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Sammamish, WA Pending: $1,325,000
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Seattle, WA (Green Lake) Pending: $1,285,000
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THE INSIDERS Four industry heavy hitters inform on the present and future of the Pacific Northwest’s art and design scene.
INSPIRATION FOUND Luxe gets elemental: The world’s most abundant resource takes center stage in our chic ode to water-centric design.
ART Artists take creativity to new depths through concrete, crystals, science and more.
TREND Spring reveals an impactful array of power couple color combos sure to awaken and inspire.
SPACEX3 Three visionaries divulge the myriad details behind their striking designs.
COLLABORATION Ignacia Murtagh lends her innate sensibility to a collaboration with Bernhardt Design.
5 MINUTES WITH Multifaceted designer David Wiseman gives us a look at his latest collection.
MATERIAL The latest textile collections come to life by way of magnetic entertaining spaces courtesy a cast of rising designers.
REVIEW Delve into our roundup of this season’s design books.
SPOTLIGHT A new guard of creatives offer their diverse perspectives on the season’s hottest home décor.
THE REPORT An in-depth exploration into the ingredients that make up the new modern kitchen. Discover novel spaces, expert advice and innovations in appliance technology and products.
SCENE Our cheat sheet to what’s fresh from the Pacific Northwest’s influential tastemakers.
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urban oasis A 1956 Seattle house is brought back to its original splendor, and then some, fulfilling the family’s love of entertaining and want for privacy. Written by Brian Libby / Photography by Steve Keating
glass house Inspiration abounds for Esque Studio’s Andi Kovel and Justin Parker as they create handblown glass from their forested workshop in Portland. Written by Jennifer Quail / Photography by John Valls
made in the shade Using a fresh, airy palette of contrasting colors and materials, a reimagined Portland residence embraces its tropical resort-like setting with sophistication and savvy. Written by Kimberly Olson / Photography by David Papazian
into the woods Portland woodworker Benjamin Klebba designs and handcrafts streamlined furniture with a modern voice that speaks many languages. Written by Melissa Jacobs / Photography by Dina Avila
in full bloom Spring has sprung thanks to the newest crop of illuminated beauties that shed light on the latest styles of the season. Produced by Cara Gibbs / Photography by Joanna McClure
light show Architecture and interiors work in unison to brighten a neoclassical Seattle home with contemporary leanings. Written by Kelly Vencill Sanchez / Photography by Aaron Leitz
on the cover: Architect Stephen Sullivan and designer Doug Rasar filled a Seattle home with generous light through its architecture and palette. Material from Exquisite Surfaces surrounds the living room fireplace beneath Michael Dailey’s painting from Greg Kucera Gallery. Page 308 058 / luxe interiors + design
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EVYN DESIGN Serve drinks in style with the rolling bar cart from Evyn Design. Industrial in design yet light on its feet, this bar can be transported to any room on its hidden casters. The base is finished in light and dark metal tones that complement the dark gray strié top and shelves. Removable tray also shares the look with its hand-painted finish and and riveted handle. Also sold at Bedford Brown. evyndesign.com
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CHRISTIANE MILLINGER ORIENTAL RUGS AND TEXTILES Reflection-Sky is one of the many award-winning designs from Wool and Silk, widely regarded as one of the most innovative designers in the rug world. Handmade in Nepal, these rugs are unsurpassed in both weave and materials and could be considered works of art. Christiane Millinger is honored to represent this exciting, young company and their astonishing carpets. christianemillingerorientalrugs.com
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When you want to get lost… I head to the beautifully bright and modern structure of our Seattle Public Library designed by architects Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/LMN. I could wander around in there for hours.
happening in Portland: This city is just bubbling with exciting things, especially in the food scene. Everyone is growing, brewing, baking, pickling and preserving all sorts of delicious things and being thoughtful about each step in the process.
Favorite travel discovery: I recently visited Dallas and stayed at The Joule hotel. I was so impressed with its art collection and with the thoughtful design of the space. I’m looking forward to going back. never settle when it comes to… Quality. I hope the recent trend toward and interest in well-made, bespoke products never goes away. There’s something rewarding about collecting pieces that are unique and not oversaturated in the marketplace. coming down the pike: A lot of exciting things are underway as we launch our brand. In addition to my current design projects and curating for the showroom, I am also developing a capsule furniture collection. Plus, I’ve put a lot of work into reimagining our online presence and website, which will launch this spring. on your queue: I really enjoy both design and fashion documentaries, so I’m dying to see the new Dior and I film. seattle is… At the forefront of emerging talent and design in all aspects. There is an air of freedom, liberty and acceptance here that allows creative minds to be experimental, carefree and confident. can’t-miss destinations: The Olympic Sculpture Park has beautiful modern art with amazing views of the Puget Sound, and the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum comes alive in the spring. Just be sure to take the guided tour when you’re there; it’s exceptional. Carrie Hayden is an interior designer and founder of the new Hayden Collective showroom in Seattle. She has a well-documented (literally) love of Post-it notes.
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ones to watch: I am enamored of the work of British designer Ilse Crawford of Studioilse. Though honestly, I’m a big fan of the “un-designed.” I love the lived-in homes of real people, especially those with lots of interests, hobbies and collections.
recent design purchase: Marthe Armitage wallpaper for my dining room. Armitage is an English artist who started designing in her seventies and is now in her mid-eighties and really hitting her stride. I love her work and her story. Jessica Helgerson is an interior designer and founder of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design in Portland. She’s always wanted to be tasked with designing a hotel.
images: Clockwise from top: A living area of a Brooklyn town house showcases designer Jessica Helgerson’s clean-lined yet lived-in approach. Another space designed by Helgerson is infused with dynamic bursts of color. Designer Carrie Hayden’s new Seattle showroom, Hayden Collective, boasts such luxury goods as the pieces shown bottom left and bottom right.
Top 3 things in Portland for the design-obsessed: I connect with the work that the Museum of Contemporary Craft brings in; the Oregon College of Art and Craft is great for wandering around campus and checking out all the great work being done there; and Beam & Anchor. I feel like that store and the things that fill it are so reflective of the Portland design culture. on your horizon: I’m busy creating an installation art gallery in the front of our new office. It’s an old building from the 1860s with huge windows and super-high ceilings. I’m pretty smitten with it at the moment. looking to splurge on: I have a crush on the Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth chair; unfortunately, there are very few out there. I wish someone would license and 2 reproduce them. Unexpected inspirations: Factories of all sorts get my gears churning. I love the weird building shapes that occur when form follows function and aesthetics are not a factor.
photo: lincoln barbour. carrie hayden headshot and hayden collective product photos: courtesy carrie hayden /hayden collective.
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jessica helgerson headshot : courtesy jessica helgerson interior design . jhid living room photo: andrew cammarano. jhid dining room
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can’t wait for… The Seattle Art Fair this summer. It will bring international artists and galleries to the Pacific Northwest in unprecedented numbers; plus, our local gallery owners and curators will be working together to ensure this year’s fair will be like no other.
and Terry Richardson’s realism is beginning to ease and an appetite for more complex imagery is developing on the high end. current intrigues in art and design: I’m all about a return to a more curious and modern approach to design. After the recession, it was all about looking back to this archetypal grandfather figure who makes everything by hand in an old woodshop out back. You know, the kind of guy who used to walk to school and back in the snow. It is an important aspect of design, but we also need the overly excited child running with scissors if we want to progress. There is a balance that is needed. I think we are finally starting to look forward again and let our inner child run. On tap for you: I have opened a full-service design/ communication company called BC.AD for discerning clients who need more than the latest Fortune 500 trends.
What’s trending: Instagram is changing the way we connect while bringing to light the power of visual communication. It is allowing people to discover and be discovered in ways that were not possible before. looking forward to… Design is getting playful again. People are starting to experiment with new materials and ideas. With photography, on the other hand, I think we are going to see a return to a more artisanal approach. The grip of Jürgen Teller’s 122 / luxe interiors + design
can’t get enough of… Everything Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is making and Lukas Peet Design’s Slab series of lighting. Not to miss this spring: “The New Frontier: Young DesignerMakers in the Pacific Northwest,” which is an exhibit I co-curated with the Bellevue Arts Museum featuring the work of 30 of the best young designers and makers from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, on display through August 16. Charlie Schuck is a photographer based in Seattle. He owns a ridiculous number of astronomy prints and books from the 18th and 19th centuries…and can take a nap nearly anywhere.
keep an eye on… The work of designer Sarah Bergmann. She plans to alter the American landscape with her Pollinator Pathway project. It would link all national parks in the United States with interconnected green belts as a way to help rebuild the country’s population of pollinators, which are critical to the production of our fruits and vegetables. Dream project: I’d love to design a school for kids that focuses on design—architecture in particular. Of course, I’d like to construct the curriculum, too. A design education must revolve around building a well-rounded skill set that balances an understanding of art, science, history, physics and high technology with hands-on, technical know-how. On your playlist: Sub Pop Records is a music label from the Pacific Northwest that rose to fame in the late 1980s when they signed bands like Mudhoney, Nirvana and Sleater-Kinney. Today, they’re still producing music I listen to and really like, such as new releases from TheeSatisfaction and Shabazz Palaces. seattle’s next big thing: I’m looking forward to James Corner Field Operations’ redesign of the entire Seattle waterfront. The plans for the project replace a crumbling viaduct that cuts Seattle off from Elliott Bay and will significantly transform our city. The design is brave and ambitious, and if it’s fully realized, it will be amazing. Alan Maskin is an architect based in Seattle. As a partner and principal at the revered firm Olson Kundig Architects, he finds inspiration everywhere—from the beauty of nature to the freshly roasted green chilies he has for breakfast at his favorite Mexican retreat.
images: Clockwise from top left: The work of photographer Charlie Schuck is calculated yet artistic, as seen in his product images (11 Piece Frame Cluster lighting fixture shown top left, necklace on bust shown top right) shot for Iacoli & McAllister. Olson Kundig Architect’s Collectors Lounge at DesignMiami/ 2014. A unique perspective on the Washington State University Visitor Center, designed by Olson Kundig Architects.
charlie schuck headshot : natasha felker. charlie schuck product photos: charlie schuck . olson kundig design miami / 2014 collectors lounge photo: james harris . olson kundig washington state university visitor center photo: benjamin benschneider.
On the boards: I’m currently in the concept design phase for a large rooftop park in South Korea. The project is based on a modern retelling of an ancient Aesop fable written in the 6th century BCE.
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ELISA GOMEZ MIXED MEDIA Whether it’s the energetic rhythms of an upbeat salsa number or the transportive sounds of a classical opus, all music moves Elisa Gomez in an indescribable way. The Austin-based abstract painter translates this feeling to canvas using brushes, palette knives or even her bare hands. The graffiti effect in Am I Free From This Dream #2, left, is a result of her fast-paced strokes and layered textures; it's part of her series with local composer Walter Nichols—a visual portrayal of his musical arrangements. Of her wish for viewers to have the same reaction to her art as she has to music, she says, “I hope people are taken to a deeper, more meaningful place.” elisagomezart.com
TROY SIMMONS CONCRETE Troy Simmons is so captivated by Brutalist architecture that he translates the vernacular to canvas, juxtaposing raw concrete against sleek pigments (see Durchbruch, left, shown vertically, and Serendipity, below). Approaching each piece like a construction project— his heaviest weighs 300 pounds—the Miami artist creates 3-D renderings and drawings before chiseling away at the cement. “My creative process reflects who we are as humans,” Simmons says. “We all carry complex yet beautiful experiences in our souls.” See his work this May at JanKossen Contemporary Art Gallery in New York. troysimmonsstudio.com
SARAH RASKEY MIXED MEDIA The Swarovski crystals in Sarah Raskey’s 24kt Gold and Glamour, above, is a good indication of the high fashion that permeates her work. The elegant result is a far cry from the mad-scientist process that gets her there: picture materials spilled over, others set on fire, and power tools strewn about her Chicago studio. “I love the dance that takes place among art, fashion and self-expression,” says Raskey, who, as an art therapist, helps others find healing through creativity. “I want viewers to feel that my art encourages the human spirit.” Raskey will be incorporating Maya Romanoff’s handmade textiles into her work for an exhibit at its Chicago showroom this April. sarahraskey.com
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JAMIE LEE REARDIN ILLUSTRATION “When I was little, I dreamed of becoming a Disney animator, and my interests later expanded into fashion,” recalls Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jamie Lee Reardin. “I eventually fused these passions, and from my imagination emerged these gawky gazelles with long, impossibly thin silhouettes.” Their dramatic appearance, seen in Aline, left, speaks to Reardin's fascination with complex personalities like Cruella De Vil and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Her talents ultimately caught the eye of Dior Beauty's Dianne Vavra, which turned into the ideal collaboration. Now with each pen stroke and watercolor mark, she's surpassing her childhood dreams one character at a time. jamieleereardin.com
ELOISE CORR DANCH PAPER All Brooklyn artist Eloise Corr Danch needs to create her swoon-worthy works are her grandmother’s heavy metal scissors, X-Acto knives and a colorful imagination. Whether flowers, headpieces, illustrations or myriad other objects, it’s the endless color wheel and the way light reflects off its surface that attracts Danch to paper as her medium. Since her studies explored fashion history and construction, translating her floral creations for editorial fashion spreads and window dressings comes naturally—they've been used to embellish Diane von Furstenberg’s New York and Paris flagship stores, for one. “I love the play between the utility of clothes and the artistry and romance of fashion,” she says. “I hope the defining message of my work is beauty. Whether in the form of color, line or silhouette, I am always seeking to create something beautiful.” eloisecorrdanch.com
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KELSEY BROOKES ACRYLIC
From an overlook at McWay Falls in Big Sur, California, Oakland artist Laura Plageman stands with her camera, marveling at the relationship between man and nature—the idyllic vista calling out to her, yet its inaccessible beach and falls remaining out of reach. In that vein, Plageman created a second image, left, that appears part illusory and part tangible, altering her original printed photo of McWay Falls and then photographing the result as a still life. Comprising her Response series, the photograph presents a seemingly impossible scene yet shows evidence of its construction through crumples and folds in the paper. “I delight in making an image that’s at once familiar and unfamiliar,” she says. “I want the viewer to look at the details and discover the image for themselves.” photolp.com
JEAN WELLS MOSAIC One look at Jean Wells’ mosaic-mirrored sculptures and it’s easy to see the influence of pop culture on her work. So it’s no surprise that when asked to name an artist favorite, she points to Wayne Thiebaud for reflecting food and humor in his paintings. Wells, too, turns to iconography and nostalgia when sculpting her fanciful objects and fast food re-creations using glass she cuts by hand; Conversation Piece, right, is an example of Wells recalling her youth. What's more, her mosaic soda bottles can be seen traveling the world this year as part of a Coca-Cola exhibition. “My motivation is spreading happiness,” muses the Seattle native. It’s a fitting mantra for an artist whose work gushes with sentimentality and whimsy. wellsart.com
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For San Diego-based painter Kelsey Brookes, a scientistturned-artist, there is no left brain-right brain distinction. “You have one brain and it can become interested in whatever you purposely direct it toward,” he says. To this point, in his artistic endeavors, Brookes still explores cerebral patterns and molecular structure—but instead of examining them through a microscope, he maps them out on canvas using Golden acrylic paint and Winsor & Newton Series 7 sablehair brushes. In contrast to their vibrant colors and intricate patterns, as seen in his One Pointed Attention series, right, Brookes calmly creates his psychedelic works while listening to NPR or, sometimes, in total silence. Check out his molecular prints this spring at Quint Gallery in La Jolla, California, and see other works at New York’s Eric Firestone Gallery in June. kelseybrookes.com
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Ignacia Murtagh’s personal connection to pre-Hispanic native cultures began in the place she calls home: Southern Chile. “I fell in love with Chile’s poetic tradition that reinforces design as the vehicle to turn tiny but relevant details of nature into useful and significant interior elements,” she says. As a young designer, Murtagh has always attributed her design sensibility to the exuberant geography of her surroundings. Her most recent project—a series of three side tables for Bernhardt Design—directs that credit to the Andes Mountains. “The Los Andes tables were inspired by mountains that are strong and imposing but at the same time graceful and slender,” she describes. This
sculptural elegance was achieved with the tables’ unpredictable heights, organic angles and contrasting sharpness. Murtagh spent a year with the designers at Bernhardt sketching, modeling and ultimately learning to work with a new material: wood. “Ceramics are malleable. You can accomplish complex designs in a short time and change elements quickly,” explains the designer. “Wood is out of your control. The character of the grain, colors and textures are expressed differently in every piece. Once you understand the material, however, wood becomes limitless.” Armed with an aesthete’s eye and an ever-growing material repertoire, Murtagh is proving to be just as limitless herself.
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Clockwise from top: David Wiseman’s limited-edition rug design for R & Company. The artist’s Glacier pendant in Smoke. A Lily of the Valley installation from a past solo exhibition of Wiseman’s at R & Company. A one-of-a-kind Collage fireplace screen in bronze and porcelain. This Small Geode vase in bronze is one of 25 made, each signed and numbered. A custom commission for a private New York residence.
Glass, bronze, porcelain: For artist David Wiseman, his material selections are as varied as his creations. His scene-stealing designs can be found all over the world, from large-scale porcelain installations for Dior boutiques in Shanghai and Tokyo—which he designed in collaboration with architect Peter Marino—to being a part of the permanent collection at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Now, in partnership with R & Company, the Los Angeles-based Wiseman is taking his intricate skills to the ground level with a limited-edition rug design inspired by his travels and rooted in historical craftsmanship. Designer Todd Oldham gave you your big break. Tell us more about that. My first project was a nature-inspired hat hanger. Todd, who I had met when he was a guest lecturer for one of my classes at RISD, actually ended up ordering a bunch of them to give as gifts. Then, when I graduated college, he offered me a job. What are your favorite materials to work with? Bronze is endlessly fascinating to me. There are so many different alloys and patinas, and when you bring it up to a high polish, it’s a true work of art. How did rugs come into the picture for you? R & Company approached me with the idea to translate my designs into a rug collection. I went to Kathmandu to meet the weavers and to better understand their process. When I got there, I was blown away. Meeting them completely changed my concept because I needed to be as detailed as they were. Can you speak to the handmade aspect? It takes anywhere from six to eight months to create one rug and only 12 are being made in two distinct colorways. Because of the high quality of silk that they use, there are 4.5 million knots in each carpet.
Textiles are a new arena for you. Did you have to think differently? It started the same way I begin all of my designs, with pencil and paper, but I quickly learned that there is no room for error. The Tibetan and Nepalese communities of rug makers were so skilled at being able to capture the drawings they even wove my subtle eraser marks into one of the samples. How did your travels come to influence this particular project? The concept is about fusing my favorite patterns from around the world so I thought it would be appropriate to add a common Tibetan motif— such as billowing clouds—into the design. What else inspires you? I always turn to nature and its history in the decorative arts. I love seeing how different cultures have internalized nature and included it in their indigenous ornamental patterns. With everything you create, what are you always looking to achieve? Finding the poetic truth about what each material wants to become. I’m obsessed with that.
HEADSHOT: MARK HANAUER. PENDANT, CEILING AND STAIRCASE DETAIL PHOTOS: SHERRY GRIFFIN/R & COMPANY. RUG, FIREPLACE SCREEN AND VASE PHOTOS: JOE KRAMM/R & COMPANY.
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TALKING SHOP WITH TED KENNEDY WATSON
When did you open? We opened the first Watson Kennedy in the Pike Place Market in 1998, which was then followed by our second shop in the historic Holyoke Building in 2001. Why Seattle? With the water and mountains, Seattle is just such a gloriously beautiful place to reside. I love having my business here. What lines do you carry? We have candles by Diptyque and Votivo, linens by Le Jacquard Francais, bath goods by Fresh, Côté Bastide and Santa Maria Novella, artwork by John Derian and Hugo Guinness, and stationery by Dempsey & Carroll and Mrs. John L. Strong. What makes Watson Kennedy different? We have over 17,000 active SKUs, so variety is key. I also designed the overall layout of the shops myself. I wanted people to feel like they could wander around here for hours. watsonkennedy.com
WHO: Megumi Shauna Arai, a Seattle-based commercial photographer and artist whose work embraces texture and captures her love of quiet moments and chasing the light. WHAT: Expect to find a mix of snapshots from Arai’s daily life—from sneak peeks of her projects for clients and glimpses at her art exhibits and studio practice to her somehow always photoworthy meanderings around Seattle and elsewhere. WHY: Because there’s a raw, unfiltered freshness to Arai’s photographic offerings that often reflect the placid beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Through her lens, everyday routines and errands take on a glamorous, almost romantic edge. IN HER WORDS: “I’ve been photographing things since age 13, and I’ve always been wide-eyed and curious. I don’t typically use an Instagram filter. I edit in VSCO Cam and then adjust brightness, temperature and contrast in the app. Minimal filtering is the best.” 154 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN
IN PROCESS MATTHEW PHILIP
What happens behind the scenes in the studios of some of the Pacific Northwest’s best craftsmen and artisans? For Portland-based Matthew Philip Williams, creativity is about using the appropriate materials to capture a simple aesthetic that in turn elicits a desired feeling in his pieces. “My design process starts with attempting to really understand the purpose and function of whatever it is that I’m making, including ergonomics, the space that it’s going in, what it holds or supports, what it’s next to and eventually what it looks like,” he says. “I try to be as straightforward as possible within the design phase and go through a minimal amount of editing so as to not make things too cloudy. I always try to take things away rather than add them on. A simpler design makes for a more elegant solution.” matthewmatthewmatthew.com
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“In the Pearl District, I love the newly opened MadeHere PDX. It’s a well-curated shop full of textiles, foodstuffs and other amazing items, all made by Portlanders. It’s a true testament to the creativity of the city’s artisans and all they have to offer. I try to stop in every week.”
“ When I have quite a bit of art that I’m curating for a project, I love working with Heidi McBride. She considers herself an art matchmaker and has a seemingly unlimited pool of artists she works with—from seasoned veterans to those just emerging onto the scene. Plus, many of them are NW locals.”
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“Often curating is more about subtraction than addition. I cast the net wide when preparing an exhibition, then delete, delete and delete again. Every object must further the story I am trying to tell. I myself enjoy seeing tightly focused exhibitions that give deep insight into one artistic period or topic. I also love to be surprised, so seeing known masters in a new light or discovering lesser-known talents is a thrill. The museum has an international scope but a strong regional commitment, so guests are always delighted by the mix of big names and local talents.” -marY Weaver chapin, portlanDartmuseum.org
UPCOMING EXHIBIT: “GODS AND HEROES” June-September 2015
fashion forward NINA GArcIA
One of the most well-respected names in fashion, Nina Garcia loves design in all its many forms. Here, the editor and television personality shares her secrets for great style—both on the runway and off of it. What new runway trends would you like to see reflected in the home? The Seventies were a big trend this season. I think it would be interesting to see fabrics from that era—like suede, denim and patchwork—incorporated into the home in an elegant way. Which fashion designer would you love to see develop his or her own home collection? I love Fendi and Armani’s home lines. They fit well with my subdued, pared-down luxe aesthetic. I’m not much of a print or pattern person myself, but I would love to see Mary Katrantzou or Proenza Schouler do a textile collection. Your home features masterful layering, thanks to the wonderful rugs throughout. Why is investing in rugs so important? They lay the groundwork for the entire space, tie everything together, and add character to a room. There are many great places for rugs, but my favorites are Tai Ping, Doris Leslie Blau, Stark, Safavieh and Marc Phillips.
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let’s talk fabric. Do you find you’re drawn to the same textures for your wardrobe as you are for your home? When it comes to interior design, I am attracted to simple, neutral color palettes but very rich texture because, for me, that’s where you can bring personality in. I think the same could be said for my wardrobe. My bedroom curtains are cashmere, and I love a good cashmere sweater, as well. Same with a shaggy fur coat—on a pillow? Fabulous. share your home design staples. I’m always hunting for Swedish midcentury furniture, textured carpets and unique pieces during my travels. They’re what I splurge on. What are your favorite shops and showrooms to visit when you’re at home in new York? I always stop into Gallery BAc. The selection is amazing, and carlos Aparicio is a dear friend of mine who actually helped me decorate my apartment. I also like Maison Gerard, Karl Kemp Antiques and 1stdibs.
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ROSANNA BOWLES, SEATTLE When Rosanna Bowles started her tableware line, Rosanna, Inc., out of her Seattle home in 1982, she had no way of knowing that her colorful dishes, bowls and mugs would become such a runaway hit in the homes of families across the country and beyond. Although, today, her designs are distributed en masse all over the U.S., UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the Middle East, she still sets her own table each night in her dining room in Seattle. Here, the president and art director of the design industry favorite shares an itinerary that makes it easy to see why, for her, there’s no place like home. rosannainc.com
BLUEPRINT POP-UP! STREET FURNITURE
The team at LMN Architects took the Seattle Design Festival’s challenge to set “design in motion” literally. For its contribution to the yearly celebration hosted in November 2014, the studio spearheaded a project that would allow it to work with local designers to craft moveable, collapsible street furniture that would inspire citizens to head outdoors—providing cool, contemporary spots for conversation, study and play. The series of nine pedestrian-scale installations, titled “Pop-Up! Street Furniture,” have already began changing the way the city thinks about its traditional streetscape, with many pieces finding homes around Seattle post-festival at bus stops, convention halls and in parks. lmnarchitects.com 158 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN
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10 a.m. Next, head over to the Pacifi c Galleries Antique Mall for some serious shopping. You’ll fi nd a little bit of everything there, from midcentury furniture to one-of-a-kind art and estate items.
1 p.m. When you inevitably need a break, stop in for lunch at Il Terrazzo Carmine. It’s very authentic Italian food. I like to order the Pennette con Salmone— pasta tossed with the housesmoked salmon, peas and a touch of cream sauce.
11 a.m. Downtown Seattle is bigger and better than it’s ever been. There’s no shortage of amazing places to check out. If you’re feeling daring, try to
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round out your wardrobe, you’re sure to leave Ballard with an incredible new fi nd. 5 p.m. Before you go back to Pike Place Market to get your cocktail fi x while overlooking Puget Sound at either Maximilien or Place Pigalle, stop by Michael Wm. Farrell Jewelers to feast your eyes on something sparkly. 6 p.m. The perfect end to a busy day is always with dinner at Mamnoon or Boat Street Cafe followed by a concert at the Seattle Symphony, jazz at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley or ballet at the Pacifi c Northwest Ballet.
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1. Wide-Ribbed Ball Lamp in Shell Pink $4,540 for a pair / shop.christopherspitzmiller.com 2. Crafted Fashion Collection Arch Case Price upon request / williamshandmade.com 3. Panarea Vase in Rose Thé by Olivier Gagnère, left, & Aboro Rectangular Tray by Sarah Lavoine $2,950 & $170 / bernardaud.com 4. Cutout Side Ankle Boot with Lock in Antique Red $1,390 / tomford.com 5. Mu III Rug by Han Feng Price upon request / taipingcarpets.com 6. Burgundy Loop Sofa by Arper $4,436 / abchome.com 7. Piece Bracelets in Pink Spinel, top, & Ruby $16,000 & $18,000 / mimiso.com 8. XOXO Acrylic Occasional Table Red $6,900 / alexandravonfurstenberg.com
INTERIOR PHOTO: PAUL COSTELLO. LUGGAGE PHOTO: JIMMY BELTRAN.
This spring is all about surprising color combinations and pink and ruby have long been a fixture on the fashion scene with interiors following in close pursuit; Alexandra von Furstenberg’s sexy side table and Tai Ping's feathery carpet, to name a few. Industry giant Miles Redd loved the duo so much he chose it as a main palette for his Manhattan town house, right. “I wanted the space to feel like you were submerged inside of a raspberry soufflé,” explains Redd. “I’ve always been attracted to these colors because they feel so alive—and I love the backdrop pink provides for pictures.”
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Known for her artistic approach and inventive use of materials, Melbourne, Australia-based interior designer Fiona Lynch easily assembled this dynamic kitchen using our next twosome: gold and marble. Equally substantial on their own, a magical chord is struck when these two elements team up. Case in point, French lighting brand La Chance fluently combines the pair in a mini-lamp flaunting a perforated shade and Carrera marble base, while Brooklyn wallpaper studio Calico displays their beauty on its handmade papers.
1. Atmosphere Necklace by Irene Wood $180 / historyandindustry.com 2. Edgar Berebi 8196-1 Lion in Winter Knobs, San Diego Hardware $69.30 each / 858.576.1892 3. Vulcain Lamp by Pool Price upon request / lachance.fr 4. Gold Charger $325 / aerin.com 5. Octagon Marble Plates From $92 / jaysonhome.com 6. Wabi in Bone by Rachel & Nick Cope Price upon request / calicowallpaper.com 7. Brass Xavier Desk Price upon request / birgitisrael.com 8. Snake Magnifying Glass $135 / l-objet.com 9. Hermosa: Bamboo + Lemongrass Soy Candle $22 / ravenandlily.com
KITCHEN PHOTO: COURTESY FIONA LYNCH. KNOB PHOTO: ERIC ESPADA. DESK PHOTO: BARRY MACDONALD.
SHEAR LUXURY SPRING COLLECTION 2015
DINING ROOM PHOTO: TRIA GIOVAN. PILLOW PHOTO: COURTESY KEVIN O'BRIEN STUDIO.
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NAVY+ PERIDOT POWER COUPLE
1. Ombre Gradient Velvet Pillow in Green Slate by Kevin O’Brien Studio $311 / abchome.com 2. Isfahan, left, & Mazagan Tiles in Cool Motif $30 per piece / fireclaytile.com 3. Apollo N2 Glass in Chartreuse $505 / saint-louis.com 4. Anson Ribbon Fixture by Michael Amato $1,020 / urbanelectricco.com 5. Peking Sofa $3,250 / jonathanadler.com 6. Doreen Tray Set $700 / madegoods.com 7. Harlequin Ring $8,372 / sabineg.com 8. Felt and Color Rug $385 per square meter / ligne-roset-usa.com
The hyper contrast that exists between navy and peridot combines all the carefree nuances of springtime. The playful palette also conjures notions of excitement and adventure, which was exactly the visceral reaction New York designer Sara Story sought to create in the dining room shown. “I love this fresh color combination,” says Story. “I’ve always enjoyed mixing opposing textures, materials and pops of color—in this case a vibrant chartreuse seat fabric was just the right accent to the stunning Gracie wallcovering.” Here, Fireclay's latest tile collection, Cool Motif, marries the two powerhouses perfectly.
WONDERFULLY PLAYFUL With the spring covered hose, the Planar 8 Flex Faucet from Franke is designed to let you feel free and have fun in the kitchen. Whether itâ€™s washing up pans, flling up a pot for pasta, or just standing back and admiring, this faucet is the perfect balance of performance and design. Make it wonderful at Frankeksd.com
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1. Flap Bag $2,900 / chanel.com 2. Lens Table by McCollin Bryan Price upon request / theapartment.dk 3. Aurelia Key Tassel in Amethyst Available to the trade / samuelandsons.com 4. Rorschach Tile Collection, shown in Vertical Stripe, by Alistair McAuley & Paul Simmons of Timorous Beasties From $60 per square foot / cletile.com 5. Blur Armchair by Marc Thorpe From $3,420 / moroso.it 6. City Collection by Lukáš Jabůrek Price upon request / moser-glass.com 7. Dogwood Bench by Skip Rumley $4,650 / ef-lm.com 8. Jaipur Fabric in Amethyst & Silver by Lauren Kidwell & the Pollack Studio $64 per yard / pollackassociates.com 9. Floral Collection Placemat No. 4 $40 / tfc-nyc.com
Chicago designer Patrizio Fradiani of Studio F emphatically applied the electrifying duo of citrus and amethyst in this retro-fitted seating niche. “The inspiration was to provide a touch of glamour combined with bold colors,” he explains. “Though an unusual pair, they are quite complementary and their juxtaposition was intended to energize the space with summery notes to combat the gloomy Chicago winters.” Chanel’s dreamy new quilted shoulder bag embraces a cheery citrus tone while Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman’s sleek bench shows off amethyst in a more refined fashion, proving that this lively pair is here to stay.
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in good company an ensemble of designers translates the latest fabric collections into chic entertaining spaces. discover the art of the mix. Written by cara gibbs
vignette photos: alanna hale. chair fabrication: mignonne dĂŠcor.
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boys club “It’s material that makes an object or space tactile,” muses Lauren Geremia, principal designer of San Francisco’s Geremia Design. And, when presented with a vast array of the season’s fabric offerings, Geremia opted for a serene palette of neutrals to create the refined, masculine space shown here that invites intimate gatherings and quiet conversation. “I wanted the dining space to be minimal but mature,” she explains, “selecting simplistic patterns and muted colors that allow an opportunity for layering and creating dynamic, textured compositions.” Rose Tarlow Melrose House “napkins” sit atop place mats fashioned from a Knoll Luxe material to ground the tablescape, while a Cowtan & Tout fabric dresses the vintage midcentury chair frames and Pierre Frey’s stunning abstract textile takes its place as artwork—all giving way to a neutrally color-coded dining room where masculine notes abound and simplicity speaks volumes.
vignette photos: patrick cline.
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sitting pretty Designed to stop you in your tracks, this striking vignette fashioned by New York-based designer Young Huh proves that there is an art to making an entrance. “I imagined a welcoming spot where guests could arrive and be greeted with drinks and sweets,” says Huh. “My goal was to create an impactful area through contrasts in color and pattern.” To achieve her vision, Huh employed Schumacher’s Iconic Leopard fabric to flock the walls and adorned an accent pillow and the base of an ottoman with Duralee’s Eileen Kathryn Boyd collection. Rebecca Atwood’s playful spots find a home on a classic Bunny Williams stool, Beacon Hill’s Lilliflora textile, from the Ankasa Bespoke collection, drapes the table and Huh’s own fabric design for Peter Fasano graces the dining chair. “The more you mix, the more lively the room is,” says the designer, “what better stage for a little get-together.”
vignette photos: troy campbell.
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natural habitat Innately drawn to organic textures and wild prints, Dida Home’s David Miranda and Diana Uribe set out to create a bar scene perfect for cocktails, conversation and creative textile choices. “We had our mind set on using fabrics with earthy colors and organic shapes,” says Miranda, “giving way to a cheerful palette perfect for unwinding.” Starting with the drapery, where Chivaso’s Wild Jungle is layered adjacent to de Le Cuona’s quietly elegant Mali, the look continues with Dominique Kieffer’s Sousvide, designed by Paola Navone, seamlessly applied to the surface of the bar cart. Hunt Slonem’s Fritillery for Groundworks takes flight on a decorative marble slab, while Slonem’s Catelayas 2 makes its way into a mirrored frame on the gallery wall. Navone’s Quai Branly cloaks the armchair to complete the scene. Says Uribe, “In this space, materials set the temperature but color and print dictate the mood.”
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boys club Clockwise from top left: Dissolvenza in Teal & Copper / Fortuny / fortuny.com. Cortege in Beige / Jane Churchill for Cowtan & Tout / cowtan.com. Tara in Nocturne / Knoll Luxe / knoll.com. Sorrel in Bluebird / S. Harris / sharris.com. Chablis in Coraline on Natural / Rose Tarlow Melrose House / rosetarlow.com. Orion / Boussac Architectonique Collection for Pierre Frey / pierrefrey.com. Vignette page: Coaster Fabric / Attari in Indigo / Fabricut / fabricut.com. Napkin Fabric / Primitif in Taupe on Natural / Rose Tarlow Melrose House / rosetarlow.com.
“these textiles are meant to be touched and to last; the hand and quality are irresistable.” -young huh
natural habitat Clockwise from top left: Bee’s Knees in Indigo Blue / Donghia / donghia.com. Wild Jungle in 099 / Chivasso / chivasso.com. Indigo Zag / Lulie Wallace / luliewallace.com. Quai Branly in Blanc Ardoise / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Fritillery in Blue/Green / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com. Silk Scarf in Phthalo / Porter Teleo / porterteleo.com. Mali in White / de Le Cuona / delecuona.co.uk. Vignette page: Artwork Fabric / Catelayas 2 in Pink/Yellow / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com. Bar Cart Fabric / Sousvide in Ivory / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Ottoman Fabric / Chameleon in Smoke Laguna / Paola Navone for Dominique Kieffer / dkieffer.com. Shadowbox Fabric / Guardians in Pea & Cobalt / Hunt Slonem for Groundworks / leejofa.com.
“The weighT and The paTTerns of These fabrics are perfecT in Terms of boTh masculiniTy and comforT.” -lauren geremia
sitting pretty Clockwise from top left: Spots in Midnight Black / Rebecca Atwood / rebeccaatwood.com. Dauphine in Midnight / Moore & Giles / mooreandgiles.com. Kahala in Red / Young Huh for Peter Fasano Collaborative / peterfasano.com. Water Diamond, Aurora Stripe & Grace Emblem in Indigo / Ankasa Bespoke for Beacon Hill / beaconhilldesign.com. Lilliflora in Tusk / Ankasa Bespoke for Beacon Hill / beaconhilldesign.com. Cambridge / Shilo Engelbrecht / shilo.net.au. Iconic Leopard in Graphite / Schumacher / fschumacher.com. Fashion Plate in Aquamarine / Eileen K. Boyd for Duralee / duralee.com.
“fabrics should have conversaTions wiTh one anoTher, buT never maTch.” -david miranda
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Eternity Each of us experiences the inside and outside of our lives on a daily basis. On the outside we arm ourselves in order to protect our internal life, our intimacy, our loved ones, and our personal beliefs. We have one face we share with the world, while watchful that nothing penetrates the sanctity of our internal peace. From inside we have all the windows to the world, but we only open them to the ones we trust. In â€œEternityâ€? we live peacefully encompassed by the healing rose, symbolizing Compassion and Love.
THE PIECE: Zio Buffet THE DESIGNER: Marcel Wanders FIND IT: moooi.com THE INSPIRATION: Possessing the uniqueness of an antique while remaining inherently modern, this solid furniture piece was created by Wanders with a bit of whimsy.
BUFFET PHOTO: COURTESY MOOOI. HEADSHOT: DUSTIN AKSLAND. PAINT THROUGHOUT: DEVINE POODLE / $59.95 PER GALLON / DEVINECOLOR.COM.
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SEVEN GAME-CHANGING VISIONARIES COME TOGETHER TO COMMENT ON WHAT’S FRESH FOR SPRING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING IT LIGHT. WRITTEN BY MIMI FAUCETT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOANNA MCCLURE
ELIZABETH ROBERTS ARCHITECT ENSEMBLE ARCHITECTURE, DPC
Architecture: The Zio buffet’s strength is in its simplicity of form, the natural grain of the wood, and its long, low proportions. It’s classic. Creativity: As a whole, Zio feels both solid and subtle, while angled, rounded legs offer a whimsical element. I think we’re drawn to fun, accessible environments, and playful pieces like this create a nice juxtaposition to older, more detailed furnishings, art or architecture. Impression: A statement piece should be bold and noticed. This buffet’s refined details and sleek silhouette make it just that.
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Design: The collection is unmistakably Rodarte. This rug gives the illusion of lace and a feeling of romance. Imagination: Each design speaks to fantasy and has an ethereal quality. The overlay technique has such organic movement. Storytelling: The provenance of objects in the home is truly meaningful. Every collected piece should tell a story and become part of your own narrative. Color: I am a big believer in color and love that the hues in this line are strong but not overpowering. I can see the Cobalt Motif design under the blue velvet couches in my sitting room.
MAGIC CARPET THE PIECE: Cobalt Motif THE DESIGNER: Rodarte for The Rug Company FIND IT: therugcompany.com THE INSPIRATION: Finding inspiration in 1970s California, medieval romance and fairytale fantasies, Rodarteâ€™s debut rug collection reflects the designersâ€™ fascination with the unusual and ethereal.
RUG PHOTO: COURTESY THE RUG COMPANY.
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PRIDE & JOY THE PIECES: Larchmont and Rosemont Martini Tables THE DESIGNER: Pride Sasser for Century Furniture FIND IT: centuryfurniture.com THE INSPIRATION: As a master sculptor and designer, Sasser creates jewelry for the home; these particular tables are a fanciful expression of delicately impractical yet irresistible design.
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Material: I’m drawn to the clean lines and material mixture of Sasser’s tables. I love combining materials that contrast with one another. The strong lines are sleek and fresh. Craft: Makers need to own the word handmade again. You can clearly see the craftsmanship and intent of the maker behind Sasser’s work. To me, this defines what he stands for. Luxury: A well-made object is a deserved pleasure and once you begin to live with these luxuries it’s hard to envision life without them.
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THE PIECE: Supernova Writing Desk THE DESIGNER: Dougall Paulson FIND IT: dougallpaulson.com THE INSPIRATION: Guided by materiality, form and light, the Supernova desk celebrates the chaotic energy of the cosmos and recalls the night sky.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGNER BLUEPOOLROAD
Feel: Supernova is ethereal and weightless, with a classic, nostalgic appeal. It was designed to be touched. Look: The celestial, space-age aesthetic of the desk brings me back to seeing the Milky Way at Ayers Rock in Australia. The onyx panel illuminates, like the quiet glowing band spread across the night sky in an abstract, almost haunting way. Vision: It is crucial to have passion, to dive into a design concept and be inspired by it. Striking a particular balance between form and function is the ultimate art form.
DESK PHOTO: JOHN COOLIDGE.
FLIGHTLESS FLAME THE COLLECTION: Peacock THE DESIGNER: Dan Yeffet FIND IT: avenue-road.com THE INSPIRATION: A self-proclaimed explorer and adventurer, Yeffet created these candleholders, made of polished brass and conic marble, with playfulness in mind, like â€œa peacock doing cartwheels,â€? he says.
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Designer: Dan Yeffet has a strong command of authorship running through his entire body of work. I love his adventurous material studies and conceptual thinking. Composition: The Peacock candleholders have a great mix of rich, opulent materials being utilized for such a primitive form of light. The polished brass reflects the light and enhances it from a technical standpoint. The simple structure of the two separate pieces coming together is intelligent and subtle, while the pieces themselves are cheeky and whimsical. Creativity: Artists should have fun playing with concepts or production methods. Imagination seems to be the way of driving innovation forward.
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on the rocks tHe collection: The Marble Series tHe designer: Felt+Fat find it: feltandfat.com tHe process: Batches of colored porcelain in multiple hues are molded, dried, trimmed, fired, finished, and re-fired to create these one-of-a-kind marbled dishes.
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Artistry: There’s a jewel-like quality to these plates. Felt+Fat’s originality is visually arresting with such refreshing modernity. Handmade: Perfection exists in imperfection. There’s nothing more beautiful than the authenticity and warmth achieved by handcrafted workmanship. Aesthetic: The subtle glamour of this eclectic collection bears an approachable sensibility that would make any gathering more inviting and really communicate a personal point of view. The muted palette offers quiet beauty and feels grounded and timeless. Balance: These plates are reminiscent of marbled papers I’ve collected in Florence—a time-honored motif that strikes the perfect balance between restraint and chance.
caged light the pIeCe: Asscher Chandelier the desIgners: Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger fInd It: olystudio.com the InspIratIon: Taking cues from landscapes and natural facets of gemstones, the Asscher chandelier embodies Olyâ€™s philosophy of casual elegance.
Kate troyer textile designer
Composition: What appeals to me about the Asscher chandelier are the contradicting notions within the design. It is a daring piece that is geometrically composed yet remains unpredictable. It is both delicate and industrial, and worthy of discussion due to its play on form. The use of positive and negative space creates a pattern that is imposing but not heavy. Market: In todayâ€™s industry, there is a craving for creating both comfort and elegance. Sophisticated design does not have to be sterile. Authenticity shines through when a design expresses imagination. Installation: I would hang this piece in my studio space for cool inspiration as well as some necessary light.
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tHe OutdOOr LOOKBOOK 2015
A new Culture + style oF oPEn-air dEsiGn Outdoor living has undergone a revolution; blurred are the lines between indoors and out. today’s alfresco environments incorporate kitchens, dining areas, gathering spaces, freplaces, fre pits and entertainment areas, complemented by architectural lighting and sliding glass-walled doors. as a response to the new open-air ethos—or perhaps the catalysts for this invigorating design movement—leading purveyors and manufacturers of outdoor products are creating not only with aesthetics in mind, but also with durability, functionality and environmental consciousness. Bevolo gas & electric lights
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Bevolo Gas & ElEctric liGhts steeped in familial and regional traditions, the French Quarter-based Bevolo gas & electric Lights creates old-world artisanal lighting products reborn for contemporary living. with an unwavering integrity to materials and respect for handcraftsmanship, the legendary frm is recognized for its distinctive copper lights. “Being born in the French Quarter gives you a sense of history and the innate responsibility toward preservation. Our lights are a compilation of historical design, from the frst gas streetlights in London to the array of styles encompassing every state in the U.s.,” shares third-generation owner Drew Bevolo.
1. Highland park pool House lantern. 2. Holland post with French Quarter lantern.
The promise of LeD is a 20-year bulb, with minimal depletion in performance and 1/20th of the current energy consumption of an incandescent bulb.
what ’ s tr e n d i n g Classic materials. Copper, a pure metal, never goes out of style. Fewer is better. “People come in and need, on average, eight lights on a new home. we send them home, with about fve lights,” says Drew Bevolo. “we cut down on the number of lights by maximizing the visibility of each.” durability. Bevolo’s lights, according to owner Drew Bevolo, “are built to last as long as the structure they are placed on.”
The ArT of longevity Made of pure, hand-riveted copper, the projected lifespan of a handcrafted Bevolo light fxture is 300 years. “Bevolo’s lights are made with gas burners that last 50-plus years, with bulbs that last up to 20 years,” says Bevolo. “We make fxtures that not only are operationally the most efcient (gas burner and led bulbs), but never having to change a fxture on your home is truly remarkable.”
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dekton By cosEntino Cosentino has long led the industry with products that are unparalleled in style, efciency and innovation. Dekton, a highly versatile indoor-outdoor surface, exemplifes this premise. “Consumers were asking for a durable, aesthetically pleasing surface suitable for outdoor use, and Dekton was developed specifcally to meet that demand,” says Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino north america. the lifestyle shift toward fusing indoor-outdoor living environments has given rise to products like Dekton, introducing homeowners to new concepts in materials and surfaces that are congruous with their surroundings. “well-designed materials must be seamlessly incorporated into the overall design of a space, as well as contribute to its functionality,” Marquez says. “a well-designed surface goes beyond its aesthetic—it complements the family’s lifestyle in terms of durability, ease of care and long-term use.” the Dekton Collection emulates the beauty of exotic stone, like the aura, which captures the veining and movement of rare Calacatta, but eliminates the maintenance and care that marble and other rare natural stones require. “with Dekton, homeowners can introduce a stunning surfacing material to their outdoor space specifcally manufactured to withstand the elements without compromising its performance,” Marquez says.
it’s always best to create an outdoor design that is complementary and respectful of the surrounding neighborhood and buildings.
COs entI n O O n th e I n DO O r- O UtDOO r d e s i g n M Ove M e nt Home on the range. high-performing ranges, designed to withstand the elements, have taken the place of the time-honored barbecue and grill, creating fully functioning modern outdoor kitchens. island living. In lieu of traditional kitchen tables, large-format kitchen islands now serve as the home’s central hub. enduring the elements. Materials and fabrics that can withstand the efects of the sun’s UV rays or endure freezing and thawing during seasonal changes are integral to the long-term performance of an outdoor living space. the science of surfaces. Particle sintering technology, a proprietary technique used for the manufacturing of Dekton, is an accelerated version of the “change in form” that rocks and stone undergo in nature when subjected to heat and pressure over thousands of years. the result: a supremely stable material.
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That’s why DEKTON is for those who aspire for the best of the best. It is the clear option for indoor and outdoor spaces, including kitchens, ﬂooring and walls. DEKTON oﬀers unprecedented performance by being stain, scratch, scorch and UV resistant.
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eldorAdo stonE entering its fourth decade as a leading manufacturer of architectural stone veneer, eldorado stone has mastered the art of stone- and brick-infused outdoor living environments, from freplace surrounds to exterior accents and outdoor kitchens. “eldorado Outdoor has completely reinvented how to build and design outdoor masonry living spaces,” says Brent spann, president. “the demand for outdoor kitchens, freplaces, seating walls and fre pits faced with stone continues to grow.” 1
1. the Marbella in oak Barrel travertine. 2. gas-burning fre pit and curved seating walls installed with eldorado Stone Santa cruz coastal ledge. the coastal ranch Signature Kitchen installed with eldorado Stone padova Fieldledge.
KiTchen confiDenTiAL: A new look + ethos “the trend is for homeowners to extend the ‘heart of the home’ to the outdoors,” eldorado president Brent Spann shares. Kitchens, cooking and camaraderie have never been more synonymous: today’s outdoor living spaces have become natural extensions of this philosophy, giving way to fully equipped outdoor kitchens, freplaces, fre bowls and conversation areas. “Under-counter appliances, refrigerators, warming drawers and countertops can be added to eldorado outdoor cabinets to create the full culinary experience outside,” he says. “We are inspired to elevate outdoor spaces from ordinary to extraordinary.”
it’s easier than ever to add an outdoor kitchen or conversation area to expand your living space.
O n -tr en D O uts i d e interior appeal. Outdoor kitchens are closely matching interior design trends—homeowners are looking to create timeless spaces that they then decorate with their own personal aesthetics. Make it your own. For a “homey” feel, use clean color palettes with the building materials and more permanent furniture and fxtures; add personal style with exchangeable items like pillows or pots and plants. A tale of two approaches. right now, trends are leaning toward light-colored, creamy stone profles such as the Cottonwood european Ledge-cut façade. also, modern but darker stone profles such as the Black river stacked stone are increasingly popular, especially in east Coast designs.
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WindoWs + doors
For more than 50 years, Fleetwood Windows & doors has been at the forefront of window and door design and manufacturing. Driven by the desire to innovate; a respect for architectural excellence; and a commitment to the integrity of materials, Fleetwood is a market leader for sophisticated windows and doors. “the significant movement toward operable walls of glass that blur the lines between inside and outside has increased the demand for the products that we design and manufacture,” says Mark McCoy, VP of sales.
1. natural heating and cooling systems lend themselves to large expanses of glass. 2. clean, vertical, slight lines are a trademark of Fleetwood.
Without question, the trend is toward the largest pieces of glass possible within an operable system that can disappear into a pocket when opened.
what ’ s tr e n d i n g size: Larger panels of glass with thin lines | Form: Crisp, linear Materials: aluminum and fiberglass | Most in demand: series 3070 pocket door system
ThinKing green an awareness of the earth’s limited resources has never been more prevalent than in today’s home building industry. in response to this movement, Fleetwood has instituted a series of green practices and products. “our chosen material (aluminum) is the most sustainable material used for windows and doors,” says Mccoy. “additionally, the trend toward sustainable construction and energy efficiency has driven us to enhance our current product line and develop new products that assist in meeting these goals while maintaining the large sizes and thin, slight lines that define our products.”
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a teak loveseat paired with a set of teak chairs creates classic outdoor seating.
Durability, comfort and design are the hallmarks of Lee Industries’ handcrafted outdoor furnishings. For nearly 50 years, the furniture manufacturer has provided quality, american-made indoor and outdoor furnishings, forging the path and setting the bar in how products should be constructed, how they should look and how they should feel. Bondi Coley, Lee Industries marketing director, gives insight into today’s outdoor environments, from the allure of fre pits to the importance of removable slipcovers to versatility of ottomans.
2 1. Slipcovered sofas and chairs bring the comfort of indoor living, outdoors. 2. open-air dining can be both chic and comfortable.
outdoor spaces have become an extension of the home.
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Adding an extra dining or living space outdoors has just increased the total square footage of your home!
White is the new taupe. “with our washable, slipcovered pieces, people are not afraid to put white on anything that stays outdoors,” says Bondi Coley, Lee Industries marketing director. “white is now the go-to color.” About those slipcovers… arguably the best choice for outdoor furnishings, as they can be removed and washed. Mobility. Outdoor casters on dining chairs allow for movement on decks, patios and around pool areas. Mix + match. a canopied sofa, paired with a set of track arm swivel chairs, looks great against the backdrop of a teak counter table and teak counter stools. hence, a cohesive space doesn’t have to be homogenous. An efcient accessory. Outdoor ottomans add extra seating as well as extra storage for outdoor trays, dishes, ice buckets or towels. Crowd pleaser. “Fire pits have become a staple in outdoor spaces,” Coley says. “with our array of outdoor swivel chairs, it makes lounging outside an absolute dream.” A quick tip. adding colorful throw pillows to an existing sofa or chair can quickly give the homeowner an updated look for their outdoor space; a few outdoor ottomans or bongo stools to add extra seating and storage will also give an easy update.
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laCAntinA OutdOOr Living
Offering a glimpse into the future of residential living, LaCantina doors encompasses the best of 21st-century large opening door systems—creating residential living spaces that successfully bridge the gap between indoors and out and take full advantage of all that nature has to offer. Designed and custom made in California, LaCantina Doors has redefined the open floor plan with the most evolved folding door systems and its new class of multi-slide. “Products that open space have become increasingly popular. Because we were at the forefront of designing these products, LaCantina Doors offer greater performance and more available options,” says Lee Maughan, President, LaCantina Doors.
Products that use narrower stile and rail profiles to allow for more natural light and a more contemporary aesthetic have become increasingly popular.
2 1. lacantina doors connect the indoors to the outdoors, creating large, open spaces and enhancing lifestyle.
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2. lacantina doors are available in the most comprehensive range of materials to complement any architectural style and performance options to meet any environment.
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THe looK Spaces convey a visual story that makes a home personal and true. Discover interior ideas and anecdotes to enhance your own narrative. ProDuceD by Arlyn HernAnDez + HAnnAH ToleS
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What was your thought process when dreaming up this space? As I thought about the design, I was reminded of the peace I once felt sitting by a mountain stream, watching clouds race across the sky. An interior space can become a kind of abstract landscape, with the same sense of balance and movement we find in nature. This dining area reflects a mixture of that serenity and movement.
This space really speaks for itself. If you design and place pieces that carry on a dialogue between themselves and the architecture, then the space will be filled with life even if no people are present. It was a revelation to stand and see the subtle interaction between the room and all the pieces I had designed. It was like a dinner party filled with fascinating people! Architecture / nils finne, AIA, & Chris hawley / finne Architects / finne.com. Bue dining Table design / finne Architects / finne.com. home Builder / randy kohlhase & steve roeter / rimmer & roeter Construction, Inc. / rimmerandroeter.com. light fixture design / finne Architects / finne.com. lighting & Table Metalwork / five star Metals / fivestarmetals.com. lighting Wiring Work / landbridge lighting / landbridgelighting.com. Table Woodwork / seaboard Cabinet Company / seaboardcabinet.com. Wishbone Chairs / hans J. Wegner / informseattle.com.
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The serpentine curves of the chandelier and table truly convey that idea of movement. The unfolding roof shape is dynamic, yet the organic lines of the custom light fixture anchor the space. The table echoes the lines of the light fixture with two slabs of black walnut separated by a sinuous open slot partially filled with aluminum joining pieces; the zig-zag pattern introduces another rhythm to the space. Crafted pieces bring tremendous value to a project as they show the touch of the human hand.
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DESIGnER JASOn BALL DEFTLy TRAnSLATES HIS CLIEnTS’ LOvE OF TRAvEL InTO THIS ETHnICALLy InSPIRED ROOM.
This space feels very collected. The clients desired a space with a global lounge-like feel—think Moroccan cigar lounge. They wanted me to incorporate the two antique side chairs into the room, so I was challenged to find a way to work those into the overarching theme. Luckily, the clients had been world travelers for many years, bringing back trinkets and treasures, which lent to a storied collection for many of the main pieces. I love it when a space is eclectic and filled with special objects, each with their own story.
Did you highlight any features original to the home? The arched bookcase and fireplace are both original to this 1930s home, so I wanted to find a way to keep their authentic charm intact while also enhancing them and providing them with their own distinct feel. I gave special treatment to the bookcase with metallic Schumacher quatrefoil wallpaper—the pattern adds to the diversity of the room. To enhance the authentic tile surrounding the fireplace, I chose a dark wall color paired with a gold fireplace screen.
Tell me about your textural choices for the design. I brought in beautifully rich fabrics in both traditional and contemporary patterns. A large-scale suzani fabric is paired with a contemporary pattern for pillows on the chesterfield. A geometric pattern was used on the two antique Gothic-inspired armchairs. Even the overdyed patchwork rug has that special worn feeling; it was custommade out of antique gray, brown and blue rugs. I always strive to make texture and pattern inherent in every interior space I design.
Interior Design / Jason Ball / Jason Ball Interiors / jasonballinteriors.com. Addison Round Ottoman / Four Hands / fourhands.com. Chair & Pillow Fabrics / Robert Allen / robertallendesign.com. Custom Chesterfield / Castellano Custom Furniture, Inc. / castellanofurniture.com. Custom Overdyed Rug / Ibrahim Tekin Antique & Modern Rugs / rugspecialist.com. Lancaster Leather Chair / Restoration Hardware / restorationhardware.com. Linden Floor Lamp / Arteriors Home / arteriorshome.com. Mosaic Chandelier / Mary Tapogna / marytapogna.com. Tressa Side Table / Made Goods / madegoods.com.
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What was your jumping-off point? I wanted to take cues from the original details of the home, which was built in 1911. Also, I like uncluttered, simple bathrooms, so my personal preference was to keep the space clean and classic. My starting point was the black-and-white floor tile. I had already added beautiful hand-painted flowers in the entrance foyer of this home and it seemed fitting here to recreate a classic flower pattern used in homes during this time. I then chose a subway tile for the walls in this beautiful Rice Paper color that, upon closer inspection, has a faint ring around the perimeter, which I highlighted with a matching deep gray grout. What about that teal hue? I finished the cabinet in this beautiful teal oil paint that I originally stumbled upon as a sample in the cabinet builderâ€™s workshop. I instantly knew I wanted to use that color somewhere in the home. In certain lighting it almost appears black, but when the sun is shining through the window, the richness of the color really comes out. How did the brass come into play? To keep the room from feeling too sterile, I added brass fixtures and hardware. The brass helped create a certain richness with touches of glamour and warmth. The mirrors are my favorite pieces in the space as they are replicas of 1930s wall consoles from France. I like a clean, quiet space where everything is done for a reason and not because of a trend. Interior Design / Casey Keasler / Casework / casework.it. Astoria Mirrors with Trays / Restoration Hardware / restorationhardware.com. Matte Black & White 2-inch Hex Tiles / Daltile / daltile.com. Midcentury Knobs / Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. / schoolhouseelectric.com. Purist Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucets / Kohler / us.kohler.com. Subway Tile in Rice Paper / Ann Sacks / annsacks.com. 20th C. Factory Filament Glass CafĂŠ Sconces / Restoration Hardware / restorationhardware.com.
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Poliformâ€™s Phoenix kitchen by Varenna masterfully mingles materials and finishes, and the open shelving keeps the room casual and accessible.
an in-depth exploration into whatâ€™s new and notable in kitchen design. written bY arlyn hernandez
THE NEW MODERN KITCHEN when it comes to modern kitchen design, there are two distinct schools of thought: one embraces the simplicity and sheer functionality with zeal, while the other remains unconvinced, preferring the welcoming aesthetic of a more traditional style. regardless of your persuasion, thereâ€™s no denying the downright impressive innovations and design gusto being cooked up as of late that could convert even the most classically inclined. From mechanically operated walls that conceal gadgets and storage to intuitive appliances that learn and adapt to your cooking methods, discover the latest ingredients making up the new modern kitchen.
With the kitchen arising as the new epicenter of the home, bolder design is spicing up this bustling room. In this Hamptons residence, here and below, New York designer Guillaume Gentet created a personality-filled space using custom cabinetry by Effeti USA with whispers of lilac throughout. “People forget that the inside of a cabinet should be as pretty as the outside,” he says, referencing the violet (Pantone 7444 UP) of the island, which is echoed in the shelving concealed behind the wood panels. The owners’ art, like the Buddha sculptures by Marlene Rose, continues the artistic flavor of the room’s aesthetic.
THE FAUCET Every line and visible design element counts in a minimal space. Therefore, making major impact with a sculptural faucet, like Franke’s new Planar 8 Flex semi-professional version, is essential. The masculine, squared-off silhouette doesn’t just pack a visual punch, though; its 360-degree swiveling spout is highly functional and allows for maximum movement around the sink.
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Color doesn’t have to be reserved for tableware and accents anymore: Large appliances, such as Bertazzoni’s Pro48 6G dualfuel range (shown here in a mouthwatering orange), are getting their turn in the shade game and becoming increasingly popular as owners seek to imprint their personal stamp onto every room of their home.
Designing kitchens for the past 40 years, it’s safe to say that Chicago-based Mick De Giulio knows a thing or two about what makes for successful culinary quarters. Here, the maestro lends some counsel and maps out what’s currently on his radar.
There’s no excuse for having a disorganized kitchen today with all the great solutions out there. What are some of your favorites? Motorized doors to hide nooks for small appliances and creating charging stations by putting USB ports inside of drawers are a go-to of mine. Another is a cabinet I recently designed called Metal Boy (shown above) for keeping pots and pans organized and accessible. It has recessed LED lighting so cookware is easily viewable and becomes like sculptural pieces. Metal seems to have become part of your signature look. How do you keep it from feeling too sterile? I love using silver nickel and polished stainless steel, but I always layer different materials and textures into my designs, sometimes even with very subtle changes. Honed and brushed stones, hand-scraped woods and fabrics for soft seating add comfort and are a great complement to the shine of metals. What’s exciting you right now? Steam ovens and induction cooktops. There’s so much you can do in a steam oven, from baking bread to roasting juicy meats, and induction has so many things going for it as far as safety and heat control.
Modern kitchens tend to get a bad rap for being cold and industrial, but new material combinations are changing that rather unfair judgment. Maintaining a streamlined look, this design by Eggersmann integrates solid American walnut along the space’s periphery to soften the highgloss cabinetry and hard quartz surfaces.
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7 talking KiTcHEn TEcH Gone are the days of one-dimensional appliances. Ranges no longer just cook; they’ll send a text to the family when dinner is ready. Need to pre-heat your oven but you’re still at the store? Your smartphone can get that started so it’s at the perfect temperature when you get home. Here, Lamont Gaines, showroom manager of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida, breaks down the newest innovations.
Smartphone capabilities are infiltrating the appliance market. What are some highlights? The ability to measure the temperature of your meal in the oven without being anywhere near the kitchen—let alone at home—via a digital thermometer is huge right now. Also, you can now download recipes into your oven and watch cooking tutorials via a Wi-Fi-enabled touch-screen panel on your range, which is so useful for the amateur cook.
Let’s talk about innovations in cooking. What new options exist? If you have the space to accommodate it, steam ovens (like Miele’s ContourLine M Touch Combi-Steam version at left) should be strongly considered. There are models that let you store personal profiles to steam your vegetables or fish to the exact tenderness preferred. Wine storage and serving systems are becoming more prominent in the custom kitchen. Any suggestions? Dual-zone refrigeration is the only way to go to keep your whites, reds and champagnes at the appropriate temperatures. There are also dispensing systems—check out the Discovery WineStation by Dacor—that will serve just the right amount, from a taste to a full glass, and preserve the freshness of the rest of the unused bottle.
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Indoor-outdoor living is king right now. Blurring the lines between inside and out is particularly successful in the kitchen, where incorporating plein-air cooking, al fresco dining and edible gardens satiates an entertaining-rich lifestyle. In this California home, I-Ching Ueng—designer and manager of Poggenpohl’s San Francisco showroom—stuck to a sleek design as not to compete with the lush garden just through the disappearing sliding glass doors. Silestone countertops in White Zeus Extreme and a stainless-steel panel backsplash reflect the sunlight to further enliven the space.
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THE HARDWARE Stainless steel may reign supreme, but gold and bronze details are giving the long-standing heavyweight a run for its money. The warm and luxurious finishes add a definite je ne sais quoi and can be employed on cabinets— like Rocky Mountain Hardware’s Empire pulls—or plumbing fixtures, and bridge the gap between the modern and traditional design arenas.
Slab stone such as marble and quartz has long been the go-to countertop material in the modern kitchen for its uniform look. Though its dominance in this arena certainly isn’t subsiding, there’s been a movement toward mixing it up with more personality-driven tilework for backsplashes, floors and feature walls. Hand-painted tiles lend a human touch to an otherwise pristine space. Though be advised: The graphic nature of this look is not for the demure design enthusiast.
Above: Clockwise from top left: La Palma Field Tile in Honed Finish / Ann Sacks / annsacks.com. White Fantasy Natural Stone / Antolini / antolini.com. Azul Macauba Italian Quartzite Field Tile / Artistic Tile / artistictile.com. Iron Corten Sintered Compact Surface / Neolith / neolith.co.za. Below: Clockwise from left: RedBank Decorative Terra-Cotta Field Tiles in Rep, top, and Isoceles / Waterworks / waterworks.com. Duquesa Fatima Decorative Field Hand-Painted Ceramic Tile / Walker Zanger / walkerzanger.com. Big Spin Handmade Encaustic Cement Tile / Clé / cletile.com. Background tile: 5220 Dreamy Marfil Quartz from the Classico Collection / Caesarstone / caesarstoneus.com.
A brawny hood has always been a staple in a well-stocked kitchen, but they can be a bit of a blemish if the intent is to keep everything as simple and unassuming as possible. Enter the decorative ventilation option. These new devices are masters of disguise, hiding in plain sight in the shape of chandeliers and lighting fixtures, disappearing into countertops at the push of a button, or taking sculptural form like in Elica’s Space model that not only looks completely unexpected, but is also 35-percent quieter than traditional designs.
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The customary formula for kitchen design reads as follows: upper and lower cabinetry, pantry, large appliances. However, open shelving concepts are breaking that mold. “We wanted a sense of openness and casual ease,” says California designer Vanessa Alexander of the kitchen space shown at left she remodeled for a Malibu beach house. “I avoid upper cabinetry as much as possible. Floating shelving provides a greater sense of space and can be dressed in such a flexible way with practical and décor items that lend life, color and texture.” Tip: Stick to a cohesive palette for any tableware on display to achieve a polished look.
Induction cooking has been a burgeoning trend in culinary technology over the past few years, competing side by side with its electric and gas counterparts. The newest offerings, such as Gaggenau’s CX 491 full-surface cooktop, right, are taking the already beloved advantages of speed and safety to the next level with intuitive free-positioning abilities. What exactly does that mean? Place cookware anywhere on the surface, and the stove will instantly detect its individual location, size and shape, heating up only that precise spot to the specified temperature. It’s so inherently practical, it’ll make you wonder where this functionality has been all along.
The kitchen drawer has been elevated countless notches with storage solutions that would make even the most meticulous homeowner weak in the knees. Shown here is SieMatic’s aluminum interior accessories system, which features an integrated spice rack, USB connections, an angled knife block and anti-slip inserts. Fully customizable, no space is lost, keeping every spatula, cutting board and measuring spoon in the order best suited to the user.
this page: vanessa alexander photo: jennifer cawley. siematic drawer image: courtesy siematic. opposite: snaidero kitchen photo: courtesy snaidero.
Families are gravitating toward the kitchen more and more for all aspects of living. Homework is worked on at the island, conversations are had at the breakfast bar, so itâ€™s no wonder that the call for a more fluent dialogue between rooms is being answered. Snaideroâ€™s Way design, for instance, showcases an open library unit and styling evocative of furniture. Modular pieces let the homeowner lay out any footprint they want to create a seamless transition from one area to the next.
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Sun Valley is a microcosm of what the ideal mountain community should be: a rich mix of nature, camaraderie and culture. Nearly 80 years ago, W. Averell Harriman, the financier and a former governor of New York, started Sun Valley. In doing so, he created the nation’s first destination ski resort. Today, the resort is becoming the new standard-bearer for an energetic and vibrant Idaho that is claiming its place among the most coveted places to buy in the U.S. This increased desirability has enabled Sun Valley to attract and retain many of the country’s finest architects, builders, designers and entrepreneurs.
Through The ArchiTecT’s Lens thirty-seven years in the region, architects Jim ruscitto, nick latham and thadd Blanton have observed and contributed to the graceful evolution of sun valley. the pristine hamlet, designated as america’s first ski resort (W. averell Harriman founded the sun valley resort in 1936
as a way of drumming up winter business for the Union pacific railroad), and its equally unpopulated counterparts Ketchum and Hailey, have found an equilibrium between development and conservation, legacy and progression. the work of Ruscitto | Latham | Blanton Architects reveals a respect for such ideals with designs that honor the city’s greatest amenity: the mountains. “We like to study all styles of architecture and adapt them to the sun valley environs and lifestyle—from designs inspired by the mountainous West with its history of log lodges, to contemporary buildings with glass window walls that allow the stunning vistas to meld into the interior,” ruscitto says. Founded in 1978, r | l | B has been the visionary and driving force behind many of the community’s new projects and major restorations, contemporizing historic buildings like the architecturally iconic 168,000-square-foot sun valley lodge, and integrating modern residences into rural settings,
Our community consists of citizens taking a big bite out of life, people who pursue all the best of the visceral and physical attributes and pleasures of life itself.
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DESIGN - CABINETRY - NEW CONSTRUCTION - RENOVATION
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Left: conrad, with direction from the client, designed this vanity with fumed oak cabinetry and a limestone countertop to create a mountain contemporary look. right: these timeless cabinets, in a dove gray, blend seamlessly with the rough-hewn timbers, oak flooring and breathtaking views.
such as the new 36-unit town house project at the White clouds golf course at the sun valley resort. the sun valley lodge, purchased by earl Holding in the early 1990s, is a noteworthy and ongoing project of r | l | B’s; for more than two decades, while remodeling many of the lodge’s existing structures, as well as creating new buildings, the firm has maintained the lodge’s original aesthetic: sophisticated rusticity. “our concern when approaching this project was to keep the original exterior intact, gut the interior, then redesign and construct all new
LocAL InSIgHt From Five star KitcHen & BatH’s JenniFer conrad How would you describe the ethos of those who choose to call Sun Valley home? it’s an appreciation and respect for the outdoors and the people around you, as well as a strong sense of community.
interior spaces; lobby, restaurants and suites, producing a completely upgraded and contemporary interior,” ruscitto explains.
TAngibLe beAuTy “there is so much beauty surrounding us,” says Jennifer conrad, a kitchen designer whose reverence for the outdoors is reflected in her warm, inviting kitchens. “it’s important to create a space where you can bring the natural beauty of the outside into the interior of your home without distracting from your surroundings.” conrad’s firm, Five Star Kitchen & Bath, is recognized for bringing a fresh perspective to the
What is your advice to someone visiting for the first time?
classic sun valley interior with cutting-edge materials, appliances and
Find a local to visit with while having a coffee, beer or glass of wine. they’d be happy to point you in the right direction and share what they know.
textures,” she says. the Ketchum-based, full-service firm works in a
What are some of your favorite places to visit in Sun Valley or the surrounding areas? Anywhere in the mountains and on any of our hundreds of miles of trails!
lighting. “i enjoy mixing and matching different materials, mediums and broad range of design styles in both new construction and remodeling projects—a testament to the diversity of styles emerging from the uptick in full-time and seasonal home buyers. “We have three new construction projects, one of which is near completion, and six remodel projects in the pipeline at various stages of completion,” she says. “there is quite a melting pot of regional styles that exists here. in general, people gravitate toward a mountain style or a clean, contemporary line.”
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200 East 8th Street • Sun Valley, Idaho • 208.726.2599 denniskavanagh.com ARCHITECTURE: Marks & Marks Design | PHOTO: Adrienne Balsch
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Sun VALLey In A DecADe:
like many residents of sun valley, dennis Kavanagh came for a first-
local lUminaries WeigH in on HoW tHey vieW sUn valley cHanging over tHe next 10 years.
time visit and quickly decided to make the small yet beautiful hamlet his new home. over the course of 30-plus years in the Wood river valley, Kavanagh has become a leading custom home builder and remodeler. His eponymous firm, Dennis Kavanagh construction, has constructed more than 100 homes in the sun valley region, each one
“i foresee more individuals and families discovering sun Valley, its beauty and attractions; the recently upgraded air service to the valley has made this area much more accessible.”
a valued memory for the builder. “Upon arrival here in late 1976, i was fresh and excited to work on a new and different project each time. i still feel that way, but everything at dKc has improved,” he explains. “With a streamlined budget process, the best talent i can find, support
from a highly experienced office staff and a growing body of work, we “there’s a lot of momentum building right now. there are many mechanisms in place that will keep growth in check from a zoning perspective, but we need to balance economic viability. i think the next 10 years will go down as some of the most important years in sun Valley’s history.”
have a lot of confidence when meeting with clients and subcontractors. Because each project is a one-off, our broad experience is added value for the challenge in front of us.” Kavanagh’s work is characterized by high-caliber craftsmanship, a trait for which he prides his team. “For 25 years our in-house cabinet shop has provided cabinetry and millwork for our projects. they are true craftsmen with skills that have produced
everything from complex winding stairways to custom furniture,” he enthuses. “top quality of the finished product is always the goal.”
“With expanding cultural events, year-round retail shopping options and the same worldclass recreation opportunities, i think there will be a steady stream of newcomers visiting for the winter and staying for the summer.”
Just being in Sun Valley tends to bring out the inner adventurer. –dennis Kavanagh
in her eLemenT
“A new luxury hotel is in the works and a beautiful remodel on the famed sun Valley lodge has commenced. We hope to see more visitors and young people moving here.”
interior designer susan Witman’s enthusiasm for spring in sun valley could bring a smile to nearly anyone’s face. “the unexpectedness of
-LAURA MORAWITZ AND MEGAN DAWSON
spring and the anticipation of all the new growth right around the corner…i am in my garden before the snow melts, getting ready for another glorious season of flowers!” she exclaims. Her passion for nurturing spaces extends to interiors, where the award-winning designer transforms houses into elegant, livable, engaging homes. Witman, for more than two decades, has been one of the most sought-after designers
“We will always have movie stars and corporate titans, but we now have more families. As access to the valley improves, our area will continue to entice a varied population that will bring new and exciting ideas, benefiting us all.” –DENNIS KAVANAGH
in the valley; her namesake firm, Susan Witman Interior Design,
Dennis Kavanagh construction
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the exterior siding is inspired by the dark rock promontories found in nearby gulches.
the voluminous public space makes for a playground after a day of outdoor activities.
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Sun Valley, Idaho â€˘ (208) 726-3639 Susan Witman, ASID Professional Member American Society of Interior Designers
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a circular bar with swivel leather lounge chairs is the focal point of this contemporary interior.
an interior gallery creates the perfect parking spot for a classic ’57 chevy.
is a leading resource for high-end commercial and residential
legacy, to sun valley to construct enduring buildings and homes.
design projects in every capacity, from conceptualizations and
the company, to date, has constructed many of the valley’s most
interior elevations to furniture specifications and procurement
extraordinary residences. conrad’s emphasis on details is an
and on-site supervision of interior design-related construction.
attribute for which the firm has become known. one particular
“our professional team embraces the unique challenge of every
project exemplifies this notion. conrad explains: “the residence
project and brings each element into a collective harmony and
was designed to be one-half modern and the other half log and
beauty,” Witman asserts. “We guide our clients through the
river rock. the outcome was a home with glacial boulder veneer
process of design and layout to project completion.” like many
that was 5' in diameter and 35' tall. the structure also featured
artists and design professionals in and around sun valley,
western red cedar log columns of 4' diameter that were created
Witman relishes and draws inspiration from her vast and
by being taper turned on a lathe. there are very few places in
supremely beautiful surroundings. “i look at materials and
north america to find this material, let alone procure, kiln-dry
finishes the same way nature appears before us, fusing pattern,
and shape,” he explains. “the logs were selected after walking
texture, scale, layers and light. What naturally happens outside,
through three floating booms off the coast of vancouver island
repeats itself in a controlled interior environment,” she says.
in order to locate the right material.” (see pictures of the project
exALTed spAces if you’ve ever driven past a tremendous mountain residence in sun valley, or even seen a picture of one, chances are conrad Brothers built it. the custom home builder’s heritage in the trade
below.) the journey for conrad—one that might take him out of the country in search of the just-right material—is as equally fulfilling as the destination.
Fresh design perspecTives
dates back to more than 100 years; the original “brothers,” boat
With educational and life experiences in a myriad of cities—from
builders who emigrated from germany, were principal paul
new york city to chapel Hill, north carolina, to atlanta and
conrad’s grandfather and uncle. in 1997, conrad brought his
beyond—interior designers megan dawson and laura morawitz
near lifetime of experience, as well as a century of familial
bring dynamic points of view to sun valley’s residential and
the home’s kitchen features a beautifully integrated boulder surround for the stove area.
the 4-foot diameter red cedar log columns stand 35 feet tall throughout the home and create spectacular visual impact.
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What design direction are new homes and remodels taking in Sun Valley? historically, sun Valley architecture has been something known as mountain architecture. log and river rock once dominated, but new influences are entering the landscape. rustic influences are now based on the parkitecture movement, and mountain modern is being mixed into the building environment, which is enlivening the architectural perspective. How would you describe the ethos of those who choose to call Sun Valley home? there is a common thread for many of us who have made the Valley home. For me, adventurous and community-minded free spirits describe the ethos.
commercial spaces. the design pair’s firm, M Design and Interiors, has reinvigorated a time-honored mountain-centric aesthetic with contemporary influences and vibrant color accents. dawson, a graduate from the new york school of interior design, is a 17-year design professional in sun valley; morawitz, a graduate from the University of north carolina at chapel Hill, has spent the last 12 years in sun valley. together, the design luminaries have created interior spaces in a broad range of design styles. “We have no set style and are comfortable with any aesthetic, whether it is contemporary, transitional or traditional,” dawson says. “there is such a range today, you have to be versed in all and interpret those styles to the client’s vision.” the “range” that dawson refers to speaks to a growing and varied sun valley population. the designers point to an expanding design vernacular. “With a variety of people and tastes, nothing about design here needs to feel
m Design anD interiors
provincial,” morawitz says. “although the town still does have a
Top: Barn wood siding adds warmth and texture to this living room,
touch of old-world austrian influence,” she adds.
which features pillow fabric from osborne & little, antique antlers and Kravet chairs. bottom: lee industries banquette and chairs provide comfortable seating in this dining area. artwork from natural curiosities and a dana creath chandelier complete the space.
décor perFecTed a boutique coveted by locals, the Picket Fence offers a treasure trove of home décor and gifts. the charming red barn-inspired building, complete with a tin roof, manicured green shrubs and a white picket fence, teems with elegant tabletop pieces, home accessories and luxury linens. owner lynn simpson, who made sun valley her home more than three decades ago as a result of a passion for the outdoors, became the sole proprietor of the picket Fence in 1997. (it was purchased from a previous owner.) over the past eight years, the store has evolved from a quaint gift shop to a highly sought-after home décor resource, introducing innovative concepts in home design to the community. “travel has been a huge influencer when it comes to the products we carry and the design styles that we pick up on,” simpson explains. “our team travels to a majority of the major home décor markets, including paris, new york, High point and atlanta, in search of fresh, unique looks.”
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cuLtuRAL DIVeRSIonS noteWortHy events and venUes
steady growth is a fair assessment of sun valley and its
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surrounding area’s real estate market. the gradual increase
sun Valley Jazz Jamboree
denotes that prices are not over inflated and suggests, according
sun Valley Film Festival
sun Valley Writer’s conference
to Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty's “2014 year in
summer Wine Auction
ketch’em Alive (must-see
review,” that the market is “healthy and real.” Sue engelmann,
trailing of the sheep Festival
a broker for sotheby’s and one of the area’s leading real estate
sun Valley center for the Arts
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sun Valley Gallery Association’s Gallery Walks
free concert series)
MEGAN DAWSON + LAURA MORAWITZ
D é c o R
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Far Left: the dulcinea bowl from Jan Barboglio melds nickel and iron to deliver a distinctive spin on rustic elegance. Left: the picket Fence design team will bring style and grace to your favorite spaces, both indoors and out. middle: terrafirma’s fabulous dinner and serveware pieces are sophisticated ceramic works of art. right: Jan Barboglio maintains her timeless iron craftsmanship with the versatile Wildflower bucket.
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and selling to a series of positive variables, including the expansion of
to the continuation of upgrades to the Friedman memorial airport) and
scheduled commercial direct flights in and out of the valley (in addition the rise of young families moving to the area. “more families are moving
Modern rusticity. “the homes in sun Valley have often been generalized as having a ski lodgeinspired feel,” simpson says. “We’ve seen a transition from rounded woods and lacquer finishes to more rustic looks, paying homage to old ranch spaces with rough woods and industrial metals.” Smart design, smart growth. “the cities of sun Valley and ketchum have implemented ordinances to keep the feel of the towns authentic and akin to their mountain settings. the residential realm has also paid notable tribute to the surroundings with locally sourced materials and big windows to take in the area's views,” simpson says.
This area will always appeal to a varied demographic for both full- and part-time living. –sue engelmann
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professionals, attributes the continuing increase in residential buying
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here, some of whom have prominent jobs elsewhere but either travel or do their work remotely,” engelmann says. Quality of education, both public and private, is also an incentive valued by new residents—extensive foreign language and olympic-quality skiing and snowboarding programs included. “What is alluring to many people here is that they have the ability to raise their kids in this great mountain community and have an education that is top-notch,” she says. “We have a private school here that is K–12, and it also has a boarding element ski program. (olympic snowboarding gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington was a graduate.) We also have a montessori school, the sage school, syringa mountain school and a public charter school; our public schools are first-rate, offering spanish-integrated programs.” the increased desire to live in town, a current buying trend, has caused inventory to drop. “right now, we’re definitely low on inventory within a mile radius of the town of Ketchum and the city of sun valley,” engelmann says. “What we’re seeing is a desire to be closer to town—people are willing to forgo space around them for the conveniences of being in the thick of things.” Written By deVon cAhAn
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Generous expanses of Glass flood natural liGht throuGh a transformed midcentury house and connect the indoors to the surroundinG environment. written by brian libby / photoGraphy by steve keating
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he Seattle home of Madzy Besselaar and Ian Taylor presents a combination of Zen-like calm and welcoming sociability immediately upon arrival. Emphasizing a sense of tranquil escape, architect David Coleman designed a courtyard that beckons the owners and their guests to walk across a small bridge over a sunken landscape of plantings to reach the entry door. But after passing a modest foyer festooned with orange and blue geometric paintings by a family member, the floor plan opens up onto the great room where, thanks to designer Holland Stephens, the dining table takes center stage beneath a chandelier made from glass ball-shaped pendants that are hung at different elevations. “The dining area is the central element of the house very deliberately,” says Madzy. “It sets the tone right away.” Not only is it a spot for dinner parties, but the wood floors and an adjacent piano also allow the
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owners to slide the table to one side and create an impromptu dance floor. “We’re a big music family,” she adds. “We all get on the piano. There’s singing; there’s guitars—it’s quite entertaining.” Madzy and Ian were ready to move on from their former confined Craftsman house and its neighborhood of busy streets and high hills, and were looking for a more contemporary open plan where their family could easily congregate and enjoy being together inside and out. When the couple found a midcentury modern house in the Broadmoor neighborhood surrounded by a halfacre of landscape and barely visible from the curb, they knew it could make for the kind of urban oasis they sought. “That’s what I fell in love with first,” Madzy says. “Most other houses are right on the street. Here you feel like you’re not in the city at all but in a refuge.” Coleman came on board to extensively renovate, repurpose and expand the existing house to better suit the owners’ wish list and lifestyle, with builder John Korhumel
A courtyard of stone walls greets the owners at the entry, where a small bridge delineates the crossover from public to private domain. A portion of this courtyard was excavated 30 inches deep to create space for an opening into the lower-level yoga room and to allow construction for the bridge.
Architect David Coleman clad the exterior in sapele, an African hardwood, which was also used for cabinetry inside the home. The existing stone garage wall was partially covered in vines to tie in with the surrounding half-acre of landscape featuring deciduous trees, ferns and ornamental grasses.
Above: Under Bocci lights from Inform Interiors, the clientsâ€™ antique dining table is modernized with Eames chairs from Design Within Reach. Designer Holland Stephens conceived of the bookshelf in the living area, made by Boiler Room Custom Metalwork using blackened steel. Right: Walnut-wood flooring in the main areas was stained in a custom color by Akamai Woodworks. The material continues on the floating stair treads, which lead to the childrenâ€™s bedrooms; an upstairs light shaft illuminates a collection of artworks by the kids.
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Daltile’s Concrete Connection tiles clad the floors in the entry, where a pair of paintings by homeowner Madzy Besselaar’s cousin, Barbara Bentinck, adorn one wall. A sofa from CB2 and Jeffrey Braun Furniture’s chairs from Seva Home flank the living room fireplace; a piece by Cindy Besselaar, Madzy’s sister-in-law, hangs above it. The sculpture is by Leon Leigh.
Barstools from Arango in Miami flank a large kitchen island clad in PentalQuartz material; the island is punctuated by a faucet from Seattle Interiors. Seaboard Cabinet Company fabricated the custom-designed cabinetry, and the Sub-Zero refrigerator and a cooktop and hood by Viking are all from Albert Lee Appliance.
overseeing construction. Originally designed in 1956 by noted architect William Bain Sr. and having undergone a remodel in the ’70s, the home had a storied past and great potential. Salvaging a portion of the old structure and remaining true to its casual nature, the team built largely anew to add square footage and make the layout more open and full of light, and to further merge building and landscape. “We wanted to create a building that was modern but had a timeless quality,” Coleman explains. The interiors were designed with a processional quality, with one room opening onto the next. To blur the lines between the indoors and outside, almost all of the spaces, be it the living and dining areas or the kitchen and master bedroom, wrap around an extensive meadow filled with deciduous trees, ferns and ornamental grasses, fashioned by Coleman as part of his holistic approach to design; he enlisted the help of landscape architect Bruce D. Hinckley of Alchemie to collaborate here and at the entry courtyard. Oversize lift-and-slide doors and glass panes further that indoor-outdoor connection and bathe the interior with natural illumination along with a series of shafts that bring light deep inside the house, including the master suite. “You feel like you’re outside even when you’re not. But it’s a private lot, so you don’t feel like somebody’s watching you in your bathrobe,” says Korhumel, who credits superintendent Scott Knobbs for precise execution down to the last millimeter. In addition to that central dining room, the kitchen also makes for a natural gathering spot, be it during parties or as Madzy cooks for the family. Above the kitchen island, Coleman designed a floating ceiling plane he calls the cloud that “gives a sense of intimacy to the space, and makes the room feel a little more like a destination,” he says. “It really does seem like it’s floating.”
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This architectural element is one of many instances where Coleman created warmth in the open, modern home by changing ceiling heights, creating wall partitions, or implementing rich architectural materials. For furnishings, Stephens had a head start on tailoring the home to the family’s needs and tastes, as Madzy had spent years collecting magazine clips and pictures in binders. “Madzy had been dreaming for quite some time,” says Stephens, who added a dose of familiarity to the project as she happens to be married to Korhumel. “That goes a long way to jump-start a project, when you’re really inside their head.” The result is a simple palette of natural materials and neutral colors, punctuated by the clients’ vibrant art collection. “We were challenged with the owners’ desire to use as much as we could of furniture that they had from their previous home, which was much more traditional in style. But with some creative sourcing, we were able to achieve the vision that they had in mind,” says Stephens, 278 / luxe interiors + design
who notes that Christopher Thompson of Studio Lux had a hand in the design of the ambient and accent lighting. Throughout, the design is unified by its materials, such as the natural sapele wood used for the exterior siding, cabinetry and window frames, as well as a massive pivot door at the entry. Ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen matches the concrete on the outdoor terrace just beyond the glass, while end-grain Douglas fir in the master suite sets it apart as an oasis from the rest of the house: It’s at one end of the home, with a two-story children’s wing at the opposite end. Though the master suite provides Madzy and Ian moments of quiet respite, the family seems happiest with how welcoming their home is to friends and guests. “The basis for the design was bringing the outside in, and I love it when the doors are open and the kids are running around the backyard,” Madzy says. “It’s those kind of moments when we say we’re really glad we did this.” L
Just off the kitchen is a playroom and office area where the kids can do their homework while Madzy cooks nearby. The desk features a PentalQuartz top fabricated by Rockwood Stoneworks and a blackened-steel bulletin board by Boiler Room Custom Metalwork.
Colemanâ€™s design transformed the original houseâ€™s circuitous interior into a more open plan, making it possible to look down the entire length of the house from the kitchen to the master bedroom.
The architecture and landscape are merged through lift-and-slide doors and large panes of glass, all from Quantum Windows & Doors. Using sapele wood for the siding, pillars and trim created a unified and restrained materials palette. The Jorve Corporation installed Western Red Cedar shakes on the roof, and Emil’s Concrete Construction Co. executed the acid-etched flatwork.
“We Wanted to create a building that Was modern but had a timeless quality.” -DaviD Coleman
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Above: The kids’ upstairs bathroom includes a Zuma Collection tub and a pair of sinks by Nameek’s, all from Seattle Interiors. Mark’s Eastside Tile installed the green mosaics as well as the Swiss-cross patterned flooring from Ann Sacks. Left: The master bedroom is set apart from the rest of the house for privacy, yet it is still connected to public areas thanks to ample glass. The flooring is different here: Worthwood Douglas fir solid end-grain flooring from Oregon Lumber Company. It provides the foundation for a Camerich lounge chair and an Overland Sheepskin Co. rug. Susan Gillette’s Femme and Homme monotype prints are from Grand Image.
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Esque Studioâ€™s creative process is illustrated here and opposite with what will become a Bubblegum paperweight as itâ€™s being heated and given teethmarks, and a drinking cup right before it is transferred to a punty.
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traditional techniques, inspirational surroundings and curious minds drive the creativity of esque studio, a design atelier where form and function mingle with fantasy. written by jennifer quail / photography by john valls
Andi Kovel, one part of Esque Studio, painted a working portrait of her business partner, Justin Parker, in their workshop, shown right with their Waterdrop jugs, Dégradé pitchers and a prototype of their Geo terrarium. Esque’s Geo pendant shades are shown far right and at top along with a painting by Vera Gamby, Kovel’s grandmother and muse. A piece of glass being cut for a color overlay is pictured above.
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N “The inTerplay beTween crafT and design has been aT The core of esque’s mission from iTs incepTion.” -andi kovel
ear the Willamette River in the Portland neighborhood of St. Johns, tucked amid an old-growth forest, a shipping container lot and a neighbor’s aging Cadillac collection, sits a pocket of inspiration rich with history, industry and nature. It’s a scene that sets the tone for artisans Andi Kovel and Justin Parker, the creative forces behind Esque Studio, an atelier specializing in handblown-glass objects. “There’s a certain pleasure in handling thoughtfully made items that is indescribable,” says Kovel. “The interplay between craft and design has been at the core of Esque’s mission and intention from its inception. The two movements are inseparable for us.” Though linked by their vision and medium of choice, the designers’ processes differ dramatically. Kovel is a methodical designer, planning on paper before making the move to glass and drawn to saturated hues and pastels, while Parker, a great admirer of the age-old techniques of Italian glass masters, is more spontaneous and free-form, creating from the start with glass in hand and not as focused on color. “What excites me most is the future and the unknown,” Parker says. “What’s yet to be created, what’s next.”
Their differences come together beautifully in a new lighting line that will be available on Esque’s website. The collection will contain seven new designs, two in collaboration with Cedar & Moss, and includes some freshened understandings of existing pieces. The Waterdrop pendant, for example, is an interpretation of their iconic Waterdrop jug with an opening added at the bottom to easily switch out bulbs. The pair also just created new knobs and pulls for Anthropologie. Twenty years and a few thousand miles after meeting at a studio in Brooklyn, Kovel and Parker are still enraptured by their medium, rethinking design and gaining inspiration from everything around them, including the city of Portland itself. “Watching the development of the craft movement in Portland over the past 15 years has been exciting. The handmade spirit is thriving across different professions and neighborhoods,” says Kovel, who also holds dear a collection of her grandmother’s paintings that radiate creative influence. Their hamlet in the far reaches of Portland, where their dogs run in the woods and wrestle among race cars driven by their landlord, is proof that the creative, entrepreneurial spirit has spread its wings beyond the city limits. “The plan is to always innovate and inspire,” Kovel says. “And we’re making art disguised as design to foster that experience.” L
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made in the shade surprisingly set within a tropical oasis, a coupleâ€™s portland home is reinvented for a life of cooking, entertaining and outdoor living. written by kimberly olson / photography by david papazian
interior design / joelle c. nesen and lucy a. roland, maison inc. home builder / brian bohrer and jeff bohrer, cornerstone construction services, llc landscape architecture / rick serazin, tsuga gardens and design
Jim Thompson silk frames the greenery outside the living room window. The custom daybed from Mad Furniture wears Beacon Hill mohair from Nest and bolsters in a Colony jacquard velvet. Made Goodsâ€™ occasional table from Bedford Brown and a Vaughan lamp complete the scene. The clientsâ€™ gilded chair was redressed in China Seas fabric.
s they started their lives together, David and Jennifer Arbanas put down roots in Portland’s alluring Dunthorpe neighborhood, in a 1970s Tudor set on two sprawling acres with a long history behind them. Active and outgoing, David and Jennifer soon became friends with their neighbors; their kids all grew up together and could walk to school. Upon becoming retired empty nesters, though, the couple wanted to freshen their home to better suit their new phase of life. Wine enthusiasts who love to cook and entertain, they are also big fans of indoor-outdoor living, so it was of utmost importance for their house to embrace its surroundings. In fact, upon glancing into their yard, you might wonder if you’re still in Oregon. The lush grounds, complete with swaying palm trees, more likely evoke an island paradise. “Many people don’t realize that a lot of tropical-looking plants really thrive here,” says Rick Serazin, the couple’s landscape designer for years, who infused the gardens with musa basjoo, or hardy banana, along with windmill palms and flowering plants with brightly colored blooms. “Your personal gardens should be inspiring, and Jennifer and David were open to having this bold, not-at-all traditional garden.” Serazin also persuaded the couple to replace their tennis courts with a swimming pool, and he incorporated the existing 80-year-old stone walls and
“WE WANTED TO CREATE A FRESH, AIRY PALETTE THAT ALLOWED THE LUSH GREENERY TO GLOW THROUGH THE WINDOWS.” -JOELLE C. NESEN
walkways into his design. “The property was part of a larger estate that was laid out in the 1920s, so there are fragments of a historic setting, which I love,” he says. Without question, the spectacular grounds provided much of the inspiration for the home’s interior redesign. “We wanted to create a fresh, airy palette that allowed the lush greenery to glow through the windows—something elegant and sophisticated but not stuffy,” says designer Joelle C. Nesen, who worked on the project with senior designer Lucy A. Roland. The two suggested bringing the home’s bright, multihued spaces down to neutrals, infused with rich colors pulled from nature that are strong and contrasting yet still serene. “By reducing the amount of color in the house, your eye just flows through everything, right out to the scenery,” Nesen explains. Nesen and Roland collaborated with the couple’s longtime builders, brothers Brian Bohrer and Jeff Bohrer. They completely gutted the backside of the house— including the kitchen, living room, media room, dining room and office area—down to the studs. A chief goal was to create spaces that would work for how David and Jennifer truly live. Just as Serazin questioned whether they might get more use out of a pool than tennis courts, the design team pondered the livability of the interior spaces. “There was a small office, and it wasn’t functional,” Nesen says. “The couple really entertains, so we thought, ‘Let’s make this an amazing bar.’ ” The custom cabinetry is fully outfitted, including a dishwasher with a china setting to wash fine glassware, and the doorway to the bar area was expanded from 5 to 9 feet in width to encourage flow during parties and make it feel more integrated with the family room yet still be its own entity. “I love working with clients when they’ve lived in a house for a long time,” Brian Bohrer says. “You know how they’ve lived in that house, and when their lifestyle changes, you get to build around how they’re going to live in the next phase.” That was especially important in the kitchen, which was custom-designed for the owners in every way. Their big wish list of appliances—a large range, a wine cooler, a built-in espresso machine, a warming drawer and two dishwashers—had to fit into a relatively small footprint. “It took us a while to maneuver and manipulate so it wouldn’t look like a room crammed with appliances,” Nesen says of the ultimately bright, airy space. The builders conducted a major foundation repair to correct a sloped floor in the kitchen, and they laser-leveled and refloated the ceiling six times to ensure that it was perfectly flat and integrated with the cabinets. Every detail was agonized over by the design team, from cabinet layout to how the custom banquette integrates with the windowsill. “We asked ourselves, when you sit there, with your back to the windowsill, are you comfortable?” Brian Bohrer recalls. “We had to make sure that those elements would work.” luxe interiors + design / 291
Above: The kitchen boasts cabinetry by Pilgrimâ€™s Custom Cabinets and Construction. A Hickory Chair stool pulls up to an island with two freezer drawers and a microwave drawer. The moldings were handcrafted by the buildersâ€™ woodworking company using a 1930s picture mold as inspiration, and box beams were added to the ceiling for volume and interest. Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances are from Eastbank Contractor Appliance. Left: In the breakfast area, an extra-deep banquette was incorporated to create a lounge-like respite for lingering over the newspaper. The cushions are upholstered in a durable indoor-outdoor Perennials fabric that the couple can put their feet up on. Together with McGuire chairs from Baker, the banquette hugs a custom table by HBB Studio beneath light fixtures by The Urban Electric Co.
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The backyard evokes a tropical island getaway. From the pool, basalt steps lead to a pergola covered in Concord grape vines. The stairs are flanked by golden thread-branch cypress. Beds of Japanese forest grass and iresine are punctuated by hibiscus moscheutos and orange punch canna lilies.
In the main living spaces, French doors maximize views of the grounds, and original overscaled furniture was replaced with pieces that have cleaner lines but still offer comfort. Many of the new furnishings are custom, and although the palette is subdued, there are dashes of color and texture—in upholstery, in the couple’s art collection and in wallcoverings of grass cloth or ethnic prints that dovetail with the Bali-esque glamour of the outdoor spaces. “All of the color in the house was spicy and warm,” Nesen says. “We wanted to use cooler tones paired with richer darks for more drama.” The home is now an idyllic locale for either relaxing on a Sunday or hosting large affairs. The interiors have an elegant ease, and as guests flow out into the yard, the sensory delights only continue. “We added some large beds to the existing lawn to break up the space and make it a strolling garden, so people could grab a glass of wine, go for a walk and see different things that you wouldn’t be able to see from any one vantage point,” Serazin says. “And we used different aromatic plants, so especially in the summer, as you’re wandering in the garden, you’re delighted with fragrances from all directions.”
The bar features custom cabinetry painted by Balzer Painting with a high-gloss automotive-finish paint, and Classic Brass knobs and Colonial Bronze pulls from Chown Hardware. The faucet was custom-plated by Palm Springs Plating, and the light fixture is by Charles Loomis Lighting. The carpet is from Kush Handmade Rugs.
Below left: In the dining room, Mey Fern wallpaper by Nina Campbell, from The Dixon Group, lends an island vibe in homage to the homeâ€™s tropical landscaping. The dining table belonged to the homeowners, as did the chairs, which were recovered in a fabric by Jim Thompson, purchased at Trammell-GagnĂŠ. The stylish crystal chandelier is by Vaughan, also from The Dixon Group. Below right: Tabletop items await to entertain in the bar area, set against a backsplash of glimmering Pyrite subway tile in Gold Polished by Ann Sacks. The tiles were installed by Hawthorne Tile.
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Landscape designer Rick Serazin notes that there are a lot of plants with a tropical aesthetic that thrive in Portland. In this vein, groupings of musa basjoo sway poolside, while caliente orange geraniums provide splashes of vibrant color.
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Above: The inviting pool, built by Neptune Swimming Pool Co., adds to the landscapeâ€™s tropical resort vibe. The outdoor furnishings belonged to the homeowners. Left: A stone path leads through the gardens, revealing secret spots along the way that arenâ€™t visible from the house. The walkway is lushly colored by grasses and flowering plants such as Chinese astilbe and New Guinea impatiens.
INTO THE WOODS though the simple, streamlined forms of his furniture suggest a throwback to midcentury modern design, benjamin klebbaâ€™s contemporary pieces are handcrafted to stand the test of time. written by melissa jacobs / photography by dina avila
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“I WANT MY PIECES TO HAVE A VOICE, WHETHER THEY RESIDE IN A CONTEMPORARY GLASS HOUSE, A MIDCENTURY MODERN RESIDENCE OR A CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW.”
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tepping inside Phloem Studio immediately dispels the notion of a quiet Pacific Northwest woodsman whittling away to folk music. Here, the soundtrack is loud and driving to keep pace with craftsman Benjamin Klebba, who is wielding a set of chisels like a Samurai. Indeed, Klebba, who first honed his woodworking skills by building acoustic guitars, has mastered the art of crafting fine furniture with his collection of seating, beds and case goods made from domestic hardwoods. “Wood is a natural resource that comes from trees that were once living, and I think it’s important to honor that,” he says. “I named my company Phloem Studio to keep that awareness close, as phloem is the term for the vascular tissue in plants through which nutrients flow via photosynthesis.” This blend of synergy and sentiment runs through Klebba’s entire line, whether it’s the Leo highboy, the Maxwell lounge or the Regina loveseat. His favorite design, the Shaker-esque Harbor chair, was realized with his father, Ron, a craftsman himself who early on inspired Klebba to create. Working with his dad and a small team of artisans, Klebba stays busy with a custom, labor-intensive process that begins with sketches and evolves into life-size prototypes. It’s here where he may fine-tune the angle and joinery or collaborate with textile artisans such as Leland Duck of Revive Upholstery & Design or Matt Pierce at Wood&Faulk for leather slings. “I love building furniture that will outlive the owner in a timeless fashion,” says Klebba, who will launch a new line at New York’s ICFF in May. “I want my pieces to have a voice, whether they reside in a contemporary glass house, a midcentury modern residence or a Craftsman bungalow.” As the day winds down, the music softens to 1950s jazz, yet the work almost never stops. “You have to go to the woodshed to perfect your craft,” Klebba says, much like the way great musicians dig deep into their art when woodshedding, relentlessly dedicated to practicing and bettering themselves. “If you are going to be good at what you do, you have to always be open to learning and understand that it takes time. No one is going to do this for you. It all stops and starts with yourself.” L
Above: Benjamin Klebba of Phloem Studio crafts timeless furniture with a contemporary lean—just take a look at the Harbor chair here and on the previous page—from inside his Portland workshop in the Beam & Anchor building, center and far left. Left: The Regina lounge, shown in claro walnut wood and gray Maharam wool, is an example of Klebba’s smart, tailored designs. Next up for Phloem is a collaboration with Revive Upholstery & Design that will add leather and a square tufting pattern to the Regina upholstery options.
Dangling teardrops, delicate glass and caged silhouettes illuminate a path through springâ€™s most extraordinary lighting collections. produced by cara gibbS styling by annie goldman photography by joanna mcclure
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Clockwise from top left: Linear 3 Celestial Pebble Chandelier / Ochre / $6,565 / ochre.net. Dome Pendant / Holly Hunt / $3,420 / hollyhunt.com. Pari Pendant / Natasha Baradaran / $15,488 / natashabaradaran.com. Themis / Bec Brittain / $4,400 / becbrittain.com. Eclipse / Genesis by Kalin Asenov / $1,875 / kalinasenov.com. Succulents, Ranunculus and Peonies: Flower Muse / flowermuse.com. Paint: Kensington Purple / Ralph Lauren Home / ralphlaurenpaint.com.
Left: Clockwise from left: Staghorn Table Lamp in Bronze, shown with White Lacquer Shade / AretĂŠ Collection / $15,900 / aretecollection.com. Pleated Petrol Pendant / Waterford / $1,500 / waterford.com. Memphis / DAMM / $800 / damm-design.com. Right: Clockwise from top left: Bead Pendants / Kelly Lamb / $640 / kellylamb.net. Janus 8 Chandelier / Robert A.M. Stern for Remains Lighting / $7,625 / remains.com. San Pietro / Light by Jiun Ho / Price upon request / jiunho.com.
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find it: pacific northwest Linear 3 Celestial Pebble Chandelier by Ochre / Trammell-Gagné / 206.762.1511 / tgshowroom.com Dome Pendant by Holly Hunt / Jennifer West / 206.405.4500 / jwshowroom.com Pari Pendant / Natasha Baradaran / natashabaradaran.com Themis / Bec Brittain / becbrittain.com Eclipse / Genesis by Kalin Asenov / kalinasenov.com Staghorn Table Lamp in Bronze, shown with White Lacquer Shade / Areté Collection / aretecollection.com Pleated Petrol Pendant / Waterford / waterford.com Memphis by DAMM / L’ArcoBaleno / larcobaleno.com Bead Pendants / Kelly Lamb / kellylamb.net Janus 8 Chandelier by Robert A.M. Stern / Remains Lighting / remains.com San Pietro by Jiun Ho / Trammell-Gagné / 206.762.1511 / tgshowroom.com
architecture / stephen sullivan, stephen sullivan designs, pllc interior design / doug rasar, doug rasar interior design, llc home builder / klaus toth, toth construction, inc. landscape architecture / randy allworth, allworth design
LIGHT SHOW rooted in the past, a new house in seattle becomes a luminous backdrop for beloved and custom furnishings and a collection of esteemed northwest art. written by kelly vencill sanchez / photography by aaron leitz
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The ownersâ€™ antique French settee is tucked beneath the stair in the foyer, which features Margaret Tomkinsâ€™ painting from Woodside / Braseth Gallery. Designer Doug Rasar customized the runner through Lindstrom Rugs in Los Angeles. The staircase, with its tapered, round balusters and a newel post designed by the architect as a Greek Doric colonnette, was built by Beautiful Custom Stairs.
ongtime inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest learn to embrace lengthy stretches of fog, drizzle and rain. Though there are spectacular tradeoffs, such as the magnificent natural scenery and mild winters, the gray skies can take a toll. So when a young couple began thinking about expanding their 1920s brick home in the leafy Broadmoor neighborhood of Seattle, their mandate to the design team was light—and lots of it. “They said, ‘Make this house really light and bright,’ ” designer Doug Rasar recalls. “We did that not only with finishes, materials and lighting, but also with the architecture.” The site was impressive: a lushly planted 39,000-squarefoot lot that had grown to include a neighboring property. But when the original classical revival dwelling couldn’t be redesigned to suit the clients’ wish for traditional yet open spaces conducive to entertaining, architect Stephen Sullivan went back to the drawing board. Starting from scratch, he came up with an L-shaped plan that maximizes natural light and puts the focus on the landscape, which includes a 70-year-old blue atlas cedar tree. For Sullivan, Pacific Northwest architecture is all about light, but here he looked to Europe for precedents. “A similar kind of architecture exists in Amsterdam, where old brick buildings have huge windows relative to their mass,” notes Sullivan, who worked with project architect Jim Romano of Conard Romano Architects as the two were part of the same firm at the onset of the endeavor.
The plan took an interesting turn when the husband sent Sullivan an article about glass technology and asked if they could incorporate a more contemporary use of glass into the design. “It was a completely conflicting programmatic element,” says Sullivan, “but also an opportunity to embrace both neoclassical and modernist principles and derive a language that could hold them together in a coherent whole.” After Rasar suggested they take a trip to Southern California to look at examples of indoor-outdoor spaces marked by high ceilings, weathered wood floors and ample glazing, Sullivan pondered bringing the windows all the way up to the ceiling plane, so that the rooms could become, as he puts it, “reflectors of light.” The couple jumped at the idea. Concealing the headers of the French doors located on the main level, as well as the lift-and-slide panels, was no small task for builder Klaus Toth, who oversaw the construction with project manager Danica Holmlund and superintendent Rick Werden. “Everybody looks at the window design and sees it as quiet and beautiful,” remarks Toth. “Creating a seamless detail that appears very simple required a lot of consideration.” Another challenge was applying a slurry coat to the bricks on the structure’s main block, which softened its formality while layering on color and patina. “This is common in Southern states, but not here, and none of our stonework contractors had done it before,” says Toth;
Elsewhere in the entry, a Julie Speidel sculpture from Winston Wächter joins an oil by William Ivey from Woodside / Braseth Gallery. For the flooring, Rasar chose a trio of distressed stone tiles from Exquisite Surfaces in Los Angeles, installed by Architectural Stone Werkes. Beyond, a concrete-topped table from Baker sits below a light fixture from JF Chen in Los Angeles.
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Loewen windows from Windows, Doors & More take the spotlight in the living room, where a soft palette brightens the space and brings in more light. Comfortable seating is offered through a Patricia Edwards sofa and a blue Baker lounge chair. Circa Lighting table lamps from Harold’s Lighting and a coffee table from Rasar’s inventory join the scene.
he ultimately worked with a masonry supplier to come up with just the right mix for the Pacific Northwest climate. As with the exterior, rather than veering completely into either traditional or modern territory, the interiors nimbly bridge both, and Rasar came up with a fresh palette to reflect its youthful, active residents. To give the rooms the feeling of having been furnished over time, he and assistant designer Christopher Martinez-Luna combined existing family furnishings—like the antique French settee in the entrance hall and a tansu chest from Japan cleverly tucked beneath the powder room’s vanity—with custom pieces such as the contemporary dining table that expands to seat 16 against an aged teal wallcovering taken from an old showroom sample. Throughout, architectural detailing tends to the lean and spare. The family room features built-in shelving and a stone fireplace, but without the heavy molding found in a traditional Georgian design. The kitchen, meanwhile, balances lacquered-white cabinetry and a tempered-anddiffused-mirror backsplash with hand-planed, wide-plank oak floors. “When you do a new house, it’s easy to lose what was great about the old one,” he says. “But there is enough tradition in this house that one can wonder if it’s brand-new.” Pristine white walls became a backdrop for a growing collection of paintings by prominent Northwest artists such as Kenneth Callahan, Michael Dailey, Margaret Tomkins and William Ivey. In the tradition of old is new again, Rasar explains: “The art by Northwest masters that is represented in the house has a clean and refreshing vibe.” Before construction even began, landscape architect Randy Allworth reconceived and expanded on the design he had developed with the couple for their original home. With the property reconfigured, the main house, pool house and garage converge on a large lawn and gathering space, and tall plantings and hedges on the perimeter provide privacy while bringing distant mature trees into view. “It feels like a large country garden even though it’s in the city,” says Allworth, who worked with project manager Nanda Patel. The couple is delighted that they now have the kind of home where get-togethers can spill from the elegant rooms to the outdoors, where food trucks are set up for informal dining, and guests can linger around the fire pit or dance under lights on the terrace. It’s a house built on tradition without being fussy. “That describes the clients as well,” says Sullivan. “They’re formal, but they’re just as comfortable reading the newspaper in jeans on the living room sofa. This is a house where every single room gets used all the time.” 312 / luxe interiors + design
An antique lamp and a Michael James glass-topped cocktail table from Michael Folks Showroom occupy a corner of the living room. Seating here includes a sofa and silver-leafed chair by Rose Tarlow Melrose House and a Holly Hunt chair, all found at Jennifer West; the sofa wears Rubelli fabric from Kelly Forslund. The custom-colored rug is from Driscoll Robbins Fine Carpets.
A handpainted de Gournay wallpaper from Polly McArthur & Associates lines the dining room, where Rasar designed an expandable elm table. Castel fabric from Susan Mills Showroom covers the A. Rudin chairs from Trammell-GagnĂŠ. A Baker lamp sits atop a sideboard by Century Furniture. Eurocraft Hardwood Floors installed Schotten & Hansen European oak flooring in Oyster.
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With nighttime lights extending from the wood trellis by Cascade Joinery, Brown Jordan chaises perched poolside, and terraces paved in bluestone by Gardenstone Masonry, the exterior is teeming with spaces to entertain. The bricks are covered with a slurry coating, custom-colored and formulated by Mutual Materials and applied by Western Masonry. Nussbaum Group installed the landscape.
â€œIt was an opportunIty to embrace neoclassIcal and modernIst prIncIples and hold them together.â€? -stephen sullIVan
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Phillip Jeffries wallcovering wraps the family room in warmth and backs a Kenneth Callahan painting above the fireplace. A custom carpet from Andonian Rugs grounds Patricia Edwards sofas, a Holly Hunt tub chair and Baker lounge chairs. The resin-topped cocktail table is by Oly; the leather Hickory Chair ottoman is from J.Garner Home.
In the powder room, a French antique mirror floats above a honed PentalQuartz countertop installed by Architectural Stone Werkes, while toiletries are stowed in a Japanese tansu chest from Honeychurch Antiques. The room is lit by a chandelier from the ownersâ€™ collection and Holly Hunt sconces.
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Below left: More-traditional windows with dropped headers lend warmth to the master bedroom; Penthouse Drapery made the window treatments with Pindler fabric. Rasar designed the curved Patricia Edwards sofa, dressed in Glant Textiles fabric from Kelly Forslund, to fit into the bay. The Radici USA carpet is from Associated. Below right: Barbara Barryâ€™s Kallista faucet fills a tub in the master bath, where Stoneworks by John P. Holtz installed Pratt & Larson Tileâ€™s honey onyx tile for flooring. White cabinetry by Seattle Cabinet & Design and white painted millwork by Leithead Millwork and Design keep pattern to a minimum. The architect-designed mirrorwork is by Distinctive Glass.
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Bright Chair 888.524.5997 brightchair.com
Leathercraft 800.627.1561 leathercraft-furniture.com
Mari Design 503.292.8585 | Portland maridesign.com
Great Floors 206.624.7800 | Seattle greatfloors.com
Cassina 800.770.3568 cassina.com
Lee Industries 800.892.7150 furniturebylee.com
Kyle Bunting kylebunting.com
Christian Liaigre christian-liaigre.us
Lexington Home Brands lexington.com
Newport Custom Shutters 425.558.9820 | redmond newportcustomshutters.com
Samad 888.726.2393 samad.com
Ebanista 800.570.1087 ebanista.com
Lillian August for Hickory White lillianaugustfinefurniture.com
Perennials 888.322.4773 perennialsfabrics.com
Stacy Logan 206.937.3333 | Seattle stacylogan.com
Emerson Bentley emersonbentley.com
Marge Carson margecarson.com
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets tufenkiancarpets.com
Evyn Design 503.201.4758 evyndesign.com
Masins Fine Furnishings & Interior Design 425.450.9999 | Bellevue masins.com
Vervain 800.611.8686 vervain.com
Tufenkian Portland Outlet 503.212.4569 | Portland tufenkianportland.com
Hancock & Moore hancockandmoore.com
furniture + accessories
Ironies 510.644.2100 ironies.com
McKinnon Furniture 206.622.6474 | Seattle mckinnonfurniture.com
Advanced Floor Design 425.481.5195 | Kirkland advancedfloor.net
Alchemy Collections 206.448.3309 | Seattle alchemycollections.com
J. Robert Scott 877.207.5130 jrobertscott.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 800.789.5401 mgbwhome.com
Atiyeh Bros. 503.639.8642 | Tigard atiyehbros.com
Arhaus 866.427.4287 arhaus.com
J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com
Poltrona Frau 855.768.5931 poltronafrau.com
Christiane Millinger Oriental Rugs and Textiles 971.444.2440 | Portland christianemillingerorientalrugs.com
Bedford Brown Portland bedfordbrown.com
Jamieson Furniture Gallery 425.577.8627 | Bellevue jamiesonfurniture.com
Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com
Unique Design & Construction
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home builders + remodelers (continued)
home theater design (continued)
Scala Luxury scalaluxury.com
Ashley Norton Architectural Hardware 800.393.1097 ashleynorton.com
Design Guild Homes 425.455.3133 designguildhomes.com
Wipliance 425.702.8600 wipliance.com
The Picket Fence 866.944.5511 | Ketchum thepicketfence.com
Baldwin Hardware baldwinhardware.com
Dovetail General Contractors dovetailgc.com
interior design showrooms
Trammell-GagnĂŠ 206.762.1511 | Seattle tgshowroom.com
Chown Hardware 800.452.7634 | Portland chown.com
Dyna Contracting 206.297.6369 | Seattle dynacontracting.com
Designer Furniture Galleries 206.764.9222 | Seattle dfgseattle.com
Urban Hardwoods 206.443.8099 | Seattle urbanhardwoods.com
Rocky Mountain Hardware 888.583.0154 rockymountainhardware.com
Fairbank Construction Company Seattle | Bainbridge island fairbankconstruction.com
Jennifer West 206.405.4500 | Seattle jwshowroom.com
Sun Valley Bronze 866.788.3631 sunvalleybronze.com
King Construction 206.275.0904 | mercer island kingcon.co
Seattle Design Center 206.762.1200 | Seattle seattledesigncenter.com
Krekow Jennings 206.625.0505 | Seattle krekowjennings.com
Trammell-GagnĂŠ 206.762.1511 | Seattle tgshowroom.com
galleries Lipton Fine Arts 284.561.5120 | Sun Valley liptonfinearts.com Murloge Gallery of Fine Art yurozart.com Plasteel Frames & Gallery 206.324.3379 | Seattle plasteelframes.com
home automation Definitive 425.289.2318 definitive.com
home builders + remodelers
March-MacDonald, Inc. 206.232.8464 | mercer island march-macdonald.com
Steven D. Smith Custom Homes 888.342.5008 | Bellevue stevensmithcustomhomes.com
Graciela Rutkowski Interiors 206.523.1882 | Seattle gr-lifestyle.com
Roby King Galleries 206.842.2063 | Bainbridge island robykinggallery.com
Bender Custom Construction 425.827.5511 | Kirkland bendercustomconstruction.com
Toth Construction 206.242.9093 | Seattle tothconstruction.com
Jason Ball Interiors 503.267.2352 jasonballinteriors.com
The Island Gallery 206.780.9500 | Bainbridge island theislandgallery.net
Cascade Joinery 360.527.0119 | Ferndale cascadejoinery.com
Unique Design & Construction 206.697.9222 uniquedesignco.com
Jennifer Hoey Interior Design 208.726.1561 jenniferhoey.com
WaterWorks Gallery 360.378.3060 | Friday Harbor waterworksgallery.com
Conrad Brothers Construction 208.726.3830 conradbrothersconstruction.com
White Bird Gallery 503.436.2681 | Cannon Beach whitebirdgallery.com
Dennis Kavanagh Construction 208.726.2599 | Sun Valley denniskavanagh.com
home theater design Definitive 425.289.2318 definitive.com
M Design and Interiors 208.928.7872 mdesignandinteriors.com Maison Inc. 503.295.0151 | Portland maisoninc.com
Michael Homchick Stoneworks Inc.
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Maker Agent 206.588.0273 | Seattle maker-agent.com
Clive Christian clivechristianinteriors.com
The Fixture Gallery 206.632.4488 | Seattle thefixturegallery.com
The Urban Electric Co. 843.723.8140 urbanelectricco.com
Six Walls 206.275.3399 | mercer island six-walls.com
Consolidated Supply Co. 800.929.5810 | Tigard thefixturegallery.com
THG Paris thgusa.com
Susan Witman Interior Design 208.726.3639 | Sun Valley swidsunvalley.com
Eggersmann USA 800.276.1239 eggersmannusa.com
Victoria + Albert vandabaths.com
Bedrooms & More 206.633.4494 | Seattle bedroomsandmore.com
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 206.767.7700 | Seattle ferguson.com
Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry wood-mode.com
La Fabrique 206.257.5462 | Seattle lafabriqueseattle.com Scandia Home scandiahome.com
Foxâ€™s Seattle 206.623.2528 | Seattle foxsseattle.com
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 503.222.1144 | Portland ferguson.com
Kary Kjesbo Designs 208.720.5957 karykjesbodesigns.com
Five Star Kitchen & Bath 208.726.4039 | Ketchum fivestarkitchenbath.com
Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects 206.783.5840 | Seattle kennethphilp.com
Packouz Jewelers 503.228.3111 | Portland packouzjewelers.com
FRANKE 800.626.5771 frankeksd.com
kitchen + bath
Geberit 866.787.3924 geberitnow.com
landscaping Ragen & Associates 206.329.4737 | Seattle ragenassociates.com
organizational solutions California Closets 866.870.4814 californiaclosets.com
Abbrio Kitchen & Bath Solutions 206.753.2555 | Seattle abbrio.com
J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com
BainUltra 800.463.2187 bainultra.com
Keller Supply Company 206.270.4724 | Seattle kellersupply.com
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights 504.522.9485 bevolo.com
McKinnon and Harris mckinnonharris.com
Siematic MĂśbelwerke USA 215.604.1350 siematic.us
Hubbardton Forge 800.826.4766 hubbardtonforge.com
Pride Family Brands pridefamilybrands.com
Chown Hardware 800.452.7634 | Portland chown.com
Snaidero USA 877.762.4337 snaidero-usa.com
Littman Brands littmanbrands.com
Teak Warehouse 800.343.7707 | 866.937.8325 teakwarehouse.com
Conrad Brothers Construction
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stone + tile
stone + tile
J.E. Sweek Architectural Coatings 206.462.9358 | Seattle jesweek.com
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty - Moira Holley 206.660.4787 moiraonline.com
Ann Sacks 800.969.5217 annsacks.com
Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile 425.251.5333 | Tukwila tierrasolceramictile.com
Sun Valley Real Estate Christie’s Suzanne Williams 208.726.6000 i Ketchum sunvalleyrealestate.com
Antolini Luigi antoliniprecioustone.com
Walker Zanger walkerzanger.com
Christie’s International Real Estate - Anne-Marie Knapp 503.318.0712 | lake Oswego luxecir.com
Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty - Sue Engelmann 208.720.0680 | Sun Valley sueengelmann.com
Artistic Tile 877.237.4097 artistictile.com
Yellow Mountain Stoneworks, Inc. 206.932.5696 | Seattle yellow-mountain.com
Christie’s International Real Estate - Mimi McCaslin 503.784.4444 | lake Oswego luxecir.com
Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty - Tom Heinrich 208.720.0919 | Sun Valley
Christie’s International Real Estate - Terry Sprague 503.459.3987 | lake Oswego luxecir.com
Team Foster at Windermere 425.637.8373 | Bellevue fosterrealty.com
Compacstone USA, inc. 305.406.3600 compac.us
Coldwell Banker Bain coldwellbankerbain.com/luxury
Windermere Real Estate Bob Bennion 206.328.7200 | Seattle seattlefineproperties.com
Crossville 931.456.3136 crossvilleinc.com
Ewing & Clark Incorporated 206.322.2840 ewingandclark.com luxuryrealestate.com
Windermere Real Estate Mary P. Snyder 206.271.1782 | Seattle seattleluxuryhomes.com
Keller Williams Realty Katherine Rixon and Rob Cronin 208.720.4958 | 208.720.2211 rixonandcronin.com
Windermere Real Estate Ty Evans 206.795.0202 | Bainbridge island firstname.lastname@example.org
Eldorado Stone 800.925.1491 eldoradooutdoor.com/firebowls
Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection luxuryportfolio.com
O'Donnell Group Realty 503.519.3400 | Portland odonnellgrouprealty.com
Portland Food Adventures 503.208.4290 | Portland portlandfoodadventures.com
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206.448.5752 | Seattle realogicssothebysrealty.com
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 425.658.5300 | Kirkland realogicssothebysrealty.com
Oaks Bottom Forge 503.477.7498 | Portland oaksbottomforge.com
valet Butler Valet 206.233.9233 | Seattle butlerseattle.com
vineyards Precept Wine / Waterbrook Walla Walla preceptwinebrands.com waterbrook.com
Michael Homchick Stoneworks Inc. 425.481.2783 | Kenmore homchickstoneworks.com
Maya Romanoff mayaromanoff.com
Mutual Materials 888.688.8250 mutualmaterials.com
Phillip Jeffries phillipjeffries.com
Neolith neolith.com Oregon Tile & Marble 206.762.1858 | 503.231.0058 oregontileandmarble.com
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