In designer Mark D. Sikes's West Hollywood house, the backyard was transformed into a tiered garden. The first level is all brick, centered around the fountain.
In a Long Island, New York, beach house, designer Rob Southern covered the living room sofa in Great Plains' Weathered from Holly Hunt, "a miracle fabric," he says, "that never looks wrinkled," and chose Merida's Bora Bora rug from Patterson Flynn Martin because "it's as sturdy and thick as a braided rope."
In Matthew White's Venice, Italy, apartment, a table on the terrace is the perfect place for drinks or an intimate dinner.
In the kitchen of a Manhattan apartment decorated by Philip Gorrivan, iridescent mosaic tiles and a ceiling lacquered in Benjamin Moore's Oceanic Teal pick up a color from the wallpaper in the hallway. Thonet barstools by York Street Studio. Roman shades in Homer wool in Verdigris by Gorrivan by Highland Court.
The palette in the upstairs master bedroom of a Western North Carolina house comes straight from nature: "You're in the treetops — spruce, pines, oaks, and maples," architect Ruard Veltman says. The headboard and bolster are covered in celadon Knoll velvet, and the tufted bench is upholstered in smoky Pindler & Pindler linen, which also covers the chevron panels in the niche.