Stairway to Elegance

In many ways, this new home is a dream come true for the owners. A stunning spiral staircase in the foyer of a new Short Hills, New Jersey home is […]

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Mystical Symbolism

Outside the mainstream of spiritual art that was done in the service of conventional religions are works inspired by cults and esoteric philosophies. Art and religion go hand in hand. […]

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Marvels at the Mansion: The Kitchen at Alnwick Hall

Mixed materials contribute to a contemporary ambience. The challenge for Lakshmi Sheth, owner and designer at Cabri Inc. in Summit, New Jersey, was creating an aesthetically appealing kitchen in a […]

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Cottage Revival

A designer helps a former apartment dweller transform a cotswold cottage-like stone home. Mark Polinski grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved east because he wanted to […]

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Marvels at the Mansion: Dining at the Abbey

This eclectic space is both uplifting and bright. Barbara Ostrom’s first foray into this room was, to put it mildly, inauspicious. “The whole ceiling was falling off,” she quips when […]

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Marvels at the Mansion: Aegean Dreams

Romantic and elegant, this bedroom is made for dreaming of Greek shores. The mesmerizing blue-green colors of the Aegean Sea and the charming white that characterizes the Greek villages that […]

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Marvels at the Mansion: Left Bank Loft

Living room, kitchen, dining room and bedroom — all in 460 square feet. Envisioned as a pied-a-terre in the heart of Paris, Left Bank Loft was the collaborative vision of […]

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Modern Times

The end of World War II unleashed playful yet sophisticated designs for the home, including wall clocks. In some cases the best way to describe something is to say what […]

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Marvels at the Mansion: Happily Ever After

Inspired by the Gilded Age, this dressing room embodies the hopes and dreams of every bride. Though inspired by the Gilded Age, this dressing room designed for the bride-to-be as […]

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