Author: Photographs by Joshua McHugh

Notes on how to optimize your patio or terrace, in city or country and anywhere in-between.

In Sleepy Hollow, an ugly duckling blossoms into a sophisticated princess.

When clients relocated from stodgy Upper East Side digs to Brooklyn, decorator Philip Gorrivan decided to go rogue.

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence features a breathtaking corner great room and open kitchen designed by Pritker Prize winning architect Renzo Pian.

Throughout the spaces, the furnishings feature a mindful melding of textures, shapes and designer Kevin Dumais’ signature genre blending.

The finished home feels more like something "you'd find in Tribeca," says interior architect Sergio Mercado on this Brooklyn gem.

“When you put things together that you like,” Brown says, “the design ultimately works.”

Designer Elena Frampton focuses her curatorial eye on a bachelor's new digs in Shinnecock Hills.

“I feel most comfortable in a space where there’s not a lot of stuff,” the decorator emphasizes. “I call it warm minimalism.”

After settling on a 14th-floor, 3,400-square-foot apartment in New York City, an Ohio couple's recent transition meant a gut renovation to their new abode. The couple wanted to create a three-bedroom layout that flowed effortlessly and provided ample space for entertaining. They decided to call on decorator Michael Rosenberg.

Creating luxurious spaces on land and sea