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House Beautiful June 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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in this issue

2 min.
from our editor

I felt a pang of sadness lifting off from Omaha last year. I had visited for a talk and book signing, and also because I’d always been curious to see Nebraska, where my grandfather was born. As busy as work travel is, life seems to slow down when I leave New York. I seldom attend dinners at home, but on the road for House Beautiful Style Secrets, signings run long and dinners go late. I’ve lingered all across America, from Fort Worth, Texas, to West Hollywood to Richmond, Virginia. (And I can thank my husband and my devoted sitter, Marta, for that!) The tour afforded me hundreds of chats with faithful HB readers—you really are the best crowd. A mother in Los Angeles shared how my letter on purchasing a king-size…

2 min.
stylist sibella court

From Charles Darwin and F. Scott Fitzgerald to Greek myths and pirates, the Australian lifestyle guru Sibella Court could fill a history textbook with her numerous influences and infatuations from the past. In fact, the Sydney native earned a degree in history before moving to New York to embark on a career as a stylist. After a decade working with clients such as Anthropologie and West Elm, Court returned home to launch her own operation, the Society Inc., which now comprises a design studio, a store, a hardware collection (coming soon to the U.S.), paint, and a biannual print newspaper. At her studio, Court regularly hosts “color box” workshops, inviting guests to bring a box of meaningful items—love letters, jewelry, a childhood toy—from which she creates tailor-made palettes to inspire their homes.…

1 min.
treasure trove

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 May 18 through June 28, 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 MAY 18, 2018, THROUGH 11:59 P.M. (ET) ON JUNE 28, 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.
small spaces

NARRAGANSETT GREEN HC-157 BENJAMIN MOORE “In the powder room of an old farmhouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, we applied this color—a tone that oscillates between teal and navy—on the walls, ceiling, and millwork, blurring the boundaries of where planes intersect. Using a dark color to completely envelop a room adds drama, which a small space can handle.” THAD HAYES MOUSE’S BACK NO. 40 FARROW & BALL “The most successful small spaces are dark and cozy, because—let’s face it—it’s impossible to make a tiny room feel airy and spacious. I love this warm brown, which is earthy and rich like the forest floor, paired with a crisp white ceiling. The contrast allows your eye to pick up on the edges of the space, giving it more volume.” JEFFRY WEISMAN INCARNADINE NO. 248 FARROW & BALL “When I…

1 min.
the anglo files

“The backbone of these humorous, playful rooms is a great understanding of what has been, and that gives them depth.”BEATA HEUMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 1: JASON INGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY; 2: COURTESY OF BEATA HEUMAN; 3: COURTESY OF LUKE EDWARD HALL; 4: COURTESY OF MATILDA GOAD…

2 min.
on the rise: amanda darnell

Thanks to a transformative experience with free-spirited Los Angeles decorator Ruthie Sommers, California native Amanda Darnell arrived at Manhattan design firm Cullman & Kravis six years ago as an outside-the-box thinker, adept at sending classic interiors in experimental directions. “Ruthie is quirky, creative, and crafty,” she says. “I learned so much working with her, from mixing high and low to turning an unremarkable junkshop chair into posh seating.” Darnell’s shake-it-up sensibility is evident in the elegantly transitional rooms she creates with the Cullman & Kravis team, whether she’s pairing stately klismos chairs with a contemporary Plexiglas games table in a Dallas home or introducing an eggplant-purple sectional into a neo-traditional New York City apartment. “She’s one of the most can-do people I’ve ever met,” says Ellie Cullman of Darnell, who’s…