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  1. great rooms
    2402 Shunui Spa The Greenwich Hotel
    Fashion Editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s House in Bed-Stuy“I became obsessed with Live Auctioneers. I didn’t have the time, or the bandwidth, or the driver’s license, for going to estate sales.”
  2. interiors
    The Immediately Outdated Renovation“It used to be that seven-to-ten years was the shelf life. Now you look and say, ‘How can this look dated already?’”
  3. on set
    How to Build a House for Leonard BernsteinMaestro production designer Kevin Thompson on filming in the conductor’s actual Connecticut home (and going through his junk drawers).
  4. great rooms
    Living With His Husband and His Own Furniture Designs in GreenpointEver since Jeremy Silberberg started Studio S II with Erica Sellers, they’d been “digging for reasons to fund our own work!”
  5. great rooms
    Craftsman HomeIn a Prospect Heights floor-through, a set designer pays homage to her art form.
  6. great rooms
    The Empty Dry Cleaner That Became a Printing StudioArtist Leslie Diuguid needed a larger space to work (and her bedroom back).
  7. great rooms
    The Yoga Teacher Living Over an East Village Karaoke BarAlex Schatzberg also teaches in his apartment, in an 1833 building on St. Marks Place.
  8. great rooms
    A Serene Gut-Reno in the East Village, Six Flights UpMagdalena and Jonathan Keck wanted to live on the top floor no matter what.
  9. great rooms
    Federico de Francesco Gave up Finance to Be an Artist (and Live Like One)A visit to his Bohemian Tribeca loft
  10. preservation watch
    How the Nivola Horses Got Their Hooves BackAll 18 modernist sculptures have been reinstalled in an Upper West Side plaza.
  11. on set
    How Do You Rebuild a Nazi’s House?For The Zone of Interest, a crew meticulously studied Rudolf Höss’s actual house, then created a replica down the street.
  12. great rooms
    You Should Know About Textile Designer Marguerita MergentimeFrom Radio City music hall to Keds sneakers.
  13. design
    Have You Heard About the Hot-Girl Toilet Seat?Commodes with eggs and old cellphones suspended in resin aren’t for everyone. Maybe they’re for you.
  14. great rooms
    His Name Was Picked Out of a Hat to Get This Gramercy Park ApartmentMichael Shane Neal is just the third artist in 117 years to occupy this studio at the National Arts Club.
  15. collecting
    Down the eBay Rabbit Hole to Find a Bitossi ClockThese chunky mid-century ceramics looked ugly at first. Then I had to have my own.
  16. interiors
    A Look Inside New York’s Mountain HousesThe remote beauty and real meaning of the getaway home.
  17. year in review
    Curbed’s Most-Read Great Rooms Stories of 2023Including a mosaic-tiled backyard, a loft with floating bedrooms, and a transformation.
  18. great rooms
    A Tribeca Duplex Inspired by Cloud City and the Fortress of SolitudeAfter Inna Khidekel and Bert van der Walt bought this apartment, they let their designer, Timothy Godbold, surprise them.
  19. great rooms
    A Place, at Last, for Everything (Including the Teenager and the Shoes)A family thought they’d outgrown their apartment, until they met the architects Ideas of Order. Before and after photos for what they did.
  20. design edit
    McDonald’s Lamps, Rubber Tables, and Anthony Haden-Guest at Design MiamiPlus a literal trophy bookcase.
  21. great rooms
    The Photographer Who Taught Herself How to Renovate Her Own ApartmentAfter living in this apartment for nearly 18 years, Amanda Weil wanted a change, but first she fired her architect.
  22. great rooms
    TM Davy’s Fairy-, Satyr-, and Plant-Filled East Williamsburg Loft“I don’t really know that there are many places left like this.”
  23. great rooms
    A Student of Corbu’s in NutleyGlenn Mariconda and Asaka Midorikawa’s house was designed by Edward T. Bowser Jr., who had worked with Le Corbusier.
  24. on set
    Leave the World Behind’s Apocalyptic AirbnbA modern farmhouse in Old Westbury, Long Island, was just what the design team wanted for the collapse of civilization.
  25. great rooms
    A California Artist Lives His Mexico City DreamBrian Thoreen’s studio and home has a tree growing in the middle of it.
  26. great rooms
    She Finally Got Around to Really Decorating Her Tribeca PenthouseArtist Claudia Doring Baez lived in the former Wool Club space atop American Thread Building for 22 years before enlisting the help of an architect.
  27. design hunting
    From the Floral, Red Rooms of Barbara WaltersThe broadcaster liked monograms, astrology, and her red Eames chair.
  28. great rooms
    Sarah Nsikak Is So Happy to Be Back in Bed-StuyThe designer of the upcycling fashion line Le Réunion tried living upstate. It wasn’t for her.
  29. great rooms
    They Still Make Art in SohoReformed “wild man” artist John Alexander and ceramicist Fiona Waterstreet’s loft life together.
  30. great rooms
    Hollywood Regency in Park SlopeWhen Anna Turner bought her first apartment, she wanted “eclectic, maximalist.” But somehow practical, too.
  31. brick and mortar
    Floral Storefront CityWhen did fake wisteria take over every retail façade in Manhattan?
  32. great rooms
    Michael Henry Adams’s Candlelit Harlem ApartmentThe author and architectural preservationist has filled his home with the history of Harlem. He found some of it on the street.
  33. chapters
    Sofia Coppola’s BedroomsThe director’s new book, Archive, is a showcase for the little temples, or little cells, she creates for her characters.
  34. great rooms
    The Sisters Sharing a House in Prospect–Lefferts GardensZoë Wendel moved into her sister’s three-story house to help with renovations. She made this floor entirely her own.
  35. great rooms
    It’s Giving HalstonEvoking “the spirit of a bygone hedonism” in a sensible mid-century West Side co-op.
  36. shopping
    Beverly’s Is Making It PermanentBeverly Nguyen’s roaming homewares pop-up signed a lease at 27 Orchard.
  37. great rooms
    Donald Judd’s Soho In His Own WordsThe story behind 101 Spring Street.
  38. interior design
    Bye, BoucléResale sites are flooded with bubbly, fuzzy couches and chairs. Are we experiencing textural fatigue?
  39. design hunting
    Ten Years Later, Still Coming SoonFabiana Faria and Helena Barquet opened the Lower East Side home-design shop on 11/12/13.
  40. great rooms
    A Decamping to a Broad Channel Swim ClubComing Soon co-founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria left the Upper East Side for the Rockaways.
  41. just noticing
    Who Knew So Many Celebrities Wanted to Design WallpaperSarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, and Gwyneth Paltrow found a lucrative side hustle.
  42. great rooms
    A Fairy-Tale Beach Cottage in Cherry GroveAllison Michael Orenstein and Simone Saint Laurent have a motto: “When in doubt, paint it white.”
  43. great rooms
    Charles Renfro’s Fire Island Beach House Feels Like a StageThe architect bought the simple 1961 bungalow designed by Horace Gifford, and only added outdoor rooms.
  44. climate change
    What If Wind Turbines Got a Makeover?From Western New York to Ocean City, New Jersey, fights against wind farms often begin with how they look.
  45. great rooms
    An Edible Garden in Bed-Stuy That Feels like a Living RoomJC Garcia-Lavin and George Fesser had a barren backyard when they bought their house in 2019. Then things went wild.
  46. great rooms
    The Tribeca Townhouse of an Art Collector Who ‘Doesn’t Like Boring’After Page West had the six-story building to herself, it was time for a bold redesign.
  47. land disputes
    Bad News About Kevin Costner’s Buffalo SculptureAfter a decades-long legal battle, he may be forced to sell it.
  48. great rooms
    A Writer’s Shed in the SpringsGlyn Vincent writes his books in a former workshop for duck decoys.
  49. great rooms
    Let’s Tile the Yard!Thirty friends pitched in on Ellen Van Dusen’s Bed-Stuy mosaic. “It felt like a quilting group.”
  50. great rooms
    Artists in the Potato BarnDesigner Aelfie Oudghiri is opening a residency in her family’s place in Sagaponack.
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