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Trending on The Organized Home: Artful Minimalism

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Current Obsessions: Europa

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Il Buco Vita: Pastels for the Italian Easter Table

We’ve been fans of Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, a duo of restaurants by prop designer turned restaurateur Donna Lennard, for authentic Italian rusticity—and food—in downtown Manhattan for a while now. (See: Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria in NYC: Kitchen as Still-Life.) But recently we’ve been noting more delicate Italian tableware at Lennard’s accompanying shop, Il Buco Vita: pastel ceramics and soft-hued glassware, sourced from trips to central and southern Italy (and never before sold in the US). Here are the pieces we’re admiring for spring fetes. Photography by Giada Paoloni, courtesy of Il Buco Vita. Above: Spring awakening: a simple table set with Italian glassware…

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Stencil Your Stair Runners

Looking to play with color and pattern on a manageable scale? Try stenciling your stair risers. “Stairs can take up significant real estate in a home, and a custom treatment like this brings a tailored, sophisticated finish to an otherwise utilitarian feature,” says Chelsea Conrad of One Kings Lane Interior Design. “Plus, because you’re dealing with small, discrete areas, even though this project looks ambitious, it’s easily digestible.”Repeated shades of blue and coordinating stencil motifs—these are from the Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit ($35; Cutting Edge Stencils)—keep the look cohesive. Balancing the placement of the largest design elements, such as…

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Solar Decathlon Names Student Design Winners

An entry from Virginia Tech called TreeHAUS was named the top winner in this year's Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. The modular design is intended to help solve a developing housing shortage at the school's Blacksburg, Virginia, campus. [Image credit: John DeLa Rosa / Solar Decathlon] Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was named the overall winner in this year’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Virginia Tech was one of 45 teams entered in the competition, which was held over the weekend of April 12-14 in Golden, Colorado. Students and their faculty advisors worked over the…

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Plaster

Above: A fireplace surround treated in tadelakt. Photograph by Dustin Aksland, courtesy of Elizabeth Roberts, from A Warm, Minimalist Duplex in Brooklyn by Architect Elizabeth Roberts. 5. And it’s not just for walls.Think beyond walls: You can use plaster to create texture and sculptural effects on everything from stairs to fireplace surrounds. See just a few ideas in 7 Ways to Use Lime Plaster (Hint: It’s Not Just for Walls). 6. It’s environmentally friendly. Unlike many types of paint (the other alternative for covering walls), “plaster is an environmentally sound natural material: breathable, and free of chemicals and VOC,” writes Margot in Remodeling…

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