This Underground Bunker Design Aims to Simulate Real-Life With Artificial Sunlight, Bike Paths, and Dog Walking Areas

Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects
Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects

From House Beautiful

Back in March, we brought you news that, as the coronavirus spread across the globe, the luxury bunker company Survival Condos—which creates survival condos out of former World War II bunkers—had seen a sudden a spike in interest. What caused this? In short, fear. Folks were looking to quarantine and these former WWII bunkers seemed like a safe spot.

As far as COVID-19 goes, hunkering down in a doomsday bunker isn’t any safer than just quarantining in your own home. However, the idea of luxury bunkers built to last through everything — including an apocalypse— is still going strong. Sergey Makhno Architects, located in Ukraine, recently drew up a design plan for its own modern-day doomsday shelter. Unlike Survival Condos, these bunkers would be located completely underground, but still manage to offer the comforts and security of an

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Take a Peek Inside Kit Kemp’s Hyde Park Home

Given the choice, most decorators with a personal design itch would scratch it by moving from one house to another, exchanging one expertly completed realm for a new challenge, ad infinitum. That would not be Kit Kemp, the effervescent British interior designer who is also the creative director and cofounder, with her husband, Tim, of the eccentrically chic Firmdale Hotels, an international hospitality empire composed of 10 smart hostelries and eight fizzy bars and restaurants, stretching from London to New York City. “I’ve lived in other places before, but I’m going to stick with this one,” she explains. “I’m no quitter.”

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Kemp (right) and her daughters Minnie (center) and Willow lounge on the drawing room sofa, which wears a linen by
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See Inside “Home Town” Stars Erin and Ben Napier’s Mississippi Home

Photo credit: Manny Carabel
Photo credit: Manny Carabel

From Country Living

“A little bit weird, like the people who live in them,” is how Home Town‘s Erin Napier describes her design style. And her Mississippi home, which she shares with husband and co-star, Ben, and daughter, Helen, perfectly embodies that sentiment.

Thanks to interiors photographer Alyssa Rosenheck’s new book, The New Southern Style: The Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement, we’re getting an inside look at the Home Town star’s personal style and design ethos. “My taste never really changed,” Napier tells Rosenheck in the book. “Since I was old enough to know I loved home design, I’ve loved cozy Americana, worn wood, linen, slipcovered sofas. So I started making my dream home a real one.”

Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

Like her, Napier’s home is steeped in casualness. “There is a smudge in the finish on top

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Look inside this cheerful Silver Lake bungalow to see how to create joy on the cheap

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Arden Myrin’s kitchen is complemented by hand-printed wallpaper by Juju Papers. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times)

Arden Myrin’s Silver Lake home may be small at 900 square feet, but it looms large with joy: a profusion of wallpaper with delicate patterns; funky bamboo pendants and patterned textiles.

“Cheap and cheerful,” she calls it.

It is a special house under normal circumstances, but after months of sheltering in place with husband Dan Martin and their four cats, Myrin appreciates the tiny bungalow more than ever.

“It’s nice to live in a happy space, especially when things are tough,” she says.

Many of us are sick of looking at our interiors as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight, but Myrin’s home is the inspiration we need: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a big

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