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The California country home of actress @annehathaway and her husband, jewelry designer Adam Shulman, has an intriguing narrative. In the backstory they imagined for their enchanting 1906 Swiss chalet–style residence, Yves Saint Laurent once owned the property before director Wes Anderson moved in and put his own hipster-twee spin on the house. The fictional origin tale also includes something about Anderson and David Bowie cohosting an annual New Year’s Eve party there. That’s a lot of imagery to process, but Hathaway, Shulman, and their partner in drama, #AD100 designer @pamelashamshiri of Los Angeles’s @studioshamshiri , embraced the challenge with gusto. On a fireplace-warmed terrace, a pair of @janusetcie sofas wear 19th-century coverlets. Take a tour of the rest of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson ; text by @mayer.rus ; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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From fresh takes on traditional fixtures to sculptural lamps that steal the spotlight, AD’s favorite new lighting solutions showcase a full spectrum of possibility. Above, a striking antique pendant keeps history alive and well in a San Francisco home by @milesredd. Visit the link in our profile to discover AD editor’s top picks for lighting. Photo by @trevortondro ; text by @_h_mart_

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“One of the reasons I chose ceramics is because it reminded me of my childhood,” says @andiledyalvane , recounting the mud objects that he and his friends in Ngobozana, a village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, used to make as kids when they weren’t sliding down a muddy slope into a refreshing stream. As the Xhosa ceramist shapes vessels and wall hangings—sometimes sandy-rough, other times scraped and scarred—at @imisoceramics , his atelier in Cape Town, he recalls the scent of rain-soaked earth after a long dry spell. “Clay is one of the mediums that help me connect with nature itself, like I’m touching a vast network of spirituality,” explains Dyalvane, whose work has caught the attention of @friedman_benda. His most recent creations, called Iindonga, or crevices, will be displayed at PAD London ( @padartdesign ) from September 30 to October 6. Learn more about Dyalvane and five other rising stars of contemporary craft through the link in our profile. Photo by Justin Patrick, courtesy of Southern Guild; text by @adaesthete

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The sparkling jewel-box workspace that designer @stephaniegoto has devised for herself and her staff is set in a caretaker’s shed that was once part of creative-polymath Jean-Paul Goude’s apartment. The grain of the Douglas-fir floor floods the space like rippling water. (The same honey-blond planks have been used for shelves that hold Goto’s collection of plumb bobs.) The exposed-metal superstructure appears covered with suede, thanks to @benjaminmoore ’s Distant Gray, Goto’s signature paint; Flemming Lassen chairs are clad in fluffy sheepskin; an Alexander Calder mobile gently sways; and a vintage Charlotte Perriand door leads to a tiny chamber where a team member can ruminate as a beam of sunlight traces the space. “I’m not afraid of decoration, but you can manipulate materials to express that,” Goto says, noting, with a laugh, that the floor’s grain is “my equivalent of wallpaper.” Take a closer look inside the space via the link in our bio. Photo by Christopher Sturman. © 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; text by @adaesthete

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As the daughter of @degournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney, @hannahcecilharden grew up immersed in a world of glorious hand-painted wall­paper. Not surprisingly, the director of global marketing and development for de Gournay designed almost every room in her London family home from the walls in. “All relatively new designs,” she says. “For me, it’s fun to use wallpapers that people haven’t seen so much.” The kitchen, which she and her husband Eddie Harden expanded with the help of @smithbrookearchitects , was designed in a modern open style “so the chef [Eddie] isn’t alone while all the guests are having fun next door.” Take a tour of the home via the link in our profile. Photo by @douglasfriedman ; text by @janekeltnerdev

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When Danish-born architect @bjarkeingels had to start from scratch on his first private house, he prioritized the client’s request for a lap pool. Squeezing a 50-meter one onto the property at a diagonal, Ingels divided the land into two triangular parcels, one for the house and one for the garden. That determined the irregular form of the structure, which rises from a triangular base to a rectangular roof, yielding an inverted pyramid with a hyperbolic paraboloid facing the garden. (Ingels tested the complex geometry in models, carving a block of foam with hot wire.) To execute that in glass would have cost a fortune, so he opted for concrete, cast in situ, with rectangular window walls set back on each floor to create terraces. “In many ways the house is in the spirit of modernism—simple lines, simple materials, rooms as regular as possible—but with the severe influence of one major decision,” says Ingels, referring to the diagonal pool, which he compares to a natural obstruction like a boulder or a creek. See more of the house from our October issue through the link in our profile. Video by @anahop ; text by @samuelcochran ; styled by @tessawatson

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From the September 2007 issue, available on the digital #ADArchive exclusively for AD PRO members: Designer Juan Pablo Molyneaux surprised his wife, Pilar, by renovating the garret of their 17th-century Parisian mansion in the Marais. He transformed it into a sumptuous homage to one of his earliest influences, an 18th-century room in St. Petersburg’s Menshikov Palace. Above, a gouache by Horacio Sosa Cordero hangs above the carved stone Regence-period fireplace, which Molyneaux added. Take a tour of the home from the 2007 issue of AD on the new digital archive available on @archdigestpro. To join the AD PRO insider community, visit the link in our profile. Photo by Marina Faust; text by Judith Thurman #ADArchive

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A disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg made his name in the 1960s and ’70s for creating sculptural homes that ranged in inspiration from lotuses to onions to caterpillars in the way they dramatically unfolded on the landscape around them. With its 26 cast-concrete vertebrae that rise up as columns and then fan out to create a roof, the Doolittle house in Joshua Tree, CA (above) is one of his most major masterpieces. It was commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband Jay in 1984. With interior designer John Vugrin working in conjunction on almost every single detail, it took 20 years to complete. Writer @kristopherdukes and her Facebook executive husband Matt Jacobson ( @mfj20th ) chose not to interfere with the magic when they acquired the property from the Doolittles. “Keeping the house and its furnishings as they were intended was an obvious decision for us—how many pieces of architecture are built completely to the architect’s spec and preserved that way?” says Dukes. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the architectural wonder. Photo by @elizabethdaniels01 ; text by @tom___morris

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When Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine found their Paris apartment three years ago, a main selling point was that the building’s staircase would be wide enough for moving the large, unwieldy designs of Benjamin’s father, the late, great French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009) in and out. Paulin was famous for the outsize scale of many of his designs, which ushered in the sexy, loungy mood of the 1970s and won him commissions for the Louvre and the Élysée Palace. Barring a few of Alice’s family heirlooms, everything in the couple’s apartment is Paulin—a mix of new and vintage. The white dining set that anchors the open kitchen (above) was first designed in 1972 but only realized in 2014 for a Louis Vuitton project at Design Miami. (There are just two in existence, though there are plans to launch a limited edition.) See more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @alexisarmanet ; text by @janekeltnerdev

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“My overarching vision is to create spaces that allow multiple interpretations,” says Manhattan designer @stephaniegoto. “That’s the beauty of architecture—it depends on who is looking at it.” Take, for instance, the sparkling jewel-box workspace she devised for herself and her staff on Union Square. A caretaker’s shed that was once part of creative-polymath Jean-Paul Goude’s apartment, the 1,500-square-foot structure has been dressed with custom mirrored black stainless steel that reflects and refracts the skyline, “so the building isn’t static.” Indoors is a dialogue of hard edges and organic accents. The grain of the Douglas-fir floor floods the space like rippling water. (The same honey-blond planks have been used for shelves that hold Goto’s collection of plumb bobs.) “I’m not afraid of decoration, but you can manipulate materials to express that,” Goto says, noting, with a laugh, that the floor’s grain is “my equivalent of wallpaper.” See inside the space via the link in our profile. Photo by Richard Pare; text by @adaesthete

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@rodmanprimack of @rpmiller and Rudy Weissenberg’s Mexico City home is a place to show collectors what living with adventuresome contemporary design can look like. Embracing is the word Weissenberg uses to describe the couple’s maximalist approach, and it would be hard to improve on, especially as it applies to color. Many of the rooms are enveloped in subtle gradations of a single shade: aloe green for the study, a saffron kitchen, ultramarine in the master bedroom, a coral guest bath. The effect, Primack says, echoes of some of his favorite Milanese apartments. “I don’t understand why everyone’s so afraid of using color,” Weissenberg adds blithely. “I think correct color creates space and emotion.” In the guest bedroom, a custom wicker headboard by RP Miller features integrated side tables, and the lights are by Weissenberg. Above the bed are prints by @lakeverea. See more of the @agoprojects founders’ home through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson ; text by @samedford

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For @annehathaway and husband Adam Shulman’s California country house, #AD100 designer @pamelashamshiri of @studioshamshiri used the 1906 Swiss chalet–style architecture as a jumping-off point for the fanciful, decades-spanning interiors. “We tried to maintain the sweetness that made the house so special while adding new layers of color, texture, and furnishings from different eras that reflect the evolution of the home over time and the warm, generous spirit of Annie and Adam.” That layering exercise comes to life with particular drama in the capacious music room (above), originally designed as a dance hall for young people from the surrounding community. Crowned with an early–20th century disco ball from a Turkish spa, the celebratory space hosts a piano, naturally; a sparkly Yves Klein Monogold table; and a broad array of cozy seating for Hathaway and Shulman’s frequent guests. “This room has been a long-held fantasy of ours—a place where the people we love can gather and our musician friends can play. It’s the heart of the house,” Hathaway says. Take a tour of the house through the link in our profile. Photo by @stephenkentjohnson ; text by @mayer.rus ; styled by @michaelreynoldsnyc

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