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House Beautiful September 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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1 min.
sip, sip, hooray!

2 min.
from our editor

Our mental associations between color, feeling, and memory are deep and layered—sometimes more than we realize. Here are three recent brushes with color that were top of mind for me as we produced our annual Fall Color Issue. 1. My portrait this month was taken on the exuberantly wallpapered grand stairway that breakout designer Sasha Bikoff created for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. For Bikoff, the Art Deco–meets–Miami Vice squiggles and pie-slice motifs—in “fun, funky 1980s pastels like Creamsicle, lavender, canary yellow, and turquoise”—are fresh, happy, young, and especially relevant to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club kids. “They’re very influenced by music, and so am I,” she says. “I was dancing up and down the stairs; I had jazz hands. I wanted to put…

2 min.
connie matisse of east fork pottery

It all started with a rom-com-worthy meet-cute: Having recently left her job to travel across the country, California native Connie Coady found herself working on a dairy farm in North Carolina. One day, while selling goat cheese at a farmers’ market, she met Alex Matisse, a New Englander (and great-grandson of artist Henri) who’d headed down South to become a potter. The two fell in love—and hatched a plan: They would start their own business making heirloom-worthy ceramics that combine traditional methods with modern, streamlined design. Nearly a decade after that chance encounter, Matisse is the cofounder and chief creative officer of East Fork Pottery, now a cult brand with fans around the world. “I see my role as translating our pottery to a more contemporary lifestyle, whether that’s through photography…

1 min.
glazed over

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 August 3 through September 6, 2018. 3 The winner receives $100! Three runners-up will each receive House Beautiful’s newest book, Tablescapes. JUNE 2018 WINNER ON PORPOISE CECI MUNOZ SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NJ “As elegant and breathtaking as the silvery gray animal swimming through the water.” Go to housebeautiful.com/colorwinners for the 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 AUGUST 3, 2018, THROUGH 11:59 P.M. (ET) ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, ENTER AT HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM/NAMETHISCOLOR AND COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM PURSUANT TO THE ON-SCREEN INSTRUCTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR PROPOSED…

1 min.
wide world of paint

DRIKOLOR Unlike conventional manufacturers, which are limited to a set of industrial pigments mixed instore, New Zealand’s Drikolor sells its paint as a powder customers can stir into a base at home, allowing it to offer artist-grade raw pigments—think Cypriot Umber and Ultramarine from France. drikolor.com MYLANDS You’ve likely seen this illustrious British brand’s paints on film and TV sets, from James Bond movies to Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones. King’s Landing yellow, anyone? mylands.com RESSOURCE Offering more than 950 colors in finishes like limewash and Roman plaster, the French paint company recently opened its first U.S. showroom, where it also sells its new line of colors developed with Parisian designer Sarah Lavoine. ressource-peintures.com…

1 min.
color theory

After writing her book Ode to Color, which details 10 unique palettes (or “color worlds”) that relate to different personalities, textile designer Lori Weitzner was met with the same question again and again from readers: “Which color world is right for me?” Intrigued by what she saw as a desire for customized guidance on color, she enlisted the help of a psychologist and created a test that singles out the taker’s optimal palette. “Most people are surprised by the results,” Weitzner says. “These are the color worlds that people need and aren’t necessarily reflective of the colors they like, or even what relates to their personality type.” So whether that need is inspiration (warm golds), risk-taking (saturated brights), or a grounding force (earth tones), Weitzner hopes the test will encourage people to…