Best of the Best: Our Favorite Rooms of the Year

Julia Millay Walsh
We've been lucky to visit some truly stunning homes this year, but let's be honest: we love to play favorites. While every home we shot this year was truly a cut above, there are a few rooms that we simply can't get out of our minds. head
simone_harrouche THE DOSSIER: NAME: Simone Harouche. TRADE: Fashion Stylist for Miley Cyrus and the one and only Xtina. Designer of tribal-infused handbag line Simone Camille. VIBE: Old Hollywood glamour with a hit of midcentury and surprise pay-offs for miles. ABODE: A 1930s colonial in Beverly Hills, CA. ROOM: Living room.
room10 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Rafé Totengco. TRADE: Creative Director of handbags for Jones Group. VIBE: Art salon with an eastern bent. ABODE: Pre-war apartment in Chelsea's London Terrace building, New York. ROOM: Living room.
room20 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Adam Charlap Hyman. TRADE: Interior designer. VIBE: Old world elegance with a touch of Surrealist whimsy. ABODE: The parlor floor in a brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ROOM: Common room.
room9 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Elizabeth and Allen Cutler. TRADE: Co-founder of spinning studio SoulCycle and Principal of Greenshoot Advisors, respectively. VIBE: Modern country. ABODE: New American-style house in East Hampton, New York. ROOM: Daughters' room.
room6 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Beth Blake and Corbin Day. TRADE: Co-owner and co-designer of dress label Thread and venture capitalist, respectively. VIBE: Granny chic goes nautical. ABODE: 1840s Greek Revival home in Sag Harbor, New York. ROOM: Family room.
room3 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Butler Burdine. TRADE: Advertising executive at Noble Mouse. VIBE: Historic colors with European antiques. ABODE: Authentic Creole center-hall cottage in New Orleans' Garden District. ROOM: Bathroom.
room18 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Bryan Batt. TRADE: Actor (Mad Men), author of Big Easy Style, and co-owner with partner Tom Cianfichi of New Orleans design boutique Hazelnut. VIBE: Old Hollywood meets The Big Easy. ABODE: Historic two-story renovated corner store in Uptown New Orleans, LA. ROOM: Living room.
room14 THE DOSSIER: NAMES: Jeffrey Alan Marks. TRADE: Interior designer and stars of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. VIBE: European traditional meets modern meets Hamptons. ABODE: A three-story beach house, Santa Monica, CA. ROOM: Bedroom.
room17 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Katie Nehra. TRADE: Actress/Writer and designer of the cult leather jacket line Simone, beloved by no less than Patti Smith, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Nicole Richie. VIBE: Whimsical with an edge. ABODE: A Normanesque two-bedroom apartment in West Hollywood, CA. ROOM: Living room.
room16 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Ali Adler. TRADE: Television producer and writer (Glee), co-creator (The New Normal). VIBE: Danish modern meets midcentury Palm Springs. ABODE: Contemporary three-bedroom in Beverly Hills, CA. ROOM: Living room.
room15 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Maggie Kayne. TRADE: Partner in art gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran. VIBE: Low-key luxe meets LACMA. ABODE: California ranch house, Beverly Hills, CA. ROOM: Bathroom.
room13 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Kelly Sawyer Patricof. TRADE: Creative Director of Satine's private label (the boutique is opening its third location in Manhattan Beach this summer). Co-President of charitable organization Baby2Baby. VIBE: Cozy English meets Californian with some Hamptons thrown in. ABODE: Sprawling shingled bungalow in West Hollywood, CA. ROOM: Children's play room.
room12 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Kimberly and Michael Muller. TRADE: Children's book author (The Adventures of Fifi & Noni, Last Night I Swam With a Mermaid), and entertainment photographer and MullerPhoto app developer, respectively. VIBE: Eclectic. ABODE: Midcentury home in Fryman Canyon, Los Angeles, CA. ROOM: Bar.
room2 THE DOSSIER: NAMES: Suzanne Furst and Estee Stanley. TRADE: Interior designers and the latter, Domaine's Editor-at-Large. VIBE: Warm, cozy, and lived in. ABODE: Titans of Design show house room inspired by real estate developer Michael S. Meldman. ROOM: Library.
paint6 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Sara Ruffin Costello. TRADE: Contributor to New York Times and T Magazine. Design consultant. Former Creative Director for Domino. VIBE: Perfect imperfect goes grand dame. ABODE: A 19th-century historical manse in the Garden District, New Orleans, LA. ROOM: Den.
room1 THE DOSSIER: NAME: Susan Feldman. TRADE: Co-founder and Chief Merchandising Officer of One Kings Lane. VIBE: Warm and cozy, but steeped in style. ABODE: Traditional 1930s Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles, California. ROOM: Dining nook.

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