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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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