In lush Manoa Valley, a home that was originally built in the 1960s has been updated and upgraded.
“We love hanging out in the kitchen, enjoying our morning coffee and listening to our record player,” shares Mochizuki.
The kitchen used to be split-level; relocating it to create a one-floor layout makes the space feel much larger, explains Forman. Additionally, the couple opted to use wallpaper for an accent wall in their entryway per Forman’s recommendation. The wallpaper is from Calico’s Aurora line in a color called ray, which resembles the gradient of a sunrise. “We are really glad that we listened to Andrew,” shares Mochizuki.
By: Caitlin Thomas
Today, following a three-year hiatus, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York is back—and this year’s 22 participating designers and architects have contrived five floors of compelling interiors that were well worth the wait.
Through June 6, the historic River Mansion, a beaux arts townhouse overlooking Riverside Park and the Hudson River on the Upper West Side, will be open to the public to tour some 10,000 square feet of newly reimagined interiors. Inside, design pros share the creative musings and experimental ideas exciting them right now—from a shell grotto-esque retreat to a rococo Candyland. It’s all in an effort to raise funds for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and its enrichment programs, for which the show house has raised more than $28 million to date.
When it comes to bringing work home, Cara Woodhouse is clearly having a ball. Designing for clients certainly taps her creativity, but a full renovation of the modernist Long Island ranch that she and her young family call home gave the New York-based designer leeway to throw whatever curves she wanted—and there were lots.
The primary bedroom is luxurious and peaceful, with hints of funk in the drip-like Calico Wallpaper wallcovering and curvy shapes of the Woodhouse-designed bed and Pablo table lamps. A contemporary Entler Studio chandelier is softened by the layered textures of Matouk bedding.
Wallcovering Shown: Satori in custom color
By: Stephanie Hunt
Photography: Brian Wetzel
Interior Design: Cara Woodhouse
Interior Designer Hilary Matt focused on layering design throughout the home, beginning with the wallcoverings, then slowly expanding throughout the space by adding in additional textures.
“We went through the house and pinpointed which areas we wanted to be ‘bold’ and ‘wow’ spaces, and then which spaces we wanted to be more neutral and calming,” she says. “This really helped us choose the direction of each space and have a goal for the feeling of each one.”
The home office features Calico Wallpaper Eden in Mulberry designed in collaboration with Lindsey Adelman.
By: Matthew Fiorentino
Photography: Rikki Snyder
From artisanal boutique to superstores, the trend for Minimalist packaging design continues to pick up pace. We’ve rounded up 12 examples, including name-brand ketchup without the name, a CD packaged in bubble wrap, and a stylish kit for surviving the apocalypse… A simple marble effect gives these otherwise minimal chocolate bars a feeling of restrained luxury. Calico Wallpaper used the salts featured in Mast Brothers’ confectionery as materials to create the marbled packaging.
Custom artwork created for MAST Brothers Chocolate shown above
Fabrica has used some of Calico’s sumptuous coverings to rethink the humble lunch box: Tomomi Maezawa’s Sculptural Lunch is wrapped in ‘Willow Celeste’ wallpaper and held together by a thin wire structure, while Mariana Fernandes’ Wrapping Food uses marbled wallpaper to emphasise the shape of a traditional lunch of ham and cheese…
On the occasion of Uhuru’s new store, I visited the Red Hook home that co-founder Bill Hilgendorf shares with his wife, Maria Cristina Rueda, and two children…
Once, custom wallpaper had to be painted entirely by hand. But a new cadre of designers is offering digitally printed, mural-like scenes that can be endlessly manipulated…
A couple before they were partners in design, Nick Cope and Rachel Mosler founded Calico Wallpaper together two years ago in the wake of Hurricane Sandy…
Hurricane Sandy proved a blessing in disguise for Nick Cope and Rachel Mosler. The Red Hook-based couple were unable to access their offices for months, where she works as an art therapist and he as an interior designer and builder…