At this Mark Gillette–designed apartment in a historic English country estate, the master suite looks out toward a stairwell landing.
In a Beverly Hills house devised by architecture firm Marmol Radziner with interior design by Boehm Design Assoc., the great room is furnished with midcentury-modern staples like Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chairs and ottoman by Knoll.
We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.
Decorator Marie-Anne Oudejans’s suite in India’s hotel Narain Niwas Palace features a master bedroom painted in blue and white by Vikas Soni, who also painted the portraits.