This British Interiors Brand Taps Houston For Its First U.S. Location {This British Interiors Brand Taps Houston For Its First U.S. Location} – English

This British Interiors Brand Taps Houston For Its First U.S. Location {This British Interiors Brand Taps Houston For Its First U.S. Location} – English

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Headquartered in London, leading British interiors brand OKA—which was founded in 1999 by Sue Jones, Annabel Astor and Lucinda Waterhouse—has debuted its first-ever American location in Houston. “It’s been our dream to bring OKA to the States since the very beginning,” says Jones. “And Houston was the perfect fit for us—a big city in the heart of the U.S. with residents who already live by the OKA ethos that a beautiful home is designed to be enjoyed with friends and family.”

The new 9,000-square-foot space houses all the essential ingredients required to bring the British way of life into the home. Product highlights include The Chronicle Collection of home fragrances with candles made by Cire Trudon and OKA icons like the Stafford dining chair, hand-crafted rattan accessories and the blue-and-white Kraak China Collection. Additionally, look for the elegant, whimsical tableware collaboration with American fashion designer Adam Lippes.

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3 LongHouse Reserve Events For Your Summer Bucket List {3 LongHouse Reserve Events For Your Summer Bucket List} – English

3 LongHouse Reserve Events For Your Summer Bucket List {3 LongHouse Reserve Events For Your Summer Bucket List} – English

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The LongHouse 6, 2019, Will Ryman. (Photo Courtesy Will Ryman Production)

Sixteen acres of intricately designed gardens and art installations beckon at LongHouse Reserve, which is welcoming guests back to East Hampton this season with a host of exciting events and exhibitions. Save the date for these three must-attend summer fêtes.

SAY YES SUMMER BENEFIT

Stroll through the art-filled grounds while enjoying a variety food, drinks and music at LongHouse Reserve’s Say Yes Summer Benefit on July 24. Don’t miss the chance to win something special at the LongHouse Shares Artsy auction before the night’s end.

PLANTERS ON+OFF THE GROUND X

Take in imaginative container gardens of all shapes and sizes, including the winner of this year’s ON+OFF The Ground X competition: Joshua Werber’s “Cornus Cocoon.” The top design, along with the other finalists’ works, will be on display through July 31.

JACK, LARGER THAN LIFE

Gather for an intimate portrait of creator-collector Jack Lenor Larsen. Nearly 50 iconic textiles are on display along with garments, furniture and art from Larsen’s home. The exhibition, designed by Lee Skolnick of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership, will be on view through Sept. 5.

For more information on summer happenings or other events, please visit longhouse.org.

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Chic Design And Fine Wine Meet In This Vineyard’s New Event Space {Chic Design And Fine Wine Meet In This Vineyard’s New Event Space} – English

Chic Design And Fine Wine Meet In This Vineyard’s New Event Space {Chic Design And Fine Wine Meet In This Vineyard’s New Event Space} – English

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Oak Farm Vineyards, a 70-acre California estate in the heart of Lodi’s celebrated wine region, is a dream event locale. Its historic barn is available during temperate months, and the Club Room works for small gatherings. Now Oak Farm’s owners, the Panella family, have added a 2,000-square-foot Barrel Room for events, as well as a commercial kitchen. The interior features natural wood finishes, rolling pendant lights emitting a warm glow, and an 11-foot antique wood bar. “This area feels grand, with vaulted ceilings and lots of light,” says Heather Panella, co-owner and general manager, who spearheaded the design with her mother-in-law, Dorothy Panella, co-owner and managing partner. “We envision this room to be used for all types of private parties, corporate events and small receptions,” Heather says. “We also anticipate that it will be used for our own wine club events as well as seasonal festivities.”

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The Luxury Aspen Resort That’s Sporting A Striking Redesign {The Luxury Aspen Resort That’s Sporting A Striking Redesign} – English

The Luxury Aspen Resort That’s Sporting A Striking Redesign {The Luxury Aspen Resort That’s Sporting A Striking Redesign} – English

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The lobby and living room at Aspen resort The Little Nell have always been among the chicest meeting spots in town, but a new redesign by Luis Bustamante Studio of Spain quite literally casts the spaces in a new light.

The lobby sports lightened-up wood finishes and introduces a motif of striking geometries, seen first in round brass tables that rest atop a geometric-patterned rug. The split-level living room beyond features new furnishings along with bold paintings by Bustamante, formerly a professional painter and sculptor.

“Because Luis Bustamante’s background is in sculpture,” says the design firm’s Julian Castillo, “he conceives space as a whole piece of art, where there is a strong interplay between the materials, lighting, furniture and artwork. Then there’s the place: In response to the climate in Aspen, especially in winter, the first thing you’ll feel here is coziness—the feeling of being embraced, warm and protected.”

In other words, all the vibes a storied ski resort should deliver.

PHOTO COURTESY THE LITTLE NELL

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Begin Your Stay At This Charming Danish Village At These Chic Hotels {Begin Your Stay At This Charming Danish Village At These Chic Hotels} – English

Begin Your Stay At This Charming Danish Village At These Chic Hotels {Begin Your Stay At This Charming Danish Village At These Chic Hotels} – English

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Enjoy delicious bites and drinks at the V Lounge at the Vinland.

Just a short drive from Santa Barbara, California, a pair of stylish hotels has opened in Solvang, a delightful Danish village where visitors can try traditional pastries like aebleskiver, buy a unique cuckoo clock, and explore the region’s spectacular wineries and vineyards. The sister properties, both by Highway West Vacations, embody different aesthetics, offering something for every taste.

Solvang’s historic Old Mill Clock Tower has been reimagined as The Winston, an intimate boutique hotel that marries the building’s old-world charm with fresh, bohemian decor. Each of the 14 guest rooms and suites is unique, with vibrantly colored walls, oversize upholstered headboards, and furnishings and accessories thoughtfully curated from around the world.

Lovers of clean, modern design will want to book the Vinland Hotel & Lounge, situated in the heart of Solvang’s Mission Drive. After a full day of exploring, pillow-top beds and luxurious bedding promise a restful slumber. Guests will soon get to enjoy fresh Californian fare with a Danish flair at the hotel’s swanky V Lounge. Those who book the top suites get exclusive perks and experiences at nearby wineries.

green headboard against botanical wallpaper

Enjoy a stay at The Winston.

PHOTOS COURTESY THE WINSTON AND VINLAND HOTEL & LOUNGE

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Castle Hot Springs Checks All The Boxes For The Perfect Getaway {Castle Hot Springs Checks All The Boxes For The Perfect Getaway} – English

Castle Hot Springs Checks All The Boxes For The Perfect Getaway {Castle Hot Springs Checks All The Boxes For The Perfect Getaway} – English

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Offering the sort of secluded luxury that has attracted the likes of the Roosevelts, the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts, Castle Hot Springs checks all the boxes for a healthful, socially distanced getaway. The historic resort was fully renovated in 2019 and features 30 standalone accommodations as well as three pools of thermal spring water and a 1-acre farm. The design of each cabin celebrates the resort’s unique setting amid the Bradshaw Mountains. Sky View Cabins, for example, feature a raised deck outfitted with a telescope for stargazing. Spring Bungalows nod to the stunning setting with indoor-outdoor bath areas, and the Historic Cottage complements its trio of bedrooms with a stone fireplace and a covered deck where you can unplug and take in the view. The resort welcomes guests ages 16 and older with included meals and wellness-inspired amenities, all just 50 miles outside of Phoenix. castlehotsprings.com

PHOTO: COURTESY CASTLE HOT SPRINGS

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Living Water Tea House Is A Showcase For Chinese Artisans (And Tea) {Living Water Tea House Is A Showcase For Chinese Artisans (And Tea)} – English

Living Water Tea House Is A Showcase For Chinese Artisans (And Tea) {Living Water Tea House Is A Showcase For Chinese Artisans (And Tea)} – English

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Growing up in Shanghai, Cosette Liu worked as a barista and embraced the way the coffee shop felt like a collective space for story sharing. When she moved to Chicago in 2017, she sought to bring that concept to the city—and particularly to the artist community—with her new shop, Living Water Tea House.

“I wanted to create an open and calming space for people to share their stories and learn about a new culture,” she says. Having traveled extensively to tea farms and factories throughout East Asia, Liu learned from local planters and the process of growing and making tea; she serves some of her favorites, such as Dong Ding Oolong from Taiwan and Uji Matcha from Japan, in her Little Italy shop.

Beyond tasting tea and enjoying East Asian-style pastries, visiting Living Water is a chance to experience the handiwork of Chinese artisans: Think handmade teacups—including Shino ware, Jian Zhan and Dehua porcelain pieces—as well as bowls and plates available for purchase.

“We often ignore the importance of objects that surround us,” says Liu, a ceramicist herself. “I want to shift the attention by making these everyday objects a little different.”

PHOTO COURTESY LIVING WATER TEA HOUSE

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Kick Your Feet Up At This New Hotel All About Island Style {Kick Your Feet Up At This New Hotel All About Island Style} – English

Kick Your Feet Up At This New Hotel All About Island Style {Kick Your Feet Up At This New Hotel All About Island Style} – English

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Hotel bedroom with wood wall and artwork.

Welcoming vacationers since July 15, the new Compass by Margaritaville hotel has settled fittingly into the serene landscape of Anna Maria Sound. Delivering a slice of the trademark relaxation lifestyle Margaritaville resorts have long supplied, this property overlooks a marina and offers a pool, a daily cocktail hour and its own seaside-inspired restaurant. Each of the 123 rooms features a water view, Margaritaville bedding and oversize bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, while complimentary daily breakfast, a lounge stocked with books and board games, and a snack-laden Welcome Cabana promote a laid-back itinerary—Jimmy Buffett-approved. compasshotel.com/annamariasound

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4 Design Books That Celebrate The Diversity Of California Style {4 Design Books That Celebrate The Diversity Of California Style} – English

4 Design Books That Celebrate The Diversity Of California Style {4 Design Books That Celebrate The Diversity Of California Style} – English

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PHOTO COURTESY RIZZOLI NEW YORK

Scott Mitchell Houses is the first book about the celebrated architectural designer known for creating modernist homes that respond to their natural surroundings. Mitchell’s designs are humanistic and offer a warmth seldom associated with minimalist contemporary design. It’s a vision that’s won Mitchell favor from such renowned figures as architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who wrote the foreword; Calvin Klein, also a contributor to the book; and chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, who commissioned Mitchell to design Nobu Malibu. Fashion designer and film director Tom Ford even used one of Mitchell’s homes as a film location for Nocturnal Animals, his 2016 neo-noir thriller. rizzoliusa.com

Garden in Private Gardens of Santa Barbara

PHOTO COURTESY GIBBS SMITH

In Private Gardens of Santa Barbara, Margie Grace, principal of Grace Design Associates, takes readers on a journey through 18 gardens on properties that run the gamut from luxury estates to modest homes and even a few surf retreats. Their common thread is the practicality with which Grace approaches her work, realizing outdoor spaces that support the lifestyles and personalities of her clients. Each design takes into consideration soil health, native plantings, animal habitats, pollinators and water efficiency as well as beauty. Grace even published her own garden, which is divided into distinctive spaces, inspired by her neighbor, botanical garden Lotusland. gibbs-smith.com

Outdoor area in California Homes II book

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California Homes II is the long-awaited follow-up to architect William Hefner’s 2013 book and gives readers another indulgent look at Studio William Hefner’s impressive portfolio—this time with an in-depth look at homes ranging in style from contemporary to traditional. A fifth-generation Californian, Hefner has a profound understanding of refined spaces, openness and natural lighting that seems to come as if by birthright. His practice integrates architecture, interior design (headed by his wife, Kazuko Hoshino) and landscape, and this richly illustrated monograph artfully conveys the depth of character he instills in every project. imagespublishing.com

Vignette in David Wiseman book

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This tome offers an in-depth look at L.A.-based designer and artist David Wiseman’s extensive body of work. Wiseman takes his cues from the natural environment (he used fallen tree branches found on a local hike to create his signature piece, the Radial Branch Chandelier, now in the collection at LACMA) and is best-known for his exquisite craftsmanship and detailed creations in bronze, porcelain and plaster. This book features sketches and photographs of his elaborately sculptural furniture and environmental installations, many of which are in private homes and rarely seen. rizzoliusa.com

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In Phoenix, Arcadia Public Market Delivers On The Promise Of Charm {In Phoenix, Arcadia Public Market Delivers On The Promise Of Charm} – English

In Phoenix, Arcadia Public Market Delivers On The Promise Of Charm {In Phoenix, Arcadia Public Market Delivers On The Promise Of Charm} – English

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With the sort of curb appeal that makes you want to pull off the road and move in, Arcadia Public Market in Phoenix delivers on the promise of its charming architecture.

Step inside the sunlit boutique and you’re greeted with one-of-a-kind artwork, furnishings, and decorative pillows and rugs curated by designer and owner Kim Anderson. “The inventory constantly changes,” she notes. “New pieces arrive daily, and once they’re sold, they’re gone.”

Anderson, who also owns Arcadia Design Group, stores still more goods in warehouses around town and enjoys a global network of vendors in order to furnish clients and shoppers with exactly what they’re looking for.

“We have many interior designers who shop in our market for fun pairs of chairs or that special side table to finish off a seating area,” she says. “We’re always looking for decorative items that you won’t see anywhere else.”

PHOTO COURTESY DEBBY WOLVOS / DW PHOTOGRAPHY

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