Pilar Viladas

Pilar Viladas writes about design and architecture. A former design editor at the New York Times Magazine and T, she writes for numerous publications, and has contributed to books on the work of architects and designers including  Achille Salvagni, Nicole Hollis and Peter Marino. 

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Step inside Summer Thornton’s Masterfully Maximalist, Delightfully Whimsical Interiors

Step inside Summer Thornton’s Masterfully Maximalist, Delightfully Whimsical Interiors

Entrez dans les intérieurs de Summer Thornton, magistralement maximalistes et délicieusement fantaisistes

Entrez dans les intérieurs de Summer Thornton, magistralement maximalistes et délicieusement fantaisistes

Meet the 20th-Century Greats Who Defined Interior Design’s Seminal ‘California Look’

Meet the 20th-Century Greats Who Defined Interior Design’s Seminal ‘California Look’

Meet the Team Who Brought This Palm Beach Mansion Back from the Brink

Meet the Team Who Brought This Palm Beach Mansion Back from the Brink

Discover the Style-Spanning Eclecticism of Los Angeles Designer Martha Mulholland

Discover the Style-Spanning Eclecticism of Los Angeles Designer Martha Mulholland

From City to Country, Photographer Simon Upton Serves Up Singular New York Interiors

From City to Country, Photographer Simon Upton Serves Up Singular New York Interiors

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

Celebrate Summer with a Tour of a Relaxed Yet Elegant Southampton Home

Celebrate Summer with a Tour of a Relaxed Yet Elegant Southampton Home

Ellen Hamilton Works Design Magic on a Classic Central Park West Apartment

Ellen Hamilton Works Design Magic on a Classic Central Park West Apartment

La décoration d’Ellen Hamilton sublime un appartement classique de Central Park West

La décoration d’Ellen Hamilton sublime un appartement classique de Central Park West

Ellen Hamilton sorgt für Designmagie in einer klassischen Wohnung am New Yorker Central Park West

Ellen Hamilton sorgt für Designmagie in einer klassischen Wohnung am New Yorker Central Park West

Enjoy a Bonanza of RAMSA Houses, Whether a Gracious, Shingled East Hampton Manse or a Mid-Century Masterpiece High above L.A.

Enjoy a Bonanza of RAMSA Houses, Whether a Gracious, Shingled East Hampton Manse or a Mid-Century Masterpiece High above L.A.

Step Inside a 1960s Beverly Hills Home Deftly Updated by Brooklyn’s Unionworks

Step Inside a 1960s Beverly Hills Home Deftly Updated by Brooklyn’s Unionworks

In Katie Ridder’s Inviting Interiors, Color and Comfort Are Key

In Katie Ridder’s Inviting Interiors, Color and Comfort Are Key

Kati Curtis Brings a Spirit of Wanderlust to the Homes She Designs

Kati Curtis Brings a Spirit of Wanderlust to the Homes She Designs

What Makes a Perfect Kitchen? Ask Barbara Sallick

What Makes a Perfect Kitchen? Ask Barbara Sallick

Los Angeles Designer Kevin Isbell Mixes Periods and Styles with Fearlessness

Los Angeles Designer Kevin Isbell Mixes Periods and Styles with Fearlessness

On Both Coasts, Juniper Tedhams Keeps Her Interiors Elegantly Restrained

On Both Coasts, Juniper Tedhams Keeps Her Interiors Elegantly Restrained

Lara Bohinc Designs Luxe Furniture with an Otherworldly Appeal

Lara Bohinc Designs Luxe Furniture with an Otherworldly Appeal

Achille Salvagni’s Edgy Interiors Are Infused with Traditional Italian Design

Achille Salvagni’s Edgy Interiors Are Infused with Traditional Italian Design

Pembrooke & Ives’s Founder Brings a Classic and Modern Sensibility to His Interiors

Pembrooke & Ives’s Founder Brings a Classic and Modern Sensibility to His Interiors

Robert Stilin’s Interiors Are Infused with a Laid-Back Sophistication

Robert Stilin’s Interiors Are Infused with a Laid-Back Sophistication

For Wendell Castle, Furniture and Sculpture Were One and the Same

For Wendell Castle, Furniture and Sculpture Were One and the Same

Martin Young Injects a European Sensibility into Bay Area Interiors

Martin Young Injects a European Sensibility into Bay Area Interiors

Charlotte Barnes’s Interiors Are a Rich Mélange of Old and New

Charlotte Barnes’s Interiors Are a Rich Mélange of Old and New

These Human-Size Ceramic Hares Evoke Serious Emotions

These Human-Size Ceramic Hares Evoke Serious Emotions

Rossana Orlandi’s Uncanny Eye for Avant-Garde Decor Has Made Her Milan Gallery a Design Destination

Rossana Orlandi’s Uncanny Eye for Avant-Garde Decor Has Made Her Milan Gallery a Design Destination

The Icons of American Design Are Celebrated Anew by Todd Merrill

The Icons of American Design Are Celebrated Anew by Todd Merrill

Serendipitous Finds and Strategic Color Define Suzanne Kasler’s Bright, Elegant Rooms

Serendipitous Finds and Strategic Color Define Suzanne Kasler’s Bright, Elegant Rooms

Take a Rarefied Tour of New York City’s Most Unforgettable Homes

Take a Rarefied Tour of New York City’s Most Unforgettable Homes

Experience the Poetry of a Bobby McAlpine Home

Experience the Poetry of a Bobby McAlpine Home

How Paige Rense, the Queen of ‘Architectural Digest,’ Turned the Magazine into a Powerhouse

How Paige Rense, the Queen of ‘Architectural Digest,’ Turned the Magazine into a Powerhouse

Steven Gambrel Takes Us inside His Storied Projects

Steven Gambrel Takes Us inside His Storied Projects

The L.A. Designer with a Star-Studded Client List Shared His Style Secrets

The L.A. Designer with a Star-Studded Client List Shared His Style Secrets

Peek Inside Buckingham Palace’s Private and Unseen Rooms

Peek Inside Buckingham Palace’s Private and Unseen Rooms

Amanda Lindroth Brings a Pop Sensibility to a Caribbean Home

Amanda Lindroth Brings a Pop Sensibility to a Caribbean Home

See Why A-Listers Want William Abranowicz to Shoot Their Interiors

See Why A-Listers Want William Abranowicz to Shoot Their Interiors

Nicole Fuller Proves That Glamour Should Be Bold Not Brash

Nicole Fuller Proves That Glamour Should Be Bold Not Brash

Pepe Lopez Makes Homes for Art and Art out of Homes

Pepe Lopez Makes Homes for Art and Art out of Homes

Roman and Williams Does Another Head-Turning Hotel Transformation

Roman and Williams Does Another Head-Turning Hotel Transformation

Meet the Man Who Defined Manhattan Luxury Real Estate

Meet the Man Who Defined Manhattan Luxury Real Estate

19 Dreamy Estates along Istanbul’s Coveted Waterfront

19 Dreamy Estates along Istanbul’s Coveted Waterfront

The Most Beautiful Depictions of French Gardens You’re Likely to Encounter

The Most Beautiful Depictions of French Gardens You’re Likely to Encounter

Paul Wiseman on Designing for a Tech Giant and with Frank Gehry

Paul Wiseman on Designing for a Tech Giant and with Frank Gehry

Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

What Stirs Beneath the Painted Surfaces of these Mid-Century Houses?

What Stirs Beneath the Painted Surfaces of these Mid-Century Houses?

A Famed Photographer Seeks out Nonchalant, Nonconforming Elegance

A Famed Photographer Seeks out Nonchalant, Nonconforming Elegance

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Makes Holistic Spaces with Natural Textures

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Makes Holistic Spaces with Natural Textures

Eric Hughes Went from Hollywood Executive to Designer to the Stars

Eric Hughes Went from Hollywood Executive to Designer to the Stars

James Huniford’s Spaces Have a Rough-Refined Sensibility

James Huniford’s Spaces Have a Rough-Refined Sensibility

Ten Years On, Friedman Benda Has Reshaped the Fine-Design Arena

Ten Years On, Friedman Benda Has Reshaped the Fine-Design Arena

Dale Chihuly Returns to the New York Botanical Garden

Dale Chihuly Returns to the New York Botanical Garden

Great Women of the 20th Century Who Had Decorating Chops

Great Women of the 20th Century Who Had Decorating Chops

Mark Cunningham’s Interiors Exude Warmth and Authenticity

Mark Cunningham’s Interiors Exude Warmth and Authenticity

Ahmad Sardar-Afkhami Will Not Be Pigeonholed

Ahmad Sardar-Afkhami Will Not Be Pigeonholed

Alex Papachristidis Ushers In a New Age of Elegance

Alex Papachristidis Ushers In a New Age of Elegance

Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder Take to the Country

Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder Take to the Country

Rafael de Cárdenas Radiates Creative Energy

Rafael de Cárdenas Radiates Creative Energy

Alan Tanksley Has Mastered the Art of the Mix

Alan Tanksley Has Mastered the Art of the Mix

Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s Way With Glamour

Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s Way With Glamour

A La Mota

A La Mota

Windsor Smith Makes Lifestyle Architecture

Windsor Smith Makes Lifestyle Architecture