Melissa Gilbert and Tim Busfield, on Their Upstate Escape

The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, who has a new memoir out, and her husband, the actor and director, collaborated happily on their Sullivan County retreat. Just don’t ask about the pleather recliner.

#back-to-the-prairie-a-home-remade-a-life-rediscovered-book, #busfield-timothy, #content-type-personal-profile, #gilbert-melissa, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #laworder-special-victims-unit-tv-program, #little-house-on-the-prairie-tv-program, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sullivan-county-ny, #television, #the-west-wing-tv-program, #thirtysomething-tv-program

The Upside of a Lockdown

How the pandemic reshaped the careers of design professionals in three different countries.

#art, #athens-greece, #book-trade-and-publishing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mexico-city-mexico, #new-york-state, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Loro Piana Gets a New Headquarters and Store

The former was designed by Vincent Van Duysen, and both are set, fittingly, in a storied Milan building that was once the bustling center of the local silk trade.

#fashion-and-apparel, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #loro-piana, #milan-italy, #shopping-and-retail, #van-duysen-vincent

Art Busts Are Booming. More People Are Buying Them

Interest in busts has grown as the art form, once accessible to a wealthy few, has become more democratic than ever.

#art, #interior-design-and-furnishings

Hotel Life Without the Hotel

The designer Olympia Le-Tan has created a home goods line with the kind of stuff you’d steal (or want to steal) from a hotel.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hotel-olympia, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #le-tan-olympia, #luxury-goods-and-services

Piero Lissoni Can’t Stop Reinventing His Milan Apartment

The architect and designer has created a space that celebrates ever-shifting and highly edited juxtapositions.

#architecture, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #lissoni-piero, #milan-italy, #springdesign2022

The Wallpaper That Is Also a ‘Reminder That My Ancestors Had My Back’

Sheila Bridges’s Harlem Toile de Jouy wallpaper and designs are getting even more attention. For this writer, it fills in the visual gaps of Black tradition.

#black-people, #bloomingdales, #france, #gibbs-chris, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-toile-de-jouy, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jones-martha-s, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sheila-bridges, #slavery-historical, #toile-de-jouy, #united-states, #wallpaper

An Elegant Notting Hill Flat Enlivened By Maximalist Flourishes

It was renovating his home in London that helped Enis Karavil hone his aesthetic and led him to start his own design business.

#antiques, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england

A Classic Paris Apartment Filled With Outré Design

With his thoughtfully arranged collection of Joe Colombo furniture and minimalist art, an exhibition producer has made an appealingly unexpected home for himself.

#art, #chairs, #colombo-joe-1930-71, #design, #furniture, #hauserwirth, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lamps-and-lampshades, #paris-france, #sculpture, #springdesign2022

Hudson Felt Too Much Like a City, So It Was Time for a New Upstate Retreat

Anthony D’Argenzio, known for Zio and Sons and This Old Hudson, and his family have a new old house — and it’s not far from their old old house, in Hudson, N.Y.

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

Anaïs Nin’s Los Angeles Hideaway Still Keeps Her Secrets

Shrouded by the pines of Silver Lake, the erotic writer’s minimalist, midcentury residence is a lasting monument to her life and legacy.

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #design, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lawrence-d-h, #los-angeles-calif, #miller-henry, #nin-anais, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022, #wright-frank-lloyd, #writing-and-writers

A Greenwich Village Renovation That Steered Its Owners’ Line in a New Direction

Bessie and Oliver Corral of Arjé started designing home goods at the same time that they were remaking their duplex into a bright and minimalist sanctuary.

#arje-retailer, #design, #furniture, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #springdesign2022

In This Edwardian Townhouse, the Bathrooms Set the Tone

When renovating their London home, a creative couple sacrificed their guest bedroom for the love of a good soak.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022

In the German Countryside, a Farmhouse Turned Lush Cultural Retreat

On the grounds of a former agricultural collective an hour north of Berlin, the artist Danh Vo has built a commune for like-minded talents.

#agriculture-and-farming, #art, #brandenburg-germany, #gardens-and-gardening, #germany, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022, #tiravanija-rirkrit, #vo-danh

A San Francisco Renovation Inspired by ‘American Gigolo’

When an interior designer and a software engineer set about renovating their new house, they had no idea what it would ultimately involve.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #san-francisco-calif

How to Create a Home Bar That Will Dazzle Your Guests

All it takes is a tiny space — a niche, a shallow closet or even a cabinet — to make a cocktail bar that’s a thing of beauty. Here’s how.

#cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #design, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Brunello Cucinelli Keeps Chickens, and Many Books, at His 17th-Century Italian Villa

The fashion designer, a lover of history, philosophy and country life, has made his home in the Umbrian hamlet of Solomeo.

#cucinelli-brunello, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #restoration-and-renovation, #umbria-italy

In Naples, a 19th-Century Palace Passed Down for Generations

An elaborate gift from a king to his wife, Villa Lucia has enraptured for decades, and the home’s current inhabitants are continuing the love affair.

#bernini-gian-lorenzo, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #marbles, #naples-italy, #pompeii-italy

It Was Supposed to Be a Spec House. Then the Builder Got Emotionally Involved.

Building a house in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia was a business opportunity — that’s all. But something changed along the way.

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

An Art-Filled Hotel Inside a Former Wall Street Trading Hub

Plus: a Brooklyn design destination, a new Niki de Saint Phalle biography and more recommendations from T Magazine.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #saint-phalle-niki-de, #shoes-and-boots, #wall-street-hotel-manhattan-ny

How Alex Edelman Grew to Love His Family’s Condo, ‘Shvach’ Sofa and All

The comedian has made this Upper East Side apartment his own with entertainment and sports memorabilia — and lots of books.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #edelman-aj-1991, #edelman-alex-comedian, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #theater

How Concrete Went from Industrial Material to Home Decor

Traditionally used industrially, concrete has become a preferred medium for those who seek austere and unusual décor.

#cement, #concrete, #interior-design-and-furnishings

Inside a Grand Parisian Building, a Secret Atelier

The design firm Saint-Lazare creates internationally inflected objects that belie their surroundings.

#interior-design-and-furnishings, #paris-france, #saint-lazare-design-firm

A Classic Parisian Apartment Filled With Modern Design

By placing contemporary pieces amid original features, the architect Sophie Dries has created a space that privileges experimentation.

#architecture, #design, #dries-sophie, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #leschelier-marc, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sculpture

In a Reimagined Victorian Schoolhouse, an Artist Finds His Third Act

By moving into a turn-of-the-20th-century building in upstate New York, the ceramist Dan McCarthy learned that he didn’t need the city that had defined him — and his career — after all.

#art, #catskill-ny, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mccarthy-dan-t, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

For a Modern ‘Brady Bunch,’ a Modernist Family Home in Seattle

When a music industry veteran and a novelist married, they had six children between them. The challenge was creating a place where everyone would be comfortable.

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

When Life Changed, Reiki, Tarot and a Home Redo Were There to Help

Helen Ho was laid off from her urban planning job at the beginning of the pandemic. She saw it as a chance to focus on the things she really liked doing.

#astoria-queens-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #flowers-and-plants, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #reiki, #tarot

They Broke Up With Two Architects Before Finding the Right One

‘It’s like going through bad relationships,’ said an owner of the 1975 Bay Area home. ‘The house needed an architect who wasn’t so driven by ego.’

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lighting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #san-francisco-calif

What Designers Have Been Doing at Home During the Pandemic

Here’s what it looks like when the professionals take on D.I.Y. projects. (Don’t feel bad if they put yours to shame.)

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

They Remodeled Before Covid. Here’s What They Regret Now.

The live-work space in Jersey City, N.J., should have been ideal for lockdown. But hindsight born of a pandemic taught them a few things.

#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

A Flea-Infested Former Convent: How Could They Resist?

The 1926 building owned by the Catholic Church looked as if it hadn’t been updated in decades. One Dallas family was charmed.

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

A Rising Designer Brings Hip-Hop to Homeware

Sean Brown is the creative force behind Curves, a home décor brand inspired by African American pop culture. “I always aim to celebrate Blackness,” he said.

#black-people, #brown-sean-designer, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #rap-and-hip-hop

How to Design a Home Gym That You’ll Actually Use

As the pandemic rages on, the safest place to work out is at home. Here’s how to create a personal gym you’ll want to spend time in.

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

For One Rockaways Couple, Lockdown Was a Creative Windfall

While many hoped to use the enforced isolation of quarantine creatively, the couple who started Locus of Occult actually did.

#content-type-personal-profile, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #silicone

A Story of Love and Obsession

At home with James Fenton, the English poet, journalist and critic, and Darryl Pinckney, the African American novelist and playwright, in their obsessively, deliriously embellished house in Harlem.

#amis-martin, #architecture, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #fenton-james, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-review-of-books, #pinckney-darryl, #poetry-and-poets

Is Disney the Met’s Fairy Godmother?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hopes to entice visitors with a show of 150 Disney artifacts and its own objets d’art. Does getting cozy with a behemoth serve the public?

#animated-films, #art, #beauty-and-the-beast-movie, #cinderella-book, #inspiring-walt-disney-the-animation-of-french-decorative-arts-exhibit, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #sleeping-beauty-movie, #snow-white-movie, #walt-disney-company

How Many Books Does It Take to Make a Place Feel Like Home?

There’s a reason that some people won’t let go of their physical books — and a new term for it: ‘book-wrapt.’

#books-and-literature, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #libraries-and-librarians, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Architect Who Invited Her Mother to Be Her Next-Door Neighbor

Jess Hinshaw and Kathy Lewis live in a pair of adjoining Brooklyn brownstones that reflect both their individual tastes and their strong familial bond.

#architecture, #brooklyn-nyc, #hinshaw-jess, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Bethan Laura Wood’s Fantastical London Home

Bethan Laura Wood has made her name dreaming up transportive rainbow-hued furniture and housewares. Her own London home is just as fantastical.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #furniture, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #textiles, #wood-bethan-laura

A Tangier Home That Has Passed Between Design Legends

A 300-year-old house in Morocco has become a palimpsest of ideas and aesthetics, while both subverting and respecting the city’s own colorful legacy.

#furniture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #holiday-issue-2021, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #knoll-inc, #palaces-and-castles, #tangier-morocco

Restoring a 1788 House in Charleston, S.C., With a Walled Garden

The stately 1788 home in South Carolina had expansive rooms and a walled garden. But it needed a lot of work — and that would take time and money.

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

Fake Food Is Trendy Again

In the world of home décor, maximalism is back — and with it, tchotchkes that were once regarded as kitschy or quaint.

#candles, #derian-john, #etsy-inc, #food, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lamps-and-lampshades, #mociun-brooklyn-ny-retail-store, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Supply Chain Shortages Help a North Carolina Furniture Town

The furniture capital of the state is ground zero for inflation, labor shortages, hot demand and limited supply. It’s debating how to cope.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #furniture, #hickory-nc, #inflation-economics, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

How to Build a Terrarium, So It’s Always Gardening Season

As winter closes in, there’s at least one place where plants will still grow: a terrarium. Here’s how to get started on yours.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A Collector Who Fills His Los Angeles Home With Carefully Sourced Clutter

Jonathan Pessin has stuffed his apartment with the fruits of his obsessive search for the “best, weirdest version” of seemingly everything.

#art, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #flea-markets, #furniture, #holiday-issue-2021, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lofts, #los-angeles-calif, #loughlin-robert, #pessin-jonathan, #sculpture

A Fashion Stylist Who Found Inspiration in New Surroundings

Having embraced a slower pace of life upstate, Melissa Ventosa Martin is launching an online marketplace dedicated to finely crafted pieces imbued with the luxury of time.

#design, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #martin-walter-musician, #old-stone-house-brooklyn-ny, #old-stone-trade-retailer, #ventosa-martin-melissa

In Brussels, a Designer’s Home Awash With His Own Vibrant Creations

Christoph Hefti makes — and lives with — ebullient carpets and textiles inspired by magical realism and Latin American design.

#art, #brussels-belgium, #carpets-and-rugs, #holiday-issue-2021, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #textiles, #ultima-vez, #van-noten-dries

Why an NPR Quiz Show Panelist Loves Her ‘Messy Apartment’

Faith Salie, known for, among other things, her role on ‘Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,’ is ‘evangelical about the Upper West Side.’

#content-type-personal-profile, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #salie-faith, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #wait-wait-dont-tell-me-radio-program

In Florida, a Gut Renovation in Shades of Grape

The overwrought moldings in their neo-Classical home had begun to feel stuffy, so they redid the whole thing — with an emphasis on food and wine.

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

A Paris Apartment That Spans Styles and Centuries

Blending French Empire pieces and more recent ones, the home of the antiquities dealer Jean-Paul Beaujard is as enchanting as the objects he collects and sells.

#antiques, #cocteau-jean, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #paris-france, #t-winter-travel