Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Outdoor Chairs, Front-Door Colors, and Our Fantasy Home Outside Stockholm <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="QZISINqTguk" 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="QZISINqTguk"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5Hh8fDdNS_ex.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Outdoor Chairs, Front-Door Colors, and Our Fantasy Home Outside Stockholm" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Crash Course in Curb Appeal&nbsp;</strong></em><br />What color should you paint your front door? We're partial to that high-gloss hunter&nbsp;green &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g558/front-door-color/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>What Us Cool Mamas are Hoping to Get for Mother's Day</strong></em><br />My husband: "You&nbsp;<em>wish</em> you were getting an Aelfie rug" &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/mothers-day-gifts/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><em><strong>And in Today's Obligatory Edition of Scandinavian Interiors...</strong></em><br />The stunning Six Walls House outside of Stockholm &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://yatzer.com/six-walls-house-arrhov-frick-boo-sweden" target="_blank">Yatzer</a></p> <p><em><strong>A&nbsp;Fresh Crop of Outdoor Chairs</strong></em><br />We're partial to the Kismet in a gorgeous shade of silver &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stylebeatblog.com/home-blog/2015/4/29/outdoor-chairs-worthy-of-a-look" target="_blank">Stylebeat</a></p> <p><em><strong>3-D Digital Sculptures</strong></em><br />Are a thing. This one's by Jack Featherstone &ndash; Wallpaper* via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/2JUl2PCqg5/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pay It Forward</strong></em><br />Handcrafted bags that truly give back &ndash; FIVESTORY New York via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/2JmMvYoBec/?taken-by=claire_fivestory" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 1 May 2015 15:36:59 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/uTqQtkEJlc6/Outdoor+Chairs+Front+Door+Colors+Fantasy+Home uTqQtkEJlc6 How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mHE93iiVCAK" 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="mHE93iiVCAK"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t6xb-dpm2Mlx.jpg" title="How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party | Lonny.com" alt="Hatmaker Satya Twena" /></div> <div class="below">Hatmaker Satya Twena</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">D</span>erby season has always been a time steeped in tradition: from mint juleps and preppy fascinators to trophies&nbsp;and Churchill Downs. But even the most staid attendees at the races would find plenty to love in the modern Kentucky Derby party&nbsp;milliner&nbsp;<a href="http://satyatwena.com/">Satya Twena </a>threw at her New York City showroom last week.&nbsp;On a Monday afternoon, with just a few faint whispers of spring in the air, Twena&mdash;a fashion insider with a penchant&nbsp;for headwear of all kinds&mdash;called together a star-studded group of friends for a f&ecirc;te.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>From the moment the industrial building's elevator doors opened, the sweet smells of magnolia, jasmine, and white grapefruit welcomed guests. The southern staples lined tables with&nbsp;a stunning mix of purple and black flowers and flickering candlelight. In keeping with the Derby theme, bartender Issac Flores of&nbsp;Dick &amp; Jane&rsquo;s&nbsp;bar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn,&nbsp;created a honey-infused update on a&nbsp;classic mint julep, appropriately&nbsp;called&nbsp;the &ldquo;Brooklyn Stoop Sipper&rdquo; (recipe below). To add to the magical setting, Satya's favorite bakery, <a href="https://mahzedahrbakery.com/">Mah-Ze-Dahr</a>, supplied the desserts: <em>choux</em> filled with decadent vanilla cream. What better way&nbsp;to toast the sport of kings?</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Ay6xTfD8YYd" 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="Ay6xTfD8YYd"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Untq99j-LZ9x.jpg" title="How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party | Lonny.com" alt="Ranunculus, anemones, and peonies&mdash;the work of Brooklyn-based florist Phileanor&mdash;line a distressed-wood&nbsp;table in Twena's showroom." /></div> <div class="below">Ranunculus, anemones, and peonies&mdash;the work of Brooklyn-based florist Phileanor&mdash;line a distressed-wood&nbsp;table in Twena's showroom.</div> </div> </div> <p>No&nbsp;party of Twena's has really started until the guests have their hats. With playful odes to the decadence that defines horse racing at its highest levels, guests designed rolled-brim toppers wrapped in colorful ribbon, flowers, and vintage fabric. Properly attired&nbsp;and with culinary delights all around, guests celebrated the coming of spring amid music, laughter and fun.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100" data-widget-guid="2uscj2e8P8A" 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="2uscj2e8P8A"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/h4TFmpvHq-Gx.jpg" title="How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party | Lonny.com" alt="A cheesecake from Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery sits atop a brass cake stand by Tom Dixon from Michele Varian.&nbsp;Guests included actress Maggie Grace and her fianc&eacute;, writer and director Matthew Cooke.&nbsp;Seletti&rsquo;s Juxtapose collection was painted with equestrian-inspired themes." /></div> <div class="below">A cheesecake from Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery sits atop a brass cake stand by Tom Dixon from <a href="http://michelevarian.com/">Michele Varian</a>.&nbsp;Guests included actress Maggie Grace and her fianc&eacute;, writer and director Matthew Cooke.&nbsp;Seletti&rsquo;s Juxtapose collection was painted with equestrian-inspired themes.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OMQlRAky3ZK" 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="OMQlRAky3ZK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iQ4p3ZIqAJfx.jpg" title="tk" alt="How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="V7E1UE2z3zI" 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="V7E1UE2z3zI"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FW28L_AKda8x.jpg" title="How to Throw a Modern Kentucky Derby Party | Lonny.com" alt="Twena at work. An assortment of ribbons in varying colors&nbsp;and sizes. Guests created one-of-a-kind hats to wear throughout the party." /></div> <div class="below">Twena at work. An assortment of ribbons in varying colors&nbsp;and sizes. Guests created one-of-a-kind hats to wear throughout the party.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget fc-unordered-list-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="d0_XB3ew2pX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple">Dick &amp; Jane&rsquo;s "Brooklyn Stoop Sipper"</span> <p><strong>Serves 1</strong></p> <p><em>Ingredients</em><br />a pinch of mint (5-7 leaves)<br />&frac34;&nbsp;ounce lemon juice<br />&frac12;&nbsp;ounce honey syrup<br />&frac12;&nbsp;ounce yellow Chartreuse&nbsp;<br />2 oz Bourbon&nbsp;<br />3 dashes Angostura bitters&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a small shaker, combine mint,&nbsp;lemon, honey, and yellow Chartreuse, then muddle mint to bring out aromatics.&nbsp;Add bourbon and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over ice, add bitters, and garnish with a mint sprig.</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle"></h3> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/f5-p9nwfPz6" data-style="width:1000px;height:667px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 667px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="f5-p9nwfPz6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p></p> <p></p> Fri, 1 May 2015 14:18:53 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/DK0by8AeGcT/How+Throw+Modern+Kentucky+Derby+Party DK0by8AeGcT 3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways <p>With every runway season, be it Fall, Spring, Pre-Fall, or Resort (yes, those are "seasons" too in the fashion world) comes&nbsp;a definitive set of trends.&nbsp;From New York to Milan, London, and Paris, fashion designers showcase their wares,&nbsp;and often, a few similarities arise from collection&nbsp;to collection&mdash;a handful of shows&nbsp;reference the 1960s, another grouping favors animal print. (You can see plenty of those in our <a href="/Fashion+versus+Function">Fashion vs. Function</a>&nbsp;series.)&nbsp;The most compelling pattern&nbsp;in our eyes, however? Color trends.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="o8-UaLBSPtY" 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="o8-UaLBSPtY"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W0wU3pFDkfDl.jpg" title="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways | Lonny.com" alt="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Pale blue, generally associated with spring and rebirth, emerged in full force on the fashion&nbsp;runways last fall. From Parisian <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com/runway/New+York+Fashion+Week+Fall+2015/Altuzarra">Joseph Altuzarra</a>&nbsp;to newcomer <a href="http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/zoe-jordan/collection">Zoe Jordan</a>, who both managed to make outerwear sexy with their cool-hued coats, to <a href="http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/delpozo/collection">Delpozo</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/marchesa/collection">Marchesa</a>, where eveningwear sang in the frosty shade, next fall is sure to be icy&mdash;regardless of the weather forecast. Get the fashion-forward look for your walls with Benjamin Moore's <a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/softsky">Soft Sky</a>&nbsp;paint.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="CgRNGIGWGrE" 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="CgRNGIGWGrE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W1xWGJRcROOx.jpg" title="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways | Lonny.com" alt="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways" /></div> </div> </div> <p>When perusing the looks from the recent Pre-Fall 2015 collections, one of the most striking hues that continuously popped up was a vibrant mustard yellow&mdash;a few years back, interior designers might have called it <a href="/Harvest+Gold+Don't+Call+it+a+Comeback">Harvest Gold</a>. Offered full-force in a pants look by Belgian <a href="http://www.cedric-charlier.com/">C&eacute;dric Charlier</a>&nbsp;or as a more nuanced lining by American <a href="http://www.narcisorodriguez.com/">Narciso Rodriguez</a>, the color took center stage on certain runways and acted as a supporting figure in others&mdash;to no less impactful effect. Hoping to achieve the of-the-moment look in your home? Paint your walls in Farrow &amp; Ball's sunny "<a href="http://us.farrow-ball.com/babouche/colours/farrow-ball/fcp-product/100223">Babouche</a>."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="6vjJR2NaS9f" 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="6vjJR2NaS9f"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Th2_drj7Db8x.jpg" title="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways | Lonny.com" alt="3 Color Trends to Steal from Spring Fashion Runways" /></div> </div> </div> <p>The standout moment of fashion month happened this morning in Paris at the Valentino runway presentation (no, it wasn't the barely there orange dress pictured in the above right corner, though that was a showstopper, too). Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutted the catwalk&mdash;and stole the show&mdash;as their fashion-world alter egos Derek Zoolander and Hansel to eruptions of cheers from a typically-blas&eacute; crowd. Equally hot runway moments came from Brits Christopher Kane and Emilia Wickstead and French houses Dior and Celine, where orange-tinged paprika red emerged as a clear statement color for Fall 2015. Interested in making an equally bold statement in your home? Try Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint in <a href="http://store.benjaminmoore.com/storefront/product-view.ep;jsessionid=9QGBJ1jKGnqRnYXFVb933QBftHdp2c6m6QNH6Syn5KJML961z4vp!-908507723?pID=100692">Tawny Day Lilly</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:57:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/bs39uocKHnF/3+Color+Trends+Steal+Spring+Fashion+Runways bs39uocKHnF Outdoor Living Ideas, Nursery Decor, and How to Dress like a Cool French Stylist <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="uTotNDUuDHz" 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="uTotNDUuDHz"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nCXzJJ-aD2Nx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Outdoor Living Ideas, Nursery Decor, and How to Dress like a Cool French Stylist" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Who's Ready for Some Outdoor Living Inspo?</strong></em><br />Well, feast your eyes on this &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/04/30/dream-house-outdoor-living/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Foxy Little Nursery Full of Design Ideas</strong></em><br />Pompom drapery... custom wallpaper... an IKEA-hack dresser &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/archers-nursery-tour/" target="_blank">Smitten Studio</a></p> <p><em><strong>How to Dress Like a Cool French Stylist</strong></em><br />Meet Camille Seydoux, a woman who can rock a 2.55 like no other &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thecoveteur.com/camille-seydoux-stylist/" target="_blank">The Coveteur</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pops of Yellow for a Blue-Mood Kind of Day</strong></em><br />Never underestimate&nbsp;the uplifting power&nbsp;of a field of flowers or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/04/colour-inspiration-yellow/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>Dress You Up</strong></em><br />A few choice baubles by Jonathan Adler and Alexis Bittar &ndash; Jonathan Adler via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/2GxxY8CoUb/?taken-by=jonathanadler" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Impromptu Picnic on the Office Floor</strong></em><br />A toast to good times past and happy times ahead &ndash; Garance Dor&eacute; via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/2HRIHUNAeq/?taken-by=garancedore" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:12:13 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/NEU0mQxz0OK/Outdoor+Living+Ideas+Nursery+Decor+How+Dress NEU0mQxz0OK Joy Cho's DIY Ombre Fruit Vase <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LvCWHG3yiqB" 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="LvCWHG3yiqB"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/wEd9ysmNVXJx.jpg" title="Ombre Fruit Vessels by Joy Cho" alt="Joy Cho's DIY Ombre Fruit Vessels" /></div> <div class="below attribution">All photos by Casey Brodley</div> </div> </div> <p>Since 2005 Joy Cho,&nbsp;founder of&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ohjoy.com/" target="_blank">Oh Joy!</a></strong>,&nbsp;has grown&nbsp;her&nbsp;graphic design studio into&nbsp;a&nbsp;wildly&nbsp;popular blog&nbsp;and several&nbsp;successful&nbsp;<a href="http://www.landofnod.com/OhJoyForNod" target="_blank">product lines</a>. True to her first name, each and every project or design that&nbsp;Cho puts out into the universe is motivated by her mission statement of spreading&nbsp;happiness to others. With her&nbsp;latest release,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062344489/oh-joy" target="_blank"><em>Oh Joy!: 60 Ways to Give and Create Joy</em> </a>(Harper Collins), she continues to do just that. Today, the&nbsp;expert crafter&nbsp;gives us an exclusive peek into her&nbsp;DIY-packed book with a&nbsp;unique&nbsp;idea for your next floral centerpiece.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uOvxxSNSLlU" 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="uOvxxSNSLlU"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jso8UQa0XDYx.jpg" title="Ombre Fruit Vessels by Joy Cho" alt="Joy Cho's DIY Ombre Fruit Vessels" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p><strong>What You'll Need</strong></p> <p>-Carving knife<br />-Paint primer (this might be needed for certain fruits in order for the paint to stick)<br />-3&nbsp;spray paint colors (a light,&nbsp;medium, and&nbsp;dark shade of one hue works best)<br />-Fruit or vegetable with a hard exterior such as cantaloupe, pineapple, or acorn squash<br />-Floral foam</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Directions</strong></p> <p>1. Test the paint&nbsp;by spraying a small area of the fruit with the&nbsp;lightest paint color. If the paint doesn't stick and runs off, wipe the area clean and spray the fruit with a base of paint primer. Allow to dry.</p> <p>2. Spray paint the entire fruit the lightest color.</p> <p>3. Spray the bottom half with the middle color, then the bottom third with the darkest color. Let to air dry.&nbsp;</p> <p>4. Cut off the top of the fruit and hollow out the middle.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ytdFsCMtdhE" 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="ytdFsCMtdhE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/e5vpCuQv6oNx.jpg" title="Ombre Fruit Vessels by Joy Cho" alt="Joy Cho's DIY Ombre Fruit Vessels" /></div> </div> </div> <p>5. Cut a floral foam brick to fit inside the hollowed-out fruit.</p> <p>6. Remove the foam from the fruit and float it in a bowl of water with the holey side down until the foam is completely saturated. Do not force the foam underwater. The foam is ready to use when it floats at water level. Return the foam to your&nbsp;fruit vessel.&nbsp;</p> <p>7. Start the arrangement by putting your main focal-point flower in the center. Arrange smaller flowers around the main flower until you&rsquo;re happy with the result!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gTwyC2CL5OA" 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="gTwyC2CL5OA"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/98xxxR3P5Kox.jpg" title="Oh Joy! by Joy Cho" alt="Joy Cho's DIY Ombre Fruit Vessels" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Reprinted from <em>OH JOY!: 60 Ways to Create &amp; Give Joy</em> by Joy Cho. Photographs copyright &copy; 2015 by Casey Brodley, courtesy&nbsp;of William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.</p> <p></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:33:45 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/aWYgrVBBC8R/Joy+Cho+s+DIY+Ombre+Fruit+Vase aWYgrVBBC8R Bold Kitchens, Paris Gardens, and How to Look Like Bianca Jagger on Her Wedding Day <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="BSisBPEwjpv" 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="BSisBPEwjpv"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DvD7NDIRDZBx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Bold Kitchens, Paris Gardens, and How to Look Like Bianca Jagger on Her Wedding Day" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Going Bold in the Kitchen</strong></em><br />When&nbsp;functional meets memorable, our happy place&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://www.dwell.com/rooms-we-love/article/7-bold-kitchens" target="_blank">Dwell</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Do You Love Paris? Do You Love Gardens?</strong></em><br />Read this: <em>Private Gardens of Paris</em>. Then swoon &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/required-reading-private-gardens-of-paris" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Crib Bianca Jagger's Wedding-Day Look</strong></em><br />"Bronzed, dewy, and with a killer plunging blazer to boot"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://intothegloss.com/2015/04/bianca-jagger-wedding-makeup/" target="_blank">Into the Gloss</a></p> <p><em><strong>Scandinavian Interiors Lovefest, Cont.</strong></em><br />In this edition: an airy villa outside of Copenhagen &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.designattractor.com/2015/04/stylish-living-at-danish-countryside.html" target="_blank">Design Attractor</a></p> <p><em><strong>Checking in with One of Our Favorite Feeds</strong></em><br />Looking good, #dscolor. Welcome to the world, #DSBlues &ndash; Design*Sponge via Instagram, <a href="https://instagram.com/p/2D3Weujoa9/?taken-by=designsponge" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://instagram.com/p/2EdsLtjoQ9/?taken-by=designsponge" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:53:26 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/LTUa7tiRQCE/Bold+Kitchens+Paris+Gardens+How+Look+Like LTUa7tiRQCE Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo 2:45 PM</strong><br />GO GOLD! I'm so jacked up!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:38 PM</strong><br />Rein it in, G! I need to get some "get pumped up" jams going.&nbsp;Jason Derulo? If that's not a victory lap track I dunno what is. *smack talk*</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:39 PM</strong><br />The Kills is really good right now. And they have <em>gold </em>tones on their album cover.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:39 PM</strong><br />Alright, alright.&nbsp;Here's my main gripe: Gold and brass had a moment. But as Janice on <em>Friends</em> would say, the sun has set on their day in the sun.&nbsp;It's time we gather up our brass animal menageries and move on.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:47 PM</strong><br />Yeah, and now everyone is so cold because the warm sun is gone. &nbsp;You're an ice queen with your silver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:48 PM</strong><br />I'm not anti-warm tones in general! But if I see one more kitchen "updated" with all brass hardware my eyeballs will pop out.&nbsp;We've been blinded by trendinesss. Come to&nbsp;the light!</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:49 PM</strong><br />Wait a second. What's wrong with this?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="9kJzzIEwMN3" 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="9kJzzIEwMN3"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jW0dQnRfzrMx.jpg" title="gold hardware kitchen" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Genevieve Garruppo</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo 2:49 PM</strong><br />There's a mix of everything in there. And that range hood&nbsp;would be so boring without the gold.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:49 PM</strong><br />Ok, this is so tough, because&nbsp;I wrote this story and I&nbsp;still love <a href="/mag/Rmy394YGaq_/June+2014/n7Y7VKhTs-S/Kitchen+Lessons+Stealth+Glamour">this kitchen</a>. But... it was just about a year ago. Tell me it would not feel a little more 2k15 if those lucite pendants were accented in chrome!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:50 PM</strong><br />Oh no way, Jose. They would get lost amidst the white everywhere! I hate a "pop of color" just as much as the next editor, but we need to see our fixtures, not lose them against the rest of the kitchen.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt 2:51 PM</strong><br />Everything else about it is so cool...the brass is just bringing it down.&nbsp;Shake it off!&nbsp;Can't fight the TaySwift.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:51 PM</strong><br />Ohhhh Tay tay, love you girl.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:51 PM</strong><br />I think there's something to be said for a little blending in. What about <a href="/Home+Tour+Susan+Greenleaf's+San+Francisco+Family+Home/articles/pzljhuEQCZU/The+Kitchen">this Lonny all-star</a>:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="b-_9lG-XF4g" 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="b-_9lG-XF4g"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/o7uJaWssznux.jpg" title="gray kitchen" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Bess Friday/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:51 PM</strong><br />So serene. So original. Le sigh.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:52 PM</strong><br />Well, I get where you're going here. Perhaps the chairs have enough warmth to carry it, but I wouldn't hate on that picture frame having a little brass feel.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:53 PM</strong><br />I'll give you a little brass. Especially if it's a legit old, weathered thing. I can't hate on a touch of history.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo 2:53 PM</strong><br />Exactly. Look at this beauty:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="oOK6K_zmTwC" 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="oOK6K_zmTwC"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/OL0utGiCfq6x.jpg" title="antique armoire" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo 2:54 PM</strong><br />I mean, it's tough because this type of decor makes me weak in&nbsp;the knees. A&nbsp;too-clean room gives me a doctor's office vibe.&nbsp;No one ever used the word "subtle" to describe me!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:55 PM</strong><br />Point taken. I can't hate on gold as an element. Gold leaf, gold silverware. My beef is with situations like this one that have just gotten out of hand, IMHO:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="nL8aobsQosL" 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="nL8aobsQosL"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eArPoFPfQIKx.jpg" title="brass skull vignette" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Attic Fire / Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt 2:56 PM</strong><br />It's become&nbsp;a design-y status thing, where having a gold object&nbsp;is a signifier that you're "on trend." I know you are a free thinker, G! Don't let the gold bring you down!</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:56 PM</strong><br />How boring would that have been if the skull was matte black. Or white. (Clear would have been cool.)&nbsp;But gold is the best! It's not competing with its environment and won't get gross over time, but will patina and get BETTER!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:57 PM</strong><br />TBH, I'd skip a skull all together.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo 2:57 PM</strong><br />Fair enough. Take this <a href="/magazine/May+2013/4qiRa0GYJ6x/1#56">Kelly Wearstler table</a>&nbsp;for example&mdash;if it&nbsp;were wood those&nbsp;would look like some weird tree feet:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="1z7ALE3O7i8" 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="1z7ALE3O7i8"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XqlxyGK5OyTx.jpg" title="kelly wearstler table" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />Ok, that is a dope table, but tell me in all honesty it doesn't feel a little overdone.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />The regency feeling I get with gold and hunter green marble makes me so happy I could cry.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />Totally... in 2009. Zing!</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />Oh Kelly!!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />Cover her ears.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />Someone's a hater.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;2:58 PM</strong><br />I love you Kelly! I'm sorry. Don't smite me.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;2:59 PM</strong><br />I won't tell. How about <a href="/mag/dr4bkok327x/September+2014/oKrCoJL4N8u/Master+Class">this place</a>? There's not a single piece of gold here:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="HWSAykFJ2gq" 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="HWSAykFJ2gq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bw87_-fC5jMx.jpg" title="modern living room" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:00 PM</strong><br />Mmm, thumbs up all the way. Timeless!</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:00 PM</strong><br />But that badass green sofa is just dying for a hit of gold to complement the velvet.&nbsp;Modernity needs some warmth, too!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:00 PM</strong><br />Nah, that's so expected. It's like a formula!&nbsp;Here's my deal:&nbsp;Metallics, like every trend, ebb and flow in popularity. I'm sure in five years I'll have some fresh eyes for brass, but right now it sorta makes my skin crawl. Doesn't stainless steel feel totally new and bold again?&nbsp;Take this:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="8oYtu4fpRQb" 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="8oYtu4fpRQb"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GpMEhJDoGE7x.jpg" title="gold faucet" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Waterworks</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt 3:01 PM</strong><br />Flashy, a little obvious, fine. Buuuut...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="MVVEkWms-48" 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="MVVEkWms-48"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1441cAwsTkUx.jpg" title="silver faucet" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Waterworks</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt 3:01 PM</strong><br />Oooh aaaah. Heart eyes all over the place.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:03 PM</strong><br />I get what you're saying, but I like how the idea of brass and gold has infiltrated our lives. &nbsp;The gold just feels a little more dazzling&nbsp;and you can't spell Genevieve without flashy... Well.&nbsp;Okay, you can.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:03 PM</strong><br />You are such an art person.&nbsp;Alright, what about mixed metals?&nbsp;Can we find some common ground there?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:04 PM</strong><br />Hummm...Yes. We can.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:04 PM</strong><br />I'm reading that as a chant. I hope it's true.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:04 PM</strong><br />Yes. We. Can!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:04 PM</strong><br />Shall we&nbsp;find the image that portrays our truce?</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:05 PM</strong><br />Here, I've got a cool reference:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="HoOCC0vOMIa" 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="HoOCC0vOMIa"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5EGgRwtU7F-x.jpg" title="hammer spear dining" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Jessica Sample</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:05 PM</strong><br />I&nbsp;freaking love<a href="/magazine/October+2013/xC34VaNFEkE/69#68"> this apartment</a>. It's almost like you're cheating.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:05 PM</strong><br />Yeah, this place has Kenzington written all over it. If that pendant was brass I would probably not like it as much as I do.</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:06 PM</strong><br />And I will allow that brass table lamp because&nbsp;it's so sleek.&nbsp;I'm gonna throw you a bone with this one:&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="4kPmpFBmwaB" 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="4kPmpFBmwaB"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/LpANoMcnuFZx.jpg" title="mischa studio apartment" alt="Point/Counterpoint: Brass and Gold Everything" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo: Genevieve Garruppo</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:06 PM</strong><br />I like <a href="/Home+Tour+Small-Space+Living+with+Mischa+Lampert">this room</a>. Metals living in peace and harmony</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:07 PM</strong><br />Awwwww damn.&nbsp;This is gold!&nbsp;Get it?!</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:07 PM</strong><br />Oh look at that, "photographed by Genevieve Garruppo."&nbsp;Win!</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:07 PM</strong><br />Boo ya! Yea, this place is a fantastic mix. And that white faucet! Mischa Lampert really hit a home run.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:08 PM</strong><br />I think we found some common ground, yeah? Also, I'm out of Jason Derulo, and growing weaker by the minute.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:08 PM</strong><br />Totally. I'm gonna take it down a notch now...Sam Smith?&nbsp;(cries in the corner in 10 mins)</p> <p><strong>Mackenzie Schmidt&nbsp;3:09 PM</strong><br />Maybe some TaySwift. She's really appropriate for any occasion.</p> <p><strong>Genevieve Garruppo&nbsp;3:09 PM</strong><br />Yes. Done and done.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:15:59 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/k5c53TYBees/Point+Counterpoint+Brass+Gold+Everything k5c53TYBees Designer Serena Crawford's Escapades in India <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="5TEm-_yvObc" 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="5TEm-_yvObc"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-Xg463XSll1x.jpg" title="Serena Crawford " alt="Photos by&nbsp;@serenacrawford&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Photos by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/serenacrawford/" target="_blank">@serenacrawford&nbsp;</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Following South Africa&ndash;based interior designer and architect Serena Crawford on <a href="https://instagram.com/serenacrawford/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;is like adding a little visual feast of inspiration to your endless scroll of brunchgrams. From safaris on the savanna, to behind-the-scenes looks into her grand&nbsp;projects, <a href="http://serenacrawford.com/about-serena/" target="_blank">Crawford</a>&nbsp;tantalizes&nbsp;wanderlusting design dreamers with every image she posts. The aesthete is currently traveling in India, where every turn&nbsp;or jaunt on a&nbsp;rickshaw envelopes the senses. Her followers&nbsp;are&nbsp;transported right alongside her, whether relaxing in&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/19qFstEq3t/?taken-by=serenacrawford" target="_blank">languorous poolside respites</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/171lBkkq_Z/?taken-by=serenacrawford" target="_blank">admiring&nbsp;ornate&nbsp;interiors</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GE5xeU3fwFv" 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="GE5xeU3fwFv"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0186zvdi1KLx.jpg" title="Serena Crawford " alt="Photos by&nbsp;@serenacrawford" /></div> <div class="below">Photos by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/serenacrawford/" target="_blank">@serenacrawford</a></div> </div> </div> <p>It's no surprise&nbsp;the designer paid a visit to <a href="http://www.bar-palladio.com/" target="_blank">Bar Palladio</a>, a Jaipur watering hole&nbsp;proudly featured in our <a href="/mag/osWdLZXQXc7/May+2014/nQ3FtEFalVb/Blue+Crush" target="_blank">May 2014 issue</a>. We recently learned in yet another <a href="/mag/D93AaQkHGCZ/March+2015/agWWq2199yd/The+Land+of+Nod+Goes+to+India" target="_blank">India travel story&nbsp;</a>that gin and tonics were invented in the country, and we can't think of a more appropriate cocktail to order in what&nbsp;owner&nbsp;Barbara Miolini describes as a "Rajasthani rococo" gathering place. Don't you agree that Crawford's candlelit snaps&nbsp;further prove such a statement?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_5hojpwMWaY" 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="_5hojpwMWaY"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rBkhXFKpem5x.jpg" title="Serena Crawford " alt="Photo by&nbsp;@serenacrawford" /></div> <div class="below">Photo by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1rwApKEq8-/?taken-by=serenacrawford" target="_blank">@serenacrawford</a></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:29:06 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/xJ8T0zUfHM-/Designer+Serena+Crawford+Escapades+India xJ8T0zUfHM- A Designer's Four Tech Must-Haves for Every Home <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mfOBrRfGpPn" 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="mfOBrRfGpPn"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/z0P5iDqpjmyx.jpg" title="Interior Designer Sara Gilbane" alt="The Four Must-Have Gadgets for Every Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p>As an interior&nbsp;designer, Sara Gilbane Sullivan works with&nbsp;her clients on every design detail of their homes&mdash;right down to their electronics. Here, the four tried and tested tech products she goes back to over and over again:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3-N7dJj1uyP" 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="3-N7dJj1uyP"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pc704rG3kbHx.jpg" title="Apple TV" alt="The Four Must-Have Gadgets for Every Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://store.apple.com/us/buy-appletv/appletv" target="_blank">Apple TV</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.roku.com/" target="_blank">Roku</a>: If you've still got cable, you're behind the times. "Streaming is the new way to watch TV&nbsp;and I am a big fan," says Gilbane. "Rather than a hefty cable bill, these are both great options."</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zul3lCV3Gp5" 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="zul3lCV3Gp5"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t5L6MkchToWx.jpg" title="Nest Thermostat" alt="The Four Must-Have Gadgets for Every Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><a href="https://store.nest.com/product/thermostat/?addToCart=T200577" target="_blank">Nest</a>: "These thermostats are fantastic and pretty to look at," she says. "Think of them as 'smart' thermostats that learn your favorite temperatures and can program itself."&nbsp;It's also a great eco upgrade.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7Aw0NaBQPXN" 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="7Aw0NaBQPXN"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wbL70dqaC4qx.jpg" title="Savant System" alt="The Four Must-Have Gadgets for Every Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.savant.com" target="_blank">Savant</a>: If you want to get a little more advanced, this app controls every tech-enabled element in your home.&nbsp;"From climate&nbsp;and&nbsp;lighting to your pool temperature and sound systems,&nbsp;it simplifies your life by putting everything at the touch of your finger on a&nbsp;tablet&nbsp;or smart phone," explains Gilbane. "All of my clients absolutely love this system. It's&nbsp;a high-end solution that's well worth the price tag."</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wSkbnXMsY5H" 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="wSkbnXMsY5H"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/oVGmg1lJn0Jx.jpg" title="Sonos Speaker" alt="The Four Must-Have Gadgets for Every Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.sonos.com/" target="_blank">Sonos</a>: &nbsp;"These&nbsp;speakers&nbsp;wirelessly connect to a TV, computer, or smart phone&nbsp;so&nbsp;you can play your playlists in any room in your home." The sleek design, which hides in plain sight, doesn't hurt either.</p> <p></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:14:58 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/Ve3X5Y6rACN/Designer+Four+Tech+Must+Haves+Every+Home Ve3X5Y6rACN Striped Walls, Kitchen Stools, and the Makeover We'll Be Keeping Tabs On <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="LJdW8s_mzcq" 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="LJdW8s_mzcq"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/B5fz-vyWe_Jx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Striped Walls, Kitchen Stools, and the Makeover We'll Be Keeping Tabs On" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>That's It. We're Moving to Schoolcraft, Michigan.</strong></em><br />If it&nbsp;means we could have a home&nbsp;this charming&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.domainehome.com/historic-home-michigan/" target="_blank">Domaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Move Over, Tolix. There's a New Kitchen Stool in Town</strong></em><br />And by "new," we mean old... as in this 1930s French-industrial staple &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/design-sleuth-industrial-kitchen-stools-from-nicolle-in-france" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Stripes on Walls</strong></em><br />Because Carolina Herrera, Miles Redd, and Tom Scheerer wouldn't steer us wrong&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.mcgrath2.com/2015/04/stripes-on-walls/" target="_blank">McGrath II</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Makeover We're Eagerly Awaiting</strong></em><br />"Two dudes. One summer. An apartment full of possibilities" &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/orlandos-new-place-orcondo/" target="_blank">Emily Henderson</a></p> <p><em><strong>How to Make Neutrals Feel Fresh Again</strong></em><br />Barbara Barry's beautiful carpet collection for Kravet &ndash; Kravet via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1_GMQ3SmI4/?taken-by=kravetinc" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Obama's New State China Set</strong></em><br />Gold-rimmed with a fluted teal band. Not groundbreaking; could be worse &ndash; ELLE Decor via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1_GX-AFJ1I/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:14:57 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/8qdVY5QCjT8/Striped+Walls+Kitchen+Stools+Makeover+ll+Keeping 8qdVY5QCjT8 Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sRn8pVLHnN8" 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="sRn8pVLHnN8"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0iqk3YjYUjMx.jpg" title="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville | Lonny.com" alt="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photos courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville</div> </div> </div> <p>All eyes will be on Louisville this weekend when the 141st annual Kentucky Derby runs on Saturday. While the horse racing scene&nbsp;is certainly prevalent throughout the city's history, it's another vibrant cultural offering&nbsp;that's got us thinking about Louisville&nbsp;for this week's installation of <a href="/Monday+Design+Daydream">Monday Design Daydream</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9dtoyfAu5Gk" 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="9dtoyfAu5Gk"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iBWKYAXwwD1x.jpg" title="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville | Lonny.com" alt="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville" /></div> </div> </div> <p>At <a href="http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/">21c Museum Hotel</a>&mdash;a chain of boutique accommodations&nbsp;that began in Louisville but has since expanded to Cincinnati, Ohio, Bentonville, Arkansas, and, as of last month, Durham, North Carolina&mdash;art is the focus at every turn: in the 90 guest rooms, of course, but also at the&nbsp;in-house art gallery. The space, which sits in&nbsp;the footprint of a row&nbsp;of converted 19th-century brick warehouses, is filled with contemporary works that&nbsp;couldn't be further from the usual landscapes and botanical drawings of most hotels. Designed by New York-based architect Deborah&nbsp;Berke, the interiors&nbsp;are understated and classic (a <a href="/20+Signs+You+Should+Buy+a+Chesterfield+Sofa">tufted sofa</a>&nbsp;here, midcentury-style floor lamps there), with an occasional burst of color thanks to painted&nbsp;walls, shelves, or&nbsp;window trimmings.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4c-mU4X3yWJ" 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="4c-mU4X3yWJ"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/X7yOlmbKbv-x.jpg" title="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville | Lonny.com" alt="Wish We Were Here: 21c Museum Hotel Louisville" /></div> </div> </div> <p>One room serves as an art installation in and of itself. Designed by&nbsp;New York artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Asleep in the Cyclone is a sculptural space that features&nbsp;re-purposed barn wood, custom textiles, and a domed ceiling that mirrors&nbsp;the geodesic shapes&nbsp;of American architect Buckminster Fuller. We can only imagine what kinds of dreams a night spent drinking mint juleps would yield in this room.</p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:12:05 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Monday+Design+Daydream/articles/UxE5xcVbU70/Wish+21c+Museum+Hotel+Louisville UxE5xcVbU70 Win a $2,500 Bedroom Makeover <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LO6Ua3uPiR7" 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="LO6Ua3uPiR7"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AwHMyYS_KpHx.jpg" title="remake your bedroom " alt="Remake Your Bedroom" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Bedrooms often&nbsp;get short shrift when it comes to our decorating attention&mdash;becoming one massive clothes closet or a makeshift storage facility for the living room's rejects. This summer, we've resolved to give this important space&nbsp;some love, and now you can do the same! <strong><a href="http://roomrefresh.brooklinen.com">Enter to win</a></strong>&nbsp;a $2,500 bedroom makeover with goods from some of our absolute favorite designers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get back to basics with an expertly crafted mattress from <a href="https://www.tuftandneedle.com/">Tuft &amp; Needle</a>&nbsp;and $500 to spend on super-refined bedding at <a href="http://brooklinen.com/">Brooklinen</a>. Then layer in your personal style with pieces from <a href="http://kaufmann-mercantile.com/">Kaufmann Mercantile</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://kaufmann-mercantile.com/">TRNK</a>. (You'll get $500 to each!) Last but not least, treat your walls to a stylish upgrade with a $500 gift certificate for <a href="http://simplyframed.com/">Simply Framed</a>.</p> <p>We're so excited we can barely sleep!&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:14:56 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/3coCsrmSXqy/Win+a+2+500+Bedroom+Makeover 3coCsrmSXqy Silver-Dipped, Disposable Mint Julep Cups <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-Cm1YminZcx" 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="-Cm1YminZcx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FkLMJrl_PZgx.jpg" title="silver dipped cups" alt="Silver-Dipped, Disposable Mint Julep Cups" /></div> </div> </div> <p>It's a fact many (myself included) have learned the hard way after&nbsp;a few too many glue-gun burns and denim cutoffs that landed in the garbage: We're not all meant to be<a href="/DIY+Ideas"> crafting wizards</a>.&nbsp;But alas, even the most downtrodden&nbsp;DIYer can handle this simple, affordable&nbsp;entertaining&nbsp;hack.&nbsp;</p> <p>I whipped up&nbsp;these silver-dipped plastic cups as a stand in for the classic mint julep vessel for our Lonny <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/rt1LwUpV4Ea/How+Thow+Cinco+de+Derby+Derby+de+Mayo+Party">Cinco de Derby party</a>. Keeping to the unfussy theme (and in the knowledge of my complete lack of craftiness), I went for&nbsp;something cheap, easy, and essentially goof proof.&nbsp;Here's the two-ingredient, one-step how-to for those of us who have barely mastered the macaroni pencil cup. (See the finished product<a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/rt1LwUpV4Ea/How+Thow+Cinco+de+Derby+Derby+de+Mayo+Party?success=Your+edit+was+saved."> in action,</a>&nbsp;<a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/rt1LwUpV4Ea/How+Thow+Cinco+de+Derby+Derby+de+Mayo+Party?success=Your+edit+was+saved.">here</a>.)</p> <p>MATERIALS<br />-clear plastic party cups<br />-foam brush<br />-metallic silver craft paint</p> <p>DIRECTIONS<br />To create the impression that the cup was dipped in silver, draw a lopsided ellipse around the outside&nbsp;or your cup about half way up with the tip of your foam brush. Carefully paint in everything below the line. Repeat for two or three coats until there are no transparent patches or streaks, letting the cup dry between coats.</p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:33:16 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/cUuYqKLUnVI/Silver+Dipped+Disposable+Mint+Julep+Cups cUuYqKLUnVI How to Throw a Cinco de Derby or Derby de Mayo Party <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7fKSrbHHuK3" 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="7fKSrbHHuK3"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IyCJ01hj3kax.jpg" title="http://www.genevievegarruppo.com/" alt="How to Thow a Cinco de Derby or Derby de Mayo Party" /></div> </div> </div> <p>For an indecisive person like me, the first weekend in May is always devastating. On the one hand, you've got the <a href="/Kentucky+Derby-Inspired+Decorating+Ideas">Kentucky Derby</a>, that over-the-top celebration of horse racing, big hats, and one-too-many mint juleps. On the other, you've got Cinco de Mayo, that over-the-top celebration of the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla, big hats, and one-too-many margaritas. (See where we're going with this?) Since&nbsp;both traditionally take place during the first week of May, parties dedicated to each&nbsp;typically happen at the same time, leaving you to feel&nbsp;like a child forced to choose between parents. We're here to fix that quandary.</p> <p>The next time you find yourself caught between the two holidays&mdash;like this upcoming weekend&mdash;take charge by throwing an easy, no-fuss Cinco de Derby (Derby de Mayo?) party with all the cross-cultural trimmings. Sure, you could embrace sombreros (hats!) and pi&ntilde;atas (horses!), but we prefer a more subtle approach. Start with a Mexican <a href="http://www.luluandgeorgia.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=serape+">serape</a>&nbsp;table runner, a mint-filled planter <a href="/DIY+a+Terrarium-Inspired+Window+Box">centerpiece</a>&nbsp;(in a copper tray that looks remarkably like a horse trough), and <a href="/See+It+Now/articles/d3POsfaI3c6/Sneak+Peek+Ted+Baker+London+First+Tableware">floral-themed dishes</a>&nbsp;that feel right at home at&nbsp;a southern garden party. Finish with <a href="http://ohhappyday.com/2012/04/diy-geometric-fiesta-garland/"><em>papel picado</em>&nbsp;garland</a>, a taco-and-fried-chicken menu, and plenty of <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/iLepnFCAKYL/Happy+Hour+Spicy+Tequila+Cocktail+Direct+Austin">tequila</a>&nbsp;and bourbon to go around. Then toast to never having to pick&nbsp;sides again.&nbsp;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/Q7JINVqtPrW" data-style="width:806px;height:458px;float:none;" style="width: 806px; height: 458px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="Q7JINVqtPrW" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:30:29 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/rt1LwUpV4Ea/How+Throw+Cinco+de+Derby+Derby+de+Mayo+Party rt1LwUpV4Ea Are Tumbleweeds the New Taxidermy? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hieLO4KWN9p" 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="hieLO4KWN9p"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CPoODw2YWEex.jpg" title="Tumbleweeds vs. Taxidermy" alt="Are Tumbleweeds the New Taxidermy? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">(Left) photographed by Colette de Barros. (Right) photographed by Tom Rauner, courtesy of Eskayel</div> </div> </div> <p>Believe it or not, this superfluous&nbsp;weed&nbsp;once resigned&nbsp;to cinematic Wild West&nbsp;shoot-outs is having it's moment in the design spotlight. During a&nbsp;recent visit to the trendy&nbsp;<a href="/Eskayel+and+Spaced+Out+Decorate+the+Playland+Motel" target="_blank">Playland Motel</a>&nbsp;in Rockaway Beach, New York, I was taken by the organic sculptures found throughout the <a href="/Eskayel+and+Spaced+Out+Decorate+the+Playland+Motel/articles/y6PgP6fGCRs/Lovely+Layers" target="_blank">guest suite</a>&nbsp;designed by&nbsp;Shanan Campanaro &amp; Michelle Zacks. The tumbleweed they stationed&nbsp;above the upholstered headboard (above right) felt akin to the age-old practice&nbsp;of mounted taxidermy&nbsp;and horns, and it&nbsp;got me thinking: <em>are tumbleweeds the new taxidermy?</em>&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lmfQ8xTpq4Q" 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="lmfQ8xTpq4Q"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jO4lPY4vyVcx.jpg" title="A tumbleweed hung atop an antiqued mirror" alt="Are Tumbleweeds the New Taxidermy? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photographed by Megan Buchanan</div> </div> </div> <p>Similarly to its horned alternative, the humble&nbsp;tumbleweed can provide 3D interest in&nbsp;a gallery wall arrangement, and its&nbsp;light weight&nbsp;makes it&nbsp;easy to mount. Photographer <a href="http://cedarandgray.com/" target="_blank">Megan Buchanan</a>&nbsp;(above) captures a lovely incarnation, in which the&nbsp;tangled plant adds a sculptural note to a fireplace vignette, layered atop an antiqued mirror with a simple nail and string.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a slightly less home-friendly, but no less dramatic move, &nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/13id1gLogX/?taken-by=catdash" target="_blank">Calvin Klein Home</a>&nbsp;created an&nbsp;artful stack in its minimalist Highpoint, North Carolina, showroom (below), snapped by Lonny's own&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/catdash">@CatDash.</a></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NoaIc2_P7hT" 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="NoaIc2_P7hT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/UnQMby4Odlsx.jpg" title="Tumbleweed decor at Calvin Klein Home Highpoint showroom" alt="Are Tumbleweeds the New Taxidermy? " /></div> <div class="below attribution">via Instagram @catdash</div> </div> </div> <p>The fossil-like plant has also been translated to a <a href="http://www.designyourwall.com/store/tumbleweed-bronze-genevieve-white-carter-pr-27766.html" target="_blank">wallpaper</a>&nbsp;motif by designers Cy and Genevieve Carter of <a href="/Lonny+Loves/articles/eBQvpeitiPY/Lonny+Loves+Cy+Genevieve+Carter" target="_blank">Carter Design</a>&mdash;a sure sign of&nbsp;big things to come&nbsp;for this alt-flora. Keep a look out for the&nbsp;sculptural trend and share your finds with us <a href="https://instagram.com/lonnymag/">@LonnyMag</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7-WkHfpPoe0" 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="7-WkHfpPoe0"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kqy4ravf-qMx.jpg" title="Tumbleweeds wallpaper by Carter Design" alt="The tumbleweed trend in 2D; wallpaper by Carter Design.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The tumbleweed trend in 2D; wallpaper by Carter Design.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution">Photographed by Adrianne Tyson</div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:34:55 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/DYc-_98Qi5j/Tumbleweeds+New+Taxidermy DYc-_98Qi5j