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    Who isn't looking to cultivate serenity? Michelle and crew explore Japanese garden design this week—and emerge reminded that "sometimes the imperfect is the most perfect."

    Kokodama black pine bonsai | Gardenista

    Above: 10 Easy Pieces: Kokedama Plants.

    Garden designer Yukihiro Matsuda of Brocante in Tokyo | Gardenista

    Above: Tokyo landscape designer Yukihiro Matsuda of Brocante created this week's Before & After: A Storybook Garden and Shed.

    Japanese rain chain, Morikami Gardens | Gardenista

    Above: Hardscaping 101: Rain Chains, the poetic alternative to downspouts.

    Japanese rock garden by Yuko Guyama | Gardenista

    Above: 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

    Eatrip Little Flower Shop in Tokyo | Gardenista

    Above: Florist Iki Yukari in her The Little Shop of Flowers in Tokyo.

    Infarm microgreens kit | Gardenista

    Above: The Origami Seed Kit—it's a mini greenhouse for sprouting salad.

    Near and Far, Heidi Swanson's new cookbook | Gardenista

    Above: Gardenista Giveaway: Near & Far, a New Cookbook from Heidi Swanson. And learn Swanson's Kitchen Secrets this week on Remodelista.

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    Located on Paseo de Gracia, the nine-room Margot House is the latest lodging addition to the bustling city of Barcelona. Father/daughter team Sandra and Sergio Durany named the hotel for Margot Tenenbaum, the character portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums. According to the duo, Margot's coolly detached and glamorous persona sets the tone for the look of the hotel.

    Judging from the interiors, it's no surprise that both owners come from a design background—Sergio owns Natura, a chain of eco-friendly lifestyle stores, and Sandra runs a fashion and accessories stores called Be. The look of the hotel, which was designed by Vanskap Studio, is minimal, with a Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetic—all white walls, polished concrete floors and countertop surfaces, and pale wood furnishings. The designers sourced most of the furniture locally from AAO; lighting is from Barcelona-based Santa & Cole, and the wool blankets and pillows are from Teixidors.

    Margot House in Barelona, Lobby I Remodelista  

    Above: The large lobby is illuminated by skylights. Several seating areas offer guests plenty of mingling opportunities. 

    Margot House in Barelona, Lobby I Remodelista

    Above: At the end of the lobby, guests can find a curated library of design journals. 

    Margot House in Barelona, Lobby I Remodelista  

    Above: A large table in the lobby is surrounded by folding canvas director's chairs; hanging planters add a note of greenery. Here are 10 more Folding Chairs to consider.

    Hotel Margot Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: A communal kitchen is available for guests.

    Margot House in Barcelona I Remodelista

    Above: A simple table is set for guests to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and hot tea. 

    Margot Housel in Barelona I Remodelista  

    Above: A light and airy guest room has an en suite bathtub. The table lamp is Cestita by Miquel Milá for Santa & Cole. For more, see 10 Baths in the Bedroom

    Margot House in Barelona I Remodelista  

    Above: Half of this guest bedroom wall is covered in wainscoting. The Bassols linens are made from Egyptian cotton, and the coverlets and throw pillows are wool from Teixidors. A butterfly chair occupies one corner of the room.

    Margot House in Barelona I Remodelista  

    Above: A long bench offers additional seating (with storage baskets underneath and a clothing rack), and a linen roman shade provides privacy or lets light into the bathroom. 

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    Above: A sparse guest room with oak furnishings gives the room a Japanese feel.

    Margot House in Barelona I Remodelista

    Above: A double vanity was made using a Parsons table, two white sinks, and two faucets. 

    Margot House in Barelona I Remodelista

    Above: This small guest bath features plastered walls, a double-faucet vanity, a square brass mirror, and two black wall scones.

    Margot House in Barelona I Remodelista  

    Above: An interior window (opening) was added to the wall between this bathroom and bedroom, adding light to the bathroom.  

    Margot Houes in Barelona I Remodelista

    Above: A built-in hotel shop.

    Margot House Barcelona I Remodelista

    Above: Septimo, a Barcelona-based agency, created Margot House's branding material. 

    For more in Barcelona, check out: 

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    Here's a look at what we're loving lately.

    Mast Brother's New Chocolate Factory | Remodelista

    • Above: Mast Brothers chocolatiers gives their Brooklyn shop a minimalist update. The best part? The 3,000-square-foot space is set up to give customers a closer look at the chocolate-making process. Photograph by Dean Kaufman. 
    • For $8.5 million, you can own Renaissance painter Michelangelo's house in Tuscany

    Arissa Turned Oak Candlestick from Rowen and Wren | Remodelista

    Haunted Dining Room with Waxed Black Leaves, supplies, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

    New from Hasami, Coffee and Tea Set from Poketo | Remodelista

    • Above: We're adding ceramics from the Hasami, Nagasaki, district of Japan to our tabletop rotation. 
    • A brass pear container to display on an autumnal shelf. 

    Instagram and Pinterest Picks of the Week

    Remodelista Instagram Pick of the Week: @sfawnd

    • Above: Boughs of cotton in a pitcher turned vase, captured by Boston-based photographer Fawn DeViney (@sfawnd).

    Remodelista Pinterest Pick of the Week: Hale Mercantile Co., Tabletop

    • Above: We're scrolling through hundreds of pins on Hale Mercantile's Table board.

    Catch up on our most recent issue, Urban Life, and head to Gardenista to see their week exploring Japanese Modern.

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    As we head into autumn this week, here are our predictions for the interior design trends that will define the season.

    Remodelista Table of Content Fall Forecast

    Above: Photograph of St. Pauls Apotek in Copenhagen, designed by Frama.

    Monday

    Elle Decoration Kitchen in Sweden | Remodelista

    Above: We're rounding up the top 15 interior design trends for fall 2015 in our Trend Alert column; we predict that the deconstructed kitchen is the next big thing. 

    Tuesday

    Samsung Serif TV | Remodelista

    Above: We're obsessed; the new Serif TV designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Samsung is the first TV we've seen that we'd be happy to display in our living spaces. Margot takes a closer look in our Appliances column.

    Wednesday

    Marina Dragomirova Glasses | Remodelista

    Above: In our weekly 10 Easy Pieces installment, Alexa susses out the best quirky stemmed glassware.

    Thursday

    Dinesen Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: Our Kitchen of the Week features our color pick for the season: mossy green.

    Friday

    Smitten Kitchen Painted Cabinets | Remodelista

    Above: In Remodeling 101, Margot interviews a master painter about the best way to paint your kitchen cabinets. Photograph via Smitten Studio.

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    With minimalist intervention, Archiplan Studio principals Diego Cisi and Stefano Gorni Silvestrini have given an early-20th-century villa north of Milan a new lease on life. The architects term the project a "recovery," and though it involved introducing a new roof and kitchen, they also poetically preserved battered walls and faded wallpaper. "Materials are maintained in the condition they were found," they say, "with the idea of giving form to abstract ideas, such as the passing of time."

    Photography via Archiplan Studio

    The new kitchen at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: The gridwork on the doors and window wall is echoed by the new tiled kitchen island. 

    The new kitchen at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: The architects introduced a custom table that stretches for 21 feet, intending it to be used for preparing food, eating meals, and doing homework—"recovering and reinventing the traditional way of living in an Italian home." 

    The new kitchen at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: An existing support is artfully incorporated into the design.

    Kitchen overhead lighting at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: A new take on suspension lighting: The custom chandelier makes use of porcelain sockets. See Object Lessons: The Hardware Store Porcelain Light Socket for sourcing ideas, and go to Lampada 00 to see the architects' vertical version of the design.

    The new kitchen at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Plants keep the room from feeling chilly. Furnishings, many original to the house, include an antique sideboard and theater seats. Like the pastel fridge? See Trend Alert: 13 Kitchens with Colored Refrigerators.

    Living room at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: The living room has a terrazzo floor—one of our Fall Trend predictions—and updated fireplace. (Getting ready for winter? See Remodeling 101: Wood-Burning vs. Gas Fireplaces.) Many of the house's windows, such as this one, were also updated.

    Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: "This restoration project attempts to harmonize complete opposites, such as strength and fragility, the perfect and the imperfect, the brightness of a piece of furniture that has just arrived from the factory with the unpredictability of materials that have fallen into a state of disrepair," Diego Cisi told Dezeen.

    Bedroom with preserved old wallpaper at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: In the bedrooms, the architects brushed the original wallpaper creating a fresco-like effect and sealed it to halt further deterioration.

    Bedroom with preserved old wallpaper at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above L: Indoor shutters are employed throughout. Above R: As in the kitchen, the architects hung modern industrial lighting in the bedrooms. (For something similar, see Colored Cage Lights from an Aussie Designer.) And to make up for a lack of closet space, they added freestanding clothes racks.

    Bedroom with preserved old wallpaper at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Faded borders and patched ceilings are here to stay. (Parisian designer Philippe Daney makes similar pendant lights that are LEDs.) 

    Wallpaperd bathroom at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Vintage wallpaper and a new sink console with integrated storage in the master bath.

    Bathroom at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Modern fixtures on a painted brick wall in another bath. "For us, the signs of aging are to be valued because they constitute a key element in the relationship between old and new," Cisi explained to Dezeen. "They are like the wrinkles on the face of a woman; we should give value to them."

    Bathroom at Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Wood flooring meets rain shower.

    Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: The two-story villa is north of Milan, in the Lombardy town of Busto Arszio. Archiplan crowned the structure with a new white-tiled roof.

    Casa Errepi, an Italian villa remodel and restoration by Archiplan Studio | Remodelista

    Above: Archiplan got all of the details right.

    For more by the firm, take a look at A Moody Loft and Ristorante LaCucina, both in Mantua where Archiplan is based.

    Go to our Italy archive, to see more villas and kitchens.

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    From artisanal glassware to the deconstructed kitchen; our predictions for the trends that will define autumn 2015.

    The Deconstructed Kitchen

    Katrin Arens Milano Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: The less-than-perfect kitchen, cobbled together from disparate elements. Photograph via Katrin Arens. Stay tuned: We'll be devoting ourselves to this topic next week.

    Black Kitchen Utensils

    Black Kitchen Tools | Remodelista

    Above: Black kitchen accoutrements; see more at Kitchen Tools with a Masculine Edge

    Terrazzo Patterns

    Max Lamb Tiles | Remodelista

    Above: Terrazzo patterns, as in this LA bath tiled in Dzek Marmoleum Tiles by Max Lamb. Photograph by Brian Ferry.

    Dual-Purpose Furniture

    Planks Furniture by Max Lamb | Remodelista

    Above: Furniture that does double duty: charges devices, for instance, or includes built-in storage as in the Planks Collection (shown) by Max Lamb for Benchmark, introduced last week at the London Design Festival. 

    Room-Spanning Kitchen Storage Rails

    Long Utensil Rail | Remodelista

    Above: Room-spanning kitchen rail storage, as in this kitchen by Boffi. See more at 13 Kitchens with Storage Rails.

    White Kitchen Appliances

    Ada Egloff Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: Are white appliances the new stainless? We think so (for examples, go here and here and here). 

    Ikea Furniture Disrupters

    Greycork Couch | Remodelista

    Above: A handful of upstart design companies are coming out with flat-pack furniture at Ikea prices (stay tuned; we'll be posting more on this trend tomorrow). Photograph via Greycork

    Mossy Green

    Margot House Bedroom in Barcelona | Remodelista

    Above: Our resident color forecaster Alexa says mossy green is the next big thing, as in this bedroom at Margot House in Barcelona. (We think she's on to something.)

    Black Tapware in the Kitchen and Bath

    Ace Hotel in LA Bathroom | Remodelista

    Above: The bathrooms at the Ace Hotel in LA have a noirish appeal. See more at Steal This Look: Ace Hotel in LA Bathroom.

    Midcentury Brand Revivals

    Robert Long Chandelier | Remodelista

    Above: In Sausalito, Robert Young has relaunched his father's groovy lighting collection. In London, John Lewis has just reissued Robin and Lucienne Day's stackable polyside chair. Stay tuned for more comebacks.

    Pittsburgh Is the New Portland

    Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Remodelista

    Above: The Ace Hotel is opening an outpost in Pittsburgh in late 2015 in the East Liberty neighborhood (once home to steel magnates such as the Fricks, the Carnegies, and the Mellons). Google opened an office in 2010, the Andy Warhol Museum is nearby, and Ace is calling it "the Sleeper City."

    Artisanal Glass

    Peter Ivy Glassware | Remodelista

    Above: Is glass the new pottery? We think so; we're all assembling collections of handblown vases and more.  

    Beauty Products for Furniture

    Wax Eternal Furniture Polish | Remodelista

    Above: Organic salves and solutions for furniture care; we like Shop Tamsyn's Wax Eternal, an organic polish made from cold-pressed olive oil, beeswax, herbs, and organic essential oils. 

    The Tawny Sheepskin

    Brown Sheepskins | Remodelista

    Above: The accessory du jour? Brown sheepskins are displacing snowy white sheepskins as the weather turns. One of our favorite sources? Black Sheep (White Light). Photograph via The Socialite Family.

    Unexpected Tile

    Unexpected Tile | Remodelista

    Above L to R: Tile in unexpected places; a cabinet interior in a London Victorian, for instance, or a bathroom cabinet in a French farmhouse.

    Interested in more of our predictions? See Top 15 Interiors Trends of 2015 and check out our Trend Alert series.

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    This week as summer moves into fall, we find ourselves drawn to a slightly darker palette, which is why this stylish bath from Copenhagen-based design studio Frama is so appealing. Plus, it has two of the 15 interiors trends that we recently called out: mossy green walls and black tapware in the bath (not to mention the trendy bucket sink). Mix and match in your own bath with some of the key elements we've rounded up below.

    Åhlens Lookbook by Frama in Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: A block of large slate tiles surrounds the bath, and a mossy green wall sets the tone for a moody bathroom. Photograph by Petra Bindel and styling by Emma Persson Lagerberg (see her kitchen here) for Frama.

    Åhlens Lookbook by Frama in Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: A wall-mounted sink and rustic side chair. Photograph by Petra Bindel and styling by Emma Persson Lagerberg for Frama.

    Key Elements

    Farrow & Ball Card Room Green | Remodelista

    Above: Farrow & Ball's Card Room Green paint can be applied with a textured sponge or tool for a similar look. The paint is $97 a gallon at Farrow & Ball.

    Montauk Black Slate Tiles | Remodelista

    Above: The 2-by-12-inch Montauk Black Natural Cleft Slate is from the company's Complete Tile Collection; they also have large slabs of slate available. Inquire about pricing.

    Dornbracht Tara Faucet in Matt Black | Remodelista

    Above: A perennial favorite in the realm of black faucets is the Tara Faucet from Dornbracht, the Three-Hole Basin Mixer and the Wall-Mounted Basin Mixer. Visit Dornbracht for an authorized dealer and see our post Trend Alert: Black Tapware Roundup.

    Waterworks Garret Freestanding Bathtub | Remodelista

    Above: Waterworks' Garret Freestanding Oval Cast Iron Bathtub with Metal Feet is $5,500. For more, see our posts 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Bathtubs and 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs.

    Alape German Bucket Sink | Remodelista

    Above: The Alape Bucket Sink is made of glazed steel with a blue trim; $249 at Rejuvenation. See our post Design Sleuth: The Alape Bucket Sink from Germany for more ideas.

    Ercol Chiltern Chair from John Lewis | Remodelista

    Above: The Ercol Chiltern Dining Chair in solid oak and beech is £199 ($308) at John Lewis.

    Linens & Accessories

    Walnut Bathtub Tray from Whiskey Ginger on Etsy | Remodelista

    Above: The Walnut Bathtub Tray Caddy is $138 from Whiskey Ginger on Etsy.

    Enamel Soap Dispenser from West Elm | Remodelista

    Above: West Elm's Enamel Bath Accessories are currently on sale and range from $11 for the soap dish to $31 for the waste bin.

    Malin + Goetz Sage Body Wash | Remodelista

    Above: Malin + Goetz's Sage Body Wash for bath and shower is $20 at Malin + Goetz.

    Black Plastic Storage Basket | Remodelista

    Above: From Åhlens, a black plastic Woven Storage Basket is 149 SEK ($18).

    Restoration Hardware Garment-Washed Turkish Terry Towel | Remodelista

    Above: We like the way Emma Persson Lagerberg stacked a mixed palette of towels. Restoration Hardware's Garment-Washed Turkish Terry Bath Towel is $34, shown here in Stone and also available in White and Ivory.

    Ljusnan Box with Lid from Ikea | Remodelista

    Above: Ikea's simple Ljusnan Box with Lid is $5.99 for a set of three.

    For more bathrooms with style to steal, see our posts:

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    How to better package today's big black screens? Design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec say it's time to consider making televisions part of the furniture again, "something you can look at in the round." The French brothers told Wallpaper that they turn down 90 to 95 percent of the commissions that come their way, but when Samsung asked them to redesign its existing TV, they couldn't resist. That was nearly three years ago, and the result, Samsung's new Serif TV collection, is being unveiled this week as part of the London Design Festival. We say: Finally, a television we'd like to look at.

    Photography via Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, except where noted.

    Samsung Serif TV | Remodelista

    Above: "Serif is a TV that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens," say the Bouroullecs. "What we were looking for was a solid presence that would sit naturally in various environments, just like an object or a piece of furniture." Photograph via Samsung.

    Samsung's new Serif TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers | Remodeista

    Above: In profile, the design is shaped like a serif capital I, hence the name, and the top can serve as a shelf. The Bouroullecs also designed a "curtain mode" screen that can be "pulled across" during ads giving "an abstract impression of what is going on."

    Samsung's new Serif TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers | Remodeista

    Above: The collection comes in three colors and sizes: white, dark blue, and red, and 24, 32, and 40 inches. The medium and large sizes are equipped with optional screw-in legs. A back panel of fabric held in place with magnets (shown in black, bottom left) hides the sockets and cables, enabling the TV to be presentable from all angles.

    Samsung's new Serif TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers | Remodeista

    Above: The 24-inch model is sized for bookshelves. 

    The flat screen TV gets a new look: designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with their Serif TV for Samsung | Remodelista

    Above: The Bouroullecs work in a converted shoe factory in Paris, where they say they dismantled several Samsung TVs. They've collaborated with a number of prominent companies, including Vitra and Artek, but this is their first electronics venture. See an interview with the brothers about the Serif on Dezeen.

    Design in progress: Samsung's new Serif TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers | Remodeista

    Above: Prototype remotes and other parts carved from wood and plastic. "The final product was designed in a shape that is almost identical to the first mock-up," says Samsung. Photograph via Samsung.

    Meet the modern television remote, designed by the Bouiroullec brothers for their Samsung Serif TV | Remodelista

    Above: The remote looks reassuringly simple. Photograph via Samsung.

    A place to perch: Samsung's new Serif TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers | Remodeista

    Above: The Serif will be in stores November 2 in the UK, France, Sweden, and Denmark, starting at £600 ($930). Samsung informed us that there are no plans yet to introduce it to the American market. Here's hoping that changes—and that the Serif is a sign of things to come.

    Stuck with a TV you don't want to look at? Go to 12 Elegant Solutions for Hiding a Flat-Screen TV. And read Michelle's Domestic Dispatch Will I Ever Master the Remote?

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    A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering locally made flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at below-Ikea prices.

    Artifox

    Sarah Carpenter and Dan Mirth, the St. Louis-based founders of Artifox, are "devoted to rethinking home and office products; our mission is to merge technology with the art of handcrafted goods." The idea for the company came about after the two found themselves frustrated with the choices in office furniture; "the new mobile lifestyle requires products with multiple functions."

    Artifox Desk | Remodelista

    Above: The Desk01 in maple is made in the US from solid maple hardwood and includes a built-in mobile charging station, a storage cabinet for cables and drives, a removable powder-coated writing surface, and aircraft-grade aluminum hardware; $1,800 (it's also available in walnut for $2,000).

    Artifox Furniture Standing Desk | Remodelista

    Above: The Standing Desk01 in maple is $2,000 (in walnut it's $2,200). The company also offers an elegant wall-mounted Bicycle Rack in maple or walnut for $250.

    Biggs & Quail

    London-based Will Biggs and Sean Quail met at school and have been friends and collaborators ever since. In 2013, "dissatisfied with poor design of mainstream furniture," they launched Biggs & Quail, a furniture company with "a focus on enduring quality, practicality, and elegant simplicity." 

    Biggs and Quail Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: The full range, available from Biggs & Quail. Prices start at £175 for the Pyramid Table and Stool and go up to £1,250 for the walnut Chest of Drawers.

    Biggs & Quail Coffee Table | Remodelista

    Above: The Midcentury Modern Coffee Table with hairpin legs is £250. 

    Campaign Living

    What happens when an Apple engineer who's worked on the design of the iPhone goes furniture shopping? Brad Sewell, the founder of just-launched furniture company Campaign, was a student at the Harvard Business School when he discovered how grim the marketplace is for midpriced furniture. Sewell left B-School to found Campaign, a flatpack upstart offering a three-piece suite of slipcovered furniture, with prices starting at $495. "We make furniture that lives, moves, and grows with you" is his company's mantra. "Clean lines, classic proportions."

    Campaign Living Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: Campaign offers an Armchair for $495, a two-seater Loveseat for $745, and a three-seater Sofa for $995. Pre-orders will ship in November 2015; go to Campaign to reserve.

    Campaign Living Flat-Pack Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: The packaging can be reused when you move.

    Greycork

    Founded by an earnest group of RISD grads and a product designer, Greycork aims to provide you with a "living room shipped in a box," with pieces made of solid ash wood with foam cushions covered in polyester. The Greycork Living Room Set includes a sofa ($450) and chaise ($300), coffee table ($125), side table ($75), and bookshelf ($180). 

    Greycork Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: The team describes the aesthetics as "Japanese American"; the pieces are constructed from ash and fiberboard, with polyester upholstery. To preorder, go to Greycork (deliveries are projected for December 2015).

    Whackpack Furniture

    Bucks New University design graduate Brendan Magennis founded Whackpack Furniture in response to the "nomadic lifestyles and shrinking apartment sizes" of his generation. The furniture requires no screws or glue and can be assembled with "just a few hearty whacks of a mallet," he says. The project is still in Kickstarter mode but looks poised to take off.

    Whack Pack Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: Using a Japanese woodworking technique called a "hell joint," Magennis designed a small line of tables and stools that be easily assembled (and disassembled). 

    For more next-generation interiors companies, see Bedding Disrupters: Luxury Linens for Less, and Mattress Disrupters: 7 Upstart Companies

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    The second installment on our exploration of quirky glassware (see our recent post on offbeat drinking glasses if you missed it) is stemmed glassware in artful, hand-formed shapes. We like the idea of serving an unusual drink in one of these 10 glasses at our next dinner party; Heidi Swan's Dragonfruit Vodka Tonic comes to mind. Have a look at our latest finds.

    South African Ngwenya Adams Glasses | Remodelista

    Above: The South African Ngwenya Adams Glass with Reuben Stem is $22 at Nickey Kehoe in Los Angeles.

    Maldon Water Goblet from Canvas | Remodelista

    Above: The Maldon Water Goblet is among a collection of reinterpreted 17th-century Dutch Rummers; $13 from Canvas.

    Rustic Champagne Glass at Spartan | Remodelista

    An organic shape, the Rustic Champagne Glass is $16 at Spartan.

    Seletti Glasses from Sonny Wine Glass | Remodelista

    Above: As if the glass were a ball of hand-shaped clay, Seletti's Glass from Sonny Large Wine Glass is made of warped borosilicate glass; $35.08 at YLiving.

    Astier de Villatte Glassware | Remodelista

    Above: Astier de Villatte Glasses are airy, handblown glass pieces made in an antique Bastille workshop; $65 for the wine glass, $85 for the goblet, $98 for the champagne flute at ABC Carpet & Home.

    Billy Cotton Blue Glassware | Remodelista

    Above: A colored stemmed glass from Billy Cotton, the Blue Curved Wine Glass is $20 at March.

    Seletti The Wine Glass Estetico Quotidiano | Remodelista

    Above: Designed in the shape of a plastic Dixie cup with the addition of an ornate stem, another glass from Seletti, The Wine Glass, is $16.94. 

    Marina Dragomirova Mixers Glassware | Remodelista

    Above: From Bulgarian designer Marina Dragomirova, the Mixers glass, from a series of magnetized vintage glassware, is $75 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh or order directly from Marina Dragomirova.

    La Rochere Balloon Glass at Merci | Remodelista

    The Balloon Glass by La Rochere is €5.50 ($6.14) for the 4.7-ounce size at Merci.

    Yoshihiko Takahashi Wine Glass | Remodelista

    Above: Mouth-blown in Japan, Yoshihiko Takahashi's globular Wine Glass is as close to sculpture as a glass could get; $225 for a single glass at March.

    For more ideas, see our other Glassware posts, including the following:

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    Our friends at And North clued us into the newly opened Brunette Wine Bar in downtown Kingston, New York. Owners Jamie (a graphic designer) and Tracy Kennard (a brand consultant) conceived the project as a way to spend more time in the area. We're on board.

    Photography by Katie Lobel via And North.

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: Feminine (an ornate mirror) meets masculine (plumbing pipe shelves).

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: The natural wines are sourced from local producers.

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: Tracy Kennard at the bar.

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: Classic bentwood chairs and detailing evoke a Parisian feel.

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: A brick wall is whitewashed to offset the wine offerings.

    Brunette Wine Bar in the Hudson Valley | Remodelista

    Above: The bathroom walls are hung with framed photos of famous brunettes.

    On the other coast, another favorite local pub is Mill Valley Beerworks.

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    We've seen the sloped space below stairs put to all sorts of good uses, from closets to picture galleries. Here's a new idea: wine storage. 

    Beverly Hills Staircase | Remodelista

    Above: Architect Noah Walker designed an under-the-stairs wine cellar; via Dwell.

    Dann Wine Cellar | Remodelista

    Above: Our friend Catherine Dann installed an under-the-stairs wine cellar in her St. Helena, California, house (fun fact: she also keeps an airline drinks trolley in her dining room as a party bar). Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

    Yellow Wine Cabinet Under the Stairs | Remodelista

    Above: Wine storage under the stairs in the West Village, New York City, via Billinkoff Architecture.

    Understairs Wine Storage | Remodelista

    Above: For a similar sourcing idea, consider the Custom Waterfall Cascade Wood Wine Rack for under the stairs or in rooms with angled ceilings.

    Stucco Wall Wine Storage Under the Stairs | Remodelista

    Above: Wine storage beneath the stairway, via Room Service.

    David Sarti Architect Under Stair Bar via Dwell | Remodelista

    Above: Architect David Sarti created a full-service bar on wheels; photo by Misha Gravenor for Dwell.

    A bar to go with your wine cellar? Consider an Industrial Bar Cart, a Bar Cart Made from Pallets, and a DIY: Built-in Picnic Table Wine Bar. And you live in Seattle, check out Union Wine Co.'s Wine Tasting Truck.

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    LA-based startup Parachute is giving away a complete bedding set to one lucky Remodelista reader; the winner will get a queen-size Percale Venice Set—a flat sheet, duvet cover, and two pillowcases—plus two Pillow Inserts (just launched) and a down or down alternative Duvet Insert. To enter, sign up for emails from Parachute and Remodelista by entering your email address in the box at the bottom of this post by Thursday, October 7. The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified via email by October 9. The contest is open to readers in the US and Canada (except Quebec); see Official Rules for details. 

    Parachute was one of the first Internet-era companies to rethink the high price tag of luxury linens (see Eat, Pray, Love: Luxury Linens for Less). For founder Ariel Kaye, the impetus was a trip to Italy's Amalfi Coast and a "perfect Italian sleep experience" that she sought to re-create at home. 

    Parachute got its start manufacturing highest-quality cotton bedding in a family-owned factory in Tuscany and has since expanded its offerings to include a complete line of sheets, duvets, duvet covers, pillows, and blankets in cotton, linen, and cashmere. The company continues to work directly with factories, eliminating third-party distributors, all to keep quality high and prices low.  

    For more, follow Parachute on Instagram and Facebook

    Parachute Bedding Giveaway | Remodelista

    Above: Parachute bedding comes in percale cotton, sateen cotton, and linen. Both cottons are made in Italy of premium long-staple fibers; percale is crisp with a matte finish and sateen has a subtle sheen. Parachute Duvet Inserts are made in the US of premium European white down or hypoallergenic down alternative. The Down Duvet is available in two weights—lightweight and all-season—starting at $239 for the twin size. The Down Alternative Duvet starts at $179 for twin. 

    Parachute Bedding Giveaway | Remodelista

    Above: Parachute just launched a line of US-made pillows: Its Down Pillow comes in soft, medium, and firm, and in standard and king sizes, ranging in price from $69 to $139. A hypoallergenic Down Alternative Pillow is offered in the same firmness and sizing range, priced from $59 to $89. A smart offering for decorative pillows that aren't used for sleep: Parachute's Feather Euro Insert is machine washable and only $29. 

    Parachute Bedding Giveaway | Remodelista

    Above: Parachute's garment-dyed linen bedding is woven in Portugal and available in Fog and White as a Duvet Cover ($229 for full/queen), a Flat Sheet ($99), Fitted Sheet ($109), Pillowcases ($60 per pair), Shams ($70 per pair), and Euro Shams ($50 each). 

    Parachute Bedding Giveaway | Remodelista  

    Above: Parachute's basic Percale Sheet Set includes one fitted sheet and two pillowcases (one for twin size), ranging in price from $89 for twin to $149 for California king. It's available in five colors—White, Ash, Powder, Navy, and Slate (shown). 

    Don't delay. Enter your email address below by October 7 for a chance to win a complete bedding set from Parachute.

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    Makers of some of the world's most beautiful wood flooring, Dinesen, the three-generations-old Danish company, is now applying its planks to kitchens. These designs are the work of Garde Hvalsøe, three cabinetmakers and an architect who have come up with a Dinesen kitchen series—Noma chef Rene Redzepi has one in his own home. Our favorite is the compact kitchen in Dinesen's new showroom in Copenhagen designed by Danish studio OeO. Not coincidentally, it's in the deep mossy green we predict is about to have its moment—see Interior Trends for Autumn.

    Dinesen wood kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: The galley design, conceptualized overall by OeO and created by Garde Hvalsøe, is in Dinesen's vast new headquarters at 5 Søtovet in Copenhagen. The kitchen is used for Dinesen events and private dinners. "The challenge in this small, not very wide space was to create a fully functional kitchen for two professional chefs," says Søren Aagaard of Garde Hvalsøe.

    The paneling and cabinets are constructed of oak floorboards that Dinesen calls heart oak; milled from the middle of large trees, they produce exceptionally wide boards. Photograph via Dinesen.

    Dinesen wood kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: The counters are made of green marble and the sink and area around it are hand-welded brass treated with a dark stain. The drawer section closest to the window contains an industrial made-to-measure drawer refrigerator.

    In the wall paneling, note the butterfly joints, a Dinesen signature used to patch natural cracks. The boards used for the cabinets and paneling are treated with Dinesen's Natural Oil. The floorboards, which are also heart oak, are treated with Dinesen's White Oil. The company sources most of its wood from Germany and explains the sustainable forestry practices of its suppliers here. Photograph via Hviit.

    Dinesen wood kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: The sink backsplash is darkened brass patinated by the lime in the water. The brass faucet is a commercial model by Danish brand Toni. "They're for use in industry and hospitals, but found in many homes in Denmark," Aagaard told us. "We took it apart and stained it." Photograph via Hviit.

    Electrolux Grande Cuiine refrigerator and other appliances in the kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: The range is from Electrolux's Grand Cuisine line. "A lot of appliances are labeled professional quality," says Aagaard, "in this case, it's actually true, but adapted with a more sexy interface and exterior." Photograph via Garde Hvalsøe.

    Dinesen wood kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: The long work counter is fitted with finger-jointed storage and has an Electrolux Grand Cuisine Induction Cooktop and Vacuum Sealer—for sous vide cooking and packaging food to freeze. A Fisher-Paykel Drawer Dishwasher is also concealed behind two of the drawers. The base and legs are made of raw steel and the open shelf is stained brass, fitted over the cooktop with an exhaust shelf in stained brass, a made-to-measure Garde Hvalsøe design. Photograph via Dinesen.

    Wooden chargers/plates in the Dinesen kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: A closeup of the welded brass shelf. Dinesen uses leftover wood to make stacks of chargers in various sizes. The walls are painted in Vineyard 61, a matte green from Flügger of Denmark. Photograph via Garde Hvalsøe.

    Dinesen wood kitchen by Garde Hvalsoe in the Dinesen showroom in Sotorvet, Copenhagen | Remodelista

    Above: OeO says that the palette throughout the showroom was inspired by the work of turn-of-the-20th-century Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi. The ceiling lights are the mega version of Artemide's Tolomeo design; there's also custom LED shelf and back-of-the-counter lighting. The trash bin is a Vipp, made in Denmark. See more at Dinesen

    Go to London couturier Anna Valentine's kitchen to tour another design modeled after Vilhelm Hammershoi's paintings. 

    For more small-kitchen inspiration, take a look at 10 Favorites: The Urban Galley Kitchen.

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    We recently discovered the work of Blenheim Forge, three ernest dudes forging knives in a dark South London studio beneath a railway arch. The threesome, Richard Warner, Jon Warshawsky, and James Ross-Harris, were roommates in Peckham who got into knife-making by way of YouTube in 2012. Years of failed attempts, repetition, and refinement followed. Along the way, they became quite picky about their steel—a good thing—working with Japanese blue paper steel, a top-quality, low-impurity metal. Handles are handmade with hardwood foraged from customers' gardens or by an agreement with the neighborhood cemetery. 

    Blenheim Forge Knives from London | Remodelista

    Above: A selection of Blenheim Forge knives on a magnetic knife rack. Four kitchen knives are on offer online (they do custom orders as well).

    Blenheim Forge Knives from London | Remodelista

    Above: Cofounder James Ross-Harris at the forge.

    Blenheim Forge Knives from London | Remodelista

    Above: A detail of the hand-forged blue paper steel blade, a Japanese steel type with low impurities.

    Blenheim Forge Knives from London | Remodelista

    Above, L to R: The five-inch Petty paring knife is £90 ($137), the seven-inch Santoku chefs knife is £160 ($244), and the six-inch Nakiri vegetable knife is £160 ($244). Also on offer (not pictured) is the ultrathin Gyuto knife for slicing fish, meat, and vegetables; £400 ($610).

    Blenheim Forge Owners Photographed by David Harrison for Foodism | Remodelista

    Above: Founders Richard Warner, Jon Warshawsky, and James Ross-Harris in their studio on Blenheim Grove. Photograph by David Harrison for Foodism.

    We have a thing for good knives:

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    German architect Egon Eiermann (1904-1970) is not as well known as other midcentury designers such as Eero Saarinen or Arne Jacobsen, but he should be. His versatile stacking SE 68 SU chair, designed for orchestral seating, is a midcentury classic, favored by the European design cognoscenti for both domestic and commercial use. Produced by German company Wilde + Spieth since the 1970s, the chair is available in a range of colors and stains, including a special edition featuring colors drawn from the Le Corbusier palette.

    Egon Eiermann Furniture | Remodelista

    Above: The Eiermann chair on display at the Wild + Speith showroom.

    Eiermann Chairs in Le Corbusier Colors | Remodelista

    Above L: The Eiermann Chair SE 68 SU, produced by Wild + Speith in Germany, is available in four colors drawn from the Le Corbusier color palette (blue, green, yellow, and gray) and is $590 from Ambient Direct.

    Eiermann Desk in the Tanya Vibe's Office | Remodelista    

    Above: A green stained Eiermann Chair SE 68 and desk in the Copenhagen home office of graphic designer Tanja Vibe; photo by Line T. Klein via French by Fancy.

    Egon Eirman Table | Remodelista

    Above: The versatile Eiermann Table is produced by German company Richard Lampert and is available in a range of sizes from Ambient Direct; prices start at $537 for the 180-by-90cm size (approximately 70 by 35 inches). It's available with a chrome or black powder coated frame and with a variety of surfaces. 

    Eiermann Table and Chair | Remodelista

    Above: The Eiermann table works equally well as a dining table; photo via Hvor Kragerne Vender.

    Eiermann Chairs in Stained Blue | Remodelista

    Above: The Eiermann Chair SE 68 SU in a blue stain with a black frame; it's also available in beech, black-stained beech, dark-green-stained beech, lacquered teak, lacquered oak, lacquered ash, and white painted. The frame is available in chrome, matte chrome, or black powder-coated chrome.

    Eiermann Stools | Remodelista

    Above: The Eiermann Stool is available in a range of stains.

    See more of our furniture picks here.

     

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    In the past few years, the line between home and office has become increasingly blurred, with a new generation of employees expecting more from their work environments; i.e. well-stocked kitchens and comfortable places to congregate. Which is why all the hip startup companies in Brooklyn and Manhattan are seeking out designer Brad Sherman of B. Sherman Workshop, who is behind the LA and NYC offices of mattress company Casper and the NYC office of Food52.

    Most recently Sherman worked with Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, cofounders of Sakara Life, an organic food delivery service with a spiritual angle on clean eating. Sherman approaches interior design from a user experience point of view; his workshop, as he says, focuses on "dynamic interiors and custom furniture on a lean budget" (meaning he works smarter). His strategy? Use paint as an equalizer, install budget cabinetry, and buy Ikea when it makes sense. His goal is to create "a holistic, seamless space," as he says, and the 3,500-square-foot Sakara loft fits the bill with a custom prep kitchen and dining room side-by-side with a row of office desks. Read on for the skinny on Sherman's budget-conscious resources and smart technique.

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: Tingle and DuBoise were looking for a bright, all-white office punctuated with color and bohemian style, so Sherman started with Benjamin Moore's Super White paint on the walls and floor as a canvas.

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. sponsored the kitchen design, which helped with the budget. The cabinets are white-painted Trystan Cabinets by Diamond. Sherman used casters for the custom kitchen island "to make the space as flexible as possible."

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: The white Lillträsk Countertops and Ringskär Single-Lever Kitchen Faucet are from Ikea. The sink is a 33-by-22-Inch Swanstone. White Dishes were sourced from Crate & Barrel and pistachio Mugs and Bowls from Mud Australia.

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: The central kitchen island has an oak Karlby Countertop from Ikea; the cabinets have Druzy Quartz Knobs in turquoise from Anthropologie.

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: A side view of the kitchen shows another island on wheels; this one is bar height with glass doors to showcase the Sakara Life products.

    Brad Sherman Workshop Sakara Life Office Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: A dining room filled with natural light and light fixtures draped in greenery is designed to signify a growing company and positive work culture.

    For more of our favorite office spaces, see:

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    Lately we've been admiring DIY kitchen makeovers involving little more than paint applied to dreary wooden cabinets. How to best tackle such a project on your own? For advice, I turned to Albert Ridge of Ridge Painting in NYC. Albert, who grew up in County Galway, Ireland, and his crew are known in my northern neck of the city as the most meticulous, top-of-the-line house painters around. Having watched them work miracles on my own battered midcentury kitchen, I asked Albert to give us his top tips.

    Midcentury kitchen updated with paint by Workstead architects | Remodelista

    Above: Architects Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead refreshed their dark and outdated upstate New York kitchen with paint and hardware store unfinished wooden knobs. They covered the cabinets, metal strap hinges included, with a Benjamin Moore color match of Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray, a soft gray.

    1. Wood is the best cabinet surface to paint.

    Unfinished, painted, and stained wood all work well, as does MDF, compressed/faux wood. In truth, any material that you can scuff up with sandpaper so that paint adheres is viable. That's why laminates aren't a good choice—you can paint them, but it won't be long-lasting. Note that stained wood and glossy finishes have to first be de-glossed; I use a liquid sander, Wil-Bond, that's applied with a rag.

    Abbey Hendrickson Remodeled Kitchen with Range, Remodelista

    Above: Abbey and Phil Hendrickson transformed their kitchen by painting the cabinets in Forest Canopy, a deep, deep green Valspar Paint, and a white from Home Depot (specifics since forgotten). See more, including the Before shots, in A DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500.

    Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst kitchen remodel in progress | Remodelista

    Above: In progress: the Hendrickson's DIY kitchen overhaul in Owego, New York.

    2. The prepping is as important as the painting.

    Begin by emptying the cabinets completely and then clean thoroughly, making sure all grease and dirt are gone. Remove knobs and handles and check hinges. Remove drawers and label so you know where each belongs. (Cabinets, too, can be entirely removed and spray-painted in a commercial setup, but that's a bigger job and hard to pull off on your own.)

    Carefully tape off paint-free parts, such as hinges, countertops, and appliances. Use a wood filler to repair holes and imperfections—I like Elmer's fillers. Finally, sand cabinets: A rotary sander works well on flat areas. Hand sand the hard parts and don't overlook the cabinet door edges. If your cabinets are stained, use a 220 sandpaper. If they're painted and there's a rough stipple that looks like orange peel, use a 120-grade sandpaper before going to a finer one. And if there's so much paint that the surface looks like crocodile skin, consider stripping—Rock Miracle is really good. 

      Smitten Kitchen Painted Cabinets | Remodelista

    Above: Doors primed, painted (with Farrow & Ball's Pigeon), and ready for installation in Sarah Sherman Samuel's LA kitchen.

    Smitten Studio's Ikea hack kitchen remodel | Remodelista

    Above: Sarah installs the doors in her kitchen, a combination of Ikea cabinets and bespoke fronts. Read about her remodel in Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen.

    3. Primer is, well, prime.

    After you've thoroughly prepped, priming is crucial. All-in-one primer and paint products are to be avoided; they don't do either job well. In truth, oil primer and paint adhere the best and give the longest-lasting results on cabinets, but because of VOCs, oil is outlawed in many states, including New York. (Read our post All You Need to Know About VOCs in Paint.)  A good alternative is water-soluble waterborne paint, such as Benjamin Moore's Advance, which is something like a latex-oil combo. But note that it dries quickly, so it's wise to add an extender that allows you to the time to get a nice finish without brush marks. And if you're painting something plasticky or otherwise hard to paint, Stix is a good primer to know about.

    Going from a dark cabinet to light? Consider tinting the primer to match the final color. If your color transition is extreme, you might instead add a coat of underbody, such as Fresh Start, a thicker, less transparent primer that hides more (and can also be tinted). You can have the tinting done in the paint store; I request 75 percent of the final color, so it's lighter but close. (For more on the topic, read Back from Black, Meredith's repainting chronicle.)

    Also note: After your base coat dries, it's important to sand the cabinets all over again—just not as aggressively as the first time.

    Updated ktichen with removed cabinet doors by designer Michaela Scherrrer | Remodelista

    Above: Designer Michael Scherrer upgraded her Pasadena kitchen by removing the doors altogether and painting the cabinets white. She mixes her own paints using Fine Paints of Europe or Benjamin Moore Regal and Cal-Tint Universal Colorants. Tour her house and read more about her approach to paint in the Remodelista book.

    4. Spring for quality paint. 

    Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. You'll get better coverage and results using quality paint. I like Fine Paints of Europe for oils and primers, and Farrow & Ball, Benjamin Moore, and Pratt & Lambert make good waterborne paints and latexes. (The one I use most often is Benjamin Moore Advance.) Two coats of paint are essential for cabinets—you're building a surface. By the way, to get the nicest finish, use a brush, a 2- to 2 1/2-inch fine bristle brush.

    Whatever paint you use, ventilate the room—direct a fan out the window—and wear the masks they sell in paint stores. And keep things clean: A painting project should not look like a war zone. 

    Vintage bread bin in a DIY kitchen remodel by New Zealand blogger Gem Adams of Blackbird | Remodelista

    Above: Cabinets in Alabaster from Resene in New Zealand blogger Gem Adams's DIY Kitchen Remodel. New hardware, such as Gem's DIY leather pulls, also go a long way to refreshing a kitchen.

    5. Semigloss, gloss, or satin—the harder the finish the better.

    Matte paint on kitchen cabinets is impractical; I wouldn't even use eggshell finish. You want a surface that's durable and wipeable, so you won't be painting again for at least a few years.

    Danielle Arceneaux DIY Kitchen | Remodelista

    Above: The power of paint: Remodelista reader Danielle Arceneaux's DIY Kitchen Remodel for Under $500 (go to the post to see the Before). She used Benjamin Moore Advance Alkyd Paint in White Dove.

    Suzie Ryu of Trollhagen DIY kitchen remodel at the School House in Upstate, NY | Remodelista

    Above: Suzie Ryu and Kana Philip's Chatham, New York, weekend house; see more at $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends—proof that sometimes a less-than-perfect paint job does the trick.

    BEFORE Suzie Ryu of Trollhagen kitchen, pre-remodel, at the School House in Upstate, NY | Remodelista

    Above: A Before shot of Suzie and Kana's kitchen.

    Go to Palette & Paints to find more Remodelista favorites and advice, including How to Choose the Perfect Shade of White for Your Room.

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    Solar outdoor lighting, water-saving gravel gardens, window walls, and DIY concrete designs—take a look at Gardenista's ear-to-the-ground predictions for the new season.

    Gravel garden by Lens Ass Architects | Gardenista

    Above: Hardscaping 101: Gravel Gardens.

    Rainbow chard photo by Marie Viljoen | Gardenista

    Above: The New Vegetable Garden: 7 Essentials to Grow (and Eat) This Fall. And for fall flowers, see The 8 Best Alternatives to Mums.

    Cork and leather hanging planter by Melanie Abrantes | Gardenista

    Above: Miracle Cork: Melanie Abrantes' Pots and Planters.

    Poured concrete water fountains in a Mark Tessier landscape design | Gardenista

    Above: 10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete. And to get started, see Dahlia's DIY $30 Mini Concrete Planter experiment.

    Solar-powered lantern, collapsible | Gardenista

    Above: 10 Easy Pieces: Solar Lighting—this example is collapsible.

    Wall of skylights in an artist's studio in Sweden | Gardenista

    Above: 15 for 2015: Best Garden Design Trends for Fall.

    Browse Gardenista's back issues here.

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    Located in the city of Borås, Boråstapeter was established in 1905 and is known as the oldest wall covering company in Sweden. Founder Waldemar Andrén believed in producing wallpaper on a larger scale so that ordinary people could have beautiful walls in their homes. We're liking the company's latest Linen wallpaper collection, which features 33 different shades of linen textured wallpaper: "It’s all about our universal longing to connect to nature," says designer Lisa Wilhelmson. "The natural and earthy shades were inspired by herbs, wildflowers, and minerals in neutral tones." Here's a look at some favorites from the collection. 

    Borstapeter Linen Shadow Blue I Remodelista  

    Above: Shadow Blue from the Linen wallpaper collection is 329 SEK ($39) a roll. The roll width measures 53 cm (20.87 inches). 

    Borstapeter Linen, color Jade I Remodelista

    Above: The Linen wallpaper in Jade is 329 SEK ($39) a roll directly from Boråstapeter.

    Borstapeter Wallpaper Linen Jade I Remodelista

    Above: The Jade print has a soft green look to it.

    Borstapeter Linen Dove Grey I Remodelista

    Above: A Linen wallpaper roll in Dove Grey costs 329 SEK ($39) from Boråstapeter.

    Borstapeter Linen Dove Grey I Remodelista

    Above: Another look at the Dove Grey

    Borstapeter Linen in Lavender Blush I Remodelista

    Above: This bedroom is wallpapered in Lavender Blush; 329 SEK ($39) a roll from Boråstapeter.

    Borstapeter Linen Samples i Remodelista  

    Above: Samples are available for order. To learn more, visit Boråstapeter Linen Wallpaper.

    For more Wallpaper inspiration, see:

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