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Meet My New Roommates, Simon Doonan And Jonathan Adler!

Don’t be jealous or anything, but I’m totally moving in with style writer/creative director for Barney’s Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler, into their New York City apartment. They don’t know it yet, but we need to be roommates. The Hermés orange wallpaper! The ping-pong table! The life-sized poodle sculpture! I’ll sleep on top of that giant ceramic rhino if I have to, dammit.

Check out the full house tour for more rooms to envy design ideas. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

Have Your Cake, But Don’t Make A Mess

We don’t normally entertain with doilies, because the parties we throw are usually the kind where the cops show up. But we can get behind these Have Your Cake Coasters that look like lace doilies, but are made of rubber, to protect that fab Ikea furniture we spent so much money on from pernicious water stains. And, hey, maybe a few classy doilies thrown around will make your friends act like proper ladies and gentlemen? Just kidding. That will never happen.

[$12.99 ModCloth]

Extreme Makeover: Gaudy Homes Edition

Check out this home in Mexicali called the “casa de Louis Vuitton.” Anyone who stencils the bling-y logo on the outside of their home is either a genuine LV super-fan or someone so crazy-pants they’ve taken knockoffs to the next level. But, hey, it certainly distracts from those sketchy bars on the door and windows. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

A Victorian Cottage Creates A Retreat From Married Life

We’ve talked a little before about the idea of married couples maintaining a happy marriage by living separately — either part-time or full-time — but until I read this article in The New York Times, I hadn’t really seen an example of it done in a way I envy. Sandra Foster and her husband Todd live in the Catskills in upstate New York. Together, they share a 1971 trailer known as the “Groove Tube,” and 14 acres of land. On that land, each has a personal retreat — Todd, a “man cave,” which is “a truck-size shed covered by an enormous tarp, [...] furnished with a big-screen TV, lots of videotapes, cooking equipment and two lamp-warmed cages for the chicks and pheasants [he raises],” and Sandra, a former hunting cabin that she painstakingly renovated into a charming shabby chic Victorian cottage (check out ALL the gorgeous pictures here). Keep reading »

Your Favorite Fashion Designers Show How They Decorate Their Homes

If you weren’t already jealous of designers’ aesthetic abilities when it comes to creating clothes, you’re certainly going to be envious of their interior design skills and massive pads. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is working with Assouline to publish American Fashion Designers at Home, which will show off the inside of over 115 homes, including Donna Karan‘s sweet retreat, Ralph Lauren‘s ranch, and Diane von Furstenberg‘s abode. Now, I’m sure the majority of these designers had help with their decision-making process about the style of their living quarters, but it’s still inspiring to see their choices, not to mention the fact that there’s nothing more entertaining then taking a peek inside other people’s homes. The book will retail for $65, but proceeds will benefit the CFDA Foundation, and we’re sure it will provide countless ideas to help you make your home just as pretty as a fashion designer’s — without the interior designer fee. Click through for a sneak peek at some of the pages. [WWD] Keep reading »

Whitney Port’s Apartment Looks Like Home

It never fails to amuse us how celebrities think they can use Craigslist like everyone else, as if they’re normal people. Dream on. Sooner or later someone’s going to pick up on them. That’s what happened with Whitney Port after her three-bedroom West Village apartment went up in the Manhattan rentals section, with tons of photos matching up to the scenes in her MTV reality series “The City.” To be fair, it doesn’t look like Whitney herself put the listing online, but it’s still pretty hilarious. A look inside shows off sweet, country-inspired decor that admittedly makes us completely jealous because it a) looks so homey, and b) looks way homier than our homes. Check out a few more pics after the jump! [Racked.com] Keep reading »

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