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“Living beautifully should be effortless.” — Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder, founder of global luxury lifestyle brand, AERIN, has a family legacy of stylish living. As the granddaughter of beauty icon, Estee Lauder, Aerin was inspired by Estee’s brilliant business savvy, sense of style, and passion for family equal to her love of beauty. Aerin started out at Estee Lauder in summer jobs, and after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communications in 1992, Aerin began her career at Estee Lauder full-time. She worked her way up through the company before holding various executive roles including Senior Vice President and Creative Director. She maintains her role as Style and Image Director for Estee Lauder.
Although cosmetics and beauty are a major part of her heritage, Aerin’s real passion is accessories and home. Her lifestyle brand, launched in 2012, is based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless. The brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories, and home décor.
AERIN has developed partnerships with E.J Victor (furniture), Lee Jofa (fabric and rugs), and Visual Comfort (lighting) to create a brand with a broad range and components that have been designed to relate harmoniously.
With a passion for art, travel, fashion, and design, Aerin’s own lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand.
Classic, but always with a modern point of view, every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement.
Sources: Architectural Digest‘s World of Aerin
The Greek Key motif is an important element of Neoclassical architecture and design dating back to Ancient Greek times. Also known as a meander (named for the twisting and turning path of the Meander River in Asia Minor) it was one of the most important symbols in ancient Greece; symbolizing unity, infinity, and the eternal flow of things. The Greek key motif can take a number of different forms; it is commonly comprised of a series of right-angled interlocking lines, forming either a continuous spiral, or a maze-like network of broken and connected lines. The classic design was a popular embellishment on pottery, armor, architectural friezes, and many other works of art.
Today, the Greek key is used as a fashionable embellishment in both exterior and interior design and is especially prevalent as a decorative border. Whether used to make a bold statement, or as subtle addition to your design — we love how the Greek key motif can be used to transform a space.
The September/ October 2014 issue of Veranda Magazine features our very own Gale Singer, Principal of Circa Lighting. With a Corporate Office and showroom in Savannah, Georgia and a flagship showroom in Chicago, Illinois, Gale spends a lot of time in these two cities. In the debut installment, Gale provides a best-of-the-best list of her favorite places to eat, shop, drink, and soak in the culture.
Get inspired by Atlanta-based designer, Suzanne Kasler‘s new vision of Low Country Style, reflected in the Southern Living Idea House 2014.
The house, located in picturesque Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, is beautiful with an open floor plan and refreshing decor.
The living room is defined by two separate seating areas and sets the tone for the light, fresh decor seen throughout the house. Suzanne “dressed-up” the room with floor-to-ceiling curtains, layered rugs, and a pair of Large Percival Chandeliers.
The master bathroom has a spa-like feel and is designed as the perfect place to relax. The room is centered on a free standing tub and the Morris Small Lantern.
Suzanne made brilliant use of a small space opposite the upstairs guest suite, creating a bunk room featuring the Graves Pivoting Sconce.
The downstairs powder room, featuring the Boston Functional Library Wall Light, adds a fun pop of color to the house and is the perfect place to freshen up.