Rooms We Love: 11 Splendid Living Rooms

Common wisdom used to declare the kitchen the hub of the house. These days, the living room seems to have assumed the role of domestic focal point. Unlike the Victorian parlor, stiffly furnished and reserved for guests, today’s living room is a central place for reading, conversation and, well, living, with furnishings that lend themselves to both casual lounging and elegant entertaining.

by Cara Greenberg
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Rooms We Love: 11 Splendid Living Rooms

The Hariri Sisters Put a Persian Spin on Architecture and Design

Incorporating a certain sensual sensibility as well as Middle Eastern motifs, the work of the Iranian-born, New York–based Gisue and Mojgan Hariri takes strict modernism in a more expressive direction.

by Lesley Hauge
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The Hariri Sisters Put a Persian Spin on Architecture and Design

Design Hunter Wendy Goodman Reveals Her Favorite Rooms

The consummate tastemaker and longtime New York magazine design editor opens the doors to the beautifully eccentric homes of some of the world's most creative individuals.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Design Hunter Wendy Goodman Reveals Her Favorite Rooms

10 Wonderful Under-the-Radar Fall Gallery Shows

We've rounded up some of the best and brightest exhibitions of the new season, in cities from London to Los Angeles, San Francisco to New York, and points in between.

by Meredith Mendelsohn
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10 Wonderful Under-the-Radar Fall Gallery Shows

The Secret Society of Rebellious Artists Behind a Dreamy, Hyper-Romantic Movement

A new show explores the historical context and influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, whose works still provoke very strong and opposite emotions.

by Marlena Donohue
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The Secret Society of Rebellious Artists Behind a Dreamy, Hyper-Romantic Movement

Lush Outdoor Spaces

by Dickson Wong
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Lush Outdoor Spaces

California Boy Nathan Turner Entertains — and Shops 1stdibs — with Elan

The designer shares his flair for relaxed-yet-refined hospitality in a new book dedicated to his home state.

by Kerstin Czarra
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California Boy Nathan Turner Entertains — and Shops 1stdibs — with Elan

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

The versatile San Francisco designer brings a quintessentially Californian earthy yet sophisticated casualness to his work.

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

Flash Forward to Spring with These New Garden Books

As winter drags on, books featuring lush gardens and verdant vistas offer a welcome escape to a greener, warmer world.

by Jane Garmey
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Flash Forward to Spring with These New Garden Books
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