Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Nature-Inspired Wallpapers, Rule-Breaking Rooms, and the Best IKEA Hack of All Time <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="Qd7RNceo3_b" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Qd7RNceo3_b"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/e0-X9k4qZfQx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Nature-Inspired Wallpapers, Rule-Breaking Rooms, and the Best IKEA Hack of All Time" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The London Designer that Breaks All the Rules</strong></em><br />Rebel with a cause: Oohing and aahing&nbsp;over the work of Douglas Mackie &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/8/31/douglas-mackie.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>Our Favorite IKEA Hack Ever</strong></em><br />A classy look for those indispensable Billy bookshelves &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/Create-Custom-Built-Ins-From-Ikea-Bookcases-36887265#photo-36887265" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>Monday Blues</strong></em><br />Sometimes a little (or a lot) of aqua is exactly what you need&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/08/31/aqualand/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>8&nbsp;Great Nature-Inspired Wallpapers</strong></em><br />Strutting flamingos, jagged mountain ranges, prowling tigers, or free-flowing palms? The choice is yours&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stylebeatblog.com/home-blog/2015/8/24/call-of-the-wild-nature-inspired-wallpapers" target="_blank">Stylebeat</a></p> <p><em><strong>Raising the Color-Blocking Bar</strong></em><br />Pure happiness on a wall&nbsp;&ndash; IamTomChang on ELLE DECOR via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/7D0RY3lJ6q/?taken-by=elledecor" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Last Day of August...</strong></em><br />Calls for an obligatory beach scene &ndash; The Many Lives of Line via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/7D4YEik-Ht/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:32:31 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/Nb2owzVauc1/Nature+Inspired+Wallpapers+Rule+Breaking+Rooms Nb2owzVauc1 3 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow & Ball <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Oq5TKHe3GiE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Oq5TKHe3GiE"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AyJTHHSC8jux.jpg" title="4 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball | Lonny.com" alt="3 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://us.farrow-ball.com/">Photos courtesy of Farrow &amp; Ball</a></div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/10+Trad+Things+You+Didn't+Know+You+Love/articles/MCzkEjSG9Ls/The+New+Traditionalism">Trad</a>&nbsp;design has made a big if somewhat unexpected comeback in the last couple of&nbsp;years, thanks at least in part to the resurgence of <a href="/Decorating+With+Wallpaper">wallpaper</a>.&nbsp;From&nbsp;tricked-out florals to classic stripes,&nbsp;there's no better way to make a design-forward impact in your space. Enter <a href="http://us.farrow-ball.com/">Farrow &amp; Ball</a>. This fall, Britain's artisanal&nbsp;paint company&nbsp;ups the ante on their elegant yet fun collection&nbsp;of wall coverings with&nbsp;three new patterns&nbsp;that give the trad treatment a modern twist. Inspired by the brand's home in the Dorset countryside, the offerings evoke fields of wildflowers and breezy grasses, but it was their lookbook that had us drooling over all the interesting ways to apply them. Here, three&nbsp;surprising ways to decorate with&nbsp;wallpaper for a fresh look in your home.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pcJkdkEd6K7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pcJkdkEd6K7"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/g_zJGBAFN-Vx.jpg" title="4 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball | Lonny.com" alt="3 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mix Master</strong><br />No&nbsp;blank wall to decorate? No problem. Simply adhere your favorite pattern to flat panels on doors and cupboards and between the architectural molding on walls for a modern take on the accent wall. Here, Farrow &amp; Ball's small-scale Blostma print in pale green turns a muted sitting room into a vibrant design statement.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rzxPLt2iWz5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rzxPLt2iWz5"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lbUek5cmtq1x.jpg" title="4 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball | Lonny.com" alt="3 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Double Vision</strong><br />Can't decide between two color ways? Don't. Pair&nbsp;both to create a visual feast, as shown here with two versions of the brand's Feathergrass border. Use&nbsp;it&nbsp;in a kitchen or dining room to conjure the feeling of gathering in a country meadow.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RZX1fOSeg9z" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RZX1fOSeg9z"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rSVyiKAQFXXx.jpg" title="4 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball | Lonny.com" alt="3 Unexpected Wallpaper Ideas from Farrow &amp; Ball" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Two-Timer</strong><br />A chair rail is a beautiful thing. Use yours to incorporate two complementing shades of the same wallpaper (such as the pink and gray variations of Hornbeam, above) to achieve an eclectic yet tailored look in your home.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:09:26 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/v6vd8ilxz6U/3+Unexpected+Wallpaper+Ideas+Farrow+Ball v6vd8ilxz6U A San Francisco Apartment that Breaks the Pattern <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WOp_7wwDiBP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WOp_7wwDiBP"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/h4nsVmQPKcMx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Every tray tells a story." /></div> <div class="below">Every tray tells a story.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">A</span> white-walled room is safe. Rarely does one enter an all-white space and cluck in disapproval, or smile politely and murmur, &ldquo;Interesting&hellip;if you like that sort of thing.&rdquo; The same could be said of becoming a lawyer: the career equivalent to choosing white paint for your walls is solid, practical, dependable&mdash;though perhaps not the most exotic choice in the world.&nbsp;Christiana Coop had grown painfully bored of white walls, both literally and metaphorically. She had graduated from law school and worked in the industry for five years, failing to find an area that excited her. &ldquo;I tried various areas of the law at my firm&mdash;intellectual property, antitrust, employment law&mdash;hoping to find something that might interest me. Nothing did.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="U9MUMmcO6DP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="U9MUMmcO6DP"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GtpAKM3js_7x.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A San Francisco Apartment that Breaks the Pattern" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VwK4IIkELdu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="VwK4IIkELdu"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rY-hycuAHqax.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Wallpaper maven (and former attorney) Christiana Coop." /></div> <div class="below">Wallpaper maven (and former attorney) Christiana Coop.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JnNaX8-M1HM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JnNaX8-M1HM"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jPmnh5Vyx9cx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The infamous top-hat painting in the living room." /></div> <div class="below">The infamous top-hat painting in the living room.</div> </div> </div> <p>Fatefully, it was the hunt for a bold wallpaper to enliven a friend&rsquo;s headboard that inspired a career shift. She and the friend, Aimee Lagos (a fellow lawyer), fell hard for a particular pattern by Danish wallpaper company Ferm Living, only to find out Ferm didn&rsquo;t have a U.S. distributor. The pair jumped at the chance to have a more colorful career and proposed themselves as the brand&rsquo;s stateside distributor. Like Dorothy stepping into Oz, things quickly became Technicolor. And her parents? &ldquo;I think the wallpaper angle was a bit of a surprise,&rdquo; she confesses. &ldquo;But my family and friends all knew I was pretty miserable, so I think they were happy to see me do anything new rather than continue along a path that wasn&rsquo;t working.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/qWjRNV-3kpe" data-style="width:800px;height:1036px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 1036px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="qWjRNV-3kpe" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>Today Coop and Lagos oversee their own vivid empire, Hygge &amp; West&mdash;a company that creates and distributes dozens of wallpapers and fabrics in hundreds of exhilarating patterns and colors. Coop&rsquo;s own 500-square-foot home in San Francisco is something of a laboratory for her creations: the apartment sports everything from graphic black-on-white hash marks (the entry) to gold pineapples (the bath), each of which tricks the eye into making the space seem more sizable.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lLwQyLSTmYE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="lLwQyLSTmYE"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ejBekLJF5Usx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Layers upon layers of meaning (as well as color and textures) can be unearthed throughout&nbsp;Coop's interior." /></div> <div class="below">Layers upon layers of meaning (as well as color and textures) can be unearthed throughout&nbsp;Coop's interior.</div> </div> </div> <p>Coop moved into the sunny one-bedroom in 2012, and after painting all the walls and ceilings white (a neutral, consistent base is necessary if you&rsquo;re about to go big on pattern, she advises), she swiftly began wrapping the rooms in personality. But restraint is golden when you have more than a hundred styles at your disposal. &ldquo;I wanted to keep my color palette limited so I could use a wide variety of pattern and change them out easily, which I tend to do. I installed mostly gold, black, and white patterns to create flow.&rdquo; Because the apartment is small, making the rooms feel cohesive was a must.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tgzEeq_3V21" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tgzEeq_3V21"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HK9tDAEMT5ux.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A relatively minimalist corner&nbsp;exemplifies&nbsp;the art of stacking." /></div> <div class="below">A relatively minimalist corner&nbsp;exemplifies&nbsp;the art of stacking.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="XskQw7mTZSw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="XskQw7mTZSw"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/H46_cdC1Qkhx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Rifle Paper Co.'s Queen Anne pattern backs the kitchen cabinets." /></div> <div class="below">Rifle Paper Co.'s Queen Anne pattern backs the kitchen cabinets.</div> </div> </div> <p>Another trick is knowing when to stop. &ldquo;With small spaces I prefer doing only one wall in a room, or even partial walls,&rdquo; explains Coop, who covered a surface in her kitchen with the gothic black-on-black Garden in Noir by designer Karla Pruitt, while papering the back of an adjacent open cabinet in Rifle Paper Co.&rsquo;s Queen Anne in ebony and gold. Her bathroom sports the boldest pattern, also by Rifle Paper Co.&mdash;a grid of the aforementioned gold pineapples encircled by flowers. Coop cut it off at the chair rail, letting the upper wall be a neutral palette cleanser to the fruitiness below.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0ooS9-9f_ml" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0ooS9-9f_ml"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8ZoOstgdvBAx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A vintage brass stand with a pineapple-shaped top is used for plants in the bedroom.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A vintage brass stand with a pineapple-shaped top is used for plants in the bedroom.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>The only room that got the full-on treatment was the bedroom. &ldquo;I originally did it as an accent wall, but I just fell in love with that paper [Diamante in black and gold by Laundry Studio] and couldn&rsquo;t stop,&rdquo; recalls Coop. The resulting space is a luxe cocoon featuring a mirrored headboard, inky bedding dotted with the constellations, and a prized Ingo Maurer Birdie chandelier. With no white walls to speak of here, her bold art collection seems to jump off their surroundings: a large panel of pink, skull-size roses, an eerie portrait of black-eyed faces, and a vibrant painting of a blue sky all seem to have both nothing and everything to do with the intricate gold lines behind them.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TDvj7lsD0MT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="TDvj7lsD0MT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/R40YznKsxOpx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt='"I really shouldn&squot;t be allowed to go prop shopping," Coop admits. "It leads to too much trouble for the old budget."' /></div> <div class="below">"I really shouldn't be allowed to go prop shopping," Coop admits. "It leads to too much trouble for the old budget."</div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Back when I was still practicing law, I tended toward the minimal side of things&mdash;I would stick to new and contemporary furniture and accessories. But over time, it&rsquo;s completely morphed&mdash;now I love to mix vintage with modern and antiques,&rdquo; says Coop. &ldquo;And of course, no flat surface is safe from my wallpaper cravings.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="B__0c3We_Vy" data-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__0c3We_Vy"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mjSlBOt7Mbnx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A San Francisco Apartment that Breaks the Pattern" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZiuQB_RDudf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZiuQB_RDudf"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/6cBluf3_8Bkx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Almost every surface is put to use for display." /></div> <div class="below">Almost every surface is put to use for display.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fz1YWNRjRs4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="fz1YWNRjRs4"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/j6Zkc9_I_GGx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Rifle Paper Co.'s Pineapple presides over the bath nook." /></div> <div class="below">Rifle Paper Co.'s Pineapple presides over the bath nook.</div> </div> </div> <p><br /><br /></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p></p> <div class="widget left fc-unordered-list-widget w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RinBdj6NOAx" 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>Hygge &amp; West&rsquo;s Christiana Coop shares her secrets for working with wallpaper in a small space.</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">DON'T FEAR THE PROCESS</h3> <p>&ldquo;When it comes to hanging wallpaper, people have visions of ending up covered in glue and wrapped in a roll of unruly paper,&rdquo; says Coop. &ldquo;But new papers can be incredibly easy to hang and even fairly simple to remove if you want to change it up.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">MIX PATTERNS WITH A PLAN</h3> <p>&ldquo;In order to avoid deadly combinations, keep the color palette cohesive and vary the size of the pattern scales.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">MAGICALLY GROW A ROOM</h3> <p>&ldquo;I used our Canasta [wallpaper] in my small entry because the white background and linear pattern actually make that area feel larger and more open than a plain wall.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">PAPER FIRST, ASK LATER</h3> <p>&ldquo;The lawyer in me must note that I don&rsquo;t officially endorse this method, but with my rental I chose to wallpaper first and ask for forgiveness later. It&rsquo;s worked for me thus far&mdash;my landlords turned out to be very supportive of my wallpaper endeavors.&rdquo;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">WHITE-WALL FOLKS ARE WELCOME</h3> <p>&ldquo;For the all-white-room kind of person, there are a lot of textural, more minimal patterns such as seagrass. Adding a hit of wallpaper on a small accent wall and treating it more like artwork also works well in minimal spaces. Wallpaper for all!&rdquo;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fMOur37_nYf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="fMOur37_nYf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tgqEjiljNhQx.jpg" title="CHRISTIANA COOP HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A San Francisco Apartment that Breaks the Pattern" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:56:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/W-Twy5kat1-/San+Francisco+Apartment+Breaks+Pattern W-Twy5kat1- Cool Summer Salad: An Eggless Caesar Dressing Recipe to Help You Beat the Heat <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="LKRHorlmAga" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LKRHorlmAga"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/6vNIB8lvqWpx.jpg" title="Cool Summer Salad: An Eggless Caesar Dressing Recipe to Help You Beat the Heat | Lonny.com" alt="Cool Summer Salad: An Eggless Caesar Dressing Recipe to Help You Beat the Heat" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ashtonkeefe.com/">Photo &copy; Ashton Keefe/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>When the weather hits 90 degrees, only a salad will do. Enter&nbsp;chef, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692372857/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d9_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=01ZGRP280VD2Y0M5AVQJ&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=2079475242&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop">cookbook</a>&nbsp;author, and Today-show food stylist <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/whXvOmaLmyS/Sangria+Fruit+Salad+Recipe">Ashton Keefe</a>, who created this leaner, meaner take on the classic Caesar. Made with grilled romaine and a creamy yet yolk-less dressing, the dish gets its crunch from the addition of baked chickpeas, and the grill imparts warmth and a slight smoke that deepens the flavors of all of the ingredients involved. It's the perfect crowd-pleasing starter for a group&mdash;impressive without too much fuss. Or top it with some <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">rotisserie chicken</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;the local grocery store, and you've got an easy weeknight dinner that's made for the summer.</p> <p><strong>Summer Caesar Salad</strong><br /><strong>Serves 6</strong></p> <p>- (1) 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and dried<br />- &frac34; cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil<br />- 4 heads of romaine, washed with leaves separated<br />- &frac34; teaspoon fine sea salt, divided<br />- 1 head of celery, stalks finely sliced on a bias and leaves reserved<br />- 1 cup parsley leaves<br />- 1 shallot, finely chopped<br />- zest and juice of 1 lemon<br />- 2 anchovies, packed in olive oil<br />- &frac34; cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated</p> <p>In a large high-sided pan, heat &frac12; cup olive oil over medium heat. Add chickpeas and stir occasionally until crispy and fried; remove chickpeas and place on a sheet tray or plate lined with paper towels. Season with &frac14; teaspoon salt. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead.)</p> <p>Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Divide the romaine leaves into two piles, drizzle half with 1 tablespoon olive oil and &frac14; teaspoon salt. Grill until char marks form; remove from grill and chop both grilled and raw romaine into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss in chickpeas, celery stalks, celery leaves, and parsley.</p> <p>In a small bowl, whisk shallot, remaining &frac14; teaspoon salt, lemon juice, anchovies, and cheese together. Slowly stream in remaining &frac14; cup olive oil until dressing is emulsified. Add more olive oil as desired for a less &ldquo;bitter&rdquo; dressing.</p> <p>Combine salad and dressing, and serve immediately.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:30:25 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/W54adAz8PGn/Cool+Summer+Salad+Eggless+Caesar+Dressing W54adAz8PGn Backyard Patio Makeover, a Dreamy Italian Villa, and 5 Steps to the Perfect Shelfie <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="k-0Ho2C1LwO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="k-0Ho2C1LwO"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JWPW7BuLV4Gx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Backyard Patio Makeover, a Dreamy Italian Villa, and 5 Steps to the Perfect Shelfie" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Modern Meets Old at a Villa in Italy</strong></em><br />Sleek and ornate: a winning combination&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/8/28/an-italian-home-in-its-original-glory.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>5 Tips for Styling the Perfect Shelfie&nbsp;</strong></em><br />Get those Instagramming fingers ready...&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.potterybarn.com/tips-perfect-shelfie/" target="_blank">Inside &amp; Out</a></p> <p><em><strong>Beauty Tips from an ASH NYC Designer</strong></em><br />A few luxe products go a very long way &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://intothegloss.com/2015/08/kristin-martin/" target="_blank">Into the Gloss</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Patio Transformed with the Power of Paint</strong></em><br />From drab and rusty to rustic-romantic&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/home-makeovers/a4223/backyard-patio-makeover/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>Everything in Its Right Place</strong></em><br />Raising the game with these tabletop objets&nbsp;&ndash; Habitually Chic via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/68FTJjpaEq/?taken-by=habituallychic" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Small-Kitchen Goals</strong></em><br />We'll never get tired of this tiny East Village gem&nbsp;&ndash; Zio &amp; Sons via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/68KiGAmBrg/?taken-by=zioandsons" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:20:42 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/QTyxDtT_2vD/Backyard+Patio+Makeover+Dreamy+Italian+Villa QTyxDtT_2vD The Teen Decor Line that Makes Grown Women Weak at the Knees <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="q5HkQITHJ9i" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="q5HkQITHJ9i"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mnzVO0344c6x.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Emily + Meritt Bed of Roses Duvet Cover + Sham, plus assorted pillows." /></div> <div class="below">Emily + Meritt <a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/emily-and-meritt-bed-of-roses-duvet-cover-sham/?pkey=cemily-meritt-collection&amp;&amp;cemily-meritt-collection" target="_blank">Bed of Roses Duvet Cover + Sham</a>, plus assorted pillows.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">K</span>itten-eared headphones. A duvet cover strewn with cabbage roses. A sequin-studded anchor pillow! The&nbsp;trend of cool collabs within the Pottery Barn family continues with the launch of the third&nbsp;collection of <strong><a href="http://www.pbteen.com/shop/specialty-shops/emily-meritt-collection/" target="_blank">Emily + Meritt for PBteen</a></strong>, a wonderland of&nbsp;stripes, sparkle, and whimsy&nbsp;from designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. Let's get real here: I don't have a teenage daughter yet, but who am I kidding? I'll be snapping up these scores for myself.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QHoWKzImYGh" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QHoWKzImYGh"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/WTSx6KKMo0fx.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Emily + Meritt Bunny Ear Pencil Holder,&nbsp;Animal Trays,&nbsp;and Bird Eye View Table Lamp." /></div> <div class="below">Emily + Meritt <a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/emily-and-merritt-bunny-ear-pencil-holder/?pkey=cemily-meritt-collection&amp;&amp;cemily-meritt-collection" target="_blank">Bunny Ear Pencil Holder</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/emily-and-merritt-animal-trays-set-of-3/?cm_src=AutoRel" target="_blank">Animal Trays</a>,&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/the-emily-and-meritt-bird-eye-view-table-lamp/?pkey=cemily-meritt-collection&amp;&amp;cemily-meritt-collection" target="_blank">Bird Eye View Table Lamp</a>.</div> </div> </div> <p>Do you like gold? Then you've come to the right place. The line is front-loaded with various things that gleam and glitter, from a metallic-stripe bedskirt to star-shaped wall magnets. Black-and-white stripes add a dose of urban glam, while items such as pirate pillows and zebra-style cowhide rugs bring in a bit of attitude.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7OWkw7DTOVx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="7OWkw7DTOVx"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HQogQrWn9MOx.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Teen Decor Line that Makes Grown Women Weak at the Knees" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6GkcblQknpK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6GkcblQknpK"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_56DyCgwK0vx.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="FROM TOP Wouldn't you want this to be your bedroom? Emily + Meritt Animal Hampers.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">FROM TOP Wouldn't you want this to be your bedroom? Emily + Meritt <a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/emily-and-merritt-animal-hampers/?pkey=cemily-meritt-collection&amp;&amp;cemily-meritt-collection" target="_blank">Animal Hampers</a>.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>More exciting news from the designing duo: the pair, both new moms, are debuting a nursery capsule collection with <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn Kids</a>&nbsp;next January.&nbsp;Maybe a baby-size skull mobile will be in the mix? We can only hope.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bbIIcrvFqIH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bbIIcrvFqIH"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MSrME5O7OSUx.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The Teen Decor Line that Makes Grown Women Weak at the Knees" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BrMsNH6XkSe" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BrMsNH6XkSe"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZhgPdO9s45-x.jpg" title="EMILY + MERITT FOR PBTEEN | LONNY.COM" alt="FROM TOP Emily + Meritt Skull Bank. Designers Meritt Eliott (at left) and Emily Current.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">FROM TOP Emily + Meritt<a href="http://www.pbteen.com/products/emily-and-merritt-skull-bank/?pkey=cemily-meritt-collection&amp;&amp;cemily-meritt-collection" target="_blank"> Skull Bank</a>. Designers Meritt Eliott (at left) and Emily Current.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:29 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Family+Living+2015/articles/Qgs5dTxQ9Ss/Teen+Decor+Line+Makes+Grown+Women+Weak+Knees Qgs5dTxQ9Ss Instagram Stories: Kapito Muller <p><span class="dropcap">L</span>orem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam nisl turpis, fringilla non elit quis, maximus suscipit risus. Etiam eu enim venenatis turpis porttitor semper. Donec vel ultrices elit, sed maximus dolor. Cras eu nunc in ante ultrices luctus. Sed quis nulla viverra, tristique risus nec, imperdiet orci. Nullam condimentum consectetur erat id mattis. Donec ut dignissim quam. 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Nunc convallis imperdiet.</p> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:26:43 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/bmde5akIgli/Instagram+Stories+Kapito+Muller bmde5akIgli Instagram We Love: @Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="z-ibIAJyV41" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="z-ibIAJyV41"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Yh5cLWYrd4px.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> <div class="below attribution">All images via @lucy_mail</div> </div> </div> <p>When you were a little kid, the best gift you could give your parents for any occasion was a homemade card. Now, thanks to Lucy Halcomb, aka&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/lucy_mail/">@lucy_mail</a>, that's basically true again. A web designer by day&mdash;she's collaborated with brands from Bobbi Brown to New York City Ballet&mdash;Halcomb's&nbsp;also&nbsp;got a gift for hand-drawn typography and illustration, which is what her very-cool Insta account showcases in the form of artsy envelopes and postcards.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="a4ZnbYI1-kb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="a4ZnbYI1-kb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_QqHIH9DfUjx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NZ_P-xk4jM_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NZ_P-xk4jM_"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-35NgUdpjDNx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bOsKag3vcRG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bOsKag3vcRG"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wZ3Gn-8TvB5x.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Her painted pieces&nbsp;are&nbsp;a little bit <a href="https://instagram.com/riflepaperco">Rifle Paper Co.</a>, a touch <a href="https://instagram.com/kateschelter">Kate Schelter</a>, and a whole lot of cheeky chicness.&nbsp;With just over 4,000 followers, her 71-week-young&nbsp;project&nbsp;is still flying under the radar, but we predict that's about to change. Pretty please, can we get these beauties printed up? We promise to write our grandmas more!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="M-q1o7ni9ny" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="M-q1o7ni9ny"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/gekPnCTI0QFx.jpg" title="Lucy Halcomb" alt="@Lucy_Mail Makes a Gorgeous Case for Snail Mail" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:53:15 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/gOt2qribZSb/Instagram+Love+Lucy_Mail+Makes+Gorgeous+Case gOt2qribZSb Giada De Laurentiis Makes Us Love Frangelico All Over Again <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="FywDXlDKC3H" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="FywDXlDKC3H"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FedW84Lzq5jx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Giada De Laurentiis at Frankes 457 in Brooklyn." /></div> <div class="below">Giada De Laurentiis at Frankes 457 in Brooklyn. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.frangelico.com/int/en/">All images courtesy of Frangelico</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>rangelico and coffee. A no-brainer, right? But if that's your default preparation for the <a href="http://www.frangelico.com/int/en/" target="_blank">hazelnut-flavored liqueur</a>, you're seriously missing out. The Italian brand (owned by Gruppo Campari since 2010)&nbsp;also makes versatile cocktails that pair well with food and aren't cloyingly sweet (hold the whipped cream, please). What better way to see for ourselves than on a warm summer evening at the restaurant Frankies 457, where Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis hosted a garden dinner celebrating the good life, Italian style.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HeHk3gLCUqw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="HeHk3gLCUqw"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cIIx2Omm3sux.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Giada De Laurentiis Makes Us Love Frangelico All Over Again " /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="30fRGZFYgtq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="30fRGZFYgtq"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7iybDpzB8LCx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="The motto of the moment&mdash;hashtag included&mdash;was displayed on a wall of greenery." /></div> <div class="below">The motto of the moment&mdash;hashtag included&mdash;was displayed on a wall of greenery.</div> </div> </div> <p>Let's get the big questions out of the way first. Yes, De Laurentiis is stunningly gorgeous, surprisingly tiny, and packed with charisma,&nbsp;conveying genuine interest in the people she meets&nbsp;even at&nbsp;crowded press-dinner situations. (Trust me, it's a gift.) As celebrities go, she seems honest&nbsp;and approachable, with a passion for food and entertaining&mdash;which, along with her Roman childhood, makes her the perfect spokeswoman for a brand like Frangelico.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eOE6x9wrlkr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="eOE6x9wrlkr"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/i2wexYP67Phx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Star bartender Micaela Piccolo was handy with the pour." /></div> <div class="below">Star bartender Micaela Piccolo was handy with the pour.</div> </div> </div> <p>Each of the four courses (which featured one dish from Frankies, one from De Laurentiis) was paired with a Frangelico-based cocktail by the talented Micaela Piccolo of Tribeca bar Distilled. The drinks? Dangerously good, with the Sunset Sour being one particular standout. The dish we couldn't stop eating? De Laurentiis's Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, decadent and light at the same time. The event&nbsp;inspired us to plan our very own Frangelico dinner party for those transitional weeks between late summer and honest-to-goodness fall. For those of you similarly inspired, we've included our two favorite recipes below.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="maSJeITlRrj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="maSJeITlRrj"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fh-L9Xv4x8jx.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="Our top&nbsp;drink of the evening: the superlative Sunset Sour." /></div> <div class="below">Our top&nbsp;drink of the evening: the superlative Sunset Sour.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>THE SUNSET SOUR</strong><br /><em>Created by Micaela Piccolo of Distilled</em></p> <p>&frac12; part Frangelico<br />1 &frac14; parts Wild Turkey bourbon<br />1 part fresh lemon juice<br />&frac12; part spiced simple syrup<br />Egg white</p> <p>In a shaker tin, add all ingredients. Lock your shaker tin and dry-whip the cocktail for about 10 seconds, cooking the egg using the lemon juice acidity. Open tin and add ice. Shake again&nbsp;for about 10 seconds for temperature and dilution. Strain into a sour glass. Garnish with an Angostura spray and a touch of freshly grated nutmeg and serve.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MpmUNxwaKRo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="MpmUNxwaKRo"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DN5cUyw33b5x.jpg" title="GIADA + FRANGELICO | LONNY.COM" alt="De Laurentiis and&nbsp;her Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, a popular dish at her Las Vegas restaurant." /></div> <div class="below">De Laurentiis and&nbsp;her Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp, a popular dish at her Las Vegas restaurant.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>LEMON SPAGHETTI WITH JUMBO SHRIMP</strong><br /><em>Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis</em></p> <p>For the shrimp:<br />1 tablespoon<br />&frac34;&nbsp;pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined<br />&frac14;&nbsp;teaspoon kosher salt<br />⅛&nbsp;teaspoon freshly ground black pepper&nbsp;</p> <p>For the pasta:<br />1 pound spaghetti<br />⅔&nbsp;cup olive oil<br />⅔&nbsp;cup grated Parmesan cheese<br />1 tablespoon lemon zest, from 1 large lemon<br />&frac12; cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)<br />&frac12; teaspoon kosher salt<br />&frac14; teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<br />⅓ cup chopped fresh basil leaves<br />2 tablespoons fried capers*&nbsp;</p> <p>In a medium saut&eacute; pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a single layer, add shrimp to the preheated pan. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until pink and cooked through. Set aside.</p> <p>Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving the pasta water. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, lemon zest, and juice in a large bowl to blend.</p> <p>Toss pasta with the lemon sauce, shrimp, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding &frac14;&nbsp;cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with the salt and pepper and stir in the basil. Garnish with fried capers.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Cook's Note: To fry capers, drain, rinse and dry the capers very well. Heat &frac14;-inch vegetable oil in a small straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers when you swirl it. You can make sure it is hot enough by adding one caper to the oil. If it immediately starts to sizzle and pop, the oil is hot enough. Add capers to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes or until they have popped open and are golden-brown and crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove the capers to a paper towel&ndash;lined plate and allow to drain before using.&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div id="marker"></div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:11 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/fS4x4xfwtdS/Giada+De+Laurentiis+Makes+Love+Frangelico fS4x4xfwtdS A Malibu Farmhouse, an Urban Outdoor Shower, and the Secrets to Working with Natural Light <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="kCewTe3eiQi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kCewTe3eiQi"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Yny183fqSW1x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Malibu Farmhouse, an Urban Outdoor Shower, and the Secrets to Working with Natural Light" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Tuscan Farmhouse&ndash;Style Retreat in Malibu</strong></em><br />Pale palette + leather and wood accents = perfection &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/vanessa-alexander-malibu-home/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>An Airy Backyard Outdoor Shower&nbsp;</strong></em><br />With a twist: it's in downtown Toronto &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/steal-this-look-an-airy-outdoor-shower" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Sweetly Girly Paris Apartment Tour</strong></em><br />Pops of pink in the very best of ways&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://theeverygirl.com/haleigh-chastain-walsworths-paris-apartment-tour" target="_blank">The Everygirl</a></p> <p><em><strong>How to Work with Natural Light</strong></em><br />Here's the secret: it's all about layering&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.abigailahern.com/design/working-with-natural-light-the-low/" target="_blank">Abigail Ahern</a></p> <p><em><strong>What Dreams (and Nancy Meyers Movies) are Made Of</strong></em><br />Flying Point Beach, Southampton&nbsp;&ndash; Bright Bazaar via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/641LaADRyu/?taken-by=brightbazaar" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Hamptons Classic</strong></em><br />Monograms, a slipper bath, and a perfectly tufted chair&nbsp;&ndash; Tony Baratta via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/642tlShCss/?taken-by=tonybaratta" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:00:43 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/FrDPuhhbucI/Malibu+Farmhouse+Urban+Outdoor+Shower+Secrets FrDPuhhbucI Elevating the Everyday: Sarah Sherman Samuel <p><span class="dropcap">B</span>eing a new mom comes with a lot of beautiful little moments&mdash;eye-opening firsts,&nbsp;heart-warming&nbsp;bedtimes, and many, <em>many</em> snuggles. It also means there are more than a few days when&nbsp;just getting out of the house feels like&nbsp;a foreign experience and a serious luxury. Sarah Sherman Samuel, the L.A. blogger behind&nbsp;<a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/">Smitten Studio</a>, knows a thing or two about beautifying a busy life. So we asked the&nbsp;wife, mother, creative director, designer, and consummate picnic hostess to share her essentials for a low-key Saturday afternoon with the fam, and her simple instructions do not disappoint.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="idBDAL4bnfm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="idBDAL4bnfm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zZveF9dU_IAx.jpg" title="TK" alt="Elevating the Everyday: Sarah Sherman Samuel" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="u11J_uYKCTE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="u11J_uYKCTE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IriM-rUCKH7x.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert, remodeled their Los Angeles home top to bottom, infusing the space with a serene,&nbsp;modern-glam aesthetic." /></div> <div class="below">Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert, remodeled their Los Angeles home top to bottom, infusing the space with a serene,&nbsp;modern-glam aesthetic.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p><strong>Lonny: Tell us about your home.</strong></p> <p>Sarah Sherman Samuel: We live in a small two-bedroom bungalow in Los Angeles that we recently renovated from top to bottom&mdash;adding rooms, tearing down walls, gutting and expanding the kitchen. When we first moved in everything was cramped and yellow. The floors were yellowed oak, the walls and ceilings where yellow, and even the exterior was painted yellow. It has taken us over a year but we are slowly making the space our own.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="OETSZ9ze1Xq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="OETSZ9ze1Xq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1UyOXcQ6WCcx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A hanging chair is the blogger's favorite spot to cozy up with her five-month-old son Archer." /></div> <div class="below">A hanging chair is the blogger's favorite spot to cozy up with her five-month-old son Archer.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L: How would you describe your home decor style?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>SSS: It's bright and modern, relaxed but edited, and always has a mix of vintage and new pieces. I like natural materials, mixing patterns and textures, and introducing just a touch of glam here or there with gold and copper accents.&nbsp;One of my new favorite pieces is this leather <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/products/aldama-chair-copper-natural?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">Acapulco chair&nbsp;</a>from <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">The Citizenry</a>&nbsp;because it brings all those design elements together.&nbsp;</p> <p>My&nbsp;icons are Kelly Wearstler and Dorothy Draper.&nbsp;Not because their styles are similar to mine&mdash;they're not&mdash;but because they do the&nbsp;maximal look&nbsp;SO&nbsp;well, it is impossible not to be inspired by their work. And of course, modern masters like Charles and Ray Eames.</p> <p><strong>L: What's your favorite area of your home?</strong></p> <p>SSS: My favorite space ended up being the nook with the hanging chair. It faces the large windows at the front of the house and I love rocking my five-month-old son Archer there before a nap. He settles into the swing with me and we have a quiet moment sitting and looking out the window.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="79MXYKwXiYS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="79MXYKwXiYS"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/e73P3HUbQtNx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A blue-and-white blanket and market tote from The Citizenry&nbsp;are some of&nbsp;her picnic essentials." /></div> <div class="below">A blue-and-white blanket and market tote from <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/">The Citizenry</a>&nbsp;are some of&nbsp;her picnic essentials.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_wQP8zeloDb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_wQP8zeloDb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wduc2CnWX9Zx.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="In Southern California, a simple hammock accented with boho throw pillows, is a backyard essential." /></div> <div class="below">In Southern California, a simple hammock accented with boho throw pillows, is a backyard essential.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L: Tell us about&nbsp;your perfect Saturday afternoon at home. &nbsp;What are you doing? Who are you with? Wearing? Eating/drinking? Reading? Listening to?</strong></p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/Y7FNiVMSpjK" data-style="width:375px;height:401px;float:right;" style="width: 375px; height: 401px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="Y7FNiVMSpjK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>SSS: An ideal Saturday is spent hanging out&nbsp;in my pjs and robe, at least until midday. Currently I'm loving loungewear from <a href="http://www.lunya.co/">Lunya</a>.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s perfect for just relaxing and spending downtime around the house with Archer and my husband, Rupert. Our favorite thing to do is pack a picnic and either take it to the park or just enjoy it in our backyard. With a new baby, full days can pass before I realize I haven't&nbsp;left the house. But I always try to spend at least some time outside, either in the backyard or on long walks around the neighborhood.</p> <p><strong>L: What are your essentials for a picnic&nbsp;lunch?</strong></p> <p>SSS: All I need are these 5 B's:&nbsp;blanket, basket, cheese board, backyard, and little buddy. Ok, the husband is nice to have too.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UTGoyrIPlAc" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UTGoyrIPlAc"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iNbbhOzuxx4x.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="A delicious cheese board is the perfect picnic nosh. Get Sherman Samuel's foodie essentials on her blog.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A delicious cheese board is the perfect picnic nosh. Get Sherman Samuel's foodie essentials on <a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/the-perfect-cheeseboard/">her blog</a>.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>L Any favorite picnic recipes?</strong></p> <p>SSS: My favorite thing to include is a fully stocked cheese board. Picnics are the perfect excuse to slow down and linger over lunch, and a cheese board is meant to be nibbled and grazed on over time. I&rsquo;m sharing how to make a perfectly balanced board over on <a href="http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/the-perfect-cheeseboard/">Smitten Studio</a>.</p> <p><strong>L: Any other tips for taking a more thoughtful approach to the everyday?</strong></p> <p>SSS: As a new mother, seeing everything for the first time through a baby&rsquo;s eyes almost forces you to be more thoughtful and appreciate even the most mundane parts of your day. Although, it also seems to accelerate time even more than usual, so I&rsquo;ve been finding it important to slow things down and make time for simple pleasures. I try to take that picnic with my husband (instead of eating standing up in the kitchen before rushing off to the next task), make lunch dates with friends, or relish in an extra long bedtime routine with my little guy.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="B9--ZrYLwNH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="B9--ZrYLwNH"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GJxKiJY6s_ex.jpg" title="Sarah Sherman Samuel" alt="As a busy new mom, the blogger makes the most of&nbsp;little luxuries that get her and the family out of the house together.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">As a busy new mom, the blogger makes the most of&nbsp;little luxuries that get her and the family out of the house together.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">ENTER TO WIN:&nbsp;$500 to The Citizenry and Lunya</a></h3> <p>Want to&nbsp;live a little more beautifully,&nbsp;like Sarah? You can elevate your everyday with $500 for chic and cozy essentials from The Citizenry and Lunya. Enter to win a $250 gift card to each <a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">right </a><a href="http://the-citizenry.com/pages/lonny-giveaway?utm_medium=Blog&amp;utm_source=Lonny&amp;utm_campaign=2015_08_Feature">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:28:57 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Lonny+Loves/articles/M3SvL-uDjy0/Elevating+Everyday+Sarah+Sherman+Samuel M3SvL-uDjy0 Cindy Crawford's Lake House, English Cottage Charm, and 8 Things Every Starter Home Should Have <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DvcuaBYrsaS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DvcuaBYrsaS"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4pI0Z2dTa8wx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Cindy Crawford's Lake House, English Cottage Charm, and 8 Things You Should Buy for Your First Home" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Cindy Crawford's Drop-Dead Gorgeous Lake House</strong></em><br />And the family isn't half-bad, either &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/08/lovely-lake-house/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Ultimate&nbsp;Clubby Big-City Hotel</strong></em><br />Presenting the Chicago Athletic Association, newly revamped by Roman and&nbsp;Williams&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/roman-williams-chicago-haute-hotel/" target="_blank">1stdibs Introspective</a></p> <p><em><strong>Ben Pentreath's Brand of English Cottage Charm</strong></em><br />Mismatched chairs, antique prints, and patterned china for days&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/8/26/british-invasion.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>So You're Ready for Your Very Own Place...</strong></em><br />8 decor items&nbsp;you should have in your first&nbsp;home&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.potterybarn.com/8-must-haves-for-your-first-home/" target="_blank">Inside &amp; Out</a></p> <p><em><strong>Scrapbooking Goals</strong></em><br />The perfect rainy-day activity for fall&nbsp;&ndash; S. Fawn DeViney via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/62s-tyyc5U/?taken-by=sfawnd" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Last Gasp</strong></em><br />Get that striped-cabana action in now &ndash; William Brown Project via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/62qTPiy6HX/?taken-by=wmbrownproject" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:05:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/IaNSSfjkx8z/Cindy+Crawford+Lake+House+English+Cottage IaNSSfjkx8z 10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House by Linc Thelen <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>hink about the last time you stood anxiously&nbsp;in front of a new sofa in a furniture store, staring&nbsp;it down like you&nbsp;were in a Wild&nbsp;West shootout and&nbsp;it was the&nbsp;nemesis that would&nbsp;be the undoing of&nbsp;your carefully&nbsp;honed design sense.&nbsp;Then&nbsp;multiply that sensation&nbsp;by about a million, and you&nbsp;know&nbsp;what it feels like&nbsp;to design a whole house from the ground up. Are your palms sweating yet? Ours&nbsp;too. Starting&nbsp;from scratch is a daunting task even for the most home&nbsp;savvy among us&mdash;from the boatload of technical knowledge involved, right down to the sea of decorating decisions you'll need to make.</p> <p>And that's exactly why we asked Chicago-based architect, decorator, and&nbsp;design-build firm founder, <a href="http://www.lincthelen.com/">Linc Thelen</a>&nbsp;to break down ten&nbsp;of the most important things to consider&mdash;from materials and architectural details to color schemes and countertops&mdash;with a just-completed vacation home on the shores of Lake Michigan as his&nbsp;stunning example.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QRquZspo4J2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QRquZspo4J2"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_A080RcTFGtx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House by Linc Thelen" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6d8SVKzItCV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6d8SVKzItCV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EyYe7OyTMRQx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A fa&ccedil;ade of cement board mimics the style of ceder siding, but requires none of the maintenance." /></div> <div class="below">A fa&ccedil;ade of cement board mimics the style of ceder siding, but requires none of the maintenance.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1. Know Your Vernacular.</strong> The&nbsp;home's fa&ccedil;ade boasts distinctive farmhouse stylings, but their subtle execution ensures it doesn't feel like a set piece. The steeply sloped frame, standing seam porch roof, and single windows on the main house borrow from the country vernacular without leaning too down-home for the lakeside setting or the modern interiors.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8YduwtCf8rq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8YduwtCf8rq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QFdmOeDnwNrx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A Carrier and Co. pendant hangs above&nbsp;the&nbsp;dining table, which was designed and hand built by Thelen.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A Carrier and Co. pendant hangs above&nbsp;the&nbsp;dining table, which was designed and hand built by Thelen.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ufTMUNLGvjD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ufTMUNLGvjD"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kpRZCY9z8MMx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A pair of vintage oars are one of the home's few literal references to its lakeside location." /></div> <div class="below">A pair of vintage oars are one of the home's few literal references to its lakeside location.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2. Go For&nbsp;Durability.&nbsp;</strong>The distinctive exterior appears to be white-painted cedar&mdash;a traditional choice for a home of this style. "But with the winters here, you'd have to repaint the house every few years," explains&nbsp;Thelen. So&nbsp;he cleverly recreated the look with pristine cement board, a no maintenance surface perfect for a second home in a harsh climate.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dnOvOJGM5Vd" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="dnOvOJGM5Vd"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1IhLQHPKHTCx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The living&nbsp;room's vaulted ceiling features a rustic touch&mdash;rough-sawn white-oak beams with metal brackets." /></div> <div class="below">The living&nbsp;room's vaulted ceiling features a rustic touch&mdash;rough-sawn white-oak beams with metal brackets.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>3. Create a Motif. </strong>A repeated shape, no matter how subtle, ties a design together and keeps even a simple exterior from feeling too cookie cutter. The "x" shape used on the front porch railing is picked up again on the garage door.&nbsp;Inside, the dining table base and the bunk room's sliding barn door pick up&nbsp;the pattern.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rGfNJGE3UWh" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rGfNJGE3UWh"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9Tfd3GFAgrdx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="A tufted RH headboard lends a touch of grandeur to the otherwise low-key look of the master suite.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A tufted RH headboard lends a touch of grandeur to the otherwise low-key look of the master suite.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4HsBV-V9rOw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4HsBV-V9rOw"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PpGI_-_P2ZTx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Slate flooring and a custom vanity of reclaimed wood hit&nbsp;a subtle nautical note in&nbsp;the master bath." /></div> <div class="below">Slate flooring and a custom vanity of reclaimed wood hit&nbsp;a subtle nautical note in&nbsp;the master bath.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p><strong>4.&nbsp;Get a New Bestie. </strong>Thelen's advice for building a home from the ground up? "Really get to know the [architect's]&nbsp;work and take the time to feel comfortable with them, because it&rsquo;s a long term relationship. You&rsquo;re probably gonna spend two years of your life with this person."&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5. Leave Room for Spontaneity.</strong> As a design-build firm, Thelen's business&nbsp;guides&nbsp;each of their homes from blueprint to finishing touches, but that doesn't mean every last decorative detail is selected in advance. "The process has to be organic.&nbsp;If it&rsquo;s too contrived it feels phoney."&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6x3xY3E83wv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6x3xY3E83wv"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/y33AVx9c1aHx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The playful bunk room&nbsp;offers plenty of space for pint-size guests. The graphic Flor carpet tiles and cheeky fish wallpaper in the accompanying bath add graphic punch." /></div> <div class="below">The playful bunk room&nbsp;offers plenty of space for pint-size guests. The graphic Flor carpet tiles and cheeky fish wallpaper in the accompanying bath add graphic punch.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>6. Don't Take It Literally.</strong>&nbsp;The farmhouse is just steps from Lake Michigan, but its seaside references are subtle and spare. A cheeky&nbsp;fish print wallpaper in the kids' bath recalls&nbsp;Midcentury graphics, the bunk room's single beds indulge in a simple rope accent, and&nbsp;two artfully distressed oars hang on a wall.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>7. Be a Pinterest Professional.</strong> One of the first things Thelen does with new&nbsp;clients is create a shared Pinterest board to download all of their ideas. "I&rsquo;ll tell them to collect as many images as possible and use those to see what they gravitate towards and what specific elements we can recreate."</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/7twqKuWXE4N" data-style="width:1000px;height:669px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 669px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="7twqKuWXE4N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ByAGCEmrlea" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ByAGCEmrlea"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XYdnwvS5f21x.jpg" title="TK" alt="10 Tips: A Michigan Lake House From the Ground Up" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>8. Indulge in a Summer House-Only Space.</strong> Vacation homes often get short shrift when it comes to customization, but Thelen chose to create&nbsp;one room specifically for days spent&nbsp;lake- and poolside. A&nbsp;full&nbsp;bathroom with direct access to the backyard allows guests to use the facilities without tramping through the house, and offers two showers&mdash;one indoors and one out.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0syu8zheKQD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0syu8zheKQD"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cCjw78Yq64rx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The room&nbsp;was designed with outdoor access leading to the pool and open-air&nbsp;shower." /></div> <div class="below">The room&nbsp;was designed with outdoor access leading to the pool and open-air&nbsp;shower.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="eJYyKQPmETv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="eJYyKQPmETv"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VFcFp4quc6rx.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="The first floor bath includes a classic claw foot tub and simple shiplap walls." /></div> <div class="below">The first floor bath includes a classic claw foot tub and simple shiplap walls.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p><strong>9. Design For Your Real Life.</strong>&nbsp;Kid&ndash; and dog-friendly&nbsp;surfaces were a must for&nbsp;this busy household. In the kitchen, the&nbsp;countertop is made of soapstone, a staple surface in confectionaries that can be sealed with mineral oil and won't&nbsp;stain. The floors throughout are whitewashed so they won't easily show wear and tear.</p> <p><strong>10.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Keep it Simple, Stupid.</strong>&nbsp;Designing a home start to finish in one go is incredibly daunting. Thelen suggests choosing a&nbsp;color scheme, and&nbsp;letting it be a constant loose guide&nbsp;for the many choices that come with the process. "The whole house follows a blue-and-white theme," says Thelen, "but the different materials, textures, and patterns keep it from feeling to planned."</p> <p><strong>To see more of Linc Thelen's home projects, follow him on Instagram:&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/lincthelen7/">@lincthelen7</a></strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KjTXby0gKvR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KjTXby0gKvR"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zequHRv7E4-x.jpg" title="LINC THELEN | LONNY.COM" alt="Blue stone pavers line the back patio and pool surround, which offer plenty of spots to soak up the sun." /></div> <div class="below">Blue stone pavers line the back patio and pool surround, which offer plenty of spots to soak up the sun.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:57:30 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/NiRWqU9u3R6/10+Tips+Michigan+Lake+House+Linc+Thelen NiRWqU9u3R6 Peter Som's New York City Apartment <p><span class="dropcap">E</span>xuberant hues, kaleidoscopic patterns, strong shapes&mdash;the looks that float down <a href="http://www.petersom.com/">Peter Som</a>'s runways wear their bravura on their sleeves. But while this bold aesthetic has brought him the kind of acclaim that can breed Versailles-style ostentation in nearly every facet of life, the American fashion designer has established a reputation for an urbane kind of elegance that extends far beyond the runway. In his New York City apartment&mdash;a gracious two-bedroom in a charming prewar building in the West Village&mdash;he eschews heavy-handed design flourishes for a more restrained approach. "Obviously, my clothing line is where I put my love of bright colors and prints and florals," says the designer. "My apartment is my refuge from all of that. I have a stripe here and there, but it's mostly neutral with pops of color coming from the artwork."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pAM2zXG65JC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pAM2zXG65JC"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xTw_VuqiJJ7x.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Peter Som's New York City Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="S-d1UViGjIj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="S-d1UViGjIj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/RSzUetWDhYdx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Generous seating in the living room allows for stylish entertaining." /></div> <div class="below">Generous seating in the living room allows for stylish entertaining.</div> </div> </div> <p>For Som, who despite constant travel has been a resident of the building for nearly 20 years, his home exemplifies an&nbsp;appreciation for a practical sort&nbsp;of minimalism. When the studio above his apartment became available, he bought it and enlisted New York City architects Jeffrey Cayle and Ian Colburn to create a plan that joined both, opening the space and improving the flow while maintaining the structure's pre-war proportions. "I was inspired by clean lines, but with warmth," says Som. "My interiors and fashion style are similar in that I try to achieve a balance of ease and elegance."</p> <p>It's a sensibility no doubt honed over a stylish upbringing. The son of San Francisco-based architects, Som pairs iconic silhouettes and a penchant for understated sophistication throughout his home. "I grew up in a house full of Bauhaus and midcentury furniture, so having modern classics like the Saarinen table reminds me of my childhood." He's referring, of course, to the anchor in his new dining area, a light-filled space that feels timeless thanks to the addition of cane-backed seating and a stately two-toned secretary by the German modernist designer Tommi Parzinger. Seagrass flooring from ABC Carpet &amp; Home ties&nbsp;the scene with an eclectic living room, the centerpiece of which is the&nbsp;agreeable sort&nbsp;of sofa you'd least expect from a modern design master&mdash;except that his is by George Smith and upholstered in a luxe charcoal fabric by Raoul Textiles. "I want comfort and function to be first&mdash;but never sacrificing style."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gqpM2A2QFoE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="gqpM2A2QFoE"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nzE5DktZSiex.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="The kitchen is a study in understated elegance thanks to cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops." /></div> <div class="below">The kitchen is a study in understated elegance thanks to cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="c4aUBCFdGq0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="c4aUBCFdGq0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HZqiiVsPUo1x.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="A 20th-century Brutalist coffee table fronts a charcoal-upholstered sofa by George Smith." /></div> <div class="below">A 20th-century Brutalist coffee table fronts a charcoal-upholstered sofa by George Smith.</div> </div> </div> <p>The room's artwork alone rises to the challenge: contemporary pieces&nbsp;by Mexican artist Jose D&aacute;vila and Swedish painter Mia Enell offset the neutral interiors. An antique Brutalist coffee table adheres to the simple yet interesting mantra, as does the Mad Men-worthy Mel Smilow lounge chair swathed in cult-favorite Scalamandr&eacute; fabric. The walls are skim-coated in a pale gray that changes with the light depending on&nbsp;the time of day&mdash;an effect that oscillates&nbsp;between crisp and moody against the room's&nbsp;darker Walnut accents. "At the end of the day it feels like a home&mdash;comfortable and filled with things that I love and have collected over the years," says Som. "Whether I&rsquo;m just chilling and watching TV, having a few friends over for dinner, or having a party with 30 people, the space works."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4jeIuxMhduU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4jeIuxMhduU"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/y6QB2cD1y9Vx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Clockwise from top left: The&nbsp;stone mantel in the living room lends scale and structure. A Saarinen table anchors the adjacent dining area. A vintage Arne Norell chair sits in the den. Peter Traag's Mummy chair provides a contemporary counterpoint to an antique desk from the 1940s." /></div> <div class="below">Clockwise from top left: The&nbsp;stone mantel in the living room lends scale and structure. A Saarinen table anchors the adjacent dining area. A vintage Arne Norell chair sits in the den. Peter Traag's Mummy chair provides a contemporary counterpoint to an antique desk from the 1940s.</div> </div> </div> <p>Nowhere is that more apparent than in the kitchen, where Som devoted much of his energy. "I was quite obsessed with the kitchen design since I love to cook so much&mdash;and even with the kitchen doubling in size it was a jigsaw puzzle to get everything I wanted in." But with Cayle and Colburn's help he more than managed, installing cerused-oak cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops for a masculine look that's modern yet classic. To maximize space, Som converted a closet in&nbsp;what used to be the entry foyer into a&nbsp;pantry with a wine refrigerator. Overhead, stainless steel open shelving and vintage lighting from the 1920s add a utilitarian element that's in keeping with the rest of the apartment's subtlety.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/O_YUp2veUsd" data-style="width:1000px;height:638px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 638px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="O_YUp2veUsd" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3lprEHTm3pQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3lprEHTm3pQ"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pvQITQtA6tox.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="Peter Som's New York City Apartment" /></div> </div> </div> <p>It's only in the studio's former kitchen, now a study off his immaculate&nbsp;and tailored bedroom, where Som allows his carefully cultivated&nbsp;restraint to waver. There, a fabric-draped pin board displays the notes, inspiration, and mementos&nbsp;that Som has amassed over a lifetime, each spilling messages of love and well wishes onto the next like passages in a yearbook that manage to live on beyond fading&nbsp;summers. That the sentimentality of the room&nbsp;belies its true purpose as a creative space is perhaps part of the&nbsp;appeal. "I love sketching in the study&mdash;the light from the window is amazing, and I love such a lovely view of the West Village from it," the designer says. It's a visible&nbsp;symbol of the more permanent roots Som has set down in this tiny corner of Manhattan, a place where sometimes even a visionary can&nbsp;find&nbsp;serenity&mdash;in the comfort of his&nbsp;own home.</p> <p><strong>SHOP&nbsp;Peter Som's new&nbsp;collection for Anthropologie,<a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/search/search.jsp?searchPhrase=peter+som#/"> right here</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gDD_vtz_VgC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="gDD_vtz_VgC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lWfvsecTpZmx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt="A gallery wall and a cherry-red bicycle on a graphic black-and-white rug create a vibrant display in the apartment's entry area." /></div> <div class="below">A gallery wall and a cherry-red bicycle on a graphic black-and-white rug create a vibrant display in the apartment's entry area.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UHcKX4Qw_90" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UHcKX4Qw_90"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/W0Dv2tDzPgCx.jpg" title="PETER SOM | LONNY.COM" alt='A study off Som&squot;s bedroom embraces&nbsp;a more-is-more approach. "It&squot;s the one place I allow a bit of a mess: postcards, mementos, photos&mdash;everything!&mdash;is here."' /></div> <div class="below">A study off Som's bedroom embraces&nbsp;a more-is-more approach. "It's the one place I allow a bit of a mess: postcards, mementos, photos&mdash;everything!&mdash;is here."</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:09:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Celebrity+Home/articles/wfbSdaG9fdx/Peter+Som+New+York+City+Apartment wfbSdaG9fdx Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Qxz6JqZ0Pyi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Qxz6JqZ0Pyi"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rAIPoLXwAR9x.jpg" title="Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate | Lonny.com" alt="Easy Party Idea: How to Make a Meat and Cheese Plate" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.ashtonkeefe.com/">Photo &copy; Ashton Keefe/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>The key to entertaining like a pro is never letting your guests see you sweat. The easiest way to do that: choose low-maintenance meals that keep you out of the kitchen and satisfy a variety of tastes, such as this interesting twist on a classic meat-and-cheese plate. For a light alfresco dinner, chef, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692372857/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d9_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-1&amp;pf_rd_r=01ZGRP280VD2Y0M5AVQJ&amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;pf_rd_p=2079475242&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop">cookbook</a>&nbsp;author, and Today-show stylist <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/whXvOmaLmyS/Sangria+Fruit+Salad+Recipe">Ashton Keefe</a>&nbsp;paired crowd-pleasing prosciutto with raspberries and homemade chive-and-goat-cheese balls for an elegant appetizer that's ready in minutes. But&nbsp;her secret ingredient? A store-bought rotisserie chicken that ups the ante on satiety with minimal effort. Serve it to friends on the patio with some crusty bread, then relax&mdash;you're not going anywhere.</p> <p><strong>Chicken and Prosciutto Salad with Chive-Goat-Cheese Balls</strong><br /><strong>Serves 8</strong></p> <p>- 1 (5 ounce) log of goat cheese<br />- 1 bunch chives, diced<br />- &frac12; rotisserie chicken, sliced off the bone <br />- 1 bunch basil<br />- 1 bunch mint<br />- &frac12; pound thinly sliced prosciutto<br />- 1 pint raspberries<br />- extra virgin olive oil<br />- bread, on the side</p> <p>Divide goat cheese into &frac12;-inch balls and roll in chives. Arrange balls, chicken, basil, mint, prosciutto, and raspberries on a platter, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:22:55 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/RLxvQM6VW4j/Easy+Party+Idea+How+Make+Meat+Cheese+Plate RLxvQM6VW4j