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Architectural Digest • THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AUTHORITY VOLUME 76 NUMBER 10
editor’s letter • Before the Manhattan penthouses and the Paris pieds-à-terre, Architectural Digest was singularly focused on the glories of California, where the magazine was born, a native Angeleno, in 1920. —Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style
Tree of Life • How a leafy 18th-century Indian textile took the Western Hemisphere by storm
The right refrigerator can make all the difference. • We asked three industry experts how they recommend the best appliance to suit a customer’s needs.
Business Meets Pleasure • For Arteriors founder Mark Moussa, home is a celebration of design in all forms
YOUR KITCHEN’S TRUE COLORS • In an ordinary home, standard-issue appliances sometimes have a utilitarian feel that’s easily overlooked. But who says you have to be ordinary? With the DacorMatch Color System, you can color your kitchen outside the lines for a look that’s uniquely you.
Hit Refresh • From its Berkshires base, venerable Tillett Textiles keeps the classics alive
Capital Improvement • Masterminded by Steven Holl and Edmund Hollander, a thoughtful expansion breathes fresh life into D.C.’s Kennedy Center
Rock the House • Ben Soleimani has big plans to revolutionize the home-furnishings market
Natural Curiosity • Paintmakers Farrow & Ball and design duo Roman and Williams conjure a world of color
Alexa Hampton • The Manhattan designer’s latest product designs offer suave lessons in history
Farm Fresh • Culinary excitement and newfound creative spirit arrive at haute hippie Ojai, California
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view master • For high-flying client Kipp Nelson, AD100 architecture firm Olson Kundig devises a commanding aerie in the Hollywood hills
SUPER SOAKER • Atelier AM’s Alexandra and Michael Misczynski expand their Los Angeles home with a sophisticated family fun zone that evokes the glories of the Italian countryside
EAST SIDE STORY • From Echo Park to Frogtown to Lincoln Heights, a fresh crop of creative talents—many of them friends and collaborators—are writing the next chapter in California design. Meet eight trailblazers at the epicenter of L.A.’s new cultural hot zone.
CABIN FEVER • AD100 Designer Ken Fulk fashions a fabulous Lake Tahoe getaway for Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom and his wife, Nicole
design notes • THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THE LOOK
the wearstler effect • With her high-octane decorating and personal style, Kelly Wearstler has built an empire by refusing to blend in
AD at 100 • Break out the bubbly! Architectural Digest is 100—and we’re celebrating with a stunning monograph that spotlights a century of the world’s most alluring homes and gardens. The following is an excerpt from the chapter dedicated to the glories of California, AD’s birthplace.
DOUBLE VISION • Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht, principals at the AD100 firm Commune Design, were catalysts in the transformation of Los Angeles into a global cultural hub. Now living in a pair of m∣dcentury residential towers in Los Feliz, the dynamic duo are pioneering a whole new frontier—quintessentially California-style apartment...