12th-Century Tuscan Fortress That’s Now a Creative Retreat

Freda A. Nix

Frances Mayes’s best-selling 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun inspired countless Italophiles to search for a run-down farmhouse in the gentle hills of Tuscany to restore and call their own. Stylist Annette Joseph chose a slightly different direction. In 2016, she and her husband, Frank, bought La Fortezza, a 12th-century […]

Best Places to Buy Vintage Furniture Online

Freda A. Nix

If you love antiques but don’t know how or where to shop for them, you might be under the impression that you’ll just have to live without your dream vintage furniture. But the reality is, there are actually tons of places you can shop for vintage pieces and antiques online. […]

No one but Drake actually thinks Drake’s house is cool

Freda A. Nix

Drake opened up his 50,000-square-foot, $100 million Toronto mansion to Architectural Digest, which published photos Wednesday of the “extravagant” Beaux Arts home that the rapper has dubbed “The Embassy.” “Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” Drake told AD. […]

Tour Analisse Taft-Gersten’s Connecticut Home

Freda A. Nix

William Abranowicz The game was this: find a house that didn’t “make us feel like we were 150 years old,” says Analisse Taft-Gersten of her family’s search for a home base with more space outside Manhattan. With two growing teenagers, she and her husband, James Gersten, technically just needed more […]

New Emma Movie – Autumn de Wilde Interview

Freda A. Nix

With its tutti frutti–colored rooms, swagged Italian silk draperies, and patterned wallpapers (reproduced by Adelphi Paper Hangings), Emma—Autumn de Wilde’s luscious film adaptation of the 1815 Jane Austen novel—was a sure bet to become a design-world favorite for its kaleidoscopic yet period-perfect re-creation of the upscale Georgian world of its […]