Home & Gardens2022-06-14T11:33:00-05:00

WHEN IT COMES TO LIVING WITH STYLE, our readers can find it in MILIEU. Whether in the United States or abroad, MILIEU introduces readers to the best projects, products, places, and the artisans behind them. Explore and enjoy these select stories from MILIEU.

Maine Domain

A family wanted a home that would tell a new story about their lives. A designer and architect collaborated to build them one to last for generations.

Changing Times

For years, a Dallas couple had been happy in their home. Then, one day, they realized it had become dated. A designer and an architect have made them feel at home again.

Spare Time

Upon deciding to move to a different and smaller Chicago apartment, designer Michael Del Piero brought as little—and as much—as she could with her

Barn Raising

What was once a farmyard home to lambs for centuries has been transformed into a chic, modern, family-friendly residence

A Bloom in Bloomsbury

Designer Kit Kemp honors the colorful traditions of her historic London neighborhood by making the rooms of her home bright with pattern and texture

Breathing Room

The clients and interior designer agreed to create a home that would function as a place apart from the animation of daily life, while remaining linked to the vibrant city of Austin

Being Heuman

No one could mistake London-based Beata Heuman’s interiors for anyone else’s—equal parts style, function, and fun

Gone Fishing

Designer Juan Montoya took the bait and transformed a 1910 lakeside cabin into a new destination for his clients

Firm Foundation

MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, along with an acclaimed architect, worked together to create a new home and a family whose rooms are filled with joy

Perfect Imperfect

Belgian designer Boris Vervoordt recognizes the beauty of flaws as elements to introduce into the home

A Head Start

Much of the houses and many of its elements were already in place when Ray Booth began his work—and yet he transformed what existed into something new and fresh

A Texas Star

A small town, an hour west of Houston, proved the ideal locale for a family’s second home. It would be a place they could fill with their treasures.

English Lesson

An Austin homeowner, who is a dedicated Anglophile, engaged an architect, interior designer, and builder to fashion a home that reflects her love for England

It Takes 2

Working together with her husband, designer Beth Webb crafted an ideal city sanctuary for themselves in an iconic building in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead

In Harmony

Richard Hallberg, designer and founder of Formations, was commissioned to transform a Los Angeles house, inside and out

Sunrise, Sunset

A new beach house on Pawleys Island, South Carolina, brings family members together, with one another—and the views

A Couple’s Retreat

An architect and an interior designer built their second home as both a creative act and as a place where they could be at their most creative

Family Retreat

A Spanish family leaves Madrid on weekends for their home in the country, a place as much for themselves as it is for their guests

A Modern Farmstead

For an organic produce farm near Nashville, architect Bobby McAlpine designed a residence that feels as natural to the landscape as the crops that flourish there

Southern Sensibilities

Barbara Westbrook collaborated with an architectural team to create a new South Carolina Lowcountry home that appears to have arisen out of the past

Being at Home

MILIEU's first Showhouse proved that a group of talented interior designers can create a cohesive home, while also helping a charitable cause

Perfectly Imperfect

Client, interior designer, and architect worked together to embrace a Japanese philosophy that covets imperfection. The resulting home they created in Montecito is perfect.

New Beginnings

An older couple, just married, wanted their Jackson Hole house to reflect their new union in life, inside and out

Family History

A duo of Spain-based interiors designers reinvented a family's grand-scaled house so that everyone of every generation would feel at home

Lost but Found

A Houston interior designer discovered an old farmhouse that nobody seemed to want. She and her husband bought it, moved in, and brought it back to life


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