unable to function without their corresponding counterbalance, which creates a spellbinding tension between the materials and structure. Here, Thoreen’s choice to use glass to support a large cast-bronze base evokes a thrilling sense of precariousness and follows the multidisciplinary designer’s belief that the inspiration is in the medium.

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An artistry of one’s own: I grew up always building things and working with my hands. The more I learned, the more I was interested not just in making something physically, but creating conceptually. I worked in the art world as a studio assistant, installer and fabricator, but the further along I was in education, the more I grew interested in design and architecture. In a way, I think I gravitated there because of the functionality factor. On luxury: To me, it’s less about extravagance and more about experiences and comfort. The best indulgences are the ones that set your heart on fire or give you pause and appreciation. Hero worship: People who have purpose and an honest vision—Donald Judd, John Waters, Peter Zumthor and my son, Nova. My mission… As far as art goes, is really as simple as creating a life’s work that I am proud of; to look back at all of that and know it was done with intent. That, to me, is entirely satisfying.

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FERNANDO MASTRANGELO

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Material matters: I have a deep commitment to challenging what I consider to be beautiful, and mostly, I find it in nature. A black streak of volcanic ash embedded in a floating iceberg, for example, is nature’s perfect abstract sculpture. It often pains me to think about how exquisite it is—a phenomena almost not worth trying to imitate. But, that’s what I try to do with my designs. I’m definitely interested… In luxury; not in the high-brow-Plaza-Hotel kind, but more of the upstate-farmer/furniture-maker-genius type. I want things that don’t exist yet. To me, a statement piece… Is a work of art disguised as design—something more capable of shifting one’s perceptions, and less about function and utility. Hero worship: I surround myself with extraordinary minds. As far as revering one person goes, though, I think we take little bits from many people, and follow a weird, wavy path to our own sense of self.

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ON HUE THE PIECE: Escape Bench THE DESIGNER: Fernando Mastrangelo FIND IT: maisongerard.com THE INSPIRATION: Using unassuming materials (salt, sand and sugar) and overflowing with seemingly boundless ideas and energy, New York’s Fernando Mastrangelo has quickly and deservingly carved a name for himself in the contemporary art landscape. Each one of the designer and sculptor’s creations is a love letter to Mother Nature, with the Escape bench serving as an a homage to the sunset and the magical color of an evening sky.

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FLORAL AFFAIR THE PIECE: Flora Wall Hanging Light THE DESIGNER: Marcin Rusak FIND IT: marcinrusak.com THE INSPIRATION: A century’s worth of familial history in the floral industry and a peeked curiosity about the human race’s obsession with flowers both came to a head when Marcin Rusak made a trip to the London flower market and witnessed the massive amount of discarded blooms laying around. The Polish designer began collecting and processing them, quickly realizing how often we use nature as inspiration but how rarely we actually use it as decoration. Encased in resin, the flowers in the Flora wall hanging light give greater meaning, and in some ways, a new life, to one of Earth’s truest and most beautiful resources.

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Full bloom: My ideas have always turned toward the unknown territories of expression in form and processes while remaining mindful of ephemerality, value and consumption. A lot of my work is devoted to exploring those details and magnifying and presenting them in a different light. Flowers have always been perceived as luxurious yet temporary decoration that are often soon discarded once they satisfy our immediate aesthetic needs, and I am trying to change that perception. My mission… Is to stimulate questions about history and possible future scenarios by playing with the course of destruction, renewal and reconstruction. I am still contributing to material culture, but I hope to be making things that have enduring appeal, both aesthetically and conceptually. On going with the flow: I’m still trying to process life as it emerges in different aspects. I’ve always believed in trusting your intuition and the importance of surrounding yourself with people you admire.

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LEE INDUSTRIES In 1969, Lee Industries set out to manufacture quality, American-made furniture. Owners Bill and Dottie Coley opened a 7,500-square-foot factory, hired a small staff and accomplished just that—and so much more. Forty-eight years later, Lee Industries continues to create innovatively styled, high-quality home furnishings. “We are committed to our customers, vendors, community, and the environment,” they say. “With perseverance, we have become an upholstery leader with outstanding products, superb customer service and cutting-edge technology.”

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LEE INDUSTRIES: MADE IN THE USA Yes! Every one of Lee Industries’ pieces of furniture is proudly manufactured in North Carolina by its skilled craftsmen. Each item is handcrafted by experts in their field, who take great pride in workmanship and whose love of furniture is contagious—resulting in the best upholstery product available in the United States. With four manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Lee Industries employs more than 725 skilled associates who set out to create one-of-a-kind products that are built to last. With quality paramount to Lee Industries, its products have an edge over the competition as their skilled craftsmen are involved in every step of the manufacturing process, from concept through final inspection. The company’s driftwood finish requires nine steps to complete, so clients can be assured that the person behind perfecting that finish is held accountable for each and every application. Even with a global supply network, 98 percent of the components in Lee Industries’ products are supplied domestically, and most suppliers are in its home state of North Carolina. This includes the frames, foam, springs, cotton ticking, decking, fabrics and packaging. Local suppliers mean local employment, and reduced transportation costs and CO2 emissions. Lee Industries has always manufactured in the U.S.A., and will proudly continue to do so!

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JP WEAVER COMPANY Every business has a secret to its success. JP Weaver Company, maker of fine interior architectural mouldings, credits composition ornament as its star ingredient. In the hands of master carver Rob Tyler, the historic moulding has inspired many of the company’s signature designs, including the Petitsin Collection that offers myriad moulding combinations. While principal designer, Stephanie Croce, and her team derive inspiration from 18th-century French interiors, 100 percent of JP Weaver’s work emanates from its Glendale, California, studio. “We are wholly American designed and made,” she says.

JP WEAVER: MAKING ITS AMERICAN MARK JP Weaver was historically known in the Los Angeles area as the premier source for ornaments used to enrich elaborate fine art frames for the picture-framing industry. And for over 50 years, the company created and produced the elegantly gilded picture frames for the iconic Pasadena Rose Parade floats. This opened the doors to the movie industry, with set designers looking to JP Weaver’s mouldings as a well-known and well-used resource to create the backdrops for countless feature films and television shows. Now, in addition to estatesized custom homes, JP Weaver mouldings are found in five-star hotels and ballrooms. Highly regarded in California for its restoration work, particularly in Pasadena and Hollywood movie theaters, JP Weaver’s repertoire also includes the restoration of the ornate plaster interiors of the California State Capitol building.

“As a small business in an ever-evolving and competitive economy, the pressure of cheaper and faster is a stark reality. But Americans have come to realize that a quality product made in America is worth paying more for.”

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Made in America

LLOYD FLANDERS Many of Lloyd Flanders’ all-weather wicker furniture designs are adaptations of the original Lloyd Loom, a patented process of weaving natural fabric strands into woven fabric. “The iconic Lloyd Loom embraces casual elegance and livable luxury,” CEO Dudley Flanders says. Lloyd Flanders advanced this technology, producing a continuous strand that withstands natural elements. Today, it offers endless customization options,

“Increasing interest in natural materials and cleaner, more contemporary designs offers Lloyd Flanders a great opportunity to develop exciting new products.”

including 20 finishes and over 400 fabrics. In line with its American heritage, the design team finds inspiration among the regional influences of South Carolina and California, among others.

LLOYD FLANDERS: A TIMELINE OF AMERICAN DESIGN When the Flanders family purchased the Lloyd Manufacturing Co. over 30 years ago, they made a commitment to honor the history and heritage of the company, and to maintain the high-quality standards its customers have come to expect. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and equipment, together with more than 100 years of tradition and furniture knowledge, Lloyd Flanders continues to produce the finest American outdoor furniture. Combining the best of the old with the improvements of the new has resulted in heirloom-quality furniture that can be enjoyed for generations to come. Following is a brief timeline of the company’s noteworthy moments in American design: 1906: Inventor and businessman Marshall Lloyd builds a factory in Menominee, Michigan, for the Lloyd Manufacturing Co. 1917: Lloyd patented the Lloyd Loom process, which revolutionized the way wicker furniture is made. 1941: The factory joined the war efforts by making shell casings, military and hospital furniture, and aircraft parts. 1982: The Flanders family buys the Lloyd plant, forming Lloyd Flanders Company. 1985: Lloyd Flanders introduces the first allweather wicker to the casual furniture industry, and the rest is designing history.

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WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS It’s an exciting year for Western Window Systems. A leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality door and window systems, the company has grown over 1,400 percent. “In addition to meeting market demands, we are launching 12 groundbreaking new products,” president and CEO Scott Gates reveals. This kind of passionate ambition speaks to the company’s innovative American spirit. A provider of indoor-outdoor solutions, Western Window Systems is largely known for moving

“We want every customer to know that they are supporting a company creating jobs and building products right here in America.”

glass wall systems that expand homeowners’ views and better their lives.

WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS: AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE Your company’s philosophy? Our vision is unique for a window and door company. We built a Silicon Valley-type environment in our plant that includes Lego walls, arcade games, portraits of wrestlers, and even a slide from the second floor to the first. Why? Because our staff loves being here, and we love our staff. As a result, they do incredible work that people love.

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How do local artists and designers inform your work? When we built our new state-of-the-art plant and office environment, we wanted people to think they were visiting Google, not a window company. One way we did that was by contracting two local artists to create vivid, unique murals. Not only are these murals often celebrated as the most memorable part of our building, they showcase the creativity that exists within our community. Why do you think American-made products/ design have become so important to the trade/consumer? While we may be divided in this country along political lines, one thing that always unites us is our passion and belief that this is the greatest country in the world. Anything that any of us can do to help our fellow American is something most are willing to sign up for.

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1. In the mountains outside El Paso, Texas, a massive Series 600 multi-slide door frames unparalleled views of the surroundings. 2. In this Ojai, California, home, an array of multi-slide and sliding doors helps redefine indooroutdoor living in elegant, contemporary style.

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THE LOOK A special insider’s guide to what’s new in luxury real estate across the country; plus, all the design inspiration you need to make your current home more livable and lovable.

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Designer Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus balanced the linear look of this East Hampton, New York, kitchen with Geo-Stalactite glass pendants by Jason Koharik. “They are quite unexpected, and I love how they throw the design off a bit,” Kendrick says. Elsewhere, the highly decorative snake sconces and barstools are vintage.

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KITCHEN + BATH

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MORE MINIMAL DESIGN BRINGS MAXIMUM STYLE TO AN EXPERTLY EDITED CROP OF CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS AND BATHS SHOWCASING CLEAN LINES AND PAREDDOWN PANACHE.

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WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY PAULETTE PEARSON

Infusing your kitchen or bath with flair doesn’t require over-the-top flourishes and distracting details. If the spaces we selected for the following pages are any indication, a more minimalistic approach can transform even your most-used rooms into eye-catching yet relaxing retreats. By shunning busy trappings in favor of subtle touches—such as a freestanding wood tub for a hint of color in a bright-white bathroom, or a play on pattern and form in a kitchen that’s equal parts modern and artistic—design lovers can hit the stylistic sweet spot of functional-meets-refined. And whether you want to unwind with a long, hot bath or end your day baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies, they also show that clean design is a key ingredient for domestic peace of mind. luxesource.com / 133

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PINCH OF PATTERN STUDIO HUS

Minimal is anything but boring: just ask designer Tatum Kendrick, founder and creative director of Studio Hus in Los Angeles. Here, Kendrick dishes on her strategy for designing a standout modern kitchen. And, in the case of this space, what she reveals is that a thoughtful combination of artful and functional elements is the plat du jour. studiohus.com Describe this space. I would call the design “warm modernism.” I wanted to create something that felt minimal and modern but with traditional roots that was inviting and appropriate for a relaxed country kitchen in the Hamptons.

How did you achieve the minimal yet interesting design? For me, a kitchen’s aesthetic is about how the finishes and design work together to create a “painting” of sorts. It’s not about one color or brushstroke but how they all interact on the canvas. With the layout and bones quite linear and square, and the palette quiet and neutral, I added interest with graphic patterned floors and marble, as well as sculptural and decorative form through the lighting and barstools.

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What was the inspiration? Traditional European butler pantries with glass-front cabinets chockablock with antique dishes, silver serveware, platters and pitchers. These collections bring so much beauty and character to a kitchen. So, I wanted a quiet, minimal design, but with lots of character in the finishes, and to make the display cabinet the focus—like an art piece.

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COPPER TONES This kitchen vignette offers a savory glimpse inside a two-story Victorian home in Melbourne, Australia, reimagined for a modernday family by the studio of Hecker Guthrie alongside architect David Luck. Open to a living area, the space bears a contemporary lightness with its warm gray stone backsplash and countertops, capped with a copper pendant fi xed above Ercol barstools in a complementary light aqua hue. heckerguthrie.com

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Designed by Scott Henderson for Nambé, the Kyoto teapot is steeped in simple style—and manages to let off steam with understated beauty. The lead-free, cast-iron vessel features an enameled interior, a stainless-steel basket inside the pot to hold loose tea leaves for easy preparation, and a wooden handle that stays cool to the touch for serving. nambe.com

CAGED LIGHT PHOTO: KARYN R. MILLET. THE KETTLE BLACK PHOTO: COURTESY NAMBÉ. COPPER TONES PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH.

Architect Eric Olsen and designer Raili Clasen developed the recipe for this California kitchen overlooking the sea. On the menu? Custom basketstyle pendant lighting by Buzzell Studios that ensures unobscured views while kindling a soft, warm glow against the leathered-granite countertops and the boardformed concrete backsplash. ericolsendesign.com; railicadesign.com

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When London homeowners requested a sophisticated industrial-inspired master bathroom with natural stone, a steam shower, a bath and a double vanity, Roselind Wilson and Alexandra Jurkiewicz of Roselind Wilson Design delivered in spades. “We steered away from the obvious gray palette to reflect a sense of warmth whilst still looking very chic,” Wilson explains. “Combining different materials, textures and finishes, the bathroom exudes individuality while remaining luxurious.” roselindwilsondesign.com

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“We actually began with the positioning of this tub in relation to the view to the lake, and then laid out the rest of the house. We liked the idea of a light-filled, bright-white space to offset the home’s darker palette and how the wood tub pops.”

“THIS BATHROOM FEATURES TRADITIONAL, WARM ELEMENTS LIKE WOOD, STEEL, NATURAL STONES AND A FREESTANDING TUB, BUT WE DID THEM IN A SLEEKER, MORE CLEAN-LINED WAY.” –NAM DANG-MITCHELL namdangmitchell.com

Clockwise from top: A custom cedar tub by Zen Bathworks is a warm contrast to the Ann Sacks marble tile in this Seattle bathroom by Heliotrope Architects. Kelly Wearstler’s Utopia sconces for Circa Lighting and Soho Studio Corp.’s Evo Hex Nero and Asian Statuary marble tile flooring complete this South Carolina space by Cortney Bishop Design. This bathroom by Nam Dang-Mitchell Design updates tradition with an Aquabrass bathtub, custom patterned limestone flooring and Statuario marble countertops.

“THE BLACK-AND-WHITE PALETTE ALLOWS EACH OF THE ARCHITECTURAL AND FINISH DETAILS TO STAND OUT EVEN MORE. YOUR EYE ISN’T DISTRACTED BY THE EXTRAS, BUT RATHER INSTANTLY CAUGHT BY THE MODERN LINES.” –CORTNEY BISHOP cortneybishop.com

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This Philip Johnson-designed midcentury masterpiece in Dallas features a colonnade of white arches that wrap the exterior, casting an intricate network of shadows onto open-air loggias.

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LUXE TAPS THE NATION’S TOP REAL ESTATE MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE LUXURY MARKET—WHETHER YOU’RE BUYING, SELLING OR JUST BROWSING. WRITTEN BY LACY MORRIS

PERSONAL PROPERTY Each year at Luxe, we examine the trends that are shaping sales, motivating buyers and redefining the concept of luxury in real estate. One recurring theme: high-end clients want a one-of-a-kind experience, and if there’s an element of exclusivity, all the better. For instance, who could resist the rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history, like the exquisite Philip Johnson-designed residence shown here. “The relationship between the building and the land makes it one of the most unique homes in Dallas,” says listing agent Faisal Halum of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “It illustrates how truly great architecture can influence the market decades after its inception.” Here, we tap the resources of some of the industry’s most knowledgeable power players to find out what in today’s world of unlimited luxuries will become tomorrow’s timeless classic.

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Work with the best. We have a large pool of design talent. We never want to do the same stuff over and over, so we cycle between five to 10 of the top architects in the United States, and we push to mix it up style-wise. Develop details that set you apart. Our homes are always light and bright. We try to get three walls of light in every room. They also have what I would describe as a warm color palette that feels distinctly Southern. And lastly, our floors have become somewhat of a signature. They’re natural or limed white oak with no stain. Keep a competitive advantage. Having an in-house realtor proves to the broker’s community that we are so pro-realtor that we have someone we work with exclusively. I think that loyalty sets the tone for what the company’s about.

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REAL ESTATE PROS SHARE WHAT’S TOPPING THEIR CLIENTS’ MUST-HAVE LISTS IN FIVE HOT MARKETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

SUSAN BREITENBACH

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The Corcoran Group, The Hamptons

Russ Lyon Sotheby's Wilson & Goldrick International Realty, Scottsdale Realtors, Austin

The Kendrick Korant Hung Team at CORE, Manhattan

Luxury Portfolio International, Chicago

Top amenities: Customers are looking for integrated indoor-outdoor spaces with built-in BBQs, pool houses, fire pits and even outdoor TVs. Biggest selling factor: Location, location, location, or a uniqueness to the property, like sunset views, privacy or an incredible garden. Who’s buying? Instead of moving out of the city, our clients are buying in the Hamptons and opting to use that property year-round. corcoran.com

What’s hot in terms of design? Right now, it’s all about the clean look. My clients want to hide the thermostats, mount undercounter outlets, or better yet, use sensors for just about everything. Plus, they want smart home systems that are easy to use and operate. Most visible market trend: We’re seeing a lot of allcash sales recently, and our condo market is booming. sothebyshomes.com

What tops your clients’ wish lists? Apartments with unobstructed views and ample sunlight. Where are they looking? We are seeing growth in South Central Harlem. There’s tremendous interest in the historic brownstones. Hottest amenity: New developments are providing restaurant and hotel services to residents that harken back to the luxury buildings of the 1930s and ’40s. corenyc.com

Top things buyers are looking for today: New construction, modern finishes and a gray color palette. Everyone wants spaces that feel hip and new, but buyers don’t want to take cash out of their pocket to make updates. They want everything done for them. What other design elements are trending? Gone are home theaters and wine cellars; people are now all about the opulent outdoor spaces. luxuryportfolio.com

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Choice amenities: Spacious, large showers are trending as well as wine rooms and virtual golf rooms. What else is important? Walkability— people want neighborhoods that are close to work and restaurants. Latest market movement: I’m seeing a trend toward a “lock and leave” lifestyle, where the client has a smaller house in Austin and a larger vacation home elsewhere. wilsongoldrick.com

THIS PAGE: INDUSTRY STANDARDS PHOTO: NATHAN SCHROEDER. BREITENBACH HEADSHOT: COURTESY THE CORCORAN GROUP. AAZAMI HEADSHOT: KYLE SLIGER. GOLDRICK HEADSHOT: COURTESY WILSON & GOLDRICK REALTORS. KORANT HEADSHOT: COURTESY CORE. WONG HEADSHOT: POSITIVEIMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY. OPPOSITE: ART OF THE SELL PHOTO: ETHAN PINES. RITE OF PASSAGE PHOTO: COURTESY HAMILTON SINKLER.

Dallas builder Ben Coats has earned a reputation for producing elegant homes that defy trends yet feel very of-the-moment. “You want the big picture, architecturally, to be timeless, but have these undertones that are really current,” he says. “That way, as the home ages, it won’t feel dated.” We sat down with Coats to discuss the state of architecture today, the fiber of his business, and how he distinguishes himself from the pack. coatshomes.com

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Home stagers are not only employing high-end furnishings, but also museum-quality art—think Basquiat and Picasso—to sell listings. We asked Janus Cercone, developer and interior designer of Malibu-based Jaman Properties, to give us a glimpse behind the more artistic side of elite home staging. jamanproperties.com When did this trend start? Several years ago, a friend with an amazing art collection was deaccessioning, so we suggested using our property as an ad-hoc gallery—and ten substantial pieces sold. How often is the art sold along with the house? The art often sells before the house. Frequently, the lesser-known work sells more briskly than that of more established artists. For instance, a recent property was filled with some of the most important artists in history, like Warhol, but we sold a Vija Celmins before the house even went to market. What are the logistics? No one will let you pack a Picasso in your Porsche. You’ll need professional art transporters and installers who are insured from the moment they pick up the piece to the moment they return it. We use the company who installs for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—it’s pricey but safe. Do you cater the art per client? We research every buyer before they see the house to vet their potential response to the art. There’s a fine line between specificity and universality. Every element must reflect the emotion, quality and rarity of the property, but it must also offer potential buyers the ability to imagine their own narrative. At the end of the day, we’re selling a story.

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RITE OF PASSAGE In today’s luxury market, the finishing touches are every bit as important as the major design features. Attention to detail shows clients that builders and designers alike aren’t leaving anything to chance when it comes to creating the ultimate residential environment. One such example of this can be found in Hamilton Sinkler’s P&I collection of door hardware. The handles’ clean geometric lines and intersecting planes manage to pay homage to both Art Deco and Brutalism while feeling totally futuristic. hamiltonsinkler.com

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Setting the right mood is paramount when selling your home, and the right fixture can infuse a space with an unprecedented level of richness and detail. Take, for instance, the Float chandelier by Toronto, Canada-based Lightmaker Studio. Warm brass spheres mingle with glass globes in a geometric grid, bringing a decidedly midcentury vibe to the light’s modern profile. “It’s more of a lit sculpture than a traditional pendant,” says designer Michael Stamler. lightmakerstudio.com

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Now you can have all the world-class amenities of a top-shelf hotel right in your own home. Highend hoteliers are developing their properties with the long-term resident in mind by adding hotel-condominium hybrids to their business blueprints. In London, the much-talked-about Ten Trinity Square hotel, inside the iconic Port of London Authority building, hosts 41 residential units, branded under the Four Seasons name. London-based Martin Kemp Design kept the building’s neoclassical shell, but the marble and granite communal spaces are only the beginning. Residents have access to all the hotel’s amenities, including two swimming pools, a spa and 24-hour gym, a restaurant by a Michelin-starred chef, and the world’s first Château Latour wine room outside of Bordeaux. Should there be more you require, just phone the hotel’s white-glove service concierge. tentrinitysquare.com

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION—AND THE JAW-DROPPING VIEWS—AS LUXE LAYS OUT THE WELCOME MAT AT THREE EXTRAORDINARY HOMES.

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The views of the Manhattan skyline from this chic downtown loft, previously owned by comedian Jon Stewart, are no laughing matter— nor are the high-end interior touches. With six bedrooms, a media room, library and an expansive rooftop deck, there’s plenty of square footage to unwind. Why we love it: It’s the corner unit in a boutique building, which allows for maximum sun exposure. $20 million, 161 Hudson St.; compass.com

Inside this Gold Coast home, a warm contemporary interior plays host to six bedrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a library and a meditation room. Enjoy the Chicago summer from the rooftop garden with its greenhouse or the courtyard, which features a pool and outdoor kitchen. Why we love it: This home stands as a gleaming example of adaptive reuse given its former life as an electrical substation. $11.7 million, 924 N. Clark St.; luxuryportfolio.com

Occupying an entire floor, this three-bedroom condo in the Tenderloin features exquisite architectural details, including intricate crown moldings, marble inlaid floors, high ceilings, handcarved doors and hand-painted murals. Why we love it: The penthouse’s Palladian-style solarium is an extraordinary room with its dramatic barrelvaulted glass ceiling and two outdoor terraces with views from Sausalito to the South Bay. $3.9 million, 631 O’Farrell St.; pacificunion.com

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WE ASKED FIVE TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO SHARE THE TRENDS THEY ARE SEEING ON THEIR HOME TURF.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Where do new buyers want to be? I’m noticing a fairly even split between city and suburb. Many families struggle with the process of finding schools, and they see an easier path in the suburbs, but there are many families (like my own) that choose to stay in the city and take part in everything the urban environment has to offer. What neighborhood is on the rise? I see Humboldt Park trending as the next hot place. Nancy Tassone, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty; sothebysrealty.com

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Nowadays, outfitting luxury homes with highend finishes is pretty much standard. In recent years, a quest to stand apart in design has introduced the bespoke factor to even the most utilitarian of spaces and pieces. For example, it only makes sense that the door to one’s dressing room should be as stylish as the designer contents of the closet itself. Handcarved from smooth maple with an intricate pyramid etching detail and inlaid distressed mirrors, this custom door from Biaki New York is sure to impress even the most discriminating buyers. biakiny.com

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ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA What do buyers want more of? People are mostly looking for additional square footage. Choice location: Over the past few years, I have seen more families choosing to raise their kids in the village of Corona del Mar, which is a departure from the more suburban environment of the hill in Newport Coast. In fact, the average price per foot has nearly doubled, and this will go up depending on the location and view. Gated communities remain strong: People are taking advantage of large

estate lots and building 8,000-square-foot custom homes. The average cost of a teardown is approximately $3 million for the land alone. Jason Bradshaw, Bradshaw Residential; bradshawresidential.com

AUSTIN, TEXAS What’s the hype with downtown? Proximity to downtown is one of the biggest assets a home can have, and with our city’s traffic issues, living close and cutting down on commuting time becomes a quality-of-life decision. Emerging neighborhoods: I’m seeing more growth with Allandale and the areas around North/Central Austin. Mueller is also an awesome community that feels like a city within a city. I believe buying there is a great investment. Laura Gottesman, Gottesman Residential Real Estate; gottesmanresidential.com

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Downsizing vs. upsizing: Even across the luxury demographic, home buyers are seeking smaller spaces, less yard and more of a

community feel in their neighborhoods. In-demand locale: Arcadia has been trendy for several years, but we are now seeing an alternative for the next generation of home buyers in Arcadia Lite. Located in the middle of Scottsdale and the Biltmore district, this area couldn’t be more walkable and convenient. How about the suburbs? Younger buyers are happier with smaller spaces in the city with upscale finishes. Raul Siqueiros, The Agency; theagencyre.com

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA What area is popular with your clients? They’re usually looking to buy a second, third or fourth home in Santa Barbara’s luxury market, which has been a haven for some of America’s wealthiest families for nearly 130 years—movers and shakers have vacationed there since the 1880s. Preferred architectural style: Buyers are looking for more contemporary designs with bigger windows and open rooms. In-demand locales: The Toro Canyon Road and Toro Canyon Park Road neighborhoods are taking off right now. Because the areas are close to town but the parcels are larger, they have a more rural feeling, and the views are incredible. Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby’s International Realty; sothebyshomes.com

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MOUNTAIN MAJESTY Up where the air is cleaner and cooler, vacation homes once boasted a luxury log cabin vibe that was the norm, but as buyers of high-elevation country homes shift in ecoconsciousness and security needs, so, too, does the style of the place they call home. When Vail, Colorado-based architect Kyle Webb first started in the industry 28 years ago, minimalist designs were just 30 percent of his workload; today, nine out of 10 projects he helms are contemporary, he says. Here, his take on the increasing popularity of modern mountain architecture. khwebb.com Describe your clientele. Most of my clients are self-made and independently minded. They want cleaner, simpler,

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less-cluttered homes, and they don’t have any interest in copying their parents’ style. What are some key design materials? Modern doesn’t mean we’ve stopped using wood and stone; we’re just doing it in a new way—say, stone paneling. Bells and whistles: We’re building super high-tech homes, but our clients care as much about convenience as they do security. People are savvier and want just one light switch on the wall and one device that controls everything. On the horizon: We’re now seeing materials like brass and copper reappear. I think a lot of design became too stark and minimal. Now, it’s about bringing back character and warmth. We’re reanalyzing what’s modern and what isn’t.

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TAKING ITS CUES FROM CLASSIC ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES, A GRAND CONNECTICUT ESTATE BUILT AND FURNISHED OVER NEARLY TWO DECADES BRIMS WITH AUTHENTICITY. WRITTEN BY LISA BINGHAM DEWART / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA MCHUGH

INTERIOR DESIGN / MICHAEL AIDUSS, MICHAEL AIDUSS INTERIORS + ARCHITECTURE

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The romantic country homes of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens provided the inspiration for this Connecticut house, where designer Michael Aiduss’ vision for the interiors took a layered approach, mixing English antiques with Continental finds and custom pieces. Dubbed “The Cloister,” a passageway leading to the formal dining room is furnished with a Tai Ping carpet, sconces from Remains Lighting with Fortuny shades and urns from Hamptons Antique Galleries.

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Standing in the grand two-story entry is a cloche from Balsamo. “At different times during the year, it is filled with flowers,” Aiduss says. The space also functions as a seating area with a wing chair sporting Stark velvet, Houlès nailheads and Samuel & Sons trim; nearby, an ottoman is covered with Rose Cumming silk-velvet and Janet Yonaty trim. Barry H. Perry crafted the mantel, a copy of one by Lutyens, using Portland stone.

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Right: The late Ann Kalla created many of the home’s interior architectural details, including the paneling and molding visible in the entry hall leading to the living room. At its entrance is an early19th-century mahogany table from Lee Calicchio topped by a column lamp with a Blanche Field shade in a Kravet fabric; the Georgian side chair is from James Curran Antiques & Restoration and features a Donghia silk stripe on the seat. Opposite: “One of my favorite pieces is the Maison Jansen writing table,” Aiduss says of the desk from Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Centre in the living room, where Fabricut silk for the draperies and a silk-and-wool Marc Phillips carpet bring lustrous touches. Beside the desk is a vintage stool and a chair in Quadrille velvet; behind it is one of a pair of 19thcentury appliqué panels. A strié Stark fabric covers the armchair.

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esigner Michael Aiduss takes a cinematic approach to the interiors he devises. “I very much think about a project in a way a cinematographer would view it,” he shares. “What are the moments? How do you live in it now and in 15 or 20 years?” With a big-screen sensibility informing his work, it was only natural that upon meeting his future clients, Diana and Steven Steinman, they bonded over the films of Alfred Hitchcock, notably Rebecca. That the 1941 Oscar winner set at an estate on the Cornwall coast would be a touch point isn’t surprising. The couple’s residence in Greenwich, Connecticut, takes its own inspiration from the work of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and his romantic interpretations of an English country house. However, Lutyens didn’t figure into the Steinmans’ early vision for the house, which was to be set on a rolling, tree-studded nearly-50-acre site. “We had spent a month

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in Italy and were in the mode of an Italian way of living,” Diana recalls, “so originally we thought it would be an Italian farmhouse.” Soon, the couple realized the property called for something different. After coming upon Lutyens, Steven says, “His work, approach and genius appealed to us,” and so they changed directions, engaging Gary Savitzky of Gary Savitzky Architects to help them realize their vision. “He said, ‘Put down everything you want this house to have,’” says Steven, and so they did. “The conceit was that we wanted it to look like a classic English manor home from the 1920s that had been kept up impeccably,” says Steven. “And we wanted to be detail-oriented about maintaining traditional materials.” A peaked roofline and stone reclaimed from Chinese villages flooded when the Yangtze River was dammed define the exterior and yield an overall effect evocative of Lutyens’

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A Venetian glass chandelier, one of Aiduss’ early finds for the house, lights the living room’s seating group composed of a custom sofa, a coffee table from Odegard and a pair of armchairs in a Cowtan & Tout velvet. Another early find, a Hiro Yokose painting, hangs above the mantel, which Aiduss designed in the manner of architect Sir John Soane. Casamance fabric on the slipper chair injects a note of bold color.

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Left and opposite: Rather than placing a single, massive table in the formal dining room, Aiduss designed a pair of tables, and, instead of a single chandelier, he chose a series of cardinal hat pendants by Lutyens Furniture & Lighting that offer illumination. The designer echoed the ceiling detail in the Marc Phillips carpet. Armchairs in a Scalamandré damask, scroll-back side chairs in a Kravet velvet, a custom bench in a Stark velvet and a settee yield flexible, comfortable seating. The cabinet below the mirror is by Rose Tarlow Melrose House, and the console is Dennis & Leen. Beyond the door is a textile panel designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

own dreamy exterior flourishes replete with rhythm and texture. Inside, the couple, who acted as their own general contractors, asked for light-filled rooms that could be entered from different directions, with proportions at once generous and human-scaled. A showstopping double-height library, French doors and a loggia—the last two a nod to the Italian direction they almost took—made the list, too. Steven notes, “Even though this clearly looks like an English home, if you strip it away, the house really gets back to its original Italian idea. On some level, it’s a Mediterranean home with an English skin.” As the project progressed, the couple brought on architect Jeffrey Matz of Jeffrey R. Matz Architects to work on detailing, generate drawings, coordinate with subcontractors

and design the guesthouse, pool house and a service building affectionately known by Diana as “The Stable.” Also involved was the late Ann Kalla of Cicognani Kalla Architect, whom the Steinmans tasked with the interior architecture. “She gave Michael the bones to work with,” Diana says of the extensive paneling, molding and trims and many of the surface treatments Kalla contributed. Finally, after 10 years of construction, the couple moved in. “We lived in the house for a year or so and developed a plan for the way we wanted to use the rooms,” Diana says. That’s when they turned to Aiduss. The challenge was to create a common thread throughout the home, since, over the course of the previous decade, it had grown—more than tripling in size when all was said and done. “We wanted it to luxesource.com / 179

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For the library, Aiduss made sure there were plenty of comfortable— and cozy—places to read and chose a muted palette inspired by the spines of the books on the shelves. The foulard pattern of the Marc Phillips rug was scaled to match the generous size of the room, and Stark shade fabric and Samuel & Sons trim accent the hanging fixture. Flanking the fireplace are slipper chairs in a Scalamandré fabric, while the hourglass-form side chairs have a Marvic Textiles windowpane check on the backs and a Pollack fabric on the seats.

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In a light-filled library alcove, the designer placed a custom chesterfield sofa in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric, a James Mont stool from Hamptons Antique Galleries II and a vintage smokedglass-and-bronze coffee table from Lee Calicchio. The grouping rests on a rug from Dualoy Leather.

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Away from the more formal public rooms, the family spaces have a more relaxed, though still very English, feel. Motawi Tileworks tiles in a pattern evocative of Arts and Crafts-era design surround the breakfast room’s two-sided fireplace. The custom dining table, too, is a riff on Arts and Crafts examples and meshes with the rustic feel of the Gregorius Pineo light above; the table rests on a Tai Ping carpet.

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feel like the house we had designed and built—an Englishstyle house,” explains Diana, so the designer riffed on that original conceit. “The idea is that if you were a traveler in the ’20s and did your Grand Tour and had been to Paris, Venice, Rome, then you were inspired and came back to your English country house and reimagined it,” says Aiduss. This vision fits with his overall approach to his work. “I’d much rather create a collection of beautiful objects that work together,” Aiduss says. “You’re more comfortable in environments where it’s not all the same thing.” He points to a massive cloche standing in the home’s entry, a find from a Paris flea market. “I’m so fascinated by the scale of it,” says the designer. “I had been planning for another table, but when I saw it, I knew this had the right scale and shape—its simplicity speaks volumes.” That cloche is one of the many treasures in the house, both new and old (a pair of needleworks in the hall leading to the dining room are the work of renowned landscape designer—and Lutyens compatriot—Gertrude Jekyll and

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were executed by the Royal School of Needlework in ivory and taupe silk), but the overall effect isn’t formal or stuffy. A case in point is the living room: Instead of an expected, grand or even over-the-top light fixture, Aiduss opted for a graceful Venetian glass chandelier with arms that mirror the curves of the ceiling and the archways leading to the room. The same goes for the seating arrangement, where he placed a single sofa in the room and a pair of lounge chairs in front of the fireplace. One of his favorite finds there is a Maison Jansen writing desk that he says breaks into the room, yielding a looser, more casual vibe. Aiduss similarly turned the idea of a formal dining room on its head. Beneath pendant lights based on 1902 Lutyens originals, Aiduss designed not one but two Georgian-style dining tables in mahogany with silver-gilt leafing. One acts as more of a presentation table where books, flowers and even dessert can be set. The other has a settee on one side, which renders a clubby, London-in-the-’20s look. “Anybody who sees a big table corrects their posture and

Pendants from Remains Lighting illuminate the teak-topped island in the kitchen; facing it are Rose Tarlow Melrose House counter chairs. Lido Stone Works supplied the granite for the other island, while Thomas Cardillo Plastering created the custom hood over the La Cornue stove.

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Opposite: Striking materials—a black marble floor, alabaster and mother-of-pearl details, bottle glass and Venetian plaster—define the wife’s bathroom. The stool is from Oly Atelier. Below: At night, a circa-1935 hanging Fortuny light fixture from Jean Karajian Collection casts a dreamy glow in the master bedroom. Upholstered in a Lee Jofa damask, the bed rests on a custom Tai Ping carpet with a subtle stripe; it is paired with a chest of drawers from Maya Romanoff bearing a Murano glass lamp. A Jean-Michel Frank-style chair pulls up to an Ann Getty House desk from Michael Taylor Designs.

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it’s not necessarily comfortable,” Aiduss explains. “I’d much rather do something intimate, though still luxurious.” Texture, too, plays an important role in the house. “Because the rooms are large,” says Aiduss, “you need things to be a little bolder so that they don’t disappear, but not so aggressive that they seem inappropriate.” The breakfast room, though it sheds some of the formality present in the more public spaces—signaled by the beam ceilings and beadboard paneling in a Farrow & Ball green offset by a brilliant blue on the walls above—nonetheless benefits from a rough-hewn table and chairs dreamed up by Aiduss, and the pattern on the carpet “is big enough to keep the scale in line,” he says. Just as easily, the designer’s take on texture leans toward more subtle touches, as in the master bedroom, which is awash is

silvery grays and creams, like the bed upholstered in a linen damask accented by rust-colored grosgrain trim, the silk draperies and the carpet in an ivory silk. Crafting every space took time. “We met almost every Thursday for at least four or five years,” Aiduss remembers; that gave the Steinmans the chance to reflect and process ideas and decisions over the course of a week. It seems fitting, then, and in keeping with the spirit of the best English country houses, which function as threedimensional palimpsests reflecting the taste and time of their inhabitants over the years, that the designer sees the house as something of a work in progress still, of a piece with his philosophy of design. “My business is to see how the clients see themselves evolving and meeting future expectations,” he says. luxesource.com / 185

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HISTORY NOW DETERMINED TO RETURN THEIR RESIDENCE TO ITS MIDCENTURY SPLENDOR, A COUPLE AND THEIR DESIGN TEAM INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOME’S ORIGINAL ARCHITECT. WRITTEN BY MINDY PANTIEL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK JOHNSON

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n 1947, architect John Staub designed a home in Houston’s River Oaks community for James Elkins Jr., then president of First City National Bank, and Margaret Wiess Elkins, whose father was a founder of Humble Oil. Featuring an L-shaped plan that embraced the increasingly casual lifestyle of the postwar generation, it was a major departure from the 18th-century Georgian plantation-style mansion the renowned architect had famously crafted for philanthropist Ima Hogg two decades earlier, also in the River Oaks neighborhood. The Hogg house, now a cherished decorative-arts museum, embodied the grandeur and elegance that defined both Staub’s style and the locale. As for the Elkins residence, without the vision of current homeowners Jim Reeder and Eric Nevil, it might have perished. “This house could easily have been torn down,” says architect Dillon Kyle, who grew up in the neighborhood and possesses a lifelong admiration for the residence. “Considering the size of the property and the location, most people would have wanted something bigger and

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more traditional. And not everyone would appreciate things like the styling of the staircase and millwork.” But it was exactly those details and the structure’s inherent simplicity that intrigued Jim and Eric, both self-proclaimed Staub fans. “It was a very unassuming brick building, and we had no idea it was a Staub house,” says Eric, who along with his husband was captivated by everything from the Art Deco screen door to the crystal doorknobs. According to Jim, it was evident on their first walkthrough with Kyle that he was the right architect. “Dillon had an appreciation and vision for the house that was intoxicating,” he says, noting they had already tapped friend and longtime designer Ken Kehoe to weigh in on the project, with Eric, who is vice president of operations at Kehoe’s firm, serving as project manager. Having a shared goal of staying true to the integrity of the 1940s design, everyone involved found themselves asking at various times, “What would John Staub do?” With that question in mind and Staub’s drawings in hand, Kyle—with project manager Samuel Windham—matched

Architect Dillon Kyle preserved and restored the front of this historic Houston house in part by matching brick from South Texas Brick & Stone to the existing brick. Every window, replaced through Houston Window Experts, mimics the original design as well. Landscape architect Randy Fajkus devised the long hedges to complement the horizontal lines and linear brick detailing on the front elevation.

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John Staub, the home’s original architect, designed the entry’s basket-weave front door and intricate Art Deco staircase featuring a new custom stair runner by Hokanson. The bench is from Antique Warehouse by Dale Gillman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Vaughan chandelier is from George Cameron Nash. Weikel’s Woodworks refinished and restored the parquet floors.

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In the living room, matching armchairs clad in Osborne & Little fabric from ID Collection face a David Simpson painting from Haines Gallery in San Francisco; Weitzner fabric covers a wingback chair from One Kings Lane. A. Rudin chairs circle an antique table near an armoire from Joyce Horn Antiques and a Jean-Luc Myskowski painting from Galerie du Pharos in Saint Remy-de-Provence, while in the corner is a French antique sectional from Jan Showers.

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Designer Ken Kehoe fashioned the family room draperies with three colors of the same Kravet Montauk fabric sewn together. Similar hues repeat on cushions wearing Schumacher fabric on Donghia’s Block Island club chairs and ottoman. A Port 68 lamp from Ken Kehoe & Company tops nesting tables from the owners’ collection; the custom rug is from Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries.

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brick on the outside and emulated trim details on the interiors. When questions arose about redoing the roof with the same cedar shake shingles as the original and whether to extend the existing flagstone on the patio into the new family room and kitchen, all agreed Staub would have approved. But capturing the essence of the architecture also mandated some serious deleting that included eliminating both a service wing addition on the first floor and an upper-level expansion. With the help of builder Brent Goodland, a breakfast room, family room, guest suite and terrace topped with a flat roof replaced the former, and the second floor was returned to its original footprint. The ranch-style look of the flat-roofed addition catered to the owners’ desire to “bring a little bit of California to Houston,” as did the new swimming pool ringed in brick designed by landscape architect Randy Fajkus. “This part of the house looks like one of David Hockney’s pool paintings,” Jim says.

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Despite their affection for the era, the owners had no desire to turn the interiors into a midcentury museum—quite the contrary. “Jim had several family antiques, such as a pair of mahogany chests and a wood dining table, that were coming no matter what,” says Kehoe, who placed them in the dining room with vintage Dakota Jackson side chairs as contemporary counterpoints. A resin light fixture—which “everyone agreed looks like an upside-down version of an Esther Williams bathing cap,” Kehoe says—hangs from the original cove ceiling. More in keeping with the period, a 1940s sectional from Jan Showers fills one corner of the living room alongside a wheat-sheaf coffee table that purportedly was in Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment and a wingback chair wearing a luxurious wool-blend satin. The wood ceiling, a Staub signature and previously painted over many times, was stripped and fully restored. The home’s palette balances Eric’s love of color with Jim’s desire for more-muted surroundings. In the family

In the family room, Kyle replicated wall shelves from the home’s original drawings. The Joseph Company fabricated the custom Quadrille fabric-clad sectional sofa designed by Kehoe, and the McGuire coffee table is from Ellouise Abbott. Overstreet Audio-Video handled the home entertainment.

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Opposite: The breakfast room features comfortable upholstered seating to encourage hanging out. Kehoe designed the sofa sporting Brunschwig & Fils fabric from Kravet, while the sofa pillows are clad in Dedar’s Flourish fabric from George Cameron Nash and chairs are covered with Fabricut’s Mayapan fabric. The dining table is by McGuire, and the chandelier is from On Madison in Pasadena, California. Below: To bring a slice of California to their backyard, the homeowners requested a swimming pool. Designed by Fajkus and installed by The Pool Man, it is ringed with brick to coordinate with the house. Fajkus then added the loose arrangement of dusty miller, purple Angelonia and pink Nymph salvia. The Woodard chaise lounges are from Leisure Collections.

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Draperies made with Weitzner fabric calm the dining room, where a Bassett mirror from One Kings Lane placed over Arena Design wallpaper ensures that every dinner guest has outdoor views. An Ironies chandelier from Culp Associates lights the setting, which includes host chairs with Schumacher fabric on the front. Side chairs, also from One Kings Lane, wear Zimmer + Rohde fabric from George Cameron Nash, and the painting is by Adrien Moroni.

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Serene pale blue tones delineate the master bedroom, where Kehoe covered the headboard in Pollack linen raffia. Perfect Quilt fabricated the bedspread with Highland Court fabric from Duralee and the square throw pillows with Kerry Joyce fabric. The Port 68 lamp and the custom side table designed by Kehoe are both from Ken Kehoe & Company.

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Above: Kehoe designed the chairs and ottoman, all wearing Donghia fabric, for the master bedroom sitting area. Rubelli fabric from Donghia forms the draperies fabricated by G&S Custom Draperies; the carpet is Rosecore. Left: A paneled hallway leading to the master suite features molding inspired by the entry door. The Carlton Cook Company fabricated the millwork, which was painted by Heritage Painters, and Fine Flooring by Cameron installed the wood floors. Waterworks sconces flank a painting by French artist Daniel Trussart.

room, woven chairs touting cushions in colorful zigzag fabric signal a fun gathering place, while in the sitting area adjacent to the kitchen, upholstered chairs bloom with a bright hydrangea pattern, and the large flower print repeating on the walls, draperies and chairs in the guest bedroom pays homage to ’50s designer Sister Parish. “It’s a reminder that midcentury design was about more than just modern,” Kehoe says. Things shift in Jim’s favor in the upper-level master suite, where everything from the padded headboard to the armchairs to the draperies wears the barest whisper of blue. A paneled hallway with a molding pattern inspired by the entry screen door conceals storage and serves as a transition to the master bathroom. There, a floating vanity enveloped in vertical-stripe marble is a contemporary take on classic Hollywood glam. About his deft mixing of colors and styles, Kehoe says, “The point was not to decorate the house. Instead, everything melds and complements the architecture.”

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AN ARTIST’S LIFE NEW YORK PAINTER ALEXANDER YULISH EXPLORES ABSTRACT IDEAS THROUGH THE BOLD BRUSHSTROKES AND TWISTED FIGURES ON HIS CANVASES. WRITTEN BY MICHELLE BRUNNER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN SUNG

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Painter Alexander Yulish (shown on previous spread) finds inspiration for his bold, colorful works in his everyday surroundings. Shown opposite is one of his pieces, Dining Alone.

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t shouldn’t come as a surprise that passion and purposefulness are both hallmarks of painter Alexander Yulish’s work. The New York-based artist doesn’t do anything in half measures, a quality he attributes to his mother, famed illustrator and sculptor Barbara Pearlman. “She used to say, ‘Whatever you do, fully commit to the first line. If you put your heart into it, something will happen,’ ” says Yulish. So, for him, every brushstroke is there for a reason. That same intensity and commitment is on view in his most recent exhibition, “Out of Order.” In the series, intricate color arrangements create both harmony and discord, revealing swirling abstract figurative forms that impart an air of tension on the canvases. Even the title is open to multiple interpretations. “The phrase ‘out of order’ could mean something that is broken, or out of place, or even off-base,” says Yulish. “The universe is filled with such beauty and chaos, so what does that mean for something to be out of order—that question intrigues me.” The series also represents a move away from the more straightforward figurative paintings that were indicative of the artist’s earlier work. “My journey at this moment has taken me to a place where I want to experiment with more abstract thoughts and forms,” he says.

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“MY JOURNEY HAS TAKEN ME TO A PLACE WHERE I WANT TO EXPERIMENT WITH MORE ABSTRACT THOUGHTS AND FORMS.”

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Yulish at work in his Manhattan studio on an unfinished piece yet to be titled. Another of his paintings, Midnight, is shown opposite, right.

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“HAVING AN ARTIST AS A MOTHER HAD AN IMMEASURABLE IMPACT ON ME.”

Yulish’s journey began when he started painting as a young child; by the time he was a teenager, he grew more serious about art. “That’s when my mother started to teach me about color and how to render things like hands—all the fundamentals you need to learn before you can find your own voice,” he says. Even so, he was apprehensive about pursuing a career in fine art, choosing instead to major in English at Connecticut College before eventually coming back to painting years later. “Having an artist as a mother had an immeasurable impact on me,” he says. “Deciding to follow this path was intimidating because of the fear of taking on a legacy. Inevitably, I think when your voice is loud enough, that’s all that matters. I’ve been painting since the very beginning; I just decided I had to own it.” Among his influences, Yulish cites artists Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning and

Francis Bacon, as well as architect John Lautner, but even the work of such modern icons doesn’t compare to the sheer wonder of the material world, which holds endless allure for Yulish. “In every moment, I find myself looking at things like the color of the floor and the red hue of the coffee table, how the sun’s hitting the room a certain way,” he says. Though the native New Yorker is bicoastal these days, calling both New York City and Los Angeles home with his wife and muse, interior designer Nicole Fuller, he still finds inspiration in his hometown. “It just feels different from any other place in the world,” he says. “You look at the concrete and realize there’s a whole world underneath it.” For Yulish, the key is to remain constantly open to his surroundings. “There’s just so much to take in if you’re open to it,” he says. “You’re filled to the brim every second of the day. Painting is just a way to release it.” luxesource.com / 205

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WRITE STUFF FOR A CALIFORNIA HOME, A DESIGN TEAM PENS A NEW STORY, IMBUING THE ABODE WITH A FRESH STYLE AND CLASSIC CHARM. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER SERGENT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY TREVOR TONDRO

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Designer Thomas Hamel incorporated a Milton Greene photo, part of homeowners Donald and Vivienne Bellisario’s art collection, into the foyer of their Montecito home and recovered an existing armchair in a Kerry Joyce Textiles print from Kneedler-Fauchère. Glass artist Brian McNally created a stained-glass skylight over the space, which was reconfigured by architect Don Nulty.

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o this day, grand estates built by early 20th-century tycoons range across the seaside hills of Montecito, California—the treasures that still retain their original shape and detail serving as inspiration for generations of architects, designers and homeowners. Designer Thomas Hamel’s clients Donald and Vivienne Bellisario weren’t so lucky. Sure, the house they purchased had spectacular views going for it—to the Pacific Ocean at the back and to the mountains of Los Padres National Forest at the front. And portions of it dated from the same period as many of the area’s iconic estates. But the structure itself had been added on to and altered so many times over the course of the past century that very little of the home’s original intent remained. That gave them the freedom to rewrite its history, says Donald, a legendary writer, producer and director, who sets the scene this way: “If you walked into the original house and dissolve to the house of today, 80 percent of it would have changed.” It was up to architect Don Nulty to make those changes. “There wasn’t a unified sense of architecture,” he says. “It looked like several additions in different styles.” His task was to clean up the assorted aesthetics and convey a new sensibility by adding smooth plaster exterior walls, reclaimed roof tiles and stone trim. He also moved windows, added balconies and redesigned the main entrance. Inside, all the rooms were altered and expanded, and fireplaces were moved to new locations. As the renovation got under way, the Bellisarios met with Hamel in Sydney, where he is based and where Vivienne is from. The designer was soon on board with the project and got to work on finishes, lighting and a furniture layout. Working with associates Trudy Millard and Kenn Shlaes on the project, they infused a sensibility both timeless and fresh while making sure that any choices they made complemented what already existed. To offset the tumbledstone flooring and wrought-iron balustrades in the entry hall, for example, Hamel balanced the area with crystal lighting. “The entry space could have felt very baronial with a heavy lantern, but this was not our desired look—it would have been too obvious,” he says. “The sparkle and airiness of the chandelier adds an element of surprise. It’s not too dense in that space and allows natural light to transition through.” The Bellisarios wanted strong colors throughout the home, so Hamel developed custom shades for Venetianplaster wall finishes. “I knew I didn’t want it to be a flat color, because the house needed layers of patina,” the designer says. “There are layers of color in the plaster, and the waxed finish then adds depth to these hues.” Hamel also turned to Los Angeles decorative painter Maria Trimbell to fill in newly coffered ceilings with period patterns and details, and they worked together to design stencils. “These decorative details were actually inspired by painted ceilings seen in Italy and France,” Hamel says. “The early-20th-century California homes were emulating them.” For their part, the Bellisarios wove their own historical details into the design. They sourced several antique fireplaces from Europe, an old Italian fountain for the courtyard and 300-year-old barn beams from Pennsylvania that brace the ceiling of the new kitchen and expanded family room. “I love looking at the marks on those beams and thinking that people 300 years ago were chopping

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away at them,” says Donald, who grew up in Pennsylvania. “We used reclaimed materials as much as we could because we love that look.” Hamel was on the same track. The designer, who grew up in Virginia and honed his skills at the renowned design firm Parish-Hadley in New York, incorporated his clients’ treasures along with his own finds to create a setting imbued with history but still giving off what he terms a “fresh Californian appeal.” His approach is visible everywhere: modern art over a gilded antique console in the living room; a kitchen island painted a surprising shade of aubergine; and an 18th-century English bookcase anchoring a contemporary dining area in the family room. One of Hamel’s favorite selections is the clients’ iron bed by Gregorius Pineo. “This adds instant scale and interest to the space without being too obvious, too heavy or too antique-oriented,” he says. “I love that a four-poster bed can make you feel so cocooned, but it has a light, transparent feeling about it.” While builder Jeff McFarlane, who has since retired, constructed Hamel and Nulty’s vision for their clients’ abode, landscape architect Derrik Eichelberger transformed its extensive grounds into a Mediterraneaninspired jewel. He planted Italian cypress, lavender and olive trees among the property’s many existing oak trees. A boccie court is nestled into those oaks, and a formerly unremarkable concrete walkway has become a meandering path of crushed granite. Eichelberger’s most dramatic gesture was the design of a sweeping stair that meets the pool deck and then descends to a lawn below. “It just invited the pool area and the garden up to the main terrace of the house— very grand,” says Eichelberger. Hamel responded with complementary furnishings. “All of our outdoor furniture emphasizes the continuity of indoor/outdoor spaces as if one were at an Italian village or resort,” he says. And the Bellisarios surely need one, with nine children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who visit all the time. “We have everyone here, and we never want to leave,” says Vivienne. Unless, of course, it’s to fly to their ultramodern condo in Sydney, which Hamel has since completed.

“THE AIRINESS OF THE ENTRY CHANDELIER ADDS AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE. IT’S NOT TOO DENSE AND ALLOWS NATURAL LIGHT TO TRANSITION THROUGH.” -THOMAS HAMEL

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Decorative plasterwork on the living room ceiling evokes classic European details, while chartreuse draperies of a Brunschwig & Fils fabric stand out against walls in a pinkish hue. Minton-Spidell supplied the settee clad in a Cowtan & Tout velvet and the armchairs in a Carleton V pattern from Nicky Rising. A Chapas Textiles design covers the Gregorius Pineo sofa, and the custom chinoiserie tray table is by Dennis & Leen; underfoot is a carpet from Jasper. The carved and gilt piece in the corner—thought to be an altar—hails from Oprah Winfrey’s nearby estate.

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Above: Hamel worked with Sydney Harbour Paint Company to formulate custom wall colors, including the shade in the living room. The clients’ own gilt console and a painting by Alan Feltus produce an eye-catching vignette in the space. Opposite: “I’ve always been a great fan of round dining tables,” Hamel says. He commissioned Therien & Co. to craft the formal dining room’s table as a nod to classic Italian design; it is centered beneath a Paul Ferrante chandelier. The vintage Minton-Spidell chairs are dressed in Le Gracieux fabric, and the abstract painting is by Paul Pollaro.

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Hamel contrasted the rustic family room dining area with the owners’ 18th-century English bookcase. Side chairs by Gregorius Pineo gather around the Formations table. Above is a chandelier also by Formations.

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Below, left: “Our clients love color, so we thought we would incorporate a sophisticated tone and decided upon the aubergine,” Hamel says of the shade chosen for the kitchen island. Joining it are Gregorius Pineo counter stools. Below, right: Donald’s office is furnished with an RH chesterfield sofa and an ottoman upholstered in a Kravet fabric. Builder Jeff McFarlane oversaw the installation of the wood paneling in the room.

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Above: Cushions wearing a Perennials solid from David Sutherland rest on a banquette in a covered terrace adjacent to a courtyard. Opposite: Landscape architect Derrik Eichelberger took his cues from Italian landscapes, mingling olive and Italian cypress trees and other Mediterranean-feeling plantings to populate the villa’s grounds.

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Above: Conrad shades provide privacy in the master bathroom, where a Paul Ferrante sconce resides next to a Remains Lighting mirror, and the Louis XVI-style side chair is from Dennis & Leen. Left: Gauzy draperies in a Kerry Joyce Textiles woolen sheer shelter a Gregorius Pineo bed in the master bedroom; flanking it are Minton-Spidell tables Hamel customized to hold computers, books and even snacks. The Oushak rug from Jasper reflects the room’s blue-and-yellow palette.

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Countertop: CALACATTA Silk Residential project designed by Natalia Zubizarreta Interiorismo Ibiza (Spain). Photography: Erlantz Biderbost

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COLLECT ART LIKE AN EXPERT

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IT’S NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE

Scott Group Studio and Luxe hosted a lively event during the D&D spring market to introduce the latest collection by Hokanson Rugs. The Elements is a hand-knotted rug collection inspired by the visual wonders that occur in the elements of our universe.

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INSPIRATION FOUND

GLITZ & GLAMOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL ONCE NOTED THAT “JEWELRY IS THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE THING YOU CAN WEAR.” AND TO PROVE THE SAME RINGS TRUE IN HOME DECOR, WE HAVE ASSEMBLED A GROUP OF LUXURIOUS ITEMS INSPIRED BY PRECIOUS STONES AND BRILLIANT BAUBLES. ADDING RADIANT GEMLIKE PIECES—LIKE THE EMERALD BOCA DO LOBO SIDEBOARD OR WINDFALL LIGHT PENDANT SHOWN HERE— TO THE HOME IS A SURE WAY TO ELEVATE ANY SPACE. AFTER ALL, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH SPARKLE. Clockwise from top left: Gems Tray / $66 / johnderian.com.. Boule Passement Pom Pom Light with Swarovski Crystal / Price upon request / windfall-gmbh.com.. The Antechamber of the Grand Couvert at the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Gold-Plated Brass Box with Amber Bee by Joanna Buchanan / $68 / themine.com. McCoy Pull in Brass and Malachite / $96 / addisonweeks.com.. Swarovski Advertisement, 1961. Diamond Emerald Sideboard / Price upon request / bocadolobo.com. Late-20th-Century Hand-Painted Jewel Paper from Studio Giorgio Taroni Disegni in Italy. Saampa Necklace / $6,000 / modernmoghul.com.

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