When Abbey and Phil Hendrickson bought their 19th century farmhouse in Owego, New York, the kitchen was a "perfect storm of 1970s renovation work," as Abbey says. Thanks to their own ingenuity (and a lot of paint), it's now looking pretty great, $60 beadboard backsplash included.
Ever since I spotted Faye Toogood's London kitchen with Muuto Dot hangers used as cabinet pulls, I've been mildly obsessed. Here are five spaces that make clever use of the knobs in ways other than their intended use.
Is it because blooming magnolias and baby lambs and Easter eggs are on the horizon? Or because the shifting gray-blue sky is presenting the perfect nuanced palette? The chill is finally behind us, and right now, the softest, most delicate, powder-tinged hues are looking extremely compelling—so much so that we're devoting this week's issue to celebrating the light side.
"Why did I not realize for so long that less truly is more?" writes Michelle. All week she and the Gardenista team have been leading us to pared-down discoveries: the world's prettiest paper flowers, a sunken swimming pool set in a meadow, palm-sized heads of lettuce, and a ground cover known as DG (read on to crack the code). Plus, a tour of the writing studio of Berkeley's first couple of letters.
The Aviary Hotel is, in fact, not a hotel but a bar and restaurant located off bustling Victoria Street in Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne. There's a beer garden, too—but you'll have to pass a pigeon-headed man on your way out.
Are you a passionate collector in constant need of ways to display, or a minimalist desperate to maintain it all? Stylist Hilary Robertson is an expert at "The Stuff of Life," the apt title of her forthcoming book in which she gives valuable lessons in the art of arranging. Here's a prepublication preview.