Design

Milan-based gallerist Nina Yashar cultivates and curates for the most discerning clientele. At Nilufar, her gallery, and at her new treasure trove, Nilufar Depot, the international tastemaker redefines the experience of design.

The Nina Yashar universe is as big in scale as her new design proscenium.

A couture craftsman.

Joseph Walsh is a self-taught woodworker who combines art and craftsmanship to create functional sculpture with sweeping curvilinear forms.

Knot worthy.

Macramé is often considered campy, not classy (blame those strange owls with the off-putting wooden eyes). Sally England, a Michigan-based fibre artist, is helping to revive and modernize the knot-based craft in a way that even the most discerning design lover could appreciate.

Collect and gather.

In the landmarked Brewster Carriage House, a 19th-century coach makers’ building in Manhattan, the hush of exclusivity surrounds tabletop and art objects, furniture, textiles, carpets, and lighting culled from workshops the world over, some with pedigrees reaching back to the 17th century.

Designer digs.

Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship define Bottega Veneta. Creative director Tomas Maier has been the driving force of the brand’s ascent to the very pinnacle of luxury since taking tenure in 2001.

Farrow & Ball.

Prior to Farrow & Ball’s rise to middle-class must-havedom, the paint colours we chose for our homes were largely bright and plasticky, with names that did their best to describe the colour in the pot in front of you. Enter Farrow & Ball, and their traditional formulations poetically titled Elephant’s Breath (warm grey) and Mouse’s Back (grey/brown).

Borough basics.

In the world of home decor, some retailers offer a streamlined brand, carrying or crafting furniture that follows and appeases a single design philosophy. Moe’s Home Collection is not one of those stores.