MILIEU Summer 2019

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.

United States
Pierce Publishing
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
teak warehouse

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2 min
editor’s say

One of the best features of summertime is the ability the season gives us to be inside and outside of our homes. Wherever you are, the weather this time of year encourages us to use the “rooms” that lie just outside our home, as well as to explore faraway locations that will inspire us throughout the year. MILIEU’s team of editors discovered many new designers and locales for this summer issue that we are eager to share with you. An English couple, while waiting to board a ferryboat, came upon a house in a tiny Greek village, which they bought and restored. Years ago, upon purchasing a centuries-old farmhouse in the southwest of France, the noted interior designer Kathryn Ireland soon became familiar with the local towns and their splendid markets—and…

2 min
featured designers

Susan and Peter Marston Susan Marston trained at the Royal College of Art where she has since taught design. She worked in fashion, textile design, and interiors. Since 2010, Susan has focused on her work as an artist, while doing interiors with her husband, Peter Marston. Peter studied sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art and moved on to furniture design, architecture, buildings restoration, and gardens. He has worked all over the world. Stephan Jones Stephan Jones has been speaking the language of design for over twenty years. His career began in Chicago, working alongside Bruce Gregga. In 2007, he launched his own firm and expanded to Los Angeles in 2012. Trained in both interior design and interior architecture, Jones brings his impeccable taste, education, passion, and deep understanding of the provenance of…

1 min
everything and the kitchen sink

5 min
market plans

On a whim during my honeymoon, I coerced my husband, the talented comedy director (and funniest man I’ve ever met or, should I say, married) Gary Weis, to buy a house in France’s La Profonde (the deep interior heart of the nation). We took a wrong turn, and, instead of going to stay at a posh hotel in Provence, we ended up in what was then an unfashionable part of the south of France. Le Sud Ouest. Because of my longing to have a home close to my roots, somewhere between Southwest Scotland and the Tuscan coast, I found a remote, rundown farmhouse (see MILIEU’s Spring 2019 issue) that sat atop a cluster of hills with far-reaching views of the Pyrenees. It was February, and neither of us had any idea…

4 min
keeping the home kilns burning

The dressers in Karina and Charles Rickards’s Georgianstyle farmhouse in Somerset are stacked with ribbed and striped, traditional, hand-painted Cornishware pottery. Cake plates are piled high with homemade brownies, English tea brews in the pot, milk’s in the jug, and freshly plucked flowers from the cutting patch decorate the ceramic jars that double as vases. The scene is a country kitchen idyll, brimful with everyday English heritage china, cherished but often taken for granted. Timeless Cornishware, made from Cornish clay and originally painted the colors of the county’s legendary blues skies and white-crested waves, is iconic. The ten-ounce mug has long been celebrated as one of the best designs of the twentieth century—and it has been produced in Britain’s ceramic heartland, The Potteries, for almost a century. Since its inception in…