With 25 tons of glass and 5,000-pound I-beams, the architect creates a cottage to withstand any storm.
Prompted by her journalist partner, the choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Streb domesticates.
An apartment at the Apthorp is a lone outpost of the kind of bohemian family life that renters could once have there.
A couple’s tale of lost love has a familiar arc, and an epilogue that has become increasingly familiar as well, as unwanted houses become prisons rather than cocoons.
Even as many people are being more cautious than ever about spending, some homeowners are deciding that it’s a good time to renovate.
Five designers were asked to remake a room for people in and around the city who had recently lost their jobs, spending no more than $300.
The Times asked a designer to help a West Coast transplant display her extensive photo collection in her Jersey City home.
Temples and palaces in India inspire a low-cost, hot-pink room in a New York apartment.
An interior designer helps a couple solve a New York puzzle: where to put the baby, on a $5,000 budget.
“Designers Here and There: Inside the City and Country Homes of America’s Top Decorators” documents the wide array of spaces designers create for themselves.
An American moving back to New York from Afghanistan had $10,000 to spend on furnishing his Chelsea apartment. The Times asked the designer Richard Mishaan to help him resettle.
When a young couple discovers the difficulty of making a home on a relatively small budget, it’s time to bring in the design professional for guidance.
A client and her designer trade ideas (and barbs) en route to a happy ending on a tight budget.
A reader’s Brooklyn loft gets a makeover on a $5,000 budget with the help of a professional designer, who took the space from stark to sleek just in time for a party with colleagues.
After the success of this summer’s cash-for-clunkers program, retailers and manufacturers are introducing trade-in programs for everything from outdated entertainment centers to used mattresses.
Joan DeJean, author of “The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual — And the Modern Home Began,” explains how the sofa was an agent of cultural change.
Taking a cue from fashion, furniture companies are pushing their customers to accessorize. A necklace for your bed anyone?
The overseas market for American-made luxury furnishings, though small, is rising.
Tim Copeland, a Vermont furniture maker who has exclusive rights to produce Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture, was reviewing drawings at the Taliesin West archives in Scottsdale, Ariz., last year when he made a surprising discovery. Among the drawings…
Ann Sullivan, a professional organizer, shopped for storage containers that make organizing appealing.
Ron Rezek, the founder and owner of the Modern Fan Company in Ashland, Ore., went shopping for portable fans.
Dr. Andrew H. Dent, a consultant who researches textiles and helps designers find materials, searched for outdoor cushions that would survive the summer.
Porcelain, one of Thomas O’Brien’s new rugs for Safavieh Couture, features a series of childlike depictions of Chinese vases.
Just as Brooklyn has become a center for locally produced, handcrafted food, it has also developed a broad population of independent, often artisanal designers.
Taschen has created a facsimile edition of 265 issues of Arts & Architecture magazines.