Check Out These 4 Designer-Approved Finds For Your Home {Check Out These 4 Designer-Approved Finds For Your Home} – English

Check Out These 4 Designer-Approved Finds For Your Home {Check Out These 4 Designer-Approved Finds For Your Home} – English

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PHOTO BY SWIGGARD CREATIVE

Designing private jets at Gulfstream and assisting in creating the aircraft company’s global design centers are just two of Ashton Taylor Oberhauser’s many accomplishments. “The job entailed extensive interaction with the world’s top entrepreneurs,” she says. “Being surrounded by such inspirational people pushed me to want to build something of my own.” Through Houston-based Ashton Taylor Interiors, she now works to give her clients what she describes as “a curated backdrop to an enhanced lifestyle.” Here are a few of her top design finds for doing just that.


chair with orange cushion

REEVES ART + DESIGN

Favorite find: Modern Fredrik Kayser Teak Cane and Leather Strapping Rocking Chair

Why she loves it: “Vintage, teak, mohair and cane. Need I say more?”

PHOTO COURTESY REEVES ART + DESIGN

GEORGE CAMERON NASH

Favorite find: Dedar Milano Textiles

Why she loves it: “Any modern and metallic take on a traditional motif is a sure thing for me.”

PHOTO COURTESY DEDAR

M NAEVE

Favorite find: Materia Forchette 18 Chandelier

Why she loves it: “I am drawn to lighting with unprecedented proportions, aged hand-forged materials and sculptural shapes.”

PHOTO COURTESY EMMA TUCCILLO

side table

DAVID SUTHERLAND SHOWROOM

Favorite find: Elan Atelier Hugo Side Table

Why she loves it: “There are plenty of shagreen end tables, but only one hazel-toned version with antique bronze legs.”

PHOTO COURTESY ELAN ATELIER

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Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat {Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat} – English

Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat {Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat} – English

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The only thing better than indulging in “all things delicious” with acclaimed chef James Porter is doing so at Terra Farm + Manor.

Located 45 minutes north of Prescott, this luxury Arizona retreat sits on more than 100,000 acres of historic ranchland where Porter and his wife, Wendy, maintain an orchard, a vineyard and 9 acres of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Guests can reserve a weekend stay in fall or spring or book a private escape in the winter to enjoy what Porter describes as a “modernized homestead experience.”

The eight-room manor and three-room guest house emphasize Arizona’s diverse offerings with details like kitchen tiles handmade in Tucson and custom-designed plates crafted by Arizona potter Christiane Barbato. Other notable features include napkins designed and woven in Arizona from local Pima cotton and chandeliers forged by a resident ironsmith.

To all this, Porter adds a global touch: Much of the livestock hails from elsewhere, including Wagyu cattle and chickens from France.


PHOTOS COURTESY TERRA FARM + MANOR

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Consider This Light-Filled Vail Valley Haven A Mountain Masterpiece {Consider This Light-Filled Vail Valley Haven A Mountain Masterpiece} – English

Consider This Light-Filled Vail Valley Haven A Mountain Masterpiece {Consider This Light-Filled Vail Valley Haven A Mountain Masterpiece} – English

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Designer Erika Dowe Fitzgerald freely admits that the Vail Valley home defies definition. It has the markers of a classic ski chalet—rustic wood, fireplaces, fur throws, antiques, even some antlers—along with mudded stone walls crafted with a classic “smear” technique. But any mountain overtones are tempered by the uber-modern use of steel and glass. The contrast comes to a crescendo in a striking glass-encased walkway that flows into to a window-filled, aspen-ringed great room the homeowners refer to as “the treehouse.” You could correctly call the home traditional, modern, transitional, European, even a bit eclectic—all living together under one high-sloping roof. “That is why it’s hard to classify,” says Fitzgerald.

Even the home’s history is unconventional: It was originally used as a bachelor pad. When architect Mike Foster first glimpsed the home, tucked within Avon’s picturesque Mountain Star community, it had a bare-bones kitchen that lacked an oven and a primary bedroom without a door. That wasn’t going to cut it for the current homeowners, a family of seven that has long split time between homes in Kansas City and Vail. Foster addressed those initial issues immediately. Then, after the family had spent a few years in the house, he devised phase two: the addition of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a great room for entertaining. It was a major expansion, ringing in at about a third of the total square footage. And to seamlessly marry the wings together, Foster proposed what’s become the undisputed standout: a striking atrium-like passageway topped with lengthy spans of glass. “It is now the most surprising feature in the house,” remarks the homeowner.

Atriums aren’t exactly the norm in Colorado, yet this house has two. The existing entrance was already a sunny double-height space with a steel-and-glass ceiling, and a sensitivity to the original architecture led to Foster’s proposal of extending that idea for the passageway. But it wasn’t easy to pull off. “It was a challenge, with so many complex angles and slopes, but it was the best way to honor the pre-existing design—and it turned out to be amazing,” says Foster. Adds builder Sean McGinley, “It’s an art piece. I’d never done anything like that before, and I haven’t done anything like it since.”

The other way that Foster and McGinley extended the original design was through continuing the “German smear” stonework in the addition—a style so named because of the irregular stone and heavy mortar found in the centuries-old cottages and castles of northern Germany. “It’s kind of an older, pioneer type of masonry, but it’s right next to the glass and the steel, which becomes such a cool mix,” notes McGinley. The juxtaposition plays out again through the great room’s traditional log cabin- style accent wall, which is crafted from reclaimed barn wood beams and “chinking,” an old-school joint sealant, creating a dramatic divergence from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall beside it. “What we were hoping to achieve is the feel of a European chalet, with all these gorgeous textures, while having other modern elements that enhance rather than detract from them,” says Fitzgerald.

As the architectural elements moved into place, Fitzgerald conjoined the home’s traditional and contemporary elements with furnishings that nod to both styles. A pared-back palette emphasizes the clean lines. “The design is driven by aesthetic, but also by comfort,” Fitzgerald explains. “The name ‘The Linger Longer’ inspired the ethos we used when approaching everything.” The stylistic push-pull is summed up in the great room, where modern Minotti chairs play off a substantial antique-style bar custom-crafted from 17th-century doors found by the homeowners in Denver. Everything, from the dining room’s soft slip-covered bench to the custom sink-right-in sofas, encourages relaxation. And yes, there’s fur, antlers and even some taxidermy (passed down from the homeowner’s brother-in-law) that say chalet, not beach house. “It nods to a strong sense of place,” says Fitzgerald.

That sense of place is important to the homeowner, who envisions his house as a family gathering point for generations to come. He and his wife are eager to introduce the magic of Colorado to their new grandchildren. “We’re surrounded
by aspens and wildflowers, so it’s amazing year-round,” he says. “It’s a literal breath of fresh air.”

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A Grand Mediterranean-Style Miami Beach Home {A Grand Mediterranean-Style Miami Beach Home} – English

A Grand Mediterranean-Style Miami Beach Home {A Grand Mediterranean-Style Miami Beach Home} – English

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But upon closer inspection, this 21st-century dwelling could be considered the architectural equivalent of an undercover agent, an operative of contemporary design infiltrating an esteemed neighbor- hood of historically preserved abodes: The embellished exterior that blends harmoniously into its surroundings also serves as a guise for its minimalist agenda. “Since the original home was historically significant, the city required that the new construction represent the same architectural style,” explains architect Kiko Franco. “The challenge was to incorporate the homeowner’s modern tastes.”

Arguably, the new dwelling’s simple street presence is a contemporary take on the traditional Mediterranean form. The rear exterior strikes a more classical tone with curved openings and a clear visual of the multiple gabled roofs laid with terra-cotta tiles imported from Bogota´, Colombia. However, the vast windows and glass railings that supply generous water views are elements of the indoor-outdoor rubric that defines modern design. “The house really captures and respects the South Florida landscape,” says Franco’s associate and project architect Jon Bonita, who is also referring to the region’s proclivity for tempestuous weather.

That said, part of the home’s modernity is owed to its innovative armor made of tough load-bearing masonry, muscular engineered-wood trusses and substantial hurricane-grade glass. The latter is especially paramount considering the home’s architectural apex, a decidedly un-Mediterranean 15-foot glass pyramid that crowns the living room. “At the time, it was the largest allowable skylight that met the hurricane-impact standards for South Florida,” explains Bonita. “It’s a unique piece that makes a spectacular statement.”

This sparkling zenith appropriately sheds light on the focal point of the interiors, a double-height living room that exhibits another aspect of modernism: symmetry. Identical suede-upholstered Christian Liaigre Brannan sofas flank the room’s main event—a soaring fireplace faced with textured limestone and rich sapele wood panels. The simple arrangement is an elegant iteration of the homeowner’s desire to keep the interiors minimal. By design, furnishings with sleek profiles don’t detract from the home’s true conversation pieces.

“The homeowner didn’t mind the Mediterranean style outside but insisted on a more contemporary South Beach look inside,” says interior designer Louis Shuster, who worked with designer Eric Dyer to realize the project. “We focused on creating subtle details and clean, linear surfaces,” adds Dyer.

The dining room intentionally functions less for feasting than for exhibiting wine. A translucent cellar-like fixture showcases rare vintages, while a lead-crystal dining table seems to dissolve into the sophisticated vignette. This disappearing act simultaneously accentu- ates the clear wine enclosure as it exalts the sepia-tone work from the homeowner’s collection framed within the buffet.

Here, creating a niche to display art is the exception, not the rule. Throughout the house, the collection is mostly exhibited gallery-style on plain walls. The pieces dominate their surroundings, underscoring the value of minimalist accoutrements. However, in the master suite and family room—where furnishings were kept simple, neutral and streamlined—large bare windows expose their own hidden agenda by quietly diverting focus from the attention-getting, water-themed wall hangings to the real aquatic spectacles: an infinity pool and ocean-fed bay glistening in the distance.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2012 Florida issue of Luxe Interiors + Design.

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The Moroccan-Inspired Bed Linen Collection Fit For Royalty {The Moroccan-Inspired Bed Linen Collection Fit For Royalty} – English

The Moroccan-Inspired Bed Linen Collection Fit For Royalty {The Moroccan-Inspired Bed Linen Collection Fit For Royalty} – English

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Nothing signals summer like fresh, lovely linens. And Bella Notte, the Novato brand known for washable luxury bed linens hand-crafted in the Bay Area, has delivered a new collection, Taline, that marries elegance and comfort. Taline evokes the beauty and details found in Morocco’s riads and palaces and is sophisticated yet playful all at once. The offerings—a personal comforter as well as sham, lumbar, accent, and 14-inch square throw pillows—are arguably fit for royalty. Made of silk linen charmeuse with a luminous sheen, each piece is adorned with elongated charmeuse tassels. Bella Notte has also added a vibrant new color, Poppy, to its palette of custom, hand-mixed dyes. The shade was inspired by the deep orange color of the red California poppies. As part of its commitment to “conscious luxury,” the small family business uses non-toxic dyes and an artisanal process, dyeing in small batches.

PHOTOS COURTESY BELLA NOTTE

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Decorate With These Rugs And Pillows That Pack A Colorful Punch {Decorate With These Rugs And Pillows That Pack A Colorful Punch} – English

Decorate With These Rugs And Pillows That Pack A Colorful Punch {Decorate With These Rugs And Pillows That Pack A Colorful Punch} – English

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Helmed by Jeannie Fraise, San Francisco interior design studio Lotus Bleu has unveiled Morocco, a collection of vintage and contemporary rugs and accent pillows. Each piece is handwoven by tribal women from the Azilal province in the Atlas mountains. Fraise hand-selected each item and customized the pillows when she traveled to Morocco last year. “The rugs are both an important economic livelihood for these women and a unique creative outlet for them,” Fraise says. “As they are no longer nomadic nor have access to livestock for wool, they resourcefully use colorful yarns from recycled sweaters to weave beautiful one-of-a-kind and sustainable pieces.” The collection—10 rugs and 48 pillows created from vintage rugs—dovetails with Fraise’s own aesthetic, comprising vibrant color palettes and touches of playfulness.

red and multicolor rug

PHOTOS COURTESY LOTUS BLEU

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Make Room For This Designer’s CB2 Pieces + Vibrant Wallpapers {Make Room For This Designer’s CB2 Pieces + Vibrant Wallpapers} – English

Make Room For This Designer’s CB2 Pieces + Vibrant Wallpapers {Make Room For This Designer’s CB2 Pieces + Vibrant Wallpapers} – English

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Bright and colorful watercolor wallpaper

The cheery colors of Beldock’s new watercolor prints bring spring indoors.

Lamp with snake-like base.

This bronze-finished snake table lamp is part of Beldock’s latest collection with CB2.

Brass and rattan bar

The Avalon Bar is one of Beldock’s favorite pieces from the new collection.

When friends commissioned Brett Beldock to design their townhouse, what started as a career in fashion swiftly transformed into a passion for interior decorating and furniture design—and her eponymous company, Brett Design, was born. New York-based Beldock just launched her 13th collection with CB2, complete with beds, desks, chairs, rugs and tables in soothing natural materials like oak, leather, viscose and shearling.

Her personal favorite from the new collection? The Avalon Bar. “It’s such a great staple,” says Beldock. “It references the ’70s, but with the addition of brass and rattan it has a fresh look.”

Drawing inspiration from that era of fashion designers, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin and Courrèges, as well as the fabrics of Anni Albers and Bauhaus designers, Beldock also specializes in wallpaper with a line 3,000 styles strong. Her new watercolor prints awash with florals and geometric forms were designed in part to ease pandemic isolation and bring springtime flowers and colors inside.

“I love an element of surprise,” the designer says. “That’s always top of mind when I’m dreaming up new designs.”

PHOTOS COURTESY BRETT DESIGN AND CB2

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