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MILIEU Summer 2020

In MILIEU, every story captures the look and feel, the mood and character, the style of a place - its milieu. The milieu that defines a great house or garden, the unique character of a design professional, the message conveyed in a thoughtful essay about home life, the creative strategies for accomplishing the look you want for your home - these are the elements of our magazine.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pierce Publishing
Frequency:
Quarterly
$10.19(Incl. tax)
$29.23(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
aging well

David Hockney confirms something we all know, but may not wish to admit: We age. Some of us are more willing than others to acknowledge that passing of time; however, it’s fair to assume that if we had Hockney there to document us as we change, the phenomenon might be a lot more palatable. For David Hockney: Drawing From Life (Artbooks D.A.P./$45), published to accompany a pair of exhibitions at London’s National Portrait Gallery and New York’s Morgan Library, four confident souls let the artist chronicle their lives over decades: Hockney’s late mother; his friend and textile designer Celia Birtwell; his favorite model and now curator Gregory Evans; master printer Maurice Payne. Hockney also included himself in the study, making a fifth subject for the book. He has drawn, painted,…

2 min
featured designers

Serge Castella Serge Castella is known as a prolific and original interior designer, product designer, and antiques dealer. Castella and his partner, Jason Flinn, are based in Spain, and they have completed numerous residential and commercial projects around the world. Castella created the Port Lligat Collection for the Spanish company Gancedo. Over the years, MILIEU has featured numerous projects by Castella and Flinn. Jane Schwab A native of South Carolina, Jane Schwab launched her namesake Charlottebased interior design firm in 2015, after more than thirty years in the design and retail business. Schwab has designed and renovated projects locally, as well as throughout the United States, especially in Jackson, Wyoming, where she and her family spend most of each summer. She co-authored the best-selling The Welcoming House (Rizzoli). Warm and inviting, her interiors…

5 min
california dreamy

AT THE HEART of Alana Homesley’s approach to design is an emphasis on simplicity. “I strive for breathing room in everything I do,” says the Woodland Hills, California–based interior designer. She also points out that the inspiration for her work always comes from her clients. “Design is such a collaborative creative process,” she emphasizes. Designing the interiors of the new waterfront home of a family of five on the Point Dume promontory off the coast of Malibu, however, involved an extra layer of collaboration—in this case, with her clients’ architect, Erik Evens, principal of Evens Architects, who had developed the site plan, layout, and Spanish Colonial–style of the dwelling before the designer was brought on board. “Southern California has a great tradition of Mediterranean architecture—our clients have a passion for it…

5 min
pure vision

LATE ONE NIGHT, shortly after a couple completed an extensive renovation of their Park Avenue penthouse, the husband’s grown son dropped in for a visit. He stepped across the threshold, flipped on the lights and, for a split second, felt completely disoriented. “He thought he was in the wrong apartment,” the husband says with a chuckle. Perhaps that’s no surprise, as the foyer’s new highgloss, opaque white-glass flooring, white walls, and lack of moldings are a far cry from the far more traditional gold, green, and brown color palette that once characterized the interiors. “I wanted a white canvas that the other rooms played off of,” explains interior designer Vicente Wolf of the austere first impression he created for his clients. Convincing the husband to eliminate the existing moldings wasn’t easy at…

10 min
go shopping

COVER Photography: Clive Nichols, clivenichols.com FROM THE DESK OF… Pages 20-21 (Clockwise from top left) 6373-01 occasional chair in Nolan Rose Petal, LEE INDUSTRIES, leeindustries.com. Runway bench, BAA3216, BAKER LUXE, bakerfurniture.com. Jardin chest, BAA3229, BAKER LUXE, bakerfurniture.com. 2293-01SW club chair in Chamois linen, LEE INDUSTRIES, leeindustries.com. Page 22 Marcel chair, BUNGALOW CLASSIC, bungalowclassic.com. Jasper sofa, BUNGALOW CLASSIC, bungalowclassic.com. Page 23 Cube console, JULIAN CHICHESTER, julianchichester.com. Haslev bedside table, JULIAN CHICHESTER, julianchichester.com. PUTTING IT TOGETHER Photography: Simon Brown, simonbrown.london Produced by: Katrin Cargill, katrincargill.com Artwork by: Tabby Riley, tabbyriley.co.uk Page 28 C1103-01 swivel chair, Fabric: Moselle Mist, LEE INDUSTRIES, leeindustries.com. Flat Weave Rug EF1562, MATT CAMRON RUGS & TAPESTRIES, mattcamron.com. Curtains: Kelly Stripe, Violet-Natural 2034/06, KERRY JOYCE TEXTILES, kerryjoyce.com. Pablo Wall Sconce, Gesso, JULIAN CHICHESTER, julianchichester.com. Page 30 Fabric: Hermitage cotton-linen, Color: Greystone, FABRICUT, fabricut.com.…

1 min
from the desk of… editor-in-chief pamela pierce

These are among MILIEU's favorite furnishings and accessories that were to set to debut at High Point Spring Market. Even though the Spring market was cancelled, our editors wanted to highlight and acknowledge some of the newest pieces to be shown. We look forward to returning to the next High Point Market, which will, indeed, be a time for celebration.…