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Paris in the Springtime: The Très DIY Hotel Henriette (Starting at $75 a Night)

Every room at the Hotel Henriette, newly overhauled by Paris designer Vanessa Scoffier, is a lesson in the transformative powers of paint and a few well-chosen (but affordable) furnishings. It's at the top of our Where to Check In Next list—with thanks to our travel writer friend Emily Mathieson …

Paris

Remodeling 101: Lava Stone Countertops

Drawn to natural stone but also a fan of color? Until recently, the options in the countertop world were limited, but of late, lava stone has been gaining traction—and introducing an eye-opening new palette to the kitchen. Is this a countertop to consider? Read on to find out.

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Maarten Baas adds balloon-shaped pendants to Lasvit range

Milan 2015: Dutch designer Maarten Baas has formed milky and coloured glass into pendant lamps that look like balloons.

Designed by Maarten Baas for …

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Boho Chic at the Inn Paradiso in Paso Robles

Jamie Rosenthal, owner of Lost and Found in LA, first turned me on to Inn Paradiso in California's Central Valley (she's one of those people you listen to when she casually mentions something). So on a recent trip to LA, I took a detour via Paso Robles and headed straight to Inn Paradiso, family in …

Paradiso

Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge

Named for the water ferns that grow along the Vistula River, Salvinia Lodge is located on the Vistula Spit in Poland, a Baltic coast resort area 30 kilometers from Gdansk. Built in 1789, the timber-framed lodge is one of the oldest surviving arcaded houses in the region. The interior has been …

Gdansk

The Hamptons Come to Cape Cod: Salt House Inn in Provincetown

Provincetown, located at the tip of Cape Cod, has always been a bit scruffy (in a good way). Now, NYC-based hotel veterans Kevin O'Shea and David Bowd up the ante in Provincetown with Salt House Inn, a Hampton's-worthy bed and breakfast located in a shingled cottage.

Located in a 19th century …

Hotels

From 19th Century Villa to Destination Hostel in São Paulo

Inspired by his own stays in design hostels during his backpacking travels through Australia, Guilherme Perez imported the concept to his beloved hometown of São Paulo, taking a 19th century villa in a historic neighborhood and converting it into We Hostel. Enlisting the help of his friend …

Hostels

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Make the Most of Your Summer with These Airbnb Escapes

Summertime is precious. Make the most of it with a trip to one of these beachside pads on Airbnb....

Airbnb

Creative Escapes: 3 B&B's Where Your Art Can Take Shape

Fancy yourself a painter? Still dreaming of college art seminars? You may not be able to commit to taking ongoing classes in your day-to-day life, but a weekend getaway at an inn could double as a time for some serious artistic indulgence. Instead of imagining how great it would be to get your art …

Art

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Generator Paris: The innovative hostel brand opens its biggest location yet, offering private rooms with terraces (and hammocks)

"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with flea market scores) that could give boutique hotels …

Hostels

Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Aerie in Mill Valley

After 14 years of living with their 1960s kitchen, a Mill Valley, California, couple—she's an archaeologist, he's a fitness program manager, and they have two young daughters—turned to a team of collaborators to help them with their update.

The goal, in the archaeologist's words: "a …

Kitchens

Modern Muji on the Med

We love this concept, hotel apartments outfitted with stylish, utilitarian furniture and accessories from Muji. Whotells in Barcelona offers four distinct lodging options in different neighborhoods of the city, all furnished with Muji products (in four palettes: blue, green, orange and gray); think …

Apartments

Weekend Guide with Petite Passport Guide: Amsterdam Guesthouses

There's a lot of great design percolating in Amsterdam—and that extends to the city's guesthouses. Today, we're shining a light on five places to stay.

Photography by Pauline Egge.

A Design-Filled Duplex

&Klevering is a well-curated housewares shop, and its owners recently opened their duplex …

Amsterdam

Table of Contents: Italian Renaissance

In our 2015 trend forecast, we singled out the new Moody Minimalism coming straight from Milan: pared-down interiors that are at once gritty and glamorous, monastic and industrial, luxurious and alive. This week, we're delving into the new look (hello, Vincenzo De Cotiis).

Above: Carlo e Camilla in …

Italy

For Rent: A Revived 16th-Century Farmhouse in Puglia

Back in 2006, a San Francisco–based Italian-American couple set out to find an Italian retreat near her native city of Bari. After an exhaustive search, and the failed purchase of a modest home, they chanced upon one of the area's many decaying masseria, fortified farmhouses that dot the Puglia …

Puglia

Dine and Recline: The Talbot Inn in Somerset

Tradition meets state-of-the-art hospitality at the Talbot Inn in Somerset: fish-and-chips, venison stew, and ale on tap, plus Egyptian cotton sheets, handmade soap, and Siberian goose down duvets. A venture of hotelier Nick Jones of Soho House fame, The Talbot is located in the village of Mells in …

Talbot

The Upstart Victorian B&B, Australia Edition

Last week I had a surprise late-night visitor. I was in bed not wanting to call it a day, so I turned to Instagram, and at that very moment the mysterious @inbedwith.me ("expert on big beds and room service") signed on to follow me. Intrigued, I checked out her Instagram feed and found exactly the …

Australia

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10 Favorites: Floor-to-Ceiling Sheer Summer Curtains

Scintillating and titillating – the sheer curtain is on the right side of risqué, especially when it’s full height. Here are 10 favorites.

Above: Sheer curtains act as room divider. Image via Sweet Home Style.

Above: The floor to ceiling sheer curtains in this Capetown house offer a soft counterpart …

Architecture

11 Favorites: Demijohns as Decor

Perhaps the first bottles ever to get recycled as decor: Outsize French and Italian wine bottles—known as demijohns, damigiana, and carboys—have long been put to use as sculptural objects. An easy way to add spring color to a room, they look equally at home in a clean-lined or rustic setting. Here …

Interior Design

Steal This Look: The Ultimate Chef's Kitchen in Brooklyn

Yesterday, we toured the Brooklyn townhouse that architect Elizabeth Roberts of Elizabeth Roberts Design/Ensemble Architecture reinvented as a Greenhouse for Living. Today, we're dissecting its rustic-luxe kitchen tailored for a couple who love to cook.

Kitchen photography by Dustin Aksland.

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Interior Design

Malfatti Glass in Beacon, NY

Jill Reynolds and Daniel Spitzer, a married glass-making couple, launched Malfatti Glass in Beacon, NY, after friends admired a wonky handblown glass that Jill made on a lark. In homage to the oddly formed drinking vessels they produce, the couple named their company Malfatti, which means "badly …

Gelato

10 Favorites: Living with Shocking Color

Arresting, yes, and there's also something life-affirming about burst of bright color where you least expect it.

Have any of you tried some bold shades at home? If so, we'd love to hear.

Above: One half of a loft hallway in Williamsburg is demurely white; the other is ombre blue. Design by Glickman …

Interior Design

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