We used to think there was nothing particularly glamorous about a toaster … but then we discovered this powder-blue beauty from Smeg. The winner of multiple design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Red Dot, this ’50s-style appliance brings major retro-cool vibes to the kitchen. …Read More »
Small Wonder Civic Works’ energy-efficient tiny house—an exemplar of sustainable, affordable, portable living—undergoes an extreme makeover.
When interior designer Adrianne Kotula first laid eyes on the stripped-bare inside of the 200-square-foot tiny house, she thought, “It was pretty drab—a lot of earth tones with no pops of color. It almost looked like a dorm room. Of course, it’s a tiny space; I’m thinking, ‘What can I …Read More »
“Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice,” advises the Arbor Day Foundation in its helpful gardening guide. “It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring.” But be warned: Going snip-happy while it’s still too chilly can have disastrous effects. Fortunately, March is the sweet spot—bridging …Read More »
Horsin’ Around $11,000,000 Bedroom: 6, Bath: 6/2, Square feet: 7,200 This expansive estate is a fully functional horse farm boasting acres of rolling green fields, a tree-lined driveway and a gorgeous all-white Colonial “main house”—all the trappings of a Southern belle’s paradise. Better still: The agrarian property is in Potomac, …Read More »
In the restaurant business, there are front-of-house guys, then there are kitchen guys,” says designer Patrick Sutton, 54. He’s sitting at the dining room table he bought at a Paris flea market. It’s a gray day, but the light in his place is ethereal. The table in his dining area …Read More »
For Carol Warner, owner of Draycott Gardens, the adage “bloom where you’re planted” literally rings true. On 10 acres given to her by her parents—part of the Upperco farm where she was raised—Warner has developed a series of outstanding gardens featuring irises, multiple varieties of which she sells via her …Read More »
Want to sex up your setup? Time to add a little touchable texture. According to the experts at Urban Threads, building a deliciously decadent boudoir is as easy as gathering the right ingredients. To create this oh-so-inviting, cozy-chic love nest, UT interior designer Jane O’Donoghue says, her team used several …Read More »
A New Lease on Life New year, new you … new house? Take advantage of that squeaky-clean slate with a serious domestic upgrade.
$5,495,000 Dark Temptation Bedroom: 6, Bath: 7/1, Square feet: 23,140 This stately yet sexy Maryland mansion boasts plenty of dignified details, from the arched, almost haughty, entrance to the tall, bright windows and clever light vs. dark design. It’s the Christian Grey of homes, with bold, alluring architectural touches—a night …Read More »
Is there anything better than cracking open a brand-new planner on Jan. 1, its crisp blank pages just begging to be written in and the promise of “2017” starkly emblazoned on the cover? Short answer: Yes, and that’s cracking open a Day Designer. This thing is the mother of all …Read More »
Celebrate the final months of the Year of the Monkey with this surprisingly stylish side table from Arhaus. Part of an authentic collection of refinished 19th-century Asian artifacts, the carved accent piece is a stunning addition to any Orient-inspired aesthetic—or simply an eye-catching standalone. Each one-of-a-kind table is hand-painted and …Read More »