Architectural Digest November 2021

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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a feast for the eyes


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editor’s letter

“I wanted to give Martina a contemporary version of her childhood home by the great Renzo Mongiardino, albeit with my own paltry skills and my own paintbrush in place of his army of craftsmen.” —Ashley Hicks Most often renovation seems to focus on modernization and removal of the past, but the many sensitive updates featured in this issue are refreshingly respectful, even reverential, of history. Looking over the final issue, I am also struck that there is a truly exceptional, long-standing bond between client and professional in each remarkable project. Cover star Kirsten Dunst has known her interior designer Jane Hallworth since she was only 18 years old, and this is the second residence they have collaborated on; the aubergine kitchen is a stunner and certainly destined for Pinterest boards everywhere.…

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cloud cover

At school my teachers said I had my head in the clouds,” says Barnaba Fornasetti. “But in the end I found a way to make it useful as a business.” Of course, a healthy imagination ran in the family; he’s the only son of Piero Fornasetti. Since the 1930s, the Italian “designer of dreams,” who studied under and later collaborated with maestro Gio Ponti, had delighted the world with his accessories and furnishings, emblazoned with a fantasia of architectural, celestial, and witty trompe l’oeil motifs. Barnaba took the helm of the business when his father passed away in 1988, and in 2009 he spun that silly schoolyard commentary into yet another fantastical reality: He extracted a section of sky from an old landscape print in his parents’ bedroom and translated…

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a natural fit

These kind of sum up how I feel about 2020,” says Martha Hunt of the explosive abstract paintings by Daisy Parris that hang in her New York City apartment. “They’re really intense.” The vibe is otherwise serene at the home of this supermodel, who, on a recent morning, could be found curled with her puppy, Coco, on a sofa. From that perch, with Lower Manhattan framed by corner windows, she has weathered much of the pandemic. Her coping mechanisms? Hard-core nesting—and a lot of plants. It’s a new thing for the peripatetic Hunt, who was named an ambassador for Bulgari, the Italian jewelry house, last summer. Since moving to New York from her native North Carolina in 2007, she recalls, “I’ve lived all over. And I’ve always had a bag packed…

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home run

Tariq Dixon isn’t fazed. While the pandemic has presented new challenges for designers, the creative polymath behind the furniture brand Trnk has been in problem-solving mode, shifting his business toward more conscious consumption and livability. Coming from Baltimore, the Harvard alum recognizes the privilege of creating one’s own space. “Growing up very poor, the priority was just having a shelter and a roof over our heads,” he explains by phone from his Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, apartment, where he’s surrounded by two chairs made with the Nova Scotia–based firm Studio Anansi—part of a collaboration launching this month. After moving to New York, Dixon gained a newfound appreciation for the home. In 2013 he cofounded Trnk, an online vintage design shop that has since evolved into a curatorial platform and retailer where works—his own and…

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ranch redux

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has only burnished the allure of The Sea Ranch, the quietly radical planned community that sprang up in the 1960s along 10 miles of breathtaking Northern California coastline. The landmark development—conceived by a group of pioneering Bay Area architects and designers as a progressive haven centered on harmony with the natural environment—continues to issue its siren call, promising refuge from the hurly-burly of contemporary life. This fall marks the much-anticipated reopening of The Sea Ranch Lodge, an original structure that had been shuttered for the past three years after decades of unfortunate design interventions and deferred maintenance. Containing a variety of drinking, dining, and lounge spaces, all open to the public, The Lodge also houses the local post office and a small general store. Phase two of…