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@evanyurman, chief creative officer of @davidyurman, and his wife Ku-Ling spent years house-hunting in upstate New York before they happened upon the perfect spot: an old bluestone quarry perched on the side of a mountain with nearly 200 acres unfolding beneath it. Enlisting @moschellarobertsarchitects they redesigned and expanded the existing structure to fit their aesthetic and familial needs. The interior of the home is now wrapped in linear slabs of wood and concrete that simultaneously project coolness and warmth. He and Ku-Ling collaborated on the decorating, which features a revolving roster of midcentury pieces, from Ib Kofod-Larsen and Hans Wegner chairs to Noguchi lamps, all in honest, authentic materials. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @chrismottalini; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @colinking

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Inside a light-filled Brooklyn row house, fashion designer @ullajohnson and her family live in laid-back elegance. Many of the walls are finished in a blush-hued pearlescent plaster, and the hearths feature colorful marble inlays inspired by Italian mosaics. Living finishes, such as unlacquered brass hardware and soap-coated wood floors, add to the layered design. “The touch of these is like velvet,” Johnson says, brushing her feet along the Douglas-fir planks laid out in a chevron pattern across the parlor floor. “When I design clothes, all I think about is, Well, it’s beauti­ful, but how does it make you feel? That, for me, was an organizing principle in this house as well.” In the master bedroom, an organically shaped mirror by @rogangregory, a close family friend, hangs above the mantel, which showcases delightful woodshop sculptures by two of the couple’s children. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; architecture by @elizabeth_roberts_architecture; design by @alexisbrowninteriordesign_; styled by @martinrbourne

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@rubycity was born in a dream. Months before her death in 2007, the late San Antonio artist, patron, and collector Linda Pace had a vision of a hilltop complex with towers like crystals. Upon waking, she sketched her fantasy, later tapping #AD100 architect Sir David Adjaye (@adjaye_visual_sketchbook) of @adjayeassociates to adapt it as a hometown showcase for her trove of postwar and contemporary treasures. “I call it a little temple for art,” Adjaye says of the nearly 14,500-square-foot complex, which opens to the public October 13. Constructed in collaboration with local firm @alamo_architects, the building, its sculpture garden, and its plaza are, true to its name and Pace’s vision, all red, with tinted concrete surfaces that sparkle thanks to embedded glass. (The team conducted upwards of 20 tests to ensure the steadfast shade.) Outside, the structure seems to refract as visitors move around it, its angular shape shifting from monumental to intimate. Get a first look inside the contemporary art center via the link in our profile. Photo by @drorbaldingerphotographer; text by @efazzare

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When Crown Princess Marie-Chantal ( @mariechantal22) of Greece moved into her parent’s 1913 Manhattan townhome, she tapped legendary designer @francois_catroux to freshen it up. The house’s stonework, moldings, and paneling were all preserved, but out went the gilded leather wall coverings, heavy curtains, and red velvet sofas trimmed in passementerie, all dismantled meticulously and placed in storage for some future day. White, gray, and taupe hues now canvas nearly every wall. “We wanted to start with a clean slate and see the rooms for what they were, then decide what kind of furniture could sit nicely in them,” Marie-Chantal explains. In the entrance hall, a custom sofa in the style of Jean Royère, a Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne side table, and @donaldbaechler artwork decorate a corner. To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @minh_ngoc; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @mieketenhave

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At @poppydelevingne and @caradelevingne’s intoxicating Los Angeles retreat, the sisters’ divergent personal tastes come into high relief in the design of their individual bedroom suites. Cara’s bedroom, above, is a moody affair, reminiscent of a proper gentleman’s club, albeit one with serious sex appeal. “The room feels like the Playboy Mansion with a touch of Art Deco and a David Hicks pattern thrown in for good measure,” Cara says of the heady vibe. Above, an artwork by Jonathan Yeo hangs over a custom sofa. See more of the home from our September issue cover story through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; architecture by @nicologbini; styled by @lawrenhowell

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Beauty-industry billionaire @anastasiasoare of @anastasiabeverlyhills has a strong passion for design and is her own interior decorator. Going from room to room in her hilltop estate, a visitor is introduced to splendid pieces from midcentury designers, including Gio Ponti, as well as the likes of Paul Evans and Hans Wegner. She is particularly fond of Evans, saying, “He was such an artist—an American artist. His pieces are so unique and he has two periods: brutalist and cityscape. I like the brutalist.” These pieces are first introduced to Soare’s home and then, after some time, reupholstered to fit the space. In the master bedroom, above, a Federico Munari–designed sofa has been refreshed in moss green, and two Italian chairs have been reborn in crushed velvet. “I thought that I needed some color in the bedroom and the green worked with the green outside,” she says. “I think the two chairs are so cool looking; they look like bugs." The Pucci de Rossi–designed side table is the same color as the crushed velvet. "I thought that worked so perfectly.” See more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @elizabethquinnbrown

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When @phoebecalliope and Nicolas de Croisset’s North Fork, Long Island home was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, the couple opted to build anew, tapping #AD100 architect @toshiko.mori to devise a modernist house that would both survive coastal flooding and blend in with the local vernacular. “We are both fans of modern architecture, but we wanted to create something that worked in this context,” says Nicolas. Building on the original cottage’s footprint, Mori devised a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot house, with a shingled exterior that nods to traditional East Coast summer homes and an asymmetrical hip roof. “The house looks different from each side, with different proportions, so it’s not static,” says Mori, who elevated the structure eight feet off the ground (well above the flood level) to create a shaded outdoor room. Inside the home, window walls wrap the beach-facing façade, making you feel, Phoebe notes, “like you’re on a boat.” A square skylight, meanwhile, bathes the mezzanine loft in sun while recalling the work of James Turrell. Take a look inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @chrismottalini; text by @samuelcochran; styled by @colinking

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Sylvie Johnson’s Paris atelier brims with books—more than 700, by her estimate. There’s a 19th-century technical guide to weaving, and reference books that range in subject matter from Japanese textiles to Donald Judd. She credits such volumes—and the mentorship of a haute couture weaver—with teaching her a new craft when she left the art world some 15 years ago. Studying complex techniques, then experimenting on a small hand loom, she eventually created samples that could be produced at large scale by a team of weavers. #AD100 maestros like Lee Mindel, Annabelle Selldorf, and Jacques Grange took notice, becoming loyal clients. And just last year, the rug company @meridastudio tapped her as its creative director. “Without the technique, you don’t have freedom,” says Johnson, who has impressed the artisans at Merida’s Massachusetts mill with her know-how. Four collections in, she has pushed those experts beyond their comfort zone with her approach. Learn more about the design sensation through the link in our bio. Photo by @ambroisetezenas; text by @_h_mart_

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“I am a romantic futuristic, not a nostalgic,” says #AD100 interior designer @jacquesgarciaofficiel; for him, the past is not just inspiring but forever alive. This is evident in his 17th-century Sicilian monastery, Villa Elena, where exaggeration and elaboration are the rule rather than the exception. Above, the walls of a temple that stands at one end of the property’s glamorous swimming pool have been lushly painted in emulation of the garden room of Rome’s Villa of Livia, and through the doorway, a Jacob-Desmalter daybed wears a velour corduroy. Take a tour of the monastery via the link in our bio. Photo by @obertogili; text by @adaesthete

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“We wanted the house to be elevated and elegant, but it had to be a real living space that was not too precious,” explains fashion designer @ullajohnson of the Brooklyn row house she shares with husband Zach Miner and their three children. To help her achieve this delicate balance, Johnson tapped #AD100 architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and Peter Marino–trained interior designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_. In the master bathroom, above, a travertine floor envelops a lounging tub while Ann Sacks tile lines the shower wall. To see more of the space, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @martinrbourne

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@anastasiasoare, of @anastasiabeverlyhills, discovered that she is drawn to furniture that subscribes to the “golden ratio”—which is the same rule that she uses when shaping brows. “I didn’t understand why I was so attracted to [Italian midcentury modern designer] Gio Ponti until I found a book about him and learned that his work is based on the golden ratio,” she says. “I use the golden ratio to create the perfect shape on my clients’ faces. And he uses the golden ratio on his furniture.” Soare first purchased the land for her oasis-like home in Beverly Hills, which borders her main estate, to guard her south-facing views. She then constructed this two-bedroom house for entertaining, importing 160 slabs of Italian marble to decorate the surfaces. The light-filled living room (above) is brimming with midcentury pieces, including a Hans Wegner–designed “Papa Bear” chair and a Vladimir Kagan–designed couch. Visit the link in our profile to take a tour of the home. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @elizabethquinnbrown

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From the AD Archive on @archdigestpro, April 2006 issue: Harmony and proportion pervade a Dallas estate and its gardens, showing that classicism is at home even on the range. Finished on the cusp of the Depression in 1929 and designed by the noted Revivalist architect John Scudder Adkins, the house was occupied by the same generation of the same family of American diplomats and industrialists who originally built it before Nancy Cain Marcus came upon it. After she purchased the estate, the University of Dallas professor tapped New York-based @petermarinoarchitect to brighten the home while maintaining its original bones. “The house belonged to a very good housing stock from the ‘20s and wasn’t in any way a bad copy of a chateau,” says Marino. “The proportions and layout were more American.” Take a tour of the home from the 2006 issue of AD on the new digital archive, exclusively available for AD PRO members. To join the AD PRO insider community, visit the link in our profile. Photo by Matthew Millman; text by Joseph Giovannini #ADArchive

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Even though having a West Coast crash pad wasn’t always the plan, Oscar-nominated director, writer, producer and New Yorker @leedaniels has started to see the benefits of his L.A. home, especially when it comes to entertaining. He’s an avid cook (though he admits that he’s still figuring out his fancy French convection oven), and he finally has the space to throw a real bash. “The wood paneling is sorta everything,” Daniels says of the kitchen’s serene feel. “It sets the tone for calm and peace as I begin the cooking.” To keep the room simple, the only things he added to the room—other than his collection of @lecreuset cookware—were wooden barstools. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @julievadnal; interior design by @roxysowlaty

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When #AD100 interior designer @jacquesgarciaofficiel stumbled across a 17th-century former monastery in Sicily that had gone to rack and ruin in the rolling, rocky countryside, he jumped at the opportunity to restore it. Like Sicily itself, imprinted over 1,000 years by the taste and vocabulary of foreign invaders, from Ostrogoths to Arabs to Normans, the onetime domain of Jesuit monks turned out to be a cultural layer cake. As Garcia observes, “This 17th-century monastery is built on a 12th-century Norman villa, which replaced a 10th-century Moorish palace, which replaced a fifth-century Roman house, which replaced a Greek villa of the third century before Jesus Christ.” Above, pepper trees and a pair of 17th-century vessels that once used to hold olive oil frame an exterior door. Take a look inside the restored and reborn property through the link in our profile. Photo by @obertogili; text by @adaesthete

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Interior designer @alyssakapitointeriors, whose alabaster-tinged Instagram feed is as polished as it is popular, has been celebrated as a tastemaker for millennials. Yet one of her most enjoyable recent projects—a penthouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—happened to be for a couple of baby boomers. “They were empty nesters who wanted to start again, which was kind of romantic,” says Kapito. “It was great to see them so excited and really involved in picking every piece.” Perhaps more importantly, Kapito and the homeowners were “completely in tune” stylistically, agreeing on a soothing neutral palette and minimalist lines that nodded to classicism. In the living room, classic rolled-arm seats from @romanthomasny paired with a large-scale monochrome by contemporary artist @powerboothe. Atop the midcentury bronze-legged side tables are two “croisillon” brass lamps designed in the 1940s by Jean Michel Frank, bought at @phillipsauction. See more of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson; text by @whatpaolasees

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To bring their L.A. dream home to life, sisters @caradelevingne and @poppydelevingne tapped architect @nicologbini of Line Architecture. “I wanted to create a true L.A. moment for them, with nods to California midcentury modern, Laurel Canyon bohemia, Beverly Hills swank, surfing culture, and a little Mexico,” Bini continues. “Then we tied all that in with Cara and Poppy’s Englishness to give the house another layer of Delevingne charm.” The exotic olio Bini describes finds eloquent expression in a proliferation of banana-leaf and palm-frond fabrics and wall coverings; striped outdoor umbrellas with a Slim Aarons flavor; and in this powder room above, a Mexican Talavera toilet and sink. To see the rest of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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Much like the easy, effortless, sophisticated take on bohemian style that she’s built her mega successful brand on, @ullajohnson wasn’t driven by aesthetics alone when it came to decorating her Brooklyn home. “When I design clothes, all I think about is, Well, it’s beauti­ful, but how does it make you feel? That, for me, was an organizing principle in this house as well,” she says. The same love of textiles and craftsmanship that suffuses Johnson’s clothing collections also surfaces in hand-loomed, metallic-threaded window treatments and a living room sofa that’s dressed in a nubby abstract ikat woven in California (above). Designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_ who helped on the home says, “I always tell Ulla and [her husband] Zach, ‘You’re a young, modern couple. Making this place too old-world isn’t who you are or what you’re about.’” Many of the walls are finished in a blush-hued pearlescent plaster, and the hearths feature colorful marble inlays inspired by Italian mosaics. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; architecture by @elizabeth_roberts_architecture; styled by @martinrbourne

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Part workspace and part Wunderkammer, the Manhattan office of #AD100 designer William Sofield (@studio_sofield) is chockablock with art, furniture, and curiosities, all tracing Sofield’s peregri-nations through the worlds of architecture and design over the past quarter century. It’s no wonder that tastemakers on the order of Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, artists Brice and Helen Marden, Ralph and Ricky Lauren, and Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have called on Sofield to help forge their particular visions of domestic bliss. Fittingly, Studio Sofield is located in an idiosyncratic New York City design landmark, the Schermerhorn Building, a Romanesque Revival structure built in 1889 by architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, whose résumé includes the Dakota Apartments and the Plaza Hotel. “When we moved in, I stripped the cast-iron columns myself with a blowtorch and a bucket of toxic Strip-Eez,” the designer recalls with a laugh. “I think my brain-cell count diminished by half.” Visit the link in our profile to take a tour of the space. Photo by @gievesanderson; text by @mayer.rus

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Inside @jacquesgarciaofficiel’s 17th-century Sicilian monastery, exaggeration and elaboration are the rule rather than the exception. (“I am a romantic futuristic, not a nostalgic,” the #AD100 interior designer says; for him, the past is not just inspiring but forever alive.) Rooms are frosted with faux marbling and lavished with chairs, tables, and porcelains made for 19th-century royals, among them Napoleon’s brother-in-law Joachim Murat, briefly king of the Two Sicilies, that are used without trepidation by Garcia and his guests. Scalloped silk canopies pour down like waterfalls from high bedroom ceilings. Garcia’s Sicily interiors also bear witness to the architect’s explorations across the island: gilded boiseries from a palazzo in Catania, about an hour’s drive north of Noto, line the dining room. In a sitting room, a Braquenié painted and embroidered silk custom-made by @lamaisonpierrefrey enlivens the space. To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @obertogili; text by @adaesthete

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When @phoebecalliope and Nicolas de Croisset fell for a tiny hamlet on the North Fork of Long Island, some 15 years ago, they bought a 1920s fisherman’s cottage there, which they fixed up simply—just in time, as fate would have it, for Hurricane Sandy to all but destroy it. Rather than attempt to rehabilitate it, the couple opted to build anew, tapping AD100 architect @toshiko.mori, a friend of Nicolas’s family, to devise a modernist house that would both survive coastal flooding and blend in with the local vernacular. “The community feels very attached to the property because it’s so close to the main beach,” notes Phoebe, director of special projects at @maisonetteworld. Building on the original cottage’s footprint, Mori devised a two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot house, with a shingled exterior that nods to traditional East Coast summer homes and an asymmetrical hip roof. “The house looks different from each side, with different proportions, so it’s not static,” says Mori, who elevated the structure eight feet off the ground (well above the flood level) to create a shaded outdoor room. Take a look inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @chrismottalini; text by @samuelcochran; styled by @colinking

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To freshen up her parents’ 1913 Manhattan townhouse previously transformed by legendary Italian decorator Renzo Mongiardino in the ‘90s, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece called on another legendary decorator: @francois_catroux. “He has a specific style, which I’ve always liked—not too fussy, rich, or overwhelming,” says Marie-Chantal of the French designer to nobles and billionaires. “We wanted to start with a clean slate and see the rooms for what they were, then decide what kind of furniture could sit nicely in them,” Marie-Chantal explains. She and Catroux began by taking stock of her London home to determine what to bring to New York: all the art, for starters, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat (above, in the living room), Damien Hirst, and Rob Pruitt. Her personal acquisitions began at the age of 16, when Andy Warhol asked his then intern if she’d like to sit for a portrait. When a bill arrived shortly thereafter, her parents “nearly disowned me,” she recalls. The Warhols can be found in the master bedroom, where a Juergen Teller photograph of Marie-Chantal as a young swan occupies another wall. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @minh_ngoc; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @mieketenhave

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When Manhattanites are looking for a weekend home, they typi­cally go one of two directions: Jump into the high-octane social swirl of the Hamptons or head for the hills upstate. Born and bred in the former camp, @evanyurman wanted a little quiet escapism when the time came to plant roots of his own. “There are a lot of people that you know here,” the chief creative officer of @davidyurman says of the historically artistic Catskill Mountains where he and his wife, Ku-Ling, retreat with their three children. “But you never see them.” When the couple found their dream home—an old bluestone quarry (Evan quips that it wasn’t a very productive one) perched on the side of a mountain with nearly 200 acres unfolding beneath it—they enlisted @moschellarobertsarchitects, with whom they also collaborated on their West Village residence, they redesigned and expanded the existing structure to fit their aesthetic and familial needs, while adding a swimming pool and converting a barn into a poolhouse. See inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @chrismottalini; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @colinking

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To update her family’s 19th-century Brooklyn row house, fashion designer @ullajohnson tapped #AD100 architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and Peter Marino–trained interior designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_. “I like to surround myself with female teams,” she notes. The dining area is open to the kitchen, with its rosy Calacatta Vagli marble island and bleached sycamore cabinetry, and the deck and garden lie just beyond. Johnson notes that her husband Zach Miner is an excellent cook, and the couple often squeeze in parties of up to 20 at their custom surfboard-style dining table, which they purchased from architect Arthur Casas on a trip to Brazil. Living finishes, such as unlacquered brass hardware and soap-coated wood floors, add to the layered effect throughout the home. “The touch of these is like velvet,” Johnson says of the Douglas-fir planks laid out in a chevron pattern across the parlor floor. “You don’t get that when wood is polished. You have to embrace that it will ding up, but we like the idea of things having imperfections.” To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @martinrbourne

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Much like the sisters themselves, @poppydelevingne and @caradelevingne’s intoxicating California home offers an object lesson in idiosyncratic personal style leavened with sauciness and humor. “L.A. can be a lonely place. You really have to make an effort to reach out to people. Since one of us was always coming here for one reason or another, being with family just made sense,” Cara says of the unconventional sororal living situation. “This was the chance to build our dream sister house. Miraculously, we’re still talking,” Poppy adds. The setting for the sisters’ family frolic is a gracious but unpretentious 1950s dwelling, centrally located yet discreetly tucked away on a quiet street. “I wanted to create a true L.A. moment for them, with nods to California midcentury modern, Laurel Canyon bohemia, Beverly Hills swank, surfing culture, and a little Mexico,” says architect @nicologbini of L.A.–based Line Architecture who worked closely with the sisters to bring their fantasy to life. To see the rest of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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@bethanlaurawood describes her London studio in two words: “Stuff. Everywhere.” She’s not wrong. Shelves brim with prototypes, found objects, and realized designs, from woven-scoubidou bottles and faux-marble bins that she picked up at the pound shop (dollar store) to her recent tea set for Rosenthal and table lamps for @nilufargallery. “I’m a very visual and tactile person,” Wood explains. “Something from the flea market might inspire my next project.” Since she launched her firm in 2010, Wood’s avant-garde approach to materiality, color, and pattern—a philosophy that extends to her always-theatrical outfits—has garnered a cult following, particularly among the fashion crowd. @hermes requested displays for its U.K. store windows, which she filled with extra-large fruit in 2014. The next year, when @toryburch commissioned a riff on Dodie Thayer’s iconic lettuceware, Wood came back with sculptures made to look like oversize canapés. And just last year, after the accessories brand @valextra tapped her for a line of handbags, Wood delivered squiggly handles and clasps that look squeezed from a toothpaste tube. Take a look inside her creative space via the link in our profile. Photo by @jooneywoodward; text by @_h_mart_

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Though the word monastery conjures up deprivation and restraint, inside @jacquesgarciaofficiel’s Villa Elena—a onetime domain of Jesuit monks dating from the 1600s—the front doors open to a Vatican-style voluptuousness that is wholly appropriate to Sicily, where exaggeration and elaboration are the rule rather than the exception. (“I am a romantic futuristic, not a nostalgic,” the #AD100 interior designer says; for him, the past is not just inspiring but forever alive.) Rooms are frosted with faux marbling and lavished with chairs, tables, and porcelains made for 19th-century royals, among them Napoleon’s brother-in-law Joachim Murat, briefly king of the Two Sicilies, that are used without trepidation by Garcia and his guests. Scalloped silk canopies pour down like waterfalls from high bedroom ceilings. In a bathroom, above, a neoclassical marble tub anchors the room. To see more of the house, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @obertogili; text by @adaesthete

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“We wanted the house to be elevated and elegant, but it had to be a real living space that was not too precious,” says fashion designer @ullajohnson of restoring and decorating her family’s 19th-century Brooklyn row house alongside #AD100 architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and interior designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_ . The parlor floor holds the living room, open dining area, and kitchen and exudes warmth and tactility. The same love of textiles and craftsmanship that suffuses Johnson’s clothing collections surfaces in hand-loomed, metallic-threaded window treatments and a living room sofa that’s dressed in a nubby abstract ikat woven in California. Brown says, “I always tell Ulla and [her husband] Zach, ‘You’re a young, modern couple. Making this place too old-world isn’t who you are or what you’re about.’ ” Many of the walls are finished in a blush-hued pearlescent plaster, and the hearths feature colorful marble inlays inspired by Italian mosaics. Above, the artwork from left includes a hanging sculpture by @katieryankatieryan, painting by BenoÎt Maire, sculpture by Ugo Rondinone, and woven wall hanging by @ateliersheilahicks. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @martinrbourne

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When #AD100 interior designer @jacquesgarciaofficiel stumbled across a 17th-century former monastery in Sicily that had gone to rack and ruin in the rolling, rocky countryside, he jumped at the opportunity to restore it. Like Sicily itself, imprinted over 1,000 years by the taste and vocabulary of foreign invaders, from Ostrogoths to Arabs to Normans, the onetime domain of Jesuit monks turned out to be a cultural layer cake. As Garcia observes, “This 17th-century monastery is built on a 12th-century Norman villa, which replaced a 10th-century Moorish palace, which replaced a fifth-century Roman house, which replaced a Greek villa of the third century before Jesus Christ.” At one end of the glamorous swimming pool (above) stands a temple—it incorporates elements of a Greek temple that Garcia already possessed—where the interior walls have been lushly painted in emulation of the garden room of Rome’s Villa of Livia. Take a look inside the restored and reborn property through the link in our profile. Photo by @obertogili; text by @adaesthete

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When Crown Princess Marie-Chantal ( @mariechantal22) of Greece moved back into her parents' Manhattan townhouse, she called on French designer @francois_catroux to breathe new life into the space. Previously transformed by legendary Italian decorator Renzo Mongiardino in the ‘90s, the 1913 home featured rich bordeaux and emerald velvets on the walls, and heavy wood furniture which cast an imposing air. “We called it the dark ages because there was no light,” says Marie-Chantal. Today, in the formal dining room, the only remaining vestige from the Mongiardino days is an outré English chandelier (its mate hangs in the library). A large round lacquered table holds court in the center and the artwork is by Walton Ford. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @minh_ngoc; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @mieketenhave

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Every so often, a building is completed that almost universally turns heads, and in the process, veers the collective practice of architecture in a new direction. Take the Louvre Abu Dhabi designed by Jean Nouvel which features a stainless steel and aluminum dome that's been cut and layered to dazzling affect. When the intense Middle Eastern sun beats down on the dome, light beams come through in the form of star-shaped patterns. It took eight years of construction for the stars to align in this building, which is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula. Click the link in our bio to discover the other 12 buildings around the world that redefined architecture in the past 5 years. Photo by Luc Castel/Getty Images; text by @iamnickmafi

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When Crown Princess Marie-Chantal ( @mariechantal22) and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, who married in 1995, decided to relocate their family from London to New York, they settled into the majestic 1913 townhouse that Marie-Chantal’s parents had transformed with the legendary Italian decorator Renzo Mongiardino in the ‘90s. “The house was empty, so we moved in,” she says. Still, the place was brooding and theatrical and didn’t suit her young family. To “freshen it up,” she called on another legendary decorator, one she’d known from childhood: @francois_catroux. The French designer to nobles and billionaires had worked with her parents over the years and had collaborated with Marie-Chantal and Pavlos on their London place. The house’s stonework, moldings, and paneling were all preserved, but out went the gilded leather wall coverings, heavy curtains, and red velvet sofas trimmed in passementerie, all dismantled meticulously and placed in storage for some future day. PIctured above, in the entrance hall, lighting by @hervevanderstraetengalerie hangs from the groin-vaulted ceiling, and artwork by @donaldbaechler decorates the walls. To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @minh_ngoc; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @mieketenhave

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At @poppydelevingne and @caradelevingne’s intoxicating Los Angeles retreat, the sisters’ divergent personal tastes come into high relief in the design of their individual bedroom suites. Cara’s bedroom, above, is a moody affair, reminiscent of a proper gentleman’s club, albeit one with serious sex appeal. Among its eccentricities is a sprawling bed, 11 feet wide, set on a mirrored platform—perfect for communal sleepovers and pajama parties. “The room feels like the Playboy Mansion with a touch of Art Deco and a David Hicks pattern thrown in for good measure,” Cara says of the heady vibe. “I wanted to reclaim the concept of the bachelor pad and make it my own.” See more of the home from our September issue cover story through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; architecture by @nicologbini; styled by @lawrenhowell

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Fashion designer @ullajohnson had worked with #AD100 architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and Peter Marino–trained interior designer @alexisbrowninteriordesign_ on her Bleecker Street store and continued the collaboration in her Brooklyn home. “I like to surround myself with female teams,” she notes. In terms of the architecture, she and husband Zach Miner didn’t approach it as a preservation project. “We wanted to honor the bones of the building but allow it to adapt to how we live today,” says Miner. That meant painstakingly restoring the ornate lacy plasterwork crowning the living room but juxtaposing it with what Roberts calls “more casual detailing.” Along the back of the parlor floor, they added a solarium wall that kicks out two feet, “creating the illusion of more light and space,” the architect says. The dining area is open to the kitchen, with its rosy marble island, and the deck and garden lie just beyond. Johnson notes that Miner is an excellent cook, and the couple often squeeze in parties of up to 20 at their custom surfboard-style dining table, which they purchased from architect @studio.arthurcasas on a trip to Brazil. Discover more of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @martinrbourne

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To hear @ullajohnson and Zach Miner tell it, the process of pinning down the perfect 19th-century Brooklyn row house is a little like dating in the age of swipe left or right. “There are so few properties, and it’s so competitive,” says Johnson, “that you have to woo people.” So when the couple finally happened upon a home that made their heart sing, they didn’t just put in a bid. “We met the homeowners and hung out with their kids. We had so many shared interests—culturally, politically. We’re still in touch with them today!” the fashion designer reveals with a satisfied smile. Dating to the 1850s, the four-story house had plenty of space to comfortably fit a family of five, but not so much that it swallowed them up. “We wanted something warm and welcoming—of a human scale,” Johnson says. It also possessed a gracious, west-facing garden that is bathed in light all day long. For flower-obsessed Johnson, this sealed the deal. See inside the home from our September issue via the link in our profile. Photo by @flotowarner; text by @janekeltnerdev; architecture by @elizabeth_roberts_architecture; interior design by @alexisbrowninteriordesign_; landscaping by @miranda.brooks.gardens; styled by @martinrbourne

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“The fact that they share a house at this point in their lives is incredibly telling. They really are best buds,” observes architect @nicologbini of L.A.–based Line Architecture, who worked closely sisters @poppydelevingne and @caradelevingne to bring their L.A. fantasy to life. The setting for the sisters’ family frolic is a gracious but unpretentious 1950s dwelling, centrally located yet discreetly tucked away on a quiet street. “I wanted to create a true L.A. moment for them, with nods to California midcentury modern, Laurel Canyon bohemia, Beverly Hills swank, surfing culture, and a little Mexico,” Bini continues. “Then we tied all that in with Cara and Poppy’s Englishness to give the house another layer of Delevingne charm.” The dining room, above, is swathed in @benjaminmoore's Kelly Green while vintage Pace collection chairs surround a vintage table, and a chandelier by Mario Lopez Torres hangs from above. To see the rest of the home, visit the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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The scenario seems ripe for a bawdy rom-com: Two gorgeous sisters from London, both high-profile model/actresses descended from British aristocracy, decide to set up house together in sunny Los Angeles; they trick out their alluring Stateside hideaway with a “Playboy” pinball machine, a nautical bar straight out of “Gilligan’s Island,” and a stripper pole; margaritas flow freely; high jinks ensue. That, in a nutshell, is the story of @poppydelevingne and @caradelevingne’s intoxicating California home, which, much like the sisters themselves, offers an object lesson in idiosyncratic personal style leavened with sauciness and humor. See inside the home from our September issue cover story through the link in our profile. Photo by @trevortondro; text by @mayer.rus; architecture by @nicologbini; styled by @lawrenhowell

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In contrast to the verdant landscape of his Los Angeles home, #AD100 designer @jeanlouisdeniot chose an interior color palette that is largely restricted to white, black, and a pale golden hue. Much of the furniture—including a Jansen game table with banana-leaf details and a set of Jacques Adnet dining chairs—is 1940s French, a period characterized by the use of light oak finishes. Touches of straw marquetry, embroidery by Jean-François Lesage, raffia from Bali, natural-fiber wall covering, cane, bone inlay, and cast iron all add to the highly tactile mix. “There is something from almost every corner of the world—India, Greece, Morocco,” Deniot notes. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @simonuptonphotos; text by @malleryrmorgan

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New York real estate broker @stevexgold's Hamptons home, which he designed alongside designer @samuelamoia, was once part of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art—which is why the neighborhood today is known as the Arts Village. “It’s in this kind of secluded enclave that most people don't even know about,” says Gold of his home. “[The area] has this nostalgic vibe to it and is very, very different from what you are used to in the Hamptons.” Working in tandem, Gold and Amoia updated the kitchen and bathrooms, and removed walls to allow a better flow through the rooms. “We kept as much of the original detailing as possible because it's really what made me fall in love with this house,” Gold says. The home’s enviable bones are visible everywhere, from the exposed wooden beams on the first floor’s ceilings to original leaded glass windows. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home. Take a tour of the space via the link in our profile. Photo by @twilliamsphoto; text by @julietizon

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@maisonetteworld cofounder Sylvana Durrett ( @sylvanitas) and her husband started house-hunting in Brooklyn shortly after the birth of their son, Henry, seven years ago. At the time, they were living in a shoebox apartment in Greenwich Village. “Henry’s nursery was basically a closet,” she says. When the new parents received an invitation to visit some friends in Cobble Hill, they trudged across the bridge and fell in love. Weekend treks to open houses (baby Henry in tow) and multiple lost bidding wars would ensue before they happened upon a classical 1901 brownstone with gracious proportions, a 60-foot-long garden, and the perfect stoop on which to welcome trick-or-treaters. They clinched it, embarked on a gut renovation, and, at the tail end of 2017, moved in. By that time, their brood had expanded to six: Henry being joined by sisters Gracie and Millie, now two, as well as a one-year-old Labrador called Blue. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @janekeltnerdev; styled by @mieketenhave; renovation by @cwbarchitects; interiors by @carrierandco; garden design by @miranda.brooks.gardens

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@megsharpeinteriors has a knack for reimagining historical buildings—her out-of-the-box designs have transformed many an old New York landmark into a buzzy restaurant, from Bill’s Townhouse to the erstwhile Lion. So when a Manhattan power couple approached Sharpe about updating their 1920s Upper East Side maisonette, she was more than up for the challenge. Her clients asked Sharpe to open up the space and to revive some of its original details, which had been lost behind layers of drywall. The resulting space, with its soaring ceilings and soft ivory walls, feels airy and contemporary while retaining much of its old New York flair, thanks to paneling and molding throughout, and an ornate original fireplace which she was able to preserve in the master bedroom, above. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @kyle_knodell; text by @kamalanair

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To infuse their 1953 ranch house with new life, homeowners Emily Morris and Javier Soltero collaborated with midcentury restoration specialists @marmolradziner and design firm @chromasf. “The biggest and most important change was opening up that main space so that you’re seeing it as if you were in the tree,” says design partner Ron Radziner, referring to the massive redwood that sits just outside the living room window. Outside, cork chairs by Gervasoni and Jardan stools surround a Paloform fire pit in lounge area. “The goal was to blend the furnishings into the landscape, so the curvilinear mushroom shapes, while a bit unusual, look as though they’ve always been there,” says CHROMA’s Alexis Tompkins. See more of the home via the link in our bio. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson; text by @jenfernand

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Completed within two years, architect Scott Glass of @gueringlassarchitects created a modern, light-filled 5,500-square-foot Hamptons getaway for his family that feels spacious yet cozy, warm yet modern, and, as his wife @jj.ramberg puts it, “tough enough to absorb seven 11-year-old boys for a sleepover party without us batting an eye.” There’s a beautiful logic to the house’s flow that meshes with the way the family lives. A sunny foyer offers access to three separate areas: a wing of bedrooms down a short flight of stairs to the right; a guest suite upstairs; and the kitchen and dining and living rooms to the left. Cypress and cedar imbue the rooms with warmth and tactility and also provide the perfect backdrop for the mix of midcentury (and midcentury-influenced) furnishings. Noguchi lanterns, Pierre Chapo and Børge Mogensen seating, and Saarinen tables play nicely with colorful rugs designed by Glass and the many @bddw_etc pieces scattered throughout the house. (Glass was a founding partner of BDDW with Tyler Hayes.) To see more of the home, visit the link in our profile. via the link in our profile. Photo by @joshuamchughphotography; text by Catherine Hong

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AD Access trips are all about deep dives into the world’s most extraordinary design meccas. In Istanbul this fall, AD contributing editor @gaygassmann and the founder of @indagaretravel, Melissa Biggs Bradley ( @indagareceo) will lead guests on a six-day journey exploring the city’s intriguing duality between age-old tradition and fast-forward modernity. On the itinerary are private tours of Istanbul’s must-see sights—including an after-hours visit to the Hagia Sophia and behind-the-scenes-access at the magnificent Topkaki Palace—and insider receptions and art-collection viewings in the company of Istanbul’s elite. We will be welcomed for dinner in the residence of Ottoman expert, tastemaker, author, and decorator Serdar Gulgun, whose home was featured in the August, 2010 issue of AD (above). Guests will learn the secrets of Turkey's magnificent cuisine during a cooking class led by a celebrity chef, and can shop the famous bazaars and 17th-century spice market with a local guide. To top it off, we’ll sail the Bosphorus on a private yacht and enjoy a luxurious visit to a hammam. Learn more about AD Access trips around the world and make your reservation today—spots are limited—via the link in our profile. Photo by Guntli Reto #adxindagare

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@leedaniels never wanted to set up a permanent home in Los Angeles (“I’m a New Yorker,” he says), but hotel living apparently adds up, and so he finally realized, with some prodding from his business manager, that buying a home would actually be a more economical option. Even though having a West Coast crash pad wasn’t always the plan, Daniels has started to see the benefits in his four-bedroom house in Coldwater Canyon, especially when it comes to entertaining. He’s an avid cook (though he admits that he’s still figuring out his fancy French convection oven), and he finally has the space to throw a real bash. “I haven’t had a big party yet, I’m so scared,” he says. “The 30-year-old in me sees a big party from the third floor all the way out to the patio, like an Oscar party or something. But the 60-year-old version of me would freak out over my white carpet being stained.” Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @julievadnal; interior design by @roxysowlaty

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Designing one’s own house is a major moment in any architect’s career. The finished building becomes the ultimate professional calling card—an expression of their vision and a testament to their ability to execute. Best of all, they’re the ones who get to live in it. In 2015, Scott Glass, partner and cofounder of New York–based firm @gueringlassarchitects, decided it was time. He and his wife, television journalist and entrepreneur @jj.ramberg, who live in Brooklyn with their three children, were ready for a weekend place to call their own. It needed to be warm, inviting, indestructible, sustainable, and connected to its environment.” As for the location, that was a no-brainer. Years ago, Glass had worked on the design for the South Fork Natural History Museum, a small nature museum nestled on a wetlands preserve in Bridgehampton, New York. “I fell in love with the natural beauty of the area,” says Glass. “And I knew that when I built my own house, I wanted it to have this same dialogue with the landscape.” Take a tour inside the finished home via the link in our profile. Photo by @joshuamchughphotography; text by Catherine Hong

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“I liked the bones of this house because I knew that I would be able to furnish it—the more minimal, the better,” says Oscar-nominated director, writer, and producer @leedaniels of finding his permanent home in Los Angeles. When he moved in last spring, he says, “it felt like I was putting on a pair of jeans,” and he furnished the whole thing, with the help of his friend @RoxySowlaty, in a month and a half. To make himself feel even more at home, Daniels filled the four-bedroom house in Coldwater Canyon with exact replicas of some of the pieces in his Manhattan apartment, such as the piano, where friends Mariah Carey and @lennykravitz play when they visit, and the emerald velvet sofa in the living room. In the master bathroom, a glass shower takes centerstage. “It’s a great reminder to keep your ass in shape,” Daniels laughs. See more of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @julievadnal

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From the AD Archive on @archdigestpro, May 2013 issue: When illustrious New York City adman Peter Rogers decided to return to his Southern roots, he settled on a historic Creole cottage with a palm-shaded courtyard in New Orleans’s French Quarter. With the help of restoration expert Chuck Ransdell and interior designer Carl Palasota, Rogers set out to convert the formal dining area of the house into a double-height trellis-walled garden room that runs the width of the stucco-coated brick house. “Ever since I first visited Villa Trianon, I’ve wanted a treillage room,” Rogers says, referring to decorator Elsie de Wolfe’s glamorous residence near the palace of Versailles. “My friend [the fashion designer] Adolfo told me, ‘Now that you are moving to New Orleans, it will be the perfect place to have one.’” After painting the room the same shade of green as one of his favorite linen fabrics, Rogers accented it with objects that recall the Louisiana bayous, among them a painting of a heron by artist Simon Gunning. Take a tour of the home from the 2013 issue of AD on the new digital archive, exclusively available for AD PRO members. To join the AD PRO insider community, visit the link in our profile. Photo by Eric Piasecki; text by Julia Reed #ADArchive

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Oscar-nominated director, writer, and producer @leedaniels never wanted to set up a permanent home in Los Angeles (“I’m a New Yorker,” he says), but hotel living apparently adds up, and so he finally realized, with some prodding from his business manager, that buying a home would actually be a more economical option. But even as Daniels was house-hunting last year, the @empirefox co-creator knew he didn’t want to go big. “So many of my friends’ homes are pretentious or they’re just big for no reason other than being big,” he says. “I liked the bones of this house because I knew that I would be able to furnish it—the more minimal, the better.” When he moved in last spring, he says, “it felt like I was putting on a pair of jeans,” and he furnished the whole thing, with the help of his friend @RoxySowlaty, in a month and a half. In the kitchen, Daniels poses with his daughter, Clara, and his partner, stylist @feeshlite. Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @samfroststudio; text by @julievadnal

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Designer @tomscheerer has a knack for staking ground in far-flung places, as revealed in his forthcoming book, “Tom Scheerer: More Decorating” ( @vendomepress). His personal real-estate portfolio stretches from the Bahamas to Maine to Manhattan, not to mention his family’s seaside Hamptons cottage, which serves as his inspirational core. In an unusual twist, he shares his new Paris pad (above) with four American friends who come and go at different times of year. “Sometimes a few of us overlap, but it still works,” he says, shrugging nonchalantly. “It’s all about access, not ownership.” Above, the master bedroom's wall covering and curtain fabrics were adopted from an antique Kashmiri shawl, and the area rug is from @studiofournyc. Take a tour of the apartment through the link in our profile. Photo by @simonuptonphotos; text by Angus Wilkie

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Born in Lebanon, fashion designer @miramikati is based in London but comes to Beirut regularly, and when she does, this large apartment—an entire floor—is dedicated to family, friends, art, and fun. “In the beginning it was hard, it was like a hotel," Mikati says. "This is a new building and everything looked the same. I thought it was never going to work: one big open space, concrete, and windows.” Mikati, who was already working at the time with architect @vincentvanduysen on her London residence, enlisted him to help her make the impersonal space a familial one. “I want the house to be warm and colorful," she says, "but to have colorful art in a neutral space, not to send too many messages at once.” Take a closer look inside the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @madame_tea; text by @gaygassmann