This crew has toured, photographed, and published some of the most exceptional residences on Earth, in doing so setting trends, making waves, generating buzz, yada yada. Let's get down to it: where do the giants of shelter media actually live? We've broken it down after the jump.
? Hauling with her an editorial pedigree that includes House Beautiful and Travel + Leisure, Nora Sheehan has just joined Architectural Digest as creative director. Sheehan's breezy, spare 1860 cottage in Sag Harbor, N.Y., is filled with photos from past shoots. It certainly helps having a lot of photographer friends, doesn't it?
? What's that you hear? Why, just the thundering footsteps of Harry Bertoia's spectacular seating for Knoll and a curvaceous Saarinen side table. That's right, you guessed it, this is none other than the San Francisco home of Dwell's fearless leader, Sam Grawe. The 950-square-foot pad is a mix of midcentury classics and Craigslist finds.
? Veranda editor in chief Dara Caponigro is proof that everything comes full circle, indeed: her NYC apartment was featured in the magazine in 2006, back when she was an editor at the now-defunct Domino. The self-professed tabletop junkie told Shelterpop that "luxury is a state of mind" in August, shortly after taking the helm. That may be so, but we're still thankful for hard-and-fast prices in Caponigro's new front-of-book.
? Michelle Adams cofounded big-hitting and ever-girly Lonny in 2009, so it's no surprise that her NYC apartment, too, embodies “English conservatory meets Dorothy Draper." In her dining room, a West Elm Parsons table (from Craigslist) co-mingles with Ballard Designs chairs that Adams upholstered in striped fabric. How posh!
? Stripes! Blue! Blue-and-white stripes! How very House Beautiful. Before he was promoted to editor in chief this year, Newell Turner, previously HB's style director, spent a year building his dream house in the Catskills in New York State and chronicling the whole experience for the magazine. "I like using a loveseat at the dining table," he wrote. "It makes it look less like a conference room."
? Nope, Martha Stewart is not in fact an editor at Martha Stewart Living, a masthead that includes the likes of decorating editorial director Kevin Sharkey. Sharkey documented each step of the renovation of his glassy NYC digs only to reveal a space filled with neutral furnishings, custom-commissioned modern art, sweeping views of the Hudson River, and, of course, plenty of room to craft things.
And while we couldn't find photos of the home of Arch Digest queen bee Margaret Russell, here's a snippet from a past Shelterpop interview: "I live in a very sunny and very white apartment, surrounded by books and artworks and all the things that mean something to me. And I'm rarely home, but when I am, I'm in my bedroom. I have a Gustavian-style bed, a sublime mattress set from the Four Seasons Hotel, and crisp white linens. I really don't like to wake up." What a tease!
· Curbed Awards 2010: Magazine Masthead Mashups! [Curbed National]
· SF House Tour: Sam Grawe's Designer (via Craigslist) Digs [Apartment Therapy]
· Dara Caponigro Talks Veranda (and Yes, Domino Too) [Shelterpop]
· Eco-Friendly + Chic Via Lonny Magazine [decor8]
· What Newell Turner Learned While Building His House [House Beautiful]
· Kevin Sharkey's High Over the Hudson [Apartment Therapy]
· The Big Reveal: Kevin Sharkey's Apartment [MSLO]
· Elle Decor's Margaret Russell on Style and Substance [Shelterpop]