Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2016 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) See The World's Most Expensive Ping Pong Table <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="pqxr93okL1X" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget" data-mce-style="" style="visibility: visible;"><div><div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pqxr93okL1X"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/agrXoEw9ZzXx.jpg" title="hero" alt="See The World's Most Expensive Ping Pong Table" data-mce-src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/agrXoEw9ZzXx.jpg" /></div></div></div><p>What are you willing to spend $26,000 on? A car? A wedding? How about a ping pong table? If table tennis is your pick, <a href="http://www.11ravens.com/" data-mce-href="http://www.11ravens.com/">11 Ravens</a>&nbsp;just released <a href="http://www.11ravens.com/shop/avettore-orange-table-tennis" data-mce-href="http://www.11ravens.com/shop/avettore-orange-table-tennis">The Avetorre</a>, a&nbsp;surface&nbsp;with a price tag that ranges from $26,000 to $48,000. The aerodynamic design&nbsp;inspired by supersonic jets forms&nbsp;a sleek (and super expensive) table with damage-resistant melanin resin. To get a&nbsp;bit more bang, er <em>pong?</em>, for your buck you can also remove the net to use the surface as a dining table. Double whammy.</p><div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="4vkJoq9C2t5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget" data-mce-style="" style="visibility: visible;"><div><div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="4vkJoq9C2t5"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7wF3605_aLXx.jpg" title="table2" alt="See The World's Most Expensive Ping Pong Table" data-mce-src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7wF3605_aLXx.jpg" /></div></div></div><p>For those so inclined, you can also customize the table with different colors like orange or neon green. We may have to pass on this luxury for now, but if we won the lottery, we'd be <em>game</em>.</p><div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="QcjZOkUnomt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget" data-mce-style="" style="visibility: visible;"><div><div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QcjZOkUnomt"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nAWUmhb68iHx.jpg" title="table3" alt="See The World's Most Expensive Ping Pong Table" data-mce-src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nAWUmhb68iHx.jpg" /></div></div></div><p><br /></p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:06:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/Kt7MRy2WXAf/See+World+Most+Expensive+Ping+Pong+Table Kt7MRy2WXAf West Elm Is Opening Its Own Hotel Chain <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qQvx78hkeCF" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qQvx78hkeCF"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cTcTufDOgVBx.jpg" title="living" alt="West Elm Is Opening Its Own Hotel Chain" /></div> </div> </div> <p>One of our favorite home&nbsp;retailers <a href="http://www.westelm.com/">West Elm</a>&nbsp;is expanding into the world of hospitality and we are already ready&nbsp;to book our first stay. In 2018, <a href="http://westelmhotels.com/">West Elm Hotels</a>&nbsp;is planning to open five locations&nbsp;around the country in cities including&nbsp;Charlotte, Indianapolis, Detroit, Savannah, and Minneapolis. Drawing from their modern aesthetic, every hotel will fill its&nbsp;historic buildings&nbsp;with bespoke pieces that makes each space entirely its own. It&nbsp;also will offer&nbsp;co-working spaces and allow guests&nbsp;to completely connect with the hotel staff via a West Elm app.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dVbJc2ktOsP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="dVbJc2ktOsP"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Fo1U5XGYp6bx.jpg" title="bed" alt="West Elm Is Opening Its Own Hotel Chain" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Not only will visitors get to sleep in style, but every location&nbsp;plans to draw from the unique design influences from each city. With&nbsp;artwork by&nbsp;local artists to regional cuisine and d&eacute;cor,&nbsp;the hotels hope to celebrate the community as well as welcome its guests with communal spaces and insider&nbsp;recommendations to regional treasures.&nbsp;And unlike most gift shops, visitors can actually purchase pieces of furniture and art. We can only hope that West Elm Hotels expands its&nbsp;chain quickly so we can check out its design take on our <em>own</em> neighborhoods.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:57:11 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/EdhJXrFAbex/West+Elm+Opening+Own+Hotel+Chain EdhJXrFAbex We Paired Pringles With Beer And It Was Surprisingly Awesome <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MLUyZNkFM8N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="MLUyZNkFM8N"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Z96KqJ2tKvkx.jpg" title="Hero" alt="We Paired Pringles With Beer And It Was Surprisingly Awesome" /></div> </div> </div> <p>As an avid wine drinker, I have enjoyed the wonders of how a little vino can work with the aromas of a food and completely change my sensory experience. Whether I am splurging on an expensive salmon (that I would obviously pair with a <a href="http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/wine-pairings/perfect-wine-pairing-seafood/salmon-wine-pairing-pinot-noir">pinot noir</a>) or am pulling an <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/pop-culture/article/scandal-wine-guide">Olivia Pope </a>with a wine and popcorn pairing while watching Netflix, a glass can totally elevate whatever I am eating. When hosting a dinner party, choosing a fitting&nbsp;wine for the meal is essential. However when it comes to beer, I was doubtful that the brews could work well with anything apart from Biergarten pretzels.</p> <p>Enter this challenge. Beer sommelier <a href="http://www.thebeerexpert.com/">Matt Simpson</a>&nbsp;made a list of pairings that mixed craft beers with <a href="https://www.pringles.com/us/home.html">Pringles </a>and I was to try them all. First off, I had no idea there was such thing as a beer sommelier. I have been to a few breweries in my life and know a lot of work goes into the crafting of beer, but didn&rsquo;t realize the extent of the industry behind it. Second, I think the last time I paired Pringles with any beer was with Bud Light at a college party.&nbsp;To say that was a less than revolutionary experience for my taste buds is an understatement.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IzMWaAgeTAY" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="IzMWaAgeTAY"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lqJKkxl2rp1x.jpg" title="cali c" alt="We Paired Pringles With Beer And It Was Surprisingly Awesome" /></div> </div> </div> <p>So I sat down with the Lonny Photo Editor Briana Gagnier as we cracked open the cans. Like any proper wine tasting, we went from lightest to darkest. First off was Original Pringles paired with a cream ale, <a href="http://www.bevmo.com/mother-earth-cali-creamin---6pkc-12-oz-.html">Cali Creamin'</a>. We decided to go with a sip of&nbsp;beer and chase with a&nbsp;Pringle method. As soon as we each bit into the Pringles, Briana and I looked at each other in surprise. This was <em>really</em> good.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZQoiEjtli_h" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZQoiEjtli_h"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8e90DhfpaPNx.jpg" title="porter" alt="We Paired Pringles With Beer And It Was Surprisingly Awesome" /></div> </div> </div> <p>We went down the list of 12 different combinations including pairings of&nbsp;a Porter craft beer with BBQ flavor and a Flemish Red with Salt and Vinegar (our personal favorite). As the tasting continued, we realized that we really have been missing out on an amazing opportunity by sticking to wine pairings.</p> <p>In a conversation with beer consultant&nbsp;Matt Simpson, he elaborated upon why beer pairings are&nbsp;the new frontier. "There is no food you can put before me that you couldn&rsquo;t pair with beer," he said. "The great thing about this Pringles and craft beer pairing is it not only rings the bell for a crisp eating beer drinking person in the U.S., but it also expands people&rsquo;s horizons to what could happen with beer."</p> <p>Simpson advises to learn your palette&nbsp;with&nbsp;tastings at your local brewery, and sample what foods compliment each aroma back at home.&nbsp;So if you want to change things up for your next dinner party, try pairing your meal with beer instead. We're sure your&nbsp;party guests will be just as happily surprised as we were.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:59:18 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+in+Style/articles/9IHzyEN1nw7/Paired+Pringles+Beer+Surprisingly+Awesome 9IHzyEN1nw7 This Start-Up Is Changing The Face Of Interior Design <p>When you are trying to redecorate a room, one of the trickiest things&nbsp;is visualizing your space with&nbsp;new items in the mix. Well thanks to the wonders of 3D design and a savvy startup, you're life is about to become a whole lot easier.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="XU_DCWgBbGk" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="XU_DCWgBbGk"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8I0YPK3rljix.jpg" title="bedroom" alt="This Start-Up Is Changing The Face Of Interior Design" /></div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.modsy.com/">Modsy</a>&nbsp;is a personalized home design solution that allows you to "try on" art, furniture, and decor in your space without ever going to the store. The startup uses&nbsp;advanced technologies including computer vision, 3D capture, and photorealistic 3D rendering to&nbsp;allow users to capture photos of your home and recreate the space with shop-able options based on taste preferences. Clearly, this is a total game changer when it comes to the world of interior design.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="zY2mekp1fG7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="zY2mekp1fG7"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/sqk0G-vhBPSx.gif" title="GIF" alt="This Start-Up Is Changing The Face Of Interior Design" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Co-Founder Shanna Tellerman came upon the idea for Modsy while trying to redecorate her own apartment. "My Pinterest boards were full of beautiful images that were mostly useless when designing my real home," she said. "I was back to the beginning visiting furniture retailers whose websites I could remember and googling for various items. This resulted in 100 open tabs, various shopping carts full of things I might want to buy, and still no clue if or how they all come together. The next weekend we visited a handful of furniture stores in the area, limited to the retailers we knew about in a 10 mile radius with easy city parking. We took hundreds of photos in the stores and in our apartment and then we painstakingly tried to imagine how all the pieces might fit together."</p> <p>This difficult experience lead to a vision of "a&nbsp;one stop digital catalogue that would allow people to imagine, see and buy in the context of their very own home". The company became a reality in February 2015, but the San Francisco-based startup just went public this September.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="PyGqVx3hOxT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="PyGqVx3hOxT"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JcNlgQ6Jek4x.jpg" title="shop" alt="This Start-Up Is Changing The Face Of Interior Design" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Modsy allows customers to choose between two different pay scales.&nbsp;The $99 option&nbsp;offers furniture and decor tailored to your style, a moodboard to choose products that you love, two unique collections offering different layouts in your space, multiple realistic photo-renderings of your room, and interactive furniture swapping tool for unlimited visualization options. For $199, you also receive a&nbsp;style consultant to help you, exclusive discounts and promos, and 360 views of your space!&nbsp;With this competitive rate and revolutionary technology, we're sure Modsy isn't going to have any trouble making it big in the design world.</p> <p></p> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:56:11 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/HFZ-nb8mHlp/Start+Up+Changing+Face+Interior+Design HFZ-nb8mHlp Get A Sneak Peek At IKEA's New Pop Up Restaurant <p>IKEA is letting Londoners&nbsp;live out their dreams and cook in one of its incredible&nbsp;model kitchens. Excuse us while we hop on a plane...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="oM4Dbadyf2B" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oM4Dbadyf2B"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/UW5wrIaiAqNx.jpg" title="breakfast" alt="Get A Sneak Peek At IKEA's New Pop Up Restaurant" /></div> <div class="below attribution">via @ikeauk.</div> </div> </div> <p>IKEA fans, mark your calendars. The Swedish home giant is opening <a href="http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/campaigns/the-dining-club.html">The Dining Club</a>, a pop-up from September 10 to 25 in Shoreditch that is part store, part&nbsp;restaurant. But unlike a normal caf&eacute;, you can also do&nbsp;the cooking. The kitchen and dining space are now open to book so you and up to 19 of your&nbsp;friends throw&nbsp;your own IKEA-filled brunch, lunch, or dinner party. Spaces are limited to lucky applicants, who will get to&nbsp;orchestrate a total&nbsp;foodie experience supervised by a head chef.&nbsp;In addition to its rent-a-kitchen, The Dining Club will be hosting daily workshops and talks on cooking, clean eating, and going green.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PJELaHIw87v" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9DFmkFz3MT0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>While workshops are nice, we're even more&nbsp;psyched&nbsp;on the interior.&nbsp;Designer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/afroditikrassa/">Afroditi Krassa</a>&nbsp;gave us an inside look on her Instagram as they are putting the finishing touches on the decor.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NbRwoS9jbsU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NbRwoS9jbsU"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4uDdPxUyLArx.jpg" title="preview" alt="Get A Sneak Peek At IKEA's New Pop Up Restaurant" /></div> <div class="below attribution">via @afronditikrassa.</div> </div> </div> <p>The exterior isn't so shabby either. Clearly the minimalist brand knows how to stock a shelf.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xTZ5fApXujG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xTZ5fApXujG"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XHsa0eyXlk4x.jpg" title="exterior" alt="Get A Sneak Peek At IKEA's New Pop Up Restaurant" /></div> <div class="below attribution">via @wee_sara.</div> </div> </div> <p>Here's to hoping that IKEA will set up a branch of The Dining Club stateside sometime soon!</p> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:13:19 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/C2FQYYMiq3d/Get+Sneak+Peek+IKEA+New+Pop+Up+Restaurant C2FQYYMiq3d Kendall Jenner Gives Us A Peek At Her Childhood Home <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="e1YfH_WccXa" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="e1YfH_WccXa"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mVIsTCAza7Tx.jpg" title="Kendall Jenner" alt="Kendall Jenner Gives Us A Peek At Her Childhood Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny.Source: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images.</div> </div> </div> <p>Kardashian home-tour alert! In honor of Kendall Jenner landing the&nbsp;September issue cover, the team over at Vogue.com&nbsp;created a&nbsp;video&nbsp;in which the star answers 73 rapid-fire questions&nbsp;while walking us through her childhood home. Since the supermodel just purchased a new pad from John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, she gave the camera a tour of the abode she grew up in, complete with hilarious cameos from momager Kris Jenner.</p> <p>While we enjoyed hearing the reality star's candid answers (she apparently would be a farmer if she wasn't a model...), we truly loved getting an inside look at the Kardashian stronghold. From ambiguous renovations to Kris's magazine-lined desk, this inside look at the lavish property&nbsp;is not to be missed.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="n-2Q7916EL5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lsFPbgK1v9I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:04:01 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Links+We+Love/articles/O73_iTWdfUJ/Kendall+Jenner+Gives+Peek+Childhood+Home O73_iTWdfUJ Kanye Wants To Create An IKEA Lineā€”And We Hope They Say Yes <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Gk_4kdN_qQg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Gk_4kdN_qQg"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Red+Carpet+Arrivals+Met+Gala+Part+2+tJUQsTni6kBl.jpg" title="Kanye" alt="Kanye Wants To Create An IKEA Line" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photographed by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America.</div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;king of confidence and normcore Kanye West stated he wants&nbsp;to design for our favorite furniture superhouse <a href="http://www.ikea.com/">IKEA</a>, and we got&nbsp;just a tad bit too excited.&nbsp;Kanye is&nbsp;already&nbsp;<em>Famous</em> for his&nbsp;fashion design abilities, so we are sure he could succeed at adapting to IKEA's style. After all, he is the force that made&nbsp;Kim Kardashian start dressing like a minimalist.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.vogue.com/13413343/homes-kanye-west-ikea-headquarters-sweden/">artist's relationship with IKEA began when he visited</a>&nbsp;the headquarters in Sweden earlier this year. Whether he merely took a tour or actually spoke about a collaboration with the company is a mystery, but safe to say, Kanye isn't one to hold back his ideas.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="jJi2uZr4wiR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jJi2uZr4wiR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Pr78173UV7Cx.jpg" title="Kanye Tweet 1" alt="Kanye Wants To Create An IKEA Line" /></div> <div class="below attribution">@kanyewest</div> </div> </div> <p>Then just&nbsp;yesterday, in&nbsp;an interview with <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07m45vt">BBC 1</a>, Kanye clarified&nbsp;his desire to work with the brand. He said,&nbsp;"I have to work with IKEA! With furniture, with interior design, with architecture...&nbsp;a minimalist apartment inside a college dorm."</p> <p>The rapper&nbsp;then called IKEA out in the third person: "Yo Ikea. Allow Kanye to create. Allow him to make this thing. Because I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes, I want more products from Ye. There is nobody on the planet, there is nobody living going hard like this, yo!"</p> <p>IKEA Australia's response? This incredible Facebook post.</p> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6uOSu-u_Ywb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fikea.au%2Fposts%2F10154389308918288&amp;width=500" width="500" height="608" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></div> <p>We hope you live up to your word IKEA.</p> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 15:20:08 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Design+Trends/articles/LSF36HY-oom/Kanye+Wants+Create+IKEA+Line+Hope+Say+Yes LSF36HY-oom A Renovated Spanish-Style Home Is Infused with Color <p><span class="dropcap">I</span>f home truly is where the heart is, is falling head-over-heels in love with real estate that hard to imagine? For a Los Angeles couple, who stumbled across a 1920s Spanish-style home that gave them butterflies and immediately in the throes serious relationship status (with a house, mind you), the answer is absolutely not.</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2gCwBKG8B40" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text tertiary">We were lucky that it had great bones and it was obviously architecturally stunning.</p> <p class="author tertiary">&ndash;Karen Vidal</p> </div> <p>The <a href="https://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/tag/john-de-lario/">John de Lario-built</a>&nbsp;home was the perfect size for their family of five, and its historical character was the ideal canvas to their collected, international style. However, after living in the home for several months, it became heartbreak hacienda. There was no getting around a major overhaul of the space.</p> <p>Despite all of the fairy tale-like finishes (like original wood beams, plaster walls, and dramatic archways) the Beechwood Canyon home was lacking the type of modern elements that come along with raising a modern family. "We were lucky that it had great bones and it was obviously architecturally stunning," says Karen Vidal, of Silver Lake-based design and architecture firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.designvidal.com">Design Vidal</a>. "The trick was how to accomplish this renovation while keeping true to the original style."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="f2wCj3C7SF5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="f2wCj3C7SF5"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fFUlyVYO2Tjx.jpg" title="In Living Color" alt="Vintage blankets and pillows are casually displayed atop an Indonesian wooden bench in the living room." /></div> <div class="below">Vintage blankets and pillows are casually displayed atop an Indonesian wooden bench in the living room. <div class="below attribution">Oriana Koren.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PZjm4PCgxrV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="PZjm4PCgxrV"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bul11CCAIUYx.jpg" title="Vivid Decor" alt="Accessories brought back from far away destinations are proudly displayed on a walnut turned-leg console that is a family heirloom. The oil painting above is a vintage find." /></div> <div class="below">Accessories brought back from far away destinations are proudly displayed on a walnut turned-leg console that is a family heirloom. The oil painting above is a vintage find. <div class="below attribution">Oriana Koren.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>To complete the job, the family of five moved out so Vidal could quickly execute the extensive plans. The first order of business was to create a kitchen that was worthy of a serious home chef and her collection of cookbooks. It was a typical, small galley kitchen that lacked counter space, casual seating, and personality. &ldquo;The biggest complaint from the homeowner was that when she was cooking, she felt totally cut-off from everyone,&rdquo; says Vidal, who removed the butler&rsquo;s pantry to create a seating area, ticking a box on the wish list. Vidal then added personality by way of color with a methodical approach. A neutral base (classic white shaker-style cabinets paired with durable black soapstone counters) was the ideal backdrop to the homeowner&rsquo;s beloved blue Lacanche range and the bright, ethnically-inspired backsplash tile that instilled a sense of nostalgia for the homeowners.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xHUkU_BqdHp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xHUkU_BqdHp"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/h7ilfKrPjPlx.jpg" title="Dining Room" alt="In the dining room, original wood beams helped to guide the tonal palette of natural woods and emerald tones in the accessories. The vintage chandelier&nbsp;presides over the table that the family has owned for decades and classic French bistro chairs from Maison Midi." /></div> <div class="below">In the dining room, original wood beams helped to guide the tonal palette of natural woods and emerald tones in the accessories. The <a href="http://earlycaliforniaantiques.com">vintage chandelier</a>&nbsp;presides over the table that the family has owned for decades and classic French bistro chairs from <a href="http://www.maison-midi.com/furniture/chairs">Maison Midi</a>.</div> </div> </div> <p>The "worldly vibe" continued into the living room where, similar to the kitchen, Vidal kept the larger elements &mdash; like the sofa, bench, and armchairs &mdash; &nbsp;neutral. "At first glance, this room could look very busy," says Vidal, about the layers of color within the homeowner&rsquo;s vintage art collection and accessories. &nbsp;"So we established continuity in the home by painting all of the walls white. They allow us to build upon the color without it becoming overwhelming."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DGxYVd_WIeM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DGxYVd_WIeM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jOfywmRSmSsx.jpg" title="Kitchen Confidential " alt="The homeowners love to cook so the kitchen was made larger to accommodate a small breakfast nook. Open shelving allows, not only easy access to serving pieces and cookbooks, but another layer of color throughout. The cement backsplash tiles are by Original Mission Tile&nbsp;and the pendant lights above the island are vintage." /></div> <div class="below">The homeowners love to cook so the kitchen was made larger to accommodate a small breakfast nook. Open shelving allows, not only easy access to serving pieces and cookbooks, but another layer of color throughout. The cement backsplash tiles are by <a href="http://originalmissiontile.com/product/bocassio-cement-tiles/]">Original Mission Tile</a>&nbsp;and the pendant lights above the island are vintage. <div class="below attribution">Oriana Koren.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The color and pattern explosions in the main rooms were exactly what the homeowners were looking for, but because they are two working parents, they craved a retreat-like master bedroom. One that wouldn&rsquo;t crowd the senses but still reminded them of their travels. In its pre-renovation state, the master bedroom wouldn&rsquo;t be able to give them the sanctuary they desired so Vidal relocated the master bedroom to the other side of the house, knocking down a a few walls to create one large en suite master bedroom. &ldquo;I love it when we suggest something radical and the client looks at us and says, &lsquo;I never thought of that!&rsquo;,&rdquo; says Vidal. &ldquo;We are always thinking outside of the box. Not simply because we want to but because it&rsquo;s our job.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/-i7uVXXP6fx" data-style="width:800px;height:532px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 532px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="-i7uVXXP6fx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>Overall, the idea to modernize this old home was directly related to its history and Vidal used what wasn&rsquo;t working to her advantage. By knocking down a few walls, she created the dream home; by adding color, she gave the home life; and by keeping the original elements intact, she allowed the homeowners to reconcile and fall back in love all over again.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:43:27 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/yN9qE1DjDfP/Renovated+Spanish+Style+Home+Infused+Color yN9qE1DjDfP A Classic Westchester Cottage Goes Glam <p><a href="http://keoughstearnsinteriors.com/about.html"><span class="dropcap">A</span>lison Stearns</a>&nbsp;tried to resist the old house&rsquo;s charms. During her search for a new home in Rye, New York, she had walked through its rooms and imagined her family living in them, only to walk away. &ldquo;I knew that moving here would entail switching school districts, not to mention making a lot of changes to the house,&rdquo; the designer and a principal of Keough Stearns Interiors &mdash; a firm she founded with friend Megan Keough &mdash; explains. But more than half a year after her first visit, when the house was still for sale, and still on her mind, Stearns gave in and made an offer.</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="adBJ8u23qHY" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text tertiary">I think an important part of any renovation is taking time to live in a place and discover what&rsquo;s going to be important to your lifestyle.</p> <p class="author tertiary">&ndash;Alison Stearns</p> </div> <p>There was a lot to love about the 100-year-old home. Tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street, it offered plenty of privacy yet was only a five-minute walk from the train station in the heart of Rye. It captured all the romanticism of the picturesque Tudor-Cottage style with its steeply pitched roof, prominent stone-and-brick chimney, and cozy bedrooms built into the eaves. But, what captivated Stearns most was the light. "It&rsquo;s deceiving," she says. "The exterior doesn&rsquo;t suggest how light and bright it feels inside all day long. In the morning, soft light floods my bedroom and the kitchen, and the evening sunsets at the front of the house."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0Xn0z3DhapD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0Xn0z3DhapD"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1iqZASn-_13x.jpg" title="Exterior" alt="A graceful table and antique French armchairs lend an air of refinement to the dining room. Closer inspection reveals a few unexpected finds: a teak-and-sheesham-wood marquetry buffet and oversized silver lamps from Global Views, and a mod metalwork mirror designed by artist Curtis Jer&eacute;." /></div> <div class="below">A graceful table and antique French armchairs lend an air of refinement to the dining room. Closer inspection reveals a few unexpected finds: a teak-and-sheesham-wood marquetry buffet and oversized silver lamps from Global Views, and a mod metalwork mirror designed by artist Curtis Jer&eacute;. <div class="below attribution">Jane Beiles.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>But the place was far from perfect. The kitchen was cramped, the dining room was tiny, the bathrooms were dated and the main floor lacked a powder room.</p> <p>For several years, Stearns, her husband Neal and their four children lived in the house without changing a thing.&nbsp; &ldquo;I think an important part of any renovation is taking time to live in a place and discover what&rsquo;s going to be important to your lifestyle, how you&rsquo;re going to use each room and how you want to feel when you walk in,&rdquo; she explains.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qjTX-3AS5eX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qjTX-3AS5eX"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/r-ZU8GLeu9Px.jpg" title="vignette" alt="A large white-lacquered desk with polished-nickel legs and hardware from Williams-Sonoma Home provides a work surface large enough to accommodate homework or art projects. To personalize the space, Stearns selected artwork that celebrates her daughter&rsquo;s love of fashion, including vintage black-and-white fashion photography." /></div> <div class="below">A large white-lacquered desk with polished-nickel legs and hardware from Williams-Sonoma Home provides a work surface large enough to accommodate homework or art projects. To personalize the space, Stearns selected artwork that celebrates her daughter&rsquo;s love of fashion, including vintage black-and-white fashion photography.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UDA9_XIixsD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UDA9_XIixsD"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HGxi1fa81f6x.jpg" title="bar" alt="Stearns keeps her midcentury French bar cart stocked with barware and bottles. A large painting by Robbie Kemper hangs behind it. &ldquo;I just love the color and freeness of the brush strokes,&rdquo; the designer says of the contemporary piece." /></div> <div class="below">Stearns keeps her midcentury French bar cart stocked with barware and bottles. A large painting by Robbie Kemper hangs behind it. &ldquo;I just love the color and freeness of the brush strokes,&rdquo; the designer says of the contemporary piece.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"><br /><br /></div> <p>&nbsp;For Stearns, it was important to create a place where her children would want to spend time with their friends. Must-haves included a large kitchen that would function as a central gathering place, living and dining rooms spacious enough to host holiday get-togethers with the extended family, and a separate bedroom for each child.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KbQX4yAmGB3" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KbQX4yAmGB3"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/qjLQE7We0Bdx.jpg" title="living room" alt="The spacious living room offers two separate seating areas. This inviting arrangement includes a Kravet sofa upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric, shaggy alpaca-upholstered stools, a hide rug, and an antique brass-and-mirror coffee table. Ornate frames and velvet borders add texture to three paintings by Hunt Slonem, an artist known for his charming and abstract representations of bunnies. Stearns purchased the large gilt mirror at the Paris Flea Market." /></div> <div class="below">The spacious living room offers two separate seating areas. This inviting arrangement includes a Kravet sofa upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric, shaggy alpaca-upholstered stools, a hide rug, and an antique brass-and-mirror coffee table. Ornate frames and velvet borders add texture to three paintings by Hunt Slonem, an artist known for his charming and abstract representations of bunnies. Stearns purchased the large gilt mirror at the Paris Flea Market.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>With plans for the extensive renovation in place&mdash;with help from Paul Benowitz of Benowitz Shah Architects&mdash;Stearns&rsquo; team began the work of expanding and improving the floor plan on each of the home&rsquo;s four levels. On the ground floor, they created a large family room, casual TV room, laundry room, mudroom, guest suite and small exercise room. On the main level, two rooms were combined to create one large dining room, a powder room was added, and the kitchen was renovated and expanded with a new butler&rsquo;s pantry, bar and adjacent sunroom. The third-floor master suite was renovated, and even the attic got an upgrade: Stearns used some of the unfinished storage space to expand two top-floor bedrooms, a common workspace and a shared bathroom for her daughters.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SDPevhG14u6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SDPevhG14u6"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/x6EUfK0Vk_ex.jpg" title="kitchen" alt="&ldquo;I had a vision of a clean, white wall,&rdquo; Stearns says of her bright and uncluttered new kitchen. Stainless-steel shelves&mdash;with halogen spotlights that illuminate the countertop below&mdash;offer storage space without detracting from the 30-inch-wide wall tiles from Waterworks." /></div> <div class="below">&ldquo;I had a vision of a clean, white wall,&rdquo; Stearns says of her bright and uncluttered new kitchen. Stainless-steel shelves&mdash;with halogen spotlights that illuminate the countertop below&mdash;offer storage space without detracting from the 30-inch-wide wall tiles from Waterworks.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>&nbsp;Throughout the process, Stearns took care to preserve as many of the home's original finishes as possible, from fireplaces to trim-work and doors. "I lean toward the contemporary side of design," she explains, "but I like the details of a traditional home.&rdquo;</p> <p>Merging such traditional details with her eclectic collection of midcentury furnishings, contemporary art, French antiques and retro 1960s finds was a challenge the designer was excited to take on. "It's like a laboratory," she says of her interiors. "I can experiment and take risks in my own home that I can&rsquo;t take with clients."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VwVqo-2twrM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="VwVqo-2twrM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/vA6nW2hc5u-x.jpg" title="side" alt="ON A twinkling Sputnik-style chandelier from Jonathan Adler and reproduction Barcelona chairs energize the traditional living room with a sleek midcentury vibe." /></div> <div class="below">ON A twinkling Sputnik-style chandelier from Jonathan Adler and reproduction Barcelona chairs energize the traditional living room with a sleek midcentury vibe. <div class="below attribution">Jane Beiles.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="846vQxvxxId" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="846vQxvxxId"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xwUUmYpbNHJx.jpg" title="desk" alt="A large white-lacquered desk with polished-nickel legs and hardware from Williams-Sonoma Home provides a work surface large enough to accommodate homework or art projects. To personalize the space, Stearns selected artwork that celebrates her daughter&rsquo;s love of fashion, including vintage black-and-white fashion photography." /></div> <div class="below">A large white-lacquered desk with polished-nickel legs and hardware from Williams-Sonoma Home provides a work surface large enough to accommodate homework or art projects. To personalize the space, Stearns selected artwork that celebrates her daughter&rsquo;s love of fashion, including vintage black-and-white fashion photography. <div class="below attribution">Jane Beiles.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p></p> <p>In the now-spacious dining room, Stearns paired her mother-in-law&rsquo;s old table with a set of graceful French chairs reupholstered in pony hair. She hung a reproduction Curtis Jer&eacute; brass mirror above the traditional mantel, and mounted a dramatic piece of contemporary art on the opposite wall. At one window, she topped a sculptural buffet with a pair of oversized silver lamps.</p> <p>&nbsp;A midcentury Lucite-and-brass coffee table grounds the living room&rsquo;s arrangement of streamlined Barcelona chairs, a zebra-print bench, hair-on-hide rug and brass Sputnik-style chandelier.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/YOwr4d3qr3T" data-style="width:805px;height:535px;float:none;" style="width: 805px; height: 535px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="YOwr4d3qr3T" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>&nbsp;The kitchen&rsquo;s pristine expanse of Calacatta marble and 30-inch-wide tiles from Waterworks defers attention to showy glass-and-metal-mesh pendants and an adjacent dining nook furnished with a sleek Saarinen-inspired table, vintage Lucite chairs and a velvet-upholstered banquette ("Dumb, but I couldn&rsquo;t resist!" Stearns says of the rather impractical material.).</p> <div class="widget center pull-quote-big-icon w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ED5t2cThWyQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text tertiary">It all goes hand in hand with the feeling I wanted to create in the house.</p> <p class="author tertiary">&ndash;Alison Stearns</p> </div> <p>To unify such diverse styles and sculptural shapes, the designer relied on a consistent palette of "very mellow" tones, ranging from whites to grays and greiges, and inviting textures: hide rugs, plush carpets, wool draperies, cashmere throws, velvet upholstery and pillows, and acrylic and oil paintings. "It all goes hand in hand with the feeling I wanted to create in the house," Stearns says of her composition: "welcoming and beautiful &mdash; but not so beautiful that we felt we couldn&rsquo;t live in it."&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:27:45 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Decor/articles/05lIE5EOIwq/Classic+Westchester+Cottage+Goes+Glam 05lIE5EOIwq The Iconic IKEA Shopping Bag Gets A Makeover <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WfwKg4e0Ke2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WfwKg4e0Ke2"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/6vZ9hiLcR0vx.jpg" title="Ikea Bag" alt="The Hay design of the Frakta bag on the left and the current iteration on the right." /></div> <div class="below">The Hay design of the Frakta bag on the left and the current iteration on the right. <div class="below attribution">Deezen.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you love or loathe Swedish d&eacute;cor emporium <a href="http://www.ikea.com/">IKEA</a>, there&rsquo;s no denying its global influence. And, perhaps one IKEA piece that has made its way into every household is the iconic blue and yellow shopping bag. Don't act like you don't have one crumbled up in your closet right this second. We can&rsquo;t even count the times we&rsquo;ve used it post-IKEA trip. It's come in handy for everything from laundry to groceries to thrift store runs.</p> <p>So, when we heard the Swedish retailer partnered up with Danish design brand <a href="http://hay.dk/">Hay</a>&nbsp;to makeover the carryall (otherwise known as the Frakta bag), we knew it had to be good. According to <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/08/hay-redesign-ikea-iconic-blue-yellow-frakta-bag-collaboration-chair-bench/">Deezen</a>, Hay and IKEA teamed up to reinvent the oversized tote in a gorgeous gray and green hue, woven fabric, and sans the bold logo on the straps.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bag redesign is part of a larger collaboration which will feature furniture and lighting and launch in 2017. We can&rsquo;t wait to get our hands on<em> all</em> of it. But, we're admittedly thrilled to carry around the new IKEA bags everywhere.</p> <p></p> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:00:39 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/apchlGfc4ix/Iconic+IKEA+Shopping+Bag+Gets+Makeover apchlGfc4ix A Lowcountry Home With Eclectic Southern Style <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>When it comes to designing a beach home, there is the obvious route and then there is the road less taken. Sea shell accessories, shades of misty blue hues on the walls, and a beige slip cover on the sofa to hide the sandy leftovers are typical, if not traditional, requests associated with water-front properties. So when interior designer <a href="http://cortneybishop.com/">Cortney Bishop</a>&rsquo;s longtime clients commissioned local Charleston architect <a href="http://kennedydesignstudio.com">Hunter Kennedy</a>&nbsp;to custom-build their home&mdash; a mere three blocks away from the Atlantic ocean&mdash;she knew this space was about to chart new territory.</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="k_kzHszcg5Y" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">The mix of different time periods and refined textures are what bring each space to life.</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Cortney Bishop</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It wasn&rsquo;t that her clients weren&rsquo;t traditional, far from it. &ldquo;I like to say that they are a modern southern family who appreciate those time-tested southern values,&rdquo; says Bishop of the homeowners, and their two young boys, who travel the world for pleasure, often picking up design inspiration throughout every trip. "Their tastes combine the wife&rsquo;s love of worldly, ethnic art and influences along with her husband&rsquo;s appreciation and great knowledge of furniture design&mdash;especially mid-century modernism.&rdquo; The homeowners came to the table with their personal collection of art, vintage rugs and furniture, and an edited selection of accessories from their travels to make the home sing. Comfortable, practical, and most importantly, unique were the terms inflicted upon the designer to give this brand new home an old soul.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DgGBV3MsHAG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DgGBV3MsHAG"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/yk_OORTu-wnx.jpg" title="Cozy Corner " alt="A cozy corner in the breakfast nook combines art and plush seating from the owner&rsquo;s personal collection and a vintage chest and lamp that were found by Bishop." /></div> <div class="below">A cozy corner in the breakfast nook combines art and plush seating from the owner&rsquo;s personal collection and a vintage chest and lamp that were found by Bishop. <div class="below attribution">Andrew Cebulka.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xrc9av-3xgX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Xrc9av-3xgX"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Zg980i_xMlex.jpg" title="Image" alt="Artwork, made by the homeowner&rsquo;s children, are proudly displayed on a vintage walnut chest of drawers." /></div> <div class="below">Artwork, made by the homeowner&rsquo;s children, are proudly displayed on a vintage walnut chest of drawers. <div class="below attribution">Andrew Cebulka</div> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Coming in off the wrap-around porch, the home opens in typical southern fashion. A grand plantation-style hallway with pine flooring repurposed from an old church, unfolds throughout the entire first floor. In front, the formal living and dining room are traditional in nature, perfect for entertaining but not necessarily spaces that the entire family can enjoy. So, in the back of the house, the walls were removed, creating an open floor plan that combined the large, custom kitchen with the laid-back family room, allowing the family to spread out yet still be together.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="jGmTu2Fqx-1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jGmTu2Fqx-1"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8JZULrz3i4Mx.jpg" title="Dining Room" alt="The dining room is another space in the home that combines a mix of artwork that the homeowners have collected throughout the years, custom furnishings, and vintage accessories that help give this room a story of its own. Both paintings are by local Charleston artist David Boatwright&nbsp;and the curtains are by Katie Leede." /></div> <div class="below">The dining room is another space in the home that combines a mix of artwork that the homeowners have collected throughout the years, custom furnishings, and vintage accessories that help give this room a story of its own. Both paintings are by local Charleston artist <a href="http://www.luckyboyart.com">David Boatwright</a>&nbsp;and the curtains are by <a href="http://www.katieleede.com/home/#/Home/">Katie Leede</a>. <div class="below attribution">Andrew Cebulka.</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>When entertaining guests, the formal living room and dining room play off each other in perfect harmony. Each piece, from a vintage sofa in the living room to the custom-made table in the dining room, was carefully selected (over the two-year design process, nonetheless) to add purpose and fully-developed character to each room. &ldquo;In many cases, we used new pieces that are throwbacks to a more traditional design. Then we upholstered it in a modern fabric from an Italian design house that almost feels historic yet new and playful,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;The mix of different time periods and refined textures are what bring each space to life yet also flow seamlessly from one room to the next.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZMXblmPjqDE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZMXblmPjqDE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IBLiyAQc0Bfx.jpg" title="Vintage Area" alt="Vintage accessories collected by the homeowners give the room the personal touch they requested not only in this space, but throughout the rest of the home. &nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Vintage accessories collected by the homeowners give the room the personal touch they requested not only in this space, but throughout the rest of the home. &nbsp; <div class="below attribution">Katie Charlotte.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xVkMVmu3UDK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xVkMVmu3UDK"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Rh4_wohKw7Ax.jpg" title="Nightstand. " alt="The nightstand was custom-made by Peterson Antiques and the light above is vintage." /></div> <div class="below">The nightstand was custom-made by <a href="https://www.1stdibs.com/dealers/petersen-antiques/">Peterson Antiques </a>and the light above is vintage.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>With all of the reclaimed wood in the home, Bishop needed an element in each space to make the dark and dapper elements pop. &ldquo;My clients were not afraid of color,&rdquo; she says of the gray-greens and milky blues that swath each wall. &ldquo;The local Lowcountry landscape was our grounding palette and then we layered in different shades of red and blue with plenty of black. I&rsquo;m always pushing for that contrasting edge.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mQczYnZFDOy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">The biggest reward, with any project, is that point where I&rsquo;ve gained my clients trust.</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Cortney Bishop</p> </div> <p>One place where she didn&rsquo;t have to push her edgy agenda was in the kitchen. The savvy home owners requested the subdued yet bold-in-choice hue on all of the cabinets. The color, to Bishop, made sense and elevated the overall design of the home while, at the same time, balanced the eclectic and collected interior.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/Ao6p-KMI_8Q" data-style="width:800px;height:535px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 535px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="Ao6p-KMI_8Q" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>&ldquo;We allowed their ideas to unfold into ours and in the end, we presented something that is completely unique to them,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;The biggest reward, with any project, is that point where I&rsquo;ve gained my clients trust.&rdquo; Eventually, the brand-new home by the sea didn&rsquo;t seem so new, after all. The modern translation of Bishop&rsquo;s design recoiled simply into more personality and less proximity&mdash;the culmination of a true southern charmer.</p> <p></p> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:53:17 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/GfLagfg14XR/Lowcountry+Home+Eclectic+Southern+Style GfLagfg14XR Coolness cxcxzcxz Thu, 2 Jun 2016 16:14:25 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/6fS2SNeFeIF/Coolness 6fS2SNeFeIF A Chicly Renovated Spanish Revival in Los Angeles <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen interior designer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.navyinteriordesign.com/">Shana Sherwood</a> was moving back to her native Los Angeles from New York City, she didn&rsquo;t really have a plan. At the time, she was ready to move on from her job, her boyfriend (now husband) was heading west, and after eight years spent living in no more than 600 square feet &mdash; and that was late in her tenure &mdash; she was ready for more space. It wasn&rsquo;t until her dad alerted her to a family-owned 1929 Spanish Revival duplex in Los Feliz that her path became clear.</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PxegDwYszmx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">I like to think of the design as a reduced version of what would&rsquo;ve been here."</p> <p class="author primary">&ndash;Shana Sherwood</p> </div> <p>&ldquo;I thought, I&rsquo;m going to renovate it,&rdquo; said Sherwood, of her love-at-first-sight reaction to her now home&rsquo;s once crumbling interiors. Great bones and tons of natural light, helped her look past things like mismatched architectural fittings and an outdated kitchen layout. After only a few months in Los Angeles, her formerly confused fixer-upper became an airy one-bedroom house with a subtle, stylish nod to its Spanish Revival roots.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/picture_slider_widget/23wwveactKs" data-style="width:905px;height:647px;float:none;" style="width: 905px; height: 647px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="23wwveactKs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/picture_slider_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="picture_slider_widget"></div> <p>The almost 1400-square-foot duplex is nestled on a quiet, hilly street, lined with Italian pine trees, which adds to its inherent charm. The area is very "neighborhood-y" and people seem happy to live there, according to Sherwood, a vibe she was missing in her New York City digs. The home&rsquo;s existing interiors were a hodgepodge of design styles, as its Spanish Revival beginnings were plagued by a previous owner's penchant for English-style architecture (think pilasters, half columns, and ornate crown molding). From the start Sherwood set out to uncover the integrity of the home&rsquo;s original architecture, some of which, upon further inspection, remained standing. The fireplace, for instance, which was covered by "crazy paneling" and ornate columns, revealed a quintessential revival-style hearth, when torn down. Sherwood jokingly calls this day the happiest of her 2000s.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/picture_slider_widget/wcH7JN6kkyJ" data-style="width:900px;height:643px;float:none;" style="width: 900px; height: 643px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="wcH7JN6kkyJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/picture_slider_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="picture_slider_widget"></div> <p>Although the previous renovations were unsightly, they didn&rsquo;t affect the home&rsquo;s original floorplan, so structural changes were kept at a minimum. An oversized island was removed in the kitchen to make way for a "dream-come-true" master closet in the adjoining bedroom. Now, a built-in banquette cozies up to a bar-height table to add an extra prep station, and invite lingering breakfasts and mealtime visitors. The existing L-shaped plan ushers guests casually through the space, while storybook alcoves and smart seating arrangements never let it feel too crowded. "Often in interior design people want an open plan," the designer noted, "But I think this layout has that same effect, with a more natural flow."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RZ2ASkerM-r" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RZ2ASkerM-r"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/X2NaVH5gzJfx.jpg" title="Shana Sherwood Home" alt="The breakfast nook features a custom banquette with cushion and pillows fashioned by the designer. A pair of vintage cane barstools &ndash; a favorite Craigslist find &ndash; bellies up to a tiled table that doubles as an extra prep station in the kitchen. On the right, a contemporary combination of cherry butcher block and sleek, white marble creates a rustic feeling in the airy kitchen. " /></div> <div class="below">The breakfast nook features a custom banquette with cushion and pillows fashioned by the designer. A pair of vintage cane barstools &ndash; a favorite Craigslist find &ndash; bellies up to a tiled table that doubles as an extra prep station in the kitchen. On the right, a contemporary combination of cherry butcher block and sleek, white marble creates a rustic feeling in the airy kitchen.</div> </div> </div> <p>Where the architecture of the space endures its 20th century origins, the playful potpourri of furniture and accessories exemplifies Sherwood&rsquo;s collected design sense. &ldquo;When I first moved in, my grandmother was moving out of a giant Colonial house in Beverly Hills that she had lived in for 50 years,&rdquo; explained the designer, who ended up with her impressive collection of English Regency antiques, Persian rugs, and vintage artwork. Sherwood smartly stages these pieces amidst decidedly modern online scores &mdash; hello, half moon chair! &mdash; and more textural counterparts, like a pair of rattan poufs from&nbsp;<a href="http://lawsonfenning.com/">Lawson-Fenning</a>. Hints of her newfound milieu are seen throughout, as in the midcentury armchairs picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market that anchor her living room; and artisan wares from local purveyors like&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bzippyandcompany.com/">Bari Ziperstein</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.heathceramics.com/">Heath Ceramics</a> that are scattered intermittently. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In keeping with the home&rsquo;s natural airiness, provided largely in part by its numerous windows, the designer covered the lightly-textured walls in muted tones, for example Farrow &amp; Ball&rsquo;s Elephant&rsquo;s Breath in the living room and China White from Benjamin Moore in the kitchen and bathroom. "I wanted it to have a slightly adobe feel," said Sherwood. The oak flooring was original to the home but had yellowed over time, so she bleached it. Sherwood, who typically eschews such trends, noted, &ldquo;In this space, that doesn&rsquo;t feel trendy architecturally, the bleached floor is actually a nice contrast.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/yjWA6GC9OBX" data-style="width:900px;height:602px;float:none;" style="width: 900px; height: 602px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="yjWA6GC9OBX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>The master bathroom is perhaps the most emphatic reincarnation to the home&rsquo;s original style. Sherwood left an original arch over the bathtub and kept the shower petite which was typical of the time period. A vintage combination of mint green and black tiles cover the walls, accentuated by a nostalgic diamond pattern. Before Sherwood points out the appointed Restoration Hardware sconces and mirrors, visitors often assume the bathroom remained untouched during the renovation, which, despite initial hesitation, the designer feels is a compliment. "I like to think of the design as a reduced version of what would&rsquo;ve been here," she concluded, "Just simplified."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w90 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nRyKGy9hXBy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nRyKGy9hXBy"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TDZ1D_IUBTXx.jpg" title="Shana Sherwood Home" alt="The molding on the ceiling, installed by the home&rsquo;s recent owner, provides an elegant backdrop for a sculpture pendant &ndash; the result of a DIY project by the designer. On the right, A bar cart from her grandmother stands by a vintage zoo poster Sherwood found on eBay. A vintage sconce, which is also her grandmother&rsquo;s, hangs nearby." /></div> <div class="below">The molding on the ceiling, installed by the home&rsquo;s recent owner, provides an elegant backdrop for a sculpture pendant &ndash; the result of a DIY project by the designer. On the right, A bar cart from her grandmother stands by a vintage zoo poster Sherwood found on eBay. A vintage sconce, which is also her grandmother&rsquo;s, hangs nearby.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 09:28:45 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/c3v9eMW4aSi/Chicly+Renovated+Spanish+Revival+Los+Angeles c3v9eMW4aSi Finally, A Bed That Actually Makes Itself <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aD32z5ZAzmI" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="aD32z5ZAzmI"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/agxkoEU2MeCx.jpg" title="Ohea Smart Bed." alt="Finally, A Bed That Actually Makes Itself" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Ohea Smart Bed.</div> </div> </div> <p>In a perfect world,we'd start every day with a made bed. But, if we're being honest, half the time we can barely get of the door on time. Therefore, making our bed falls to the bottom of our morning priority&nbsp;list. Well, there&rsquo;s an invention that not only helps check that chore off &mdash; but you don&rsquo;t even have to lift a finger. Okay, we take that back. There is a button you have to push.</p> <p>There is a bed, <a href="http://www.ohea.eu/eng.html">The Ohea Smart Bed</a>, that tidies up your sheets for you. You can either set it to a mode where 50 seconds after you rise, it straightens up your linens or you can manually push the button to get things going. It does come with some limitations though. The device doesn&rsquo;t allow you to toss on any bedding, you have to purchase the Ohea-designed sheets if you want it to work. The video of the bed being demoed is striking quite the chord. Some folks are praising it for its time-saving features, while others dubbing it lazy. Check out the video below !</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3ELq_yn2s3W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7aznYlM5c5U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:09:42 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/MHT53_LoJft/Finally+Bed+Actually+Makes+Itself MHT53_LoJft A 400 Square-Foot Nashville "Shack" Gets A Sleek Facelift <p><br /><span class="dropcap">"W</span>e were here for about fifteen seconds when we asked our realtor, 'Where do we sign?'," said Jessie Pickren, speaking of her and her husband, Tristan Warner&rsquo;s first visit to the four-acre "junkyard of a lot" on which their charming black cottage now sits. The couple was living in Brooklyn when, after a particularly long wait on the subway platform, they decided to move to Nashville. In their initial search they skipped over the listing, and who could blame them? The sprawling lot was abruptly abandoned after the city&rsquo;s flood in 2010, and was plagued by overgrown ivy and rampant hornets.</p> <p>But, after countless subpar showings and one-too-many last-minute flights from New York to Nashville, they reluctantly visited the property. And, after discovering its proximity to the Cumberland River and a surviving storybook cottage &mdash; albeit structurally unstable &mdash; there was no looking back. Now, after a touch-and-go renovation and clean up, the formerly discarded shack is a petite but highly efficient, light-filled retreat only fifteen minutes from Nashville&rsquo;s buzzy center.</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon designerTitle w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sceDpdmb01d" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text tertiary">"I&rsquo;m a believer in the idea that how you feel in your space affects your creativity."</p> <p class="author tertiary">&ndash;Jessie Pickren</p> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="D9lbbMvTUsJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="D9lbbMvTUsJ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Oy9pMfN16zex.jpg" title="Found Arrangement" alt="The main living space is anchored by a beloved deep blue velvet Chesterfield from ABC Carpet &amp; Home, alongside a pair of vintage accent chairs from Pickren&rsquo;s grandmother. The white bucket atop the seat was salvaged from the original property; And the oak coffee table is a creation of Warner&rsquo;s." /></div> <div class="below">The main living space is anchored by a beloved deep blue velvet Chesterfield from <a href="http://www.abchome.com/">ABC Carpet &amp; Home</a>, alongside a pair of vintage accent chairs from Pickren&rsquo;s grandmother. The white bucket atop the seat was salvaged from the original property; And the oak coffee table is a creation of Warner&rsquo;s.</div> </div> </div> <p>Pickren made the move first, and spent a month overhauling the unsightly piece of land in preparation for the renovation. &ldquo;I spent several hours a day doing dump runs, weeding, and just clearing everything out,&rdquo; she recalled, &ldquo;I got to do all the nitty-gritty.&rdquo; Pickren is the designer behind stationery brand, <a href="http://www.hewandco.com/">Hew and Company</a>, while Warner of <a href="http://www.tristanwarner.com/">Tristan Warner Studios</a>, is a general contractor and carpenter &mdash; which made him uniquely qualified for a project such as this. After finishing up a final job in Brooklyn, Warner joined Pickren, and the two began stripping and reframing their new abode while camping out (yes &mdash; in a tent!) by the home&rsquo;s adjacent riverbed.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wUCONCSSkEN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="wUCONCSSkEN"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rqOaoVndv2Fx.jpg" title="New Look." alt="A pair of Brooklyn-transplants reimagine a 400-square-foot abandoned &ldquo;shack&rdquo; in Nashville into a cheerful charmer complete with sly storage." /></div> <div class="below">A pair of Brooklyn-transplants reimagine a 400-square-foot abandoned &ldquo;shack&rdquo; in Nashville into a cheerful charmer complete with sly storage.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>&nbsp;The plan was to eventually build a woodshop for Warner at the property&rsquo;s entrance to dually serve as their main residence, so they kept the existing cottage&rsquo;s small footprint. They knew they wanted a home that was airy and livable despite its mere 400 square-feet, but could also transition easily to Pickren&rsquo;s design studio. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a believer in the idea that how you feel in your space affects your creativity,&rdquo; she explained, &ldquo;we wanted it to, when needed, feel like my workspace &mdash; not our bedroom.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/ZbnfzVZ8bUC" data-style="width:800px;height:535px;float:none;" style="width: 800px; height: 535px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="ZbnfzVZ8bUC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>So Warner conceived of a smart solution that involved trap doors and covert compartments, to house the couple&rsquo;s wardrobe, office supplies, and typical household wares, along with a queen-sized Murphy bed &ndash; all encased within a wall of crisp white cabinetry. The built-in space saver also conceals what Pickren calls a &ldquo;Harry Potter door," that leads to a shower, full length mirror and linen closet.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w70 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZddaKbdZj44" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZddaKbdZj44"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/YHba7LIsmPHl.jpg" title="Master Of The House" alt="Homeowners Jessie Pickren and Tristan Warner in the kitchen space of their handcrafted cottage by the Cumberland River." /></div> <div class="below">Homeowners Jessie Pickren and Tristan Warner in the kitchen space of their handcrafted cottage by the Cumberland River.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Where the structural fixes and sneaky storage solutions were carefully tried and meticulously executed, the home&rsquo;s effortless aesthetic came about a bit more organically. &ldquo;We wanted to keep it light and without clutter,&rdquo; Pickren explained. Because of the a-frame&rsquo;s size and the owners&rsquo; simplistic proclivities, all-white walls and minimal d&eacute;cor were a no-brainer. A few well-loved pieces, like a deep blue tufted Chesterfield from <a href="http://www.abchome.com/">ABC Carpet &amp; Home</a>&nbsp;and vintage accent chairs from both of Pickren&rsquo;s grandmothers, are placed in a &ldquo;loosey-goosey&rdquo; arrangement, hinting at the space&rsquo;s ability to transition quickly.The bathroom offers a rare moment of color, featuring a bold checkerboard pattern of hunter green and white tiles from The Home Depot, alongside a powder-blue sink from a local salvage yard. A drop ceiling was torn out to expose rough-hewn beams that combine with unfinished concrete floors, adding to the house&rsquo;s inherently rustic feel.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SEr29sL1qqT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SEr29sL1qqT"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/-hnXJLe2E5Ox.jpg" title="Cottage" alt="Warner&rsquo;s sequestered storage solution houses a queen-sized Murphy bed, a secret room, and other household items. The cabinet color was a custom white from Sherwin-Williams, and the hardware is from House of Antique Hardware" /></div> <div class="below">Warner&rsquo;s sequestered storage solution houses a queen-sized Murphy bed, a secret room, and other household items. The cabinet color was a custom white from <a href="http://www.sherwin-williams.com/">Sherwin-Williams</a>, and the hardware is from House of Antique Hardware</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Light pours in to the home through salvaged windows and vintage French doors (once belonging to Pickren&rsquo;s grandfather) that often remain open. The couple treats their newfound woodsy environs as an extension of their living room, spending as much time outside as in. &ldquo;In New York you&rsquo;re so used to noise, things and people,&rdquo; said Pickren, &ldquo;Here, there&rsquo;s a comforting isolation.&rdquo; The pair forewent a conventional kitchen in favor of an old-timey wood burning stove &ndash; their only source of heat - and an outdoor utility sink where they wash post-meal dishes. Gatherings at the cottage boast a summer camp appeal, as most nights are spent grilling under bistro lights on the porch, pulling up chairs to the riverbed, or playing badminton on their lantern-lined court.</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="luxO0-lliBt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="luxO0-lliBt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0BEAgEwua7ax.jpg" title="Living Large." alt="Pickren calls their hanging storage, &ldquo;a total lifesaver.&rdquo; You can be sure to find the homeowners&rsquo; hats, jackets, and bags dangling from the obliging pegs." /></div> <div class="below">Pickren calls their hanging storage, &ldquo;a total lifesaver.&rdquo; You can be sure to find the homeowners&rsquo; hats, jackets, and bags dangling from the obliging pegs.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>This past fall the pair got married in an ivy-lined empty swimming pool&nbsp;that remained near their picturesque cottage. For Pickren their petite piece of heaven is an exercise in simplicity. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve learned what I need day to day,&rdquo; she explained, &ldquo;You can have fewer, nicer things. You don&rsquo;t need all the other stuff.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 11:48:29 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Cottage/articles/wa1dVyfhLZp/400+Square+Foot+Nashville+Shack+Gets+Sleek wa1dVyfhLZp