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A Brooklyn Storefront Church, Resurrected As a Family Home

Virginie Sommet’s latest project, in Ocean Hill.
  1. This Floating Tiny House in East Hampton Is Inspired by a Duck Blind Artist Scott Bluedorn made it out of found materials: local kelp, a kid’s jungle gym.
  2. Afrofuturist Ari Melenciano Doesn’t Mind Never Leaving Her Loft in Quarantine “All of my gadgets — they’re basically my toys — are everywhere.” And they inspire her.
  3. Remembering Fort Thunder: 11 Dudes, Two Bands, One Working Toilet Jim Drain looks back at life in the Providence punk art commune.
  4. Office Life, Inside and Out Paper co-founder Kim Hastreiter renovated a studio in her building to be her new office. But for now, meet her in Washington Square Park.
  5. Norwood Young Got Tired of Being More Famous for His L.A. House Than His Singing He’s moved to Bangkok, where he is treated like a king.
  6. Andy Coolquitt’s Austin Art Commune Was Inspired by Duchamp “It’s really an experiment in … learning how to live a sane existence.”
  7. Artist Stephanie H. Shih Happily Gave Up On Minimalism “I realized that will never be me. It can’t be me.” A visit to her Carroll Gardens apartment.
  8. London Artist Julie Verhoeven’s Favorite Spot in Her House Is Her Toilet “The flat has become a giant collage of precarious layers of stuff.”
  9. Who Lived in That Farrah Fawcett Place, and What’s Happened to Him Since? Catching up with Raymond Donahue, whose home was on the cover of Nest’s first issue.
  10. Musician Henry Hall’s Childhood Bedroom: Ocean Views, Beanie Babies, and Ghosts The 28-year-old son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall remembers the room he grew up in.
  11. See Shantell Martin’s New Playground Mural In the Rockaways.
  12. Your Quarantine Clutter Has a Long and Distinguished History Embrace the mess.
  13. A Floating Home-Away-From-Home Lyndsay Caleo Karol and Fitzhugh Karol’s getaway boat, Lucy, sleeps eight and is moored at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  14. A Studio Visit With Nest Founder Turned Painter Joseph Holtzman He paints on marble, and the sofa is from 1918.
  15. When Nest Was What’s Next Looking back at the fearlessly eccentric magazine that Condé Nast was too afraid to buy.
  16. May I Come In? A library of some of Wendy Goodman’s favorite places.
  17. Tour a Seaside Castle in the Rockaways Cecilia Dean and David Selig’s beach retreat is more than a weekend surf lodge; it’s also a space for the burgeoning local arts community.
  18. A Ranch House Turned Modern Oasis Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth’s new book on interiors includes images of a 1976 prefab deck house, which he transformed for himself and his husband.
  19. Home Is Where This Designer’s Art Is Edward Wilkerson lives among a sophisticated palette of black and white, photos and art, and pieces he’s collected while traveling the world.
  20. Transforming a 1980s Time Capsule Interior designer Leyden Lewis turned a dated high-rise apartment in midtown into a livable modern gallery.
  21. A Mid-Century in the Catskills With Room to Make Art The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger and artist Michael Berryhill found the perfect house in a not-yet-hip town upstate.
  22. The Artist Reimagining What Home Looks Like for Black Families Malene Barnett, founder of Black Artists and Designers Guild, is building a virtual concept house that highlights the work of black designers.
  23. A Building Where the 19th Century Met the 21st Inside the multiple lives of an apartment at the Osborne — Edwardian décor in 1910, eclectic maximalism in 1967, and airy and modern in 2017.
  24. Brooklyn’s Favorite Wallpaper Designers Are Launching a Line of Textiles Nick and Rachel Cope are turning their inky, gradient-hued wallpapers into fabrics for curtains, pillows, and upholstery.
  25. Inside a 24-Room Tokyo Home That Feels Like a Painting Architect Kazuyasu Kochi converted an eight-unit apartment building into this sprawling single-family dwelling.
  26. 25 Famous Women on Decorating Their Homes Nancy Meyers, Cher, Oprah, and more who love interior design.
  27. A Former Brewery Gets Transformed Into a Magnificent Family Home Architect and designer Jeffery Povero transformed the good bones of a gracious loft into a welcoming space for a couple with two young children.
  28. Tour a New York Rarity: A (Mostly) Untouched Artist’s Loft Taken with the endless possibilities of a 4,000-square-foot space, decorator Cheryl Mowinckel did what most people can’t: She left it alone — almost.
  29. A Reykjavík Pied-à-Terre Inspired by the Natural Colors of Iceland Designer Sheila Bridges took inspiration for her second home from the hues of the northern lights, the North Atlantic, basalt rocks, and black sand.
  30. A Designer’s Beloved Dollhouse, and Her Cherished 475-Square-Foot Studio For Susannah Talley, downsizing took on new meaning after moving to a tiny New York apartment and restoring an abandoned dollhouse.
  31. An Artist-Architect Breathes New Life Into a Brooklyn Row House Shane Neufeld’s year-old firm recently completed its first major project — the renovation of a dilapidated home in Bed-Stuy for his family.
  32. A 1950s Bungalow, Transformed by an All-Black-and-White Paint Job In order to turn a quaint cottage into an optical-illusion art house, architect Jean Verville had to use what he calls “conceptual space projections.”
  33. The Tribeca Loft That Doubles As a Design Showroom Danish Brand Vipp’s third-generation owners live in a loft with their wares on display.
  34. Preview an Immersive Installation of Contemporary Queer Artwork Textile artist Liz Collins curated portraits by 95 queer artists to create an totally transformative experience.
  35. An Interior Designer’s ‘Chic and Disorderly’ Dream Home “There is a general opinion that maximalism is about clutter, but everything in this apartment has its spot, and every object engages the eye.”
  36. The Artist-Entrepreneur With a Keen Eye for Nature The Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition “Vera Paints a Scarf: The Art and Design of Vera Neumann” is a jubilant journey.
  37. An Elegant Duplex Where Simple Moves Made a Big Difference The owners of this lower-level unit in a Clinton Hill townhouse felt the developer’s tasteful renovation needed a tweak to jibe with their style.
  38. Why Sustainably Sourced Furniture Is Worth the Investment And more expert advice from furniture designer Alexandra Climent.
  39. Inside an Artist Turned Designer’s Candy-Colored Loft Michael Katz, who recently passed away, left a vibrant legacy, created inside his 2,500-square-foot candy-colored loft.
  40. A Fashion Editor’s Greenwich Village Refuge Sisters Tonne and Wendy Goodman shared a room growing up, and today, by sheer coincidence, they live around the corner from one another.
  41. A Trip (or Two) to the Past at Christie’s Experts weigh in on two 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative arts collections, which will soon be at auction.
  42. A Radically Rehabbed Brooklyn Heights Townhouse The co-founders of Brooklyn Home Company restored and decorated this six-bedroom 1854 Greek Revival as if they were doing it for their own family.
  43. A Cozy, Modern Apartment With a Sense of History D’Aquino Monaco’s design director Dane Pressner says this client “did not want a modern apartment, but she did want a modern attitude.”
  44. Magical Finds From the Eighth Annual Salon Art + Design The yearly event continues to bewitch, dazzle, and even bewilder visitors with its awe-inspiring pieces and spectacular installations.
  45. A Sag Harbor Beach House That’s Suitable for All Seasons When her clients wanted to create a year-round retreat, designer Delia Brennen outfitted the space in a seasonless black-and-white palette.
  46. How to Retire on Both Coasts at Once A visit to the Manhattan and Beverly Hills homes of Mark Lee, Broadway producer and former Barneys CEO.
  47. A Window Into 20th Century Design, in a Dollhouse Temple Studio opened this week with a trove of artists’ textiles and wall coverings — plus, Doug Meyer’s deeply detailed dollhouse.
  48. Inside a Backyard Yurt in Brooklyn Sleeping in the wilds of Bed-Stuy gets analog-camera guru Kyle Depew into nature. (It saves on rent, too.)
  49. A Tribeca Condo Where Playful Glamour Meets Graphic Content Interior designer Jessica Ayromloo combined a clean, contemporary black-and-white palette with a side of color and a riff on Memphis design.
  50. A Gallery You Want to Come Home To David Alhadeff lives in his new West Village venue, Casa Perfect.
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