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Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine

Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine

“This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight.” So goes the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem—set in what was once called Acadia, now modern-day Maine.. Read More →

Joyeux Noël: How to Throw a Holiday Party the French Way

Joyeux Noël: How to Throw a Holiday Party the French Way

Ever since we featured Paris-based tableware shop Madame de la Maison on Remodelista a while back (see: Vintage French Style You Can Rent), we’ve been smitten with Ajiri Aki, the style maven and collectress behind the shop, who scours the best.. Read More →

A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition

A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition

Not too long ago, Sarah and I found ourselves having tea with Susie Tompkins Buell, the Democratic fundraiser, Esprit cofounder, and wearer of deep crimson toenail varnish (I know because I once waited in line behind her at Tartine and admired the.. Read More →

American Heirlooms: Classic Crowd-Pleasers for Anyone on Your List, from Schoolhouse

American Heirlooms: Classic Crowd-Pleasers for Anyone on Your List, from Schoolhouse

Behold: well-made, usable gifts for everyone—that even the most design-forward on your list are unlikely to have. When it comes to classic hardware and lighting, we look to Schoolhouse, the Portland, Oregon-founded purveyors of new American .. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Springlike Pastel Bedroom in Paris, DIY Edition

Steal This Look: A Springlike Pastel Bedroom in Paris, DIY Edition

The genius of the Hotel Henriette is in the details—done on a tight budget, no less. Designer Vanessa Scoffier of Les Nouveaux Decorateurs turned the 30-year-old hotel into a “vintage, bohème, and très DIY” sanctuary. In the 140 square.. Read More →

The Inn at Kenmore Hall: A Stately New Bed & Breakfast in the Berkshires

The Inn at Kenmore Hall: A Stately New Bed & Breakfast in the Berkshires

I think almost anyone with an interest in home design has daydreamed at one point or another of opening up a bed and breakfast. But as soon as the fantasy turns into a serious brainstorm, most wake up from the reverie and file the plans under “p.. Read More →

Captain Whidbey: The Pioneer (and Communal) Spirit Revived at a New Old Resort

Captain Whidbey: The Pioneer (and Communal) Spirit Revived at a New Old Resort

I was surprised to learn that Captain Whidbey, nestled among the majestic evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, was founded by the same team behind Pioneertown Motel, set against the dusty backdrop of the Mojave Desert—but I shouldn’t have been.. Read More →

Inspired Objects: 9 Classic Design Gifts from The Glass House Design Store

Inspired Objects: 9 Classic Design Gifts from The Glass House Design Store

Forget what you think you know about museum gift shops. Conceived by famed design shop curator Murray Moss (his store, Moss, was a fixture on the NYC design scene in the 1990s), The Glass House Design Store opened in 2013 at Philip Johnson’s ico.. Read More →

LA Autumnal: A 1920s House Makeover Composed in Jewel Tones

LA Autumnal: A 1920s House Makeover Composed in Jewel Tones

Floral velvet has never crossed the threshold of any architect I know. Ditto leafy Victorian wallpaper. I’ve visited a lot of architects at home, and most are highly allergic to color and pattern. Sherry McKuin says she herself was a committed m.. Read More →

Expert Advice: How to Throw an Impromptu Summer Dinner Party

Expert Advice: How to Throw an Impromptu Summer Dinner Party

There’s something about summer that invites spontaneity: one last quick dip in the lake before dinner, an afternoon drive to nowhere in particular, spur-of-the-moment dinners taken outside in the garden. Some of the most memorable summer evening.. Read More →

Object of Desire: Artful (and Affordable) Pre-Distressed Flatware

Object of Desire: Artful (and Affordable) Pre-Distressed Flatware

I’m told that someday I’ll inherit my parents’ wedding silver, with small Qs etched into the handles, which we take out of my grandmother’s Welsh cupboard on special occasions and which shows the wear of so many years of gatherings. Until .. Read More →

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Discovered on Etsy: handmade faucets made from plumbing parts, courtesy of a Brighton-based English tinkerer (for examples of similar faucets in situ, see Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts). See the whole range at Proper Copper.. Read More →

For the Hostess Procrastinaire: 10 Useful Tips for Stress-Free Entertaining

For the Hostess Procrastinaire: 10 Useful Tips for Stress-Free Entertaining

We needn’t think about entertaining in a binary way: either a fully tricked-out fancy dinner party that requires wedding-level execution or a super-casual gathering that has the vibe of a Super Bowl shindig. There’s room for a bevy of other ty.. Read More →

DIY: A Flag-Inspired Fourth of July Tablecloth by David Stark

DIY: A Flag-Inspired Fourth of July Tablecloth by David Stark

NYC event designer David Stark is a longtime fan of American artist Jasper Johns. A while back, the team at David Stark Design took inspiration from Johns’s monochromatic White Flag—a 1955 painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New Yo.. Read More →

Win a Fall Home Refresh Worth $2,000

Win a Fall Home Refresh Worth $2,000

Ready for a fall home refresh? Our friends at Hunker have organized a sweepstakes running from September 1 to 15, 2019; the winner will receive a $500 gift card to furniture companies Apt2B and Floyd and to home goods purveyors Hawkins New Yo.. Read More →

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