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AD Italia: Cappellini Residence; Where the Past Meets the Future

It is the perfect American dream, the American dream of millions of New Yorkers (and not only): that of living inside a tower, one step away from the sky, in one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. And if for some (perhaps most of us) it remains just a distant wish, for others it seems to become reality. With its breathtaking view directly on the skyline of the Manhattan district – one of the largest commercial, financial and cultural centers in the world, as well as the beating heart of the Big Apple – Residenza Cappellini is the renovation project in which past, present and future come together them giving life to a breathtaking penthouse . Taking part in the work were the great Giulio Cappellini (as the name of the project suggests), founder and artistic director of the Italian furniture company of the same name, and the Parisian designer Guillaume Coutheillas, founder of frenchCALIFORNIA , the interior design studio and world-renowned branding.

Residenza Cappellini is a multicultural project where the past meets the future. It is the contamination of different heritages, cultures and design philosophies that make this house quite contemporary .” Mixing together the DNA of FrenchCALIFORNIA with that of Cappellini entirely made in Italy : the challenge was to best express the personalities of both through a multicultural project, which combines contemporary living with the traditions of the past, exemplifying the emblem of the house eclectic style typical of the twenty-first century. Past, present and future. These are the three key words that accompanied the hard collective work carried out by Coutheillas and Cappellini, for the creation of this artist’s penthouse with a breathtaking view directly onto the skyline of the Manhattan district

On the upper floors of the dizzying residential tower, the apartment – which would seem to want to touch the sky with a finger – thus combines their sophisticated but also eclectic aesthetics, to interpret Cappellini in a new light: placing the furnishing accessories in the context of a house intended for an art or design collector , in the company of objects of various genres and decades. Showcasing themselves here are iconic pieces such as Dolmen by Giulio Cappellini and the Embryo chair by Marc Newson, which combine harmoniously with the Kasthall carpets, «including an exclusive prototype of The Edifice carpet designed by Marc Thorpe and created with the Kasthall’s custom design team,” lamps by Foscarini and artwork provided by Salomon Art Gallery located in Tribeca.

Featured wallpaper:  Lyric in colorway Doric and Colorwash in colorway Vanish

Imagery provided by frenchCALIFORNIA

How Calico Wallpaper Has Transformed Home Decor Into High Art

As they mark 10 years, Nick and Rachel Cope are continually pushing creative boundaries with new collaborations and techniques.

SixtySix: From Milan to Miami, a 1950s Motel Gets Reimagined as a Global Design Gallery

In the height of the great-American-road-trip era, Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard became the epicenter of motor courts and motels. One of those was the Gold Dust Motel, designed by Maurice S. Weintraub and described as “an interpretation of Subtropical Modernism” by the Miami Herald when it opened in 1957.

The boulevard is now packed with operators aiming to leverage America’s neon-clad, pink Cadillac history into modern-day customers looking for an alternative to the glossy globalization of South Beach.  Surprisingly, one of those operators now includes two Italian design curators, Valentina Ciuffi (Studio Vedèt) and Joseph Grima (Space Caviar) who for the first time have brought their wildly popular Alcova exhibition from Milan to Miami.

“Our core mission remains unchanged: to transform unique spaces into immersive platforms for groundbreaking design,” the founders said in a release. Alcova Miami 2023’s lineup includes design institutions, established brands, and emerging studios each contributing to the ever-expanding language of contemporary design.

The first international edition of Alcova presents over 300 participants from six continents. Here are a few of the displays not to be missed.

Jialun Xiong joins Alcova’s interiors-focused offerings with two new light fixtures inspired by the night sky, Void Wall Sconce and Stellar Ceiling Lamps, alongside the LA designer’s other furnishings. The display is inspired by the inexplicable, vast silence of the galaxy and our perceived place among the floating stars and planets—or in this case, among black and white gradient light fixtures that seem to hover.

“When you don’t have colors or other distractions, you see everything else that goes into making a product. There’s more room for texture and material to shine … The exhibition space is also an expansion of the pieces themselves. I want people to lower their voices and be curious about what’s happening, let them question why it’s so dark,” Jialun says.

Jialun leaves room for viewers’ emotions to determine how they experience her works against a dark backdrop. Calico Wallpaper’s Aurora Collection in the Eclipse colorway covers the walls.

Jialun Xiong’s Before the Eclipse is her debut solo exhibition. Photo by Paul Barbera

 

Featured Collection: Aurora in Colorway Eclipse

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Photography by Paul Barbera

AD: 10 Enticing Entrance Hall Ideas by AD PRO Directory Designers

While keeping the stunning original architectural details intact, Los Angeles designer Georgia Tapert Howe infused a prewar apartment on New York’s Upper East Side with a decidedly contemporary vibe, beginning with the foyer reminiscent of a boutique hotel lobby. “This particular entry was quite big and the rest of the apartment flows from it, so we wanted it to be a taste of what’s to come throughout,” recalls Tapert Howe. “We also wanted it to feel as light as possible, which was a challenge with no windows.” The solution? Anchoring the space with a three-legged Moving Mountains table and adding a pair of chic benches and swaths of abstract floral wallpaper from Calico.

 

 

Featured Collection: Eden in custom colorway

Photography by: Nick Johnson

Forbes: The Malin Doubles Down On Design-Centric Workspace Savvy With SoHo Flagship Expansion

In the dynamic cityscape that shapes New York City’s identity, the workspace revolution continues to gain momentum. Standing at the helm of this transformation is The Malin, a members-only, work-focused club. With the recent growth of its SoHo flagship, The Malin unveils an expansive vision that sees their original Mercer Street location doubling in size—and doubling down on company’s unique offering: thoughtfully designed interiors that amplify productivity, spur creativity, and infuse quiet luxury. Extrapolating its appeal across varied industries, The Malin has been agile in meeting the ever-evolving needs of its members by capitalizing on a dynamic landlord partnership and integrated design capabilities, ramping up its footprint to reveal a gamut of sophisticated work and meeting environments adorned with high-design elements.

Central to the expanded floor plan are two new meeting spaces, including the Spring Room, a generously proportioned 18-person boardroom ready to host pivotal presentations and vital company discussions. The demand for such amenities has proven increasingly formidable since the inception of The Malin—proof of the insatiable hunger for hybrid workspaces among professionals in the city.

With its neighborhood-first approach and a fine balance between aesthetic appeal and functionality, The Malin isn’t merely redefining workspaces. It is reinventing the experience of work itself, becoming a cornerstone in the ambitious 15-minute cities concept one beautiful space at a time.

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Photography by: @Sean Robertson / @Adela Julevic

AD: Inside One Family’s Chic Brutalist-Style Tribeca Triplex

For New York–based interior designer Jae Joo of Jae Joo Designs, two first-time homeowners who had never worked with a decorator before proved to be a perfect professional pairing. The resulting project she did for them was “the most fun and dynamic New York City town house I’ve worked on,” as she puts it.

Joo owes that fact partly to the singular space, though the new-build with 500-plus square feet of private outdoor space had sat empty for two years before her clients found it and recognized its potential. The couple correctly believed the rare find with Brutalist leanings could, in the right hands, become an elegantly minimalist yet cozily tactile family home.

“We would get lunch [with the girls] and talk about their bedrooms,” says Joo of the clients’ daughters having input in their personal spaces. Both chose touches of iridescence, here in the form of gilded Calico Wallpaper. Her reading nook includes an RH bed that sits atop a vintage Turkish rug.

Featured collection: inverted Spaces in colorway in Corona.

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Photography by William Jess Laird

 

Sight Unseen: Cody Hoyt Presents Tesserae in Bloom at The Future Perfect

Tesserae in Bloom, the mesmerizing show by artist Cody Hoyt at The Future Perfect in New York, is named for the tiles used to form mosaics and the exhibition really does seem to bloom and unfurl and draw you in deeper. These works – ceramic vessels, a console, stools, a table, a chair, and a wall piece – play with perspective, perception, and dimensionality through form, compression, pattern, and layering. As does the backdrop for these 3D objects: a plane of botanical wallpaper that Hoyt, who has a background in printmaking, designed in collaboration with Calico. On view through the end of this year. (More on that project coming soon.)

 

Photos by Joe Kramm

Article by by Deborah Shapiro

Galerie Magazine: Calico Wallpaper Introduces Collaboration with Artist Cody Hoyt

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From artist Michele Oka Doner’s delightful new book to a lively collaboration between Calico Wallpaper and Cody Hoyt

 

Brooklyn artist Cody Hoyt, a longtime painter and printmaker who recently switched his primary medium to ceramics, is having a moment. Not only are his geometric-patterned clay works the subject of a new solo show, “Tesserae in Bloom,” at the Future Perfect in Manhattan, but he’s also debuting a lively collaboration with Calico Wallpaper, dubbed Botanica. Inspired by the Japanese art of Nerikomi, which involves stacking and cutting pieces of clay, Hoyt has conjured a mural-esque motif that recalls pressed flowers, with abstracted petals rendered in dreamy hues floating throughout the design, which is available in eight colorways. “Flowers feel like a combination of figuration and abstraction,” he says. “They become interchangeable. It’s natural to read some abstract patterns as florets. It’s natural to see flowers as a pattern.”

 

 

Wallpaper Magazine: Residenza Cappellini combines bold colour and Italian design in Manhattan

Swooping into an apartment in a Financial District high-rise in Manhattan is a new interior showcase designed by Frenchcalifornia and Giulio Cappellini, creating a residence full of colour and design which is, quite simply, an artistic haven.

The penthouse suite, Residenza Cappellini, sees European living meet East Coast urban style, balanced in perfect harmony, much like the close partnership and collaboration between its creators: Guillaume Coutheillas, founder of interior design and branding studio Frenchcalifornia; and Cappellini, founder and art director of the eponymous Italian furniture company, whose guest editorship of Wallpaper’s October 2023 issue included his vision of tomorrow’s interiors.

Inside the residence, a backdrop of curved windows and a neutral foundational colour palette is offset with splashes of colour from an array of furnishings from across the decades, with Cappellini’s pieces taking centre stage. The interiors find balance with the building’s New York roots, including fine art provided by Salomon Art Gallery, located in Tribeca, and bespoke wall coverings from the Colorwash and Lyric Doric collections by Calico Wallpaper in Brooklyn.

 

Article by TIANNA WILLIAMS

Photography by Federica Carlet

Interiors by Frenchcalifornia

AD Italia: A warm apartment among the skyscrapers of New York

Like a postcard of New York , here we are in Midtown Manhattan, inside a newly built building with a spectacular view of Central Park . A real taste of this spectacular metropolis, made up of elegant architectural details, such as this skyscraper, completed in 2022, which rises to a total of 98 floors and on the top floor there is a restaurant that literally touches the sky

A soft interior, with neutral colours, made possible thanks to the work of the Bonesteel Trout Hall studio , «all the furniture was designed by our studio or by furniture manufacturers with whom we often collaborate. We try to be selective in our choices to respect the needs of the client and the architecture in which we fit. In this space we knew that focusing on these details and the scenic urban landscape would be essential. Our aesthetic is very tailored, layered with texture and beautiful handcrafted materials. We rely on artists and manufacturers to help improve our design choices and the daily experience of our customers”, say designers Michele Trout and Heidi Bonesteel.

 

Wall covering: Calico Atmosphere Collection.

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Photography by: Jeff Holt

NYC&G: Spring Style

SPRING STYLE…Contains the finest editorial stories. Captivating articles about homes in New York and the Hamptons that contain the finest furnishings, art work, antiques. Nestled in gardens of unparalleled beauty. Read about real estate and homes in your area. Learn how designers work, inform, and inspire readers with original articles, spectacular homes and gardens, architecture, art, as well as insider takes on local real estate comings and goings and other entertaining and lifestyle pursuits. Designed to emphasize superior journalism and lush photography. The magazines meet the highest standards of global excellence while distinctly capturing a local “sense of place”.

 

Featured Collection: Singing Sands in colorway Canyon

 

Interior Design: Calico Wallpaper Cofounders Create a Furniture Line Inspired by Italy’s Mosaic Paths

The perches may look soft and inviting—and indeed they are. But Tassara, the debut furniture line by Rachel and Nick Cope of Red Hook–born now TriBeCa-based Calico Wallpaper for Pierre Frey, is inspired by hard tile, specifically, the mosaic paths found in the Italian village the collection was named after. The rough edges of stone tiles and pavers are translated into the asymmetric, organic shapes defining the couple’s sofa, armchair, cushioned bench, and oak coffee table. Hand-turned oak legs meet heavy linen canvas upholstery tinted in faded pastels. The Copes often channel mesmeric skies, galaxies, and sunsets in their soft-focus watercolor or marbled wallpapers, so it’s only fitting their furniture has the same gentle touch.

Brownstoner: Curves Ahead, Brooklyn Designers Swerve Toward Curves

Brooklyn designers are swerving toward curves, inspired by Memphis and Art Deco. Danielle Trofe Design’s MushLume collection fashions dome and trumpet shaped pendant lights out of mushrooms. Blue and cream swirl on Abstract wallpaper in the hue Lucid from Calico Wallpaper.

Iridescent globes hang from straight rods in L&G Studio’s trapeze-like Equalizer light. The rounded Riso Side Table by Umberto Bellardi Ricci is handmade to order in carved wood or stone on an i-beam base in weathered metal or black. With bright flecks of color on creamy wool, the Shapes Tapestry is one of several half-moon-shaped objects, including rugs and a clutch bag, designed by New York- and India-based Leah Singh.

Featured Collection: Abstract in colorway Lucid

Article by: Cate Corcoran

Architectural Digest: Born to be Wild, The Future Perfect Builds the Ultimate Nursery

The Future Perfect Builds the Ultimate Nursery for one Design-Savvy Infant

David Alhadeff, founder of the contemporary design mecca The Future Perfect, and his husband, creative director Jason Duzansky, remember the moment they learned that their plans to adopt a child were coming to fruition.

They were in the middle of renovating the stately 1916 Hollywood Hills house, once inhabited by movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, that would become their new Los Angeles home as well as the gallery’s latest boffo LA incarnation. “There was plaster hanging off the walls and ceilings, and exposed electrical conduits everywhere.” Alhadeff recalls.

“Even before he was born, Leo announced in a very strong way that our lives would no longer be on our schedule but his.”

With a quick pivot, the couple transformed one of the house’s many rooms into a high-design nursery chockablock with effervescent colors, textures, and forms. The first piece they selected was a signature Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chair. “The Campanas are not part of The Future Perfect program, but we wanted the nursery to celebrate fun, creativity, and curiosity. It’s hard to imagine a single object that encapsulates those qualities better,” says the gallery maestro. They proceeded to wrap the space in a luminous Calico Wallpaper vinyl wall covering (the baby food just washes right off!), and surrounded the Campana chair with a host of similarly jolly furnishings: a Gaetano Pesce leaf-form resin shelf; a Chris Wolston aluminum-palm-frond chandelier; patchwork curtains by Thompson Street Studio; and, for good measure, a life-size emu plushie. The play table and chairs were gifts from designer Piet Hein Eek, one of the all-stars on The Future Perfect’s roster.

“If you look at Pinterest and other social media, a lot of what’s going on in nursery design feels very spare and traditional-lots of dove gray, Shaker- inspired furniture, rocking chairs, and floral papers,” Alhadeff says. “I wanted to create a space that feels wild and fun, which is what I think childhood should be.”

 

Featured Collection: Aura in colorway Mani

Article by: Mayer Rus

Inside Interior Design’s Day 1 Edition of NeoCon ShowDaily

Presenting the 2023 HiP Awards

Day 1 of Interior Design‘s NeoCon ShowDaily is here! With a new issue produced each day by our on-site editors inside the DesignScene lounge by SANDOW during NeoCon, the industry’s premier commercial design show at THE MART in Chicago, ShowDaily spotlights the latest trends and hottest showrooms, as well as conversations with industry innovators. In this issue, see who’s part of the NeoCon keynote series and glimpse eye-catching pieces like Swell, a wavy entryway accent designed by Brooklyn-based Anna Dawson. From office furniture that blends seamlessly into hospitality settings to textiles with surprising patterns and colors, Day 1 of Interior Design‘s NeoCon ShowDaily has you covered.

 

Featured Collection Winner: Lyric in colorway Atrium

Congratulations to the other Winners!

 

ELLE Decoration Dare Devil Design

For many of us right now, we find ourselves still in the midst of the summer hiatus; the weather is warm, the beach still calls and the holidays aren’t quite over. Yet here at ELLE Decoration, we’re already getting ready for, and excited about, what the French call la rentrée – that heady moment at the start of September when things restart, post-break. It’s then, hopefully feeling relaxed and refreshed, that we can tackle life with renewed energy and enthusiasm, embrace new projects and focus on what the rest of the year has in store.

This seems the perfect opportunity to celebrate what we’re calling ‘daredevil design’, the work of the world’s most exciting creatives and collaborators who refuse to stay in their lane, constantly pushing boundaries and innovating as they go.

First seen at this year’s NYCxDesign exhibition, where it was on display as part of an immersive installation with Stellar Works and Sony, this wallpaper by Calico is inspired by the bucolic landscape of the northern-California coast.

Designer Jason Miller is the brains behind the botanical pattern of ‘Verdure, which is a hassle-free alternative to a real living wall. It combines abstract petal shapes with hand-painted metallic elements to form a curiously tactile surface. From approx £395 per sq m (calicowallpaper.com).

Whatever is exciting you as you head into the autumn, embrace the wave of change and a new reframing of the future. Trust us, it’s bright, bold and, in the months to come, it’s going to make the world a very interesting place to be. I, for one, cannot wait!

 

Featured Collection: Verdure

Article by: BEN SPRIGGS

Calico Wallpaper Launches New “Kaleidoscope” Collection

Calico Wallpaper has done it again with the release of “Kaleidoscope,” a bespoke wallpaper collection inspired by Paul Cézanne’s gorgeous landscapes.

Reminiscent of Paul Cézanne’s hugely influential modern paintings of prismatic topography that resemble the patterns inside of a kaleidoscope, the collection’s prints bring the outdoors inside of your home. Loose, evocative lines combine to form a wash of patchwork colors across the wall for a striking yet understated finish that doesn’t overwhelm the eye. Touches of vibrant hues provide interest while sweeping brush strokes and color reminiscent of sunshine evoke perpetual motion throughout the wallpaper.

“Kaleidoscope explores how a simple shift of perspective can capture the ever-changing nature of our surroundings,” says Rachel Cope, co-founder and creative director of Calico Wallpaper. “The wallpaper delves into the elusive outlines of a dreamlike scenery highlighting the dynamic spark that is at the heart of all living things.”

Available in eight colorways, Adapt, Balance, Cascade, Emerge, Propel, Renew, Sustain and Transform, the collection can elevate nearly any space. We particularly love Adapt’s mix of beige and blue tones and Balance’s warm, buttery hues. As is true of all Calico Wallpaper collections, “Kaleidoscope” was crafted using original artwork and can be translated into custom-fit murals for a client’s individual project and space.

Article by: Chandler Presson

 

The beauty of nature inspires new Calico Wallpaper collection

Calico Wallpaper is launching its new collection, Verdure, with guest designer Jason Miller.

Verdure is a hand-painted watercolor collection inspired by the landscapes of Northern California, such as the seaside cliffs and the redwood forests.

The new collection brings nature indoors with an immersive design of abstract botanical shapes that create a living, textural surface, according to Brooklyn-native Miller, who founded the Roll & Hill studio.

“I am inspired by nature’s relentless thoroughness,” said Miller. “In the temperate rainforests of California for example, every inch is covered with the largest trees on earth, the tiniest succulent ground cover and everything in between. This is the inspiration behind Verdure.”

Miller said the collection’s unique pattern is created by leaf forms overlapping one another, as if woven by nature.

Verdure is available in eight colorways: Aster, Dogwood, Pansy, Phlox, Sawgrass, Sorrel, Spruce and Yarrow.

The Calico Wallpaper team employs advanced technologies to translate its designs into custom-fit murals that are tailored to a client’s project and space.

Collection Feature: Verdure

Article by: Anne Flynn Wear

Instead of Antlers, This Deer Valley House Nods to the Sun and the Moon

In approximately four hours and 40 minutes, Jan Kolteniuk and her family can go from the sun-drenched streets of Mexico City to the snowy mountains of Deer Valley, Utah (excluding traffic and waiting in line at security, of course). “It’s a direct flight to Salt Lake City,” notes Kolteniuk. She and her husband moved to Mexico City 16 years ago (he’s originally from there) but more recently fell in love with northern Utah, which shares its arid and dry weather. So when Mexico City fully shut down during the height of the pandemic, the couple and their three daughters (ages 13, 12, and 9) retreated to the States for a period of time and rented a house along the slopes. Not long after, they toured a 2,400-square-foot, circa-1980 place across the street that was for sale.

“I saw it and I was like, what a dump,” recalls Kolteniuk. The main bedroom was not only painted purple, but there was a bathtub in the middle of the space. A huge dumbwaiter soaked up precious space on all three floors…even though it couldn’t fit more than one package at a time. But the beautiful cedar ceilings were a selling point. “It made it feel like a modern chalet to me,” she adds. Kolteniuk tasked Jennelle Butera of Hudson + Bloum Design with helping her bring a touch of Mexico to the ski retreat. In addition to strong doses of marigold (which, to Kolteniuk, largely symbolize the Day of the Dead), Butera steered clear of rustic neutrals. “Gray is all over the place in a lot of these mountain homes,” she points out. Antlers were also out of the question.

 

 

Collection feature: Heartwood in Colorway Madera

A collection Designed in collaboration with Humberto Leon

Drawing inspiration from the distinctive patterns of wood grain, Leon collaborated with Calico Wallpaper to craft a custom mural that blends the organic lines of wood’s natural grain with an exaggerated graphic pattern

9 Ombre Designs for a Soft Splash of Color

In BOH’s new series On Trend, we’re asking designers to share their favorite of-the-moment finds.

Equal parts colorful and ethereal, ombre palettes and patterns have proven their appeal, transcending trend status to become an enduring design option. In addition to bringing a medley of dreamy gradient tones to a room, these gently blended, graduating shades of the same hue can create a sense of rhythm and movement, whether they’re adorning accent pieces or an entire wall. “I love the flow that ombre creates,” designer Alex Alonso tells Business of Home. “It gives the eye a soft progression, and it allows you to be more playful with color in a space without being too dramatic or harsh in the transition.”

Intrigued, we asked Alonso and designers Christina Roughan and Katie Lydon to share their favorite of-the-moment ombre finds and how to employ them in a space.

Lydon has a knack for balancing classic and contemporary elements in a space. Originally from London, the New York–based designer is just as likely to incorporate an antique chandelier or a Louis XVI–style dining chair in a room as an acrylic console or modern work of art. The end result is a harmonious mix of old and new aesthetics that somehow manages to feel both fresh and timeless.

AURORA BY CALICO WALLPAPER
Calico Wallpaper has been doing ombre for years, and it is a wonderful way to introduce drama and style into any room. We used this wallpaper in a girl’s bedroom because it has just the right amount of color and cool factor for a teenager.”
Featured Collection: Aurora
The collection was developed following extensive research in the arts of fabric dyeing—drawing heavily from Shibori and Ombré techniques. Mineral pigments such as ultramarine and indigo are suspended in liquid and transferred by hand to organic linen.
Article by: Caroline Biggs

Colour Material Finish

Global CMF Forecast

SS 2023

 

The addition of pink to the Sun and Sky colour direction creates a wholly new colour aesthetic.However, there’s nothing saccharine about these transitioning pastels.The tonal duo of Hushed Blue and Clear Day, and two levels of yellow in Camomile and Lunar are enhanced by the soothing, yellow-based Pink Pillow. Natural applications favour water colour style graduations that emphasize the sleepy, ethereal mood of the story.

Featured Collection: Atmosphere

Photography by: Matthew Johnson

 

INSIDE THE HYBRID STOREFRONT: Assembly Line

The duo behind Brooklyn studio General Assembly is putting inspiration to good use with their new one-stop shop for interior design.

 

asy home upgrades are having a moment. With homeowners and renters alike bouncing between social media and streaming, inspiration—and motivation—abounds. But making those interior dreams a reality is easier said than done. Just ask Colin Stief and Sarah Zames, who’ve helmed the Brooklyn design studio General Assembly for the past decade. Known for their holistic approach to design, the duo can handle everything from interior architecture to furniture and finishes.

Their new brick-and-mortar venture, Assembly Line, breaks this process down into its component parts. “We recognize that people often want to improve their homes in a more targeted way,” says Zames. “And so often we don’t feel comfortable making significant changes that are, in reality, feasible.” The idea is to be a one-stop shop for interior design, where daunting projects are transformed into doable ones, whether you’re on the hunt for new lighting, looking to retile your bathroom, or simply seeking a trusted second opinion. (Stief and Zames are available for consultations by appointment.)

A stone’s throw from Brooklyn design destinations like the new Roman and Williams–designed Ace Hotel and the local Farrow & Ball showroom, Assembly Line is laid out like one of the firm’s own projects and stocked with a shoppable mix of furniture, lighting, and accessories from General Assembly sources including In Common With, Vonnegut/Kraft, Fort Standard, Armadillo, and Atelier de Troupe, among others. Industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike can also peruse material samples and swatches from the likes of Clé tile and Calico Wallpaper and place orders directly through the store.

“The idea is to take some of the guesswork out of the process,” explains Stief. “You can pick any element from any part of the space, and all of it will go together.”

That focus on craft and execution is another key point of differentiation for Assembly Line. A handful of startups have entered the home design space over the last decade, aiming to prettify interiors at scale, whether you’re customizing a sofa at Interior Define or working with an interior designer remotely via Havenly. Assembly Line instead aims to prove that great design doesn’t need scale to conquer the world. And that maybe it doesn’t need to conquer the world at all. Maybe it just needs people who care, with great taste, right in your own backyard.
Article by: SEAN SANTIAGO
Collection feature: Moors
A colorway a part of the Woodlands, Fields and Moors trio designed in collaboration with Faye TooGood

ELLE Decoration International Design Awards 2021: All the Winners

Wallcovering: ‘Eden’ by Lindsey Adelman for Calico Wallpaper

 

The ELLE Decoration community is proud to present the winners of the 19th annual EDIDA Awards, photographed within the newly renovated Esprit Nouveau Pavilion in Bologna by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The result of careful deliberation by the editors-in-chief across the network, these 14 winners represent the very best of design today. With thanks to official partner MGallery Hotel Collection.

Watercolour paintings of the plants, flowers and seeds of the Belle-Île, Brittany’s largest island, are the subjects of this wallcovering, which looks more like a bespoke fresco mural.

Feature Collection: Eden

Eden is a delicate and gestural collection designed with celebrated lighting designer Lindsey Adelman. Inspired during quiet time spent unplugged from the demands of daily life in Belle Île, off the coast of Brittany, Eden is a study in elevating the untamed.

Surrounded by towering cliffs, bluffs and tempestuous crashing waves, her simple house sat on a jut of land that opened to a narrow path. Every day, she set out to collect flowers, seeds, and weeds, bringing them back to her makeshift studio where she transformed them into effortless watercolors that now make up the collection.

Photo provided by: Cedrone Federico

 

 

 

Best Maximalist Interior Designers

“Maximalist interior designers are masters of combining patterns, palettes, textures, and layers to achieve the “more is more” aesthetic, bringing a riot of color, form, and pattern to every room they create. Although it may not everyone’s cup of tea, the trend towards bolder interiors has grown steadily and significantly over the past few years, as homeowners embrace the opportunity to project their playful personalities into their spaces and to show off their collections of, well, anything and everything all at once”.

 

“Creative Tonic founder Courtnay Tartt Elias likes to layer saturated hues, richly appointed textiles, and personal narratives into the residential spaces she designs. Based in Houston, Texas, her studio is never afraid to shy away from combining geometric patterns, richly toned high-gloss millwork paint, metallics sheens, or varied floral motifs—all together with carefully chosen passementerie and other details”.

 

Featuring Collection Night in Colorway Aubergine

 

Photography by Julie Soefer (website | Instagram)

Interior Design: This Cafe in Brooklyn Serves Up Sweet Treats in a Setting Inspired by the Setting Sun

“To me, the most surprising element of the space is the interplay between the representation of the sun setting against the evening sky through an arched opening and twilight wallpaper, and the placement of the lighting pendants over the bar as the sun path,” shares Ly. The team’s lighting design partner, Sighte Studio, brought to life the sun path using fixtures that curve and gradually drop toward the horizon line along the back wall, adding what Ly calls “a thoughtful layer of meaning, in a simple, singular move.” We predict the sun won’t set on this sweet spot anytime soon.

By: Carlene Olsen

Photography: Reid Rolls Photography

 

Luxe Interiors + Design: Behind Kelly Behun And Calico’s Bold Wallcovering Collection

A-List designer Kelly Behun shares the inspiration behind her beautifully patterned wallpaper collection with Calico.

What was the process like for this collection?
I was beyond excited to collaborate with Calico because we have worked together many times over the years. They have set a high bar for designing wallpaper that evokes a presence beyond materiality—like a grass cloth or silk that just adds texture. When bringing a pattern and story to a room, it’s hard to come up with a concept that feels like the right scale and won’t overpower the space. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to do that well, and I have a newfound respect for those who do.

The designs are largely inspired by light. Did a certain place or time inspire you?
I’m really drawn to shadows created in unexpected ways. With Bask, I had this idea of being outside in the sun and feeling the warmth suffusing you, like being under a pergola. It’s not a specific place as it is a vibe. Then with Sylvan, it was more specific to skiing over the years and loving the view of the landscape, and bare birch trees, from the chairlift. You have the most beautiful shadows playing on the snow’s surface that are so pure.

Where do you envision these wallcoverings being used?
I’m always looking for wallcoverings with color schemes, patterning and scale that can work in a myriad of spaces from a bedroom, even if it’s a feature wall, to a powder room where you might want something bolder, overscale and unexpected, to a kid’s room. I try to think of different contexts and settings for wallcoverings.

Architectural Digest: Designer Kelly Behun and Calico Wallpaper Launch a New Luminous Collection

Inspired by light and shadow, the AD100 designer delves into a new medium.

“We all know firsthand how light affects us,” reflects Kelly Behun, who has investigated the delicate dance between sun and shadow in interiors and products alike. The AD100 designer’s latest collections, created in collaboration with Calico Wallpaper, continue that exploration while culling her own life experience. The Sylvan pattern evokes childhood recollections of tall birch trees casting long shadows on the snowy slopes of Pennsylvania, where she grew up skiing. The Bask motif, on the other hand, depicts light filtering through slatted structures, raising the feeling of basking in the sun. Both feature a range of warm tones to showcase the therapeutic and mood-elevating capacities of color. “It’s a high bar to come up with patterns that make a statement and conjure an emotion when you walk into a room,” says Behun, who observes a seemingly aural sensation in spaces that work. “I want people to feel that almost vibration that happens.”

Design Milk: Kelly Behun Adds a Dance of Landscape, Light, and Shadow to Wallpaper

If ever there was a vantage point to watch how light changes throughout the span of the day, month, or year, it would from designer Kelly Behun’s New York City apartment (see it here). Behun brings her unique vision to a new perspective through a collaboration with Calico WallpaperSylvan is a hand-painted landscape reflecting shadows that cast around abstracted trees on snowy mountains. The pattern captures a moment in time, bringing together landscape, light, and shadow. Each of the eight colorways evokes a hypnotic effect, much like how it is watching light play around you as the day passes on and the sun moves west.

By Caroline Williamson

Surface: This Wallpaper Captures Light and Shadow’s Hypnotic Dance

Calico Wallpaper has always aimed to move art beyond the frame and into everyday spaces through vibrant custom-fit murals tailored to each interior. Even though Rachel Cope, who co-founded the Brooklyn-based brand with her husband, Nick, is an artist herself, the duo often brings other talents into the fold. (Previous collaborators: Faye ToogoodMeyer DavisSabine MarcelisIni Archibong, and even their daughter, Willow.) The latest is Kelly Behun, the lauded interior designer who, through a hands-on approach, devises artful yet inviting interiors layered with vintage design classics, collectible one-offs, and no shortage of sunlight.

 

By Ryan Waddoups

Interior Design: Fall Market Tabloid – Tableau

Photographs the AB Concept Ed Ng cofounder took of Karuizawa, in the Japanese Alps, were translated into wallpaper using various painting techniques that capture the landscape’s dreamy light and color.

Architectural Digest: 10 Design Collabs We’re Loving Right Now

It was serendipitous, really. Rachel Cope, cofounder of Calico Wallpaper, was toying with the idea of a scenic panorama—a departure from the maker’s largely abstract and painterly collections—when an undulating forest scene on Instagram stopped her mid-scroll. Posted by Ed Ng—founder of international design and architecture firm AB Concept—the snow-capped terrain (which happens to be the view from Ng’s back porch in Karuizawa, Japan) was calling for a large-scale canvas. Lightly reinterpreted with varied perspectives and artisan finishes, the coniferous sight now dons the Tableau wallpaper, available in 8 colors allusive of the changing seasons in the Japanese Alps.

Galerie: The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

Among Calico‘s impressive range of decorative wall coverings are numerous designs that find inspiration in art—from Glow, which translates Olafur Eliasson and James Turrell’s ethereal light installations into an otherworldly layer of translucent forms, to Reverie, an expressive pattern of painterly swashes by founders Nick and Rachel Cope’s young daughter, Willow. The brand has even directly rendered works by Fernando Mastrangelo and Daniel Arsham into wallpapers. For their latest pattern, Gesture, the designers looked to the bold paintings of Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.

By Jill Sieracki

AN Interior: Wallcoverings

Perhaps the most prevalent combination of art and
architecture, wallcoverings provide a unique opportunity for
these two disciplines to intersect. As architects put up walls
to achieve a certain spatial experience, artful and carefully
selected wallcoverings serve as a powerful tool in adding
further depth and poignancy. Color, texture, and pattern
are just a few of the unique features you’ll notice in these
latest wallcovering products from a group of established
manufacturers as well as new faces in the industry. We’ve
even included a number of collaborations with artists who
work in a variety of fields—fashion, set design, drawing, and
more.

By Sophie Aliece Hollis

Curbed: Bunny Heaven in Williamsburg

Rachel Nuwer and Paul Dix’s rooftop garden is home to bees, trees, crickets, and gamboling rabbit friends.

 

By Wendy Goodman

Photographs by Christian Torres

 

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CNN Style: Post-pandemic home design trends reflect a need for more fluidity and nature

After a year off due to the pandemic and a scaled-down iteration in September 2021, Milan’s Salone del Mobile — the international design fair that’s been held annually since 1961 — was back in full force last week. Beyond the trade show itself, which was packed with household names in the world of interiors, the Fuorisalone saw young creatives and smaller brands take over galleries, abandoned spaces and art hubs across the city with shows and installations, proposing new ideas for what our homes of tomorrow might look like.

Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN