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Vacation Like Frank Sinatra At This Palatial Beach House

He even left his toupee behind.<p>Legendary crooner and notorious bad boy Frank Sinatra may have sang about Ipanema, but he vacationed a lot closer to his beloved New York, New York. And with 236 feet of oceanfront property, it's no wonder the singer chose this New Jersey abode as his summer …

9 Rules Worth Breaking In A Small Space

No, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Most small space advice tends to operate under the assumption that you're willing to sacrifice personality in favor of the illusion of a few more square inches of room. But we think this project by Los Angeles-based Taylor Jacobson proves that you can live …

9 Brilliant Reasons To Rethink Your Fall Color Palette

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …

The Style Q&A: Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller

To call Leandra Medine a blogger at this point would be like calling Cara Delevingne just a model—the moniker simply no longer applies, it's so two years ago. Medine has redefined what a fashion blogger is, or rather, what she can grow up to be—churning out content on her website and vast social …

Red Carpet

HOUSE TOUR: A Lesson In Family-Friendly Luxury

Even with five children, you don't have to give up glamour, as Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts prove in one family's Upper East Side home.<p>Even with five children, you don't have to give up glamour, as Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts prove in one family's Upper East Side home.

Layered vs. Cluttered: How To Have Your Stuff & Display It Too

(Image credit: The College Prepster)<p>One person's normal stuff is another person's abhorrent clutter and the threshold is different for everyone. Some …

Peaceful Bedroom Tips & Ideas

What kind of vibe is your bedroom giving off these days? Bold and motivating? Slightly messy and a little sad? Forget how it's has <i>been</i> feeling. Let's …

5 Things Holding You Back From Creating a Truly Great Home

Want a <i>truly great home</i>? However you define a truly great home for you, there are a few things that can hold anybody back from achieving a great space …

Easy Ways to Keep Clutter Under Control

I have tried to hide it, because I have a professional interest in pretending to have one of those homes that always looks inexplicably perfect, but …

9 Things You're Doing Wrong In Your Bedroom

The place where you sleep should be a sanctuary.<p>Your bedroom should be the place where you find peace. It's where you sleep, love, dream, and are oftentimes the most vulnerable. "You want the space to be a calming refuge," says Alexander Reid, a head stylist at One Kings Lane. "You want to simply …

5 Small Daily Practices That Add Up to a More Satisfying Home Life

It's the little things. The small, seemingly insignificant things that we sometimes skip over, because really, how big of an impact could they make? …

Make Any Vignette More Proportional

Want to create some magazine-worthy vignettes on some of your own surfaces? If you've tried a few combinations yet something seems off, remember this …

Man Repeller's Holiday Fireside Chat

Got a Room That Doesn't Feel Right? It's Probably Missing This

If you've got a room you've picked the furniture for, hung the art in, arranged the vignettes <i>just so</i>, but feel like it's still not quite right — like …

12 Of The Most Beautiful Rooms In Italy

La Dolce Vita doesn't even begin to describe it.<p>When it comes to these gorgeous spaces, "La Dolce Vita" doesn't even begin to describe it.

A 500 Square Foot Family Home in San Francisco

(Image credit: A Cup of Jo)<p>In her San Francisco apartment, blogger Jordan Ferney has accomplished a serious feat: squeezing four people (and all …

San Francisco

How Creatures of the Wind Built a Brand Out of the 'Beautifully Strange'

Their clothes make you look "sophisticated but not like everyone else," according to Elle Fanning.<p>"Chris, put your hand over it like it's fire," says photographer Jean Francois Campos, directing Creatures of the Wind co-founder Christopher Peters, who is currently crouching in the desertscape …

Fall Fashion

Surf Sound: Cruise 2016 by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent

FASHION INSPIRATION<p><b>Last night's Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 show at the Carreau du Temple included 19 women’s looks, in a tribute to the Californian</b> …

Dressing 9 to 5—What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Art-Tech Startup Founder Alexandra Chemla

As founder of tech startup ArtBinder, a digital platform for galleries, artists, and collectors, **Alexandra Chemla’**s daily grind involves straddling two very different worlds. There’s the tech world that most of her team inhabits—practical, no-frills, and notoriously casual—and then there’s the …

HOUSE TOUR: Inside An Interior Designer's Dream Home

In her family's new Greenwich, Connecticut home, Emma Jane Pilkington evokes the restrained elegance of her beloved Europe.<p>In her family's new Greenwich, Connecticut home, Emma Jane Pilkington evokes the restrained elegance of her beloved Europe.

20 Times A Pop Of Color Was Completely Necessary

Sometimes the neutral approach simply doesn't cut it.<p>While the term "pop of color" could mean any myriad of things, from a statement wall to a festive carpet, the concept at its core is genius: A room isn't complete without leaving your own colorful mark on it. It is, after all, a tried-and-true …

HOUSE TOUR: An Art Deco Home Beloved By Hollywood Power Players

Designer and contractor Justin Krzyston was able to restore the property's original charm.<p>When designer and contractor Justin Krzyston was approached to restore an Art Deco-style home designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright), he willfully took on the challenge.<p>But it would require a …

Before & After: A Bright, Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Makeover Under $1500

When we first bought the house, the kitchen’s upper cabinetry was small, inefficient, and awkward. This house had previously been someone’s summer …

Suzy Menkes Wise words from Tory Burch: what every graduating fashion student should read

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Wise words from Tory Burch: what every graduating fashion student should read<p><i>Photo: Tory Burch at the 2015 CFDA</i> …

6 Photos That Prove Color Changes Everything

Incorporating a candy-colored bright or a dark moody hue can be the easiest and most affordable way to pump up your pad.<p>The Tiny Room Where You …

Home Decorating

A Historic Manhattan Apartment Gets A Spectacularly Modern Twist

With his extensive knowledge of design history and his intuitive grasp of today's needs, Stephen Sills brings new life to an apartment in a storied Manhattan building.<p>When the designer Stephen Sills explains that the chandelier in the foyer of this impressive apartment is a reproduction of the …

HOUSE TOUR: A Historic Apartment Updated With Offbeat Elegance

With his extensive knowledge of design history and his intuitive grasp of today's needs, Stephen Sills brings new life to an apartment in a storied Manhattan building.<p>With his extensive knowledge of design history and his intuitive grasp of today's needs, Stephen Sills brings new life to an …

Hanging Artwork 101

Before you start hammering, read this.<p>Organizing your favorite art and photos might seem like a massive undertaking, but it's easier than you think. Interior designers Jennifer Beek Hunter and Georgie Hambright of J+G Design are pros at it, and they've shared their best tips for displaying art …