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Barcelona designer Mario Luiz has designed two stylish collections of sculptural outdoor furniture for Restoration Hardware. Inspired by his extensive travels, the two collections, titled Sebastian and Mesa, embody the mid-century modern aesthetic and are built with water-resistant materials and fabrics. Pricing starts at $1,325, and items are available online and in select RH stores.




Nothing against Google Maps, but for real international summer travel inspiration, check out Best Made’s handcrafted globe. Made in England, it sits on three ball bearings for easy rotation. The box itself is made of hand-lacquered cherry wood with polished brass accents and “Be Optimistic” etched into the lid for when you need a little mood boost. Available at

If your walls need a freshening up for summer but you’re afraid to commit, peel-andstick wallpaper is a great option. But that’s only half the reason why we’re obsessed with the new Chasing Paper x Jen Peters collection. The other half? The five whimsical prints are each full of personality, which makes them an easy way to inject fun into any room. Choose from California Palms, The Palm Springs, Spotted, Stacked or, our personal favorite, Puppy Pile, featuring illustrations of dogs. Each design is available in an array of color options to fit in with any aesthetic. Now’s the time to get cracking on that weekend DIY project—your accent wall and reading nook are just begging for this.

You may recognize Eric Hillegass and Patrick Bartscherer from their three-time stint on House Hunters; the first two go-rounds in 2013 followed the couple as they purchased and then renovated their new home in Philly, and their third, which aired on April 2 on HGTV, saw them in the Garden State buying a multi-use building in Collingswood—and then totally revamping it to suit their industrial aesthetic. Later this summer, these reality stars and newbie interior designers will open their own home décor store, Bespoke Home + Life, on Haddon Avenue, right beneath their new Collingswood home. “My dream was always to live above our shop, and it was important to Patrick to stay in close proximity to a major city,” Hillegass says. “When we got to know Collingswood and everything it has to offer, it became clear very quickly that it was the perfect fit for us.” The focus of the store is on handmade home décor—“the idea is to feature goods made by people, not machines,” Bartscherer adds—and it’ll also sell house plants, including concrete planters Hillegass makes himself. “So far, the saying rings very true to me,” Hillegass says. “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” A bit farther north, another New Jersey resident is making her home décor dreams come true by opening up a Nailed It D.I.Y. Studio in Somerville, where customers can build crafts and make their own home décor. The brainchild behind the business is mom-of-two Angelina Rivera of Bridgewater, whose family visit to the Nailed It in North Carolina inspired her to open up a studio in Central Jersey. Nailed It Somerville is slated for a grand opening in June, and another is opening up in Marlton at a later date.


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Modular outdoor seating gets a fun update with the new Ribes collection by B&B Italia. Designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, the collection starts with a low-lying futon base. From there, pieces can be interchanged, combined, removed and rearranged to create the ideal seating arrangement for your patio, deck or backyard. Even better, the pieces can be used indoors as well, and the striped, South American-inspired upholstery fabrics add a burst of personality. See the new products in person at B&B Italia’s two NYC retail locations at 58th Street and Madison Avenue.

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