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.
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.
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.
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.
A new show explores the historical context and influences of the Pre-Raphaelites, whose works still provoke very strong and opposite emotions.
The designer shares his flair for relaxed-yet-refined hospitality in a new book dedicated to his home state.
The versatile San Francisco designer brings a quintessentially Californian earthy yet sophisticated casualness to his work.
As winter drags on, books featuring lush gardens and verdant vistas offer a welcome escape to a greener, warmer world.
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