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When Parisian design guru Didier Krzentowski, founder of @galeriekreo , introduced interior architect @rodolpheparente to a pair of sophisticated young collectors in the sunny South of France, it was a match made in heaven. “They are my age, so it was all super easy and nice," says Parente. "They wanted to create a space which was a bit different, to go further than just decoration, so we started with zero references and created a story together." The trio began at square one, rethinking everything, as the apartment was just a shell at that point. It is a project of geometry: according to Parente, a square. "Our mood board was Pierre Chareau’s library, Donald Judd, and a Martin Szekely bookcase," he says. The kitchen features pleated yellow lacquer paneling on the walls, a hanging lamp by Inga Sempé, and a lava stone countertop. Take a tour of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @cisrae text by @gaygassmann furniture sourcing by Arnaud Christin of @complete_works

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Upon purchasing her dream getaway—a converted 18th-century barn nestled in the pastures of Dutchess County, NY—stylist @mieketenhave realized there would be many challenges ahead of her: “Love, they say, is blind. In this case, it also made me impervious to the charms of running water and heat—neither of which we had during our first celebratory overnight stay in March 2016. We brought only a few basics up with us, namely our two dogs, some champagne on ice, and boxes of dishes...My first endeavor was carefully unwrapping cobalt transferware, sets of artichoke and oyster plates, Wedgwood tea services, and lusterware pitchers to fill the glass-fronted cupboards in what would eventually become our kitchen. Heat, water, oven, and refrigerator be damned; at least I had my plates in order.” Cabinets by Over the Mountain Builders hold ten Have’s extensive collection of china while a Turkish rug is layered over atop one by @bunnywilliamshome See more of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @ricardolabougle text and styling by @mieketenhave

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From @archdigestpro : The merging worlds of fashion and interiors collide again in the rather unexpected environment of a converted Victorian gas holder in London. Womenswear designer @roksandailincic has unveiled her latest project: the interior of a three-bedroom, three-story penthouse in London’s King's Cross. The apartment has been kitted out in a rich mix of midcentury and postmodern furniture classics, a magpie’s collection of ceramic oddities, and specially commissioned artwork, and is for sale fully furnished for £7.75 million, or almost $9.71 million. In the living room, the curves of the FAO sofa by @christophedelcourt for @collection_particuliere and the Francois Châtain floor lamp (right ) contrast the stark angles of the wooden Pierre Jeanneret chairs in the foreground. Similarly, the yellow fiberglass chairs in the window pop next to the candy-pink curtains and hues of the Caroline Denervaud artwork. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the space. Photo by @michaelsinclair text by @tom___morris styled by @oliviagregorystylist

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@ariellecharnas ’s Flatiron-neighborhood apartment is equal parts enviable and approachable, much like her online persona. The @somethingnavy creator and social media star moved into the four-bedroom, nearly 2,900-square-foot apartment with husband Brandon and daughters Ruby and Esme a little over two years ago. While the bones of the home itself are pretty jaw-dropping—impossibly high ceilings and generously sized rooms, for starters—it was the bird’s-eye view into Madison Square Park that ultimately clinched the deal. To realize her vision of a traditional yet modern aesthetic, Charnas enlisted the help of her longtime friend and interior designer @hilarynadelmanmatt “I'm a very beige person,” Charnas laughs. “[Hilary] pushed me to add pops of color, like some really cool blues and teals. It meshed really nicely with all the beiges.” Take a tour of the apartment via the link in our profile. Photo by @maxb photo; text by @julietizon styled by @colinking

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With a major surge of grand openings, smart renovations, and enticing expansions the Mediterranean is an ideal destination for design lovers this year. Perfectly appointed, design-led properties from the likes of @meyerdavis , Philippe Starck, and Jean-Michel Wilmotte have already debuted, or are about to, and they’re being launched both by some of the biggest branded names in hospitality, and a few of our favorite boutique hoteliers. The iconic @mezzatorrehotel , pictured above, reopened in April under new management from the beloved Pellicano Group of hotels ( @hotelilpellicano and @lapostavecchiahotel ), with a redesign by the group’s CEO and creative director, Marie-Louis Sciò. Expect a bold, colorful, and whimsical take on mid-20th-century Italian glamour. Visit the link in our profile to learn about other design destinations in the Mediterranean. Photo courtesy of Mezzatorre Hotel; text by @sessasayswhat

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Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress turned actress turned poet turned artist turned designer of everything from home furnishings fabrics to blue jeans turned best-selling memoirist and erotic novelist, died yesterday at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy of optimism, authenticity, and restless reinvention. “If only [she] can change the color of the walls, everything will be okay,” her son @andersoncooper told The New York Times in 2016. “But once that’s done, it feels okay for a day or a week, and then she realizes the carpet needs to be redone or she has to move.” As Vanderbilt often liked to say, “Decorating is autobiography,” and for decades she went about proving that statement in a lifelong series of residential metamorphoses that range from palatial to kaleidoscopic to fairy-tale to bohemian. In the 1960s, she, her husband Wyatt Cooper, and their two sons settled into a stately Manhattan townhouse whose public spaces seemed to channel her maternal grandmother’s formal interiors at the Breakers, the family’s oceanside palace in Newport, Rhode Island. The master bedroom, published to acclaim in @voguemagazine , was a giant crazy quilt, the walls cozily upholstered in old patchwork coverlets and the floor pasted with scraps of patterned fabric that she had varnished to a marble-like gleam. Learn more about the late artist, designer, writer and fashion icon’s legacy through the link in our profile. Photo by Horst P. Horst. Image courtesy of @condenastarchive text by @adaesthete

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“We love wacky,” says the homeowner of this Southampton, NY home. “But I also wanted sophistication.” To that end, she tapped @kellybehunstudio to design the family’s fantasy, all while keeping their reality in mind. Behun delivered, dipping into her extensive Rolodex of artisans to fill the place with eye-catching furniture sure to get people talking. At the same time, by grounding the interiors in neutral tones, luxe materials, and subtle, stained white oak, Behun kept the house feeling refined. In the sitting area, a child’s chair by Lucas Maassen (left ), sofa by the @estudiocampana , and armchair by Konstantin Grcic join artworks by AC Group (on wall ) and @gufram To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @_h_mart_; architecture by @jamesmerrellarchitects styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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Back in 1940, after the Butterfly chair created by a trio of Le Corbusier alums—Grupo Austral’s Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy—was exhibited in Buenos Aires, MoMA’s industrial-design curator Edgar Kaufmann Jr. imported two back into the U.S. One went to MoMA, the other to his parents’ new pad—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. The low, leather-and-iron chair was a wild success Stateside, where Artek-Pascoe started producing it in 1941; @knollinc took over in 1948. Still, Hardoy wrote Kaufmann in 1942 that, despite its popularity, “we have received, in two years, the miserable sum of $11.37.” The chair had taken off and left its makers in the dust. After losing a lawsuit seeking copyright protection, Knoll, too, ceased production in 1951. Once in the public domain, the design spawned, by some estimates, 5 million copies in the 1950s alone. These days, penny-pinchers can buy a version for $30 at Walmart, or purists can wait for a new one from Knoll, which will resume production later this year. Learn more about the iconic design through the link in our profile. Photo of vintage models in Jason and Michelle Rubell's Miami Beach house by @francoisdischinger text by @_h_mart_

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When David Jones and Wouter Boer of @jonesboerarchitects were brought on to renovate an 1870s Queen Anne–style manse—formerly occupied by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s parents—they found that the house had been a victim of too many renovations that were not mindful of its provenance. “Everything that had been done in the ’60s and ’70s was done in a way that was very different.” One element that had been installed in the ’60s was allowed to stay: During renovations, Boer and his team found a telephone board that had once had a direct line to the White House. The home’s new owners enlisted the services of designer Manuel de Santaren to keep the color scheme to neutrals in order to shift focus to their museum-worthy art collection. In the entry hall, a clean, white palette allows for French artist Francois Morellet's neon sculpture to pop. To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by Gordon Beall; text by @julietizon

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For their new L.A. dream home, actress and entrepreneur @jessicaalba and producer @cash_warren tapped Kathleen and Tommy Clements of @clementsdesign to transform the space into something that was more their vibe. The couple’s “vibe” has two touchstones. Warren’s mother lives in Provence, and one of Alba’s Pinterest boards is filled with pictures of houses in the French countryside and apartments in Paris. The second is Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s house in Beverly Hills. “They’d have us over for holiday parties, and we’d leave and say to each other, ‘Their house is so sick!’” On the side deck, 18th-century Swedish chairs surround a 19th-century French table, both from @galerie_half See inside the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @derekblasberg styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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Storybook in appearance and painted pastel yellow, Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham’s Louisville, Kentucky farmhouse conceals the most improbable surprise: rooms wrapped so densely in riotous patterns that the couple delightedly use the word “ridiculous” to describe the impact. The impresario behind these rollicking interiors is #AD100 designer @rodmanprimack of @rpmiller Layering on multitudes of motifs, believe it or not, wasn’t the original plan. “We just started adding pattern and more on top of that, and it just kept getting better,” Reily explains of the vibrant surroundings. In the sitting room, a @dokterandmisses takes center stage. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @adaesthete

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“I knew I didn’t want the typical shingled Hamptons house,” says the homeowner of this Southampton retreat. “I wanted something I built from the ground up.” She called on local @jamesmerrellarchitects , known for his modern Hamptons homes, to realize a structure with strong lines, spacious but not ostentatious square footage, and enough vernacular touches (a gabled roof; dormers ) to fit in with the neighborhood. The result, in Merrell’s words, “walks the tightrope between the 21st century and our idea of the traditional Hamptons village.” As a playful foil to the architecture, they tapped New York–based #AD100 designer @kellybehunstudio to inject the Zen interiors with color and conversation pieces. By the pool, chaise longues by RH, side tables by Thomas Rodriguez, and umbrellas by @tuucishade join a custom hanging daybed outside the poolhouse. See more of the home from the June issue via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @_h_mart_; landscape by @hollander_design styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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“It’s not the kind of thing you typically see in Los Angeles,” says designer @martha_mulholland of the Arts and Crafts home belonging to blogger and fashion entrepreneur @jaceyduprie and her husband @grant_leavitt Mulholland, who studied art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then went on to receive a master's in historic preservation, was particularly well suited to help the couple decorate their new home. While Mulholland deliberately created an Old World feel throughout the home, she was careful not to make it look aged. The home’s formal dining room features dark-wood ceiling moldings and wall panels, as was typical of many Arts and Crafts constructions. A deep green tone on the walls— @benjaminmoore ’s Century Terre Verte—adds to the stately atmosphere, while a slender brass chandelier from @lambertetfils and woven chairs from @serenaandlily make the space feel contemporary. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home. Photo by @laurejoliet text by @whatpaolasees

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The largest city in Italy’s southern region of Basilicata, Matera has been named a European Capital of Culture for 2019. The honor shines a spotlight on this intriguing city known for its sassi (i.e., cave dwellings ), and is being celebrated with a series of exhibitions and events throughout the year. If you haven’t gone yet, July is a good time to visit because you can catch the exhibit “Shameful Architecture,” which kicks off on July 23 and explores shifting perceptions of architecture, such as Matera’s own cave dwellings that were once called “the Shame of Italy” and are now protected by UNESCO. Visit the link in our profile to discover other destinations art and design lovers should visit in July. Photo via @gettyimages text by @lauraitzkowitz

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“I’d like to say I had some sort of decorative plan to make them all cohere, but the truth is that I just filled the room with things I like,” recalls stylist @mieketenhave of the upstate NY barn she transformed into a charming family home. “I am not a matchy-matchy type—and in designing this house I realized I rather like seeing pretty things do battle with one another. The last space I tackled was our master bedroom; its asymmetry had me at a decorative dead end until I met the perfect fabric. @manuelcanovasparis ’s Compiegne, a vividly hued take on verdure tapestry, beckoned me to disappear into its landscape. Sixteen yards and an amused upholsterer later, I hung it as a giant panel, centering the bed. It reorients your eye, as though the succulent summer fields outside the window have stolen their way in, and the bedroom’s beams are merely trees in its forest.” The headboard is from ten Have’s childhood bedroom, and a Biedermeier chest of drawers was given a marble top. Visit the link in our profile to take a tour of the property. Photo by @ricardolabougle text and styling by @mieketenhave

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“I’m obsessed with checks,” says interior designer @markdsikes on a recent visit to his Hollywood Hills house. “Look at Renzo Mongiardino, Mark Hampton, Albert Hadley. There were always checks. It’s a proven formula.” As part of the latest update to his longtime home, Sikes swathed the dining room, drapery to tablecloth, in blue-and-white gingham by @brunschwigfils This injection of pattern was just one of many recent changes to the 1928 residence, which he shares with his partner, Michael Griffin, and their French bulldog, Lily. Like most makeovers, the project stemmed from issues of functionality. In the reading room, a striped @schumacher1889 fabric by Sikes tents the room. See more inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @amyneunsinger text by @_h_mart_

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In many ways, lifestyle blogger and fashion entrepreneur @jaceyduprie epitomizes California cool—she’s young, chic, and blonde, and looks completely in her element at the beach or by the pool. Yet when she and her husband, @grant_leavitt , began looking for their “forever home” in Los Angeles, they gravitated away from the kind of easy minimalism we’ve come to associate with Southern California. Instead, they chose a century-old residence featuring dark boiserie, stained-glass windows, and other architectural details from the early 1900s. “Our style has evolved as we’ve grown,” says Duprie. “We used to be into white walls and neutral furniture, but this time we wanted something that was elegant, sophisticated, and livable.” For the design, she turned to @martha_mulholland , the stylist and designer behind the L.A. outpost of The Apartment by @thelinenyc “I was really drawn to The Line’s decor,” says Duprie. “I wanted to somehow translate the store into our home but also put our own spin on it.” Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home. Photo by @laurejoliet text by @whatpaolasees

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Despite its recent boom in popularity, Lisbon remains a down-to-earth escape—romantic, sensual, earthy yet elegant—especially when you get behind closed doors. Join AD in September for an exclusive six-day journey through the glorious Portuguese capital that will be led by AD Contributing Editor @gaygassmann and CEO of @indagaretravel Melissa Biggs Bradley @indagareceo Guests will attend special behind-the-scenes events at the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts and Fundação Ricardo Espírito do Santo Silva, which Bradley says has been described as “a priceless repository of artisanal skills that are found nowhere else in Europe.” The highlight of a day trip to Évora—a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “museum city”—will be an invitation-only luncheon at the centuries-old Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval @palaciocadaval , hosted by the glamorous Duchess of Cadaval @dianadecadaval , a historian and writer. Plus, we'll get visit Sintra's Palacio Pena after hours with the curator. We'll also tuck into the finest Portuguese cuisine in stunning private homes and top-flight restaurants, including a tasting lunch at the Michelin-starred @restaurantefeitoria To learn more about AD Access trips around the world and make your reservation today, visit the link in our profile. Photo of interior decorator Pedro Espírito Santo’s Lisbon home by @bjornwallander #adxindagare

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For many elite New Yorkers, the start of summer heralds the annual migration from the busy city to the Hamptons, where luxury homes, fine dining, and beaches await. While many of the new residential builds in the Hamptons take on a contemporary aesthetic, there’s a long history of residential architecture to trace in the region—one with more modest beginnings. In the new book “Behind the Privets: Classic Hamptons Houses” (DelMonico Books/ @prestel_usa ), photographer Stanley Rumbough and historian Richard Barons take readers behind the hedges that line Hamptons streets and inside marvelous homes, from quaint 18th-century cottages to historic manses renovated by starchitects like @ramsarchitects Scuttle Hole Cottage, pictured above, was built in 1996 and is the home of artist Allan Ryan. Visit the link in our profile to take a peek inside the book. Text by @stefaniewaldek

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It’s a full house at the Spanish-style retreat @johnstamos shares with his wife @caitlinskybound and their son, Billy; and on this special occasion, AD’s camera crew. Watch John and Caitlin’s Open Door tour of the property—from the spot they were married to a secret room full of Disney memorabilia—through the link in our profile.

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From the AD Archive available on @archdigestpro : Terraces are what drew Jeremy and Friederike Kemp Biggs to a particular apartment on New York City’s Upper East Side. The Biggs are, among many other things, generous supporters of the New York Botanical Garden, and had lived for two decades in a 5,000-square-foot triplex penthouse with a lushly planted outdoor space. When the time came to downsize, Friederike looked at another penthouse apartment that had “very good bones,” she recalls, but seemed too small at first glance. “The terraces on three sides did it,” Friederike says. “They nearly doubled the space.” Discover how to access the 100-year AD Archive on AD PRO via the link in our profile. Photo by Derry Moore; text by Jean Strouse #ADArchive #tbt

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Organized in an H-shape, with its long axis running east to west, this Southampton home by architect @jamesmerrellarchitects is designed to help the homeowner get in sync with nature. Sunlight follows them as they move through the day—waking them up in the morning, illuminating the kitchen in the afternoons and evenings, and putting on a show with each rise and set, in the glass-encased living room. Thanks to thoughtful positioning, plantings by #AD100 landscape architect Edmund Hollander of @hollander_design , and well-placed windows, the homeowner attests, “You can stand in any room and see outside in both directions.” That’s by design. In the dining room, Pendants by @apparatusstudio illuminate a custom @hudsonfurnituresoho table and @studiovandenakker chairs. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson interiors by @kellybehunstudio text by @_h_mart_; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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From the @archdigestpro newsroom: In London, @guinevere_antiques is a beloved and venerable destination. And for good reason. With its medieval-era name, robust survey of historic works, and maximalist tendencies, it encapsulates so much of what makes British design great. This month, it is that penchant for maximalism that is on full-frontal display, thanks to a six-week-long takeover of the storied shop's window displays. Three interior designers— @phillipthomasinteriors , @sigbergamin , and @geoffroy_van_hulle —were asked by the showroom to participate in the summer spectacle, which draws upon Guinevere's own inventory. Bergamin's design, pictured here, features an Italian Carved Giltwood Circular Mirror with eight radiating petals around a circular center that dates back to the 19th century. Visit the link in our profile to see more on AD PRO. Photo by @timcharlesphoto text by @swirlgirlworldtour

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There may be no home more stately—or more recognizable—in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. than the 1870s Queen Anne–style manse located on O Street NW. The nine-bedroom, 10,000 square-foot home is impressive even by Georgetown’s standards, and has a storied history to boot: Hugh and Janet Lee Auchincloss, stepfather and mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, were owners for over a decade. But when David Jones and Wouter Boer of @jonesboerarchitects were brought on to renovate for the home’s new owners, they found that the house had been a victim of too many renovations that were not mindful of its provenance. “The additions that had been done over the years looked very haphazard and not very integrated with the house,” says Boer. Luckily, “it was kind of obvious what needed to be done; it was a bit of a rabbit's warren,” he says. Discover how the duo restored the home to its former glory through the link in our profile. Photo by Gordon Beall; text by @julietizon interiors by Manuel de Santaren

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The residence that @johnstamos shares with his wife, @caitlinskybound , and son, Billy, has style—but it also has soul. Stamos purchased the two-bedroom pad in 2005, and the house has, since, transformed with him for over a decade. “This place is more ‘me’ than any other house that I’ve lived in, starting with the bones of it, which are grounded and old-school,” says Stamos. “I was able to start as a bachelor and, then, marriage and the kid. I even got married on the property, so it just represents a lot of changes throughout my life.” From the start, Stamos has collaborated with Chris Barrett (of @chrisbarrettdesign )—whom he met on the set of “Full House”—to create interiors that were distinctive to him and his interests, including playing music. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @yerinmok text by @elizabethquinnbrown

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When @chandeliercreative founder Richard Christiansen tapped @studioko designers Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty to help him revive a fantastical pink 1940s L.A. home, the collective vision was quite clear. “Someone once described it as an Epcot center, because Walt Disney is my childhood idol,” says Christiansen of his home, now dubbed @flamingo_estate “Here you are in Los Angeles with a house made by two French people for an Australian person. Most of the tiles and the terra-cotta pots came from Morocco, lots of furniture came from Italy and Japan, and the lighting mostly came from Paris. It’s sort of like the ultimate L.A. metaphor—a tapestry of stuff from everywhere that just came together perfectly here.” A floral sofa by Belgian designer Jean-Philippe Demeyer sits in the living room with leather Brazilian chairs, a Gabriella Crespi coffee table, and a carved wooden elephant chair from Ibiza. David Hockney’s “Caribbean Tea Time” screen adds even more vibrancy to the cheerful, tropical space with an original fireplace at the center. See more of the property via the link in our profile. Photo by @francoishalard text by @katromeyn

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Designer @markhamroberts ’s neighbors were very curious when he started renovating the carriage house that sits across the road from his weekend retreat in upstate New York. “It’s a small town,” says the ebullient #AD100 talent of his Dutchess County hamlet. “So, you know, when you start something, everyone wants to know what you’re doing.” Though the nearly 150-year-old carriage house had long sat all but completely neglected, it was actually in good shape. After shoring up the structural sags, putting in new windows, and installing insulation, heat, and water, Roberts finished the reno by paneling the rooms in unfinished knotty pine. Visit the link in our profile to see inside the studio-retreat. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @shaxriegler styled by @howardwchristian

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“Emily and Stephen aren’t interested in decorating per se as much as they are in using their homes as a canvas,” says #AD100 designer @rodmanprimack of @rpmiller in regards to the homeowners of this farmhouse outside of Louisville, Kentucky. With Primack’s guidance, rooms are wrapped so densely in riotous patterns that the couple delightedly use the word “ridiculous” to describe the impact. Layering on multitudes of motifs, believe it or not, wasn’t the original plan. “We just started adding pattern and more on top of that, and it just kept getting better,” Stephen Reily explains. In the master bedroom, a @lisafinetextiles linen covers a custom bed by RP Miller and is topped by a custom coverlet by RP Miller, while the wall covering is by @sisterparishdesign See more of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @adaesthete

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“Calling myself a collector would be a polite euphemism for what I really am: a pack rat,” writes stylist @mieketenhave , who was finally able to unload her overflowing “collection” into a converted 18th-century barn in upstate New York. “With 25-foot ceilings, the 25-by-30-foot great room formed the heart of the house, and I quartered the space into distinct areas dedicated to dining, entertaining, reading, and working. I’d like to say I had some sort of decorative plan to make them all cohere, but the truth is that I just filled the room with things I like. I am not a matchy-matchy type—and in designing this house I realized I rather like seeing pretty things do battle with one another.” In the dining room, a @casamidy chandelier hangs over a table draped with a Les Indiennes ( @marybethbergtoldmulcahy ) fabric and Mahogany Federal chairs are slipcovered in @arjumands_world by Idarica Gazzoni linen. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home. Photo by @ricardolabougle text and styling by @mieketenhave

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The evolution of the bookstore has produced a number of spaces that stand apart from the rest: Paris's Shakespeare and Company, The Strand in New York, and El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires are but a few that bibliophiles will enthusiastically list as their favorites. Now there's a new store that rightfully deserves a place in the canon, China's Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore. The 36,000-square-foot store in the rapidly developing city of Chongqing was designed by X+Living, and features M.C. Escher–esque stairs and mirrored ceilings, creating an almost delirious, vertiginous thrill for visitors. "The clients asked me and my team to create a bookstore that was also a landmark," says Li Xiang, the president of X+Living and the chief designer of the project. "The glass ceiling enlarges the space, while creating something that appears more magical than it does real." Visit the link in our profile to see more of the bookstore. Photo courtesy of X+Living; text by @iamnickmafi

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In a house with so many windows, the always-visible outdoor art and landscape can feel like an element of the interiors. For this home in Southampton realized by @jamesmerrellarchitects , designer @kellybehunstudio worked closely with landscape architect Edmund Hollander of @hollander_design to place and light the family’s growing art collection, even outdoors. For the kids, she fabricated a supersized chess board (above ) and planted a pair of Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chairs in the yard like two enormous tops, seen above. “Those are the kinds of things you never tire of,” Behun says. “They make you smile.” Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @_h_mart_; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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When actress and entrepreneur @jessicaalba and producer @cash_warren closed on a new home for their growing family, they tapped the mother-son design team of Kathleen and Tommy Clements of @clementsdesign to transform the space into something that was more their vibe. The couple’s “vibe” has two touchstones. Warren’s mother lives in Provence, and one of Alba’s Pinterest boards is filled with pictures of houses in the French countryside and apartments in Paris. The second is Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s house in Beverly Hills. “They’d have us over for holiday parties, and we’d leave and say to each other, ‘Their house is so sick!’” In the living room, matching linen-slipcovered sofas face off, while armchairs wear a @mooreandgiles shearling. See inside the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @derekblasberg styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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“I spend every bit of time that I can [here],” says @hillaryclinton of the lush gardens at her Beltway home, dubbed “Whitehaven” because it’s nestled on Whitehaven Street in the tony Massachusetts Avenue neighborhood of Washington, D.C. In fact, the family prefers to entertain outside. “We have lots and lots of outdoor events, hundreds and hundreds of people sometimes,” she says. When they first purchased Whitehaven, the Clintons knew that the home—a Neo-Georgian red-brick 5,500-square-foot house that had been built in 1951—would require extensive renovations. “The mandate was to bring more light and to create more physical space for sitting and relaxing,” says @rosemarie_r_howe_interiors , the interior designer who worked with Ms. Clinton on the project from 2003 to 2006. “We also wanted to open the house and all of its interior rooms to this beautiful back garden.” Take a look inside the home. Photo by @gievesanderson text by @arielfoxman

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“Of course furniture needs to be comfortable and functional,” says #AD100 designer @kellybehunstudio “But I like to go in and respond to a space as though it were a landscape. I think of furniture as sculpture.” For a family’s home in Southampton, NY, Behun grounded the interiors in neutral tones, luxe materials, and subtle, stained white oak, thus keeping the house refined. In the master bedroom, the client’s wish for wall-to-wall fuzzy wool carpet and après-ski vibes led Behun to concoct a sandy-hued 1970s-esque chalet-by-the-sea feel, with the addition of a ribbon-like vintage chair, pendant lights by ceramist @erstudio , and a channel-tufted headboard. Visit the link in our bio to see more of the interiors. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @_h_mart_; architecture by @jamesmerrellarchitects styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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Perhaps the last place on earth one would expect to find one of Japanese designer Masanori Umeda’s boxing-ring beds would be a farm not far from Louisville, Kentucky. But there the 1980s Memphis Group provocation proudly stands, anchoring the soaring living area of a guest house that has been disguised as a vernacular barn. “It really calls for people to get prone, talking and hanging out in a different way that reflects our goals for the whole property,” says Stephen Reily, who shares the nearly 400 here-meadowed, there-wooded acres—now called Indian Bean, for the catalpa, a.k.a. Indian bean tree, that grow in profusion—with his wife, Emily Bingham, three children, two standard poodles, and a steady stream of visitors. Discover how is #AD100 designer @rodmanprimack of @rpmiller morphed the former Kentucky tobacco farm into a high-voltage weekend wonderland of pattern and color through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @adaesthete

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