Author: Photographs by Eric Piasecki

Decorator Eve Robinson conjures a subtle, striking backdrop for an art-filled apartment on the Upper East Side.

A fusty home in Larchmont gets a festive refresh.

Designer Ellie Cullman, honorary design chair for the Designer Showhouse on the Green (an 1834 Georgian that was remodeled in the mid-1800s into a Greek Revival) in Fairfield, discusses the joys and challenges of working on a showhouse. An enthusiastic advocate of historic homes, the designer also provides insights into the character, elegance and irreplaceable appeal of living in a home with a past.

In a shingle-style home designed by Delano & Aldrich and built more than a century ago, Leslie Dunn and Ann Tighe devised a kitchen plan that meshes seamlessly with the house’s architecture but is made for 21st-century living. Exposed beams and rough-hewn floors combine with state-of-the-art appliances, creating a kitchen that’s “both industrial and rustic, with a vintage-farmhouse feel,” says Dunn.

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.

Donna and Yale Fergang called on Mendelson to help rediscover their 3,300-square-foot space. Mendelson filled their home with an array of patterns, textures, styles, and carefully conceived details to keep the couple and their twin daughters delighted for years to come.

Donna and Yale Fergang called on Mendelson to help rediscover their 3,300-square-foot space. Mendelson filled their home with an array of patterns, textures, styles, and carefully conceived details to keep the couple and their twin daughters delighted for years to come.

Inspired by a visit to the Spanish island Formentera many years ago, interior designer Juan Montoya has created an idyllic masterpiece on more than a hundred wodded acres in Garrison—and a gorgeous new book, out this month from Monacelli

At his home in Sagaponack, up-and-coming decorator Gideon Mendelson practices what he preaches.