With the arrival of spring—and warmer temperatures—comes the urge to spend every minute in outdoor rooms. These outdoor living spaces from the AD archives offer a perfect place to lounge next to the pool , dine alfresco, or take in the surrounding landscape. Whether terrace, loggia, or quaint nook, these outdoor living rooms are as stylish as the amazing homes they accompany, from a chic summer retreat in the Hamptons to a waterfront vacation house in Nova Scotia. Click through to discover stylish patio ideas and designs to help you prep your outdoor space for the months ahead. Read more here
Once the road less taken, wallpapering has become increasingly common for the everyday homeowner. But if you’re new to the world of wallpaper, you’re probably wondering: What’s the best way to maneuver through the seemingly endless selections to best express your individuality? And once you have the perfect rolls in hand, where should you go from there?
Are you one of those – like me – who, when they see a beautiful image on Pinterest of a super minimalist bedroom, think: but where they will store all their clothes? Or between those – like me – who love minimalist design, but same time they just cannot make a radical decluttering of their wardrobe?
This is the article for you.
The trick to not give up with the less is more philosophy in furnishing, while at the same time do not give up with your creative outfits, is in choosing the right wardrobe, or in studying a smart corner for an open wardrobe. Read more here
Take a vacation to the romantic Florence and Chianti hills for just one night—at your own table and surrounded by your best friends. We tapped superchef Libero Saraceni to create a delectable menu with his famous Tuscan dishes—his “I Tre Pini” in Villa Alinari and “Villa Machiavelli” restaurants are solely devoted to the region’s cuisine, and it’s a culinary vocabulary that continues to fascinate guests from many years. Read more here
Crispy fried artichokes. Chickpea bruschetta. Emilian spinach and cheese pie. These Italian appetizers are a great way to start off your meal, whether you’re looking for something simple and summery (Caprese salad is always a good idea), or a fall-ready starter like crispy frico cups with polenta and brown butter. Read on for those dishes, and even more Italian appetizer recipes.
Just because your bathroom lacks square footage doesn’t mean it’s destined to remain a strictly practical room. With the right design tricks, it’s easy to bridge the gap between form and function—regardless of its size. In fact, a powder room or guest bathroom can be a convenient way to experiment with a new trend, color, or pattern without redesigning the rest of your space.
Want to beautify your bathroom? Read on for more than 60 standout ways to make the most of a small bathroom. From statement sinks, to wonderful wallpaper, to creative tiles, these rooms prove big design moments can come in small packages.
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(THAT’S STILL A LITTLE SPOOKY!)
Do you find yourself skipping out on Halloween hosting in fear that the decor will take away from your home’s elegance? Too often we are stuck thinking that Halloween parties imply a sacrifice of style in the spirit of plastic skeletons and all pumpkin everything. But just like any other holiday, there are plenty of ways to put a refined twist on traditional decor, food, and even DIY activities. From Halloween brunch parties to DIY dessert bars, even spooky charcuterie boards and creative cocktails, we promise you’ll find something that will inspire you next festive fête. If you’re looking to throw a spooky-yet-sophisticated soirée, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite ideas. Think unexpected color palettes, unique Halloween drinks, table settings, and trick or treat displays, all of which have a genuine grown-up appeal.
Read on for 25 Halloween party ideas so elegant they may just scare you. Read more here
From resident towers to a waterfront mansion, these market listings represent the cream of the crop of Miami real estate.
10 W. San Marino Drive’s open-concept living area features a living room, Boffi kitchen and breakfast bar, dining area and entertainment bar (not shown) with automatic Savant-controlled pocketing doors that allow for complete unobstructed views of the bay, Downtown Miami and South Beach skylines.
Modern Muse When picturing a classic modern home, the new-to-market grand waterfront estate at 10 W. San Marino Drive paints quite the idyllic picture. This six-bed, 6 ½-bath new construction located on a premier southern lot on Miami’s Venetian Islands gives unhindered views of the city’s skyline and the bay with A-class amenities and an in-ground pool that begs you to stay a while. This utopia was created mindfully with every angle set to reflect the simplicity of modern design and the standard of care that came from the collaborative minds that envisioned it. Built by Ramin Designs and designed by Dunagan Diverio Design Group, the home features a dramatic entry; Boffi kitchen and chef’s kitchen; a family room, dining area, entertainment bar and living room with auto doors and 12-foot ceilings; and a theater with state-of-the-art surround sound. Artefacto staged a backdrop for art curated by Miami’s famed Fredric Snitzer Gallery, giving each of the rooms an invigoratingly rich feel. Natural light cascades in at every angle, and when the light fades away, Porsche Design lighting and Savant home-automation and smart tech illuminate all of the home’s best assets. Upstairs, a master suite mirrors the clean but comforting textures of the main level and leads to a futuristic spalike master bath. A custom tub and centered shower look out to views of the bay with double sliding doors that allow the outside in. All of this luxury could be yours, to the tune of $23.5 million.
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If a beach vacation isn’t on your calendar, the next best thing is a sea-themed dinner party. Darcy Miller suggests bringing the ocean indoors with shells. “Use shells for decor, place-card holders, and even favors,” says Miller. Along with decorating your table with real shells, consider scallop shells for holding candy and place cards made of paper print outs of shells and sea creatures. “And if the party’s at night, set votives in larger glass containers filled with sand to bump up the beachy vibe,” says Miller. Read more at Elle Decor