Design For The Season

Photo: J.Mak Hospitality Some people pick their vacations based on food, nature, or culture. We love all of those things, but we like them with a serious side of style. So we’ve rounded up our nine favorite design hotels around the world. Whether you’re looking for big style in the Big Easy or modernism in Morocco, these chic stays will inspire a serious case of wanderlust… or maybe even a home renovation. Henry Howard Hotel, New Orleans, LA Get a taste of New Orleans’ jazzy spirit at the Henry Howard Hotel. Transformed from townhouses

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

It’s 95 degrees in the shade. You can’t wait to get home and take up residence in your hammock. But what to do for dinner when the thought of firing up the grill (or the stove or any heat source really) makes you want to weep?  We’ve got two words for you: Ice. Cream. Summer is the perfect excuse to reawaken the joys of childhood. That’s why we launched our Summer Bucket List (print out the list here), lining up a season’s worth of fun, from perfect picnics to pool parties. But it doesn’t

From midcentury escapes tucked in the desert to Deco resorts with big city flair, there’s something intoxicating about hotels with history. In honor of summer travel season, we’re taking a virtual walk through the halls of some of the coolest retro getaways. Just keep your ears perked in case the walls decide to whisper any secrets of decadent days gone by.  Hotel Molitor Paris, Paris, France With its mustard yellow facade and white balustrades, Hotel Molitor’s pool looks like it lives anywhere but Paris. In 1929, Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller took the

No matter whether you’re seven or seventy, there’s one summer activity that nearly everyone can agree on: chilling at the pool. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your own backyard or you’re getting wet and wild at parties all summer, bringing style to your swimming palace elevates the experience for everyone. So slather on the sunscreen and pull out the pool floats, because these splashy styles are a recipe for fun in the sun. Shady Lady There’s nothing like taking a dip on a hot, sunny day followed by

Summer in the city – a time when nearly everything is best done outdoors, from concerts in the park to al fresco movies, sidewalk brunches to balcony dinner parties. But let us not forget our favorite hot weather activity: rooftop happy hour. Among the many rituals of urban life, hitting a sky-high bar after work is the ultimate way to take advantage of the evening’s golden hours. From LA to Chicago, these high-altitude escapes serve up intoxicating sunset views alongside some serious style game. Whether you prefer to sip sangria poolside or down a

It’s official – we’re trading in our leather jackets for sundresses and sandals because summer is finally here. As we stock up on this season’s essentials, like shoulder-baring tops and 90’s-style slip dresses, we find ourselves imagining all the ways we can translate summer’s hottest trends into our interiors. Whether you have a passion for tropical prints and colorful crochet or you’re coveting all things sleek and minimal, the breezy looks of this summer blend beautifully when brought into the home. Tropical Territory Picture this: The pinkest sunset you’ve ever

The poor, poor guestroom. For most people, it’s the place where you stash that box of who-knows-what that you never managed to unpack, even though you moved in 10 years ago.  Or it doubles as your office, a neglected workout room, or some combination of both. But when friends and family come to stay, you want to put your best foot forward. So, ahead of summer travel season, we’ve put together ten tips for creating the ultimate guest room. Tip 1: The Welcome A handwritten welcome note that includes your

Sun’s out, guns out – beach season is here! If you’ve spent any time at an oceanside vacation rental, you’ve probably seen your fair share of cheesy beach decor–think driftwood Margaritaville signs–but that doesn’t mean your coastal cottage has to be cheesy too. From shabby chic shacks to modern bohemian abodes, these coastal-inspired works of art will have every kind of vacation space dressed for a stylish summer. Abstract Beach Art The beauty of abstract art is its ability to blend seamlessly with just about any style of space. We

Capture the flag, canoeing, campfires. Nothing can drum up a serious dose of nostalgia like summer camp. So we love that designers everywhere have started to bring what’s great about the great outdoors into the home, from teepees in playrooms to camp blankets in the bedroom. But it’s easy for camp decor to come across, well, campy. So we’ve got tips, tricks, and products to create rooms that would make your arts and crafts counselor proud. 1. Use camping supplies as decor: Canoe paddles, travel pennants, and painted arrows — these are just a few

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