A Dinner Party For the Chinese New Year

By Wendy Scofield on
(Source: Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny) Mark your calendars: Friday signals the start of the Chinese New Year. Like so many Asian-American families, I want to celebrate the occasion with a fun, festive, authentic tabletop fit for family and friends. The only problem? I'm not Chinese. So I turned to a friend for some background on Chinese tradition and created this reunion dinner spread (meant to be eaten on New Year's Eve, or Thursday night) to help you ring in the Year of the Horse in full...Read Full Story

The Simon Miller x Stephen Kenn Capsule Collection

By Sean Santiago on
Did you fall hard for Nickelson Wooster's limited edition sofa in last week's Instagram house tour? We definitely did, so you can imagine our excitement when this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Stephen Kenn-designed piece landed in our inbox this morning. The artist and furniture designer has joined forces with denim maestro Simon Miller to interpret his Inheritance collection. The sofa is reimagined with an oxidized copper frame that mimics the finish of aged rivets, while...Read Full Story

An Affordable Herb Centerpiece

By Jennifer Fernandez on
(Source: Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny) Does your #MeMoment involve a casual night in with friends? If so, we've got an easy way to dress up your table without breaking the bank—or your back. Whether you're prepping for a low-key wine tasting or ordering takeout and a movie with the girls, skip costly flowers and opt instead for a few pots of herbs (rosemary, mint, lavender) strewn about. Purchased from your local garden supply store and tucked into terra cotta planters, the greenery not only...Read Full Story

Dispatch From Maison & Objet: Richard Brendon

By Catherine Dash on
London-based designer Richard Brendon's new striped bone china collection was created with the idea of rejuvenating the medium and introducing it to a new market; as seen at Maison & Objet.Read Full Story

Aurora Lopez Opens Mirador Boutique In Greenwich Village

By Sean Santiago on
Aurora Lopez made the unexpected leap from finance to retail to open her new Greenwich Village boutique, Mirador. At first glance, you might think you've stumbled into the chic downtown apartment of a fashion executive. The space brings to mind an enviably curated living room-cum-closet—much like Vanessa Traina's lifestyle boutique, The Apartment. Is this a new trend in Manhattan's retail scene? If so, we're all for it. With a name that translates to "vantage point"—and references a Mayan...Read Full Story

Trend We Love: Leather + Wood Chairs

By Catherine Dash on
(source: Patrick Cline/Lonny) An essential for the laid-back bohemian-inspired home: the wood and leather chair. It's a bit masculine, a bit California and 100 percent cool. Styling must-do: top it with a sheepskin throw, like Melissa Culligan did in her LA home, pictured above.   Clockwise from top left: West Elm, Bespoke Global, Matter, Blu Dot.Read Full Story

Dark Bedroom Walls: Do or Don't?

By Jennifer Fernandez on
(Source: Jessica Sample/Lonny) Who's afraid of the dark walls in the photo above? Certainly not I. I was having the hardest time choosing a paint color for my bedroom—my husband and I moved into a new apartment almost three months ago—when I caught a glimpse of the guest suite in Erik Perez's Los Angeles home. Just look at how the crisp white linens and intricate wood headboard play off the depth of that rich navy-blue backdrop. I'm sold! Would you paint your bedroom this color? (Source...Read Full Story

Perfect Pairs: Ceiling Fan and Chandelier

By Jennifer Fernandez on
(Genevieve Garruppo / Lonny) You know those commercials that insist "and" is better than "or?" I always chalked it up to overzealous marketing—until I recently rediscovered a perfect real-life example to back up their claim. In our December/January issue, we featured the guest suite in the gorgeously subdued Coqui Coqui Valladolid. Despite its spare aesthetic, the room features one surprising bit of embellishment: a chandelier and not one, but two petite ceiling fans. I don't know why I've...Read Full Story