Author: Kelly Velocci

For Haining, one man's trash truly is another's treasure. The woodworker makes sculptural vessels, light fixtures, and table bases out of discarded wood that he salvages from water towers, lumberyards, and New York City dumpsters.

An unassuming East Hampton retreat gets a jolt of full-tilt personality.

A revamped waterfront cottage in North Sea respects its natural surroundings.

Gluckstein gutted the unit down to the concrete, allowing him to rethink everything from room configurations to materials and finishes.

“I witnessed myself as a designer evolving and changing. It was very inspiring,” says decorator Jordan Carlyle of the lengthy project.

Simpson's wafer-thin, ethereal ceramics draw their color palette of 20 hues from her native country’s oceans, deserts, and rain forests.

The right tile can completely transform a space. See which eye-catching tiles top designers are dying to incorporate next.

For Darryl, a highlight of her home's 18-month-long renovation was the day a truck arrived from her native Texas packed with antique and vintage furnishings.