Design For The Occasion

From the canyons and deserts out West to the rolling green pastures of the East, there’s an awful lot of beauty packed into our US-of-A. And as our founding fathers intended, we’ve made it our own by designing spaces as unique as each separate corner of the American landscape. So this July 4th, as we celebrate our founding fathers, we’re also tipping our hat to our founding designers. These iconic creative minds put their decorative touch on homes from Hollywood to the Hamptons, creating whole new schools of style for the States. Read

In the summertime, drinking outdoors is an art. And we’re here to help you master it, along with all of the other warm weather activities on our Summer Bucket List (you can print the list here). Each time you complete a goal, check it off and by the end of the summer, you’ll be an ice cream expert, a pool party connoisseur, a professional picnicker, a mixology master, and more. But, back to the bar! Whether you’re having people over for after-work drinks or you’re simply relaxing outside on a sunny

Father’s Day is coming. We’re giving you fair warning so that, for once, you don’t resort to the ol’ here’s-a-tie trick. This year, we dare you to go a little more sentimental. Ahead of Father’s Day, we teamed up with custom framing and delivery site Framebridge to gift one deserving Dad a special surprise. Shaun Foos met now-wife Rachel on a blind date at a dive bar, but decided to take things up several notches, proposing in a helicopter over Los Angeles. They now share a cozy three-bedroom home north of the city

Say goodbye to parkas and hello to summer. Memorial Day weekend has arrived to usher in a season of sunshine, sandals, rooftop drinks, and lazy beach days. But the best thing about summer holidays are the places we celebrate them and the meals we celebrate them with.Whether you’re glamping in a state park or tossing back cocktails in your own backyard, chances are you’ll be indulging in barbecue, burgers and desserts of the fruity or frozen variety. In honor of one of our favorite eating holidays, we’ve matched up six great recipes

On the first Saturday of May, the city of Louisville hosts its biggest event of the year, the Kentucky Derby. This fine American tradition can pretty much be summed up by two things: large, elaborate hats and an excessive downpour of mint juleps. And if that dose of Southern style isn’t inspiring enough, it all sets the stage for what’s dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Once those two minutes are over, we can’t help but want to strap on some riding boots and add a serious dose of equestrian style at home.

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican victory at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but you’d never know that from the mess of sombreros, guac and body shots that mark the holiday in the USA. While we’re always game for some margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. So, we’re going to pay tribute in our own way, by celebrating the artisanal traditions that are the hallmarks of Mexican design. From talavera tiles to otomi fabrics, read through to see how Mexico’s vibrant culture translates

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably already planning the perfect way to show some major love to your Momma. But if you’re feeling stuck, why not bring it back to where it all began: home. From the Mom with old school class to the one who’s always on top of the latest trends, we’ve got gifts that will make every mother smile. For the Eclectic Mom: Take your mother for a picnic in the park and then give her these melamine plates, perfect for outdoor entertaining and a great

Coachella kicks off the summer music festival season this weekend with Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris. But let’s be real—what you wear is almost as important as who’s on stage these days. And it’s not just flower crowns, fringe and caftans. From California’s Coachella to England’s Glastonbury, each crowd dons outfits inspired by the festival’s location and music style. So how can you bring those festival vibes home? We picked six global music events and highlighted the best ways to translate their style into your interiors, so

Music has a way of defining a person’s particular lifestyle. From leather jackets to bell bottoms, the trends that have emerged from musical styles are proof that music is meant to be seen just as much as it is meant to be heard. In the 1960s, teenagers plastered their walls with posters of the artists they worshiped and record covers became collector’s items. The idea of designing a space around music paraphernalia is often relegated to college dorm rooms, but it can be curated in a way that elevates the design

Ah, the holidays. Nothing quite compares to the infectious, jovial spirit that the season brings. The streets are lit with glowing lights, hot cocoa becomes an appropriate daily drink, and best of all, the holidays present a chance to share our homes with the ones we love. However, whether you’re hosting your best friends from out of town or your in-laws, preparing your home for overnight visitors can add stress to your holiday cheer.  Before you start panicking about where guests will sleep or how to make your space feel comfortable and welcoming,

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