Author: Michael Lassell

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

The neglected 1950s abode was given an airy, modern redesign by owner and designer, Barrie Glabman, and architect Kevin O'Sullivan.

British-born decorator Katie Lydon worked closely with the client to bring her artful vision to life.

The evolution of designer Melanie Roy's Manhattan home began in 2003.

They weren’t looking for a house, but a house, apparently, was looking for them.

In 114 years, just two families have lived in this shingled, 1903 classic known as the Dahlias.

Cullman worked her trademark “modern traditional” magic on the newly pristine interiors.

Employing a heady balance of neutrals, Marks & Frantz introduce modern comfort to a landmark apartment on Park Avenue.

Contemporary sculpture, antiques, and pop art live in perfect harmony in Marsia Holzer’s apartment on Central Park West.

"The house's aesthetic mixes clean and modern with found and historic," says decorator James Huniford.

For a couple seeking an airy escape from the urban crush, a Southhampton barn gets a chic, modern makeover.

Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee restore East Hampton’s legendary Beale residence to its original grandeur.

Tucked into the dunes in Water Mill, a no-frills cottage gets a stylish, sensitive update.

When longtime clients of Anthony Baratta purchased property in the Hamptons for a summer vacation home, they immediately contacted the design dynamo to help them create a suitable manor for their large family. Working with architect Ernest Schieferstein, Baratta and his former partner William Diamond concocted an imposing home with two gambrel-roofed wings separated by ample public spaces. This being the East End, cedar shingles were the natural choice for the exterior.