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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest September 2016

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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11 Issues


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online archdigest.com

PERFECT FITS In honor of our September fashion issue, we selected the most elegant homes of the industry elite to have run in Architectural Digest—from Thom Browne’s to Diane von Furstenberg’s. archdigest-.com/fashionathome Swedish Dish Inspired by the stunning Stockholm apartment of jet-setter Giovanna Battaglia-Engelbert (page 174), AD heads to Sweden’s capital to discover the top restaurants, hotels, shops, and more—including insider tips from Battaglia-Engelbert herself. archdigest.com/stockholmguide Winning Gold With the Summer Olympics upon us, we’re spotlighting the most extraordinary architecture from games past— plus the must-see buildings from this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. archdigest-.com/rioolympics Behind Closed Doors If you love designer Kelly Wearstler’s expert tips for creating a dream closet (page 62), you won’t want to miss our exclusive roundup of the best dressing rooms ever to grace the pages of AD.archdigest.com/closets FROM TOP: DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN…

1 min.
editor’s letter

“Few things are more fascinating than the opportunity to see how other people live during their private hours.” —Diana Vreeland In this simple sentence the legendary Ms. Vreeland deftly summarizes the secret to the enduring allure of interiors photography. Her words serve as a sort of mission statement for me in my new role here at Architectural Digest, as we strive to beguile our readers both with exceptional spaces and with the exceptional people who have created them. The fashion world provides a particularly rich cast of characters from which to draw, and our annual Style issue is loaded with the unexpected: Who knew unapologetic bad boy Marc Jacobs would choose to live in an impeccably tailored townhouse, where the only thing unrestrained is his wild art collection? Or that exuberant…

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Special Edition I usually just leaf through design magazines, but not this time. The July issue of Architectural Digest simply took my breath away! I’ve carefully lingered over each page and will continue to do so for months to come. This one’s a keeper. Bravo! REBEKAH ADLER Austin, Texas Back in Style Kudos to Jamie McCourt and her team on the brilliant update of her wonderful John Lautner beach house [“Malibu Revival,” July]. They’ve turned a vintage 1980s home into a livable classic. The result is respectful, relevant, and artful. MARY ELIZABETH RYAN Seattle Living Large Everything about the Aspen getaway [“Natural High,” July] is stunning: the clean lines of the architecture, the materials, the elegant interiors—and most of all that view! Wow! However, if an 11,000-square-foot house isn’t meant to be “overthe-top,” as stated in the story,…

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social media

INSTAGRAM I could relax there. @LISAROBINJEWELRY Magic! @WELLTRAVBRIT Pool goals! @MEGGIELIZZIE Basically obsessed. @JENNIFER. LASKI OMG. A dream. @DIANNE_NANCY Fantastic image! @DAVIDLAUREN Breathtaking. @PRETTYCOASTAL Love this pool! @CHARLESBERGTX Stunning. @CLINTORMSBUCKLES Now that is a classic, timeless pool! @DAVEN39 Different & beautiful. @PEPE_MONSERRATE Magnificent! @TRAN_SLATOR FACEBOOK ERICA HINEAWE Perfect. JEFRY LOMBOK The sandstone-paved pool looks cool. SCOTT WOOLRIGHT FOLLOW ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Contact us via social media, email us at letters@archdigest.com, or write us at Letters, Architectural Digest, 1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007. Correspondence may be edited for length, clarity, and style and may be published or otherwise reused in any medium.…

2 min.
dressed to impress

1 Dolce & Gabbanagives the iconic SmegFAB28 refrigerator an eye-popping upgrade with Italian-heritage– themed patterns. Each unique unit in the limited run of 100 is hand-painted by Sicilian artists; price upon request. smegusa-.com, 212-265-5378 2 A painterly hunt print is one of several sporting scenes offered in a series of limited-edition cashmere blankets by Loro Piana.The 55" x 75" throw is shown in the Desert Dune Colonial colorway; $5,450. loropiana.com, 212-980-7961 3 Bring Christian Lacroix’colorful style home with the 16.5" striped Maison Lacroix Cube tables ($999 each) for Roche Boboisor the 18"-dia. cotton Jungle King pillow ($155) for Designers Guild.roche-bobois-.com, 212-889-5304; designersguild.com, 212-967-4540 4 Boasting red upholstery on its mod varnished-steel frame, Trussardi Casa’Wint outdoor armchair by Carlo Colombois a bold addition to the terrace; $7,150 as shown. luxurylivinggroup.com, 305-438-1660 5 Armani/Casa’Muranoglass Lago vases…

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into the groove

It was with happy, if a tad bit hazy, memories that some 800 influential aesthetes awoke this past May, the morning after a Champagnesoaked disco hosted by Apparatus. The trendsetting design firm had just put the finishing touches on its new Manhattan headquarters (comprising a workshop, showroom, and offices), and the time had come to share it with friends. Next-day flashbacks called to mind gleaming expanses of mirror, plush white carpeting, and Apparatus cofounders Jeremy Anderson and Gabriel Hendifar dancing late into the night. The word that lingered on the brain was best—as in best crowd, best vibe, best design-week party in ages. “I was totally blown away,” says decorator Jamie Drake of the company’s new home base, a 10,000-squarefoot floor-through on West 30th Street. (Once part of a school, the…