Author: Michael Lassell

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.

Gillette was cautiously smitten with Hudson’s rich architectural history and abundant antiques and home design shops, so he packed up and moved there.

Designers Eric Cohler and Tony Klein make a prewar Park Avenue duplex into something entirely unexpected.

"When I initially met my client,” decorator David Scott recalls, “he had a loose-leaf file of all his art and furniture. I was deeply impressed and happy to be working for someone who was so organized. The art itself was edgier than I am used to working with, which was another level of excitement for me. It was an opportunity to learn.” Located in Chelsea’s Walker Tower, which was built in 1929 and converted from commercial space to 50 multimillion-dollar lofts in 2013, the apartment not only has considerable art, but also breathtaking views both south and west.

"When I initially met my client,” decorator David Scott recalls, “he had a loose-leaf file of all his art and furniture. I was deeply impressed and happy to be working for someone who was so organized. The art itself was edgier than I am used to working with, which was another level of excitement for me. It was an opportunity to learn.” Located in Chelsea’s Walker Tower, which was built in 1929 and converted from commercial space to 50 multimillion-dollar lofts in 2013, the apartment not only has considerable art, but also breathtaking views both south and west.