• Colorful and Contemporary in D.C.

    Published as: BOLD STROKES Interior Design: Raji RM & Associates Text: Jorge S. Arango Photography: Rikki Snyder A significant generational design shift continues apace in the nation’s capital. “We’re seeing an influx of younger and more diverse people moving back to D.C.,” says On Lu, the owner of a condo…

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  • A Los Angeles Family Design Legacy

    Published as: A. RUDIN DESIGN LEGACY   Text: Erika Heet Photography: Sam Frost Just south of downtown Los Angeles, in the industrial enclave of Vernon, dominated by defunct train tracks and block-long warehouses, stands a pristine factory like no other in design. It is here, in this sprawling, 120,000-square-foot building,…

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  • Rustic Modern Retreat in Northern California

    Published as: SECRET GARDEN    In Northern California’s wine country, close to Sonoma’s town square, is an 11-acre hillside haven covered in 250-year-old oak trees. “Once you come up the driveway and enter the courtyard surrounded by wide-canopied native trees, you’re in the middle of their secret garden,” says Jim Stafford,…

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  • An Artful Factory Renovation in Chicago

    Published as: CHARCOAL FACTORY Interior Design: michael del piero Text: thomas connors Photography: janet mesic mackie As owner of Chicago’s Architectural Artifacts, Stuart Grannen spends his days surrounded by things. Furniture, signage, stained glass. Carnival banners, fragments from Louis Sullivan buildings, Frank Lloyd Wright light fixtures. And his inventory isn’t…

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  • Jeff Andrews Designs for Kris Jenner in California

    Published as: REALITY STAR This home is seen in 150 countries on a weekly basis,” Los Angeles interior designer Jeff Andrews says of television personality Kris Jenner’s Hidden Hills, California, house. But when it came to the design approach, “I couldn’t think about that,” he says. “It was a designer-client…

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  • Ken Fulk Designs for an Art Collector in San Francisco

    Published as: WILDE CHILD When a prominent art collector and philanthropist set about revamping his 1912 Ernest Coxhead–designed house in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights neighborhood, he called interior designer Ken Fulk. At the 9,000-square-foot three-story house and its new east wing, with horizontal bands of windows facing Presidio Park, Fulk…

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  • Modern Renovation: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel

    Two decades passed before the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills—a low-key, high-design hotel whose glamorous history remains subtly infused into its décor—received a much-needed refresh courtesy of the local firm Smith-Firestone Associates (SFA). “They interviewed almost every designer in town—and in New York,” notes principal Kara Smith, president of SFA, founded…

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  • A Modern American Farmhouse Rises in Conecticut

    Published as: LIGHT SCULPTURE Architecture: Gordon Kahn Associates Text: Jeff Turrentine Photography: William Waldron When he was developing the concept for the Usonian house—his vision of the organically designed, meticulously crafted home made affordable for the middle class—Frank Lloyd Wright distilled his aesthetic imperative into a memorable and oft-quoted exclamation:…

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  • Updating a Sunny Corner Apartment in Manhattan

    Published as: IN PERFECT HARMONY Interior Design: Drake/Anderson Text: Zahid Sardar Photography: Marco Ricca On the 9th floor of a 1940s Art Moderne building in Manhattan, interior designers Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, who recently formed a partnership to become the firm Drake/Anderson, were entrusted with a three-bedroom, 1,950-square-foot corner…

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  • Ike Kligerman Barkley renovates a 19th-century house in upstate New York

    Published as: Upstate Revival Restoration Architecture and Interior Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley Text: William Lamb Photography: William Waldron When a professional couple from the New Jersey suburbs west of New York City embarked on a search for a weekend getaway nearly a decade ago, they were drawn northward to the…

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