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New in Europe: 10 Recent Projects in Milan, Madrid, Stockholm, and More

From Milan to Stockholm, a variety of new projects reflect the modern/traditional mix of contemporary European design. These hotels, homes, apartments, restaurants, showrooms, shops, and galleries capture the distinct personality of the brands and clients for which they were designed.

1. Galleria Rossana Orlandi in Milan Opens Glamorous Aimo e Nadia BistRo

Galleria Rossana Orlandi is a mandatory Milan stop for design aficionados. The three-story emporium encourages visitors to linger: They can wander through its labyrinthine rooms, sit in the greenery-filled courtyard, and even have dinner at Aimo e Nadia BistRo, Orlandi’s restaurant located next door. Read more about the gallery/restaurant

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2. Matteo Foresti Modernizes a Narrow Stockholm Building Into a Light-Filled Café

Matteo Foresti’s eponymous design firm had only just opened when a commission came in: the chance to transform a student pub in a circa-1915 building, located in the center of his new home of Stockholm, into a fast-casual spot called Kale & Crave. The opportunity was big, but so was the challenge of organizing a 50-seat restaurant across four narrow floors totaling just 2,200 square feet. Read more about the café

3. Tom Dixon Opens Restaurant/Showroom The Manzoni in Milan

Rather than just another five-day exhibition at Salone de Mobile, this year designer Tom Dixon decided to make his mark on Milan a little more permanent. His Design Research Studio created The Manzoni, a restaurant that doubles as a showroom. Incorporating Dixon’s three new collections, The Manzoni—named for its location at 5 Via Manzoni—elevates the products from simply being on display to functioning in an active environment. Read more about The Manzoni

4. Zooco Studio Masterminds a Witty Madrid Flagship for La Oca Selezione

La Oca Selezione has long been the place—or, with over 20 store locations, the places—for design-savvy Spaniards seeking modern furniture. For its new flagship on Madrid’s trendy Calle de Castelló, the company turned to local firm Zooco Estudio to transform a blandly anonymous space into a witty take on retail design. Read more about the flagship

5. Stone Designs Gives Mid-Century Mod a Contemporary Twist in Teads’ Madrid Office

Global media platform Teads might be a truly 21st-century enterprise, masterminding online ads that reach more than one billion eyes each month, but its new Madrid office is more Mad Men than Blade Runner. Which is not to say the 5,200-square-foot space is a museum piece. Instead, local firm Stone Designsbreathed new life into the 1950s-era building. Read more about the office

6. Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architecte Create Dynamic Exterior for Arena du Pays d’Aix

The Arena du Pays d’Aix in southern France is a response to the sport-as-spectacle movement. Designed by Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architecte, the exterior of the 250,000-square-foot elliptical building is as engaging as the activities happening within—mostly handball but also basketball and hockey games, boxing matches, concerts, and other entertainment. Watch a video walkthrough of the stadium

7. NOA Gives Arches a Modern Twist at Gloriette Guesthouse in Italy

The arcaded belvedere, along with its local descendants and the villas they serve, many in the art nouveau style, informed the design of Gloriette Guesthouse, a new 25-room boutique hotel by NOA* Network of Architecture that reinterprets Soprabolzano’s leisured past for the 21st century. Read more about the hotel

8. Natural Light and Neutral Finishes Define a Studio DiDeA-Designed Apartment in Palermo

A couple in Palermo had been looking around for a new house; instead, while looking through a magazine, they found local Studio DiDeA and together embarked on a refreshing of their 1,500 square-foot apartment. Windows on both sides of the home let in not only cooling breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea and the nearby Parco della Favorita, says architect and cofounder Emanuela di Gaetano, but also ample light. Read more about the apartment

9. Dimore Studio Fashions a Unique Look for Luxury Italian Womenswear Emporium One-Off

Over the past decade, Dimore Studio has become one of the design world’s buzziest practices. Their interiors often bring together unusual color combinations, a wistful nostalgia, and striking originality. Unveiled last month, Dimore Studio’s latest project is One-Off, a 6,500-square-foot luxury womenswear boutique in Brescia, about an hour east of Milan. Read more about the boutique

10. Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten Brings Latin American Modernism to Swiss Villa

Architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler have amassed quite an artsy clientele since founding their eponymous firm in 1995. Their residential work is notable for the fluid transitions between spaces as well as the clarity, simplicity, and rich tactility of the materials palette. Those specialties are leveraged in another multistage project they recently completed: transforming a midcentury-era villa into a combination residence, studio, and exhibition space for an art-world couple. Read more about the residence

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Michael Garvey Brings Sunshine—and a Yoga Studio—to a Brooklyn Loft

A painting by Michael Garvey rests above a custom couch and a Flos floor lamp, with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams side tables and a silk rug from Stark Carpets. Photography by Greg Endries.

This 1,800-square-foot loft in Brooklyn almost had it all: an enviable location, ample space, and a solid oak beams that date back to the 1850’s. It just lacked a floor plan to best show off its assets.

Custom Flavor Paper wallpaper emboldens a bedroom, with table lamps by Room & Board and a W Hotel Furniture bed with a faux leather headboard. Photography by Greg Endries.

“It was a cookie-cutter nightmare,” says interior designer Michael Garvey, referencing long rooms without a rational flow and little natural light. The solution? “I added enormous floor-to-ceiling pocket doors in two locations where the sunlight is strong to create a yoga room and activate the floor plan for greater openness and circulation.”

Tom Dixon pendants hang above the stainless-steel kitchen island. Photography by Greg Endries.

A palette of spring green velvets, neutral silk rugs, and highly-reflective yet tone-on-tone wallcoverings freshened up the two bedrooms and bathrooms, enlivened by a series of Garvey’s own paintings. For the kitchen area, new clerestory windows and an oversize stainless-steel sliding door offer illumination. And to offset all that brightness, wood floors were re-stained, deepening the patina while retaining a hint of their industrial origin.

The custom dining table is a solid piece of Acacia wood atop a blackened steel base, illuminated by a Corbett Lighting chandelier. Photography by Greg Endries.
Custom paint treatments cool the bright yoga room, with a West Elm rug and cushions. Photography by Greg Endries.
A Stark Carpet rug and Restoration Hardware couch furnish the study. Photography by Greg Endries.

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Why You’re Seeing Brass at Every Trendy Restaurant

Bye, rose gold. The latest accent color we’re seeing at restaurants across the country is brass, and designer Tom Dixon is her to give the lowdown on why it’s popping now.

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Ellen DeGeneres Reimagines the Art in Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef’s Home

Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef have cultivated a serene home base for themselves and their two children, 9-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, that includes lots of open space and natural materials—and Ellen DeGeneres would like to cause a little chaos. The Beverly Hills home features classic pieces by Ray and Charles Eames, Milo Baughman, and Hans Wegner, as well as more-modern furnishings from the likes of BassamFellows and Tom Dixon. And their art collection largely consists of works by young artists and friends of Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, rather than works by any famous names. However, if the couple had hired DeGeneres instead of Nate Berkus to handle the decor, their bedroom—and entire home—would be filled with photos and sculptures of the talk-show host.

DeGeneres went so far as to create a mock video (based on the Architectural Digest original, found here) with the artwork she would choose for the home. There are paintings of DeGeneres with Marlin, her clownfish co-star from Finding Nemo, stuffed animals in her likeness, and a scandalous shot of Ellen on the cover of “Tugboats magazine,” hanging in pride of place over the couple’s bed. Serious design junkies shouldn’t mock, though. DeGeneres is a verified real estate mogul and interior design wiz; she has renovated nearly a dozen homes over the past 25 years, has a lifestyle brand that includes housewares, ED by Ellen, and even has a book to prove it all (not to mention her very own cover of Architectural Digest with wife Portia de Rossi). Perhaps Martin and Yosef should take notes—or perhaps the couples could swap homes, Trading Spaces–style. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t trade out black-and-white photographs of music superstars like Janis Joplin, David Bowie, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra or the sculpture by Larry Bell, either.

Watch the hilarious video, below—and be advised that Architectural Digest is not responsible for any of the creative choices.

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Peek Inside this Gorgeous Getaway

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In a salon, a bench and arm-chairs are dressed in a Manuel Canovas velvet. Dogs lounge among silk cushions. Moroccan brass pendant, neapolitan tile floor.

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Jacaranda Caracciolo di Melito Falck’s house was decorated with Tommaso Ziffer. Madeline Weinrib rugs, cushions of green dedar velvet.

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A portrait of Jacaranda’s grandmother surveys the library. Tom Dixonpendant light, terra-cotta sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Dachshunds Artù and Niki stand guard in the dining room, where a Madeleine Castaing by Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper border creates a frame. English regency dining table and chairs, Vocaturi sconce.

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In a living room, bespoke sofas wear William Yeoward for Designers Guild fabrics. Mario Schifano painting, Madeline Weinrib rug.


Pink roses tumble over a stone wall.


In Alessandro’s bath, an ikat print by Swavelle/Mill Creek fabrics curtains the Devon&Devon tub; cement wall tiles by Mosaic del Sur.


A Gucci dress is laid on an Italian empire bed outfitted with Ada Giovannellilinens. Antique Italian armchairs are cushioned with a vintage printed cotton; tuscan empire commodes.


Jacaranda, at right in Missoni, strolls with her children Alessandro and India, who wears Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.


Stuart Barfoot designed the gardens.

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In Christina Juarez’ colorful home, the custom kitchen island has a Carrara marble top, the pendants and floor lamp are by Tom Dixon, and the barstools are by CB2; the bar cart is by Homenature, and the Sam Still artwork above it hangs on a wall covered in a Madeline Weinribwallpaper; the antique birthing chair is from New Orleans.



Also in Christina Juarez’ apartment, the walls and vintage sofa in the home office are covered in an Elizabeth Hamiltonfabric from John Rosselli. The vintage chair and pillows are in a Madeline Weinrib ikat, the elephant stool is by Pier 1 Imports, the side table is by CB2, and the rug is by Serena & Lily. An Oberto Gili photograph, anchors artworks by Oscar de la Renta (top left) and Donald Robertson (top center).



The powder room in Andy Cohen’s apartment is wrapped in Flavor Paper’s Cherry Forever mylar wallpaper, the vanity is by Waterworks, and the vintage Milo Baughman mirror is from Chairish. The purple-resin bowling ball is from Mantiques Modern and the portrait of Diane von Furstenburg on a framed silk scarf is by Andy Warhol



In the guest bath of a Los Angeles home, a chair is upholstered in the California state flag, the sink and fittings are by Waterworks, the custom wallcovering is by Nathalie Lété, and the door is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green.



In the master bedroom of this family-friendly apartment, the bed and side tables are custom designs, the walls are sheathed in a custom grass cloth by Work + Sea, and the sconces are by Jason Koharik



It’s no surprise that wallpaper and textile maven Kate Reynolds’s Brooklyn home is filled with extraordinary wallcoverings. The dining room features a fun geometric design by Brian Paquette, which is beautifully complemented by an authentic Moroccan rug.



A pretty West Village apartment has plenty of adorable design details in the dining room; The wallcovering is Work + Sea’s Watercolor Stripe, and the artworks include pieces by Wardell Milan, John Register, and Jeff Lewis.



Inside a Palm Springs home, the guest room’s eye-catching wallpaper is a Kelly Wearstler design, punctuated by Frank Gehry drawings and a sleek black chair by Donghia.



In the entry hall of a grand New York apartment, the settee is covered in a Rose Cumming fabric, the late-18th-century Philadelphia table is a family heirloom, and the hand-painted yellow floral wallpaper is by San Patrignano.



Inside the family room of a historic Long Island farmhouse, the curtains are made from a Home Couture fabric and the textured sandy wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.



In this guest bath, a chair is upholstered in the California state flag (the house is located in LA, after all!), the sink and fittings are by Waterworks, the custom wallcovering is by Nathalie Lété.



This very Parisian apartment is all about elegance; Inside the entry hall, the hand-painted wallpaper is a design by Studio Peregalli and the wainscoting was painted to resemble marble.



The laundry room of a Brooklyn home makes a playful statement with cheetah wallpaper by Caitlin McGauley. The crab print is vintage and the abstract artwork is by Way Way Allen.



In a stylish West Village apartment, the powder room emphasizes drama with jungle-inspired wallpaper and sleek black fittings by Samuel Heath.



Mid-century design mavens Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley filled their Connecticut abodewith a mix of contemporary and throw-back decor. The guest bedroom’s bed and furry rug are by Serena & Lily, the chairs are by Duane Modern, and the floor lamp is by Arredoluce. They gave all of the mid-century furniture a modern dimension with a refreshing minimalist wallpaper design.



In a Brooklyn townhouse, the powder room boasts shibori wallpaper is by Amber Interiors for Studio Four NYC and the mirror is by Rejuvenation.



In typical California fashion, this Mill Valley home is nature-inspired from the color palette to the decor. The kitchen features a gorgeous leafy wallpaper design by Pierre Frey, accented by some real greenery on the dining table.



In a luxury Gramercy Park apartment, the dining room’s golden wallcovering is by de Gournay, the chandelier is a custom design, and the 1950s mirror is by Lobmeyr.



The dining room in an eclectic Oakland home is lined with the patterned wallpaper by Schumacher. The bold pendant light is by Kartell, the vintage hooked rug is American, and the photograph is by Katy Grannan.



In a Montana guesthouse designed by Ken Fulk in the mountains, the charming yellow wallcovering is from Sloan Miyasato, the carpet by Mark Nelson Designs is topped with a buffalo-hide rug, and the artworks are from the 19th century.



On an estate in the Hudson River Valley, the pattern-friendly master bedroom is outfitted with hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay. The curtains and pelmet are of Lelievre damasks, and the rug is a Persian 20th-century design.



Manhattan-based decorator Frank de Biasi and his partner, textile and clothing designer Gene Meyer, spared no detail in their colorful living room. The wallpaper by Doug & Gene Meyer features a fun mini-pattern. The circular rug is by Niba Collections, the carpet is by Holland & Sherry, and the tiger painting is an Indian piece.



This mountaintop Montana retreat designed by Ken Fulk pairs a steel bed by Room & Board with a 1920s leather sofa. The bed linens and side tables are by Ralph Lauren Home, the ceiling light is by Maarten Baas, and the wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.



A beach house in the Hamptonsreally leans into the nautical look with fish-printed wallpaper by Cole & Son. The powder room mirror is by Made Goods and the sconce is by Visual Comfort.



Peek inside this minimalist, Moroccan-inspired pool house in New York. In the raised sitting area, the patterned wallpaper and cushion fabrics are by Nancy Kintisch and the sconces are by Atelier de Troupe.



In the master bedroom of a Houston home, the bed is upholstered in a Schumacher fabric that are also used for the curtains. The subtle peachy wallpaper is by Farrow & Ball and the carpet is by Stark.



The dining room of a classic Connecticut home features chairs designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, a custom-made table, and an 18th-century pine commode from Vermont. The landscape-inspired, hand-painted wall covering is by Gracie, and the rug is by Holland & Sherry.

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