14 Cool Planters for Bringing Some Design Flex to Your Greenery

Once you get into owning plants, you quickly get into finding some cool planters, the least ubiquitous, the better. Luckily, where it takes some homework to find the right plant to survive your mostly-shaded bedroom corner—books like The House Plant Expert, by D.G. Heyasson, GQ’s guide to ordering plants online, and Instagram—buying planters is a bit easier. You don’t have to do anything but look at them.

We’ve arranged a flotilla of planters by, what else?, flex level—from classic terra cotta to colorful to avant-garde and beyond. The more you pack plants into your space (read the “Deco Room with Plants” series, by Green Fingers’ Satoshi Kawamoto), the wilder you can get. But if you just have a couple cacti, there are options, too.

A&B Home: Cheap (and Accurate) Mid-Modern Redux

A fine mid-century-inspired option—if you squint right (or you’re a little drunk), this planter could pass for

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Here Are The 3 Most Expensive Winnetka Home Sales Of 2020 So Far

WINNETKA, IL — The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed the village’s luxury real estate market in the first three quarters of the year. If anything, it has accelerated it.

There were no sales in the whole of 2019 breaking the $5 million mark in Winnetka. But so far in 2020, three single-family residential properties in the village have sold for more than $5 million, including the most expensive suburban home sale of the year to date, according to real estate listings and property records.

The median sale price for single-family homes in Winnetka was $1.28 million in August, compared to a median list price of $1.349 million, according to realtor.com market data.

Asking prices in the village were up 4.2 percent above a year prior, with the median price at $331 per square foot. Listed properties sold for an average of 4.5 percent below their asking prices after spending an

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The Worst Interior Design Trends of 2020

Every year seems to bring new interior design trends that demand attention, but perhaps just as important is identifying which trends you should say goodbye to as quickly as possible. In 2020, these movements were particularly unflattering:

Too Much of a Good Thing

Sleek, white minimalist pieces might be cool here and there, but an all-white interior is just too much.
Sleek, white minimalist pieces might be cool here and there, but an all-white interior is just too much.

Whether you lean towards stark white minimalism or eye-catching geometric patterns in your area rug, the key is to avoid too much of that thing you love showing off. All white kitchens, all gray family rooms, predominantly pink spaces, and blankets of geometric prints and wall decor can be overwhelming or downright boring.

Similarly, draping an area in wrought iron, copper, or brass can make a statement you don’t want to make. Instead, master the art of subtlety for a bigger impact. For example, use the gray flooring you

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This Video Series Offers a Peek at Stunning Design Locales

Photo credit: Neil Landino
Photo credit: Neil Landino

From Veranda

A landmark gate house in Pittsburgh. A masterful Connecticut garden with a delicious pedigree. An early 20th-century planned community in Houston that serves as a paradigm of architectural diversity.

As virtual field trips go, they don’t get better than this. In a recently launched video series by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), a Who’s Who roster of top design talents share peeks into their own backyards (both literally and figuratively) to offer illuminating perspectives on near-and-dear landmarks and other feats of good traditional design.

The series, entitled In Your Neighborhood, arose in part out of a sense of COVID-era localism—architect and board member Eric Osth came up with the idea, says ICAA president Peter Lyden. “He is deeply invested in understanding the elements that make for beautiful, livable, and memorable towns, cities, and neighborhoods,” notes Lyden, adding that he

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