Magazine Stories by David Masello

In Spirit


Helen Ballard travels the world. During a week-long visit to Laos, she found colors and textures, rituals and customs unlike any in the 60 countries she has visited to date.

In Spirit2022-08-31T10:43:30-05:00

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.

Changing Times2022-08-31T10:48:31-05:00

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

Spare Time2022-06-01T09:48:04-05:00

Barn Raising


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

Barn Raising2022-06-01T09:54:13-05:00

The Art of Collecting


Sir John Soane amassed more than 30,000 architectural drawings. When he ran out of wall and surface space, he put works in drawers and cabinets—some of which have now been opened.

The Art of Collecting2022-05-13T01:58:06-05:00



In upstate New York, undulating meadows and former farmland now yield bountiful harvests of monumental sculptures. The crops of works change with the seasons.


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

Firm Foundation2022-05-13T02:54:25-05:00

Perfect Imperfect


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

Perfect Imperfect2022-05-13T02:53:38-05:00

In Shape


Italian artist Mirco Marchelli looks closely at the world, translating memories, colors, even sounds to his canvases

In Shape2021-11-19T10:09:45-06:00


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