Augusta and Gill Holland turned to architect Joel Barkley and designer Todd Klein to update Ashbourne, the historic Louisville, Kentucky, estate that’s been in her family for generations. The blue striations on the living room’s handmade silk wall covering by Gracie inspired the rest of the space’s palette. Arranged near the fireplace are a sofa in a custom-colored TylerGraphic linen, a Regency armchair in a Pierre Frey solid, and a club chair in a TylerGraphic floral linen.
In this Northern California home by designer Suzanne Rheinstein, a landscape painting overlooks the library, whose walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stratton Blue. A 19th-century wing chair from Lucca is covered in a Lee Jofa corduroy.
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Mary Fox Linton, London, England For more than 60 years, British interiors doyenne Fox Linton has been creating sleek, light-filled interiors like this impeccably pure-of-form double-height living room, which, despite its smooth, polished surfaces and rather rigid geometries, remains warm and inviting. Her ability to arrange furniture into conversation-conducive corners and to punctuate neutrals with pops of color are key to the success of her spaces. Photo courtesy of Mary Fox Linton
Contractor Nicholas S.G. Stern and his wife, Courtney, an interior designer, renovated their Manhattan townhouse with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. In the master bedroom, an artwork by Frank J. Boros, hand-painted Gracie wallpaper, and curtains of a Brunschwig & Fils satin join a minimalist mantel.