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Charles Gwathmey’s St. Barts Paradise

06.27.11

The architect designed one of his final projects for a spectacular island site: a villagelike compound of pristine white pavilions with breathtaking views

A Heavenly Home and Garden in Belgium

06.27.11

(Slide Show) East meets west at an entrepreneur’s historic estate in the countryside, with interior design by Axel Vervoordt and grounds by landscape firm Wirtz International

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06.27.11

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Charles Gwathmey’s St. Barts Paradise

06.27.11

(Slide Show) The architect designed one of his final projects for a spectacular island site: a villagelike compound of pristine white pavilions with breathtaking views

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Seaside Enhancement

06.27.11

The designer deploys vivid colors and a worldly sensibility at a Hollywood client’s expansive retreat in Punta Mita, Mexico

A Heavenly Home and Garden in Belgium

06.27.11

East meets west at an entrepreneur’s historic estate in the countryside, with interior design by Axel Vervoordt and grounds by landscape firm Wirtz International

Wirtz International’s Gardens of Earthly Delight

06.27.11

(Slide Show) At the eminent Belgian landscape-design firm Wirtz International, shapes are as important as plants. Hedges are shorn into curving coils that wander dreamily across pristine lawns, while shrubs are trimmed into cloudlike formations that seem to billow. Artificial hills are carefully graded, their gentle swellings adding movement to parks and gardens. The effects are both stately and slightly surreal. Take a walk through some of the greatest work in the firm’s six-decade-plus history in AD’s exclusive slide show.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Latest Designs

06.27.11

This month, AD visited a dramatic seaside retreat in Mexico that was outfitted by the decorator. To infuse your home with his fanciful style, see our selection of pieces from his fabric, furniture, and accessories collections.

This Year’s Most Inventive Concept Cars

06.27.11

Concept-car designs give us the auto industry at its most optimistic, creative, and, occasionally, impractical. Concepts always get attention, but the following cars, many which debuted at auto shows in 2011, especially turned heads. Here’s what the four-wheeled future just might look like.

Gorgeous Guest Rooms

06.27.11

(Slide Show) For a weary traveler, a stylish, well-appointed guest room gives a sense of comfort hotels can’t match. We’ve gathered a dozen chic examples from AD’s archives that would make any visitor want to stay awhile
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