Portrait of Fred A. Bernstein

Fred A. Bernstein

Fred Bernstein studied architecture at Princeton University, and though he has never practiced architecture the subject continues to absorb him. He has written hundreds of articles, mostly on architecture and design, for the New York Times, and hundreds more for other publications. He is the 2009 winner of the Oculus Award, given each year by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects for excellence in architecture writing.

At the Somerset House, a Former Menswear Designer Offers Vintage Furniture with Wit and Edge

At the Somerset House, a Former Menswear Designer Offers Vintage Furniture with Wit and Edge

David Lucido’s Take on Palm Beach Glamour Is Refreshingly Original

David Lucido’s Take on Palm Beach Glamour Is Refreshingly Original

For a Young New York Family, Ashe Leandro Prioritized Comfort without Sacrificing Style

For a Young New York Family, Ashe Leandro Prioritized Comfort without Sacrificing Style

Dylan Farrell Crafts Bold, Dynamic Spaces in Australia and Beyond

Dylan Farrell Crafts Bold, Dynamic Spaces in Australia and Beyond

Duplex Delivers Great Iconic Design — Often with a Custom Twist

Duplex Delivers Great Iconic Design — Often with a Custom Twist

In This Manhattan Townhouse, Mike Rupp Started from the Bottom and Kept Moving Up

In This Manhattan Townhouse, Mike Rupp Started from the Bottom and Kept Moving Up

Shawn Henderson Goes Big and Bold in an Art-Filled New Orleans Mansion

Shawn Henderson Goes Big and Bold in an Art-Filled New Orleans Mansion

Ferguson & Shamamian Unite with Michael S. Smith to Boldly Break Some Design Rules

Ferguson & Shamamian Unite with Michael S. Smith to Boldly Break Some Design Rules

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

Salon Art + Design Is Back — and Worth the Wait

Salon Art + Design Is Back — and Worth the Wait

Tour a 1930s Hawaiian Home That Was Thoughtfully Transformed for the Next Generation

Tour a 1930s Hawaiian Home That Was Thoughtfully Transformed for the Next Generation

In These Splendid Spaces, Art Plays a Starring Role

In These Splendid Spaces, Art Plays a Starring Role

Sean Anderson Marries Rough and Refined in the Southern Homes He Designs

Sean Anderson Marries Rough and Refined in the Southern Homes He Designs

Warm Woods and Texas Vibes Ground This Minimalist Chicago House

Warm Woods and Texas Vibes Ground This Minimalist Chicago House

Tour a Sexy Westminster  Villa Designed by Carden Cunietti

Tour a Sexy Westminster Villa Designed by Carden Cunietti

A Love of Texture and Textiles Informs Bridgid Coulter’s West Coast Interiors

A Love of Texture and Textiles Informs Bridgid Coulter’s West Coast Interiors

Jae Joo Mixes Old and New Furniture for Lived-In Comfort and Charm

Jae Joo Mixes Old and New Furniture for Lived-In Comfort and Charm

With This Visionary House, Fern Santini Keeps Austin Weird — and Wonderful

With This Visionary House, Fern Santini Keeps Austin Weird — and Wonderful

See the Incredible Interiors of Mid-Century Design Polymath Gio Ponti

See the Incredible Interiors of Mid-Century Design Polymath Gio Ponti

Clive Lonstein Shows how Luxe Warmth Wins the Day in Aspen

Clive Lonstein Shows how Luxe Warmth Wins the Day in Aspen

Designer — and Instagram Darling — Heidi Caillier Brings Touches of Color to Gray Seattle

Designer — and Instagram Darling — Heidi Caillier Brings Touches of Color to Gray Seattle

This Color-Loving Designer Redefines Farmhouse Chic with a Dose of Comfort

This Color-Loving Designer Redefines Farmhouse Chic with a Dose of Comfort

Melanie Turner Serves up Southern Charm with a Clean, Modern Twist

Melanie Turner Serves up Southern Charm with a Clean, Modern Twist

Australian Duo Arent&Pyke Has Mastered the Art of the Picture-Perfect Room

Australian Duo Arent&Pyke Has Mastered the Art of the Picture-Perfect Room

Le duo australien Arent&Pyke maîtrise l’art de proposer des pièces à la décoration impeccable

Le duo australien Arent&Pyke maîtrise l’art de proposer des pièces à la décoration impeccable

Das australische Duo Arent&Pyke gestaltet meisterhaft zauberhafte Räume

Das australische Duo Arent&Pyke gestaltet meisterhaft zauberhafte Räume

Meet a Seattle Designer Who Gets inside the Heads of Her Clients

Meet a Seattle Designer Who Gets inside the Heads of Her Clients

Sean Leffers Has Won Fans with Houses He’s Designed for His Own Young Family

Sean Leffers Has Won Fans with Houses He’s Designed for His Own Young Family

Hugues Magen Brings Under-the-Radar French Designs to the Fore

Hugues Magen Brings Under-the-Radar French Designs to the Fore

Tour the Houses of Stanford White with the Revered Architect’s Great-Grandson

Tour the Houses of Stanford White with the Revered Architect’s Great-Grandson

William Hefner’s Modernist Homes Are Free from Historical Constraints

William Hefner’s Modernist Homes Are Free from Historical Constraints

Tour a Sleek Austin House Where Everything in Sight Is a Work of Art

Tour a Sleek Austin House Where Everything in Sight Is a Work of Art

Stephen Shadley Teams Up with Stars Like Diane Keaton and Jennifer Aniston to Create Screen-Worthy Homes

Stephen Shadley Teams Up with Stars Like Diane Keaton and Jennifer Aniston to Create Screen-Worthy Homes

100 Years Ago, Walter Knoll Bet Big on Modernist Furniture

100 Years Ago, Walter Knoll Bet Big on Modernist Furniture

From Mark Twain to Amy Sedaris, inside the Homes of Famed Cultural Creatives

From Mark Twain to Amy Sedaris, inside the Homes of Famed Cultural Creatives

From City Lofts to Country Houses, James Huniford Makes Every Space Feel Like Home

From City Lofts to Country Houses, James Huniford Makes Every Space Feel Like Home

From San Francisco to Hawaii, the Interiors of Nicole Hollis Are Calm, Curated and Super Cool

From San Francisco to Hawaii, the Interiors of Nicole Hollis Are Calm, Curated and Super Cool

Virgil Abloh Launches His New Off-White Home Collection Exclusively on 1stDibs

Virgil Abloh Launches His New Off-White Home Collection Exclusively on 1stDibs

Discover the Most Beautiful Interiors from Around the World

Discover the Most Beautiful Interiors from Around the World

The Former Dancer behind Mutuus Studio Designs with Choreography in Mind

The Former Dancer behind Mutuus Studio Designs with Choreography in Mind

Morentz Writes the Next Chapter for Furniture with a Storied Past

Morentz Writes the Next Chapter for Furniture with a Storied Past

Inspiring Interiors Meet Endless Vistas in These Houses by the Sea

Inspiring Interiors Meet Endless Vistas in These Houses by the Sea

Architect Tom Kundig Is Crazy Busy, but He Still Sweats Every Detail

Architect Tom Kundig Is Crazy Busy, but He Still Sweats Every Detail

Eileen Gray’s Deco Designs Launched Modernism. That Was Just the Beginning

Eileen Gray’s Deco Designs Launched Modernism. That Was Just the Beginning

Massimo Vitali Feels Grateful to Live in a 14th-Century Italian Church

Massimo Vitali Feels Grateful to Live in a 14th-Century Italian Church

Jungle and Beach Coalesce in this Mod Brazilian Retreat by Andre Mellone

Jungle and Beach Coalesce in this Mod Brazilian Retreat by Andre Mellone

Kyle O’Donnell’s Interiors Are as Impressive as His Star-Studded Client List

Kyle O’Donnell’s Interiors Are as Impressive as His Star-Studded Client List

How Noguchi Elevated Ashtrays to Objets d’Art

How Noguchi Elevated Ashtrays to Objets d’Art

It’s Time to Shine a New Light on Legendary Italian Maker FLOS

It’s Time to Shine a New Light on Legendary Italian Maker FLOS

Meyer Davis Gives a Manhattan Duplex a Light and Airy Facelift

Meyer Davis Gives a Manhattan Duplex a Light and Airy Facelift

These California Homes Are Beautiful Glass Containers Immersed in Nature

These California Homes Are Beautiful Glass Containers Immersed in Nature

Amy Lau Teams Up with Makers to Create Heirlooms of the Future

Amy Lau Teams Up with Makers to Create Heirlooms of the Future

Which New Wave Interior Designers Are Pushing the Discipline Forward?

Which New Wave Interior Designers Are Pushing the Discipline Forward?

Dan Scotti Creates a Compelling Illusion of History in His Hamptons Home

Dan Scotti Creates a Compelling Illusion of History in His Hamptons Home

In Marc Yankus’s Photos, New York Landmarks Are Pristinely Devoid of People

In Marc Yankus’s Photos, New York Landmarks Are Pristinely Devoid of People

Why Madeline Stuart Is the Willy Wonka of Splendid Interiors

Why Madeline Stuart Is the Willy Wonka of Splendid Interiors

These Surreal Chairs at R & Company Are Unmistakably Works of Art

These Surreal Chairs at R & Company Are Unmistakably Works of Art

GRADE Earns Stellar Marks for Its Home Designs in Manhattan and Beyond

GRADE Earns Stellar Marks for Its Home Designs in Manhattan and Beyond

This Designing Couple Defines Modern Mountain Style in Jackson Hole

This Designing Couple Defines Modern Mountain Style in Jackson Hole

Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh Furniture Remains a Source of Intrigue

Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh Furniture Remains a Source of Intrigue

Timothy Godbold Brings Military Precision to Hamptons Interior Design

Timothy Godbold Brings Military Precision to Hamptons Interior Design

These Architects Put a Fresh Spin on New England Beach House Design

These Architects Put a Fresh Spin on New England Beach House Design

See the Streamlined Houses by the Architects of the Apple Stores

See the Streamlined Houses by the Architects of the Apple Stores

The Photographer Who Captures the World’s Most Iconic Pools

The Photographer Who Captures the World’s Most Iconic Pools

Herman Miller Got Its Start in the Office, but Its Legacy Is in the Home

Herman Miller Got Its Start in the Office, but Its Legacy Is in the Home

The 13-Star American Flag Had More Variations Than You’d Think

The 13-Star American Flag Had More Variations Than You’d Think

Fawn Galli Punches Up a Screenwriter’s London Home with a Bit of Movie Magic

Fawn Galli Punches Up a Screenwriter’s London Home with a Bit of Movie Magic

The Artists Who Sparked Social Change after Stonewall Was Stormed

The Artists Who Sparked Social Change after Stonewall Was Stormed

This Landscape Architect Wants Her Clients to Feel Like They’re on Vacation

This Landscape Architect Wants Her Clients to Feel Like They’re on Vacation

The Archers Weave Incongruity throughout Their California-Cool Spaces

The Archers Weave Incongruity throughout Their California-Cool Spaces

California Modernism Gets a Refreshing Update from EYRC Architects

California Modernism Gets a Refreshing Update from EYRC Architects

Tapio Wirkkala Bucked the Trends of Mid-Century Nordic Design

Tapio Wirkkala Bucked the Trends of Mid-Century Nordic Design

These New York Architects Love a Complicated Project

These New York Architects Love a Complicated Project

Fawn Galli Embraces Creative Taboos Other Interior Designers Shun

Fawn Galli Embraces Creative Taboos Other Interior Designers Shun

Seattle Talent Kylee Shintaffer’s Tech-World Clientele Keeps Her Busy Both Near Home and Far Afield

Seattle Talent Kylee Shintaffer’s Tech-World Clientele Keeps Her Busy Both Near Home and Far Afield

Remembering Design Visionary Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)

Remembering Design Visionary Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)

Photographer Firooz Zahedi Captures All the Best L.A. Homes, Including His Own

Photographer Firooz Zahedi Captures All the Best L.A. Homes, Including His Own

This London Design Dealer’s Homes Are As Trailblazing As His Galleries

This London Design Dealer’s Homes Are As Trailblazing As His Galleries

Meet a Modernist Architect Who Really Understands What His Clients Want

Meet a Modernist Architect Who Really Understands What His Clients Want

Design Hunter Wendy Goodman Reveals Her Favorite Rooms

Design Hunter Wendy Goodman Reveals Her Favorite Rooms

Massimo Listri Celebrates the World’s Most Sumptuous Book-Filled Spaces

Massimo Listri Celebrates the World’s Most Sumptuous Book-Filled Spaces

Blaze Makoid Does Chic, Not Shingles, in the Hamptons

Blaze Makoid Does Chic, Not Shingles, in the Hamptons

The Side of North Korea That’s Not Been Making Headlines

The Side of North Korea That’s Not Been Making Headlines

Magdalena Keck Creates Luxury without Excess

Magdalena Keck Creates Luxury without Excess

Muscular Modernism Thrives Amid the Hudson Valley’s Beautiful Landscape

Muscular Modernism Thrives Amid the Hudson Valley’s Beautiful Landscape

Leroy Street Studio ‘Underbuilds’ in Deference to Natural Settings

Leroy Street Studio ‘Underbuilds’ in Deference to Natural Settings

Bicoastal Firm D’Apostrophe First Purifies, Then Perfects Spaces

Bicoastal Firm D’Apostrophe First Purifies, Then Perfects Spaces

See What Results When Makers and Celebrities Team Up on Design

See What Results When Makers and Celebrities Team Up on Design

A Private Connecticut Garden Is Philip Trager’s Latest Obsession

A Private Connecticut Garden Is Philip Trager’s Latest Obsession

World’s Fair’s Fantastical Visions of Tomorrow Seen Today

World’s Fair’s Fantastical Visions of Tomorrow Seen Today

David Scott Wants to Design a ‘Better Life’ for You — at Home

David Scott Wants to Design a ‘Better Life’ for You — at Home

More Than Ever, This Year’s Collective Design Is Pushing Boundaries

More Than Ever, This Year’s Collective Design Is Pushing Boundaries

This Artist and Designer Is Running His Dream Studio

This Artist and Designer Is Running His Dream Studio

L.A.–Based Disc Interiors Balances the Sleek and the Soulful

L.A.–Based Disc Interiors Balances the Sleek and the Soulful

Nathan Orsman Elevates Lighting to an Art Form

Nathan Orsman Elevates Lighting to an Art Form

Achille Salvagni Creates Forms as Bold as His Namesake

Achille Salvagni Creates Forms as Bold as His Namesake

Diane Keaton Pinned Thousands of Images to Create Her Dream Home

Diane Keaton Pinned Thousands of Images to Create Her Dream Home

Tina Barney’s Large-Format Portraits Are Rich with Subtext

Tina Barney’s Large-Format Portraits Are Rich with Subtext

This Architecture Duo Finds Elegance in Roughness

This Architecture Duo Finds Elegance in Roughness

The “High and Low” Architecture of Bade Stageberg Cox

The “High and Low” Architecture of Bade Stageberg Cox

Their “Minimalish” Interiors Reveal an Eye for Detail

Their “Minimalish” Interiors Reveal an Eye for Detail

Madeline Stuart’s Homes Have a ‘Heartbeat’

Madeline Stuart’s Homes Have a ‘Heartbeat’

MoMA and Others Celebrate 150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

MoMA and Others Celebrate 150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

Whether Outré or Earthy, INC’s Spaces Have an Air of Domesticity

Whether Outré or Earthy, INC’s Spaces Have an Air of Domesticity

Wood Has Become a Bold 21st-Century Material

Wood Has Become a Bold 21st-Century Material

Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd Are Passionate about Playful Design

Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd Are Passionate about Playful Design

Known for Museums, Gluckman Tang Also Designs Artful Homes

Known for Museums, Gluckman Tang Also Designs Artful Homes

Jan and Monique des Bouvrie Are European Design’s Dynamic Couple

Jan and Monique des Bouvrie Are European Design’s Dynamic Couple

Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After

Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After

Welcome to California Modernism’s Most Deluxe Desert Home

Welcome to California Modernism’s Most Deluxe Desert Home

Ken Fulk Conjures Everyday Magic through Interior Design

Ken Fulk Conjures Everyday Magic through Interior Design

Explore the New York That Might Have Been

Explore the New York That Might Have Been

Design Duo D’Aquino Monaco Creates Smile-Worthy Spaces

Design Duo D’Aquino Monaco Creates Smile-Worthy Spaces

Two MoMA Design Shows Explore Ways of Living

Two MoMA Design Shows Explore Ways of Living

‘Marfa Modern’ Looks at Minimalist Living in an Art World Mecca

‘Marfa Modern’ Looks at Minimalist Living in an Art World Mecca

To Designer Hubert Zandberg, Collecting Is an Art and a Sport

To Designer Hubert Zandberg, Collecting Is an Art and a Sport

François Catroux Reflects on a Career of Elite Interiors

François Catroux Reflects on a Career of Elite Interiors

Barbara Bestor Designs Houses That Hover

Barbara Bestor Designs Houses That Hover

The Hamptons to San Francisco: Shingle-Style Houses for the 21st Century

The Hamptons to San Francisco: Shingle-Style Houses for the 21st Century

Appreciating Zaha Hadid

Appreciating Zaha Hadid

Isay Weinfeld Is the Opposite of a Starchitect

Isay Weinfeld Is the Opposite of a Starchitect

Scott Merrill Builds on Strong Foundations

Scott Merrill Builds on Strong Foundations

Stephen Knollenberg Is Not Just Another East Coast Designer

Stephen Knollenberg Is Not Just Another East Coast Designer

Lee Mindel Is Moving House

Lee Mindel Is Moving House

Aidlin Darling Designs for the Senses

Aidlin Darling Designs for the Senses

Maya Lin: Much More Than Just Memorials

Maya Lin: Much More Than Just Memorials

Radical Houses

Radical Houses

Brooklyn Revivalist

Brooklyn Revivalist

The Genius of Christian Liaigre

The Genius of Christian Liaigre

The Antebellum Architect

The Antebellum Architect

From the Berkshires to Beijing

From the Berkshires to Beijing

Modernismo’s Moment

Modernismo’s Moment

Loew and Behold

Loew and Behold

Haute Humble

Haute Humble

The Modernist Mantle

The Modernist Mantle

A Fellowship of Fabulists

A Fellowship of Fabulists

Clean Living

Clean Living

More Than Robert A.M. Stern’s Designs For Living

More Than Robert A.M. Stern’s Designs For Living

Relationship Builders

Relationship Builders