__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

LX_NAT53_Cover_Spot.indd 1

1/23/20 4:18 PM


L U X U R I O U S F I T T E D C A B I N E T RY F O R E V E RY R O O M 888 889-8891 / INQUIRIES@PEACOCKHOME.COM NEW YORK LONDON CANNES JAKARTA CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO GREENWICH SHORT HILLS PEACOCKHOME.COM

NASHVILLE SHOWROOM OPENING SPRING 2020

DALLAS

BOSTON


This bite The Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom is a creative and collaborative space. Chef demonstrations and interactive products will inspire you, while knowledgeable consultants will guide you through your entire kitchen project. Delicious moments, spent cooking with the ones you love, start here.

subzero-wolf.com/showroom

s


started here. SCH E DUL E A S H O W R O O M AP POI NTM ENT

Atlanta • Boston • Buffalo • Charlotte • Chicago • Cincinnati • Columbia • Cleveland • Costa Mesa Dallas • Denver • Detroit • Houston • Kansas City • Manhattan • Miami • Minneapolis Philadelphia • Richmond • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Scottsdale • Seattle • St. Louis • Syracuse


Mah Jong Outdoor. Modular sofa system, designed by Hans Hopfer. Doc. Occasional tables, designed by Fred Rieffel. Manufactured in Europe.

In-store interior design & 3D visualization services.1 Quick Ship program available.2


French Art de Vivre Photo Michel Gibert: for advertising purposes only. Special thanks: Editions Zulma / Sculpture: www.marcmirakian.com. 1Conditions apply, contact store for details. 2Program available on select items, subject to availability.


FEEL LIGHT TRANSFORMED Innovative window treatment designs by Hunter Douglas transform the natural light in your home to create the perfect ambiance, whatever the moment. #FeelLightTransformed ©2019 Hunter Douglas Inc. ® is a registered trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc.


Pirouette® Shadings with PowerView® Motorization


Silicon Bronze High Polished

HANDCAST BRONZE HARDWARE | 12 FINISHES |

rockymountainhardware.com


Roma Collection www.SummerClassics.com

Receive a free catalog at SummerClassics.com/AD


CONTENTS

28

EDITOR’S LETTER

RADAR

32

CRAFTSMANSHIP Rinck’s legacy of handcrafted French artistry shines in its latest contemporary collection.

34

COLLABORATION Artist Susan Hable shares the story behind her ongoing creative partnership with Hickory Chair.

36

ORIGINALITY On the heels of an iconic reissue, Liaigre reflects on the intersection of luxury and singularity.

38

HERITAGE At the hand of Design Director Marissa Brown, Stickley’s Arts and Crafts ethos embraces a new generation of buyers.

40

COMMENTARY Designers write love notes to their favorite piece of furniture.

MARKET

Above: Sliding glass doors bridge the divide between interior and exterior in this bedroom by designer Lindsay Chambers. Page 104 Top, right: Cloud Drippy Planter / bzippyandcompany.com Page 92 Left: Sunrise Armchair by Zanaboni Desig Design / artemest.com Page 66

56

MATERIAL Fresh blue-and-white fabrics effortlessly live both indoors and out.

66 74

TREND Four otherworldly landscapes that inspire the way we decorate. SPOTLIGHT A lush landscape sets the scene for alfresco living.

THE LOOK

92 104

KITCHEN + BATH Take the party outside with kitchen and product designs perfect for outdoor entertaining. THE REPORT Nature-centric rooms and details delight throughout the seasons.

012 / LUXESOURCE.COM

LX_NAT53_TOC.indd 12

1/29/20 2:42 PM


FA B R I C U T.CO M


MAXALTO IS A B&B ITALIA BRAND. COLLECTION COORDINATED BY ANTONIO CITTERIO. WWW.MAXALTO.IT


CONTENTS

124

MEMORY LANE In constructing a new South Florida residence, an architect integrates treasured elements of the family’s former beloved house. Written by Kelly Vencill Sanchez / Photography by Eric Piasecki

138

ONCE UPON A TIME Handcrafted elements bring warmth and character to an Oregon abode nestled near the forest. Written by Jennifer Sergent / Photography by Laure Joliet

148

FULL BLOOM San Francisco floral designer Natalie Bowen Brookshire creates arrangements using scent, place and memory. Written by Monique McIntosh / Photography by Lauren Segal

152

ONCE AND AGAIN Contemporary furnishings and fine European antiques mix harmoniously in a century-old Houston dwelling. Written by Christine DeOrio / Photography by Tria Giovan / Exterior Photography by Pär Bengtsson

ON THE COVER: Sunlight pours into the family room of a South Florida home by architect Gil Schafer. The draperies, armchair and ottoman show off Cowtan & Tout’s Windermere linen, while the John Rosselli & Associates chairs circling the Iatesta Studio garden table wear Brunschwig & Fils’ Carsten Check cotton. Page 124 016 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_TOC.indd 16

1/29/20 2:42 PM


NOMAD SHOWROOM 102 MADISON AVE NEW YORK, NY 10016 NEW YORK UES TOWNHOUSE 34 EAST 61TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10065 NYC@LIAIGRE.US MIAMI SHOWROOM 137 NE 40TH MIAMI, FL 33137 MIA@LIAIGRE.US LIAIGRE.COM


CHATHAM, MA | $14,900,000 Robert Paul Properties Robert B. Kinlin — +1 508 648 2739 WEB ID: VYKL8

Well Connected.™ Finding your home is a personal process of discovery, and the accomplished global network of Luxury Portfolio International® member companies are ready to assist in the journey. Explore over 50,000 of the world’s finest properties marketed on luxuryportfolio.com each year. Enter the property Web ID for more detail.

LUXURYPORTFOLIO.COM

LONDON +44 20 3399 9040 CHICAGO +1 312 424 0400 SINGAPORE +65 6408 0507

@luxuryportfolio


HOUSTON, TX | $13,950,000 John Daugherty, Realtors Lisa Kornhauser — +1 713 626 3930

MARIO, MA | $4,500,000 Robert Paul Properties Anne Bramhall — +1 508 763 2236

PARK CITY, UT | $2,250,000 Windermere Real Estate — Utah Daimon Bushi Dash Longe — +1 435 200 4959

WEB ID: TKBK8

LA JOLLA, CA | $9,800,000 Willis Allen Real Estate Linda Daniels — +1 858 361 5561

WEB ID: UZMI8

WEB ID: RMOS8

SENECA, SC | $2,699,000 Allen Tate Greg Coutu — +1 866 743 1101

WEB ID: XPZL8

WEB ID: OQOL8

FRISCO, TX | $1,325,000 Ebby Halliday Realtors Zak Anderson — +1 214 385 6564

WEB ID: BXEX8

©2020 Luxury Portfolio International.® Equal Housing Opportunity. Offering is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. All information considered reliable; however, it has been supplied by third parties and should not be relied on as accurate or complete.


PAMELA LERNER JACCARINO VICE PRESIDENT, EDITOR IN CHIEF

DESIGN DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

EXECUTIVE MANAGING EDITOR

PAM SHAVALIER

BRITTANY CHEVALIER MCINTYRE

HEATHER CARNEY

ART DIRECTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

CANDACE COHEN

OLIVIA LAMBERT

SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR

MANAGING EDITORS

LORI CAPULLO

CHRISTIANA LILLY

SARAH NANCE RAMIREZ

HOMES EDITORS

KATE ABNEY

GRACE BEULEY HUNT

LISA BINGHAM DEWART

MARY JO BOWLING

PAULETTE PEARSON

JENNIFER PFAFF SMITH

SHANNON SHARPE

MARKET

DIGITAL

SENIOR MARKET AND STYLE EDITOR KATHRYN GIVEN MARKET EDITOR SARAH SHELTON

SENIOR WEB EDITOR ILEANA LLORENS SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AMANDA KAHAN

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

COLLEEN MCTIERNAN ART SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

ASSOCIATE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

KIMBERLY HELFRICH

KYLE ANDERSON

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS

PHOTO RETOUCHERS

MELISSA KELLY, ROBERT PRACEK

CHRISTIAN ABLAN, MICHAEL WARNOCK

ADAM I. SANDOW CHAIRMAN AND CEO

ERICA HOLBORN PRESIDENT

CORPORATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER

DEAN SEBRING

CYNTHIA ALLEN

GENERAL COUNSEL

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

ROSE STELLA JUDY SAFIR

PAMELA MCNALLY MICHAEL SHAVALIER PAGINATION MANAGER JODY M. BOYLE DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION FERN E. MESHULAM EMILY KAITZ CONTROLLER

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER, INTERIOR DESIGN

VICE PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, MEDIAJET

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

PRINT CENTER DIRECTOR

DIGITAL PRINT CENTER MANAGER

MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR NEWSSTAND CONSULTANT

LISA SILVER FABER ALEXANDER R. CRUZ STEPHANIE BRADY BART BLACKWELL CHRISTOPHER FERRIS LEONARD SANDOW RON SKLON

DISTRIBUTION

CURTIS CIRCULATION

PRINT MANAGEMENT

CALEV PRINT MEDIA

SANDOW was founded by visionary entrepreneur Adam Sandow in 2003 with the goal of building a truly innovative media company that would reinvent the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW is a fully integrated solutions platform that includes leading content, tools, and services, powering innovation for the design and luxury industries. Its diverse portfolio of media assets includes Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Galerie, and NewBeauty. Materials Innovation brands include global materials consultancy, Material Connexion, game-changing material sampling and logistics platform, Material Bank, and materials reclamation program, Sample Loop. SANDOW brands also include research and strategy firm, ThinkLab. In 2019, SANDOW was selected by the New York Economic Development Council of New York to become the official operator of NYCxDESIGN Week, beginning in 2020. sandow.com

GLOBAL HQ 101 PARK AVENUE, 4TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10178 917.934.2800

SUBSCRIPTIONS 800.723.6052

ADVERTISING 561.445.3335

LX_COM30_Masthead.indd 20

REPRINTS 561.961.7618

sandow.com

CORPORATE HQ 3651 NORTHWEST 8TH AVENUE, BOCA RATON, FL 33431 561.961.7600

luxesource.com

1/27/20 1:47 PM


*+/#.#;#0#469+0&51/1%$.7'+814; 

%#08#5#462#5*#)4''0 

*+/#.#;#0#46(/7.6+ 

*+/#.#;#0#469+0&51/1%$.7'+814; 


KATIE BROCKMAN GROUP PUBLISHER/CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

SCOTT MACCLEMENTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & OPERATIONS

ARIZONA

HOUSTON

NEW YORK

PUBLISHER Adrienne B. Honig, 602.283.2400 DIRECTOR Karlee Prejean

PUBLISHER Amy McAnally, 713.343.4556 DIRECTOR Carol Lamadrid

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, NEW YORK Donna Herman ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, CONNECTICUT Amy McMillan Tambini DIRECTOR Maritza Smith

AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

LOS ANGELES

PUBLISHER Jim Wilson, 512.687.1010

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Shannon Ratcliffe, 213.226.9770 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Vanessa Kogevinas DIRECTORS Athena MacFarland,

CHICAGO

PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T PUBLISHER Debby Steiner, 206.582.5500 DIRECTOR Cathy Cruse

Virginia Williams

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Kathleen Mitchell, 312.589.2010 DIRECTORS Tracy Colitte,

Carolyn Funk, Taylor Greene

MIAMI + PALM BEACH/BROWARD + NAPLES + SARASOTA

COLORADO

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Stacey Callahan, 561.869.1263 DIRECTORS Jennifer Chanay, Harvey Dana,

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Kathleen Mitchell, 312.589.2010 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Terri Glassman DIRECTORS Vivian Keesling, Katie Martin

SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL PUBLISHER Shannon Ratcliffe, 213.226.9770 PUBLISHER Lisa Lovely, 415.696.5020 DIRECTOR Sara McGovern

Sue Goldstein, Susan Preville

SOUTHEAST DIRECTOR Sibyl de St. Aubin

DALLAS + FORT WORTH

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHER Rolanda Polley, 972.865.8556 DIRECTOR Leslie Shelton

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Shannon Ratcliffe, 657.242.9005 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Alisa Tate DIRECTOR Kali Smith

GROUP SALES DIRECTORS Michelle Blair, 917.934.2811 Blaire Rzempoluch Jessica Tolmach Amy McMillan Tambini Tanya Scribner Lisa Lovely, Carolyn Homestead Menning A D V E R T I S I N G S E R V I C E S M A N A G E R John Baum S A L E S A S S I S T A N T S Janice Hyatt, Haley Minchew T R A V E L A C C O U N T S P E C I A L I S T Randy Reagor

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER DIRECTOR, HOME FURNISHINGS DIRECTOR, LUXURY DIRECTOR, NORTHEAST DIRECTOR, MIDWEST & SOUTH CENTRAL D I R E C T O R S , W E S T C OAS T

I N T E G R AT E D M A R K E T I N G CR E A T I V E S E R V I CE S D I R E CT O R I NT E G R A T E D M A R K E T I NG M A NA G E R IN T E GRAT E D M A R K E T I NG & E V E NT S CO O R D I NA T O R

A R T D I R E CT O R

Jessica Tolmach

RESEA RCH & DIGITA L MA RKETIN G DIRECTOR

Jennifer Barron

DIRECTOR OF EV EN TS & PA RTN ERSHIPS

Deborah Pianin James Nolan Marilyn Torio

Samantha Westmoreland Hannah Solomon Saewon Kim

SPECIA L PROJECTS DIRECTOR EV EN TS MA N A GER

C R E A T I V E , C L I E N T S E R V I C E S A N D D I G I TA L

TANYA SUBER VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

A S S O C I A T E D I R E C T O R I N T E G R AT E D C O N T E N T M A N A G E R + T E A M L E A D I N T E G R AT E D C O N T E N T M A N A G E R DIGITAL ADVERTISING & ANALYTICS SPECIALIST SENIOR CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATORS

EMAIL OPERATIONS MANAGER DIGITAL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Jennifer Kimmerling Brittany Watson Susan Mallek Victoria Albrecht Molly Polo Lauren Krause, Lasone Rattanavong, Jack Tippett Rachel Bohbot Courtney Chuppe

ART DIRECTOR SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS ADVERTISING COPYWRITERS

Maria Pluta Jamie Beauparlant, Svetlana G. Suarez Heather Schreckengast, Greta Wolf

@luxemagazine Luxe Interiors + Design , (ISSN 1949-2022), Arizona (ISSN 2163-9809), California (ISSN 2164-0122), Chicago (ISSN 2163-9981), Colorado (ISSN 2163-9949), Florida (ISSN 2163-9779), New York (ISSN 2163-9728), Pacific Northwest (ISSN 2167-9584), San Francisco (ISSN 2372-0220), Southeast (ISSN 2688-5735), Texas (ISSN 2163-9922), Vol. 18, No. 2, March/April, prints bimonthly and is published by SANDOW, 3651 NW 8th Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33431. Luxe Interiors + Design (“Luxe”) provides information on luxury homes and lifestyles. Luxe Interiors + Design , SANDOW, its affiliates, employees, contributors, writers, editors, (Publisher) accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors or omissions with information and/or advertisements contained herein. The Publisher has neither investigated nor endorsed the companies and/or products that advertise within the publication or that are mentioned editorially. Publisher assumes no responsibility for the claims made by the Advertisers or the merits of their respective products or services advertised or promoted in Luxe. Publisher neither expressly nor implicitly endorses such Advertiser products, services or claims. Publisher expressly assumes no liability for any damages whatsoever that may be suffered by any purchaser or user for any products or services advertised or mentioned editorially herein and strongly recommends that any purchaser or user investigate such products, services, methods and/or claims made thereto. Opinions expressed in the magazine and/or its advertisements do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Publisher. Neither the Publisher nor its staff, associates or affiliates are responsible for any errors, omissions or information whatsoever that have been misrepresented to Publisher. The information on products and services as advertised in Luxe are shown by Publisher on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Publisher makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the information, services, contents, trademarks, patents, materials or products included in this magazine. All pictures reproduced in Luxe have been accepted by Publisher on the condition that such pictures are reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the photographer and any homeowner concerned. As such, Publisher is not responsible for any infringement of the copyright or otherwise arising out of any publication in Luxe. Luxe is a licensed trademark of SANDOW © 2011. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher. ADDRESS SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS AND CORRESPONDENCE TO: Luxe, PO Box 16329, North Hollywood, CA 91615. Email: subscriptions@luxemagazine.com or telephone toll-free 800.723.6052 (continental US only, all others 818.487.2005). ®

®

®

SUBSCRIPTIONS 800.723.6052 ADVERTISING 561.445.3335

LX_COM30_Masthead.indd 24

REPRINTS 561.961.7618

sandow.com

luxesource.com

1/27/20 1:47 PM


A Feast of Flexibility Introducing the 36-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with sous vide and induction. For those of you who have admired the versatility of our 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range but just didn’t have the space, your day has come. Our new 36-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range comes with induction, Ultra-High™ and UltraLow™ gas burners, and the ultimate cooking precision of built-in sous vide – all on the cooktop. And down below you’ll find the largest capacity steam-assist oven on the market, combining steam and

COOKING | REFRIGERATION | DISHWASHING

convection cooking for gourmet quality results. All because we believe the right tools makes food taste better, and keeps you True to Food™. For more information, visit SignatureKitchenSuite.com

855-790-6655 | @SKSappliances Copyright 2020© Signature Kitchen Suite, 1000 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. All rights reserved. “Signature Kitchen Suite” and the Signature Kitchen Suite logo are trademarks of Signature Kitchen Suite.


EDITOR’S LETTER

On set with Liaigre’s Shelter armchair.

FURNITURE A Love Story

My first furniture crush was a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan coffee table, which I spied in the home of my great uncle at the tender age of 9. I stood in awe, taking in its patinated bronze, pewter and enamel village scene and octagonal bronze base with blue-enamel inserts. That table certainly kicked off my deep affection for all things decorative... and quite possibly nudged me toward my future career. Philip and Kelvin were father-and-son creative collaborators who fashioned exceptional art pieces that were incorporated into furniture. Their dedication to craft and original design is something to be admired. This issue of Luxe is our love letter to furniture, and those tenants that we value most— craftsmanship, collaboration, originality and heritage. When you’re next out shopping for furnishings to add to your home, make it something special that’s created with great care and attention—a piece that may even impress a curious 9-year-old.

Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief @pamelajaccarino

LX_COM30_EditorLetter.indd 28

PORTRAIT: WILLIAM AND SUSAN BRINSON.

Where is that Chan table today? It sits handsomely in my father’s living room. I still have my eyes on it… this heritage piece of art that helped shape a life.

1/27/20 1:48 PM


bevolo.com • (504) 522-9485 • 521 Conti • 318 Royal • French Quarter • New Orleans


BESPOKE KITCHENS

FLORENCE

MILAN

COOKING SUITES

NEW YORK

LOS ANGELES

SINKS & TAPS

LONDON

MOSCOW

APPLIANCES

TEL AVIV

HONG KONG

ACCESSORIES

SHANGHAI

LAGOS


RADAR FURNITURE A Love Story

Luxe explores the tenets of fine furniture making—craftsmanship, collaboration, originality and heritage—through the lens of four companies championing them anew.

LX_COM30_Radar_Opener.indd 31

1/27/20 1:48 PM


RADAR / CRAFTSMANSHIP

Golden TOUCH

Nearly two centuries into business, each Rinck design still begins with a hand drawing, as seen in the walnut and nickel armchair (shown), a star of the new contemporary collection. “At a time of disposable consuming, we need to go back to made-to-last products with meaning,” says Vice President Valentin Goux.

WITH ITS NEW CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION, RINCK CELEBRATES A SINGULAR LEGACY OF HANDICRAFT.

Amidst the bustle of Paris’s 12th arrondissement sits an iconic atelier and within it, a trove of hand drawings dating back 180 years. Spanning styles from Napoleon III to Art Nouveau and Louis XV, Rinck’s design archive is an unwitting history of French furniture. In the age of iCloud storage and CAD renderings, the monumental collection presents an anomaly, but then, so does the company it chronicles. A true ensemblier décorateur, Rinck is the only French furniture and fabrication company still designing and manufacturing in-house today. Its eponymous watercolors and coated paper sketches are the first indication of an emphasis on touch-of-hand that guides each creation from seed idea through finished product—an ethos echoed in its outposts and reverberated by leadership. Notes Valentin Goux, the second-generation vice president of the family-run firm, “We believe our designers need to be able to draw to understand proportion and scale, and that’s not about to change. Artistic drawings are still of utmost importance.” With three ateliers—one in Ardennes dedicated to cabinetmaking and one in Drôme for boiserie and millwork, in addition to the Paris design headquarters—Rinck’s specialties run the gamut from marquetry, veneers and gilding, to latticework, ornamental carving and trompe l’oeil. Employed throughout the workshops is a network of master craftspeople, some disciples of classic cabinetmaking schools and others from Les Compagnons, the Medieval-rooted, UNESCOprotected group of artisans who train in the field in towns across France. With design and build talents under the same roof, each piece becomes a dynamic meeting of the minds. “Once we get to prototyping, the designers work with the craftsmen weekly to refine the designs and make them perfect,” shares Goux. While Rinck’s intimate, tactile approach stands as testament to handcrafted tradition, the company is ever looking forward in both execution and creative vision, evidenced by its sleek new contemporary collection—the first modern ensemble in 50 years. Spurred by an off-the-cuff conversation over a team lunch, a beloved 1930s sycamore table was unearthed from the archives, in turn inspiring a full dining room suite of table, armchairs, side chairs, console and sconces. Edging on modernist in gleaming French walnut and black nickel, a dash of Rinck’s token classicism is still evident in the foliateembossed velvet upholstery. “It’s very 19th century, but in a fresh way,” notes Goux. “These are the kind of pieces you keep for generations.”

LX_COM30_Radar_Craftsmanship.indd 32

photo: courtesy rinck.

WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL

1/27/20 1:49 PM


E x p E r i E n c E

V i S U A L

c O M F O r T

PresiDio sMAll lAntern in hAnD-ruBBeD Antique BrAss DESigNEr: iaN K. FowlEr

Shop Now: CirCalightiNg.Com At l A n tA

Austin

lAgunA

Boston

M A n h At tA n

ChArleston

ChiCAgo

nAshville (MArCh)

DC

Denver

sAn FrAnCisCo

877.762.2323

greenwiCh sAvAnnAh

houston

sCottsDAle

lA


RADAR / COLLABORATION

It Takes TWO ARTIST SUSAN HABLE REFLECTS ON HER LONGTIME PARTNERSHIP WITH HICKORY CHAIR. AS TOLD TO MICHELLE BRUNNER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICK HEAGNEY

Ten years ago, our family pulled up stakes, left New York City, and settled in Athens, Georgia. At the time, the economy was in peril, and we wondered: How are we going to refocus our textile brand, Hable Construction, and deal with the changes? Simultaneously, Hickory Chair was looking for new ways to innovate. The timing was right, so we came onboard to create its first designer fabric collection. We had been making textiles for a few years, but to grow as a company, we knew we had to expand—and I thought we should try creating a furniture collection. My sister and business partner, Katharine, and I love to see the inner workings of things. That curiosity is at the core of everything we’ve done. I knew furniture would be no different.

I always think of the saying, “ask for what you need,” which is such a good reminder in life. Positive things have come out of transition periods for us. Hickory Chair was nearing its 100th anniversary in business, and wanted to keep pushing forward. (I think that’s the key to its success.) In 2015, we launched our first furniture collection, and with it, I tried to create foundation pieces that we could add to later. I approached it like building a house—after all, if the bones aren’t good, what’s the point? We’re now on our third collection, and when I look at it, I see a range of influences: Scandinavian, Italian, Shaker and American Primitive, to name a few. The pieces are layered and unpredictable. As I get older, I think about how my home reflects who I am and the places

I’ve been. There are stories in every piece. It’s not just furniture to me. I wasn’t trained as a textile or furniture designer. My work started because I’m a fine artist. The only way my sister and I knew how to commercialize my artwork was to turn drawings into patterns and patterns into textiles and then make products. That fine art connection shows in the new hand-painted pieces for Hickory Chair. Whatever custom finish you dream of, the company can do. Relationships are everything in this business and the partnership with Hickory Chair has been one of equal give and take—you can feel that with the people and see it in the craftsmanship. If we artists can collaborate with companies that are thoughtful in the same ways we are, it makes it all worthwhile. 

Susan Hable photographed in her Athens, Georgia, studio surrounded by new Hickory Chair hand-painted furniture designs, which include the Walmsley Cocktail Table and Chad Side Table.

LX_COM30_Radar_Collaboration.indd 34

1/27/20 1:50 PM


W

EATHEREN ESTATE FURNITURE

Weatherend.com

W eatherend Y acht F inish

D

®

800.456.6483

distinctive designs

exterior e xpertise

made in maine available at JanUs et cie® shoWrooms


PHOTOS: NAGATO STOOLS AND ORIENT SUSPENSION, COURTESY LIAIGRE. VIGNETTE, CLAIRE ISRAEL .

RADAR / ORIGINALITY

Genuine

ARTICLE

LIAIGRE’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR FRAUKE MEYER ON CREATIVITY AND THE VALUE OF ORIGINALITY. WRITTEN BY MAILE PINGEL

If there is one piece that encapsulates Liaigre’s polished yet independent spirit, it is the brand’s sculptural Nagato stool inspired by Constantin Brancusi’s “Endless Column.” The iconic work, originally created by Christian Liaigre in 1986 from a solid piece of oak, was recently reinvented in a limited-edition bronze with a smooth black patina and wood print—a look that is at once brutalist and refined. “We rarely draw from our archives, and privilege fresh creative reflection for each project. Yet this piece combines minimalism and poetry, elegantly entering the domestic sphere,” says Liaigre’s Creative Director Frauke Meyer. As with the refreshed Nagato stool, independent thinking has been at the core of every piece since the company’s inception in the 1980s—and that’s what defines Liaigre. “My aim is to emphasize our French and Parisian identity, in which everything is well thought out, structured and finished, while still encouraging disruption, surprises and a break from the expected,” says Meyer, who likens the brand’s creative process to that of iconic fashion houses, such as Dries Van Noten, Azzedine Alaïa and Pierre Hardy. “We believe beauty is found through special attention

LX_COM30_Radar_Originality.indd 36

“It is important to interpret designs to fit into the context of current times,” says Liaigre Creative Director Frauke Meyer, an approach evident in pieces such as the Orient Suspension lamp (top, left), Touareg bench (center) and recently reissued bronze Nagato stool (bottom, right).

to ergonomics, usability and the touch and feel of materials exuding texture, comfort and luxury.” Unmoved by imitation designs, Meyer says it is the company’s strict attention to detail and proportion that set it apart. “The creation of each Liaigre design requires skill from expert hands,” says Meyer. “Whether brushed, sandblasted wood or full-grain leather tanned in France, the mastery of the craft is present throughout the production of each piece or architectural element.” A case in point is Liaigre’s lacquered panels and furnishings, where the finish is applied in as many as seven layers to achieve just the right sheen. This notion is also apparent in the brand’s sourcing, which involves employing “tree hunters” to discover the finest wood material from French forests. From inception to finished piece, Meyer attests: “Luxury is affirmed in every detail.”

1/27/20 1:50 PM


5810 Black Tempal – NEW

Beautifully superior. Designed by nature. Perfected through innovation. Learn more at caesarstoneus.com


RADAR / HERITAGE

Hot Seat

STICKLEY REVITALIZES AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS FURNITURE FOR A NEW GENERATION. WRITTEN BY MICHELLE BRUNNER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN S. REARDON

For more than a century, Stickley has made high-end hardwood furniture and fine upholstery. Now, with Director of Design Marissa Brown at the creative helm, the company has expanded to include fresh takes on the Mission look, as well as a midcentury-inspired line. Here, Brown describes how the brand’s history and devotion to craft informs her work. How do you honor Stickley’s heritage while moving the needle forward? I try to stay true to the company DNA and the components of a Stickley piece: the square spindles, the use of reverse taper leg details and the exposed joinery. One thing that inspired me was the ability to make furniture out of solid wood construction with techniques that have been used since the Stickley brothers were alive. Moving the brand into the future was about respecting that, while developing forms that felt more current in proportion.

Playing with iconic shapes must have been intimidating at first. It was scary; the pieces are perfect! It’s like trying to alter a Steinway piano. The horizontal and vertical components are so important in Mission-style furniture, but how do you modernize the look? I didn’t want to lose sight of what made them work, but I also wanted to soften them a little. You’ve mentioned that a trip to Hans Wegner’s studio was formative to your career. How does Danish design influence your work? I love the sculptural aspect of the Danish makers. During that era, woodworkers put so much thought into creating designs that not only looked good, but functioned beautifully. I like integrating those ideas into Stickley—that pieces should float in a room and be enjoyed from 360 degrees. We hear something new is coming for spring…Yes! This April at High Point we’re planning to debut a curated group of eclectic pieces. While designs are still evolving, the idea is to open up an offering of single items that use new materials and are interesting objects in their own right. On your wish list? The dining table from the Walnut Grove collection. I have three daughters, so I’d love to have pieces that will become family heirlooms.

Marissa Brown in the new Park Slope Accent Chair in the Stickley factory in Manlius, New York. Alongside Brown’s award-winning update is a 1989 reissue of the Spindle Chair, a Mission favorite patented by Gustav Stickley in 1905.

LX_COM30_Radar_Heritage.indd 38

1/27/20 1:51 PM


Fine Solid Bronze Architectural Hardware 866.788.3631 • www.sunvalleybronze.com Made in the USA


RADAR / COMMENTARY

Objects of AFFECTION DESIGNERS PEN LOVE NOTES TO THE FURNITURE PIECE THAT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE. PRODUCED BY GRACE BEULEY HUNT

–MICHELLE NUSSBAUMER

“My mouth still waters over a 1930s Frits Henningsen high-back, two-seater settee we found for a client. The bison leather upholstery was original and supple from age.” –CHARLIE HELLSTERN

“I LONG FOR A VINCENZO DE COTIIS COFFEE TABLE. I ADMIRE HIS ABILITY TO MIX MATERIALS SEAMLESSLY, CREATING SOMETHING FRESH AND TIMELESS AT ONCE.” –NATASHA BARADARAN

LX_COM30_Radar_Commentary.indd 40

“My first ‘real’ piece of furniture was a 1950s boomerang coffee table from JF Chen. I couldn’t afford it at the time, so I arranged multiple payments. It’s still in my sitting room!” –OLIVER M. FURTH

“I still buy good antique and vintage wingback chairs. There is something about the shape that lends a sense of protection.” –JASON ARNOLD

WHEN PIERRE PAULIN’S ALPHA SOFA WAS FIRST PRODUCED, IT WAS A LOOK TO THE FUTURE. TODAY, IT EVOKES THE SAME EFFECT. PROLIFIC DESIGN IS CURRENCY IN EVERY DECADE.” –JESSIE SCHUSTER

“MY HUSBAND AND I BOUGHT A 19TH-CENTURY WALNUT BED AT A VINTAGE MARKET IN FRANCE NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO. I LOVE THAT IT’S RESCUED AND REUSED, AND I LOVE THAT IT HAS A FRENCH HISTORY.” –JESSICA HELGERSON

SOFA : COURTESY RALPH PUCCI. CHAIR: COURTESY RICK OWENS. IN - SITU: BRANTLEY PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY PETER DUNHAM DESIGN.

“I bought an 18th-century walnut commode in Venice, which has lived with me in Rome, Los Angeles, Texas and Switzerland. If you find something you love with quality craftsmanship, you’ll never tire of it.”

1/27/20 1:52 PM


“MY MOTHER CREATED AN IRON BED WITH A CANOPY OF LEAVES AND CREEPING VINES, WHICH I SLEEP UNDER IN FLORIDA. IT INSPIRED MY OWN JUNGLE VERSION DESIGN FOR THE PLAYA GRANDE BEACH CLUB.” –CELERIE KEMBLE

“I bought a rush and oak chair made for the movie How to Marry a Millionaire, and 15 years later, it’s still a favorite. It does what great design should do: cover many vibes.” –PETER DUNHAM

“One of my favorite gifts ever was a Rick Owens chair. It’s less a piece of furniture and more a piece of art, which is how I like to display it: against a clean wall.” –KARA MANN “VLADIMIR KAGAN’S SERPENTINE SOFA IS ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT AND TIMELESS PIECES OF FURNITURE EVER. JUST SITTING ON ONE MAKES YOU FEEL CHIC!” –DENISE MCGAHA

PIERRE JEANNERET’S TEAK AND CANE CHAIR MAKES A SUBTLE STATEMENT. IT’S SIMPLE, STRUCTURAL AND TEXTURAL, AND THE CANING DETAIL MAKES IT TIMELESS.” –REGAN BAKER

“Francis Jourdain’s Cubist chairs are deceptively simple and often copied, but their genius is in the proportion. They fit the body the way a perfectly cut jacket just fits.” –JOHN GACHOT

“I spotted the vintage tiger velvet sofa (now in my office), and held onto the tear sheet for over a year hoping it wouldn’t sell. When it arrived, it was like a long-lost child and I had been reunited.” –SUMMER THORNTON

“GAE AULENTI’S JUMBO MARBLE COFFEE TABLE SEEMS TO IMPROVE ANY ROOM, ATTAINING AN ALCHEMY OF DARING AND TIMELESSNESS.” –BRIGETTE ROMANEK

LX_COM30_Radar_Commentary.indd 41

1/27/20 1:52 PM


H a n d c r a f t e d C o o k i n g R a n g e s & S u i t e s , S t e e l C a b i n e t ry, F i n e W o o d W o r k i n g & A p p l i a n c e s

PA R I S

• NEW YORK • MIAMI • LOS ANGELES

w w w. L e A t e l i e r P a r i s . c om

1 800 792 3550


CUSTOM DESIGNED FURNITURE FOR YOUR FLOOR Phone: 239.206.1898 | www.LegnoBastone.com


New York Designed and manufactured in Seattle since 2001.

Bay Area Seattle Los Angeles

henrybuilt.com


ADVERTISEMENT

THE BRIGHT WAY 90 YEARS OF AMERICAN ARTISTRY

OVER THE PAST NINE DECADES,

Bright Chair has established itself as a home for dedicated artisans who practice their time-honed skills without compromise. Founded in 1927 and acquired by the Gottlieb family in 1963, Bright is one of only a handful of family-owned and -operated companies producing traditionally crafted furniture, all made in America. In 1963, Bright moved into its own facility in Middletown, New York, allowing it to begin the important step of manufacturing frames and controlling all aspects of production. This vertical integration provides complete control of production, affording the versatility to customize to meet client needs and delivery requirements, while still offering attention to detail and assured quality control. “This is my house, but it was built on my father’s foundation,” says Bright Chair President, Stan Gottlieb. “And if my grandfather, the first of four generations in furniture, who came over from Europe as a master craftsman, walked through our plant today, he would not find our process unfamiliar.” Initially producing only commercial furniture, Gottlieb joined forces with furniture designer Douglas Levine in the 1990s, and together, they expanded the product offerings to cater to the executive suites as well as the residential market. As the residential side of the business grew, it gave rise to the birth of The Bright Group at the turn of the century. “For the first time, we opened a showroom specifically aimed at the residential market, which is quite different from where we came from. People want to see and feel the furniture in context alongside other ancillary offerings like lighting and case goods,” Gottlieb says.

With this evolution, Bright began creating strategic alliances with manufacturers that shared its mantra—independently-owned and -operated American companies producing only highly crafted, quality products. Today, The Bright Group represents 21 lines and has four showrooms across the United States—Boston, Chicago, Dallas and New York, as well as alliances with other premier showrooms in territories throughout the United States and abroad. Attention to detail and exact tailoring have become hallmarks of a piece of Bright furniture. Run your hand over one and you’ll know—it’s the feel of great tradition with a most modern sensibility.

TO LEARN MORE, VISIT BRIGHTCHAIR.COM | THEBRIGHTGROUP.COM


BRIGHT

¨

CAHN LOUNGE CHAIR by DOUGL AS LEVINE | HANDCR AF TED IN AMERICA NEW YORK

|

CHICAGO

|

DALLAS

|

BOSTON

|

888.524.5997

|

BRIGHTCHAIR.COM


PROMOTION

NOIR This teak coffee table with glass top measures 18"H x 66"W x 28"D. The texture of the solid teak base beneath the glass imbues earthy character to an inviting sculptural form. Priced at $4.890. noirfurniturela.com

TEAK WAREHOUSE Made of powder-coated aluminum and UV-treated rope, the Scottie Outdoor Sofa offers unrivaled comfort, style and durability. Shown here in Charcoal with royal blue Sunbrella® cushions, it makes a lasting impact in any exterior space.

DISCOVERIES FRESH. DESIGN. FINDS.

teakwarehouse.com

PAUL FERRANTE Just in time for spring ... Paul Ferrante’s Giacometti-inspired Marina Chandelier is in full bloom in a custom 22-karat gold finish. paulferrante.com

LX_NAT53_Discoveries_eg.indd 1

1/17/20 4:50 PM


introducing our LA EXPRESS ship program visit lillianaugustfinefurniture.com for a dealer nearquick you Lillian’s Handcrafted Designer Silhouettes

•

Large Selection of Beautiful Fabrics

visit lillianaugustfinefurniture.com for a dealer near you


PROMOTION

MARGE CARSON

EXQUISITE SURFACES The beauty of Exquisite Surfaces’ Campagne Collection is found in the French oak’s rugged texture and uneven finish. Available in planks, patterns and multiple hues. xsurfaces.com

DISCOVERIES

The Versailles Sofa reaches back to the opulent DNA of Marge Carson. Featuring an intricately curved frame with exposed carved wood, it is dressed in luxurious fabrics and jewelry-like embellishments. margecarson.com

FRESH. DESIGN. FINDS.

J. TRIBBLE A premier builder of custom-designed sink bases, J. Tribble’s handcrafted cabinets are an invaluable asset for distinctive homes nationwide. jtribble.com

PALECEK This teak-framed chair with bands of woven synthetic rope, and weathered-gray legs offers maximum UV protection. The chair comes with a loose seat and back cushion, and coordinates with the Boca collection. Priced at $3,376. palecek.com

LX_NAT53_Discoveries_eg.indd 2

1/17/20 4:51 PM


MARKET Luxe explores a modern perspective on timeless prints, nature’s breathtaking landscapes and lush finds for outdoor living.

LX_COM30_Market_Opener.indd 55

1/27/20 1:53 PM


MARKET / MATERIAL

Grecian HOLIDAY

ESCAPE TO THE ISLANDS WITH THIS DREAMY ASSORTMENT OF BLUE AND WHITE FABRICS. PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN WITH SARAH SHELTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM AND SUSAN BRINSON

MEDITERRANEAN MAGIC Clockwise from top right: Astara in Bleu / pierrefrey.com. Belfour Outdoor in Azzurro by Michael Szell / christopherfarrcloth.com. Xenon in White / cowtan.com. Persian Maze in Cobalt / soane.com. Bandera Stripe in Delft/Sand / cowtan.com. Nuages in Indigo / lesindiennes.com.

LX_COM30_Market_Material.indd 56

1/27/20 1:54 PM


SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES LAGUNA NIGUEL LAS VEGAS DALLAS ATLANTA HIGH POINT NEW YORK

FURNITURE • LIGHTING • ACCESSORIES • OUTDOOR • C.O.M • TO-THE-TR A DE • HOSPITA LIT Y

8 0 0 . 2 74 . 7 7 3 0 | PA L EC E K .C O M


MARKET / MATERIAL

DITSY FLORALS Clockwise from top left: Oscar in Denim / madeaux.com. Kravet Smart Outdoor in 35515-5 / kravet.com. Pasha Outdoor in Capri Blue by Peter Fasano / johnrosselli.com. Lisieux Rose in Lapis / soane.com. Noor in Indigo by Lisa Fine / johnrosselli.com. Folded Flower in Misty Blue by Isobel Mills / studiofournyc.com. Zelda in Delft / raoultextiles.com. Fleur de Steppes in Blue by Décors Barbares / johnrosselli.com. Folies Bergère in Blue Ribbon / 36bournestreet.com.

LX_COM30_Market_Material.indd 58

1/27/20 1:54 PM


All Designs and Images ©1989 - 2020 Hubbardton Forge, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Hubbardton Forge is the registered trademark of Hubbardton Forge, LLC.

INTRODUCING THE 2020 HILDENE COLLECTION

800.826.4766

|

VERMONT USA

|

LUXE@VTFORGE.COM

|

HUBBARDTONFORGE.COM


MARKET / MATERIAL

SEA WORLD Clockwise from top right: Shell Grotto in Blue / fermoie.com. Sumi in Flow / studiocope.com. Esme in Indigo / lesindiennes.com. Okin in Blue by Eva Sonaike / altforliving.com. Seaweed Lace in Azure / soane.com. Riptide Outdoor in Neptune / pindler.com.

LX_COM30_Market_Material.indd 60

1/27/20 1:54 PM


LIFE, LUXURIOUSLY LIVED.

Sustainable styles live in our Beckett Collection

Beckett 0818F in Multi

High Point Market April 25 - 29 Market Square, Suite 145 To find your local sales rep, please call 800.779.0877

Dallas • High Point • Las Vegas

feizy.com @feizyrugs


MARKET / MATERIAL

LINE UP Clockwise from top left: Mist in Snow / sunbrella.com. Strange Loves Outdoor in Eden Blu / dedar.com. Giles Embroidery in Indigo / leejofa.com. Bandeau Outdoor in Marine by Kelly Wearstler / leejofa.com. Cadence in Washed Denim / perennialsfabrics.com. Fitzgerald in Blue / clarencehouse.com. Tremolo in Azure/ Ink by Harlequin / stylelibrary.com.

Ceramics throughout: Clam Lab / clamlab.com; Charlotte McLeish / nickeykehoe.com.

LX_COM30_Market_Material.indd 62

1/27/20 1:54 PM


ADVERTISEMENT

WORKING ALL THE ANGLES

MODERN MIX A BLEND OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY WITH CHIC CHEVRON PANELING ON THE APPLIANCE WALL AND BAR MAKES SARAH ROBERTSON A TWO-TIME TOP WINNER.

Designer: Sarah Robertson, AKBD NKBA Westchester Chapter Firm: Studio Dearborn, Mamaroneck, NY Photography: Adam Kane Macchia Photography

Text by Dianne M. Pogoda

LX_NAT53_CA_NKBA_eg.indd 1

1/17/20 12:22 PM


ADVERTISEMENT

NKBA’s Professional Design Competition recognizes exceptional achievement in K&B design and execution. Join this elite group and network with the industry’s best … visit nkba.org.

GOLD YOUR OWN WAY

A CUSTOM BRASS AND MARBLE MOSAIC SERVES AS A DRAMATIC BACKDROP TO THE CONCRETE TROUGH SINK AND PENDANTS IN MICHELLE MIAZGA-HALL’S WINNING DESIGN.

Designer: Michelle Miazga-Hall NKBA British Columbia Chapter Firm: Port + Quarter, Vancouver, BC Photography: Gabriel Hall

LX_NAT53_CA_NKBA_eg.indd 2

1/17/20 12:22 PM


MARKET / TREND

EARTH ANGEL

1

LOOK TO THE PHENOMENA OF MOTHER NATURE FOR RICH COLORS, ORGANIC SHAPES AND INSPIRING PATTERNS.

7

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY SARAH SHELTON

6

2

SKY AGLOW

NORTHERN LIGHTS, MAGNETIC NORTH POLE

5

For a dramatic display of the Northern Lights, head to the Nordics and parts of Alaska and Canada to see bright colors illuminate the night sky. The Aurora Borealis starts when the sun releases charged particles that react with gaseous atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere. The gas, shifted by solar wind, dictates the vibrant hues that dance across the sky— neon greens emerge from low-altitude oxygen molecules and blues and purples result from nitrogen. Consider multiple trips: No two spectacles are the same.

4 1. Cattedrale 67 by CaC03 / $29,000 / charlesburnand.com 2. Dynamo Bag / $5,950 / hermes.com 3. Cesca Stool by Marcel Breuer / from $866 / knoll.com 4. Spur Small Side Table / $4,175 / timothyoulton.com

6. Santos de Cartier Skeleton Noctambule Watch / $26,800 / cartier.com 7. Cornetto Confetti Decanters in Blue and Green / $299 each / riedel.com

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.

5. Glasshouse Fabric in Celadon / Price upon request / designersguild.com

3

LX_COM30_Trend.indd 66

1/27/20 1:56 PM


BRINGING ART TO LIFE | Leaf White CHICAGO DALL AS NEW JERSE Y NEW YORK SAN FR ANCISCO SHOWROOMS NATIONWIDE | 855-214- 0493 | ar tistictile.com/luxe

Artistic Tile®, its logo® and Leaf White are the exclusive property of Artistic Tile, Inc.


MARKET / TREND

1

2

7

INNER CIRCLE NAMIB DESERT, AFRICA

How do miles of mysterious rings of vegetation come to cover the dry ground of southern Africa’s Namib Desert? Folklore believes these ‘fairy circles’ to be footprints from the gods, while scientists cite the desert’s complex ecosystem for the peculiar markings. Regardless of how they got there, the repetition of spherical shapes creates a hypnotizing, polka-dot like motif, giving those with a bird’s-eye view an expansive, visual reminder that curved lines are always ‘in.’

3

4 1. Sophia Pendant / Price upon request / hilliardlamps.com

6

2. Andes Mirror / $1,040 / arteriorshome.com 3. Large Pop Dot Bowl in Black Walnut / $158 / burkelman.com

5

4. D4 Yellow Citrine Earrings / $650 / foundrae.com

6. Sunrise Armchair by Zanaboni Design / $5,090 / artemest.com 7. Ondine Fabric in Turmeric and Sage & Blush by Vanderhurd / Price upon request / studiofournyc.com

LX_COM30_Trend.indd 68

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.

5. Adams Cocktail Table by Michael Berman / Price upon request / kravet.com

1/27/20 1:57 PM


KINGSLEY BATE

ª

ELEGANT OUTDOOR FURNITURE

© Kingsley Bate. To the trade. T: 703-361-7000 F: 703-361-7001 www.kingsleybate.com [KB1292A]


MARKET / TREND

1

2

4

ICE, ICE BABY BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA

7

A contradicting play of fire and ice takes place in Alberta’s Banff National Park as winter sets in. When the lakes freeze over, bubbles rising toward the surface are stopped in their tracks. These particular bubbles are full of methane—the gas is emitted by bacteria living below the surface after consuming organic matter—and highly flammable if released near an open fire. Undisturbed, these frozen forms provide a study in motion and, more importantly, show how stunning science can be.

3

5

1. Walls Watermark Wallcovering in Lake / Price upon request / hollyhunt.com 2. Large Bubble Chandelier / Price upon request / pelledesigns.com 3. Brume de Saphir Bleu Diamond and Sapphire Earrings / $124,000 / vancleefarpels.com 4. Oolang Infini Perfume / $78 for 30 ml / ateliercologne.com

6

6. Spaniol Cabinet in Indigo Blue by Aguirre Design / $25,625 / unamalan.com 7. Bloom Botanica Vase by Helle Damkjær / from $69 / georgjensen.com

LX_COM30_Trend.indd 70

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.

5. Florence Blue Bowl / $225 / juliska.com

1/27/20 1:57 PM


MARKET / TREND

1

8

ZHANGYE DANXIA NATIONAL GEOLOGICAL PARK, CHINA

7

6

Soaring mountaintops are a feast for the eyes, but the Zhangye Danxia range in northern, central China boasts a particular beauty with brilliant stripes of reds, pinks and oranges—appearing as if the façade was painted with a brush. The effect is the result of some 24 million years ago, when deposits of sandstone and other minerals formed these intentional-looking layers. Combined with desert conditions, wind and erosion, the rock formations are regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in China.

2

1. Terra Leather Dinner Plate / $40 / l-objet.com 2. Soapstone Curved Bookend Set / $145 / roseandfitzgerald.com 3. Patos Multi Disk Sandal / $268 / toryburch.com 4. Isla Coffee Table with Stone Top by Egg Collective / from $10,600 / radnor.co 5. Stitch 1.5S Knob by Valeriy Khvan / $220 / neststudiocollection.com 6. Small Round Vase in Sand by Elyse Graham / $395 / abchome.com 7. Tasar Wallpaper in 72030 / Price upon request / arte-international.com

5

8. Delphi Wall Sconce / $345 / jamieyoung.com

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES.

PAINTERLY PEAKS

4 3

LX_COM30_Trend.indd 72

1/27/20 1:58 PM


C U S TO M S H A D E S , B L I N D S & D R A P E R Y H A N D C R A F T E D I N T H E U S A S I N C E 1 9 4 6 . N AT I O N W I D E M E A S U R E & I N S TA L L S E R V I C E S . A L L P R O D U C T S S H I P I N 1 0 DAY S O R L E S S . 8 5 + S H OW R O O M S

T H E S H A D E S TO R E . C O M

8 0 0 . 7 5 4 .1 4 5 5


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

Jungle FEVER GO WILD FOR THE LATEST OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS SET AGAINST A TROPICAL TABLEAU. PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN WITH SARAH SHELTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM AND SUSAN BRINSON

ROCK AROUND In celebration of Brown Jordan’s 75th anniversary, the company has reimagined one of its iconic collections designed by visionary Walter Lamb some 70 years after its initial release. The contemporary Aluminum Collection includes the refined Rocking Chair, shown here in marine rope with an aluminum base. brownjordan.com

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 74

1/27/20 2:00 PM


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

TROPICAL PUNCH A recent addition to the Dedon furniture collection designed by American talent Stephen Burks, the Dala Planters offer a lightweight, laid-back and portable vessel for flora. Each piece features an aluminum frame and is handwoven with an ecological polyethylene fiber available in two colorways including grass, shown. dedon.us

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 76

1/27/20 2:00 PM


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

WHITE OUT Make a statement with the new Mila Mirror by Californiabased company Made Goods. Ideal for elevating outdoor areas, the graphic accessory has a durable reconstituted stone base and white plaster finish that add subtle light and texture to any environment. madegoods.com

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 78

1/27/20 2:00 PM


Explore the OPEN AIR collection: Wet-rated, design-conscious solutions to enhance your outdoor living ™

R H O D E S C H A N D E L I E R A N D L A N T E R N | H I N K L E Y. C O M


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

DOUBLE TROUBLE The chic Caribe vis-Ă -vis by German designer Sebastian Herkner for Ames is made on the Caribbean coast of Colombia using momposino, a traditional knotting technique common in the region. For the double chair, different colored recycled plastic strands are manually woven around the steel tube frame for a vibrant, whimsical effect. stillfried.com

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 80

1/27/20 2:00 PM


Beauty enlightened

EXPERIENCE AND CONTROL BEAUTIFUL LIGHT N E W YORK | LON DON | TORONTO | WAS H I NGTON , DC | PE N N SY LVA N I A | FLORI DA | CA LI FORN I A L U X U R Y. L U T R O N . C O M


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

NATURAL HABITAT Designed by Marco Merendi for Paola Lenti, the Calatini side tables come in three charming shapes and are hand formed and decorated by Italian master ceramicist Nicolò Morales. Each one-ofa-kind piece is painted with special, highly nuanced colors that form beautifully organic patterning. paolalenti.com

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 138

1/17/20 12:37 PM


The Scandia Down Difference

HEIRLOOM QUALITY DOWN COMFORTERS & PILLOWS

EUROPEAN BED & BATH LINENS

VISIT SCANDIA HOME AT THESE LOCATIONS: NORTHBROOK, IL Northbrook Court Mall 847.205.1010

BIRMINGHAM, MI 237 Pierce St. 248.649.7673

PALO ALTO, CA Town & Country Village 650.326.8583

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 332 N. Beverly Drive 310.860.1486

JACKSON, WY 165 North Center 307.733.1038

KANSAS CITY, MO Country Club Plaza 816.753.4144

CHICAGO, IL 900 N.Michigan Ave. 312.981.1776

ALSO FIND SCANDIA PRODUCTS AT: Pioneer Linens West Palm Beach, FL Feather Your Nest Austin, TX

Threadcount Miami, FL

Elizabeth Grace Home Cincinnati, OH

Block Bros. At Home Pepper Pike, OH Casa di Lino Dallas, TX

Kuhl-Linscomb Houston, TX Alicia Adams Alpaca Millbrook, NY

The Linen Kist Avon, CO Lynnens Greenwich, CT

Longoria Collection Houston, TX Bonsoir Fine Linens Wellesley, MA

scandiahome.com

Bedside Manor Charlotte, NC

Gracious Home New York, NY

Gramercy Fine Linens Atlanta, GA

Martha Smith Fine Linens La Jolla, CA

The Linen Gallery Omaha, NE

The Picket Fence Sun Valley, ID


MARKET / SPOTLIGHT

SWING TIME Inspired by the 1970s and infused with retro design notes, Tidelli’s latest collection includes the Hammock, shown in emerald and offered in dozens of additional colors. Handmade with nautical rope in Brazil, this easy piece offers the perfect perch to kick back and relax with drink in hand. tidelli.com

LX_COM30_Market_Spotlight.indd 140

1/17/20 12:37 PM


Century believes that style and service are personal and best provided by passionate local businesses. We are proud to be family owned and operated in Hickory, North Carolina since 1947.

centuryfurniture.com/tob


CONGRATULATIONS TO THOMAS A. KLIGERMAN, ARCHITECT RECIPIENT OF THE 2019 DESIGN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Generously supported by: PL ATINUM PARTNERS BENJAMIN MOORE DESIGN WITHIN REACH GOOGLE NEST LORO PIANA LUXURY DIVISION OF PELL A TACONIC BUILDERS WATERWORKS PREMIER PARTNERS 1STDIBS CHUBB KR AVET MERIDA PERENNIALS AND SUTHERL AND AWARD GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY DLN PARTNER CAMBRIA

DESIGNLEADERSHIPNETWORK.ORG


ATLANTA

MONTREAL

BOSTON

NEW YORK

CHICAGO

SAN FRANCISCO

DALLAS

DETROIT

TORONTO

th e o d o re a l e x a n d e r.c o m

VANCOUVER

LOS ANGELES

MIAMI

WASHINGTON, D.C


SOLID BRASS COLLECTION

www.ashleynorton.com | (800) 393 1097


THE LOOK Celebrate the season with breezy, light-filled kitchens and embrace the outdoors with immersive interiors.

LX_COM30_TheLookOpener.indd 91

1/27/20 2:01 PM


THE LOOK / KITCHEN + BATH

FRESH PERSPECTIVE TAKE IT OUTSIDE WITH HIGH-DESIGN ALFRESCO KITCHENS. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN

photo: jane beiles photography, courtesy brooks & falotico.

Louise Brooks of Brooks & Falotico, the architect behind this charming New Canaan, Connecticut, pool house and kitchen, chose retractable doors, a design feature that allows the space to be completely opened up.

092 / luxesource.com

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 92

1/27/20 2:02 PM


Š2020 The Container Store Inc. 46348

Perfectly designed to fit the only space that matters – yours. Schedule a free design consultation today at containerstore.com.


THE LOOK / KITCHEN + BATH

SWIM SEASON A picturesque pool house becomes a family’s destination for year-round entertaining. Architect Louise Brooks of Brooks & Falotico walks us through the project. brooksandfalotico.com How did you decide on the location of the pool house? The pool already existed, and the area looks out to beautiful rolling hills, so we were set from the beginning on where we were going to construct the pool house. Even though it’s only a two-minute walk from the main house, it very much feels like a destination for the clients, a family with four children. They feel like they’re on vacation when they go over there. What was on the clients’ wish list? The homeowners really wanted a full working kitchen here, meaning a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave and sink since they use it often throughout the year for everything from Super Bowl celebrations to sleepover parties. Since it’s meant for entertaining, I wanted to keep the kitchen design straightforward with as little maintenance and upkeep as possible. We actually started with the creamy man-made countertops that can weather any storm or family gathering, and the rest of the scheme stayed in a similar neutral palette. We love the bright and airy ambience. The demand for indoor/outdoor spaces continues to grow and, in this case, I went with retractable doors and big windows that stay open during the warmer months for a light and fresh effect. I also chose materials that are very durable and aren’t precious. We kept finishes to a minimum and the entire kitchen is soft, open and very welcoming; it’s all about bringing the outside in here.

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 94

1/27/20 2:02 PM


photo: jane beiles photography, courtesy brooks & falotico.

For the kitchen, Brooks went with a Rohl farmhouse sink and faucet along with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. Liliane Hart Interiors designed the decor and furnishings for the pool house.

luxesource.com / 095

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 95

1/27/20 2:02 PM


THE LOOK / KITCHEN + BATH

HIGH LIFE PHOTO: CHARLES MAYER PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.

HIGH LIFE

For a spectacular patio kitchen in the Hamptons, Edmund Hollander, president of Hollander Design Landscape Architects, started with functionality. “Think about where you want your dining table to be in relation to other living areas and then look at aesthetics and what you want to see when you’re in the space,” he explains. Tucking the dining setting on the side of the house protects it from seaside winds and also takes advantage of beautiful views across a salt pond. hollanderdesign.com

GRILL GAME Warmer weather means entertaining en plein air so up the ante when it comes to cooking. From traditional kamado techniques to precision temperature control, these three grills offer innovative options.

WOLF 36” Outdoor Gas Grill subzero-wolf.com

KALAMAZOO The Shokunin Kamado Grill kalamazoogourmet.com

HESTAN Outdoor Deluxe Freestanding Grill hestan.com

096 / LUXESOURCE.COM

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 96

1/27/20 2:02 PM


PRECISION ISN’T OUR MISSION. IT’S OUR METHOD. STARTING WITH HAND-POURED MOLTEN BRASS, OUR FAUCETS END WITH AN EXACTING GLOVED INSPECTION. PERRIN & ROWE IS DESIGNED AND CRAFTED IN ENGLAND, BLENDING TRADITIONAL SKILLS WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY.

PRESENTING THE DECO COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY THE LUXURY

©2020

HOUSEOFROHL .COM

AND GLAMOUR OF THE ART DECO ERA.

A DISTINCTIVE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF ROHL


Wood TIMES

CHILL OUT

St. Charles New York, the maker of luxury kitchens, has launched its first-ever kitchen collection consisting of three curated series that incorporate a distinct variety of finishes, woods, hardware and paint colors. Creative Director Karen Williams notes that “as kitchens have evolved from back of house to the most significant rooms of the home, the choices have become endless and overwhelming,” but the ultimate goal of this new program is to demystify the kitchen design process for the client. Shown is STC No. 1, which draws on the brand’s rich 85-year-old design history while simultaneously ushering in a more minimal, sleek style. stcharlesnewyork.com

wood times photo: courtesy st. charles. chill out photo: roger davies/otto.

THE LOOK / KITCHEN + BATH

The kitchen and bar on this Del Mar property serves as ground zero for the casual indoor/outdoor lifestyle that epitomizes Southern California. Duan Tran, partner at KAA Design, understood that entertaining here was a priority for his clients so he decided to embrace the grill rather than hide it. “We designed the area to support the social aspects of grilling and hanging with friends, so it became a focal feature within the space,” Tran reveals. Interior designer Mark Williams, who collaborated on the project, customized the hanging lanterns and barstools. kaadesigngroup.com

098 / luxesource.com

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 98

1/27/20 2:02 PM


Timeless by Tradition

SIEMATIC PURE STYLE COLLECTION

| www. siematic.com


THE LOOK / KITCHEN + BATH

PALM paradise

“We wanted this to look like a buffet yet function like a kitchen,� says designer Scott Sanders, of paneling the appliances to make them disappear in this Palm Beach oasis. The hood above the grill was covered in a striking custom woodwork design, which lends to the overall elevated feel. Sanders maintained the same colors, materials and finishes throughout the loggia for a sophisticated scheme. scottsandersllc.com

2 1

6 3

1. Elsinore Small Wall Lantern by Chapman & Myers / $465 / circalighting.com

4

2. Cirque Umbrella with charcoal/whitecap canopy / $3,950 / santabarbaradesigns.com 3. Bronte Dinner Plates / $68 for set of four / sirensongcuriosities.com

5

5. Cloud Drippy Planter / $350 / bzippyandcompany.com 6. Amalfi Armchair / $2,811 / janusetcie.com

PHOTO: NICK SARGENT.

4. Canasta Zig Zag Stripes Frayed Bag / $294 / sensistudio.com

100 / LUXESOURCE.COM

LX_COM30_TheLook_KitchenBath.indd 100

1/27/20 2:03 PM


Ceramica Alhambra™ Spanish Cotto : Shown in 8-1/4” X 8-1/4”. Available in additional sizes and trim pieces. Photo credit: Kirsten Francis Photography

Featured in the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse Kitchen by Jesse Parris-Lamb Handmade and high fired, Spanish Cotto tile offers a beautiful and durable surface for floors, walls and counters. A unique hand pressing method gives each tile a warm, leathery patina that mirrors the look and feel of aged terra cotta.

W W W.WA L K E R Z A N G E R . C O M


m argecarson.com


photos: roger davies.

THE LOOK / THE REPORT

In this Beverly Hills, California, home, by McClean Design and Craig R. Williams Construction, designer Lindsay Chambers crafted a serene, earth-toned master bedroom to play off the European oak floors and ceiling wainscot. Bridging the divide between the interior and exterior are three walls of bronze-plated, stackable sliding glass doors from All Metal Window Corp. Notes Chambers of the full effect, “The bedroom is meant to feel like its own spa retreat.�

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 104

1/27/20 2:04 PM


Report THE

DIVE INTO NATURE FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY GRACE BEULEY HUNT

THE GREAT INDOORS With each spring comes the desire to reconnect with the natural world. But rather than restrict the approach to the shifting seasons, we’re taking a year-round perspective to living with the outdoors. After all, ecotherapy is known to have restorative benefits, so why silo its riches? Here, we uncover a panoply of evergreen inspiration, from immersive architectural details and honest materials to magical spaces that blur the lines between indoor and out—like this bedroom by designer Lindsay Chambers, which seemingly floats like a lily pad above a saline pool.

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 161

1/17/20 2:02 PM


THE LOOK / THE REPORT

1

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 162

INTO THE WOODS

For a Seattle couple who requested that their home feel like a virtual walk in the woods, DeForest Architects imagined a glass-and-blackened-steel structure cantilevering over the forest floor, canopied from all sides by evergreen trees and boasting postcard views of the Puget Sound. Recalls designer Andy Beers of Ore Studios, who later guided the “treehouse” through interior finishes and furnishings, “What was astonishing about construction was that when drywall went up, it changed the character of the house very little: It continued to feel like you were outside. And even though you’re floating and surrounded on all sides by glass, there’s a real sense of coziness and privacy.” deforestarchitects.com; orestudios.com

1/17/20 3:47 PM


2

EASY BREEZY INTO THE WOODS: HARIS KENJAR PHOTOGRAPHY. EASY BREEZY: SAMUEL FROST. CLEAR VISION: COURTESY PETRA PALUMBO.

When tasked with outfitting a mintcondition screened-in porch in New England, the husband-and-wife design team of Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller adopted a less is more approach to celebrate the simplicity of its comforts—namely, shade, breeze and verdant views. Where the custom Groundwork table from Mecox Gardens offers a literal interpretation of bringing the outdoors in with its whitewashed tree trunk base, a zinc top and complementary DWR resin dining chairs keep the scheme both contemporary and stalwart. Of the considered mix, Carrier shares, “We wanted to pay homage to the home’s original Victorian architecture, while also addressing the owner’s desire for a more modern look and family-friendly materials.” carrierandcompany.com

3

CLEAR VISION “You can’t escape the weather when you live in the Scottish Highlands,” says Petra Palumbo. “It’s in your face, all-consuming, ever-changing, extreme and unbelievably beautiful.” This reverence for Mother Nature is evident in the U.K.-based homeware designer’s collections both in motifs and mission. Take, for example, signature pieces like the crystal orange jug and tumbler (shown), which are made to order, hand-painted in natural inks and shipped in recycled packaging. “We take a holistic approach to sustainability,” says Palumbo. “We are certainly not perfect and have many areas we need to refine, but it’s a start.” petrapalumbo.com

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 163

1/17/20 2:02 PM


THE LOOK / THE REPORT

4

COASTAL CHARM Libations look best in a bar cart, and indoor-outdoor spaces are no exception to the rule. Consider the weatherworthy drinks trolley from the new Arc by Winch Design for Summit Furniture collection. Combining Winch’s roots in yacht design and Summit’s dedication to the finest sustainable teak, the debut collaboration offers an elegant take on seaside style, evidenced in its sleek finishes and rounded edges, and echoed in its name—Arc—a nod to maritime shapes like the lines of latitude and longitude, the curve of the horizon and the silhouette of a full sail. summitfurniture.com; winchdesign.com

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 164

1/17/20 2:07 PM


5

coastal charm: courtesy winch media. solar power: jane beiles.

SOLAR POWER

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 165

While a rarity stateside, solariums are a cultural mainstay in Europe. Inspired by spaces enjoyed during frequent travels throughout Switzerland and Germany, a couple asked their longtime designer, Christina Roughan, to devise a glass addition off the back of their home in Greenwich, Connecticut. A collaboration between Roughan Interiors, Argus Development and Jones Byrne Margeotes Partners, the immersive enclosure features three walls of bi-fold doors with remotecontrol screens, and an open-concept furniture scheme fit for lounging, dining and entertaining in every season. “Last Fourth of July, it hosted guests for fireworks and during the winter solstice, the family will watch old movies and stargaze,” says the designer, adding, “It’s quite impressive to watch TV while lounging upon a heated floor and enjoying snow falling all around you.” roughaninteriors.com; argusdevelopmentllc.com; jbmparch.com

1/17/20 2:07 PM


THE LOOK / THE REPORT

6

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 166

PAST PERFECT

On a hillside cradling Tennessee’s Pickwick Lake, Asheville, North Carolina-based firm Carlton Edwards fashioned a winter garden room for enjoying the dramatic vista. Drawing inspiration from great American lake lodges built in the 1930s and ’40s, textured fieldstone masonry and turned timber columns were employed to lend a nostalgic feel. But where the architectural envelope channels woodsy encampments of yesteryear, modern comforts abound in details like ceiling heaters, a steel-clad fireplace, and lowslung, slipcovered furnishings, which mingle with insouciance amongst indoor plantings. Notes firm Design Director Jeff Edwards, “It’s a nod to the past, but a rustic, modern interpretation. We wanted the room to feel warm and inviting—like an old friend.” carlton-edwards.com

1/17/20 2:02 PM


7

The long VIEW Scandinavia has long been recognized as a leader in sustainability—a concept embraced as a lifestyle rather than a catchphrase. So, who better to turn to for a lesson in green living than the fourth-generation owner of Dinesen, Denmark’s 120-year-old premier wood flooring company? “The core of our business is the excellent raw wood, and that commits us to constantly making an effort to use the material in the best possible way,” says owner Thomas Dinesen. “We are fully aware of the effort that precedes the tree before it reaches our hands.” dinesen.com

past perfect: sarah bell-sélavie photography. the long view photos: courtesy dinesen.

WRITTEN BY HEATHER CARNEY

⊳ FOREST THROUGH THE TREES In an era of speed and convenience, Dinesen takes a refreshingly measured approach. “The logs we get are typically between 80 and 200 years old,” says owner Thomas Dinesen, adding that it requires generations of foresters in France and in Germany’s Black Forest (shown) to nourish trees for the resulting floor boards and wall paneling. Plus, he adds, “You only cut trees when it is beneficial for the land.” Case in point: a German supplier whose forest has been in the family since the year 1600. “This is only possible if you think ahead of your time,” says Dinesen. “Gather what you need from nature but leave something for future generations.”

AGE OF REASON ⊲ Rather than reject imperfections, Dinesen embraces the natural blemishes resulting from a tree’s 150-year-old life span, as seen here in the expressive Heart Oak panel. “The outcome is unfathomably beautiful planks that both aesthetically, and in strength, last for many generations,” says Dinesen. That same philosophy applies once installed. “Our planks become more beautiful when used. Sliding your hand over a worn plank or railing and noticing the grains of the wood and the growth rings creates a special feeling of well-being—a bit like a face full of wrinkles and creases reflecting a life well lived.”

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 167

▲ HYGGE LIFE Call it what you want, but creating a calm, cozy and stress-free home environment tops many a design wish list, and Dinesen wholeheartedly subscribes to this notion. “For us, creating well-being is very important. The more uneasy your daily life becomes, the more you will need a place that creates peace and balance,” says the owner. “That is what our wood can do.” An oak plank arranged in a herringbone pattern, such as the one shown above, can evoke that elusive sense of serenity.

1/17/20 2:03 PM


8 FRESH

OUTLOOK Rattan edges on avant-garde in Soane Britain’s new collection with fashion designer Duro Olowu. With two weaves and 11 fresh colorways, the pattern-happy collaboration references such exterior motifs as Arts and Crafts topiary and Georgian wrought-iron façades. Here, the Hurlingham sofa, striking in black rattan and emerald upholstery, demands a spot of honor in a sun room or conservatory. On the subtle stylistic departure, Soane's founder Lulu Lytle notes, “We’re excited to be pushing in this bolder, more graphic direction.” As are we. soane.com

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 168

FRESH OUTLOOK: COURTESY SOANE BRITAIN. THE GREAT DIVIDE: IN-SITU, TREVOR MEIN, COURTESY SCOTT MITCHELL STUDIO; HEADSHOT, STEVEN SHAW.

THE LOOK / THE REPORT

1/17/20 2:03 PM


9

THE GREAT DIVIDE

Light and shadow. Concrete and glass. Often, the most impactful indoor-outdoor designs come down to simple dualities—a hallmark of architect Scott Mitchell’s projects. In celebration of his work’s first volume (Scott Mitchell Houses, Rizzoli), we asked the California architect to speak to his distinct approach to connecting the natural and built environments. scottmitchellstudio.com Best way to incorporate nature: With deep overhangs and a continuity of material planes that blur the boundary between interior and exterior spaces. Design should be experienced... As a narrative. As with film or music, the journey begins with the arrival sequence. From there, there is less a concern for a formality gradient as for a flowing connectivity of spaces. Dream project: A public aquarium. Up next: A boutique hotel on Phillip Island, Australia, and a modern farm outside Toronto. Every home needs: The psychology of shelter. A house should be a safe and comfortable harbor from the world.

LX_COM30_TheLook_TheReport.indd 113

1/27/20 2:04 PM


western window systems Carol Kurth, principal Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors


westernwindowsystems.com

Moving glass walls and windows for all the ways you live.


ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL LOOKBOOK

OUTDOOR LIVING

LLOYD FLANDERS lloydflanders.com |

lloyd_flanders

Functional and deliberate, outdoor spaces are where most people spend their highly valued, quality free time. Thus, comfort is a vital component of any outdoor design … and a feeling captured perfectly with Lloyd Flanders furniture. “All of our designs are adapted to the increasingly casual lifestyle and the desire for comfort with generous seats, plush cushioning, the incorporation of motion, and the latest performance fabrics and hardware,” president Dudley Flanders says. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and equipment, combined with more than 100 years of tradition and furniture knowledge, Lloyd Flanders produces the finest American outdoor furniture. Key to preserving their revered, heirloom quality is proper material selection and upkeep. Of the latter, Warren Juliano, senior vice president of sales and marketing, offers this tip: “Vacuum or use a soft brush on woven material and cushions to remove organic material and loosen surface soil, then rinse with a mild detergent and clean water.”

“Combining the best of the old with the improvements of the new yields heirloom-quality furniture.” 2

1

PROFESSIONAL TOUCH “Hiring a professional is important to make sure that the best materials are chosen for the right environment,” says vice president of sales Bryan Echols. Outdoor furniture is made from a wide range of materials that vary significantly in quality and durability. It’s vital to choose the right material for the particular climate. Professionals are also adept at maximizing the usage of a space. Many outdoor areas serve a variety of functions, so the furniture and accessories need to be flexible, whether the main purpose of the area is entertaining, relaxing or dining.

LX_NAT53_SS_OL_LloydFlanders_eg.indd 1

1. The natural fibers of Lloyd Loom® wicker are a perfect complement to sustainably sourced Brazilian teak pieces from the Catalina Collection. Design by Megan Molten. 2. The iconic Reflections Collection (available in 20 finish options) is a time-tested staple in outdoor designs across the country. The bold terra-cotta finish is the perfect year-round color. 3. The Elements Collection (available in 20 finishes) features tightly woven wicker with sophisticated stainless-steel legs. Shown here in an ivory finish. Design by Jenny Keenan Design. 3

1. Photography by Megan Molten

1/17/20 4:36 PM


Kitchen Island, countertop and backsplash: Neolith® Calacatta Polished Thurber residential project in Miami (USA) Designed by: DKOR Interiors

Interior and exterior applications: Countertops, Furniture, Cladding and Flooring. Resistant to stains, scratches, chemicals, extreme temperatures and UV exposure. Maximum format, many thicknesses, different finishes. More than 50 selections available.

visit our website to explore more applications and to see the whole collection: www.neolith.com

Find your nearest distributor and request your free sample!

EVOLV SURFACES: SF (Northern CA), OR, WA, ID, NV, AK & HI; GLOBAL GRANITE & MARBLE: MO, KY & KS; HG STONES: NY, NJ; LA NOVA TILE: TX (Houston); MARBLE & GRANITE: CT, MA, ME, RI & VT MARVA MARBLE: VA, MD, NC, DC, WV, PA, DE, SC; OLLIN STONE: Southern CA;

OMICRON GRANITE: FL, AL, LA, MS & OH; POMOGRANIT STONES: TX (Houston); STONE CENTER: GA; STONE DESIGN: IL, IN, IA, WI, MN & MI; THE STONE COLLECTION: TX (Dallas, Fort Worth), NM, NE, CO, AZ, UT & MT.


Custom furniture maker since 1969


SARGENT ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY | SHORELINE BUILDING GROUP


DESIGN ENDURANCE BEGINS WITH BOSTON

CHICAGO

DALLAS

LOS ANGELES

888.845.3487

â–

NEW YORK

PALM BEACH

parisceramicsusa.com

SAN FRANCISCO


Extremely Handmade by Tufenkian.

FRIEZE | SHALE

Every rug we sell makes a difference.

Tufenkian.com

888.908.3773

hello@Tufenkian.com

EXPLORE THE PROJECTS TUFENKIAN FUNDS AT Tufenkian.com/foundation


FERN COLLECTION BY SEBASTIAN HERKNER

LOS ANGELES 路 CHICAGO 路 MIAMI 路 DANIA BEACH 路 NEW YORK FLAGSHIP WWW.GLOSTER.COM


MEMORY LANE FAMILY HISTORY IS WOVEN THROUGHOUT A SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENCE. WRITTEN BY KELLY VENCILL SANCHEZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC PIASECKI

ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN / GIL SCHAFER, G. P. SCHAFER ARCHITECT HOME BUILDER / DAVE CHESSER, WITTMANN BUILDING CORPORATION LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / CECILIA DE GRELLE, LANDSCAPE VISION LLC, AND CARRIE STEINBAUM, CARRIE STEINBAUM, P.A.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 124

1/29/20 2:05 PM


luxesource.com / 125

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 125

1/29/20 2:05 PM


R

esidences in Hobe Sound, Florida, tend to be secluded affairs, tucked behind tall hedges along quiet lanes. Obscured by a thicket of sea grapes on one such road, architect Gil Schafer has designed a couple’s Caribbeanstyle home that looks as if it’s been there for generations. Building a new house wasn’t especially high on his clients’ to-do list. The land has been in the husband’s family for decades, and his grandmother had the existing house built in the 1970s. Although the structure didn’t utilize the site well and there were rooms the family rarely used, the husband had a strong sentimental attachment to the place. Enter Schafer, who’d completed a residence in the Adirondacks for the couple and their three children and knew how they wanted to live. As the clients considered whether to renovate or rebuild, the architect suggested they start fresh with a design that features garden views on all four sides of the property while incorporating elements that made the original home so special. “Redoing it gave us some nice opportunities to rethink things,” he explains. Schafer’s first move was to orient the house to minimize its impact from the front—an appreciative notion in an area with mindful zoning authorities. Designing the structure in an H shape, he situated the majority of the residence in a long wing at the rear of the property, where a formal allée of palm trees would invigorate a previously neglected area. The H configuration brings ample natural light into the interior and allowed for the creation of a loggia between the living area and the pool as well as a courtyard off the kitchen and family room. “We wanted a lot of indoor-outdoor relationships,” Schafer says. “If you’re going to be in this beautiful place, you want to embrace nature and light as much as you can.”

“I WANTED A LITTLE FORMALITY BALANCED WITH A MORE RELAXED CARIBBEAN FEEL.” –GIL SCHAFER

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 126

As the plan took shape, the architect, who also oversaw the project’s interior design, identified details from the original residence to bring into the new home. The cypress-paneled library had been a favorite room for family gatherings and holidays, so the pickled boards were carefully salvaged for the new library, which occupies the same spot. When there wasn’t enough of the old cypress, Schafer tapped general contractor Dave Chesser to match new wood for the wainscoting, bookcases and fireplace surround. Chesser also put to use the house’s original brass door hardware—which had been handpicked by the husband’s grandmother—replicating the knobs as needed. He also moved the old library mantel to the new master bedroom. With the structural details decided, landscape designer Cecilia de Grelle and landscape architect Carrie Steinbaum got to work creating lush gardens. The duo combined formal and informal arrangements of plantings, used native trees and fauna and introduced coconut and straighttrunked Montgomery palms. “It’s a garden in harmony with the house and the environment,” de Grelle says. “And there’s a good balance between formal and expressive.” Steinbaum agrees. “The idea was to make it look as if it had always been there,” she says. “The palette is subtle, with spots of color.” The interiors, by contrast, are bursting with vivid hues, starting in the entrance hall, where Schafer combined a turquoise silk grass cloth for the walls and patterned draperies in coral and white. Glazed coral-colored walls form a lively tropical backdrop for the living area’s antiques, many of which belonged to the husband’s grandmother. Salmon and blue also accent the casual family room off the open-plan kitchen. “My husband and I are very traditional, but we like bright colors,” says the wife, who worked closely with Schafer to select fabrics and wallcoverings. “Gil takes our tradition and puts a spin on it. He’ll say, ‘Let’s do bright but in a more contemporary way.’ ” As Schafer explains of his strategy, “You have to be careful in the tropics not to make things feel too heavy. I wanted to give the clients a little formality balanced with a more relaxed Caribbean feel.” Throughout, he modulated ceiling heights and styles—a coffered ceiling in the living area and tray ceilings in spaces like the library, family room and bedrooms. The hall connecting the upstairs bedrooms has a sloping roofline with open rafters. “I wanted it to look as if we’d closed in an open-air porch,” he notes. For Schafer, details like these go a long way to ground the new structure and make it a home that will remain in the family for years to come. “You want as much as possible for things to feel inevitable and natural,” he says.

1/29/20 2:05 PM


A ScalamandrÊ grass cloth brightens the entry walls of a South Florida house by architect Gil Schafer. Vaughan’s Granby lantern hangs over limestone and granite flooring. The draperies are made of a Schumacher linen. Chairs from Bamboo & Rattan with cushions in a Pierre Frey fabric rest beneath Ann-Morris wall sconces. A lamp from John Rosselli Antiques tops an antique commode.

luxesource.com / 127

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 127

1/29/20 2:05 PM


Opposite: The library’s tangerine armchairs, in a Jane Shelton textile, hold pillows in the same Lee Jofa linen that covers the sofa, decorated with pillows in a Scalamandré jacquard. A Mitchell Denburg Collection rug covers the floor. The hanging light, over a coffee table from John Rosselli & Associates, and lamps are Soane Britain. Wood & Hogan chairs face an antique desk. Below: Scalamandré’s Kelmescott linen appears in the library on the draperies and an existing armchair, paired with a pillow in Quadrille’s Lane Stripe material. For the walls, Schafer reused the original cypress paneling from the same room of the family’s previous home. “It was important to our clients to preserve the memory of the original library in the new house,” he says.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 128

1/29/20 2:05 PM


luxesource.com / 129

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 129

1/29/20 2:05 PM


Merit Metal and Samuel Heath polishednickel hardware decorate kitchen cabinetry by Coastal Millworks. Iatesta Studio’s Minoan counter stools, upholstered in Edelman Leather’s Dream Cow, pull up to a marble island countertop from Accurate Tile & Marble. A Barber Wilsons faucet pours into a Rohl sink.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 130

1/29/20 2:05 PM


Urban Archaeology’s Warehouse pendant and RH’s Harmon flushmounts offer light in the kitchen, outfitted with a Wolf range and Sub-Zero appliances. Absolute Hardwood Flooring supplied the wide-plank white-oak flooring.

luxesource.com / 131

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 131

1/29/20 2:05 PM


“IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE, YOU WANT TO EMBRACE NATURE AND LIGHT.” –GIL SCHAFER

132 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 132

1/29/20 2:06 PM


Opposite: Cowtan & Tout’s Windermere fabric enlivens the family room draperies, armchair and ottoman. John Rosselli & Associates chairs with cotton Brunschwig & Fils cushions join an Iatesta Studio table, while a side table displays a Soane Britain lamp. A cotton rug by The New England Collection grounds the room. Barbara Vaughan artwork pops against a Schumacher sisal wallcovering. Below: On the exterior’s western side, an allée of Montgomery palms offers an idyllic scene for alfresco meals. “The clients’ batik tablecloths and 19th-century French rattan chairs feel very much at home in this tropical setting,” Schafer says. Jenkins Landscape Co. installed cat palms and green island ficus on the grounds, conceived by landscape designer Cecilia de Grelle and landscape architect Carrie Steinbaum.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 133

1/29/20 2:06 PM


The master bedroom exhibits Blithfield’s Parnham linen on the bench and draperies, complemented by a Schumacher sheer and wallcovering. C&C Milano linen covers the ottoman and armchair, which supports a pillow in Scalamandré linen. The Robert Kime lamp, next to the owners’ side table, has a shade made of Old World Weavers silk. Schafer designed the four-poster bed by Larrea Studio.

134 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 134

1/29/20 2:06 PM


A Paule Marrot reproduction from Mecox pops against an Alan Campbell wallcovering in the master bathroom, crowned by Vaughan’s Littleton lantern. Between Soane Britain wall sconces, the architect designed the APF Munn medicine cabinet and the washstands, topped with Urban Archaeology sinks. Waterworks’ Empire tub is outfitted with a Barber Wilsons filler. The marble flooring and countertops are from Accurate Tile & Marble.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 135

1/29/20 2:06 PM


A pigeon plum tree occupies a walled courtyard, joined by star jasmine, potted elephant ear and Jamaican capers on Dominican coral pavers from Palm Beach Cast Stone. Munder Skiles chairs with cushions in Perennials’ Rough ‘N Rowdy fabric encircle a 1920s iron table. Next to Zeluck French doors, Vaughan’s Chartres lanterns are affixed to the stucco exterior, painted Benjamin Moore Dune White.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 136

1/29/20 2:06 PM


Below, left: The palette of the children’s bedroom, decked in Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air, was inspired by the commissioned Idoline Duke artwork. The linen covering the headboard of Oly Studio’s Helena bed, dressed in Matouk linens, and the rug are Elizabeth Eakins. Vaughan’s Southwick lamp rests on Bunny Williams Home’s Inge side table, painted Benjamin Moore White Dove. Below, right: An armchair in Claremont silk complements Benjamin Moore’s Arctic Blue on a guest bedroom’s walls, which back linen Quadrille draperies and Rogers & Goffigon sheers. Atop a Mitchell Denburg Collection rug, a Robert Kim floor lamp stands next to a 19th-century side table. By Matouk’s Allegro bedding, Brunschwig & Fils silk covers a bench from The Elephant’s Foot Antiques.

luxesource.com / 137

LX_NAT53_HOM_Schafer_14_PBpickup.indd 137

1/29/20 2:06 PM


ARCHITECTURE / BARBARA BESTOR, BESTOR ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN / FRANCES MERRILL, REATH DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / CHRIS HART-HENDERSON, HEART SPRINGS LANDSCAPE DESIGN, LLC

138 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 138

1/29/20 2:11 PM


ONCE UPON A TIME INSPIRED BY ITS STORYBOOK SETTING, AN OREGON HOME BRIMS WITH COZY CHARACTER. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER SERGENT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURE JOLIET

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 139

1/29/20 2:11 PM


A

s architect Barbara Bestor contemplated a design for Ben and Meaghan Farver’s new home on 10 pristine acres bordering national forest in Bend, Oregon, she couldn’t help thinking that the land seemed straight out of a storybook. “It’s a beautiful setting, and it connects to all these paths for cross-country skiing and mountain biking—a perfect location,” she says. “The whole design concept is about how you put a cozy house in amongst the trees. I thought of it like a village. I wanted to make it feel like a little compound.” Though the house is relatively small, Bestor separated it into three distinct masses—the main living area and master suite; a wing for a child’s bedroom and covered porch; and the garage—to create that imagined compound. Then she clad the structures in black slate that runs from the roof down the sides and complemented it with cedar siding. “I wanted it to look unified,” she says. “It gets very snowy here, so I wanted something that would look really beautiful against that.” Inside, the architect paneled the walls and pitched ceilings in golden hemlock. The stylistic effect, she says, is ambiguous: “Is it old? Is it new?” In the end, she sums up, “It had to be cozy.” It’s a feeling the Farvers craved, says Meaghan. They wanted the interior to be open and multifunctional rather than break off into separate rooms for specific activities. “Our lives take us out of our house a lot, so when we’re home it’s great to be all together.” The Farvers enlisted Los Angeles-based designer Frances Merrill, who dressed the interiors in whimsical color and incorporated an eclectic mix of vintage and craft-made furnishings and decor—the latter a priority for the owners. “My husband is a maker,” Meaghan says, referring to his work creating custom carbon-fiber road bikes. “It was important to us to support other makers.” Meaghan also asked the

“THE WHOLE DESIGN CONCEPT IS ABOUT HOW YOU PUT A COZY HOUSE IN AMONGST THE TREES.” –BARBARA BESTOR

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 140

designer to incorporate rugs, vases and a silver tray she inherited from her grandparents back east into the design. “We try to work in things that mean something,” notes Merrill. Her overall approach meshed with Bestor’s “cozy” mission. “It’s modern architecture, and it’s new construction, but it’s very warm, and that’s what we leaned into,” the designer says. “We wanted to avoid having everything too straight and clean.” That’s why she placed a classic, linen upholstered rollarm sofa in the living area with quilt-covered, built-in daybeds and juxtaposed a warm, chunky custom weaving against the board-form concrete fireplace. Handmade features abound, both architecturally and decoratively. General contractor Paul R. Spezza, of Spezza Construction, and his team handled the extensive finish carpentry, and Bestor designed integrated shelving, benches and cabinetry constructed of Douglas fir, hemlock and walnut. Merrill chose a handmade master bed by Oakland furniture maker Jacob May and Shaker-style kitchen stools made in Maine. Perhaps the most prominent crafted design, however, is the light installation by Los Angeles ceramicist Heather Levine that hangs over the dining table, a fixture the Farvers commissioned directly from the artist. Merrill then positioned the family’s heirloom Persian rug underneath and played off the lights’ organic lines with curvaceous yet simple Italian dining chairs around the couple’s own table. The outdoors are ever-present in the design as well, ushered inside via huge windows, skylights and floorto-ceiling sliders. “Architecturally, the goal was to have a really nice open feeling and as much glass as possible,” Bestor says. The master bedroom opens completely to a private deck from the corner with no visible support for the roofline, making the room feel like a luxurious tent. “It’s our favorite part of the house,” Ben says. “We look out and don’t see anything but the land. It’s pretty spectacular.” In fact, landscape designer Chris Hart-Henderson left much of the property to Mother Nature, choosing native plants that soften the edges of the home and provide context to the walkways, terraces and entry path. “It’s a landscape that lives lightly on the space and doesn’t require much maintenance,” she says, adding that she took advantage of the required fire-buffer zone between the house and the trees to create places where the kids could play as well as areas where the parents could relax. “The outside does its job and beckons them,” she says. And even when the weather’s harsh, the home’s many windows and strategically located built-in seating allow the Farvers to enjoy the surrounding terrain, which they share with bobcats, elk and deer. “We’re so fortunate to live in such a beautiful space,” Ben says. “It made me realize how valuable good design is and what it does for your mental health and your quality of life.”

1/29/20 2:11 PM


Designer Frances Merrill chose the William Morris wallpaper in the den to play off the clients’ own Persian rug. A Noguchi fixture shines down on the Michael Felix sofa. The Douglas fir window is part of Pella’s Architect Series. Dansky Cabinetry crafted the built-ins.

luxesource.com / 141

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 141

1/29/20 2:11 PM


LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 142

1/29/20 2:11 PM


Architect Barbara Bestor collaborated closely with ceramicist Heather Levine to design the lighting above the dining area’s table. The surrounding chairs are by Dale Italia through Artemest. In the adjacent living area, the Bernt Petersen lounge chair from 1stdibs is covered in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House stripe. The carpet is by Stark.

luxesource.com / 143

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 143

1/29/20 2:11 PM


Carpet by Monte Carlo grounds the master bedroom and cushions the Duchateau flooring beneath. A Michelle Pereira Studio velvet covers the armchair. Artwork by Annelie Vandendael hangs above the custom cane cabinet flanked by vintage wool pendants found on 1stdibs. Merrill topped the Jacob May bed with a Melin Tregwynt wool blanket.

144 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 144

1/29/20 2:12 PM


LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 145

1/29/20 2:12 PM


Located near national forest land, this home is clad in a mix of tongueand-groove clear cedar siding and tight knot cedar stained a navy hue. Bestor included brise-soleil overhangs fabricated by Ponderosa Forge to shade the structure from the sun. The slate shingle roofing is from River Roofing.

146 / luxesource.com

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 146

1/29/20 2:12 PM


Outdoor chairs by Japanese designer Takeshi Nii add a punch of color to the terrace outside the dining area. The home’s expansive aluminum-framed sliding doors are by Fleetwood Windows & Doors.

LX_NAT53_HOM_Bestor_10_PNW52pickup.indd 147

1/29/20 2:12 PM


LX_NAT53_SM_Brookshire_4_SF33pickup.indd 148

1/29/20 2:05 PM


Full BLOOM A SAN FRANCISCO FLORAL DESIGNER MASTERS MOOD AND MEMORY WITH HER LUSH DESIGNS. WRITTEN BY MONIQUE MCINTOSH / PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAUREN SEGAL

luxesource.com / 149

LX_NAT53_SM_Brookshire_4_SF33pickup.indd 149

1/29/20 2:05 PM


B

looms are more than just pretty in the hands of San Francisco floral designer Natalie Bowen Brookshire, who is known for her playful arrangements celebrating natural textures and silhouettes. With their own unique personalities, “flowers are a bit like people,” she explains. “We have memories associated with them, and they become the thing that brings us closer together.” To Brookshire, flowers have always felt like part of the family. Her grandmother ran the flower shop at the Fairmont San Francisco in the 1940s, and her mother was a garden designer. Tagging alongside her mother on projects, flowers became “the background of my childhood,” recalls Brookshire. “Some of my first memories are of crawling around in someone’s garden.” Though Brookshire initially toyed with industrial design as a student at San Francisco State University, her garden memories proved too alluring after graduation. “I wanted to see where that interest took me,” recalls the designer. So she opened her own floral studio, Natalie Bowen Designs. Brookshire’s free-flowing style embraces the individual qualities of each flower. In her bouquets, feathery ferns, wild grass plumes and elongated branches hang like tree boughs. Blossoms need not stand crowded at attention; she lets heavy-headed peonies and roses breathe, and naturally arch or dangle. Fluffy buds like mimosa flowers and bunny tails also add a cloud-like quality to her airier arrangements. “It’s all about the profile of the design, creating asymmetry and negative space,” she explains. Finding the right flower is only part of the story. Brookshire also engages with the location, pulling color moods from the surroundings. For example, she favored the subdued hues of dry foliage to complement the soft organza dresses at local boutique Kamperett, while jewel-toned blooms and cascading vines suit the jewelry at Metier. For her destination projects, flowers have taken her to truly special locales, from the beaches of Tulum, Mexico, to remote ranches in Montana, where the designs “gathered inspiration from the colors of the mountains and the sky,” says the designer. “I relate my work to the space that it’s in. It’s not about just making an arrangement, I want it to move in the space with intention.” When conjuring this sense of atmosphere in Brookshire’s projects, scent often becomes the most powerful element—another way she makes flowers intimately connect with clients. The designer’s signature gardenias never fail to summon her own childhood remembrances. “So many people have a scent memory of something growing in their grandparents’ garden,” she says. As a floral designer, “It’s such a special thing to be a part of, continuing that memory for people.”

LX_NAT53_SM_Brookshire_4_SF33pickup.indd 150

1/29/20 2:05 PM


Floral designer Natalie Bowen Brookshire (opposite) creates naturalistic arrangements. She considers both scent and memory when designing arrangements (below), as well as the natural form of a flower. An inspiration board graces her space (bottom, left).

luxesource.com / 151

LX_NAT53_SM_Brookshire_4_SF33pickup.indd 151

1/29/20 2:06 PM


ONCE and AGAIN CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS AND FINE EUROPEAN ANTIQUES FILL A SOULFUL HOUSTON HOME.

WRITTEN BY CHRISTINE DEORIO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRIA GIOVAN / EXTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY PÄR BENGTSSON

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 152

1/29/20 2:09 PM


INTERIOR DESIGN / MARGARET NAEVE PARKER, M NAEVE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / HERBERT PICKWORTH, HERBERT PICKWORTH GARDEN DESIGNER

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 153

1/29/20 2:09 PM


S

o much for first impressions. When a Houston real estate agent first previewed this home some 30 years ago, she immediately dismissed the neglected structure. “I said, ‘Tear it down; it can’t be saved,’ ” she recalls. But saved it was—by a couple who carefully restored and expanded the 1920 house, which was originally designed by acclaimed local architect William Ward Watkin—and when it was sold again many years later, it was the real estate agent’s name on the new deed. At first, the owner filled the rooms with a collection of white slipcovered furnishings, hallmarks of a style she describes as “more traditional and shabby chic”— until another chance encounter quite literally changed everything. While browsing local home furnishings store

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 154

M Naeve, she met its proprietor, designer Margaret Naeve Parker. “I fell in love with these chairs in her shop window and wondered if they might work in my breakfast room,” the homeowner recalls. “She offered to bring them over to the house and take a look.” From there, Naeve Parker made suggestions for the master bedroom, and one thing led to another. “We’ve been collaborating ever since,” the owner says, “and we’re always doing something.” Over time, the home’s evolving interiors have come to reflect the duo’s shared style, currently a worldly mix of contemporary furnishings and artwork with fine antiques sourced from France, Belgium and Sweden. “Our tastes definitely developed together,” Naeve Parker says. “I would push my client a little bit on things, like pairing an 18th-century chair with a very contemporary table, and it all worked.”

Casement arches and plaster walls provide a quiet yet character-rich backdrop for the formal living room’s eclectic mix of furnishings, including a custom Belgian-style sofa and velvet-upholstered slipper chair, a Lucite coffee table from Allan Knight and Associates and 1930s French mahogany armchairs from Galerie Novella covered in Holland & Sherry silk.

1/29/20 2:10 PM


A simple yet striking arrangement of sculptural furnishings in the raised portion of the formal living room includes a vintage Italian travertine table from M Naeve holding a sculpture from Found, a sheepskin-upholstered Guillerme et Chambron dining chair and an iconic midcentury Pierre Jeanneret Easy chair, also from M Naeve, done in cowhide.

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 155

1/29/20 2:10 PM


LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 156

1/29/20 2:10 PM


A Carol Piper Rugs floorcovering defines the dining room seating area. Here, the custom sofa, vintage Pierre Paulin chair and 19th-century French bibliothèque are from M Naeve. Beyond, a Gary Komarin painting and a sculpture from Tienda X flank the BDDW dining room table with Cab armchairs by Cassina from Sunset Settings.

The home’s unusually tall living spaces, which maintain their original plaster walls and wood floors and windows, provide ample opportunities to showcase such daring juxtapositions. The first is a formal living room anchored by 1930s French armchairs and a Belgian-style sofa upholstered in a linen that complements the muted tones of a timeworn tapestry from the homeowner’s collection. This room leads up a single step to a space displaying a 1970s Italian travertine table and an iconic armchair by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret. Above a nearby credenza, Naeve Parker hung two seemingly contradictory pieces from the homeowner’s impressive collection of contemporary artwork: a jet-black leather piece by Cheryl Donegan and a delicate cast-bronze bird’s nest by Lisa Ludwig. For the more casual family room, Naeve Parker mixed new contemporary pieces—such as BDDW’s Abel sofa and a three-legged bronze brazier side table by Rick Owens— with iconic designs, including a midcentury Danish modern Pragh armchair and a Serge Mouille floor lamp. And for a seating area at the back of the house, she paired a tall, 19th-century French bibliothèque with a custom low-slung sofa where the petite homeowner can perch, cocktail in hand, before a meal. From this space, guests proceed back to the dining area, featuring classic leather Cassina Cab armchairs lining a sleek bronze-and-bleached maple dining table. Here, a large, abstract painting by Gary Komarin and a quartet of black artworks by Alison Hall catch the eye, but the real view is of the home’s classical gardens, which Naeve Parker was careful to highlight.

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 157

1/29/20 2:10 PM


Opposite: Romantic, European-style gardens with wide gravel pathways are punctuated by an allée of crepe myrtles, an antique stone fountain and a 17th-century marble urn and pedestal— from Chateau Domingue—that once adorned the courtyard of a villa on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Below: Antique French faux-bois seats, a 19th-century French metal garden table and antique French urns, all from M Naeve, mingle in a gathering spot just off the back garden’s central path.

“A BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THIS HOME IS SITTING IN THE DINING ROOM AND STARING OUT AT THE ALLÉE OF CREPE MYRTLES.” –MARGARET NAEVE PARKER

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 158

1/29/20 2:10 PM


LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 159

1/29/20 2:10 PM


The breakfast room’s salon-style art wall features a piece from Gary Komarin’s “The French Wig” series. Seating includes Densen side chairs by Egg Collective from M Naeve and original prototypes for a rope-wrapped dining chair by Christian Astuguevieille from W. Gardner Antiques. The pendant is Lindsey Adelman Studio.

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 160

1/29/20 2:10 PM


Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe covers the kitchen cabinetry, contrasting with the Calacatta Gold marble countertops and backsplash from Pomogranit Stones, plaster vent hood and sink from Elegant Additions. The Natalie Page pendant is from BDDW. Ruth Shouval art above the stove is from Barbara Davis Gallery.

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 161

1/29/20 2:10 PM


An antique Gustavian bench from M Naeve and 1950s French rope stools from Galerie Novella form a master bedroom seating area. Custom draperies in a Muriel Brandolini pattern for Holland & Sherry soften the space.

“One of the beautiful things about this home is that when you’re sitting in the dining room, you’re staring back at an allée of crepe myrtles,” she says, “so we purchased a 6-foot-tall, 17th-century marble urn and pedestal from Chateau Domingue to serve as the centerpoint of that view of the garden.” Though the large garden’s basic forms and ivy walls existed when the homeowner purchased the property, landscape designer Herbert Pickworth was hired to refine the space and tie everything together, which he did by simplifying the plant palette to a tonal mix comprising boxwood hedges, jasmine groundcover and variegated pittosporum, punctuated by the property’s

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 162

existing mature azaleas in the front yard and crepe myrtles in the back. “The goal was to make the form of the garden read better and the landscape somewhat subordinate to the architecture, and that meant simplification,” Pickworth explains. Naeve Parker’s approach to interior design is strikingly similar. Not one to vary paint colors from room to room, she prefers all the spaces speak to one another. “I don’t really approach it as simply a home but more as a collected, comfortable and livable art installation,” she explains, “and as with a great piece of art, you’ll always be looking to discover something new.” After all, first impressions are often just the beginning.

1/29/20 2:11 PM


The master bedroom’s BDDW nightstands, holding lamps from W. Gardner Antiques, flank a bed clad in de Le Cuona linen. A vintage Danish chair in sheepskin tops a rug from Retorra. Wall art includes a small bronze sculpture by Lisa Ludwig from Moody Gallery, and Magnolia, a 1966 lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly from Hiram Butler Gallery, hung in an unexpected spot.

LX_TX63_HOM_Naeve_12.indd 163

1/29/20 2:11 PM


PROMOTION

LUXE BRINGS DESIGN INTO FOCUS On the second level, the Costellos designed an open-plan library with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving for the clients’ extensive collection of books. Also important was a dogfriendly space for Waffles. The Moderno White Plains maple flooring is from Hallmark Floors.

Sign up for our newsletters for the latest on: PRODUCTS TRENDS COLLECTIONS LOCAL HAPPENINGS NEWS INSPIRATION IDEAS LUXESOURCE.COM

The library features table and a pair of the sun’s glare w do with the enviro

284 / luxesource.com

LX2019_NewsletterPROMO.indd 2

9/26/19 2:22 PM


C E L E B R AT I N G 1 2 0 Y E A R S O F

AMERICAN CRAFTSMANSHIP

ReямБned Palate.

WALNUT GROVE

stickley.com


PROMOTION

LX_Luxesource_Spread_eg.indd 1

1/17/20 4:23 PM


PROMOTION

WE’VE RENOVATED OUR LOOK

Welcome to the new luxesource.com, where engaging design stories, stunning photography, and a robust resource directory combine to inform and inspire. Take a look around, and make yourself at home.

LUXESOURCE.COM

LX_Luxesource_Spread_eg.indd 2

1/17/20 4:23 PM


E i

Design Warehouse presents Tyber Dining Table & Emily Chairs

NAIROBI PURE RELAXING

AMALFI COLLECTION

SCOTTIE COLLECTION

ALEX SQUARE TABLE STUDIO THREE & FOUR OTTOMANS

OPEN DAILY / 800.343.7707 / WWW.TEAKWAREHOUSE.COM


Everything at Teak Warehouse is sourced from Italy, Belgium, France, Indonesia, and the Philippines. SunbrellaÂŽ cushions are included with deep seating purchases as shown on our website. Before you purchase elsewhere, you owe it to yourself to compare. Prices. Design. Quality. Manufacturing and our Instant Availability. Full Assembly. Like everybody else, you will be so pleased you did.

ADLEY COLLECTION

-

rs

New! Logan DONALD TABLE & JOAN CHAIRS

JAK ACCENT TABLE

Design Warehouse presents Toni Tab;e amd James Chairs


Profile for SANDOW®

Luxe Magazine March/April 2020 National  

Luxe Magazine March/April 2020 National  

Advertisement