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FORWARD Thinkers
For the interior design industry, the equivalent of an Oscar at the Academy Awards is likely the honor of being named Designer of the Year at the annual Maison&Object fair held during Paris Design Week. In 2019, young Paris-based Laura Gonzalez recei
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Painting AN EXPERIENCE
It is midday, and one of the great rituals of the Arniano Painting School is just beginning. Our hostess, Amber Guinness, of that famous brewing family, rings a tiny handbell. My fellow painters and I lay down our brushes and proceed like cardinals t
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Go Shopping
Interior design: Benoit Rauzy and Anthony Watson, Atelier Vime, ateliervime.com Photography: Joanna Maclennan, joannamaclennan.com Page 22 Maximo chair, SOUTH + ENGLISH, southandenglish.com. Basketry series, HARTMANN & FORBES, hartmannforbes.com. Lim
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Designing Man
Although John Saladino has designed innumerable houses, inside and out, planned gardens, and created furniture and accessories that have become iconic elements, he often refers to his own homes to illustrate the concepts that define him. From the fam
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Featured Designers
In 2005, Ruard Veltman founded Ruard Veltman Architecture + Interiors, a Charlotte, North Carolina–based firm that specializes in residential architecture, interior design, and custom furniture. Veltman (owner and lead principal architect), Julian Pa
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A Modern Man
Across the gallery sits a faceless couple. Flattened to their most idiomatic outlines, they converse in shallow planes of imaginative color—Crimson Coral, Stuart Gold, Cornflower Blue. The canvas in question evades a set style. While its brushstrokes
MILIEU3 min de lecture
Glass Acts
When I entered a greenhouse for the first time as a child, the warmth and humidity of its tropical climate fogged my eyeglasses. I removed my scarf and mittens, inhaling deeply the unexpected scent of sweet earth and fragrant blossoms; during my time
MILIEU4 min de lecture
Changing Times
SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FRIEND or a friendly designer to tell a homeowner the truth about their home. In the case of Shannon Bowers, she is both friend and designer to the owners of this Dallas home. “They’re so chic and sophisticated, as well as warm a
MILIEU3 min de lectureArchitecture
The New Traditional
A SPIRIT OF OPENNESS IS immediately evident upon entering the grounds of this home in the Windsor residential community of Vero Beach, Florida. That’s due partly to the house’s symmetrical architecture, an airy three-sided “C” shape by Moor Baker Arc
MILIEU3 min de lecture
Maine Domain
REFINEMENT IS ABOUT removing unwanted elements. It’s the stripping away of anything unnecessary, of improving by clarifying. Refinement also suggests elegance, sophistication, and good taste. This is the story of a highly refined new home on the coas
MILIEU3 min de lecture
Au Naturel
WHENEVER Benoît Rauzy and his partner, Anthony Watson, feel the urge to escape the whirl of their lives in Paris, they retreat to the hush of their country home in Brittany. The nineteenth-century stone farmhouse, which belonged to Rauzy’s parents wh
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Milieu Magazine
FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PAMELA PIERCE EDITOR-AT-LARGE Shannon Bowers EXECUTIVE EDITOR David Masello INTERIM ART DIRECTOR Regina Throop DESIGN DIRECTOR Leslie Newsom Rascoe EUROPEAN STYLE EDITOR Katrin Cargill COPY EDITOR Roger Harris DIGITAL DIRECT
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New Sightlines
PATRICK LEEMANS and Franky Fonteyne never tired of seeing the sites in the historic Belgian city of Bruges, where they had lived for years. But they did weary of living in one the buildings visitors sought out tirelessly with their photographic equip
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In Full Bloom at the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville
There was an extra bloom to this year’s Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, and MILIEU was proud to sponsor the keynote address delivered by the inimitable Martha Stewart. The noted entrepreneur, author, and Emmy Award–winning television host addr
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House Proud
Even though Rose Tarlow, the noted furniture and interior designer, calls this book Three Houses (Vendome), it’s really about four houses. It seems her East Coast girlhood home, Windrift, which burned down in 1966, remains the idyllic dwelling throug
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Editor’s Say
I recently delved into the beautiful pages of iconic designer Rose Tarlow’s new book, Three Houses. Reading her prose and looking at the photographs (many of which were taken by Miguel Flores-Vianna, a longtime MILIEU contributing photographer) broug
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Finn Juhl
True to Finn Juhl’s profound interest in art history, as well as his commitment to innovative use of form and function, he has been called “one of the founding fathers of the Danish Modern movement in America.” Born in Frederiksburg, Denmark, in 1912
MILIEU3 min de lecture
Making a SPLASH
Barbara Sallick remembers when bathrooms got no respect. Options were limited, and that forgotten space in the home was not equated with style—until she turned on the taps. Growing up well acquainted with the plumbing supply company her father founde
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Featured Designers
Michael Del Piero is an interior designer known for her distinctive style and knack for curating the perfectly balanced space. With a fresh take on mixing modern with classical styles, her designs are always expertly edited—nothing is superfluous, ye
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Welcome HOME
Deep into a residential East Nashville neighborhood, at the broad and increasingly cool crossroads of Riverside Drive and Rosebank Avenue, sits a rakish cluster of tiny homes situated around a serene courtyard. Ironwood Grove—the city’s first micro-h
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ABLOOM in Bloomsbury
THERE IS NOTHING bland about Kit Kemp. While many rooms and design schemes of our time are neutral to the point of blandness, the interiors of Kemp’s London home are welcoming and exuberant, filled with vivid color and texture and pattern, and yet no
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WOMAN of Substance
When Alma Thomas (1891–1978) was just fifteen years old, she moved with her family from the Jim Crow South to Washington D.C., where she cultivated a life as an artist and educator. A traveling retrospective exhibition, “Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is
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FORWARD Thinkers
No matter where you live, it’s now possible to dine at home and take in views of pastoral English estates. Deer forage by meandering rivers, Regency-era houses loom in the distance on manicured grounds, and the rocky shorelines of lakes come into vie
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Milieu Magazine
FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PAMELA PIERCE EDITOR-AT-LARGE Shannon Bowers EXECUTIVE EDITOR David Masello ART DIRECTOR James Slate DESIGN DIRECTOR Leslie Newsom Rascoe EUROPEAN STYLE EDITOR Katrin Cargill COPY EDITOR Roger Harris DIGITAL DIRECTOR Saray F
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Editor’s Say
When the MILIEU staff meets, something special happens every time: Ideas. Not one person on staff is short of inspiration or enthusiasm, curiosity or a willingness to explore. It is our mission to be engaged and proactive in meeting designers and art
MILIEU3 min de lectureArchitecture
Found In Translation
THE FIRST TIME a globetrotting Texan couple saw the home known as Mas de Baraquet in Provence some twenty years ago, they were smitten. “It was stunning,” says the wife. “We loved it!” She’d been traveling through the region with her husband, a passi
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Barn Raising
KELLY HOPPEN admits that she has a difficult client, someone constantly repositioning the furniture and accessories that she’s already carefully put in place. The client comes up with completed design ideas that she insists take five minutes to draw
MILIEU2 min de lectureArchitecture
Josef Hoffmann
Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann (1870–1956) was born in Pirnitz, Moravia (now Czech Republic), to Josef Franz Karl Hoffmann and Leopoldine Tuppy. His father was the town mayor as well as a successful businessman. Growing up in an affluent household, Hoffm
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In Sight
It’s the flâneur, the wanderer, that is, who really sees Paris. Anyone visiting the capital can find their way to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, but it’s the casual observer of its urban life who finds the city’s other treasures. The Façades o
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Italian IDYLL
In early June, some years ago, I traveled south from Florence through the Upper Arno River Valley. At the end of our drive, the bus, which was also carrying seventeen of my extended family members, turned onto a long cypresslined lane. There, we pass
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