White paint lightens up a formerly bland kitchen and dining nook, proving that this color is anything but boring
Lauren Mang, a University of Cincinnati grad, started her career in magazines as an assistant then associate editor and managing web editor at Visual Merchandising and Store Design magazine. It was there that she fell in love with writing about architecture, design and the grandiose inner workings of window displays. She has dressed mannequins, gotten lost at lighting trade shows and was lucky enough to have the great Burt Tansky of Neiman Marcus grant her interview request and dial her up personally.
In Dallas, she worked as the assistant editor for the luxury regional publication PaperCity magazine and after moving to Seattle in 2012, she tried her hand at freelance writing. Her work has appeared in Brides.com, The Liberty Project, Seattle Metropolitan, PaperCity, VMSD, Retail Environments, Package Design and Cincy magazines. As Seattle magazine's senior digital editor, Lauren is responsible for planning, writing and editing articles on Seattlemag.com and is in charge of all Seattle magazine social media channels. She is an avid high-heel wearer and never misses a University of Cincinnati football or basketball game on TV or radio, despite half of them starting at 8 a.m. due to time zone differences. Follow her on Twitter @lmango. Do not follow her if you're not a fan of constant (really constant) Univ. of Cincinnati athletics posts.
A rustic waterfront retreat unites two spectacular features
This modern Northwest cabin on Herron Island establishes a connection to its natural surrounds with expansive windows, wraparound glass doors, plus a hidden sunken tub that gives the illusion of soaking among the trees
Alderbrook Resort's executive sous chef serves up a spectacular feast for FareStart
For home cooks—both budding and brilliant—a functional kitchen that’s stocked with modern updates and top-notch appliances takes the scratch-made cake. But when you reside in the Pacific Northwest, there are a few extras beyond functionality that are worth considering.
These stylish lamps and pendants add just the right amount of shimmer
There are more than a few reasons to get better acquainted with the mighty light-emitting diode (LED). According to Energy Saver, a consumer resource offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs use at least 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than their incandescent bulb counterparts.
Last February, as Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship was in the thick of a significant renovation, which had begun in spring 2014, there was a moment when you could stand in the center of the store with one foot in the old design and one in the new. To the right: 12-by-12-inch beige marble tile floors, little natural light and office-like ceiling tiles.