Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

A scant 330 square feet might not appear to leave room for flexibility, but Michelle Konar has put her creativity to work in this small space. An art director in an advertising communications company, she’s taken good advantage of the…

The Truth About Designers' Deadlines

The Truth About Designers' Deadlines

Designers cope with an aggressive program from time to time. And by”from time to time” I mean: Every. Single. Time. We face the perils of an impossible deadline, and we come out to the opposite side, frazzled, bleary eyed and…

European Heritage Animates an Illinois Home

European Heritage Animates an Illinois Home

Inspired by his celebrity father’s work, Marius Daugvila and his wife, Cheryl, remodeled their 1970s single-story ranch to pay tribute to the family’s Lithuanian heritage. Modern finishes and standard artwork mix in this warm, charming and handmade home that has…

Great Design Plant: Persimmon

Great Design Plant: Persimmon

In late autumn or early winter a leafless persimmon tree, branches bending beneath the weight of dozens (hundreds?) Of glistening orange fruits, looks like something from an early Japanese brush painting. Ahead of the fruit display, or combined with it,…

A Hilltop Family Home at Santa Cruz

A Hilltop Family Home at Santa Cruz

Inspired by memories of childhood houses, Enid and Jim Brock constructed their house from scratch on a carefully selected plot using an ocean view from Santa Cruz, California. “I needed every area to be cozy, with a bright corner where…

Elements of Contemporary Coastal Style

Elements of Contemporary Coastal Style

Contemporary coastal design is defined by clean lines and natural materials and textures — so go daring but stick to straightforward lines and basic finishes. Create a neutral backdrop with smooth steel, timber and woven materials. Add interest with statement…