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What We Loved from Around the Web…

Designer Michelle Nussbaumer unveils her magnificent vacation home in Mexico, which was lovingly restored from 16th-century ruins.

Fashion designer Jenni Kayne details how to throw a picture-perfect outdoor party.

From Jackson Hole to Nashville, these are the most stylish hotels to book for a spring vacation.

Blue hues and classic patterns feel right at home in this getaway on the Georgia coast.

Discovering the French Caribbean delights of the island of Martinique.

Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Photo by Lesley Unruh.

What We’ve Been Up To…

Decorating kids’ rooms can be a challenge, so we’re here to offer help and inspiration. Learn how to make designs for your little one’s space last from toddler to teen here, then see a few expert-approved ideas for decorating it here. If you’ve got a baby on the way, check out our guide to decorating the nursery, and if your kids are older, our guide to creating a fun and functional playroom. And finally, if you’re a fan of white furniture but unsure about having it with young kids, look to this stylish family home in Connecticut to see how to pull it off.

Shop select finds for kids and baby at 20% off →

Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Photo by Lesley Unruh.

A Parting Piece of Knowledge… 

Cameos and intaglios have been coveted for thousands of years. Intaglio designs, which entail cutting a design down into the surface of a stone, first became popular in ancient Greece in the sixth century B.C.E. Cameos, which came several hundred years later, are the opposite of intaglios: Their carved designs appear raised from the stone. Cameo pins and brooches were a favorite of European society ladies in the 18th and 19th centuries, while signet rings and wax seals represent a more modern interpretation of the intaglio. Today you can find both as all manner of jewelry or, as seen here, framed and hung on the wall.

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