Get ready to pin another property to your Dream Home board, because this New York townhouse will leave you breathless. Listed at $28 million, this 8,300-square-foot West Village stunner has more than just size to offer. Built in 1860, the home was transformed by AD100 architect/designer Steven Harris, packing in plenty of stylish pedigree! Aside from having oodles of charming period details, modern perks like a hydraulic elevator that runs from the basement to the fifth floor, built-in surround sound, a humidification system, and a Japanese soaking tub on the roof terrace make it oh-so livable. Sure, there's the private outdoor space and the five terraces, but let's be real — it's the interiors that really make us swoon. See the spaces in this townhouse we'll be dreaming about tonight!
The piece: The Urbanfire in Copper
The price: $2,250
Why we want it: While we've always been bonkers about Modfire's sleek silhouettes, the new copper-toned Urbanfire brings a tear to our eye — it's that good! Aside from having serious style cred, the Urbanfire boasts top-of-the-line engineering that ensures that the flame and heat are always evenly dispersed. You can keep it looking new with a routine scrub or allow it to develop an organic patina that just gets better with age. Either way, we can't stop fantasizing about this piece becoming the cornerstone of our holiday entertaining plans!
Tucked into the Belvedere, CA, hillside, this contemporary home's San Francisco Bay view might be one of the best we've ever seen! The property's water-level position and awe-inspiring architecture perfectly frame the million-dollar views, which span the Mount Tamalpais ridgeline to the Golden Gate Bridge. Sitting pretty on about 1.2 acres of shoreline, the whopping 7,900-square-foot home even includes a separate guest house. Listed at $18,950,000, we can only imagine how sweet the sunrises and sunsets would be from this fantasy property!
Are you drooling yet? Keep reading to see what the inside of this gorgeous home looks like!
Debuting in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is a gift that keeps on giving — in the form of eggs. The Beau Coop, a multilevel chicken coop based on Le Petit Trianon in Versailles, comes complete with a hand-selected brood that will, hopefully, be encouraged by their decadent surroundings to keep you drowning in eggs for months. The custom-built coop features a library and a chandelier, not to mention two custom-designed raised beds for your very own vegetable or flower garden. In case you think the $100,000 asking price is outlandish, rest assured that the purchase includes multiple on-site "farm consultations" to make sure that you do not fail in your quest to become a gentlewoman farmer.
What do you think? Is there any way that this asking price could possibly be justified? Keep in mind that with every purchase, a $3,000 donation is made by Neiman Marcus to a nonprofit called the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
These days, the life of a chicken has potential to be pretty grand, especially if you are lucky enough to live in a sweet pad. We found 13 that are so cute, you will have a hard time believing that they are FCO (for chickens only)!
Nicole Richie recently redesigned her Laurel Canyon backyard and celebrated by throwing an all-girls outdoor dinner party. We love the relaxed vibe that Nicole is channeling, from her thoughts on seating ("I'm against assigned seating. I like people to come to my house and feel like they can do whatever they want!") to her fantastic backyard teepee and copious use of string lights. Check out some of our favorite moments, as captured by Domaine Home.
On her color palette:
Nicole Richie: "It was important to me to keep the color palette strong but not too overpowering. We're all about having everything be really eclectic and relaxed."
On her design aesthetic:
Nicole Richie: "I hate the term bohemian. I prefer relaxed and eclectic. Our house is the one people come to to hang."
For more of photograher Justin Coit's photos of Nicole Richie's backyard and a complete guide on how to get the look, visit Domaine Home!
Landscape designer Scott Shrader makes indoor-outdoor living seem like an art form, and his 1940s Hollywood Regency-style home in Southern California is a testament to his talents. Classic architecture (think sky-high ceilings, French doors, and windows for days), coupled with a restrained color palette and lush landscaping lend an airy, fluid feel to his home. Featured in Veranda's upcoming September/October issue, we jumped at the chance to get a sneak peek at his enchanting digs. Keep reading to see the spaces and style tips we couldn't wait to share!
Photos courtesy of Lisa Romerein for Veranda
We love the look of a living wall but have always been the tiniest bit intimidated by them. Perhaps we weren't the only ones because the people behind the beloved Woolly Pocket planters have come out with a new version that appears to be almost idiotproof.
Unlike the original soft-sided design, the new wall planter ($27) has hard sides (making it as easy to use as a regular pot) and comes equipped with a built-in self-watering tank, vents to encourage evaporation, and a very straightforward installation method that doesn't even require measuring tools or a level. Plus, it comes in six colors!
Since it is made from plastic, the planter can be used indoors or out-, making it the perfect option for, well, almost everybody. It would be perfect for homeowners, renters, apartment dwellers, and everyone in between. Wouldn't they be wonderful for a restaurant patio?
Although they look great on their own, we love them best in multiples, be it on a backyard fence, in the living room, or in the kitchen. What will you be doing with them? Plant your own, take a photo, and tag it #casasnap so that we can see your living wall masterpiece!
The season for alfresco dining is in full swing, but that doesn't mean you need to limit yourself to eating in your yard. We've taken the guesswork out of planning the perfect picnic with easy-to-pack pieces that are just as chic as they are convenient!
- Apolis + Kinfolk Garden Bag ($78): A practical substitute for the traditional basket, only much more useful! If you don't have a green thumb, try leaving it in your car as a handy substitute for disposable grocery bags when you aren't packing a picnic.
- Stackable acrylic glasses ($12 for a set of four): A chic substitute for paper or plastic cups, these glasses can be re-used but won't break or weigh down your bag. The clever stacking shape also comes with a handled tube so you can easily transport them if you run out of room in your bag.
- Collapsible Food Tent ($6 for a set of two, originally $8): These cute food covers will keep bugs at bay without cramping your picnic style. They collapse for easy storage and can snap into shape with just a pull of a string. At two for $6, they're also a steal!
- Wasara biodegradable plates ($6 for a set of six): Eco doesn't always have to mean ugly – these sculptural plates will add instant panache to your picnic. Instead of traditional paper, these plates are made with 100 percent tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp), so you can compost them when you're finished!
If throwing a Summer shindig is the motivation you need to whip your backyard into shape, you've come to the right place. Luckily, Gilt Home Creative Director Tom Delavan has experience. Aside from his impressive interior design credentials (you may remember him as Domino's former editor at large), Tom's penchant for showing guests a good time without breaking a sweat makes him one of our top entertaining go-tos.
Keep reading for the alfresco hosting tips Tom relies on each Summer!