With the mission of inspiring their clients through art, design, and craftsmanship, McKinnon & Harris is known for its timeless, yet enduring bench-built outdoor furniture. Founded over 30 years ago by Virginia-based siblings Will and Ann Massie, the family-owned company has always recognized the importance of furnishing outdoor spaces as an extension of one’s home.
Nestled all snug in her 19th-century waterfront studio in Hadlyme, Connecticut, overlooking the serendipitously named Whalebone Cove, artist Mary Maguire paints visions of birds, boats, and sea creatures that dance in her head. One might only dream of such a charming New England scene, but of course this is no fish tale.
As an interior designer, I am on a constant search for unique products and interesting artisans to introduce into my projects. When I discovered KUFRI textiles hand-woven fabrics and pillows by Mili Suleman, I was immediately impressed by its craftsmanship and ethos.
The new Pret-a-Porter program and range colors from L’Atelier Paris will make your kitchen a feast for the eyes. What used to happen every season in Paris ready-to-wear fashion, is now happening in your own kitchen.
For several years, beginning in the late 90s, designers lucky enough to be in the New Orleans and Houston areas would mark their calendars for Tara Shaw’s new shipment dates. Shannon Bowers, MILIEU Editor-at-Large, catches up here with Tara just as she is unloading a new shipment.
In fond memory of Furlow Gatewood (August 28, 1921 - October 29, 2022), we wanted to share this story about Furlow's new collection, Furlow's Folly, with his dear friend John Rosselli, published in the Winter 2020 issue of MILIEU. Even at the young age of 98, he never stopped designing beautiful pieces for the home. "Furlow Gatewood: Always loved. Never Forgotten. Thank you." - Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU Design Director, and producer of "Furlow's Folly" for MILIEU
Hovering between dream state and reality is the ethereal world of Belgian artist Pierre Bergian. As a child growing up in Bruges and Ghent, Bergian was a curious sort. Intrigued by the old abandoned buildings he encountered along the waterways of the Low Country, he developed a fascination with interior spaces and architecture that would influence the course of his life.
MILIEU had the pleasure of visiting with the noted and prolific textile designer Alice Sergeant. Her new fabric and wallpaper lines reflect her heritage, her world travels, her love of all things French, and her background in fashion. Not only are we excited to share with you Alice’s collection, but also our conversation about her creative process and what inspires her designs.
Renowned landscape architects make their living wrestling with this very dilemma: controlling the uncontrollable. However, it is in their attempt to harness nature that true magic ensues. Meet Miguel Urquijo and Renate Kastner of Urquijo-Kastner Landscape and Garden Design Studio.
Samuel & Sons has been making fine trims for more than tree-quarters of a century. While the family firm proudly acknowledges its long legacy and its anthology of patterns, it also continues to move forward with new products.
The Round Top Antiques Fair can feel a bit overwhelming to plan with so many sites and vendors worth visiting. MILIEU’s editors did some advance shopping for you this season. We honed in on four of our favorite Fall fair destinations— places where you will find ideas, inspiration, and lots of shopping opportunities.
Home and garden storefronts and showrooms have been busy expanding this Spring with renovations, moves, and the opening of new locations. The MILIEU editors have the story on 8 new or transformed décor destinations to visit from the Grea Lakes to Florida's Atlantic coast.
MILIEU Magazine is thrilled to announce its first-ever designer showhouse to benefit Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer. When all of the rooms were finished and the door was open for the 2020 MILIEU Designer Showhouse, we were thrilled to reveal the phenomenal work by our distinguished ensemble of designers.
Growing their business from a ten-foot-square antiques booth to a 16,000-square-foot design destination, the proprietors of Back Row Home reflect on friendship, travels, and becoming Houston's one-stop-shop for European finds and modern necessities.
Shannon Bowers, MILIEUs Editor-at-Large, who has long loved antiques and works with them regularly in her own interior design projects, wanted to hear from one of the best sources in America, Old Plank Antiques, about the business.
REVIVAL and REVIVAL Interiors attracts artists, designers, and architects, and beauty-lovers alike. Celebrating the coveted, collected, unusual and extraordinary, let's discover what makes REVIVAL the design destination of the 21st century.
Textile and furniture designer Kerry Joyce proves that maxim, notably with his latest Woodlands and Ground Cover Botanicals collection. MILIEU’s Style and Market Editor, Lucy Bamman, was determined to meet with Kerry to learn more about what inspired him.
Kristen Walls and Shane Robuck of ROBUCK are purveyors in every sense of the word. They not only seek and find the most exceptional antiques from around the world, they are experts in their field. ROBUCK strives to preserve the story behind every piece they sell.
Glen Oxford has been designing some of America’s most original and coveted houses for decades. MILIEU’s Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to him at his Nashville office about architecture and why it matters to him—and to all of us.
Handcrafted concrete paver company, Peacock Pavers, launches three new exciting shapes, expanding designer's customization opportunities. MILIEU Market and Style Editor, Lucy Bamman, gives you a first peek.
MILIEU's Editor at Large, Shannon Bowers, met with Carol Piper, founder of Houston's Carol Piper Rugs, to learn how she got started in the business and why she continues to inspire the design community as a whole
Imagine a room with a sea of swatches of velvety suedes and supple hides in every color of the rainbow. Is it just a designer’s pipe dream? You might think so, but Dan Cahoon made that dream a reality when he started Jerry Pair Leather.
One of the highlights of the fall season is the Marburger Farm Antique Show and Round Top. MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to Ashley Ferguson, CEO, to find out more about Marburger and what to expect this October.
MILIEU's Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, had the pleasure of chatting with Gianni Casiraghi about kitchen design, artistry, and what’s on the horizon for this thriving sector of interior design.
One of Houston's "go-to" destinations for upholstered furnishings, as well as design ideas for everything in your home, is Lam Bespoke owned by husband-wife, Cathy and Patrick Lam. MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke with co-owner, Cathy Lam, to find out more about their business ethos.
To find out more about one of our favorite decorative genres, Swedish antiques and more recent period pieces, MILIEU's Editor-at-Large, Shannon Bowers, spoke to one of the most informed experts on the topic—Bill Gardner, owner of his namesake W. Gardner Ltd.
Curate your outdoor dream space with one of Teak Warehouse's classic or contemporary sun loungers. MILIEU Style and Market Editor, Lucy Bamman, will help you choose the best piece for your lifestyle so that you may simply sit back and relax.