Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) The Year's Top Trends in Home Decor <p><span class="dropcap">C</span>all it a consensus: The 14th annual <a href="http://www.adhomedesignshow.com/" target="_blank">Architectural Digest Home Design Show</a>&nbsp;was the best (and biggest) edition yet. More than 400 brands, from international retailers to emerging independent&nbsp;artisans, filled Pier 94&nbsp;on Manhattan's West Side and provided decor fans with enough new products&nbsp;and visual inspiration to&nbsp;last all year long. Among all the standout booths at the show, we at Lonny admit to a particularly fond place in our hearts for the <a href="https://viyet.com/" target="_blank">Viyet</a>&nbsp;+ <a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/welcome-to-benjamin-moore" target="_blank">Benjamin Moore</a>&nbsp;collaboration, featuring beautifully styled vignettes from two of our very own&nbsp;Next Big Names: interior designers&nbsp;<a href="/mag/D93AaQkHGCZ/March+2015/TZd3orLvSkq/Six+Interior+Designers+Can+t+Stop+Talking" target="_blank">Caleb Anderson</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Lonny%27s+Next+Big+Names+Young+Huh+Interior+Design" target="_blank">Young Huh</a>.</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/u0zTglcpZuw" data-style="width:475px;height:320px;float:left;" style="width: 475px; height: 320px; float: left;" data-widget-guid="u0zTglcpZuw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>The two designers were tapped to create his-and-her spaces for the booth to announce the&nbsp;<a href="http://pages.viyet.com/benjaminmoore/" target="_blank">Color Capture</a>&nbsp;partnership&mdash;an interactive tool that matches any Viyet piece to a corresponding Benjamin Moore paint hue. Luckily&nbsp;for Lonny readers, the pair also took the time to walk the show and spotlight&nbsp;their favorite home-decor trends, from under-the-radar&nbsp;technology to the best ways to mix and match metals. Click through the slideshow above for more of Anderson and Huh's finds.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zV1TVxAxIdc" 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="zV1TVxAxIdc"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7C_HdIQ-h5zx.jpg" title="AD HOME DESIGN SHOW | LONNY.COM" alt="Designer Caleb Anderson in his masculine-inspired&nbsp;vignette at the Viyet + Benjamin Moore&nbsp;booth." /></div> <div class="below">Designer Caleb Anderson in his masculine-inspired&nbsp;vignette at the Viyet + Benjamin Moore&nbsp;booth.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:21:42 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/xJowJ4P7odH/Year+Top+Trends+Home+Decor xJowJ4P7odH Dream Gardens, Kid-Friendly Decor, and Career Advice from a Female CEO <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4n9H3HFv9OK" 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="4n9H3HFv9OK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FF-bnNh9vOOx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Dream Gardens, Kid-Friendly Decor, and Career Advice from a Female CEO" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Sophisticated (and Kid-Friendly!) NYC Apartment</strong></em><br />From the vintage armchairs to the modular rugs, tips and sources for designing an all-ages space&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://camillestyles.com/living/home-tours/lora-appleton/" target="_blank">Camille Styles</a></p> <p><em><strong>Serious&nbsp;Garden Envy</strong></em><br />These Piet Oudolf&ndash;inspired perennial landscapes are&nbsp;straight out of a daydream &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/dream-landscapes-10-perennial-gardens-garden-designs-inspired-by-piet-oudolf" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Cool Chair Exhibit at Chatsworth</strong></em><br />Edgy prototypes, stately interiors: catnip for design lovers&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/design/sitting-pretty-chatsworth-hosts-contemporary-feast-of-chairs-inviting-you-to-make-yourself-comfortable/8635" target="_blank">Wallpaper*</a></p> <p><em><strong>Warm and Open&nbsp;Copenhagen Home</strong></em><br />I challenge you to find a single thing in these images that isn't absolutely stunning&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/03/26/a-copenhagen-home-designed-by-norm-architects/" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>Career Advice from 3.1 Phillip Lim's CEO</strong></em><br />"I feel like I am playing a competitive chess game and learning to become a better player every day"&nbsp;&ndash; The Coveteur via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0sal3nRBS_/?taken-by=thecoveteur" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Toes in the Sand</strong></em><br />Fun bracelets, a striped romper, and the perfect beach-to-bar clutch &ndash; Stephanie Sterjovski via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0sSIKug1gE/?taken-by=stephsterjovski" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:57:00 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/vSKB4N11njX/Dream+Gardens+Kid+Friendly+Decor+Career+Advice vSKB4N11njX Collab We Love: Sally King Benedict + Chairish <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="LG9yPdhLMrU" 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="LG9yPdhLMrU"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/xH23fuV_f9Sx.jpg" title="Sally King Benedict" alt="Artist Sally King Benedict. Photograph by&nbsp;Morgan Blake." /></div> <div class="below">Artist Sally King Benedict. Photograph by&nbsp;Morgan Blake.</div> </div> </div> <p>We have had an undeniable girl crush on <a href="http://www.sallybenedict.com/" target="_blank">Sally King Benedict</a>&nbsp;since meeting her at an NYC&nbsp;<a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/FLSaQISKFEF/How+Throw+Black+Tie+Mardi+Gras+Celebration" target="_blank">Fat Tuesday f&ecirc;te</a>&nbsp;earlier this year, and&nbsp;weren't the least bit surprised to find the Southern artist&nbsp;to be as lovely and cheerful as the colorful and bold canvases she creates. She's garnered quite the following over the last few years, with&nbsp;her&nbsp;paintings popping up in design magazines&nbsp;and on buzzy blogs. Lucky for her admirers, Benedict has just teamed up with <a href="https://www.chairish.com/" target="_blank">Chairish</a>&mdash;an online space for design lovers to buy and sell high-quality vintage furniture, art, decor, and jewelry&mdash;to share her aesthetic with the masses.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30" data-widget-guid="yf-sYjFI-xa" 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="yf-sYjFI-xa"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2KpvigAuKaGx.jpg" title="Sally King Benedict" alt='"Breezeway" by Sally King Benedict. Photo&nbsp;&copy; Chairish.' /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/83632/breezeway-mixed-medium-art-work" target="_blank">"Breezeway" by Sally King Benedict</a>. Photo&nbsp;&copy; Chairish.</div> </div> </div> <p>"My career as an artist has allowed me to travel often and along the way, I have been collecting vintage furniture and eclectic decor for our home as well as for inspiration and research in my art," says Benedict. "This platform allows&nbsp;my clients to not only buy art, but also a piece of my home."&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30" data-widget-guid="_eetg48LLTm" 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="_eetg48LLTm"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Z2yiKuWYX7Gx.jpg" title="Sally King Benedict" alt='"Jug 4" by Sally King Benedict.&nbsp;Photo &copy; Chairish.' /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/90121/jug-4-by-sally-king-benedict" target="_blank">"Jug 4" by Sally King Benedict</a>.&nbsp;Photo &copy; Chairish.</div> </div> </div> <p>Benedict's online <a href="https://www.chairish.com/shop/sallykingbenedict/product/list" target="_blank">storefront</a>&nbsp;just launched yesterday, and it's everything we hoped for. There&nbsp;you'll find a wide range of her coveted artwork, including a collection of hand-painted lamp shades and ceramics&mdash;a new foray for the artist. Sprinkled alongside these original works are Benedict's vintage treasures. Keep an eye out for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/83516/vintage-rattan-mini-lacrosse-sticks" target="_blank">rattan lacrosse sticks</a>, a bright magenta <a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/83532/vintage-native-american-wool-rug-49-x-511" target="_blank">Native American rug</a>, and&nbsp;a particular pair of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/83473/missoni-covered-parsons-arm-chairs-a-pair" target="_blank">Missoni covered Parsons armchairs</a>&nbsp;that have&nbsp;the Lonny office&nbsp;in&nbsp;a chevron-induced tizzy.&nbsp;Check out these one-of-a-kind pieces before it's too late; we have a feeling these finds (especially these precious <a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/84356/hand-painted-linen-shade-by-sally-king-benedict" target="_blank">little guys</a>)&nbsp;are gonna&nbsp;go fast.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="d1V1LfQ6z6Q" 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="d1V1LfQ6z6Q"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/uxqCDCP2MCjx.jpg" title="Sally King Benedict" alt="Missoni covered Parsons armchairs.&nbsp;Photo &copy; Chairish." /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://www.chairish.com/product/83473/missoni-covered-parsons-arm-chairs-a-pair" target="_blank">Missoni covered Parsons armchairs</a>.&nbsp;Photo &copy; Chairish.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:20:07 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/ga04pY62ORW/Collab+Love+Sally+King+Benedict+Chairish ga04pY62ORW Diana Yen's Soba Mushroom Soup <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Gcxcc9muDj0" 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="Gcxcc9muDj0"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/TZfrDs5Ngf_x.jpg" title="Diana Yen's Soba Mushroom Soup | Lonny.com" alt="Diana Yen's Soba Mushroom Soup" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.thejewelsofny.com/">Photos &copy; The Jewels of New York/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>At Lonny we like to play a game: If you had to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of your life, which would it be? For me that's a tough one, since I grew up in a Hispanic-Italian household where the conversation about our next <a href="/Easy+Weeknight+Dinners+You'll+Actually+Want+to+Make">meal</a>&nbsp;took on a level of importance comparable to the sun rising each morning. Every. Single. <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/Rw7ExVLm2iU/Light+Healthy+Poached+Chicken+Salad">Meal</a>.&nbsp;But if I'm being honest, my favorite food is neither of those&mdash;it's Japanese. From sushi to kushiage, its umami-rich flavor profile gets me every time.</p> <p>So when Lonny contributor <a href="/search?q=diana+yen&amp;type=all">Diana Yen</a>&nbsp;submitted this steaming bowl of mushroom <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/5YzIMWBu4G0/Make+Home+Diana+Yen+Springtime+Soup">soup</a>, I was immediately sold. Made with bold&nbsp;flavors such as ginger, miso, and shiitake, it's a supremely comforting and satisfying <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/JY4e7GfwC7b/Diana+Yen+Recipe+Mussels+White+Wine">meal</a>&nbsp;to make after a long day at the office. Not only is it ridiculously easy to make, it also inspires another game: how long can you make it last?</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="ACjjUzWZDxr" 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="ACjjUzWZDxr"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/M--0K7nzPTfx.jpg" title="Diana Yen's Soba Mushroom Soup | Lonny.com" alt="Diana Yen's Soba Mushroom Soup" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Soba Mushroom Soup</strong><br /><strong>Serves 2</strong></p> <p>- 6 ounces soba noodles<br />- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil<br />- 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced<br />- 1 garlic clove, minced<br />- 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced<br />- 3 tablespoons white miso paste<br />- 1 tablespoon soy sauce<br />- &frac12; cup shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned, thinly sliced<br />- salt<br />- chili flakes, for garnish</p> <p>Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Cook noodles according to package directions. Strain and set aside.</p> <p>Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic, and half the scallions; saut&eacute; for 1 minute. Add 4 cups water, miso paste, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.</p> <p>Strain soup and discard solids. Stir in shiitake mushrooms and remaining scallions into the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes; season with salt. Evenly divide cooked noodles among soup bowls. Ladle soup over the top. Garnish with chili flakes and serve immediately.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:37 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/sbUaD9rA8DF/Diana+Yen+s+Soba+Mushroom+Soup sbUaD9rA8DF Jeremiah Brent, Cool Pops of Color, and the Floral Fabric We're Lusting After <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="m7Jm3op94jh" 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="m7Jm3op94jh"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/odDxhlYek4vx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Jeremiah Brent, Cool Pops of Color, and the Floral Fabric We're Lusting After" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>10 Places to Add Unexpected Color at Home</strong></em><br />A mirror edge! A washi border! Let's get&nbsp;creative&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/03/in-the-details-10-ways-to-add-unexpected-color/" target="_blank">coco + kelley</a></p> <p><em><strong>Erica Tanov's Fresh Spin on Florals</strong></em><br />The designer's&nbsp;spring home collection includes the sumptuous Lovebird pattern that we're swooning over &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/now-online-erica-tanovs-home-collection" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>20 Questions for Jeremiah Brent</strong></em><br />The brand-new dad (big ups on the baby name!) on cheap decor thrills, his top three Insta feeds, and why he's obsessed with Axel Vervoordt &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/20-questions-jeremiah-brent/" target="_blank">One Kings Lane</a></p> <p><em><strong>Design Ideas from Chango &amp; Co.</strong></em><br />One of Lonny's Next Big Names for 2015 provides living room lessons from her portfolio &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ladolcevitablog.com/2015/03/25/dissecting-the-details-chango-co/" target="_blank">La Dolce Vita</a></p> <p><em><strong>Put an Owl on It</strong></em><br />Sneak peek at Nina Griscom's new bag line, along with a fine-feathered friend &ndash; Moda Operandi via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0p_mTnR0w9/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Hare Brained</strong></em><br />Glam bunny moment with metallic accents &ndash; Jonathan Adler via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0qKGaUCoUH/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:51:20 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/OHA1CyjfVL0/Jeremiah+Brent+Cool+Pops+Color+Floral+Fabric OHA1CyjfVL0 Point/Counterpoint: Color-Coded Bookshelves <p><strong>catdash&nbsp;3:36 PM</strong>&nbsp;<br />Bring it!</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards&nbsp;3:37 PM</strong>&nbsp;<br />Point: Color-coded bookshelves are an insult to real readers.</p> <p><strong>catdash&nbsp;3:38 PM&nbsp;<br /></strong>Wow, harsh words.</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards&nbsp;3:38 PM&nbsp;<br /></strong>At least that's what I believe. As a lifelong bookworm <em>and</em>&nbsp;a lover of decorating, I have to admit I'm not a fan of this trend.</p> <p><strong>catdash 3:38 PM</strong><br />They're harmless and it's such an easy way to add order to a room. Anyone can do it. And, are you trying to tell me this isn't beautiful?</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IetZUJCQVez" 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="IetZUJCQVez"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9wP21MR-a7Ax.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Kevin Sharkey's bookself at the Martha Stewart offices.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Kevin Sharkey's bookself at the Martha Stewart offices.<em>&nbsp;</em> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/sz9mdHk-f7/">Photographed by Patrick Janelle via Instagram</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:40 PM<br /></strong>Do you know what that photo reminds me of?</p> <p><strong>catdash&nbsp;3:41 PM</strong><br />A&nbsp;great statement piece in a room?</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:41 PM</strong><br />Er, no. It reminds me of when designer <a href="http://bhdmdesign.com/index.php?page=about&amp;family=about&amp;display=16" target="_blank">Dan Mazzarini</a>&nbsp;(whom, by the way, we all love)&nbsp;told us that there are places where you can just buy a whole&nbsp;bunch of books by color&mdash;like, for decorating purposes only. And while I&nbsp;guess I see a place for that... again, as a reader, I have to think that the most soulful rooms are ones in which the books are actually read.</p> <p><strong>catdash 3:41 PM</strong><br />i like the idea of coming up with a color theme&mdash;like blue and yellow. You don't have to go full-on with all of your books and on every bookcase. You could pick a few accent colors, like what's going on here:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pBLcKuFi2Ft" 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="pBLcKuFi2Ft"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1VcTZr_YJONx.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A coordinated shelf in designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski's L.A. home.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A coordinated shelf in designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski's L.A. home.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="/magazine/October+November+2010/Z15bNfeR1DY/1#45">Photographed by Patrick Cline for Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:43&nbsp;PM</strong><br />Very pretty, I&nbsp;agree. More subtle than that full-on example you had previously. What about this one?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="iPaTtIKTU3_" 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="iPaTtIKTU3_"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/lo/Bookshelf+family+living+room+Brooklyn+t101ggTStEBl.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="The living room of Jen Albano's townhouse in Brooklyn, New York.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The living room of Jen Albano's townhouse in Brooklyn, New York.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.gievesanderson.com/">Photographed by Gieves Anderson for Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:43 PM</strong><br />That, to me, says authentic design&mdash;real layering and a sense of being collected over time. Not an insta-room.</p> <p><strong>catdash 3:44 PM</strong><br />Touch&eacute;&mdash;that is beautiful.&nbsp;OK, maybe it&rsquo;s not right for everyone&rsquo;s home and every bookshelf, but what about an office?&nbsp;Or&nbsp;organizing other types of items by color&mdash;like storage boxes. How do you feel about that?</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9mxY18bdYkU" 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="9mxY18bdYkU"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/lo/Office+ladder+propped+against+shelves+boxes+aqsdtAacFvcl.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="The workspace of event planner Tara Gu&eacute;rard, in Charleston, South Carolina." /></div> <div class="below">The workspace of event planner Tara Gu&eacute;rard, in Charleston, South Carolina. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.julialynn.com/">Photographed by Julia Lynn for Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:46 PM</strong><br />Yup! <a href="/More+To+Love+June+2013+Shoot+with+Tara+Guerard" target="_blank">Tara Gu&eacute;rard</a>, right? Love that office&mdash;one of my all-time favorites in Lonny. Love Poppin and the Container Store for&nbsp;that purpose.&nbsp;Back to books, this example here also doesn't bug me&mdash;it feels like the books are part of a rare editions set.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sRN_rmWyPg2" 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="sRN_rmWyPg2"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zGDiZilvf8jx.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="An image from Novel Interiors (Random House, 2014), by Lisa Borgnes Giramonte.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">An image from <em>Novel Interiors</em> (Random House, 2014), by Lisa Borgnes Giramonte.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.itopus.com/">Photographed by Ivan Terestchenko; courtesy of Potter Style</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:55 PM</strong><br />You know which decorator has a really gorgeous bookshelf that I think about often? My girl crush, <a href="/House+Tour+Tara+Bernerd%27s+London+Apartment" target="_blank">Tara Bernerd</a>.&nbsp;It's her grandfather's old books, stunningly displayed on custom shelving and styled with various objets.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VVbnMc-TCD5" 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="VVbnMc-TCD5"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/lo/Tara+Bernerd+Open+shelving+over+concrete+fireplace+3f5lOVcl02il.jpg" title="COLOR-CODED BOOKSHELVES | LONNY.COM" alt="The living room of London designer Tara Bernerd.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The living room of London designer Tara Bernerd.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.jamesmerrell.co.uk/">Photographed by James Merrell for Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>catdash 3:56 PM</strong><br />That's gorgeous.</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 3:55 PM</strong><br />And meaningful. That's what books should be! Not just decorating accessories.</p> <p><strong>catdash 3:57 PM</strong><br />It's true. A color-coded shelf doesn't have the sophistication of this one. But for me,&nbsp;the sense of order that color-coding brings is more pleasing on a daily basis.&nbsp;And who am I kidding, I'm not going to organize my books alphabetically or by topic anyway&mdash;it's just not realistic for me.</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 4:00 PM</strong><br />I&nbsp;just organize mine by what makes sense together.&nbsp;Old vintage books on a few shelves... photo books on another. But&nbsp;everyone should just do what&nbsp;makes them happy.</p> <p><strong>catdash 4:01 PM</strong><br />I'll agree with that!</p> <p><strong>Irene Edwards 4:01 PM</strong><br />Point taken.</p> <p></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:20:34 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/zMq7373rGPu/Point+Counterpoint+Color+Coded+Bookshelves zMq7373rGPu What Inspires Me: Nate Berkus <p><span class="dropcap">H</span><em>e&rsquo;s the founder of Chicago design firm <a href="http://www.nateberkus.com/">Nate Berkus Associates</a>; the creator of multiple home lines for Target; the artistic adviser for LG Studio; and, we must mention, a pal to Oprah. But Nate just announced he's added&nbsp;the biggest job title ever to his resume: Dad!&nbsp;We spoke to the design-world darling in June about what's keeping him inspired. (And we'll take the initiative to add baby Poppy onto this list as number 11!) &nbsp;</em></p> <p>Nate Berkus can turn anything&mdash;from a hemp-weave tray to a kitchen appliance&mdash;into a lustworthy objet. Ask the best-selling author and television personality for the secret to his success, and he&rsquo;ll tell you a change of scene is a crucial part of the formula. &ldquo;Whether it&rsquo;s for a client&rsquo;s home or for one of my collections, I love getting off the beaten track,&rdquo; he says. We asked Berkus, who recently married his partner of two years, fellow designer Jeremiah Brent, to let us in on what he&rsquo;s loving these days&mdash;aside from his new husband, of course. <em>&mdash;Melissa Goldstein</em></p> <p><strong>1. New York City</strong> &ldquo;My design firm is based in Chicago and we also have a place in L.A., but New York City will always be home. Just taking my dog, Tucker, for a walk, or going to pick up a cup of coffee, I find something that inspires me. The architecture, the energy, the people&mdash;everything about New York feels dynamic and interesting. It really is a city of endless possibilities.&rdquo; Pictured here, the West Village cafe <a href="http://www.ciaofornownyc.com/">Ciao For Now</a>, Berkus's go-to coffee spot.</p> <p><strong>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB3029%20unisex%201-outdoorsman%20ii-gold/805289621126">Ray-Ban Outdoorsman II Aviators</a></strong> &ldquo;I never leave home without my sunglasses. I drop them a hundred times and constantly run the risk of losing them, but I&rsquo;ll wear a pair until they&rsquo;re falling apart.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>3. <a href="http://www.dairyqueen.com/">Dairy Queen</a></strong> &ldquo;I know, don&rsquo;t judge me. It&rsquo;s my guilty pleasure. Whenever I&rsquo;m back in Minnesota it&rsquo;s the first place I visit. What can I say&mdash;some habits die hard!&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.calicocorners.com/p-7147-birnbeck-nate-berkus-fabric-coral.aspx">Nate Berkus &ldquo;Birnbeck&rdquo; Fabric in Coral</a></strong> &ldquo;This pattern from my Calico Corners collection is a favorite. As a tablecloth partnered with white dinnerware, crystal wineglasses, and flowers, it creates a moment that feels so chic.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator two mceNonEditable"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GpKe-ZWzL1N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/product_info_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="product_info_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box product-image" data-guid="GpKe-ZWzL1N" data-product-url="/widgets/product_info_widget/GpKe-ZWzL1N/product_info"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/mK7GM1imv7lx.jpg" title="SHOP THIS STORY" alt="Nate Berkus" /> <div class="product-info-placeholder"><span class="product-info"></span> <span class="designerTitle product-slug hidden"></span> <span class="designerTitle product-title hidden">SHOP THIS STORY</span></div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two mceNonEditable"></div> <p><strong>5. Moonlight Jade and Moondust <a href="http://www.target.com/p/nate-berkus-towels/-/A-14741558#prodSlot=medium_1_1">Towels</a> from Target </strong>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m so happy with mint or citron mixed with white for summer. That palette feels so fresh, especially for the master bath. The hands-down easiest way to renew your bathroom is to reach for new towels.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>6.&nbsp;<a href="http://casadragones.com/">Casa Dragones </a></strong>&ldquo;If I order a drink, it&rsquo;s typically tequila and soda with lemon, and I&rsquo;m a huge fan of this brand.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>7. Tulum, Mexico </strong><span>&ldquo;Travel has to be my biggest passion, and Mexico is one of my favorite places to visit. Between shopping the flea markets and visiting artisans, I always end up shipping something back. When I&rsquo;m there I stay at </span><a href="http://www.coquicoquiperfumes.com/">Coqui Coqui</a><span>. Hotel might not be the right word for the property&mdash;it feels more personal than that. Small and intimate, it&rsquo;s the perfect place to recharge.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><strong>8.&nbsp;Estate Jewelry </strong>&ldquo;If I weren&rsquo;t an interior designer, I&rsquo;d be an estate jeweler. It&rsquo;s interesting how a piece of jewelry can say so much about who someone is. I&rsquo;m always shopping sites like <a href="http://www.ebay.com/">eBay</a>, <a href="https://www.etsy.com/">Etsy</a>, <a href="https://www.therealreal.com/">TheRealReal</a>, and <a href="https://www.vaunte.com/">Vaunte</a> for statement pieces.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>9.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.belgianshoes.com/menstyles.html">Belgian Shoes </a></strong>&ldquo;I love things that are well made and have patina, and I love a good loafer. It feels classic and edgy at the same time. I wore a pair to my wedding, and they absolutely hit the right note.&rdquo;<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>10.</strong> <a href="http://www.minted.com/wall-art-prints"><strong>Minted.com</strong></a> &ldquo;Art is an important part of every interior I design, including my own. Websites such as this one make it accessible.&rdquo;</p> <div class="separator one mceNonEditable"></div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:35:22 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Lonny+Loves/articles/VNOcnwyU8xh/What+Inspires+Me+Nate+Berkus VNOcnwyU8xh A Winter Wedding in the Country <p><span class="dropcap">I</span>n November 2012, on the heels of a hard breakup,&nbsp;Amy Mellen made her way to her childhood best friend&rsquo;s house in Maine to clear her mind&mdash;and ended meeting David Wimmer, her future husband. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d asked Jenny to invite friends over to lighten the mood,&rdquo; says Mellen, who has been the creative director of Calvin Klein Home since 2009. &ldquo;I showed up heartbroken&mdash;it had been exactly a week since the breakup&mdash;and there was David. It was basically love at first sight.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="iBpRUmffqKf" 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="iBpRUmffqKf"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EPoCqY0QDJvx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="Nature-inspired&nbsp;accents decorate the facade of the Randalls' home.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Nature-inspired&nbsp;accents decorate the facade of the Randalls' home.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>Almost two years to the day from their first meeting, Wimmer proposed to Mellen at her country house in Kent, Connecticut, where the couple often spent their weekends along with Wimmer&rsquo;s three boys. Planning a wedding in the area was a no-brainer, but the two wanted to do it quickly. Luckily, Mellen already had the location in mind: the over-200-year-old home of her college roommate Natalie Randall, who owns the garden sculpture and antiques store R.T. Facts. Randall and her husband, Greg, had purchased the house in 2007 from the grandchildren of Theodore Woolsey, a former president of Yale University. It had been in Woolsey&rsquo;s family for 150 years and needed a gut renovation. Says Randall: &ldquo;When we bought it, Amy said, &lsquo;If I ever get married, I&rsquo;m doing it here.&rsquo; Like us, she could see the potential.&rdquo; What&rsquo;s more, a picturesque one-room church (originally a schoolhouse) was located directly behind the Randalls&rsquo; home. &ldquo;I love the idea of people walking to the reception,&rdquo; says Mellen.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Ed-f8Md9D5z" 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="Ed-f8Md9D5z"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ij07-AeZyzXx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A lawn sculpture from the Randalls' shop,&nbsp;R.T. Facts, adds character to&nbsp;the home's grounds." /></div> <div class="below">A lawn sculpture from the Randalls' shop,&nbsp;R.T. Facts, adds character to&nbsp;the home's grounds.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40" data-widget-guid="-DWcgLkClxY" 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="-DWcgLkClxY"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GvlqSaIkvKwx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="After the&nbsp;ceremony, Mellen and Wimmer&nbsp;take their first stroll together as husband and wife." /></div> <div class="below">After the&nbsp;ceremony, Mellen and Wimmer&nbsp;take their first stroll together as husband and wife.</div> </div> </div> <p>With just three months to prepare, the rest of the details came together speedily. Mellen&rsquo;s mother made the wedding invitations; her friend Amanda Bupp, co-owner of the Graham &amp; Co. hotel in Phoenicia, New York, did the flowers&mdash;a mix of anemones, ranunculus, delphiniums, spray roses, sweet peas, grape hyacinth, and olive branches, arranged in a free-form, organic style. &ldquo;I adore white flowers, but it&rsquo;s so pretty to have color when it&rsquo;s winter,&rdquo; Mellen explains.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CYzPyKUteJL" 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="CYzPyKUteJL"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ODoiS1eEPDtx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="All in white: St. Peter&rsquo;s Church, formerly the town's schoolhouse, on a clear&nbsp;winter day.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">All in white: St. Peter&rsquo;s Church, formerly the town's schoolhouse, on a clear&nbsp;winter day.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>The ceremony was held at the tiny St. Peter&rsquo;s Church on a snowy Saturday afternoon. The bride, wearing a simple, diaphanous silk Houghton dress and Prada shoes, carried a nosegay of violets. The groom and his sons wore Calvin Klein. &ldquo;It was such an awesome bonus to meet someone who has kids,&rdquo; says Mellen. &ldquo;It was important to include them [in the wedding], and they were so psyched. They picked out their own ties and got into it.&rdquo; To serenade the couple during the ceremony, 15-year-old Isaac learned to play the Beatles&rsquo; &ldquo;Here Comes the Sun&rdquo; on his acoustic guitar. Just as the sun began to set, the party exited the church to the tunes of a bagpipe player&mdash;a Mellen family tradition for all big events&mdash;who accompanied them down the snow-bordered path to the reception. (Mellen donned a silk Calvin Klein Collection coat for the short journey.)</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QUC_y90UlCq" 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="QUC_y90UlCq"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kYeJoPtjKkbx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Winter Wedding in the Country" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LHwttNLXoNn" 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="LHwttNLXoNn"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PedBk6xTTbYx.jpg" title="TK" alt="A Winter Wedding in the Country" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/2V80XmfX9LH" data-style="width:1000px;height:669px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 669px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="2V80XmfX9LH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>Back at the Randalls&rsquo; home, three wood-burning fireplaces on the ground floor welcomed guests and set the tone for an event that felt personal and unstuffy, just as Mellen had hoped. The house&mdash;clearly owned by collectors&mdash;was already layered with heirlooms and eclectic objets, and little additional decor beyond flowers and candles was needed. The conservatory, usually occupied by a large dining table and abundant plants, was converted into a party-ready room with high-top tables and a vintage disco ball, an impromptu addition to a festive scene.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VF2YmThttHF" 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="VF2YmThttHF"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zH7qSNQROj4x.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Winter Wedding in the Country" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Fpcb1qiknOh" 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="Fpcb1qiknOh"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/J46y_ymuQO4x.jpg" title="TK" alt="A Winter Wedding in the Country" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZHjI0W-bUYq" 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="ZHjI0W-bUYq"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nmQSdmNr4tnx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="Platinum-rimmed Calvin Klein Home plates await in the kitchen." /></div> <div class="below">Platinum-rimmed Calvin Klein Home plates await in the kitchen.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CORlFKgTpJ6" 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="CORlFKgTpJ6"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tEeiCv0pKeSx.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="The menu of passed dishes utilized local, farm-to-table ingredients.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">The menu of passed dishes utilized local, farm-to-table ingredients.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <p>Pulling off a wedding in just three months&mdash;and in the middle of February&mdash;might deter even the most ambitious bride. But Mellen remained clearheaded throughout. &ldquo;My role at Calvin Klein helped me realize that little issues aren&rsquo;t the end of the world,&rdquo; she says. By prioritizing personal touches and remaining focused on the intimacy of the occasion, she created a beautifully curated event for her family and friends to remember.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8ru3kdjAxgL" 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="8ru3kdjAxgL"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DVCaZJmTsM4x.jpg" title="AMY MELLEN WEDDING | LONNY.COM" alt="A Winter Wedding in the Country" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget fc-unordered-list-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ygxeE9cE4xr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/list_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="list_widget"><span class="maple">TIPS FROM THIS WEDDING PARTY</span> <p>In just three months, Calvin Klein Home&rsquo;s creative director planned a winter celebration full of thoughtful details. Here&rsquo;s how you can follow her lead</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">EMPHASIZE SEASONALITY</h3> <p>&ldquo;I chose flowers the way you&rsquo;re supposed to shop for groceries&mdash;I picked from what was fresh,&rdquo; says Mellen, who calls the floral-design process one of her favorite parts of the entire experience.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">KEEP IT PERSONAL</h3> <p>The table linens in the conservatory were made from summer sari fabric that Mellen bought on a recent trip to India. She plans to repurpose them as drapery.</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">TRANSCEND SPACE LIMITATIONS</h3> <p>Due to the layout of the Randalls&rsquo; home, a sit-down dinner wasn&rsquo;t possible, so Mellen and Wimmer worked with Great Barrington, Massachusetts&ndash;based Marketplace Kitchen to create a full menu of passed dishes&mdash;chicken tagine, butternut squash risotto&mdash;served on Calvin Klein Home&rsquo;s platinum-rimmed plates.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <h3 class="designerTitle">PLAY FOR KEEPS</h3> <p>Renting supplies is an almost reflexive choice in weddings, but Mellen opted to buy the pieces she used, including Ellipse flatware by Calvin Klein Home.&nbsp;&ldquo;Make the investment and you&rsquo;ll have it forever,&rdquo; says Mellen, who now has enough tableware to use for a party at her place this summer.</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <p></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:13:41 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/jvhLtBTqZHX/Winter+Wedding+Country jvhLtBTqZHX DIY A Glam Twist on Easter Eggs <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JR2tkyjgBqv" 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="JR2tkyjgBqv"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tNT8sivDZ-Lx.jpg" title="glitter tape eggs" alt="DIY A Glam Twist on Easter Eggs" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Staring at gorgeous, DIY-laden weddings all day can put a lot of farfetched crafting ideas into your head. But give a few handcrafted&nbsp;flower garlands a go and you (okay, <em>we</em>) are more than likely sorely discouraged. That's where Abby Larson steps in. As founder and editor of wedding blog <a href="http://www.stylemepretty.com/">Style Me Pretty</a>, and it's home offshoot <a href="http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/">SMP Living</a>, she's an arbiter of gorgeous entertaining, and a realist when it comes to doing it yourself.</p> <p>For Easter, she's sharing&nbsp;a very chic, alt egg&nbsp;tutorial&nbsp;that's 100% food coloring free. This one's "for all those parents out there looking for the easiest, no mess project on the face of the earth that still earns you crafting brownie points with the kiddos," says Larson. (We think &nbsp;it's a totally&nbsp;acceptable grown-ups-only activity, too.) All you need to know? "Hard Boiled Eggs + Washi Tape = Easter Easiness.&rdquo; Get the step by step below.</p> <p>MATERIALS<br />Glitter Masking Tape (Available at Michaels)<br />Brown eggs<br />Exacto knife<br />Pencil</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KDuus4sRWkb" 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="KDuus4sRWkb"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wbbXJHz936wx.jpg" title="glitter tape eggs" alt="DIY A Glam Twist on Easter Eggs" /></div> </div> </div> <p>DIRECTIONS</p> <p>Step 1: Hard boil or blow out your eggs.</p> <p>Step 2: Use a pencil to draw backwards letters on the backside of the tape (the peel-away part). You can trace stencils or fonts printed from your computer, or you can freehand the letters. You can also cut out simple shapes, like triangles, to create patterns on your eggs.</p> <p>Step 3: Use the Exacto knife to cut out each letter and press firmly onto the egg. Voila!&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:42:26 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/9BF0LGa9wP3/DIY+Glam+Twist+Easter+Eggs 9BF0LGa9wP3 Stunning Kitchens, Wisteria in the Garden, and Takeout Classics to Make Yourself <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="52Fx-BCey7W" 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="52Fx-BCey7W"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/D7MPdp3sfAox.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Stunning Kitchens, Wisteria in the Garden, and Takeout Classics to Make Yourself" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Gorgeous on the Outside</strong></em><br />19 real-home exteriors that look straight out of a movie&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/room-ideas/g2483/house-exteriors/" target="_blank">ELLE&nbsp;Decor</a></p> <p><em><strong>Summer Garden Seductress</strong></em><br />Who wouldn't love a lush wisteria canopy trailing over an arbor? &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/plant-of-the-week-wisteria" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>12 Takeout Classics&nbsp;You Should Make at Home Instead</strong></em><br />Sure, Seamless is easy. Chicken tikka masala in a crockpot? Even easier&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.domainehome.com/takeout-recipes/" target="_blank">Domaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Pretty Kitchens Alert!</strong></em><br />Feast your eyes on these textural beauties from London designer Mark Lewis &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2015/3/24/kitchens-by-mark-lewis.html" target="_blank">Desire to Inspire</a></p> <p><em><strong>Currently Craving</strong></em><br />Huevos a la Mexicana, at any time of day &ndash; Jenny Miller via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0nzmYDRDeZ/?taken-by=jennyhighlife" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Desert Style</strong></em><br />Palm Springs in vivid color &ndash; Bright Bazaar via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0n0BRIDR-1/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:23 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/WntdFggBAH3/Stunning+Kitchens+Wisteria+Garden+Takeout WntdFggBAH3 Trend We Love: Concrete <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="4_HfuFBK_1l" 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="4_HfuFBK_1l"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-NoiW9BX9Bpx.jpg" title=" Pepa Poch's Catalonia home" alt="Clockwise from top left: The kitchen in&nbsp; Pepa Poch's Catalonia home&nbsp;has a waxed concrete island; JWDA Concrete Lamp by Jonas Wagell: $175, Menu; Concretewall wallpaper by Tom Haga: price upon request, Resource Furniture&nbsp;(212.753.2039); Swedish concrete shaving set by Iris Hantverk: $110, Poketo; Zelda table: $350, Katy Skelton; St. Charles nesting bowls by Volk Furniture: $600 for set of three, Workof: Around the Block clock: $30, CB2; textured concrete notecard: $9,&nbsp;Well Received" /></div> <div class="below">Clockwise from top left: The kitchen in&nbsp; Pepa Poch's <a href="/mag/dr4bkok327x/September+2014/LiEb_aQNYE1/Artist+at+Work" target="_blank">Catalonia home</a>&nbsp;has a waxed concrete island; JWDA Concrete Lamp by Jonas Wagell: $175, <a href="http://store.menudesignshop.com/jwda-concrete-lamp-p246.aspx" target="_blank">Menu</a>; Concretewall wallpaper by Tom Haga: price upon request, <a href="http://resourcefurniture.com/product-category/product-collections/concrete_wall/concrete/" target="_blank">Resource Furniture</a>&nbsp;(212.753.2039); Swedish concrete shaving set by Iris Hantverk: $110, <a href="/edit/shortform_article/Iris Hantverk" target="_blank">Poketo</a>; Zelda table: $350, <a href="http://katyskelton.com/shop/zelda-table/" target="_blank">Katy Skelton</a>; St. Charles nesting bowls by Volk Furniture: $600 for set of three, <a href="http://workof.com/p/st-charles-nesting-bowls-gold-leaf/" target="_blank">Workof</a>: Around the Block clock: $30, <a href="http://www.cb2.com/around-the-block-clock/s360400" target="_blank">CB2</a>; textured concrete notecard: $9,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.well-received.com/store/textured-concrete-single-card" target="_blank">Well Received</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Formerly relegated&nbsp;to use on building projects only, concrete gets an elevated status with&nbsp;designs that spotlight&nbsp;the quotidian material. If you're not ready to put a waxed concrete island in your kitchen, like artist Pepa Poch did, try Tom Haga's Concretewall wallpaper, which mimics the real deal. Or incorporate the utilitarian material into your space in smaller doses&mdash;Volk's&nbsp;set of nesting bowls with gold leafing might be the&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;glam-meets-gritty&nbsp;decor accent.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:29:38 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Trends+We+Love/articles/k-T_-rBYQ7t/Trend+We+Love+Concrete k-T_-rBYQ7t Designers Nathan Turner and Mary McDonald Take the Phillipines <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GeRb7XAeNg3" 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="GeRb7XAeNg3"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/c5SYFq9E_uOx.jpg" title="Lonny.com" alt="Photos via @erichughesdesign&nbsp;/&nbsp;@nturnerdesign" /></div> <div class="below">Photos via <a href="https://instagram.com/p/0jJuBHn8tw/?taken-by=erichughesdesign" target="_blank">@erichughesdesign</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0ZBPWHKegy/?taken-by=nturnerdesign" target="_blank">@nturnerdesign</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Some things are just better in twos&mdash;take interior designers <a href="https://instagram.com/nturnerdesign/" target="_blank">Nathan Turner</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://instagram.com/marymcdonaldinc/" target="_blank">Mary McDonald</a>. The interior-savvy BFFs are oft&nbsp;Instagrammed&nbsp;slumming it in <a href="https://instagram.com/p/mvkJsRKeo0/?taken-by=nturnerdesign" target="_blank">Malibu</a>&nbsp;or traveling to&nbsp;beautiful corners of the world together. Just this past week the two&nbsp;Million Dollar Decorators shared photos of a far-flung getaway to <a href="http://www.dedonisland.com/en/" target="_blank">DEDON Island Resort</a>, a remote getaway that was <a href="/magazine/July+August+2013/Sl6QLDiJ9F5/1#30" target="_blank">featured in Lonny </a>a few summers back. The brainchild of luxury outdoor furniture designer <a href="/Design+Inspiration/articles/E71nSmq7G3n/Bobby+Dekeyser" target="_blank">Bobby Dekeyser</a>, DEDON provides one big tropical, lust-inducing&nbsp;photo-op after the other.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="yuwLiVdHOYf" 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="yuwLiVdHOYf"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3OthhO5mITpx.jpg" title="Lonny.com" alt="Photos&nbsp;via @marymcdonaldinc /&nbsp;@erichughesdesign" /></div> <div class="below">Photos&nbsp;via @<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0eztiSIDOG/?taken-by=marymcdonaldinc" target="_blank">marymcdonaldinc </a>/&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0fcwxXn8oF/?taken-by=erichughesdesign" target="_blank">@erichughesdesign</a></div> </div> </div> <p>The two struck a pose inside a <a href="https://instagram.com/p/0jJuBHn8tw/" target="_blank">hanging nest chair</a>, one of the resort's most recognizable features, which sway&nbsp;along the sandy beaches of the Philippine Sea, not too far from a sweet&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0ZBPWHKegy/" target="_blank">morning breakfast spot</a> on a palm shaded lawn. When not frolicking&nbsp;throughout the lush grounds, the twosome reveled in the resort's&nbsp;Southeast Asian heritage,&nbsp;from the multi-story <a href="https://instagram.com/p/0fcwxXn8oF/" target="_blank">thatched structures</a>&nbsp;to an intricately hand-carved <a href="https://instagram.com/p/0eztiSIDOG/" target="_blank">wooden headboard</a>. We can't wait to see what luxurious locale&nbsp;they head off to next.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:32:03 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/flX1DQ9cKEO/Designers+Nathan+Turner+Mary+McDonald+Take flX1DQ9cKEO This Paint Treatment is the New "Pop of Color" <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="8HOzaegKq8d" 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="8HOzaegKq8d"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CCdjTtzQ4VRx.jpg" title="serena &amp; lily" alt="Photo courtesy Serena &amp; Lily" /></div> <div class="below">Photo courtesy Serena &amp; Lily</div> </div> </div> <p>The first rule of being a color obsessive: Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open. You never know when&nbsp;inspiration will strike&mdash;flipping through a fashion magazine, wandering a new city, or&nbsp;oddly enough,&nbsp;scrolling through your&nbsp;inbox. That's where we spotted this eye-catching image&nbsp;in a promo email from&nbsp;Lonny fave <a href="/Decorating/articles/BmqC_RM8_rx/Neutral+City+Nursery+Serena+Lily">Serena &amp; Lily</a>.</p> <p>With the "accent wall" trend feeling pretty&nbsp;pass&eacute;,&nbsp;the time is right for a new breed&nbsp;of color pop, and this bold stripe more than fits the bill. In fresh spring&nbsp;green it's at once super daring&nbsp;and classically preppy. We can't get enough of the dramatic effect of&nbsp;<a href="/Decorating/articles/uYZ79ll7lYT/Design+Rule+Break+White+Trim">molding painted to match the walls</a>, and are longtime lovers of <a href="/Home+Tour+Logan+Killen+makeover+in+New+Orleans/articles/U62va7e4xBz/First+Blush">a</a>&nbsp;<a href="/Home+Tour+Logan+Killen+makeover+in+New+Orleans/articles/U62va7e4xBz/First+Blush">painted ceiling</a>, so why not combine the two for maximum drama?</p> <p></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:50:09 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/MuEMPIuvOyz/Paint+Treatment+New+Pop+Color MuEMPIuvOyz Toile de Nantes, our Matcha Obsession, and Jemma Kidd's Hampshire Estate <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="GXbkrDRxhi0" 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="GXbkrDRxhi0"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/futnf7bRqxAx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Toile de Nantes, our Matcha Obsession, and Jemma Kidd's Hampshire Estate" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The Ultimate English Country House</strong></em><br />Remember this beauty? Revisiting Jemma Kidd's gracious yet approachable Hampshire home &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://habituallychic.luxury/2015/03/colorful-country-chic/" target="_blank">Habitually Chic</a></p> <p><em><strong>Textile Classic: Toile de Nantes</strong></em><br />A few great&nbsp;ways to incorporate&nbsp;the ikat pattern&nbsp;into your decor &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ladolcevitablog.com/2015/03/23/ldv-loves-toiles-de-nantes/" target="_blank">La Dolce Vita</a></p> <p><em><strong>Matcha, Matcha, Matcha</strong></em><br />Suddenly it's everywhere. Here are 6 unexpected recipes we can't wait to whip up &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/matcha-recipes#slide" target="_blank">Refinery29</a></p> <p><em><strong>A Real Mom's Morning Routine</strong></em><br />An oddly fascinating read, for all parents who can relate &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/a-morning-in-the-life-well-kinda/" target="_blank">Emily Henderson</a></p> <p><em><strong>It's National Puppy Day</strong></em><br />And this is an office pooch after our own hearts &ndash; The Coveteur via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0lG-1rRBY9/?taken-by=thecoveteur" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Making an&nbsp;Entrance</strong></em><br />The one and only Anouska Hempel working some serious double-staircase action &ndash; T magazine via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/0lIbGYC58B/?taken-by=tmagazine" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:44:21 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/F4eAj5OIySz/Toile+de+Nantes+Matcha+Obsession+Jemma+Kidd F4eAj5OIySz Celebrate Arts Advocacy Day with Iconic Art <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="dXktjukAG7a" 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="dXktjukAG7a"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/lo/Bar+Cart+carved+wood+sideboard+serving+bar+lr6M5-OG41Ml.jpg" title="Celebrate Arts Advocacy Day with Iconic Art | Lonny.com" alt="Celebrate Arts Advocacy Day with Iconic Art" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.genevievegarruppo.com/">Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>While searching for <a href="/photos/Bar+Cart">bar carts</a>&nbsp;in the Lonny archives&mdash;because&nbsp;it's technically <a href="/20+Cocktail+Recipes+to+Help+You+Ring+In+the+New+Year">happy hour</a>&nbsp;and I'm obviously not at a pub&mdash;I came across the spirited console&nbsp;in interior designer <a href="/Home+Tour+Michelle+Smith's+Sag+Harbor+Cottage">Michelle Smith's Sag Harbor house</a> and was instantly reminded of the Vitruvian Man, Leonardo DaVinci's masterpiece of human proportion. The importance of <a href="/If+These+Walls+Could+Talk+How+to+Decorate+With+Art">art in the home</a>&nbsp;isn't a new concept, but today, on <a href="http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/arts-advocacy-day">Arts Advocacy Day</a>&nbsp;here in the U.S., it seems more significant than ever.</p> <p>We've highlighted countless <a href="/photos/Gallery+Wall">gallery walls</a>&nbsp;and portraits throughout&nbsp;Lonny's lifetime, but what if your taste for the arts centers on&nbsp;the contemporary classics&mdash;those iconic pieces that have made their way into museums across the globe? Enter the new Miami-based boutique&nbsp;<a href="http://musartboutique.com/">Musart</a>, where you can find hundreds of reproductions of&nbsp;your favorite works, from Gustav Klimt's "<a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/klimt-statue-the-kiss-1907/">The Kiss</a>" to Rodin's "<a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/rodin-statue-the-thinker/">The Thinker</a>,"&nbsp;reinterpreted&nbsp;for the modern home as trays, statuettes, and more. Here, we chose six items that honor the masters while adding personality and style in spades.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60" data-widget-guid="drqpVpi3ZsQ" 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="drqpVpi3ZsQ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/chdXUhGLIGVx.jpg" title="Celebrate Arts Advocacy Day with Iconic Art | Lonny.com" alt='Clockwise from top left: Maurizio Cattelan "Lipsticks" tray, $45; Mondrian "Composition in Black and White" large box, $175; Picasso "Bouquet of Peace" pillow, $145; Charles and Ray Eames chairs coasters, $25; Frank Lloyd Wright "Coonley" tumbler, $15; Leonardo Da Vinci&squot;s "Vitruvian Man" statue, $85.' /></div> <div class="below">Clockwise from top left: Maurizio Cattelan "Lipsticks" <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/maurizio-cattelan-tray-lipsticks/">tray</a>, $45; Mondrian "Composition in Black and White" <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/mondrian-large-box-black-white-1930/">large box</a>, $175; Picasso "Bouquet of Peace" <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/picasso-pillow-bouquet-of-peace-1958/">pillow</a>, $145; Charles and Ray Eames chairs <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/charles-and-ray-eames-coasters/">coasters</a>, $25; Frank Lloyd Wright "Coonley" <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/1245/">tumbler</a>, $15; Leonardo Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" <a href="http://musartboutique.com/product/da-vinci-statue-vitruvian-man-bronze-1940/">statue</a>, $85.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:14:53 -0700 http://www.lonny.comhttp://www.lonny.com/The+Find/articles/MRA5wt0OcqC/Celebrate+Arts+Advocacy+Day+Iconic+Art MRA5wt0OcqC