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A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.
May 13, 2013
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Mid-Century Modern in the House

Take a closer look at the trove of mid-century modern pieces that fills the breezy San Rafael, California, Eichler from our June 2013 Furniture issue's My House—where Hans Wegner, Knoll, and Herman Miller classics harmonize with rare finds like a pair of 1950s sculptures by Malcolm Leland. Stay tuned for more images!
May 8, 2013
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Casual Cacti

A 1,100-square-foot loft in the historic Bester Building, a former steam-engine factory in Emeryville, California, is updated with a customized storage unit in the middle of the space.
April 2, 2013
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Aussie Living Room We Love

A mix of warm Brazilian furniture, refined antiques, period furniture, and contemporary lighting turn this renovation project in a hip suburb of Melbourne, Australia, into a family home for the ages. Owners Lisa Gorman and Dean Angelucci converted their 1860s brick-faced stable into a relaxed but design-friendly home with the help of their friend and architect Emilio Fuscaldo. It doesn't hurt that Angelucci is a dealer in rare mid-century furniture—his eye is in display in their sitting room, an adults' retreat among the happy havoc wreaked by two young daughters.
March 29, 2013
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Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.
March 27, 2013
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Cozy Swedish Living Room We Love

Swedish architect Per Bornstein’s house, from our Small Spaces issue, sits on a hill between a large forested park and Gothenburg’s former industrial area, a welcome addition to a previously abandoned lot. From the outside, it looks like a 1,400-square-foot timber-paneled box cutting into a slope. And, despite the Corbusier-like efficiency of the interior plan, the spaces Bornstein has carved out for himself and his daughter are as cozy as they are cutting-edge. Split between two levels, the majority of walls are clad in two-by-eight-foot boards of untreated glued-laminated pinewood. “I hadn’t really dug into wood before,” says the architect. “Then you realize there’s so much wood in Sweden. It’s a cheap material. Everybody can use it. It ages beautifully and it’s instantly cozy.”
March 21, 2013
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A Minimalist Pop Art Living Room in the Houston Heights

"There is a richness to simplicity, but unless you get the details right, simple can sometimes just look cheap," says Matthew Ford, one half of Shade House Development and construction firm, Esplanade Homes, both specializing in green building. Such is not the case with this Barbara Hill-designed living room, housed in one of the newly-built row houses in the Houston Heights, featured in our issue dedicated to modern affordable homes. Vintage furniture like a turquoise curved sofa with an exposed wooden base, pair of mid-century polished stone-topped side tables from Houston's Reeves Antiques, and a sturdy wooden Pringle-chipped chair gather around the center, while a layered birch Pop Art wall piece by Mitch McGee gives the all-white living room a little more punch.
March 14, 2013
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Light-filled Living Room in Brooklyn

Architect Jeff Sherman, of Delson or Sherman Architects, has more guts and gall than your average home renovator. In 2000, strapped by a “very finite budget,” he bought a wrecked row house in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, that had been used as an illegal breeding kennel. Over the next ten years, working as his own general contractor and builder, he transformed the scariest building on his block into a high-design home, all for about $100 per square foot. One of our favorite rooms of the house is the bright, colorful and comfy living room. Here, Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim.
March 8, 2013
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A Dramatic San Francisco Living Room

"A fallacy about modernism is that every space should be light,” says San Francisco architect Abigail Turin about her Pacific Heights home. “I don’t need every space in my house to be bright and cheerful.” In the living room, Turin went for the somber paint 4320J from Les Couleurs Suisse to get the dark effect. She adds a bit of light to the space thanks to a pair of Charles sofas by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, an Extra Big floor lamp by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini, and an Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos. A Fogg rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg for Kasthall grounds things in a neutral shade, but Turin goes back to black with the Smoke arm chair by Maarten Bass for Moooi. Check out more of this traditional 1925 San Francisco home with a contemporary twist here.
March 4, 2013
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