Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Instagram We Love: @Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="z-ibIAJyV41" 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="z-ibIAJyV41"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Yh5cLWYrd4px.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> <div class="below attribution">All images via @lucy_mail</div> </div> </div> <p>When you were a little kid, the best gift you could give your parents for any occasion was a homemade card. Now, thanks to Lucy Halcomb, aka&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/lucy_mail/">@lucy_mail</a>, that's basically true again. A web designer by day&mdash;she's collaborated with brands from Bobbi Brown to New York City Ballet&mdash;Halcomb's&nbsp;also&nbsp;got a gift for hand-drawn typography and illustration, which is what her very-cool Insta account showcases in the form of artsy envelopes and postcards.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="a4ZnbYI1-kb" 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="a4ZnbYI1-kb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_QqHIH9DfUjx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NZ_P-xk4jM_" 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="NZ_P-xk4jM_"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-35NgUdpjDNx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bOsKag3vcRG" 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="bOsKag3vcRG"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wZ3Gn-8TvB5x.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Her painted pieces&nbsp;are&nbsp;a little bit <a href="https://instagram.com/riflepaperco">Rifle Paper Co.</a>, a touch <a href="https://instagram.com/kateschelter">Kate Schelter</a>, and a whole lot of cheeky chicness.&nbsp;With just over 4,000 followers, her 71-week-young&nbsp;project&nbsp;is still flying under the radar, but we predict that's about to change. Pretty please, can we get these beauties printed up? We promise to write our grandmas more!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="M-q1o7ni9ny" 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="M-q1o7ni9ny"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/gekPnCTI0QFx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:53:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/gOt2qribZSb/Instagram+Love+Lucy_Mail+Makes+Gorgeous+Case gOt2qribZSb Giada De Laurentiis Makes Us Love Frangelico All Over Again <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="FywDXlDKC3H" 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="FywDXlDKC3H"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FedW84Lzq5jx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Giada De Laurentiis at Frankes 457 in Brooklyn." /></div> <div class="below">Giada De Laurentiis at Frankes 457 in Brooklyn. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.frangelico.com/int/en/">All images courtesy of Frangelico</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>rangelico and coffee. A no-brainer, right? But if that's your default preparation for the <a href="http://www.frangelico.com/int/en/" target="_blank">hazelnut-flavored liqueur</a>, you're seriously missing out. The Italian brand (owned by Gruppo Campari since 2010)&nbsp;also makes versatile cocktails that pair well with food and aren't cloyingly sweet (hold the whipped cream, please). What better way to see for ourselves than on a warm summer evening at the restaurant Frankies 457, where Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis hosted a garden dinner celebrating the good life, Italian style.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HeHk3gLCUqw" 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="HeHk3gLCUqw"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cIIx2Omm3sux.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Giada De Laurentiis Makes Us Love Frangelico All Over Again " /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="30fRGZFYgtq" 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="30fRGZFYgtq"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7iybDpzB8LCx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="The motto of the moment&mdash;hashtag included&mdash;was displayed on a wall of greenery." /></div> <div class="below">The motto of the moment&mdash;hashtag included&mdash;was displayed on a wall of greenery.</div> </div> </div> <p>Let's get the big questions out of the way first. Yes, De Laurentiis is stunningly gorgeous, surprisingly tiny, and packed with charisma,&nbsp;conveying genuine interest in the people she meets&nbsp;even at&nbsp;crowded press-dinner situations. (Trust me, it's a gift.) As celebrities go, she seems honest&nbsp;and approachable, with a passion for food and entertaining&mdash;which, along with her Roman childhood, makes her the perfect spokeswoman for a brand like Frangelico.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eOE6x9wrlkr" 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="eOE6x9wrlkr"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/i2wexYP67Phx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Star bartender Micaela Piccolo was handy with the pour." /></div> <div class="below">Star bartender Micaela Piccolo was handy with the pour.</div> </div> </div> <p>Each of the four courses (which featured one dish from Frankies, one from De Laurentiis) was paired with a Frangelico-based cocktail by the talented Micaela Piccolo of Tribeca bar Distilled. The drinks? Dangerously good, with the Sunset Sour being one particular standout. The dish we couldn't stop eating? De Laurentiis's Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, decadent and light at the same time. The event&nbsp;inspired us to plan our very own Frangelico dinner party for those transitional weeks between late summer and honest-to-goodness fall. For those of you similarly inspired, we've included our two favorite recipes below.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="maSJeITlRrj" 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="maSJeITlRrj"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fh-L9Xv4x8jx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Our top&nbsp;drink of the evening: the superlative Sunset Sour." /></div> <div class="below">Our top&nbsp;drink of the evening: the superlative Sunset Sour.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>THE SUNSET SOUR</strong><br /><em>Created by Micaela Piccolo of Distilled</em></p> <p>&frac12; part Frangelico<br />1 &frac14; parts Wild Turkey bourbon<br />1 part fresh lemon juice<br />&frac12; part spiced simple syrup<br />Egg white</p> <p>In a shaker tin, add all ingredients. Lock your shaker tin and dry-whip the cocktail for about 10 seconds, cooking the egg using the lemon juice acidity. Open tin and add ice. Shake again&nbsp;for about 10 seconds for temperature and dilution. Strain into a sour glass. Garnish with an Angostura spray and a touch of freshly grated nutmeg and serve.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MpmUNxwaKRo" 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="MpmUNxwaKRo"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DN5cUyw33b5x.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="De Laurentiis and&nbsp;her Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, a popular dish at her Las Vegas restaurant." /></div> <div class="below">De Laurentiis and&nbsp;her Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, a popular dish at her Las Vegas restaurant.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>LEMON SPAGHETTI WITH JUMBO SHRIMP</strong><br /><em>Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis</em></p> <p>For the shrimp:<br />1 tablespoon<br />&frac34;&nbsp;pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined<br />&frac14;&nbsp;teaspoon kosher salt<br />⅛&nbsp;teaspoon freshly ground black pepper&nbsp;</p> <p>For the pasta:<br />1 pound spaghetti<br />⅔&nbsp;cup olive oil<br />⅔&nbsp;cup grated Parmesan cheese<br />1 tablespoon lemon zest, from 1 large lemon<br />&frac12; cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)<br />&frac12; teaspoon kosher salt<br />&frac14; teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<br />⅓ cup chopped fresh basil leaves<br />2 tablespoons fried capers*&nbsp;</p> <p>In a medium saut&eacute; pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a single layer, add shrimp to the preheated pan. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until pink and cooked through. Set aside.</p> <p>Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving the pasta water. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, lemon zest, and juice in a large bowl to blend.</p> <p>Toss pasta with the lemon sauce, shrimp, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding &frac14;&nbsp;cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with the salt and pepper and stir in the basil. Garnish with fried capers.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Cook's Note: To fry capers, drain, rinse and dry the capers very well. Heat &frac14;-inch vegetable oil in a small straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers when you swirl it. You can make sure it is hot enough by adding one caper to the oil. If it immediately starts to sizzle and pop, the oil is hot enough. Add capers to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes or until they have popped open and are golden-brown and crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove the capers to a paper towel&ndash;lined plate and allow to drain before using.&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div id="marker"></div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:11 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/fS4x4xfwtdS/Giada+De+Laurentiis+Makes+Love+Frangelico fS4x4xfwtdS A Malibu Farmhouse, an Urban Outdoor Shower, and the Secrets to Working with Natural Light <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="kCewTe3eiQi" 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="kCewTe3eiQi"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Yny183fqSW1x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Malibu Farmhouse, an Urban Outdoor Shower, and the Secrets to Working with Natural Light" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Tuscan Farmhouse&ndash;Style Retreat in Malibu</strong></em><br />Pale palette + leather and wood accents = perfection &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/vanessa-alexander-malibu-home/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>An Airy Backyard Outdoor Shower&nbsp;</strong></em><br />With a twist: it's in downtown Toronto &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/steal-this-look-an-airy-outdoor-shower" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Sweetly Girly Paris Apartment Tour</strong></em><br />Pops of pink in the very best of ways&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://theeverygirl.com/haleigh-chastain-walsworths-paris-apartment-tour" target="_blank">The Everygirl</a></p> <p><em><strong>How to Work with Natural Light</strong></em><br />Here's the secret: it's all about layering&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.abigailahern.com/design/working-with-natural-light-the-low/" target="_blank">Abigail Ahern</a></p> <p><em><strong>What Dreams (and Nancy Meyers Movies) are Made Of</strong></em><br />Flying Point Beach, Southampton&nbsp;&ndash; Bright Bazaar via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/641LaADRyu/?taken-by=brightbazaar" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Hamptons Classic</strong></em><br />Monograms, a slipper bath, and a perfectly tufted chair&nbsp;&ndash; Tony Baratta via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/642tlShCss/?taken-by=tonybaratta" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:00:43 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/FrDPuhhbucI/Malibu+Farmhouse+Urban+Outdoor+Shower+Secrets FrDPuhhbucI Elevating the Everyday: Sarah Sherman Samuel <p><span class="dropcap">B</span>eing a new mom comes with a lot of beautiful little moments&mdash;eye-opening firsts,&nbsp;heart-warming&nbsp;bedtimes, and many, <em>many</em> snuggles. It also means there are more than a few days when&nbsp;just getting out of the house feels like&nbsp;a foreign experience and a serious luxury. Sarah Sherman Samuel, the L.A. blogger behind&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/">Smitten Studio</a>, knows a thing or two about beautifying a busy life. So we asked the&nbsp;wife, mother, creative director, designer, and consummate picnic hostess to share her essentials for a low-key Saturday afternoon with the fam, and her simple instructions do not disappoint.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="idBDAL4bnfm" 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="idBDAL4bnfm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zZveF9dU_IAx.jpg" title="TK" alt="Elevating the Everyday: Sarah Sherman Samuel" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="u11J_uYKCTE" 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="u11J_uYKCTE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IriM-rUCKH7x.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert, remodeled their Los Angeles home top to bottom, infusing the space with a serene,&nbsp;modern-glam aesthetic." /></div> <div class="below">Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert, remodeled their Los Angeles home top to bottom, infusing the space with a serene,&nbsp;modern-glam aesthetic.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p><strong>Lonny: Tell us about your home.</strong></p> <p>Sarah Sherman Samuel: We live in a small two-bedroom bungalow in Los Angeles that we recently renovated from top to bottom&mdash;adding rooms, tearing down walls, gutting and expanding the kitchen. When we first moved in everything was cramped and yellow. The floors were yellowed oak, the walls and ceilings where yellow, and even the exterior was painted yellow. It has taken us over a year but we are slowly making the space our own.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OETSZ9ze1Xq" 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="OETSZ9ze1Xq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1UyOXcQ6WCcx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A hanging chair is the blogger's favorite spot to cozy up with her five-month-old son Archer." /></div> <div class="below">A hanging chair is the blogger's favorite spot to cozy up with her five-month-old son Archer.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L: How would you describe your home decor style?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>SSS: It's bright and modern, relaxed but edited, and always has a mix of vintage and new pieces. I like natural materials, mixing patterns and textures, and introducing just a touch of glam here or there with gold and copper accents.&nbsp;One of my new favorite pieces is this leather <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/products/aldama-chair-copper-natural?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">Acapulco chair&nbsp;</a>from <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">The Citizenry</a>&nbsp;because it brings all those design elements together.&nbsp;</p> <p>My&nbsp;icons are Kelly Wearstler and Dorothy Draper.&nbsp;Not because their styles are similar to mine&mdash;they're not&mdash;but because they do the&nbsp;maximal look&nbsp;SO&nbsp;well, it is impossible not to be inspired by their work. And of course, modern masters like Charles and Ray Eames.</p> <p><strong>L: What's your favorite area of your home?</strong></p> <p>SSS: My favorite space ended up being the nook with the hanging chair. It faces the large windows at the front of the house and I love rocking my five-month-old son Archer there before a nap. He settles into the swing with me and we have a quiet moment sitting and looking out the window.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="79MXYKwXiYS" 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="79MXYKwXiYS"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/e73P3HUbQtNx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A blue-and-white blanket and market tote from The Citizenry&nbsp;are some of&nbsp;her picnic essentials." /></div> <div class="below">A blue-and-white blanket and market tote from <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/">The Citizenry</a>&nbsp;are some of&nbsp;her picnic essentials.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_wQP8zeloDb" 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="_wQP8zeloDb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wduc2CnWX9Zx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="In Southern California, a simple hammock accented with boho throw pillows, is a backyard essential." /></div> <div class="below">In Southern California, a simple hammock accented with boho throw pillows, is a backyard essential.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L: Tell us about&nbsp;your perfect Saturday afternoon at home. &nbsp;What are you doing? Who are you with? Wearing? Eating/drinking? Reading? Listening to?</strong></p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/Y7FNiVMSpjK" data-style="width:375px;height:401px;float:right;" style="width: 375px; height: 401px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="Y7FNiVMSpjK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>SSS: An ideal Saturday is spent hanging out&nbsp;in my pjs and robe, at least until midday. Currently I'm loving loungewear from <a href="http://www.lunya.co/">Lunya</a>.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s perfect for just relaxing and spending downtime around the house with Archer and my husband, Rupert. Our favorite thing to do is pack a picnic and either take it to the park or just enjoy it in our backyard. With a new baby, full days can pass before I realize I haven't&nbsp;left the house. But I always try to spend at least some time outside, either in the backyard or on long walks around the neighborhood.</p> <p><strong>L: What are your essentials for a picnic&nbsp;lunch?</strong></p> <p>SSS: All I need are these 5 B's:&nbsp;blanket, basket, cheese board, backyard, and little buddy. Ok, the husband is nice to have too.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UTGoyrIPlAc" 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="UTGoyrIPlAc"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iNbbhOzuxx4x.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A delicious cheese board is the perfect picnic nosh. Get Sherman Samuel's foodie essentials on her blog.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A delicious cheese board is the perfect picnic nosh. Get Sherman Samuel's foodie essentials on <a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/the-perfect-cheeseboard/">her blog</a>.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L Any favorite picnic recipes?</strong></p> <p>SSS: My favorite thing to include is a fully stocked cheese board. Picnics are the perfect excuse to slow down and linger over lunch, and a cheese board is meant to be nibbled and grazed on over time. I&rsquo;m sharing how to make a perfectly balanced board over on <a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/the-perfect-cheeseboard/">Smitten Studio</a>.</p> <p><strong>L: Any other tips for taking a more thoughtful approach to the everyday?</strong></p> <p>SSS: As a new mother, seeing everything for the first time through a baby&rsquo;s eyes almost forces you to be more thoughtful and appreciate even the most mundane parts of your day. Although, it also seems to accelerate time even more than usual, so I&rsquo;ve been finding it important to slow things down and make time for simple pleasures. I try to take that picnic with my husband (instead of eating standing up in the kitchen before rushing off to the next task), make lunch dates with friends, or relish in an extra long bedtime routine with my little guy.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="B9--ZrYLwNH" 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="B9--ZrYLwNH"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GJxKiJY6s_ex.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="As a busy new mom, the blogger makes the most of&nbsp;little luxuries that get her and the family out of the house together.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">As a busy new mom, the blogger makes the most of&nbsp;little luxuries that get her and the family out of the house together.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">ENTER TO WIN:&nbsp;$500 to The Citizenry and Lunya</a></h3> <p>Want to&nbsp;live a little more beautifully,&nbsp;like Sarah? You can elevate your everyday with $500 for chic and cozy essentials from The Citizenry and Lunya. Enter to win a $250 gift card to each <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">right </a><a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:28:57 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Lonny+Loves/articles/M3SvL-uDjy0/Elevating+Everyday+Sarah+Sherman+Samuel M3SvL-uDjy0 Cindy Crawford's Lake House, English Cottage Charm, and 8 Things Every Starter Home Should Have <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DvcuaBYrsaS" 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="DvcuaBYrsaS"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4pI0Z2dTa8wx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Cindy Crawford's Lake House, English Cottage Charm, and 8 Things You Should Buy for Your First Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Cindy Crawford's Drop-Dead Gorgeous Lake House</strong></em><br />And the family isn't half-bad, either &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/08/lovely-lake-house/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Ultimate&nbsp;Clubby Big-City Hotel</strong></em><br />Presenting the Chicago Athletic Association, newly revamped by Roman and&nbsp;Williams&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/roman-williams-chicago-haute-hotel/" target="_blank">1stdibs Introspective</a></p> <p><em><strong>Ben Pentreath's Brand of English Cottage Charm</strong></em><br />Mismatched chairs, antique prints, and patterned china for days&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/8/26/british-invasion.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>So You're Ready for Your Very Own Place...</strong></em><br />8 decor items&nbsp;you should have in your first&nbsp;home&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.potterybarn.com/8-must-haves-for-your-first-home/" target="_blank">Inside &amp; Out</a></p> <p><em><strong>Scrapbooking Goals</strong></em><br />The perfect rainy-day activity for fall&nbsp;&ndash; S. Fawn DeViney via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/62s-tyyc5U/?taken-by=sfawnd" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Last Gasp</strong></em><br />Get that striped-cabana action in now &ndash; William Brown Project via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/62qTPiy6HX/?taken-by=wmbrownproject" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:05:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/IaNSSfjkx8z/Cindy+Crawford+Lake+House+English+Cottage IaNSSfjkx8z 10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House by Linc Thelen <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>hink about the last time you stood anxiously&nbsp;in front of a new sofa in a furniture store, staring&nbsp;it down like you&nbsp;were in a Wild&nbsp;West shootout and&nbsp;it was the&nbsp;nemesis that would&nbsp;be the undoing of&nbsp;your carefully&nbsp;honed design sense.&nbsp;Then&nbsp;multiply that sensation&nbsp;by about a million, and you&nbsp;know&nbsp;what it feels like&nbsp;to design a whole house from the ground up. Are your palms sweating yet? Ours&nbsp;too. Starting&nbsp;from scratch is a daunting task even for the most home&nbsp;savvy among us&mdash;from the boatload of technical knowledge involved, right down to the sea of decorating decisions you'll need to make.</p> <p>And that's exactly why we asked Chicago-based architect, decorator, and&nbsp;design-build firm founder, <a href="http://www.lincthelen.com/">Linc Thelen</a>&nbsp;to break down ten&nbsp;of the most important things to consider&mdash;from materials and architectural details to color schemes and countertops&mdash;with a just-completed vacation home on the shores of Lake Michigan as his&nbsp;stunning example.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QRquZspo4J2" 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="QRquZspo4J2"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_A080RcTFGtx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House by Linc Thelen" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6d8SVKzItCV" 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="6d8SVKzItCV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EyYe7OyTMRQx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A fa&ccedil;ade of cement board mimics the style of ceder siding, but requires none of the maintenance." /></div> <div class="below">A fa&ccedil;ade of cement board mimics the style of ceder siding, but requires none of the maintenance.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1. Know Your Vernacular.</strong> The&nbsp;home's fa&ccedil;ade boasts distinctive farmhouse stylings, but their subtle execution ensures it doesn't feel like a set piece. The steeply sloped frame, standing seam porch roof, and single windows on the main house borrow from the country vernacular without leaning too down-home for the lakeside setting or the modern interiors.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8YduwtCf8rq" 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="8YduwtCf8rq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QFdmOeDnwNrx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A Carrier and Co. pendant hangs above&nbsp;the&nbsp;dining table, which was designed and hand built by Thelen.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A Carrier and Co. pendant hangs above&nbsp;the&nbsp;dining table, which was designed and hand built by Thelen.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ufTMUNLGvjD" 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="ufTMUNLGvjD"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kpRZCY9z8MMx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A pair of vintage oars are one of the home's few literal references to its lakeside location." /></div> <div class="below">A pair of vintage oars are one of the home's few literal references to its lakeside location.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2. Go For&nbsp;Durability.&nbsp;</strong>The distinctive exterior appears to be white-painted cedar&mdash;a traditional choice for a home of this style. "But with the winters here, you'd have to repaint the house every few years," explains&nbsp;Thelen. So&nbsp;he cleverly recreated the look with pristine cement board, a no maintenance surface perfect for a second home in a harsh climate.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dnOvOJGM5Vd" 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="dnOvOJGM5Vd"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1IhLQHPKHTCx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The living&nbsp;room's vaulted ceiling features a rustic touch&mdash;rough-sawn white-oak beams with metal brackets." /></div> <div class="below">The living&nbsp;room's vaulted ceiling features a rustic touch&mdash;rough-sawn white-oak beams with metal brackets.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>3. Create a Motif. </strong>A repeated shape, no matter how subtle, ties a design together and keeps even a simple exterior from feeling too cookie cutter. The "x" shape used on the front porch railing is picked up again on the garage door.&nbsp;Inside, the dining table base and the bunk room's sliding barn door pick up&nbsp;the pattern.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rGfNJGE3UWh" 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="rGfNJGE3UWh"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9Tfd3GFAgrdx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A tufted RH headboard lends a touch of grandeur to the otherwise low-key look of the master suite.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A tufted RH headboard lends a touch of grandeur to the otherwise low-key look of the master suite.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4HsBV-V9rOw" 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="4HsBV-V9rOw"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PpGI_-_P2ZTx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Slate flooring and a custom vanity of reclaimed wood hit&nbsp;a subtle nautical note in&nbsp;the master bath." /></div> <div class="below">Slate flooring and a custom vanity of reclaimed wood hit&nbsp;a subtle nautical note in&nbsp;the master bath.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p><strong>4.&nbsp;Get a New Bestie. </strong>Thelen's advice for building a home from the ground up? "Really get to know the [architect's]&nbsp;work and take the time to feel comfortable with them, because it&rsquo;s a long term relationship. You&rsquo;re probably gonna spend two years of your life with this person."&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5. Leave Room for Spontaneity.</strong> As a design-build firm, Thelen's business&nbsp;guides&nbsp;each of their homes from blueprint to finishing touches, but that doesn't mean every last decorative detail is selected in advance. "The process has to be organic.&nbsp;If it&rsquo;s too contrived it feels phoney."&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6x3xY3E83wv" 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="6x3xY3E83wv"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/y33AVx9c1aHx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The playful bunk room&nbsp;offers plenty of space for pint-size guests. The graphic Flor carpet tiles and cheeky fish wallpaper in the accompanying bath add graphic punch." /></div> <div class="below">The playful bunk room&nbsp;offers plenty of space for pint-size guests. The graphic Flor carpet tiles and cheeky fish wallpaper in the accompanying bath add graphic punch.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>6. Don't Take It Literally.</strong>&nbsp;The farmhouse is just steps from Lake Michigan, but its seaside references are subtle and spare. A cheeky&nbsp;fish print wallpaper in the kids' bath recalls&nbsp;Midcentury graphics, the bunk room's single beds indulge in a simple rope accent, and&nbsp;two artfully distressed oars hang on a wall.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>7. Be a Pinterest Professional.</strong> One of the first things Thelen does with new&nbsp;clients is create a shared Pinterest board to download all of their ideas. "I&rsquo;ll tell them to collect as many images as possible and use those to see what they gravitate towards and what specific elements we can recreate."</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/7twqKuWXE4N" data-style="width:1000px;height:669px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 669px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="7twqKuWXE4N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ByAGCEmrlea" 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="ByAGCEmrlea"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XYdnwvS5f21x.jpg" title="TK" alt="10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House From the Ground Up" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>8. Indulge in a Summer House-Only Space.</strong> Vacation homes often get short shrift when it comes to customization, but Thelen chose to create&nbsp;one room specifically for days spent&nbsp;lake- and poolside. A&nbsp;full&nbsp;bathroom with direct access to the backyard allows guests to use the facilities without tramping through the house, and offers two showers&mdash;one indoors and one out.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0syu8zheKQD" 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="0syu8zheKQD"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cCjw78Yq64rx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The room&nbsp;was designed with outdoor access leading to the pool and open-air&nbsp;shower." /></div> <div class="below">The room&nbsp;was designed with outdoor access leading to the pool and open-air&nbsp;shower.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eJYyKQPmETv" 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="eJYyKQPmETv"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VFcFp4quc6rx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The first floor bath includes a classic claw foot tub and simple shiplap walls." /></div> <div class="below">The first floor bath includes a classic claw foot tub and simple shiplap walls.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p><strong>9. Design For Your Real Life.</strong>&nbsp;Kid&ndash; and dog-friendly&nbsp;surfaces were a must for&nbsp;this busy household. In the kitchen, the&nbsp;countertop is made of soapstone, a staple surface in confectionaries that can be sealed with mineral oil and won't&nbsp;stain. The floors throughout are whitewashed so they won't easily show wear and tear.</p> <p><strong>10.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Keep it Simple, Stupid.</strong>&nbsp;Designing a home start to finish in one go is incredibly daunting. Thelen suggests choosing a&nbsp;color scheme, and&nbsp;letting it be a constant loose guide&nbsp;for the many choices that come with the process. "The whole house follows a blue-and-white theme," says Thelen, "but the different materials, textures, and patterns keep it from feeling to planned."</p> <p><strong>To see more of Linc Thelen's home projects, follow him on Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/lincthelen7/">@lincthelen7</a></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KjTXby0gKvR" 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="KjTXby0gKvR"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zequHRv7E4-x.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Blue stone pavers line the back patio and pool surround, which offer plenty of spots to soak up the sun." /></div> <div class="below">Blue stone pavers line the back patio and pool surround, which offer plenty of spots to soak up the sun.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:57:30 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/NiRWqU9u3R6/10+Tips+Michigan+Lake+House+Linc+Thelen NiRWqU9u3R6 Peter Som's New York City Apartment <p><span class="dropcap">E</span>xuberant hues, kaleidoscopic patterns, strong shapes&mdash;the looks that float down <a href="http://www.petersom.com/">Peter Som</a>'s runways wear their bravura on their sleeves. But while this bold aesthetic has brought him the kind of acclaim that can breed Versailles-style ostentation in nearly every facet of life, the American fashion designer has established a reputation for an urbane kind of elegance that extends far beyond the runway. In his New York City apartment&mdash;a gracious two-bedroom in a charming prewar building in the West Village&mdash;he eschews heavy-handed design flourishes for a more restrained approach. "Obviously, my clothing line is where I put my love of bright colors and prints and florals," says the designer. "My apartment is my refuge from all of that. I have a stripe here and there, but it's mostly neutral with pops of color coming from the artwork."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pAM2zXG65JC" 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="pAM2zXG65JC"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xTw_VuqiJJ7x.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Peter Som's New York City Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="S-d1UViGjIj" 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="S-d1UViGjIj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/RSzUetWDhYdx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Generous seating in the living room allows for stylish entertaining." /></div> <div class="below">Generous seating in the living room allows for stylish entertaining.</div> </div> </div> <p>For Som, who despite constant travel has been a resident of the building for nearly 20 years, his home exemplifies an&nbsp;appreciation for a practical sort&nbsp;of minimalism. When the studio above his apartment became available, he bought it and enlisted New York City architects Jeffrey Cayle and Ian Colburn to create a plan that joined both, opening the space and improving the flow while maintaining the structure's pre-war proportions. "I was inspired by clean lines, but with warmth," says Som. "My interiors and fashion style are similar in that I try to achieve a balance of ease and elegance."</p> <p>It's a sensibility no doubt honed over a stylish upbringing. The son of San Francisco-based architects, Som pairs iconic silhouettes and a penchant for understated sophistication throughout his home. "I grew up in a house full of Bauhaus and midcentury furniture, so having modern classics like the Saarinen table reminds me of my childhood." He's referring, of course, to the anchor in his new dining area, a light-filled space that feels timeless thanks to the addition of cane-backed seating and a stately two-toned secretary by the German modernist designer Tommi Parzinger. Seagrass flooring from ABC Carpet &amp; Home ties&nbsp;the scene with an eclectic living room, the centerpiece of which is the&nbsp;agreeable sort&nbsp;of sofa you'd least expect from a modern design master&mdash;except that his is by George Smith and upholstered in a luxe charcoal fabric by Raoul Textiles. "I want comfort and function to be first&mdash;but never sacrificing style."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gqpM2A2QFoE" 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="gqpM2A2QFoE"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nzE5DktZSiex.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="The kitchen is a study in understated elegance thanks to cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops." /></div> <div class="below">The kitchen is a study in understated elegance thanks to cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="c4aUBCFdGq0" 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="c4aUBCFdGq0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HZqiiVsPUo1x.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="A 20th-century Brutalist coffee table fronts a charcoal-upholstered sofa by George Smith." /></div> <div class="below">A 20th-century Brutalist coffee table fronts a charcoal-upholstered sofa by George Smith.</div> </div> </div> <p>The room's artwork alone rises to the challenge: contemporary pieces&nbsp;by Mexican artist Jose D&aacute;vila and Swedish painter Mia Enell offset the neutral interiors. An antique Brutalist coffee table adheres to the simple yet interesting mantra, as does the Mad Men-worthy Mel Smilow lounge chair swathed in cult-favorite Scalamandr&eacute; fabric. The walls are skim-coated in a pale gray that changes with the light depending on&nbsp;the time of day&mdash;an effect that oscillates&nbsp;between crisp and moody against the room's&nbsp;darker Walnut accents. "At the end of the day it feels like a home&mdash;comfortable and filled with things that I love and have collected over the years," says Som. "Whether I&rsquo;m just chilling and watching TV, having a few friends over for dinner, or having a party with 30 people, the space works."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4jeIuxMhduU" 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="4jeIuxMhduU"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/y6QB2cD1y9Vx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Clockwise from top left: The&nbsp;stone mantel in the living room lends scale and structure. A Saarinen table anchors the adjacent dining area. A vintage Arne Norell chair sits in the den. Peter Traag's Mummy chair provides a contemporary counterpoint to an antique desk from the 1940s." /></div> <div class="below">Clockwise from top left: The&nbsp;stone mantel in the living room lends scale and structure. A Saarinen table anchors the adjacent dining area. A vintage Arne Norell chair sits in the den. Peter Traag's Mummy chair provides a contemporary counterpoint to an antique desk from the 1940s.</div> </div> </div> <p>Nowhere is that more apparent than in the kitchen, where Som devoted much of his energy. "I was quite obsessed with the kitchen design since I love to cook so much&mdash;and even with the kitchen doubling in size it was a jigsaw puzzle to get everything I wanted in." But with Cayle and Colburn's help he more than managed, installing cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops for a masculine look that's modern yet classic. To maximize space, Som converted a closet in&nbsp;what used to be the entry foyer into a&nbsp;pantry with a wine refrigerator. Overhead, stainless steel open shelving and vintage lighting from the 1920s add a utilitarian element that's in keeping with the rest of the apartment's subtlety.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/O_YUp2veUsd" data-style="width:1000px;height:638px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 638px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="O_YUp2veUsd" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3lprEHTm3pQ" 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="3lprEHTm3pQ"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pvQITQtA6tox.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Peter Som's New York City Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <p>It's only in the studio's former kitchen, now a study off his immaculate&nbsp;and tailored bedroom, where Som allows his carefully cultivated&nbsp;restraint to waver. There, a fabric-draped pin board displays the notes, inspiration, and mementos&nbsp;that Som has amassed over a lifetime, each spilling messages of love and well wishes onto the next like passages in a yearbook that manage to live on beyond fading&nbsp;summers. That the sentimentality of the room&nbsp;belies its true purpose as a creative space is perhaps part of the&nbsp;appeal. "I love sketching in the study&mdash;the light from the window is amazing, and I love such a lovely view of the West Village from it," the designer says. It's a visible&nbsp;symbol of the more permanent roots Som has set down in this tiny corner of Manhattan, a place where sometimes even a visionary can&nbsp;find&nbsp;serenity&mdash;in the comfort of his&nbsp;own home.</p> <p><strong>SHOP&nbsp;Peter Som's new&nbsp;collection for Anthropologie,<a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/search/search.jsp?searchPhrase=peter+som#/"> right here</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gDD_vtz_VgC" 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="gDD_vtz_VgC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lWfvsecTpZmx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="A gallery wall and a cherry-red bicycle on a graphic black-and-white rug create a vibrant display in the apartment's entry area." /></div> <div class="below">A gallery wall and a cherry-red bicycle on a graphic black-and-white rug create a vibrant display in the apartment's entry area.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UHcKX4Qw_90" 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="UHcKX4Qw_90"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W0Dv2tDzPgCx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt='A study off Som&squot;s bedroom embraces&nbsp;a more-is-more approach. "It&squot;s the one place I allow a bit of a mess: postcards, mementos, photos&mdash;everything!&mdash;is here."' /></div> <div class="below">A study off Som's bedroom embraces&nbsp;a more-is-more approach. "It's the one place I allow a bit of a mess: postcards, mementos, photos&mdash;everything!&mdash;is here."</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:09:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Celebrity+Home/articles/wfbSdaG9fdx/Peter+Som+New+York+City+Apartment wfbSdaG9fdx Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Qxz6JqZ0Pyi" 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="Qxz6JqZ0Pyi"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rAIPoLXwAR9x.jpg" title="Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate | Lonny.com" alt="Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ashtonkeefe.com/">Photo &copy; Ashton Keefe/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>The key to entertaining like a pro is never letting your guests see you sweat. The easiest way to do that: choose low-maintenance meals that keep you out of the kitchen and satisfy a variety of tastes, such as this interesting twist on a classic meat-and-cheese plate. For a light alfresco dinner, chef, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692372857/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d9_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=01ZGRP280VD2Y0M5AVQJ&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=2079475242&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop">cookbook</a>&nbsp;author, and Today-show stylist <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/whXvOmaLmyS/Sangria+Fruit+Salad+Recipe">Ashton Keefe</a>&nbsp;paired crowd-pleasing prosciutto with raspberries and homemade chive-and-goat-cheese balls for an elegant appetizer that's ready in minutes. But&nbsp;her secret ingredient? A store-bought rotisserie chicken that ups the ante on satiety with minimal effort. Serve it to friends on the patio with some crusty bread, then relax&mdash;you're not going anywhere.</p> <p><strong>Chicken and Prosciutto Salad with Chive-Goat-Cheese Balls</strong><br /><strong>Serves 8</strong></p> <p>- 1 (5 ounce) log of goat cheese<br />- 1 bunch chives, diced<br />- &frac12; rotisserie chicken, sliced off the bone <br />- 1 bunch basil<br />- 1 bunch mint<br />- &frac12; pound thinly sliced prosciutto<br />- 1 pint raspberries<br />- extra virgin olive oil<br />- bread, on the side</p> <p>Divide goat cheese into &frac12;-inch balls and roll in chives. Arrange balls, chicken, basil, mint, prosciutto, and raspberries on a platter, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:22:55 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/RLxvQM6VW4j/Easy+Party+Idea+How+Make+Meat+Cheese+Plate RLxvQM6VW4j A Stunning Brussels Townhouse, Peel-Off Wallpaper, and Big News for Vintage Lovers <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="ZswDEfxSEQq" 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="ZswDEfxSEQq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JaRuBrZIMspx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Stunning Brussels Townhouse, Peel-Off Wallpaper, and Big News for Vintage Lovers" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Wallpaper for Commitment-Phobes</strong></em><br />10 cool designs that come off as easily as they go on&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/08/roundup-top-10-removable-wallpapers/" target="_blank">coco + kelley</a></p> <p><em><strong>Heads Up,&nbsp;Fans of Secondhand Shopping</strong></em><br />Goodwill is opening high-end boutiques, and our world will never be the same &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/a7641/goodwill-gets-fancy/" target="_blank">ELLE DECOR</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Brussels Home that We Can't Get Enough Of</strong></em><br />Slaying us every time, Casamidy &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/real-homes/anne-marie-midy-jorge-almada" target="_blank">House &amp; Garden</a></p> <p><em><strong>Back-to-School Supplies for Grownups</strong></em><br />Grab me some designer paper clips and&nbsp;a sinuous desk chair for good measure&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://witanddelight.com/2015/08/back-to-school-for-grown-ups/" target="_blank">Wit &amp; Delight</a></p> <p><em><strong>Getting in the Mood for Autumn</strong></em><br />Logs for the fireplace, wellies for puddles, and a cup of tea in a cottage kitchen&nbsp;&ndash; Marte Marie Forsberg via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6zif-mBbb7/?taken-by=marte_marie_forsberg" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6xOIfdhbTl/?taken-by=marte_marie_forsberg" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:20:22 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/iPnKZKQtR8h/Stunning+Brussels+Townhouse+Peel+Off+Wallpaper iPnKZKQtR8h The Open Shelving Hack Every City Dweller Needs <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="pqackq8DTM6" 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="pqackq8DTM6"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/lo/eUJ05U0xr7Vx.jpg" title="The Open Shelving Hack Every City Dweller Needs | Lonny.com" alt="The Open Shelving Hack Every City Dweller Needs" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.jamesmerrell.co.uk/">Photo &copy; James Merrell/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>We've already told you about&nbsp;the <a href="/The+3+Types+of+People+Who+Can+Do+Open+Kitchen+Shelving">three types of people</a>&nbsp;who can live with&nbsp;open shelving. But what about the rest of us?&nbsp;I've&nbsp;always thought that everyone's favorite design trend was best suited for&nbsp;people who live in the country&mdash;clean places&nbsp;unlike the city where the dirt doesn't reappear&nbsp;the second you finish dusting. Then I remembered British interior designer Tara Bernerd's posh London apartment in Lonny's&nbsp;<a href="/magazine/December+January+2014/G4ACFTKNUUI/122#1">December/January 2013</a> issue. In her kitchen, the shelves are protected with rolling panels of fluted glass. The obvious bonus: besides being unexpected and visually stunning, they provide a much-needed barrier that keeps you from pre-washing your tableware each time you try to use it. Now that's open shelving every city dweller&mdash;myself included&mdash;can live with.</p> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:48:51 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/er3VLLPU70K/Open+Shelving+Hack+Every+City+Dweller+Needs er3VLLPU70K Instagram Stories: House of Brinson's Escape from New York City <p><span class="dropcap">I</span>t's fitting that high-school sweethearts would find purpose pursuing labors of love. After years of living and working in New York City's demanding&nbsp;creative world,&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/houseofbrinson/" target="_blank">Susan and William Brinson</a>&nbsp;took a chance and founded&nbsp;their namesake photography company, <a href="http://www.houseofbrinson.com/" target="_blank">House of Brinson</a>. As if a risky career move wasn't nerve-racking enough, around the same time the Brinsons made&nbsp;another life-changing decision, leaving their midtown-Manhattan loft behind for&nbsp;a 150-year-old&nbsp;fixer-upper nestled in the Hudson Valley. At first glance, their robust Instagram feed of wintery landscapes, 19th-century architecture, and farm-to-table&nbsp;meals is pure goodness. But below the surface, their comforting images serve as&nbsp;encouragement&nbsp;to live the life you've always imagined. Join us on a journey of visual self discovery.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QV_W316pu_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="QV_W316pu_J"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mzluc-1oxuBx.jpg" title="TK" alt="Instagram Stories: House of Brinson " /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HMnlu7U8Sbo" 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="HMnlu7U8Sbo"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/X9H-gg0FWS9x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES HOUSE OF BRINSON | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: House of Brinson " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE HOUSE</h3> <p>"We lived in New York City for 13&nbsp;years, right by the Empire State Building, but we never left the island and our sanity was compromised. So we got serious about looking for a country house, and went back to&nbsp;a house I had been online stalking for three years. It was Stony Ford, and when we walked in, we looked at each other and said <em>'This is it.'</em> It felt like home. The house was built around 1850 and still has many of the original details. It&rsquo;s a huge restoration project, and we do much of the work ourselves. It has such a strong sense of American history. Many famous men who made America visited Stony Ford. Ulysses S. Grant smoked his last cigar in the house, which is really amazing!"</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/VpjJL3LN-KM" data-style="width:576px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 576px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="VpjJL3LN-KM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE JOURNEY&nbsp;</h3> <p>"About five years ago, we&nbsp;started working nights and weekends together, photographing whatever we found beautiful, and created&nbsp;a blog called <a href="http://www.houseofbrinson.com/" target="_blank">House of Brinson</a>. We blogged about our life together&mdash; simple as that. We had no rules, no job descriptions. We played to each other's strengths with the goal of creating beautiful images and not getting hung up on conventional industry expectations. We eventually left our&nbsp;full time jobs and we work together now. It&rsquo;s pretty amazing to create our own paths."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BEJMyu0g4T1" 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="BEJMyu0g4T1"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/LC6IXwLV7mkx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES HOUSE OF BRINSON | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: House of Brinson " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE INFLUENCES</h3> <p>"We love that our grandparents came from a different generation and experienced different things in their lifetime beyond what we could imagine. William&rsquo;s Grandma Brinson had great style&mdash;she entertained with such a strong point of view and had one hell of a bee hive hair style in the '60s. She was full of sass and would eat Mexican food and drink beers with us when we were in college. My Grandma Dewe worked in her garden and kept the neatest house with no junk. She lived in a house my Grandpa built. I mean, who builds their own house nowadays? When we think of renovating this house or building a chicken coop and it seems overwhelming, I think of our grandparents and it all seems reasonable."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VlggdmBEr7W" 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="VlggdmBEr7W"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MI_YLiVqwx2x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES HOUSE OF BRINSON | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: House of Brinson " /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE PHILOSOPHY</h3> <p>"We love the play&nbsp;between opposites and contrast in our work. It doesn&rsquo;t matter if we are decorating our home or art directing photography, we believe in the same visual principals. We look for the contrast in masculine and feminine, light and dark, old and new, soft and hard. We don&rsquo;t have a specific time period but we love vintage and nostalgia. We love the feeling of worn-in. We love showing history."</p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:44:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/SLSImzV-R3E/Instagram+Stories+House+Brinson+Escape+New SLSImzV-R3E Kitchen Banquettes, Summer's Status Bag, and 9 More Reasons to Love the Fiddle-Leaf Fig <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="ntDGU45O5ee" 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="ntDGU45O5ee"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QKGQ3hicg-lx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Kitchen Banquettes, Summer's Status Bag, and 9 More Reasons to Love the Fiddle-Leaf Fig" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>When Opposites Attract (and Gorgeousness Ensues)</strong></em><br />Secrets of a successful decor mashup from the&nbsp;Beekman Boys &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/beekman-1802/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><em><strong>Making a Case for the Kitchen Banquette</strong></em><br />Morning coffees were made for nooks like this&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/kitchen-banquettes/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Status Bag of Summer</strong></em><br />In praise of woven baskets: easy, light, effortless, affordable&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://ripandtan.jennikayne.com/sourcebook-woven-bags-of-summer/" target="_blank">Rip + Tan</a></p> <p><em><strong>Don't Call It a Comeback</strong></em><br />The fiddle-leaf fig. Still sexy after all these years&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://waitingonmartha.com/an-ode-to-the-fiddle-leaf-fig-tree/" target="_blank">Waiting on Martha</a></p> <p><em><strong>Cutest. Garage. Ever.</strong></em><br />We dare you not to crack a smile&nbsp;&ndash; Design*Sponge via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/6xYz65jodK/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Floors, the Shoes</strong></em><br />Everything is right here &ndash; Lucy Laucht via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/6xaIo2yZ-d/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:31:51 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/F_qPT0jUxCX/Kitchen+Banquettes+Summer+Status+Bag+9+More F_qPT0jUxCX How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home <p><span class="dropcap">I</span>t's a New York City tale as old as time: boy finds&nbsp;apartment, after a while, boy moves into&nbsp;more reasonably sized space, boy meets girl, boy and girl find new apartment. Such was the case for one local bachelor, who enlisted a&nbsp;friend, the New York&ndash;based interior designer <a href="http://interiors.ashleydarryl.com/">Ashley Darryl</a>, to help him along each step of the way. "Being an interior designer is like being an artist," says Darryl. "You have a vision and you start painting the canvas&nbsp;for your client.&nbsp;It's so rewarding creating something special for someone that is one-of-a-kind and they can enjoy every day."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eGg1k8Pj_RH" 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="eGg1k8Pj_RH"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Qfe5PVfB48Ux.jpg" title="TK" alt="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">WOOSTER STREET</h3> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aUnQi2of8Bu" 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="aUnQi2of8Bu"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5BbcimIifSEx.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt='"It has been the anchor piece in every apartment," says Darryl of the B&amp;B Italia sofa purchased for her client&squot;s first apartment.' /></div> <div class="below">"It has been the anchor piece in every apartment," says Darryl of the B&amp;B Italia sofa purchased for her client's first apartment.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="905gmGavRGY" 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="905gmGavRGY"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HDX_TFulY0Sx.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt="A minimalist bar tray tops a streamlined console table adjacent to the living room." /></div> <div class="below">A minimalist bar tray tops a streamlined console table adjacent to the living room.</div> </div> </div> <p>The journey began on Wooster Street, in a one-bedroom apartment where Darryl created a refined bachelor pad with all the trappings of a modern-day Mad Men set. A streamlined <a href="http://www.bebitalia.com/en/">B&amp;B Italia</a>&nbsp;sofa outfitted in charcoal linen and velvet piping became the centerpiece of an eclectic yet classic living room, complete with a pair of vintage Milo Braughman chairs and a petrified-wood end table by the organic furniture-maker <a href="http://www.andriannashamarisinc.com/">Andrianna Shamaris</a>.&nbsp;It's a fitting example of Darryl's "disciplined eclectic" approach to design, which mixes&nbsp;vintage classical items with contemporary art and furnishings. An adjacent study area takes a more minimalist approach thanks to a lucite-and-steel desk found through an antiques dealer and industrial-style metal shelving.&nbsp;It was just as Darryl was finalizing the details in the space that her client&nbsp;broke the news to her: he had found another, larger&nbsp;place to live, as New Yorkers so frequently do, and the process would start anew. While most would balk at such a quick turnover, Darryl felt energized. "I was excited and very much looking forward to the challenge," she says.<br /><br /></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">WEST BROADWAY</h3> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uGG5wDt6XTz" 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="uGG5wDt6XTz"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5XMnvvx25YNx.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt="A houndstooth-accented armchair adds a contemporary graphic punch in the West Broadway&nbsp;iteration of the living room." /></div> <div class="below">A houndstooth-accented armchair adds a contemporary graphic punch in the West Broadway&nbsp;iteration of the living room.</div> </div> </div> <p>That the new apartment, this time on West Broadway, was nearly twice the size of the first&nbsp;didn't faze her. "All of the furniture transitioned really nicely," Darryl&nbsp;says. "All we needed to do was add a few more pieces and build on the existing furniture." So she moved the chairs that were in the Wooster Street study to the dining area, where they sat around a large metal table that came with the space. She added a custom two-toned club chair from the <a href="http://www.thenewtraditionalists.com/">New Traditionalists</a>&nbsp;into the mix and finished the room with&nbsp;a vintage Paul Evans coffee table. "That was the most challenging thing in all three apartments," says Darryl. "Nothing felt special enough to my client&nbsp;until I showed him that table."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="scwbxz3I6rd" 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="scwbxz3I6rd"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tzqkSulvsL7x.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt="A cowhide rug grounds a sleek black-and-white study space." /></div> <div class="below">A cowhide rug grounds a sleek black-and-white study space.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RYUVkzNzu9y" 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="RYUVkzNzu9y"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/f_qNAh_8txOx.jpg" title="TK" alt="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">LAFAYETTE STREET</h3> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="c4Hlc_Rq_EN" 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="c4Hlc_Rq_EN"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/6FIlGGRHCkwx.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt="A vintage Milo Braughman chair sits next to a wood-and-glass Paul Evans coffee table." /></div> <div class="below">A vintage Milo Braughman chair sits next to a wood-and-glass Paul Evans coffee table.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QeD78O7sG09" 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="QeD78O7sG09"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pXnZy_xWXmux.jpg" title="How to Transform a Bachelor Pad into a Bright Family Home | Lonny.com" alt="An arrangement of fresh flowers and glass objets keep the space feeling light and airy." /></div> <div class="below">An arrangement of fresh flowers and glass objets keep the space feeling light and airy.</div> </div> </div> <p>The table&mdash;and the itinerant sofa and armchairs&mdash;became key components&nbsp;in&nbsp;Darryl's next assignment:&nbsp;a new apartment on Lafayette Street for her client's expanding family. To brighten the space, making it more kid-friendly,&nbsp;Darryl&nbsp;replaced the antique&nbsp;rug in the living room with a&nbsp;graphic&nbsp;gray floor covering from <a href="http://www.carinilang.com/">Carini Lang</a>;&nbsp;a&nbsp;plaid-patterned&nbsp;love seat&nbsp;in a coordinating color scheme helped tie the palette together while maintaining a masculine, menswear-influenced element in&nbsp;the room. With the finishing details in place, one thing&nbsp;is clear: Darryl's&nbsp;clients won't be moving again anytime soon.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:11:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/O2NKB7Jt5WS/How+Transform+Bachelor+Pad+Bright+Family+Home O2NKB7Jt5WS Versailles on the Upper East Side <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="W7vpf_U_5Ng" 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="W7vpf_U_5Ng"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FrxsRHBaYzjx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A Victorian tufted heart-back chair is upholstered in black silk." /></div> <div class="below">A Victorian tufted heart-back chair is upholstered in black silk.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen you have a deep appreci-<br />ation for the decoration of the past,&rdquo; says New York City designer <strong><a href="http://sashabikoff.com/" target="_blank">Sasha Bikoff</a></strong>, &ldquo;you can bring whimsical motifs into the future.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a philosophy that clearly resonated for her client, the owner of a three-bedroom apartment on Manhattan&rsquo;s Upper East Side who wanted to create a contemporary oasis worthy of Marie Antoinette or Madame de Pompadour. For Bikoff, who spent a year studying&nbsp;in Paris soaking in its architecture, museums, and rich aesthetic history, the one-of-a-kind project represented an anachronistic take on classical French glamour.</p> <p>A cohesive blend of disparate design elements informs much of Bikoff&rsquo;s work. &ldquo;My forte is Italian and French midcentury furniture, so there&rsquo;s always going to be an element of the &rsquo;60s in my spaces,&rdquo; she says. Her commissions of custom Chinese rugs, on the other hand, are a nod to the 19th-century tradition among the French moneyed classes of integrating Far Eastern elements into their interiors.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="b0t7KN75tSf" 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="b0t7KN75tSf"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5U0rWdjl8xUx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Blush-pink silk velvet is used for the headboard and drapery." /></div> <div class="below">Blush-pink silk velvet is used for the headboard and drapery.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AVWHtr0DSCK" 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="AVWHtr0DSCK"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/D2IVk4aoupix.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Interior designer Sasha Bikoff." /></div> <div class="below">Interior designer Sasha Bikoff.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="J7sht1FslkV" 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="J7sht1FslkV"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QFBO6WgWOOIx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Versailles on the Upper East Side" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/1DqGwZHVPHJ" data-style="width:1000px;height:668px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 668px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="1DqGwZHVPHJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>High-fashion references are another Bikoff signature. In one corner of her client&rsquo;s master bedroom stands a dress form clad in collector-worthy vintage Chanel. It and the room&rsquo;s other luxe details&mdash;an Old Hollywood dresser, a custom headboard upholstered in blush-pink silk velvet&mdash;are reflected in antiqued Venetian gold-veined mirror tiles across the ceiling. (When Bikoff&rsquo;s installer remarked that he hadn&rsquo;t worked on this type of surface since the &rsquo;80s, she replied, &ldquo;That&rsquo;s what I like to hear!&rdquo;) Window treatments swagged with soft creases underscore the boudoir-like vibe. Walls are lined in the same subtly iridescent ivory silk used for pooled draperies framing an adjoining dressing room, where Tracy Kendall trompe l&rsquo;oeil wallpaper depicts rows of vintage perfume bottles and an Austrian vanity mirror from the 1960s adds a dose of flower power.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lFwvV2yHF08" 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="lFwvV2yHF08"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3A-7pR93TDex.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Navy walls become a&nbsp;backdrop for ornate flourishes. The floral detail (center) is from a Tommy Mitchell side table in the living room.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Navy walls become a&nbsp;backdrop for ornate flourishes. The floral detail (center) is from a Tommy Mitchell side table in the living room.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>Wallpaper is one element Bikoff can&rsquo;t get enough of. She enjoys wrapping large areas with loud patterns, but admits that the larger-than-life look isn&rsquo;t for everyone. &ldquo;A powder room is the perfect place to do a fun, whimsical wallpaper because it&rsquo;s a small space that really does set the tone,&rdquo; she says. For this apartment&rsquo;s powder room, the designer chose a Voutsa design portraying flirty lips in shades of red and pink. &ldquo;We call it smooches, my client and I,&rdquo; she adds. Another favorite pattern that finally saw the light of day: the Pierre Frey gourmandise fabric used to upholster a sofa in the room dedicated to the client&rsquo;s three white Maltese dogs.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nLfzGqh80zq" 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="nLfzGqh80zq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xV8zrLD7DUgx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Pierre Frey fabric adds a decadent air in the yellow&nbsp;bedroom." /></div> <div class="below">Pierre Frey fabric adds a decadent air in the yellow&nbsp;bedroom.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gvpZqF92VI8" 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="gvpZqF92VI8"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JYZR19afv4Mx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A tray of desserts echoes the tea-party theme." /></div> <div class="below">A tray of desserts echoes the tea-party theme.</div> </div> </div> <p>Bikoff further incorporates fashion into decor by scouting apparel-remnant fabrics for use as upholstery and drapery yardage. A pattern first spotted on the runway becomes a striking decor accent: the blue bedroom, for instance, features Prabal Gurung fabric used for drapery, a side chair, and throw pillows. Ornate English mirrors and an Asian area rug are juxtaposed against a rich navy grasscloth wallcovering for an overwhelmingly sensory experience.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WRpQFUDf-Cj" 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="WRpQFUDf-Cj"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QfbBbzQLnT-x.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Gold-leaf ceilings in the living room preside over a Milo Baughman sectional, Dorothy Draper chairs, and a contemporary ice-cream cone painting by Donald Baechler." /></div> <div class="below">Gold-leaf ceilings in the living room preside over a Milo Baughman sectional, Dorothy Draper chairs, and a contemporary ice-cream cone painting by Donald Baechler.</div> </div> </div> <p>Sly allusions abound throughout the space. In the dining area, a round wood table adds warmth against Lucite balloon-back dining chairs upholstered with Fornasetti&rsquo;s Bohemian Glasses Paglia fabric. The textile also echoes the palette of the Reginald Marsh painting hanging above. At the other end of the dining area, a contemporary ice-cream cone painting by Donald Baechler marks the transition to the living room, a long rectangular space without much architectural interest. Bikoff added rounded furniture shapes to soften the room&rsquo;s harsh corners, with a Milo Baughman taupe mohair sectional lending a Studio 54 party vibe. In keeping with the glamorous theme, the designer had 24k gold leaf applied to the ceilings. &ldquo;I wanted everything to sparkle,&rdquo; she explains.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bYd-5ylZ4Zz" 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="bYd-5ylZ4Zz"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CBcMS2llv3zx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Lucite dining chairs are upholstered in Fornasetti fabric." /></div> <div class="below">Lucite dining chairs are upholstered in Fornasetti fabric.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mmh9MxlCt4X" 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="mmh9MxlCt4X"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/J9ofvvrSqH7x.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="An antique cabinet anchors&nbsp;a corner of the dining area." /></div> <div class="below">An antique cabinet anchors&nbsp;a corner of the dining area.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cIX4JOhw88c" 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="cIX4JOhw88c"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/z8iew9sGRwIx.jpg" title="SASHA BIKOFF NYC PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Versailles on the Upper East Side" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Although some may shy away from mixing metals, Bikoff says, &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a way to do it where it&rsquo;s not overkill&mdash;so it just ends up looking sparkly, like a star.&rdquo; She united the room&rsquo;s varied metallic elements with drapery fabric that has both a gold and a silver thread running through it. A pair of Tommy Mitchell black-and-gold floral-relief side tables provides a shiny &lsquo;80s flair. Aside from a few specific&nbsp;items, most of the furnishings Bikoff selected are vintage&mdash;an apropos choice for a home that harkens back to the theatricality of the past. &ldquo;Everything made nowadays comes from some kind of inspiration,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;So if you just work a little harder to source these things, you can get the real deal.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:46:10 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/ysEhYWsfJKz/Versailles+Upper+East+Side ysEhYWsfJKz Sangria Fruit Salad Recipe <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="_CZXNuqqnH5" 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="_CZXNuqqnH5"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/o9oQTy41rpAx.jpg" title="Sangria Fruit Salad Recipe | Lonny.com" alt="Sangria Fruit Salad Recipe" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ashtonkeefe.com/">Photo &copy; Ashton Keefe/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to another Monday, weekend warriors. If, like me, you've got&nbsp;a collection of half-empty red-wine bottles&nbsp;from the last couple of&nbsp;Saturdays scattered throughout your refrigerator,&nbsp;we've finally got something for you to do with them. Ask any sangria lover, and they'll tell you: the boozy fruit left at the bottom of the glass is sometimes better than the drink itself. So Lonny contributor <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/akSM0qEzxpI/Cool+Summer+Salad+Grilled+Mexican+Street+Corn">Ashton Keefe</a>, the&nbsp;chef, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692372857/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d9_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=01ZGRP280VD2Y0M5AVQJ&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=2079475242&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop">cookbook author</a>, and&nbsp;Today-show stylist, whipped up this fun sangria fruit salad to help you savor that bottom-of-the-glass feeling&mdash;and save those wines from a cruel kitchen-sink fate. Made with fresh berries, peaches and plums, and a healthy serving&nbsp;of your favorite red, it's&nbsp;the perfect no-fuss&nbsp;brunch side,&nbsp;dessert, or ease-you-into-Monday-night treat. Cheers!</p> <p><strong>Sangria Fruit Salad</strong><br /><strong>Serves 6</strong></p> <p>- 6 cups assorted stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots), cut into wedges<br />- 2 cups berries, sliced in half as needed<br />- 1 cup heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges<br />- &frac14; cup sugar<br />- &frac12; bottle red wine, such as lambrusco or pinot noir<br />- 1 bunch mint, leaves picked</p> <p>Toss fruit in a large bowl with sugar and wine; allow the mixture to sit and macerate, at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. Before serving, garnish with mint leaves.</p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:39:18 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/whXvOmaLmyS/Sangria+Fruit+Salad+Recipe whXvOmaLmyS