A Playful Twist On Old Florida Style That Will Put You In Vacation Mode {A Playful Twist On Old Florida Style That Will Put You In Vacation Mode} – English

A Playful Twist On Old Florida Style That Will Put You In Vacation Mode {A Playful Twist On Old Florida Style That Will Put You In Vacation Mode} – English

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Although their plan is to eventually live in South Florida full time, the couple wanted to enjoy the property now, with their large extended family. The house, however—mostly beige inside—required some personalized attention. “We really wanted to amp it up a little bit and make it bright, lively and more of what people imagine when they go to Florida,” says interior designer Kristen Rivoli. “You want it to feel relaxing.”

This would be Rivoli’s first project in the region and the third she would complete for these clients, including their main residence. “Their home in Boston is definitely traditional and filled with antiques and oil paintings,” she says. Whereas the couple’s primary house is quiet and neutral, here the interior designer aimed to push them out of their typical style with a little flair for a fresher and more transitional look. Her approach: View their aesthetic through the lens of an Old Florida residence for a design that is classic and timeless.

The owners agreed. They desired a relaxed, informal vibe for the vacation property, with more patterns than they normally favor. This, Rivoli says, “gave us a great opportunity here to really be playful with the colors.” To balance the clients’ traditional leanings with a Florida bent, she introduced classical furnishings in bright tones, such as a thin yellow-and-white stripe on the living area sofa, which rests on a patterned yellow rug. In a similar move, the interior designer paired vintage pieces with more modern ones, like the living area’s Parsons-style coffee table countering rattan armchairs holding blue- and-white cushions. The formerly dark pantry, too, was given a playful runner and lighter cabinets. “We painted them what we call our ‘Palm Beach Pink’ color,” Rivoli says. “Now it’s a very bright and cheery hallway.”

The bedrooms in particular are amped with pattern and color. In a guest space, a red-orange wallcovering is a balanced backdrop for unexpected doses of vibrant green, seen on a pair of beds with patterned upholstered frames and in the abstract botanical scene of an oversize graphic painting occupying a wall. “We pushed the wife out of her comfort zone a little bit with the art,” Rivoli says. “It really makes that a memorable space.” The wife loves coral, which the interior designer infused in the main bedroom on the draperies and wrapping the four-poster bed. She hung an Old Floridian-style lamp from the double-height ceiling for a dash of quirkiness, while ceramic lamps add an old-world aura atop vintage wood bedside tables that have a bamboo detail. “They’re so well made,” Rivoli says of vintage pieces. “Many of them are so solid, and that’s why they’ve lasted so long.”

Many of the home’s furnishings and fabrics, like the family room’s sofa and tasseled ottomans, are indoor-outdoor, giving the residence a casual elegance amid its framed artwork and gold sconces. “We wanted it to feel like if the clients had a dressed-up occasion, the house supported that,” Rivoli says. “But if they had bathing suits on and sandy feet, they’re not going to worry about sitting there.”

That strategy comes in handy for guests coming from the property’s outdoor space, where the owners refinished the pool and installed a hot tub. Landscape designer Nelson Logal conceived a minimalist look for the previously overcrowded grounds, removing more than 20 trees, including Alexandra palms and overgrown magnolias. This made room for plantings such as flowering yellow thryallis, red Jatropha and climbing hibiscus next to the outdoor fireplace to add touches of color amid the greenery. “It’s a retreat for the owners just to relax,” Logal says. “It’s a hideaway.” In the front, fragrant gardenias and a new path of palm trees lead to the door—where, Rivoli expects, her busy clients leave their stress behind before entering. “What I really hope is that when you walk in, you’re going to take this deep breath and feel instant relaxation and melting away,” she says.

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From Spec To Spectacular: Inside A Chicago Home Made For Family {From Spec To Spectacular: Inside A Chicago Home Made For Family} – English

From Spec To Spectacular: Inside A Chicago Home Made For Family {From Spec To Spectacular: Inside A Chicago Home Made For Family} – English

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The familial relationship provided a major advantage from the get-go, thanks to the couple’s intimate knowledge—and long-held admiration—of Del Piero’s design prowess. “We’ve spent enough time in Michael Del Piero creations in Chicago and the Hamptons to know that we like what she does,” says her son-in-law. “She treated us like real clients. Each proposal became more and more tailored to us.”

Del Piero went beyond simply painting the interiors. That was just one part of the personalization campaign she undertook for the couple. “There was certainly less to do than ground-up construction,” Del Piero says; however she admits that the work was still extensive. “It needed more character. We ripped out some built-ins in the family room and replaced them with the concrete fireplace,” she explains. “We completely changed the fireplace in the living room.” In the kitchen, she used the existing cabinets and millwork, but the room had to be pulled apart, repainted and put back together.

Once all the painting and structural changes were complete, it was time for furnishings and art. “We began from scratch,” the daughter notes, “which was really nice because we could make them work perfectly with the house.” The living room started with a large painting by William McLure, an artist whom Del Piero exhibits in her Hamptons gallery, and whom her daughter follows on Instagram. “My daughter was like, ‘Mom, you sell his work?’ ” Del Piero says, laughing at the coincidence. “She saw that painting and we built the living room around it. She’s really got a great eye for art.” In addition to taking the lead on finding most of the art for the home, Del Piero’s daughter also joined her mom to shop for accessories and vintage pieces. “They were fun mother-daughter excursions,” says the designer.

In the dining area just off the kitchen, Del Piero’s daughter helped with another find: the vintage table that looks custom made for the space. “I used to work in personal shopping at Barneys and they called me because this table was broken and they were throwing it away,” she says. “But they knew my mom’s line of business and thought she might want it.” The broken table leg was an easy fix, and then Del Piero turned to local restoration company Kristopher’s Furniture Services, who matched the original wood exactly to give it a more dining-friendly width. Above the table hangs a custom light fixture by found-metal artist Lucy Slivinski. The couple knew Slivinski’s work from other Del Piero projects that feature her showstopping chandeliers. “It’s really special. Lucy made it just for them and it makes the space,” says the designer.

While the majority of the furnishings were new to the couple, Del Piero didn’t forget that this project was all about family. She incorporated two of her son-in-law’s heirlooms—an armoire in the nursery that’s now painted a glossy blue and a chandelier in the main suite’s bathroom—into the decor. It didn’t hurt that her son-in-law has a natural eye for design. “He is incredibly interested in all of it,” Del Piero says. “We have an ongoing family joke that he’s really a designer. He’s going to leave his law practice and come work with me.”

Though that’s not likely to happen any time soon, the couple have only happy memories of the process. They were so delighted with the result that when they learned they were expecting a second child, they called Del Piero to help them finish a playroom and nursery, just in time to welcome her new grandson.

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2022 Bathroom Trends Designers Can’t Get Enough Of {2022 Bathroom Trends Designers Can’t Get Enough Of} – English

2022 Bathroom Trends Designers Can’t Get Enough Of {2022 Bathroom Trends Designers Can’t Get Enough Of} – English

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Forget shiplap and all-white everything: The latest unforgettable baths are pushing the envelope on color, pattern, materials, and finishes. Here’s what design pros predict will be hot in 2022 bathroom trends—be it primary suite or powder room.


chunky gray countertops trend in bathroom

Faux cabinetry is out; instead, showcasing the stone or other countertop material in a more prominent “chunky” way is a fresher idea we’ll soon see more often, predicts designer Linda Hayslett.

Linda Hayslett, LH.Designs

The Trend: Chunky countertops

People like seeing more of the slab, instead of having a fake drawer that hides the plumbing roughs for the sink. And, though marble is always a classic, I’m starting to see the use of it all over the bathroom taper off.

PHOTO BY LAUREN PRESSLEY

teal and swirled wallpaper bathroom

All-white or pastel palette bathrooms are on their way out, believes designer Sara Barney of BANDD DESIGN.

Sara Malek Barney, BANDD DESIGN

The Trend: IG-worthy palettes

The all-white bathroom is going away. Interesting, unique and quirky design elements are taking over for bathrooms, and the hype from this is coming from everyone’s love of “Instagrammable” spaces. Expect to see a lot of eye-catching wallpapers, paint, tile and light fixtures in 2022.

PHOTO BY MOLLY CULVER

blue tile bathroom with blue wallpaper

Dark blue tile and wallpaper create a jewel box-like space in this bathroom by Redmond Aldrich Design.

Chloe Warner, Redmond Aldrich Design

The Trend: Atmospheric environments

Statement bathrooms feel different from the spaces around them, and I love to create environments that feel very enveloping. In this bathroom, inky tile is paired with dark blue wallpaper. The effect is cocooning and transportive.

PHOTO BY MATTHEW MILLMAN

bathroom towel storage cabinetry

A move toward incorporating towels and other bathroom necessities into display cabinets, versus stashed away completely, is a look designer Caitlin Wilson is observing regularly.

Caitlin Wilson, Caitlin Wilson Design

The Trend: Stylish visible storage solutions

I’m noticing more towers and visible storage, which can be great for displaying towels and good-looking necessities like makeup brushes, nice-looking bottles and perfumes.

PHOTO BY KATIE NIXON PHOTOGRAPHY

bathroom with freestanding tub and natural stone surfaces in

Natural stone plays a prominent role in this bathroom design by Brittany Farinas.

Brittany Farinas, House of One Interiors

The Trend: Natural stone, everywhere

I’m seeing natural stone being celebrated more in bathroom designs, especially in a scenario where one stone is selected for multiple applications in the same area, like on both the floor and walls.

PHOTO BY MIKE RUIZ

free standing gray stone tub with tile backsplash

Move over, standard white fiberglass, acrylic and porcelain bath tubs. Natural stone tubs are having a major moment, as shown in this space by Thomas Guy Interiors.

Lance Thomas, Thomas Guy Interiors

The Trend: Anything-but-white bath tubs

Tubs made from organic materials are on the horizon. Stone, concrete and even teak are the epitome of luxury.

PHOTO BY JEN BURNER

shower feature wall with chevron tile pattern

A framed chevron tile pattern evokes natural stone artwork in this shower’s striking feature wall.

Marlaina Teich of Marlaina Teich Designs

The Trend: Shower feature walls

All-white bathrooms are not as popular now, as color and texture are making for exciting design possibilities. One thing I’m seeing is a feature wall in the shower, say, with large-format porcelain tiles that mimic sliced jewels.

PHOTO BY PATRICK CLINE

Blue wallpapered bathroom with white faucet

Design-savvy homeowners are embracing white, black or even colorful faucets and fixtures.

Killy Scheer, Scheer & Co

The Trend: Colorful, whimsical faucets, fixtures and hardware

I think fixtures are having a little renaissance, and going less serious and a more whimsical—with brighter, unexpected colors. I’m also seeing more hardware like knobs and pulls as jewelry, not just as functional finger pulls.

PHOTO BY RYANN FORD

organic shaped curved bathroom mirror and stone sink Elizabeth gill interiors

A curvaceous mirror adds a “collected look” to this bathroom designed by Elizabeth Gill Interiors.

Elizabeth Gill, Elizabeth Gill Interiors

The Trend: The “collected” look

The collected look is on trend even for bathrooms. Think organic-shaped mirrors, think Gio Ponti or something vintage in a colored glass frame. Bathrooms were once understated and functional; now, the focus is just as much on aesthetics as function, to create an all-encompassing serenity zone filled with beauty.

PHOTO BY MARCO RICCA

gold metallic bathroom wall covering decor

A gold metallic wall treatment extending onto the ceiling gives this bathroom by designer Mikel Welch plenty of eye-catching sheen.

Mikel Welch, Mikel Welch Designs

The Trend: Ultra-bold metallics

I foresee the next trend being the use of strong metals and metallics. Just like mixing metals, people are beginning to pair fun and unexpected wall coverings with contrasting faucets and knob finishes. Brass and chrome finally have permission to play together!

PHOTO BY MARCEL PAGE

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21 Products To Add To Your Fall Wish List {21 Products To Add To Your Fall Wish List} – English

21 Products To Add To Your Fall Wish List {21 Products To Add To Your Fall Wish List} – English

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Delos Fabric in Ruby by Carolina Irving / Price upon request / johnrosselli.com

With the equinox officially behind us, it’s time to embrace the alluring hallmarks of fall. This season, it’s all about fun colors (hello, autumnal pink) and rich, comforting materials. No matter the climate or location, there’s a way for everyone to lean into the cozy months ahead.


From top to bottom:

Dot Pendant Light in Natural / $625 / lostine.com

Romanian Swirl Bowl in Terracotta / $35 / us.toa.st

Feast Chair by Bowen Liu / $2,900 / marchsf.com

Delia Clog in Hazelwood / $395 / veronicabeard.com

Tartan Wallcovering in Ginger / Price upon request / auxabris.com


Tassel Key Chains by Matthew Ready / $125 each / nickeykehoe.com

Simple Marble Bowl in Green / $65 / hawkinsnewyork.com

Esme Sconce / From $1,339 / urbanelectric.com

Bembo Dresser / Price upon request / oriorfurniture.com

Kandy Fabric in F7596-01 / Price upon request / osborneandlittle.com


From top to bottom:

Croix Bandana / $25 / lesindiennes.com

Marbled Brown Jug by HAY / $85 / finnishdesignstore.com

Teddy Sofa by Campbell-Rey / From $17, 170 / theinvisiblecollection.com

Raindrop Side Tables / From $700 / fredrigbystudio.com

Jack Fabric in Midnight by Larsen / Price upon request / cowtan.com


From top to bottom:

Balla Dessert Plates by Vetrofuso / $175 / modaoperandi.com

Museo Bag in Check Printed Saffiano Calfskin / $950 / marni.com

Velvet Pillow Cover in Moss and Cinnamon / $65 each / oka.com

Flax Cube / Price upon request / lucytupu.com

Rouge Chevron Kilim Wallpaper / $134 per yard / stfrank.com

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Norwegian Billionaire Pushes Salmon Production Into New Offshore Waters {Norwegian Billionaire Pushes Salmon Production Into New Offshore Waters} – English

Norwegian Billionaire Pushes Salmon Production Into New Offshore Waters {Norwegian Billionaire Pushes Salmon Production Into New Offshore Waters} – English

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Aker will contribute as much as 1.65 billion kroner ($190 million) in cash in three tranches to SalMar Aker Ocean, which will comprise SalMar’s interests in its semi-offshore and offshore farming operations, the companies said in a statement on Thursday.

 

SalMar will eventually own 66.6% of the joint company, while Aker will own 33.4% through Aker Capital AS.

 

Read the full story on Bloomberg here.

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Britain Bans Binance’s UK Ops In Latest Cryptocurrency Crackdown {Britain Bans Binance’s UK Ops In Latest Cryptocurrency Crackdown} – English

Britain Bans Binance’s UK Ops In Latest Cryptocurrency Crackdown {Britain Bans Binance’s UK Ops In Latest Cryptocurrency Crackdown} – English

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In a notice dated June 25, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said Binance Markets Ltd, Binance’s only regulated UK entity, “must not, without the prior written consent of the FCA, carry out any regulated activities… with immediate effect”.

 

It also issued a warning to consumers about Binance Markets and the wider Binance group.

 

Read the full story on Reuters here.

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Bosch Picks Hartung As New CEO To Tackle Industry Transformation {Bosch Picks Hartung As New CEO To Tackle Industry Transformation} – English

Bosch Picks Hartung As New CEO To Tackle Industry Transformation {Bosch Picks Hartung As New CEO To Tackle Industry Transformation} – English

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Denner, 64, will become a scientific adviser focused on the company’s research into quantum technology, Bosch said Thursday in an emailed statement. The CEO changeover and additional management appointments take effect on January 1, 2022.

 

Denner navigated the world’s largest maker of vehicle components through the fallout of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal and the dramatic industry slump triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. He transformed Bosch’s sprawling operations to focus on technology for the so-called Internet of things that connects products from car parts to refrigerators and power tools to the web.

 

Read the full story on Gulf Business here.

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China Tech Listings Drop Sharply As Beijing Cracks Down On Sector {China Tech Listings Drop Sharply As Beijing Cracks Down On Sector} – English

China Tech Listings Drop Sharply As Beijing Cracks Down On Sector {China Tech Listings Drop Sharply As Beijing Cracks Down On Sector} – English

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Since the start of April, initial public offerings by China’s tech groups on exchanges worldwide have raised just $6bn, down almost two-thirds from the first quarter, according to data from Dealogic.

 

The share of tech listings as a proportion of all Chinese IPOs also fell to the lowest level in two years, at just 21 per cent of the more than $28bn raised during the period.

 

The decline comes as Chinese tech groups have faced pressure from Beijing, which in recent months has stepped up regulatory scrutiny of some of the biggest names in the sector.

 

Read the full story on the Financial Times here.

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World’s Largest Superyacht To Offer Apartments For Sale {World’s Largest Superyacht To Offer Apartments For Sale} – English

World’s Largest Superyacht To Offer Apartments For Sale {World’s Largest Superyacht To Offer Apartments For Sale} – English

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The 220-metre vessel is due to launch in 2024 and will provide buyers with “the intimacy of a private yacht alongside the chance to network in a vibrant community of like-minded owners”, its investors said as they announced the €500m project on Monday.

 

Somnio will be more than 40 metres longer than the current record holder Azzam, owned by the Abu Dhabi royal family. The project has been spearheaded by Carl Le Souef, a US millionaire who founded Private Formula International, a skincare company, and now runs Somnio Global, a sustainable technology group.

 

Read the full story on the Financial Times here.

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Crypto Captures The Mideast Market {Crypto Captures The Mideast Market} – English

Crypto Captures The Mideast Market {Crypto Captures The Mideast Market} – English

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The Bitcoin Fund, that invests in long-term holdings of the cryptocurrency and was the first of its type to be listed on a major exchange, expanded to Nasdaq Dubai last week to ensure trading to all hours around the globe.

 

In Israel, where a recent central bank study concluded a digital currency could have a positive impact on the economy, Ethereum was picked for a trial of the payment system.

 

There was a word of caution, however. Qatar’s Chief Investment Authority Chief Executive Officer Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud told Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that cryptocurrencies “need a bit of maturity before we make our view about investing.”

 

Read the full story on Bloomberg here.

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