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38 Ideabooks by Lauren Gries
Guest Picks: A Bejeweled Christmas
The holidays are the time of year when we get to go all out and express our most creative selves in decorating. Coming from the background of visual presentation, I have been surrounded with holiday decor and design since July, if you can believe it....
Guest Picks: What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?
No more messy medicine cabinets. Stylishly organize your ablution essentials in these chic trays, canisters and containers
When visiting a friend's home, I'm always tempted to peek inside their medicine cabinet — not because I'm curious about their medications, more because I want to see how they store their bath necessities. Now, I'm polite and resist temptation, but we...
Guest Picks: Graphic Black & White
Fall has arrived and is showcasing a slew of new fashions. One stand-out trend that is equally classic as it feels new is the pairing of crisp black and white in graphic prints. They are showing up on every surface from bedding to light fixtures, and...
Guest Picks: Savor the End of Summer With a Stylish Picnic
From full-on luxe to fresh and casual, these picnic accoutrements make outdoor dining a five-star event
It's that time of year when all I want to do is leave my desk behind and get outside to enjoy lunch. On weekends nothing sounds better than packing a basket and heading to the park for a picnic with friends or family. I've compiled a list of products...
Guest Picks: The 20 Must-Have Elements for a Well Styled Home
While scanning pages of magazines, books and Houzz, I see homes in every style that inspire me and draw my attention. Although these spaces differ in style, they are consistently accessorized with classic pieces that remain in good taste through the ages....
Guest Picks: For the Love of Horses
I have been a horse lover for my entire life. Growing up in the country, I rode horses every day. When I moved to New York, I had to put my passion on the side, but I have been able to fill the void with little touches of equestrian style at home. Spring...
Guest Picks: Love Letters for Your Home
Take to the alphabet for rugs, tableware and accessories that bring a personalized look to gifts and home decor
Express your love this Valentine's Day with letters and notes in unconventional ways. This ideabook has a collection of goods for your home that have a common theme: the alphabet. From French poems to cheeky notes, there are so many ways to use words...
Guest Picks: Style Your Bedroom Like a Boutique Hotel
Gather decorating and furnishing ideas from hip new hotels around the U.S. for a bedroom you'll never want to leave
From juxtaposing modern and vintage pieces to pulling together utilitarian and luxury elements, the latest boutique hotels are taking chances and stepping up their design game. The mood is heading toward luscious comfort that combines equal parts masculine...
Guest Picks: Jazz Age–Inspired Holiday Accessories
With the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's film adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, and the '20s-inspired holiday windows lining Fifth Avenue in stores like Bergdorf...
Guest Picks: Chalet-Style Home Accessories
Stoke the fire, mull some cider and get snuggly with these rustic-chic accessories for a modern lodge look
With the natural accents of wood and influences from wildlife, modern lodge decor is equal parts chic and rustic. It channels traditional plaids and earthy tones through lots of accessories that provide warmth and romance for those long winter nights....
Guest Picks: Bar Essentials
The cool weather is upon us, and soon it will also be the season for parties and entertaining at home. In addition to a well-stocked bar, it is important for homeowners to have a well-curated bar with all of the necessary tools and accessories. Gathering...
Guest Picks: Opulent Decor Sparked by Jewels and Minerals
The deeply saturated tones of the finest gemstones, like sapphires, emeralds and amethysts, are showing up in all aspects of design this season. Colors rich with depth and radiance add a glamorous layer of opulence to interiors. For this ideabook, I've...
Guest Picks: A Posy of Wildflower Designs
Showcase freely growing blooms around the home with wreaths, furniture and wallpaper that outlast summer
Wildflowers are among my favorite things. They are universally beautiful and spread throughout the countryside worldwide, from the French fields of lavender to the California deserts scattered with wild poppies. Inspired by their beauty, designers create...
Guest Picks: Stylish Sofa Beds
With summer in full swing, there is no time like the present to offer out-of-town guests a comfortable bed to sleep on. Like many people who live in cities, I am a New Yorker faced with the challenge of finding the best space-saving solutions that also...