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Tom Britt

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We asked designer Tom Britt if, as he claims, a room can really make you feel “important, sexy and confident.” Of course he unhesitatingly said it could—hesitating is just not something Tom Britt does. He is known for his dashing, confident, colorful rooms skillfully emboldened with an opulent flair, as well as for his big, […]... READ MORE
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Michael Smith

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It wasn’t easy to get hold of Michael Smith (pictured above with his partner, James Costos)—not that he wasn’t willing to talk to us, just that he seems to be constantly on the move. Even our phone interview took place in several chunks, the main part of which he was in his car driving to a meeting. Presumably […]... READ MORE
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Ellie Cullman and Lee Cavanaugh

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It has been almost a decade since we last walked into Ellie Cullman’s gorgeous Park Avenue apartment but the bowls of candy and the abundance of flowers were still there, as was the warm welcome. A high-end “couture” designer she may be, but she knows how to make a home. There have been a few […]... READ MORE
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Elizabeth Roberts

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Although Architect Elizabeth Roberts works on a variety of projects including store and restaurant design, she has made something of a specialty out of townhouse projects, particularly brownstones in Brooklyn. She renovated her own Clinton Hill house and things grew from there. Her interiors are light-filled, high-ceilinged modern re-imaginings o... READ MORE
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Pamela Talese

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Though born and thoroughly brought up on the Upper East Side, artist Pamela Talese found her first significant subject matter on the other side of the river in Brooklyn and Queens. She spent, and still spends, her days cycling around the boroughs, working on site to document through her paintings places like the Brooklyn Navy Yard and […]... READ MORE
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Wesley Moon

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Designer Wesley Moon has come a long way since his early days living in an unheated Mott Street tenement and tending bar to make ends meet while he slaved away at an entry level job at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill—not that he wasn’t grateful for the ticket it gave him to come to New York from Atlanta. […]... READ MORE
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John Rosselli

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There’s one thing that seems to generally hold true for antiques dealers and that is that they’re great at telling stories, or at least being interesting. John Rosselli, some fifty years in the business and counting, is no exception. Known best for his much-loved Upper East Side decorative emporiums, he probably needs little introduction as [&h... READ MORE
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Landon Metz

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Landon Metz, brought us most thoughtfully into the experience of what it is to be a painter in today’s world of the Internet, Instagram, selfies and Snapchat. Not that it he isn’t up to the challenge of it—he doesn’t even see it that way. “It’s just happening” is how he expresses it. There were times when […]... READ MORE
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Brett Leemkuil

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We already knew that decorator, Brett Leemkuil, was known for his Tony-Duquette influenced Hollywood flair but we weren’t quite prepared, when we stepped in off a street in Sunnyside, Queens, for the wonderful theatricality of his studio apartment. Full of sumptuous color, low lighting and glamorous swags of tasseled silk, in our era of glass, ... READ MORE
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James Reginato

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Like most of the other writers we’ve interviewed, James Reginato, writer-at-large for Vanity Fair and former features director of W magazine, is much happier being on the other side of the tape recorder. However he has a wonderful new book to promote, Great Houses Modern Aristocrats (Rizzoli) so he might have to get used to it, although that ... READ MORE
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Jesse James and Kostas Anagnopoulos

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Jesse James together with his husband and business partner Kostas Anagnopoulos(Gus) own and run a design think tank called Aesthetic Movement that provides a range of services including branding, marketing, designing and overseeing launches of products in the gift, home, jewelry and personal accessories market. They have been together for twenty ... READ MORE
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John Barman

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John Barman was one of the designers in our very first batch of HOUSE interviews and he had us reaching for the names of movies that we thought would best describe his style sensibility—James Bond! Austin Powers! This time, after his sophisticated renovation, we were thinking Bertolucci films. But in the end the look is […]... READ MORE

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