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House Beautiful

House Beautiful Jul/Aug 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

Summer is prime time for a home refresh, but even if you’re away from home this season, you can still make a positive impact on your space. Take notes on your travels and bring those vacation vibes with you upon your return. Maybe a resort color palette, or a shoes-off policy? Or at least fresh eyes and a new perspective. I recently enjoyed a rare pleasure getaway—a design education trip to Florence with the Kravet family, a fifth-generation textile and furniture maker, and 20 decorators from across America. I’d anticipated (and I got!) unmatched inspiration, but I hadn’t expected to return from palazzo tours with so many design tips for living today. Here are a few offbeat lessons I gleaned. This summer, be on the lookout for your own. LOOK UP I…

1 min.
guava

COLOR CRUSH Guava Items without prices are available through a designer. PRODUCER BENJAMIN REYNAERT STYLIST ABBY WILSON PHOTOGRAPHER STUART TYSON/STUDIO D. PHOTOGRAPHERS THIS PAGE: 4, 6, 7, 10: PAMELA COOK/STUDIO D; OPPOSITE PAGE: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES…

2 min.
floral designer kiana underwood

Building a name as a floral designer used to mean spending years as a thornpricked, sap-covered apprentice. But the democratizing effect of social media has shaken up this lauded field, propelling Tulipina’s Kiana Underwood straight to the top. Born and raised in Iran before moving to San Francisco as a teen, Underwood received her master’s in international economics and held a job at a Stanford think tank with the goal of traveling the world as a diplomat. But she paused to raise three kids, and when she needed a creative escape, she turned to her longtime passion, arranging flowers. “People would come over and ask, ‘Who made this?’” she recalls. “When my husband suggested I do it for real, I thought it was ridiculous, but I didn’t have anything to lose.”…

1 min.
garden variety

CONTEST 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 June 29 through August 2, 2018. 3 The winner receives $100! Three runners-up will each receive House Beautiful’s newest book, Tablescapes. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. NAME THIS COLOR CONTEST. SPONSORED BY HEARST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. BEGINNING AT 12:01 A.M. (ET) ON JUNE 29, 2018, THROUGH 11:59 P.M. (ET) ON AUGUST 2, 2018, ENTER AT HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM/NAMETHISCOLOR AND COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM PURSUANT TO THE ON-SCREEN INSTRUCTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR PROPOSED COLOR NAME FOR THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COLOR AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION (50 WORDS OR LESS) OF YOUR INSPIRATION. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE 50…

4 min.
totally floored

SAFETY WHITE 08 BENJAMIN MOORE “This high-gloss enamel paint—a clean, slightly warm white—provided a fresh new layer on the floors of my historic old seaside house on Long Island. Painted floors are casual but can be elegant at the same time; just add more coats as needed every few years—the thicker the better!” THOMAS O’BRIEN TERESA’S GREEN NO. 236 & PITCH BLACK NO. 256 FARROW & BALL “For a quick office makeover, I wanted something high-impact that wouldn’t require a lot of money or time, so I created a DIY tumbling-block pattern on the floor with lovely mint green, black, and white paint. Because the flooring was so busy, I kept everything else simple: lots of white with metallic gold accents. The space feels elegantly refreshing.” BRITTANY JEPSEN GREEN SMOKE NO. 47 FARROW & BALL “Farrow & Ball is our…

7 min.
family style

For parents raising two kids, ages six and four, in an open-plan urban apartment, Lilly Bunn created a great room as multitasking as it is multigenerational. “Everything happens here, from dinner parties to finger painting,” she says of the all-in-one space, which serves as dining room, living room, family room, playroom, and backyard. Not wanting the parents to be second class citizens, forced to suffer with practicality and plastic toys until the tween years, Bunn—a mom of three who also lives in the city—sidestepped the precious and formal and gravitated instead to contemporary pieces and unfussy materials. A cheerful palette set the relaxed tone, while sculptural lighting and modern art gave the room Manhattan polish. Bunn says the “serendipitous, free-form” look is in tune with today’s laid-back parenting: “We spend…