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HAPPY PLACE Following a refresh using statement lighting, splashes of color and bold art, this traditional home has a new and modern attitude. Written by Jennifer Sergent / Photography by Suzanna Scott
MOVING THE NEEDLE When making feminist statements, some pick up signs and march, but artist Clare Kirkconnell opts for a needle and a paintbrush. Written by Lelani Marie Labong / Photography by Jen Siska
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Casa Luis Barragán in Mexico City, shown right and below, inspired this issue’s Spotlight feature with its contemporary aesthetic and global influence.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME There is much to debate/discuss/enthuse about architecture and design. Yet, of this I am emphatic: Good design has to be firmly rooted to a place. There are buildings and aesthetics that we couldn’t imagine anywhere else but from where they sprout.
We lean into a host of cultural influences in this issue of Luxe, with design narratives as varied and interesting as the decorative details that are expressed at the hands of the makers. So, take a spin through our pages and ‘round-the-world reporting. Then, always, return home, for it’s the best way to measure how far you’ve come.
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Take the graphic elegance and saturated hues of contemporary Mexican architect Luis Barragán’s residence-turned-museum in Mexico City. Would this poetic home be as wondrous in Miami, in Los Angeles? I recently visited, and think not. Barragán’s spatial strategy and brilliant play of light and shadow elicit a sense of reverence and respect appropriate to its root. His masterful residence and studio were the inspiration for our Spotlight story inside.
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nternational furnishings and accessories have long been synonymous with elevated living—each piece’s highly crafted form and place of origin adding a dynamic layer. And whether it makes a grand statement as a room’s centerpiece or plays a supporting role as an accent, these global finds stand out as bold characters. Luxe explores three companies offering wares by both emerging and established artisans from around the world that were previously only available to the trade. Let the hunt begin!
Cool Factor: Before the existence of its three shops and online presence, Urban Zen was founded more than 20 years ago by Donna Karan as a philanthropic endeavor and center for change. During a trip to Bali, where she sourced and manufactured her original furnishing pieces (and continues to do so), she felt a true connection to the people and their craft. Traveling around the world since and working with artisans globally, Karan’s intention is to give back in a larger sense through health care initiatives, education and cultural preservation to the places she sources from. What you’ll find: Representing more than 45 artisans
in 20 different countries, Karan’s two shops in New York (Manhattan and Sag Harbor) and one in Los Angeles offer not only furnishings, accessories and clothing designed by the fashion guru herself and made by the artisans from countries across the world, but they also function as multidisciplinary spaces for seminars, meditation classes, events and other happenings that help to promote the philanthropic arm of Karan’s initiative. Up Next: A big proponent for helping the citizens of Haiti, Karan just collaborated with Kenneth Cole on an upcoming footwear project set to launch in July. In her words: “Urban Zen is about forming communities who want to help create change that is needed in the world.”
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A one-of-a-kind African Senufo daybed (center) made of solid wood from the Cote d’Ivoire adorns the Urban Zen Manhattan showroom, along with a handcrafted basket (left) created by Colombian artisan Crucelina Chocho Opua and a large papier-mâché statue from Haiti.
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ADORNO Cool Factor: The brainchild of Martin Clausen and Kristian Snorre Andersen, Adorno is an online platform that empowers independent designers from 16 cities worldwide by featuring their unique or limited-edition pieces that have been carefully selected by local curators. Revamping the traditional collectible design market often dominated by physical galleries, Adorno works as a digital gallery with a simple and transparent price structure that benefits both the buyer and the designer by connecting them directly. What you’ll find: Inspired by the agriculture and fishing co-operatives in their native Denmark, where individuals prosper working as a unit, the Adorno platform enables autonomous collaborations between curators and designers from urban communities such as São Paulo, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Beirut and Berlin. Up Next: Believing design should be experienced in real life, the company is in its final stages of implementing 3D technology and high-quality imagery to create the “second” best way customers can inspect and try pieces in their home. In their words: “We hope to contribute to a creative society that celebrates diversity between cultures by providing designers with better opportunities to realize their own dreams and visions as creators.”
The Cocktail light by Hanna Anonen (left) and Not only hollow Cabinet by Dirk vander Kooij are both available through Adorno.
The Invisible Collection offers limited-edition pieces, like the Nomad Stools by Charles Zana, shown flanking the wall, and Chair Conversation by Vincent Darre (right).
Cool Factor: For the first time, exclusive pieces made by a number of the most esteemed names in the business, like Pierre Yovanovitch, Thierry Lemaire and Caroline Sarkozy, are available for purchase, and in most cases, exclusively on Isabelle Dubern-Mallevays and Anna Zaoui’s site, The Invisible Collection. Prior to the launch of the website in 2016, these pieces remained hidden and inaccessible, and one would have to commission these designers for a project to snag one of their sought-after pieces. What you’ll find: Initiated as an outlet to share the pair’s passion for design with a broader clientele, their highly-curated model offers access to furnishings and objets of the utmost quality all made to order by highly skilled creators and architects from around the world such as Bismut & Bismut, Charles Zana and Atelier Vime. Up Next: The details are still hush-hush, but the chic duo, who are based between Paris, London and New York, will bring The Invisible Collection to life in the Big Apple with a new exhibit this November for a second stateside visit since their premiere at Art Basel Miami in 2018. In their words: “It is very exciting to meet with a designer and discover their work, understand their approach, and then select the best pieces for the site. We always look at the work with a curatorial eye.”
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When Zizipho Poswa was growing up in the small South African town of Umtata, there were no art schools or creative role models. As a child, she made paper sculptures, doll clothes and drawings, but even after leaving her home to study art at university, becoming an internationally renowned artist seemed to be an unreachable dream. But then, after forming Imiso Ceramics with Andile Dyalvane, she met Trevyn and Julian McGowan of Southern Guild, and her horizons expanded beyond Africa. The McGowans started Southern Guild, Africa’s only gallery dedicated to limited-edition and collectible design and art, in 2008 to support design created in Trevyn’s home country. “We returned to South Africa after living in London for several years, and we noticed the extraordinary work being produced without representation,” says Trevyn. “We felt we could provide the opportunity for more people to see and understand African design.” Through Southern Guild’s Cape Town gallery and international exhibitions, they have introduced the work of modern African artists (such as Poswa and Dyalvane) to collectors around the globe, and the response has been enthusiastic. “I’m exhibiting at top international shows like Salon Art + Design in New York and Design Miami,” says Poswa, who now resides in Cape Town. “I’ve sold my pieces around the world.” According to Trevyn, collectors—including a large and growing client base in the United States—are reacting to both the caliber and the soul of the work. “Fine art and design in Africa is very forward-thinking, but largely made by hand,” she says. “The hallmark of design from this continent are pieces with a strong narrative. Many of them tell very personal stories about the maker and his or her journey and most pieces possess a sense of wit and humor, but they are usually functional as well.”
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Poswa’s work, which includes colorful vessels, is a case in point. “I reference my culture, growing up as young Xhosa girl in the rural Eastern Cape, and express my love for Africa as a continent,” she says. “I draw inspiration from our traditional masks, fabrics, textures, beadwork and clothing.” Some of her works translate the color and patterns of African textiles onto vases, bowls and plates. The art of sculptor Stanislaw Trzebinski, also represented by Southern Guild, is a personal commentary on the often-eroding relationship between people and nature. It’s a tale he knows well, as he currently lives in Cape Town but spent his childhood in the East African bush and on the ocean with his father, surfing and fishing. His bronze works (which range from figurative decorative arts to tables) often feature coral and other watery motifs, sometimes married to the human form. “I’m looking at the symbiotic relationship we humans have to the natural world that has been all but lost today, with the exceptions of a few indigenous cultures,” he says. “I want to entice the viewer to take a closer look at the work itself, but also at how we relate to the planet we call home.” Asking buyers to take a closer look at African design is precisely the goal of the McGowans, as well. “To look is to experience the warmth and the personality of Africa. There’s a sense of non-conformism and joy,” Trevyn says. And by looking, she says you might be creating the next Poswa or Trzebinski, explaining: “Our focus lies in emboldening industry heroes and shaping careers. We want to put future design leaders on a global platform and help them be all that they can.”
Clockwise from top: Trapeze Blue installation by Xavier Clarisse; a look at Southern Guild’s Cape Town gallery space; and UMTHWALO 3 by Zizipho Poswa.
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Tactile elements play a starring role in Frank Ponterio’s debut collection with Arteriors. The designer conjured ink-like etchings inspired by real-life tattoos on the Flint Containers (bottom) and used handwoven rope on the Johyo Chandelier and Vendee Mirror (left). “The materials are those that people want to interact with and touch,” he says. The Salotto Cabinet (below) is the crown jewel of the collection.
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As a first-generation Italian American, interior designer Frank Ponterio spent a month every summer with his family exploring the beaches and small towns of Southern Italy, often fitting in a trip to the major metropolises of Venice or Rome. It was on these visits when he observed the attention to detail and sense of pride the Italians took in fabricating everyday features like a chimney or a handmade door handle. “Everything is beautiful and well thought-out. It’s a true Italian’s approach—whether in an artwork or how pavers on the city streets are laid. There is pride in the craft,” says the designer. Some decades later, the essence of those qualities are on display in Ponterio’s debut collection with Arteriors: a 28-piece compendium of mirrors, lamps and accessories that honors his Italian heritage with a modern perspective. His white-oak Salotto Cabinet, the crown jewel of the collection, was inspired by a pair of bronze doors at the Villa Necchi in Milan. The cabinet beckons
with front panels wrapped in vellum and punched with decorative cut-outs offering a glimpse of what’s inside. “We gave so much attention to that piece,” says Ponterio. Still, the collection isn’t all romance and history. The designer drew on his grittier, more urban upbringing in Chicago for many of the pieces, including the Joey Tray, inspired by a childhood acquaintance, who was “a little rough around the edges,” says Ponterio. “I was playing with thickcut hide and how to join the corners. The idea of brass studs came to me, and I thought about adding another accent—brass knuckles—to it. I sent it to the Arteriors team and said, ‘You’re going to think I’m crazy, but here’s what I want to do.’ It’s an urban nod to Chicago.” Blending approachability with luxury is a hallmark of Ponterio’s work. It’s also one of the qualities that attracted Arteriors to collaborate with the designer. “Many pieces are rooted in Frank’s love of entertaining, and in his philosophy that the home should be a welcoming and inviting place,” says Mark Moussa, founder and creative director of Arteriors. “At the same time, he is unwavering in his appreciation for materials of the finest quality.” For a designer who finds comfort in a moody cocktail lounge and a breezy, beachside locale, it’s apparent his collection reflects both sentiments. “There are two sides of me—the really urban guy and the guy who loves the coasts. It goes back to Italy,” says Ponterio. “I like mixing things that are rugged with those that are a bit more refined.”
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ALEXA HAMPTON Interviewed by Carrier and Company
You’ve expressed, “It’s been a no-boundaries design process with Theodore Alexander.” What’s been your favorite exploration? I loved visiting Theodore Alexander’s foundry and seeing all of their metalwork capabilities. Sometimes simply picking hardware can be a drag, but this wasn’t. They can do anything! You mentioned taking ideas from art, antiques and travel. I am an eternal “Euro wannabe.” I so wish I were European, that I married one and made three little Euros! That said, rich design traditions are everywhere, and the Far East has always held a vast influence over beautiful interiors. A touch of chinoiserie, a chow leg, red lacquer, bamboo motifs: These are all firm members of the design canon. Any Alexa fave that you are going to use over and over in projects? I am excited to play with the metal console tables immediately. I am also really psyched to have a Napoleon III slipper chair at the ready. That’s the best part of having a collection: You can selfishly make what your heart most wants!
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Interviewed by Richard Mishaan First off, the Century Collection is stunning. How do you find a balance between creative, new designs, without straying too far from the roots of your brand? Thank you, Richard! We wanted our collection to be reflective of our assembled interiors, which express dualities—a mix of simple with ornate, sheen with hand and glamour with organic earthiness. For us, having standout pieces, along with simpler forms is very much on brand. How do you divide up your roles as husband and wife once you’re ‘at work’ and how do you successfully partner your visions? While we generally share an aligned point of view, we each have our own strengths, interests and inspirations. It is our differences that actually make us stronger—we challenge each other’s choices, but ultimately focus on the shared goals to temper ego with perspective. What do people overlook when designing that can be found in your collection? Versatility. We designed pieces that can move from room-to-room or coast-to-coast. Good design travels well!
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Interviewed by Alexa Hampton Tell me about the process for your new EJ Victor collection. Are you a cocktail napkin conceptualist? Where do the ideas start? Mine start in a bottle of tequila! For me it was daunting, but then I realized I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. I started in retail and commercial space design, so I’ve been designing custom fixtures and furnishings for my entire career. I went back to all my favorite pieces I had designed for brands like Balenciaga but changed the comfort and proportions for people to enjoy in their own homes. How do you describe your collection as a whole and what influenced you? It’s simple: It’s the idea of new luxury; luxury for a new generation. It’s inspired by the French 1920s with the use of interesting materials like suede and plaster. It’s meant to feel elevated but can also be used in a casual way. What pieces are you taking home with you? Oh, good question: a pair of Holland side chairs and a Foch Chandelier!
Interviewed by Ryan Korban Do your Colombian roots play a role in your new collection with Theodore Alexander? The fact that Colombia has produced so many creatives means that there is something inspiring us all. Colombia has rich artisans and sophisticated crafts that are both in such demand at the moment. As they say, you can take little Ricky out of Colombia, but you can’t take Colombia out of little Ricky! What were your go-to materials? I love to see texture and grain in the woods we select. I find that there are so many beautiful patterns that if accentuated can add to the richness of the design. I am lucky that Theodore Alexander’s manufacturing allowed me to work with fine wood finishes, metals and hand-painted panels—the sky was the limit. Who do you see living with your new collection? The Theodore Alexander client is already a sophisticated one. I designed this collection to have versatility, to coexist with furniture the client may already own and to translate well everywhere around the globe. Younger clients may not have some of the more classical pieces, so it’s fun to mix them in with contemporary furniture.
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“One of my favorite eco-friendly projects was very personal—my own home. A high priority was placed on healthy and sustainable furnishings. We mixed non-toxic upholstery in natural fabrics alongside vintage pieces that were given new life, including midcentury brass ottomans in the living room and Moller dining chairs. We collaborated with Varian Designs, a local woodworking studio, to design a custom 10-foot dining table using FSC-certified walnut. It’s a showstopper!”
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A wheel-thrown stoneware bowl can make eating morning cereal a particularly enjoyable ritual, and fresh flowers realize their full beauty when placed in a handblown glass vase. At the 27th Annual ACGA Clay and Glass Festival in Palo Alto, taking place the weekend of July 13-14 at the Palo Alto Art Center (1313 Newell Road), those items among others will be for sale as 130 juried artists showcase their work in both mediums. Visitors can watch as renowned artists transform raw materials into beautiful shapes at live pottery-making, ikebana and glass art demonstrations. The lively two-day celebration also features an interactive clay project for artists of all ages, as well as fresh food and drinks from local purveyors. acga.net “My favorite way to incorporate sustainability into our designs, besides using fair trade fabrics and textiles, is to source locally whenever possible. For this project, we used a local cabinetmaker to create gorgeous custom cabinets. Additionally, we work with a local carpenter, who made the banquette, the round dining table, the built-in benches and the dining room buffet. He consistently produces beautiful items locally and sustainably and delivers them directly from his workshop to our clients’ homes.”
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The distinctive boutique waterfront condominium complex 2177 Third has popped up in the city’s up-and-coming Dogpatch neighborhood. While its design was inspired by the area’s industrial past, the building is decidedly modern, incorporating features like sliding walls and doors to help manage energy efficiency. It was designed by Woods Bagot, a San Francisco-based global architecture firm that creates forward-looking buildings responsive to the way people actually live. The one- and two-bedroom units come with custom kitchen cabinetry, marble countertops and tile, and Miele appliances. Residents and their guests can enjoy the building’s landscaped courtyard, which honors the aesthetic of the local dockyards, as well as a rooftop lounge with views across the historic piers. 2177third.com 098 / LUXESOURCE.COM
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“This is a 1930s home in San Francisco that we were breathing new life into. We embraced the character while modernizing it for the next century. We added beautiful and sustainable Tai Ping rugs and carpets throughout. They can take anything I dream up and turn it into a reality while using renewable and sustainable resources. We also used antiques, as we believe it’s a great way to be eco-friendly. The essence and quality of a solid handcrafted antique cannot be replicated today.” –IAN STALLINGS, Ian Stallings Design WRITTEN BY KIMBERLY OLSON
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Pop master. Innovator. Provocateur. Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the modern era. See the exclusive West Coast presentation of the first Warhol retrospective in the U.S. in nearly 30 years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Comprising more than 300 works spanning Warhol’s 40-year career, the exhibit includes his earliest drawings from the 1940s, handdrawn commercial illustrations from the ’50s and works from his Pop art period.
JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY In the midst of Sonoma’s picturesque Alexander Valley, Jordan Vineyard & Winery has long been a favorite stop for lovers of elegant chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons. The winery has just unveiled its refreshed dining room, designed by San Francisco interior designer Geoffrey De Sousa. Still old-world French in sensibility, the reimagined dining room also pays tribute to the surrounding estate that inspires executive chef Todd Knoll’s cooking. The space’s buttercupyellow walls are now a deep gray, with elegant Midsummer Night wallpaper by Milan graphic designer Lorenzo De Grandis. Jordan’s existing mahogany high-back chairs were restored, with intricate chair embroidery that nods to the estate’s vibrant moss-carpeted rocks and lichen. The winery’s golden hills influenced the use of floor-to-ceiling draperies in gold leaf, and the new lighting was inspired by French Beaux Arts classicism. Because the winery is known for its fun culture, a playful Piethian Apollo statue from New York artist Stephen Antonson’s pie-faced bust series was added, and likely feels right at home. jordanwinery.com 100 / luxesource.com
Peruse pieces from the artist’s “Death and Disaster” series, memorializing images of car crashes, an electric chair and a contaminated tuna can. Immerse yourself in a gallery filled with 16 colorful Flower paintings installed atop Warhol’s Cow Wallpaper. Samples of Warhol’s films and videos will also be on view, including his series of “Screen Tests” with Ethel Scull, Edie Sedgwick and Billy Name. The exhibit continues through September 2. sfmoma.org
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Local maker Heath Ceramics, originally a small pottery studio, is known for its innovative, handcrafted tile, made using American clay. Operating out of its factory in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, Heath has introduced a new Dual Glaze Triangles collection, a tribute to cofounder Edith Heath’s love of experimenting with glazes and techniques. A masking approach was used during the hand-glazing process to create color-blocked tiles, resulting in an area with a single layer of glaze and another with a double layer. The line lends itself to a variety of possible patterns, shades and finishes. Some standouts: Fog Blend, inspired by Art Deco, offers a strong geometric design yet soft textures, while Zinnia Blend features a glossy frosty pink glaze layered over a matte zinnia. The line’s natural manganese, in unglazed manganese clay, can be arranged in bold squares or rectangles. heathceramics.com 102 / LUXESOURCE.COM
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Gordon Bryan, founder of Blue Slide Art Tile, lives in seaside Point Reyes near a national park and loves spending time in nature, sometimes foraging for mushrooms. It’s this natural world that inspires his designs, including hand-carved imagery of birds and plant life. Bryan, who is trained as a fine artist and has studied tile-making in Mexico, Spain and England as well as North America, uses historic production techniques in his mountain studio, where each tile is touched about 30 times by the time it’s completed. Layers of hand-brushed glazes add rich tones and visual depth. His tile is available at Artistic Tile in San Francisco, All Natural Stone in San Jose and other showrooms throughout California and the country. blueslidearttile.com
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WETSTYLE Frame Linea is inspired by traditional Japanese architectural elements, combining elegance with function. Handcrafted in Montreal, Canada, the collection includes wall-mount vanities, mirrored and linen cabinets—all offered in several finishes. wetstyle.com
DISCOVERIES LUXURIOUS FINISHES, CLEAN LINES AND NEUTRAL TONES—HERE LIES THE EPITOME OF MODERN, ELEGANT DESIGN.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HARDWARE Rocky Mountain Hardware is thrilled to collaborate with Roger Thomas, EVP of design for Wynn Design & Development, for two new door and cabinetry collections: Zeppelin and Barre. All hand-cast bronze, available in 12 finishes. rockymountainhardware.com
WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS Western Window Systems’ new energy-smart, moving glass walls and windows are designed with thin profiles and large expanses of glass—making them a favorite of contemporary architects. Complete customization is available. westernwindowsystems.com
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LaCantina’s combination doorand-window system completely transforms a kitchen’s space into the ultimate entertainment area. LaCantina’s innovative design creates a seamless transition for any indoor-outdoor living environment.
Geberit in-wall systems for wall-hung bathroom fixtures offer unsurpassed quality, comfort, convenience and hygiene. Geberit systems conceal unsightly plumbing hardware inside the wall, giving any bathroom a luxurious look.
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STICKLEY Defined by a sculptural armrest and curved spindles, the Stickley Park Slope Accent Chair makes a statement in any style or setting. Stickley’s all-American craftsmanship brings out the natural beauty of wood. stickley.com
FLEXFORM SPA The X design of the Peter Outdoor Armchair lends an air of refined, understated elegance. The seat and backrest are created with a sturdy woven material offered in a color palette of earth tones. Priced at $5,099. flexform.it
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J. TRIBBLE J. Tribble’s long history of selling beautiful, custom pieces now extends to repurposing antique treasures for modern homes. All ready to be transformed into one-of-a-kind sink bases. jtribble.com
SUN VALLEY BRONZE EBANISTA Ebanista’s stylish Saville Cabinet makes its own statement with its bold profile, graceful details, and handpainted parchment and 12-karat gold finish.
The Saddle Set from Sun Valley Bronze was designed in collaboration with Shawback Design and Field Architecture. Set flush with the face of the door, it is shown here in burnished white bronze.
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THE CONTAINER STORE Introducing the evolution of the custom closet. Available only at The Container Store, Avera’s innovative design looks and functions like a custom built-in closet, for less than ever thought possible. containerstore.com/avera
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MIDAS TOUCH Clockwise from top right: Siam Metallic / artistictile.com. Excalibur Armor in Gilded / akdo.com. Hex Inlay in Milk and Brass / pophamdesign.com. Oro / tdavlin.com. Diamond Mosaic Collection in Citrine / sicis.com. Biarritz in Olivo Satin and Rustic Gold / studiumnyc.com. Gold Antique Mirror Bevel Subway Tile / tileshop.com. Lâ€™est 1 in Gold / tabarkastudio.com. Belen in Polished Calacatta and Brushed Brass / Bright Young Things / newravenna.com. Shimmer Collection Brass Sequin by Erica Tanov / cletile.com.
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TROPIC THUNDER Clockwise from top right: Botanicals in Tahiti / walkerzanger.com. Handmade Ceramic Tile in Basil / fireclaytile.com. Verde Verticale Tropical Tile by Francesco De Maio / artemest.com. Banana Leaf in Vert and Cotton / annsacks.com. Classic Field Tile in Pisces Green / heathceramics.com. Fez in Forest / exquisitesurfaces.com. Botanical Series 0203 / douglaswatsonstudio.uk. Solid Colored Square Tile in Sage / Echo Collection / granadatile.com.
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MODERN BLUES Clockwise from top right: Delft / Sea Glass / newravenna.com. Large Rectangular Tiles by Tyler Hays / bddw.com. Backpacking and Lucky Charm by Story Tiles / sweetbellausa.com. Architectonics in Teardrop / waterworks.com. Series S Olandese / balineum.co.uk. Reclaimed Delft Tile / chateaudomingue.com. Small Rectangular Tiles and Blue and White Oval Tiles by Tyler Hays / bddw.com. Delft Full Landscape 1 and Delft Blue & Manganese Flowers 1 / douglaswatsonstudio.uk. Happily Ever After for Girls by Story Tiles / Old Dutch / sweetbellausa.com.
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ROMAN REDUX Clockwise from top right: Crackle Collection in Mahogany by Kohler WasteLAB / annsacks.com. Aurelia in Rosso / bisazza.it. Salvaged Italian Tile / ilbucovita.com. Breccia Vino / artistictile.com. Delizie by Cristina Celestino / fornacebrioni.it. Gateway marble tiles in Green and Yellow / lithosmosaicoitalia.it. Swirls Charon and Hanley Tube-Line Tiles / balineum.co.uk.
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The production methods of custom lighting company Paul Ferrante are the opposite of cutting-edge, which, contrary to popular thinking, is a good thing. “The handmade, handcrafted and hand-finished products are what set Paul Ferrante apart. The company continues to use time-honored methods,” owner Tommy Raynor says. Spanning three generations and nearly 60 years, the family-owned and -operated business has decades of experience and expertise to draw from. Since business partner and founder Paul Ferrante’s passing 25 years ago, Raynor, along with over 60 employees, has taken the reins with a hands-on approach from manufacturing to product selection. Everything begins with the design, and the designs are born from a deep understanding and appreciation of what has come before. The knowledge of scale and proportion and the ability to get it right in the translation is Paul Ferrante’s signature. Additionally, the company distinguishes itself by its custom capabilities and being able to work with ideas and make them a reality.
“Paul Ferrante is known for products with the highest level of design, manufacture and finish.”
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Paul Ferrante recently introduced an exclusive finish innovation, years in the making. This beautiful Faux Bronze lacquer finish is the result of a labor-intensive, multilayered process that provides a convincingly realistic bronze finish on our iron pieces at a fraction of the cost of working in bronze.
Unlike most other high-end lighting and furniture manufacturers, Paul Ferrante introduces new products almost monthly, and has over 1,000 handmade examples of custom lighting and furniture in the product line.
1. The interior of the Melrose Place showroom. 2. The flagship location on Melrose Place. 3. Raynor (right) at the factory in Los Angeles.
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DELECTABLE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL EATERIES WITH GRAND INTERIORS INSPIRE OUR LATEST CURATION OF SUMMER DELIGHTS. WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH HUEBSCH
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The architectural duo at Humbert & Poyet brought new life to a hidden gem in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, dreaming up a sophisticated ambience for the brasserie, Beefbar (shown). Shuttered during World War II, the notable building was later rediscovered and awarded a historic monument status in 1985. Art Nouveau meets Art Deco in this fanciful French restaurant that is truly très chic!
2 1. Scipione Dessert/Salad Plate by Coralla Maiuri / $195 / tableartonline.com 2. Gold and Peach Lidded Jar / $448 / bradburnhome.com 3. Custom Wrought Iron Fire Screen / $1,195 / cabanahome.com
5. Euclid by Alison Rose in Verde Aurora, Cipollino, Breccia Capraia, and Nero Marbles / Price upon request / artistictile.com
6. Caned Cuff / $18,500 / verdura.com
7. Uovo Chandelier by Rony Piesl / from $28,840 / propertyfurniture.com
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4. Baxter Chair in Forest Green / $568 / highfashionhome.com
Let ingredients take main stage in the kitchen without the stress of a messy countertop. With a surface that is completely scratch-resistant, the worry of maintaining the perfect surface is gone. www.SAPIENSTONE.com
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1. Acrylic Luna Crossbody in Butterscotch / $328 / cultgaia.com 2. Oval Neck Vase with Brass Stand / $138 / shopterrain.com
3. Bollo Armchair by Andreas Engesvik / $3,095 / fogia.se 4. Karman Dresser / $1,370 / luluandgeorgia.com 5. Rattan Wrapped Thermos / $150 for small / amandalindroth.com 6. Loro Piana Unito Cashmere Throw / $2,000 / barneys.com 7. Leaf Earrings / Price upon request / bibivandervelden.com
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A feeling of nostalgia overcame Matthew Grzywinski and Amador Pons upon first visiting this former textile warehouse and showroom they later transformed into the Whitworth Locke Hotel in England. Having worked on 19th-century masonry buildings in their native New York, the spaceâ€™s quality of light, Victorian bones, materials and textures were familiar to the architects. Welcoming spaces, like The Conservatory bar (shown), pay tribute to the local neighborhood vibes and original architecture.
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EAST MEETS WEST JOHN ANTHONY, HONG KONG
History was on Linehouse's side when the restaurateurs at Maximal Concepts tapped the studio to design their latest Hong Kong dining experience. Named after John Anthony, the first Chinese man to become a British citizen, this contemporary dim sum spot pays homage to the historical relationship between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Touches of eastern and western design mingle in this colorful canteen.
1. Lou Lou Wall with Chiado by Tilton Fenwick for Duralee Shade / $1,521 / urbanelectric.com 2. Izi Loop Tieback in 9400 / Price upon request / houles.com 3. Bleu Fonce / Price upon request / porterteleo.com
4. Cluster Round Mirror / from $1,145 / duistt.com 5. Multiqueen / $2,195 / us.christianlouboutin.com 6. Sebastian Herkner Bell Coffee Table / $4,210 / us.avenue-road.com 7. Etienne Sofa / $5,265 / highlandhousefurniture.com
8. Brujo Half Orbit Earrings / $620 / monicasordo.com
JOHN ANTHONY PHOTO: JONATHAN LEIJONHUFVUD, COURTESY LINEHOUSE AND JOHN ANTHONY.
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High Point Market Style Spotters share the latest trends in home fashion Canvassing the worldâ€™s largest home fashion and design show, a remarkable group of design leaders uncovered key global trends and innovative products sure to define style in the home in the coming months. With diverse, exciting and unique curations, our Style Spotters provide the inside track on the shapes, colors and textures soon to capture the hearts of home enthusiasts around the world. High Point Market is open to the trade only. Join us for Fall Market, October 19-23, 2019. Registration will open mid-July; register online at highpointmarket.org
Right Meets Left Interior Design New York, NY
“Dramatic and style-defining bases stole the show this High Point Market as showcased here with the perfectly proportioned, rounded shape of the Mr. Brown London Misty Dining table. But tables weren’t the only pieces featuring this trend, as shown here with the Aria Chair from the debut collection of Rawan Isaac.”
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NATURAL CONSIDERATIONS “The most prominent trend I saw at High Point Market was the interpretation of nature, not only in color (green), but also in product construction and application. Amidst all the efficiency that technology provides, now more than ever, there’s a deep need for humans to reconnect to nature.” Selamat, Poppy Armoire
Benjamin Johnston Design Houston, TX
“Strong geometric forms reminiscent of the Postmodern movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s are back in a major way— and more glamorous than ever! Carrier and Company for Century Furniture, Bradley Furniture and Ryan Korban for EJ Victor all explored perfect squares, circles and racetrack forms to channel these Memphis-style vibes with mixed metals and wood tones. Sleek and sexy for sure!”
Bradley, Annette Bedside Table
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Modern MOVEMENT INFLUENCED BY CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, FURNISHINGS CAPTURE THE LIMELIGHT IN A LUIS BARRAGÁN-INSPIRED MISE-EN-SCÈNE. WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH HUEBSCH PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILL AND SUSAN BRINSON
POSTURA PERFECTO Taking cues from Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh chair, the Mexican-made Rhône Chair’s curved shape blends comfort and style. The double-caned seat and back add a traditional lean to its modernist and angular form, fitting with the Alfonso Marina aesthetic of casual elegance. alfonsomarina.com
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SPHERE OF INFLUENCE Argentinian industrial designer Cristiรกn Mohaded believes in the simplicity of geometry and materials to bring furnishings to life. His Ombrelle pedestal tables offer a dynamic and purposeful perspective on modern-day living. rochebobois.com
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RED HOT Partners Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman purchased an 18th-century home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and were so inspired by the vibrant culture and craftsmanship of the country that they decided to plant their business roots there as well. Influenced by a classical Chinese motif, Fisher carved the hand-cast architectural bronze base of the Cloud Box Tea Table in his highly expressive style. fisherweisman.com
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STEELY EYED Sleek, clean lines are taken to the next level in Rodrigo Ohtake’s Pouso Lounge Chair. The Brazilian designer’s supremely minimalist aesthetic drove him to create a chair that would touch the ground at the tiniest of points. Frankly, it’s cutting edge. espasso.com
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STROKES OF GENIUS Born and raised in Caracรกs, Venezuela, Reinaldo Sanguino produces oneof-a-kind, vibrantly painted ceramic works in his adopted home of New York City. His eye-catching, petite pieces blur the line between furniture and art. thefutureperfect.com Styling Credits: Fabric, courtesy Fabricut. Flooring, courtesy Duchateau. Wallpaper, courtesy York Wallcoverings.
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THE LOOK Luxe investigates the hottest international locales, rife with design and artisan inspiration, to satisfy your wanderlust cravings.
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Vipp worked with the homeowners of this South African contemporary farmhouse to create a sleek, minimalist modular kitchen space that allows the dramatic savanna landscape to be part of the living experience.
UNIVERSAL APPEAL GLOBAL SPACES OFFER A WORLDLY CONTEXT FOR ALL THAT IS AU COURANT IN KITCHEN AND BATH. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN
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HIGH-END DESIGNS PUSH THE ENVELOPE WHEN IT COMES TO MODULAR KITCHEN STYLES. Modular kitchens aren’t a new concept. They were first introduced in Europe as an efficient, low-cost alternative for homes being built in a post-World War I era but have reemerged quite differently today. While these early spaces were mostly standardized or fitted, today, modular kitchens, which are made up of specific modules or components that work together, have evolved to be stylish, practical and a welcome option in a world of too many choices. Several contemporary kitchen companies offer modular plans that have a set style or aesthetic 154 / luxesource.com
but can also be customized to create a design that is very much original. Piero Lissoni, the art director for Boffi, agrees the future of the kitchen is modular, and that these spaces should include “simple elements, where areas of work and life come together.” For the latest Combine series, Lissoni dreamed up a selection of functional monoblocs in varying sizes that can be used with worktops and extractable tables to fabricate a kitchen that is still personalized for its user. Vipp, a Danish family-run kitchen company that recently opened its first U.S. outpost, understands that design is a very personal endeavor. The firm's hope is that once a modular kitchen is installed, it can act as furniture that can be packed up and brought from home to home or passed on through generations, an idea they coined as the ‘heirloom kitchen.’ While Vipp offers four sleek module units including two islands, a wall component and a taller storage piece, it sticks to one color when it comes to finishes: black. “We found that endless colors and configurations feel
unnecessarily overwhelming,” says Sofie Egelund, Vipp’s concept director whose great-grandfather founded the brand in 1939. The Vipp ethos of less is more allows for the kitchen to work harmoniously with the rest of the home’s high design. Modular offerings are also a hit with interior designers. Paris-based Sarah Lavoine says, “The kitchen is very technical and relying on a company whose expertise is focused on this area allows me to be more creative in other rooms.” With so many sophisticated materials and configurations, Lavoine is surprised by how custom these modular kitchens can be but without the time-consuming installation and planning that usually follows. New York designer Alberto Villalobos understands there is no need to sacrifice style or aesthetics with the number of luxury options out there. “I utilize every tool available to me and modular kitchens have proven they are the practical and polished choice in many circumstances,” he says.
photo: anders hviid, courtesy vipp.
In this South African abode, a whitewashed backdrop sets off Vipp’s black powdercoated steel wall modules and kitchen island. A dramatic lighting installation by VIBIA hangs from the ceiling. vipp.com
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English LESSON TURKISH Delights
Australian design duo Tim and Sylvia Hill know a thing or two about beach days, so they decided to create the ideal accessory for long, summer days at the sea with the Dreamtime towel. Inspired by the incredibly soft Turkish peshtemal, the towel’s high-quality cotton is sourced from Turkey's southern region of Buldan and will only get better with each wash. It’s lightweight, absorbent and transitions easily from the beach to home use. maydestore.com
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Handmade by master craftsmen in the idyllic English countryside town of Dorset, each William Holland bathtub uses pure, sustainably sourced copper and takes around 120 hours to complete. The Verdigris Bateau design gets its vibrant hue and patinaed character through natural environmental oxidation. It’s shown here with Modulate Wallpaper from the Anthology 05 Collection by The Style Library. williamholland.com
Snaidero USA has been bringing made-in-Italy modern kitchens to America for years, and while styles come and go, the tenants of Italian craftsmanship and complete customization remain true. Elegante is the latest kitchen from Snaidero USA and is shown here in Rosewood, a favorite finish of the midcentury modern aesthetic that works seamlessly in a contemporary setting. Four other wooden cabinetry finishes are also available. snaiderousa.com
Fame Cohen travels the globe in search of the highest quality stone for her slab and tile business, Fame Luxury Stone, and when it comes to color and veining, South American quarries are producing some of the most interesting specimens. fameluxurystone.com 156 / LUXESOURCE.COM
AMAZONITE Tiffany-blue quartzite
IRON RED Distinct blood red color with gunmetal veining
CRYSTAL AZUL CALCITE A translucent precious stone
HERMES QUARTZITE A new quartzite color on the market
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A custom Jee-O bathtub sits atop a cool gray Carrara marble floor that extends up the wall. The bespoke side tables are from Phillips & Wood.
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For Thomas Furse-Roberts and Graeme Martinow, the directors of architecture and interior design firm Boundary Space, their design ethos for this London master bathroom was be bold or go home. Drawing inspiration from fashion, history and pop culture, Furse-Roberts says, “We were influenced by the ’70s because it has this glamorous connotation but was also a very futuristic time period, so we wanted to channel Blondie and Pan Am here.” The homeowner is in the film industry and the designers were charged with creating a room that not only represents their client’s personality but also the surrounding Notting Hill area, which is known for a strong sense of color and creativity. Mission accomplished. boundaryspace.com
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WITH WANDERLUST ON THE MIND, CREATIVES ARE FLOCKING TO FAR-REACHING DESTINATIONS IN SEARCH OF ART, ARTISANS AND ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS. WRITTEN BY MARY ORE PRODUCED BY JENNIFER CONDON
Much like in the 19th century, when the Arts and Crafts movement espoused a return to the handmade in response to rampant industrialization, today’s visionary talents are turning away from technology and celebrating a return to the authentic. Bringing a modernist zeal to stone, straw, clay and textiles, creatives around the globe are reviving traditional crafts from an entirely new point of view. A desire for connection—to the materials, the process and to the region’s history—is at the heart of this new wave, which favors individuality and the sustained focus on genuine inspiration. Architects, too, are taking cues from their country’s past to build anew or overhaul the old, all the while creating work that’s startling fresh. There’s plenty of luxury, too, in the richness of the resources, the attention to details and the elegance and originality of the vision. Read on as we tour an array of design destinations where authenticity and modernism meet.
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The walls of Galeriá OMR in Mexico City feature chalk drawings and textiles by Yann Gerstberger, which were part of his solo show “Ice News & Freeway Fetishes.”
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PORTUGAL Minimalist architectural silhouettes, exposed wood construction and high-end whiteon-white interiors give a bohemian-chic vibe to the Sublime Comporta. As the go-to boutique resort for this under-the-radar vacation destination, the Sublime Comporta recently reopened after a complete renovation that included redecorating the rooms in the traditions of the region, adding one of the largest “bio” pools in Europe and building nine poolside suites on stilts. With both a beachy and woodland Zen feel—stretches of unspoiled white sandy coastline lay to the west and forests of umbrella pines and cork trees to the east—its stunning locale is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. It’s also a glamorous and restful basecamp for excursions to nearby villages to discover the indigenous handicrafts for which the region is known. sublimecomporta.pt
Portugal holds a special place in fabric atelier Pierre Frey’s heart—so much so that the brand developed a panoramic wallcovering called Lisboa (above) that echoes the traditional Portuguese azulejos found on the palaces of Lisbon and Porto. Here, Frey shares his favorite architectural spaces. pierrefrey.com
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Famous for its azulejo-tiled buildings and artisanal ceramics, Portugal is brimming with talented potters who are drawing on the country’s ceramicist heritage while mixing in their own perspectives. As part of their home decor collection, David Pimentel and Arren Williams of Casa Cubista craft bold and bright ceramics (left) from their studio on the Algarve Coast. Farther north in Alcabideche, Anna Westerlund, of Swedish-Portuguese descent, brings both her legacies to the pottery (right) she creates at her sun-washed atelier. casacubista.com, annawesterlund.com
Oriente Station by Santiago Calatrava: It was in Lisbon that I first discovered this architect and I love everything he creates. He has works in London and France and was the creative mind behind lower Manhattan’s Oculus. His buildings are filled with energy, while being very dynamic and powerful. Promontorio Headquarters: The impressive interior staircase in this architecture firm’s office is made of concrete, which normally feels heavy, but the curves are graceful and light and entice you to find out where it leads. Prado: As a culinary institution, of course the food is great, but the architecture is simple and precise. The high, white walls and ceiling are filled with long tendrils of hanging plants making it a refreshing atmosphere to dine.
PHOTOS: A-LIST AERIE, NELSON GARRIDO. AZURE THING, COURTESY PIERRE FREY. CLAY DAY, COURTESY CASA CUBISTA AND ANNA WESTERLUND.
PHOTOS: ART CORE, COURTESY OMR, MEXICO CITY. PHOTOS BY ENRIQUE MACÍAS © 2019. CASA CALIENTE, COURTESY NIMA LOCAL HOUSE HOTEL. WORLDLY POSSESSIONS, COURTESY LUTECA AND EWE STUDIO.
POSSESSIONS For exciting new design, look no further than Luteca or Ewe—both channel modern principles through artisanal techniques. Luteca offers original and classic designs, such as the Line chair (above), designed by Michael van Beuren, a Bauhaus-trained American who moved to the city in the 1930s. At the design collective Ewe, natural materials are transformed into sculptural collectibles. For the Copal coffee table (below), stonemasons eschewed machinery, opting instead to sculpt Tikal marble into six half spheres entirely by hand. luteca.com, ewe-studio.com
One of the stars of the Mexican art scene is Galeriá OMR, in the Roma district (site of the Oscar-winning film), which is celebrated for discovering and cultivating some of the country’s most innovative talents, including Jose Dávila, Pia Camil, Gabriel Rico and Yann Gerstberger, a French artist who moved to the city seven years ago. Gluing hand-dyed mop thread and industrial fabric scraps onto vinyl, Gerstberger draws on myriad influences—Nigerian folk art, Surrealism, graffiti—to create vibrant works that pay homage to Mexico’s rich textile heritage. galeriaomr.com
Lush tropical foliage and classical architectural elements mix to create an exotic sensibility in the courtyard of the Nima Local House Hotel, built in the late 19th century when the city was known as “little Paris.” One of a handful of house-hotels cropping up in the neighborhood, the Nima feels more like a grand home with a central living room warmed by a marble fireplace and four well-appointed guest rooms. Although each has its own look inspired by people once connected to the property, they all feature a contemporary sensibility and the latest amenities. nimalocalhousehotel.com
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Brazil’s lively design scene lured back Brunno Jahara, a native who had decamped to Italy to study and work in architecture. Founding his own studio in Rio de Janeiro upon his return, he’s become known for his playful decor made with materials that range from textiles to recycled plastic. Not one to shy away from color, he went with natural hues for a line of woven straw lamps—part of a collaboration with Brazilian fashion designer Carioca Ana Voss— that mixes down-to-earth chic with tropical flair. brunnojahara.com
Overlooking the Copacabana Beach, the Emiliano Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, designed by the local firm Studio Arthur Casas along with Florida-based Oppenheim Architecture, stands out along the line of seafront hotels. Each beachfront room has white folding panels with cut-oval patterns (right) that can be opened for full exposure to the views or closed for privacy while allowing breeze and light to filter through; similar to the light, the façade is ever shifting. Inside, sleek furnishings make this hotel a stellar example of modern glamor in a city long associated with great design. emiliano.com.br
With her second collection for the high-end furniture brand Artefacto, architect Patricia Anastassiadis of Anastassiadis Arquitetos showcases her gifts for sumptuous minimalism in pieces like the Banco Vivika (bottom) and spaces such as the lobby bar of the new Palacio Tangara hotel in São Paulo (left). Here she shares insight into what makes her native Brazil so special. anastassiadis.com.br, artefacto.com How do you define the region’s design? Brazilian modernist design is celebrated worldwide, and it was created mostly by
immigrants and their descendants. What truly marks this region’s design is diversity—we live in a cultural melting pot where countless references coexist. What exemplifies that look? Amazing woodwork, marvelous ceramics (with pieces from Marajó Island, for instance) and unique materials (such as the golden grass found at Jalapão) that create beautiful accessories. Did growing up in Brazil influence your approach? My architecture practice is based in São Paulo, a city with a rich and interesting international scene, and my work is marked by this diversity. Also, I’ve always been interested in classical art and architecture, which gives us a deeper understanding of the world. When we understand traditional design, we’re able to create original work of our own. Tell us about the new collaboration with Artefacto. We are always looking to develop timeless pieces with a holistic appeal. And despite their strong visual appeal, they’re not necessarily related to trends. I believe a good design piece ruptures its timeline without losing its aesthetic or functional relevance.
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Converted from a 19th-century convent and hospital, the lavish new Jaffa Hotel has opened in Tel Aviv. The high-end remodel, which has put this ancient port city on the design cognoscenti’s must-see list, preserved a historic chapel and wall of a 13th-century crusaders’ fortress while sinking a pool—where nuns once tended their orange groves—peacefully below street level. Deck furnishings by B&B Italia reflect how gracefully modern luxury can engage with history in one of the world’s oldest cities. thejaffahotel.com
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The Design Museum Holon, enveloped in sinuous steel bands in shades of red, is a fitting site for the celebration of Israeli decorative arts. Its iconic façade, the vision of architect Ron Arad, is singular, as is the museum’s mission: As the country’s sole design museum, it is devoted to educating visitors through events and exhibitions about international design and contemporary culture. But it’s the evolving permanent collection, which encompasses Israeli design from the 1930s to the present, that offers new perspectives on the country’s aesthetic legacy and puts into context the energy invigorating a new crop of Israeli designers today. dmh.org.il
A short walk from the Jaffa hotel is Saga, a wellcurated decorative arts store. Here, a selection of home goods represents the work of some 100 Israeli design studios from established names to emerging talents, including masks by Studio Umasqu (above) and a colored concrete coffee table by Magenta Workshop (below). The store is also just a stone’s throw from the popular Jaffa Flea Market, a conglomeration of stalls where visitors can barter for nearly anything under the sun. However, for design lovers, Saga’s pouredconcrete showroom, inch-for-inch, offers a more disciplined shopping approach with a great thrill of discovery. sagatlv.com
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The allure of California’s wine country has long been chalked up to its namesake. Certainly, the region’s bottlings possess an eminence and individuality that continues to impress on the global stage. But this land of rolling hills is about so much more. Alongside world-class vino connoisseurs, a community of nature lovers, design aficionados and craftsmen is breathing new life into every aspect of visiting and residing in wine country. And they’re an open book. Turn the page to explore recommendations, advice and inspiration from the local business owners who are changing the face of this cultural mecca.
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“Mementos from nature can carry memory, joy and meaning. Curator celebrates this.”
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f wine country is a mecca for culture and artisanal creations, nature played a key role in making it so. The stunning landscapes of the region have long inspired visionaries of all kinds, and for David Allen, they shaped the direction of a company. After moving his showroom, Artefact Design & Salvage, from Silicon Valley to Sonoma nearly 20 years ago, the designer found a wealth of influence present in the smallest details of the great outdoors. “My design aesthetic has evolved in
1. A canvas for three-dimensional creations, the Artefact Curator Wall Panel presents endless possibilities. Here, it acts as a multifunctional headboard. 2. With the Wall Mount, one can elegantly mount branches, vessels and sculpture directly on the wall. 3. The Table Mount encourages one to feature foraged foliage in brand-new ways. 4. The Artefact Curator Wall Mount allows one to create large-scale compositions in difficult wall spaces. 1. & 3. Photography by Adrian Gregorutti 4. Photography by Ian Hanson
reaction to this place,” he says. “From the soft geometry of the vineyards to the lichen-covered oak branch, this area’s natural beauty has guided much of my work, Curator included.” Artefact Curator products are modular devices made to facilitate artful, ever-changing display. Now, one can bring nature, whether in the form of an oversize branch or the stem of a single flower, into the home in a sophisticated way. As Allen says, “Bring the drama of the outdoors in.”
“The vineyards with mustard between the vines in spring … the leaves of the buckeye browning in August, followed by the bare branches sagging under the weight of the seeds … every season in wine country has its own beauty,” Allen muses. “The Curator products are designed to showcase this. They make it simple to bring an aspect of these marvels inside. They also encourage you to be more creative in your decor choices and—think about this for a minute—buy less stuff.”
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“August through October is harvest season; January and February are quieter, but there is no bad time to visit wine country.”
Where to … Book a room. Auberge du Soleil. Inspired by the South of France and infused with California soul, this resort is arguably unmatched. Unwind and recharge. Meadowood. Soak up the sun next to a resort-style pool before heading indoors for a luxurious spa session. Sit down for dinner. Bistro Don Giovanni. Gourmet, award-winning, organic Italian dishes—what better to eat in the land of wine?
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ore luxury hotels and restaurants will open, and the traffic might get a bit worse, but most importantly, the wine will only get better. These are the predictions Michael Polenske makes for the future of wine country. The creative director, chairman and founder of Bespoke Collection, a family of artisanal brands spanning wine and art, Polenske is steeped in the culture of the region and passionate about its community. “Our clientele is very reflective of our brand,” he says of the locals. “Cut from many different cloths, they pursue an array of lifestyles and careers.
They’re a bespoke collection of people, if you will. But they are all intentional about how they go about every day.” When these ardent lovers of life want to browse art, objets and nature, they might be found at Bespoke’s ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens. When they want to encounter something new in the way of wine, they procure a bottle from Blackbird Vineyards, ÆRENA Wines or Recuerdo Wines. Whether one loves Bordeaux-inspired bottlings, a variety of California-made blends or an exquisite Argentinian Malbec, Bespoke has perfected a possibility.
BEHIND THE SCENIC: WINE COUNTRY LIVING + In the home … “open layouts include big, welcoming great rooms,” Polenske shares. “The aesthetic overall ranges from contemporary to rustic, but a barn/farmhouse feel is often incorporated, with wood, texture and items inspired by the region’s landscape being favorites. No matter the design, a celebration of our phenomenal weather is evident in indooroutdoor floor plans.” +T ake a peek inside the everyday lives of wine country locals, via these quintessential Instagram accounts: @riverhousenapavalley, @aerenagalleries, @mjpnapa
Take the design lover for a day. RH Yountville. A first-of-itskind food, wine, art and design experience, this compound comprises five structures and countless diversions.
1. Take a private gallery tour with Blackbird Vineyards wine, catered bites and a dedicated art consultant at ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens Yountville. 2. Bespoke Collection's portfolio of wines is shown here on display at its charming, 100-year-old farmhouse in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.
Immerse yourself in Bespoke Collection’s objet d’art, curated experiences and Blackbird Vineyards wines at our gallery and tasting salon on the riverfront in downtown Napa.
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“Visitors will be thrust into unexpected environs.”
GET TO KNOW THE MAKERS +C arrie Saxl Studio employs traditional metalsmithing techniques in its jewelry making. +A manda Wright Pottery takes inspiration from fashion and costume design. +T salt Seasonings specializes in custom salts with unique ingredients, including some of TPW Co.’s own wines. +A plat produces sustainable, hardware-free culinary totes inspired by the French “art de vivre.” +R aised By Wolves is a Northern California-based creator of unique and edgy ceramics.
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1. TPW Co. gave interior designer Richard Von Saal full creative license. The unusual, eclectic, inspirational results are perfect backdrops for tasting experiences and product displays alike. 2. Wood accents throughout the exterior tasting lounge evoke the barrels from which the wine came. 3. The winery’s vibrant and eclectic structure, meticulously designed by architect Matt Hollis, welcomes all.
n the 1800s, Italian immigrants cultivated the very first bottles of what would one day be idolized worldwide: Napa Valley wine. More than a century later, a winemaker by the name of Dave Phinney would endeavor to bring the essence of these pioneering vinos back to life. The result was The Prisoner, a wine “unbound from the shackles” of what winemaking had then become. A symbol of California’s red blend resurgence, and favorite of critics and consumers alike, this vintage inspired the founding of The Prisoner Wine Company. Today,
Chrissy Wittmann, director of winemaking, and her team work with more than 100 growers to continue the brand’s legacy of matchless, exquisite varieties. Alongside their work, the company has pursued a brand-new endeavor. Just as Phinney’s blend honored the heritage of the valley, The Makery celebrates a part of wine country’s identity. Bringing together a diverse community of local creators, the private tasting space comprises four studios, each of which feature a maker’s wares. Sip and survey, by way of TPW Co.’s several experiential packages.
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“The natural beauty of the region is undeniable, but the true gem is the community.”
Q+A With The Visitors Turned Locals Describe the lifestyle in wine country. The people are here for the rich quality of life. The pace is slow and laid-back, but still very much connected to the important social and environmental issues facing our society. What’s the best time of year to visit? During the grape harvest in September and October. The weather is perfect, and there are events and festivals that celebrate and honor local winemakers. How do you view the region changing over the next decade? Wine country will continue to be a welcoming community for visitors. Its beauty and history will always attract people, but at the same time, locals take great pride in ensuring the preservation of these qualities.
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I 1. A live-edge exotic wood table adds an essence of the wild world to any design. 2. This handmade, spherical tulle paper art is exquisite. 3. A leather club chair and teak root end table make for a rustic, yet refi ned aesthetic. All photography by David Needleman
n the 1990s, Edna Hayes-Needleman and Bruce Needleman found themselves always longing for their favorite weekend escape: California’s wine country. They wanted to leave their demanding corporate jobs behind, start a family and follow a long-held passion. Thus, Salsa Trading Company, a furniture and lifestyle storefront in Sonoma, was founded. In the 26 years since, the 10,000-squarefoot, hacienda-style showroom has become a destination for locals and visitors alike. According to Edna, the selection and customization capabilities it provides are key to the business’ success. “Our
offering refl ects an originality that is hard to fi nd these days,” she says. “We are passionate about procuring pieces made exclusively for Salsa Trading Company, and we offer custom-designed furniture as well.” It strikes the right note with the region’s clientele, which Bruce describes as sophisticated, yet in search of an intimate and artful look. “We believe in simplicity,” Edna says. “Bigger is better, and less is more. We like an open floor plan, with a few largescale pieces. A mindful, timeless space transcends clutter and showcases carefully chosen furniture and accessories.”
SPANISH ACCENT A DESIGN TEAM READIES A HILLSBOROUGH HOME FOR THEIR CLIENTSâ€™ LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE. WRITTEN BY CHRISTINE DEORIO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALYSSA ROSENHECK
ARCHITECTURE / RANDY GRANGE AND LESLIE LAMARRE, TRG ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN INTERIOR DESIGN / AMANDA BARNES, AMANDA BARNES INTERIOR DESIGN HOME BUILDER / MATT GOMEZ, ALLWOOD CONSTRUCTION LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / MICHAEL CALLAN, MICHAEL CALLAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
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Designer Amanda Barnes gave the light-filled living room a relaxed, yet chic feel by incorporating natural textiles and a neutral color palette inspired by the California coastline. A custom chandelier from Steven Handelman Studios hangs above a linen-upholstered Cisco Home sofa and a cane-topped Palecek coffee table with buffalo leather and stainless steel accents. Layered rugs—a vintage Oushak atop a wool carpet from Stark—ground the arrangement.
f the craftsmen who built this Hillsborough home nearly a century ago were to see its exterior today, they would undoubtedly recognize the Spanish Colonial design, which retains its stucco walls, red tiled roof, wrought-iron Juliet balcony and even the unusual Moorish arches that punctuate the turreted entry. But if they were to venture through the massive wood front door, they might be surprised by what’s inside: bright open spaces and clean architectural lines offset by an eclectic mix of new and antique furnishings, textured fabrics and striking contemporary artwork. “My clients live and breathe the Santa Barbara lifestyle, which is very casual, very comfortable and extremely laidback,” designer Amanda Barnes says of the homeowners, a husband and wife who tasked her with evoking the look and feel of that coastal town when choosing new decor for every room. A quick glance at the refreshed spaces reveals a California-casual elegance. The grand living room has linen-upholstered sofas, a pair of woodand-rattan armchairs and vintage pottery flanking a white plaster fireplace. In the dining room, a wood sideboard and nailhead-studded chairs mingle with a leggy hammerediron console table and a cloud-themed triptych painting. Natural materials emphasize the breezy vibe while withstanding enthusiastic use by the couple’s three young children. “Everything in the home is kid-friendly, down to those rope-backed chairs in the kitchen dining area,” Barnes says of seats she upholstered with a durable indoor-outdoor fabric. “If it wasn’t practical, it wasn’t even an option.” Also out of the question: furnishings made with materials that might compromise the family’s well-being. “Our personal philosophy for our home and family is about keeping it natural by not using synthetic materials and, where possible, using organic fibers,” the homeowner says. This ethos led Barnes to source an array of stylish, sustainably made furnishings, including FSC-certified and naturally flame-retardant sofas for the living room, a vegetable-dyed wool rug for the master bedroom and a trio of handwoven baskets for the daughters’ bedroom.
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Left: A stark-white coat of plaster highlights the updated fireplace against the living room’s creamcolored walls. “The very first thing I did was put that beautiful peacock mirror over the mantel,” Barnes says. “After that, the room just screamed ‘Spanish Colonial.’ ” Vintage pots from Big Daddy’s Antiques flank the hearth. Opposite: The dining room is furnished with hefty pieces from the homeowners’ previous residence, including a wooden trestle table from Arhaus, nailhead-studded chairs and a large sideboard. To soften the look, Barnes installed neutral linen drapery, reupholstered the armchairs in a cool blue Kravet fabric and hung a delicate iron chandelier overhead. The rug adds a bold pop of color to the room’s quiet palette.
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In the breakfast nook, natural jute rope makes a bold appearance on Palecekâ€™s Pratt side chairs and a subtler statement on the base of the round dining table, also by Palecek. A bamboo Roman shade from The Shade Store echoes the natural texture. A gallery wall visually fills the space without cluttering the high-traffic walkway.
Below, left: The dining room’s wood sideboard displays a collection of plants, which “add a whole new layer of life to any space,” Barnes says. The designer chose a round mirror for this wall to contrast with the room’s linear elements, including hefty ceiling beams. Below, right: The design team preserved the home’s existing front door and pendant light, both of which date to 1930. Barnes chose just one simple accent for the entry: an African lobi pot that echoes the finish of the door’s iron handle and strap hinges.
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Landscape architect Michael Callan transformed the backyard into inviting areas for lounging and entertaining, including this poolside dining area, which Barnes furnished with a weathered teak table and chairs from RHâ€™s Belvedere collection.
“For every single thing that I presented, we had to check the fiber content and how it was made and finished, but I never felt constrained,” Barnes says. “If you take the time to look, there’s always a sustainable option. It does make some of the selections more expensive, but my clients believed that green choices would serve them as an investment over time.” Long-term thinking also led the couple to make significant changes to the home’s layout. Architect Randy Grange and designer Leslie Lamarre had already expanded the kitchen and added a family room and mudroom for the home’s previous owners; for this remodel, they connected the living and family rooms, allowing traffic to move more easily through the house. Upstairs, they gave each of the four bedrooms an en-suite bathroom, added a laundry room and office and reconfigured the master suite. “The existing master was kind of dark and locked in by other rooms,” Grange recalls. “It didn’t feel like a retreat. But the new
space takes advantage of the home’s surroundings—there are windows that look out on both the front and back yards and the entire suite is sunny all day.” Grange and Lamarre also added new architectural details typical of the Spanish Colonial style. In the living and dining rooms, they had general contractor Matt Gomez install hand-hewn Douglas-fir ceiling beams, which are stained dark to match the espresso-colored wood floors. The living room fireplace—originally framed with wood—also got a makeover. “The homeowners wanted an authentic look,” Gomez says, “so we had a plaster contractor hand-make a screed tool to create the exact profile they wanted, just as it was done 100 years ago.” Also new but seamlessly integrated are the home’s backyard living spaces. By cutting into the hillside just behind the house, Gomez’s team—directed by landscape architect Michael Callan—was able to carve out space for a large pool deck that functions as a series of outdoor rooms:
Callan chose two applications of Montana sandstone for the backyard’s new hardscaping: formal, cut-stone pavers closest to the house and around the pool, and more natural flagstones along the property’s perimeter.
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For the homeownersâ€™ young son, Barnes designed a bedroom that will transition from his childhood to his teenage years with ease. A West Elm bed has handsome midcentury modern linesâ€”and a kid-friendly low profile. A leather and wood bedside table from RH, a custom wool rug from California Carpet and custom pillows in linens from Clay McLaurin Studio fill the room with touchable textures.
a fire pit-warmed living area, a kitchen, and poolside dining and lounging areas. A new pool house, though small, contains a changing area and full bathroom, which Barnes finished to match the main house’s easygoing style. To ease the transition from built structures to the landscape, Callan employed Montana sandstone hardscaping. “Closest to the house, we used a cut stone with a tile look, which I consider more formal,” he explains, “As we progressed into the landscape, we got more natural with flagstones.” New plantings, including Grecian laurel and dwarf olive trees, plus beds of roses, hydrangeas and camellias, soften the hardscape while screening the outdoor rooms from neighbors’ view. “There’s a lot of indoor-outdoor lifestyle happening here,” Barnes says of the reimagined spaces. “It’s such an easy home to spread out and live in. But what’s most remarkable is how much about this house hasn’t changed. It’s kind of amazing that it feels so fresh and modern and current, even after all these years.”
For the new pool house’s small but efficient full bathroom, Barnes chose finishes that complement the decor in the main house: a distressed-wood vanity, an oil-rubbed bronze faucet and a glass and bronze sconce by Thomas O’Brien for Circa Lighting.
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A CRAFTSMAN-STYLE BURLINGAME HOME BRISTLES WITH THE ENERGY OF A YOUNG FAMILY. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER SERGENT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUZANNA SCOTT
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Interior designer Jaclyn Christensen worked with a consultant through online art platform Keenlee to commission a painting that fits perfectly over the living room fireplace. The rug is custom through Tai Ping Carpets and the armchairs are from Coup D’Etat.
d and Nancy Riojas’ 6-year-old son calls their home “the watermelon house” because he was delighted when a real estate agent served his family the brightly colored fruit during an open house. The moniker is still apt, due to a remodel by interior designer Jaclyn Christensen that gave the Craftsman-style home a sunny, summertime spirit by pairing seemingly unrelated elements for a charming effect. In a departure from the urban-chic design her firm incorporated in the couple’s previous San Francisco condo, Christensen paired the Burlingame home’s classic architecture with edgy modern interiors that, despite their grown-up elegance, are thoroughly family friendly. “Interior design is all about how you want your spaces to feel. The homeowners wanted to keep the home youthful but also represent that they’re adults now,” Christensen says. “To get there, we paired traditional details with a fun, midcentury feel.” She started by painting all the walls white. “I wanted everything to be one color, so you read the architecture first and the furniture becomes almost an accessory,” she says. “That frees us up to get more creative with other pieces like lighting and art.” Christensen then swapped out the home’s existing lighting for dramatic fixtures she’d long been eyeing: a sinuous black-metal chandelier over the dining table and the spider-like pendant in the master bedroom. “These pieces add architecture to the space, and everything else trickled down from there,” she says. “The clients didn’t want to have anything too serious. This embodies their playfulness.” The owners first discovered their love of statement lighting when it was incorporated into their previous condo. “A light fixture is one of those things you take for granted,
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but it can really transform a room if you let it,” Ed says. “Even if you don’t notice it, it adds to the overall ambience.” Coming from a small condo to a much larger home, the couple also got to indulge their love of art. With Christensen’s assistance, they purchased several colorful abstract works via Keenlee, an online art consultancy. “It’s a reflection of their fun personality, and it’s a juxtaposition against the simplicity of the furnishings,” Christensen says. And though the lines of the furniture are sleek and simple, they make no less of a statement. The couple’s first furniture purchase set the tone: a vintage rocker in the family room, reupholstered with a moss-green seat and a graphic black-and-white back. “It created a moment in the corner of that room,” Christensen says, noting that a gallery wall of prints forms an artistic complement to the chair. “I always try
to go another extra step: How can we make something even more special, even more different?” Likewise in the bedroom, she commissioned custom bedside tables with drawers whose fronts are covered in the same creamy linen as the main-floor draperies. “Adding those little details, those special moments—it feels so decadent,” she says. Nevertheless, Christensen ensured that everything could stand up to the couple’s young son and daughter. The white sectional in the family room? “Freakishly durable and treated,” she says—like all the upholstery fabrics she chose. In the dining room, she selected a simple plank-wood table. “It can get nicked, dented and banged,” she notes. On the flip side, the walnut sideboard the designer commissioned, which gets less use, is more refined and a piece she calls a future heirloom.
Christensen didn’t have to remodel anything in the kitchen, so she complemented the existing design with CB2 counter stools and pendants by Circa Lighting. The woven window shades, like every other shaded window on the main floor, are by Hartmann&Forbes.
The Antibes chandelier by Currey & Company highlights the breakfast area. The table by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada was purchased through The Future Perfect. The draperies, which continue through the main level, are made with Calvin Fabrics linen.
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In the family room, a gallery wall of prints complements a vintage rocker from Mid Century Moblerâ€”the ownersâ€™ first purchase for their home. Christensen upholstered the seat in a moss-green Pindler velvet and the back in a graphic black-and-white fabric by Pollack.
Another memorable bespoke element is for kids only: a San Francisco-themed mural on a white-board surface that turns a wall of their playroom into a life-size coloring book. “We knew we were going to miss San Francisco, so we wanted a reminder of where we were living before,” says Nancy. Now that they have more space in Burlingame, the couple is able to entertain on a larger scale, which was a factor in decorating the living room. The armchairs are upholstered in a natty fabric that resembles men’s suiting, while a wool-and-silk rug shimmers underneath. A tête-àtête bench connects guests mingling between the living and dining room. “It’s a really sweet conversation piece,” Christensen says. “It goes both ways, so it’s super open
and flexible.” She also outfitted two guest rooms for visiting friends and in-laws, curating pieces from retail stores to evince the same high style that’s found throughout the rest of the house. “It’s one of my favorite things to do,” she says. “Mixing and pulling from these different sources, that’s where the magic can happen.” When the Riojas’ purchased the home, they were so excited about making it their own they called Christensen and the IDF Studio team before they even had the keys to the front door. Now that the project is complete, they are experiencing a satisfaction akin to a slice of watermelon on a hot summer’s day. As Nancy says, “There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t look at each other and say, ‘We love this house!’ It makes us so happy.”
“I like to geek out on all the little details,” says Christensen, who designed the family room’s custom sectional that has a plinth base to make it look like it’s floating. The coffee table is from Design Within Reach, the console is by Room & Board and the poufs are by Cisco Home and covered with Amara Brick fabric by Andrew Martin.
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In the ethereal master bedroom, created as a parental retreat, Christensen covered the walls in Benjamin Mooreâ€™s Chantilly Lace. She also designed the bedside chests and a bench through Keystone Collections, all upholstered in Calvin Fabrics linen. The lamp is by E.F. Chapman for Circa Lighting.
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Serge Mouille’s three-arm pendant is the focal point of the master bedroom. “I view lighting as a room’s earrings or necklace—it’s the finishing touch,” Christensen says. She juxtaposed the statement piece against more serene elements, such as a pale Jaipur Living rug and tufted swivel chairs by Jonathan Adler.
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Moving the Needle THROUGH HER CRAFT, CLARE KIRKCONNELL CHANNELS THE PAST TO MAKE A CONTEMPORARY STATEMENT. WRITTEN BY LEILANI MARIE LABONG / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEN SISKA
Artist Clare Kirkconnell uses colored pencils to sketch out initial studies of her work (below), some of which hang on her studio wall (right). Later, she will use embroidery thread on canvases (below, right). In her studio (opposite) the artist works on her oversize pieces.
n the tradition of history’s female stitchers, artist Clare Kirkconnell uses her needle in political protest. “I am in awe of the women of the past who quietly sat and showed their opinions through their craft,” she says. Her sewn statements against women’s inequality—issues ranging from pay inequity to body image—aren’t as understated as the symbols in her forebears’ work, which could have been as simple as thimble-size crowns or hearts to stand for party alliances. As a child, the St. Helena resident learned needle arts from her grandmother. Today, in her recent work, her protest stitchery is rendered on oversize canvases in needlework and paint, and it has a homespun charm that belies a strong message. In Man Land, for example, the words “Woman’s Work in America Land of Equality,” are stitched in light-blue embroidery thread. Nod to the Holloway Hankie features the painted cursive names of past and present feminist leaders layered atop stenciled maxims from the #MeToo movement, and it serves as an homage to jailed suffragettes who famously stitched their names onto a handkerchief. Kirkconnell, who played the female lead in the late-1970s television series, The Paper Chase, has had first-hand experience with the recently illuminated shadowy side of show business. “There are braver women changing that for all of us now—they are teaching us to speak up,” says Kirkconnell. When creating her work, Kirkconnell, who is represented by the Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, will often make an initial sketch on
graph paper, and sometimes follow it with a collage study. (The tonal grid of red and pink hues that constitute LipShtick, for example, was inspired by a collage of lipstick shades Kirkconnell clipped from the pages of a beauty magazine). Using thin washes of oil paint, she enhances the colors on the canvas before adding embellishments. Among the finishing touches are needlework— real and illusionary—and lettering. For instance, LipShtick’s color blocks are inscribed with actual makeup color names like “Harlot” or “Naughty Nude,” calling out the beauty industry for perpetuating the objectification of women. And of the 75 signatures painstakingly scripted in Nod to the Holloway Hankie, 15 were enhanced with cross stitch. “Traditionally, stitchery has been considered woman’s work,” says Kirkconnell. “But that doesn’t mean it can’t be powerful or make a statement—it means it should.”
“I AM IN AWE OF THE WOMEN OF THE PAST WHO QUIETLY SAT AND SHOWED THEIR OPINIONS THROUGH THEIR CRAFT.”
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ARCHITECTURE / CLARE WALTON, WALTON ARCHITECTURE + ENGINEERING INTERIOR DESIGN / LAUREN NELSON, LAUREN NELSON DESIGN HOME BUILDER / RICH LOVERDE AND BRIAN PARKER, LOVERDE BUILDERS
Lake Effect LAKE TAHOE PROVIDES A SERENE BACKDROP FOR A SHINGLE-STYLE HOME AND RELAXED LIVING. WRITTEN BY MINDY PANTIEL / PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUZANNA SCOTT
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here’s something special about a lake house. The term coaxes thoughts of bare feet, sunstreaked wood floors and the gentle echo of waves lapping the shoreline. “A lake house is the essence of summertime,” says designer Lauren Nelson, adding “bright, airy and expansive” to the list of words used by her clients to describe the feeling they hoped to evoke at their retreat near Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. “They wanted a true vacation home—approachable, family friendly and not overly decorated.” Charged with designing the structure that would embody those sentiments, architect Clare Walton first considered the extraordinary site, which is located near the slightly shallower bay on the west side of the lake. “Some of Lake Tahoe’s most beautiful historic homes are situated on the west shore and this site offered a rare stretch of totally private sandy beach,” she recalls about the pristine locale. “For a lakefront property, you want a linear and very horizontal layout so all the spaces can enjoy the amazing views, and we ended up using the entire width of the building envelope.” The nature of such a stretched-out structure also required an excessively large engineered building pad, and general contractors Rich Loverde and Brian Parker were given that construction task. “The pad ended up being about 100 feet wide, 310 feet long and 8 feet deep, and it was the most challenging part of the job,” says Parker. Lack of natural gas in the area also drove the decision to introduce geothermal heating and solar panels. “It is a large piece of property, so we were able to house both systems on the upper end of acreage,” adds Loverde. The homeowners, a couple with grown children, knew early on they wanted a Shingle-style dwelling, and Walton looked to the local vernacular (including the classic Tahoe chalet) for inspiration. Using an iconic gable as an organizing feature, the architect introduced a steeply pitched version that she then merged with lower shed roof forms and detailed with exposed rafter tails and crisp white trim. “The shingles speak to the older character of the local homes, the rafter tails express the
“A LAKE HOUSE IS THE ESSENCE OF SUMMERTIME.” –LAUREN NELSON
structure and the white trim details are a nautical nod that give the house a sense of freshness,” explains Walton. Immediately inside, intimacy defines the entry, which Nelson intentionally outfitted with an antique Spanish Colonial sideboard, a raw-steel framed mirror and little else. “It’s where visitors, not the family, enter so it’s meant to be a pretty vignette,” she says. Just beyond, the mood shifts dramatically in the living room where a commanding wall of windows rises to meet the 26-foot-tall ceilings and the full impact of the majestic surroundings elicits a jaw-dropping response. “The high ceiling makes you feel that sense of grandeur like you are outside,” says Walton, who modulated the soaring space with beautifully articulated structural trusses. “I tried to create true forms that have a sense of purpose and the trusses also bring the volume down.” Rather than try and match the dimensions of the space with oversize furnishings (“There’s not a sofa tall enough to do that job,” notes Nelson), the designer opted to scale the sofa and a quartet of chairs for the room’s lake views. Covering the seating in soft dusty blue and warm gray linens that complement rather than compete with the watery landscape, Nelson says, “We took our color cues from the lake itself.” In the kitchen a ceiling plane with a pitch change in the middle required the use of structural metal tension rods. “There are no beams, so the rods are holding everything together,” says Walton, who essentially created a celebration of the center axis of the room. Nelson continued the party with an overscale wrought-iron light fixture that shines light on the extension farm table with a durable rustic finish and vintage French chairs. “I decided the dining room light would be the hero. We loved how the material played off the tension bars,” she says. “Like the rest of the house, the room is a balance of traditional and modern.” To Nelson’s point, the juxtaposition of old and new repeats in the master bathroom where an antique crystal chandelier provides a counterpoint for the modern shape of the concrete tub, and back in the living room the long antique sideboard holds its own with the room’s new pieces. “I like having a sense of modernity, but to quickly follow it by something you’d find at a French flea market,” she explains. Throughout the house Nelson’s design style dovetailed perfectly with the details that give the house a sense of history. “It’s not just white walls, and things like the wainscoting and paneling make it feel multidimensional,” Walton says. Nelson concurs that those features contribute to the architecture taking center stage. “The project was a group effort and what we did helped punctuate everything,” she says. “But when you walk in, it’s not the chairs that take your breath away—it’s the ceiling and that view.”
Acknowledging the lake view as the hero and the soaring fireplace as a secondary focal point, designer Lauren Nelson arranged the Kravet sofa and Baker armchairsâ€”with Kerry Joyce upholsteryâ€”for optimal viewing. The metal coffee table is from RH, the hand-knotted Pakistani rug is from Woven Designs and the Formations lanterns are from Shears & Window.
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Opposite: A vintage table and painting from the homeowners’ collection fill the niche on the staircase landing. The bronze sculpture on the center table is by Tom Corbin and the custom sconce is by Newton Gallery. Loverde Builders crafted the millwork. Below: A custom Partridge sofa upholstered in Brook Perdigon Textiles fabric signals the informality of the family room. “This is where they hang out and watch television, so things are intentionally more playful,” says Nelson, noting the doors slide away to reveal the majestic vista.
“THE HIGH CEILING MAKES YOU FEEL THAT SENSE OF GRANDEUR LIKE YOU ARE OUTSIDE.” –CLARE WALTON
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â€œI wanted to create a depth that made the home feel like it had been here for a while,â€? says architect Clare Walton, who designed the kitchen cabinets, trimwork and complex ceiling to achieve that effect. A dramatic glass and hammered-bronze chandelier by Newton Gallery lights the Formations dining table and vintage farmhouse chairs from Elsie Green. Glass pendants over the island are by Niche.
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A Lulu and Georgia chandelier suspended from a coffered ceiling adds a touch of old-world charm to the guest room, where a wroughtiron bed exudes a cottage feel. A Rejuvenation lamp rests on the nightstand from Noir, the vintage bench wears C&C Milano fabric and the rug is from Williams Sonoma Home.
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In the master bathroom, wall tile by Heath Ceramics frames a Concreteworks tub, which contrasts with the vintage crystal chandelier found on 1stdibs. Floating Concreteworks counters hover over oak vanities with a gray finish by Woodmasters. The Roman shades are by D&G Draperies.
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Walton selected native granite to ground the house and introduced details to express the craftsmanship of the Shingle-style structure. â€œInstead of concealing the framing I used exposed rafter tails to give it a level of detail, and I deepened the area above each window to make shadows,â€? she says. Kingsley Bates lounge chairs encourage lake viewing.
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