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Point of View: A Pacific Palisades House Connects With Its Site

Real luxury is restraint,” says architect Russell Shubin of his approach to redesigning the Pacific Palisades residence of Karina and Blake Mirkin and their two young children....
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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Lake Effect: Horseshoe Bay Residence Makes Most of Its Surroundings

The homeowners have been summering here for years with their family,” says architect Brian Korte of the relaxed, informal second home he designed for a couple near Austin. “But once they...
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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Long Island Home Gets a Theatrical Makeover

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read,” said the 19th-century English historian Thomas Babington Macaulay. Fortunately, this was a choice the...
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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Triple Threat: Mia & Timothy Paul Worrell

“In over 10 years, we’ve filled a lot of houses,” explains Mia Backman Worrell, one half of the couple behind Timothy Paul—a carpet, bedding and accessories company that...
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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Palm Beach Prep: Excentricities

Established in 1986, Excentricities is a unique home shop specializing in everything from decorative accessories and furnishings to some of today’s most recognized designer names and...
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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A Montecito Ranch Transforms Into a Palladian-Inspired Retreat

"Traditional" design, for many people, means Queen Anne wingbacks or country French sideboards. For Polly Coleman, the owner of a villa in Montecito, the word has more long-lasting implications....
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4/13/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

With a Repurpose: Lisa Luby Ryan

What’s old becomes new in the hands of designer and shop owner Lisa Luby Ryan, who repurposes found objects into one-of-a-kind creations for her Dallas-based boutique, Vintage Living. ink wood...
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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Charitable Chic: Tula

Tula, in the center of charming Old Town, Fort Collins, is an innovative women’s wear boutique striving to make a difference. The store is filled with hard-to-find brands (such as C.C. Skye and...
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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

A Woodstock Cabin Updated with an Au Courant Twist

"Times change, and we with them,” says the ancient Latin adage. The Woodstock house Manhattanites Robin and Rick Shobin bought as their weekend getaway in 2008—a rustic little 1930s log...
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4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Right Angle: Melanie Pankau

“Working with nonobjective forms allows viewers to experience a unique meditative response that cannot otherwise be felt with a representational depiction,” says abstract artist Melanie...
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4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

True Grit: John Cortese

Much has changed for John Cortese since he began his career sweeping floors at a woodworking shop in Brooklyn 20 years ago. After a yearlong apprenticeship with a violin maker in Woodstock, New...
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4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments

Foreign Exchange: Modernized Colonial Revival Home

When the homeowner approached me, she was embarking on a remodel after nine years overseas with her husband and kids,” says designer Jennifer Leonard of the home she decorated for a family of...
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4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM (0) comments