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Jorge S. Arango

Writer, New York

Which writers have inspired you? I am a big fan of the novels of Ethan Canin. Plus, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Toni Morrison’s Beloved are, for me, two of contemporary literature’s greatest masterpieces. I also love the African memoirs of Alexandra Fuller; the way she exquisitely evokes the violence of that landscape is so intensely palpable. What is your favorite thing about design? Its endless creativity and reinvention–I never get tired of it. It’s all about beauty, color, proportion and form. That’s why I do styling work, as well; it taps my right-brain functions, while the writing is more left-brain. Most memorable interview for Luxe? I recently interviewed Jack Lenor Larsen, someone I’ve admired for 30 years and had never met. He is a legend in the worlds of textiles, art and gardening. Would we have been as enamored as we are of ikat today without him? I very much doubt it.

Jorge S. Arango’s Stories

Authentic Touches Reign In This Desert Dwelling

Authentic Touches Reign In This Desert Dwelling

Masculine & Feminine Details Dot An Industrial Home

Masculine & Feminine Details Dot An Industrial Home

A Newport Coast Home Channels Its Italian Roots

A Newport Coast Home Channels Its Italian Roots

Multiple Styles Harmonize In A Scottsdale Home

Multiple Styles Harmonize In A Scottsdale Home

Modern Meets Traditional In An Impeccable Golf Cottage

Modern Meets Traditional In An Impeccable Golf Cottage

Inside A 1960s Desert Modern Home All About Fun

Inside A 1960s Desert Modern Home All About Fun

A Seamless Collab Leads To An Expertly Designed Home

A Seamless Collab Leads To An Expertly Designed Home

A 1915 Home With Golden Gate Views Gets A New Life

A 1915 Home With Golden Gate Views Gets A New Life

Elegant Style, Casual Notes Define A Composer’s Home

Elegant Style, Casual Notes Define A Composer’s Home

Yacht-Like Interiors Finish An Elegant NYC Apartment

Yacht-Like Interiors Finish An Elegant NYC Apartment

A Tudor Revival-Style Home Puts Down Roots

A Tudor Revival-Style Home Puts Down Roots

A Design Team Revives A 1930s Hillsborough Residence

A Design Team Revives A 1930s Hillsborough Residence

A Modernist San Diego Home Becomes An Airy Abode

A Modernist San Diego Home Becomes An Airy Abode

A Miami Beach Home Is All About The Preppy Vibes

A Miami Beach Home Is All About The Preppy Vibes

Susan Beiner’s Ceramics Touch On The Surreal

Susan Beiner’s Ceramics Touch On The Surreal

Modern, Rustic Elements Fill A Scottsdale Retreat

Modern, Rustic Elements Fill A Scottsdale Retreat

Nature & Subtle Glamour Define A Portland Home

Nature & Subtle Glamour Define A Portland Home

A South Beach Apartment Goes Graphic

A South Beach Apartment Goes Graphic

California Cool, London Chic Merge In A La Jolla Home

California Cool, London Chic Merge In A La Jolla Home

A Phoenix Vacation Home Balances Old And New

A Phoenix Vacation Home Balances Old And New

Sleek Accessibility Defines A Modern Scottsdale Abode

Sleek Accessibility Defines A Modern Scottsdale Abode

A Whidbey Island Home Gets A Modern Farmhouse Feel

A Whidbey Island Home Gets A Modern Farmhouse Feel

A Miami Abode Transforms Into A Colorful Pad

A Miami Abode Transforms Into A Colorful Pad

Designers Create A Light And Bright House In Boca Raton

Designers Create A Light And Bright House In Boca Raton

Classic And Art Deco Styles Merge In A Dallas Manor

Classic And Art Deco Styles Merge In A Dallas Manor

A Palm Desert Retreat Is A Study In Hollywood Glam

A Palm Desert Retreat Is A Study In Hollywood Glam

A New Scottsdale Home Looks Steeped In History

A New Scottsdale Home Looks Steeped In History

A Family Apartment In Tribeca Puts Adults First

A Family Apartment In Tribeca Puts Adults First