Top 10 Interiors Trends of 2015 by Julie Carlson


From interesting mirrors to ugly marble to cut crystal to moody minimalism: our predictions of the design trends that will define 2015.


Above: Moody, luxe minimalism; our favorite practitioners include Dimore Studio (shown), Ochre, Faye Toogood, Joseph Dirand, and Nicolas Schuybroeck.


Cut crystal makes a comeback. Above L: Decorated Hobstar Glasses; $24 each from West Elm. Above R: Lee Broom's Cut Crystal Light Bulb is $175 from A + R Store in LA.



Above: Mix-and-match linen bedding; photograph via Linen Works. Crate & Barrel and West Elm have jumped on the bandwagon with their own lines.


Above: Artisanal coffee-making equipment. Joey Roth's Moka Pot for Blue Bottle is a current favorite; also see our post on handmade coffee drippers.


Above: A while back we featured the home of New York potter Paula Greif, who set a goal to make everything in her kitchen by hand. Clearly, she was ahead of the curve; handmade dinnerware is everywhere (see Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Tableware Made in LA).


Above: Pantone's pick for color of the year may be Marsala; but our wall color pick is pale, dusty pink (specifically, Pink Ground from Farrow & Ball, a favorite with Ben Pentreath).


Above: An organic look for appliances; see Calm in the Kitchen: The Amica Zen Oven by Amica.


Above: In 2014, we wrote about our attraction to ugly marble (see 10 Favorites: Exotic Marble in Modern Spaces); a current favorite use is the backsplash in Michael Verheyden's kitchen.


Above: Sculptural candles; a set of five handmade Nanao Candles is $26 from Uguisu.


Above: Interesting mirrors, as featured in this bath via Made a Mano (L) and these Obei Obei Wall Mirrors (R).

Mehrangarh Fort-India’s Architecture Defined



Mehrangarh Fort is  located  in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 120 metres (400 ft) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort.



There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention.

The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.






Inside Marilyn Monroe's New York City 'Sanctuary'



Marilyn Monroe is usually associated with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Era, but when she wasn't on the West Coast, the iconic actress spent a great deal of time in New York City (she was married to a Yankee, after all). 3D Power agree with the fact that whenever Monroe touched down in the city, she made 127 East 78th Street—the residence of her close friend and colleague Milton Greene—her home, even referring to it as her "sanctuary," Daily Mail reports.


Now, the 4.5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse is available to rent for $27,500 a month through Town Residential. "Throughout the home, original details have been lovingly preserved and modern conveniences seamlessly infused," John Carapella, a rep for the real estate firm, told Daily Mail. The four-story residence features a marble staircase, a European terrace and stained glass from the legendary Luchow's restaurant and has also been updated with a security system, central air and heating and a Jacuzzi bathtub. In addition to Monroe and Milton, the house also hosted Bette Davis and Irving Berlin as residents since its construction in 1899. Tour the historic property below.







Top 10 Interiors Trends of 2015 by Julie Carlson


From interesting mirrors to ugly marble to cut crystal to moody minimalism: our predictions of the design trends that will define 2015.


Above: Moody, luxe minimalism; our favorite practitioners include Dimore Studio (shown), Ochre, Faye Toogood, Joseph Dirand, and Nicolas Schuybroeck.


Cut crystal makes a comeback. Above L: Decorated Hobstar Glasses; $24 each from West Elm. Above R: Lee Broom's Cut Crystal Light Bulb is $175 from A + R Store in LA.


Above: Mix-and-match linen bedding; photograph via Linen Works. Crate & Barrel and West Elm have jumped on the bandwagon with their own lines.


Above: Artisanal coffee-making equipment. Joey Roth's Moka Pot for Blue Bottle is a current favorite; also see our post on handmade coffee drippers.

Above: A while back we featured the home of New York potter Paula Greif, who set a goal to make everything in her kitchen by hand. Clearly, she was ahead of the curve; handmade dinnerware is everywhere (see Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Tableware Made in LA).


Above: Pantone's pick for color of the year may be Marsala; but our wall color pick is pale, dusty pink (specifically, Pink Ground from Farrow & Ball, a favorite with Ben Pentreath).


Above: An organic look for appliances; see Calm in the Kitchen: The Amica Zen Oven by Amica.


Above: In 2014, we wrote about our attraction to ugly marble (see 10 Favorites: Exotic Marble in Modern Spaces); a current favorite use is the backsplash in Michael Verheyden's kitchen.


Above: Sculptural candles; a set of five handmade Nanao Candles is $26 from Uguisu.


Above: Interesting mirrors, as featured in this bath via Made a Mano (L) and these Obei Obei Wall Mirrors (R).

Stunning Interiors of Ajanta



Ajanta, a UNESCO world heritage site, is famous for its Buddhist rock-cut cave temples and monasteries with their extraordinary wall paintings. The temples are hollowed out of granite cliffs on the inner side of a 20-meter ravine in the Wagurna River valley, 105 km northeast of Aurangabad, at a site of great scenic beauty. About 30 caves were excavated between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE and are of two types, caityas ("sanctuaries") and viharas ("monasteries"). Although the sculpture, particularly the rich ornamentation of the caitya pillars, is noteworthy, it is the fresco-type paintings that are the chief interest of Ajanta. These paintings depict colorful Buddhist legends and divinities with an exuberance and vitality that is unsurpassed in Indian art

They are situated near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. They are both chaityas and viharas. They are cut out of a large rocky plateau. These historical structures are related to Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. The caves at Ajanta have 24 Buddhist viharas and five Hindu temples. These are carved out of a rock of about 80 metres high and about 380 metres long. The caves of Ajanta are related to both Hinayana and Mahayana sect of Buddhism. Some of the finest sculptures and paintings are in the caves at Ajanta. Paintings are found in only a few of these caves, which were created between 100 B.C. and the A.D. 400's.








Take A Tour Of Designer Monique Lhuillier's Closet


Warning: Shoe envy lies ahead.


When you've dressed the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and First Lady Michelle Obama ​(to name a few), there's no doubt you've got your house in order. Or, at a bare minimum, your closet.

Designer Monique Lhuillier​​ has both in check. Her French manor-style home in Bel Air captured our attention more than five years ago, and it's stolen our hearts once again, now that the sprawling master closet has been made over by celebrity closet designer Lisa Adams.



"It was important for me to feel inspired when I walked into my closet," Lhuillier told ELLEDecor.com of why she chose to ditch the formerly white-laminate covered space for something more unified with her other decor. "The rest of my home also features grey tones and textures, so I wanted to stay within that color palette."​

Adams, whose work we've also fan-girled over for some time, rose to the challenge, reimagining Lhuillier's dressing room and addressing common closet organizing offenses in the process. Check out the result and Adams' tips for creating an equally luxe closet space in your own home.

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