Editor’s Picks Archive

  • Transparent acrylics are back—in the kitchen, lighting and even chairs. Don’t you just love what you see? 1. Shake things up Watch the Peugeot grinding mechanism do its thing on […]

    Clear Thinking

    Transparent acrylics are back—in the kitchen, lighting and even chairs. Don’t you just love what you see? 1. Shake things up Watch the Peugeot grinding mechanism do its thing on […]

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  • Marble, agate and faux stone finishes add a certain weightiness to décor that makes them more popular than ever. 1. Desk set Make a statement at the office with the […]

    Rock Stars

    Marble, agate and faux stone finishes add a certain weightiness to décor that makes them more popular than ever. 1. Desk set Make a statement at the office with the […]

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  • We admit it—we’ve always been partial to this classic color, which gives an instant touch of elegance to any room. 1.Sofa, So Good This tufted 60-inch-long number in indigo velvet […]

    The New Navy

    We admit it—we’ve always been partial to this classic color, which gives an instant touch of elegance to any room. 1.Sofa, So Good This tufted 60-inch-long number in indigo velvet […]

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  • It’s the new Bronze Age. (And brass and copper too.) We just can’t seem to get enough of contemporary metallics. 1. Hang time This free-floating sculpture has an antique burnt-brass […]

    The Shiny Stuff

    It’s the new Bronze Age. (And brass and copper too.) We just can’t seem to get enough of contemporary metallics. 1. Hang time This free-floating sculpture has an antique burnt-brass […]

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  • Totally in line with the current love of neutrals? A trend toward just-a-few-degrees-off-pure-white pottery. Best of all, it goes with everything.   The White Stuff Texture makes all the difference […]

    White-ish

    Totally in line with the current love of neutrals? A trend toward just-a-few-degrees-off-pure-white pottery. Best of all, it goes with everything.   The White Stuff Texture makes all the difference […]

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  • They are alternately know as drinks tables, occasional tables, accent tables or—increasingly falling out of fashion but still delightfully retro—cigarette tables. When it comes to these small stars, the silhouette […]

    Pedestal Tables

    They are alternately know as drinks tables, occasional tables, accent tables or—increasingly falling out of fashion but still delightfully retro—cigarette tables. When it comes to these small stars, the silhouette […]

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  • The bath can be a personal sanctuary, and design for this space is strongly trending toward comfort and calm.   Furniture-Like Cabinetry Bathrooms are losing their clinical look and feeling […]

    Bathroom Trends

    The bath can be a personal sanctuary, and design for this space is strongly trending toward comfort and calm.   Furniture-Like Cabinetry Bathrooms are losing their clinical look and feeling […]

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  • Texture can play as large a role as color in a well-appointed room. The bumpy-surfaced leather known as shagreen has its roots in warcraft as sword scabbards were often wrapped […]

    Shagreen

    Texture can play as large a role as color in a well-appointed room. The bumpy-surfaced leather known as shagreen has its roots in warcraft as sword scabbards were often wrapped […]

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  • Shops associated with local art museums are an undiscovered resource for home decor. Frequent museum-goers have a secret. In addition to memories of a cultural experience, they often come home […]

    Museum Quality

    Shops associated with local art museums are an undiscovered resource for home decor. Frequent museum-goers have a secret. In addition to memories of a cultural experience, they often come home […]

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  • Nurseries are bursting with new plants, the sun is shining and we are excited about making our outdoor spaces into the new family room. Materials A good landscape design is […]

    Dramatic Landscape

    Nurseries are bursting with new plants, the sun is shining and we are excited about making our outdoor spaces into the new family room. Materials A good landscape design is […]

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