Author: Mindy Pantiel

The designer’s abilities to reconfigure, reorient and rearrange resulted in all the puzzle pieces coming together in a relaxed and welcoming cohesive whole.

“Designing this space felt a little like doing an HGTV special,” says architect Ken Pursley, musing about the challenge he and interior designer Bronwyn Ford faced in transforming this Vermont house.

“Designing this space felt a little like doing an HGTV special,” says architect Ken Pursley, musing about the challenge he and interior designer Bronwyn Ford faced in transforming this Vermont house.

After a tree crashed through their home during Hurricane Sandy, this couple adopted a lemons-to-lemonade approach and began a thoughtful redesign.

“I love what I do, so it’s hard not to be always doing a little something at home,” says architect Susan Alisberg.

Simplicity and clarity of architecture plus understated furnishings honor a home’s bucolic surroundings.

“I like to mix modern and classic elements; I think they complement each other," says Bo Malpass who merged an early 19th-century barn to meet the needs of a family of four relocating to Connecticut.

“I like to mix modern and classic elements; I think they complement each other," says Bo Malpass who merged an early 19th-century barn to meet the needs of a family of four relocating to Connecticut.

The project called for saving and updating an 18th-century gambrel structure and rebuilding everything else.

Architect Christopher Arelt redesigned a photographer's home to embrace the poetic beauty of the landscape.

John Bjørnen was hired by the owners to imbue the structure with personality and vitality.

Says the designer, "It's quirky, organic and totally charming."

For a couple of empty nesters, a new home captures simply sophisticated living at its best.

Caroline Beaupère balances timeless and unique in her airy Milford condo.