Here’s a look at what we’re loving from around the web this week…
Tour a Danish Designer’s Boho-Luxe London Apartment
Fashion and interior designer Malene Birger has always been a traveler, gathering inspiration from across the world to inspire her collections and creations. She approached decorating her London home in the same way, weaving a calming, nomadic spirit throughout the space with Belgian Art Deco lamps, a Berber rug, and more pieces culled from global adventures. Featuring floor-to-ceiling artwork, lots of natural texture, and a neutral palette of creams and browns, this serene home tour is one you won’t want to miss.
Step Inside Julia Child’s French Kitchen
Writer Julia Moskin takes us inside Julia Child’s former home in Provence (which Moskin rented on Airbnb, no less!) to test out the kitchen and explore her culinary legacy in the surrounding area. The home, called La Pitchoune, was built in 1965 by Child and her husband and maintains much of the original bucolic beauty: pegboard storage in the kitchen, worn wooden countertops, shutters with patina. Consider us charmed.
Peek into 14 Designers’ Living Rooms
The vast majority of work you see by interior designers is done for clients. So when it comes to decorating their own space, you know it’s going to be a fabulous mash-up of design and personal taste. What could be a better place to observe this than the living room, one of the most-used spots in the home? From Timothy Corrigan’s classically luxurious place in Paris to Celerie Kemble’s light, island-inspired space in the Dominican Republic, these rooms will show you how to relax and entertain in style.
Cook with Brown Butter
Is there anything better than butter? The answer is yes: brown butter. It sounds like something seasoned chefs might whip up on a cooking show, but it’s deceptively easy to make. Simply warm butter on the stove until it turns a golden brown. What you’re left with is a pan full of nutty deliciousness, which can enliven dishes from mushroom pasta to scallops to apple tarts. We’re already salivating.
Look Forward to Spring’s Hottest Colors
It seems backward to think about spring when fall has only begun. But when you’re forecasting trends at Pantone, it’s just part of the job. The company has named the 10 biggest hues of spring 2017, pulling inspiration largely from the fashion runways. Niagara, a denimlike blue, takes cues from an evening gown by Carolina Herrera; Flame, a bright orange-red, from Lela Rose; and Greenery, a yellow-green, from Zac Posen. Talk about major outfit (and home decor!) inspiration.