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Two industry professionals choose their favorites from the A&D Building.

Courtney McLeod is the principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design, an award-winning, Manhattan-based design studio. An avid colorist at heart, Courtney draws from a kaleidoscopic toolbox of texture, pattern, and color to create rooms evocative of one emotion above all others—joy. Her work has been featured in national magazines such as Veranda, House Beautiful, and Aspire Design and Home. rightmeetsleftdesign.com

Fisher & Paykel | Miele

Left: Time and time again, I return to Fisher & Paykel for well-designed and high functioning appliances. The slim profile of the 30-inch Refrigerator/Freezer is one of my favorites—it integrates perfectly for a clean-lined look making it, perfect for an apartment kitchen.
Center: As a coffee addict, the Miele built-in coffee maker is my personal favorite appliance. I love installing it for added luxury and functionality—my dream kitchen will definitely have one of these!

Holly Hunt | Artistic Tile

Left: We are using the Hadley Hall sofa from Holly Hunt in an elegant high-rise apartment in the city. I love the angular profile and tight back. The wood detailing along the sides and back make it perfect for floating in a living room.
Right: We used Artistic Tile’s Hip 2B Square mosaic tile in green in a very high-glam bathroom for celebrity clients. It is a true knockout.

Drummonds | SMEG

Left: When I think of a true classic, I think of the Spey tub by Drummonds. The cast-iron, claw-foot tub is perfectly proportioned. I am particularly drawn to a bold painted exterior—a great fit for my colorful aesthetic.
Right top: The Recipio ’14 table designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia is a new design classic. We used it in a deep plum finish for the formal living area of a loft in Chelsea—perfection!
Right bottom: If an appliance could be described as adorable, the SMEG retro-style toaster in red would be it. It simply brings a smile to my face.

JennAir | La Cornue

Left: JennAir’s refrigerator featuring the Obsidian interior feels new and exciting, and is a show stopper. It is well-designed and highly functional, but most of all, it is just really darn cool.
Right: For me, the ne plus ultra of ranges is the La Cornue CornuFé series in a custom color with brass fittings. Superb craftsmanship and styling combine to create a luxurious focal point for the kitchen.

Siematic

The polished-nickel cabinet doors and polished-nickel framed glass doors are a favorite from Siematic’s Classic line.

Luba Libarikian is the founder of Born on Bowery, a full-service interior design studio. With a background in film, photography and mixed-media arts, her creative perspective is evident in every project, from pre-war duplexes to modern lofts. Her design work focuses on creating a sense of calm and sophistication through the use of fine materials and high-quality craftsmanship. bornonbowery.com

Left: The beauty of the St. Charles Collection Number 3 is how refined the cabinetry is, both inside and out. Every detail is perfect. It’s a classic style that looks so elegant and inviting, and as a bonus, it is all made in the United States.
Center: The River Rock Side Table by Holly Hunt is such a versatile table that works well in all kinds of interiors. I love how smooth the edges are, and would recommend it to any family with young kids.

Artistic Tile | Paris Ceramics

Left: Artistic Tile’s Ridge Thassos Mosaic is an elegant, textured marble tile in a geometric stripe pattern. It adds subtle-but-graphic interest in a bath.
Right: I always gravitate towards graphic geometric forms. This marble floor from Paris Ceramics would be a dream in an entry hall.

Drummonds | B&B Italia

Left: I love adding understated luxury in small bathrooms, and this wall-mounted, heated towel rail from Drummonds is perfect. Warm towels go beautifully with heated bathroom floors.
Right: Few outdoor furniture styles are as sculptural as this Tobi-Ishi table from B&B Italia. It would pair well with modern teak chairs for a contrast in materials and shapes.

Edward Fields | Listone Giordano

Left: Edward Fields’ Metropolis 1 rug would make a great statement as a wall tapestry. The subtle colors and geometric patterns give this piece beautiful warmth and texture.
Right: Patterned-wood floors are an unexpected touch today, and I love using classic patterns like this one from Listone Giordano, in living rooms, dining rooms and entrances.

Ferguson | Poliform

Left: Timeless and elegant, Kallista’s For Town faucet is one of my favorites to use in polished nickel. The faceted form catches the light in the most beautiful way. Through Ferguson.
Right: I love how sculptural this Poliform Guest chair is, and it looks so comfortable. The all over upholstery adds to the coziness of this chair.