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FEATURES 46 | A Tale of Two Cities

From his apartment on Paris’s Left Bank to his classically modern D.C. home, Thomas Pheasant is a master of understated design.

56 | Creating Home

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Blending old and new evokes “home” for a young New York couple. Layered natural textures enliven the neutral color scheme and bring the outdoors in.

63 | What’s New at Safavieh

Organic, modern, relaxed, classic and rough luxe are some of the adjectives that describe the new collections debuting now at our stores.

76 | Family First

Comfort, elegance and treasured memories are the perfect design recipe for an up-to-date and family-friendly home.

84 | Take It Outside

Backyard retreats are trending, and the latest outdoor furniture from Safavieh could help make this your best summer yet.

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92 | Bella Villa

Beachfront in Turks and Caicos, Design MACS and Safavieh outfit a luxurious vacation rental.

96 | Pure Allure

The seductive rooms of Mary McDonald command a closer look. Here’s a selection of some of her most ravishing work.

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Treating outdoor spaces as an extension of the house is a major design and lifestyle trend. That’s why Safavieh has made a major commitment to outdoor furnishings.

27 | Safavieh Showcase

The colors turning heads on fashion runways are also perfectly tailored for your home décor. HARBOR MIST

It’s the mid-gray of the moment—smart and welcoming. PACIFIC BLUE

The deep hues of the western ocean never fail to soothe. WARM SAND

From beach house to penthouse, sand equals “cozy.” LILAC BLUSH

Stylish and feminine, lilac lends grace to any room setting. COCONUT MILK

Soft and serene, this tranquil tone exudes elegance and comfort. TRANSPARENCY

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In the mood for a modern redo, a couple turns to Safavieh and designer Sally Kellogg to outfit an intimate Stamford home.

104 | Safavieh Accessories THE BAR IS OPEN!

Scenes from the latest celebrations of style with friends, family, designers and industry partners.

112 | The Last Word

Mark D. Sikes combines an appreciation of the classics and a deft, studied hand to create timeless, Californiachic interiors.

With the right accessories, a bar cabinet becomes the jewel-box focal point of a room.

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Small details, chosen with care, make blackand-white décor a can’t-fail classic.

108 | Where To Find Us

A directory of Safavieh’s retail galleries of home furnishings and fine rugs in metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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EDITORIAL STAFF

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

CINDY RUBIN MARK DOWDEN

ART DIRECTOR & STYLE EDITOR ALEXIS PUCCIO

ASSISTANT STYLE EDITOR

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CLOSER TO

NATURE

The desire to live closer to nature has sparked a major design trend: the treatment of outdoor spaces as an extension of the house. Most of today’s larger new homes include a covered porch. Patios and decks are becoming more elaborate, while gazebos and other outbuildings are sprouting like daisies. The outdoor living trend is backed by technology: Advances in textile science are producing superior weather-resistant fabrics for rugs, upholstery and woven furniture. Better heating and cooling units are making it possible to keep outdoor spaces cool or warm economically, as the weather requires. The rise of sustainably farmed teak and other woods has put highquality outdoor furniture more within reach. To embrace outdoor living and serve our customers better, Safavieh is expanding its commitment to all-weather furnishings. This begins with the launch of a 40,000-square-foot outdoor store at 2 Channel Drive in Port Washington, N.Y.—now open!—and will be followed by other launches in the tristate area. View some of our exciting new collections in this issue, beginning on page 84. As the lines between indoor and outdoor living blur, interiors are getting more relaxed. You’ll see this manifested in various ways: Down-to-earth woods and other natural materials are being used more. Organic shapes, such as live-edge tables, are increasingly popular. The

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SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, AGENCY SERVICES

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strict linearity of formal furniture is giving way PRODUCTION/ART ASSISTANT ALANNA GIANNANTONIO to soft edges and flowing curves. To bring you the best of these relaxed designs, Safavieh has MANAGER, DIGITAL MEDIA NIGEL EDELSHAIN combed the world and selected some fantastic ACCOUNTING AGNES ALVES collections to debut at our stores this spring. MEGAN FRANK Get a sneak peek beginning on page 63. In decorating a room, too many people acwwwainscot quire a few pieces of furniture and call it a day. wainscot PUBLISHED BY But design is about details, and a space can CHAIRMAN CARROLL V. DOWDEN only reach its potential when the small things PRESIDENT MARK DOWDEN are attended to. Many furniture stores are solely SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS SHAE MARCUS that—they don’t help customers accessorize— CARL OLSEN but Safavieh is different. We sell artwork, VICE PRESIDENTS THOMAS FLANNERY accessories, lighting, rugs—everything required RITA GUARNA CHRISTINE HAMEL to finish your home to perfection. In fact, our ADVERTISING OFFICE Safavieh Home Furnishings staff designers will fully accessorize your home 2 Channel Drive on approval. You can live with the “smalls” for a Port Washington, NY 11050 while, then select and purchase just the items ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Contact Cindy Rubin at you want; we’ll pick up the others and return 516.945.3911 or cindy.rubin@safavieh.com. them to the store. How easy is that? Enjoy the magazine, and keep in mind that SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES To change an address or request whatever you can dream, Safavieh can create. a subscription, write to Subscriptions, Safavieh Home Furnishings, Here’s to a beautiful home! Kind regards, MICHAEL YARAGHI

2 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050; telephone 516.945.3868. EDITORIAL INQUIRIES Write to Editor, SAFAVIEH STYLE, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email mark.dowden@wainscotmedia.com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. SAFAVIEH STYLE Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with Safavieh Home Furnishings. Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

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SAFAVIEH SHOWCASE

Global Views’ beautifully-crafted Toile Linen Chest is hand-wrapped in Belgian linen with hardware in an antique nickel finish. The Mirage Collection of high-sheen viscose area rugs from Safavieh add a breezy, West Coast feel to any room.

The colors turning heads on fashion runways are perfectly tailored for your home decor.

This stately gray marble and polished nickel table lamp by John-Richard comes with a silk shade. Designed by Dorothy Draper, Kindel’s 451 Lily chair features solid maple legs, a curved back, and arms that flair for ease of use.

Safavieh Couture’s ultrachic Ileana mirrored vanity features acacia wood, mirror and aluminum.

Add a touch of drama with Wendover Art Group’s mesmerizing Diamond 4 artwork.

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SAFAVIEH SHOWCASE The Miller chair’s luxurious blue velvet upholstery and tufted back and sides evoke old Hollywood glamour.

Stone Breath 2 by Wendover Art Group at Safavieh will add a nice touch to any room and is customizable in terms of size, medium and finish.

A modern take on a Native American design, Ralph Lauren Home’s Swiftwater area rug is shown in Ink.

The deep hues of the western ocean never fail to soothe.

Global Views’ handblown glass Tidal Wave sculpture forms an abstract wave design.

Henredon’s charming and refined Carlyle chair is a contemporary take on classic designs.

This pretty loveseat by Lee Industries rests on vintage gold legs. It’s shown in a vibrant Marco Sapphire fabric.

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The Constant credenza by Robyn Branch for Kindel’s Designer Artist Series is available in either a painted lacquer or a wood finish.

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The Dilan Safari chair by Safavieh Couture has a cherry mahogany frame and woven leather straps that inspire repose. Add an eye-catching graphic touch underfoot with the Rhodes rug in Cream Chocolate from the Ralph Lauren Collection.

Vanguard’s gorgeous, three-drawer chest with nickel hardware comes in Manchurian walnut solids and veneers.

From breezy beach house to swanky penthouse living, shades of sand imbue a cozy ambiance.

Create a spellbinding focal point in your home with Wendover Art Group’s abstract Dimension artwork. The doors of Henredon’s beautifully crafted Rosario tall cabinet feature an intricate, embossed design leafed in Plaza Gold.

Arteriors’ Andrea rectangular bench combines a frame finished in either brushed brass or gold with a velvet seat for maximum comfort.

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Safavieh’s Mirage Collection of rugs includes this gorgeous, hand-loomed beauty in Lavender Aura.

The contoured Eternity in Silver sculpture by John-Richard reflects shades of lilac over a raw graphite base.

Stylish and feminine, lilac lends grace to any room setting.

Vanguard’s stately bed is shown in the Hallie Chrome fabric with an attractive nailhead trim. The Amy Mini table lamp by Safavieh brings the popular 60s style into the present with a quiet yet dramatic lilac hue.

Windsor Smith’s Zephyr Chair for Century Furniture comes with a leather bolster pillow and a matte, gold-plated steel frame.

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Kelly Wearstler’s ultra-comfortable Lucien chair for EJ Victor features a tight back and hand-textured brass legs.

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The Coltrane six-drawer chest by Vanguard works well in either modern or transitional spaces.

A modern take on 18th-century French design, Arteriors’ Odysseus lamp features clean lines and a faux marble finish.

Soft and serene, this tranquil tone exudes elegance and comfort.

Barry Goralnick’s Vittorio Martini table for Vanguard features a brass and polished nickel base with a Banswara marble top.

Safavieh’s tone-on-tone, tranquil white Mirage rug comes in a variety of sizes.

Safavieh Couture’s Ottillia Shell accent chair is upholstered in an alluring cream-colored, top-grain cowhide.

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This beautiful Kindel ottoman works for beach houses or bright and airy spaces.

John-Richard’s statement box is covered in a wildly beautiful assortment of white quartz crystals and selenite.

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SAFAVIEH SHOWCASE Theodore Alexander’s Hush dining chair melds acrylic and shagreen fabric to form an updated version of the Klismos chair.

The ultra-chic Dariela acrylic desk by Safavieh Couture features a polished black finish and sleek brass details.

This hand-knotted, abstract rug in shades of charcoal and blue is part of Safavieh’s Tibetan Collection.

Let’s be clear: Acrylic and glass are always chic.

John-Richard’s Crystal Martini table has a cubed form that adds a sophisticated note to cocktail hour.

Vanguard’s Grant chair features leather upholstery in Declan Lagoon and acrylic panels with brushed nickel accents.

Uttermost’s two-piece Whale Tail sculptures feature a patinated silver finish and an acrylic base.

Theodore Alexander’s Levitage Cocktail Table is shown in mahogany and acacia parquetry over offset acrylic panel legs.

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When a woman walked into Safavieh’s Stamford, Connecticut, flagship store and declared, “I need an interior designer,” Sally Kellogg stood up and proclaimed, “That would be me!” And thus began an energetic meeting of the minds, a collaboration between two discerning women that led to a lifestyle transformation. Kellogg encouraged her client, Tracia, to focus on what she loved. Tracia kicked off her shoes, joined by her husband, Lou, to find comfort in a carefully selected Century Cornerstone sectional sofa with a high back and deep seats. Sophisticated companion pieces followed. An armchair by Hickory Chair is upholstered in a leaf-patterned charcoal mohair fabric by Theodore Alexander. Sharooz provided the very chic acrylic cocktail table, which reflects prisms of In the inviting yet airy living room, the Elliott wing chair’s fabric is echoed on the sofa’s kidney pillow. The Cornerstone sofa is upholstered in durable, stain-resistant Crypton fabric, making it perfect for entertaining.

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light and plays off the nearby Martini side table. A strategically placed Theodore Alexander mirror, balancing dual metals, opens up the space, while a large abstract artwork by Jill Pumpelly, which Tracia found on her own, adds a colorful focal point. “My client has a strong artistic sense,” says Kellogg, commending Tracia’s ability to choose pieces that “she will never tire of in her new environment.” In the dining room, a live-edge dining table with a metal trestle base caters to Tracia’s sculptural sensitivities. Keeping with the refined yet comfortably modern theme, the angular dining chairs’ wing-like sides are outlined in a black welt. In the background, the Migration credenza adds a visual punch with its ethereal depiction of gold birds flying across the reverse-painted black glass. “My client loves each and every object in her home. As we worked together,” Kellogg explains, “Tracia was able to transform her environment as she uncovered her own true personal style.” Just as the designer credits her client, so Tracia gives a glowing endorsement to Kellogg for her role in creating a place people look forward to being in: “I learned that there’s a real difference between a decorator and a designer. And Sally is a true designer. She worked with me to create a space I hadn’t even dreamed was possible.” It helped that her talent and taste were made available through the resources of Safavieh’s Stamford store. As Kellogg puts it, “This wonderful showroom provides me with an endless toy box, where so many furnishings can be put together to create amazing results for every circumstance.” In this case, the result is an elegant urban interior that serves as an intriguing personal sanctuary for Tracia, Lou and their family and friends. The dining room’s live-edge table, striking chairs and dazzling credenza play well with the owner’s clear glass chandelier and the architectural brass and crystal table lamp from John-Richard.

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES From his apartment on Paris’s Left Bank to his classically modern D.C. home, Thomas Pheasant is a master of understated design. If ever an interior designer elevated the use of neutrals to an art form, that designer is Thomas Pheasant. Forget any preconceptions about beige spaces being staid or emotionless. Pheasant can turn an off-white room into a visually rich and exciting environment. He proves it here with two homes of his own, his apartment on Paris’s Left Bank and his house in Washington, D.C. Pheasant, who describes his design aesthetic as a “modern evolution of classical style,” always lets the location direct the design. When it came to his Paris apartment, which he uses as a “place to breathe, reflect and get inspired,” the city’s limestone facades, gray roofs, and black iron railings inspired the architectural details and the gray and stone palette he brought into the apartment. Angular furniture, such as the Thomas Pheasant STUDIO game table in the living

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In the living room of his Paris apartment, Thomas Pheasant included a curated mix of materials, shapes and textures, such as the angular game table from Thomas Pheasant STUDIO. The sculptural Felix Agostini sconces speak to the designer’s idea “that every piece in a room should celebrate form.”

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room, add interest and complement the designer’s tufted Ritz chairs for Baker. A hypnotic Richard Serra painting and sculptural Felix Agostini sconces create a vibrant energy that plays off the tranquil palette. Wall panels and decorative plaster add layers to the neutral paint finish, while a mix of fabrics in linen, velvet and silk contribute textural interest. In the entry hall, which features an amazing view across the Seine to Sacré-Coeur, an oversized mirror temporarily placed behind a striking black cabinet quickly became permanent. Pheasant’s c. 1995 Tassel chairs and Felix Agostini sconces complete the chic look. In the bedroom, a pale palette is highlighted by natural light from the window, exuding tranquility, while a Colby Caldwell photograph adds a serene grace note. It’s no wonder the designer and his partner use this residence for inspiration and escape. Pheasant’s four-bedroom D.C. house, located just outside of Georgetown near his studio, comes with a pool house and garden that are often shared with family and friends. Despite the home’s unabashed elegance, it offers a sense of comfort and ease and serves as a fantastic display of Pheasant’s work. “Most of the pieces in

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In his elegant Washington, D.C. home, says Pheasant, “I wanted to create a modern classical background for my furniture designs.” The designer’s Bel-Air lounge chairs perfectly complement his stacked cocktail tables, while in the background, his Paris chaise and tufted Athens chairs are a study in form and function.

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the living room and the rest of my home are my designs. They tell the story of my personal journey over the years,” he says. From his Paris sofa designed for Baker in 2005, to the Bel-Air lounge chairs from 2008, and a variety of custom pieces, the beautiful, tailored grouping in the living room shows just how well Pheasant’s collections work together. A circular bronze by artist Bruno Romeda and 1930s Chinese carved figures in the rear niches form artful focal points, while a stately, tall round table centrally placed serves visually to divide up the expansive living room. “Sculptural form, contrast, simplicity…it’s what I love,” explains Pheasant. In the sun-filled dining room, Pheasant showcases his admiration of classical elements mixed with modern ideas. A custom round bronze dining table, an antique Baccarat chandelier, and a contemporary sculpture by Eva Hild work together beautifully. The foyer, which showcases Pheasant’s deft hand and modern classical spirit, is described by him as “the perfect summation of my point of view.” It’s a point of view worth sharing.

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Modern Evolution In Thomas Pheasant’s new collection for Baker, flawlessly executed metalwork showcasing new textures and finishes imparts a luxurious tone to exquisite silhouettes. The complete collection is available now at Safavieh.

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“Details are so important to elevating the look and feel of my designs,” says Thomas Pheasant. “Baker did an outstanding job of fulfilling my vision.” Opposite: Pheasant in one of his completed projects for a family in Washington, D.C. His Wedge slipper chair for Baker is in the foreground. This page, clockwise from top: Vendome cocktail table; a vignette showcasing one of the designer’s favorite pieces, the Janus cabinet with its two-tone glass doors and bronze details; Lunar chest; Diamond lounge chair; Cloak sconce; Plateau accent table in Alabaster.

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CREATING HOME Blending old and new evokes “home” for a young New York couple. Layered natural textures enliven the neutral color scheme and bring the outdoors in. INTERIOR DESIGN BY

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The live-edge dining table was custom made of Mexican guanacaste, the colors of which are reflected in the multi-hued wood kitchen nearby. The table legs are gilded wood. Photographs from the homeowners’ collection adorn the walls.

For Lorraine Gordon, lead interior designer at Safavieh’s Broadway flagship store in Manhattan, capturing the feeling of “home” has rarely been as important as it was for this Tribeca project. The design was for the daughter of Gordon’s very first client. “When I was just starting out,” says Gordon, “her mother was the first person to trust me to design for her. That meant a lot. Over the years, we worked on several projects together, and I’ve designed S A FA V I E H s t y l e

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previous apartments for her daughter as well.” A high-school student when they first met, the daughter is now an attorney, married and working in New York. Her Tribeca home is just under 2,000 square feet, with two bedrooms and the gift of 14-foot ceilings. Oversized windows in the living area and master bedroom let in masses of light. “The bare apartment had such beautiful bones,” says Gordon. “The gorgeous brick wall, the reclaimed wood floors, the multicolored wood kitchen. We just wanted it to be comfy and cohesive, so we chose a neutral color scheme.” To balance the home’s neutral palette, Gordon added layers of texture “to make everything tell its own story.” The sofa is linen and scattered with cozy throws. Pillows are made from Tibetan lamb’s wool and rabbit hair. The bedroom’s wallpaper is sisal; the library’s metallic. “Texture makes things more interesting,” notes

Textures mix happily in the sitting area, where the linen couch is dotted with fur pillows and cozy throws. The great room’s custom sideboard has a gilded base to match the legs of the dining table and features a relief carving along the entire front side. Photographs of China by Sze Leong hang above it. The leather chairs, semi-antique Turkish Sivas rug, and handcarved Indian screen are from the home of the client’s parents.

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Gordon. “It breaks up neutrals and gives a cohesive feel without any one thing sticking out too much.” The great room features two pieces of custom furniture, both oversized and both of carved wood. “Everything shrinks in a home with such high ceilings,” says Gordon, “so it was important that pieces be large in scale. And my client loves real, carved wood.” The duo selected the largest top they could find for the live-edge dining table, made of Mexican guanacaste with gilded wood legs. On the opposite side of the great room, the 105-inch custom sideboard lends overall balance to the space, and its gilded wood base connects it to the dining table. Like those two pieces, all of the furniture was chosen specifically for the space. But a few items carry special meaning for client and designer alike. The brown leather chairs that flank the sideboard and the Turkish Sivas rug are from the home of the client’s parents—the source of Gordon’s first project as an interior designer. In fact, Gordon selected those pieces 15 years ago. The third item that carries special connotations of home for the client is the hand-carved wooden screen from India, which belonged to her grandfather’s brother. “My client is of Indian heritage and her husband is Jewish,” says Gordon. “So they come from different traditions and cultural backgrounds. But they balance each other so well. Part of my job is to keep their home balanced in the same way—to give them both what they like and make it feel like home.”

The library (left) features texture in the form of layered rugs and metallic wallpaper—a pale blueand-gold pattern on the walls and a pale gold on the ceiling. The painting is by Indian artist Paritosh Sen. In the bright master bedroom (right), shapes are a highlight and furnishings stand out against the walls, covered in a light lilac sisal wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The photograph above the bureau is by Susan Wides.

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ORGANIC. MODERN. RELAXED. CLASSIC. ROUGH LUXE…

It’s What’s New at Safavieh PHOTOGRAPHY BY

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Some aspects of interior design follow fashion, changing with the seasons in the same way hemlines rise and fall. Other home design trends are more profound, reflecting cultural shifts and changes in lifestyle. The collections debuting now at Safavieh Home Furnishings fall in this second category: The new furniture is an expression of the more relaxed, casual way people live and entertain at home today. Rooms are closer to nature, both in the materials they incorporate and the use of organic forms. And modern spaces feel less dogmatic; they have a fresh urban energy that comes with the mix of styles from different eras. Turn the page for a first look at some of what’s in store for you. S A FA V I E H s t y l e

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URBAN ENERGY This living room setting features leather furniture made for Safavieh in Italy, including the standout Luna sofa. This customizable sectional has adjustable seat-backs and arms, allowing it to be converted from sofa to bed, with myriad inbetween positions. The sofa sits atop a highsheen Mirage rug by Safavieh. Photographed at Safavieh’s Stamford, Conn., flagship store.

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SWEET DREAMS Figured walnut in a warm taupe finish lends a relaxed, organic quality to this Bernhardt bedroom. The wood-framed headboard is inset with plush, sound-absorbing channel upholstered panels. Photographed at Safavieh’s Glen Cove, N.Y., flagship store.

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DINING IN STYLE A dining room made in Italy for Safavieh features the ingenious Omnia glass-top table. It expands to seat up to 14 guests, and the legs always remain at the corners to ensure that all guests are seated comfortably. Photographed at Safavieh’s Manhasset, N.Y., showroom.

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ITALIAN ELEGANCE With its unusual quilted leather base supporting an ash wood top, the modern Baltimora dining table was designed by Leonardo Dainelli and manufactured in Italy for Safavieh. Photographed at Safavieh’s Stamford, Conn., flagship store.

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HORSEPLAY The Duke sofa by Verellen is notable for its relaxed inside-out seam detail on the arms. A Taracea coffee table pairs a live-edge wood top with acrylic legs. Photographed at Safavieh’s Glen Cove, N.Y., flagship store.

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MODERN MASTERY Iconic modern furniture by Thayer Coggin is renowned for its perfect shape, scale and proportion. Case in point: this sectional seating group, which seems to float on sculptural wood frames. Photographed in the new Modern Gallery at Safavieh’s Broadway, N.Y., flagship store.

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CURVES AHEAD This living room setting is all about subtle curves. Caracole’s Bend the Rules sofa and oval Front and Center cocktail table set the tone. The Villa Olmo buffet by Theodore Alexander has dramatic wavy ‘X’ applied decoration on the front panels. Cynthia Rowley’s Swan room divider for Hooker Furniture provides a linear counterpoint to all those curves. Photographed at Safavieh’s Glen Cove, N.Y., flagship store.

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LAIDBACK LUXURY Designed in Italy for Safavieh, the Queen sofa reclines at the touch of a button. The Emile coffee table and shaggy ottoman are both by Safavieh Couture. Art by Wendover. Photographed at Safavieh’s Stamford, Conn., flagship store.

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FAMILY FIRST

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Comfort, elegance and treasured memories: the perfect design recipe for an up-to-date, family-friendly home. Colors inspired by the ocean make homeowners Christine and Tim—who both grew up near the beach—feel at home. After their youngest child went off to college, they renovated to create comfortable, elegant and welcoming living spaces that reflect them as a couple.

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As new members of the empty-nest club, a Nassau County couple wanted to create their dream home, but still ensure that it remained a welcoming space for their two children, now in college, who return for weekends and summers. That meant opening up the interior space, increasing natural light and updating the décor. The homeowners, Christine and Tim, reached out to Safavieh. “The designer we worked with, Karin Krinsky, really listened,” says Christine. “Everything that we said we needed, every last detail, she made sure we got. She never tried to push her own agenda—her focus was always on what we wanted.” One example: The couple wished for comfortable sofas they could relax on in the evenings, whether to read, watch television or chat about their days. “Karin helped us find sofas that are not only comfortable, but beautiful, too,” says Christine. “And despite their light color, those sofas stand up to lots of use, including our miniature schnauzer.” Because of its central location for Christine and Tim’s large, close-knit extended family, the home serves as a gathering place. “We spend a lot of time all of us here together,” says Christine, “including Sunday dinners and celebrations like birthdays. Our dining room is usually full of people, love, laughter and lots of Italian food.” In short, having the redesign be family-friendly was a priority. Everything had to be comfortable and

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Mirrored and metallic surfaces reflect the abundant natural light and add a little sparkle throughout the renovated spaces. The display cabinet, seen in the photo above, houses Lladró ceramic figurines, which Christine has been collecting for more than 28 years. “From the time we were engaged to when the children were born and through today, every piece has a wonderful story attached,” she says. In the foyer (right), the rug is by Ralph Lauren.

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As wine enthusiasts, Christine and Tim enjoy having a space dedicated to conversation and to tasting wines from their extensive collection (above). The dining room (left) hosts many lively family gatherings. Its centerpiece is a dining set that has been in the family for many years. To blend seamlessly with the new dĂŠcor, the tabletop was refinished and the seats recovered. The lacquer artwork, a family heirloom, is from Japan. The rugs in both rooms are by Ralph Lauren.

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able to stand up to daily use. “To make sure everyone feels at home,” says Christine, “I wanted to incorporate some family heirlooms—things that would be familiar to all of us—into the new design. Karin helped me go through what we had, and she incorporated what we wanted to re-use into her plan.” A treasured photograph from her parents’ home—two Adirondack chairs facing the ocean—sits atop a display cabinet in the family room. “Karin thought it would look great there. She researched the photographer and was able to get a beach photo by the same artist that’s now displayed near the first. My Dad is so happy to see their photo in our family room.” It was easy for Christine and Tim, high-school sweethearts who both grew up around the beach, to choose a palette: soft, neutral colors accented by shades of blue. “I love the ocean and the outdoors, but I also like a little glitz and sparkle,” says Christine. “Karin added subtle touches to give me that, like crystal drop beads on the window shades, and the wallpaper in the dining room. If you look closely at the flowers on it, they have a little shimmer.” The design also incorporates mirrors and metallic surfaces, including brushed nickel and brass, through all the rooms. “We’re completely happy with our redesign,” says Christine. “To the point that one day last winter, I just had to pick up the phone to thank Karin. I told her, ‘You’ve brought me so much peace in this home. I feel so happy in every room.’” S A FA V I E H s t y l e

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TAKE IT OUTSIDE Backyard retreats are trending, and the latest outdoor furniture from Safavieh could help make this your best summer yet.

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This open porch features a contemporary take on teak outdoor furniture. The armchairs and loveseat are angled back, in the manner of Adirondack chairs, for extra comfort. Matching lanterns with burnished teak frames have rechargeable LED lights. They’re all part of the Safavieh Outdoor collection.

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Reflecting the relaxed way people live today, one of the biggest trends in residential architecture and design is to treat the outdoors as an extension of the house. Covered porches are back in a big way. Patios, decks and gazebos are being furnished like living rooms, and gardens are being shaped into outdoor “rooms,” with hedges and herbaceous borders as walls. Safavieh is embracing this trend by expanding our commitment to outdoor furnishings. The recently opened Safavieh Outdoor design center at 2 Channel Drive, Port Washington, N.Y., features the collections shown on these pages and many more. To help you start dreaming and planning your own backyard retreat, here are seven top tips for design success: 1. Choose quality. You want furniture that’s attractive, comfortable and durable—built to withstand the elements and look great year after year. Today’s quality is better than ever, thanks to advances in furniture and textile technology, such as sturdy synthetic wicker and weather-resistant, colorfast fabrics. 2. Be colorful. Outdoors, you have the opportunity to use stronger colors than you might be comfortable with indoors. Fuchsia cushions, anyone? That said, there’s nothing wrong with neutral, natural shades, such as sand, slate gray or beige. You can add pops of color with patterned accent pillows and accessories, the same as you’d do indoors. 3. Mix and match. Vast expanses of perfectly matched furniture can be At left, cast aluminum furniture with graceful lines and a soft ivory finish looks picture perfect atop a bluestone patio. This collection features a classic quatrefoil pattern and French botanical styling. Above, coastal flare comes worry-free, thanks to ultra-realistic raffia wicker made of durable resin. The deep seating pieces have rolled high-back cushions for added comfort. At right, architectural details from the Winterthur estate and archives inspired this cast aluminum dining set. Klismos-influenced armchairs are paired with a table supported by massive garden urn pedestals.

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In this rustic poolside pavilion, the seating is fashioned from the latest UV-resistant resin wicker, which has been individually finished with an antiqued application for a mellow, timeless look. The metal tables and bar cart provide a pleasing visual counterpoint. All furniture shown is available from Safavieh Outdoor.

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boring. Combine different styles of furniture made of different materials for the same curated look as in your living room. Wicker seating and low metal tables, for example, look fantastic together. 4. Finish the floor. If you’re furnishing a covered porch, treat the floor as you would an indoor space: Use all-weather rugs to define seating areas and add a polished appearance. Today’s indoor-outdoor rugs are even appropriate for use on open patios and decks, where rugs provide good looks, slip protection and bare-footed comfort. 5. Fire it up. Whether on a porch or as a freestanding patio feature, an outdoor fireplace provides the same dramatic focal point as an indoor hearth, and it extends the outdoor living season deep into fall or even winter. In open areas, a fire pit admirably serves the same purpose. Tall, gas-fired heaters, as you’ve seen at outdoor cafes, are a less expensive alternative. 6. Ensure evening ambiance. There’s magic to being outside after sunset. As in your indoor living spaces, soft lighting is key to creating a relaxing nighttime environment. Few people have enough sources of lighting in their rooms, indoors or out. For your porch or patio, consider LED or incandescent lights with dimmer switches, battery-operated candles or lanterns, real candles, old-fashioned gas lanterns (there’s nothing more charming), and landscape lighting that extends the magic into the distance. 7. Favor functionality. The function of today’s outdoor living spaces goes far beyond comfortable seating. Outdoor kitchens, built-in bars with entertainment centers and cabanas for lounging are all part of the current scene. Even if you’re not into lavish entertaining, you’ll appreciate the convenience of a nearby refrigerator stocked with cold drinks. Ready to relax? Stop by the new Safavieh Outdoor design center at 2 Channel Drive, Port Washington, N.Y., for a look around and a free consultation. Above, the tables in this curved, contemporary wicker collection are topped in Weatherstone, which emulates honed limestone. At left, designed to look like teak, this furniture collection is actually made of maintenance-free aluminum with an antiqued finish. The triple-bar detailing straddles the line between traditional and modern. At right, for bold visual appeal and added durability, the armchairs and matching table were designed with extra thick aluminum frames.

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BELLA VILLA The living is easy—and elegant—at this beachfront jewel in Turks and Caicos thanks to Design MACS and Safavieh.

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Tanner White Architects INTERIOR DESIGN BY

Marissa Sauer of Design MACS, with Michelle Townsend for Safavieh PHOTOGRAPHY BY

David Gallardo of Brilliant Studios TEXT BY

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On a Safavieh shopping trip, designer Marissa Sauer chose a comfortable, chic Bernhardt sofa and mirrored coffee table that reflects the island light. Underfoot, a durable indoor/outdoor sisal rug withstands the elements while a coral lamp with an acrylic base adds interest. Black mosaic tiles from a local tile store form the kitchen backsplash.

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It’s not often a New Jersey-based company is asked to work on the interiors of a ground-up build on newly purchased beachfront land in Turks and Caicos. But when the client is local, serendipity is in the cards. Marissa Sauer, owner and lead designer of Design MACS, understood just what the client wanted. “The property itself is unique,” she explains. “It was purchased with the intention of turning it into a luxury vacation rental from the start, so we set out to create a place that was flexible for both individual and group rentals depending on high or low season.” Working hand-in-hand with the builder, Paul Chaplin of NorStar Group, Sauer visited every eight weeks or so to check on the progress. What resulted was Villa Viatu—two luxurious open-concept duplexes just steps away from Pelican Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales, with breathtaking views of the ocean. Each duplex floor consists of one two-bedroom suite with en-suite bathrooms and an adjacent studio suite—all with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas and living

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areas. The ground-floor living areas open up to the pool (complete with a heated spa and plentiful chaise lounges), while the upper floors enjoy a spacious balcony for al fresco dining and breezy nights. Since the island lacked in furniture stores despite shining in natural beauty, Sauer decided to simplify the process and outfitted the interiors almost fully with furniture from Safavieh’s Paramus, N.J., store. With help from Safavieh designer Michelle Townsend, who Sauer described as knowing the many available collections “like the back of her hands,” the process was pretty seamless. While each suite’s elegant yet beachperfect furniture mostly keeps to the theme, there are subtle differences that give each suite personality— from differing turquoise and aqua hued artworks to ocean-themed accessories, and variously scaled coffee tables and mirrored finishes. The result is an elegant villa that offers the sense of a private resort. An outdoor kitchen, a hammock area, and a newly added fire pit add to the property’s allure. And it’s location on Tranquility Lane? Well that’s just perfect.

Left: Durable, attractive Ipe wood chaise longues are the perfect way to relax outdoors. Right, top and bottom: In the studio suite, Sauer customized the Emily bed by Vanguard to include a mirrored and white lacquered frame around the headboard; the sofa also functions as a pull-out bed; Sauer designed the quartz bathroom vanities with integrated sinks; the shower’s back wall features black mosaic tiles.

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PURE ALLURE

The seductive rooms of Mary McDonald command a closer look. Like Coco Chanel before her, Mary McDonald worked as a milliner before she hit it big on her own. She brings to interior design a milliner’s sense of balance, drama, glamour, refined details and bold gestures—all of which have become her hallmarks. While she is strongly influenced by classicism, her rooms are never boring, rarely restrained and always pack some emotional wallop. “Really memorable rooms are seductive,” McDonald says. “They beckon you to

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Mary McDonald designed this living room around her client’s art collection. To create a monochromatic look that complements the art, she pulled a watery blue from one of the paintings. Raspberry pillows, lampshades and curtain trim lend what she calls a “jazzy Parisian elegance.”

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enter and then they embrace you.” She describes seduction as key to her approach. Fair enough, but just what are her tools of seduction? “Well-thought-out ambient lighting for sure,” she answers. “There is nothing worse than going into someone’s home and you feel you are in some sort of surgery center. It’s helpful to mix in accent lighting to artfully accentuate certain elements. I also rely on alluring beds, cozy but curated seating groups, tabouret tables, lush rugs, one major statement piece be it art or chandelier, and of course a little sizzle and glam somewhere. A little bronze or brass can be finishing jewelry touches.” This Californian’s main aesthetic groove might best be described as classically

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The showhouse room above is a brilliant study in contrasts, created by McDonald to evoke a haute couture Paris salon. The graphic painted ceiling, so modern in feel, plays off the gilt sconces, which McDonald designed. Other contrasting pairs: the acrylic coffee table separating painted fauteuils and the expansive chinoiserie screen separating photographs of Moscow’s Ostankino Museum.

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In a dining room, above right, intense yellow urns serve as exclamation points. Other bold touches here are the outsized geometric pattern painted on the floor and the giant clam shell perched on the table. At right, a masculine living room conjures a London club, updated with modern touches. There’s also a hint of Savile Row, courtesy of gray flannel upholstery and silk necktie fabric used to line the curtains.

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elegant, punctuated by the modern. Asked her favorite ways to add a modern touch to a room, she replies: “I think the easiest way to keep your home fresh and current without constant redecorating is, first and foremost, lighting and lampshades. A pair of contemporary lamps or reading lights with a more current shade can really give a room a fresher edge in even the most traditional of settings. I also like to use a very clean and contemporary selection of drinks tables, stools and larger scale table accessories to create the tension between old and new.” That tension is evident in all of the McDonald rooms seen on these pages. Each is composed mainly of traditional elements, which sit in conversation with one or more well-placed contemporary pieces. In the sitting room-cum-bedroom, for example, painted fauteuils flank an acrylic coffee table, while nearby, an oversized contemporary photograph is illuminated by a gilded flame-ball sconce. In her own home, McDonald’s favorite space is her bedroom, seen at left. “I find the space peaceful,” she says. “I have a fireplace I use in the winter and a big picture window that looks out at green treetops in the summer as well as the city view at night. My Chinese Chippendale is just enough Old World glamour to assuage my feminine old school side, while the room is strictly ivory and pale blue—so all very serene and pleasing to just lie around and forget the world.” In real life, McDonald doesn’t spend much time lying around. She has a busy design practice, with client projects underway in multiple states. And she has made her mark as a furniture designer, with an elegant and extensive collection for Chaddock, which you’ll see previewed on the following spread.FGuilty pleasure Besides being a palace for pugs, McDonald’s own bedroom is her favorite place in the house, a quiet refuge where she can “just lie around and forget the world.” The ivory and pale blue color scheme, the fireplace and a sprinkling of Chinese Chippendale all contribute to the air of tranquility.

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Mary, Mary… She’s rarely contrary, although some wags might call her pug-nacious. Her bold, balanced approach to design is well reflected in her furniture collection for Chaddock, available at Safavieh, of course.

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A designer on the go, Mary McDonald shares with us some of her favorite things:

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BREAKFAST Bacon and eggs or eggs Benedict RECENTLY READ BOOK “Educated” by Tara Westbrook PERSONAL SCENT Chanel No. 5 FOREIGN CITY TO VISIT I love every city for the first time, but Paris and Rome never disappoint as lifetime repeats. ISLAND Hana in Maui holds some sort of magic for me, yet I think I have yet to find my lifetime favorite. U.S. HOTEL Don’t have a favorite, but I sure do love teatime and the Bar at the Carlyle in New York. FOREIGN HOTEL Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India HOLIDAY GETAWAY Anywhere exotic and new with my travel posse, but I always love Capri overlooking the water. FLOWER Peony, then hydrangea GUILTY PLEASURE Eating an entire large bag of Kettle chips FILM “The English Patient” SONG Jackson Browne’s “Sky Blue and Black”

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In the room setting above, Mary McDonald’s collection for Chaddock includes pairs of Demetria chaises and Napoleon stools in the foreground. Clockwise from top right are the Sophia klismos chair; the Louis Glam mirror and Olympia demilune, with its charming hoof foot, flanked by Madeleine chairs; Octavius pedestal table; Bridgitte chair, and Hellenia TV cabinet. The entire collection is available at Safavieh.

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Safavieh’s Lindsay Miller, who scours the planet to find the best accessories for some of our stores, shares her suggestions for two classic room settings. Among her favorites is this framed print, which has the spontaneous charm of a Modernist sketch. Everything shown, from furniture to small objects, is available at Safavieh.

This gilded octopus is more than handsome bar décor. The critter holds half a dozen shot glasses, so you and your guests will always be ready for an impromptu toast to Neptune or your other favorite denizen of the deep.

Dots. Velvet. Smoke. The simplicity of polka dots complements the rich velvet ground of this smoky silk pillow. It adds the perfect Art Deco touch to any room devoted to evening entertainment.

With the right accessories, a bar cabinet becomes a jewel-box focal point.

With its coral finish and textured silver and gold handle, this decorative box in the Palm Beach style adds tabletop pizzazz. Like the gems for which they’re named, each candle in the Pearls collection is unique: The glass holder is hand-blown by a skilled artisan. The fragrances are elegant, and so are the vessels.

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Many automobiles are works of art, but it’s hard to imagine a car with more graphical impact than this gullwing Mercedes-Benz. The framed photograph makes a strong focal point in a modern interior.

The Interstellar table lamp is both an electric light and an illuminated tabletop sculpture: Its twin glass columns glow like the night sky.

Porcelain fragments excavated in Colonial Williamsburg inspired these sleek boxes, which are emblazoned with the Chinese symbol for longevity.

Small details make black-and-white décor a can’t-fail classic.

Patterned on mid-century Scandinavian ceramics, these keyhole Lang vases have a shimmering iridescent surface, providing a touch of glamour wherever they’re displayed.

This everlasting arrangement has gorgeous geometry: A Wave vase displays white phalaenopsis orchids with curled foliage in faux water.

Agate candles do more than set the mood with fragrance. Each jewel-like holder showcases a polished slice of agate, a mineral known for its healing properties.

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WHERE TO FIND US

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FLAGSHIP STORES: NEW YORK CITY | BROADWAY & 20TH STREET | 902 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 | Phone: (212) 477-1234 STAMFORD | 230 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 | Phone: (203) 327-4800 GLEN COVE | 24 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 | Phone: (516) 365-3800 LIVINGSTON | 442 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 | Phone: (973) 629-5800

DESIGN STORES: MANHASSET | 1649 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030 | Phone: (516) 627-4444 PARAMUS | 110 East State Route 4, Paramus, NJ 07652 | Phone: (201) 291-0200 HARTSDALE | 45 South Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530 | Phone: (914) 681-6000 FARMINGDALE | 110 Route 110 (Broad Hollow Road), Farmingdale, NY 11735 | Phone: (631) 777-5678 DANBURY | 7 Backus Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 | Phone: (203) 790-7200

SAFAVIEH OUTDOOR: PORT WASHINGTON | 2 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050 | Phone: (516) 945-3868

OUTLETS: PORT WASHINGTON | 2 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050 | Phone: (516) 945-3868 NEW ROCHELLE | 64 Nardozzi Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805 | Phone: (914) 355-5353

RUGS ONLY: EAST 59TH STREET | 238 East 59th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY 10022 | Phone: (212) 888-0626 Seen above is Safavieh’s Manhasset design store, located on the famous Miracle Mile not far from Americana Manhasset. The store houses a curated collection of high-end modern furniture, light fixtures and accessories.

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SAFAVIEH HAPPENINGS Recently Safavieh welcomed renowned designer Mary McDonald to its Stamford store. Co-hosted by Chaddock and The Enchanted Home, the event brought guests from near and far. Known for mixing period styles and ignoring conventions, McDonald has designed a fresh and exciting furniture collection for Chaddock, which is available at all Safavieh locations. Meantime, at our Broadway store in Manhattan, Safavieh hosted a cocktail reception with storied furniture maker Thayer Coggin. The occasion marked the opening of our new Modern Gallery featuring Thayer Coggin designs by the legendary Milo Baughman. What an honor it is to make these iconic Modernist pieces available to our customers. On the facing page, you’ll find highlights of the holiday party co-hosted by Safavieh and Eva Lee, licensed real estate salesperson for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, at our Manhasset showroom, as well the holiday party for Safavieh staff. As always, we love sharing what’s new in the world of home design and seeing you, our valued customers and friends, at our special events.

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THE LAST WORD WITH...

Mark D. Sikes

An appreciation for the classics and a deft, studied hand yields timeless, California-chic interiors. Mark, how would you describe your design style? Classic, timeless and all-American. You’re known for mastering the feat of melding chic and glamour with comfort and function. What’s your secret? I don’t know if it is a secret, but I try to make sure the rooms I create are both inviting and comfortable. And it is important that the design stands the test of time. The rooms should look and feel just as good 15 years from now as they do today. You appear to gravitate towards color palettes that feature shades of one color. Is this a conscious choice? Not really. I do love color, but I love it in ways that are easy to take in and that do not overwhelm the viewer or the design of the space. What is your favorite designed space? I have so many, it’s hard to choose! I would probably have to go with all of Hubert de Givenchy’s homes. What propelled you to design your own furniture line with Henredon?

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I went in with the goal of creating designs that could end up as timeless classics. I was also very inspired by the comfort and ease of California living. Henredon was the perfect partner because of their dedication to a level of quality that will last for generations to come. If you had to pick a design from your Henredon collection that you are most proud of, which would it be and why? If I had to pick a few, I would choose all the designs made with natural fibers. The rattan, cane and rush pieces add so much texture and really help define a curated California style.

Mark D. Sikes styled the living room (top) with pieces from his collection for Henredon, which includes the tufted sofa and refined slipper chair (middle) and this Presidio armchair.

the moment I do, someone creates something that flips my viewpoint on its side. The right designer can pull off decorating trends that are not easily used and make them timeless. For example, Albert Hadley often used chintz in a time when it was really out of fashion. Because the rest of the space was understated, his interiors didn’t feel overly decorated and staid—they felt modern and appropriate.

You debuted a new book this past fall, Beautiful, All American Decorating and Timeless Style. Tell us about it! It’s simply a collection of all the beautiful things that inspire my work—organized by color, story, and style.

What do you think a home should embody? A home should be two things: comfortable and beautiful. It should also reflect the personality of the people who live there. The first thing I do when I meet with a new client is to really understand how they live—their home should align with the things they value in life.

Is there a decorating trend you would like to see relegated to the past? I don’t like to dismiss trends because

If you could design a home anywhere, where would it be and what would it look like? I am partial to the hills of Montecito.

I would love to have a house situated on a point that overlooks the Pacific. I would have a garden where I could sit and look over the blues of the ocean and sky. I have lived all over the U.S., but California is where I will always stay. What words of design wisdom will you leave our readers with? Always ‘Make it Beautiful.’

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