Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) A Sumptuous Brooklyn Loft, a Paris Pied-a-Terre, and 8 Great Ways to Beat the Heat <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="fbicj8wGERj" 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="fbicj8wGERj"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2OFxhDYKYR2x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Sumptuous Brooklyn Loft, a Paris Pied-a-Terre, and 8 Great Ways to Beat the Heat" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Brooklyn Home with Sumptuous Color</strong></em><br />An intense and inky-hued loft from Athena Calderone&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.abigailahern.com/house-crush/house-crush-brooklyn/" target="_blank">Abigail Ahern</a></p> <p><em><strong>Or Would this Paris Pied-&agrave;-Terre Be More Up Your Alley?</strong></em><br />Pure and poetic in straight lines and soothing grays&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://apartment34.com/2015/08/designer-files-a-pure-and-poetic-parisian-apartment/" target="_blank">Apartment 34</a></p> <p><em><strong>Or Perhaps this Eclectic Mashup of a Notting Hill Townhouse...</strong></em><br />That bedroom! With the faded rug and folding screens. We swoon &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/8/4/a-notting-hill-townhouse.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>8 Great Ways to Beat the Heat</strong></em><br />Because iced coffee is the reason that summer was invented &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://waitingonmartha.com/summer-dresses-summer-seasonal-recipes/" target="_blank">Waiting on Martha</a></p> <p><em><strong>Shelf Game Strong</strong></em><br />Not too much; just enough&nbsp;&ndash; Nickey Kehoe via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5-WWiCqOaC/?taken-by=nickeykehoe" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Farmers' Market Bounty</strong></em><br />And a pair of tartan kicks for good measure&nbsp;&ndash; Fathom via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/595az-OX-_/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:52:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/10h57zXeiFq/Sumptuous+Brooklyn+Loft+Paris+Pied+Terre+8 10h57zXeiFq Instagram Stories: The Aesthete <p><span class="dropcap">R</span>obert Couturier runs in&nbsp;rarefied circles&mdash;one in which exquisite interiors, classical statuary, and Shih Tzus play a significant part. But make no mistake: the <a href="http://www.robertcouturier.com/" target="_blank">architect and designer</a>, known for his multimillion-dollar projects and passion for the French decorative arts, is the opposite of a snob. &nbsp;Full of wit and wide-eyed wonder, his <a href="https://instagram.com/robertcouturier58/" target="_blank">Instagram feed</a>&nbsp;invites us to feast on the beauty of his surroundings,&nbsp;from an ornate sitting room to an idyllic lake in rural Connecticut and&nbsp;an indoor pool for the ages.&nbsp;Prepare yourself for an immersive afternoon escape.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="FVNKzwGZE_v" 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="FVNKzwGZE_v"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zwlX3MuFqOQx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES ROBERT COUTURIER | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Old School in the Best Way" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Ra6IsJU7tXE" 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="Ra6IsJU7tXE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/r1vMuFm6Rlhx.jpg" title="TKINSTAGRAM STORIES ROBERT COUTURIER | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Old School in the Best Way" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE RETREAT</h3> <p>&ldquo;My house in Kent [, Connecticut,] is the expression of what my childhood home should have been. It is my private paradise. My life in the country is relatively asocial and very quiet; I live for Jeffrey and our dogs, and we spend a lot of time walking through the gardens, looking at books, or simply doing nothing&mdash;the opposite of my life in New York, where I am excessively active, social, excited, and nervous. It isn&rsquo;t particularly practical or modern. It is what I want and the way I feel comfortable living; it is not there to please anyone else [except] Jeffrey and me.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/yq9XhU43a1v" data-style="width:575px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 575px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="yq9XhU43a1v" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE CANINE COMPANIONS</h3> <p>&ldquo;The older one is Henriette, age 15. Then Hercule, age eight, Dora, who is three, and Clara, 18 months. They are the center of our lives, and all we do is around them; they are not ornaments but extensions of our hearts. Darling creatures for whom life must be perfect and who ought never to&nbsp;suffer the indignities of this world.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0M4GBEYmDt3" 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="0M4GBEYmDt3"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HsWMobAmfgPx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES ROBERT COUTURIER | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Old School in the Best Way" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE INSPIRATIONS</h3> <p>&ldquo;My first memory of a beautiful interior was our living room in Paris. The otherworldliness it expressed is something I would never want to repeat and actually could never repeat. [But] I absolutely love ultra-contemporary architecture&mdash;borderline futuristic and quite devoid of ornament. One has to accept the disconnections between heart and mind; I firmly believe in the acceptance of both while recognizing some apparent and deep contradictions.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GdTZTjEAuah" 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="GdTZTjEAuah"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mSEMe649hLMx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES ROBERT COUTURIER | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Old School in the Best Way" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE INSTAGRAM STRATEGY</h3> <p>&ldquo;Whether or not we like it, Instagram has become a mirror of our lives. It is a remarkable way of managing your own image as positively as possible. It&rsquo;s very much spur of the moment; I choose images when I am happy, and it has become a relaxing habit. I will continue posting the beautiful things I see and some of the peaceful moments I have lived through.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 13:23:24 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/uToLbFQDPK8/Instagram+Stories+The+Aesthete uToLbFQDPK8 Celebrity Kitchens, Beach House Decor Tips, and What Your Bedroom Color Says About You <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="9Ysj5csZqxp" 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="9Ysj5csZqxp"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KsSNwLSV_v8x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Celebrity Kitchens, Beach House Decor Tips, and What Your Bedroom Color Says About You" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>What Does Your Bedroom Color Say About You?</strong></em><br />Navy blue = partisan politics. Green? You write a killer thank-you note &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g2509/bedroom-color/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>In Praise of Eclectic</strong></em><br />Because a bit of boho eccentricity is just what the design doctor ordered &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/08/03/make-mine-eclectic/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>31 Celebrity Kitchens You Might Actually Want to Cook In</strong></em><br />All-time favorite: Cameron Diaz's brass-backsplashed beauty&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/Celebrity-Kitchens-34083768#photo-34083768" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>Beach-House Decor Tips from Tom Scheerer</strong></em><br />"There are certain colors that I abhor in the tropics. Red, for one&mdash;it just makes me hot to think about it"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=123509" target="_blank">Tory Daily</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Summer Sojourn in Italy</strong></em><br />From the chicest cafe in Milan to a color-splashed wall in Cinque Terre &ndash; Zio and Sons via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/54y81amBrl/?taken-by=zioandsons" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/57ICB0GBhM/?taken-by=zioandsons" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p></p> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:44:39 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/CyWD313MY-w/Celebrity+Kitchens+Beach+House+Decor+Tips CyWD313MY-w Cool Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomatoes <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="GLW608LDkM1" 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="GLW608LDkM1"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DkL7MYniSggx.jpg" title="Healthy Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomatoes | Lonny.com" alt="Cool Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomatoes" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ashtonkeefe.com/">Photo &copy; Ashton Keefe/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Today is National Watermelon Day, and what better way to celebrate it than with an unexpected take on a classic summertime staple. Enter this refreshingly simple watermelon, cherry, and tomato salad by chef, instructor, Today-show stylist, and now author Ashton Keefe, whose first&nbsp;cookbook <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">Lemon &amp; Salt: A Modern Girl's Guide to Culinary Revelry</a>&nbsp;combines the elegance of the culinary arts with the ease of everyday cooking. True to that mantra, this effortless side mixes sweet and savory, getting&nbsp;its&nbsp;tangy kick from&nbsp;ricotta salata in place&nbsp;of ubiquitous feta. Serve it as a simple weeknight accompaniment or as the first course at&nbsp;an alfresco dinner party among friends. Then check back here in the next few weeks for more of&nbsp;Keefe's approachable, delicious recipes.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="GTBFT3gQHCe" 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="GTBFT3gQHCe"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zk2bLm7GjuWx.jpg" title="Healthy Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomatoes | Lonny.com" alt="Cool Summer Salad: Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomatoes" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Watermelon, Cherry, and Tomato Salad with Ricotta Salata and Toasted Pistachios</strong><br /><strong>Serves 6</strong></p> <p>- &frac12; seedless watermelon, rind removed and cubed<br />- 2 large jersey tomatoes, chopped<br />- 1 cup yellow baby tomatoes, halved<br />- 1 cup cherries, pitted and roughly chopped<br />- 1-2 teaspoons fine sea salt<br />- 2-3 tablespoons sherry vinegar<br />- &frac14; cup extra virgin olive oil<br />- 1 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped<br />- &frac12; cup basil, picked<br />- 1 cup ricotta salata, cubed</p> <p>In a large bowl, gently toss together watermelon, tomatoes, and cherries. Sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Garnish with pistachios, basil, and cheese.</p> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:50:36 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/VT_qzF6jgQX/Cool+Summer+Salad+Watermelon+Cherry+Tomatoes VT_qzF6jgQX The Studio Apartment that Breaks All the Small-Space Rules <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gaa0gY1PpuL" 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="gaa0gY1PpuL"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/x1wjXF7ypICx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Lori Scacco (at left) and Ann Stephenson at the East Village restaurant Prune." /></div> <div class="below">Lori Scacco (at left) and Ann Stephenson at the East Village restaurant Prune.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>ourteen years ago, when Ann Stephenson and Lori Scacco moved into their studio in Manhattan&rsquo;s East Village, they did what they believed was required of them as freshly minted small-space dwellers. They made the rounds to all the modern furniture showrooms, purchasing blocks of sleek cabinetry in which to efficiently and discreetly hide away all their belongings. They brought home slightly shrunken versions of chairs, sofas, and tables, intending to create a diminutive version of the life they would have otherwise lived in a more sprawling abode. Then they realized what a big mistake they had made. &ldquo;We had unintentionally created a lifeless space that allowed for no surface areas,&rdquo; recalls Stephenson. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s when we decided that the &lsquo;rules&rsquo; of small space living were not for us.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Wjsn90D4AGu" 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="Wjsn90D4AGu"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AqAhU2vp3xAx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A vintage loveseat gets a hit of texture from throw pillows fashioned out of antique rugs.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A vintage loveseat gets a hit of texture from throw pillows fashioned out of antique rugs.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NqcrzK_q1QB" 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="NqcrzK_q1QB"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/USAtdQDVlSQx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt='Fourteen-year-old Harvey the cat ("the love of our lives," says Stephenson) shows off his side profile.' /></div> <div class="below">Fourteen-year-old Harvey the cat ("the love of our lives," says Stephenson) shows off his side profile.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>It was when they stopped following the beacon of efficiency that the 370-square-foot apartment found its soul. &ldquo;We returned to a clean slate and brought in pieces from our upstate farmhouse&mdash;my grandparents' dining table, threadbare rugs, various artworks acquired over the years,&rdquo; says Stephenson. &ldquo;The full-scale pieces worked beautifully in the space and actually&nbsp;grounded&nbsp;everything, allowing us to live among items we have a strong connection to and that have a sense of history.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="psKnUgg8qDA" 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="psKnUgg8qDA"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/YDMfPQqDAb9x.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt='Stacks of books are evocatively set throughout the studio apartment. "The animal figures speak to our love of fauna, and we tend to have a bit of a menagerie," says Stephenson.' /></div> <div class="below">Stacks of books are evocatively set throughout the studio apartment. "The animal figures speak to our love of fauna, and we tend to have a bit of a menagerie," says Stephenson.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="C-eI2bAbF3r" 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="C-eI2bAbF3r"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4bVq_xMvDTzx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The Studio Apartment that Breaks All the Small-Space Rules" /></div> </div> </div> <p>A home that holds beauty and meaning above all else seems appropriate for the pair, both of who spend their days surrounded by exceptional items. Stephenson works at the design house Aesthetic Movement, where she is the sales director, while Scacco oversees Donzella 20th Century, the longstanding art and furnishings resource in Tribeca. In their off hours, each pursues her own creative endeavors, from music (Scacco) to poetry (Stephenson). The result is a home satisfyingly filled to the brim with art, antiques, and ornament&mdash;richly colored textiles stacked here, exotic baubles strung there&mdash;that offers up a portrait of those who live there, rendered in objects.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HS7f1jtQqyL" 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="HS7f1jtQqyL"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ugeXflVURRux.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A sun-dappled corner of the studio becomes a cozy bedroom." /></div> <div class="below">A sun-dappled corner of the studio becomes a cozy bedroom.</div> </div> </div> <p>So how do these two ardent lovers of beautiful things coexist within such limited real estate? Although they refuse to subscribe, chapter and verse, to many decrees of the small-space bible, they do admit to an undeniable knack for space planning. &ldquo;The trick for us was defining very precise rooms and living areas,&rdquo; says Stephenson. &ldquo;We used antique Georgian shutters, found on a trip home to visit family, to create a separate space for the bedroom.&rdquo; Now, upon entering the apartment, the primary view is of the main living space, made up of the sitting room, dining room, and office&mdash;a pair of perfectly styled desks used for writing verse and composing sonatas (or simply checking email and paying bills). One corner of the rectangular unit contains the jewel box of a bathroom, while the other contains the bedroom. Partially hidden by a pony wall, the galley kitchen is petite but powerful. &ldquo;We cook regularly, and it provides everything we need,&rdquo; says Stephenson, who also admits the space gets generous time off: &ldquo;We love soaking up the great restaurants of the city&mdash;nearby Prune is almost a second home.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Jup1DaZp6E8" 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="Jup1DaZp6E8"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1cANe-k0BNrx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Artworks include (from far left) a drawing&nbsp;by Jody Fausett; a painting gifted to Stephenson by Scacco; and a braided horsehair piece by artist Kim Phillips.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Artworks include (from far left) a drawing&nbsp;by <a href="http://www.jacksonfineart.com/Jody-Fausett.html" target="_blank">Jody Fausett</a>; a painting gifted to Stephenson by Scacco; and a braided horsehair piece by artist Kim Phillips.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7HUpZHGX7Ag" 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="7HUpZHGX7Ag"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/qdHESltrJbjx.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The Studio Apartment that Breaks All the Small-Space Rules" /></div> </div> </div> <p>As most New York City residents can attest, the surrounding metropolis is merely an extension of often-limited living space. From gathering with friends at nearby restaurants to sitting among the stacks at Mast Books to listening to local poets at the Poetry Project at St. Mark&rsquo;s Church (says Stephenson, &ldquo;You can drop by this important institution and hear readings on most nights, and leave with a newly discovered book of poetry that will change your life&rdquo;), the couple has far more than 370 square feet to call home. &ldquo;Most of our socializing is done out and about. This is where we nest and retreat from the city,&rdquo; Stephenson explains.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tBdC7P3ppLK" 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="tBdC7P3ppLK"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BHDGDvw05r0x.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The bathroom is painted in Benjamin Moore's China White." /></div> <div class="below">The bathroom is painted in Benjamin Moore's China White.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GS3kEq47x61" 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="GS3kEq47x61"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ouo5OfWANa2x.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The kitchen&nbsp;is clad in Farrow &amp; Ball's Off Black." /></div> <div class="below">The kitchen&nbsp;is clad in Farrow &amp; Ball's Off Black.</div> </div> </div> <p>As a result, nothing about their home seems like a sacrifice. &ldquo;Over the years, we could have pursued leaving for a potentially larger space, but we feel a deep connection to it here,&rdquo; says Stephenson.&nbsp;&ldquo;I love how small-space living really functions as an organizing principle, keeping things in relentless perspective. It ultimately forces you to be accountable for what you bring into your home, and to constantly renew and revisit that relationship. We are quite grateful for being able to live this way.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/IUFbAi11mRj" data-style="width:800px;height:1236px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 1236px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="IUFbAi11mRj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget fc-unordered-list-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5wu-bRdeTxS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple">TIPS FROM THIS HOME TOUR</span> <p>Studio dweller Ann Stephenson shares her editing guide for maximalists</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">MAKE EVERY OBJECT COUNT</h3> <p>&ldquo;Even the most utilitarian of items can exemplify good design. There are many examples of everyday objects made in lasting materials with a hefty dose of smart design and beauty&mdash;whether it&rsquo;s the original Chemex or a stapler design from 1974.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">ASSEMBLE MEANINGFUL VIGNETTES</h3> <p>&ldquo;Thoughtfully grouped items can create an enduring story. My method is: Live with what you love and avoid passing trends&mdash;the best objects are those that reflect real experiences.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">SHOW OFF YOUR LIBRARY</h3> <p>&ldquo;Proudly display books you love. I&rsquo;ve seen people cover their spines in uniform paper, and to me that just sterilizes out the beauty, color, and magic. I often rotate the ones that face out for what I&rsquo;m currently inspired by and what has been newly acquired. It&rsquo;s ever-evolving.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">PASS IT ON</h3> <p>&ldquo;We keep our editing eyes active every day and are constantly looking to shed the excess. Passing something on to someone else who might have a new relationship to it is always easier than just getting rid of it.&ldquo;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OjC3n2WzTxS" 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="OjC3n2WzTxS"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/N-VZed-Slwax.jpg" title="ANN STEPHENSON HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt='"I have a connection to well-designed objects and materials that hold a sense of story," says Stephenson.' /></div> <div class="below">"I have a connection to well-designed objects and materials that hold a sense of story," says Stephenson.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:27:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/pR4wWF8fIqK/Studio+Apartment+Breaks+Small+Space+Rules pR4wWF8fIqK The World's Biggest Home Trends, a Stunning DIY Project, and Poolside Style with Aerin Lauder <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lTkK690XEUl" 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="lTkK690XEUl"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Zh49oxuBNK3x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="The World's Biggest Home Trends, a Stunning DIY Project, and Poolside Style with Aerin Lauder" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>These are the World's Biggest Home Trends Right Now</strong></em><br />Lavish materials, a revival of craft, and&nbsp;some serious statement lighting&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/news/g2601/10-home-trends-around-the-world/" target="_blank">ELLE DECOR</a></p> <p><em><strong>Perhaps the Chicest DIY Project Ever</strong></em><br />A lush digital print transforms a plain-Jane credenza&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/photo-transfer-projects/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><em><strong>Poolside Style with Aerin Lauder</strong></em><br />The modern doyenne of all-American decor at her so-perfect-it-hurts Hamptons retreat&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2015/07/29/aerin/" target="_blank">Garance Dor&eacute;</a></p> <p><em><strong>Prepare Yourself. Big-Time House&nbsp;Envy Ahead.</strong></em><br />10 indoor-outdoor kitchens we really want to hang out in &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/indoor-outdoor-kitchens/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Black and White, Looking Right</strong></em><br />Dream space, from top to bottom&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="https://instagram.com/p/5zmUhsA1EX/?taken-by=gaelleleboulicautpics" target="_blank">Gaelle Le Boulicaut</a>&nbsp;via Instagram</p> <p><em><strong>Distilled.</strong></em><br />Current mood: whiskey&nbsp;&ndash; Kim Ficaro via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/50IeSZAaGp/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:12:52 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/eapkrVtZtuu/World+Biggest+Home+Trends+Stunning+DIY+Project eapkrVtZtuu A Neutral New Orleans Apartment with Eclectic Style <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen your&nbsp;day job involves criss-crossing&nbsp;the globe at a moment's notice, from New York to Denver and Vancouver to&nbsp;Provence, your home base should be more than just a place to lay your head&mdash;it must&nbsp;be a sanctuary where you can also clear it. Such was the case for <a href="http://www.callainmotion.com/">Lindsey Calla</a>, a&nbsp;fitness and lifestyle blogger, who relocated from Manhattan to New Orleans in an effort to manage the chaos. Thankfully, her new apartment&nbsp;had all the makings of a relaxing retreat: huge windows to&nbsp;provide ample natural light, gorgeous marble fireplaces, spacious rooms that don't feel the least bit claustrophobic, and timeless touches with&nbsp;a soft design footprint. To make it her own, all Calla&nbsp;needed was a little guidance&nbsp;to add style and personality without overpowering the existing details.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4ZGUCW60aJI" 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="4ZGUCW60aJI"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zfpOWeHVH7Kx.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PKzPbCX-li5" 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="PKzPbCX-li5"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IIr4BXbvOCVx.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="Calla takes a break on her cozy chesterfield sofa." /></div> <div class="below">Calla takes a break on her cozy chesterfield sofa.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="oY0-ci-Cxs6" 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="oY0-ci-Cxs6"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/RQMdlemY_u4x.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="A textural pouf offers additional seating for entertaining purposes." /></div> <div class="below">A textural pouf offers additional seating for entertaining purposes.</div> </div> </div> <p>Enter <a href="https://www.laurelandwolf.com/">Laurel + Wolf</a>, a digital interior design service that virtually connects&nbsp;decorating experts with clients across the country. "I've spent my whole career putting outfits together for people, but when it comes to a room I'm utterly confused," says Calla. "So I had to really trust their guidance and expertise and I learned a ton about home design in the process."&nbsp;To start, she&nbsp;and her Charleston-based Laurel + Wolf designer settled on a neutral color palette, incorporating texture and items&nbsp;from Calla's extensive&nbsp;travels to&nbsp;add interest. In the living room, an eclectic assortment of patterned&nbsp;throw pillows&mdash;each contributing its own tactile element, from frayed&nbsp;threads to <em>pointe de diamant</em>&nbsp;metal studs&mdash;sits on a classic linen-tufted chesterfield sofa from RH. "I have a hard time committing to one complete style but I do know that I like a space to feel calm, warm, and inviting," says Calla.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OEU2Mc9muAu" 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="OEU2Mc9muAu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MRH7QqkYZ_Tx.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="In the bedroom, a Moroccan wedding blanket and a mix of patterned throw&nbsp;pillows offset crisp white bedding." /></div> <div class="below">In the bedroom, a Moroccan wedding blanket and a mix of patterned throw&nbsp;pillows offset crisp white bedding.</div> </div> </div> <p>The Zen-like atmosphere continues in the bedroom, where Calla's shell-hued linen headboard fits the apartment's neutral aesthetic and a fringed Moroccan wedding blanket plays off glossy hardwood floors.&nbsp;In a well-lit corner, a marble-topped vanity is embellished with a vintage gold-framed mirror, which takes advantage of the room's generous ceiling height and calls to mind some of the more ornate French design on display throughout the city. Calla streamlined the room, making it more conducive for&nbsp;sleep,&nbsp;by moving&nbsp;an&nbsp;antique desk made with architectural corbels sourced&nbsp;from an old house in New Orleans to the living room, converting it into a multi-purpose work space.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="__mktC0PWYQ" 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="__mktC0PWYQ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t8JM_atIDPEx.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="A low-key gallery wall anchors a quiet seating area in Calla's&nbsp;bedroom." /></div> <div class="below">A low-key gallery wall anchors a quiet seating area in Calla's&nbsp;bedroom.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2gO-xcgApEb" 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="2gO-xcgApEb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZJG3xndBVz4x.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="A marble-topped vanity gets an extra dose of French elegance thanks to a gilded mirror." /></div> <div class="below">A marble-topped vanity gets an extra dose of French elegance thanks to a gilded mirror.</div> </div> </div> <p>The result is a home that feels modern yet traditional, comfortable yet undeniably stylish&mdash;a place that inspires Calla while allowing her to unplug. "It's been such a fantastic experience living here and in such a beautiful location," she says. No doubt leaving it now will be all the more difficult.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WbJwyP_9owu" 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="WbJwyP_9owu"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/oQJsPEaPtFSx.jpg" title="A Neutral Apartment with Eclectic Style | Lonny.com" alt="A rustic wood table in the dining room&nbsp;mirrors the apartment's neutral color scheme with a mix of beige and white tableware." /></div> <div class="below">A rustic wood table in the dining room&nbsp;mirrors the apartment's neutral color scheme with a mix of beige and white tableware.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:46:37 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/ASebJOeScGZ/Neutral+New+Orleans+Apartment+Eclectic+Style ASebJOeScGZ Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4NRXu4X0ptL" 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="4NRXu4X0ptL"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Bw8kyLrKnDYx.jpg" title="spot instagram" alt="Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot" /></div> </div> </div> <p>We choose our amazing <a href="/Instagram+Tastemakers">Instagram Stories</a>&nbsp;tastemakers based not just on their beautiful feeds, but because we love to watch their creative adventures unfold. So when our girl <a href="/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/tdDpVKSXoEK/Instagram+Stories+Kelly+Lack+Global+Travel">Kelly Lack</a>&mdash;whose global travel diary you can <a href="/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/tdDpVKSXoEK/Instagram+Stories+Kelly+Lack+Global+Travel">find here&mdash;</a>took on&nbsp;a new role at the travel-savvy site <a href="http://spot.com/">Spot</a>&nbsp;(launching Fall 2015), you know we did a deep like on their still-new<a href="https://instagram.com/welcometospot/"> Instagram</a>&nbsp;account.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3kWoowhaMXA" 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="3kWoowhaMXA"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XjHpU8JOL3Tx.jpg" title="spot instagram" alt="Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PlPkC30wwBg" 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="PlPkC30wwBg"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HytN9agtTyTx.jpg" title="spot instagram" alt="Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tHFGxFhmhOm" 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="tHFGxFhmhOm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZJsTl7eKJxjx.jpg" title="spot instagram" alt="Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gUoTRjevciH" 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="gUoTRjevciH"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/L43N36j1Qatx.jpg" title="spot instagram" alt="Instagram We Love: @WelcomeToSpot" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>What we found was a network&nbsp;that approached getting&nbsp;travel inspiration a lot like we do: from cool friends and jetsetting experts who seek&nbsp;the same kind of vacation experiences we do.&nbsp;Priorities include&nbsp;finding that insidery neighborhood&nbsp;spot to get the best cortado, and then getting directions to a gorgeous hike-in-only lake. We're definitely keeping an eye on this one and you should too. <a href="https://instagram.com/welcometospot/">Follow up</a>.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:19:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/dM-zYBwgVwF/Instagram+Love+WelcomeToSpot dM-zYBwgVwF Accent Wall Colors, a Festive Watermelon Party, and DIY Ideas for Your First Apartment <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="C_KQqr-0XrN" 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="C_KQqr-0XrN"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Xj442oVB66Jx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Accent Wall Colors, a Festive Watermelon Party, and DIY Ideas for Your First Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>An Oldie But Goodie in North London&nbsp;</strong></em><br />The Collage House by Jonathan Tuckey. That courtyard garden is insane&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/7/30/still.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>25 DIY Projects You Need for Your First Apartment</strong></em><br />What to tackle first: no-sew Roman shades? Or upgrading a woven basket with tassels?&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/DIY-Projects-Your-First-Apartment-37977479#photo-37977479" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Watermelon Party with Star Caterer Annie Campbell</strong></em><br />Three words for you here: Watermelon Ombr&eacute; Cake. &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://ripandtan.jennikayne.com/summer-entertaining-a-watermelon-party-with-annie-campbell-the-menu/" target="_blank">Rip + Tan</a></p> <p><em><strong>10 Great Ideas for Accent Walls</strong></em><br />Digging those darker colors to help define a space&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/accent-wall-ideas-10-remodelista-favorites" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Summer in Stripes</strong></em><br />Elliott Erwitt at the shore, and a crisp jacket to dress everything up in style&nbsp;&ndash; Dovima Paris via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/5xEKQykIXN/?taken-by=dovimaparis" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5xDXoKkIV9/?taken-by=dovimaparis" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:50:34 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/TAwo6r5V8Td/Accent+Wall+Colors+Festive+Watermelon+Party TAwo6r5V8Td Prince George's Playhouse, French Decor Secrets, and Southern Style by Bunny Williams <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="sKZvB4LXR81" 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="sKZvB4LXR81"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0PYSDXfnKcjx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Prince George's Playhouse, French Decor Secrets, and Southern Style by Bunny Williams" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Secrets of a Great Southern Interior</strong></em><br />Dissecting the details of this year's Southern Living Idea House, decorated by Bunny Williams &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://emilyaclark.com/2015/07/dissecting-the-details-the-2015-southern-living-idea-house.html" target="_blank">Emily A. Clark</a></p> <p><em><strong>Surprise, Surprise: Prince George's Garden Playhouse is Fit for a...</strong></em><br />A $30,000 "shepherd's hut" on his grandfather's estate&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/prince-george-garden-playhouse/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Is Burnt Orange the New Black?</strong></em><br />"A healthy dose of character and an inviting sense of warmth"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://apartment34.com/2015/07/color-coded-burnt-orange-is-the-new-black/" target="_blank">Apartment 34</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Truth Behind Authentic French Style</strong></em><br />A French interior designer breaks it down for us&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/51541222/list/how-to-get-authentic-french-style-in-your-home?utm_source=casasugar.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=pubexchange_article" target="_blank">Houzz</a></p> <p><em><strong>Lips, Tusks, and a Touch of Gold&nbsp;</strong></em><br />Maximalism restrained, from the master&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5xX94qioV3/?taken-by=jonathanadler" target="_blank">Jonathan Adler</a></p> <p><em><strong>On Point</strong></em><br />A good pencil is &nbsp;hard to find. Long live Blackwing &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5vNrhBi2Uz/?taken-by=tenoversix" target="_blank">TENOVERSIX</a></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:45:51 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/ov6pP8Q4SQp/Prince+George+Playhouse+French+Decor+Secrets ov6pP8Q4SQp The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="yZxhZm6JJIu" 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="yZxhZm6JJIu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BoJEOLYhVoDl.jpg" title="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try | Lonny.com" alt="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://atticfire.com/">Photo &copy; Attic Fire/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>We all know the dramatic turn a room can take when you paint its walls a deep, dark shade. But does the same thing happen when your room is already smaller than the average jewel box? The answer: absolutely! Designers agree that one of the easiest, least intuitive ways to make a small space feel bigger is to <a href="/Design+Inspiration/articles/Ft216IGsRgA/Paint+Black+Dark+Walls+Yea+Nay">paint it black</a>&mdash;or navy, or eggplant, or whichever inky hue you prefer.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="-gX2MxeYE1d" 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="-gX2MxeYE1d"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/lo/2vG3_sYUqH2l.jpg" title="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try | Lonny.com" alt="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo &copy; Patrick Cline/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;The misconception is that darker colors make a room feel smaller, and I find that darker colors make a room feel grander and more intimate," said designer&nbsp;Nate Berkus in an interview with NBC. Lonny favorite Lisa Sherry, who covered her <a href="/magazine/September+October+2011/mIJimISR9ij/1#74">office</a>&nbsp;in a rich black tint, says the hue creates an atmosphere that's "opulent, moody, and dramatic. At night, the space glows with warm light." So there you have it. If your <a href="/Lonny+Small+Spaces">small space</a>&nbsp;is compact&nbsp;enough that you want it to look bigger, opt for a dark color and let the rest take care of itself.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="KjOaj9I1AQf" 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="KjOaj9I1AQf"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/lo/k1yKoI1tdw8l.jpg" title="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try | Lonny.com" alt="The Surprising Small-Space Decorating Hack You Need to Try" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo &copy; Sarah Dorio/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:13:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/AND6FYoCDhX/Surprising+Small+Space+Decorating+Hack+Need AND6FYoCDhX A Stately Victorian Where Family-Friendly Meets Formal <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen a home has history, character, and grand architectural details,&nbsp;such elements deserve to be showcased. But what happens when its residents include three active boys under the age of 10? Such was the dilemma facing interior designer <strong><a href="http://www.monarossberman.com/" target="_blank">Mona Ross Berman</a></strong>, whose clients&mdash;a working couple who loved to entertain&mdash;had purchased a high-ceilinged Victorian in an exclusive suburb on Philadelphia&rsquo;s Main Line. &ldquo;The house needed to work for a family of five, so part of my directive was to help create areas where everyone could relax and be themselves,&rdquo; says Berman. &ldquo;But the more formal spaces had to feel special&mdash;a little bit &lsquo;wow.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NtqtiZEjGED" 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="NtqtiZEjGED"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VIBgksH-hlEx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A Stately Victorian Where Family-Friendly Meets Formal" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Yue2BRtcQPF" 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="Yue2BRtcQPF"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BDRkMqbPT9hx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A custom Lou Blass chandelier is suspended over the&nbsp;parlor." /></div> <div class="below">A custom Lou Blass chandelier is suspended over the&nbsp;parlor.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zMRNRnM8soX" 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="zMRNRnM8soX"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/h30OhgdzQsYx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The entry hall sets up the dominant color palette." /></div> <div class="below">The entry hall sets up the dominant color palette.</div> </div> </div> <p>Thus began the process of decorating a residence unlike any other in Berman&rsquo;s portfolio. Known for her fresh and innovative take on a tailored sensibility, the Philadelphia-based designer was game for the challenge. &ldquo;Most of my work has an interesting interplay of patterns and colors, a mix of modern and traditional elements, and bit of the unexpected to balance everything out. This project had all of that&mdash;but even more of a mixture of styles and period references,&rdquo; she explains. &ldquo;The architecture and feeling of the house required that we do something that felt a little off: as if it had evolved organically over a longer period of time.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="so6P2wyOB81" 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="so6P2wyOB81"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/dOHzOXCg3Gux.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The intimately sized living room is home to&nbsp;a&nbsp;pair of&nbsp;French berg&egrave;re chairs reupholstered in mottled navy leather.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The intimately sized living room is home to&nbsp;a&nbsp;pair of&nbsp;French berg&egrave;re chairs reupholstered in mottled navy leather.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>Taking an aesthetic risk requires establishing clear parameters. In this case, a dominant color palette&mdash;what Berman describes as &ldquo;a mossy-ferny green and a rich navy blue&rdquo;&mdash;provided a cohesive element throughout. &ldquo;The green is something you might see on <em>Downton Abbey</em>, and there&rsquo;s nothing more timeless or elegant than navy,&rdquo; she says. The combination also lends itself surprisingly well to the presence of bolder pops of color, such as the fuchsia throw pillows that enliven the pair of vintage French berg&egrave;re chairs in the living room, which were reupholstered in mottled navy leather.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xvB4-ZOM4hT" 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="xvB4-ZOM4hT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/l5ANP9w_xhGx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The dining room opens off of the formal entry." /></div> <div class="below">The dining room opens off of the formal entry.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="soAfIOElF49" 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="soAfIOElF49"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rBjqtqmqFFTx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The butler's pantry is painted in high-gloss blue." /></div> <div class="below">The butler's pantry is painted in high-gloss blue.</div> </div> </div> <p>Across the foyer from the intimately scaled parlor is the dining room, home to the project&rsquo;s most showstopping feature: custom handpainted wallpaper by Gracie. &ldquo;The craftsmanship is unparalleled, and the company has such a rich history in the design world,&rdquo; says Berman. A self-described &ldquo;textile and pattern super-fan,&rdquo; the designer turned those elements into a visual narrative about the home itself. Curtain panels and valances crafted from &ldquo;bohemian-leaning&rdquo; Lulu DK fabric is juxtaposed with a custom supernova chandelier by Lou Blass in living room. An overscaled ikat by Quadrille covers the walls in the first-floor powder room. Off the dining room, Berman turned a bland butler&rsquo;s pantry into a stunning small space by painting almost everything&mdash;cabinets, walls, trim, and ceiling&mdash;in a high-gloss blue from Fine Paints of Europe. Brass hardware brings in a bit of gleam, and the antiqued mirror backsplash provides glimpses of the ornate pattern in the adjoining area.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/CZCKUMa7enA" data-style="width:800px;height:1022px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 1022px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="CZCKUMa7enA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>In contrast to the front of the house, the back entrance&mdash;which opens onto a mudroom that leads&nbsp;to an eat-in kitchen and playroom&mdash;is looser and less formal. Here Berman interpreted the home&rsquo;s ornate elements in even more playful ways. A blue-and-white China Seas wallpaper in the mudroom sets up a subtle link to a custom bench upholstered in Katherine Rally&rsquo;s Haveli fabric in the kitchen. The playroom evokes what Berman calls &ldquo;a British Raj vibe,&rdquo; with map-inspired wallpaper behind built-in shelving and oversize custom beanbags made from Schumacher fabric. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s fun and kid-friendly but also a little cheeky and worldly, so grownups get a kick out of it too,&rdquo; says Berman.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PKz5GdS-zKC" 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="PKz5GdS-zKC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Jx4-NeZyu_dx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Map wallpaper is mounted behind the playroom's built-in shelves." /></div> <div class="below">Map wallpaper is mounted behind the playroom's built-in shelves.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="O8YhebWRtyV" 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="O8YhebWRtyV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2dDVfYAEhj8x.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="The older boys' bedroom&nbsp;puts a spin on the home's palette." /></div> <div class="below">The older boys' bedroom&nbsp;puts a spin on the home's palette.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9hfw_4hWWJC" 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="9hfw_4hWWJC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MjLyMQjqQ1Tx.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="A Stately Victorian Where Family-Friendly Meets Formal" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Upstairs, the kids&rsquo; bedrooms provide variations on a theme. The palette becomes, in Berman&rsquo;s words, &ldquo;a bit more lively and preppy: the navy more maritime, the green more Kelly.&rdquo; The mood is age-appropriate but versatile enough to transition through the teen years, with striped headboards and a houndstooth chair setting off crisp custom drapery and a flush-mount shelf lined with the boys&rsquo; favorite reads. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great way to show off beautiful book covers, small action figures, and stuffed animals that are too cute to stuff in a basket,&rdquo; explains the designer. The imaginative space feels part and parcel of the house yet distinct in its functionality, and entirely appropriate to the m&eacute;lange of periods and styles. Says Berman, &ldquo;Much to my delight and, more importantly, the delight of my clients, I think it reads pretty much exactly as we&rsquo;d envisioned&rdquo;&mdash;a modern interpretation of a grand old home.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5wmJeHIfstS" 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="5wmJeHIfstS"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Y45W5L9UNv_x.jpg" title="MONA ROSS BERMAN PROJECT | LONNY.COM" alt="Shot in winter, the home's traditional exterior provides little clue to the mix of periods and styles within." /></div> <div class="below">Shot in winter, the home's traditional exterior provides little clue to the mix of periods and styles within.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:04:47 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/DgSegXBbpBb/Stately+Victorian+Family+Friendly+Meets+Formal DgSegXBbpBb A Budget Deck Makeover, Cozy Paris Apartment, and the Coolest New Pillows in Town <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="XlXTkPtdbpt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="XlXTkPtdbpt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wLRiXul107Jx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Budget Deck Makeover, Cozy Paris Apartment, and the Coolest New Pillows in Town" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Paris Apartment Full of Coziness and Color</strong></em><br />This place is practically perfect for me. The rugs alone make me go a little bit crazy &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.missmoss.co.za/2015/07/28/cecile-figuettes-home-in-paris/" target="_blank">Miss Moss</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pillows Inspired by Graffiti and Torn Posters</strong></em><br />And then interpreted in washable velvet. Genius&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://design-milk.com/artifact-pillows-inspired-by-graffiti-and-torn-posters/" target="_blank">Design Milk</a></p> <p><em><strong>Steal this Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Norway</strong></em><br />A dove-gray palette mixed with soft sage greens&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/steal-this-look-budget-conscious-outdoor-terrace-deck-in-oslo-norway" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>A San Francisco Home You'll Want to Move Right Into</strong></em><br />"A little boho, a little goth, a little global." Couldn't have said it better myself&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/bernal-heights-san-francisco-apartment-home-tour#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>Currently Obsessing Over this Color Palette</strong></em><br />And again with an amazing rug, this time from ABC Home&nbsp;&ndash;ELLE DECOR via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5r8aVSFJ0n/?taken-by=elledecor" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pink Roses, Ballet Flats, and an Illustrated Shoebox</strong></em><br />Unabashedly feminine&nbsp;&ndash; Stephanie Sterjovski via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5rxThSg1m7/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:43:57 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/xEL_AgOm7KD/Budget+Deck+Makeover+Cozy+Paris+Apartment xEL_AgOm7KD Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars <p><span class="dropcap">B</span>eyonc&eacute;, Gwyneth, Gisele&mdash;with clients like these it's no wonder Jamie Schmones Erickson, owner of Brooklyn-based&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/poppyscatering/">Poppy's Catering + Events</a>,&nbsp;has turned her fledgling start-up into one of the creative industry's most buzzy food purveyors&mdash;with the mouthwatering Instagram feed to prove it. From farm-fresh fruit plates and delicate sugar-frosted pastries to inventive, ingredient-bending hors d'oeuvres, Erickson's subjects appear every bit as good as they taste, making it impossible to look away. Join us for a visual feast.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="EE5JqpGSKqD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="EE5JqpGSKqD"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BtFxF3H-aHhx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DUwpNY5i1cK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DUwpNY5i1cK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BpVJrMxuJTJx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE BEGINNING</h3> <p>&ldquo;My personal introduction to food was through my family&mdash;I grew up with parents who&nbsp;loved to cook and entertain. I named my business&nbsp;after my grand-father, who worked in the food scene on the Lower East Side in New York City for over&nbsp;40 years. I felt there was an opportunity to fill a void for rustic, approachable, quality food in the catering world. The thing is, I&rsquo;m not a chef. I knew I could handle the business side of things. Fortunately, I have an amazing team lead by our executive chef, Sharone Yaron, who was hired from the start. My former assistant, Rachael, came along for the ride, building Poppy&rsquo;s from the ground up. And about a year in, my husband joined the team as well, so we're very committed.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/k8vUGSg67HL" data-style="width:576px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 576px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="k8vUGSg67HL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE FOOD</h3> <p>&ldquo;I'm absolutely inspired by simple, seasonal food. I think my team of chefs do an incredible job at making simple, delicious food look beautiful. From the start, having a &ldquo;Poppy&rsquo;s&rdquo; look was an important part of building our brand and standing out. Since then we've&nbsp;become known for our farmstand buffets, which we fill with huge boards of cheese, meat, and veggies. We love presenting on big rustic wood boards, and having over-flowing wood crates of vegetables, breads, etc. The presentation is just as important as the quality and taste.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mPumha9lP-S" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="mPumha9lP-S"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rO4Dt3UfY-Ex.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE FEED</h3> <p>&ldquo;In the beginning, I was winging it way more. I was on so many deliveries and always setting up tables, so I took pictures and posted in the moment. Now I mostly 'gram our food when my chefs create something new, and&nbsp;I rely on them&nbsp;to give me a heads up when&nbsp;they have an Instagram-worthy platter for me to run over and take a picture of. Since we change our menu so often, I look for something unique that we haven&rsquo;t posted before. Clean, crisp photos are always the most eye-catching. During the summer we get so much beautiful produce, and we use fresh ingredients as the decor. But everyone does love a good cheese-and-charcuterie platter no matter how many times we post one.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DW9N-QVmxTT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DW9N-QVmxTT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/hFym3i7_vU7x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES POPPY'S CATERING | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: The Brooklyn Caterer to the Stars" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE INSPIRATION</h3> <p>&ldquo;When I travel, I base my itineraries completely around food. I think that was clear from an early age, when I was more concerned as a teenager about finding the perfect chocolate croissant in Paris then heading to the Louvre. But making my three (plus) meals a day count while I&rsquo;m traveling is always important. Whether I&rsquo;m heading to L.A., upstate New York, Italy, or Uruguay, where I traveled last year, I'm always&nbsp;collecting the must-try lists of places to eat and things to taste.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:15:53 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/lF4trz-wZsa/Instagram+Stories+Brooklyn+Caterer+Stars lF4trz-wZsa A Modern Beach House, Ben Pentreath, and 8 Game-Changing Decor Apps <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="snhw55WhUwM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="snhw55WhUwM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Dls-Wo17GTgx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Modern Beach House, Ben Pentreath, and 8 Game-Changing Decor Apps " /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Drop-Dead Beach House with Sunny Yellow Accents</strong></em><br />That hood. The kitchen island. The insanely glamorous thatched roof&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/07/27/stunning-beach-house-casa-azul-in-el-salvador/#more-21660" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>Instagram Peek: Ben Pentreath</strong></em><br />Glad I'm not the only one obsessively following his cozy, updated-trad British life&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/07/instagram-inspiration-ben-pentreath/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>8 Apps that Will Change the Way You Decorate</strong></em><br />We've tried Color911, and now we honestly don't know what we'd do without it&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/news/g2598/8-apps-that-will-change-the-way-you-decorate/" target="_blank">ELLE DECOR</a></p> <p><em><strong>London's High Priestess of Color</strong></em><br />From work to home with Marianna Kennedy. We bow down&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/a-visit-with-marianna-kennedy-londons-sorceress-of-color" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Made for #Floorcore</strong></em><br />Hotel Parco dei Principi, Sorrento, Italy&nbsp;&ndash; Chandelier Creative via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5osVNPvVtC/?taken-by=chandeliercreative" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Now </strong></em><strong>That</strong><em><strong> Says Summer</strong></em><br />A lazy drift down&nbsp;the Gorges du Verdon &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/5pDmxBpjl3/?taken-by=frenchbydesign" target="_blank">French By Design</a></p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:51:21 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/3TWNOx7TLsB/Modern+Beach+House+Ben+Pentreath+8+Game+Changing 3TWNOx7TLsB