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Designer Matthew Leverone Brings Understated Elegance to a Distinctive Atherton Home

Designer Matthew Leverone Brings Understated Elegance to a Distinctive Atherton Home

Tucked into a serene, wooded enclave, a quietly grand Atherton residence embodies Coco Chanel’s maxim: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” The home’s minimal, elegant interiors, created by San Francisco designer Matthew Leverone, unfold in tranquil colors, simple lines and refined details.

Designer James Hunter Achieves Lofty Glamour at the Millennium Tower

Designer James Hunter Achieves Lofty Glamour at the Millennium Tower

The chic, simple and unadorned style of James Hunter’s client, Juli Betwee, inspired his vision for her 2,000-square-foot Millennium Tower apartment. “Her stylishness brought to mind the clean, modern lines and subtle curves in the furniture Jean-Michel Frank and William Haines designed in the 1930s,” says Hunter, a principal designer at the Wiseman Group. “I knew an updated take on that sensibility would soften the space’s strong geometry.”

 Architect Brandon Jørgensen's First Solo Ground-Up Project Establishes Him as a Stellar Young Modernist

Architect Brandon Jørgensen's First Solo Ground-Up Project Establishes Him as a Stellar Young Modernist

When architect Brandon Jørgensen first presented his sketches for a Napa Valley home to his clients, he could sense their lack of enthusiasm. The couple had originally approached him with a request for a traditional Napa Valley farmhouse, Jørgensen decided to go for broke and present them with his kind of architecture: straight-up modern.

Summer's Chicest Textiles Take a Cue from the Deep Blue Sea

Summer's Chicest Textiles Take a Cue from the Deep Blue Sea

Add a pop of indigo to decor with one of these blue-hued summer textiles.

Textile Designer Sandra Jordan's Search for the World's Softest Fiber Leads to Peruvian Alpacas

Textile Designer Sandra Jordan's Search for the World's Softest Fiber Leads to Peruvian Alpacas

Growing up as the daughter of a diplomat in Peru, Sandra Jordan was taught the national legacy of the ancient alpaca. Considered “the gold of the Andes,” alpaca fleece, with its legendary softness, was reserved for the use of Incan royalty. But Jordan’s own impression of the fiber fell short of its lofty history: At the local farmers’ markets she visited with her mother, the fleece she found was scratchy and rough. This textural disconnect between the ideal and the real made an imprint on young Jordan, one that would later inspire her own storied journey.

Step Inside an Urban-Inspired Tahoe Interior

Step Inside an Urban-Inspired Tahoe Interior

Next generation Tahoe has set up camp and younger, fresher design is following in its wake. This look is what drew a young Bay Area couple with three small children to Martis Camp, a nine-year-old luxury development that has helped define the new Tahoe with its range of architectural styles. The couple hired architect Brendan Riley of Ryan Group Architects to help establish its design guidelines, also calling on Jay Jeffers to craft their urban-inspired interior.

Tour a Sophisticated Hillsborough Estate Designed by Heather Hilliard

Tour a Sophisticated Hillsborough Estate Designed by Heather Hilliard

When relocating from New York to California, a couple and their three children were prepared to embrace a new lifestyle. Thanks to San Francisco–based interior designer Heather Hilliard, however, transitioning from a SoHo loft to a Hillsborough estate didn’t mean abandoning their downtown aesthetic.

California Artist Robert Irwin Embarks on His First Permanent Architectural Installation

California Artist Robert Irwin Embarks on His First Permanent Architectural Installation

In the boundaryless space of Marfa, Texas, a broken-down ghost of a building sits devoid of roof and floor. What was once the Fort D.A. Russell Hospital is now an intersection of planes, providing fitting inspiration for artist Robert Irwin’s first permanent structure.

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