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House Beautiful March 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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2 min.
from our editor

c aution: If your house looks like no one in particular lives there, you’re missing out on one of the great joys of living. I’m talking about the personalizing, customizing, and nesting that transform a wellappointed house into a meaningful home. It is possible to live amid both sentiment and conventional beauty. Designers often suggest dedicating just a few locations to ultrapersonal affectations: a hallway plastered with family photos, for example. The idea, of course, is to keep them from overrunning the house. I endorse this! Contributing editor Libby Langdon adorns the inside of her cabinets and closet doors with “things that would totally clutter up the house, but that we still want to see and remember, like my husband’s cherished old Cubs tickets.” Added bonus, she says: The pics and memorabilia…

2 min.
a study in contrast

The deep teal and softness of Charron play off the desertscape’s starkness, which includes sunbleached cactus spines and sand-scoured rocks. The fabric’s UV resistance keeps the color vibrant in the unforgiving glare. OPPOSITE: Catching a rare daybreak breeze (from left), lightweight Chapman in Juniper, Canvas in Spa, and Flagship in Ivy billow among saguaro cacti, which are found only in the Sonoran Desert. sunbrella.com FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES “ With a palette inspired by the desert’s vast expanse of cloudless blue sky, innovative fabrics engineered for color longevity aim to do nature one better.“ Advances in yarn and pigment technology have allowed performance fabrics to imitate cottons, linens, and wools without any of the originals’ vulnerability to wear and tear. Floor cushions in high-performance fabrics lounge alfresco in the cool morning…

1 min.
pink grapefruit

1. Tyler Quilted Shams By Pine Cone Hill. Reversible cotton. In Coral. 20″ H × 26″ L. $62 each. annieselke.com 2. Bamboo Placemat Hand-beaded and -dyed. In Coral. 15″ Dia. $84 for four. kimseybert.com 3. Large Marble Napkins Scalloped-edge paper. In Coral. 6½″ Sq. $6 for 20. landofnod.com 4. Over Easy Tibetan Rug Hand-knotted wool and silk. In Pink & Champagne. $8,700 for 8′ × 10′. madelineweinrib.com 5. Aya Nine-Strand Beaded Necklace Stone and brass. In Coral. $110. robertarollerrabbit.com 6. Cantabria Fabric By Nina Campbell. Moiré velvet. In Color 10. osborneandlittle.com 7. Belle Bloom Fabric Linen-cotton blend. In Coral Reef. robertallen design.com 8. Hydra Chic Lipstick By Chantecaille. Satin finish. In Arctic Rose. $36. net-a-porter.com 9. Devonshire Mirror By Pam Cain. In Coral. 40″ Dia. $1,425. chelsea houseinc.com 10. Mila Chair Mahogany frame with linen. In Flamenco. $2,004. theodorealexander.com 11.…

1 min.
misty weather

FAME ORANGE SW 6346 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS ISLE OF PINES SW 6461 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS MOTH WING SW 9174 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAPER LANTERN SW 7676 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 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 February 3 through March 9, 2017. 3 The winner receives $100! Three runners-up will each receive House Beautiful’s latest book, Pink. DEC/JAN 2017 WINNER SKATING POND MELISSA CRASE RICHMOND, KY “It’s the color of the pond when the snow is cleared off. Time to lace up the skates!” Go to HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM/ COLORWINNERS for the three runners-up. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. NAME THIS COLOR CONTEST. SPONSORED BY HEARST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. BEGINNING AT 12:01 A.M. (ET) ON FEBRUARY 3,…

4 min.
head over heels

WINDSOR PINK FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE “This warm, calming pink, the shade of faded peony petals or the edges of a fiery sunset, had me at hello. Not too juvenile or too twee or too sweet, it acts like a neutral. In this library, its sophisticated undertones balance all the millwork and the hand-blocked linens. It makes you want to curl up, relax, and luxuriate on the window seat.” LISA THARP FOGGY MORNING 2106-70 BENJAMIN MOORE “I’ve adored this puttyblush color for as long as I can remember. It’s a very emotion-steeped hue evocative of my childhood: It reminds me of quiet moments helping my mother put together her evening outfits, the ritual of choosing clothes and jewelry. Now I appreciate how it softens a room, giving it a hushed intimacy and a…

3 min.
lush life

1. Small Square Rodin Planter in Stone. $59. ballarddesigns.com 2. & 3. Small Estate Zinc Ring Square Planter. $310. Preserved Boxwood Globe. $165. restoration hardware.com 4. Crescendo Round Slate Rubber Self- Watering Urn. $70. homedepot.com 5. & 7. Scroll Handle Tub and Linwood Urn. Cast stone. From $130 each. campania international.com 6. Sweet Bay Double Ball artificial topiary. $151. atgstores.com 8. Small Ring Handle Iron Planter. $128. shopterrain.com Somerset House Doorway Mural background. From $81. surfaceview.co.uk. Antique Terra Cotta tiles in Peach. $24 per sq. ft. xsurfaces.com Topiaries available at most local nurseries. Garden States Even ancient Romans made topiaries, a symbol of man’s attempt to harness the wild. Here, five inspiring places to see them in some delightfully unnatural habitats. Lotusland Montecito, California’s answer to buttoned-up British topiaries? Footloose versions— including a camel, a chess set, and a 25-foot clock…