Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) A Tale of Three Girls' Rooms <p><span class="dropcap">G</span>lamorous spaces with more than a touch of moody luxe are what <strong><a href="http://www.nicolehollis.com/" target="_blank">Nicole Hollis</a></strong>&nbsp;is best known for. The San Francisco&ndash;based interior designer has worked on everything from sleek Pacific Heights residences to Wine Country tasting rooms outfitted with Philippe Starck. (See her recent work on Seattle&rsquo;s Palladian hotel <a href="/mag/-jplXnnDVzQ/May+2015/3v0ZYbOFcMt/Dark+Horse" target="_blank">here</a>.) But when a professional couple in Atherton, California, contacted her firm to create imagination-filled bedrooms for their three young daughters, Hollis and her director of residential design, Adele Dalby, were ready to have a little fun.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LU5Km6tJAI8" 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="LU5Km6tJAI8"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ABVdO-53HXdx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A Tale of Three Girls' Rooms" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple"></h3> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>&ldquo;They have great taste and wanted to go for it,&rdquo; says Hollis of her clients, who had previously lived in London and New York. The directive was &ldquo;brighter, brighter, brighter! They really wanted strong color.&rdquo; But rather than conjuring up trendy, overly themed spaces with a limited shelf life, Hollis and Dalby astutely balanced classicism with whimsy, solid structural pieces with fantastical elements that expressed each girl&rsquo;s individual tastes. &ldquo;My philosophy is that kids' rooms should be as well considered as every other room in the house. Children love design too,&rdquo; says Hollis.&nbsp;Here&rsquo;s how she pulled it off&mdash;in a mere five months from initial meeting to installation.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE OMBRE ROOM</h3> <p>A custom hand-painted wall finish by a local artisan is the standout feature in the space belonging to the 10-year-old daughter. &ldquo;Since she is a little more reserved and sophisticated, we felt this elegant wall treatment complemented her personality,&rdquo; explains Hollis. The bed, a custom design upholstered in Manuel Canovas hot-pink linen, and an&nbsp;ebullient area rug by Anthropologie are tempered by a built-in desk and dresser accented with agate drawer pulls.&nbsp;&ldquo;Although brilliant color is a constant throughout the design, so is white,&rdquo; says Hollis. &ldquo;That creates a appropriate canvas for any future subtle changes in the girls&rsquo; tastes.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZqySX21q16M" 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="ZqySX21q16M"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4JtZYkH3qWRx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Bungalow 5's Frances 2-Drawer Side Table&nbsp;serves as a nightstand.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Bungalow 5's <a href="http://bungalow5.com/product/details/FRA-120-59" target="_blank">Frances 2-Drawer Side Table</a>&nbsp;serves as a nightstand.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9pSXRLNGHw-" 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="9pSXRLNGHw-"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/baOmeOmX8FRx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The Confetti Flora Rug&nbsp;by Anthropologie creates interest underfoot." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-rugs/27018282.jsp#/" target="_blank">Confetti Flora Rug</a>&nbsp;by Anthropologie creates interest underfoot.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="R9XYDWqShyR" 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="R9XYDWqShyR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-JfuiIhnKY7x.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt='"There&squot;s room for the girls to change accessories and rethink these layers as they get older, but at its core, the design has a classic sensibility," says Hollis.' /></div> <div class="below">"There's room for the girls to change accessories and rethink these layers as they get older, but at its core, the design has a classic sensibility," says Hollis.</div> </div> </div> <p>Storage solutions are key in any kid-focused space. For this room, Blu Dot&rsquo;s Shilf Shelving&nbsp;and fuchsia Pandan Bins from Serena &amp; Lily serve to display books and corral toys. Ikat throw pillows in China Seas fabric and a hanging chair from Nautica Home bring a bit of boho into the mix.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40" data-widget-guid="mxawoHAeEs9" 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="mxawoHAeEs9"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/biQLMQm-zTzx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Sharon Montrose's Baby Giraffe Little Darling&nbsp;keeps watch." /></div> <div class="below">Sharon Montrose's <a href="http://www.theanimalprintshop.com/giraffe-close-up/" target="_blank">Baby Giraffe Little Darling</a>&nbsp;keeps watch.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40" data-widget-guid="oLFrvpLCPkD" 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="oLFrvpLCPkD"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9El1Dx_6OfYx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The Panton Junior&nbsp;chair is both cheerful and resilient.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.vitra.com/en-au/product/panton-junior" target="_blank">Panton Junior</a>&nbsp;chair is both cheerful and resilient.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;GIRAFFE ROOM</h3> <p>&ldquo;The youngest is a preschooler&mdash;recently potty trained and ready for&nbsp;a &lsquo;big girl&rsquo; bed,&rdquo; says Hollis of this room&rsquo;s resident. She and Dalby chose Room &amp; Board&rsquo;s four-poster Architecture Bed as the defining element. &ldquo;Scale is extremely important, even in a more intimate, personal space like a bedroom,&rdquo; she explains. Pattern also comes into play in a major way, as evidenced by Timorous Beasties&rsquo; Fresco wallpaper&mdash;a wonderfully unexpected choice for a three-year-old&rsquo;s lair&mdash;and custom Roman shades in Rose Cumming&rsquo;s Antibes Blue. A kid-size seating area is created by a pair of Panton Junior chairs around a vintage-inspired spool-shaped table by RH Baby &amp; Child.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="N3ztCJlLbXT" 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="N3ztCJlLbXT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-9XLaTgvb7Sx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A Tale of Three Girls' Rooms" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="g4TC9R66hK0" 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="g4TC9R66hK0"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4YyeLH4bmYSx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The Butterflies wallpaper&nbsp;by Timorous Beasties and custom Roman shades in Lulu DK&nbsp;fabric set the tone for this vibrant space." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.timorousbeasties.com/shop/wallcoverings/71/butterflies/" target="_blank">Butterflies wallpaper</a>&nbsp;by Timorous Beasties and custom Roman shades in <a href="http://www.luludk.com/" target="_blank">Lulu DK</a>&nbsp;fabric set the tone for this vibrant space.</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">The&nbsp;BUTTERFLY ROOM</h3> <p>&ldquo;Creative, outgoing, marches to her own beat,&rdquo; is how Hollis describes the six-year-old daughter, who loves bright colors and butterflies&mdash;hence the choice of Timorous Beasties&rsquo; Butterflies wallpaper. Because this room is also the smallest of the three, making the space functional was key. A custom built-in daybed in white lacquer doubles as lounging spot and also conceals plenty of storage. Hits of yellow (Stark&rsquo;s Sunshine Lacquer Wallcovering for the bookcase, Lulu DK fabric in Butter Yellow for the Roman shades) and a generous array of throw pillows in Madeline Weinrib&rsquo;s hand-painted silk ikat provide plenty of pop. Eero Aarnio&rsquo;s Bubble Chair, softened by an ivory sheepskin, is both whimsical and timeless.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fC1JUGap8uf" 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="fC1JUGap8uf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kPFcvR5fMbGx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="What six-year-old wouldn't want an&nbsp;Eero Aarnio's Bubble Chair?" /></div> <div class="below">What six-year-old wouldn't want an&nbsp;Eero Aarnio's <a href="http://hivemodern.com/pages/product217/eero-aarnio-bubble-chair-adelta" target="_blank">Bubble Chair</a>?</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AU7o5bfUdca" 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="AU7o5bfUdca"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/sri5VR__EGVx.jpg" title="NICOLE HOLLIS ATHERTON PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A vintage Lucite chair echoes other elements in the room." /></div> <div class="below">A vintage Lucite chair echoes other elements in the room.</div> </div> </div> <p>The clients came back after a monthlong summer trip to the big reveal. &ldquo;We had sourced the accessories down to the most minor details such as pencil holders,&rdquo; says Hollis. &ldquo;The parents had approved the design, of course, but it was the first time the mother and father were seeing it installed as well. So it was tremendous fun for the whole family.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:34:23 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Family+Living+2015/articles/bmX58G9JI2e/A+Tale+of+Three+Girls+Rooms bmX58G9JI2e Showstopping Pools, a Classic Kitchen, and the Beauty of a Well-Organized Laundry Room <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="K90WqeBzEm2" 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="K90WqeBzEm2"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZOR160wxFK_x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Paris Garden Party, Showstopping Pools, and the Beauty of a Well-Organized Laundry Room" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>8 Mesmerizing Pools that We'd Love to Make a Splash In</strong></em><br />Chinoiserie jars. The end.&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/pool-furniture/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><em><strong>Dream Organization Project: The Laundry Room</strong></em><br />If I had a great one, I'd be in this space all day&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.potterybarn.com/laundry-room-organization-with-the-neat-method/" target="_blank">Inside &amp; Out</a></p> <p><em><strong>An Indoor Garden Party in Paris</strong></em><br />The sweetest all-ages&nbsp;celebration ever (cocktails served in teacups!)&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://camillestyles.com/entertaining/noomis-garden-party-in-paris/" target="_blank">Camille Styles</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Streamlined&nbsp;Cape Cod&ndash;Style Kitchen</strong></em><br />A trestle-style dining table, custom cabinetry, and minimalist light fixtures with true design presence&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/a-cape-cod-modernernist-white-kitchen-with-shiplap-cabinetry-by-architect-sheila-narusawa" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Wimbledon!</strong></em><br />Strawberries and cream with a side of seriously good fashion&nbsp;&ndash; Vogue via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4pClhvP6zr/?taken-by=voguemagazine" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Classic on the Upper East Side</strong></em><br />Always and forever, the Frick museum&nbsp;&ndash; Habitually Chic via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4pa33qpaE1/?taken-by=habituallychic" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:58:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/8zIQAhi5XbS/Showstopping+Pools+Classic+Kitchen+Beauty 8zIQAhi5XbS A Rooftop Dinner Party at Gallow Green <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AHh0MQY2_Jp" 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="AHh0MQY2_Jp"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2pmNrIwjyyDx.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="A lavishly set table for 40 takes shelter from the rain." /></div> <div class="below">A lavishly set table for 40 takes shelter from the rain. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.chellisemichaelphotography.com/">Photographed by Chellise Michael Photography</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">A</span>h, summer in New York City: a time of year when sweltering daytime temperatures consistently pay off with serenely warm and perfect nights. But what if your&nbsp;outdoor dinner party gets a good dose of flash floods and heavy rain? If you're event design studio <strong><a href="http://www.tinsel.nyc/" target="_blank">Tinsel &amp; Twine</a></strong>, you soldier on&mdash;and&nbsp;create a memorable&nbsp;ambiance at one of Manhattan's most magical locations.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NHNBLgK4gSY" 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="NHNBLgK4gSY"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PIkX0Mt2LDgx.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="The Tinsel &amp; Twine production team created layers of foliage and blooms throughout the space." /></div> <div class="below">The Tinsel &amp; Twine production team created layers of foliage and blooms throughout the space.</div> </div> </div> <p>The location: <a href="http://m.mckittrickhotel.com/gallowgreen/" target="_blank">Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel</a>, a rooftop bar and restaurant with a secret-garden vibe. Rough-hewn stone and abundant greenery formed an artfully wild backdrop for an alfresco dinner for 40 hosted by&nbsp;fashion site <a href="http://www.vestiairecollective.com/" target="_blank">Vestiaire Collective</a>. The space was paired&nbsp;with more mannered tabletop styling for visual balance.&nbsp;"Creating&nbsp;clean lines and a sense of uniformity on the tabletop helps pull together wild, rustic spaces with distressed details like Gallow Green," says&nbsp;Tinsel &amp; Twine partner Erica Taylor.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6MTHSA92mzt" 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="6MTHSA92mzt"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7pY9K1V5h8Kx.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="A Rooftop Dinner Party at Gallow Green" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bHNufASnVOT" 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="bHNufASnVOT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/WJyTPz94AR4x.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="A disciplined color scheme keeps the abundant elements&nbsp;looking cohesive." /></div> <div class="below">A disciplined color scheme keeps the abundant elements&nbsp;looking cohesive.</div> </div> </div> <p>A lush garland of&nbsp;hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, and scabiosa flowers, interspersed with brass candlesticks, ran down the long central table, which was clad in <a href="http://nuagedesigns.com/product/flax-metallic-burlap/" target="_blank">metallic burlap</a>&nbsp;by Nuage Designs.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Yoeyb5g0v-j" 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="Yoeyb5g0v-j"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8QnsqD1W5p4x.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="Dark meets light on the expansive dinner table." /></div> <div class="below">Dark meets light on the expansive dinner table.</div> </div> </div> <p>"We always try to incorporate design elements so that flowers don't feel too feminine or precious," says Taylor. "Here, we balanced the mostly cream-and-blush color palette with deep indigo figs at each place setting and dark mahogany menu boards."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fGAmATsndPH" 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="fGAmATsndPH"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wNEfKh1KR65x.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="A Rooftop Dinner Party at Gallow Green" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Dhu_6UQcBkT" 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="Dhu_6UQcBkT"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1lMKW3uAzNTx.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="Delicate blooms in an assortment of vessels were scattered&nbsp;around the space." /></div> <div class="below">Delicate blooms in an assortment of vessels were scattered&nbsp;around the space.</div> </div> </div> <p>Another of Taylor's tips is to bring in unexpected juxtapositions. "We don't&nbsp;like to go too industrial in warehouse spaces, or too rustic-chic in barn venues. It's more fun to shake things up and give a space a new life," she says. "For this event, we wanted to keep decor focused with a decidedly polished and upscale feel."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MMWKAuDWi2_" 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="MMWKAuDWi2_"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KR2etAka6Znx.jpg" title="TINSEL &amp; TWINE | LONNY.COM" alt="The team in full prep mode before the big dinner." /></div> <div class="below">The team in full prep mode before the big dinner.</div> </div> </div> <p>How to counteract the storm clouds overhead? "When in doubt&mdash;always, always more candles! It's the best way to ward off rainy-day blues," says Taylor. "And everyone looks their best by candlelight, especially when there are points of light at varying levels: tabletop and overhead."</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> <p></p> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:26:01 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/NnVPQgAPF2B/Rooftop+Dinner+Party+Gallow+Green NnVPQgAPF2B 2 Easy Summer DIY Patio Hacks by Genevieve Gorder <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="qWDHCi-282Q" 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="qWDHCi-282Q"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/F_HpvqecHeox.jpg" title="2 DIY Patio Hacks Courtesy of Genevieve Gorder | Lonny.com" alt="2 Easy Summer DIY Patio Hacks by Genevieve Gorder" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/genevievegorder/">Photos &copy; Genevieve Gorder</a></div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s amazing what you can do with a little bit of&nbsp;<a href="/20+Paint-Dipped+DIYs+to+Add+Color+to+a+Neutral+Room">paint</a>. Just a&nbsp;couple of bold brushstrokes&nbsp;can transform a <a href="/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/MuEMPIuvOyz/Paint+Treatment+New+Pop+Color">room</a>, breathe new life into an <a href="/Fall+Makeover+Ideas+2013/articles/aCO2lI0Z_RR/Budget+Conscious+Sidetable+Makeover">antique</a>&nbsp;piece&mdash;even turn your ho-hum outdoor patio into a place people actually want to gather this summer. Sure, you can toss in some throw&nbsp;pillows and plants and furniture, but if you're strapped for time and cash, this pair of patio hacks&mdash;courtesy of design expert and HGTV star <a href="http://www.genevievegorder.com/">Genevieve Gorder</a>&mdash;is definitely the way to go. First, she revamped a pair of plain wood folding chairs using <a href="http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/find-the-right-product/exterior/paint/duramax.html">Valspar's Duramax Paint</a>&nbsp;in salmon bisque to add a pastel splash to the white cushions on her outdoor sofa. Next, she created the illusion of an outdoor rug with a graphic, trellis-like variation on a Moroccan-style khatam star pattern&mdash;applied directly onto the patio. How's that for creative? Scroll down for more details and the super-simple how-to.</p> <p><strong>Painted Patio Chairs<br /></strong>You&rsquo;ll need:<br />- 1 paint brush<br />- 1 quart of Valspar Duramax Paint (tinted to desired color)<br />- 1 roll painter's tape</p> <p>Instructions:<br />1. Sand and wipe down surface to ensure it&rsquo;s clean, smooth, and free of&nbsp;loose,<br />peeling, or crackling paint.</p> <p>2. Tape off the chair ⅓&nbsp;of the way from the top&nbsp;with painter&rsquo;s tape.</p> <p>3. Apply paint below the painter's tape; let dry for 24 hours.</p> <p>4. Add a second&nbsp;coat and let dry.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="DqcjfpVtoGF" 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="DqcjfpVtoGF"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0BWnSlNnhxQx.jpg" title="2 DIY Patio Hacks Courtesy of Genevieve Gorder | Lonny.com" alt="2 Easy Summer DIY Patio Hacks by Genevieve Gorder" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Painted Patio Rug<br /></strong>You'll need:&nbsp;<br />- 1 gallon Valspar&nbsp;<a href="http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/find-the-right-product/exterior/paint/latex-porch-floor-paint.html">Porch &amp; Floor Paint</a><br />- 1 stencil brush<br />- 1 roll painter&rsquo;s tape<br />- 1 preferred stencil (this one is from Royal Design Studio)<br />- 1 can of adhesive spray</p> <p>Instructions:<br />1. Sand and wipe down surface to ensure it&rsquo;s clean, smooth, and free of loose, peeling, or crackling paint.</p> <p>2. Measure and sketch with a pencil the desired size of your painted rug (for this project we did a 4&rsquo; x 5&rsquo; rectangle).</p> <p>3. Spray the back of the stencil with adhesive spray; let dry until tacky. You can use painter&rsquo;s tape for extra security, if needed.</p> <p>4. Place stencil to surface starting at one corner of the penciled rectangle.&nbsp;Dab over stencil with stencil brush.</p> <p>5. Move stencil adjacent to match registration marks and repeat steps 4 and 5.</p> <p>6.&nbsp;Allow paint to dry for at least 24 hours before walking on the surface.</p> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:07:28 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/NPRhWWzMWIz/2+Easy+Summer+DIY+Patio+Hacks+Genevieve+Gorder NPRhWWzMWIz Cool Collab: Paul & Joe by Madura <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="32S-s_cmAhM" 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="32S-s_cmAhM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/C1Yf7UAN0Max.jpg" title="PAUL &amp; JOE BY MADURA | LONNY.COM" alt="The Bellecour bedding set, from $318, and assorted pillows." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/bedding-set-bellecour-37753.html" target="_blank">Bellecour bedding set</a>, from $318, and assorted pillows. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/">All images courtesy of Madura</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>rancophiles, rejoice! In our ongoing attempts to assimilate the Parisian lifestyle (see: perfect&nbsp;bedhead,&nbsp;baguette for breakfast, and our eternal&nbsp;girl crush on L&eacute;a Seydoux), we've got a new go-to source. Meet the family-run French home-decor brand <strong><a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/" target="_blank">Madura</a></strong>, which recently opened its Manhattan flagship featuring a genius collab with Left Bank fashion staple Paul &amp; Joe.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5mHluCCiJvu" 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="5mHluCCiJvu"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3svYyM-_e2kx.jpg" title="PAUL &amp; JOE BY MADURA | LONNY.COM" alt="The&nbsp;Manhattan flagship stocks&nbsp;more than 300 styles of pillows and 1,000 ready-made curtains." /></div> <div class="below">The&nbsp;Manhattan flagship stocks&nbsp;more than 300 styles of pillows and 1,000 ready-made curtains.</div> </div> </div> <p>A&nbsp;tour of the Flatiron District boutique&mdash;which will eventually&nbsp;include&nbsp;a Parisian-inspired caf&eacute; with rooftop seating&mdash;inspires a&nbsp;kid-in-a-candy-store euphoria&nbsp;in even the most casual shopper.&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/paulandjoe-collaboration-1095.html" target="_blank">Paul &amp; Joe by Madura line</a>, in particular, is rich in pattern and color: poppy botanicals, quirky toiles, textiles imprinted with an array of flamingos, giraffes, and jungle animals. (It's not part of the collab, but the store also stocks a killer selection of <a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/all-curtain-sheer-acessories-1039.html" target="_blank">curtain accessories</a>, including&nbsp;tassel tiebacks and handsome hardware.)</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_rCwg2mfeuy" 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="_rCwg2mfeuy"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FQAPOynTra2x.jpg" title="PAUL &amp; JOE BY MADURA | LONNY.COM" alt="The Butterfly bedding set, from $318, with assorted pillows, and&nbsp;Helix sheer curtain with ties, $318." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/bedding-set-butterfly-39205.html" target="_blank">Butterfly bedding set</a>, from $318, with assorted pillows, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/sheer-curtain-with-ties-helix-39249.html" target="_blank">Helix sheer curtain with ties</a>, $318.</div> </div> </div> <p>It was tough to decide on a first purchase, but I think the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/curtain-with-grommets-bellecour-37003.html" target="_blank">Bellecour ready-made curtains</a> might be in my future. Squint and you might almost mistake my Brooklyn apartment for an old-world flat in the Marais.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="iSdhZtJ41kn" 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="iSdhZtJ41kn"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cKT-i-1Ucv_x.jpg" title="PAUL &amp; JOE BY MADURA | LONNY.COM" alt="The Bellecour curtain with grommets, $238.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.madurahome.com/en_us/curtain-with-grommets-bellecour-37003.html" target="_blank">Bellecour curtain with grommets</a>, $238.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:27:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/ofisXSNZuKO/Cool+Collab+Paul+Joe+by+Madura ofisXSNZuKO Showstopping Foyers, a Field Guide to Poppies, and SF's Most Instagram-Worthy Airbnbs <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="xjgLKWnWBv-" 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="xjgLKWnWBv-"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/h_CQ567Sblmx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Showstopping Foyers, a Field Guide to Poppies, and SF's Most Instagram-Worthy Airbnbs" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Sydney Home with Scandi Style</strong></em><br />So much to love here: oversize art, white-painted floors, wooden shelves suspended by&nbsp;yellow rope...&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://frenchbydesignblog.com/2015/07/a-sydney-home-with-scandi-accents.html" target="_blank">French by Design</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Field Guide to Poppies</strong></em><br />Such a delicate, dramatic summer bloom&nbsp;&ndash;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/field-guide-poppies" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>9 Instagram-Ready Airbnbs in San Francisco</strong></em><br />Craftsman built-ins? A globally inspired cabana? There's something for everyone on this list&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/cool-san-francisco-summer-airbnb-rentals#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Secret to a Fabulous Foyer</strong></em><br />From designer Suzanne Kasler, who's got a way with transitional spaces&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ladolcevitablog.com/2015/07/01/dissecting-the-details-suzanne-kasler/" target="_blank">La Dolce Vita</a></p> <p><em><strong>Wanderlust Moment of the Day</strong></em><br />En route to the Faroe Islands, if only in my mind&nbsp;&ndash; Passion Passport via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4mm5qrKWFM/?taken-by=passionpassport" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Embracing the Dark Side</strong></em><br />The refined world of Paris interior designer Bruno Moinard &ndash; 1stdibs via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4moMPkgwoh/?taken-by=1stdibs" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:06:22 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/NoANiNY3Y7e/Showstopping+Foyers+Field+Guide+Poppies+SF NoANiNY3Y7e At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>ew people practice what they preach as ardently as Noa Santos. As the co-founder and CEO of <a href="https://www.homepolish.com/">Homepolish</a>&mdash;a service that connects style-conscious homeowners and renters with accessible interior design experts&mdash;he urges potential clients to recast the way they think about their homes. &ldquo;We want people to talk about design the way you talk about fashion. You don&rsquo;t wake up one day and say, 'OK, I&rsquo;m going to start building my wardrobe this month, and then next month it&rsquo;ll be done.' The clothes you wear constantly reflect where you are in life, how much you make, what geographical area you live in, what your style is. That is what your home should be. Your home should be constantly be evolving.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Wy92_jxJgRp" 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="Wy92_jxJgRp"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EDCKMHwcwiRx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w90 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QagaFPR7zwx" 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="QagaFPR7zwx"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GRlgtzjTcCYx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Santos and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux discuss the pattern, texture, and color on display in the living room." /></div> <div class="below">Santos and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux discuss the pattern, texture, and color on display in the living room.</div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps no one has taken that advice to heart quite like Santos himself, who has lived&nbsp;in as many as four different rental apartments in the last five years. &ldquo;I enjoy moving around the city, experiencing the different neighborhoods and, of course, decorating my new apartments,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;With each place, my own personal taste becomes more honed, my style becomes more distinct&mdash;it&rsquo;s more me.&rdquo; Such was the case for&nbsp;his latest residence,&nbsp;in a hi-rise condo building in New York City's Hells Kitchen neighborhood, where he recently moved with boyfriend Ross Matsubara. There was, however, one notable exception. &ldquo;For this apartment, I really wanted to do something that challenged me as a designer. I wanted to push the boundaries, specifically regarding pattern and color.&rdquo; So, seeking to gain some insight into the design process from a Homepolish client's perspective&mdash;and to help him think outside of his own admittedly neutral box&mdash;Santos enlisted the help of <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/">DwellStudio</a>&nbsp;founder and executive creative director Christiane Lemieux. &ldquo;Noa and I are very much on the same page [in terms of design], so it was an easy partnership,&rdquo; says Lemieux.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UB6nXMHwWnv" 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="UB6nXMHwWnv"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PoaY5uhs26-x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A fur-topped ottoman doubles as a coffee table thanks to a pair of elegantly stacked design tomes." /></div> <div class="below">A fur-topped ottoman doubles as a coffee table thanks to a pair of elegantly stacked design tomes.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IpqzTGHDC27" 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="IpqzTGHDC27"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KUUzWOa1s_ax.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A taxidermy ram's head&mdash;a gift from Santos's grandfather&mdash;takes pride of place over an ethanol-burning, wall-mounted fireplace." /></div> <div class="below">A taxidermy ram's head&mdash;a gift from Santos's grandfather&mdash;takes pride of place over an ethanol-burning, wall-mounted fireplace.</div> </div> </div> <p>Another&nbsp;major&nbsp;goal of their collaboration:&nbsp;find a balance between&nbsp;Matsubara's bold, pattern-influenced aesthetic and&nbsp;Santos's timeless, more&nbsp;subdued sensibility. &ldquo;I spend my whole day around design, so I want my own home to be a sort of palate cleanser,&rdquo; says Santos. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t use a lot of color. I really like my home to be a vehicle to exhale.&rdquo; So Santos and Lemieux&nbsp;set to work finding pieces that satisfied both requirements, deciding on a graphic black-and-white palette and bringing in tactile&nbsp;elements&nbsp;throughout. &ldquo;We wanted to create rich colors and textures in the furnishings and fabric choices so that Noa had some modern luxe,&rdquo; says Lemieux. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the perfect backdrop for this stylish couple.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WX1DqcUQDIE" 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="WX1DqcUQDIE"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tN6s_rE0gMAx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A graphic IKEA rug anchors an eclectic seating area designed for entertaining." /></div> <div class="below">A graphic IKEA rug anchors an eclectic seating area designed for entertaining.</div> </div> </div> <p>It helped that the apartment was essentially a blank slate: the only items&nbsp;that made the transition from Santos and Matsubara's last apartment were a tufted-leather chesterfield sofa and a gilded wheat sheath lamp purchased from a flea market. With the establishing pieces&nbsp;in place, the living room came together thanks to a high-low mix of furnishings and accessories. A graphic black-and-white <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80104862/">rug</a>&nbsp;grounds the expansive main seating area, which features a pair of lacquered coffee tables from <a href="https://www.chairish.com/" target="_blank">Chairish</a>, fur <a href="https://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod4650014&amp;categoryId=cat5090014">floor pillows</a>&nbsp;from RH, and charcoal <a href="http://www.bryght.com/product/517/ceni-coral-gray-ottoman">ottomans</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;Bryght. Color comes courtesy of a vibrant fiddle-leaf fig tree,&nbsp;patterned <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60103236/">throw pillows</a>, and pastel-hued <a href="http://www.upriseart.com/">artwork</a>. The result is a space that is ideal&nbsp;for the cocktail parties the couple likes to host, at once inviting&nbsp;but with a definite point of view. &ldquo;I think the mix is a great reflection of the inhabitants&mdash;it&rsquo;s layered and rich and just a little bit over the top,&rdquo; says Lemieux.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xsu6pcsY_0v" 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="Xsu6pcsY_0v"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FCDw087UFtPx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A midcentury-style bar cart sits next to a pre-existing leather chesterfield topped with throw pillows from IKEA." /></div> <div class="below">A midcentury-style bar cart sits next to a pre-existing leather chesterfield topped with throw pillows from IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-IfEndOxd7e" 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="-IfEndOxd7e"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t8dUg0Q0Yexx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Copper stools add a glam metallic moment at the counter-height kitchen bar." /></div> <div class="below">Copper stools add a glam metallic moment at the counter-height kitchen bar.</div> </div> </div> <p>The bedroom provided an opportunity to take Santos even&nbsp;further outside his comfort zone. Lemieux introduced a tufted-velvet <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Bellevue-Bed-155-DWL7684.html">bed</a>&nbsp;in a rich crimson shade and a Berber-inspired <a href="http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Medina-Rug-DWC3000-DWL6674.html">rug</a>, both by DwellStudio.&nbsp;&ldquo;The rug&nbsp;was a big departure from my normal style," says Santos. &ldquo;Normally I don&rsquo;t mix pattern and texture, but Christiane loved it. I put it in the bedroom because I thought it wouldn&rsquo;t work, and I actually really love it.&rdquo; Santos also questioned the use of two different end tables as nightstands but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. &ldquo;It's a learning process,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;You can only learn what you like if you&nbsp;experiment.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/_RKi48H0xxf" data-style="width:900px;height:602px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 900px; height: 602px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="_RKi48H0xxf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>For Santos, there's no better place to experiment than in a rental apartment. Though it seems counter intuitive, he insists that the impermanence of the space is precisely the draw. &ldquo;Doing your apartment while you rent is something that everyone should experience,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Things happen. You make mistakes and you learn from them. If you wait till you have a bunch of money, you run the risk of making all of the mistakes you'd make in an apartment&nbsp;more expensively because you haven&rsquo;t had the chance to explore what you love and don&rsquo;t love.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RLL3OhBPI1W" 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="RLL3OhBPI1W"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/F9cOZPd2MJ0x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Lemieux makes minor adjustments to a DwellStudio task lamp on a bedside table." /></div> <div class="below">Lemieux makes minor adjustments to a DwellStudio task lamp on a bedside table.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6YxG4kdK9qb" 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="6YxG4kdK9qb"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/RRyR4-gzYc8x.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="A midcentury desk&mdash;paired with a vintage barrel chair&mdash;makes for a discreet home workstation." /></div> <div class="below">A midcentury desk&mdash;paired with a vintage barrel chair&mdash;makes for a discreet home workstation.</div> </div> </div> <p>Santos knows from personal experience. In his second New York City apartment, he opted for deep colors and dark rooms. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very editorial look," he says. &ldquo;I had a lot of stuff in the room. It was like a grandma&rsquo;s closet kind of feel.&rdquo; But once the redesign was finished, he had an epiphany. &ldquo;I thought,&nbsp;<em>This is cool. I really like it. It photographs well.&nbsp;</em>But then I realized, <em>I really don&rsquo;t want to live here.</em> I never would have learned that if I hadn't tried it.&rdquo; Which brings him back to his current apartment. &ldquo;Now I know&nbsp;I like my place to be a respite for me from design in general, and I want it to function as a place to relax.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qbV0iReDGMS" 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="qbV0iReDGMS"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fwdczFRhTlvx.jpg" title="TKAT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="At Home with Homepolish's Noa Santos" /></div> </div> </div> <p>That said, Santos admits the obvious limitations of a rental unit.&nbsp;&ldquo;If I owned my own apartment, I would love to do things like concrete floors and wood beams. I can&rsquo;t do that.&rdquo; Still, he's willing to accept the things he can't change with a more enthusiastic focus on the things he can&mdash;even if that means testing his own design limits. In this instance, the&nbsp;risks reaped big rewards. &ldquo;I think the space is amazing,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s as close to the perfect representation of where I am now as I&rsquo;ve gotten in all of my apartments, and it's&nbsp;probably the best reflection of Ross&nbsp;and me, the two of us together.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w90 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JErquwrLXC0" 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="JErquwrLXC0"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/a5wsahKGXAbx.jpg" title="AT HOME WITH NOA SANTOS | LONNY.COM" alt="Santos and boyfriend Ross Matsubara kick back in their new fur-covered bed." /></div> <div class="below">Santos and boyfriend Ross Matsubara kick back in their new fur-covered bed.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:28:27 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/nN8kUqNNgoh/Home+Homepolish+Noa+Santos nN8kUqNNgoh Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="-w726fknlHl" 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="-w726fknlHl"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/N_zJh8Patrrx.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></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>Is there anything better than a popsicle on a hot summer day?&nbsp;(The short answer: no.) Whether store-bought or homemade, the nostalgic <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/PRvsF_e_FXD/Make+Home+Diana+Yen+Goat+Milk+Panna+Cotta">dessert</a>&nbsp;always has a place at summer picnics and outdoor barbecues, especially the one coming up this weekend. Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, these strawberry shortcake-flavored treats by Lonny contributor <a href="/search?q=diana+yen&amp;type=all">Diana Yen</a>&nbsp;are not only&nbsp;refreshing and delicious, but they're a cinch to recreate, and&mdash;bonus!&mdash;they also feature a festive&nbsp;white-and-red palette that makes them perfect for serving up to kids (and kids at heart). Simply fill&nbsp;popsicle molds&mdash;or paper cups for the ultimate convenient cleanup&mdash;with pur&eacute;ed fresh <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/L-7S2n_VQrQ/Diana+Yen+White+Chocolate+Cardamom+Fondue">fruit</a>&nbsp;and vanilla ice cream, and serve on a bed of shortbread crumble. Then keep a few&nbsp;in the freezer to beat the heat all summer long.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="WvAqz5XxKii" 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="WvAqz5XxKii"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HQc58Xjcok5x.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles</strong><br /><strong>Makes about 12 popsicles</strong></p> <p>- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved<br />- &frac12; cup sugar<br />- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<br />- 1 quart premium vanilla ice cream, softened<br />- shortbread cookie crumbs, for serving</p> <p>Equipment<br />- 12 (⅓-cup) ice pop molds or 12 paper cups and 12 wooden sticks</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="9-lrLsOB-b_" 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="9-lrLsOB-b_"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DMY8pe56Qo9x.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Mash strawberries in a large bowl with a potato masher or a fork. Transfer to a 12-inch nonstick skillet along with sugar and lemon juice and boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, then refrigerate until cold, about 20 minutes.</p> <p>Spread ice cream in a baking dish. Dollop tablespoons of strawberry mixture over ice cream, then swirl it gently through ice cream with a popsicle stick. Spoon into molds and add sticks. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Serve on a mound of shortbread cookie crumbs.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="hdSwOHdT30U" 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="hdSwOHdT30U"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FFfIwAOfPUNx.jpg" title="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer | Lonny.com" alt="Homemade Popsicles to Keep You Cool All Summer" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:07:38 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/OqaOE_nwzcm/Homemade+Popsicles+Keep+Cool+Summer OqaOE_nwzcm Summer Gardens, Italian Eye Candy, and Michelle Williams's Massive Fixer-Upper <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="RhY45SBhKNs" 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="RhY45SBhKNs"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AD6gINTh_DGx.jpg" title="LINKS LOVE | LONNY.COM" alt="Summer Gardens, Italian Eye Candy, and Michelle Williams's Massive Fixer-Upper" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Do You Love Summer Gardens and Outdoor Terraces?</strong></em><br />Then get ready for this&nbsp;dose of glorious visual inspiration&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/06/summer-gardens-outdoor-terraces/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>Michelle Williams Just Bought this Brooklyn Fixer-Upper</strong></em><br />An adventurous, applaudable choice, and a forthcoming reno to salivate over&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/29/michelle_williams_just_bought_this_crumbling_brooklyn_house.php" target="_blank">Curbed</a></p> <p><em><strong>7 Rules to a Happy Home, by Jonathan Adler</strong></em><br />Particularly fond of rule No. 4: Make everything a statement piece&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/Happy-Home-Decorating-37800680#photo-37800680" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>Haute&nbsp;Design, Parisian-Style</strong></em><br />Old bones, edgy art, directional furnishings. Oh my indeed &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/6/30/the-high.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>Amalfi on Our Minds</strong></em><br />Two images from the coastal paradise where our photo editor is currently frolicking in the sun &ndash; Fathom via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/4jvETVuX8i/?taken-by=fathomwaytogo" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4j4C72OX-_/?taken-by=fathomwaytogo" target="_blank">here</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:08:29 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/GHgrSHra6gz/Summer+Gardens+Italian+Eye+Candy+Michelle GHgrSHra6gz Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance <p><span class="dropcap">S</span>ally King Benedict&rsquo;s smile is just as contagious&nbsp;as the memorable&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sallybenedict.com/" target="_blank">canvases</a>&nbsp;that bear her&nbsp;signature. Energetic, colorful, and anything but ordinary, the graphically compelling&nbsp;works have&nbsp;captured the attention of seasoned collectors and novice art lovers&nbsp;alike. A peek into the charismatic&nbsp;Southerner&rsquo;s <a href="https://instagram.com/sallykingbenedict/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;account provides a glimpse into a modern aesthete&rsquo;s work-life balance as a wife, mother, and creative talent&mdash;a woman whose breezy lifestyle often mirrors&nbsp;the art she creates.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HySAHYNpnO6" 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="HySAHYNpnO6"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zgRpt4ByBSwx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-lM1gXFyfLC" 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="-lM1gXFyfLC"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/YIS4VmY-SUmx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;ARTWORKS</h3> <p>"I approach each painting by considering the size and medium I feel like working with first. The rest follows with palette and subject matter. I create a base landscape with different strokes of mediums and marks, then sculpt it into something greater than just the exercise of a brush or piece of charcoal. It becomes what it is in just that way&mdash;solving a problem through composition, line, color, and balance."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/53dlPR7LMQC" data-style="width:575px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 575px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="53dlPR7LMQC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;BEGINNING</h3> <p>&ldquo;My best friend&rsquo;s dad&mdash; who's a great artist and photographer and is always&nbsp;on the pulse with the newest photo apps and technologies&mdash;told me about Instagram. I post what I feel is relevant to my day or what I&rsquo;m currently thinking about. Winging it, yes. Deleting some, yes. Planning &nbsp;in advance, no. It's pretty much identical to my creative process in the studio."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="o1Ds0cT3gvz" 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="o1Ds0cT3gvz"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ayKjhetvbPJx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the&nbsp;AESTHETIC</h3> <p>"I love super-clean and curated Instagrams because I can appreciate the restraint and dedication it must take to operate such beauty. [But] I also love the opposite end of the spectrum, where there isn't as much fuss over the appearance or content of the picture. I like to 'gram a combination of my work in the studio, my personal life in moderation, travel bits, and overall surprising and humorous real moments."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NsgGy_w6b5j" 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="NsgGy_w6b5j"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1d5sgzg7WPDx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES SALLY KING BENEDICT | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Sally King Benedict's Southern Renaissance " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the&nbsp;faces</h3> <p>&ldquo;I grew up believing that there was someone extra-special watching over me. The faces [that I draw] are combinations of people and places that all share a spirituality and protectiveness about them. I want them to find homes and families that they can watch over while making a space beautiful at the same time.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:49:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/EbIDrV-GSRD/Instagram+Stories+Sally+King+Benedict+Southern EbIDrV-GSRD When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SDa6rcqIcrR" 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="SDa6rcqIcrR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TIAN-tpEaiex.jpg" title="Lonny" alt="When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="n8r124xojaw" 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="n8r124xojaw"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TqgW9RESbDxx.jpg" title="Moet Ice Imperial " alt="When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Moet Ice Imperial</div> </div> </div> <p>Unless you're serving up sangria, there are few summer entertaining rules more universally upheld than "no ice cubes in a&nbsp;wine glass." An unclassy move no real oenophile would attempt, right? Well, not so much, thanks to one very stylish introduction&nbsp;from the French label Mo&euml;t&nbsp;&amp; Chandon: Mo&euml;t&nbsp;Imp&eacute;rial Ice, a just-for-summer sparkling beverage that's <em>meant</em> to be served on ice!&nbsp;</p> <p>Which means your dodgiest habit just became completely chic. Their experts&nbsp;suggest mixing it with mint leaves, lime or white grapefruit zest, cucumber peel or red berries. We're seeing raspberries and blueberries for Fourth of July and&nbsp;fresh strawberries for a Wimbledon-worthy spin. (We can turn any occasion into a reason to break out the bubbly. It's a gift, really.)</p> <p>All you need now is to grab a bottle&mdash;they go for $75 on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reservebar.com/products/moet-ice-imperial-limited-edition-summer-collection">Reserve Bar</a>&mdash;and a little lesson&nbsp;on&nbsp;how to pour like a pro:</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">Directions for the&nbsp;Perfect Serve</h3> <p>1. Chill the bottle to 45&deg; F</p> <p>2. Choose a large Cabernet-style wine glass</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Add 3 large ice cubes</p> <p>4. Pour 6 oz. of Mo&euml;t Ice Imp&eacute;rial</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:46:33 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/KeOQqAHqm-H/Okay+Put+Ice+Wine+Glass KeOQqAHqm-H Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VgdwFNU2WYL" 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="VgdwFNU2WYL"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CtF8Rf_PkGdx.jpg" title="Pink Rug Co." alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Pink Rug Co.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">R</span>ug shopping is without a doubt&nbsp;one of the toughest parts of decorating a room. It's no issue to find&nbsp;the life-changing, room-making&nbsp;stunner&nbsp;that comes with a few too many zeros on the price tag or the&nbsp;cookie cutter style you can actually afford. (Seriously, bless <a href="/Home+Tour+Dan+Mazzarini+Project+in+Park+Slope">this Ikea classic</a>.) But hitting that sweet spot of something&nbsp;beautiful, original and budget friendly...well that's another story. Add&nbsp;"trendy" to that wish list and you've got an even pricklier challenge. Enter these three Etsy shops:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsya?section_id=13216526&amp;ref=shopsection_leftnav_7">Gypsya</a>'s handmade rugs spotlight original graphic patterns in on-point color combinations.&nbsp;If you're looking for one piece to make a bold statement in a minimal or mostly-neutral&nbsp;space, this is absolutely your one stop shop.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nO53uU-1tVT" 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="nO53uU-1tVT"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4A_SOAE9wa4x.jpg" title="Gypsya" alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Gypsya</div> </div> </div> <p>2. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkrugco">The Pink Rug Co.</a>&nbsp;lands on the pricier end of the spectrum, but if you're on the hunt for a gorgeous vintage Moroccan style, this is your new go-to source. And the proprietors really know their stuff. They offer&nbsp;Boucherouite, Beni Ourain, and flatweave styles. If that last sentence had your tongue twisted, here's a <a href="/Decorating/articles/L0AruPV4fE-/The+Cheat+Sheet+Moroccan+Rugs">quick video refresher</a>&nbsp;on Moroccan rug styles.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="g48U2nytjMg" 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="g48U2nytjMg"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7WT9yx0WL5fx.jpg" title="The Pink Rug Co." alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The Pink Rug Co.</div> </div> </div> <p>3. If your aesthetic&nbsp;is more&nbsp;<a href="/Home+Tour/articles/Z8BuJFYAKyX/A+Summer+Cottage+in+Sweden">Swedish summer house</a>&nbsp;than boho loft,&nbsp;give <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/Skandihome?ref=l2-shopheader-name">Skandi Home</a>&nbsp;a once over. Their offerings are a little bit country&mdash;think traditional "trasmatta" or rag rugs&mdash;and on the smaller side, perfect for accenting a sun porch or kitchen.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="E2dEBSacuXx" 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="E2dEBSacuXx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2VHPpFy2bhOx.jpg" title="Skandi Home" alt="Secret Source: 3 Great Rug Shops on Etsy" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Skandi Home</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:03:55 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/-sKB5b2vmSV/Secret+Source+3+Great+Rug+Shops+Etsy -sKB5b2vmSV Beach Hut Style, a Barcelona Apartment, and a Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="4kDNEYE5M-r" 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="4kDNEYE5M-r"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/C4vAqlZaCfcx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Beach Hut Style, a Barcelona Apartment, and a Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Call it Beach Hut Sophisticate</strong></em><br />And sign us up for this clean-lined,&nbsp;rustic-eclectic look &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/06/29/beach-hut-sophisticate/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Minimalist Lover's Instant DIY</strong></em><br />Sleek and elegant brass napkin rings (from the hardware store!) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/design-sleuth-brass-napkin-rings-spotted-at-nopi-in-london" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Coolest "Concept Space" for Kids and Adults</strong></em><br />With swing seats, a chalkboard wall, and a dedicated playroom, I'd be tempted to stay in this caf&eacute; all day&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://trendland.com/buenos-aires-innovative-concept-space-for-kids-and-adults/" target="_blank">Trendland</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Stunning Flat in Barcelona</strong></em><br />Baskets as gallery wall! A leafy patio! And livng spaces packed with great ideas&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/06/29/a-beautiful-home-in-the-old-centre-of-barcelona/#more-21403" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>This is the Look for Summer</strong></em><br />Lauren Santo Domingo, looking sexy in killer jewelry and Altuzarra &ndash; Eddie Borgo via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/4hshGwjOo7/?taken-by=eddieborgo" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>It's All About the Carved Pig</strong></em><br />If only all my corners could be as curated as this&nbsp;&ndash; Nickey Kehoe via Instagram</p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:39:46 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/qTHMsrxGzpY/Beach+Hut+Style+Barcelona+Apartment+Minimalist qTHMsrxGzpY Ken Fulk Launches a Line with Pottery Barn, and We Want It All <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="nYo_eSb5NIZ" 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="nYo_eSb5NIZ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/E-VQtp7BAvgx.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The master of entertaining: Designer Ken Fulk has an eagerly awaited collab with Pottery Barn out next month." /></div> <div class="below">The master of entertaining: Designer Ken Fulk has an eagerly awaited collab with Pottery Barn out next month. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch">All images courtesy of Pottery Barn</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">G</span>ranted, we're a fairly dramatic bunch here at Lonny. What can we say? We're passionate about design. So the news that San Francisco decorator and event planner&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://kenfulk.com/" target="_blank">Ken Fulk</a></strong>&mdash;he of the&nbsp;stunning private club <a href="https://thebatterysf.com/" target="_blank">the Battery</a>&nbsp;and this insanely&nbsp;curated <a href="http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2014-04/ken-fulk-san-francisco-california-home-article" target="_blank">hilltop house</a>&mdash;is&nbsp;launching a home collection with <strong><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a></strong>&nbsp;was received with gasps of anticipation and delight. And that's before we even saw the sneak-peek product images, below...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="nu6g4sMepW3" 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="nu6g4sMepW3"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W-Rnbxeqhflx.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Federal Mirror, $499." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Federal Mirror</a>, $499.</div> </div> </div> <p>Anglophilia alert!&nbsp;If, like us, you're a fan of canine bar accessories; intricate gilt-framed mirrors; caramel leather sectionals; and sinuous bar carts, sign up<a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank"> here</a>&nbsp;for a first look when the collection debuts in August.&nbsp;&ldquo;Pottery Barn was a very natural fit for me, as I've long admired their iconic American style,&rdquo; says Fulk. &ldquo;For our collection, I turned to my own life and the things I love for inspiration: travel, entertaining, my dogs, the daily rituals, and the special moments. This is a very personal collection, and is essentially an extension of who I am.&rdquo; You and me, Ken. You and me.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="gTDhgTEQade" 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="gTDhgTEQade"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ep7jhmUeJ5Ux.jpg" title="KEN FULK FOR POTTERY BARN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Retriever Ice Bucket, $129, and Bottle Opener, $10.50. All products available in August." /></div> <div class="below">The <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Retriever Ice Bucket</a>, $129, and <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/pages/ken-fulk/?cm_src=productsearch" target="_blank">Bottle Opener</a>, $10.50. All products available in August.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:33:36 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/w4xPnWQdcgW/Ken+Fulk+Launches+Line+Pottery+Barn+Want w4xPnWQdcgW Birch Lane Goes To India <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>ravel is a never-ending source of inspiration. Whether a quick jaunt down&nbsp;the highway or a trip around the world, the wandering eye inevitably yields a burst of creative energy. When <strong><a href="http://www.birchlane.com/" target="_blank">Birch Lane</a></strong>, Wayfair's year-old lifestyle brand, set out to design a new India-inspired collection, there was no&nbsp;question that the team would travel straight to the source to experience the landscape and collaborate with local makers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="44JOrSoJ7Bj" 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="44JOrSoJ7Bj"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bYiA_MUz13lx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane Goes To India" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LN_oo-G4-Y9" 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="LN_oo-G4-Y9"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/uQQQe1Z-bHZx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith Mahoney (center left) and head merchant Kerrie Morrison negotiate with a local shopkeeper&nbsp;near a fabric market." /></div> <div class="below">Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith Mahoney (center left) and head merchant Kerrie Morrison negotiate with a local shopkeeper&nbsp;near a fabric market.</div> </div> </div> <p>"We find that designing our collections alongside the people who&nbsp;actually make them is the way to get great products&mdash;the collaboration is happening in real time, and the creative process is much more effective in person," says&nbsp;Birch Lane founder and design director Meredith&nbsp;Mahoney, who each season seeks&nbsp;to create an&nbsp;inspiring and accessible array of home goods for&nbsp;their shoppers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vqwUPVwnseJ" 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="vqwUPVwnseJ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/vurJSUcpbCzx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Bedding buyer Jill Jones&nbsp;runs her fingers through shelves of floral-pattern fabrics." /></div> <div class="below">Bedding buyer Jill Jones&nbsp;runs her fingers through shelves of floral-pattern fabrics.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0vrPtyFF9Rv" 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="0vrPtyFF9Rv"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PtwVxbO93hOx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="The Birch Lane team&nbsp;was taken by the&nbsp;marble lattice and reflective tiles covering the exterior of the Taj Mahal.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The Birch Lane team&nbsp;was taken by the&nbsp;marble lattice and reflective tiles covering the exterior of the Taj Mahal.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6_6UyiUoK2-" 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="6_6UyiUoK2-"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/OfZo2HBvHBAx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="Birch Lane Goes To India" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Infused with contagious energy, deliberate detail, and vibrant color, the&nbsp;new <a href="http://www.birchlane.com/Passport-Collection-C1850778.html" target="_blank">Passport collection</a>&nbsp;echoes India's storied heritage. Intricate botanical&nbsp;motifs engraved on the exterior of the Agra Fort were translated onto placemats and linen napkins. Embroidered textiles sold by street vendors largely inspired the line's selection of patterned quilts. Bone-inlay accents, block-printed linens, and tasseled throw pillows round out the collection, all designed with the help of their trusted artisans. "Without their skills, creativity, and longstanding construction techniques, we would not have the products that drive our brand," says Mahoney. "The Birch Lane designers have a vision for the product we sell, but our makers bring it to life."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5chyB9WCZeV" 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="5chyB9WCZeV"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9h7ADiES0vWx.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="From ornate&nbsp;architecture to the buzzing streets of New Delhi, the sights and sounds of India found their way into the collection's designs." /></div> <div class="below">From ornate&nbsp;architecture to the buzzing streets of New Delhi, the sights and sounds of India found their way into the collection's designs.</div> </div> </div> <p>This global collaboration is equally as important as the relationship Birch Lane has with its&nbsp;growing customer base. The company is just as determined to bring responsibly sourced goods to its&nbsp;e-commerce site as they strive to provide&nbsp;worldly design to American homes. "India has such a rich heritage of patterns, colors, and design that is intrinsic in its culture, and most people don't get to experience it firsthand," says&nbsp;Mahoney. "We want to give&nbsp;that experience to our customers."</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/C32QRRuWEY8" data-style="width:1000px;height:602px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 602px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="C32QRRuWEY8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>The design trip wasn't only spent perfecting designs, however. The small team took the time to bask in the majesty of the Taj Mahal, marveling in the honeycomb-carved marble in the <em>pishtaqs</em>, and letting the colorful chaos of New Delhi engross their senses. Quieter moments, such as&nbsp;enjoying tea with their host family each morning and sharing American chocolates with their head seamstress, proved to be just as memorable and impactful.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cT9nl-S2J5i" 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="cT9nl-S2J5i"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VekAf_R2HU1x.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="The team enjoyed&nbsp;a camelback ride to the Taj Maha.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The team enjoyed&nbsp;a camelback ride to the Taj Maha.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="25bBcneH9co" 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="25bBcneH9co"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BI3KbGOwAB9x.jpg" title="BIRCH LANE | LONNY.COM" alt="A fabric market shows off a rainbow assortment of silk jacquard.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A fabric market shows off a rainbow assortment of silk jacquard.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>"It's humbling to meet people who&nbsp;have carried on cultural traditions for generations&mdash;hand-knotting rugs or block-printing fabrics&mdash;and [to see] how important those skills are to the identity of their communities," says Mahoney. With an eye to&nbsp;authenticity and quality, the brand's potential is truly global in reach.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/xlH3HnfrcIQ" data-style="width:800px;height:555px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 555px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="xlH3HnfrcIQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:44:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Escapes/articles/GcDp6609TQQ/Birch+Lane+Goes+To+India GcDp6609TQQ