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House Beautiful December/January 2017

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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3 min.
from our editor

My Traditions, New & Old • A holiday-season must: planting fragrant narcissus bulbs in glass pebbles.• I’m a Motown fan, like my folks: This Stevie Wonder album is on repeat at our home.• Burning Votivo Red Currant candles—just not in the same room as the narcissus!• Something new to try: baking homemade cardamom buns— I love all things Scandinavian. Crushing the seeds when they’re right out of the pods makes a big difference! n early all of my childhood Christmases were spent at our local VFW hall. For more than 20 years, my father, Wayne, organized the annual community dinner at our chapter—Post 7389 in Westminster, Massachusetts—and every one of those years, my whole family went with. For many of us, the holidays have a Groundhog Day effect, with familiar rhythms playing out,…

7 min.
nordic white

Our Hand book on Hues COLOR CRUSH Nordic White 1. La Terre Onion Tassel Fringe In Canvas. samuelandsons.com 2. Deyis Ankle Boot By Isabel Marant Étoile. Leather. In Ecru/Tan. $585. barneys.com 3. Reagan Chest Maple and birch veneers. In Milk White. 41″ W × 19″ D × 34¼″ H. $1,649. ethanallen.com 4. Living Luminizer $38. rmsbeauty.com 5. W3319.1 Wallcovering Cork. In White, Silver, Metallic. kravet.com 6. Drawstring Purse Leather. In Stone. $140. baggu.com 7. Moroccan Wedding Pillows Jute and linen with metallic accents. In Neutral. 14″ H × 20″ L, $78; 18″ Sq., $88. anthropologie.com 8. Milo Cocktail Table By Jan Showers. Ivory faux leather with saddle stitching. 54″ Dia. × 20″ H. kravet.com 9. Double Take Necklace Leather with gold plated– brass rings. In Eggshell. $290. lizziefortunato.com 10. White Lemonwood Bowls By Honoré. Handmade in Morocco. In White. 3½″ Dia. $8…

4 min.
dazzle them

Bright Holiday Gifts in Every Hue RUBY 1. Tubéreuse Rouge Candle. $90. diptyqueparis.com 2. Regency Garnet Cut Wineglass. $80 for four. williamssonoma.com 3. Poinsettia Waxed Planter Grow Kit. $10. modsprout.com 4. Le Creuset Cerise French Press. $65. crateandbarrel.com 5. Agate Pedra Coaster by Anna by Rablabs. $80 for four. shophorne.com 6. She has everything? Try houndstooth Legle Limoges. Red Pied de Poule Plates. Salad plate, $90; dinner plate, $110. thesilver peacock.com 7. For the one who spins you right round (like a record, baby). Crosley C10 Manual Turntable. $430. potterybarn.com 8. Red Gramercy Diamond Bike. $1,100. saks.com 9. No more jangling keys. Red Premium Leather Orbitkey. $40. orbitkey.com 10. Leave it to Italians to create a paper wine tote that’s wash able and feels like leather. Wine Bag in Toscana. $24. shop uashmamausa.com 11. Made of solid cherrywood from northern Ontario. Holiday…

1 min.
sleep better tonight

PLATINUM 1. Chinoiserie Spoon Straws. $140 for set of six. kim seybert.com 2. Silver Stellar Tree Topper. $150. christopher radko.com 3. Winter Glitter Lighted Tree. By Roost. $285 for 60″ H. artisancrafted.com 4. Confetti Champagne Flutes. $78 for four holiday colors. neimanmarcus.com 5. Bridal Faux Pearl and Crystal Tassel Pendant Necklace. By Oscar de la Renta. $1,190. saks.com 6. From Italy’s famous Ratti workshops. Hand-Screened Metallic Damask Linen Pillow Cover in Natural. $149. restoration hardware.com 7. Grant wishes in style. Magic Wand. $35. bonpoint.com 8. Stella Minaudiere Clutch in Ivory. $305. ingechristopher.com 9. String of Pearls Ice Scoop. By Mariposa. $36. michaelcfina.com 10. Designed in 1925 for L’Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Crystal Candy Dish II. $288 for 7½″ H. theline.com 11. Lingerie Cases in Bright Champagne and Ivory Bridal Satin. $275 for three.leontinelinens.com 12. Two of a Kind Ice Bucket.…

5 min.
southern comforts

Decorating Wisdom Straight From the Pros NEXT WAVE ELEGANT AND WELCOMING? It’s an all-too-rare pairing, but these words perfectly describe Chad Graci’s interiors, in which rich fabrics and white glove– only antiques become, well, cozy. “I used to work for Greg Jordan, and the number-one thing I took away from that job was that glamorous rooms shouldn’t feel inaccessible, no matter how formal,” the New Orleans native recalls. He points to the exuberant yellow living room that Parish Hadley dreamed up for Babe Paley in 1965 as inspiration. “It’s everything I love about decorating: color, comfort, exoticism, elegance. Every time I look at that room, I just want to be there.” HIS FAVORITE THINGS 1. MAGNOLIA FLOWERS “They have a deeply intoxicating Southern scent and are so fragile, they bruise when you touch them. That…

1 min.
beautiful home and gift ideas for the holidays

Answer Your Door. Anywhere. Anytime. TM The Yale Look Door Viewer with WiFi lets you see and speak to your visitors from anywhere using your smartphone. Shop at Yale2You.com and Amazon. Luxury at Its Finest Charisma is softness that you know will be there before you even touch it. It is attention to detail and quality you can trust. With wonderful fabrics like Egyptian cotton, Charisma is the only choice for the discerning consumer who understands true luxury and the finer things in life. charismaathome.com Celebrate the Holidays with Style REPLACEMENTS, LTD. China . Crystal . Silver (800)REPLACE | replacements.com Delta® Trinsic® Pro Kitchen Faucet The DeltaTrinsic Pro kitchen faucet collection combines rugged industrial design with striking sophistication to create a gourmet cooking space in your home. Available with innovative Touch 2 O® Technology. deltafaucet.com Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Hand…