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House Beautiful November 2020

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.

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United States
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English
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Hearst
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10 Issues

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1 min.
4 steps to a decluttered kitchen

Whether you value a minimalist, slick cooking space or lean more into a cozy, more-is-more, shabby-chic beach house vibe, kitchen clutter is a no-no. Endless jars of spices, leaning towers of dishes, sinks crammed with all manner of brushes, sponges, and cloths—it’s gotta go. Here are four steps that’ll keep things streamlined, with help from Scotch-Brite™ Brand’s hardworking, multipurpose cleaning tools. 1 Go Vertical Open shelving is having a moment, but no one wants to stare at a precarious tower of dishware. Slotted organizers, which hold everything from your prized ceramics to baking sheets, can help you prioritize the pieces you use the most and keep them close at hand. 2 Everything but the Kitchen Sink Rid yourself of the various bottles and single-purpose scrubbers perched along your sink’s rim. Scotch-Brite™ Advanced Soap Control…

4 min.
open house

MULTIGENERATIONAL DESIGN Joanna Saltz: Now more than ever people are talking about real-life issues that impact how we live. One of those is the fact that so many homes in America have multiple generations under one roof. Has that influenced the way you design? Kristen Peña: With COVID, we’ve seen a lot of our clients want additional space for, say, their parents, or even for themselves. In my own home we had an office in our ADU [an accessory dwelling unit, a secondary residence on her property], and now with the kids at home we needed to spread out as a family, so we reclaimed it for a family hangout. WANT TO TALK? E-MAIL ME AT EDITOR@HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM. Jess Weeth: Where I work in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, which is normally a very quiet town, you see…

2 min.
we grow together

IF A BIT OF GREENERY IS CLINI-cally proven to reduce stress, then everyone could stand to find room for a dedicated grow space. (Is it any surprise that there were more searches for “indoor garden” this past spring than ever before?) A true stand-alone greenhouse is an investment: Be prepared to spend between $1,000 and $5,000 for a good prefab option, advises Maya Haynie of deVINE Plantery, or closer to $20,000 for a custom build. But even turning a cozy corner into a plant zone can be therapeutic, especially as temperatures drop. Turn the page to learn more about full-size and small-scale options. Convert a Space With a few upgrades, you can repurpose a garage or sunroom as a growing area, like Office Ou did here. Insulation or heating, double-paned windows or…

1 min.
the rufino report

1 min.
build a better bedroom

The Rest Is Easy Follow these simple principles to prep your room for maximum zzz’s. 1. Invest in a Quality Mattress When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, “the mattress is the most important element,” says Kraiem. “My key recommendation is to source one from a company with a good, long-lasting reputation, like Stearns & Foster.” 2. Layer Your Lighting Kraiem favors a mix, from table lamps and reading sconces to recessed lights and chandeliers. Try bulbs with lower wattages and dimmers to control the mood. To block outside light, Kraiem suggests lightweight curtains or Roman shades with blackout lining. 3. Pick a Peaceful Palette A bedroom’s color scheme can affect your mood and routine. Kraiem tends toward soothing hues, like shades of blue, ivory, mauve, and gray, with light bedding to…

3 min.
live better awards

Chill Out Made from 100 percent eco-friendly materials, Buffy’s supersoft, breathable Cloud comforter and sheet sets keep you cool all night long. From $129 for comforter, buffy.co. Listen Carefully Beautiful and powerful, the pint-size Phantom Reactor Opéra de Paris speaker by Devialet offers explosive audio. $1,850, devialet.com. Eat Well Available in five colors, Caraway’s nontoxic and nonstick ceramic cookware looks as good as it cooks. $395 for 7-Piece Cookware Set, carawayhome.com. Control the Environment Program different areas of your home to the ideal temperature without breaking a sweat using the Trane ComfortLink II XL1050 touch screen, which can also be controlled via any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Available with Trane HVAC systems. trane.com. Work Smarter A sturdy, modular solution for turning any wall into a work space, The Everyday System by Martha Stewart for California Closets has…