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Designer Robert Couturier Decorates a Brooklyn Brownstone for a Very Important Person--His Own Lawyer

Designer Robert Couturier Decorates a Brooklyn Brownstone for a Very Important Person--His Own Lawyer

It’s said that word of mouth is the best advertising for any business—whether you’re looking for an attorney or a designer. But for decorator Robert Couturier and his lawyer, David Berger, referrals weren’t even necessary when it came to doing business together. Berger had been looking to upgrade the decor in his four-story Cobble Hill townhouse, so he knew exactly the man to call. “David has been my attorney for a long time, and we are quite close,” says Couturier. “The entire design process was a wonderful experience."

Aristocratic Entertaining: The Legion of Honor Opens its Doors to Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Aristocratic Entertaining: The Legion of Honor Opens its Doors to Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

As the golden age of aristocratic life in England, the 18th century saw bucolic retreats conceived as extravagant stages for lavish parties and all manner of formal entertaining. Houghton Hall—a superb work of Anglo-Palladian architecture—set the stylistic standard for all country estates that would follow.

Chef Jennifer Puccio of Marlowe on the Delights of Casual Gatherings

Chef Jennifer Puccio of Marlowe on the Delights of Casual Gatherings

Favorite San Francisco bistro Marlowe reopened its doors this past month in a stylish new Ken Fulk—designed space at 500 Brannan. Jennifer Puccio—executive chef and partner at Marlowe, Park Tavern and The Cavalier—has earned acclaim for her creative, unpretentious farm-to-table cooking. Here, she shares her expert recommendations (and menu) for deliciously relaxed holiday entertaining.

Elegant Design Complements Art and Personal Collections to Make This House a Home

Elegant Design Complements Art and Personal Collections to Make This House a Home

A decade ago when a Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum board member went shopping for a weekend getaway, adequate display space for her impressive art collection wasn’t uppermost in her mind. She had a New York apartment for that, so small and cozy was just fine. While the 1920s Colonial Revival she settled on may not have been her dream house (“It had no moldings, no charm, and I really didn’t love it,” she says), she purchased it anyway planning to give it some character and enjoy it as a retreat.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Whimsical Light Fixtures

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Whimsical Light Fixtures

As mid-autumn days continue to grow shorter, keep a bright perspective with whimsical light fixtures that send out positive vibes.

In Her Williamsburg Studio, Designer Andreea Avram Rusu Sees the Light

In Her Williamsburg Studio, Designer Andreea Avram Rusu Sees the Light

As all creative types know, inspiration can strike almost anywhere. The latest thing to catch lighting designer Andreea Avram Rusu’s eye? The graffiti that adorns New York buildings, which she has captured in photographs over the past several years.

Designer Julie Nightingale Balances a Greenwich Couple's Stand-Out Art Collection with Easy Elegance and Practicality

Designer Julie Nightingale Balances a Greenwich Couple's Stand-Out Art Collection with Easy Elegance and Practicality

It’s a common conundrum that most modern-day parents can easily relate to: that moment when a couple realizes that their lives are more about getting their kids to eat their vegetables than getting a table at Per Se.

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