Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2017 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) West Elm's New Catalog Brings On The Summer Vibes <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="b8Gw8HJ6KzT" 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="b8Gw8HJ6KzT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/J3Qau-eDxJDx.jpg" title="Courtesy of West Elm." alt="West Elm's New Catalog Brings On The Summer Vibes" /></div> </div> </div> <p>We have to admit; each season we anxiously await the moment &nbsp;our postman drops the <a href="http://www.westelm.com/">West Elm </a>catalog on our doorstep. We relish in flipping the pages, scouring through this upcoming season&rsquo;s top trends and items. And, if the new summer catalog is anywhere remotely as inspiring as the <a href="/The+New+West+Elm+Catalog+Is+Interior+Goals">brand&rsquo;s last artful unveiling</a>, we are in for a good time.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HqxgflTBEOm" 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="HqxgflTBEOm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/lnN7AbhOQvVx.jpg" title="Courtesy of West Elm." alt="West Elm's New Catalog Brings On The Summer Vibes" /></div> </div> </div> <p>The summer catalog is a warm-weather interior journey in bright colors, textiles, sunny furnishings &mdash; and designer collabs you&rsquo;re going to want to scoop up, stat. This year the Brooklyn-based brand tapped Lonny faves <a href="http://erictrine.com/">Eric Trine</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.dusendusen.com/">Dusen Dusen</a>&nbsp;for part of its local initiative within the new offerings.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="Anxmer-SHXC" 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="Anxmer-SHXC"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ImNIefHw6psx.jpg" title="Courtesy of West Elm." alt="West Elm's New Catalog Brings On The Summer Vibes" /></div> </div> </div> <p>The result? Graphic pillows and mint metal furniture you&rsquo;re going to want to display all year long.&nbsp;Okay, who's ready to get a leg up on those summer plans?</p> <p></p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:37:18 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/J5e_S8UbKDh/West+Elm+New+Catalog+Brings+Summer+Vibes J5e_S8UbKDh Snowe Takes The Showroom Experience To The Next Level <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BAB5MT2RPQ6" 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="BAB5MT2RPQ6"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fQOuTtDTDe7x.jpg" title="top" alt="Snowe Takes The Showroom Experience To The Next Level" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Snowe.</div> </div> </div> <p>Need a spot to find all your perfect home essentials and also get totally inspired? Enter Snowe's <a href="https://snowehome.com/pages/the-whitespace">The Whitespace</a>. Located in NYC's Union Square, the &lsquo;next-generation&rsquo; retail experience blends a work space, an immersive showroom in the form of a shoppable loft apartment, a content creation studio, a dynamic event space, and a testing ground for future showroom experiences. Essentially, it's everything you could ever want in a space.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="98TLUzwiEqG" 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="98TLUzwiEqG"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rH0u6mNr_Fhx.jpg" title="bar" alt="Snowe Takes The Showroom Experience To The Next Level" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Snowe.</div> </div> </div> <p>While&nbsp;<a href="https://snowehome.com/">Snowe </a>sells simple, yet high-end essentials everyone needs in their home from linens to dishes to glassware, we love that The Whitespace shows&nbsp;how these basics only serve as a jumping off point for incredible design. With a reservation, guests can purchase their essentials, while also seeing how to integrate them within a&nbsp;home decor scheme. While the brand could have easily put their basic white goods out on display, the&nbsp;team&nbsp;went a step further to create a hub for creation, inspiration, and community.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Zr9VgUkFVrZ" 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="Zr9VgUkFVrZ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/or7mH7v5DaHx.jpg" title="gallery" alt="Snowe Takes The Showroom Experience To The Next Level" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Snowe.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:57:23 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/iNkw1ighoeK/Snowe+Takes+Showroom+Experience+Next+Level iNkw1ighoeK DIY To Try: Transform Old Linens With This Bleaching Technique <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="q6g4yADBu-Z" 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="q6g4yADBu-Z"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4Sjgt-IZ2o4x.jpg" title="DIY image" alt="Courtesy of Paper &amp; Stitch." /></div> <div class="below"><em>Courtesy of Paper &amp; Stitch.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s amazing what bleach can do. We were smitten as soon as we saw the textured pattern and muted color of the napkins and were even more impressed when we saw the flat, lackluster way they looked at the outset. If there were an elevated take on the acid-wash effect, this would be it.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="A8vs-oZ-tQx" 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="A8vs-oZ-tQx"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CQTdpVcsjwLx.jpg" title="DIY image" alt="Courtesy of Paper &amp; Stitch." /></div> <div class="below"><em>Courtesy of Paper &amp; Stitch.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>The project, dreamed up by Brittni Mehlhoff of <a href="http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2015/08/19/how-to-give-old-linen-napkins-new-life-with-this-diy-bleaching-technique/">Paper &amp; Stitch</a>, is upcycling at its finest. Round up those homely or stained linens you&rsquo;ve been meaning to replace, or buy a few cheap specimens at the store, and then go to town with <a href="http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2015/08/19/how-to-give-old-linen-napkins-new-life-with-this-diy-bleaching-technique/">Brittni&rsquo;s bleaching technique</a>. This is one of those ridiculously easy projects that is not only super quick, but also barely requires any materials. We can&rsquo;t wait to set a pretty spring table with these stunners.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:31:35 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/7wHp4Hqp5ls/DIY+Try+Transform+Old+Linens+Bleaching+Technique 7wHp4Hqp5ls Get A One-Of-A-Kind Antique Rug For A Steal <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3EdxXpcUjq8" 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="3EdxXpcUjq8"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kL8Z-EJktL7x.jpg" title="hero" alt="Get A One-Of-A-Kind Antique Rug For A Steal" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of abc carpet &amp; home.</div> </div> </div> <p>While we love so many innovations in design and forward-moving aesthetics, one decor item we will never get over is the antique&nbsp;rug. Send a hundred-year-old Persian&nbsp;piece our way and we will find the perfect spot for it within our&nbsp;modern spaces. So when we heard that <a href="http://www.abchome.com/">abc carpet &amp; home</a>, one of the best dealers in the biz, was having an antique rug sale, we knew we couldn't just keep it to ourselves.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8zJXREvoYm0" 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="8zJXREvoYm0"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/vbY0NGyN5cBx.jpg" title="rug" alt="Get A One-Of-A-Kind Antique Rug For A Steal" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of abc carpet &amp; home.</div> </div> </div> <p>Until April 4,&nbsp;over 1000 rare one-of-a-kind rugs curated from private collectors and dealers from around the world will be available for up to 70% off. If you are in NYC, you can choose your rug IRL from abc carpet &amp; home's <a href="http://www.abchome.com/locations/flagship/">flagship store</a>. (We also recommend you check out the gorgeous <a href="/Get+The+Look+Of+The+Freshest+Restaurant+Designs">new restaurant </a>in the building.) But don't worry.&nbsp;You can also shop the annual sale <a href="http://www.abchome.com/shop/carpet-rugs/antique-rugs">online</a>.</p> <p></p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:21:48 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/wRv-ALCgx-Q/Get+One+Kind+Antique+Rug+Steal wRv-ALCgx-Q Give Back And Decorate This World Water Day <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TPaO3y3QdZa" 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="TPaO3y3QdZa"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PtAmbc2ttFjx.jpg" title="top" alt="Celebrate World Water Day With A Frame That Gives Back" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Aura.</div> </div> </div> <p>Want a high-tech piece of decor that also gives back? <a href="https://auraframes.com/">Aura</a>,&nbsp;the&nbsp;smart digital picture frame, has partnered with <a href="https://www.charitywater.org/">charity:water</a>&nbsp;to create a limited edition, <a href="https://auraframes.com/order">crystal blue model</a>&nbsp;with the goal of raising both awareness and funds in honor of World Water Day. To help fight the crisis of&nbsp;663 million people living without access to safe, clean water, Aura will produce 500 frames engraved with a production number with proceeds going towards the charity.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="rni7ZD6JRTj" 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="rni7ZD6JRTj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/S-baH42OWXzx.jpg" title="frame" alt="Give Back And Decorate This World Water Day" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Aura.</div> </div> </div> <p>While many companies have products that give back, this collaboration actually can make a serious impact. Since Well Members (aka private donors) cover all operating costs at charity:water, 100% of donations actually go towards&nbsp;funding water projects. Each purchase&nbsp;of the limited-edition Aura frame will contribute $60 towards&nbsp;charity: water with every purchase. One cool fact? Every dollar&nbsp;invested in clean water yields $4&ndash;$12 in economic returns. So each frame bought bring&nbsp;hundreds of dollars towards bringing cleaning water to areas in need around the world!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="buVnwb-2oGJ" 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="buVnwb-2oGJ"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fy6qtWPXjofx.jpg" title="charity" alt="Celebrate World Water Day With A Frame That Gives Back" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Aura.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:26 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/F1r4hqMI319/Give+Back+Decorate+World+Water+Day F1r4hqMI319 Pinterest Board Of The Week: California Bungalow Interiors <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hZf4MJMAqf7" 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="hZf4MJMAqf7"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XrUpKOV7aKSx.jpg" title="Pinterest image 1" alt="via Pinterest/Marais USA." /></div> <div class="below"><em>via Pinterest/Marais USA.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>As the temp rises, our style predilections tend to get a bit more boho. Light, bright textiles replace cozy blankets, woven elements like baskets and hats make more appearances and we replenish our spaces with flowers and foliage.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vXUAsXbqGkj" 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="vXUAsXbqGkj"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Oa6HtCY6JHXx.jpg" title="Pinterest image 2" alt="via Pinterest/Marais USA." /></div> <div class="below"><em>via Pinterest/Marais USA.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>As far as homes go, nothing embodies this free-spirited warm-weather vibe quite like California bungalow interiors. So, we&rsquo;re turning to the <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/maraisusa/california-bungalow-interiors/">Pinterest board</a>&nbsp;of the same name, curated by <a href="https://www.maraisusa.com/">Marais USA</a>, for airy inspiration. The board is filled with all the typical Cali trappings, like white, wood, pops of color and plenty of plant life. And while the rooms featured are really from all over the world, each image embodies that laid-back West Coast feel. No matter where you live, your home can too. Take a look and get decorating.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sbwSk--8QxV" 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="sbwSk--8QxV"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/FWkDQD42nvHx.jpg" title="Pinterest image 3" alt="via Pinterest/Marais USA." /></div> <div class="below"><em>via Pinterest/Marais USA.</em></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:53 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/uQ2yGU78Bbc/Pinterest+Board+Week+California+Bungalow+Interiors uQ2yGU78Bbc Tour Selena Gomez's Mid-Century Home <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9MJgHX0I3XE" 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="9MJgHX0I3XE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9aO2oQ81opXx.jpg" title="hero" alt="Watch Selena Gomez Give A Tour Of Her Mid-Century Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Youtube.</div> </div> </div> <p>Want a peek into the home of the most-followed Instagrammer on the planet? Pop star Selena Gomez just took us on a tour of her cute mid-century home in <em>Vogue</em>'s <a href="http://www.vogue.com/article/selena-gomez-73-questions-video">73 Questions </a>video&nbsp;and we are absolutely into the simple modern space. While the celeb walks through her pretty one-story, she dishes on her fave foods, music, and secret talents.</p> <p>While we totally are into her modern living room, the sunny backyard is just the kind of patio we would want to hang out at all day. With plenty of greenery, Acapulco chairs, and a hot tub, this home has us ready for warmer weather. Take a look and see for yourself.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YpqkL3H3HLw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_GFkHA5EZdE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:51:56 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Celebrity+Home/articles/D8dWJzDlcF1/Tour+Selena+Gomez+Mid+Century+Home D8dWJzDlcF1 This Classic IKEA Bag Is Getting A Makeover <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="XNw6t6-hO8h" 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="XNw6t6-hO8h"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2-YWnjjydl-x.jpg" title="hero" alt="This Classic IKEA Bag Is Getting A Makeover" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone knows the classic <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/17228340/">IKEA shopping bag</a>. It's big, blue, fits a million home items inside, and only costs $0.99. I personally use mine to tout all my clothes over to the laundromat every week. It's that great. Well thanks to a collaboration with French retailer <a href="http://www.colette.fr/">Colette</a>, the giant carry-all is getting a makeover.<a href="http://www.ikea.com/">&nbsp;IKEA </a>announced today a collaboration with the brand, and its&nbsp;Creative Director Sarah Andelman, that will celebrate unconventional thinking and playfulness in design.</p> <p>Not only will the FRAKTA bag get some new spots, but a number of other iconic products&nbsp;get a&nbsp;fun revamp through the collab. Unfortunately, the two brands won't release the new line until 2018, so keep your calendars marked.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cyTZHIaLA4o" 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="cyTZHIaLA4o"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/L8d_1qyzpZjx.jpg" title="dots" alt="This Classic IKEA Bag Is Getting A Makeover" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:07:22 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/Sd7Q2-84B9m/Classic+IKEA+Bag+Getting+Makeover Sd7Q2-84B9m Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="twToApzJBYn" 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="twToApzJBYn"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/gNv7y_09fYKx.jpg" title="light" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>If you weren't already super excited for the arrival of spring, IKEA just made it even better. The company just announced a new line of products coming in April that can totally&nbsp;refresh your space. With&nbsp;new fun light fixtures, industrial storage options, and comfy finds to lounge about, this collection totally has us ready to take on the new season.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="-ZxWmcNbTSl" 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="-ZxWmcNbTSl"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/YhbSuhP9ytax.jpg" title="drawers" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>This storage unit&nbsp;is pretty perfect for your music collection.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="lQ7V9Rh6W9D" 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="lQ7V9Rh6W9D"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DRg4S_PPHlhx.jpg" title="hang" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>Need to decorate a mudroom for all those April showers? IKEA has you covered.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="SSEX6G2fW65" 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="SSEX6G2fW65"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/m3dQQwn7Yb2x.jpg" title="plants" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>Plants and comfy floor pillows are all we need to be happy.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="mRQ0jV-Ib1b" 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="mRQ0jV-Ib1b"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PKWzMHhjk_wx.jpg" title="kids" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>The LATTJO collection just got a little bigger, meaning your kiddos have plenty of new prints to cuddle up with.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="g3UimaHy-nd" 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="g3UimaHy-nd"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/DpelPJvz7ILx.jpg" title="industrial" alt="Check Out IKEA's Light And Bright Spring Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of IKEA.</div> </div> </div> <p>With all these organizational options, you'll be able to finish your spring cleaning in a snap.</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:07:02 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/9oWPuJeQbgh/Check+Out+IKEA+Light+Bright+Spring+Collection 9oWPuJeQbgh Five|Six Textiles Brings Côte d'Ivoire Art Stateside <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MqjBxMS2MIL" 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="MqjBxMS2MIL"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/J0l4v73r3uQx.jpg" title="hero" alt="C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire Art Comes Stateside With Five|Six Textiles" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Five|Six Textiles.</div> </div> </div> <p>The artisan collective of Warani&eacute;n&eacute; in C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire&nbsp;is an incredible community that has passed down the art of weaving for centuries. Each geometric pattern and use of color still has a specific meaning, but the weavers are free to create, develop, and modify as their artistic eye sees fit. The result are gorgeous textiles with a raw edge and an entirely unique and modern aesthetic. The collective now works in collaboration with <a href="http://www.fiveandsixtextiles.com/">Five|Six Textiles</a>, a Brooklyn-based company that helps distribute their work into a broader market.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JAsvoCMjo_D" 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="JAsvoCMjo_D"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/sWPqCLtqnpJx.jpg" title="craft" alt="C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire Art Comes Stateside With Five|Six Textiles" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Five|Six Textiles.</div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;collaboration began when Emma Wingfield, a African Art Historian, was on a trip researching artist workshops in 2014. Vali Coulibaly, the head of the Warani&eacute;n&eacute;, expressed an interest in collaborating with someone who could increase exposure to consumers outside their community and consult on silhouette design. With more business beyond the borders of their community, the collective could have more sustainable business and ensure the longevity of their practice. Emma teamed with designer Laine Henry to create Five|Six Textiles, which partners with the Warani&eacute;n&eacute; to celebrates their philosophy and approach to weaving with a desire to create a productive community that works, collectively, to keep the rich history of their shared craftsmanship alive.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Q5plD9eC9cp" 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="Q5plD9eC9cp"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/CtfRbpd_BjRx.jpg" title="napkins" alt="C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire Art Comes Stateside With Five|Six Textiles" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Five|Six Textiles.</div> </div> </div> <p>Five|Six Textiles not only sells an incredible product, but the proceeds of the artisan-to-consumer business also&nbsp;benefit the community as a whole.&nbsp;A percentage of each purchase is designated into a fund to help with local educational, health, and business development programs.&nbsp;While global textiles are&nbsp;still totally in style, consider&nbsp;choosing&nbsp;products that can empower a community and promote sustainability.</p> <p></p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:14:26 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/uCmVJsGeo_1/Five+Six+Textiles+Brings+C+te+Ivoire+Art+Stateside uCmVJsGeo_1 Create Your Own Shibori Print Wallpaper <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="VgRKYgLUCi9" 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="VgRKYgLUCi9"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/LAPjqtHq5r9x.jpg" title="intro" alt="Create Your Own Shibori Print Wallpaper" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Lowe's.</div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you're a fan of Rebecca Atwood, St. Frank, or the numerous textile designers that have put shibori in all of our homes, then you're going to love this DIY. Wallpaper is&nbsp;<em>definitely</em> having a moment right now, but unfortunately high-end prints can get pretty pricey. As a part of Lowe's digital series&nbsp;<em>The Weekender,&nbsp;</em>designer Monica Mangin taught her viewers how to create Shibori wallpaper with just a few simple materials. If you want to cut costs, get crafty, and totally make a trendy statement, check out this DIY below.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">DIY Shibori Wallpaper</h3> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><br />Tools</h3> <p>Tape Measure<br />Level<br />Wallpaper Kit<br />Utility Knife</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Materials</h3> <p>HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Dyed Indigo Paint<br />Paint Brush<br />Spray Bottle<br />Wallpaper Paste<br />Paintable Wallpaper</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Instructions</h3> <p>1.&nbsp;Divide the wallpaper width by the number of squares desired to determine the size of the grid. We used Graham &amp; Brown paintable wallpaper from Lowe&rsquo;s.&nbsp;Remember to make sure your pieces are long enough so you have an overlap on the ceiling and floor. You can trim that off once the paper is adhered where you want it.&nbsp;</p> <p>2.&nbsp;Unroll the wallpaper on your work surface. Measure and then mark out a grid lightly with pencil. Use a ruler or level to keep the lines straight. Keep your pattern consistent. Each piece should line up seamlessly with the next.</p> <p>3.&nbsp;Mist the wallpaper surface lightly with water.</p> <p>4.&nbsp;Dip a 2-4-inch chip brush in indigo paint and freehand a grid a few lines at a time. You can use any color you like &mdash;&nbsp;or use a couple of different colors for added interest.</p> <p>5.&nbsp;Lightly spray with water.&nbsp;This will allow us to blur the lines a bit, creating the signature shibori pattern.</p> <p>6.&nbsp;When you've finished painting the pattern on the entire sheet, let it completely dry. Dry times vary depending on heat and humidity.</p> <p>7.&nbsp;Now it&rsquo;s time to hang it up. Lightly brush wallpaper glue on the backside of the paper. Press onto the wall and smooth out all the bumps and air bubbles. If you have a stubborn air bubble, take a blade and make the tiniest hole, and then gently press out the air.</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:48:10 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/GLneeNEjtH9/Create+Own+Shibori+Print+Wallpaper GLneeNEjtH9 The Power Couple Behind An Innovative Bedding Brand <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bDKlsIhaC5U" 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="bDKlsIhaC5U"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ksiMi1J6Xpwx.jpg" title="top" alt="The Power Couple Behind An Innovative Bedding Brand" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Brooklinen.</div> </div> </div> <p>Don't you love the feeling of crisp high-end&nbsp;sheets? So do Vicki and Rich Fulop. The married couple is the duo behind<a href="https://www.brooklinen.com/"> Brooklinen</a>, an elevated bedding company focused on selling luxurious&nbsp;linens for a reasonable price. Since launching in 2014, the brand&nbsp;has become the fasting growing business in the field and just received a new $10 million investment that will let the team expand its product line and improve the customer experience. Lonny chatted with&nbsp;Vicki Folup&nbsp;about their inspiration for Brooklinen and how the brand is&nbsp;moving the bedding industry forward.</p> <p>Although the pair was not in the home-decor industry before starting their company, a lapse in the market inspired them to get started. "A few years ago, when we were on a weekend getaway, we had a magical sleep on amazing sheets," says Folup. "They were cool to the touch and sumptuously soft. We loved them so much&nbsp;and tried to buy them at the hotel, only to discover that they were $800.&nbsp;We found that high-end, quality sheets were all super-expensive, and that we couldn&rsquo;t find anyone at that time that had reimagined the supply chain to cut the unnecessary costs and deliver the same quality product at a better price."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RpntXnr3SFw" 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="RpntXnr3SFw"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZiLTpNCE1oux.jpg" title="dots" alt="The Power Couple Behind An Innovative Bedding Brand" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Brooklinen.</div> </div> </div> <p>"Brooklinen germinated and started as a mutual curiosity and passion project," Folup explains.&nbsp;"In our free time we started teaching ourselves about textiles and drawing out how we would do the packaging, how we wanted sheets to feel, designs we wanted to create (all minimalist, for a subtly-masculine aesthetic), and how we could bring them to market. At some point during that process, we just said, 'Let&rsquo;s go for it," and started cold-calling factories and getting prototypes made."</p> <p>Now starting a company with your S.O. can't always be easy. But the pair made their partnership work at the office&nbsp;and at home. "I know we&rsquo;ve found the right balance for us, which means that generally if we feel like talking about the business outside of the office, we&rsquo;ll talk about it," says Folup. "We love what we do and are passionate about it, so it doesn&rsquo;t always feel like work &mdash; just sharing something one of us is thinking or is excited about, or getting advice. We definitely work outside of the office, but I don&rsquo;t think either of us would want to have it any other way."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3KpcA8hzPyJ" 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="3KpcA8hzPyJ"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/dJa41H9mrzpx.jpg" title="sand" alt="The Power Couple Behind An Innovative Bedding Brand" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Brooklinen.</div> </div> </div> <p>While the brand has already excelled at creating an excellent curation of minimalist sheets and comforters, the newly announced funding is letting the team look towards its clientele.&nbsp;"We just want to serve them better and build the ultimate end-to-end, consumer-dictated shopping experience," says Folup. "This investment will enable us to give them more of that they have been asking for &mdash;&nbsp;with everything from expanding our home offerings and scaling production to building out our team and tech so that we can reach them faster, online and off." We can't wait to see what the&nbsp;bedding brand will dream up.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:14:48 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/YIaKjvoOT-B/Power+Couple+Behind+Innovative+Bedding+Brand YIaKjvoOT-B Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rdVf4A2HqHA" 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="rdVf4A2HqHA"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/LRBOLQ7Ua7jx.jpg" title="hero" alt="Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America; Courtesy of Trulia.</div> </div> </div> <p>Need inspiration how to style&nbsp;a living room? We recommend looking to the stars. Creative celebs often have&nbsp;incredible eyes for design&nbsp;plus the incomes to bring their dream homes to life.</p> <p>Take Gwen Stefani, for instance. We were absolutely floored by her <a href="/See+Gwen+Stefani's+35+Million+Eclectic+Rockstar+Home">$35 million Beverly Hills home</a>&nbsp;that she just put on the market. The rockstar not only chose incredible decor, but also knows what makes a room tick.&nbsp;With one&nbsp;look at her living room, you know that Gwen&nbsp;has set up the perfect space&nbsp;to&nbsp;entertain like a pro.</p> <p>Read&nbsp;below for four elements that make the singer's living room a star.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KiBWIXLUwLR" 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="KiBWIXLUwLR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jyPerlWsY7kx.jpg" title="fire" alt="Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Trulia.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1AbrlSb9uU2" 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="1AbrlSb9uU2"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3BMHoOA6CdYx.jpg" title="art" alt="Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Trulia.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PKVEa9lK4d_" 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="PKVEa9lK4d_"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/13-Shzr5caSx.jpg" title="dining" alt="Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Trulia.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="v6zbhxf5hGP" 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="v6zbhxf5hGP"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/z4hfyHcQULux.jpg" title="window" alt="Breakdown Of A Celebrity Room" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Trulia.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:18:44 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Celebrity+Home/articles/6RqYRcDGqjv/Breakdown+Of+A+Celebrity+Room 6RqYRcDGqjv DIY To Try: Giant Macramé Rope Lights <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="XHcpRp3zKsW" 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="XHcpRp3zKsW"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/giS_iZlZQ5yx.jpg" title="DIY image" alt="Courtesy of Vintage Revivals." /></div> <div class="below"><em>Courtesy of Vintage Revivals.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>They&rsquo;re all over our inspiration boards and we&rsquo;ve seen them at artisan markets. We&rsquo;ve been coveting these chunky rope lights for some time now, but never did we seriously consider making them ourselves, until now.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="aVeF2hlQ6Lo" 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="aVeF2hlQ6Lo"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7yCPQp9L0Jzx.jpg" title="DIY image" alt="Courtesy of Vintage Revivals." /></div> <div class="below"><em>Courtesy of Vintage Revivals.</em></div> </div> </div> <p>Previously we mistakenly figured this project would be super complicated. Maybe it was because of the electrical aspect, maybe it was the fancy knot technique or maybe it&rsquo;s because we figured the materials would only be sold in a specialty store. But as Mandi Gubler of <a href="http://vintagerevivals.com/2015/09/giant-macram-rope-lights">Vintage Revivals</a>&nbsp;shows us, we were wrong about all of those things. This project is totally doable and most of the items are readily available at craft and hardware stores. So, get your boho on. <a href="http://vintagerevivals.com/2015/09/giant-macram-rope-lights">Take a look at the DIY</a>&nbsp;and macram&eacute; your way to this ridiculously rad light.</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:45:52 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Do-It-Yourself+Projects/articles/yYfwolC-NvK/DIY+Try+Giant+Macram+Rope+Lights yYfwolC-NvK Your Inner Child Will Love Emily & Merritt's Pottery Barn Kids Collection <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="k31-ZDjaR9F" 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="k31-ZDjaR9F"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/c_CthiAdf3Zx.jpg" title="teepees" alt="Your Inner Child Will Love Emily &amp; Merritt's Pottery Barn Kids Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Pottery Barn.</div> </div> </div> <p>Emily Current and Merritt Elliot are definitely one of our favorite modern design duos. The pair behind <a href="https://www.currentelliott.com/">Current/Elliot </a>and <a href="http://thisisthegreat.com/">The Great</a>&nbsp;have made their name in fashion and now are approaching the home space&nbsp;in stride. We already knew the team&nbsp;had great taste in decor (we've even featured <a href="/Inside+A+Designer's+California-Cool+Abode">Emily Current's home</a>&nbsp;in Lonny), so when we heard they&nbsp;would create a collection for <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/?cm_type=gnav">Pottery Barn Kids</a>, we got seriously excited.</p> <p>The Emily &amp; Merrit collection is filled with pretty pastels, bold graphics, and all the pretty pompoms your inner child (ok, and present day adult) could ever desire.&nbsp;The two moms&nbsp;know exactly what a kid&nbsp;wants to see in their play spaces, but also use their eyes for design to create a collection that perfectly blends of&nbsp;whimsy&nbsp;and style.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="auOwzp-61Dr" 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="auOwzp-61Dr"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/el3qbVQwOiMx.jpg" title="bed" alt="Your Inner Child Will Love Emily &amp; Merritt's Pottery Barn Kids Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Pottery Barn.</div> </div> </div> <p>The collection centers around multiple rooms that each possess a slightly different style. For example, the <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/girl-rooms/girl-room-emily-meritt-bandit/?cm_re=EmilyMeritt-_-Landing-_-LittleBanditBedroom">Little Bandit Bedroom </a>above has a mix of cute critters, black and white graphics, and pops of gold, while the <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/girl-nurseries/girl-nurseries-em-ta-da/?cm_re=EmilyMeritt-_-Landing-_-TaDaNursery">Ta-Da Nursery</a>&nbsp;is filled with pretty pink pastels, sparkle, and nostalgic touches. So no matter your style, you and your little one can find <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/pages/emily-meritt/?cm_re=ShopBanner-_-EmilyMeritt-_-EmilyMerittFeature">a design</a>&nbsp;that fits your tastes.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="K3_DRdlEzhM" 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="K3_DRdlEzhM"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/nmxqU364tdKx.jpg" title="pompom" alt="Your Inner Child Will Love Emily &amp; Merritt's Pottery Barn Kids Collection" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Pottery Barn.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:12:09 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Scout+Out/articles/F62b6nvoXBm/Inner+Child+Will+Love+Emily+Merritt+Pottery F62b6nvoXBm