FROM THE EDITOR
Summer is the ideal time to misbehave. No one will notice, as
they are preoccupied with color and water, and how to
find more of both. For three months regular obligations feel
like personal invasions, everything standing in the way of
chlorine, lemon wedges, grass-skirted kitsch and early
Clichés that we chased off as corny memories are now serious
aspirations: navy blue, nautical tabletop, a ship in a bottle, splinters from wooden planks at the cottage, sandwiches that ooze
mayonnaise, the billow of hippie-dippie prints. It’s a juicy heat
wave of a season that compels us to plunge into daydreams.
We followed Neapolitian designer Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva to
Capri for gorgeous scenery and relaxed, untamed beauty. His
light and natural, skinny dip of a design for a small getaway
home is a true, unfussy taste of the sun-soaked Italian holiday.
And up the Adriatic Sea to Rovinj, Croatia, where design firm
3LHD matched top deck euphoria with the unrivaled bliss of a
new destination and turned it into a stunning paragon of what
the modern boutique hotel can be. The Hotel Lone is cooler and
more architecturally risk-taking than the usual seaside haunts—
a good reminder to stray from the familiar.
Thousands of miles away, perched in an Art Deco building in
Pacific Heights, San Francisco designer Candace Cavanaugh
gives the beloved city with the unmistakable skyline a chic new
residence. Even in the thick of a dense fog, the space soaks
in the designer’s polished, glamorously light mood. It is, like all
the other homes featured here, a place where the mind
can wander…which is all that summer wants of us. This is the
June+July issue of interiors.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
20 june july 2012 ⁄
CAROLINE ALLISON received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago and exhibits her fine art photography internationally. She lives
and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and shoots for a variety of architectural
and editorial clients, including Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun and the Wall
ROBERT COLONNA D’ISTRIA, a historian and journalist, is a regular contribi-tor to Figaro, World of Interiors and other publications. He is the author of
The Art of Luxury and Memories of Napoleon, as well as histories of Corsica,
Provence and Savoie.
Italian photographer GIANNI FRANCHELLUCCI specializes in interior
design and architecture. His work has appeared in the most prestigious
international lifestyle and design publications.
JEAN-FRANCOIS JAUSSAUD has been shooting interior design and portraits
for 20 years, and his work has been published in Vogue, Marie-Claire, The
New York Times and Elle Décor.
CAREN KURLANDER has held staff positions at Architectural Digest and
Western Interiors and Design, where she wrote feature stories on projects
ranging from a reclaimed stone creamery in Jackson Hole to Michael
Keaton’s Los Angeles ranch house. Her writing has also been published in
The Robb Report Collection, Luxe Interiors + Design and Mountain Living.
She is currently a contributing editor for the online design database The
Editor at Large and the editor in chief of FORM.
MATTHEW MILLMAN has been photographing architecture and design
in the western United States for 20 years, and his work has appeared in
Dwell, Architectural Digest and The New York Times. His photographs also
appeared in the book Model Making, authored by his wife, Megan Werner,
and published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Rome-based MARINA PIGNATELLI considers herself a citizen of the world.
Marrying a prince, she turned the fairy tale into incessant traveling and
curiosity for discovering new cultures. She was a contributing editor for
Harper’s Bazaar, from 1972 to 1986, and is currently a lifestyle and design
contributor for AD Italia, Marie Claire Maison, Io Donna and Style of
Corriere della Sera, among others.
DENISE (“DE”) SCHOFIELD is a contributing writer for Florida Design and
Miami Home & Décor magazines, and has been published in LUXE Interiors
+ Design, Robb Report Exceptional Properties, Metropolitan Home,
Southern Accents, Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens and Home
TIM STREET-PORTER is an award-winning architecture and design
photographer and author. He has worked for most of the world’s
leading design magazines, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor
and The World of Interiors. Tim has written and photographed six books
on design and architecture. Rooms to Inspire in the City and Rooms to
Inspire in the Country (both Rizzoli) are written by his wife, Annie Kelly. Their
latest collaboration is Rooms to Inspire by the Sea (also Rizzoli).
MICHAEL WEBB, the author of 26 books, was born and educated in
London, where he worked at The Times and Country Life before moving
to the United States to become programming director of the American
Film Institute. Michael now lives in Los Angeles in a classic Richard Neutra
apartment that was once home to Charles and Ray Eames.