Photo of John Robshaw’s house by Patrick Cline An empty wall. It fills us with equal parts anticipation and dread, especially if we’re on a budget. While we all love a gallery wall, the cost of purchasing and framing that many pieces of art can add up quickly. Thankfully we’ve learned quite a few ways to trick out a big space on a small budget. These are our tips for finding statement art that won’t break the bank. Try Engineering Prints Even at big box retailers, a large scale art print can cost
The only thing on Mad Men more attractive than Don Draper in a slim cut suit are the shapely legs and smooth curves…of the furniture. The wildly popular AMC TV show cemented a renewed love affair with the clean lines of midcentury modern decor, from polished teak bar carts to classic Eames and Wegner chairs. The show’s incredible attention to detail means that set designers had to source or recreate everything from desk clocks to shag rugs to cocktail stirrers. Now that the show is over, all that amazing loot has been sitting in warehouses just waiting for a new
The first thing you see when you enter Kassidy Gerber’s home in Redmond, Washington, are a set of Danish teak chairs encircling an elegant marble table. Once a space Kassidy and her family rarely used, the dining room is now the heart of the house, where nightly conversations take place over dinner. After redesigning their living, dining, and bonus rooms, Kassidy and her family discovered a new appreciation for the place they call home. “I love the furniture in our living room so I won’t let anyone eat in there
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.
“You can literally find inspiration anywhere,” says BRIDES Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Keija Minor as she lounges on her cottage-style sofa in the living room of her new Hamptons home. If you haven’t heard of Keija yet, the first thing to know is that her inspirations not only fuel her personal life and style, but her career as well. In her impressive role at BRIDES, Keija’s day-to-day is filled with exquisite items, innovative ideas, and stylish moments, all of which she uses to inspire a more beautiful and curated life within her readers. Between her
Congratulations! You’ve tackled your first interior design project with ease and are currently reading this from the comfort of your new, redesigned living space. Inch by inch, you’ve turned what was once a drab, disorganized space into one that you can be proud of. As you step outside to get some air it hits you: “Wait… what about the backyard?” Regardless of whether your design style reads Contemporary, Traditional, or Bohemian, your exterior space should serve as an extension of your interior. Read on to find out how you can personalize the outdoor space of your dreams!
Cleaning, cooking, packing, showering: just a few activities that are SO much better when music is involved… but we can think of one more. Say you just moved into a new space and you’re in the midst of the design process; you’re painting walls, mapping out your Laurel & Wolf designed space, deciding whether or not you want to keep that eccentric lamp you’ve had since you were a kid, and *cringe*, assembling a few new IKEA pieces. What we’re trying to say is, a really solid playlist can help the whole
There comes a time in the lives of many when cohabitation with a significant other seems like the next step in the game of life. While it all sounds like the ultimate good time in the beginning (living with your best friend and lover, woo!), there are many challenges couples face when they make this big leap. [Think you’re ready to move in with your boo? Make sure you read this first!] When Jen moved into her boyfriend’s 3-bedroom Santa Monica condo with a dog and fish in tow, they inevitably agreed
Designing a small space can be tricky, especially if you have a living room so tiny your legs practically hit the wall when you’re lounging around. These little hacks will give your living room the illusion of spaciousness while maintaining functionality so you can do everything from throwing a chic cocktail party to cozying up on the couch with your real best friend, Netflix. 1. Let the sun shine. In any interior space natural light is your best friend. If you’re lucky enough to have big windows, leave them uncovered or
Ever wonder what makes a traditional or transitional design? We’ve got a few tricks that will help you detect the differences between the two. TRADITIONAL – Traditional design has its roots in 18th century England and French countryside. The style is known for its warm, inviting interiors that scream comfort. Bronze accents, a rich chandelier and luxe drapes are common in traditional interiors. Wall sconces with ivory shades and detailed millwork create a for a warm environment in the bathroom. Traditional color schemes typically include neutral tones with warm, rich woods.