My tidying the house strategy, for the longest time, has been this: it gets messy, I let it get messy, I have an epic cleaning day to clean it up. Been there, done that? Haven't we all? But actually, there is a better way...
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I have a special love for the Russian version of Architectural Digest, which consistently publishes some of the wildest, most delightfully unusually interiors I have ever seen. If there's something in my Pinterest feed that makes me do a double take, chances are good that these folks are behind it. Here are five of their most wonderfully weird spaces, from homes all over the world.
It's common for designers of residential spaces, myself included, to take inspiration from beautiful hotels. After all, what ties up residential style, luxury, and a definitive point of view like a top-tier hotel? One of my favorite brands to draw on is the Soho Group; the London-based private members' club and hotel chain has 17 properties around the world. They range from tiny to sprawling and from rural to urban, but they all have one thing in common: insane style.
I was reading an article about the arrest of Mark Karpeles, former CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, and an odd detail caught my eye: he is accused of stealing millions of dollars from clients, $48K of which he allegedly spent on a luxury canopy bed. My mind tried to picture what such a bed for such a price would even look like and I came up blank. The beds I covet top off around 3-4K, so what would an addition 45K look like? Time to go virtual shopping.
These 15 spaces feature all the trappings of a typical country home – wood-turned legwork, farmhouse details, pattered fabric, bright colors, plenty of knick-knacks – done up in a way that is so very now. Traditional, with a twist.
"Living room = sofa" is a classic equation that's so ingrained in our decorative consciousness that it's hard to break free. But sometimes sofas aren't what you deep down need or want for your space. You might use your living room in an entirely different way that isn't conducive to a single linear piece of furniture. Here are reasons to give up the pretense and choose an entirely different configuration.
Do you dream of a dedicated space to work from home, write that novel, pay the bills or the dozens of other ways that people with gorgeous home offices feel inspired to do thanks to their amazing work-centric space? ANYONE can find room for a home office in their home (even people in tiny studios). All you really need are these eight elements arranged in a way that fits your space's size and your lifestyle.
I have been dressing myself for many years now, and the best advice I have ever gotten regarding my wardrobe is this: invest your money in chic basics, and you will always have something to wear. Sure, it's fun to blow a little cash on a watercolor-print top or magenta high heels every now and then, but if you really want to look pulled-together on a budget, seek out high-quality versions of these ten items.