Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Celebrity Art Collections, Eye-Catching Exteriors, and the Home in the Country We All Crave <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="jBftd5P6tHR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jBftd5P6tHR"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/siVnhL-dNAdx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Celebrity Art Collections, Eye-Catching Exteriors, and the Home in the Country We All Crave" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Dreaming of a Move to the Country?</strong></em><br />You're not alone. Join us on this visual feast &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://design-vox.com/2015/04/17/a-home-in-the-country/" target="_blank">Design-Vox</a></p> <p><em><strong>Celebrities with Fabulous Art Collections</strong></em><br />Fame doesn't always equal taste. These 16 scenesters, however, got it right&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="/add/celebrity" target="_blank">Domaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Best New Apps this Week</strong></em><br />Pancake game. It's all about the pancake game &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/2015/04/84949/best-new-apps-april#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>5 Home Exteriors that Will Stop You in Your Tracks</strong></em><br />Glass facades and angles for days&nbsp;&ndash; <a href="http://www.dwell.com/houses-we-love/article/5-eye-catching-exteriors" target="_blank">Dwell</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Tassel Game Strong</strong></em><br />All tied up at NYC's SoHo location of Ladur&eacute;e &ndash; One Kings Lane via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1lmXGXllr9/?taken-by=onekingslane" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>King of the World</strong></em><br />A midcentury take on the mountain cabin &ndash; withhearts via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1lokZRrN42/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:36:44 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/5j4PIwTxpH2/Celebrity+Art+Collections+Eye+Catching+Exteriors 5j4PIwTxpH2 Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aD1v_PqXff0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="aD1v_PqXff0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KeksFopOpBWl.jpg" title="Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo (right) by Kimberly Genevieve, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Names: </strong>Cy and Genevieve Carter&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Occupation:</strong>&nbsp;Founders&nbsp;of interior design firm,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.carterdesignwest.com/" target="_blank">Carter Design</a></p> <p><strong>Resides in:</strong> Los Angeles, California</p> <p><strong>Best Known for: </strong>Cy's Texas roots and antiquing experience fused with&nbsp;Commune alum Genevieve's love for sustainable materials. &nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p><strong>1. Antique or modern?</strong><br />A mix</p> <p><strong>2. City or country?</strong> <br />A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.</p> <p><strong>3. Which colors do you use most?</strong><br />Variations of white</p> <p><strong>4. Favorite materials or textures?</strong><br />Leather, wood, velvet, and hemp linens</p> <p><strong>5. What is your favorite interior design-related word or phrase?</strong> <br />"Truth window"....A <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=truth+window&amp;espv=2&amp;biw=1744&amp;bih=881&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=JiwwVe2FEIG-sAXz84D4Cg&amp;ved=0CEsQsAQ" target="_blank">truth window</a>&nbsp;is used in straw bale house construction as a window to see the components of the interior of the walls. We like to use this term metaphorically when we are exposing elements of the homes and spaces we are designing.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JAXQllz-lzM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JAXQllz-lzM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Gg7M7u5Vljix.jpg" title="Living room by Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo by Kreg Holt, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p>
<strong>6. Does your current home look like the one you grew up in?</strong><br />After living in all sorts of places, yes, it does look like both the homes we each grew up in and have the fondest memories of.</p> <p><strong>7. Does a room need a view?</strong><br />Yes.</p> <p><strong>8. Favorite designer or architect?</strong><br /><a href="http://www.studioilse.com/" target="_blank">Ilse Crawford</a>.</p> <p><strong>9. Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?</strong><br />Remodelista, World of Interiors, <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/lonnymag/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>
<strong>10. What qualities do you most admire in a room?</strong><br />Light, airiness, openness. Authenticity and integrity of the materials chosen. <br />This sounds crazy but we love a good ceiling.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="13NfDbsZB8W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="13NfDbsZB8W"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/d5waSjMRaPjx.jpg" title="Library by Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo by Kreg Holt, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>11. What is a forbidden word in your house?</strong><br />Hate.</p> <p><strong>12. Design rule you love to break?</strong><br />Whoops we didn't get the memo. Are there design rules?</p> <p>
<strong>13. What is your favorite room in the house?</strong><br />The kitchen or a screened-in porch.</p> <p><strong>14. What is your most treasured possession?</strong><br /><strong>G:</strong> A pair of copper sconces that my grandmother picked up at a flea market in Kentucky when she was in college and studying interior design.<br /><strong>C:</strong> A set of white and black enamel plates that were in the old ranch house my grandparents moved into when they moved up to the Texas Panhandle to start ranching as newlyweds. My grandparents gave them to us when we got engaged.
</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PIUjkjTP-Eg" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="PIUjkjTP-Eg"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/IvEqOYZ77-Rx.jpg" title="Fireplace by Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo by Kimberly Genevieve, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>15. What do you wish you could do without?</strong><br />Sugar.</p> <p><strong>16. How does West Coast design differ from East Coast design? Does it?</strong><br />It does and it doesn't. Good design takes into account the surroundings while creating its own specific place. If you came to our house it would be hard to know which coast or region you were in for that matter.</p> <p><strong>17. What's your favorite thing about Los Angeles&mdash;design-related or otherwise?</strong><br /><strong>G:</strong> The Bougainvillea that grows everywhere. The colors are like a fireworks show daily.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="41nOI30dSjR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="41nOI30dSjR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/oPM10xyVWrzx.jpg" title="Bedroom by Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo by Kimberly Genevieve, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>18. If you could live in one historical figure&rsquo;s house, whose would it be?</strong><br /><strong>G:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://chambersarchitects.com/blog/13-historical-design/204-georgia-okeeffe-home-and-studio-at-abiquiu.html" target="_blank">Georgia O'Keefe's</a>.<br /><strong>C:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://theartoftheroom.com/2013/06/atelier-calder/" target="_blank">Alexander Calder's</a>.</p> <p><strong>19. On what movie set would you like to live and why?</strong><br /><strong>G:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4050884608/tt0029947?ref_=ttmd_md_pv" target="_blank">Bringing Up Baby</a>.<br /><strong>C:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.imdb.com/media/rm86815232/tt0059592?ref_=ttmd_md_nxt" target="_blank">Pierrot Le Fou</a>.</p> <p><strong>20. To which city or country would you move for the design?</strong><br />Sweden.</p> <p><strong>21. If you were reborn as a piece of furniture?</strong><br /><strong>G:</strong> A deconstructed chaise lounge.<br /><strong>C:</strong> Anything made by <a href="http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacques-adnet/" target="_blank">Jacques Adnet</a>... or an old three-legged stool.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bwlsYFWGfII" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bwlsYFWGfII"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2e_GiISVj3fx.jpg" title="Bedroom by Carter Design" alt="Lonny Loves: Cy and Genevieve Carter" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Photo by Kimberly Genevieve, courtesy of Carter Design</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:43:41 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Lonny+Loves/articles/eBQvpeitiPY/Lonny+Loves+Cy+Genevieve+Carter eBQvpeitiPY Pinnable Garden Rooms, Tory's Beach-Ready Print, and Signs You Live in the Next Hot Neighborhood <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="xM9f_tJj99X" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="xM9f_tJj99X"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/dnaOzMBydsPx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Pinnable Garden Rooms, Tory's Beach-Ready Print, and Signs You Live in the Next Hot Neighborhood" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Who's Ready for Some Insane&nbsp;Garden Envy?</strong></em><br />A breakfast nook under a pergola, &nbsp;low-maintenance plantings, lakeside Adirondack chairs... the list goes on&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/g2295/mario-pollan-new-york-garden/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>7 Signs You Live in an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood</strong></em><br />Other than that yoga studio on the corner, that is&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/Signs-Up--Coming-Neighborhood-37276057" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Real Reason I Started Wearing Overalls Again</strong></em><br />Is an attempt to channel this woman's Laurel Canyon vibe &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://jeanstories.com/the-stories/lady-of-the-canyon-tasya-van-ree/" target="_blank">Jean Stories</a></p> <p><em><strong>Whites + Woods + Wovens FTW</strong></em><br />Digging the fresh and worldly textural vibe... for anyone without small children&nbsp;in the mix&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/04/room-of-the-week-white-worldly/" target="_blank">coco + kelley</a></p> <p><em><strong>For Beach-Loving Moms Everywhere</strong></em><br />The tropical-splashed Mother's Day print&nbsp;&ndash; Tory Burch via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1jLAabJ3t1/?taken-by=toryburch" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Fine Feathered Friend</strong></em><br />Elevating the use of the juju headdress&nbsp;&ndash; Nickey Kehoe via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1jKHuKKORa/?taken-by=nickeykehoe" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:49:42 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/Y2Wab8jrqeq/Pinnable+Garden+Rooms+Tory+Beach+Ready+Print Y2Wab8jrqeq The Ultimate Entertaining Hack: A Party in a Box <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="g9-asVNYc1D" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="g9-asVNYc1D"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FV7eEFHid0ax.jpg" title="Lonny.com | Pinch Parties " alt="Photos taken at The Kitchen Table by&nbsp;Cyrience Creative Studios" /></div> <div class="below">Photos taken at <a href="http://thekitchentablenyc.com/" target="_blank">The Kitchen Table </a>by&nbsp;Cyrience Creative Studios</div> </div> </div> <p>In a&nbsp;city where anything and everything can be delivered to your front door, NYC's newest service offers way more than just your favorite Pad&nbsp;Thai. <a href="http://www.pinchparties.com/" target="_blank">Pinch Parties</a>&nbsp;just made&nbsp;at-home entertaining something even the cooking, decorating, and table setting-averse can handle without breaking a sweat. Simply choose&nbsp;a package online and a perfectly curated party-in-a-box arrives on your&nbsp;doorstep&mdash;making you the savviest&nbsp;host ever in the process. Event&nbsp;planner&ndash;approved themes range from <a href="http://www.pinchparties.com/collections/country-fete" target="_blank">Country Fete </a>to <a href="http://www.pinchparties.com/collections/parisian-party">Parisian Party</a>, and kits include everything&nbsp;from crisp linens to&nbsp;floral arrangements. You can even rent &agrave; la carte&nbsp;party items like a <a href="http://www.pinchparties.com/products/rolling-rack" target="_blank">rolling rack</a>&nbsp;for your guests' coats or a <a href="http://www.pinchparties.com/products/chalkboard" target="_blank">chalkboard stand</a>&nbsp;to showcase a featured menu. Be sure to&nbsp;check out their <a href="https://instagram.com/pinchparties/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;for more Pin-worthy party vignettes that'll be sure to inspire your next get together&mdash;and party on!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tbUh69t3Qje" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tbUh69t3Qje"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3oyDg6VU_ikx.jpg" title="Lonny.com | Pinch Parties " alt="Photos&nbsp;taken at The Kitchen Table&nbsp;by&nbsp;Cyrience Creative Studios" /></div> <div class="below">Photos&nbsp;taken at <a href="http://thekitchentablenyc.com/" target="_blank">The Kitchen Table</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;Cyrience Creative Studios</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:43:52 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/ki44dLHazGz/Ultimate+Entertaining+Hack+Party+Box ki44dLHazGz How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MSYrRN34Knp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="MSYrRN34Knp"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/gizaL0yRMLMx.jpg" title="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation | Lonny.com" alt="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.elcamino.travel/">Photos courtesy of El Camino Travel, and @elcaminotravel</a></div> </div> </div> <p>We've all been there. You go on vacation, you do something perfectly instagrammable, you ask someone to get a picture&nbsp;of your jealousy-inducing activity&mdash;and it's a complete #fail.&nbsp;Or worse, a "professional photographer" captures the moment with a cheesy portrait marked by&nbsp;harsh lighting, hideous backdrops, and fake smiles. '<a href="https://instagram.com/lonnymag/">Gram</a> that? We <em>can't.</em></p> <p>The women behind <a href="http://www.elcamino.travel/">El Camino Travel</a>&nbsp;feel our pain. Founded by Marianna Jamadi and Katalina Mayorga, the fledgling tourism company organizes culturally-focused <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/lonnymag/bitesize-city-guides/">getaways</a>&nbsp;for small&nbsp;groups who'd rather explore&nbsp;off-the-beaten-path&nbsp;locales (think Guatemala and Nicaragua) than follow their parents' well-worn European travel&nbsp;itinerary. Jamadi and Mayorga scout destinations and work with local business owners to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, immersing travelers&nbsp;in the local culture and even donating a portion of their profits to a regional entrepreneur that's improving lives in the area.&nbsp;But in addition to the cultural lesson, a unique feature&nbsp;makes this kind of journey especially appealing to the social media-savvy set: it includes&nbsp;a personal photographer to document your adventure.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PCdUHro3xUd" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="PCdUHro3xUd"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JmOxHfZ0t1tx.jpg" title="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation | Lonny.com" alt="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Each morning, said snapper&nbsp;emails group members 25 shareable, likable, and utterly pinnable images from the day before. You, contemplating the mysteries of life at the edge of a dock, looking into a vast sea of unknown possibilities? Check. You, stumbling upon the most beautiful&nbsp;fishing village anyone following&nbsp;your feed has ever seen? Check. You, humble bragging your way to a coveted spot on Instagram's suggested user list? Check. Check. Check.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Frrpla7NIOQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Frrpla7NIOQ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/_RuN6LmLnplx.jpg" title="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation | Lonny.com" alt="How to Become an Instagram Celebrity in One Vacation" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:44:24 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Escapes/articles/3lznENgF06E/How+Become+Instagram+Celebrity+One+Vacation 3lznENgF06E Justina Blakeney Shows Us How to Make a DIY Kuba Clock <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zSrfnRTmS2G" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="zSrfnRTmS2G"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/POxpDzV_Vwsx.jpg" title="Justina Blakeney Shows Us How to Make a Kuba Clock | Lonny.com" alt="Justina Blakeney Shows Us How to Make a DIY Kuba Clock" /></div> <div class="below attribution">All photos &copy; Dabito for The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes; Stewart, Tabori &amp; Chang</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.justinablakeney.com/">Justina Blakeney</a>&nbsp;is an L.A.-based designer, author, and stylist with a playfully bohemian heart. Over the years, her eponymous lifestyle blog has provided us with tons of visual inspiration, and now her recently released&nbsp;anthology,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Bohemians-Collected-Homes/dp/1617691518">The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes</a>, aims to do the same. Filled with ideas that utilize&nbsp;<a href="/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/c2uwuhn4OBu/Bright+Spot+Home+DIY+Art+Walls">color</a>, pattern, and plants to reveal a home that is at once cozy, organic, and stylish, the book decodes&nbsp;the six&nbsp;categories&nbsp;of boho, from modern and folksy to romantic and maximal.</p> <p>Here, she shares her instructions for&nbsp;how to get the maximal boho&nbsp;look with just a bit of patterned fabric and the time it takes you to watch an episode of Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. "This clock is an easy way to bring a pop of pattern into the home, even if you&rsquo;re not a maximalist," says Blakeney. "I love this project because it&rsquo;s so fast and easy; it&rsquo;s functional and easily customizable to fit your&nbsp;taste." She used a piece of tie-dyed raffia kuba cloth from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; you can use whatever you wish.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3h_-ZvKza_W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3h_-ZvKza_W"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/pYCzi5r5VXhx.jpg" title="Justina Blakeney Shows Us How to Make a Kuba Clock | Lonny.com" alt="Justina Blakeney Shows Us How to Make a DIY Kuba Clock" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Kuba Clock</strong><br />Time: Less than a half hour<br />Estimated Cost: $7</p> <p>Materials<br />- 1 scrap of amazing fabric, at least 11&frac12;" &times; 14"&nbsp;in size<br />- 1 piece of stretched canvas, 8&frac12;" &times; 11"&nbsp;in size<br />- 1 clock mechanism. (I&nbsp;chose white so that the color would stand out against the dark fabric. I&nbsp;bought it on eBay for $3, but mechanisms can be purchased at most craft stores.)</p> <p>Supplies<br />- scissors<br />- staple gun, plus staples<br />- tape measure<br />- pen<br />- hammer<br />- nail</p> <p>Instructions<br />1. Before you cut the fabric, be sure to think about the pattern you&rsquo;re working with and which part of the pattern you want on the canvas and where. Then cut the fabric so that it is 3" larger than the canvas on all sides.</p> <p>2. Lay the fabric facedown on a clean, flat surface and center the canvas facedown on top of it. Make sure the fabric grain is straight.</p> <p>3. Fold up one side of the fabric so that it rests flat on the back of the canvas.</p> <p>4. Staple the fabric to the back of the canvas frame at the center of one edge, then move out toward the corners. Place the staples about 1" apart, stapling a little at a time. Pull evenly out toward the corners to get any lumps out, stopping 2" from each corner. Staple the opposite side, then repeat with the remaining two sides.</p> <p>5. Finish the corners as if you were wrapping a gift. Feel free to cut and remove any fabric under the corner folds, but be careful not to cut any of the fabric that will be visible at the end. Pull one side over the corner edge and secure to the canvas frame with staples.</p> <p>6. Decide where you want the clock mechanism to be placed on the canvas. I like the look of the clock being off-center to add a bit of quirk. Measure the clock mechanism to make sure that the hands don&rsquo;t go past the canvas frame and mark the spot on the canvas.</p> <p>7. Using the tip of the scissors, carefully puncture a tiny hole through the fabric and canvas. Follow the clock mechanism instructions to install the hands on the front of the canvas and the battery mechanism on the back.</p> <p>8. Hammer the nail into the wall at the desired location and hang the clock. Now enjoy the ticktock of the cutest time teller on the block!</p> <p></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:38:33 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/Jqd6pX5XzI_/Justina+Blakeney+Shows+How+Make+DIY+Kuba+Clock Jqd6pX5XzI_ Best Bedroom Wallpapers, Home Office Inspo, and the Coolest Couple in Austin <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="W3B1ZiwgnPr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="W3B1ZiwgnPr"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cWkYP5O3VNhx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Best Bedroom Wallpapers, Home Office Inspo, and the Coolest Couple in Austin" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The Home Office of Our Dreams</strong></em><br />White floors, a big window, and a desk that couldn't be further from the corporate grind... &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2015/04/15/dream-house-the-home-office/" target="_blank">SF Girl by Bay</a></p> <p><em><strong>Top 10 Bedroom Wallpapers</strong></em><br />Including the stunning de Gournay that makes you feel "as if you've stepped into an enchanted forest or a secret garden"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.mcgrath2.com/2015/04/top-ten-bedroom-wallpapers/" target="_blank">McGrath II</a></p> <p><em><strong>Is this the Coolest Couple in Austin?</strong></em><br />Nikisha and Carl Brunson just might be. Read their entertaining-at-home story and be inspired (to move to Austin)&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://camillestyles.com/entertaining/entertaining-with/nikisha-carl-brunson/" target="_blank">Camille Styles</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Girl Can Dream, Interiors Edition</strong></em><br />What I wouldn't give to have a little mudroom devoted to flower arranging &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/4/15/dream.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>Fresh from Salone</strong></em><br />Bet you didn't know you needed this: a&nbsp;leather hanging "travel cabinet" by the Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton &ndash; Wallpaper* via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1f7628Cqih/?taken-by=wallpapermag" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Too Pretty to Eat</strong></em><br />Almost. Meet the&nbsp;floral biscuit &ndash; AnOther magazine via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1fxzp2E6B4/?taken-by=anothermagazine" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:58:21 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/JDzCZ9ix0n2/Best+Bedroom+Wallpapers+Home+Office+Inspo JDzCZ9ix0n2 A Farmhouse-Style Home in Brooklyn <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen <a href="http://www.odettewilliams.com/" target="_blank">Odette Williams</a>&nbsp;first saw the brownstone in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Cobble Hill neighborhood that would eventually become her home, her then-three-year-old daughter, Opal, clung onto her leg and said, &ldquo;Oh, Mummy, I&rsquo;m scared.&rdquo; It was the middle of winter, and the four-story building, which had been in the same family for 60 years, seemed dark and ominous. &ldquo;It really was a fixer-upper,&rdquo; says Williams, a children&rsquo;s clothing designer best known for her irresistible apron sets, offered at such retailers as J.Crew and Anthropologie. &ldquo;There were four different apartments, and the first two had been vacant for years.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50" data-widget-guid="3OzQD26rDvi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3OzQD26rDvi"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/F52nj4Hmo8Vx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A Farmhouse-Style Home in Brooklyn" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="G8c38sU8pdj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="G8c38sU8pdj"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VIV68LFybmxx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Custom bookshelves and a wall of framed maps create a cozy reading nook." /></div> <div class="below">Custom bookshelves and a wall of framed maps create a cozy reading nook.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7vf1tBd9JcX" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="7vf1tBd9JcX"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fr8NLLjDWZyx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Odette Williams in her home studio, with swatches and inspiration from her upcoming collection displayed on her pinboard." /></div> <div class="below">Odette Williams in her home studio, with swatches and inspiration from her upcoming collection displayed on her pinboard.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Still, she and her husband, Nick Law, were sold on the bones of the 1880s structure, and the family did need more room&mdash;four children were a bit much for their existing apartment in Brooklyn Heights. So the couple bought the building and embarked on an ambitious remodel with architect Lorraine Bonaventura. &ldquo;It took us a year just to get permits, and another for all the structural work,&rdquo; Williams says. &ldquo;Renovation takes so much longer than you think. It was a mammoth job.&rdquo;</p> <p>The project&rsquo;s goals were well defined from the start. &ldquo;Odette and Nick had a clear design vision: they wanted their living area to be open and modern, but then bring in vintage materials and fixtures,&rdquo; says Bonaventura. &ldquo;Given the home&rsquo;s east and west, exposures, we also wanted to maximize natural light.&rdquo; To turn the four-story building into a three-floor, five-bedroom residence, with a garden-level rental, Bonaventura and her team gutted the structure down to its brick shell. Layer upon layer of linoleum was pulled back to expose wide-board pine subfloors, which were taken up and placed in storage to be reinstalled. The staircase was disassembled and rebuilt using new treads and the original handrails, newel posts, and balusters.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="StHid9j964E" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="StHid9j964E"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KsHCmQnktgxx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The dining table is surrounded by mismatched chairs that the couple found at stoop sales, on eBay, and at antiques shops in upstate New York." /></div> <div class="below">The dining table is surrounded by mismatched chairs that the couple found at stoop sales, on eBay, and at antiques shops in upstate New York.</div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Both my husband and I are from Australia, so we have lots of visitors coming to stay with us&mdash;as well as lots of children&mdash;and we wanted to make [our home] simple and clean,&rdquo; Williams says. &ldquo;We opened the parlor floor up to have a place where the kids could run around, we could have a big dinner party, and eat out on the deck when the weather was nice.&rdquo; Glass accordion doors flood this level with light and fold back to create a 12-foot expanse to the outdoors.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JsGOTfh6VV4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JsGOTfh6VV4"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/20DoElZU0Sax.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="An AGA stove and its bespoke&nbsp;hood are the stars of the show in the all-white kitchen." /></div> <div class="below">An AGA stove and its bespoke&nbsp;hood are the stars of the show in the all-white kitchen.</div> </div> </div> <p>Since Williams and her children often cook together&mdash;and indeed, her apron designs stem from that pastime&mdash;the kitchen is the center of activity. At the heart of the predominantly white space is a cast-iron AGA stove, which weighs more than 500 pounds (&ldquo;I think it took four huge guys to carry that oven up the stairs,&rdquo; Bonaventura says). Despite its painstaking requirements&mdash;an additional gas line, a supporting structure built underneath&mdash;the eye-catching appliance was nonnegotiable. &ldquo;I come from a theater background, and a set designer once told me, &lsquo;The best thing to do if you don&rsquo;t have a big budget is to put one great prop in. The rest will come together,&rsquo;&rdquo; Williams says. &ldquo;And so that was the AGA stove.&rdquo;</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/VPyA8UdWgWm" data-style="width:800px;height:535px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 800px; height: 535px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="VPyA8UdWgWm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <div class="widget fc-unordered-list-widget w80 pixel-bars mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="H1sUqS3ktrK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple">Four Lessons from this Cook&rsquo;s Kitchen</span> <p>A fresh and functional space with both contemporary and vintage elements was the vision for this all-important space. Here&rsquo;s how architect Lorraine Bonaventura brought her clients&rsquo; goals to life</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">LAYOUT</h3> <p>The 20- by 20-foot area was organized into three zones: cooking on one side, pantry storage on the other, and an expansive <a href="http://www.pentalquartz.com/" target="_blank">PentalQuartz</a>-topped island with four counter stools that allow for homework sessions as well as food prep.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">STORAGE</h3> <p>A vintage glass-fronted oak cabinet anchors one wall and is used to display glassware and china. Elsewhere in the room, Bonaventura customized IKEA cabinetry&mdash;&ldquo;you can do a lot with an off-the-shelf system,&rdquo; she says. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">COOKING SURFACE</h3> <p>&ldquo;The AGA was the starting point for the entire kitchen,&rdquo; Bonaventura says. Since Williams and Law were adamant about not having any stainless steel appliances, the custom-made hood was commissioned in white from <a href="http://www.ventahood.com/" target="_blank">Vent-A-Hood</a>.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">FINISHES</h3> <p>Polished-nickel fixtures and lighting from Schoolhouse Electric bring in a subtle gleam. The backsplash consists of 2- by 4-inch tiles with a slight crackle and a beveled edge.</p> </li> </ul> </div> <p>Many of the home&rsquo;s vignettes spotlight a showstopping design feature. The living area&rsquo;s marble mantel, which Bonaventura salvaged from a townhouse in Manhattan&rsquo;s West Village, is flanked by two floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelves (Williams and Law met in a bookstore, after all). The master bedroom is a lesson in restraint, with pocket doors that slide back for a floor-through effect. The bathroom on the top floor is adorably old-fashioned, complete with a vintage bathtub and a children&rsquo;s trough sink found at Demolition Depot in Harlem. And like Williams&rsquo;s design studio, the shared kids&rsquo; bedroom is dominated by a large pinboard where Opal and her brother,&nbsp;Ned,&nbsp;can display their artwork.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZmK2vJ0qQJG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZmK2vJ0qQJG"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EpJziFEHVn0x.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="An old trough sink was refinished for the kids' bathroom." /></div> <div class="below">An old trough sink was refinished for the kids' bathroom.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2p9F7IZjhBt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2p9F7IZjhBt"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/MVBbzZdDMqCx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="The master bedroom is nearly free of ornamentation." /></div> <div class="below">The master bedroom is nearly free of ornamentation.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qq8qjaG8i4d" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qq8qjaG8i4d"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/01V_o6jy-3xx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A Farmhouse-Style Home in Brooklyn" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rUenAMnhm8U" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rUenAMnhm8U"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/e9j-fGWK8g4x.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Bunk beds are a smart space saver as well as a good way to foster sibling camaraderie." /></div> <div class="below">Bunk beds are a smart space saver as well as a good way to foster sibling camaraderie.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="l4qGA23pb6o" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="l4qGA23pb6o"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XFupmBkDvBfx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="Opal and Ned&nbsp;get a dedicated place&nbsp;in their bedroom&nbsp;to display their own artwork and mementos." /></div> <div class="below">Opal and Ned&nbsp;get a dedicated place&nbsp;in their bedroom&nbsp;to display their own artwork and mementos.</div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;My husband and I have always enjoyed a sunny, bright blank canvas,&rdquo; Williams says. &ldquo;Both in my business and at home, I try to eliminate anything that isn&rsquo;t essential. Every now and then you crave something like a basic white shirt, with just a sprinkling of pattern or color,&rdquo; Williams says, &ldquo;and it&rsquo;s the simplicity that makes it pop.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3N9X1czioeM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3N9X1czioeM"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/vk45qP7A4qFx.jpg" title="ODETTE WILLIAMS HOME TOUR | LONNY.COM" alt="A Farmhouse-Style Home in Brooklyn" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:16:39 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/qGth6X0X39z/Farmhouse+Style+Home+Brooklyn qGth6X0X39z A Colorful Brunch Party with Throwback Style <p><span class="dropcap">O</span>n a lazy&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;morning, what could possibly taste better than pitchers of spiked fruit juices and platters of fruit-topped toasts and bacon? Weekend brunch isn&rsquo;t just a meal; it&rsquo;s an event, or rather a highly anticipated ritual that unapologetically champions sleeping in and savoring a generous spread&nbsp;with your crew for the majority of the morning (and well into the afternoon). Proper brunching etiquette will be debated amongst friends. Do you abide by the&nbsp;noon-or-later rule? Do you dine out, or prefer to&nbsp;play chef&nbsp;at home? And most importantly: bottomless mimosas or not? Whatever your guidelines, we can all agree that the sum of eggs Benedict and friends should always equal happiness.</p> <p>When <a href="http://blog.potterybarn.com/lonny-magazines-colorful-summer-brunch/" target="_blank">Pottery Barn</a>&nbsp;invited us to play host with their latest tabletop collection, the primary color palette evoked a similar sort of bliss. The vibrant, resort-inspired hues&nbsp;and sun-splashed patterns&nbsp;evoked&nbsp;the joys of a post-pancakes food coma. Melamine <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/swirl-melamine-dinnerware-yellow/?pkey=coutdoor-dinnerware&amp;" target="_blank">salad plates</a>&nbsp;(which honestly fooled us for ceramic) and a rainbow-stripe&nbsp;<a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/stripe-tassle-table-throw/?pkey=ctablecloths&amp;" target="_blank">tablecloth</a>&nbsp;reminded us&nbsp;of&nbsp;an era when the most stylish kitchen cupboards boasted stacks of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebay.com/bhp/cathrineholm" target="_blank">Cathrineholm</a> enamel bowls&nbsp;and a full spectrum of Homer Laughlin&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fiestafactorydirect.com/c-184-dinnerware-by-color.aspx?pid=184" target="_blank">Fiesta</a> ceramics. With Pottery Barn&rsquo;s joyful entertaining pieces&nbsp;as our starting point, we cooked up a retro-inspired brunch to serve at our home away from home.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kqKlNshi--0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kqKlNshi--0"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/cJwVZs17ThKx.jpg" title="POTTERY BARN BRUNCH PARTY | LONNY.COM" alt="A Colorful Brunch Party with Throwback Style" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE&nbsp;SETTING</h3> <p>A former sewing factory turned&nbsp;<a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3552043" target="_blank">Airbnb rental</a> in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Clinton Hill neighborhood served as our eclectic and spacious brunch locale. The furnishings of the brick-walled loft, including a midcentury-style sideboard, a cocktail table, and large potted palm trees, set a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere. We served food on the low table, inviting guests to get comfy on floor cushions and stretch out in between card hands and coffee refills.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/4-wn2AdaBQT" data-style="width:800px;height:534px;margin:0 auto;" style="width: 800px; height: 534px; margin: 0 auto;" data-widget-guid="4-wn2AdaBQT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the DECOR</h3> <p>Tumble-block artwork by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artfullywalls.com/works/1691/four-corners-blue" target="_blank">Megan Adams</a> mimics the geometric patterns on the tabletop and the yellow embroidered floorcovering. Blue-and-white dice, a handsome match to Pottery Barn&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/tulum-drinkware-indigo/?pkey=coutdoor-dinnerware&amp;" target="_blank">Tulum glasses</a>, were repurposed to create cheeky coasters for the midcentury modern bar. &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SZriQZjyvQf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SZriQZjyvQf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/UK_UWUUNqIzx.jpg" title="POTTERY BARN BRUNCH PARTY | LONNY.COM" alt="A Colorful Brunch Party with Throwback Style" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">THE FOOD</h3> <p>Baked eggs and blueberry French toast made with baguette slices&nbsp;were&nbsp;served family-style so guests could&nbsp;dish up and return for seconds as they please. (Also on the menu: pancakes, strawberry-topped ricotta toasts, blanched asparagus, grapefruit halves served in blue margarita glasses, and sides of ham and bacon.) James Bond's bar order in <em>Casino Royale</em> made gin cocktails on-trend in the '50s; we added&nbsp;grapefruit juice and Prosecco to create a refreshing afternoon-worthy punch.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="f_u1sUY177q" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="f_u1sUY177q"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/qvywGsNc_n-x.jpg" title="POTTERY BARN BRUNCH PARTY | LONNY.COM" alt="A Colorful Brunch Party with Throwback Style" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"><br /> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> </div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:15:45 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/pc_SpCJ24xK/Colorful+Brunch+Party+Throwback+Style pc_SpCJ24xK Small-Space Ideas, a TV Hip-Hop Mansion, and the Scandinavian Brand We're Lusting After <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="jsje-9bDNy-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jsje-9bDNy-"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/t4Cqv3U2Rlxx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Small-Space Ideas, a TV Hip-Hop Mansion, and the Scandinavian Brand We're Lusting After" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Inside the Epic "Empire" Hip-Hop Mansion</strong></em><br />It's 20,000 square feet; it's in Barrington, Illinois; and it's got five bedrooms, nine baths, and a party-ready pool&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/a3615/empire-mansion-tour/" target="_blank">House Beautiful</a></p> <p><em><strong>Steal this Look: A Botanical-Inspired Workspace</strong></em><br />Get that greenhouse-style sensibility for your own home office&nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/steal-this-look-a-botanically-inspired-workspace" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>The Norwegian Brand We're Drooling Over Now</strong></em><br />Fresh from Salone, meet Morten &amp; Jonas's new collection&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://trendland.com/the-morten-jonas-2015-collection/" target="_blank">Trendland</a></p> <p><em><strong>A San Francisco Studio Packed with Design Personality</strong></em><br />Bold colors, statement wallpaper, and some envy-inducing Craigslist finds&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/taylor-shanahan-studio-apartment-makeover#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>An Urban Bathroom We Could&nbsp;Move Right Into</strong></em><br />At NYC's Ludlow hotel. Will we ever get sick of antiqued brass? The answer, as far as we can tell, is no&nbsp;&ndash; Yatzer via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1dyfcLsbOl/?taken-by=yatzer" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Ray of Light</strong></em><br />A bedroom moment where everything is perfect&nbsp;&ndash; Design*Sponge via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1do49TjoQ9/?taken-by=designsponge" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:25:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/J9Rns8llvRc/Small+Space+Ideas+TV+Hip+Hop+Mansion+Scandinavian J9Rns8llvRc A Healthier Alternative to the Greasy Potato Chip <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="-eqrkcNq_Mj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-eqrkcNq_Mj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CxWPm21wVF8x.jpg" title="A Healthier Alternative to the Greasy Potato Chip | Lonny.com" alt="A Healthier Alternative to the Greasy Potato Chip" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.thejewelsofny.com/">Images &copy; The Jewels of New York/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>It's after 4:00 pm, aka the witching hour&mdash;that time of day when sugary snacks and salty&nbsp;treats come out to haunt you. How to cope once&nbsp;cravings hit? Have a <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/Rw7ExVLm2iU/Light+Healthy+Poached+Chicken+Salad">healthy</a>&nbsp;alternative at the ready. When&nbsp;nuts, <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/L-7S2n_VQrQ/Diana+Yen+White+Chocolate+Cardamom+Fondue">fruits</a>, and high-fiber whole grains just won't do, we're partial to these colorful&nbsp;root vegetable chips by Lonny contributor <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/VP2x_MrQfk7/Diana+Yen+Roasted+Pumpkin+Ricotta+Sage+Crostini">Diana Yen</a>. Baked, not fried, the binge-worthy crisps&nbsp;are topped with a sprinkling of thyme leaves and sea salt, making them nearly irresistible. Bake up a batch for your next <a href="/A+Bastille+Day-Themed+Party+by+Tara+Guerard">party</a>&nbsp;or bring them into the office for an afternoon&nbsp;bite. Either way, we dare you to just have one.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="jr_PFkniOG_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="jr_PFkniOG_"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mJCXEpWe5VWx.jpg" title="A Healthier Alternative to the Greasy Potato Chip | Lonny.com" alt="A Healthier Alternative to the Greasy Potato Chip" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Baked Root Vegetable Chips <br /></strong><strong>Serves 6-8</strong></p> <p>- 1 medium potato, peeled <br />- 1 medium golden beet, peeled <br />- 1 medium red beet, peeled <br />- 1 sweet potato, peeled <br />- sea salt, for sprinkling <br />- extra-virgin olive oil, for coating <br />- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves</p> <p>1. Preheat oven to 400&ordm;F.</p> <p>2. Using a mandoline, slice the vegetables 1/16&rdquo; thick. Place the slices on paper towels in a single layer. Sprinkle with sea salt and let stand for 10 minutes; blot dry.</p> <p>3. Lightly coat two baking sheets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil each. Working in batches, place vegetable slices in a single layer on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with thyme leaves. Bake until crisp and golden-brown, rotating halfway, about 25-30 minutes. Remove chips from the oven and let cool. Repeat with the rest of the vegetables</p> <p>Chips can be made ahead and stored in a container at room temperature for up to 3 days.</p> <p></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:07:16 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/jISRvUARc23/Healthier+Alternative+Greasy+Potato+Chip jISRvUARc23 Imaginative Paint Treatments You Won't Get Tired Of <p>If you, like us,&nbsp;know from experience how much the old adage "once bitten twice shy" applies to paint choices, it's understandable to be a bit apprehensive about&nbsp;any treatments that seem too trendy or&nbsp;difficult to undo. (Remember that big <a href="http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2011/02/pinkrepink-dishing-on-house-beautiful.html">pink walls moment</a>&nbsp;in 2011? Yup, we went there. And back.) But that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the transformative&nbsp;powers&mdash;not to mention&nbsp;affordability&mdash;of a can of paint.</p> <p>We recently (optimistically) declared the <a href="/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/MuEMPIuvOyz/Paint+Treatment+New+Pop+Color">end&nbsp;of the accent wall</a>&nbsp;and the rise of a new pop of color inspired by the Serena &amp; Lily&ndash;designed space below. It got us thinking about what other creative paint treatments are just too good to regret&mdash;Classic enough to never tire of, but bold enough to announce&nbsp;your design cred from the doorway.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2WNxSlZIZ7h" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="2WNxSlZIZ7h"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/skYazVTaIeZx.jpg" title="Serena &amp; Lily Ceiling Stripe" alt="Imaginative Paint Treatments You Won't Get Sick of" /></div> </div> </div> <p>1. The massive <strong>awning-like stripe</strong>&nbsp;is of course a super bold statement, but executed in an otherwise all-white room where&nbsp;traditional architectural details abound, it sings.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qbGY0qk8w8S" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="qbGY0qk8w8S"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2D55264GlFfl.jpg" title="Black Paint treatments" alt="Imaginative Paint Treatments You Won't Get Sick of" /></div> </div> </div> <p>2. It's nearly impossible&nbsp;to go wrong with classic black and white. Both of these ideas, courtesy of designer <a href="/photos/Lee+Kleinhelter">Lee Kleinhelter</a>, make the most of <strong>a bold black band</strong>&mdash;wrapping a room in non-traditional stripes (make them an even width for <a href="/photos/Striped+Wallpaper/zY-OfIFOHo9">an even surer bet</a>) or creating a faux headboard/canopy that makes for instant architecture.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mhAic8e_cj3" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="mhAic8e_cj3"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Z7WVmAzKtMux.jpg" title="Logan Killen Painted Ceiling" alt="Imaginative Paint Treatments You Won't Get Sick of" /></div> </div> </div> <p>3. <strong>Painting the ceiling</strong> is, at this point, a new classic paint trick, and the safest color choice takes a cue from mother nature&mdash;sky blue. In this <a href="/Home+Tour+Logan+Killen+makeover+in+New+Orleans">New Orleans kitchen</a>, traditional beadboard gives the look&nbsp;an even airier feel.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tJe4WNmk8PT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tJe4WNmk8PT"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/LS8CpYHE4j4l.jpg" title="Painted Molding" alt="Imaginative Paint Treatments You Won't Get Sick of" /></div> </div> </div> <p>4. <strong>Paint your trim. Or paint everything but.</strong> Both looks are totally unexpected and transfixing in a sea&nbsp;of white-trimmed rooms. Fiyel Levent chose a blue-toned gray with an Old World feel for her historic <a href="/Fiyel+Levent+in+Queens">row house</a>, while J. Crew Menswear Director Frank Muytjens chose to pair bare&nbsp;knotted pine door frames with&nbsp;a cult classic wall color, Farrow &amp; Ball's Downpipe.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:37:09 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/NXGmG2AOMxF/Imaginative+Paint+Treatments+Won+t+Get+Tired NXGmG2AOMxF Trend We Love Striped Bedding <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rv8JPk8hl9G" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rv8JPk8hl9G"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-bBMnmkjMJzx.jpg" title="Trend We Love: Striped Bedding" alt="Clockwise from top left: Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina&rsquo;s L.A. Home&nbsp;(photographed by Coral von Zumwalt); striped linen bedding: starting at $36, Zara Home; Sailor + Regatta duvet cover: $160, Unison; Fouta yarn-dyed striped bedding: starting at $68; Serena &amp; Lily; novelty print sheet set by Whim by Martha Stewart: starting at $50; Macy&rsquo;s; striped sheet set: starting at $59,&nbsp;West Elm" /></div> <div class="below">Clockwise from top left: <a href="/Home+Tour/articles/A2e_enBtPdG/Pitch+Perfect+Andrew+Bird+Katherine+Tsina" target="_blank">Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina&rsquo;s L.A. Home</a>&nbsp;(photographed by Coral von Zumwalt); striped linen bedding: starting at $36, <a href="http://www.zarahome.com/us/en-us/bedroom/bedspreads-c817557p5321547.html" target="_blank">Zara Home</a>; Sailor + Regatta duvet cover: $160, <a href="http://www.unisonhome.com/catalog/category/duvet+covers/product/sailor+%2B+regatta+navy+duvet+covers/1255#.VSwBPLDF9TL" target="_blank">Unison</a>; Fouta yarn-dyed striped bedding: starting at $68; <a href="http://www.serenaandlily.com/fouta-yarn-dyed-stripe-duvet-%26-sham/P10253.html#utm_source=email_cstmrs&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=0408_Bedding&amp;start=3" target="_blank">Serena &amp; Lily</a>; novelty print sheet set by Whim by Martha Stewart: starting at $50; <a href="http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/martha-stewart-whim-collection-novelty-print-200-thread-count-sheet-sets?ID=1747274&amp;CategoryID=69658#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D13%26ruleId%3D%26slotId%3D4" target="_blank">Macy&rsquo;s</a>; striped sheet set: starting at $59,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/stripe-sheet-set-b626/?pkey=csheet-sets%7C%7C&amp;cm_src=sheet-sets%7C%7CNoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">West Elm</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Give your bed a spring refresh with&nbsp;layers of stripes that evoke the relaxed vibes of the season and will carry you through summer. &nbsp;To get the look, take cues from <a href="/Home+Tour/articles/A2e_enBtPdG/Pitch+Perfect+Andrew+Bird+Katherine+Tsina" target="_blank">Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina&rsquo;s L.A. home</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com/runway/Altuzarra/New+York+Fashion+Week+Spring+2015/d6YiT7-eGN5" target="_blank">Altuzarra&rsquo;s Spring 2015 runway collection </a>and try mixing two or more different stripes in a similar color palette. You&rsquo;ll have plenty of option to choose from&mdash;striped bedding is available in a huge range of styles and prices this season. Here are a few of our favorites. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:35:27 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Trends+We+Love/articles/teQsmHf1O89/Trend+We+Love+Striped+Bedding teQsmHf1O89 Bedroom Makeover, Fashion Tips for Interiors, and #ManCrushMonday with David Burtka <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bCLKBzAzMRf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="bCLKBzAzMRf"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wfS8p_rA2R6x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Bedroom Makeover, Fashion Tips for Interiors, and ManCrush Monday with David Burtka" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>5 Fashion Tips that Will Revolutionize Your Interiors</strong></em><br />Including the importance of statement pieces, playing to your shape, and just buying what makes you feel good&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.abigailahern.com/design/why-these-5-fashion-tips-will-help-your-interior/" target="_blank">Abigail Ahern</a></p> <p><em><strong>Spring's Must-Read Design Books</strong></em><br />A wealth of page-turners here for interiors addicts like me&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ladolcevitablog.com/2015/04/13/on-my-bookshelf-must-have-books-for-spring/" target="_blank">La Dolce Vita</a></p> <p><em><strong>Kale 3 Ways with David Burtka</strong></em><br />This man makes ceviche for his kids; steals La Mer face cream from his husband; and loves himself a lapel pin. We're obsessed&nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenewpotato.com/2015/04/13/david-burtka-2015/" target="_blank">The New Potato</a></p> <p><em><strong>Progress Report: The Master Bedroom Makeover</strong></em><br />Calm, easy, and comfortable, with minimal visual chaos&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/the-master-bedroom-where-we-are-now/#more-21815" target="_blank">Emily Henderson</a></p> <p><em><strong>State of Affairs for Today&nbsp;</strong></em><br />When life gives you Mondays, simply chill on your favorite chair &ndash; Marte Marie Forsberg via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1aOIqfBbYM/?taken-by=marte_marie_forsberg" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>All-Purpose Decor Piece</strong></em><br />The leather pouf. It's happening &ndash; French By Design via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/1avlnPJjuJ/?taken-by=frenchbydesign" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:45:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/6u8FqjrTzdC/Bedroom+Makeover+Fashion+Tips+Interiors+ManCrushMonday 6u8FqjrTzdC The Coolest-Looking Tea Pot for Your Stovetop <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="rkyEOpbXlwt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rkyEOpbXlwt"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/adQPHNZ__iKx.jpg" title="The Coolest-Looking Tea Pot for Your Stovetop | Lonny.com" alt="The Coolest-Looking Tea Pot for Your Stovetop" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://kaufmann-mercantile.com/">Courtesy of Kaufmann Mercantile</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Three things I remember from Ms. Hoheb's chemistry class: A mole is a unit&mdash;or have you heard?&mdash;containing six times 10 to the 23rd; the atomic symbol for gold is confusingly Au (less confusingly if you took Latin); and lab beakers are made of heat-resistant&nbsp;borosilicate glass. That last point is important, especially in the context of&nbsp;these appealingly minimal <a href="https://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/products/german-glass-tea-kettle">kettles</a>, which&nbsp;can heat up water directly on the stove like all the best aluminum models but look effortlessly hip while doing so. They're&nbsp;also surprisingly lightweight and dishwasher-safe, which probably means I have&nbsp;a lot more tea parties in my future.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="LUd3GziSz73" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LUd3GziSz73"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bwihIg1UcPKx.jpg" title="The Coolest-Looking Tea Pot for Your Stovetop | Lonny.com" alt="The Coolest-Looking Tea Pot for Your Stovetop" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.amazon.com/Adagio-Teas-Glass-Water-Kettle/dp/B001A5LQBQ">Courtesy of Amazon.com</a></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:19:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/ln4cZgfbGU0/Coolest+Looking+Tea+Pot+Stovetop ln4cZgfbGU0