Tag: Home Decorating Ideas
Nights are getting longer and temperatures are creeping up—time to invite some friends over for an evening under the stars. Whether upstate-in-the-country or upstairs-on-the-roof, here are some tips for entertaining outdoors this season.
As temps start to (finally!) rise a bit, I can’t help but think about enjoying the outdoors a bit more. Whether you’ve got a tiny patio, or an entire backyard, here are a few fun ideas for entertaining, landscaping, and injecting some sunshine into your everyday.
Like most bachelor pads, my current apartment started as a plain white box. Without a fireplace or built-in bookcases, the walls were really just a series of blank canvases. I realized to make the place cool, I would have to step things up when it came to décor. Here are a few tricks I picked up along the way.
It’s mid-March, and It. Won’t. Stop. Snowing. (Here in NYC and the Northeast, anyway.) So what better way to pass the hours than to spend a little time decorating indoors? Lucky for us, inspiration for any and all home decorating ideas is quite abundant on Pinterest, and we’ve decided that those bare living room walls of ours could use a bit of love. Here,… read more »
…because some part of me still finds travel to be impossibly glamorous (yes, even barefoot in the security line), an illusion in no small part fostered by all things classic Louis Vuitton—those old school steamer trunks, the signature brown and gold logo—and this original 1985 advertisement perfectly captures the label’s storied sense of luxury. I shall hang… read more »
I don’t know about you, but come late January, I’m usually ready for spring—a dangerous feeling when you’re still in the depths of winter! So, instead of pining our days away, waiting for signs of warm weather, why don’t we embrace the last couple months of winter together by taking advantage of these cozy decor tricks for the remaining chilly nights…… read more »
Like many of you (we assume), we, too, are obsessed with all things French. Croissants. Lavender. Brigitte Bardot. The Oscar-nominated flick Amour. (Ed. Note: Great movie, but depressing. Word to the wise: Bring Kleenex.) Here, some choice selects for adding that certain je ne sais quoi into your own home, be it in Provence or Philadelphia. Because if anyone knows… read more »
When it comes to my favorite holiday of the year (otherwise known as Thanksgiving, otherwise known as The-Day-We-Get-To-Eat-Like-There’s-No-Tomorrow), I take no chances. I’ve got checklists, countdowns, I do stuffing practice runs, and my turkey’s brining three days out. But when it comes to making things really special, it’s often the little touches that… read more »
One of the things I absolutely love about fall is cozying up the house by swapping out pillows and piling on blankets - especially in the bedroom! I’ve already brought out my (faux!) fur blanket and am now figuring out how I’ll change up the pillows and styling to create a whole new feel in there. So, I’ve been doing a little research and have to say I’m loving a… read more »
Fall is officially upon us at the end of this week, and that means it’s time to think about not only ways to update the wardrobe, but cozy into our homes too! While summer sunshine may be clinging on for now, it won’t be long before those chilly autumn evenings are creeping in, and I don’t know about you, but I love nesting this time of year! My favorite place to… read more »
Three weeks ago, I got it in my head that I was going to purchase an Hermès scarf. It was my first and I nabbed it for a steal online. I was not disappointed - it is pristine and absolutely a work of art. I have not spent much time in the company of Hermès products, and I am blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of the thing - from the vibrancy of the… read more »
Back in my starving waitress days, I used to venture out to thrift stores quite frequently. Society has since taken my thrifting to the next level entirely. Today’s hunters include a creative group of individuals who are able to take the remnants of the remnants and re-purpose them into something new. Having just returned from the Dallas Home & Gift Market, I… read more »
It all started here, with some very curious lamps by Moss Studios. Moss owner and designer Breck Armstrong creates them by shooting at panels of bullet-proof Plexiglas in his backyard. I think about these lamps frequently, and I contemplate purchasing one. It may be cyclical (and it probably is) but some trends seem to linger. Perhaps it’s because of these lamps,… read more »
Every day our New York-based editorial team has a long and painful wait between our arrival to work at 9 am and the giddy noon-o’clock launch of our daily events. How’s an editor to cope? Surfing the web for the style habits everyone should adopt now, of course.
What we’re obsessing over:
The Cannes film festival kicks off tomorrow, and in celebration of… read more »
For six years, I’ve wanted to visit the antiques show in Round Top, Texas. I always envisioned that an oversized, tented pop-shop of stylish ephemera would be great inspiration, if a little bit intimidating to someone without brag-worthy bargaining skills. The truth is, the show lived up to all of my expectations—without being the least bit intimidating. It’s… read more »
You may remember Bob and Cortney Novogratz from Bravo’s reality show, 9 by Design, or perhaps you’ve seen them on the Rachael Ray Show or their newest gig, Home By Novogratz. But this dynamic couple broke new ground in the field of design long before the reality networks came calling. We were fortunate to gather a few career tips from the super-successful… read more »
When I first visited Paris fifteen years ago, I found it to be a bit overwhelming and complex.
My opinion has certainly evolved over the years, and now that I’m back from a working trip to the city (no, my luck is not lost on me!), I appreciate how Paris opens up a bit more with each visit.
My experiences with the city probably inspired my sudden passion for… read more »
This trunk. I’m fairly positive that this gorgeous, hair-on-hide, leather-strapped trunk will transform my home office/ second bedroom/ husband’s man cave into the smart and elegant study I have always wanted it to be. In it will go all of those loose receipts and old issues of New York that I just can’t seem to throw away. Now if I can just convince said husband… read more »