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The Table as a Space Where All Are Welcome: Ajiri Aki on Design

We look to Ajiri Aki as much for romantic table settings as we do a kind of design wisdom. Through her one-woman vintage tableware shop and rental company, Madame de la Maison, there are subtle lessons to be learned: Objects have histories and meaning. Invest in what lasts (and rent one-time-use goods). Always, always use the good china. Born in Nigeria and raised in Austin, Texas, Ajiri earned her Masters in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at The Bard Graduate Center and w...
Tags: Books, New York, London, France, Nigeria, Austin, Paris, Jamaica, Nissan, BLM, Baz, Provence, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, William Morris, Austin Texas, POC


A Paris Pied-à-Terre by Ishka Designs of Brooklyn

Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom of Brooklyn’s Ishka Designs are an international duo–she grew up in Jamaica; he was born in London to Jamaican and Guyanese parents and raised in NYC. But neither had spent much time in Paris before Edouard, a French friend living in Brooklyn, came to them with an intriguing project: His childhood duplex near the Eiffel Tower–in a small late-19th-century building that originated as studios and living quarters for artisans working on the tower–needed editing and an ...
Tags: Books, London, India, Brooklyn, Paris, Apartments, Clarke, Eiffel Tower, Jamaica, Caribbean, Edouard, Bascom, Gardenista, House Call, Designer Visit, Rental Houses


A Rehabbed London Maisonette from a Newly Minted Designer, High/Low Secrets Included

Several years back, a reader submission landed in our inbox from Lisa Jones, a former fashion buyer. The pitch? A dark and dated bungalow on New York’s Shelter Island that she and husband James Hyatt had remodeled, tip to toe, into a midcentury-style lakeside escape (with a laundry room modeled directly after Julie’s). The story—A Fashion Buyer’s Danish-Inspired Getaway on Shelter Island—was a hit. At the time the editorial team pored over the photos and Jones’ knack for sourcing vintage finds. ...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, UK, New York, London, Etsy, Ikea, Denmark, Hackney, Murano, north London, Jones, Kitchens, Julie, Jean Arp, Bo


Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: George and Willy’s DIY Urban Cabin (Created from a Tiny 1991 Suburban House)

Remodelista regulars no doubt have admired the work of George & Willy. They’re the charming, young New Zealander duo who made their design debut with the Studio Roller, a hanging roll of kraft paper for keeping To Do lists and making sketches. Since then, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have gone on to offer a suspended clothes drying rack, a fire starter inspired by Alaskan whalers, and a collection of signs including a Scrabble-like letter board. Their creations are all about modern utility p...
Tags: Books, Canada, New Zealand, Will, Anthony, North Island, George, Mount Maunganui, Warmington, Pablo, HANNAH, George Willy, Willy, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living


Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: A Modern Garden Kitchen in a Historic Row House in Melbourne

When we last checked in on Anna Pipkorn Skermer and Jane Kilpatrick of Pipkorn Kilpatrick, the Melbourne-based interior designers had just tackled their first big commission: an extraordinarily refined houseboat: see Lake Luxe, Scandi-Style.  Today, we’re spotlighting another nature-centric project of theirs: Kilpatrick’s own indoor-outdoor kitchen in a charmingly tiny Edwardian brick row house in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. To remake the quarters for Kilpatrick and her husband, the duo created a new “...
Tags: Books, Brooklyn, Ikea, Melbourne, Hay, Bosch, Kitchens, Elizabeth Roberts, Carrara, Kilpatrick, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Eat-in Kitchens, Pipkorn Kilpatrick, Designer Visit, Kitchen Remodels


Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: At Home in Upstate, New York, with Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen

We’ve been following Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen for years as they leapfrogged around LA. Amanda is an actress-turned-interior designer who has been on a decades-long house-flipping tear. Her style is pleasingly simple, sustainable (since before it was a buzzword), and thrifty: see, for instance, Backyard Bunkhouse and 11 Money-Saving Strategies from a Hollywood House Flipper. Her partner in the overhauling business is her husband: they’ve lived in 25 places in their 31 years of marriage (alo...
Tags: Facebook, Books, England, California, La, Rebecca, Ikea, Brazil, Santa Fe, Vermont, Joan, Hudson, Craig, Benjamin Moore, Bathrooms, Nyu


The DIY Makeover: George and Willy’s Urban Cabin (Created from a Tiny 1991 Suburban House)

Remodelista regulars no doubt have admired the work of George & Willy. They’re the cute, young New Zealander duo who made their design debut with the Studio Roller, a hanging roll of kraft paper for keeping To Do lists and making sketches. Since then, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have gone on to offer a suspended clothes drying rack, a fire starter inspired by Alaskan whalers, and a collection of signs including a Scrabble-like letter board. Their creations are all about modern utility paire...
Tags: Books, Canada, New Zealand, Will, Anthony, North Island, George, Mount Maunganui, Warmington, Pablo, HANNAH, George Willy, Willy, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living


Urban Cottage: Designer and “Creativepreneur” Angela Medlin’s Chic Victorian in Portland, OR

“Miss Vicky, as I affectionately named her, is a soulful lady with a little edginess,” says Angela Medlin by way of introduction to her 1906 Victorian cottage in Portland, Oregon’s Sunnyside. Medlin is a fashion designer and self-described “creativepreneur” specializing in sportswear: a series of job overseeing apparel collections for Adidas and Nike’s Jordan Brand are what led her to relocate to Portland, Oregon—three different times. She’s currently staying put, living and working in Miss Vick...
Tags: Books, America, Nike, Adidas, House, Portland, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Levi Strauss, North Face, Benjamin Moore, Kitchens, Bedrooms, Victorian, Onyx, Portland OR


Paddington Pied-a-Terre: A Colorful Small-Space London Design by Beata Heuman

If you ask Beata Heuman, the problem with most living quarters is that “people lack an imaginative approach.” The same could not be said of the rooms pulled together by the rising star interior designer. Heuman, 37,  is based in London, where she runs her own seven-person firm—in lieu of going to design school, she trained, starting at age 21, in the bustling office of Nicky Haslam, another fan of letting loose. Heuman grew up on a farm in northwest Sweden—her father is a farmer and her mother a...
Tags: Books, London, Sweden, Color, Paddington, Paris, Apartments, Cornwall, Venice, Copenhagen, Tiles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Josef Albers, Haslam, Claremont


A London Designer’s Apartment Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother)

After earning an architectural interior design degree from the prestigious Inchbald School and working for two design firms in London’s Chelsea, Lonika Chande felt ready to strike out on her own. What she needed was an initial solo project to show what she can do. That commission came from Lonika’s mother, Lucy Dickens, an artist (and great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens), who dabbles in real estate: she and Lonika’s stepfather had bought a one-bedroom fixer-upper in Hampstead that they ...
Tags: Books, London, India, Africa, Color, Vienna, Apartments, Charles Dickens, Lucy, Hampstead, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Yellow, Hong Kong City, Carrara, Muga


An Updated Neoclassical House for a Modern Minimalist Family

Ann-Christin Wentzel discovered Studio Oink via Instagram. Taken with their playfully bright take on minimalism and their respect for the antique, she enlisted Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller— the duo behind the memorably named design studio—to renovate the breakfast area and ballroom at Schloss Teutschenthal, the Wentzel family estate-turned-hotel in Halle, Germany, where Anni is managing director. One room led to another: Studio Oink is currently finishing up the resort’s 20 guest quarters—a...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin, US, Washington Dc, House, Lea, Charles, Basel, Anni, Murano, Lighting, Leipzig, Minimalist, Brita, Vitra


A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That: A Celebration of Art and Design at The Residence in Copenhagen

Copenhagen gallery owner Tina Seidenfaden Busck is a master at the unexpected mix: in her world, stripes collide with florals, Noguchi lanterns mix with grandmotherly table lamps, Aalto stools are paired with Victorian fainting couches—and it all manages to look extraordinary. Back in 2011, Tina opened The Apartment, her influential design showcase set in a restored early 18th century apartment styled as living quarters, all of it for sale. The setup changes frequently—in 2014, we featured Ilse ...
Tags: Books, La, Color, Apartments, Copenhagen, Christianshavn, Residence, Aalto, Tina, Sotheby, Ettore Sottsass, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Hotels & Lodging, Noguchi


The Comfort of Things: Artist Oscar Piccolo’s Modern Bohemian Studio Apartment

“I’ve never been by myself so much, but I’m treating this period as a good pause,” London designer Oscar Piccolo tells us. “I’ve always felt connected to domestic spaces so I am finding this aspect interesting. My home is my studio, really the two go hand in hand.” A 2018 fine arts graduate of London’s Chelsea College of Arts, Piccolo emerged as a multi-media talent to watch thanks to his Lampada Cappello, a serpentine lamp with a playful, hat-inspired shade that he sells on his website—and keep...
Tags: Books, London, Apartments, Libya, Ghana, Sicily, Modern House, South East London, Bedrooms, MDF, Piccolo, Charlotte Taylor, DIY & Remodeling, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Bohemian


Sheltering at Home—and Posting on Instagram: 12 Inspiring Glimpses from Behind Closed Doors

Arranging, rearranging, sanitizing–and taking photos. These last few cooped-up weeks have been a time of interior introspection. And an opportunity to take part in some Instagram Show and Tell. For design voyeurs, there’s been a steady flow of inspiration to distract from the news and fear. Here, a dozen inside looks from creatives sheltering at home. Above: We’ve been turning to artist Wayne Pate for inspiration for years now: see Julie’s 2010 Steal This Look on his home office, and Bloomsbury...
Tags: Books, London, Furniture, Munich, Brooklyn, Paris, Uzbekistan, Mark Lewis, South London, Provence, Brittany, Oxfordshire, Kitchens, Megan Wilson, Bedrooms, Wayne


A Rustic Townhouse Remodel by London’s Masters of Salvage

“Reuse is not a design trend; it’s an attitude, a mindset, and a behavioral approach that isn’t just relevant today— it’s vital,” says Maria Speake. Back in the early 1990s in Glasgow, she and fellow architecture student Adam Hills watched historic buildings being demolished. “The madness of this process wasn’t just about unnecessary waste, it disregarded the common sense that used to underpin construction: valuing materials and craft.” In response, the couple founded Retrouvius, their now 26-ye...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Vienna, Italy, Glasgow, Maria, Somerset, Rustic, Kitchens, Reclaimed Wood, Bedrooms, Soho, Adam, Hudson Valley, Tom Fallon


A Young Australian Designer’s Inventive Cabin Makeover, Ikea Upgrade Included

The term “loving hands at home” is typically applied derisively to crafts projects, but it feels perfect—in nothing but a positive way—for this high-style, DIY cabin remodel. That’s especially true when you know the backstory: emerging Melbourne interior designer Andrea Moore of Studio Moore teamed up with her father, Lindsay Moore, a semi-retired veterinarian with #skillz, to transform the family’s dilapidated farm property into a trio of vacation houses. Andrea’s mother passed away just as the...
Tags: Books, Australia, New Hampshire, Ikea, Victoria, Melbourne, Ross, Vacation Rentals, Bedrooms, Andrea, Moore, Lindsay, Remodel & Renovation, Cottages & Cabins, Designer Visit, Ikea Hack


A Young Australian Designer’s Inventive Cabin Makeover, Ikea Included

The term “loving hands at home” is typically applied derisively to crafts projects, but it feel perfect—in a positive way—for this high-style, handmade cabin remodel. Especially when you know the backstory: emerging Melbourne interior designer Andrea Moore of Studio Moore teamed up with her father, Lindsay, a handy, semi-retired veterinarian, to transform the family’s dilapidated farm property into a trio of vacation houses. Andrea’s mother passed away just as the Ross Farm project was getting s...
Tags: Books, Australia, New Hampshire, Ikea, Victoria, Melbourne, Ross, Vacation Rentals, Bedrooms, Andrea, Moore, Lindsay, Remodel & Renovation, Cottages & Cabins, Designer Visit, Ikea Hack


Year-Round At the Beach: At Home with Two Stylish Women in the Hamptons

On a trip to Paris’s Maison et Objet, our co-founders Julie and Francesca crossed paths with Mona Nerenberg, owner of Bloom in Sag Harbor, NY, a cult-favorite shop filled with Swedish antiques and white ceramics (now in its 18th year). Noting that the Gardenista team had been to her Hamptons home to admire the deer fencing—Mona is married to landscape designer Lisa Bynon—she invited us back to take a proper look inside. Mona and Lisa live in a 19th-century shingled house that came untouched—and ...
Tags: Books, England, France, Paris, John, Ralph Lauren, Sam, North Sea, Mona, Hamptons, Benjamin Moore, Minimalist, Ray, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Mark


Kitchen of the Week: A Modern Garden Kitchen in a Historic Row House in Melbourne

When we last checked in on Anna Pipkorn Skermer and Jane Kilpatrick of Pipkorn Kilpatrick, the Melbourne-based interior designers had just tackled their first big commission: an extraordinarily refined houseboat: see Lake Luxe, Scandi-Style.  Today, we’re spotlighting another nature-centric project of theirs: Kilpatrick’s own indoor-outdoor kitchen in a charmingly tiny Edwardian brick row house in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. To remake the quarters for Kilpatrick and her husband, the duo created a new “...
Tags: Books, Brooklyn, Ikea, Melbourne, Hay, Bosch, Kitchens, Elizabeth Roberts, Carrara, Kilpatrick, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Eat-in Kitchens, Pipkorn Kilpatrick, Designer Visit, Kitchen Remodels


Hollywood on the Hudson: At Home in Upstate, New York, with Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen

We’ve been following Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen for years as they leapfrogged around LA. Amanda is an actress-turned-interior designer who has been on a decades-long remodeling tear. Her style is pleasingly simple, sustainable (since before it was a buzzword), and thrifty: see, for instance, Backyard Bunkhouse and 11 Money-Saving Strategies from a Hollywood House Flipper. Her partner in the overhauling business is her husband: they’ve lived in 25 places in their 31 years of marriage (along t...
Tags: Facebook, Books, England, Hollywood, California, La, Ikea, Brazil, Santa Fe, Vermont, Hudson, Craig, Benjamin Moore, Bathrooms, Nyu, South Of France


Kitchen of the Week: The Curtained Kitchen, Dutch Modern Edition

Curtains aren’t an easy call in the kitchen. True, they’re a quick DIY alternative to cabinet fronts. And they hide your holdings. But a skirted sink runs the risk of looking country kitschy. Not, however, in the hands of Christien Starkenburg. A Dutch interior designer who wears many hats, Starkenburg has her own firm, Interieur-Plus, as well as furniture workshop, SlowWood. And she’s the creative director and fourth-generation owner (with her brother, Henk) of Jan de Jong, a Scandi-accented in...
Tags: Books, Netherlands, Vitra, Hans Wegner, Friesland, Osaka Japan, Leeuwarden, Curtains, Eames Lounge, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Jean Prouvé, Nelson Sepulveda, Carl Hansen, Designer Visit, Ilmari Tapiovaara


Mark Lewis’s Neo-Victorian London: The Designer’s Inspired Reinvention of His Family’s Own Quarters

Back when we first met Mark Lewis, he had recently left a career as a set and costume designer to open his North London interiors firm. That was several years ago and since then we’ve avidly followed his many adventures, from inventing a historic Hoxton loft out of whole cloth to introducing his own line of cast-bronze shelf brackets, drawer pulls, and broom hooks. But we’ve never been invited to see his own place—until now. Mark lives with his partner, Abi Leland, who works in the music busines...
Tags: Books, London, Mark Lewis, Abi, north London, James, Andy, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Mark, William Morris, Gareth, Highgate, ClearView, Hoxton, Remodel & Renovation


Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Modern-Rustic Star Kitchen in Melbourne

Every November for the last 21 years, Australian House & Garden unveils its Top 50 Rooms. A celebration of national talent, the latest list is filled with names we’re familiar with. But the space that most caught our eye, the all-wood Kitchen of the Year, is by a relative newcomer, Melbourne interior designer Georgia Ezra of Studio Ezra. We asked Georgia to fill us in on her star kitchen, and she explained that she designed it for herself and her young family. Conveniently, her husband, Richie M...
Tags: Books, Australia, US, Georgia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Melbourne, James, Kitchens, Ezra, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Cabinets, House Garden, Designer Visit


Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Star Modern-Rustic Kitchen in Melbourne

Every November for the last 21 years, Australian House & Garden unveils its Top 50 Rooms. A celebration of national talent, the latest list is filled with names we’re familiar with. But the space that most caught our eye, the all-wood Kitchen of the Year, is by a relative newcomer, Melbourne interior designer Georgia Ezra of Studio Ezra. We asked Georgia to fill us in on her star kitchen, and she explained that she designed it for herself and her young family. Conveniently, her husband, Richie M...
Tags: Books, Australia, US, Georgia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Melbourne, James, Kitchens, Ezra, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Cabinets, House Garden, Designer Visit


Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Star Kitchen in Australia

Every November for the last 21 years, Australian House & Garden unveils its Top 50 Rooms. A celebration of national talent, the latest list is filled with names we’re familiar with. But the space that most caught our eye, the all-wood Kitchen of the Year, is by a relative newcomer, Melbourne interior designer Georgia Ezra of Studio Ezra. We asked Georgia to fill us in on her trophy kitchen, and she explained that she designed it for herself and her young family. Conveniently, her husband, Richie...
Tags: Books, Australia, US, Georgia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Melbourne, Mediterranean, James, Kitchens, Ezra, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Cabinets, House Garden


LA Palette Cleanser: A Flash-Free Holmby Hills Makeover by DISC Interiors, Before and After

“Not to get too woo-woo, but the first thing we noticed on touring our house was the warm loving energy that lingered from the two families who had lived in it before.” The new occupant of this 1936 brick and board-and-batten house is explaining how she and her husband jumped at the opportunity to be its third owners. The couple—she’s a caterer, he’s in real estate, and they have three young sons—appreciated details others might have found dated: the full bar, the paneled den, the internal buzze...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Dick, Collingwood, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Lucca, Ethan Allen, Michelangelo, Holmby Hills, Cedar Ridge, Abner, Giardino


A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition

Not too long ago, Sarah and I found ourselves having tea with Susie Tompkins Buell, the Democratic fundraiser, Esprit cofounder, and wearer of deep crimson toenail varnish (I know because I once waited in line behind her at Tartine and admired the way she made Tevas look fashionable). We were discussing design in the Bay Area and sustainability, but the whole time Sarah and I were admiring the artful surroundings, so much so that we came back with cameras in hand. Located on the penthouse level ...
Tags: Books, San Francisco Bay Area, House Call, Designer Visit


Gesa Hansen’s Country Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a tiny town in western Germ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


Gesa Hansen Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she had her hands full: she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

Several summers ago, our friend Megan Wilson returned from a vacation on the Spanish island of Menorca and tipped us off to the work of Quintana Partners, a local interior design firm run by Pol Castells and Benito Escat. Tasked with revitalizing historic houses, the duo do more than respect the existing bones: they inject new life into them by assembling rooms that are all about joie de vivre: see, for instance, Casa Telmo and the QP Way with Kitchens. The results are the opposite of most “deco...
Tags: Books, Barcelona, Apartments, Gaudi, Menorca, Megan Wilson, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Eixample, Designer Visit, Quintana Partners, Pol Castells, Casa Telmo, Quintana Partners Above, Benito Escat Tasked