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Kitchen of the Week: A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen from Otomoto, a New UK Venture

Kitchen of the Week: A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen from Otomoto, a New UK Venture

New from UK-based artist Ryan Gander and creative director Tony Chambers (the former editor of Wallpaper), the Otomoto kitchen sink system is “inspired by compact, space-saving kitchen units often seen in Japan,” as the founders say. ‘The s.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Modern-Rustic Star Kitchen in Melbourne

Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Modern-Rustic Star Kitchen in Melbourne

Every November for the last 21 years, Australian House & Garden unveils its Top 50 Rooms. A celebration of national talent, the latest list is filled with names we’re familiar with. But the space that most caught our eye, the all-wood Kitchen of.. Read More →

Before/After: A Space-Enhancing Historic House Remodel in Melbourne

Before/After: A Space-Enhancing Historic House Remodel in Melbourne

Carole Whiting spent 20 years producing television commercials while moonlighting as her architect husband’s design sidekick. Eight years ago, she finally signed on full time with his firm. Several design awards, a white-hot laundry room—and a.. Read More →

11 Times Noguchi Lamps Stole the Spotlight, Plus 5 to Buy

11 Times Noguchi Lamps Stole the Spotlight, Plus 5 to Buy

We are great admirers of Noguchi lamps for their delicate beauty and powerful simplicity. Quite a few of us here on staff, in fact, have at least one of the iconic Japanese midcentury lights in our homes. Of course, we’re not the only ones c.. Read More →

Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine

Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine

“This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight.” So goes the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem—set in what was once called Acadia, now modern-day Maine.. Read More →

A 1700s Stone Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, Discovered via Google

A 1700s Stone Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley, Discovered via Google

Caroline Diani and Jeffrey Doornbos, Southern California transplants (she was born in Nairobi and grew up in the north of England, he’s from the Midwest), have an idyllic life in Santa Barbara. Yet something was geographically lacking: “A cou.. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Riotously Patterned Bedroom Suite in England by Suzy Hoodless

Steal This Look: A Riotously Patterned Bedroom Suite in England by Suzy Hoodless

At Iscoyd Park, a Georgian house in the English countryside, interior designer Suzy Hoodless presents a madcap mix of color and pattern. Among the nine bedrooms in the house is the Day Nursery room decorated with familiar favorites (rush floorin.. Read More →

LA Palette Cleanser: A Flash-Free Holmby Hills Makeover by DISC Interiors, Before and After

LA Palette Cleanser: A Flash-Free Holmby Hills Makeover by DISC Interiors, Before and After

“Not to get too woo-woo, but the first thing we noticed on touring our house was the warm loving energy that lingered from the two families who had lived in it before.” The new occupant of this 1936 brick and board-and-batten house is explaini.. Read More →

A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

Several summers ago, our friend Megan Wilson returned from a vacation on the Spanish island of Menorca and introduced us to the work of Quintana Partners, a local interior design firm run by Pol Castells and Benito Escat. Tasked with revitalizing .. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Nordic-Inspired Holiday Table, DIY Candelabra Included

Steal This Look: A Nordic-Inspired Holiday Table, DIY Candelabra Included

Inspired by the moody atmosphere of Noma in Copenhagen, I set out to create a tabletop with a muted Nordic palette for my next dinner party. Noma-style, I draped my dining chairs in sheepskin and covered the table in a canvas drop cloth topped wi.. Read More →

Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Sourcing Antiques and Vintage Online

Expert Advice: 12 Insider Tips for Sourcing Antiques and Vintage Online

We all know how to snag the best stuff at a tag sale—get there before the crowd, pounce when you see something you want. Getting the best deals, on the other hand, often means being there just as the doors are closing, when sellers are desperate.. Read More →

8 Favorites: Artful Ceramic Nesting Bowls

8 Favorites: Artful Ceramic Nesting Bowls

A proper summer kitchen should never be without a good set of nesting bowls. The smallest size can be used for dips and spreads; the medium sizes are perfect for holding berries and cut fruits; and the larger ones are indispensable for salads of e.. Read More →

Object of Desire: Studio Formata Marbleized Trays

Object of Desire: Studio Formata Marbleized Trays

In our book Remodelista: The Organized Home, we devote almost an entire chapter to trays as organizational tools (for corralling countertop clutter in the kitchen, nighttime essentials on the bedside table, and more). Our latest obsession? Jewel-.. Read More →

A Better Registry: 9 Places to Shop for the Modern Couple

A Better Registry: 9 Places to Shop for the Modern Couple

I don’t know about you, but very rarely have I perused a wedding registry and thought: These things are beautiful and useful. I find myself looking at registries a lot these days, and many I’ve encountered fall into two camps: the ones filled.. Read More →

An  Eccentric Town House in Islington by Design Star Rachel Chudley

An Eccentric Town House in Islington by Design Star Rachel Chudley

A while baxck, our London correspondent Christine sent me a late-night missive to say she’d met a promising young designer at a dinner. “I sat next to this lovely interior designer last night at the Ochre party (which was fab, by the way). Her.. Read More →

Pure Simplicity: Glass Vessels from Carina Seth Andersson

Pure Simplicity: Glass Vessels from Carina Seth Andersson

Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson is known for her deceptively simple looking, minimalist glass and ceramic work (her Dagg vase for Svenskt Tenn, designed in 2009, has achieved icon status). “My design process is about scaling back,” she.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Good-Looking Space Heaters

10 Easy Pieces: Good-Looking Space Heaters

In drafty spaces, heating reinforcements are a must. If you ask us, the trouble with space heaters is the lack of unoffensive-looking options. A last minute must-have-heat-at-desk purchase from a big box store can eventually lead to a landfill add.. Read More →

Shou Sugi Ban House: A Japanese-Inspired Wellness Retreat in the Hamptons

Shou Sugi Ban House: A Japanese-Inspired Wellness Retreat in the Hamptons

Set on three woodland acres bordering the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Shou Sugi Ban House is an understated but luxe “holistic healing retreat,” according to the inn’s website. Founded by longtime friends Amy Cherry-Abitbol (a former.. Read More →

Expert Advice: How to Hire a Truly Great Painter for Your Home

Expert Advice: How to Hire a Truly Great Painter for Your Home

Over the years I’ve hired many painters—from Task Rabbit amateurs to professional tradesmen—for both interior and exterior projects. Yet for all my experience, I still feel like hiring a good painter is a crap-shoot, that I’m no closer to .. Read More →