Lonny http://www.lonny.com en-us Copyright 2015 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Entry Wallpaper, a Perfect California Cottage, and 17 Things You Didn't Know About Princess Diana <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nos1QvY7oUZ" 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="nos1QvY7oUZ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tW1Oy5C5zJhx.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Entry Wallpaper, a Perfect California Cottage, and 17 Things You Didn't Know About Princess Diana" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Rita Konig Forever</strong></em><br />Eleven quintessentially British&nbsp;images from the decorator we swoon for&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thisisglamorous.com/2015/10/interior-designer-rita-konig-london/" target="_blank">This is Glamorous</a></p> <p><em><strong>Go Big or Go Home</strong></em><br />Sums up our philosophy on choosing wallpaper for your entry &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://emilyaclark.com/2015/10/choosing-wallpaper-for-our-entry.html" target="_blank">Emily A. Clark</a></p> <p><em><strong>And Speaking of Our Cousins on the Other Side of the Pond...</strong></em><br />Here are 17 things you might not have known about Princess Diana &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.veranda.com/luxury-lifestyle/news/g1446/princess-diana-facts/" target="_blank">Veranda</a></p> <p><em><strong>Currently Crushing On this California Cottage</strong></em><br />Petite yet perfectly formed&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://style-files.com/2015/10/07/a-charming-1920s-cottage-in-california/" target="_blank">The Style Files</a></p> <p><em><strong>Some Enchanted Evening</strong></em><br />A party at dusk with the most beautiful&nbsp;light&nbsp;&ndash; Yatzer via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8lgtkMsbOH/?taken-by=yatzer" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>F&ecirc;ting the Design Book of the Season</strong></em><br />Interiors tome or life coach? <em>Sage Living</em> is both&nbsp;&ndash; Ruby Press via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8lfHuNusCb/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:47:43 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/ctUtWVSqHFS/Entry+Wallpaper+Perfect+California+Cottage ctUtWVSqHFS How to Decorate with Flowering Branches <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ziSORAdudwF" 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="ziSORAdudwF"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/lo/8qGl7suRBmzl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://stephenkentjohnson.com/">Photo &copy; Stephen Kent Johnson/Lonny</a></div> </div> </div> <p>The secret to magazine-worthy interiors? Ditch the stems, pronto. To&nbsp;perk up a room with a natural hit of the unexpected, try&nbsp;using well-composed arrangements of budding branches instead of fresh-cut florals. While Pinterest no doubt holds thousands&nbsp;of creative uses for a bare branch, from DIY lighting to faux headboards, sculptural flowering&nbsp;boughs add an element of romance&mdash;plus volume, texture, and shape&mdash;in any room with very little effort: simply&nbsp;fill a glass cylinder (or urn, or bowl) with some water, add branches, set on a knotty-wood side table or a slick marble countertop, and you're ready to roll.</p> <p>Don't live in California or the South, where flora-filled tree limbs are in abundance year-round? You can still enjoy the beauty of&nbsp;a flowering branch even in the throes of winter. Just follow these simple steps.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="C-A_7k1nyCP" 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="C-A_7k1nyCP"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/lo/-zzyE-uS134l.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches White | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1. Opt for branches that are about &frac12;-inch in diameter.</strong> Most need about six weeks of dormancy, aka a "cold period," before you can force them back to life. Once you've selected the type of branch you'd like (see below),&nbsp;use pruning shears to cut&nbsp;branches from a&nbsp;tree or bush. Trim at the ends to remove any leaves or buds that will be under water in your desired vase (because they&nbsp;will rot).</p> <p><strong>2. Carefully cut&nbsp;&frac12;-inch-long&nbsp;slits at the end of each branch</strong> several times to create a crosshatch pattern, then smash the ends against a hard surface so that the branch frays out. This will increase surface area and encourage the branch to absorb water.</p> <p><strong>3.&nbsp;Submerge&nbsp;branches in a container of lukewarm water mixed</strong> with flower food (you can add up to a tablespoon of bleach to prevent bacterial growth) and let soak. Keep the branches in a cool, dark place for a couple of weeks and add water as necessary.</p> <p><strong>4.&nbsp;Once buds start to bloom, you're done.</strong> Bring them out for all to admire.</p> <p>Or, you know, pick some up at the local flower market. Here are 10 of our favorite varieties.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HPM1t4oLxtI" 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="HPM1t4oLxtI"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/lo/TlUT1nByW1Tl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Quince | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">QUINCE</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="G-6XpE_iBmU" 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="G-6XpE_iBmU"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/lo/qsrAV2Eo3jbl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Pussy Willow | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Ryann Ford/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">PUSSY WILLOW</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JcQkJFpQ6f7" 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="JcQkJFpQ6f7"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/lo/B3AznfWfe5pl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Cherry Blossom | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">CHERRY BLOSSOM</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="vUnQSbXvyDx" 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="vUnQSbXvyDx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/lo/TRLMVIm7Oozl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Eucalyptus | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Virginia Rollison/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">EUCALYPTUS</h3> <p>(Ok, technically this is a leafy branch but it's too pretty to omit.) &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="X4kkLlYV2hu" 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="X4kkLlYV2hu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/XAF_kvkQUWbl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Dogwood | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Anna Moller/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">DOGWOOD</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mLpXT2ONhaI" 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="mLpXT2ONhaI"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3Arq8lmfuIEl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Almond Blossom | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">ALMOND BLOSSOM</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WZz-nX8Gr1j" 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="WZz-nX8Gr1j"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/lv/HHMirvv-Mhgl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Magnolia | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Red Cover</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">MAGNOLIA</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uCy4RmeqGa5" 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="uCy4RmeqGa5"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/lo/vKRuQdBpp_Sl.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Forsythia | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">FORSYTHIA</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qv8m_mze-WN" 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="qv8m_mze-WN"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/22hZgOjO__Rx.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Plum Blossom | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">PLUM BLOSSOM</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3WqvLbpIdC0" 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="3WqvLbpIdC0"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/WEyBpGUolnYx.jpg" title="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches Crabapple | Lonny.com" alt="How to Decorate with Flowering Branches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Lonny</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">CRABAPPLE</h3> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 13:25:50 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/0MRR_yTSZ2W/How+Decorate+Flowering+Branches 0MRR_yTSZ2W Young Designers Who Are Nailing Old-School Style <p>A decorating legend&nbsp;once told us, "If you want to be modern, you have to know your history. You must learn what was modern then to know what is modern now." It's a lesson we greatly&nbsp;admire&nbsp;and one heartily upheld by these five talents. (It was Mario Buatta, by the way, and when we were done squealing with delight at his presence, he gave us&nbsp;a bunch&nbsp;<a href="/Lonny+Loves/articles/gXLFv7m55IQ/Mario+Buatta">more excellent advice.</a>)&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://www.lukeedwardhall.com/">1. Luke Edward Hall</a></h3> <p>The dandyish British aesthete counts among his job titles&nbsp;prop stylist for Christie&rsquo;s, prot&eacute;g&eacute; of royal decorator Ben Pentreath, and founder of a line of hand-illustrated home decor. Check&nbsp;out his <a href="/mag/D93AaQkHGCZ/March+2015/CfSrttLVuZ4/Luke+Edward+Hall">Personal Space column</a>&nbsp;in Lonny.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LX3Uyu_j_na" 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="LX3Uyu_j_na"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/GfI4NWejnTix.jpg" title="Luke Edward Hall" alt="In signature spectacles and jumper in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, UK.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">In signature spectacles and jumper in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire, UK.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/8Gq8s4kg6M/?taken-by=lukeedwardhall">@lukeedwardhall</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-I4hJxSv3bJ" 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="-I4hJxSv3bJ"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/SukmxbQd_x4x.jpg" title="Luke Edward Hall" alt="Emerald beveled subway tiles and printed botanical wallpaper&nbsp;in his London home.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Emerald beveled subway tiles and printed botanical <a href="https://instagram.com/p/vwBossEg_O/?taken-by=lukeedwardhall">wallpaper</a>&nbsp;in his London home.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/2eFiinEg3d/?taken-by=lukeedwardhall">@lukeedwardhall</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://www.beataheuman.com/">2. Beata Heuman&nbsp;</a></h3> <p>Another Londoner, Beata Heuman honed her tradisms under aristocratic and eccentric (he's pals with Mick Jagger) decorator Nicky Haslam&nbsp;for nine years before heading out on her own. Her own <a href="http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/real-homes/beata-heuman-small-first-time-buyers-flat">perfect flat</a>&nbsp;was just featured in the U.K.'s&nbsp;<em>House &amp; Garden.</em></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-xt1z_XdnUK" 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="-xt1z_XdnUK"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/YM9h7vto_o2x.jpg" title="Beata Heuman" alt="Heuman's&nbsp;grasscloth-lined studio space, complete with a working fireplace.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Heuman's&nbsp;grasscloth-lined studio space, complete with a working fireplace.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/5g1Oj3AXMe/?taken-by=beataheuman">@beataheuman</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="817kbPIDkwh" 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="817kbPIDkwh"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ryLacByqaWBx.jpg" title="Beata Heuman" alt="A moodboard using prints from House of Hackney's&nbsp;William Morris collaboration.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A moodboard using prints from House of Hackney's&nbsp;William Morris collaboration.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/5g1Oj3AXMe/?taken-by=beataheuman">@beatheuman</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://www.kapitomuller.com/">3. Kapito Muller</a></h3> <p>No one has gotten us as&nbsp;excited about Uptown style since Blair Waldorf. Upper East Siders Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller's youthful, sophisticated sensibility makes&nbsp;tone-on-tone decorating feel super luxe. Find much more in their <a href="/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/bmde5akIgli/Instagram+Stories+Fresh+Take+Trad">Instagram Stories profile</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gDBFkhlLffk" 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="gDBFkhlLffk"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/p_U8fn-GpfKx.jpg" title="Kapito Muller" alt="A lady's office in the Holiday House New York Showhouse.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A lady's office in the Holiday House New York Showhouse.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/8anAbRjFh0/?taken-by=kapitomullerinterior">@kapitomuller</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WJ8GgOB5UmK" 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="WJ8GgOB5UmK"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/9cre_z8oNSpx.jpg" title="Kapito Muller" alt="One of countless beautiful facades&nbsp;documented on Instagram.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">One of countless beautiful facades&nbsp;documented on Instagram.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/6XMuLZjFly/?taken-by=kapitomullerinterior">@kapitomuller</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="https://instagram.com/william_mclure/">4. William Rankin McLure IV</a></h3> <p>This&nbsp;Birmingham-based designer throws a wrench in the archetype of the Southern gentleman decorator. Between hand <a href="/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/x2FQmKVY0mz/Cool+Painted+Floors+Taking+Over+Instagram">painting trad stripes</a>&nbsp;on his apartment floors and working for architect <a href="http://www.billingramarchitect.com/">Bill Ingram</a>, he can be found <a href="https://instagram.com/p/7BIB8TP5KZ/?taken-by=william_mclure">dubsmashing</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6nTCwHv5On/?taken-by=william_mclure">pulling pranks</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="i2J_BUsedIl" 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="i2J_BUsedIl"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/fQNSrhXsYaQx.jpg" title="William Rankin McLure IV" alt="A desk vignette featuring a thrifted bamboo chair.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A desk vignette featuring a thrifted bamboo chair.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/0gmvX-v5Gh/?taken-by=william_mclure">@william_mclure</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AOwbKwTJuXz" 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="AOwbKwTJuXz"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rfq7FC5ceblx.jpg" title="William Rankin McLure IV" alt="McLure with his beloved&nbsp;Weimaraner, Baylor." /></div> <div class="below">McLure with his beloved&nbsp;Weimaraner, Baylor. <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/x7A82gv5Pk/?taken-by=william_mclure">@william_mclure</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak"><a href="http://www.wendylabruminteriors.com/">5. Wendy Labrum</a></h3> <p>A monogram lover after our own heart, Labrum&nbsp;picked up her&nbsp;prim, feminine style&nbsp;in London and perfected it in Chicago. Look for her designs, notable for their &nbsp;dreamy&nbsp;washes of neutrals and luxe mixed metallics, &nbsp;from Lincoln Park to Lake Forest.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Js6Nrb6UlZ7" 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="Js6Nrb6UlZ7"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Y4J0URMmG86x.jpg" title="Wendy Labrum" alt="A mirrored bedside chest topped with an antique-style light.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">A mirrored bedside chest topped with an antique-style light.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/2RhXmODAUk/?taken-by=wendylabruminteriors">@wendylabruminteriors</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aasLH1_SH1v" 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="aasLH1_SH1v"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/beCzlfOe19ox.jpg" title="Wendy Labrum" alt="Shrub shopping at the Windy City's Jayson Home.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">Shrub shopping at the Windy City's Jayson Home.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/p/4U3VkijAX0/?taken-by=wendylabruminteriors">@wendylabruminteriors</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4xaQFSI7kO1" 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="4xaQFSI7kO1"><a href="/10+Trad+Things+You+Didn't+Know+You+Love/articles/92jP9ph-LR4/Lettuce+Ware"> <img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/-8HsPPA99eml.jpg" title="10 Trad Things" alt="Young Designers Who Are Nailing Old-School Style" /> </a></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine"></h3> <h3 class="article_heading pine"><a href="/10+Trad+Things+You+Didn't+Know+You+Love/articles/MCzkEjSG9Ls/The+New+Traditionalism">MORE:&nbsp;Discover&nbsp;10 Trad Things You Didn't Know You Love</a>&nbsp;</h3> <div id="marker"></div> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:40:41 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Lonny+Loves/articles/aN390nZZpab/Young+Designers+Nailing+Old+School+Style aN390nZZpab Four Tabletop Ideas to Try from Lela Rose <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dapOx1Z9BoG" 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="dapOx1Z9BoG"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/yNeYGxLBNc_x.jpg" title="LELA ROSE PIG ROAST | LONNY.COM" alt="All photos&nbsp;&copy; Pr&ecirc;t-a-Party: Great Ideas For Good Times and Creative Entertaining&nbsp;by Lela Rose, Rizzoli New York, 2015." /></div> <div class="below">All photos&nbsp;&copy; <a href="http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847846290" target="_blank">Pr&ecirc;t-a-Party: Great Ideas For Good Times and Creative Entertaining</a>&nbsp;by Lela Rose, Rizzoli New York, 2015.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>hen it comes to entertaining, no two parties are ever the same. From playlists to themes, cocktails to costumes, the sky is the limit in terms of creativity. Fashion designer <a href="https://www.lelarose.com/" target="_blank">Lela Rose</a>&nbsp;proves this sentiment true in her new book,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847846290" target="_blank">Pr&ecirc;t-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining</a>,&nbsp;</em>in which the maker of ladylike dresses showcases her next-level hostessing flair. Rose's epic f&ecirc;tes run the gamut from a casual gingham-clad chicken fry to a spectacular silver-and-white holiday feast. The common denominator? Simple, yet impactful styling ideas that make all the difference.&nbsp;If you're looking for ways to step-up your game, this book needs to find its way onto your coffee table stat.&nbsp;We feverishly paged through and flagged four beautiful tabletops we can't wait to try ourselves.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cCmsjy6FScz" 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="cCmsjy6FScz"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ioZMtw795FNx.jpg" title="LELA ROSE TEA PARTY | LONNY.COM" alt="Four Tabletop Ideas to Try from Lela Rose's New Book" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">GET CREATIVE WITH FLOWERS</h3> <p>We love when hosts get clever with floral&nbsp;arrangements&mdash;especially when they think outside the box and select&nbsp;a unique vessel to showcase their blooms. At Rose's rooftop Tea-Quila party (did we mention we're also suckers for punny party names?), hosted on <a href="/magazine/October+November+2010/Z15bNfeR1DY/1#116" target="_blank">Celerie Kemble's rooftop</a>&nbsp;overlooking Central Park, silver teapots hold magenta flowers in lieu of plain&nbsp;glass vases.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TUZ2iNHSTsE" 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="TUZ2iNHSTsE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/3wc1JTZPWozx.jpg" title="LELA ROSE SUNDAY SUPPER | LONNY.COM" alt="Four Tabletop Ideas to Try from Lela Rose's New Book" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">GET CREATIVE WITH&nbsp;PLACE SETTINGS</h3> <p>At a cozy, at-home Sunday supper, Rose-shaped pieces of yarn into the initials of each&nbsp;invited diner. Yes, including a handwritten name card to&nbsp;assign&nbsp;seats is always a nice little detail that goes a long way, but as with everything in entertaining, going above and beyond expectations is what makes an event memorable for party-goers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6_U5YiuGmw4" 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="6_U5YiuGmw4"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QwtrXla7qYpx.jpg" title="LELA ROSE HOLIDAY DINNER | LONNY.COM" alt="Four Tabletop Ideas to Try from Lela Rose's New Book" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">GET CREATIVE WITH LIGHTING</h3> <p>You know by now that the easiest and most impactful way to set the tone of a party is with strategic lighting. And we don't have to tell you that nothing is as romantic and whimsical as a candlelit dinner. But who <em>really</em> has a china cabinet full of candlesticks to make that happen? For Rose's Christmas party, the designer ingeniously used empty wine bottles to arrange&nbsp;white candles of&nbsp;varying heights up and down a formally set table. Bonus: the glass bottles reflect the twinkling flames, further adding to the ambiance.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NhDJyTtVD-g" 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="NhDJyTtVD-g"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/jW4xx233dxVx.jpg" title="LELA ROSE TABLETOP | LONNY.COM" alt="Four Tabletop Ideas to Try from Lela Rose's New Book" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">GET CREATIVE WITH A THEME&nbsp;</h3> <p>When putting together a rooftop pig roast, Rose kept the tabletop exactly as it should be: rustic and simple. From the tacked-down place settings and&nbsp;the exposed wooden farm table to the earthy vegetables that adorn the simple white plates,&nbsp;every single&nbsp;detail feels appropriate to the established theme at hand.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:56:39 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/wrs3AKCEDet/Four+Tabletop+Ideas+Try+Lela+Rose wrs3AKCEDet And the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is... <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="I8KIIPbYF1o" 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="I8KIIPbYF1o"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5RykT-P7afNx.jpg" title="Benjamin Moore Simply White" alt="And the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is..." /></div> <div class="below attribution">courtesy of Benjamin Moore</div> </div> </div> <p>Benjamin Moore just&nbsp;named Simply White the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016;jsessionid=x2VbWVRQNTVkzYGf2pTLVtRqLFDSpGGP7J0zPpyKyT93kx2qlT1Z!1336204579!NONE">2016 Color of the Year</a>, and if you're anything like us, upon hearing that news your thoughts may go a little something like this: *Saucily places hand on hip* <em>Like straight up white? What kind of year-long research project ends up at white? Does that mean we're in for the most boring 12 months&nbsp;ever? </em><em>They hosted a massive party in NYC full of fancy design people, to talk about painting stuff white? &nbsp;</em>It seemed&nbsp;counterintuitive, and to be honest, anticlimactic.&nbsp;</p> <p>But then we let the idea settle in. Go ahead, take a moment for yourself. We don't <em>not</em> like white. It's clean and modern and fresh. Heck, we've written <a href="/Three+Recipes+for+an+Unboring+White+Room/articles/_9Q36jCwRC6/How+to+Make+White+Walls+Work">many</a>&nbsp;(<a href="/Color+Ideas+2014/articles/6D2FH2VxC_g/When+White+Walls+Work">many</a>) articles on the virtues of pale spaces. And this is a really&nbsp;nice white. It's crisp, but not institutional. Bright, but not harsh. And taking these three spaces, sheathed in the hue, as&nbsp;evidence, works with myriad decor styles.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="R9pS2tVQ_FB" 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="R9pS2tVQ_FB"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/midblc87-rNx.jpg" title="Benjamin Moore Simply White" alt="And the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is..." /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Benjamin Moore</div> </div> </div> <p>Benjamin Moore has also announced a corresponding <a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016;jsessionid=x2VbWVRQNTVkzYGf2pTLVtRqLFDSpGGP7J0zPpyKyT93kx2qlT1Z!1336204579!NONE">palette of 23 colors</a>&nbsp;that will "illustrate how white works within the color spectrum," which again, seems a little silly at first. But being the <a href="/Perfect+Designer-Approved+Color+Combinations">color pairing fanatics</a>&nbsp;we are, we're not gonna <em>not</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016;jsessionid=x2VbWVRQNTVkzYGf2pTLVtRqLFDSpGGP7J0zPpyKyT93kx2qlT1Z!1336204579!NONE">look</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>So what say you? The perfect blank canvas or too blah for your blood?&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7sPezyiBhkM" 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="7sPezyiBhkM"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/bTSCg9jpYvox.jpg" title="Benjamin Moore Simply White" alt="And the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is..." /></div> <div class="below attribution">Courtesy of Benjamin Moore</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:45:21 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Color+Ideas+2015/articles/lcgi2cs2oae/Benjamin+Moore+Color+Year lcgi2cs2oae Chic Chandeliers, Soapstone Counters, and a Gothic Charmer in the Hudson Valley <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="PgHAvWm6ySt" 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="PgHAvWm6ySt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AtS18-eLns5x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="Chic Chandeliers, Soapstone Counters, and a Gothic Charmer in the Hudson Valley" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>A Gothic-Glam Home in the Hudson Valley</strong></em><br />Vintage details, sleek lines, and out of nowhere, a breathtaking wallpaper moment&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remodelista.com/posts/before-after-designer-visit-materia-designs-house-remodel-hands-on-gut-renoavtion-hudson-valley" target="_blank">Remodelista</a></p> <p><em><strong>10 Showstoppingly Chic Chandeliers</strong></em><br />That 16-arm Caracas just shot straight to the top of my wishlist&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/glamorous-chandeliers/" target="_blank">MyDomaine</a></p> <p><em><strong>Feeling for Black Soapstone Again&nbsp;</strong></em><br />Seeing these counters everywhere, and loving it&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2015/10/soapstone-countertops-are-tops.html" target="_blank">Little Green Notebook</a></p> <p><em><strong>Rita Konig on Hardware</strong></em><br />"I never worry too much about committing to one metal throughout a room"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/interiors/furnishings/rita-konig-decoration-advice/view/interiors/furnishings/importance-of-hardware-and-ironmongery-rita-konig" target="_blank">House &amp; Garden</a></p> <p><em><strong>Part Bench, Part Sofa</strong></em><br />And 100 percent elegant &ndash; 1stdibs via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8ilbdoAwnq/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>Paper Flowers to the Max</strong></em><br />Celebrating Rifle Paper Co. x Paperless Post at NYC's&nbsp;Bloom Room pop-up&nbsp;&ndash; Cat Dash via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8i3EIuLokx/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 15:12:42 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/SBYMm38RSIo/Chic+Chandeliers+Soapstone+Counters+Gothic SBYMm38RSIo Make Space: A Weaving Studio in the English Countryside <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="A9ekjw87idN" 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="A9ekjw87idN"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PRn5B2RLbQzx.jpg" title="Justine Ashbee" alt="Designer Justine Ashbee in her studio near Brighton" /></div> <div class="below">Designer Justine Ashbee in her studio near Brighton</div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>In 2012, just around the time that designer Justine Ashbee began creating&nbsp;pieces for her now established design brand <a href="http://nativeline.com/" target="_blank">Native Line</a>,&nbsp;which specializes in intricate, hand-woven tapestries, she met her future husband and decided to move across the pond. &ldquo;It was a move for love,&rdquo; says Ashbee. It&nbsp;was also a homecoming of sorts, as the creative talent&nbsp;was born in the U.K., but grew up in L.A. and had spent 10 years in Seattle before making the move.</p> <p>Ashbee's first introduction to weaving was during her time as a textiles student at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her elaborate wall hangings&mdash;sculptural works of art, really&mdash;include graphic, geometric designs that often incorporate metallics and are inspired by Southwestern landscapes. We caught up with the designer to get the scoop on her design process, her stunning studio in the English countryside, and what&rsquo;s next for her&nbsp;brand.</p> <p><strong>Where does your design inspiration come from?</strong></p> <p>"I'm drawn to indigenous craft and ceremony&mdash;the use of natural materials for decoration and ornament, and how communities create a visual language that bridges both seen and unseen worlds. I find mysterious folklore rituals and costumes appealing.&nbsp;I'm attracted to the folklorish ideas that elements in nature have a spirit, and that in many ways we can access meaning about and communicate with the natural world through symbolism and intuition."</p> <p><strong>How does your inspiration translate to the materials you use for your tapestries?</strong></p> <p>"I choose materials for their luminosity. Light in materials has an ability to refract very different qualities in their color, tone, and texture, and can evoke very different moods as a result. It is important that the work reacts to its environment."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w70 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="m8Y5ArUTkSL" 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="m8Y5ArUTkSL"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/n3LfBEKKXdjx.jpg" title="Native Line" alt="Work in progress: the beginnings of a Native Line wall hanging on a wood loom." /></div> <div class="below">Work in progress: the beginnings of a Native Line wall hanging on a wood loom.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>How did you develop your design aesthetic?</strong></p> <p>"My aesthetic is inherent. I'm not sure it was developed so much as focused. I follow my gut instinct. Color and shape have always been a strong driving force, yet so has aniconic imagery."</p> <p><strong>Which colors do you gravitate towards when you're designing?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>"Right now I cannot get enough of lilac. I want it everywhere. Sometimes I can even taste it.&nbsp;I gravitated towards gold initially because of its symbolism and association with the power of the sun. I read once that the ancient Incas believed gold was the sweat of the sun and silver the tears of moon. I think that is so wonderful. Gold is brilliantly radiant and seems to have represented forms of power throughout history. It is a beguiling metal."</p> <p><strong>What are you favorite materials to work with?</strong></p> <p>"I don't feel committed to any one specific material. I like the process of constructing and deconstructing things. I like untangling things. I need exercises to calm my mind and to help release me from my own restless thinking, so to speak. Doing repetitive exercises with my hands and body is very calming for me. In many ways these creative exercises are a form of meditation."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VB1EaEVi4D_" 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="VB1EaEVi4D_"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/J994pHJFa-Ox.jpg" title="Native Line" alt="Metallic fibers are a predominant design detail in Ashbee's work." /></div> <div class="below">Metallic fibers are a predominant design detail in Ashbee's work.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="7WbxAQJ5LfZ" 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="7WbxAQJ5LfZ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/T49SGcv9rSWx.jpg" title="Native Line" alt="Tools of the trade." /></div> <div class="below">Tools of the trade.</div> </div> </div> <p><br /><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Tell us about your process. Walk us through the making one of your wall hangings.</strong></p> <p>"My process is quite direct. Any process in which I'm using my hands is enjoyable for me. My hands are my tools. I follow their lead when I am working. Being a gemini, I often find myself paralyzed with the inability to make a decision. My work is an incredible release from that. While I weave, there is no way of seeing what the whole piece will look like. By the very nature of the machine, the weaving itself disappears as it wraps around a winding beam in order to advance more new warp thread to weave into. This offers a very moment to moment approach to my work, where I am making immediate decisions in response to what I am seeing before me. I follow my impulses. I don't stop to have big philosophical considerations of what to do next&mdash;it's liberating. Finding ways to alleviate the thinking mind and live in the present moment is a gift of creative work."</p> <p><strong>Your studio is gorgeous. Tell us about it.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>"My studio is in a converted farmhouse in the British countryside. It is surrounded by fields. It's quiet. I prefer to work away from distractions, away from noisy areas. I prefer silent, peaceful surroundings."</p> <p></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w70 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="r9aIomSW9lA" 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="r9aIomSW9lA"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/iL4iP1jUu3Bx.jpg" title="Native Line Studio" alt="Completed tapestries&nbsp;hang on a wall in Ashbee's studio." /></div> <div class="below">Completed tapestries&nbsp;hang on a wall in Ashbee's studio.</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Can you give us the inside scoop on future projects that you have in the works? What is next for Native Line?</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>"The work is in a definite state of evolution, and evolving along possibly very different lines. However, during phases like these I&rsquo;ve learned that it&rsquo;s best to give it space to become what it needs to be so you, like me, will have to wait and see..."</p> <p><strong>Is there something you haven't designed yet that you'd like to create?</strong></p> <p>"I'd like to one day cultivate a beautiful garden with loads of food plants and gorgeous flowers. That would make me very proud and seems to me a perhaps small but heroic feat."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="v8EDL8EqDLX" 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="v8EDL8EqDLX"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/BaPSs0roCoex.jpg" title="Justine Ashbee" alt="Ashbee in action, creating one of her elaborate wall hangings." /></div> <div class="below">Ashbee in action, creating one of her elaborate wall hangings.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w45 gutter mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="taSFk1d5hOg" 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="taSFk1d5hOg"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/tJ-W8T97fkGx.jpg" title="Native Line" alt="Each piece is handmade in Ashebee's studio&mdash;a converted farmhouse in the British countryside." /></div> <div class="below">Each piece is handmade in Ashebee's studio&mdash;a converted farmhouse in the British countryside.</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:16:01 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Design+Inspiration/articles/7fNDEQXso7c/Make+Space+Weaving+Studio+English+Countryside 7fNDEQXso7c A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>lip through&mdash;or scroll down the pages of&mdash;any interior design magazine and chances are you're greeted with a sea of approachable interiors, filled&nbsp;with plush sofas, gauzy drapery, and Americana furnishings&nbsp;for a West Coast by way of the Hamptons feel. "There's nothing wrong with that&mdash;it's comfortable and looks good&mdash;but I was really trying to push&nbsp;another look," says San Francisco&ndash;based designer <a href="http://wickdesign.com/">Will Wick</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;family home he recently completed in Woodside, California. "[The homeowner] had about 200-300 tear sheets of really traditional houses that were sort of Robert Stern-esque. I liked them&nbsp;but thought we could create&nbsp;a more modern, transitional blend between&nbsp;what she was thinking and what I was thinking."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="8dRAIfMAOIa" 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="8dRAIfMAOIa"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eFZ7PuuuoZTx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nA3zl_94CeN" 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="nA3zl_94CeN"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Gj1ttd-yXaCx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Kitchen Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="At his&nbsp;client's request, Wick installed a custom wood&nbsp;table that doubles as a functional island in the kitchen." /></div> <div class="below">At his&nbsp;client's request, Wick installed a custom wood&nbsp;table that doubles as a functional island in the kitchen.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="l3aNUTh6IfD" 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="l3aNUTh6IfD"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/PahwGsbK9jfx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Will Wick Portrait | Lonny.com" alt="Interior designer Will Wick also runs an antiques shop, called Battersea, in San Francisco." /></div> <div class="below">Interior designer Will Wick also runs an antiques shop, called Battersea, in San Francisco.</div> </div> </div> <p>Inspired by the new-build construction&mdash;"the hole for the house hadn't even been dug yet," he says&mdash;and frequent trips to Antwerp to stock his San Francisco antiques shop, Battersea, Wick conceived a design rooted&nbsp;in&nbsp;a modern&nbsp;Belgian farmhouse aesthetic, and worked with the house's architect to bring it to life. "I had been doing&nbsp;a lot of&nbsp;day trips into the countryside and found that some of the best antiques houses were set in these old manors," he recalls. "They would style the showrooms so beautifully&mdash;they felt like homes with a specific point of view."</p> <p>So he set about bringing the look stateside, translating some of that historical context for a contemporary West Coast home. He purchased a pair of stately&nbsp;<em>oeil-de-boeuf</em> window panes (the round porthole-style ones found on so many traditional Belgian roofs) and turned them into mirrors that now reside in the master bathroom; they overlook&nbsp;a weathered&nbsp;marble soaking tub retrieved&nbsp;from a French ch&acirc;teau, a piece that's so heavy it had to be&nbsp;installed with the help of a crane. The antique Belgian cobblestones that line the house's front drive also make an appearance in the wine cellar, which is&nbsp;hidden behind&nbsp;a pair of 250-year-old iron doors picked up from Wick's shop. "We really went for it," he says. "We wanted to bring in antique architectural elements to make the home feel aged and substantial."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wnbZFdORlm-" 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="wnbZFdORlm-"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/2lshoHHLw-Px.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Dining Room Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="To introduce the kind of texture common in Belgian design, Wick paired a natural fiber rug with cane-backed chairs and a smooth walnut table in the dining room." /></div> <div class="below">To introduce the kind of texture common in Belgian design, Wick paired a natural fiber rug with cane-backed chairs and a smooth walnut table in the dining room.</div> </div> </div> <p>But while the goal was to lend a sense of historical reference, Wick maintained a sense of modernity throughout. "It's always important to make a house feel cohesive," he says. "The point is to make sure you don't step too far out of certain parameters but not be so linear that you can't have fun." To unite the rooms and varying styles, the designer introduced a monochromatic white color palette that he saw in Paris: "It's very soothing to the eye," he says. In the dining room, an 18th-century farmhouse buffet that, in Wick's words, "defines that part of the room," blends seamlessly with a slick bentwood table and a collection of rustic&nbsp;cane-backed chairs.&nbsp;In the living room, custom windows inspired by the old leaded panes&nbsp;of English manor homes look out on an eclectic riveted-metal cocktail table and a pair of Midcentury armchairs by Billy Haines. "We used architectural pieces to make the house feel more noteworthy," Wick says.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kNZnxT8whXN" 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="kNZnxT8whXN"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/EJlpv0pcvG8x.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Interior Details Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="A timeworn grandfather clock stands watch over&nbsp;a light-filled hallway. Metal balusters lend a traditional stairway modern appeal. An antique gear was tranformed into a mirror in the powder room." /></div> <div class="below">A timeworn grandfather clock stands watch over&nbsp;a light-filled hallway. Metal balusters lend a traditional stairway modern appeal. An antique gear was tranformed into a mirror in the powder room.</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="MVuLH-Dly8-" 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="MVuLH-Dly8-"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/kY77wvfEcdXx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/XeiwOnlfXdq" data-style="width:1000px;height:627px;float:none;" style="width: 1000px; height: 627px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="XeiwOnlfXdq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <p>Perhaps the most interesting detail in the home can be found in the library, a moody chamber with coffered ceilings and herringbone-patterned wood floors. "The idea behind that room was a men's suiting aesthetic," says Wick. "I wanted it to feel dandy yet refined, and&nbsp;the crisp gray sofa and leather details combining&nbsp;with the softness of the wood paneling." In fact, wood paneling and wainscoting appear throughout the house, but here, a cerused finish&mdash;achieved by shooting walnut shells at the wood to make it grainy and porous&mdash;subtly elevates the room without overpowering the space. "It required building floor-to-ceiling walnut paneling offsite that was ⅛ of an inch too big, and the contractors were saying it wasn't possible," Wick says. "The owners were worried, but I was adamant about it, and it turned out great."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RZ-b_e2U6Gk" 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="RZ-b_e2U6Gk"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/zusUMA4GMtqx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Master Bedroom Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt='Wick applied&nbsp;a monochromatic palette in each room. "There&squot;s a soft, stately way about it," he says. "It&squot;s very soothing to the eye."' /></div> <div class="below">Wick applied&nbsp;a monochromatic palette in each room. "There's a soft, stately way about it," he says. "It's very soothing to the eye."</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w40 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zK9V6V57Nw7" 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="zK9V6V57Nw7"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8QiqYsZKgj4x.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Master Bathroom Will Wick | Lonny.com" alt="An antique marble tub sourced from a crumbling French ch&acirc;teau takes pride of place in the master bathroom." /></div> <div class="below">An antique marble tub sourced from a crumbling French ch&acirc;teau takes pride of place in the master bathroom.</div> </div> </div> <p>That display of trust demonstrates the collaborative&nbsp;exchange of ideas and give and take that occurred between Wick and his client when it came to down to major design decisions. In the kitchen, the homeowner insisted on a table where her family could gather for casual meals, while Wick preferred to install&nbsp;a counter-height storage island. "I was hesitant because I didn't think it'd be functional," says Wick. But eventually he relented. The result is a hybrid island-table raised halfway between counter- and dining-height. "It's perfect and works so well&mdash;it makes the house feel like a home," he admits. The same could be said of all of the timeworn details he introduced. "It was a beautiful house from the start," Wick says. "We just made it more special."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w100 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ivclmSzOcnf" 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="ivclmSzOcnf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/JaqV7USwHxwx.jpg" title="A Modern Family Home Where Past Meets Present Will Wick Pool Area | Lonny.com" alt='Wick abandoned ideas for a European-style pool area, in which the grass continues to the edge of the pool, for the sake of functionality. "It never would have worked with all the grass trimmings," he says.' /></div> <div class="below">Wick abandoned ideas for a European-style pool area, in which the grass continues to the edge of the pool, for the sake of functionality. "It never would have worked with all the grass trimmings," he says.</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:33:07 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Home+Tour/articles/bTd_LMjTJQJ/Modern+Family+Home+Past+Meets+Present bTd_LMjTJQJ Instagram We Love: @coffeecupsoftheworld <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="ISFJ1s4wy58" 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="ISFJ1s4wy58"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/dNBiI5sngUjx.jpg" title="COFFEE CUPS OF THE WORLD | LONNY.COM" alt="At right, a King motif from a deck of cards at C1 Espresso in New Zealand makes a regal statement. At left, Brooklyn's Matchabar&nbsp;boasts a cheery green-and-white design." /></div> <div class="below">At right, a King motif from a deck of cards at C1 Espresso in New Zealand makes a regal statement. At left, Brooklyn's <a href="https://instagram.com/p/1jb4h4kFLA/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">Matchabar</a>&nbsp;boasts a cheery green-and-white design.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">O</span>rdering a cup of coffee isn't what&nbsp;it used to be. Gone are&nbsp;the days of choosing between regular or decaf. Now we're faced with tough decisions like French press or cold brew, drip&nbsp;or pour over? Almond milk or soy? Venti or trenta? With all the trendy ways to take your joe on-the-go, there's also been a Renaissance in the style of cups we're drinking from.&nbsp;And because the internet is magic, there's now an entire Instagram account dedicated to tracking the whole trajectory.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZB0o_HikQoK" 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="ZB0o_HikQoK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/Hsn0SogNwxgx.jpg" title="PAPER COFFEE CUPS | LONNY.COM" alt="At left, the blue-and-white coffee cup from Maman&nbsp;in NYC. At right, the black-and-white modified animal print from Happy Cups in Berlin." /></div> <div class="below">At left, the blue-and-white coffee cup from <a href="https://instagram.com/p/vVu7OGEFHm/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">Maman</a>&nbsp;in NYC. At right, the black-and-white modified animal print from <a href="https://instagram.com/p/rIPdH5kFEb/" target="_blank">Happy Cups </a>in Berlin.</div> </div> </div> <p>Intrigued? Go ahead and follow&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/coffeecupsoftheworld/" target="_blank">@coffeecupsoftheworld</a>&nbsp;and watch as&nbsp;<a href="http://henryhargreaves.com/" target="_blank">Henry Hargreaves</a>, a high fashion model turned food photographer, makes it a personal mission to share the coolest coffee cups from around the world. We were happy to see some of our NYC favorites, like the lovely <a href="https://instagram.com/p/vVu7OGEFHm/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">floral blue-and-white design</a>&nbsp;from <a href="/Home+Tour/articles/eGMRPHc1m4Y/A+Fine+Romance" target="_blank">Maman bakery</a>&nbsp;and the quintessential <a href="https://instagram.com/p/zfAfFVkFKh/" target="_blank">Greek motif</a>&nbsp;cup found in the city's&nbsp;old-school delis, mingling with international players ranging from&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/7WlSRXEFMJ/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">geometric prints</a>&nbsp;in London to <a href="https://instagram.com/p/49CvvVkFJe/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">street sketches</a>&nbsp;in Dublin.&nbsp;And how could we not mention the awesome&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/6gkjutEFJA/?taken-by=coffeecupsoftheworld" target="_blank">retro palms</a>&nbsp;of an&nbsp;In-N-Out Burger in L.A? Getting your caffeine fix has never looked better.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0mTEaXquxBM" 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="0mTEaXquxBM"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/n28QZOiKMjWx.jpg" title="COFFEE CUPS INSTAGRAM | LONNY.COM" alt="At left, a llama-patterned cup from NYC's Bibble &amp; Sip. At right, a woodsy silhouette from Biopak&nbsp;in Australia.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">At left, a <a href="/Trend+We+Love+Llama+Everything/articles/Q5bIzz10EU7/Como+Se+Llama" target="_blank">llama-patterned </a>cup from NYC's <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6lyDBjkFL3/" target="_blank">Bibble &amp; Sip</a>. At right, a woodsy silhouette from <a href="https://instagram.com/p/6z8NZ9kFBG/" target="_blank">Biopak</a>&nbsp;in Australia.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:59:59 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/xDLQ3A8_JNl/Instagram+Love+coffeecupsoftheworld xDLQ3A8_JNl The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="e8XGyMaVHeo" 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="e8XGyMaVHeo"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/wgltV-3ZVpHx.jpg" title=" DeGraw &amp; DeHaan Architects" alt="DeGraw &amp; DeHaan Architects.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below">DeGraw &amp; DeHaan Architects.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/287526757434199276/"> via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, <a href="http://www.techinsider.io/pinterest-photos-of-dream-homes-2015-9"><em>Tech Insider</em> </a>asked&nbsp;Pinterest to run the numbers&nbsp;on the platform's most popular home pins, to create a "dream house" of sorts out of the frontrunners&nbsp;for each room. Care to see the most pinned house on Pinterest according to its users?&nbsp;</p> <p>Some of the spaces are, as you might expect, a little on the "lowest common denominator" side of the taste spectrum, but for the most part, we've got nothing but golf claps and snaps for the pinning&nbsp;population. We should really be in charge of more decisions. <a href="/mag/D93AaQkHGCZ/March+2015/cSkcxuIbHxv/Bonnie+Tsang">Bonnie Tsang </a>for president? An <a href="/Ikea+Hack+A+DIY+Antiqued+Mirror+For+Less">IKEA&nbsp;hack</a>&nbsp;in every American home?</p> <p>Here, the pins&nbsp;we think are worthy of inspiring&nbsp;you:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="kQzglb4BSpt" 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="kQzglb4BSpt"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/P_KvGyqM8ZEx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/552113235545101025/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="JKZP0l-5zLQ" 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="JKZP0l-5zLQ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VVempWNIBRtx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/65302263322954331/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="G6ObhHgxYfu" 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="G6ObhHgxYfu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/voeOTRywf4hx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23925441747867223/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="gJGdvefoIBA" 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="gJGdvefoIBA"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/rZh8MMBn2Eqx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/236157574188206252/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="N75GVqqEn9f" 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="N75GVqqEn9f"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5UWbrIDB958x.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/370913719283933543/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="tjn5Cg81aM-" 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="tjn5Cg81aM-"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/SuylROda6zlx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/501236633499434298/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="pkw-SLlpUaC" 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="pkw-SLlpUaC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VdY7Aldn-TYx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/296956169157045738/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="d_scNZdWYnX" 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="d_scNZdWYnX"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/u_npzlKg6YSx.jpg" title="Pinterest Dream House" alt="The Most Popular House on Pinterest According to Math" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/93309023501098652/">via Pinterest</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Click on over to Tech Insider's <a href="http://www.techinsider.io/pinterest-photos-of-dream-homes-2015-9">post</a>&nbsp;to see all the top rooms.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="strikethrough"></span></p> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:28:17 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/rMTmaLmvNR6/Most+Popular+House+Pinterest+According+Math rMTmaLmvNR6 A Sunny SoCal Makeover, Garden Metal, and How to Decorate Like a French Girl <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="CYKlqK1GaMn" 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="CYKlqK1GaMn"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/8h0lohtJ6c4x.jpg" title="LINK LOVES | LONNY.COM" alt="A Sunny SoCal Makeover, Garden Metal, and How to Decorate Like a French Girl" /></div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>The Decorating Goal We Have to Admit We Secretly Strive For</strong></em><br />How to style your home like a fabulous French girl&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/home/French-Decor-Inspiration-38034933#photo-38034933" target="_blank">POPSUGAR Home</a></p> <p><em><strong>Rusted Metal in the Garden, How Do I Love Thee?</strong></em><br />Let me count the ways &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gardenista.com/posts/10-genius-garden-hacks-with-rusted-metal-rusty-corten-steel" target="_blank">Gardenista</a></p> <p><em><strong>Cocktail of the Day: Apricot Dark &amp;&nbsp;Stormy</strong></em><br />An Indian summer drink with a tinge of fall flavors&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/10/cocktails-at-six-apricot-dark-stormy/" target="_blank">coco + kelley</a></p> <p><em><strong>Before &amp; After: The Decor&nbsp;Shop of My Dreams</strong></em><br />If I could move right into this designer's&nbsp;world, I would &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://amberinteriordesign.com/before-after-shoppe/" target="_blank">Amber Interiors</a></p> <p><em><strong>Topiary Goals</strong></em><br />Rapunzel, Rapunzel, won't you let down your hair? &ndash; ELLE DECOR via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8fudcGlJ4R/?taken-by=elledecor" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p><em><strong>You Know What They Say About the Early Bird...</strong></em><br />They get their pick of the dahlias at the flower market &ndash; Kim Ficaro via&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/p/8fzFLYAaBJ/?taken-by=kimficaro" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p> <p></p> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 18:56:18 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Daily+Design+Roundup/articles/0eRIarzdEHr/Sunny+SoCal+Makeover+Garden+Metal+How+Decorate 0eRIarzdEHr Instagram Stories: Amber Interiors <p><br /><span class="dropcap">A</span>mber Lewis is on the fast track to success. Last month, on her 34th birthday, just five years after founding her&nbsp;<a href="http://amberinteriordesign.com/" target="_blank">full-service design firm</a>, the West Coast native expanded her wildly successful <a href="http://shoppe.amberinteriordesign.com/" target="_blank">online shop</a>&nbsp;to a brick-and-mortar location in Calabasas&mdash;proving that a lot can happen in half a decade if you're willing to work hard at what you love. Much of the&nbsp;designer, shop owner, wife, and mother's success is due in part to the inspiring visuals and laugh-out-loud captions that are on display on her Instagram feed, <a href="https://instagram.com/amberinteriors/" target="_blank">@amberinteriors</a>,&nbsp;which has garnered more than 100,000 followers, all eager&nbsp;to see what cool, bohemian spaces&nbsp;she'll come up with next.&nbsp;We checked in with the design mogul to learn more about her rise to interiors stardom, and see what it looks like to be a modern-day social media phenom.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="o9snEj4QH7_" 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="o9snEj4QH7_"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/HOF2DC8iwc5x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES: AMBER INTERIORS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Amber Interiors" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="HNHat3VRbsl" 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="HNHat3VRbsl"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/UYnUfAt4QO2x.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES: AMBER INTERIORS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Amber Interiors" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">The background</h3> <p>"I&rsquo;m a California native. I grew up by the beach. I started doing window displays at 19, then worked for another interior designer before branching out on my own. It&rsquo;s been a natural progression. When I first started blogging about designing&nbsp;my own home, at that&nbsp;time, four years ago, that&nbsp;wasn&rsquo;t really done. I got inquiries about where I got everything. So, on the side, I started selling home goods online&ndash;I sourced everything myself. Then my husband and I decided to go into business together."<br /><span class="dropcap"></span></p> <div class="separator two"><br /><br /></div> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget/exaF6ov-eW8" data-style="width:576px;height:601px;float:right;" style="width: 576px; height: 601px; float: right;" data-widget-guid="exaF6ov-eW8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/slideshow_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="slideshow_widget"></div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the&nbsp;business&nbsp;</h3> <p>"Bedrooms are the most fun to decorate and style, but kitchens are the most fun to design.&nbsp;The client&rsquo;s personality is always a huge factor in&nbsp;how we design a home. I can&rsquo;t always do every single thing I want; however, I do try.&nbsp;I had no aspirations to&nbsp;open&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/shoppe_by_ai/" target="_blank">this store</a>, but I&rsquo;m so happy I did. It's where I let my style shine as opposed to a client&rsquo;s home. Our online store seemed to grow to a point where a brick and mortar was just the next step. Now we&rsquo;re a month in and it&rsquo;s going great&mdash;we even got some buzz from the <em>LA Times</em>."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="2ij74bhmiyl" 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="2ij74bhmiyl"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/4oQ7kuZga8Xx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES: AMBER INTERIORS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Amber Interiors" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">The instagram</h3> <p>"I got started with Instagram as a 'check out my family and my kid' kind of thing, then it slowly turned into an extension of my blog.&nbsp;I totally just wing it and try to be as much myself as possible when I write my captions. I&nbsp;love to do a little shoe selfie or, as I like to call it, a 'shoe-fie.'&nbsp;We have no strategy for using Instagram&nbsp;for our business&mdash;we just post pretty pictures. A lot of people who come into the store&nbsp;follow us on Instagram."</p> <div class="separator two"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="jne4XwS1jBa" 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="jne4XwS1jBa"><img src="http://www2.pictures.lonny.com/mp/AzryqP3ESQYx.jpg" title="INSTAGRAM STORIES: AMBER INTERIORS | LONNY.COM" alt="Instagram Stories: Amber Interiors" /></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">the future</h3> <p>"We&rsquo;re always evolving and changing. We are constantly learning and growing and doing other things; nothing will be the same as the last thing. Hopefully we&rsquo;ll be able to keep that momentum. Five years ago, it was me and one employee, and we maybe had two jobs going on at once. Now there are eight of us on the design team, and we have 11&nbsp;clients spanning from California to New York. It's been a wild ride."</p> <div class="separator two"> <div class="separator one"></div> </div> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:28:16 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Instagram+Tastemakers/articles/snYcwHhrmpi/Instagram+Stories+Amber+Interiors snYcwHhrmpi Trend We Love: The New 80s Pastels <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pzyDjSH43Jh" 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="pzyDjSH43Jh"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/ZhbgenJCmudx.jpg" title="Only Love is Real" alt="Only Love is Real&nbsp;designs snapped at Lawson Fenning.&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://instagram.com/only_love_is_real_furniture/">Only Love is Real</a>&nbsp;designs snapped at <a href="https://instagram.com/lawsonfenning/">Lawson Fenning</a>.&nbsp; <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="https://instagram.com/consortdesign/">@consortdesign</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all know design trends are cyclical, whether it's the proliferation of Midcentury Modernism, the&nbsp;Hollywood Regency flash from a few years back, or the <a href="/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/utFQpaLFdsG/Macrame+Wall+Hangings+Moment">wall-tapestry-fueled</a>&nbsp;seventies moment we currently find ourselves in. So it should come as no surprise that at this very second, the '80s are making a play to come back in a big, and refreshingly right-now,&nbsp;way.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year, we saw the second coming&nbsp;of <a href="/mag/dr4bkok327x/September+2014/frWr5sPVcKr/The+Return+of+Memphis">Memphis</a>&mdash;the Milan&ndash;based design movement that burst onto the scene in 1981, defined&nbsp;by bold color blocking, and shapes worthy of two other stand outs of that decade: Tinker Toys and Pee-wee's Playhouse. And fashion lovers will know that pastels have been jamming for a few seasons now. So, while we're not&nbsp;quite&nbsp;ready to reopen our hearts&nbsp;to the scrunchie,&nbsp;we are tempted by&nbsp;the alluring combo of shapes and colors that are popping up in the studios (and on the Instagrams) of the design world's tastemakers.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="yi9Lk7gtZKj" 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="yi9Lk7gtZKj"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/KcVVuFtc8gIx.jpg" title="Playground via @Bzippy" alt="Trend We Love: The New 80s Pastels" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Bari Ziperstein, one of our <a href="/Tastemakers+on+Social+Media/articles/BtOfJ8I9E3b/6+Must+Follow+Makers+Blowing+Up+Instagram">6 Makers Blowing Up On Instagram</a>, recently snapped Assemble and Simon Terrill's <a href="https://instagram.com/p/4PDhJnDEwE/?taken-by=bzippy">Brutalist playground</a>&nbsp;installation at the Royal Institute of British Architects. While the architectural movement peaked a bit earlier, these speckled surfaces in teal and blush&nbsp;take us straight back to gymnastics class, but also kind of make us want to steal one of those hexagons for a side table.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_Q77N-gtO0Y" 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="_Q77N-gtO0Y"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/n9uDfeozYqYx.jpg" title="Samuel Amoia" alt="Trend We Love: The New 80s Pastels" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Samuel Amoia, of <a href="/The+Sight+Unseen+OFFSITE+Standouts+You+Can't+Afford+to+Miss/articles/Q_JyX0VM5jW/AMMA+Studio">salt-and-concrete stools</a>&nbsp;fame, recently introduced his new&nbsp;<a href="/The+Find/articles/33x91JECTRX/Samuel+Amoia+Pastel+Hued+Itz+ana+Furniture">Itz'ana collection</a>, which has an undeniable air of 80s. Not only are the pieces pastel and geometric, they incorporate a subtle pinstripe any wolf of Wall Street could get behind.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RuSXLM41OXv" 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="RuSXLM41OXv"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/5VFRbbpSgX9x.jpg" title="Contemporary Colour" alt="Trend We Love: The New 80s Pastels" /></div> <div class="below attribution"><a class="attribution" href="http://www.contemporarycolour.blogspot.co.uk/">Contemporary Colour</a></div> </div> </div> <p>Need more convincing? Spend a minute with&nbsp;British blog<a href="http://www.contemporarycolour.blogspot.co.uk/">&nbsp;Contemporary Colour</a>, whose chromatic combinations are often &uuml;ber 80s and always on point.</p> <p></p> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:36:17 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Color+Ideas+2015/articles/IVJ255OTb5L/Trend+Love+New+80s+Pastels IVJ255OTb5L Warm Up with This Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="IhxbUWF4bcK" 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="IhxbUWF4bcK"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/VhFa2igATc7x.jpg" title="Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup | Lonny.com" alt="Warm Up with This Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander 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>Growing up, my mother always said&nbsp;that <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/qkMX-b5AFiB/Diana+Yen+Mediterranean+Style+Carrot+Salad">carrots</a>&nbsp;were&nbsp;good for your eyes. So I ate them&mdash;at restaurants and my grandmother's table&mdash;despite their bland flavor, the result of being steamed into oblivion. Over the years I came to despise&nbsp;the root, but in these farm-to-table times&nbsp;it's enjoying&nbsp;a renaissance. On crisp autumn evenings, a perfectly roasted carrot hits the spot, especially if it's the heirloom variety served with&nbsp;dill, capers, and&nbsp;roasted shallots at <a href="http://vicsnewyork.com/index.html">Vic's</a>&nbsp;in New York City. (Seriously, they're like candy.) But there are plenty of other ways to have your fill of the season's go-to vegetable.</p> <p>Lonny's recipe guru <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/PIHXFs9E0wo/Healthy+Breakfast+Porridge+Kickstart+Morning">Diana Yen</a>&nbsp;concocted this creamy carrot-and-coconut-milk soup as the ideal&nbsp;fall lunch or light <a href="/Easy+Weeknight+Dinners+You'll+Actually+Want+to+Make">dinner</a>. Here, sweet, earthy carrots combine with coriander and chili sauce for a bright dish&nbsp;that's at once cozy and invigorating. Curl&nbsp;up with a big bowl on a chilly evening or pair it with a comforting side of <a href="/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/j9wlezYd3Pp/Make+Home+Diana+Yen+Ultimate+Grilled+Cheese">grilled cheese</a>&mdash;while carrots are still good&nbsp;for your eyes, it turns out they're even better&nbsp;for your stomach.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="-xBx9pGDMuS" 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="-xBx9pGDMuS"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/hHKLa8NdPLax.jpg" title="Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup Prep | Lonny.com" alt="Warm Up with This Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander&nbsp;Soup</strong><br /><strong>Serves 2-4</strong></p> <p>- 2 tablespoons butter<br />- 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped<br />- &frac12; onion, peeled and chopped<br />- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced<br />- 1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced<br />- salt and pepper<br />- 2 teaspoons ground coriander<br />- 4 cups chicken broth<br />- 7 ounces unsweetened coconut milk<br />- 1 tablespoon chili sauce (Sriracha brand preferred), plus more for serving<br />- cilantro leaves, for serving<br />- sour cream, for serving<br />- pepitas, for topping<br />- cinnamon, for topping</p> <p>In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add carrots and onion and cook, stirring often, until carrots are softened, 15&ndash;20 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in coriander, broth, coconut milk, and chili sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft and liquid is slightly reduced, 20-<br />25 minutes.</p> <p>Let soup cool slightly, then pur&eacute;e with an immersion blender until smooth. Thin with stock to desired consistency and season with salt and pepper. Divide soup among bowls, top with cilantro, sour cream, pepitas, and cinnamon.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="6vud2Pqma8M" 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="6vud2Pqma8M"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/0LJIMbFVKgox.jpg" title="Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup Bowl | Lonny.com" alt="Warm Up with This Carrot, Coconut, and Coriander Soup" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:55:09 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Entertaining+Idea+of+the+Day/articles/kAU2Kg3bgVE/Warm+Up+Carrot+Coconut+Coriander+Soup kAU2Kg3bgVE How to Safely (and Stylishly) Disguise Your Unsightly Radiator <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="siQ74wHTdTb" 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="siQ74wHTdTb"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/7xiA6JQuAynx.jpg" title="HOW TO DISGUISE YOUR RADIATOR | LONNY.COM" alt="Photo &copy; Gaelle Le Boulicaut/Lonny" /></div> <div class="below"><em>Photo &copy; Gaelle Le Boulicaut/Lonny</em></div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">M</span>arble fireplaces, wide-plank wood floors, ornate crown molding&mdash;the number one&nbsp;perk&nbsp;of living in an older apartment or antique townhouse has to be the charming architectural details that come standard. But if you have one, you know they also come with a less desirable feature: the not-so-cute radiator. Sure, they may keep you warm, but we can agree&nbsp;that they aren't always the prettiest things to look at. So in the spirit of making your home as darling as possible this fall, we've rounded up&nbsp;four fixes&mdash;from insanely simple to permanently perfected&mdash;to transform that&nbsp;dated, functional fixture into a design-focused accent. Read on to see just how&nbsp;stylish&nbsp;your radiator&nbsp;can be.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="zK90xMTjuCk" 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="zK90xMTjuCk"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/1betBmglRO7x.jpg" title="TABLE OVER THE RADIATOR | LONNY.COM" alt="Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny" /></div> <div class="below"><em>Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny</em></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">cover IT with a table</h3> <p>Let's start with the easiest: cover the pesky heater with an industrial table, top it with a lamp, plant, and other tchotchkes, et voil&agrave;! You have yourself a&nbsp;console table that conceals an eyesore while&nbsp;serving as a functional piece of furniture.&nbsp;#designdoublewhammy</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Yr8lzQ0-Eh-" 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="Yr8lzQ0-Eh-"><img src="http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/QPFMzAsVdUox.jpg" title="tk" alt="Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/ Lonny&nbsp;" /></div> <div class="below"><em>Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/ Lonny&nbsp;</em></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">CAMOUFLAGE it WITH FURNITURE</h3> <p>This clunky white radiator in a 125-year-old home&nbsp;is strategically surrounded by other white-washed pieces&mdash;a bedside table, an&nbsp;upholstered headboard, a tall wardrobe&mdash;allowing the eye to pass&nbsp;right over its metal coils and&nbsp;be mistaken for another piece of pale furniture.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="c48X346C5DD" 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="c48X346C5DD"><img src="http://www3.pictures.lonny.com/mp/odPVdeSefqrx.jpg" title="ART OVER A RADIATOR | LONNY.COM" alt="Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny" /></div> <div class="below"><em>Photo &copy; Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny</em></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">HIDE it WITH ART</h3> <p>We're all about <a href="/Decorating/articles/gKvy-wZMCyF/6+Unexpected+Easy+Places+Display+Art" target="_blank">art in unexpected places</a>, especially when the&nbsp;strategy is utilized to blur the lines between form and function. Here, interior designer <a href="/magazine/December+January+2014/G4ACFTKNUUI/1#55" target="_blank">Juan Carretero</a>&nbsp;installed a homemade #shelfie over the hefty heater in his living room to create&nbsp;a built-in easel that&nbsp;displays large pieces of framed art and other decorative accents. If you're trying this in your own home, just be sure a little dry heat won't damage the items you place there.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YYcpEOxF6TO" 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="YYcpEOxF6TO"><img src="http://www1.pictures.lonny.com/mp/78g4YUaGrCfx.jpg" title="PAINTED RADIATOR | LONNY.COM" alt="Photo &copy; Gaelle Le Boulicaut/Lonny" /></div> <div class="below"><em>Photo &copy; Gaelle Le Boulicaut/Lonny</em></div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading maple">paint it over</h3> <p>If you're not familiar with <a href="/mag/osWdLZXQXc7/May+2014/dcDt4RU1dvY/Next+Stop+Wonderland" target="_blank">Manish Arora's </a>fantastical Parisian apartment, it's time to get acquainted. Hot pink, bright orange, and electric&nbsp;blue are just some of the hues&nbsp;the fashion designer fearlessly put to use in&nbsp;his flat. When faced with the reality of domineering radiators, he&nbsp;painted right over them&nbsp;to blend in with&nbsp;the rest of the walls. Now the&nbsp;heater&nbsp;reads&nbsp;like a&nbsp;3D art installation.</p> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:51:10 -0700 http://www.lonny.com/Decorating/articles/E-09NADiHKm/How+Safely+Stylishly+Disguise+Unsightly+Radiator E-09NADiHKm