THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MARVELOUS MURANO GLASS

While it’s true gold and gemstones hold their own appeal, few things compare to the allure of Murano glass. Although manmade, Murano glass possesses an unearthly beauty that makes it uniquely covetable. As production of Murano glass was exiled to the island of Murano in 1291, Murano glass is also shrouded in mystery. Coupled together, these traits have powered the Murano industry for over five centuries. Curious to learn more about this fabled Italian glass? Read on.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO CREATE AN ENTRYWAY THAT BECKONS

We ask a lot of the entry. From receiving guests to acting as a drop zone for shucked coats and boots, we require that the entry be both attractive and functional. While not such a tall order in a living room or dining room, entries are almost invariably modest—and in some cases, completely non-existent. So, how do you make the most of your entry? We’ve collected the essential elements needed to make any entryway shine, from the pint-sized to the epically grand.

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THE ANATOMY OF AN EAMES LOUNGE CHAIR

Invented in 1956 by mid-century modern legends, Charles and Ray Eames, for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, the Eames lounge chair has become one of the host significant furniture designs of the 20th century. So recognizable that its very form is protected by trademark, the Eames lounge chair design has endured for over 50 years and has remained the furniture piece of choice for CEOs, designers, and architects alike.

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IN PROFILE: CHIARA DE REGE

It seems near impossible to talk about interior designer Chiara de Rege without talking about The Wing, the female-only co-working spaces in NY, DC, and now SF and LA, that deRege has outfitted in a crush of blush, masterful conversation zones, and fearlessly femme vibes. But there’s a lot more to the New York and LA-based designer, who opened her firm, Chiara de Rege Interiors in 2010. In addition to styling at Vogue for a time and executing projects for fashion notables like Erin Featherson, de Rege is co-founder of Maison C, a wallpaper line known for dreamy, hand-penned wallpapers laced with—what else?—plenty of feminine guile.

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