Are the walls of your home a little lacking? Have the “likes” on your mirror selfies been… dwindling? We’re here to help. A wall mirror is one of the quickest ways to make your living space look more put-together — without breaking the bank.
Urban Outfitters has just opened its first-ever retail showroom specifically for home goods, the UO Home Showroom, in its massive L.A. concept store in Hollywood.
This summer, the bride will probably still be in white, but the wedding decor may be dusted with gold or silver. Metallics are currently on every bride’s centerpiece wish list, according to celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie.
In this new feature, we dive deep into our favorite Etsy shops to meet the talented people who run them. Today we meet Carol Lew of Old World Pet Portraits.
It’s spring cleaning week! After a lot of thought and deliberation, Yahoo Style staffers have chosen our once-prized possessions that we’re finally ready to pack up or bid adieu to. From last season’s biggest trends to items we’ve decided are actually hideous, see what we’re giving away this year. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Since it was founded in 2005, Etsy has been the ultimate source for one-stop shopping for people who want to buy unique handmade goods and curated vintage finds. What it sells: Adorable hand-crafted felt creatures and fuzzy objets d'art, woven straight from a flock of long-horned Lithuanian heritage sheep. Then, after graduating in 2004, we began farming with a small flock of sheep called Šiurkščiavilnės — Lithuanian heritage sheep with long hair and horns.
We’ve all seen those TV kitchen makeovers: a few cans of fresh paint, some new countertops, modern hardware, and voilà, you’re done! That wasn’t the case with my kitchen. I also met with several kitchen planners at Home Depot, but the price wasn’t all that different than for the custom one, and the lead time to receive and install the cabinets was several months. A design-savvy friend suggested I head to IKEA and look at its new kitchens. I spent an afternoon playing with IKEA’s design tool, which was easy to navigate.
There’s no denying it: In the world of home decor, plant-filled pads are where it’s at. Particularly with the impending arrival of spring, every home website and store window display is rife with lush leaves, tropical trees, and prickly, sculptural cacti. But as much as we love the look of going green, the truth is that not everyone is a natural-born indoor gardener — and plants that were lively at your local nursery can quickly turn black without the proper care and sunlight. Too bad, so sad.
“I’ve been drinking minimalistic milk since I was 6 months old,” says Jean Touitou, the founder of beloved French brand A.P.C. And that stripped-down approach to design, which he implements in his clothing line, can also be seen throughout the Paris apartment he shares with his wife and two daughters. Located in Paris’s affluent 7th arrondissement on the Left bank, Touitou’s dwellings are classic, cozy, and warm, with rich blond elm paneling throughout. The Scandinavian-feeling space was designed by architect Laurent Deroo, who’s also worked with Touitou on designing A.P.C.’s interiors for the past 15 years. But it’s unlikely Touitou will be calling his friend up for updates to his work anytime soon — he only cares timeless, enduring style.
Since going public, it took, like, two minutes for them to admit they’re in love (he said it first – melt!) but who wouldn’t love 29-year-old Ben? Top of the hot list is his profession: furniture designer. Hanish also scores attractiveness points by just living in Chicago.
Who says that awards season has to be limited to fashion? This stretch of the year, between the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and (of course) Oscars, should be a time for your house to glam it up too, and what better way than with actual red carpets? Here, our ten favorites from around the world of décor. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
With 29 rooms, a tennis court, swimming pool, a wine cellar, a game house, a movie theater, and a grotto, the $200 million dollar price tag for the Playboy Mansion may seem rather reasonable. But the Los Angeles estate comes with one fixture that most potential owners might not bargain for — 89-year-old resident Hugh Hefner. Yep, the Playboy patriarch has made it so he stays in residence until he moves on. But the robe-wearing, pipe-smoking octogenarian isn’t the only thing the Mansion has housed over the years.
Photo by Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Breaking News from The Wedding Industry, aka Crazytown: Have you been living “in sin”? We’ve got some news: if you opt to say I Do at the Westin Cleveland Downtown—and spend $30,000 or more for the annoying-relative-studded affair— the hotel will throw in a king-sized Westin Heavenly Bed (valued at $2,395!). Now, the fact that this echoes some archaic medieval wedding traditions —when newly mawwieds used to be gifted with dowries, including furniture for the home—doesn’t really bother us. Starting your marriage off with a luxe bed is actually a brilliant way of staying divorce proof—as long as it’s gynormous, and you’re not snorers.
If you’re one of the nearly 3 million people who tuned into the premiere episode of new Showtime series Billions this month, then chances are, you were totally enthralled with the $63 million Hamptons getaway purchased by hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod. Curbed has photos of the sprawling 12 bedroom, 12 bathroom house, owned by media executive Michael Loeb and his wife, Margie.
Paper isn’t often thought of as a very precious or even permanent commodity—but the work of Irving Harper tells a different story entirely. Harper’s entire collection of paper sculptures—each fascinating in its own right—will be placed up for auction on Jan. 21, with a selection of the pieces currently on display at the Wright gallery in New York City. Click through to see some of Irving Harper’s most outstanding paper sculptures—and click here for tons more.
If you’ve ever tried to pin down the Danish concept of hygge, you know it’s not the easiest thing to do. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Wondering what to give your loved ones and frenemies this holiday season? May we suggest… a menorah! Menorahs are excellent, thoughtful gifts, both for your friends and family members, and for yourself. The best ones make great display pieces—even when it’s not December—and, if the person your gifting one to happens to be Jewish, they’re guaranteed to be used every Chanukah, year after year. These days, with so many design options on the market, there’s truly a menorah for everyone.
From Paris to Portland, Chicago to Shanghai, ceramicists are spinning up a new batch of tableware that reinvents and challenges the earthenware aesthetics of the 60’s and 70’s: Ceramics are having a global renaissance. In San Francisco it’s impossible to miss the now ubiquitous Heath Ceramics: their rustic, earth-toned tableware is serving up delicacies at many of the cities best restaurants. In Sydney, the more demure and delicate brand Mud is turning out a porcelain variety of candy-shop-pastel pieces that make even a breakfast cereal look elegant; while in New York, progressive fashion boutiques from Brooklyn’s dreamy Oro Bora to Steven Alan’s home store, are showcasing ceramics alongside the latest sartorial statements. Why are ceramics having a comeback now?
Photo: Courtesy of Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari / Museo Casa Mollino Indie Icon: Carlo Mollino, 1905-1973 What: A Turin-born architect, photographer and designer of furniture and cars who involved himself in almost every aspect of the design world. He designed theater sets and regularly photographed his own projects, as well as portraits of women, often nude, within them.