Design excellence doesn’t simply bubble forth from the ground. It takes months, sometimes years, for the seed of an idea to blossom into a lush garden. Architects and interior designers need to make countless decisions, often in intense collaboration. This year, we decided to put successful projects in context—and honor those who achieved beauty as much through their innate talents as through their ability to work well together.
After 14 years of renting on Cape Cod, a family finds their dream vacation property in a familiar place.
A developer dreams up an energy-smart house for his family.
Exquisite handwoven blankets are crafted right here on the coast of Maine.
A landscape architect draws on the past, present, and future to design living masterpieces.
A diminutive Cape Cod bungalow is a study in efficient design.
North Bennet Street School’s sixth president, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, talks transformation and what’s in store for the institution.
Gary Ritacco uses his fashion savvy to curate a SoWa loft like no other.
Maine’s Camden Toboggan Company builds wooden sleds for the annual National Toboggan Championship.
Check out Michael Mullaney’s Transit, a piece inspired by the changing topography observed from an airplane window.
Welcome the glamour of the season into your home with these striking pieces.
Mark your territory with an irresistibly chic house number.
Where to go and what to read for your winter design fix.
Bring the outdoors in this winter with animal-inspired accessories.
An elegant evening on the town begins in the boudoir.
With haute new boutique hotels, restaurants, and art exhibits, there are countless reasons besides the beaches to hop on the next flight to L.A. this winter.
The craft of decoupage requires plenty of space and a dry environment, making it the perfect project to start in your basement this winter.
A local artist grows happiness one miniature tree at a time.