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Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

StruXure – Pergola X

Outdoor Details Worth Splurging On This Summer With Scott Selzer, CEO of StruXure

Site, function, and budget are all important factors to consider when designing an outdoor space: What can my property accommodate? What kind of space do I want/need? How much money am I willing to spend? However, it’s also important to think about outdoor upgrades in terms of return on investment. How can I create a space that can be used year-round? Will the upgrades increase my property value? The answers to all these questions will help inform choices well beyond furniture selection, like whether to add fixed structures, water features, or built-in appliances.

Adding an adjustable louvered pergola by StruXure to one’s home is not only a great idea for providing shade to an outdoor space, but it can also help reduce interior heat gain by protecting exterior walls.

Summer is synonymous with spending more time outdoors, but without proper planning it can also mean sunburns, bee stings, and heat exhaustion. We hear it all the time, “I’d spend a lot more time in my backyard if I could get some relief from the blazing sun.” A pergola with pivoting louvers, that can be adjusted at the touch of a button, gives you the protection you need from sun, wind, and rain showers, not only in the summer months, but all year long.

Thanks to social distancing protocols, it has become the norm rather than the exception to eat outdoors, and not only at restaurants. Recreating the al fresco dining experience at home is becoming increasingly popular. A pergola with automated pivoting louvers helps protect diners, whether in a commercial or residential setting, from direct sunlight and other weather conditions.

If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that everyone can use technology. From a dramatic increase in video calls to prolific smart hub use, people are no longer afraid of technology. Many who thought “smart gadgets” weren’t for them are now capable users. The Pergola X by StruXure uses a Somfy motor to activate its louvers, which can be operated by remote control or through use of an app on a personal device.

As with interior design, a well-designed outdoor space needs to offer both comfort and function. Without both, it won’t get used. In addition, an outdoor space must be designed to withstand the elements. Even the most well-curated outdoor lounge or kitchen will remain underutilized unless it can be protected from rain, sun, and extreme temperatures. StruXure pergolas offer protection and durability. The motorized pivoting louvers, which can be shifted at the touch of a button to let the warm sunshine through or to optimize shade, can be fully closed on rainy days. StruXure products are made from durable, powder-coated extruded aluminum, which makes them scratch-resistant, non-corrosive, and nearly maintenance-free. Pergolas can also serve as anchors, helping to define unique spaces within a larger, multi-purpose backyard design.

Treat your outdoor space as new-found square footage and look for ways to maximize the value of that space. One way is by adding a high-quality pergola that will stand the test of time—one that can be matched to your home’s architecture and color scheme—and then turning that protected space into any “room” your family desires: outdoor living room, theater, kitchen, spa. The benefit of a sturdy, fixed structure with pivoting louvers is that it can be utilized in every season, whether you want shade, airflow, sunlight, or rain protection (our products can even withstand snow loads). And as outdoor living continues to rise in popularity, statistics show that homes with comfortable outdoor spaces are increasingly attractive to buyers.

About StruXure

Founded in 2011 by CEO and Chief Product Architect Scott Selzer, StruXure has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America for six years in a row. Steady growth at- tracted top talent and led the company to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters just north of Atlanta, GA in 2016. A West Coast Fulfillment Center and Showroom, located just outside of Las Vegas, NV, was added in the Fall of 2017. With StruXure dealers from Canada to the Caribbean, the company is poised and ready to lead the way to more innovative outdoor living across North America and beyond.

Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

Pergola X photo by Natalie Norcross for use by 360 Magazine

Image by Ivory Nguyen for use by 360 Magazine

INTERVIEW WITH GRAHAM & BROWN

Graham & Brown was founded by Harold Graham and Henry Brown in 1946 during a paper shortage. Today, they sell wallpaper that spices up spaces and and helps people turn houses into homes. I spoke with Paula Taylor, Graham & Brown’s Color & Trend Specialist about what Graham & Brown does, and what trends we expect from them going forward.

Does Graham & Brown do custom designs for homes or individuals? 

Yes, both. 

Where can someone find/purchase Graham and Brown? 

On this website.

When will the next Graham & Brown collection or design be released? Can you give us any hints as to what it will look like? 

Graham & Brown will release their next Color of the Year and Wallpaper of the Year in September 2021–stay tuned!

Where do you find inspiration for new designs?

We have a vast 30,000-piece archive that we often look back to for inspiration for future pieces. It is really great for understanding how trends have changed and will continue to change moving forward. We also do extensive trend research and have various stories that we work to refresh and update every four to six months. [By] keep[ing] them as relevant and forward thinking as possible, [it] helps us capture any satellite trends that emerge.

What are some of the most popular designs Graham & Brown has created? 

Boreas has been a popular design choice, tapping into the botanical look that has always been prevalent, but has taken on a new lease of life in recent months. This [popularity] has been highlighted through the biophilia trend of bringing the outside in. Other customer favorites are geometrics such as Palais–elegantly simple with a nod to the Art Deco, rounded styling we are seeing more of.

Can you tell us what styles and trends are popping up for the summer? 

Whilst there has been a growing trend for feature walls, we are also seeing more people wallpapering all four walls to make a real statement. The latest trend is for the ceiling to be wallpapered too, furthering that statement look. By papering the ceiling, the edges of the room appear to blur, and you create a cozy feel that appears limitless.

We are also seeing trends that can help reduce stress, such as balance and geometry, [due to] a need to create order in these uncertain times. Simplified structures and architectural references with a repetitive pattern will calm the senses and bring order to the chaos, [as] comfort is found in the routine. 

The biophilia trend will remain key for summer as we see organic imagery taking over. It brings the outside in and connects us with natural elements. This connection is of ever-increasing importance to our health and wellbeing in urban society. Research has shown that even indirect elements of nature help reduce stress, blood pressure and heart rates, as well as promote wellbeing.

Next time you are looking to re-do your home, office, apartment, or even dorm room, think of Graham & Brown and check out their website! 

Vaughn Lowery illustration by Allison Christensen for his book Move Like Water x Be Fluid produced by 360 MAGAZINE

Move Like Water × Be Fluid

By Katrina Tiktinsky

Vaughn Lowery, founder and publisher of 360 MAGAZINE, is set to release his first book this month. Move Like Water × Be Fluid is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.

This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward. The self-empowerment so emblematic in Lowery’s character and story promotes readers to adopt the author’s tactics in their own lives.

The influence of prominent civil rights leader Joseph Lowery, the writer’s grandfather, is prevalent in this work. A beacon for both hope and progress during the Civil Rights Movement, the legacy of Joseph Lowery weighs heavily on the narrator. This, along with his upbringing and existence as a black man in America, make Lowery both introspective and contextually aware when it comes to race. Moreover, draws parallels between the movement his grandfather championed and led, and the Black Lives Matter movement of today, exposing the failures of our system and calling for meaningful, systemic change. Both Joseph and Vaughn Lowery are members of the first intercollegiate historically African American organization Alpha Phi Alpha. Lowery simultaneously considers the work he can do, as a singular human being, to forward social justice causes in his day-to-day life and interactions with others. 

In 1920, his grandmother, Agnes Christine Moore Lowery (the little girl in the blue dress, also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha), came with her grandmother to become the first black to vote in Tennessee. The kids’ book, The Big Day, depicts their journey the day she voted, now available on Amazon here.

Photo of LaJUNE by Armon Hayes for 360 Magazine

Photo: Armon Hayes, Talent: LaJUNE

360 Magazine is also now selling one of a kind home goods via Chairish, a curated marketplace for the best in vintage and contemporary furniture, decor and art. Check out this piece designed by 360’s founder Vaughn Lowery.

In the year 2020, which has been afflicted with an overwhelming amount of change, there has never been a timelier moment for insight from a man like Lowery. As mentioned, Lowery’s deep ties and connections to racial justice in America feels incredibly relevant, as do his thoughts on digital media, something Lowery pioneered years before COVID-19 forced the world hurriedly online. Constantly at the forefront of social change, Move Like Water × Be Fluid offers an understanding of the current moment, yet looks forward to the possibility of an evolved, cosmopolitan world. One that Lowery aspires to through all his works, including this installation and 360 MAGAZINE.

As we follow the author through grade school, high school and on through Cornell University, we collect advice from a myriad of powerful secondary characters. From all walks of life, these secondary support systems offer Lowery the push he needs to continue on striving towards something better. We watch Lowery model the work ethic of his admired older sister, gain confidence from an encouraging teacher, change the trajectory of his life due to a neighborhood mentor, and learn from the critique of a Residential Advisor. This self-help-book stands apart for never failing to appreciate the importance of an individual’s support system. Fittingly, while the book catalogues Lowery’s journey to success, it inspires and encourages readers in the same way Lowery’s community uplifted him – to take action towards a meaningful life.

Comparable titles to Move Like Water × Be Fluid include other stories of individuals who later turned to publishing their experiences in self-help books. Numerous celebrity examples include Becoming by Michelle Obama, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, or The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey. These titles, as well as Lowery’s first book, all feature introspection and explanations regarding the course of the authors’ lives. 

The following descriptions outlines the chapter-by-chapter journey within Move Like Water × Be Fluid.

Chapter 1: The beginning of Lowery’s journey is marked by his complicated childhood in Detroit, distinctly connected to his sense of place and community. Financial struggles and surroundings reminiscent of the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” as well as the author’s early experience with assault contextualize the course of Lowery’s life.

Chapter 2: A childhood mood, coupled with the realization of his intelligence, swiftly changed the direction of Lowery’s life. Following a move to New Jersey to live with his older sister, Lowery’s early experiences of racism shine a light on his passion for racial justice today. The opportunity to participate in an honored education program again changes the trajectory Lowery follows.

Chapter 3: This chapter offers insight into the ups and downs of high school, a narrative many are familiar with. Yet, Lowery’s poised observations throughout the chapter reflect his early understanding of the world.

Chapter 4: After a remarkable yet complex journey through high school, Lowery achieves the first of many dreams by gaining the chance to attend Cornell University in New York. At Cornell, he is able to expand his understanding of self and what he hopes to accomplish.

Chapter 5: Saks Fifth Avenue recruits Lowery to work in their corporate office, marking Lowery’s first foray into the world of economics and fashion. The advice he gains from mentors in the field prompts him to shift towards a career in acting and modeling, supplemented by working in the Medicare Department of U.S. Healthcare.

Chapter 6: New York, in all its hectic nature, pointed Lowery west towards California where he could further capitalize on his talents in the entertainment industry.

Chapter 7: This chapter details one of the events in Lowery’s life for which he is best known: his commercials as “Joe Boxer Guy” that overwhelmed the nation. Following ups and downs in Los Angeles, this success cemented Lowery’s understanding of his own talents as well as his ties to L.A.

Chapter 8: Following an offensive home invasion, Lowery pivots to continue embracing what life throws at him with appearances on NBC’s “Scrubs” and “America’s Next Top Model.”

Chapter 9: With plenty of capital and the space to complement his next steps, Lowery founded 360 MAGAZINE in 2008, powering through the tidal wave that was the recession all due to his own brains and the belief in his product and brand.

Chapter 10: After another painful reminder of the inadequacies of the justice system in America due to an unjust prison stay, Lowery’s comprehension of what is truly important is once again realigned. Despite his negative experiences, his magazine is able to be on the cutting edge of the Los Angeles scene.

Chapter 11: The number 360 is ubiquitous to Lowery – one embodies the other. His appreciation for both his own capabilities and expertise, as well as the ones of others, assures his magazine and brand are constantly evolving. 

Chapter 12: Thinking on the future following the tragic death of a friend, Lowery is nowhere near finished and is more than ready to continue is many metamorphoses. He now exists in a space where he strives to empower others, all around the world. 360.

Move Like Water x Be Fluid, by Vaughn Lowery, is available this month exclusively on the 360 MAGAZINE’s website. 360 MAGAZINE has received numerous accolades, and has recently been featured on Dancing with the Stars. Stay in touch by following both Lowery (@vaughnlowery) and 360 (@360magazine)

Additionally Vaughn has an audio book titled, “Say Uncle: The Story of Vaughn Lowery” which loosely based on his childhood. It is available for here on Amazon Music. For additional info on Vaughn Lowery visit Wikipedia and IMDb.

Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in PDF format on Blurb.

Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in hard copy format at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books and Target.

Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir,  Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available in our shop.

Money illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

360 Launches E-Commerce Platform

360 E-Commerce looks to curate hand-picked capsule collections of high-quality lifestyle products to be sold through our new, online shopping interface. These pieces will be sourced from 360’s network of designers, creatives, and contributors.

As our brand is made up of cutting edge tastemakers, customers can rest assured that the utmost quality is sewn into each piece sold. Elements of the capsule will include home décor, high-end furnishings and interior accessories. One of the most noteworthy, luxurious items to be auctioned off to charity is 360’s Swarovski-encrusted, bespoke bottle.

Our new publishing division will be offering signed books from partnered authors. 360 is looking to publish our own writers, as well as expanding our personal network to help find and publishing emerging writers. The magazine will be auctioning off signed books from noteworthy booksellers.

360 E-Commerce aims to host online charitable auctions to for these bespoke collections and book sales. These auctions will operate in a “name your price” fashion that allows for competitive bidding. The proceeds will be going towards several nonprofit organizations that the company works with.

360 E-Commerce’s venture into publishing and curated capsules marks a new foray for the innovative, hip, ever-evolving publication. As with all of 360’s ventures, this new division looks to uplift the voices and art of LGBTQ+ and POC creators, showcase racially and sexually diverse artists, and spread social awareness and progressive change across all forms of media.

360’s E-Commerce platform will host a shopping interface for capsule collections and publishing services, as well as a separate online marketing services shop. With 360’s online marketing services, clients can purchase editorial space within our publication, 360 Magazine. 360’s online marketing services can be accessed HERE.

interior design illustration via Kaelen Felix for use by 360 Magazine

Home Decor Inspiration

Evesome’s Fall/Winter 2021 2022 Collection

Evesome’s Fall/Winter 2021 2022 collection features eye-catching decorations that are sure to compliment any space. The French boutique brand is designed in Paris and produced by artisans with an eye for detail. This lavish company invites luxury into your life with their newest look book. The colorful collection of both home goods and accessories makes for a vibrant, boho chic home display.

When entertaining, guests are sure to love lounging with Evesome’s ornamental tweed pillow. Dress up for the occasion with an elegant tweed coat, fuschia pink wrap scarf, or stylish pom-pom beanie. For everyday use, the company’s versatile totes and clutches are perfect for easy transport. To view all of Evesome’s products, please visit their website.

Evesome Fall Winter 2021 2022 look book featuring tweed pillow. Image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

Viridian Bay Coastal Decor

Viridian Bay, an online home and garden decor company, celebrates coastal decor trends below that will give your home that beachy vibe. From candleholders and lanterns, to wind chimes and torches, there are so many ocean-themed decor options for both indoors and out. These laid-back, summertime interior design options will transform your home into an oceanic oasis.

Viridian Bay offers coastal creatures décor, featuring different creatures from the sea including octopuses, fish, sea urchins and starfish. The home and garden company also has ocean-themed lighting décor, such as a sandpiper lantern and seashell oil torches are a perfect way to add a soft glow to your outdoor living space. Not only sea-themed, but also useful and practical home details, try a pair of flip flop beach towel hooks, floating jellyfish bookends, or a shell-inspired hose holder.

Viridian Bay coastal decor image via Sharyn Frankel for use by 360 Magazine
photo by Eric Laignel for use by 360 Magazine

Lauren Rottet Honored for Multiple Design Awards

Lauren Rottet Honored for Projects in NYCxDESIGN and Paper City Design Awards

Rottet Studio’s New York Stock Exchange, Four Seasons Hotel and La Colombe d’Or all recognized for exceptional design 

Hall of Fame architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, has been honored with multiple accolades for the studio’s projects while recognized in current competitions that honor the best in interior design.

The Paper City Design Awards Houston acknowledged The Four Seasons Hotel Houston for its “Simple Luxury,” in the Hospitality Design category and for the Historical Restoration/Preservation, Commercial category for the new 32-suite La Colombe d’Or Hotel, named after the famed property in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Both projects are prime examples of Rottet Studio’s exemplary creativity with hotels emphasizing new builds alongside renovating landmark properties.

The New York Stock Exchange by Rottet Studio and Studios Architecture was honored in the Iconic NYC Project category by the NYCxDESIGN Awards presented by Interior Design magazine, siting their renovation of upper floors of the 1903 building. The project was previously recognized as Interior Design’s Best of Year Winner for Office Renovation.

“The biggest challenge was preserving the history but creating a dynamic energetic space with proper lighting and unpredictable furnishings,” says Rottet about the NYSE.

About Lauren Rottet
Lauren Rottet is Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm, which have been recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World. The firm has an extensive portfolio of residential, hospitality, corporate and maritime projects for the world’s leading  companies and brands, including: Goldman Sachs, Disney, BGC3, New York Stock Exchange, Target, Four Seasons, Langham, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Belmond, Viking Ocean Cruises and more.  “Rottet is facile whether its a client’s private home or a million square-foot project. I am not sure I have seen someone who is as skilled in such a wide vernacular of design styles from contemporary minimal to elegantly traditional in such an authentic manner. Thus, why I suggested to her the title of her book – Authentic Design.” Paul Goldberger. Rottet’s product designs have earned her many accolades, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and seven Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN Awards.  She serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Painter Palette illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Seven Remarkable Wall Decor Ideas to Cheer up Your Space

Living in a space with dull walls is not only uninteresting, but it can also negatively affect moods or trigger physiological reactions. Unfortunately, there is minimal research on the factors that prompt the human mind’s response to different environments.

However, a recent analysis depicts that different reactions probably originate from an individual’s culture or previous experiences. For instance, while most western countries view white color as a sign of purity, it signifies sorrow or grief to easterners.

All in all, no matter the wall colors, there is a whole load of decoration tactics that can beautifully add style and bring life to your space. Keep following as we define seven imperative tactics you should experiment on your walls.

1. Put together Gallery Walls

Creating gallery walls is one of the simplest ways to bring out a particular style in a room. All you require is your favorite art collection, frame hooks, and a hammer. At times arranging art pieces can be an intimidating experience if you place them on a blank wall.

In such a situation, avoid making a jumbled display but neatly use cohesive frames to hang your pieces. In addition, mix an assortment of artworks with souvenirs and mementos. One impressive strategy is to lengthen the gallery upwards to create an illusion of a bigger space.

2. Paint Murals

Murals in bright colors instantly create a distinctive euphoria when painted on a wall. Also, with increased attractiveness on a space, the inhabitants may feel more animated and relaxed. Likewise, murals depict fantastic storylines and give the audience a chance to relate up close with the artistic minds.

Before investing in a mural, share your thoughts with an expert on what you hope to achieve. Altogether, ensure that they create a nice design that speaks volumes and exhibits your desires. Note that you can either paint directly on the wall or buy a mural hanging for the same effect.

3. Introduce Mirrors

Well-positioned mirrors lighten up a room and make it appear larger. This works pretty well in compromised spaces where the reflection from artificial or natural light plays tricks on the human eye.

Additionally, mirrors symbolize water which can help create a balance and positive energy in a room. For a more dramatic effect, hang your mirrors over the hearth to soften the burning fire element. Also, place them at your entrance ways to make your guests feel more at home.

4. Hang Living Plants

Placing decorative plants indoors enhances a room appeal and naturally helps to clean indoor air through photosynthesis. For a better view, use mounted planters or suspend them with ropes and chains.

If possible, seek effective purifying plants like peace lilies and spider plants for a healthier living space. Do not forget to water your plants often and place them near a source of light to thrive better.

5. Attach Shelves

Shelving enlivens overall home décor while making it appear less cluttered. With extra space created, use it to place souvenirs, sculptures, or other decorative items. Moreover, you can place a few volumes of books or magazines for your guests to indulge in. If need be, add doors to some shelves and create mini storage units for your stuff.

6. Display a Large Art Piece

An oversized image acts as a focal point in a room and creates attention. Brightly colored photos or paintings liven up the living area and brighten the moods of the inhabitants.

Bring in nature scenes or other ideas of your choice in the room by hanging a defining illustration on a strategic part of your wall. The bottom line is to avoid cluttering your space with several images but focus on one that transforms the entire atmosphere.

7. Mount A Television

While most people mount their television for security purposes, this is an incredible way to add value to your walls. Furthermore, mounting makes the room spacious and successfully alters the entire appeal of your space. More importantly, it creates a less cluttered and cleaner atmosphere, especially in condos and small apartments.

Final Advice

There is no way you can pep up your space without touching on the walls. Thankfully, decorating your walls simplifies the entire restoration process and is cost-effective, you do not have to spend huge chunks of money repainting the whole wall space. Instead, pick one effective tactic above and enjoy a whole new experience in your house.

Graham & Brown illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Graham × Brown

­­This February, UK-based wallpaper and paint company, Graham & Brown, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary.  Founded in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1946 by childhood friends, Harold Graham and Henry Brown, this business has been family-run for 75 years, proving that quality craftsmanship, sustainable practices and innovative design always stands the test of time. 

As part of Graham & Brown’s 75th anniversary they have released a limited-edition “Through The Decades” collection that pays homage to the styles and tastes of the 1940s-2010. The full 8-piece collection is now available in the US + Canada. 

An evocative tribute to the nostalgic, the Through the Decades collection reflects on the impact that each decade has had on home trends, and the ways in which wallpaper as a medium has embodied them. 

As with every Graham & Brown wallpaper in the broader company collection, each Through the Decades design is paired with a complementary hero paint color as well as three coordinating hues to promote harmonious design and a synchronous living space.

A portion of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, an organization local to the brand’s US offices, a commitment made in lockstep with Graham & Brown’s pledge to raise £75,000 (about $105,000) for charities in 2021.  

Graham & Brown Collection
Lauren Rottet courtesy of Sarah Fletcher for use by 360 Magazine

Rottet Studio Acquires Houston Headquarters

Houston architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet, closes on property for a new Houston headquarters, Rottet’s plan includes designs for new construction along with restoration of an historic building

Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, internationally celebrated architect, designer and founding principal/president of Rottet Studio, has closed on two adjacent properties totaling 1.72 acre located in the Briar Hollow neighborhood, which encompasses a house by iconic Houston architect Howard Barnstone built in 1960. Noted for his modernist style, Barnstone’s clients included Houstonians John and Dominique de Menil, who funded the Rothko Chapel, which was also designed by Barnstone with Eugene Aubry and Philip Johnson.

Houston’s population has grown exponentially in the past decade, as noted in the recent 2020 census and Rottet’s investment in her hometown is no coincidence. During the pandemic she decided to take steps in the development of her own property and purchased these unique lots with plans to restore the Barnstone structure as well as build an adjacent office. “We don’t want our new building to look like we’re trying to match a mid-century modernist style,” says Rottet about her concept for the new build, adding, “We want it to be constructed of glass because the site is so beautiful.” The remodeling of the Barnstone-designed three-story house, which was modeled on Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, will include a space that will serve as a showroom and accommodate furniture and accessories from the Rottet Collection. The new building is being envisioned as a new iteration of a hybrid office and will also include space for Rottet Studios’ design team and administrative staff. While Rottet does not anticipate everyone coming into the office every single day, “We need a desk for everybody, as well as a parking space,” she states. Detailed plans for the property are pending. Purchase price undisclosed.

About Lauren Rottet/Rottet Studio

Lauren Rottet is the Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio, an international architecture and interior design firm, recognized as one of the Top 3 Most Admired Design Firms in the World. Their extensive portfolio of residential, hospitality, corporate and maritime projects for the world’s leading companies and brands, includes: Goldman Sachs, Disney, BGC3, New York Stock Exchange, Target, Four Seasons, Langham, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Belmond, Viking Ocean Cruises and more. “Rottet is facile whether it’s a client’s private home or a million-square-foot project. I am not sure I have seen someone who is as skilled in such a wide vernacular of design styles from contemporary minimal to elegantly traditional in such an authentic manner.”– from Authentic Design, Paul Goldberger.  Rottet’s product designs have received many accolades, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and four Chicago Athenaeum Awards.  She serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Learn more about Lauren and Rottet Studio by checking out their website here.

home improvement illustration via Kaelen Felix for use by 360 Magazine

Popular Wall Art Types to Display in Your Home

By: Paul Williamson

Walls are the perfect way to harmoniously unite your interior while transforming the entire feel and tone of your home.

However, one issue many homeowners struggle with when it comes to decorating their walls is choosing the perfect wall art decoration. This is mainly because there are so many types, which makes people feel uncertain about which one will best fit into their decor.

To help you make the right decision, here is a brief list of the five most popular wall art types you can display in your home.

Canvas prints

If your home is decorated following a modern or traditional interior design style, canvas prints are an excellent choice. They are very versatile as they come in many sizes, colors and designs. You can easily match or contrast your canvas prints with the rest of your decor. You can hang canvas prints above the living room sofa or your bed to make them the focal point in the room.

Wall mirrors

Wall mirrors have recently become a very popular wall art decoration. A major reason is because they have the ability to reflect light, which helps increase brightness in the living space and widen even the smallest, darkest rooms in the house. They also come in many sizes, shapes and designs, and can be flawlessly incorporated into every room of your home.

Tapestries

If you are looking for an original wall art decoration, then tapestries are the perfect option for you. One of the reasons why people choose them to refresh their interior is because they can add art and color to a room without having to paint the walls. They are also available in any size and shape, and can be hung in many creative ways.

Hanging plants

If you want to avoid hanging traditional pieces of art, you have the option of decorating your walls with hanging plants. The best thing about this wall art type is that you can be innovative. You can make your own art display using plants and various colored flowers. You can also opt for multicolored plant pots to hang from rope or a wooden branch.

Lighting fixtures

Another less traditional wall art type you can opt for are lighting fixtures. You can find them in many sizes, shapes and styles. You can place lighting fixtures either next to or above another wall art decoration to illuminate it’s presence. Wall sconces are among the most popular types of lighting fixtures, of which you can easily incorporate into a living room gallery wall.

Final thoughts

Having a well-decorated wall is the perfect way to provide a homey finishing to your living space. It gives you the opportunity to make your home both polished and functional at the same time. In case you need inspiration, you can use our post as a reference to choose the most suitable wall art decoration for your interior.

interior design image by Kaelen Felix for use by 360 Magazine