From boutique airlines to boutique hotels, to well, boutique-boutiques, there’s something about shopping small that burns a hole in our pockets and brings joy to our hearts. And while infinite options exist online, there’s no denying the personal experience that local, brick and mortar stores provide. Our favorite newcomer? Adelante. Redesigned after ten years in business by Laurel & Wolf’s own Claire Zinnecker, this boutique is girly girl done Austin-style. Decked out in soft, blush tones, marble print wallpaper, and rattan accents, the design reflects the edgy-feminine look of the clothes. So,

When asked to pick a favorite room inside her newly renovated Oakland home, interior designer Brett Foken adamantly objects. “That’s like asking someone if they have a favorite child! Each one is so special in its own unique way.” And she’s right. Every inch of Brett and husband, Brandon’s 1900 Craftsman home is a true labor of love (just look at the state of their “before” photos!). From the custom built-ins and crown moulding to the wood columns and ceiling beams, Brett fought to preserve as much of the home’s vintage charm as possible, while

Moving in with your significant other is a big step in any relationship. Moving in with your significant other with only a few weeks warning is a different story entirely. When Casey, a social media manager living in Los Angeles was told she had a mere week to get out of her apartment, she went into panic mode. “My roommate at the time got a job offer in San Francisco and had to move up there right away. Our landlady was less than understanding about it – she wouldn’t allow a

Airbnb and other vacation rental services have completely changed the way we travel, allowing us to live like a local in locales around the world. But what’s often missing in these experiences is a hotel-worthy design. Airbnb owner Lauren Otero knew that her LA bungalow‘s look was far too basic for its funky Silverlake neighborhood. Due to the popularity of the area, she had solid bookings, but was making significantly less than the average nearby hotel’s per-night rates.  Could design be the culprit? She teamed up with designer James Tabb to find out, transforming the one-bedroom

Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid knows that standing by your best friend’s side usually comes with a hefty price tag. According to researchers, the average bridesmaid can expect to spend $1,695 between the bachelorette party, bridal shower, gifts, travel, and the often not-so-stylish dress. And if you have to throw down a cool couple hundred on a gown, you better hope that it’s something you could see yourself wearing on more than one occasion. This is where innovative dress rental service, Vow To Be Chic, comes to the rescue. Aside from being the online destination for bridesmaid dress rentals, the

Erin Andrews is full of surprises. She can bust out winning ballroom dance moves in full-length gowns and impressively high heels. She knows football better than most men or women. And she can captivate an audience whether she’s reporting on the stars of the stage or the stars of the field. As the sideline correspondent for Fox NFL and a contestant-turned-host of Dancing with the Stars, is there anything Erin Andrews can’t do? “I am no good when it comes to design. I just can’t visualize it,” she says with a

Home Tour: A Happy Space for a Grumpy Cat

By: Sarah Beaumont

October 29, 2016

Some say he’s a gentleman and a scholar. Others claim that he’s 99 purrrrcent devil. We’ve heard that his fur is insured for $10,000. But if anything is true about long-haired Persian feline Descartes Wetterau, it’s that being the most beautiful creature in the room is exhausting. Regally surveying the unwashed masses from his windowside perch in Santa Monica, California, has left him with an unshakeable sense of malaise. So owner Olivia called upon Laurel & Wolf to create a happy room for this grumpy cat in honor of National Cat Day.

Kelsea Ballerini fell hard for Nashville long before she lived there. Now twenty-three years old with an acclaimed album, a handful of CMA nominations, and a booming national tour, it’s abundantly clear that Music City loves her too. In the past year, the country sweetheart has produced multiple No. 1 songs, toured with legendary artists like Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, and moved into, and out of her first apartment. Her latest venture? A cozy, new house in the heart of Nashville. “It’s the first big girl thing that I’ve

Joy Wilson may have lived in LA, Miami, Vermont and Seattle, but her new adopted home of New Orleans is most certainly her spirit city. Irreverent and revelatory, bold and bawdy and come-as-you-are entertaining, it’s the perfect match for the blogger and cookbook author, known to her fans as Joy the Baker. “Living in New Orleans is like living in a different world. It’s magical, it’s joyous, the pace is much slower, and we’ll celebrate anything, everything, all the time,” she says. Joy bought an early 1900s double shotgun home

The average human spends 33% of their life sleeping. So it’s important to get your bedroom design right. And when you’re dealing with a newly built home or apartment, it can be hard to strike the right balance between style and coziness. That’s why Lennar, the nation’s largest home builder, called upon Laurel & Wolf designer James Tabb to transform four bedrooms in their new San Francisco Shipyard homes. Read More: Two Hip Homes in San Francisco’s Coolest New Spot   With two bedrooms in each model home, James kept the color palettes

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