• Laura U designs a chic, contemporary house in Houston

    Published as: New Order Interior Design: Laura UText: Heather CorcoranPhotography: Kerry Kirk There’s an added challenge that comes with being the second design team to touch a project, but when Laura Umansky, the founder of Houston-based design firm Laura U, signed on to add a layer of life to a…

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  • Powell & Bonnell creates a majestic pied-à-terre in New York

    Published as: Above Manhattan Interior Design: Powell & BonnellText: Jeff TurrentinePhotography: John Bessler The Toronto-based interior design firm Powell & Bonnell has been creating stylish, bespoke spaces for the last 30 years; principal designer Albert Limshue has been there for 15 of them. Over that time he’s developed close relationships…

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  • Color and supergraphics define a house in Virginia

    Published as: Super Graphic Interior Design: Raji RM & AssociatesText: Carolyn HorwitzPhotography: Rikki Snyder Work backward—that’s what Raji Radhakrishnan had to do when she signed on to redecorate a contemporary home in Arlington, Virginia, for a peripatetic art-collecting couple and their teenage daughter. This was no ordinary assignment for the…

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  • A Q&A with Design Icon Orlando Diaz-Azcuy

    Published as: Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Quiet Elegance Orlando Diaz-Azcuy is celebrating 50 years in design. From his cutting-edge early work in San Francisco to his innovations at Gensler, the founding of his own firm, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates (ODADA), and his furniture collections for Steelcase, McGuire, HBF, Boyd Lighting and Matsuoka,…

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  • FORM Design Studio creates a Santa Barbara Haven for Collectors

    Published as: ART DRIVEN Interior Architectureand Design: FORM Design StudioText: Erika HeetPhotography: Brittany Ambridge The project wasn’t a project yet when Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein of FORM Design Studio were asked to give their opinion on what their friends, an art-collecting couple, might do to bring life to their…

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  • A Light-Filled House in Atlanta with Classical Gardens

    Published as: SOUTHERN COMFORT Architecture: Harrison DesignInterior Design: Tish MillsText: Carolyn HorwitzPhotography: Chris Little The way things have been going, it might be a good time to reconsider the keeping room. In colonial America, this area adjacent to the kitchen was where the family would gather to keep warm; these…

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  • An Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Buenos Aires

    Published as: Natural Lines Architecture: Martín Gómez Text: Roberto Begnini Photography: Gianni Franchellucci Often the most alluring houses in Latin America are located far from the cities’ charming historic districts. This is especially true for Buenos Aires. Although the capital city boasts superb examples of Belle Époque architecture, the most…

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  • A Modern Barn Renovation in England

    Published as: Past Present Future Architecture: Gregory Phillips Text: Carolyn Horwitz Photography: Mel Yates It’s no surprise that the British architect Gregory Phillips counts Carlo Scarpa among his heroes. Like the midcentury Italian master who intertwined modern and ancient to reactivate the architectural language of Venice, Phillips has made a…

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  • Vicente Wolf designs a light and bright New York City apartment

    Published as: CITY LIFE Interior Design: Vicente Wolf Text: Miranda Agee Photography: Vicente Wolf Vicente Wolf is one of those prolific interior designers that relies on his intuition rather than algorithms to create a memorable space. He is known for a contemporary and elegant approach that continues to be riddled…

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  • A noted L.A. architect designs a contemporary L.A. house

      Published as: Make It POP Architecture and Interior Design: William Hefner Text: Abigail Stone Photography: Laura Hull and Richard Powers Seen from the road at night, with the light seeping through, the home seems to be a simple two-level structure. It’s only during the day that it begins to…

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