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In the 1970s San Francisco home of John Dickinson, a former fire station, the decorator's famed 3-legged African table in pine stands centerstage. Read how Dickinson crafted a collectors piece of furniture (one sold for more than $15,000 in June!) from a cheap import through the #linkinbio Photo by Fred Lyon; text by @_h_mart_
While restoring a 17th-century chateau in the Loire Valley, designer Tino Zervudachi left the best of the existing furniture, but it was restored, reupholstered, and moved into new groupings that made better practical and aesthetic sense. And it was complemented by new pieces designed by Tino Zervudachi & Associés. “In these big old houses, very often the trick is simply to make them comfortable again,” says Zervudachi. In the Chambre Basse bedroom, a Braquenié cotton-linen fabric covers the walls, headboard, and curtains, while a Paul Dupré-Lafon chair was reupholstered in Jean Roze fabric. Take the home tour through the #linkinbio Photo by @richardpowersphoto; text by @nogaarikha; styling by Anita Sarsidi
American designer Ward Bennett was famous from the 1960s through the ‘80s for his luxurious brand of modernism and for pared-down, sumptuous interiors that skillfully integrated antiques and contemporary pieces. In the living room of a 1970 Amagansett house, pictured here, Bennett added ceiling-high slatted screens for the home’s then owners, Eann and Jane Wenner. Read more about the late designer and his legacy through the #linkinbio Photo by a_gaut; text by Pilar Vildas
Over a 3 year period, designer Tino Zervudachi took thoughtful care to update a 17th-century chateau in the Loire Valley. “Tino doesn’t impose a style; he works with you and with the existing furniture,” the owner explains. “By improving on what was there and carefully adding new things, he brought the house into the 21st century.” In the entrance hall, a Robert Longo charcoal drawing mingles with a 16th-century scagliola-topped Florentine table and 19th-century Dutch-style chandelier. Take the home tour through the #linkinbio Photo by @richardpowersphoto; text by @nogaarikha; styling by Anita Sarsidi
When one enters the Manhattan home of actress @juliannemoore, the first impression is of surprising normality. The rooms possess the kind of engaging homeyness that emerges, seemingly without effort, in spaces where someone has paid close attention to proper scale, proportion, and period detail. “I like things that feel human, things that tell a story. If it’s coming into my home, it has to have real meaning,” she says. In the living room, the striking black marble mantel stands against a wall painted in @farrowandball’s Pitch Black, and a Louise Bourgeois artwork hangs above. Take a closer look through the #linkinbio Photo by @francoisdischinger; text by @mayer.rus; styling by @michaelreynoldsnyc
Mention the name Ward Bennett and you’ll likely get a puzzled look. But from the 1960s through the 1980s, Bennett was one of America’s best-known designers. He was famous for his luxurious brand of modernism and for pared-down, sumptuous interiors that skillfully integrated antiques and contemporary pieces. Today, the late designer is enjoying a renaissance among tastemakers in the worlds of design and fashion, and a new monograph, “Ward Bennett,” (@phaidonsnaps) will finally offer a comprehensive look at his career. Get to know the iconic designer’s legacy and a look inside his homes through the #linkinbio Photo by Peter Aaron; text by Pilar Vildas
Restoring a home without destroying its spirit and the memories that dwell within it is a delicate matter. This 17th-century chateau in the Loire Valley is the sort of place where extended family gathers for holidays, and every nook and cranny is replete with memories. By the time designer Tino Zervudachi was called in, it had not been updated since the 1950s and it took 3 years of construction to give the château a new lease on life. Take a look inside through the #linkinbio Photo by @richardpowersphoto; text by @nogaarikha; styling by Anita Sarsidi
In actress @juliannemoore’s West Village townhouse, the kitchen feels like an inviting social space, centered on a slender Parsons-style table that sits atop a Moroccan carpet. Cooking and storage functions are held to the perimeter. “I don’t really like traditional kitchen cabinets or islands, so I wanted everything to feel like furniture,” Moore says. “I copied the hood from a Vincent Van Duysen design I had seen. I met him not long afterward, and I copped to stealing his design. Ultimately, this is probably not the ideal cook’s kitchen, but then again I’m not the ideal cook.” Take a closer look around through the #linkinbio Photo by @francoisdischinger; text by @mayer.rus; styling by @michaelreynoldsnyc
In the new West London home that she shares with her husband, @poppydelevingne is “obsessed” with the small powder room on the ground floor, which was carved out under the new staircase and wrapped from floor to ceiling in iconic Beverly Hills Hotel banana-leaf-print wallpaper. “I get a real kick out of people’s reactions when they go in there for the first time,” she says. Take the full home tour through the #linkinbio Photo by @simonuptonphotos; text by @derekblasberg; styling by @battywatty76
Debonair San Francisco decorator John Dickinson discovered one of his most recognizable muses in the most unlikely of places: a kitschy imports shop. There, he fell for an African wood stool perched on three feet. “Its brutal, primitive look was the antidote to the chichi modernity that prevailed,” explains R. Louis Bofferding, the Manhattan decorative-arts dealer and Dickinson expert. “So he started to make his own versions in different materials and sizes.” Not surprisingly, only a few originals still stand (owned by collectors such as @lizobriengallery whose bathroom, here, displays a 1970s plaster hoofed version) and go for soaring prices: One sold for more than $15,000 at @wrightauction in June. Read more about the history of this iconic design through the #linkinbio Photo by @anthonycotsifas; text by _h_mart_
Inside the only residential structure legendary Brazilian modernist Oscar Niemeyer built in the US, a 1952 Charlotte Perriand wall cabinet, with a Josef Hoffmann vase atop it, and a 1950 André Bloc chair adorn the entryway. Own this iconic print from the #ADarchive via @condenastarchive store. Photo by @scottfrancesphoto; design by Michael Boyd #tbt
The debate over carpeting vs. hardwood floors ends here, because it might make more sense for you to choose something else entirely: cork. Seen here in a Malibu Hills home by designer Michael Boyd, cork floors have a sleek yet earthy texture, and are just as beneficial as they are beautiful. Read the many, many ways we love cork floors on AD’s new site, @getclever through the #linkinbio Photo by @rogerdaviesphotography; text by @lmmather