We believe in the power of home. Like any good work of art, a home is deeply personal—it’s a reflection of ourselves through how we decorate our spaces—yet it is also meant to be shared. That’s why we’ve been opening the doors to some of the most beautiful residences around the world since 1920, when Architectural Digest was first published. So needless to say, while we might be a little biased, the book we’re most excited about this fall is Architectural Digest: The Most Beautiful Rooms in the World (Rizzoli, $65), edited by AD France editor in chief Marie Kalt.
Today Architectural Digest is published in nine countries and the Middle East in a testament to how interior design can cross and connect cultures. Between the covers of this new tome, these 10 editions of the magazine converge through a collection of iconic homes from their pages. “It is as exhilarating to see Old World glamour in a New York townhouse as it is to perceive the cool currents of American modernism in a chic home in Hangzhou,” writes Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast U.S. artistic director Anna Wintour in the foreword. “This is a book of globe-trotting fantasy and romance—you long to be in that book-crowded room in a 1930s house in Shanghai, that wood-paneled study in Eiderstedt, that open-air garden room in Ciudad de México, that lush townhouse on the Place des Vosges.”
We’re bringing you a peek inside the book, showcasing stellar interiors by the industry’s biggest names from spectacular private homes around the world.
Fashion designer Wolfgang Joop transformed the former pig house of his family estate in Potsdam, Germany, into this Old World–inspired space.
In Maite and Paolo Bulgari’s Marrakech home, decorator Pablo Paniagua creates a serene courtyard in traditional Moroccan style.
For their home in Los Angeles, artist Nikolai Haas and stylist Djuna Bel combined fantasy with bohemian-chic flair.
Designers Daniel Suduca and Thierry Mérillou filled this 18th-century townhouse in Toulouse, France, with neoclassical furniture and contemporary art.
Enlisting the help of architect Tallulah D’Silva, designer Vikram Goyal built his holiday home in Goa, India.
European styles converge in this house outside of Moscow by art expert Katia Gulyuk.
Studio Panebianco, Kast Studio, and artist Thierry Jeannot crafted this playful yet sophisticated space in Mexico City.
For his home in Dali, China, artist Meng Zhong worked with Zhao Yang to pay homage to the house of Sri Lankan architect Bawa.
Designer Gabriel Escámez of Cobalto Studio serves a lesson in Mediterannean minimalism in his home in Barcelona.
Interior designer, set designer, and director Matteo Corvino combines the 16th-century architecture of this Venetian palazzo with a collection of art and furniture from across eras.
Architectural Digest: The Most Beautiful Rooms in the World, edited by Marie Kalt, Rizzoli New York, 2020.