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42 Ideabooks by Lauren Gries
Guest Picks: Host a Late-Summer Soiree
Here we are, almost through summer, and what better way to enjoy these last lazy, mild nights than dining al fresco? Invite your friends; invite your family. Decorate with accents of wood, glass and brass paired with rope and woven details, and you can...
Guest Picks: Bought in Brooklyn
I’m a proud resident of the Brooklyn borough in New York City. I originally moved to the Bushwick neighborhood nine years ago, and since then, I have moved around, even out of Brooklyn into Manhattan. But I always end up back in this cooler, more relaxed...
Guest Picks: Crushing on Pink
Lately I’ve been smitten with adding elements of pink into interiors. I know many often associate pink with little girl’s bedrooms or midcentury kitchens, but pink has been reinvented. Now it’s making appearances in the finest homes and the most...
Guest Picks: Cozy Up
With the holidays a distant memory and the sight of spring far on the horizon, now is the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the pleasures of a good book and a warm fire. To assist us all with hibernation, I have bundled up a plethora of cozy furnishings...
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....