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Montage: 30 Kids Rooms with Teepees

Teepees, wigwams, play tents  (whatever you want to call them) have been trending for a rather long time.  However last week, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed them a trend:  Teepees: The New Urban Hideaway.  I’m not sure why a newspaper would be so slow to catch onto this (it’s not like there’s a three-month lead time). No matter, they’re still going strong. We had a refrigerator box playhouse for a while; admittedly not nearly as chic. But that was a dozen years ago.

The teepee is great because it looks good not only in a kids room, but in adult spaces too. As you can see from these 30 rooms with teepees, they work well in white Scandinavian interiors, minimalist black and white living rooms, nurseries with traditional childrens bedroom furniture, and of course colorful playrooms. You can even erect one outdoors.

I was obsessed with building forts as a kid, always enclosing my bunk beds with blankets, and wishing I had a way to hang a sheet from the ceiling. My kids, too, used to love taking all the blankets they could gather and draping them over chairs and ottomans to create fun enclosures. There’s definitely something satisfying, and practical too, about a kid constructing a hideaway on his own. That said, it’s also nice to have a ready-made private quiet space. Wonder if my boys are too big for one now?


teepee-in-lr-gotland summer home via lönngren:widell

Photo by Lönngren Widell




L.A. home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

Nursery With Teepee Style Files

Home of architect Clare Cousins
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files


Sukha Amsterdam  •  Vosgesparis

My Bedroom Retreat Contest  Kids Room

Apartment Therapy’s My Bedroom Retreat Contest


Weekday Carnival


Pour Jolies Momes


Time of the Aquarius


Little Birds Boutique


Interjero Patarimai


Little Kind


Design Sponge


Design Sponge


Photo by Krista Keltnanen


Desire to Inspire


6th Street Design School


Aesthetic Outburst






Home of Minnie Mortimer
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com




The Handmade Home


IKEA Family Live




Fawn Over Baby


The Design Files


Bolig Magasinet


Jute Interior Design


Photo by Christina Kayser Onsgaard for Bo Bedre

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Just In: Jessica Biales Signet Rings

I’ve long considered my friend Jessica Biales to have impeccable taste. I learned to cultivate the art of minimalism from her, back in college. She had almost nothing in her closet, yet she always had everything she needed. On the walls hung posters of architectural renderings by Frank Gehry and Phillip Johnson, mounted on foam core rather than taped to the walls. And her duvet was plain black.

Hardly the stuff of college dreams. When I need to cull, I channel that dorm room, which only one year before was laden with images of Monet’s Giverny, an inspiration board laden with Calvin Klein’s ponytailed models and Christy and Linda in Chanel, and a double mattress topped with a floral comforter; home to moi. Jessica was the New York City sophisticate incarnate. And now, reigning queen bee of the style world, Jenna Lyons, has confirmed what I always knew—Jessica Biales has style. 

J.Crew, which has been experimenting with collaborations with all sorts of cool kids—including CFDA winners and other under-the-radar labels—has picked up two rings by Jessica Biales. It’s the company’s first offerings in fine jewelry. They are carrying a limited run of two solid 18-carat gold signet styles—one yellow gold, and the other rose gold bedecked with pavé emeralds.

I gave the collab a shout-out in Sunday’s Boston Globe, as “The One Thing” in the  paper’s new “Enthusiast” section. Jessica’s work has gotten a ton of press over the past six months. Let’s have a look.

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.CrewJessica Biales “Candy” Signet Rings
Available at Hu’s Wear in D.C.,  Good in Boston, and online at  J.Crew
All pieces also available at JessicaBiales.com

Jeassica Biales Candy Signet Ring J.Crew

 The Boston Globe, June 16, 2013

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 Vogue, February 2013

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Jessica Biales Rose Gold Slice Rings

Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
available in white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold
plain or with pavé white or black diamonds 

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Harper’s Bazaar, February, 2013

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Jessica Biales “Slice” Rings
in rose gold with tsavorites,rubies, sapphires

[I have the slice ring with tsavorites. I wear it between two rose gold rings by Melissa Joy Manning that my husband gave me for my birthday a few years ago; also from Good.]


Jessica Biales Sterling Signet Ring


Jessica Biales Block Signet Rings
in sterling silver at Good and 18-carat yellow gold at J.Crew

Jessica Biales Gold Wave Rings

Jessica Biales Wave Rings
small and large in rose, white, and yellow gold

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J E S S I C A  B I A L E S  J E W E L R Y
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Hu’s Wear in D.C.   |    Good in Boston
online at  J.Crew |   and 
at JessicaBiales.com

See my Instagram photos of Jessica’s rings here:
Shopping Trip: Good Boutique 

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Design Diary: Mick Jagger + L’Wren Scott’s Paris Pied-a-Terre

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott seems the perfect match for Mick Jagger. Despite their rock’-n-roll vibe, their Paris pied-a-terre on the Left Bank, featured in this month’s Vogue, is luxuriously glamorous, though not over the top. Pale herringbone floors covered with Oriental rugs, high ceilings and windows hung with solid color silk taffetta drapery, furniture with simple lines, crystal chandeliers and elegant artwork. And she designed it herself.

Photography by François Halard.

Scott, all legs and long hair, in the paneled drawing room under an Andy Warhol print of John Giorno in the 1963 film Sleep.

The low, curved sofa in the drawing room is covered in cream bouclé tweed from the forties that  “has the air of a vintage Balenciaga suit.” She found it  in a store on the Rue de Lille. She tells Vogue, “Once you’ve been here, you get to know there’s this U-shaped trail of antiques places to look at along the Rue de Beaune, up the Rue de Lille and the Rue des Saints-Pères.”

The entrance hall. Warhol’s Mao print (1972) hangs above a Tristan Auer bench that Scott had upholstered in her own silk-velvet fabric. A L’Wren Scott bag in coral crocodile is perched there, and a Persian lacquered vase found at a Paris flea market stands beside it.

The kitchen is small, but the custom Christophe Delcourt dining table, surrounded by gray lacquered chairs, seats fourteen.

On the dining room mantle, a collection of mirrors are displayed among silver candlesticks and Gabriel Jagger’s painting of his sister Georgia.

The guest room. Painting by Francesco Clemente. Curtains throughout were dyed by the same silk manufacturers Scott uses to create her taffeta evening dresses.

A watercolor of rose petals in concentric circles by Jade Jagger hangs over a dresser by André Arbus.

At the far end of the drawing room is a c. 1930s table by André Arbus. On it rests a rare medieval wooden carving of Saint Martin on a horse, rescued, Scott told Vogue, from Jagger’s château in the Loire. “The piece was sitting there in a niche above the chapel door, and someone had painted him blue. So I took him down and sent him to a restorer recommended by the Louvre.” Damien Hirst’s “Dots” hangs in the background.

A Warhol portrait of a young Mick Jagger hangs in her study, which is stacked with fashion-history and art books.

In the library, a pair of feathered masquerade masks sits among fashion monographs.

Jewelry and other treasures in the bathroom.

The Art Deco bathroom is by Lalique, made in 1926 for a house in Paris. Jagger purchased the ensemble at auction in the seventies and packed it away in the country.  There were glass doors patterned with fountains of bubbles, floor and wall tiles, a mirrored bathtub and cabinets, and a plaque of tiles depicting leaping koi.

A rose colored hallway hung with multiple gilded mirrors.

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