Images via YAMAMAR Design / Australian Interior Design Awards What’s the big difference between modern and contemporary design? It’s a question that plagues the minds of many. You might find yourself thinking, don’t the terms modern and contemporary basically mean the same thing? Aren’t they both current and minimal, void of color and filled with clean lines? While some of that may be true, the differences between the styles can also be as vast as night and day. So to help you out, we’ve put together this handy guide to distinguishing
When house-hunting in Los Angeles, it’s not every day that you stumble upon an off-the-market stunner near the beach. But that’s exactly what happened to digital media executive Sarah Penna and her YouTube-famous husband. (Remember MysteryGuitarMan? Yeah, that’s him.) The pair spends their days changing the face of new media and their evenings caring for a rambunctious toddler. So when it came to decorating their new space, they needed more than a little assistance. Enter Laurel & Wolf designer Yekii Killion. Style Board She helped them transform their new home into
There’s no denying that kids do a lot of adorable things. But the plethora of art projects they bring home from school? Well, those can get a little overwhelming. Are we supposed to display them all or store them in a box somewhere? Don’t get us wrong, we’re in full support of fostering our kid’s creative energy, but not everyone’s child is a natural-born Picasso. So how do you show them you’re proud of their work while maintaining the high-style of your home? We collaborated with the experts at Framebridge
Design by David Jimenez; Photo by Joshua McHugh for Architectural Digest. We all have that little voice in the back of our heads that tells us right from wrong. It reminds us to always say thank you and excuse me, never to chew with our mouths open, and to hold the door for little old ladies. But every now and then, it’s okay to listen to the devil on your shoulder and break a rule or two. Specifically, when it comes to interior design. Forget what you’ve heard about avoiding
Rebecca Minkoff’s apartment via One Kings Lane Fashion designers — they’re just like us, right? If their homes look anything like the couture collections currently tromping down the New York Fashion Week runway, probably not. Still, we can’t help wondering about the decorating habits of the world’s most celebrated designers. From minimal mansions to maxed-out penthouses, these fashion-forward spaces are as creative and cultivated as the designers who live in them. 1. Ralph Lauren A true pioneer of the fashion world, Ralph Lauren is celebrated for both his couture and his
Photo via Hunter Fans It’s officially the dog days of summer, people! Our makeup is melting, our hair is frizzy and our clothes are more than a little rumpled. And to add insult to injury, the one thing standing between us and sweet, cool relief also happens to be one of the world’s ugliest decor items in the world. Fans! Why must an item of such functional beauty be such a design eye sore? Who can save us? Well, it turns out more than a few designers are on the case. We
You heard us correctly. Everyone’s favorite affordable furniture giant is making moves to the museum. But this isn’t just any exhibition. The IKEA Museum, which opened June 30 in Älmhult, Sweden, traces the company’s successful history in home décor with seven decades’ worth of designs on display. The main exhibition gives visitors the inside scoop on the story behind the Swedish furniture powerhouse, as well as an exclusive look at some of its best-selling products through the ages—get ready to see the iconic Klippan sofa in all its retro glory.
Every year as the sun starts to shine, spring fever sets in. Symptoms include: a desire to dine outside for every meal, an inability to drink anything but rosé, and the desire to fill every available surface with fresh flowers. But not all bouquets are created equal. So we teamed up with online flower retailer The Bouqs to design different arrangements to match different décor styles. Plucked from organic farms in the US-of-A and from the lush slopes of a South American volcano, these flowers will make your wintry interiors spring to life.
When your wardrobe consists of over 250 articles of clothing (yes, we counted), even the most meticulously organized closets can feel like a big, beautiful disaster. Sure, identical wooden hangers, a spacious dresser, and stylish jewelry displays work wonders, but purging yourself of items you haven’t worn in ages is often the least glamorous, yet most impactful part of the process. With the help of her Laurel & Wolf Designer Jessica Today, Lexi did just that and created a space as fashionable as she is. “It’s important for me to get creative with the clothes and accessories
Welcoming a baby into the world is one of the most magical moments a family will experience. After nine long months of planning for your baby’s arrival, you want that moment to be as stress-free and beautiful as possible. Whether you are tired of the traditional, “blue for boy and pink for girl” standard, or you are anxiously awaiting the big reveal, there are endless imaginative ways to break this color rule. Parents: Prepare to be inspired. From tranquil textures to playful motifs, here’s our tips to designing a gender-neutral nursery for