In Rome, an Apartment Rich in Color and History Opens to the Public

One of the leading figures of Italian Futurism, Giacomo Balla turned his home into proof of his idea that art should live in all things.

#balla-giacomo-1871-1958, #culture-arts, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #museo-nazionale-delle-arti-del-xxi-secolo-maxxi, #museums, #rome-italy

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Where Are Karastan Rugs Made?

It sold the so-called Oriental rug to America’s middle class. But after nearly a century, the Karastan factory is shutting down.

#carpets-and-rugs, #eden-nc, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mohawk-industries-inc

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The Fantasy of a Cotswolds Country Home Meets Reality in Westchester

The plan was to do a quick cosmetic update. Then a couple found out the plumbing, electrical and septic systems were shot. And the house was sinking.

#content-type-service, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #pound-ridge-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Aging in Place Comfortably and Stylishly

As more baby boomers move toward retirement, more and more are designing homes that will accommodate their needs even as they grow older and lose mobility.

#baby-boomers, #guilford-conn, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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All He Wanted Was a Surf Shack. He Got a Lot More.

Working in finance in Manhattan made him homesick for the beach in California. So he recreated what he missed on an unlikely site in Amagansett.

#amagansett-ny, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Krysta With a Y Plays Liza With a Z

For Krysta Rodriguez, who stars as Liza Minnelli in the new Netflix series ‘Halston,’ acting and decorating aren’t that far apart.

#daybreak-tv-program, #halston-tv-program, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #minnelli-liza, #quantico-tv-program, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rodriguez-krysta, #smash-tv-program, #spring-awakening-play, #the-addams-family-play

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Squishy Furniture, Like Sweatpants, Is In

Versatility is not the only reason blobby sofas and chairs are back in style.

#beds-and-bedding, #chairs, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings

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In Miami, a Sculpture Built to Live In

Christopher Carter, an artist who works with salvaged materials, set out to create his biggest work ever. Now it’s his home, and the subject of a new exhibit.

#carter-christopher, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #nsu-art-museum, #nsu-art-museum-fort-lauderdale, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #the-carter-project-exhibit

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8 Items for Your Home That Do More Than One Thing

The pandemic has redoubled the need for flexible furnishings.

#beds-and-bedding, #chairs, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tables

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A Rural-Inspired Home in Los Angeles, Complete With Chickens

A family enjoys a rural-inspired home, down to the chickens, while traffic whizzes by.

#chickens, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Shopping for Cafe Tables

If you’ve recently acquired some outdoor space, you’ll need to furnish it. Start with this versatile little table.

#design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tables

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The Googleplex of the Future Has Privacy Robots, Meeting Tents and Your Very Own Balloon Wall

The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope with workplace sensibilities changed by the pandemic.

#alphabet-inc, #architecture, #chairs, #computers-and-the-internet, #desks, #furniture, #google-inc, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #pichai-sundar, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tables, #workplace-environment

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There’s an Art to Making Your Bed

You can start by disregarding thread count. Here’s what else the pros know that you may not.

#beds-and-bedding, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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What Makes a Home ‘Sexy’?

For one Chicago entrepreneur, it was a design that felt as if it had been pulled straight from her unconscious. (And there are lots of chains.)

#chicago-ill, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Carol Prisant, Elegant Design Writer, Dies at 82

She was a 51-year old former antiques dealer with no experience as a writer when she wrote to the editor of The World of Interiors magazine about a job. She was hired.

#deaths-obituaries, #hogg-min, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #magazines, #prisant-carol, #world-of-interiors-magazine, #writing-and-writers

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A ‘Blue Bloods’ Regular on the Importance of ‘Yes’

For the actor Vanessa Ray, what makes a one-bedroom near Lincoln Center home are a few essentials: Bill Nye, blankets and one three-letter word.

#blue-bloods-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lincoln-square-manhattan-ny, #nye-bill, #pretty-little-liars-tv-program, #ray-vanessa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-tv-program

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Would You Spend $899 for a Kitty Scratcher?

Vegetable-dyed scratch pads and organic catnip leaf? The money grows on these cat trees.

#cats, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings

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Curtains Up for the One Percent

While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.

#beverly-hills-calif, #design, #high-net-worth-individuals, #home-appliances, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #luxury-goods-and-services, #palm-beach-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #san-antonio-tex, #sea-island-ga

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For a Brooklyn Heights Townhouse, a Divine Reinvention

The Greek Revival house, once home to the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, needed more than just a simple renovation to function in the 21st century.

#brooklyn-heights-brooklyn-ny, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Shopping for Kitchen Range Hoods

Whether you choose a showstopper or one that’s virtually invisible, a range hood is essential. Otherwise, you’ll be smelling that fish for days.

#design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #kitchens, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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When Ancient Rome Meets Minimalism

Brioni’s Norbert Stumpfl has approached his family’s home with characteristic patience and attention to detail.

#brioni-fashion-label, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Here Come Hot Desks and Zoom Rooms. And Holograms?

As more companies consider plans to bring workers back to the office, experts say to expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations.

#architecture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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How to Get Your Closet Under Control

With all due respect to Marie Kondo, it isn’t just about getting rid of things. Here’s what the experts know that you may not.

#closets, #content-type-service, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #kondo-marie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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A Fashion Designer’s Art-Filled Home Hits the Market

The estate of Herbert Kasper is selling his Upper East Side co-op, which he had filled with museum-quality artwork. The asking price is $10 million.

#art, #fashion-and-apparel, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #kasper-herbert, #philanthropy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

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After 19 Years in Hawaii, They Were Missing Something: Winter

With their daughter leaving for college, a couple began planning a new life — and a new house — in Idaho, where they could enjoy the cold.

#furniture, #hailey-idaho, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #idaho, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #sun-valley-idaho

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In Southampton, a Beach House Not Like the Others

Designed in the 1960s by the underrecognized talent Ward Bennett, this Modernist home remains a paragon of minimalism and grace.

#design, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #southampton-ny, #ward-bennett

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Shopping for Daybeds

What’s the most multifunctional piece of furniture you’ll ever buy? Probably a daybed. Here’s why — and what to look for.

#beds-and-bedding, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Designer Who Finds Beauty in Austerity

For Loren Daye, stripping a space back to its most essential elements is an aesthetic practice to live by.

#clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #loren-daye

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The Rome Apartment a Hotelier Calls Home

Marie-Louise Sciò bounces among her family’s three hotels — including the legendary Il Pellicano in Tuscany — but her own flat is a different sort of retreat.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #rome-italy, #scio-marie-louise

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A Swedish Design Duo’s Eclectic 18th-Century Apartment

In a country house on the Baltic coast, Nina Norgren and Bengt Thornefors, the founders of the textile and furniture brand Magniberg, have made a home entirely their own.

#content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #magniberg-textile-co, #norgren-nina, #sweden, #textiles, #thornefors-bengt

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In Dorset, Jasper Conran’s Garden Runs Wild

Set against the lush English countryside, the designer’s 17th-century home and its riotous plantings of magnificent blooms both defy and inspire his restrained elegance.

#conran-holdings, #conran-jasper, #conran-terence, #content-type-personal-profile, #dorset-england, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings

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The ‘Sentimental Excess’ of Sarah Stiles

The actor, who stars in the Netflix series ‘The Crew’ and is a regular on ‘Billions,’ is like a slightly goofy sitcom neighbor with an otherworldly home.

#billions-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #hand-to-god-play, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stiles-sarah, #television, #the-crew-tv-program, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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How to Decorate Your New Home Before You Move

Measuring, design and shopping tools built into smartphone apps can help you get your next house in order.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #content-type-service, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mobile-applications, #paint, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #smartphones

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How Many Renovations Does It Take to Get Things Just Right?

More than one, as a Chicago designer and her client — who also happens to be her brother — discovered.

#chicago-ill, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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A Pandemic-Driven Love Affair With All Things Vintage

A new generation of homebound shoppers is developing a hunger for antiques and other hard-to-find items online and on Instagram.

#1stdibs-com, #antiques, #e-commerce, #furniture, #instagram-inc, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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A Florentine Villa Whose Story Is One of Family

For three generations, the Caponis’ 15th-century home has been a repository of history, style and togetherness.

#caponi-loretta, #design, #families-and-family-life, #florence-italy, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy

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The Return of the Foyer

The pandemic has prompted some builders to reconsider open plan apartments to include an entry space, a de facto “airlock” between the outside world and the rest of the apartment.

#building-construction, #gowanus-brooklyn-ny, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Provençal Estate That Is a Home and a Gallery

Near Grasse, France, an Italian curator has created a rustic residence and an outdoor exhibition space dedicated to the work of artists she admires.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #grasse-france, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #ottobri-valentina-guidi

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How to Bring Nature Inside With the Right Houseplants

It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.

#blakeney-justina, #carter-hilton-author, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jungalow-llc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #trees-and-shrubs

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Extreme D.I.Y. for Home Decor

Since they have spent so much time at home in the last year, some homeowners have taken craft and design projects to a new level.

#art, #do-it-yourself, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Perfectly Imperfect House in Miami

The exterior of the 1930s Mediterranean-style home in Coconut Grove was charming. The interior was anything but. This couple was thrilled.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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How a Strangely Shaped Summer House Revived One Artist’s Practice

In the aftermath of loss, Jason Bard Yarmosky sought refuge within an unusual 1950s home on the shore of Long Island — and found both respite and inspiration.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #geller-andrew-1924-2011, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #long-island-ny, #yarmosky-jason-bard

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A Manhattan Apartment That Pays Tribute to the City’s Jazz Age

Inside an early Art Deco building, the designer Martin Brûlé has created an understated homage to New York’s vibrant past — and his own pioneering vision.

#brule-martin-interior-designer, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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For a ‘Cobra Kai’ Star, There’s Nothing a Good Basket Won’t Fix

‘I have a hard time saying no to a basket,’ said the actor Courtney Henggeler, explaining her approach to decorating her family’s Long Island rental.

#cobra-kai-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #huntington-ny, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #netflix-inc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #the-big-bang-theory-tv-program

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What’s It Like to Sleep in a Hexagon?

After buying an awkward 1960s house with a clumsy 1980s addition, a couple set about dragging the lakefront property into the 21st century.

#austin-tex, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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Shopping for Clamp Lamps

A clamp lamp is the easiest fix when you need to bring light to a dark corner — or a makeshift home office.

#content-type-service, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Bay Area Home Ideal for Lockdown

The house in Orinda, Calif., was designed for entertaining. But it turned out to be just as good for living through a pandemic.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #orinda-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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This $100 Moroccan Trellis Rug Is The New Amazon Coat

There are a million Moroccan Berber knockoffs but — like the Amazon coat before it — one particular brand and pattern is winning.

#carpets-and-rugs, #families-and-family-life, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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How to Soundproof a Room

Stack rugs on the floor. Hang drapery or acoustic-foam tiles. Adjust your expectations.

#content-type-service, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #noise

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Co-Living in a Brooklyn Townhouse

A two-room suite in a Park Slope brownstone provides a nice middle ground between living with roommates and all alone.

#content-type-personal-profile, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates

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