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House Beautiful April 2018

The House Beautiful reader is someone whose home is her bedrock. She is always improving it because the process – and result – delights her. Happiness in her home comes from easy luxury and highly personal style. Her home is a gift to share with family and friends.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
Frequency:
Monthly
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2 min.
from our editor

while I was researching this issue, one of the feature subjects mentioned A Pattern Language, a 1977 tome listing best practices for living. It’s a book that, I quickly came to learn, design pros consider both indispensable and uncategorizable. The content is sweeping, from the macro—“Chapter 17: Ring Roads” and “46: Market of Many Shops”—to the micro—“251: Different Chairs” and “253: Things From Your Life.” “Chapter 203: Child Caves” is my favorite entry, and it holds meaning for adults. The gist is that in an adultsized world, kids seek out kid-sized spaces. Be it beneath a table, in a nook under the stairs, or in a decorated cardboard box, children find comfort in spaces that are custom made for them. The narrow gap between the sofa and the wall is the…

2 min.
christina tosi

Have you ever wondered why half your Instagram feed is covered in rainbow sprinkles? Blame Christina Tosi. In 2008, the James Beard Award–winning pastry chef opened Milk Bar in Manhattan’s East Village, where off-the-wall treats like Crack Pie and Cereal Milk Soft Serve went viral. But Birthday Cake—a gourmet take on the supermarket staple Funfetti (see next page)—became the bakery’s signature, sparking a kaleidoscopic revolution. “We’re all about taking apart these colorful, nostalgic things from childhood and putting them back together,” Tosi explains. And while the taste is crucial, so is the finished look, whether it’s a blueberry cookie or the minty green icing of a Grasshopper Cake. “The memory that the flavor taps into has to correlate with what we see,” Tosi says. That attitude extends to Milk Bar’s store design…

1 min.
name this color and you could win!

1 Come up with an evocative name for the color above. Describe it in a sentence or two (50 words or less). Be creative! 2 Go to housebeautiful.com/namethiscolor to enter, from March 9 through April 12, 2018. 3 The winner receives $100! Three runners-up will each receive House Beautiful’s book Style Secrets. FEBRUARY 2018 WINNER JUNIPER BERRY ELIZABETH DAVIS; BOONTON, NJ “Redolent of the innermost forest, this rich hue invites relaxation, whether shared or solitary.” Go to housebeautiful.com/colorwinners for the three runners-up. COURTESY OF CHRISTINA TOSI AND MILK BAR. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES…

2 min.
news

Can-Do Spirit Chalk-paint evangelist Annie Sloan’s newest shade is a feel-good color in more ways than one. Called Lem Lem, the soft, warm green was inspired by fields of alliums Sloan saw on a trip to Ethiopia. (Lemlem means “to flourish” in Amharic, the local language.) For every pot sold, the company will contribute to charities that fight poverty worldwide. $39 per quart. anniesloan.com First Resort If a trip to the tropics isn’t in the cards this season, you can still bring home some Palm Beach chic thanks to Lilly Pulitzer’s new collaboration with the Pottery Barn family of brands. The color-splashed line includes everything from linens to lighting decked out in classic Lilly prints—plus a few brand-new ones! Pale Fire Known for its bright, happy patterns, MacKenzie-Childs is putting a new spin on its…

4 min.
instantly intriguing

BAVARIAN FOREST 2054-10 BENJAMIN MOORE “This deep green, which I used for a client’s butler’s pantry, is bold yet elegant at the same time. It reminds me of my beautiful vintage emerald brooch, which is appropriate because we wanted this space to be the jewel box of the house! The lacquer finish enhances the depth of color and makes the small room feel larger, drawing you in.” KELLY HOHLA SUDBURY YELLOW 51 FARROW & BALL “When I wander the streets of Barcelona, I am always fascinated by the breathtaking color combinations in the buildings’ entrances. One particularly stunning entryway had a simple black-and-white checkerboard floor and bone-white walls with doors of a rich yellow—my favorite color for bringing life to a room. I am still dying to know who lives behind those doors!” SEAN MATIJEVICH EXOTIC RED 2086-10 BENJAMIN…

1 min.
can i purchase a to-the-trade paper?

GAIN ACCESS To-the-trade wallpapers—like many of the jaw-droppers in HB’s feature stories—are available solely to designers and architects. Paying for the services of a pro may cost more, but it gets you unique papers—and knowledge: A designer can keep you from making an expensive misstep, like putting grass cloth in a humid bathroom. If you’re insistent on going it alone, consider this: Trade-only design centers, like Manhattan’s Decoration & Design Building, often have an on-call “concierge designer” who, for a small fee, will make your purchase for you. GO ONLINE They don’t sell trade-only papers, but sites like New-Wall, Wallpaperdirect, and Walnut Wallpaper offer hard-to-find and boutique brands you won’t see in brick-and-mortar stores.…