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The Paris apartment of Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine doubles as a viewing space for prospective clients of @paulinpaulinpaulin , a collection dedicated to steering his father, Pierre Paulin’s legacy into a new era. “It’s a showroom where we are sleeping,” quips Benjamin. “There are kids here all day with pencils and chocolate cakes. It’s the way [customers] can imagine the furniture in their own place. In the end, you want to live with it. Even if it’s beautiful, you cannot lose the function.” In the master bedroom, Pierre Paulin's Élysée lights, first designed for French president Georges Pompidou in the early 1970s, frame the bed, which floats above a Paulin, Paulin, Paulin Jardin à la Française carpet. Take a closer look inside their apartment via the link in our profile. Photo by @alexisarmanet text by @janekeltnerdev

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Inside the Franklin Hills home of @frankieshaw , creator of the @showtime comedy “SMILF”, and her husband, television writer Zach Strauss, decorator @francesreathmerrill of @reathdesign used a kaleidoscopic array of fabrics and wallpapers, create an ambience that feels joyous and uplifting. Says Merrill, “It takes discipline to design a rainbow house that doesn’t look terrifying.” The dining room is swathed with klaushaapaniemi_official’s Pheasants wallpaper and a @ruemmler_ pendant hangs from above. Take a tour of the home See through the link in our profile. Photo by @laurejoliet text by @mayer rus

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Ask @stephaniegoto about her work, and the Manhattan designer talks ingredients. “There’s not one way to understand a material,” she says, pointing out a shiny black table in her rooftop studio on Union Square. The sparkling jewel-box workspace that she has devised for herself and her staff is set in a caretaker’s shed that was once part of creative-polymath Jean-Paul Goude’s apartment. The grain of the Douglas-fir floor floods the space like rippling water. (The same honey-blond planks have been used for shelves that hold Goto’s collection of plumb bobs. ) The exposed-metal superstructure appears covered with suede, thanks to @benjaminmoore ’s Distant Gray, Goto’s signature paint; Flemming Lassen chairs are clad in fluffy sheepskin; and a vintage Charlotte Perriand door leads to a tiny chamber where a team member can ruminate as a beam of sunlight traces the space. Take a closer look inside the space via the link in our bio. Photo by Christopher Sturman; text by @adaesthete

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Built in the 1980s, the Doolittle house by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is organic architecture at its sublime and also at its most dramatic. The underlying shape is soft and rounded like a pebble, and yet, like a desert plant, the house has an overarching spikiness to it. It is surrounded by a foreboding fence made of numerous metal blades that point upward. Its front door looks like a medieval portcullis. Inside there are no traditional windows; instead, light seeps in through the gaps in the ribbed roof overhead. Boulders and parts of the rocky land are integrated into the walls. The master bathroom backs into the hill and has a waterfall that trickles down the boulders. All these details blend to create a unique sense of being both inside and outside, and was what attracted writer @kristopherdukes and her Facebook executive husband Matt Jacobson ( @mfj20th ) to it when they first came to view it in 2015. “It looked like a desert mirage,” reflects Dukes. “I couldn’t believe that something so radical and beautiful could actually be built.” Learn more about the iconic home and take a look inside through the link in our profile. Photo by @elizabethdaniels01 text by @tom___morris

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As the daughter of @degournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney, it was natural for @hannahcecilharden to design almost every room in her family’s London home from the walls in. “All relatively new designs,” she says. “For me, it’s fun to use wallpapers that people haven’t seen so much.” (Coveted for its couture artisanship, de Gournay is highly sought after among top designers and tastemakers, who wait months for each paper to be rendered by hand. ) For the couple’s bath, she chose a paper of pink flamingos to which she added an ombré yellow effect at the top, even lining the shower in it. “I was quoted some crazy price for marble, and I remember my dad saying, ‘That’s ridiculous. Just put wallpaper inside, glaze it, and install a glass shower on top.’ It makes the room feel much bigger because the shower kind of becomes invisible.” The wallcovering is coordinated with a terrazzo floor, sconces by the @urbanelectricco and @reidandwright mirrors. Click the link in our bio to see more of the home. Photo by @douglasfriedman text by @janekeltnerdev

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The Mexico City apartment of @rodmanprimack of @rpmiller and Rudy Weissenberg sits in a high-rise they’d long admired, designed by Augusto Álvarez in the early 1950s. A handful of slick ’70s pieces Weissenberg had inherited from his Guatemalan grandparents serves as the backbone of the interior, including Afra and Tobia Scarpa’s trippy caramel leather lounge seating, which now commands the living room, above. To round things out, they decided to shop locally. As they began visiting artists and designers around the city, Primack notes, “we realized that there’s so much great design happening in Mexico right now, but not really a platform for it. It just became clear that this would be something exciting for both of us to work on together.” And why not? Their new collaboration, @agoprojects , debuted in September and will represent a stable of contemporary creators and aid in the realization of new work. Also adorning the living room, above, are wicker armchairs by @fabien cappello, an @ana sgv painting, a custom marble cocktail table by Weissenberg, and a custom rug by @agnesstudio co. Take a tour of the space via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @samedford

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Art lovers, prepare to take a dip. On the grounds of Edinburgh’s @jupiterartland sculpture park, Portuguese artist @joana_vasconcelos_official has unveiled Gateway, a flower-like swimming pool lined with nearly 11,400 azulejo tiles. From above, the permanent installation reads like a drop of water with six petals, each representing a member of the Wilson family, which founded the estate. But the pool’s sinuous form also relates to the site, thought to be an intersection of the leylines—or ancient energy paths—that some believe link spiritual loci around the world. “We’re connecting the elements, sky and earth, with water,” explains Vasconcelos, who based the vibrant tilework, custom made in Portugal, on her own and the Wilsons’ astrological charts. Learn more about the project via the link in our profile. Photo by Allan Pollok Morris; text by @efazzare

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Situated on the @jameshyattstudio –designed grounds behind @kourtneykardash ’s residence in Calabasas, CA is a modern playhouse for her and Scott Disick’s three children. Fashioned from ipe wood to match the property’s pergolas, the playhouse is decidedly more modern than the @poosh founder’s Italian-influenced home, but there’s a freshness to it that enhances the sprawling estate. Watch the full Open Door tour through the link in our profile.

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Branden Williams, a luxury real estate broker at @williamsandwilliams , had been searching for a designer for his dream home, purchased with his wife and business partner, Rayni. Located in the historic Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills—once the stomping ground of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Groucho Marx—the Williamses’ new house was designed by iconic midcentury architect Jack Charney. “We wanted the house to be an homage to Trousdale’s midcentury heyday but more over-the-top and funky, without any rules,” notes Williams. “Think Slim Aarons meets ‘Casino.’” In spite of meeting several top designers, he was unable to find a fit, until one night he stumbled across rockstar @lennykravitz ’s @kravitz_design website. “I stayed up for four hours looking at the site, until 3 a.m., and thought, Oh, my God, this is our designer.” Fortuitously, Williams spied Kravitz on the road the next day and decided to seize the moment, making an illegal U-turn, speeding up beside the rock legend and delivering his pitch. As soon as Williams established he was not a “crazy stalker fan,” the two realized they shared a common vision. According to Kravitz, “My design aesthetic can go in many different directions depending on the client and the project, but where Branden and I align is in the extravagant and bold expression of 1970s Los Angeles glamour.” Go inside the finished home via the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro text by @kamalanair

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Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen had clear objectives when it came to furniture design: “It must be classic, in the sense of responding to an often recurring need.” One such need emerged in the mid-1950s, while he was designing dining furniture for @knollinc “I wanted to clear up the slum of legs,” he said, speaking of the unsatisfactory undercarriages he observed in the chairs and tables of his day. The streamlined, mass-producible table concept he presented to Knoll scrapped the legs altogether. Instead, the Pedestal Collection’s star was a tabletop of wood veneer, marble, or plastic set atop a cast-aluminum swoop. Soon after its 1957 introduction, the Pedestal table was everywhere, from modern homes across the nation to commercial interiors. Copies emerged, too, but Knoll continues to produce the originals in varying sizes and finishes (from $2,221 ) for designers such as the #AD100 ’s @tomscheerer Learn more of the story behind the iconic design through the link in our profile. Photo of a Pedestal dining table for Knoll in an @axelvervoordt -decorated 19th-century London home by @mpaulfoto , courtesy of @living_inside_agency text by @_h_mart_

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Decorator @francesreathmerrill of Los Angeles–based @reathdesign has a reputation for fearlessness when it comes to color and pattern. But she met her match in clients @frankieshaw , creator of the @showtime comedy “SMILF”, and her husband, television writer Zach Strauss. “They really tested my limits,” Merrill confesses, describing the jubilant Franklin Hills home she designed for the young couple. Swathes of terra-cotta, yellow, green, and blue, strategically set against a kaleidoscopic array of fabrics and wallpapers, create an ambience that feels joyous and uplifting. Says Merrill, “It takes discipline to design a rainbow house that doesn’t look terrifying.” See more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @laurejoliet text by @mayer rus

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The oft-photographed @apple glass cube on 5th Avenue and 59th Street has been under renovation since early 2017 and will finally reopen to the public on Friday, September 20. An exclusive first look at the newly renovated cube shows how @fosterandpartners , in collaboration with Apple, used smart design to provide guests the best experience possible. The plaza above the store now features 18 shiny Skylenses (a term Apple has coined for them ) which reflect blue skies, scudding clouds, and the series of vertical buildings surrounding the plaza. Below, however, is where the effect can really be realized. "We wanted to completely dematerialize the roof of the store and flood the interior space with daylight," says Stefan Behling, the Head of Studio at Foster + Partners. "The Skylenses literally bring the skies underground and the innovative tunable white light ceiling allows us to match the exact wavelengths of sunlight at different times of day, blurring the boundary between inside and outside." Adds Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, "The Fifth Avenue store means a great deal to me personally. Originally, it was about solving the challenging problem of getting light down to a sub-terrain space: our solution with the glass cube eventually became iconic." Learn more about the renovation through the link in our profile. Photo shot on iPhone 11 Pro by @oharpaz text by @iamnickmafi

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English-born music sensation @charli_xcx has inhabited this charactered manse since she relocated from London to L.A. in 2015. She has since decorated its three floors (and four bedrooms ) with bold-colored furnishings—and close friends. “I feel like it’s the people in your home that make it a home,” she says. The retro residence is Tudor-influenced, featuring details like dark-wood beams and diamond-shaped windows—a warm and welcome sense of the U.K. on the West Coast. “It’s funny that I moved across the world and still ended up in an archetype of a British house,” she comments. “I liked that this was an old place and immediately loved it. I love the dark wood. I love that it’s a little creepy and weird. It just felt really right for me.” Take a look inside the singer’s home via the link in our profile. Photo by @timhirschmann text by @elizabethquinnbrown

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After falling in love with Portugal’s Alentejo region, textile designer @carolinairving purchased a plot of land to build her own retreat there. She writes about the experience in our October issue: “My great indulgence was the living room floor, for which I chose hexagonal, handmade emerald-green tiles from a traditional workshop called Azulejos de Azeitão. I went and chose the exact shade of green, my favorite color. All the tiles are made by hand, so I had to wait a long time for them, but it was worth it. To be honest, the tiles were more expensive than anything else in the house! In a little nook under the stairs up to the roof terrace sits an Ikea sofa covered in sunflower-yellow cotton. Above it hangs a tapestry from Crete of the most beautiful crimson with multi-colored bouquets of flowers. It looks totally at home with the rest of the objects, as I truly think that all crafts from southern Europe and the Balkans share a common thread.” Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home from @lisafinetextiles ’s new book “Near & Far: Interiors I Love” ( @vendomepress ). Photo by @miguelfloresvianna text and styling by @carolinairving

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The California country home of actress @annehathaway and her husband, jewelry designer Adam Shulman, has an intriguing narrative. In the backstory they imagined for their enchanting 1906 Swiss chalet–style residence, Yves Saint Laurent once owned the property before director Wes Anderson moved in and put his own hipster-twee spin on the house. The fictional origin tale also includes something about Anderson and David Bowie cohosting an annual New Year’s Eve party there. That’s a lot of imagery to process, but Hathaway, Shulman, and their partner in drama, #AD100 designer @pamelashamshiri of Los Angeles’s @studioshamshiri , embraced the challenge with gusto. On a fireplace-warmed terrace, a pair of @janusetcie sofas wear 19th-century coverlets. Take a tour of the rest of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @mayer rus; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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From fresh takes on traditional fixtures to sculptural lamps that steal the spotlight, AD’s favorite new lighting solutions showcase a full spectrum of possibility. Above, a striking antique pendant keeps history alive and well in a San Francisco home by @milesredd Visit the link in our profile to discover AD editor’s top picks for lighting. Photo by @trevortondro text by @_h_mart_

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“One of the reasons I chose ceramics is because it reminded me of my childhood,” says @andiledyalvane , recounting the mud objects that he and his friends in Ngobozana, a village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, used to make as kids when they weren’t sliding down a muddy slope into a refreshing stream. As the Xhosa ceramist shapes vessels and wall hangings—sometimes sandy-rough, other times scraped and scarred—at @imisoceramics , his atelier in Cape Town, he recalls the scent of rain-soaked earth after a long dry spell. “Clay is one of the mediums that help me connect with nature itself, like I’m touching a vast network of spirituality,” explains Dyalvane, whose work has caught the attention of @friedman_benda His most recent creations, called Iindonga, or crevices, will be displayed at PAD London ( @padartdesign ) from September 30 to October 6. Learn more about Dyalvane and five other rising stars of contemporary craft through the link in our profile. Photo by Justin Patrick, courtesy of Southern Guild; text by @adaesthete

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The sparkling jewel-box workspace that designer @stephaniegoto has devised for herself and her staff is set in a caretaker’s shed that was once part of creative-polymath Jean-Paul Goude’s apartment. The grain of the Douglas-fir floor floods the space like rippling water. (The same honey-blond planks have been used for shelves that hold Goto’s collection of plumb bobs. ) The exposed-metal superstructure appears covered with suede, thanks to @benjaminmoore ’s Distant Gray, Goto’s signature paint; Flemming Lassen chairs are clad in fluffy sheepskin; an Alexander Calder mobile gently sways; and a vintage Charlotte Perriand door leads to a tiny chamber where a team member can ruminate as a beam of sunlight traces the space. “I’m not afraid of decoration, but you can manipulate materials to express that,” Goto says, noting, with a laugh, that the floor’s grain is “my equivalent of wallpaper.” Take a closer look inside the space via the link in our bio. Photo by Christopher Sturman. © 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS ), New York; text by @adaesthete

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As the daughter of @degournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney, @hannahcecilharden grew up immersed in a world of glorious hand-painted wall­paper. Not surprisingly, the director of global marketing and development for de Gournay designed almost every room in her London family home from the walls in. “All relatively new designs,” she says. “For me, it’s fun to use wallpapers that people haven’t seen so much.” The kitchen, which she and her husband Eddie Harden expanded with the help of @smithbrookearchitects , was designed in a modern open style “so the chef [Eddie] isn’t alone while all the guests are having fun next door.” Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @douglasfriedman text by @janekeltnerdev

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When Danish-born architect @bjarkeingels had to start from scratch on his first private house, he prioritized the client’s request for a lap pool. Squeezing a 50-meter one onto the property at a diagonal, Ingels divided the land into two triangular parcels, one for the house and one for the garden. That determined the irregular form of the structure, which rises from a triangular base to a rectangular roof, yielding an inverted pyramid with a hyperbolic paraboloid facing the garden. (Ingels tested the complex geometry in models, carving a block of foam with hot wire. ) To execute that in glass would have cost a fortune, so he opted for concrete, cast in situ, with rectangular window walls set back on each floor to create terraces. “In many ways the house is in the spirit of modernism—simple lines, simple materials, rooms as regular as possible—but with the severe influence of one major decision,” says Ingels, referring to the diagonal pool, which he compares to a natural obstruction like a boulder or a creek. See more of the house from our October issue through the link in our profile. Video by @anahop text by @samuelcochran styled by @tessawatson

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From the September 2007 issue, available on the digital #ADArchive exclusively for AD PRO members: Designer Juan Pablo Molyneaux surprised his wife, Pilar, by renovating the garret of their 17th-century Parisian mansion in the Marais. He transformed it into a sumptuous homage to one of his earliest influences, an 18th-century room in St. Petersburg’s Menshikov Palace. Above, a gouache by Horacio Sosa Cordero hangs above the carved stone Regence-period fireplace, which Molyneaux added. Take a tour of the home from the 2007 issue of AD on the new digital archive available on @archdigestpro To join the AD PRO insider community, visit the link in our profile. Photo by Marina Faust; text by Judith Thurman #ADArchive

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A disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg made his name in the 1960s and ’70s for creating sculptural homes that ranged in inspiration from lotuses to onions to caterpillars in the way they dramatically unfolded on the landscape around them. With its 26 cast-concrete vertebrae that rise up as columns and then fan out to create a roof, the Doolittle house in Joshua Tree, CA (above ) is one of his most major masterpieces. It was commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband Jay in 1984. With interior designer John Vugrin working in conjunction on almost every single detail, it took 20 years to complete. Writer @kristopherdukes and her Facebook executive husband Matt Jacobson ( @mfj20th ) chose not to interfere with the magic when they acquired the property from the Doolittles. “Keeping the house and its furnishings as they were intended was an obvious decision for us—how many pieces of architecture are built completely to the architect’s spec and preserved that way?” says Dukes. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the architectural wonder. Photo by @elizabethdaniels01 text by @tom___morris

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When Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine ( @paulinpaulinpaulin ) found their Paris apartment three years ago, a main selling point was that the building’s staircase would be wide enough for moving the large, unwieldy designs of Benjamin’s father, the late, great French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009 ) in and out. Paulin was famous for the outsize scale of many of his designs, which ushered in the sexy, loungy mood of the 1970s and won him commissions for the Louvre and the Élysée Palace. Barring a few of Alice’s family heirlooms, everything in the couple’s apartment is Paulin—a mix of new and vintage. The white dining set that anchors the open kitchen (above ) was first designed in 1972 but only realized in 2014 for a Louis Vuitton project at Design Miami. (There are just two in existence, though there are plans to launch a limited edition. ) See more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @alexisarmanet text by @janekeltnerdev

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“My overarching vision is to create spaces that allow multiple interpretations,” says Manhattan designer @stephaniegoto “That’s the beauty of architecture—it depends on who is looking at it.” Take, for instance, the sparkling jewel-box workspace she devised for herself and her staff on Union Square. A caretaker’s shed that was once part of creative-polymath Jean-Paul Goude’s apartment, the 1,500-square-foot structure has been dressed with custom mirrored black stainless steel that reflects and refracts the skyline, “so the building isn’t static.” Indoors is a dialogue of hard edges and organic accents. The grain of the Douglas-fir floor floods the space like rippling water. (The same honey-blond planks have been used for shelves that hold Goto’s collection of plumb bobs. ) “I’m not afraid of decoration, but you can manipulate materials to express that,” Goto says, noting, with a laugh, that the floor’s grain is “my equivalent of wallpaper.” See inside the space via the link in our profile. Photo by Richard Pare; text by @adaesthete

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@rodmanprimack of @rpmiller and Rudy Weissenberg’s Mexico City home is a place to show collectors what living with adventuresome contemporary design can look like. Embracing is the word Weissenberg uses to describe the couple’s maximalist approach, and it would be hard to improve on, especially as it applies to color. Many of the rooms are enveloped in subtle gradations of a single shade: aloe green for the study, a saffron kitchen, ultramarine in the master bedroom, a coral guest bath. The effect, Primack says, echoes of some of his favorite Milanese apartments. “I don’t understand why everyone’s so afraid of using color,” Weissenberg adds blithely. “I think correct color creates space and emotion.” In the guest bedroom, a custom wicker headboard by RP Miller features integrated side tables, and the lights are by Weissenberg. Above the bed are prints by @lakeverea See more of the @agoprojects founders’ home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @samedford

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For @annehathaway and husband Adam Shulman’s California country house, #AD100 designer @pamelashamshiri of @studioshamshiri used the 1906 Swiss chalet–style architecture as a jumping-off point for the fanciful, decades-spanning interiors. “We tried to maintain the sweetness that made the house so special while adding new layers of color, texture, and furnishings from different eras that reflect the evolution of the home over time and the warm, generous spirit of Annie and Adam.” That layering exercise comes to life with particular drama in the capacious music room (above ), originally designed as a dance hall for young people from the surrounding community. Crowned with an early–20th century disco ball from a Turkish spa, the celebratory space hosts a piano, naturally; a sparkly Yves Klein Monogold table; and a broad array of cozy seating for Hathaway and Shulman’s frequent guests. “This room has been a long-held fantasy of ours—a place where the people we love can gather and our musician friends can play. It’s the heart of the house,” Hathaway says. Take a tour of the house through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @mayer rus; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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The Paris apartment of Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine is oftentimes stark naked save for a single bookcase and a few pieces of art—not exactly what you’d expect chez the son of the late, great French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009 ). “Sometimes we have nothing and sometimes we have four sofas,” notes Benjamin, explaining that their missing furniture, all by his father, is on loan for exhibitions in London and Frankfurt. If that sounds like musical chairs, they like it this way. “When it’s empty,” Benjamin says, “the girls run and dance. When it’s full, they jump from piece to piece. It’s a fun game both ways.” Adds Alice, “We don’t want to be fixed in something that doesn’t move. In French we call it getting too bourgeois.” It’s no accident that Paulin designs are at the forefront of chic once again. In 2013 the family officially launched @paulinpaulinpaulin , dedicated to steering his father’s legacy into a new era. In the time since, they have faithfully realized his designs, many never produced in his lifetime. (New editions can now be found at @ralphpucciint in the States. ) When Benjamin and Alice found their apartment, set in the 9th arrondissement, three years ago, a main selling point was that the building’s staircase would be wide enough for moving large, unwieldy pieces in and out. Paulin was famous for the outsize scale of many of his designs, which ushered in the sexy, loungy mood of the 1970s and won him commissions for the Louvre and the Élysée Palace. Take a closer look inside their apartment via the link in our profile. Photo by @alexisarmanet text by @janekeltnerdev

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The Doolittle house should theoretically be hard to miss. Designed by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg in the 1980s, the 4,643-square-foot home rises up out of the California desert like an arachnid, its stony spines hovering in the landscape like a UFO just about to settle down. It should also theoretically feel menacing. Yet the house is both discreet and, once you’re inside, surprisingly cozy. It was these factors that attracted writer @kristopherdukes and her Facebook executive husband Matt Jacobson ( @mfj20th ) to it when they first came to view it in 2015. “It looked like a desert mirage,” reflects Duke. “I couldn’t believe that something so radical and beautiful could actually be built.” Learn more about the iconic home and take a look inside through the link in our profile. Photo by @elizabethdaniels01 text by @tom___morris

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In the October issue, globe-trotting textile designer @carolinairving writes about her romantic retreat on a remote stretch of Portugal’s west coast: “Building the house was fairly simple, if not entirely easy. We—my boyfriend, Bertrand; my two daughters, Olympia and Ariadne; and I—wanted to respect the landscape and the local architecture. The original fishermen’s houses are built of brick that is then limed for protection from the elements. We tried to give ours the same look but chose to use old tiles for the roof instead of the traditional rice-straw thatch. (Thatch is charming but needs to be replaced every four years, as the salt air is quite destructive. )...Pergolas run all around the house for shade, covered in bright blue convolvulus, which is threatening to engulf everything. We all come as often as we can. Except for a couple of winter months, we live out of doors—just following the sun or hiding from it. Weather permitting, all meals are taken outside. I love entertaining and am totally obsessed with everything to do with it. Thank God, Olympia and Ariadne suffer from the same affliction, which is why we decided to create our tabletop collection, @carolinairving_and_daughters I can’t think of more joyful work than traveling with them in search of artisans to collaborate with.” Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home featured in the new book “Near & Far: Interiors I Love” by @lisafinetextiles ( @vendomepress ). Photo by @miguelfloresvianna text and styling by @carolinairving

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Uniting the rooms of #AD10 designer @rodmanprimack and Rudy Weissenberg’s Mexico City apartment is a hardwood floor stained deep mineral green, an inspired departure from the ruddy red so common elsewhere around town. Though the floor plan remained intact, almost every surface was replaced or refinished, often to accommodate work from the couple’s burgeoning art collection. In the dining room, above, a monochromatic mixed-media work by Jason Yates hangs over a mahogany table by @lanzaatelier that’s become Primack’s office until the new workspace is finished. Many of the designers in the roster of the couple’s new company @agoprojects make cameos here, among them @fabien cappello, @fernandolaposse , and @pedroyjuana , whose pendant hangs in the dining room, above. See more of the couple’s home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @samedford

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Built by Donald Wexler in 1962 (original price: $13,000–$17,000 ), @jimmooregq ’s Palm Spring home is one of seven all-steel prefab houses that were eventually supposed to number 107, until the price of steel rose and the project was abandoned. A half-century later, as Wexler’s status as one of modernism’s unsung heroes became acknowledged, the house is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is class-one historical landmarked. “He was a thoughtful architect who loved the commercialization of architecture, loved solving problems, and was never precious about it,” says Moore. “The structures are unsentimental; they’re quite hard-edged. He knows how to place a building on a piece of property, having researched where the sun’s going to hit it.” In the desert, light is everything, and Wexler knew how to harness it. See more of the iconic home via the link in our profile. Photo by @danchavkinphoto text by @jortved

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For #AD100 designer @pamelashamshiri of @studioshamshiri , the 1906 Swiss chalet–style architecture of @annehathaway and Adam Shulman’s California home provided a jumping-off point for the fanciful, decades-spanning interiors. “We were dealing with a California fantasy of a Swiss chalet, built as a hunting lodge and a winter getaway, so we looked at a lot of historical Swiss imagery,” she explains. “We tried to maintain the sweetness that made the house so special while adding new layers of color, texture, and furnishings from different eras that reflect the evolution of the home over time and the warm, generous spirit of Annie and Adam.” Shamshiri adds, “Annie and Adam have a very adventurous sense of color, which I wholeheartedly supported,” noting the proliferation of peach and burgundy tones in the entry vestibule (above ) and music room, which were inspired by a favorite @gucci shirt. The entry walls are enlivened by @farrowandball ’s “Picture Gallery Red” and “Setting Plaster” paints, and the bench is by @sawkillecompany See inside the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @mayer rus; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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The transformative power of decor has never been lost on @hannahcecilharden As the daughter of @degournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney, she grew up immersed in a world of glorious hand-painted wall­paper. But never was this fact more apparent than when her three-year-old son, George, uttered his first word: “Turtle.” It is no coincidence that his crib is floating in a virtual aquarium of de Gournay sea creatures, with a tortoise swimming directly above. “We’d always say, ‘Hello, Mr. Turtle!’” Gurney shares with motherly pride. “As he’s gotten older, it’s kept so much charm for him.” See more from the pattern-filled home via the link in our profile. Photo by @douglasfriedman text by @janekeltnerdev

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When @onerepublic frontman and producer @ryantedder found “the most geographically perfect place” for his new recording studio, he worked with longtime interior design collaborator Carolyn Morris, of @alvarezmorris Architectural Studio—along with her husband, architect Carlos Alvarez, and Tedder’s wife, Genevieve—to re-create the vibe of late ’60s/early ’70s L.A. The team drew inspiration from the recent Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” “I’ve been obsessed with that era of Hollywood since I was a kid,” says Tedder, who sought an authentic boho Laurel Canyon feel that felt comfortable for his collaborators. Most of the furniture they sourced—the majority at L.A.’s @luccaantiques and @lawsonfenning —is original vintage. “I wanted it to feel like the opposite of every recording studio anybody’s ever been to,” says Tedder. “The irony is I actually hate recording studios. They’re impersonal and clinical, with zero natural sunlight.” Leafy, sunlit, and cool, his West Hollywood studio appeals to the likes of @beyonce , @shawnmendes , @u2 , and @adele for its supreme privacy, too. See more of the space via the link in our profile. Photo by @mikaelkennedy text by @katromeyn

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In their Mexico City home, @rodmanprimack of @rpmiller and Rudy Weissenberg have crafted a space to show collectors what living with adventuresome contemporary design can look like. Embracing is the word Weissenberg uses to describe the couple’s maximalist approach, and it would be hard to improve on, especially as it applies to color. Many of the rooms are enveloped in subtle gradations of a single shade: aloe green for the study, a saffron kitchen (above ), ultramarine in the master bedroom, a coral guest bath. The effect, Primack says, echoes of some of his favorite Milanese apartments. “I don’t understand why everyone’s so afraid of using color,” Weissenberg adds blithely. “I think correct color creates space and emotion.” The glass pendants in the kitchen are by @fabien cappello and the custom hood was designed by Weissenberg. See more of the @agoprojects founders’ home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson text by @samedford

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