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SHEAR Perfection
In the wild Northern Isles of Scotland’s Orkney archipelago, the remote island of Auskerry (OWS-ka-rie), where the Royal Mail is delivered by boat just once a month, comprises 250 rugged acres jutting from the sea. A hike around Auskerry reveals evid
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ON the Wall
As a young woman living in India, British artist Marthe Armitage was fascinated by the craftsmen she saw in local bazaar stalls, printing bedspreads with carved wooden blocks. When her architect husband’s work designing a hospital in Ludhiana was com
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The Art of RUGS
Growing up in the Belgian countryside surrounded by nature and beauty was early inspiration for painter Charlotte Culot. Born into a family of artists, she also benefitted greatly from close proximity to her parents’ artistic endeavors: her father’s
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By Hand
When Lulu Lytle, founder of Soane Britain, took off on a road trip throughout England, she was in search of something she knew was in abundance in her nation, but which was fast disappearing: expert craftspeople. For generations, the British had been
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Accounting for TASTES
GEORGE MASSAR UNDERSTANDS the need to rest and stay in place, even if he admits to having “done” sixteen homes for himself over the years. His partner, interior designer Thomas Hamel, recognizes, too, the importance of rest in order to live well and
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A Modern FARMSTEAD
BOBBY MCALPINE WENT for a long walk one afternoon with Teresa and Myron Palmer. The architect and the homeowners ambled the four hundred acres of the Tennessee farm that had been in Myron Palmer’s family for generations. The three of them passed grav
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FAMILY Retreat
OF HER WORK as a designer, Isabel López-Quesada describes herself well when she says, “I’m not boring or predictable.” The Spanish designer may be known for her emphatically personal interiors. However, her approach to design is always collaborative,
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Rocky Mountain Heights
WHEN TRYING TO MAKE a design statement in Aspen, it’s hard to compete with the Rocky Mountains—for scale, grandeur, effect, or sheer beauty. Damian Samora, a principal architect at Ferguson & Shamamian, was commissioned to design a large stone house,
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Story Teller
VALERIE LEGRAS WRITES a story each time she designs an interior. Whether it’s a family home, a restaurant, or a hotel suite, LeGras approaches every project as a blank page. She leaves it to her clients to help discern the plot and shape the arc. “I
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THE Art OF A NEWHOME
HOME IS AS MUCH about people and place as it is a physical structure. So, when a Fort Worth couple outgrew the house where they had raised their children, they looked no further than a larger residence by Turner Boaz Architecture located just two doo
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The Goods
Interior design: Isabel López-Quesada, isabellopezquesada.com, +34914119612 Styled by: Loreto López-Quesada Photography: Miguel Flores-Vianna Page 20 Natural wicker dining or occasional side chair, WILLIAM LAMAN FURNITURE GARDEN ANTIQUES, williamlama
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Editor’s Say
Something I think we’ve all learned lately is just how quickly life can change. This is why home matters so much now. Home is not only where we most want to be, but it’s also where we have had to be—given the situation with the coronavirus, which we
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Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen (1910–1961) was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, the son of architect Eliel Saarinen and textile designer Loja Saarinen. The family immigrated to the United States in 1923, where his father co-founded the design program at Cranbrook Academ
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FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PAMELA PIERCE EDITOR-AT-LARGE Shannon Bowers EXECUTIVE EDITOR David Masello ART DIRECTOR James Slate DESIGN DIRECTOR Leslie Newsom Rascoe SENIOR MARKET EDITOR Lauren Crane Alarcon EUROPEAN STYLE EDITOR Katrin Cargill COPY ED
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Featured Designers
Thomas Hamel is the author of Residence and is well known as one of Australia’s leading tastemakers. Born in Virginia, Hamel came to New York during the 1980s to study design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and he continued his studies at the
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Penchants
Dr. Jim Boddington gave himself a self-diagnosis years ago. Boddington, who works as a family practice doctor in London, enrolled in a pottery course and quickly realized the mental health benefits. Now that Boddington’s ceramics have become some of
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MY Chattanooga
Chattanooga is a city defined by its own storied rebirth—rising from a “dirtiest city in America” moniker (thank you, Walter Cronkite) to a twentieth-century alchemy of art, architecture, adventure, technology, and culture. Once known as a Victorian-
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An Essential ARTIST
At age seven, Otis Jones liked to draw and make things, and though he came to understand that’s what artists did, he couldn’t imagine what an artist’s life would be like. He simply knew he wanted to be one. So, he studied art in Kansas and Montana, a
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MAKING Statements
Instantly recognizable by her close-cropped silver hair, vintage round eyeglasses, and stylish black apparel by designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Gillion Carrara cuts an undeniably sharp profile. The curated look speaks to both her minimalist aesthetic
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HEARING Voices
As a librettist, I initially thought the idea of setting an opera in the Rothko Chapel was preposterous. The much-hallowed landmark in Houston, considered by many to be one of the greatest achievements in mid-20th-century art, doubles as a gallery ex
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Sight Seekers
I have yet to meet a talented interior designer or architect who doesn’t cite travel as the biggest source of inspiration. With the publication of Travel by Design: Global Inspiration from Top Design Talents (Assouline; $95), here’s everyone’s chance
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A Showing of Support
MILIEU’s first Designer Showhouse was inaugurated with a private preview tour, “Angels by Design,” hosted by Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer. This was the first time guests were able to see the finished room designs and tour the house, which was
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Being At HOME
NO ONE FORGETS an Edwin Lutyens house. And no one who visited MILIEU’s Designer Showhouse in June will forget the meticulously furnished rooms in a certain Houston house, designed and built by Jennifer Hamelet of Mirador Builders, that was meant to e
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Southern Sensibilities
BORDERED BY SALTWATER and marshlands, the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina has a culture, geography, and cuisine all its own. Spanish moss, sweetgrass, and sea turtles lend the region an almost mystical allure, a timeless quality that can easily
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A Couple’s RETREAT
BY DAY, the light streaming through the oculus at this house in Alys Beach, Florida, casts shadows that stripe the furnishings and pool surface below, creating an engaging rhythm of shapes. At night, interior designer Rozanne Jackson and her architec
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Swiss Treat
VERBIER IS A fashionable skiing resort in the Swiss Alps, about a two-hour drive from Geneva, and it was here that Philip Hooper’s clients, an aristocratic British couple with two sons, asked him to design a chalet. “They chose to build in Verbier fo
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Go Shopping
Paradiso Grisaille, three panels from a set of twenty, hand painted from Paul Montgomery, and as printed from THE MURAL SOURCE, paulmontgomery.com, muralsources.com. Plank Settle by Sue Skeen for THE NEW CRAFTSMEN, thenewcraftsmen.com. Pages 24-25 Su
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Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) was born in Los Angeles to an American mother and a Japanese father, a dynamic that influenced much of his work. In 1922, he enrolled at Columbia University, with the intention of studying pre-medicine. But during this time,
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Editor’s Say
Our beloved Jim Lewis, our longtime Publishing Consultant, passed away this past spring. And we are missing him. He was our rock and guiding force through our early years when we first launched MILIEU. Lisa Newsom, who had been the founding editor-in
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FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PAMELA PIERCE EDITOR-AT-LARGE Shannon Bowers EXECUTIVE EDITOR David Masello ART DIRECTOR James Slate DESIGN DIRECTOR Leslie Newsom Rascoe SENIOR MARKET EDITOR Lauren Crane Alarcon STYLE AND MARKET EDITOR Lucy Bamman EUROPEAN
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