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In a New York City apartment, the pair of 1960s chairs from John Salibello is in a , the custom sofas are covered in , and the Karl Springer cocktail table (foreground) is from ; the 1960s stainless steel chairs and cube are by Maria Pergay, the table lamps are by , and the curtains are of a silk-cotton blend; the artworks on the wall are by (from left) Richard Prince, Rudolf Stingel, George Condo, and Elizabeth Peyton.
In the library of the same Manhattan home, the vintage Ward Bennett swivel chair in a cotton-silk blend is from , the circa-1960 Italian lounge chair in a linen is from , and the custom sofa is in a fabric; the marble-and-brass cocktail table is by, the Claude Lalanne bronze chair is from , and the custom carpet is from A sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan hangs over the custom mantel, which holds artworks by Elizabeth Peyton.
In a Chicago Art Deco apartment, the master bedroom’s bed in a velvet, the bench in a leather, and the club chair in a fabric are all custom; the 1950s Tommi Parzinger chest (next to the bed), Ico Parisi 1970s cabinet, and vintage Jules Leleu side table are all from ; the circa-1930 English mantel is from , and the carpet is from .
In the living area of a barn on Amanda Seyfried's Catskills property, an original wood-burning stove is backed by a wall of custom concrete tiles; the chair is vintage.
In a Los Angeles farmhouse, the custom concrete sofas on a screened porch are topped with pillows, the 1990 chair is Swedish, the 1953 Bigfoot cocktail table is by , and the wall is clad in reclaimed farmhouse boards.
In a London home, the living room's custom sofa is upholstered in a Bruno Triplet silk, a midcentury chair from Blackman Cruz is covered in an Etro fabric, the cast-terrazzo stools are by Maddux Creative, the mirror is by Marianna Kennedy, and the paintings flanking it are by Peter Lanyon.
In a West Village apartment, the dining table by Jerôme Abel Seguin is from Ralph Pucci, the vintage chairs are by Jean Prouvé, the photograph over the mantel is by Catherine Opie, the sculpture is by Elliott Hundley, and the vases on the mantel are by Rick Owens.
On the terrace of a Pacific Palisades home, the sofas and cocktail table are by Link Outdoor, and the light fixture is from the 1950s.
The living room chairs, cocktail table, and sofa are all by Casamidy; the artwork over the sofa, reproducing a 1936 telegram from R. Buckminster Fuller to Isamu Noguchi explaining Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, is by Jose Dávila, and the chandelier installation is by Cerith Wyn Evans; a work by Ryan Brown hangs over a 17th-century Peruvian console, the 19th-century mirror is Mexican, and the sandstone mantel sits atop 18th-century Indian columns.
In a New Jersey mansion, framed 19th-century English pressed plants in a sitting area; the wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries.
In the living room of fashion designer Andrew Gn's Paris apartment, 1950s wing chairs by Melchiorre Bega, upholstered in a Lelievre fabric, face armchairs by Emiel Veranneman and a cocktail table by Fredrik Schriever-Abeln, both from the 1960s; the custom-made floor lamps are by Didier Bazille, a painting by Philippe Garouste de Clauzade hangs above an Art Nouveau wood mantelpiece, the stools are late-19th-century, and the kilim is Turkish.
In the family room of a California home, the George Sher lock sofa is upholstered in a Raoul Textiles linen, the ottoman, covered in a de Le Cuona corduroy, is by Howe, the armchairs are from Dean Antiques, the stool is a Paris flea-market find, and the antique bench is from Ruby Beets; works by Sam McEwen and Hugo Guinness, among others, hang above the fireplace, the walls are painted in Emery & Cie's C'est Un Garçon, the cane shades are from Joss Graham, and the rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
In a Tahoe home, the mirrored side table in the living area is by Notre Monde, and the fireplace surround is stacked flagstone.
In the living room of Meredith Melling and Zach Iscol's retreat on Martha's Vineyard, which was designed by Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro of Ashe + Leandro, the sofa by Restoration Hardware is covered in a Perennials linen, the Hans Wegner chairs are upholstered in a Brochier fabric, and the walnut cocktail table and stool are custom; the rug is a vintage Tuareg, the ceiling beams are Douglas fir, and the room is painted in Benjamin Moore's Super White.
The bed in the master bedroom of a London townhouse is dressed in a custom duvet made from a Dedar fabric, the letter-shaped stools are from Andrew Martin, and the walls are sheathed in a Jim Thompson silk with hand-sewn red silk borders; the drawing over the mantel is by Lluis Lleo, and the work over the bed, which is inscribed with Buddhist phrases, was purchased in Singapore.
In a Manhattan family apartment, living room chairs are upholstered in indestructible white leather and fabric of woven metal threads.
In an Ibiza home, local-limestone floors covered in custom Spanish esparto rugs from Antonia Molina, walls in a sandy lime plaster, and a wood-beam ceiling set a rustic tone in the living room. Custom sofas by Atelier Tapissier Seigneur and curtains in a quilted Braquenié fabric; the Oeil cocktail table by Pierre Chapo is vintage, the lacquered-coral sculpture is by Maurizio Epifani, and the painting over the mantel is by Alex Katz.
In a mid-century Palm Springs home, Louie, a French bulldog, relaxes in front of a custom cocktail table by . The fireplacewall is original.
In designer Christian Astuguevieille's French home, Astuguevieille designed the Afribaton chair, marble-topped table, hemp pedestal, Mira mirror, and sconce prototypes in the meeting room; the crystal chan- delier is from the early 20th century, and three of his 1992 glass sculptures in ultramarine blue fabric and bulrushes sit atop the 19th-century marble fireplace.