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What We Loved from Around the Web… 

Tory Burch’s Hamptons home is just as iconic and impeccable as you would imagine it to be.

This Texas-meets-Morocco dinner party will fuel your wanderlust and inspire your next get-together.

Experts forecast the subtle color trends on the horizon.

Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney on what she wishes she had known before buying her first house.

Inside the colorful, history-filled family home of a Spanish architect.

What We’ve Been Up To… 

There’s almost nothing more beautiful than the colors and textures of fall. We’re waiting with bated breath for the leaves to change, but we’ll settle for an autumnal decor palette in the meantime.

There are lots of ways to bring this seasonal look into your space: a modern romantic take with pretty pinks and lush textures; a refined cabin vibe where rough-hewn details meet cozy comforts; a worldly mix where polished furnishings pair with global treasures. No matter your style, don’t forget the final finishing touches—be it a luxurious hide rug underfoot, updated faux florals for the season, or accents with earthy elegance.

Photo by Jessica Sample

Photo by Jessica Sample

Photo by Lesley Unruh

Photo by Lesley Unruh

A Parting Piece of Knowledge… 

George Washington, Beethoven, Jane Austen… Many historical figures have had their likenesses portrayed in silhouette, a technique popularized in the 18th century as a low-cost alternative to painted portraits. The demand for these pieces grew to such an extent in the U.S. and Europe that traveling silhouette artists began cropping up at country fairs and other events. (The most skillful could complete a drawing or cutout in a matter of minutes!)

Though the technique is rarely practiced today, you’ll still find silhouette art in homes, whether it’s a vintage piece scored at an antiques store, a graphic wallpaper print, or a modern take rendered in vibrant color.

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