With the gut renovation of a storied Manhattan townhouse, architectural firm Leroy Street Studio and designer James Aman devise a new ideal of urban family life—one that is as glamorous as it is kid-friendly. The billiards room is just one example of how the combined style and substance.
The master bath, which overlooks the Central Park reservoir, features mirrored and white-lacquer cabinetry, and a countertop and floor of Thassos marble.
Bright patterns bring personality to a space, and mi them together is one of the best ways to add interest. To avoid chaos, start with a neutral backdrop. In this living room, the sofa pillows are by Madeline Weinrib, the leopard ottomans were purchased at Christie’s, the rug is by Jonathan Adler, and the walls are painted in a neutral shade—Farrow & Ball’s Pointing.
What began as a simple bath renovation in this 19th-century house in Normandy soon spiraled into a complete decorative do-over. The key to it all? A palette of rich, unexpected colors, like the bold red used in the library.
Cameron Diaz's kitchen combines emerald green cabinets and unsealed brass countertops for a room that makes an impactful statement. "It's the first room I see when I walk through the door, and it's where I spend a lot of time, especially in the morning," says Diaz. "I like that the counters show every water ring and squeeze of lemon juice. They give the place soul."