Channel The Harmonious Feeling Present At This Lake Tahoe Escape {Channel The Harmonious Feeling Present At This Lake Tahoe Escape} – English

Channel The Harmonious Feeling Present At This Lake Tahoe Escape {Channel The Harmonious Feeling Present At This Lake Tahoe Escape} – English

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As a central element, water endows the modern dwelling with the quality of an oasis. It’s introduced at the front door with a cubist fountain and a rock-lined pool that ripples from the front to the back underneath a long, glass-sided hallway. In the backyard, the lap pool is mere steps away from the living area and is a frequent gathering spot for the family. “They wanted this home to feel like a retreat, and celebrating the concept of water helps make that happen,” says Walton. “Wherever you are in the house, you can glimpse water.”

It’s fitting, then, that the glass passageway seems to float between the black metal-clad portions of the dwelling, which contain the living and dining areas and the main bedroom suite. According to Walton, the hall provides a transition that’s both practical and soulful. “Walking down it to the bedroom, you have a feeling of lightness,” says the architect. “There’s the sense of going to a space that’s quiet and removed, a place where you can relax.”

The concepts sound lofty, and that was the intent. “This project took a few years to construct,” says general contractor Eben Schreiber. “The clients have a great understanding of design and architecture, and they were meticulous—and that’s a good thing. Their appreciation of quality shows in the details of this house.” Walton calls out the stairway composed of floating treads and a rail that resembles a wide, unbroken ribbon of metal as one of those defining features. “The treads and the articulation of the rail, they speak to the whole dark-light, floating-grounded contrast found throughout the house,” she notes.

Working closely with Walton on the interior architecture, designer Alexandra Loew staged a balancing act herself. The designer, who completed the couple’s primary residence in the southern part of the state, kicked off this project by asking them how they wanted to feel in this home. Their answer was distilled to a single word: harmonious. To engender that feeling here, the designer started by studying the architecture of places of peace around the world, looking at everything from temples to meditation spaces for inspiration. Her goal was to create a sense of tranquility while embracing the husband’s appreciation of minimalism and the wife’s enjoyment of cozy spaces. “They gravitate to black and white tones, so we have a lot of those,” says Loew. “But we’ve added in many textures and finishes that give the spaces a tactile quality. The linen-and-silk carpets, the weathered wood of some rustic antiques and the embossed leathers in this home give it a warm, earthy and inviting nature.”

Operating on the idea that peace is hard to achieve with the presence of visual clutter, Loew worked with Henrybuilt to create the kitchen cabinetry, the bedroom closet systems, the bathroom vanities and the mudroom and ski lockers. “There is a sense in this house of everything being in its place,” she explains. “This is a family for whom physical decluttering leads to mental decluttering, so well-considered storage was necessary for moments of creativity and repose.” With the elements of everyday life behind a door or in a drawer and a soothing color palette in place, the designer was able to highlight what she calls the home’s finest art. “The most important artwork here is the view,” Loew notes. “The landscape is an ever-changing, always beautiful canvas.”

This family plans to enjoy the retreat and its landscape for many years to come. “There were two things that were really important to these clients: the feeling of harmony and refinement they wanted to create here and the fact that this is a forever home they want to leave their children,” says Loew. “All of us understood this is a legacy project.” And, like all good legacies, it is meant to be as enduring and timeless as the mountains that surround it.

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3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers {3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers} – English

3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers {3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers} – English

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PHOTO BY RYAN MCDONALD

King & Queen Suite

You guessed it—the top room category at the recently opened Neighborhood Hotel in Lincoln Park is fit for royalty, albeit the more modern, Harry-and-Meghan type. This boutique property by Rebel House Interior Design is in an 1893 historic building and features only 14 suites, creating a private experience that serves as a base camp for city exploration. Inside King & Queen, which sleeps six guests and has two full baths, happy pops of color everywhere from the walls to the pillows create a cheerful, peppy vibe—and that’s to say nothing of the snacks. Find a stocked kitchen (or request a private chef) to cook a meal in your full kitchen, then lounge by the fireplace.


Walk-in closet in hotel suite with wood shelving

PHOTO COURTESY THE PENINSULA CHICAGO

Peninsula Suite

This ultra-private 3,600-square-foot space on the 18th floor of the Peninsula Chicago received a contemporary face-lift from designer Bill Rooney last fall. Immense windows let in abundant natural light, illuminating a luxurious dining room with a Murano glass chandelier. In the large living room, relax among gilded walls, a fireplace and baby grand piano. Three bedrooms accommodate larger families, while the thoughtful study features Bubinga wood furnishings and a custom leather desk equipped with all your work-from-hotel needs. Outside, the suite’s 2,000-square-foot wraparound terrace is the ideal summer hangout.


Dining table with red chairs in hotel suite

PHOTO COURTESY NOBU HOTEL CHICAGO

Sake Suite

Oases of sophistication in the industrial design-heavy West Loop, the four Sake Suites at Nobu Chicago— designed by Studio K—challenge the rules of hotel design with Venetian plastered walls, wood floors and high exposed ceilings balanced by low furniture. Accents like sisal and wool rugs and mango wood millwork are a texture lover’s dream, emphasizing natural materials with Japanese roots. Surprising details like chicken-wire glass doors entering the bathroom add an unexpected touch that culminates in a space that’s at once calm, contemporary and opulent.

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Meet The Denver Designer Who’s Rethinking Mountain Interiors {Meet The Denver Designer Who’s Rethinking Mountain Interiors} – English

Meet The Denver Designer Who’s Rethinking Mountain Interiors {Meet The Denver Designer Who’s Rethinking Mountain Interiors} – English

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Denver-based design firm River + Lime operates under a simple premise when creating spaces for homeowners, architects and developers: “To complement, not compete with, the natural environment,” says founding principal Margaret Selzer, who oversees residential projects that span the mountains of the American West. “You’ll see that we’re drawn to organic materials and the layering of textures to create warmth and interest; minimal palettes that complement the uncomplicated beauty of the location.” Here, Selzer shares what drives her designs and what’s next for her firm.

What’s your take on “mountain” design? The days of embroidered bear pillows are over. I think good mountain architecture and design has evolved to be a reflection of the location—a more harmonious response to the environment and how clients are interacting with nature.

Do you have any current design obsessions? I’m currently obsessed with Caste, a furniture line from Montana. Their pieces are sculptural and organic—functional pieces of art that make a statement.

What’s on the horizon? I’m really interested in the artisans and makers behind the products we buy. Last year, through Jaipur Rugs Foundation, I visited a rug-weaving village in India that helps to create opportunities for women through entrepreneurship and social development. I want to move our firm toward partnering with manufacturers like Jaipur Rugs, so that our purchases can have a much larger impact.

PHOTO COURTESY RIVER + LIME

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3 Things To Know About The Latest RH Gallery {3 Things To Know About The Latest RH Gallery} – English

3 Things To Know About The Latest RH Gallery {3 Things To Know About The Latest RH Gallery} – English

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There’s a newcomer to the Oak Brook, Illinois, design scene, and whether you’re looking for luxury home furnishings or a stunning spot to dine, you’ll want to pay a visit. RH Oak Brook, The Gallery at Oakbrook Center, officially opened its doors to the public on September 24. Here are three things to know about the new design destination before you go.

Enjoy year-round alfresco dining at the first RH Rooftop Restaurant in Illinois

At the Rooftop Restaurant, you can dine in style underneath a dramatic atrium. With retractable glass walls, the restaurant gracefully extends from indoors to out, opening onto a European-style garden complete with trellised London plane trees and bubbling fountains. Prefer a drink instead of a full meal? Stop in at the adjacent Wine Bar for a glass of your favorite vintage or bubbly before perusing the gardens.

Get design advice at the RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier

Located on the second floor, this 5,000-square-foot studio is the place to go if you’re in need of some design know-how. From reimagining single rooms to furnishing full homes, their designers can help you ideate on how to create spaces tailored to your aesthetic and needs.

Shop by level, with RH Interiors on the main floor, RH Modern on the second and RH Outdoor on the third

Upon entering through the glass-and-steel doors on the main level, guests will pass barrel-vaulted halls leading to carefully curated spaces decorated with pieces from RH Interiors. Heading up one level, visitors can immerse themselves in an assortment of modern furnishings, décor, lighting and textiles from RH Modern. And on the rooftop, a series of RH Outdoor lounge spaces showcase the collection in its natural setting.

PHOTOS COURTESY RH

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Take In The Mountain Views From This Refreshed Colorado Hotel {Take In The Mountain Views From This Refreshed Colorado Hotel} – English

Take In The Mountain Views From This Refreshed Colorado Hotel {Take In The Mountain Views From This Refreshed Colorado Hotel} – English

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The Madeline Hotel & Residences, an Auberge Resorts Collection property located in the heart of Mountain Village—high above the dramatic box canyon that cradles the town of Telluride—has long lured travelers with its Heidi-esque alpine views. But after a property-wide redesign completed in May, it’s the scenery inside that’s catching eyes.

Led by interior designer Liubasha Rose of Rose Ink Workshop, the refresh highlights a hygge palette of wood-grained walls, hefty ceiling beams, rough-cut marble tables, sweater-stitch carpets, and the work of more than 30 collaborators and artisans, from wood accents by Matt Downer to oversize artworks by Hanna Margetson-Rushmore.

An ornate oak bar and cozy nooks in the fireplace-warmed Timber Room—the property’s new indoor-outdoor après-ski lounge—nod to Megève and Gstaad, while updated guest rooms lean more modern with black steel desks, leather drawer pulls from Telluride’s Crossbow Leather, and art and accessories in bold black and white. The only thing untouched? Those storied mountain views.

PHOTO COURTESY MADELINE HOTEL & RESIDENCES

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Consider This Book A Beautiful Ode To Midcentury Leisure And Luxury {Consider This Book A Beautiful Ode To Midcentury Leisure And Luxury} – English

Consider This Book A Beautiful Ode To Midcentury Leisure And Luxury {Consider This Book A Beautiful Ode To Midcentury Leisure And Luxury} – English

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Architect William F. Cody is most associated with Palm Springs, but worked throughout the West.

This first monograph on the work of William F. Cody is written by the architect’s daughter, Catherine Cody, alongside curator Jo Lauria and architectural historian Don Choi—the team who organized his 2016 exhibition, Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody, at the A+D Museum.

The book, Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody by Monacelli Press, explores Cody’s prolific career through his masterful renderings and images by such notables as Julius Shulman. While most associated with Palm Springs, Cody worked throughout the West, as well as Mexico, Honduras and Cuba, with each project exemplifying his passion for experimental design and his innate understanding of leisure and luxury.

master of the midcentury William f Cody architect book cover

Architect William F. Cody’s daughter is one of the authors of this first monograph on the prolific architect.

PHOTOS COURTESY MONACELLI PRESS

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A Wilmette Home Delivers On A Wish For A More Laid-Back Lifestyle {A Wilmette Home Delivers On A Wish For A More Laid-Back Lifestyle} – English

A Wilmette Home Delivers On A Wish For A More Laid-Back Lifestyle {A Wilmette Home Delivers On A Wish For A More Laid-Back Lifestyle} – English

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To build their vision from scratch, they turned to designer Ilene Chase, architect H. Gary Frank and builder Richard Bondarowicz. Consensus grew quickly on how to interpret the iconic features—beginning with the exterior, which fully embraced the form’s innate eclecticism. “Shingle homes can use a wide array of elements,” explains Frank, who incorporated classic gables, a turret (topped with a weather vane) and a gently curved roofline arching over the entrance. “Having that curve allows the façade to undulate a little bit, so it’s not so flat. It creates a nice, soft feel for the home.”

These personable touches continued inside, as the couple never felt beholden to the expected way of doing things, says Chase. “So in each room, we didn’t just stick with one style. There’s a little bit of each thing they love.” The finishes reflected this diverse taste, with the incorporation of rustic, mountain-inspired materials honoring the couple’s love of Colorado. “We kept very traditional aspects,” explains Chase. “But there was a Western presence they wanted to include, with a lot of organic elements.” The contrast proves striking with crisp crown molding, and baseboards and paneling that feel surprisingly fresh against hand-scraped oak floors (the team spent hours testing for “just the right color that had some warmth and wear to it,” says Chase). A colorful striped runner adds levity to the staircase, with tones that “are playful, yet still warm and earthy,” she adds.

The juxtaposition continues in the kitchen and breakfast area, where white beams stand out against naturally stained white oak panels on the ceiling. “We laid out the pattern painstakingly,” shares Bondarowicz about the process. “We did several mock-ups so that the proportions were appropriate.” For the kitchen island, extra care (and 10 men) was also needed to install the honed Madre Perla quartzite. It’s the perfect counterpoint to the custom classic cabinetry by Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath, “as it’s not polished and shiny, so you can see the imperfections,” says the wife.

Some choices were pragmatic. They embraced the Shingle style’s extra-wide hallways “because you know kids, they just crash into things,” jokes the husband. Other areas were reimagined completely, adapting the style and purpose of each room to best suit the family. Most of all, the couple wanted to avoid overly formal spaces that would lie fallow. “We were trying to eliminate those rooms you only use on Christmas Eve,” the husband notes. This explains the not-so-traditional dining room featuring black-and-white wallpaper and dark furnishings, including the custom table made extra wide to accommodate more people. Bold, graphic and pragmatic, the space proved engaging without feeling too precious.

Though an avid book lover, the husband also didn’t want the library to be a solitary space meant just for reading. “He had the idea of doing this library-meets-cocktail-room,” shares the wife. “Instead of a formal living area where no one sits, how about a space where adults can hang out?” Chase took inspiration from old-school speakeasies that recalled the couple’s life in Chicago, complete with a leather Chesterfield-style sofa, smoky gray wallpaper on the ceiling and deep hunter green on the walls and bookcases. “It’s a little bit moody,” says the designer. “It has a city vibe that they could escape to within this North Shore home.” The speakeasy wouldn’t feel complete without a whiskey bar, placed nearby in the front hallway, borrowing the same mood with dark walnut cabinets and an antique mirror backsplash. The unusual feature harkens back to “a more traditional style, when people would entertain in their foyers,” notes Chase.

The level of detail possible when building a home surprised the couple. “I had no idea,” the wife laughs. “Now I know all about hinges and grout colors that I would have never known in a million years.” The process, however, soon became more than construction—it was about creating spaces that looked back at their life together, while making room for their family’s future.

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New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London {New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London} – English

New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London {New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London} – English

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Ryan saghian sensuale tile in Carnaby

Designer Ryan Saghian’s first tile collection, Sensuale, is inspired by London’s many boroughs.Logan Montgomery Textiles has partnered with artist Liesel Plambeck to create a new indoor-outdoor jacquard-woven palm-print fabric called Sabal. Plambeck, who has worked with Kelly Wearstler, Georg Jensen and Mehraban, developed the design as an oversize repeat that creates a strikingly artful effect on furnishings. It is available at Una Malan in West Hollywood.

Interior designer Kara Smith of KES Studio will launch her new rug collection, Dusk, at Marc Phillips this summer. The geometric abstractions play on perceptual phenomena theories (light, volume, scale) explored during Southern California’s Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

For his first tile collection, called Sensuale, L.A. designer Ryan Saghian looked to London, finding inspiration in its many boroughs. The terrazzo tiles, designed to be mixed and matched, are named for famous London streets: Carnaby (shown below), Savile, Shaftesbury and Strand. The collection is available through his showroom and online.

PHOTO COURTESY RYAN SAGHIAN

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