We always look forward to Kim Seybert’s spring collections. One of the more gorgeous reminders of the changing of the seasons, her new Bouquet runner and placemat create a spectacular floral backdrop for entertaining.
Take a look at how quickly you can change the look just by editing the accessories around it.
Here are some other ideas for accessorizing these amazing runners:
There’s nothing more timeless than a space which goes back to nature and blends into the surrounding environment. Think back to your days spent at your grandparents’ lakeside lodge or those nights roasting S’mores in a open fire pit on the beach. Wasn’t it glorious to spend time outdoors?
Now, after hours spent in front of screens or sitting in traffic, we need to do the same at home: get ourselves closer to nature, so we can take a deep breath and relax.
Luckily, if you’re the sort who appreciates true craftsmanship and the perfect imperfections created by nature, there are lots of materials found in both land and sea that are being used to produce exquisite pieces to connect you back to where it all began.
Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
As you plan your summer travels to Bali, India, and Morocco, here are some easy ways to update your home with a relaxed vibe.
What do you do before you plan your trips? For me, I always look to see what hotels are available first. It’s probably because I generally already know what the must-sees are, but at the end of the day, if I can’t come home to a great room, then it’s not really a vacation. I’m probably crazy to admit this, but once I realized this, everything started falling into place.
So of course there’s a ton of information out there, but the good places generally stand out pretty easily: they’re across parks or near major embassies, and almost always near the major museums and shopping areas. But here’s my twist: while I’m checking out the properties online, I always look closely at pictures of the bathrooms. Why? One, because I don’t unwind in the lobby. And two, because in a bath you can really tell how much attention the designers paid to creating the perfect experience for their guests.
I look at everything — the light fixtures, the tiles, the towels, the bath accessories, and the soaps and lotions — and then I take it all in. Does everything belong there? Are there surprises along the way? Is there enough space for toiletries? I keep asking these questions until I can finally imagine myself there. Then I’m ready to look for flights.
Here’s a list of some of the hotels that have most inspired me, and ten great ideas on how to take a little of these special places home with you.
1. If you have a view, keep things airy and minimal.
As we all know, high-end hotels are the best at choosing sheets that are luxurious, soft, and durable, so they look good wash after wash.
New York Magazine’s The Strategist recently set out to find the sheets that hotel insiders loved in a column “The Best Sheets, According to Hotel Insiders.” Featured was the Garnier-Thiebaut’s Nice bedding collection:
It seems they tracked down some of the insiders at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, Park Hyatt, Chicago, Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Cheval Blanc, Courchevel, not to mention Per Se in New York, Qatar Airways, and the Chateau Restaurant Joel Robuchon in Tokyo. One of the most respected names in the hospitality industry, Garnier-Thiebaut supplies linens to some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world, so it was probably inevitable they would make it on such a list.
Just take a look at their linens:
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