Brian D. Coleman

Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is the Editor-at-large for Arts and Crafts Homes and Old House Journal magazines and has written numerous articles on home design. His work has appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal to Period Living in the U.K. 

 Coleman is the author of twenty books including Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, Scalamandre, and Fortuny among others and most recently D.Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens. He divides his time between Seattle and New York.

Articles From This Author


A Cottage All Grown Up

Beautifully imagined and carefully edited, the 1886 house is a Victorian Revival jewel box, all in 1700 square feet (and that includes the basement).

A Spanish Colonial Rescue

The makeover of an abandoned 1940 Spanish Colonial in Tucson involved saving original elements, removing a poor 1980s addition—and then adding three towering round rooms!



Restoration of a Beaux Arts Mansion

Built in 1896, the brick and terra-cotta Beaux Arts mansion needed new systems and repairs. Most remarkable is the addition of period murals and stenciling by the current owner, herself a fine artist and accomplished seamstress—who’s worked on the house since its centennial in 1996.



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