A true glamour lover doesn't let the size of their domicile dictate design choices. Be guided by your love of glitz, gold and go all-out-luxe with your decor picks and use this style cheat sheet to put together your ultimate pad.
Name: Gina and Michael Julian with Eric the Greyhound Location: Franklin, Tennessee Size: 2,300 square feet Years lived in: 1 year
Gina has an eye for glamour and sophistication. She studies designers like Kelly Wearstler, Kelly McDonald, and Jonathan Adler. She mixes together fabrics and rugs and lighting like nobody’s business. Yet she has somehow made a home that isn’t stiff or formal. And have I mentioned she lives in a “builder’s special” home? Or that her and Michael’s favorite hobby is motorcycle racing?
Last year, we pondered whether pink was the new neutral, and not to pat ourselves on the back or anything (okay, maybe just a tiny tap), but it’s probably safe to say that we were on to something. As any true neutral should be, the color is a bit of a chameleon: It can go from sweet to outright bold, though no matter the iteration, we’re crushing hard.
Have you ever stayed in one of those boutique hotels that had just the right vibe – a perfect balance of stylish and cozy, where you slept well every night and also kind of wanted to hang out there all day? One of our new goals is to make home feel that way, too. Especially the bedroom. After all, it's the room in your home that is really all for you.
Using a chic boutique hotel as inspiration (what can we say, we're a sucker for mirrored furniture and anything with nailhead trim!), we teamed up with American Signature Furniture in this video to show how you can have a glam staycation every night – at home.
In a time of modern, matte finishes for everything from kitchen cabinets to cars, I'm ready for a little shine, aren't you? Put it down to the holidays, but I'm loving a luxe, gleaming finish on walls. Here are two very different finishes which achieve a similar look: lacquer and polished plaster.
Name: Meg Shackleton Location: Cole Valley — San Francisco, California Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented
Meg Shackleton is the creator of Margaret Elizabeth designs — check out her recent studio tour. Not surprisingly, her home incorporates many of the elements that make her jewelry line so unique. Color, form, and shine come together in a style that is at once classic and modern.
I would like to submit a nomination for best pattern of all time: Dalmatian. The black and white print has enough contrast to make a bold statement. And yet, it retains the natural, organic appeal of its animal print cousins like cheetah and leopard. But it's more modern and graphic, somehow. And the fact that it's essentially a riff on polka dots means that it's crazy versatile. So, yeah, best pattern of all time.
Name: John and Liz Tavarez Location: Fairview Place; Phoenix, Arizona Size: 1,004 square feet Years lived in: 7 years; Owned
Liz and John live in a Sears Craftsman assembled in 1926. Their neighborhood, Fairview Place, was granted Historic Designation in 1994. It's the oldest house in their neighborhood by two years. In Phoenix, this is considered incredibly old.
Name: Danielle Moss (and Buddy) Location: Lincoln Park; Chicago, Illinois Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: almost 1 year; rented
Danielle Moss leads a hectic life. As a co-founder of The Everygirl, a popular website dedicated to career-driven women, the owner of her own graphic design and photography business, and the writer behind the blog Breakfast at Toast, it's a wonder that she has time to think about interior design at all. But in just a little under a year she has managed to convert a humdrum beige apartment into an inspirational, light, and glamorous haven.
Anyone looking for a natural way to warm up their home this winter might want to take a tip from the Victorian era. A portière–a hanging curtain placed over a door or entranceway–is an elegant way to stop drafts and keep warm air contained in a room. While they were probably the most popular more than 100 years ago, we've found a few examples of portières styled in a more modern way.