In the heart of the hotel, the Grand Salon’s vaulted ceiling, 64-arm crystal chandelier and platinum-hued palette create the perfect backdrop for enjoying morning pastries and afternoon tea, or sipping craft cocktails and champagne from a kaleidoscope of more than 15,000 pieces of mixed-and-matched Baccarat crystal stemware.

House of Crystal

Baccarat Hotel New York celebrates light with the elegance and perfection of the legendary french crystal maker
Notes on Light and Color by Judy Pfaff was previously installed in 2000 at Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries in Hanover, New Hampshire. Photo courtesy of Sarasota Art Museum

Art Museum Round-Up

From MOCA Jacksonville to the Pérez Art Museum Miami, preview six must-see exhibitions at some of Florida's most celebrated art museums
The Rosewood São Paulo’s Emerald pool was constructed with custom tiles to mirror the waters of the Bonito region of Brazil. Photos courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Inside the Rosewood São Paulo

Inspired by Brazil’s history and designed for its hereafter, the property hits all the right marks when it comes to design, tradition, and hospitality

Modern Elegance Meets Minnesota Lake House

Family is everything to these Miami-based homeowners. When they decided to build a vacation lake house in Minnesota, naturally, they wanted something that would comfortably accommodate themselves, their children, grandchildren and the generations to...
The four-bedroom Tranquility Villa features a black infinity-edge swimming pool and integrated indoor/outdoor areas. The villa’s open plan and abundance of sliding glass doors invite views of ponds and gardens, as well as the ocean.

Island Modern Captivates at Amanyara

The Turks & Caicos island retreat’s iconic minimalist design integrates modern style with dramatic island scenery
Explora Valle Sagrado harmonizes with the Andean highlands in which it’s nestled. The destination hotel is a marvel of sustainable design.

Explora Valle Sagrado is One with the Land

The sustainably designed Explora Valle Sagrado both respects and embraces Peru’s rich cultural heritage

FD Travel: Cheeca Lodge

A tropical paradise in the Florida Keys, Cheeca Lodge & Spa, welcomes guests back to a refreshed and reimagined aesthetic that restores its classic moniker of barefoot elegance through a modern-day lens. The iconic...

Baa Atoll Resort Embodies Maldivian Chic

Dramatic natural backdrops are a dime a dozen in the Maldives, rendering design as a prime differentiator between a good, great and exceptional Maldivian resort. Taking full advantage of the island nation’s blue-ombre waters,...
The Noble Suite offers magnificent views of the hotel's landscape. The frescoed vaulted ceiling in the bedroom and the breathtaking paneled and gold decorated ceiling in the living room, lend this suite an authentic Renaissance feel with modern day comforts. Photography by Barbara Kraft.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

While Embracing Its Rich Historic Past, The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze In Florence, Italy Offers Guests The Finest In Luxurious And Modern Amenities
Each of the different gardens—English, Italian, and Olmsted—offers a distinct aesthetic design and balance of color, textures, fragrances, and shade, while preserving the historic character.

History and Horticulture

Jacksonville’s riverfront Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens offers landscapes to linger over
The living room’s ceiling features the same white Belgian oak found in the flooring, accentuated with light fixtures from Currey & Co. The bold citron-hued area rug and sculptural chairs flanking the fireplace infuse an artsy vibe. To the right and up three steps is one of the home’s architectural surprises: a blue-hued library. “It’s like a beautiful cocoon,” says Pamela. “It’s my favorite spot in the house.”

Beach House Blues in Paradise by the Bay

A vacation dream home in the Panhandle offers surprises around every corner
Each with its own swimming pool, the three residences in the building overlooking the Bay of Talamanca share a sense of personal privacy and intimate charm. Shapely Paola Lenti furnishings from Luminaire offer comfortable poolside seating.

Sun-Kissed Island Retreat in Ibiza

Ah, Ibiza … To Most Americans, The Name Sounds Of White Plaster Haciendas, Rustling Palms, Lavender-Shaded Mountains And Luxury. But Where Exactly Is It?
A monumental concrete partition separates the pool deck from the patio of Quinto la Huella, EAST’s Uruguayan restaurant

Urban Cool at EAST Miami

The design-driven Miami hotel brings sustainable spaces and curated art to the Brickell cityscape
A corten steel “skin” encases the resort’s agave bar, Candil. This cage-like structure creates an intimate mood inside the venue by filtering light and creating dramatic shadow play.

Luxury on the Dunes

Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a modern articulation of Mexico’s cultural and artisan traditions.

Champion at Play

Tennis star Rafael Nadal commissions an 80 Sunreef Power Catamaran to cruise the Mediterranean in comfort and style

The Dupont Circle Flaunts Midcentury Modern Makeover

The Dupont Circle Hotel re-debuts with a statement-making aesthetic that evokes the glory of the past with today’s design trends

Natural Accents Adorn Modern Buffalo Lake Home

With a love for architecture and an earnest desire to commission just the right team to design their new residence in Buffalo Lake, Minn., homeowners Nancy and Richard Dehmer knew there was no need...

Sweden’s Treehotel is a Natural Wonder

Through low-impact design, Sweden's Treehotel helps preserve the precious landscape its guests come here to enjoy

Tranquility And Stunning Views Surround Modern Bridgehampton Home

Raised in Peru and educated in British boarding schools, the owner, and his wife, who describes herself as a “Virginia country girl,” had long maintained their primary residence on New York’s Upper Eastside. They...

Deco Divine at The Wellesley

Once an underground station, The Wellesley has emerged as an Art Deco gem — and one of London’s most stylish boutique hotels

Tropical Living on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Don’t be shy … just go ahead and call it  paradise!” That could be the advice anyone would give to the owner of this 11,700-square-foot estate on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Footsteps from the...