Big cities tend to get all of the design cred. But this summer, we’re taking the path less traveled and singing the praises of small towns across America. From the nouveau nautical style of the Pacific Northwest to the hippie mystique of California, the bayou boutiques of Louisiana to the arty prepsters of Massachusetts, there’s a world of inspiration on the backroads and byways of the US-of-A. So next time you put in that PTO request, consider trading in the crowded metropolis for a quieter, quainter experience. Because these 12 towns are

It’s finally happening!  Summer is coming. As we bid a gleeful farewell to parkas and slush and gloom, we’re getting seriously amped up for warm weather, beach days and, most importantly, vacation. Whether your summer break means cookouts and cold beers on the Jersey Shore, white parties and champagne in the Hamptons or ‘smores over the fire in Yellowstone, there’s a charm to classic US vacation towns that holds a special place in our heart. So, as part of our countdown to summer, we’re celebrating homes inspired by our favorite summer getaways. The Hamptons

Geared towards design industry professionals, the bi-annual trade show, Maison et Objet Paris is committed to the “art of living.” Exhibiting the brightest and most promising interior talents, the show gives everyone from furniture to home accessories designers the opportunity to showcase their work, increase trade, grow brand awareness, and network with like-minded design professionals.  Read on for the design highlights of the 2016 Maison & Objet Paris fair and discover which trends to look out for! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Inspirations Space: WILD Each season, Maison & Objet features a theme that connects design to a contemporary social topic, which

We know what you’re thinking; you plan to take full advantage of your day off and get out of town this Labor Day! Maybe you’re considering a weekend getaway at a trendy hotel in a nearby resort town. Or if you’re on a budget, a relaxing weekend at home with Ben and Jerry might be the route for you. Either way, it’s time to rethink your plans and consider an outdoor expedition. Both exhilarating and affordable, a camping trip this time of year is an absolute dream. Okay, we know camping is

September is just around the corner, and it’s one of the best times of the year to travel. The weather is beautiful and the crowds are smaller, which means shorter lines and more time spent relaxing or exploring. As avid globetrotters and design lovers, there’s one thing we’ve mastered over the course of our journeys: traveling in style. Scroll through for our favorite travel essentials and tips on traveling in well-designed style! The Essentials You won’t get far without a wallet and we’re loving this trendy black and white polka dot pick with a

Nashville is celebrated as the home of country music, but this title all too often overshadows the city’s individuality. After decades of musical and artistic influence, Nashville possesses a distinctive southern charm, very much reflected in its local design aesthetic. While Nashville is a lesser-known city than LA or NYC, it has the deep musical roots and timeless charm to prove itself as a noteworthy contender. There’s more than you can imagine to see and do within the 500 mile span of Nashville. While some of the city can be seen by foot, we recommend

Lots of enviable vacation photos have been filling our Instagram and Facebook feeds all summer, but just where are these exotic locales everyone has been traveling to? The beaches are breathtaking, the hotel designs are unbelievable, and the shops, restaurants and cafes are inconceivably chic. Well, we scoured the social media sphere and managed to discover where some of these mystery places are so you can start planning your next summer vaca. Scroll through for a guide on beautiful cities, where to stay, what to eat, and what to do! Tulum,

You know you’ve really made it if you’re able to live in a stunning beach oasis on your own private island. Enter Sir Richard Branson, a multi-billionaire businessman and investor. Necker Island, located in the British Virgin Islands is an exclusive paradise encapsulated by beauty. Branson doesn’t exactly keep it all for himself; you are able to book the entire island exclusively or rent rooms at certain points in the year for a mere $28,000 minimum. We think we’ll pass on visiting Necker Island, but that doesn’t mean the look can’t be emulated

“Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach til the break of dawn”  Doesn’t sound too shabby, right? We’re feeling the same hot and sultry vibes Will Smith must have felt when he wrote his Welcome to Miami hit song, so Laurel & Wolf designer Lucinda Pace put together a Miami hotel pool design that’s sure to start a bangin’ summer pool party. Miami Beach’s image as a seaside resort town is reinforced through vibrant colors and tropical, ocean motifs intermixed with a modern Art Deco style of architecture.

Washington D.C. isn’t all politics. If you’ve ever spent time in the nation’s capitol during the summer, two things probably come to mind: 1. The sweat-til-you-drop heat and humidity. 2. A plethora of outdoor activities and the stunning outdoor spaces that come with them. For all you D.C. dwellers or those of you who are visiting the area this summer — here are the most beautiful public outdoor spaces to spend your glorious sunny days! 1. Georgetown Waterfront Could there be a better place for a picnic? Right along the Potomac River, the Georgetown Waterfront provides easy access

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