Style Room

New Country Classic styled room

New Country Classic

Comfortable, classic American style is what comes to mind when I think of Ashley Whittaker’s interiors,” writes cult-status designer Christopher Spitzmiller in his foreword to Whittaker’s first book, The Well-Loved House: Creating Homes with Color, Comfort, City-based “neo-traditionalist” interior designer … Continue reading

Vintner’s View

This energy-efficient and light-filled home set amid cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot vines overlooking Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley is one of 17 California properties featured in Heather Sandy Hebert and Chase Reynolds Ewald’s new book, At Home in the … Continue reading

A bathroom featuring rock accents and interior design

Rock Fever

“The bathroom has gone from being just a functional corner to a luminous space,” writes Macarena Abascal Valdenebro in 150 Best New Interior Design Ideas (HarperCollins, 2021). “Luminous” is just the right word to describe this refined owner’s bathroom, which … Continue reading

Don’t Do it Yourself

In 2014, after feeling paralyzed by indecision when it came to furnishing their own homes, sisters Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed started Havenly, an interior design website that pairs real people (i.e., the 99 percent) with online interior designers. They … Continue reading

Small Wonder

“Children’s rooms are not just about the present days, they are about the tomorrows,” says lifestyle and design author Susanna Salk in Dream Rooms for Children: Inspiring Spaces for Sleep, Study, and Play (Rizzoli, 2021). The point Salk makes with … Continue reading

A Charming Life

Remember the formal living rooms of our parents and grandparents—the ones we weren’t allowed to enter except under very special entertaining circumstances? According to American interior designer and antiques curator Jan Showers, no space is sacred—or at least, it shouldn’t … Continue reading

Soft but Bold

She mixes high and low, rough and refined, rigid and organic—sometimes, it seems, with a flute of pink champagne in hand,” says designer Miles Redd in the foreword to A Home for All Seasons by Danielle Rollins (Rizzoli, 2020). Rollins can … Continue reading

Aligned Design

“We are tastemakers, not taste followers, so we need to research and be creative,” says art dealer Pierre Marie Giraud in For Art’s Sake (Rizzoli, 2020). His partner, art dealer Xavier Hufkins, believes there is nothing more fulfilling than being … Continue reading

Honoring History

For years the White House’s Old Family Dining Room has been used for small dinners, working lunches, and as a staging area for large events. When the Obamas were residing in the White House, they wanted to expand inclusivity and … Continue reading