Image via Architectural Digest Traditional style (or “trad” for short) sometimes gets a bad rap. Some people think of it as fussy, stuffy and grandma. Others think, why live in the past when there’s so much great design happening in the present? But the truth is, trad style allows for a lot more experimentation than you might imagine. And in the right hands, it can feel seriously fresh and new. So how much traditional is too much and how do you make it work for you? Well, we’ll break it all down for you.
Photo via John Varvatos Man cave. The very words strike fear into the design conscious among us, conjuring up visions of bulky pleather recliners with cup holders, the scent of stale beer, walls lined in garish sports memorabilia. But there’s a whole other class of man caves out there, ones with James Bond tech swagger, sumptuous seating and serious style. Settle in with some single malt and artisanal jerky, these are our picks for the world’s sickest man caves. Rugged Yet Refined A good man cave needs to start with comfy
He doesn’t talk. He bites when he’s mad. And man, can he destroy a sofa. Our latest design client was no walk in the park. But he ended up being one of our all-time favorites. Who is he? Meet Pablo — a Maltese Mix from the mean streets of Los Angeles. What he lacks in breeding, he more than makes up for in swagger. And, while he may look sweet, he’s got serious bark. When he isn’t chatting up maltipoos at the dog park, you’ll find him buried in his books, studying the art of potty-training and postmodern
There’s no better way to embrace the great outdoors than to sleep there. But you’ve gotta contend with finding a campsite, schlepping your gear, cooking your chow. If you want nature with a side of creature comforts, we’d suggest sticking close to home, like really close to home. For today’s installment of our Summer Bucket List, we put together this guide to glamping in your own backyard! Video: See our glamping set-up come to life! Pitch a tent (or a teepee! Or a yurt!) The more comfortable the structure, the more you’ll use
Our childhood homes are full of memories that will forever be frozen in time, but that doesn’t mean the houses themselves have to stay stuck in the past too. As kids leave home and plant roots in new cities, parents can finally take back what was once theirs. And that is exactly what one Interior Designer enabled her parents to do. Growing up in a small town outside of Houston, Laurel & Wolf Designer, Claire Brody first discovered her love for design through her mother. “She’s definitely a decorator at heart. I remember her always rearranging the furniture and thinking about design. I’m
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
Sleeping isn’t something that Meg Resnikoff does much of. Nearly any mom of three young children can sympathize, particularly one with a career like Meg’s. After graduating from Standford University, she went to work for large corporations in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, until she was struck by an “aha” moment that changed the course of her professional life. “After having my second child and being out of the corporate world for a number of years, I really wanted to do something I was passionate about. And there’s nothing I’m more
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.
Like any hopeful mother-to-be, when Michelle found out that she would be welcoming her first child into the world, she practically burst with joy. However, while those nine months of baby preparation seem like eons on paper, time flew by and before she knew it, Michelle was in her third trimester and had no plans for a space to bring her little one home to. Luckily, she discovered Laurel & Wolf and was able to design a safe and stylish nursery just in time for her baby boy, Jonah’s arrival. After
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