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

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

The poor, poor guestroom. For most people, it’s the place where you stash that box of who-knows-what that you never managed to unpack, even though you moved in 10 years ago.  Or it doubles as your office, a neglected workout room, or some combination of both. But when friends and family come to stay, you want to put your best foot forward. So, ahead of summer travel season, we’ve put together ten tips for creating the ultimate guest room. Tip 1: The Welcome A handwritten welcome note that includes your

There is nothing shy about Chef Kris Yenbamroong. His restaurants are a riot of color, his dishes are fiery and bold, and he met his now wife on a night that ended in a bar brawl. But, like in the Thai cuisine he’s famous for, fire and spice flame out without the balance of other flavors. In the case of his curries, that’s tangy lime, sweet coconut milk and bright aromatics. In the case of Yenbamroong, it’s wife Sarah St. Lifer. “We’re coming from completely different places, but you don’t

You might think Kelsea Ballerini is just another adorable pop-country star, but you’d be wrong. Through her music, Kelsea inspires her fans to live without fear of emotion and to grow from the challenges that they face. When she was just thirteen, Kelsea found her passion: to define her voice and encourage others to do the same. Now, nearly ten years later, Kelsea has built an amazing life and career, and wanted her “first adult, grown up, awesome place” to reflect that spirit. Laurel & Wolf, in partnership with Wayfair, curated a collection

If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days to the newest season of Mad Men. Since episode one, we’ve been swooning over the mid-century set design that production designer Dan Bishop and set decorator Amy Wells magnificently created. DON DRAPER’S LIVING ROOM Don Draper’s sprawling, high rise space is truly a time capsule from the world of 1960’s New York. It satisfies all of our mid-century fantasies of cultured, sexy and cosmopolitan with layers of texture and color. The mid-century modern aesthetic is easily achievable with these Mad Men-inspired furnishings. Form and function

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, despite the bitter cold, and we can’t help but gather interior design inspiration from the crazy wonderful looks we’ve been seeing in the lines of fashion icons like Zac Posen, Altuzarra, and Alexander Wang. But we’re completely head over heels for the looks we saw at Prabal Gurung’s show! Michelle Obama’s go-to dressmaker, Gurung finished up his show with this showstopping beauty of a dress. We were so inspired we designed an entire room that will spring you into fall fashion! THE INSPIRATION: THE

We’ve been obsessing over celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s kitchen for quite some time. It’s elegant, bold and a gorgeous backdrop for home cooking. We put together a list of the top ten must-haves for getting your kitchen to look Food Network worthy. BOBBY FLAY’S KITCHEN OUR STYLE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS This distinct La Cornue stove makes a statement with a blue finish and polished brass accents. A red clay pot designed in Oaxaca is not only a superb cooking tool but a colorful addition to any table as a centerpiece. Industrial designs have been making a comeback.

Now that you’re a pro on deciphering the difference between Traditional and Transitional styles (and in case you need a refresher, we’ve got you covered!), it’s time to get down to business with Modern versus Industrial design. Often misconstrued as synonymous, these two styles are completely unique! We’ve compiled a list of key features that will make you an interior design style expert in no time. MODERN Modern interior design is all about simplicity, clean lines and minimal decor. Designers use basic shapes to create a streamlined and functional room that keeps

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