Home & Garden

MILIEU Fall 2017

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
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s say

AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER MYSELF, I understand what it means to design a home for a client versus one that you create for yourself. While every design project is a unique endeavor, there’s something especially freeing about being able to realize your truest vision without having to make compromises. For this issue, we invited some of the most celebrated designers and industry professionals, from all around the world, to open up their homes to us—and you. What a delight it is to really see how these designers live and the aesthetic they’ve embraced for their own surroundings. Their rooms reflect their best artistic beliefs. Something else I firmly believe in and that I emphasize all the time to young designers who are just starting out in the industry is to get out…

2 min.
featured designers

Min Hogg Min Hogg was the founder and the editor for twenty years of The World of Interiors magazine, one of the most novel and influential design publications covering the industry. She recently designed and launched her extensive SeaWeed collection of wallpapers. Also, Min was awarded a decoration by the Queen of England for her services to the design industry. Penny Morrison Penny Morrison began her interior design business thirty-five years ago, adding textile design—with her own range of hand printed linens made in England—nine years ago. She launched Irving and Morrison four years ago. Penny has now gone forward on her own with Penny Morrison decorative accessories, with a view to widening the range of products for the home. Karen Roos Karen Roos started her career in magazines in Cape Town and, later, in…

2 min.
to the touch

In Italy, the best collaborators are simpatico. Perfectly fitting that description is the relationship between Fabscarte, the Milan-based company that produces exquisite handcrafted, handpainted wallpaper, and the New York artist Martyn Thompson, whose photography inspired the Italian team to create two new, innovative wallpaper designs. Introduced during Milan Design Week 2017, these wholly novel designs are poetically named Midnight Moon Dust and Rose Scented Mirage. What began as two-dimensional articulations by Thompson of his romantic aesthetic vision, have since morphed into original, painted interpretations by Fabscarte. The company has translated Thompson’s approach to color and nuanced detail into elegant, highly dimensional patterns. Although both of these wallpaper designs make artful use of paint amid layers of tissue paper, their articulated decorative surfaces couldn’t be more different. “‘Midnight Moon Dust’ evokes a nocturnal…