Inside The Mansions of HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ with Set Decorator Regina Graves

by Admin April 21, 2022

Graves filled scores of opulent rooms with furniture and treasures to tell the story of how new money remade New York society. BY LAURA HINE. As The Gilded Age, the lavishly designed HBO series about New York in the 1880s, opens in Central Park, grazing lambs scatter as carriage after carriage rumbles by loaded with imported furnishings…

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Home Office Ideas That Will Inspire Productivity

by Admin April 5, 2022

These office design ideas will actually make you want to sit down and complete your to-do list. A dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. Here, we’ve gathered home office ideas that will inspire you to design a work-friendly space in your own home. These home…

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Storage Built-in Style

by Admin March 22, 2022

Almost every space needs storage; tall spaces, small spaces, and every size in between. Well thought out storage can enhance a space. There is closed storage and open storage. Also, storage can become part of the space or disappear from the space depending on the materials and styles selected. The single home above, designed by…

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This Vibrant Mumbai Home by Baldiwala Edge Draws Inspiration from the Memphis Group

by Admin March 8, 2022

Inspired by the asymmetrical shapes and bold colors that the Memphis Group popularized in the 1980s, Ali Baldiwala, founder of his namesake design studio, created a whimsical two-bedroom apartment in South Mumbai. Straying from more traditional design elements, the home serves as a mélange of color, art, and custom furnishings that serve as a foundation for the quirky accents…

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A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home

by Admin February 24, 2022

In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home. John Conomos, an established San Francisco builder and president of Drömhus General Contractors, was living with his family opposite Alamo Square when the Victorian next door went on the market. Although not apparent from its dingy exterior,…

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An eclectic art home in Manhattan by Pembrooke & Ives

by Admin February 11, 2022

While the specs for a pre-war apartment in Manhattan by Pembrooke & Ives didn’t flag the project as unusual, they belied its true nature. “It’s definitely a maximalist approach,” says studio director Rendell Fernandez, who spearheaded the architectural renovations. While the clients had come through word of mouth, “they were adamant that we not do…

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Hotel Britomart in Auckland

by Admin January 24, 2022

Hotel Britomart has 99 rooms and is located in downtown Auckland, New Zealand. For the remodel, Cheshire Architects and Lucas Design Associates restored the existing century old building and constructed a new ten story building. The goal was to use as many local materials and craftspeople as possible on the project. Above is one of…

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Stranger than fiction: A giant sideways spiral bookcase is the spectacular main attraction in this surreal new bookstore in China

by Admin January 4, 2022

Is this the world’s wackiest bookstore? The defining feature in the newly opened Zhongshuge bookshop in the city of Shenzhen, China, is an enormous spiral staircase that twists around the shop – but customers can’t climb it. The jaw-dropping snaking staircase, which even features an ornate bannister, in fact serves as a fantastical bookshelf. Li…

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Louis Vuitton is Celebrating 160 Years

by Admin December 15, 2021

Over the past 160 years Louis Vuitton has collaborated with many leading artists. To celebrate, they created an exhibition in Los Angeles. At the exhibition there were custom bags and a tropical pop-up shop. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition was located at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. There were also almost two hundred items…

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Shaker it Up!

by Admin December 1, 2021

Take a look at the many ways to incorporate Shaker style into your design. Clean lines, function over frill, and natural wood with a focus on craftsmanship; built to last sums up the style. The bedroom above, in the Círculo Mexicano Hotel in Mexico City, embraces the Shaker style with a traditional peg rail. The…

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