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This home in the French countryside is filled to the brim with Parisian charm.

Endless kitchen inspiration—and in one of our favorite styles too.

Exactly how to put the bounty of summer fruit to (delicious!) use.

An Atlanta home that nods to traditional European design.

A glimpse inside some of the most swoon-worthy homes in the Hamptons.

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez

What We’ve Been Up To…

Decorating a kids’ room can be a challenge, so we’ve decided to do all the hard work for you. One Kings Lane experts have gathered everything you need for your little one’s space—be it pieces for the nursery, bright and quirky art, or durable furnishings that will outlast spills, dirt, and endless hours of play—all in one handy spot. Shop the assortment to create a space you’ll both love for years to come, and then see how to transition kids’ rooms seamlessly from toddlerhood to the teen years.

Photo courtesy of Sasha Bikoff

Photo courtesy of Sasha Bikoff

We Caught Up With…

Designer Sasha Bikoff is well known for her signature glam style, so she’s certainly no stranger to luxe materials such as fur, brass, and marble. That’s precisely why we’re so in love with the makeover she gave a traditional home in New York’s Hudson Valley, an area known for more of a rustic cabin look. It’s a gorgeous study in contrasts: Think whitewashed stone alongside Mongolian sheepskin, light-tone woods paired with crystal, and a live-edge table with metallic accents.

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Photo by Tony Vu

Photo by Tony Vu

A Parting Piece of Knowledge…

Ticking stripes, the popular upholstery that’s as at home in a country cottage as it is in a grand estate, comes from rough-hewn origins. Originally called ticking fabric, it was a thickly woven cotton or linen that served as a mattress cover, preventing straw or feathers from poking out. It was most often seen in a striped pattern—typically in subdued blues, reds, or yellows. Many credit the famed American designer Sister Parish for elevating it from its utility status, bringing it out of the bedroom and using it for pillows, drapes, and upholstered furnishings.

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