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October 2015 - Dallas

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FROM A HOTEL CARVED OUT OF A VOLCANIC ISLAND IN THE AEGEAN SEA TO NANCY LANCASTER'S BUTTER-YELLOW DRAWING ROOM, THE OLIVETTI SHOWROOM DESIGNED BY CARLO SCARPA IN THE LATE '50S, AND AN ACHINGLY CHIC PARIS APARTMENT CREATED BY HENRI SAMUEL, DALLAS DESIGNERS RIFF ON THE ROOMS THAT INSPIRE THEM MOST. BY REBECCA SHERMAN SWOON ROOMS GONZALO BUENO, TEN PLUS THREE KATIKIES HOTEL, SANTORINI I love the Katikies Hotel in Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea. It's built inside a volcanic island — even the rooms. It's the coolest thing! All the walls and floors are built around the caves inside the island. It's a very organic design, with the purest of all-white hues. My bathroom felt like a white cave with the most breathtaking view of the ocean, where a small rock has a small altar, and all the boats race to watch the perfect sunset. When I'm there, I feel like I can imagine and design anything I want. FRANÇOIS HALARD. PRODUCED BY CAROLINA IRVING. CYNTHIA COLLINS, COLLINS INTERIORS UPPER EAST SIDE APARTMENT, NYC T his room makes me tick. I grew up with the owner, Jenny Laird, and have long admired her Upper East Side apartment in NYC. I love that it's a large space with multiple vignettes and seating areas. Jeffrey Bilhuber made the room easy to host many people simultaneously or small numbers of guests, all very comfortably in such a large room. He used the tall walls to his advantage by running a large series of photographs vertically. Everything is collected, curated, purposefully mismatched. Rarely do you see symmetry, but it's balanced. The four-story apartment was built originally in 1870, so there are small wall sconces throughout the property to low-light the rooms, with custom deep-colored silk shades on every lamp. Bilhuber never uses the go-to "white drum shade"; the shades throughout the home are works of art — corded, pleated, tucked, and lined in contrasting silks. The handwork that goes into just one is inspiring. The living room of the maisonette of Renee and Mark Rockefeller is in one of the stunning Rosario Candela build- ings in New York, and was previously owned by Pat and Bill Buckley. To say that it has great bones is putting it mildly! This particular room struck me because I knew it contained so many pieces that were done by Jean Michel Frank, Giacometti and Picasso for the legendary Nelson Rockefeller apartment on Fifth Avenue in the late 1930s. Renee Rockefeller and her designer, Daniel Romualdez, created a luxuriant room — faux-suede walls with ivory and bone-colored uphol- stery throughout, that is sumptuous, warm and inviting. The Picasso tapes- try definitely creates drama and takes center stage, but somehow doesn't overpower the room. There has been so much color around for the past decade that this room looks fresh, modern and very cool to my eye at this particular moment. It also reminds me very much of another designer whose work I have long admired, Syrie Maugham — one of the greats. WILLIAM WALDRON JAN SHOWERS, JAN SHOWERS & ASSOCIATES LIVING ROOM OF THE MAISONETTE OF RENEE AND MARK ROCKEFELLER, NYC TO OCTOBER | PAGE 37 | 2015

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