Author: Alexa Stevenson

Certain architectural details, like the house’s turret with its copper bell roof, conjure up an image of a formal interior. Custom built by architect Robert Storm and Bluewater Home Builders, the house is anything but. “The clients found a terrific parcel of land, and they wanted to build their dream home,” says Darren Andreoli of Bluewater Home Builders. Bluewater introduced them to Robin Liotta of HB Home Interior Design to help round out their vision for the inside: transitional, not super modern, and anything but boring.

With their trademark being a fresh, contemporary take on traditional design, decorators Suysel dePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster made their name by employing bold colors and patterns in even the most mundane spaces. Then came a third leap of faith: a client who had just purchased an artist’s loft downtown and wanted to turn it into a warm, kid-friendly environment for her young family.

This home by Southport-based architect McKee Patterson, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects, boasts interiors with a warm, modern feel, thanks to Michael Cox and Mary Foley, of Foley & Cox.

It takes a particular vision to blend minimalism and handicraft, yet designer Cecilia Dupire does just that. "I love a setting that has a sense of peace, but I also like to include vivid, colorful hand-worked pieces to add another layer to the design," she says.

It takes a particular vision to blend minimalism and handicraft, yet designer Cecilia Dupire does just that. "I love a setting that has a sense of peace, but I also like to include vivid, colorful hand-worked pieces to add another layer to the design," she says.

Meticulous attention to detail transports a 1960s Colonial into the past.

Designer Celerie Kemble is known for her independent spirit, whimsical design sensibility, and creative panache. On a tight deadline, Kemble was able to magically transform a Manhattan apartment circa 1927 into a lush and luxurious space using all of her New York resources.

Designer Celerie Kemble is known for her independent spirit, whimsical design sensibility, and creative panache. On a tight deadline, Kemble was able to magically transform a Manhattan apartment circa 1927 into a lush and luxurious space using all of her New York resources.

A home crafted from a barn is wrapped in holiday magic with some help from Cobble Court Interiors.

An East Hampton house built in the historic shingle style is perfectly suited for 21st-century living.

A move to the Connecticut shoreline results in a shift to bold interior hues and a series of outdoor spaces.

Pop-up shops are the reigning darlings of the retail industry. They are an inexpensive way for brands to generate buzz, and, for the consumer, a chance to buy something one might not usually have access to.

Lofty and filled with light, this 1901 townhouse on the Upper East Side looks anything but old-fashioned

Designer Maureen Footer experiments with bold color in an Arts & Crafts home in Hastings-on-Hudson.