Monday, March 7, 2016
RUE: February 2016
It's obviously been a few weeks since the latest issue of Rue landed on digital newsstands, but in case you missed it, I wanted to show off a few of my favorite features. A lot of work was put into this issue and I'm so pleased with the result.
First off, the cover (above) features a gorgeous Orange County home from Prairie Design & Staging. Captured perfectly by Ryan Garvin, it has me thinking that we should be moving our kilim rug back into the bedroom.
Ryan was certainly busy behind the lens this time around, as he also photographed this insane Newport Beach family home. Designed by Ashley Clark of sKout, this house stands as one of my all-time favorites because it has an incredible "great room" -- the kitchen (and its accompanying breakfast booth) flows into the dining room, living room, and game room perfectly. If I had a family that included more than a husband and 2 cats, I'd live there. I actually would still live there, but I'd never be able to sit in all the chairs.
This apartment, designed by Becca Galbraith and photographed by Rikki Snyder, is in an old cardboard box factory on one of the most photographed streets in the US. (Gossip Girl fans will know just the building I'm referring to.) However, it's the thoughtful design inside that makes a real impact. The fireplace might be my favorite moment... but it's tied with the original ceiling beams.
I have been avoiding color in interiors as of late, but the bold Studio Munroe offices have me changing my tune. Photographed by Thomas Kuoh, each image has more personality than the next.
I recently met Sarah Dubbeldam, the founder of Darling Magazine, at an event here in LA. She is super inspiring and incredibly sweet, so I was thrilled when she agreed to share her meaning of "living beautifully" with our readers.
BendGoods is an innovative furniture company, and I love-love-love the team's whimsical approach to design. I was thrilled to discover that their studio space, which is here in LA, is just as fun as the furniture. I interviewed the founder for this and loved learning more about the backstory. (All images by Grace Cassio and styling by Mr. Jason Grant.)
Finally, I am so grateful that Kirsten Grove shared her story of adoption as part of our Rue Confessional series. It's a bit of a tear jerker but such an important read.
There are a few more features but I didn't want to give it all away, so you'll have to check out the full issue here.
I hope you love it as much as we enjoyed working on it!