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House Beautiful May 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
Frequency:
Monthly
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2 min.
from our editor

the key to living happily in New York City, say some of its successful inhabitants, is leaving often. Last spring, after a terrible miscalculation, I finally understood that. Nose to the grindstone all winter long, I looked up, and it was suddenly May. But I was still weeks away from the Fourth of July respite I’d planned. I’d overstayed my welcome; the city grated on me. I was desperate for nature, for open space, for quiet, for fresh smells and aloneness. Outdoor time was the antidote. Vowing not to repeat my error, I added a calendar entry for the following Memorial Day, one year in the future, that read: Leave town. I recently read about the Japanese practice of shinrinyoku, or “forest bathing,” known for its preventative health benefits. How do…

1 min.
dune

1. Palladio Braid Trim In 9020. 1¼″ W. houles.com 2. Kew Bowl By Terrace & Garden. Hand-thrown terra-cotta. In Light Khaki. $160 for one 12″ Dia. and one 9″ Dia. bowl. botanical collections.com 3. Antibes Chandelier Woven rattan. In Khaki/ Natural. 30″ Dia. $2,310. curreycodealers.com 4. Tuareg Wallpaper In Turtledove. cec-milano.com 5. Pillow By Joanna Gaines for Loloi. Cotton. In Taupe/ Pink. 13″ H × 21″ L. $89. magnoliamarket.com 6. Target Arm Chair Rattan frame. In Treasure Metallic. $2,291. mcguirefurniture.com 7. Marigold Rug By Armadillo & Co. Hemp. In Natural. 5′Dia. $550. altforliving.com 8. Small Natural Universe Watch By Nejicommu. Double-wrap leather strap. $169. abchome.com 9. Bamako Fabric Linen and wool. In Ashab. $155 per yard. zakandfox.com 10. Feather Fabric Cashmere. In Oatmeal. delecuona.com 11. Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid For an Instagram-filter glow. By Urban Decay. In Sin. $28. sephora.com 12.…

1 min.
palette

Less Is More Flinty plants flowering in the salty winds off Australia’s Kinka Beach display the restrained side of coastal color. CONTEST NAME THIS COLOR AND YOU COULD WIN! STRING 8 FARROW & BALL YELLOW GROUND 218 FARROW & BALL FARROW’S CREAM 67 FARROW & BALL CHURLISH GREEN 251 FARROW & BALL 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 April 14 through May 18, 2017. 3 The winner receives $100! Three runners-up will each receive House Beautiful’s latest book, Pink. MARCH 2017 WINNER PETRA PINK NAOMI BAMBER; AUSTIN, TX “This is the color of the pink sandstone seen in the magnificent ruins of Petra, in Jordan.” Go to HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM/COLORWINNERS for the three runners-up. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER…

4 min.
have it both ways

City Colors H03010 FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE “Shining in a high gloss, this modern, exotic green utterly transforms the mood of a Fifth Avenue apartment. During the day, against the gray backdrop of stone and steel, it’s like the silk lining of a bespoke suit. At night, as the skyscrapers glitter, it’s as luminous as a moonlit ocean. The aliveness of the color is jaw-dropping.” PHILIP GORRIVAN RAVISHING RED 2008-10 BENJAMIN MOORE “Let’s paint the town red! What color could be better amid the bustling excitement of a metropolis? It’s bold and up for anything, with the sexy energy of a suave cocktail party. I love it as an accent with neutrals and have painted it on ceilings, the backs of bookcases, and a niche behind a sofa. So striking in a lacquered finish.”…

1 min.
rolling in the deep

The $10 sample pots are glass— so chic! Paint isn’t usually a disrupter, but with the just-launched Century line of 75 artisanal colors, Benjamin Moore is going rogue. Shipped premixed to ensure precision, each gallon is blended with up to seven pigments, rather than the standard two or three, creating supersaturated hues. Also radical is the paint’s finish—a flat matte with a truly soft feel—courtesy of a state-of-the-art resin. But it’s Century’s palette, with colors such as CobaltU8 and Terra Rosa V1, that could be the real game changer: There’s not a single white to be seen. $125 per gallon. experience century.com CASA BLANCA Chromophobics, rejoice: The White Company, the British home decor and fashion retailer that stocks only neutral hues, hits U.S. shores next month. Opening in Manhattan, the 22-year-old brand’s first…

2 min.
the new blooms

Ideas to Try & What to Buy Strength in Numbers “Multiple vases make for a playful setup,” Owen says. She likes to let flowers be themselves: “I keep tulip stems long—so they dance!—and cut roses low to highlight their pretty centers.” 1. Velvet Garden Necklace. By Lizzie Fortunato. Goldplated with freshwater pearls. $475. annmashburn.com 2. Floral Heels. $228. jcrew.com 3. Schumacher Lansdale Cards. $50 for set of 10 with envelopes. dempsey andcarroll.com 4. Tulipa Large Velvet Cushion in Off Black. Made in England of British velvet. $245. houseofackney.com 5. Madame Farfalla Pillow. By Tulu. Silk-and-cotton blend. $220. studiofournyc.com 6. Ambras Cabana Invitations. From $40 for set of 20 printed invitations; 50 cents each for online sending. paperlesspost.com 7. Stuttgart Flower Platter. By Astier de Villatte. Handmade in Paris of glazed terra-cotta. $245. johnderian.com 8. Into the Garden Wallpaper in Blue.…