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By Melissa Maria forArchitectural Digest.

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(photo: Joshua McHugh)

In the study of Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney's Manhattan apartment, a color photograph by Elliott Erwitt overlooks a Jansen desk and an Eames chair by Herman Miller; a Jacques Adnet daybed upholstered in a Loro Piana linen and an Adnet floor lamp from Bernd Goeckler Antiques are arranged on an Orley Shabahang carpet.

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(photo: Pieter Estersohn)

A desk sits in front of quadrille-linen curtains that line French doors in the master bedroom of Casa Verdad, philanthropist Michelle Pitcher's Palladian-inspired villa in San José del Cabo, Mexico.

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(photo: Richard Powers)

In the study of a 19th-century London rowhouse updated by Veere Greeney, a midcentury Adnet leather desk and armchair are grouped with a René Prou stool upholstered in a Manuel Canovas silk; the artworks are by Philip Guston.

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(photo: Simon Upton)

At the London residence of Shirin Elghanayan, the master suite's study area is outfitted with a Baker mirror and a Jansen armchair covered in a Zoffany flame-stitch pattern; the curtains are of a Sahco satin.

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(photo: Scott Frances)
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(photo: Eric Piasecki)

At the Connecticut family retreat of interior designer Elissa Cullman, a Victorian desk from Florian Papp graces a nook in the master bedroom.

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(photo: William Waldron)

Inside an 1840s Manhattan townhouse renovated by the architecture firm Leroy Street Studio and decorated by Christine Markatos Design, a Piet Boon ceiling light from Twentieth overlooks the study, where an Aston rolling desk chair from Suite New York is pulled up to a vintage George Nelson table by Herman Miller; the lamp is from Room, and the shelves are vintage Jean-Marie Massaud.

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(photo: William Waldron)

The Manhattan apartment of Dr. Clifford Hudis and his wife, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, an executive at Estée Lauder, was designed by Shelton, Mindel & Assoc. A circa-1956 Poul Kjærholm candelabra is suspended above the master suite's vintage Rena Dumas desk; the lamp is by Gino Sarfatti.

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