Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) A Budget Deck Makeover, Cozy Paris Apartment, and the Coolest New Pillows in Town <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="XlXTkPtdbpt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="XlXTkPtdbpt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wLRiXul107Jx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Budget Deck Makeover, Cozy Paris Apartment, and the Coolest New Pillows in Town" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Paris Apartment Full of Coziness and Color</strong></em><br />This place is practically perfect for me. The rugs alone make me go a little bit crazy &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.missmoss.co.za/2015/07/28/cecile-figuettes-home-in-paris/" target="_blank">Miss Moss</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pillows Inspired by Graffiti and Torn Posters</strong></em><br />And then interpreted in washable velvet. Genius&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://design-milk.com/artifact-pillows-inspired-by-graffiti-and-torn-posters/" target="_blank">Design Milk</a></p> <p><em><strong>Steal this Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Norway</strong></em><br />A dove-gray palette mixed with soft sage greens&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/steal-this-look-budget-conscious-outdoor-terrace-deck-in-oslo-norway" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>A San Francisco Home You'll Want to Move Right Into</strong></em><br />"A little boho, a little goth, a little global." Couldn't have said it better myself&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/bernal-heights-san-francisco-apartment-home-tour#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>Currently Obsessing Over this Color Palette</strong></em><br />And again with an amazing rug, this time from ABC Home&nbsp;&ndash;ELLE DECOR via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5r8aVSFJ0n/?taken-by=elledecor" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pink Roses, Ballet Flats, and an Illustrated Shoebox</strong></em><br />Unabashedly feminine&nbsp;&ndash; Stephanie Sterjovski via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5rxThSg1m7/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:43:57 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/xEL_AgOm7KD/Budget+Deck+Makeover+Cozy+Paris+Apartment xEL_AgOm7KD Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars <p><span class="dropcap">B</span>eyonc&eacute;, Gwyneth, Gisele&mdash;with clients like these it's no wonder Jamie Schmones Erickson, owner of Brooklyn-based&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/poppyscatering/">Poppy's Catering + Events</a>,&nbsp;has turned her fledgling start-up into one of the creative industry's most buzzy food purveyors&mdash;with the mouthwatering Instagram feed to prove it. From farm-fresh fruit plates and delicate sugar-frosted pastries to inventive, ingredient-bending hors d'oeuvres, Erickson's subjects appear every bit as good as they taste, making it impossible to look away. Join us for a visual feast.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="EE5JqpGSKqD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="EE5JqpGSKqD"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BtFxF3H-aHhx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DUwpNY5i1cK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DUwpNY5i1cK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BpVJrMxuJTJx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE BEGINNING</h3> <p>&ldquo;My personal introduction to food was through my family&mdash;I grew up with parents who&nbsp;loved to cook and entertain. I named my business&nbsp;after my grand-father, who worked in the food scene on the Lower East Side in New York City for over&nbsp;40 years. I felt there was an opportunity to fill a void for rustic, approachable, quality food in the catering world. The thing is, I&rsquo;m not a chef. I knew I could handle the business side of things. Fortunately, I have an amazing team lead by our executive chef, Sharone Yaron, who was hired from the start. My former assistant, Rachael, came along for the ride, building Poppy&rsquo;s from the ground up. And about a year in, my husband joined the team as well, so we're very committed.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/k8vUGSg67HL" data-style="width:576px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 576px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="k8vUGSg67HL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE FOOD</h3> <p>&ldquo;I'm absolutely inspired by simple, seasonal food. I think my team of chefs do an incredible job at making simple, delicious food look beautiful. From the start, having a &ldquo;Poppy&rsquo;s&rdquo; look was an important part of building our brand and standing out. Since then we've&nbsp;become known for our farmstand buffets, which we fill with huge boards of cheese, meat, and veggies. We love presenting on big rustic wood boards, and having over-flowing wood crates of vegetables, breads, etc. The presentation is just as important as the quality and taste.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mPumha9lP-S" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="mPumha9lP-S"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rO4Dt3UfY-Ex.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE FEED</h3> <p>&ldquo;In the beginning, I was winging it way more. I was on so many deliveries and always setting up tables, so I took pictures and posted in the moment. Now I mostly 'gram our food when my chefs create something new, and&nbsp;I rely on them&nbsp;to give me a heads up when&nbsp;they have an Instagram-worthy platter for me to run over and take a picture of. Since we change our menu so often, I look for something unique that we haven&rsquo;t posted before. Clean, crisp photos are always the most eye-catching. During the summer we get so much beautiful produce, and we use fresh ingredients as the decor. But everyone does love a good cheese-and-charcuterie platter no matter how many times we post one.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DW9N-QVmxTT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DW9N-QVmxTT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/hFym3i7_vU7x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE INSPIRATION</h3> <p>&ldquo;When I travel, I base my itineraries completely around food. I think that was clear from an early age, when I was more concerned as a teenager about finding the perfect chocolate croissant in Paris then heading to the Louvre. But making my three (plus) meals a day count while I&rsquo;m traveling is always important. Whether I&rsquo;m heading to L.A., upstate New York, Italy, or Uruguay, where I traveled last year, I'm always&nbsp;collecting the must-try lists of places to eat and things to taste.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:53 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/lF4trz-wZsa/Instagram+Stories+Brooklyn+Caterer+Stars lF4trz-wZsa A Modern Beach House, Ben Pentreath, and 8 Game-Changing Decor Apps <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="snhw55WhUwM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="snhw55WhUwM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Dls-Wo17GTgx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Modern Beach House, Ben Pentreath, and 8 Game-Changing Decor Apps " /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Drop-Dead Beach House with Sunny Yellow Accents</strong></em><br />That hood. The kitchen island. The insanely glamorous thatched roof&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/07/27/stunning-beach-house-casa-azul-in-el-salvador/#more-21660" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>Instagram Peek: Ben Pentreath</strong></em><br />Glad I'm not the only one obsessively following his cozy, updated-trad British life&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/07/instagram-inspiration-ben-pentreath/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>8 Apps that Will Change the Way You Decorate</strong></em><br />We've tried Color911, and now we honestly don't know what we'd do without it&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/news/g2598/8-apps-that-will-change-the-way-you-decorate/" target="_blank">ELLE DECOR</a></p> <p><em><strong>London's High Priestess of Color</strong></em><br />From work to home with Marianna Kennedy. We bow down&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/a-visit-with-marianna-kennedy-londons-sorceress-of-color" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Made for #Floorcore</strong></em><br />Hotel Parco dei Principi, Sorrento, Italy&nbsp;&ndash; Chandelier Creative via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5osVNPvVtC/?taken-by=chandeliercreative" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Now </strong></em><strong>That</strong><em><strong> Says Summer</strong></em><br />A lazy drift down&nbsp;the Gorges du Verdon &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5pDmxBpjl3/?taken-by=frenchbydesign" target="_blank">French By Design</a></p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:51:21 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/3TWNOx7TLsB/Modern+Beach+House+Ben+Pentreath+8+Game+Changing 3TWNOx7TLsB Collab We Love: Glitter Guide + Lulu & Georgia <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="X3WYOFk1BMu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="X3WYOFk1BMu"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bf3Wl3cI23-x.jpg" title="Collab We Love: Glitter Guide + Lulu &amp; Georgia" alt="Glitter Guide&nbsp;founder Taylor Sterling at home in California with The Elodie Rug. Photo by&nbsp;Delbarr Moradi for Lulu &amp; Georgia.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="http://theglitterguide.com/" target="_blank">Glitter Guide</a>&nbsp;founder Taylor Sterling at home in California with <a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/elodie-rug-by-glitter-guide" target="_blank">The Elodie Rug</a>. Photo by&nbsp;Delbarr Moradi for Lulu &amp; Georgia.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>Since its founding in 2012, <a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/" target="_blank">Lulu &amp; Georgia</a>&nbsp;has been a go-to source for colorful and trendy home accents. (We're looking at you, <a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/kellan-barstool-set-of-2" target="_blank">Lucite bar stools</a>.) So it's no surprise&nbsp;that the cheerful brand has&nbsp;teamed up with Taylor Sterling, founder of the equally cheerful and wildly popular lifestyle blog, <a href="http://theglitterguide.com/" target="_blank">The Glitter Guide</a>, to create a rug that marries their shared aesthetic. Named after Sterling's daughter, the pink-and-blue-diamond-patterned <a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/elodie-rug-by-glitter-guide" target="_blank">Elodie Rug</a>&nbsp;brings a playful, bohemian vibe to&nbsp;any room in&nbsp;the house. The statement piece&nbsp;is now available in sizes ranging from 3' x 5' to 8' x 10' and made of plush wool and cotton&mdash;perfect for crawling toddlers and lounging adults of all ages.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5JlN1a0q2AN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5JlN1a0q2AN"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AXrmB3yqc3Vx.jpg" title="Collab We Love: Glitter Guide + Lulu &amp; Georgia" alt="The Elodie Rug&nbsp;by Glitter Guide for Lulu &amp; Georgia: starting at $225.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/elodie-rug-by-glitter-guide" target="_blank">The Elodie Rug</a>&nbsp;by Glitter Guide for Lulu &amp; Georgia: starting at $225.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:34:36 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/Q9tBz0ptP6y/Collab+Love+Glitter+Guide+Lulu+Georgia Q9tBz0ptP6y Tata Harper’s Storybook Vermont Farm <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="wsa7OXNJnZ9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="wsa7OXNJnZ9"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/w55C-GCxq0xx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The door to the five-bedroom guesthouse." /></div> <div class="below">The door to the five-bedroom guesthouse.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">G</span>rowing up in the industrial&nbsp;port city of Barranquilla, Colombia, <strong><a href="https://www.tataharperskincare.com/" target="_blank">Tata Harper</a></strong>&nbsp;would never have imagined that her days would someday start with an orange valley sunrise, a braying herd of Scottish Highland cows, and the wafting scent of a nearby lavender field. But on the 1,200-acre farm on which she now lives and works in Shoreham, Vermont, such markers of a slow life come with the territory. Early one hazy summer morning, the skincare magnate can be found at a reclaimed wood desk in her office in a converted dairy barn&mdash;reachable through a soaring wood silo lined with cooing chickens and ducks&mdash;where, it must be said, she is the picture of pastoral elegance: a fresh-faced poster girl for her eponymous brand.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="zIlWTPB-0ns" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="zIlWTPB-0ns"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4dpYM5SovZXx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="An eclectic corner in the main residence." /></div> <div class="below">An eclectic corner in the main residence.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="r6NmK9X2uAC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="r6NmK9X2uAC"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/myvJfGgxaKhx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Harper is a glowing advertisement for all-natural living." /></div> <div class="below">Harper is a glowing advertisement for all-natural living.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>As comfortable as Harper may seem in her current surroundings, straw hat and muck boots permanently on hand, it was her globetrotting history that set the stage for this settled lifestyle. After leaving Colombia to live in Mexico and Paris, she decamped to Miami in 2000, armed with a degree in industrial engineering and a deeply entrepreneurial spark. &ldquo;The training in industrial engineering had a lot of legs,&rdquo; says Harper, who runs all aspects of her organic skincare business (including research and development, production, packaging, and shipping) from her Vermont headquarters-slash-homestead. &ldquo;It was about times and methods and processes for doing things. It gave me the skills not to be intimidated to do it myself.&rdquo; Compound that with career experiences that include construction-project management and real estate development, and Harper was equipped to create not only a highly functioning business but also a remarkable home.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/1lJF8mJcHzq" data-style="width:800px;height:1200px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 1200px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="1lJF8mJcHzq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>While living in Miami, in an airy abode decorated in what Harper describes as an Andean-inspired Precolombino style (think shaggy rugs and suede textiles), she and her husband, Henry, began dreaming of a weekend escape. Though also Colombian by birth, Henry grew up in New York and hoped to spend more time in the Northeast. When they discovered Julius Kingdom Farm, they knew they&rsquo;d found the perfect place to convene with family and friends. &ldquo;The land drew me to it,&rdquo; says Harper, &ldquo;the views of the rolling hills, the natural beauty.&rdquo; For the next four years, the couple would commute from Miami to the farm for short trips, growing increasingly wistful on packing day. In 2007, they moved there permanently.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="oXUo_A6dmKo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oXUo_A6dmKo"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4JVwMEXJRx0x.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A simple vignette in a lavender-walled corner." /></div> <div class="below">A simple vignette in a lavender-walled corner.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="2T2ShhZc51a" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2T2ShhZc51a"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/yoyPpW765Sbx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Illustrated textiles add layers of character." /></div> <div class="below">Illustrated textiles add layers of character.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="27ObeIBIw2_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="27ObeIBIw2_"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-zq-k-2NnMzx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Tata Harper&rsquo;s Storybook Vermont Farm" /></div> </div> </div> <p>The compound plays host to several outbuildings, including the sizable barns fronted by a gazebo that often serves as Henry&rsquo;s office (he is co-CEO and chairman of the board of Tata Harper), and a circa-1940 house that Harper conceived as a crash pad for guests. She calls the interiors &ldquo;rustic and cluttered with detail.&rdquo; A gallery for her many collections, the five-bedroom house features a wall of cameo portraits inspired by those of her grandmother&rsquo;s; a bathroom ringed with bar soaps from around the world that Harper gathered as research for her line; and colorful, Americana-inspired furniture and decor.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80" data-widget-guid="m8O7XR2fzNF" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="m8O7XR2fzNF"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/uhOVwbvcf8Hx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Tata Harper’s Storybook Vermont Farm" /></div> </div> </div> <p>A five-minute ride by golf cart (the family&rsquo;s preferred mode of transportation) up a dirt road sits the main residence, a circa-1820 white farmhouse that Harper shares with Henry and their three children&mdash;Hunter Laurence, six, Grace Paloma, five, and Tata Mia, two. The interiors, while more considered, speak to that same regionally inspired rusticity. Harper decorated the rooms herself with a mix of antiques and vintage treasures sourced from local vendors and on trips to the Hudson Valley, Maine, Massachusetts, and Colorado. &ldquo;I love hunting for pieces&mdash;finding them, negotiating, the whole thing,&rdquo; she says. The result is a cheery take on farm life with unexpected hits of boldness. The kitchen is mint green; Shaker-style dining chairs sit on well-loved Oriental rugs, chintz-upholstered armchairs live alongside livestock-themed art, and window casings in an otherwise stately white-walled room are painted vivid cobalt blue. Harper&rsquo;s approach to design, much like her approach to running a company, is anything but hands-off. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a hobby for me, so it would take the emotion out of it if somebody else did it,&rdquo; she says.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100" data-widget-guid="pq_W19Ttkif" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pq_W19Ttkif"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/b2ffCCc0x4Cx.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The family's dining room features Shaker-style seating and a well-loved rug." /></div> <div class="below">The family's dining room features Shaker-style seating and a well-loved rug.</div> </div> </div> <p>As for the idyllic routine enjoyed by Harper&rsquo;s three children? &ldquo;Nature rules their lives,&rdquo; says Harper. From ski trips in the winter to hiking and picnicking lakeside in the summer, the pastoral state is an all-seasons playground. But much of the fun for the three Harper children happens on the farm, where the family&rsquo;s 10 dogs, rescue horses, cows, chickens, ducks, and revolving door of barn cats keep them busy. Add in an at-home ice hockey rink near the barns, and there is little reason for anyone to leave. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="JYs8MvVuAhD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JYs8MvVuAhD"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/SYBroF3IwQ8x.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Tabletop items are kept in a rustic cabinet." /></div> <div class="below">Tabletop items are kept in a rustic cabinet.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="nqL5jK2hDvp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nqL5jK2hDvp"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XXQP8PD85_2x.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Bold color enlivens the main home's entry." /></div> <div class="below">Bold color enlivens the main home's entry.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3gOjd84zG51" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3gOjd84zG51"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HDaZRDb_sv9x.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Tata Harper&rsquo;s Storybook Vermont Farm" /></div> </div> </div> <p>A walk around the grounds reveals not only a bounty of family-friendly diversions but live ingredients for the Tata Harper line, including arnica, lemon balm, calendula, and alfalfa. With the farm&rsquo;s organic certification and its commitment to creating 100-percent natural products, Harper has achieved an enviable work-life balance&mdash;her lifestyle informs her line, and vice versa. &ldquo;Living around nature keeps me inspired,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;Being in such a beautiful place makes you want to continue your environmental efforts. You want to try to be sustainable; you appreciate that what you do supports all of this beauty for the long term.&rdquo; A fitting mission for a company based on a contented, healthful way of life.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100" data-widget-guid="5B3toFpzjyx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="5B3toFpzjyx"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3BjC4x9TN9Ix.jpg" title="TATA HARPER HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The guesthouse on Harper's property, which lies&nbsp;sheltered in the Champlain Valley.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The guesthouse on Harper's property, which lies&nbsp;sheltered in the Champlain Valley.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:35:59 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/9vS-zcDg4HP/Tata+Harper+Storybook+Vermont+Farm 9vS-zcDg4HP Before & After: Tiling Your Entryway <p><span class="dropcap">H</span>mm. It&rsquo;s kind of&hellip;&lsquo;70s.&rdquo; That was the real estate broker's immediate reaction upon&nbsp;showing <a href="http://www.ramshackleglam.com/" target="_blank">Jordan Reid</a>&mdash;via FaceTime&mdash;what would eventually become her new home. But Reid and her husband, who were about to embark on an ambitious cross-country move with their two young children (see our Instagram Stories on her&nbsp;<a href="/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/LVwns3Naib9/Instagram+Stories+Go+West+Young+Woman" target="_blank">here</a>), saw potential beyond the underwhelming entryway.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZDk5HHlL1cV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZDk5HHlL1cV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/WRsywByxv0Nx.jpg" title="ENTRY MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="Before:&nbsp;A drab way to make an entrance." /></div> <div class="below">Before:&nbsp;A drab way to make an entrance. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ramshackleglam.com/">Images and video courtesy of Ramshackle Glam</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;The tile was a sort of non-color, and the overall effect was very functional,&rdquo; Reid recalls. &ldquo;My original plan was to tackle the entryway in a few months, after I&rsquo;d gotten a few more of the &lsquo;must-do&rsquo; projects under my belt. But once I started fantasizing about ideas and realized how relatively small and low-cost the project was, I decided to make it one of my first projects&mdash;and then let those choices help set the tone for the rest of the house.&rdquo;</p> <p>Enter <strong><a href="https://www.thumbtack.com/?utm_medium=pr&amp;source=lonny.com&amp;utm_campaign=tiling_story" target="_blank">Thumbtack</a></strong>, the online marketplace for service professionals. As a working mom and recent transplant with a host of home decor projects to conquer, Reid is a natural choice to be the brand&rsquo;s lifestyle expert, a process she&rsquo;s chronicling for Lonny over the next several weeks. Watch her before-and-after video, above&mdash;and check back for more in the series to come.</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;BACKSTORY</h3> <p>&ldquo;Entryways are an often under-utilized opportunity to inspire the look of an entire house. They&rsquo;re the first thing your guests see when they step through the door, so it&rsquo;s a fun place to show your personality&mdash;and it&rsquo;s a small space, so you can go dramatic without being too overwhelming. Our entryway in particular has two big arches that lead out into the living room and dining room, so it&rsquo;s very much a focal point for the entire place.&rdquo;</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE MATERIALS</h3> <p>&ldquo;I knew I wanted our house to have a very &lsquo;California&rsquo; vibe&mdash;lots of white with splashes of bright color, lots of light, lots of plants&mdash;so I spent a couple of weeks browsing local shops and online stores and asking readers of my blog for their opinions. I ended up going with the <a href="https://www.villalagoontile.com/talia-azure-encaustic-cement-tile.html" target="_blank">Talia Azure</a>&nbsp;style from Villa Lagoon because I thought that the bright blue against the white background had a fresh, coastal vibe, and the large pattern was striking without being overly busy. The short answer, though, is that the tile just makes me happy, and that&rsquo;s what I want our guests to feel when they step foot through our door.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dw63Epo-63R" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="dw63Epo-63R"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Ui71Lb-9s42x.jpg" title="ENTRY MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="The high-impact entry, with Villa Lagoon's Talia Azure tile." /></div> <div class="below">The high-impact entry, with Villa Lagoon's Talia Azure tile.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE COLLABORATOR</h3> <p>&ldquo;The <a href="https://www.thumbtack.com?utm_medium=pr&amp;source=lonny.com&amp;utm_campaign=tiling_story" target="_blank">Thumbtack</a>&nbsp;pro I worked with, Hugo Mata, was an integral part of the tile selection process. I was a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options available&mdash;ceramic, natural stone, hand-painted tile, encaustic cement&mdash;and he ended up going with me to local stores and browsing online shops with me, offering not just his expert opinion, but also his thoughts on style and color, which turned out to be spot-on. The entire installation process took a little over a day: he spent the first day removing the old tile, repairing the floor underneath, then installing the tile and grouting it, and then came back the next day to seal it&hellip;and to bring his kids over for a playdate with my kids, so our families ended up spending the rest of the afternoon having a pool party.&rdquo;</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE REVEAL</h3> <p>&ldquo;What&rsquo;s exciting to me about this project is how relatively small it is in terms of cost and labor&mdash;you&rsquo;re talking about tiling a very small area, and if you don&rsquo;t have to remove existing tile it&rsquo;s an even quicker process&mdash;and how massive it is in terms of impact. Virtually everyone who steps foot in our house exclaims over the tile, and I&rsquo;ve found that it&rsquo;s started to inspire me to go even bolder with the decor choices I&rsquo;ve been making for the rest of our home. And my husband keeps telling me how it&rsquo;s his favorite spot in the entire house. I think that&rsquo;s actually the spot in front of the Xbox, but hey: I&rsquo;ll take it.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:53:40 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/ZwehktzXr0Z/Before+After+Tiling+Entryway ZwehktzXr0Z Bookshelf Styling Secrets, Spicy Palomas, and an English Author's Perfect Cottage <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="XoevWnHyM2p" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="XoevWnHyM2p"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eGScNc3Krqtx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Bookshelf Styling Secrets, Spicy Palomas, and an English Author's Perfect Cottage" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Storybook English Cottage</strong></em><br />The best part: it once belonged to classic children's author Enid Blyton&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/real-estate/a4039/storybook-cottage-enid-blyton/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>8 Design Experts Share their Bookshelf Styling Secrets</strong></em><br />Miles Redd: "Dewey Decimal System be damned!"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/arranging-bookshelves/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>How Much Do We Want to Be Drinking this Right Now?</strong></em><br />Behold, the simple&nbsp;splendor&nbsp;of the Spicy Paloma &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://sugarandcloth.com/2015/07/sipsforsummer-spicy-paloma/" target="_blank">Sugar &amp;&nbsp;Cloth</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Crash Course in Small-Space (and Communal!) Living</strong></em><br />Two small rooms totaling 502 square feet in a two-story building shared with three artists and a dance studio&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/susan-hoff-small-space-live-work-studio-rental-in-san-francisco" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Maximalist Inspiration</strong></em><br />Sometimes more is more when it comes to mood boards &ndash; Kelly Wearstler via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5hlSayxTnh/?taken-by=kellywearstler" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Top of the World</strong></em><br />A living roof in Iceland. Hell, I'd climb it too &ndash; Cond&eacute; Nast Traveler via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5h9jpDJcF6/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:31:39 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/R-P5Hv6mbCA/Bookshelf+Styling+Secrets+Spicy+Palomas+English R-P5Hv6mbCA Instant Gallery Wall? GoodHangups is the Answer. <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="waBwDDbh4ze" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="waBwDDbh4ze"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/K_roMfjquFgx.jpg" title="GOODHANGUPS | LONNY.COM" alt="GoodHangups'&nbsp;MagnaStickers are removable and reusable&mdash;no frames, no nails, no pins, no fuss.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">GoodHangups'&nbsp;MagnaStickers are removable and reusable&mdash;no frames, no nails, no pins, no fuss.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.goodhangups.com/">All images courtesy of GoodHangups</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>ant to hear about my latest parenting #fail? When my four-year-old daughter discovered that I'd secretly recycled her precious stash of arts-and-crafts&nbsp;masterpieces that she brought home with her daily from preschool. Yes, I'm <em>that</em> mom.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4ejDnbaWJ6h" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4ejDnbaWJ6h"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/smPFBQf3lCAx.jpg" title="GOODHANGUPS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instant Gallery Wall? GoodHangups is the Answer." /></div> </div> </div> <p>But what was I supposed to do? I'd already invested in framing a number of the best ones&nbsp;around our dining area, and I'd taped up a bunch more around our kitchen&mdash;where they would &nbsp;overlap, droop, and occasionally fall down in a chaotic, non&ndash;Lonny-worthy way. And the art projects just kept coming. Which led to my underhanded attempt to slip a stack of&nbsp;them&nbsp;into the recycling bin&mdash;and the indignant tears that ensued.&nbsp;If only I'd found out about <strong><a href="http://www.goodhangups.com/" target="_blank">GoodHangups</a></strong>&nbsp;sooner&mdash;I could have spared myself a&nbsp;major guilt trip.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tGGCvNVTHDh" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/saeXDhcNGa8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>The video above does a great job at explaining how the system&nbsp;works (via the patent-pending MagnaStickers, which are removable and reusable) and the various surfaces they adhere to (everything from concrete and brick to IKEA furniture). The <a href="http://www.goodhangups.com/goodhangups-for-kids-art-product" target="_blank">version for kids' art</a>&nbsp;comes with colorful magnets and a link to free printables. I'll be putting up the mother of all kiddie gallery walls this weekend&mdash;and I have a feeling the kids&nbsp;will be quite popular around the Lonny HQ as well. You know how we love a good mood board.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Oy62m2VTQnq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Oy62m2VTQnq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KiwcfRZsfiOx.jpg" title="GOODHANGUPS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instant Gallery Wall? GoodHangups is the Answer." /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:38:14 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Family+Living+2015/articles/aswWcOizNT4/Instant+Gallery+Wall+GoodHangups+Answer aswWcOizNT4 Marble Shelves, a Jewelry DIY Party, and Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Old-World Madrid Apartment <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="laTc1OHQkvA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="laTc1OHQkvA"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/qWI06Rw071cx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Marble Shelves, a Jewelry DIY Party, and Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Old-World Madrid Apartment " /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Design Throwback: Carolina Herrera Jr.'s Madrid Apartment</strong></em><br />Striped wallpaper, the perfect canopy bed, and a fabulous pink settee&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/07/at-home-with-carolina-herrera-jr-madrid/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>Marble Shelving, High to Low</strong></em><br />And honestly, the "low" option might be my favorite of them all&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/5-favorites-glamorous-marble-bath-shelves-high-to-low" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>17 Magazine Covers You Wish You Designed</strong></em><br />Once a print junkie, always a print junkie&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://trendland.com/17-magazine-covers-you-wish-you-designed/" target="_blank">Trendland</a></p> <p><em><strong>Jewelry DIY Party!</strong></em><br />Fun and games courtesy of Eddie Borgo for Target&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://witanddelight.com/2015/07/eddie-borgo-for-target-diy-party/" target="_blank">Wit &amp; Delight</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Next Great Adventure</strong></em><br />With a map of the islands in front of you, the possibilities are endless&nbsp;&ndash; Lucy Laucht via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5fTxgQyZ0I/?taken-by=lucylaucht" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Let Them Eat Cake</strong></em><br />Sexy solid marble cake stands for a high-design dessert &ndash; Wallpaper* via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5fRWEjCqpA/?taken-by=wallpapermag" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:22:08 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/6E-VbwZB3MP/Marble+Shelves+Jewelry+DIY+Party+Carolina 6E-VbwZB3MP Choosing Tile for Your Bathroom? Read This. <p><span class="dropcap">I</span>magine&nbsp;white marble mountains tumbling into the ocean.&rdquo; Mary Elizabeth Oropeza is rhapsodizing about the destination that led to her choice of career. &ldquo;[My] trips to Italy to learn about marble in its raw state&mdash;and how it transpires from a mountain to a piece of polished luxury tile in your bathroom&mdash;were pretty inspiring.&rdquo; As founder of <strong><a href="http://store.missionstonetile.com/" target="_blank">Mission Stone &amp; Tile</a></strong>, a Nashville-based retailer that sells its luxury products nationwide at affordable prices, Oropeza is helping transform tile&rsquo;s hardworking image into something with serious cult status.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="y-P5V0-nZxI" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="y-P5V0-nZxI"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7zIPFYy9jyux.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="Mission Stone &amp; Tile founder Mary Elizabeth Oropeza." /></div> <div class="below">Mission Stone &amp; Tile founder Mary Elizabeth Oropeza. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://lesleemitchell.com/">Portrait and all other photographs by Leslee Mitchell</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>A background as an interior designer gave Oropeza additional insight into how her clients are thinking about tile for their homes. &ldquo;Customers these days are savvy&mdash;they&rsquo;ll bring in a photo from Lonny or Houzz, and our job is to recreate it affordably,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;You can texturize your space in the least likely places. Right now we&rsquo;re using a lot from our <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Essentials-textured-subway-s/298.htm" target="_blank">Essentials</a>&nbsp;collection, which is a twist on subway tile. It&rsquo;s a timeless option for kitchen backsplashes and bathrooms that provides something a little different.&rdquo; With projects that range from the speed-round remodel of Gwyneth Paltrow&rsquo;s Nashville loft to DIY backsplashes in her own home, Oropeza has experience with all kinds of budgets and styles. Her primary advice: &ldquo;Choose materials that reflect your lifestyle. Are you low-maintenance? Do you have kids or pets? Do you entertain?&rdquo; Here, her tips on&nbsp;choosing bathroom tile, with lessons from four very different spaces.</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>THE STAR MAKEOVER</strong></h3> <p>Ten days. That&rsquo;s how long interior designer Annette Joseph had to renovate a raw loft in downtown Nashville into a family-friendly temporary home for Gwyneth Paltrow and her children. &ldquo;We needed a dramatic yet affordable tile for the master bathroom&mdash;and it had to be available now,&rdquo; recalls Oropeza of the project. Given the time constraints, Joseph concentrated her efforts on tearing down the bathroom walls to create a luxe open space. Floors, walls, and shower stall were covered in marble-like <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Calacatta-Porcelain-Tile-s/68.htm" target="_blank">Calacatta Porcelain</a>&nbsp;from Italy at a great price: $5 per square foot.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BX-mEZ5wUUW" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BX-mEZ5wUUW"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/NT7Qphf7487x.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="The Nashville location of Mission Stone &amp; Tile.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The Nashville location of Mission Stone &amp; Tile.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>THE SHOWROOM</strong></h3> <p>Mission Stone &amp; Tile&rsquo;s Nashville showroom elicits a kid-in-a-candy-store feeling. Samples, concept boards, and mock-installations share the space with decorative elements&mdash;a vintage dresser, an ornate mantel, a custom chandelier. &ldquo;We tuck away our extensive selection of mosaics, accent tiles, and porcelain flooring so as not to overwhelm you with our abundance of options,&rdquo; explains Oropeza. Look for the subtly textured <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/PinStripe-Textured-Subway-Tile-s/312.htm" target="_blank">PinStripe</a>&nbsp;or <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/essentials-honeycomb-textured-subway-tile-s/299.htm" target="_blank">HoneyComb</a>&nbsp;to take subway tile to the next level.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w45 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="66MgCnl5YMf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="66MgCnl5YMf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lvRmbWnS-Lux.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="Dandelion&nbsp;cement hexagon tile in the showroom." /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Dandelion-Ultra-Marine-Bone-Cement-Hexagon-Tile-p/cement-dand-marine.htm" target="_blank">Dandelion</a>&nbsp;cement hexagon tile in the showroom.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w45 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tvSVfW6nUV6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tvSVfW6nUV6"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FED89ahBOQix.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="An arabesque wall tile in action." /></div> <div class="below">An arabesque wall tile in action.</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>THE POOLHOUSE BATH</strong></h3> <p>In Oropeza&rsquo;s own home, located in Nashville&rsquo;s stylish 12South neighborhood, a 3x12 porcelain tile called <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Malachite-Esker-3x12-p/collection17-mal-esker.htm" target="_blank">Malachite Esker</a>&nbsp;takes pride of place in a space highly frequented&nbsp;by guests: the poolhouse. &ldquo;I chose it because of its story&mdash;it&rsquo;s made in the U.S. using 50 percent recycled glass from fluorescent light bulbs,&rdquo; says Oropeza. &ldquo;Plus it&rsquo;s durable, lightweight, and sound-dampening, and suitable for both interior and exterior walls and floors.&rdquo; With its eye-catching marbleized pattern, it&rsquo;s a great way to try out a trend underfoot.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="l-saJfykcm1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="l-saJfykcm1"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3aWfLoqw4zFx.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="Mission Stone &amp; Tile's 3x12&nbsp;Malachite Esker&nbsp;in Oropeza's pool bath." /></div> <div class="below">Mission Stone &amp; Tile's 3x12&nbsp;<a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Malachite-Esker-3x12-p/collection17-mal-esker.htm" target="_blank">Malachite Esker</a>&nbsp;in Oropeza's pool bath.</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>THE MASTER BATHROOM</strong></h3> <p>&ldquo;As a tile designer, it was important to me to use something timeless that I wouldn&rsquo;t tire of&mdash;and that was a white glass tile,&rdquo; says Oropeza. For her master bath, she chose <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Casamood-Vetro-Neutra-Glass-Bianco-Lux-p/gl-v-neu-bianco.htm" target="_blank">Vetro Neutra Bianco Lux</a>, which provides a subtle sheen and a classic backdrop for the spa-like space.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mZkkn5b8399" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="mZkkn5b8399"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tutkev3r0cLx.jpg" title="MISSION STONE &amp; TILE | LONNY.COM" alt="Oropeza's master bath features Vetro Neutra Bianco Lux&nbsp;mosaic glass tile.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Oropeza's master bath features <a href="https://store.missionstonetile.com/Casamood-Vetro-Neutra-Glass-Bianco-Lux-p/gl-v-neu-bianco.htm" target="_blank">Vetro Neutra Bianco Lux</a>&nbsp;mosaic glass tile.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> <p></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:01:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/qKu1FkWOEYA/Choosing+Tile+Bathroom+Read qKu1FkWOEYA An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="EZ-m_6LdPna" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="EZ-m_6LdPna"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/sUpbQ44Y0YNx.jpg" title="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion | Lonny.com" alt="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.thejewelsofny.com/">Photos &copy; The Jewels of New York</a></div> </div> </div> <p>It was the French aristocrat Madame de Pompadour who said, "<a href="/See+It+Now/articles/m1TOniau2Q7/Champagne+Room+Connaught+Hotel+Triumph">Champagne</a> is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it." If you believe that's true, you're going to love Lonny contributor and the Jewels of New York founder <a href="/search?q=diana+yen&amp;type=all">Diana Yen</a>'s simple yet somehow&nbsp;more sophisticated&nbsp;take on the classic libation. To start, a homemade rhubarb-rosewater syrup imparts the drink with a romantic pink hue&nbsp;that's perfect for a bloom-filled summer gathering, whether it's in the garden or out on the patio. Once poured and blended with your favorite bubbly, a topping of dried lavender and rosewater complement the tartness of the rhubarb. Try it this weekend with good friends under the stars. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rhubarb Rosewater Sparkler</strong><br /><strong>Serves 1</strong></p> <p>- Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup (recipe follows)<br />- champagne, for topping<br />- dried lavender and rosebuds, for garnish</p> <p>Place 1 tablespoon rhubarb syrup in each champagne flute. Top with champagne. Finish with dried flowers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="eUgKbWbbjCi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="eUgKbWbbjCi"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eRkzfVeN30gx.jpg" title="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion | Lonny.com" alt="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em>Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup</em><br />- 2 cups sliced rhubarb (2 large stalks)<br />- 1 &frac12; teaspoon dried lavender buds, plus more to garnish<br />- 1 cup sugar<br />- 2 cups water<br />- 1 teaspoon rosewater</p> <p>In a small saucepan, cook the rhubarb and lavender on medium-low heat with sugar and water until broken down and tender, about 30-45 minutes. Strain and reduce for another 10 minutes. Stir in rosewater. Let cool and store in a covered container.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="tvQpq4BJ4O-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tvQpq4BJ4O-"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pNVwO_rvyBdx.jpg" title="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion | Lonny.com" alt="An Elegant Champagne Cocktail for Every Occasion" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:37:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/FGxA5Bpk5gb/Elegant+Champagne+Cocktail+Every+Occasion FGxA5Bpk5gb Stunning Foyers, Office Wall Art, and the World's Cutest Studio Apartment <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="Tl13xm_zgj4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Tl13xm_zgj4"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EIww7NM9qgAx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Stunning Foyers, Office Wall Art, and the World's Cutest Studio Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Paint Your Foyer, Stat</strong></em><br />That's what I said to myself when I saw this post on painted wainscoting&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/7/21/foyers-with-painted-wainscotingwood-paneling.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>An Office Makeover Inspired by an Art Print</strong></em><br />Katie Craig's large-scale piece for Minted sets the perfect breezy mood&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/07/an-office-makeover-with-minted/" target="_blank">coco + kelley</a></p> <p><em><strong>Calling the Comeback: Cement Floor Tile</strong></em><br />Bold pattern underfoot looks fresh again&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://frenchbydesignblog.com/2015/07/cement-tiles-inspiration.html" target="_blank">French By Design</a></p> <p><em><strong>Is this the Cutest Studio Apartment Ever?</strong></em><br />Homepolish designer Julia Montanez&nbsp;works some serious design magic in 400 square feet&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/homepolish/69#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>Speaking of Office Wall Art...</strong></em><br />A casual mood board with good style vibes&nbsp;&ndash; S. Fawn DeViney via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5cXYIyyczD/?taken-by=sfawnd" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Bowl of Goodness</strong></em><br />Antipasti is our favorite way to graze&nbsp;&ndash; Pauline Chardin via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5cvgI1rhfA/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:13:25 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/qXQ16a9eBdc/Stunning+Foyers+Office+Wall+Art+World+Cutest qXQ16a9eBdc Before & After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="O2E0K698759" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="O2E0K698759"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZqLp3rP_CBXx.jpg" title="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade" alt="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://porch.com/">Photos courtesy of Porch.com</a></div> </div> </div> <p>New Yorkers are famously known for having the least envy-inducing <a href="/photos/Kitchen">kitchens</a>&nbsp;in the country. But that's decidedly not the case in this posh Manhattan <a href="https://porch.com/projects/park-ave-south-co-op?img=1685550">apartment</a>, where the owners turned&nbsp;a basic kitchenette into a full-blown chef's corner, complete with stainless-steel appliances, warm wood finishes, and floating shelves that create visual complexity (plus additional storage space) throughout. Charcoal-hued glass tiles in the backsplash pick up on rich veining in the&nbsp;marble countertops, and the streamlined take on a farmhouse sink, topped with an elegant gooseneck faucet, adhere to the contemporary aesthetic.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="UU18zWDwtA6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UU18zWDwtA6"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7rTr3W6Itezx.jpg" title="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade | Lonny.com" alt="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade" /></div> </div> </div> <p>If you think that's impressive&nbsp;wait until you see the master bathroom, which now features glossy white walls and faux-bois floor tiles, plus matching vanities, a steam shower, and a freestanding tub. Chrome fixtures elevate the space and complement a feminine chandelier that offsets the more masculine finishes.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="IFPdFl3mz5o" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="IFPdFl3mz5o"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cT5Gz7AnNWYx.jpg" title="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade | Lonny.com" alt="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Head over to <a href="https://porch.com/projects/park-ave-south-co-op?img=1685550">Porch.com</a>&nbsp;for more pictures and details of the finished home,&nbsp;plus insight from the designer, Andrew Mikhael.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="eGaDeIeo7Fy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="eGaDeIeo7Fy"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1EqoKgl9-mzx.jpg" title="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade | Lonny.com" alt="Before &amp; After: A Dream Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrade" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:10:29 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/-a2o7ojFeoi/Before+After+Dream+Kitchen+Bathroom+Upgrade -a2o7ojFeoi FEED's NYC Office Gets a Modern-Rustic Makeover <p><span class="dropcap">B</span>ack in 2005, Lauren Bush Lauren&mdash;the now model-entrepreneur who&nbsp;launched a <span class="strikethrough">thousand</span>&nbsp;million tote bags&mdash;was a student spokesperson for the United Nations&rsquo;s World Food Programme. Moved by the hunger crisis she witnessed on her travels around the world, Lauren&nbsp;decided to help the cause&nbsp;by designing a simple cotton-burlap bag, the sale of which&nbsp;would provide meals to a child in need for an entire year. Nearly a decade&nbsp;later, that one design has grown into&nbsp;a collection, an organization, a staff, a cramped apartment headquarters&mdash;and fed into a movement aimed at creating ethical, eco-friendly products that were also undeniably stylish.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="E7emdUlN9A5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="E7emdUlN9A5"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GTN49TIksawx.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="FEED Projects's NYC Office Gets a Modern-Rustic Makeover" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Lauren&rsquo;s simple, chic design and fashionable background caught the eye of not only philanthropic shoppers, but also a stream of fashion-forward collaborators, including&nbsp;DKNY, Tory Burch, Target, and Toms. Last fall the company&nbsp;branched out into home decor for the first time with a tabletop collection sold at <a href="http://www.westelm.com/?cm_type=gnav&amp;cm_sp=GlobalLinks-_-Topnav-_-WestElmLogo">West Elm</a>. The line was an extension of the <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/2fIjWZZDSeH/Lauren+Bush+Lauren+Throws+Modern+Rustic+Dinner">FEED Supper Initiative</a>, which had philanthropists hosting pop-up dinner parties around the world, feeding 1.6 million people in need in the process. "West Elm is&nbsp;truly a like-minded partner," says Lauren. "It&rsquo;s been a really fun and seamless collaboration."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qyXJNUJBY-S" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qyXJNUJBY-S"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eQGm6sSEaP7x.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="A reclaimed-wood wall bearing the organization's logo greets visitors to the office.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A reclaimed-wood wall bearing the organization's logo greets visitors to the office.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UvNjNnIRZeL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UvNjNnIRZeL"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/O-auMn1sqQXx.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="Founder Lauren Bush Lauren in her refreshed office space." /></div> <div class="below">Founder Lauren Bush Lauren in her refreshed office space.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>That relationship would prove even more essential when the FEED staff found themselves struggling to make their New York City office space functional with an ever-expanding team. &ldquo;We had some Ikea furniture and some makeshift stuff&nbsp;that had been cobbled together from when we were still working out of my apartment," explains Lauren, an admitted decorating enthusiast. "We were all sort of hunkered against the walls. It was clear we just needed to rethink the use of the space." So, she called on the trendsetting brand for a little professional assistance.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="V5yclN3BcXg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="V5yclN3BcXg"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KZc9n17xyMzx.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="The new&nbsp;decor mixes FEED's&nbsp;simple, rustic accessories, West Elm's signature sophisticated furnishings, and tabletop items from the brands' collaboration." /></div> <div class="below">The new&nbsp;decor mixes FEED's&nbsp;simple, rustic accessories, West Elm's signature sophisticated furnishings, and tabletop items from the brands' collaboration.</div> </div> </div> <p>The task she set: 1) Fit everyone in. 2) Give them the space they need to grow and be creative while keeping everything within the FEED aesthetic. &ldquo;We all spend so much time [here]," she says.&nbsp;"I believe it&rsquo;s really important that the place you see every day be beautiful."&nbsp;Enter West Elm stylist Johanna Mele, who also helped the brand&nbsp;redecorate Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York, and the apartment of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>'s&nbsp;Cecily Strong. &ldquo;The original layout wasn&rsquo;t using the precious NYC square footage to its full potential,&rdquo; she explains.&nbsp;The offices and conference rooms that line one side of the narrow space were perfectly functional, but the open area, where most of the FEED staff sits, wasn&rsquo;t cutting it.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LzF7m536l4D" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LzF7m536l4D"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_UnyWQFf1Cdx.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="Desks from West Elm's&nbsp;Industrial Modular Office collection&nbsp;sport&nbsp;FSC-certified mango wood and&nbsp; gunmetal accents." /></div> <div class="below">Desks from West Elm's&nbsp;Industrial Modular Office collection&nbsp;sport&nbsp;FSC-certified mango wood and&nbsp; gunmetal accents.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xyf6we8rGVx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Xyf6we8rGVx"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Cq3hokYUSS_x.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="West Elm's gold faceted terrariums hold low maintenance succulents, perfect for an office space." /></div> <div class="below">West Elm's gold faceted terrariums hold low maintenance succulents, perfect for an office space.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xb7sql4dnzr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xb7sql4dnzr"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/aw97rkgqaMUx.jpg" title="FEED OFFICE MAKEOVER | LONNY.COM" alt="FEED Projects's NYC Office Gets a Modern-Rustic Makeover" /></div> </div> </div> <p>By shifting&nbsp;the desks to be perpendicular to the wall, Mele created a multifunctional layout perfect for meeting and collaborating, plus more room for all kinds of necessary storage.&ldquo;Lauren immediately gravitated to our<a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/rustic-modular-desk-set-h1033/"> Industrial Modular Office Collection</a>," Mele says. "The raw mango wood paired with gunmetal accents mirrors FEED&rsquo;s style, and comes in various configurations.&rdquo; The stylist also exiled the lounge area&rsquo;s hefty sofa to the behind-the-scenes storage space next door, allowing more room&nbsp;for additional desks to accommodate the growing team. &ldquo;The new lounge is smaller but just as functional. We chose a round rug instead of a more traditional rectangular one, which helped soften the overall look and feel of the entryway,&rdquo; she explains.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/USTbzIEYSMy" data-style="width:800px;height:979px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 979px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="USTbzIEYSMy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>In decorating&nbsp;this office, Mele wasn't just designing&nbsp;for the staff, she had to consider the host of special visitors that pass through the doors.&nbsp;"When guests come in they just immediately get a sense of the brand, which is essential when you&rsquo;re meeting with potential collaborators and partners," says Lauren. "The first thing you see is the wood wall with the FEED sign, and a little seating area to have them wait and be comfortable. It&rsquo;s really not super fancy. It&rsquo;s natural and woody, yet mature and polished." Recessed shelves showcase the organization's myriad bags and accessories, while the West Elm accents lend a sophisticated, urbane vibe through the use of glass and metallics. "We also added in a layer of greenery," says Mele. "We styled the terrariums with simple white rocks and succulents, which&nbsp;is a great, low-maintenance way to add life&nbsp;to a space."&nbsp;After all, how could you not give&nbsp;a&nbsp;little life to&nbsp;an office that quite literally saves them?</p> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:28:06 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/aNIJYQWG2Uc/FEED+NYC+Office+Gets+Modern+Rustic+Makeover aNIJYQWG2Uc Sexy Pools, Summer Cottage Style, and Carolyn Murphy's Perfectly Simple Bedroom <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="NG7OcGvEXMl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NG7OcGvEXMl"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eJXavUi5Vakx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Sexy Pools, Summer Cottage Style, and Carolyn Murphy's Perfectly Simple Bedroom" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A&nbsp;Small Cottage with Big Style</strong></em><br />The yellow wallpaper and bamboo-style bar cart situation is especially on point &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://emilyaclark.com/2015/07/real-life-real-style-lindsays-cottage.html" target="_blank">Emily A. Clark</a></p> <p><em><strong>Vicarious-Living&nbsp;Pool Inspiration, Continued</strong></em><br />The next best thing to actually being there (or at least that's what we're&nbsp;telling ourselves)&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/07/pool-party-4/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>Summer Produce is in Full Effect</strong></em><br />Take full advantage with this recipe for honey-roasted figs&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sacramentostreet.com/2015/07/on-the-menu-honey-roasted-figs/" target="_blank">Sacramento Street</a></p> <p><em><strong>Wood Beams. White Floorboards. The Perfect Country Kitchen.</strong></em><br />More Swedish interiors inspo, right this way &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/07/20/a-swedish-family-home-in-the-country-side/" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>Garden Envy</strong></em><br />A serene Hamptons landscape by Edmund Hollander &ndash; 1stdibs via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5ZwPIQAwsZ/?taken-by=1stdibs" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Carolyn Murphy's Beach-House Hideaway</strong></em><br />Simple and perfect, just like her&nbsp;&ndash; Carolyn Murphy via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5Zkpekk7kn/?taken-by=carolynmurphy" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:20:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/T0oyfl0mBKL/Sexy+Pools+Summer+Cottage+Style+Carolyn+Murphy T0oyfl0mBKL