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Architectural Digest November 2019

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Architectural Digest is the world's foremost design authority, showcasing the work of top architects and interior decorators. It continues to set new benchmarks for how to live well—what to buy, what to see and do, where to travel, and who to watch on the fast-paced, multifaceted global design scene.

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United States
Conde Nast US
11 Issues

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1 min.

MONOLITH 36” An impressive 84” from top to bottom, this monumental wonder of German engineering takes food preservation to a new level. With superior energy efficiency and food-saving advancements, such as BioFresh-Plus, PowerCooling, and our SmartDeviceBox, Monolith is a fusion of technical genius and practical ingenuity. Visit home.liebherr.com to learn more. Oscar Bluemner (1867–1938) Venus, 1924 Watercolor and pencil on paper 5 x 6¾ inches Monogrammed lower left: OFB; inscribed, dated, and monogrammed left margin: Eliz Nov 13-24 65W OFB IMPORTANT AMERICAN PAINTINGS, VOLUME XX: TRUTH Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, is an established American art gallery specializing in quality American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Questroyal’s extensive inventory of more than 500 artworks includes important Hudson River School, tonalist, impressionist, and modernist examples. Contact the gallery to request a hardcover catalogue of Important American Paintings, Volume…

2 min.
editor’s letter

It’s official: We are 100. To mark AD’s impressive 2020 anniversary, the editors and I embarked on the Herculean project of winnowing a century’s worth of important images and projects into a book. No easy feat… but here it is, Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style, published by Abrams and available October 8. Appropriately, the chapter of the book dedicated to California—AD’s birthplace—is excerpted in this issue, an issue that is itself entirely devoted to the Golden State. And so we bring you a quintessential “indoor/outdoor” modernist house by AD100 architects Olson Kundig that boasts boffo views of Hollywood, two breathtaking pools, and a serious man cave including an “auto gallery” to display the owner’s car collection—what could be more L.A.? For a totally different vibe, consider the…

2 min.
tree of life

Colorful, hand-painted or -dyed Indian bedcovers made of lightweight cotton and known as palampores became all the rage in 17th-century Europe when East India firms began importing them westward. By the 1800s, brothers Alexandre and Charles-Henri Braquenié, of the namesake French fabric house, were printing spin-offs. One of their clients’ favorites, block printed and sometimes painted on crisp white cotton, was called Le Grand Génois (likely for the Italian city that produced many palampore riffs) and bore a winding Tree of Life. The decorative motif symbolizing eternal life was fitting, considering how the pattern has proliferated since. “My first memory of it is in Hubert de Givenchy’s home outside of Paris,” says interior designer Mark D. Sikes, recalling a famously flowered guest bedroom at the haute couturier’s Manoir du Jonchet. There,…

1 min.
the right refrigerator can make all the difference.

ALENA CAPRA, CMKBD, Principal Designer, Alena Capra Designs FORT LAUDERDALE, FL “When selecting appliances for smaller spaces, the first thing we do is find a refrigerator that satisfies the size, scale, and aesthetics for the design. With so many size configurations, Liebherr Monolith fits the bill, offering options that work great in small, and even the largest kitchens. It’s not only a smart choice, it’s a smart device that can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet.” MATTHEW FERRARINI, Principal Designer and Co-Founder, Ferrarini & Co. PHILADELPHIA, PA “I study my client’s lifestyle to understand their ‘unique’ needs. For aspiring chefs, a commercial-level range might be needed to handle their culinary exploits. Whereas, wine enthusiasts may prioritize floor-to-ceiling wine towers to preserve and display their wine collection.” JAMIE BANFIELD, Principal Designer, Jamie Banfield Design VANCOUVER, B.C. CA “When…

3 min.
business meets pleasure

Juliette and Mark Moussa couldn’t wait to be married in the house they were building in Dallas. So they didn’t. Right there in their future library, the giddy couple tied the knot—surrounded by stud-framed walls and power tools, with their wedding cake on a makeshift table of plywood and sawhorses. Guests were promptly handed Sharpies to scribble sentiments within those walls, since sealed up for posterity behind Sheetrock. Love is all around chez Moussa, now a setting for three members of a lively blended family that totals seven in all: Juliette, one of her three children, and Mark, the founder of Arteriors, purveyor of sophisticated lighting, furniture, and accessories. Design isn’t just a business for the Moussas—Mark founded Arteriors in Dallas in 1987 and has built it into a global beacon…

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your kitchen’s true colors

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN Whether you’re drawn to canary yellow or cobalt blue, the DacorMatch Color System lets you paint your appliances any hue you choose. Provide a swatch for inspiration or pick from Dacor’s current lineup of colors and watch your kitchen come to life. CUSTOM CRAFTSMANSHIP Creating made-to-order appliances using DacorMatch is a designer’s dream feature—because it means the look and feel of your kitchen will flow with the rest of your home. PAINTED TO PERFECTION Dacor devotes an expert’s touch to each and every appliance. All DacorMatch products are hand-painted in California using vibrant shades of high-performance acrylic urethane that won’t fade or chip over time. DACOR.COM/DACORMATCH…