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  • 5 Luxe Honeymoons for Every Type of Bride — and Rings to Match

    There are many wonderful and rightfully raved-about honeymoon destinations, but it can difficult to decide which locale will best suit a couple. The couple also has to factor in the season and window of time they have to travel. Luckily, we’ve partnered with our expert friends at luxury travel company Indagare to put together the […] The post 5 Luxe Honeymoons for Every Type of Bride — and Rings t...

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  • Why the Cozy Danish Concept of Hygge Is So Popular Right Now

    Times of political uncertainty spur the most significant cultural upheavals, whether it’s the rise of Romanticism during the French Revolution or the 1960s countercultural movement in response to the Vietnam War. So it only follows that the latest cultural zeitgeist, hygge, is a little hazy on specifics and heavy on coziness. Because while there are […] The post Why the Cozy Danish Concept of Hygg...

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  • Decorators to Know: Mark Hampton

    Mark Hampton (1940–98) was a rare individual: He was an extremely gifted interior designer who counted the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people among his clients, and he also happened to be exceptionally erudite and just plain nice. As a decorator, he was often described as being a “relaxed traditionalist,” but in fact he admired […] The post Decorators to Know: Mark Hampton appeared first ...

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  • How to Spot a Fake Hermès Birkin Bag

    On a short flight from London to Paris, in 1983, fashion history changed forever. That’s when Jane Birkin accidentally upended her Hermès datebook, scattering papers everywhere. To her assistance? Only Hermès’s legendary leader Jean-Louis Dumas, who engaged the actress and singer in discussion for the rest of the flight. Dumas asked Birkin: What is your […] The post How to Spot a Fake Hermès Birki...

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  • 13 Spaces with High-Style Ceilings

    “In a two-story house subject to strict coastal height limits, our client sacrificed one second-floor bedroom to realize the family room, set between the kitchen and the swimming-pool terrace, as a double-height space,” says Gary Brewer, the partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects who led the design of this house in East Quogue, New York. […] The post 13 Spaces with High-Style Ceilings appeared fi...

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  • 15 Entertainment Rooms That Were Designed for a Good Time

    Fox-Nahem Associates turned the living room of this Southampton, New York, beach house into the ultimate entertainment space with this cozy conversation pit for fireside chats and movie nights. Photo by Peter Murdock Timothy Godbold created a games nook in the Sag Harbor, New York, home of two avid backgammon players. “We were able to […] The post 15 Entertainment Rooms That Were Designed for a Go...

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  • How to Spot a Counterfeit Louis Vuitton Bag

    The ability to tell the difference between an authentic Louis Vuitton bag and one of those ubiquitous imposters “comes with time,” says Diane D’Amato, director of luxury at Heritage Auctions. For D’Amato, who spent years with Louis Vuitton before moving to Heritage, the learning curve was gradual. She describes “being surrounded by incredible product and […] The post How to Spot a Counterfeit Loui...

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  • The Legendary Adolf Loos Designed This Modern Prague Villa

    All photos by Martin Polak, courtesy of the City of Prague Museum Not far from Prague Castle, in a quiet, upscale residential area, sits a striking white home with yellow-framed windows offering sweeping views of Prague’s Vltava valley. Built between 1928 and 1930, Villa Müller — today a museum open to the public — was […] The post The Legendary Adolf Loos Designed This Modern Prague Villa appeare...

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  • Tour the Retro-Modern Loft of Designtel’s Benjamin Jay Shand

    The airy Sydney loft that Benjamin Jay Shand calls home has a history that could rival its contents (it was originally built for Victorian-era boat makers). But it’s the rare mid-century and postmodern collectibles, like Panasonic radios and Elami Jr. robots, that Shand loves so much. A 25-year-old University of Sydney architecture and design graduate […] The post Tour the Retro-Modern Loft of Des...

  • The Exotic Look of Bamboo, in Every Iteration

    Bamboo, the reed-like, woody grass revered the world over for its attractiveness, durability and unbeatable versatility, has a purity and elegance that Ming Dynasty dignitaries, European royals and workaday folks alike have appreciated throughout the centuries. So why is bamboo — in its many forms — so enduringly popular? The grass itself is classic-looking and […] The post The Exotic Look of Bamb...

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  • 17 Comforting Chalet Interiors

    Pierre Yovanovitch Architecture d’Intérieur designed this modernist vacation home in Andermatt, Switzerland, which features a curving built-in sofa with triangular and spherical throw pillows. Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud / LUXPRODUCTIONS A set of glass pendant lights resembling chunks of ice are suspended from the wooden ceiling in the Andermatt home. Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud / […] T...

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  • January Birthstone: Garnet

    The word garnet has roots both in Latin and English. In Latin, granatus means “seed,” and the old English word gernet, which means “dark red,” dates back to the 14th century. Regardless of the dictionary you are using, either term paints a picture in our heads of this beautiful stone, whose deep pomegranate hue is […] The post January Birthstone: Garnet appeared first on 1stdibs.

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  • Get Nostalgic for Christmas in the Booming Mid-Century Years

    In her delightful and illuminating book Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies and Fun from 1945 to 1970 (Countryman Press), Sarah Archer recalls a time in the United States when Christmas was truly great: factory workers were comfortably middle class, tidy new tract houses were in the reach of most families and brightly wrapped presents of […] The post Get Nostalgic for Christmas in the Boom...

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  • Decorators to Know: Alberto Pinto

    If you want proof that “some are born to sweet delight,” as William Blake once augured, look no further than interior designer Alberto Pinto (1945–2012). Seldom does one come across a life so charmed. What he accomplished during his 41-year career of wild, wondrous creation — the extraordinarily opulent yet restrained decoration of palaces, villas, […] The post Decorators to Know: Alberto Pinto ap...

  • 8 Must-See Museum Shows in 2017

    With only days left in 2016, we’ve got our eyes on next year’s exhibition schedule, and it’s proving to be a prolific one. The lineup ranges from cutting-edge art in the highly anticipated first biennial at the Whitney Museum’s Renzo Piano–designed home to psychedelic posters hanging in the de Young Museum’s “Summer of Love,” a […] The post 8 Must-See Museum Shows in 2017 appeared first on 1stdibs...

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  • 20 Flawless Foyers

    The marble floor in this Los Angeles home by Hancock Design was reclaimed from a chateau in France. The Jacques Adnet center table is from Galerie Half, and the tufted leather stool on the stairway is by Blackman Cruz. Photo by Douglas Friedman When Fox-Nahem Associates renovated a 1980s shingle-style house in Southampton, New York, […] The post 20 Flawless Foyers appeared first on 1stdibs.

  • Out of Context in Houston

    Since closing his eponymous New York design store in 2012, Murray Moss has kept busy as a curator, collector and consultant to museum gift shops, which he is busy reinventing. Not long ago, his clients at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, introduced him to Joshua Pazda, the director of that city’s Hiram Butler Gallery, […] The post Out of Context in Houston appeared first on 1stdibs.

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  • Explore the Festival of Lights through ‘The Art of Hanukkah’

    The Jewish festival of Hanukkah celebrates a miracle — the victory of the Jews over the Syrian-Greek army in 165 B.C. and the rededication of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem — and a new book examines the art inspired by that miracle and the customs of its celebration. The Art of Hanukkah (Universe) traces the […] The post Explore the Festival of Lights through ‘The Art of Hanukkah’ appeared first ...

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  • 17 Home Bars Where It’s Always Cocktail Time

    In a Northern California house, Rita Konig outfitted this wood-paneled room with a vintage bar, Julian Chichester stools and sink fittings by Lefroy Brooks. Photo by Eric Piasecki/OTTO An abstract painting by Michel Cadoret hangs over a Georgian mahogany console table that serves as a bar, visually dividing the space between the living and dining […] The post 17 Home Bars Where It’s Always Cocktai...

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  • How to Use Primrose Yellow, a Pantone “It” Color for Spring 2017

    Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is a verdant tone called Greenery, which evokes Granny Smith apples or butter lettuce. But we’ve got our eyes on a different shade noted in Pantone’s Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report: Primrose Yellow. Primrose Yellow sparkles with “heat and vitality,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color […] The post How to Use Primrose Yellow, a Pantone “...

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  • 8 Extraordinary Bentwood Furniture Pieces

    Bentwood furniture dates as far back as the Middle Ages, but it is the 19th-century German-Austrian cabinetmaker Michael Thonet who is most often associated with this now-classic technique. Thonet in 1856 patented a method for bending solid wood through the use of steam, and from there the bentwood look skyrocketed to furniture fame. Bentwood was […] The post 8 Extraordinary Bentwood Furniture Pie...

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  • 16 Interiors from Enchanting European Estates

    Waddesdon Manor Built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, has been open to the public since 1959. The artwork Lafite, 2014–15, by Joana Vasconelos, flanks the entrance. Photos of Waddesdon Manor by Jonathan Becker The richly hued Smoking Room in the Bachelors’ Wing of Waddesdon was restored […] The post 16 Interiors from Enchanting E...

  • December Birthstone: Turquoise

    The thought of turquoise jewelry often conjures up images of striking Navajo bracelets and necklaces worn with a denim shirt and cowboy boots. This all-American look is often been celebrated by fashion designers like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger on their runways and in ad campaigns. In the October 2016 issue of Vogue magazine, Tom […] The post December Birthstone: Turquoise appeared first on 1s...

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  • 10 Furniture Designers Who Are Inspired by the Animal Kingdom

    The animal world constitutes the richest and most varied forms on the planet,” said the late Francois-Xavier LaLanne, who collaborated with his wife, Claude, under the name Les LaLannes. The inimitable French sculptor and furniture maker is far from alone: Living animals have been inspiring designers for millennia. Ancient Egyptian furnishings featured stylized carvings of […] The post 10 Furnitur...

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  • 12 Fabulous Flagship Stores

    Aquazurra For Aquazurra’s New York flagship, designer Ryan Korban said he wanted to create a space that merged classic Florentine elements with a contemporary Manhattan aesthetic to reflect the store’s surroundings while paying homage to the shoe company’s Italian roots. He was inspired by monumental spaces from around the world, including European churches, palaces and […] The post 12 Fabulous Fl...

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  • Launch Party for 1stdibs’ Contemporary Furniture Platform

    Last week, 1stdibs celebrated the launch of its contemporary furniture section, with a cocktail party in the Sky Room of Manhattan’s New Museum — a fitting space for a fete toasting what’s next in design. The party centered around a curated collection of seating being offered on 1stdibs, including the Densen armchair by Egg Collective, […] The post Launch Party for 1stdibs’ Contemporary Furniture ...

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  • Decorators to Know: David Hicks

    Let there be no doubt about it, suave as he was, with his bespoke suits, slicked-back hair and patrician good looks, David Nightingale Hicks (1929–98) was a committed revolutionary. Composing rooms of arresting opulence through his magisterial orchestration of cacophonous colors and patterns, Italian modern mixed with Louis XV furnishings and counterintuitive plays of scale, […] The post Decorator...

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  • Interior Designers Divulge Their Favorite Contemporary Furniture Creators

    As we all know, interior design wouldn’t exist without furniture, and decorators have an inordinately close relationship with furnishings as well as keen insights into what’s trending. So we’ve asked top interior experts, “Who is your favorite furniture designer right now? And why do you like their work?” Chroma Design Collective “Max Lamb. Hands down. […] The post Interior Designers Divulge Their...

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  • November Birthstone: Topaz

    It’s appropriate that as the temperatures cool and the leaves turn yellow, the birthstone for November is a gem found in autumnal hues. The deep browns, reds and oranges of the topaz, a stone once believed to have the power to cure fevers, is perfect for this time of year. In fact, the palette has […] The post November Birthstone: Topaz appeared first on 1stdibs.

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