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MILIEU Winter 2019

In MILIEU, every story captures the look and feel, the mood and character, the style of a place - its milieu. The milieu that defines a great house or garden, the unique character of a design professional, the message conveyed in a thoughtful essay about home life, the creative strategies for accomplishing the look you want for your home - these are the elements of our magazine.

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United States
Pierce Publishing
$10.19(Incl. tax)
$29.23(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s say

THIS IS THE AGE when the digital voice is powerful, so much so that sometimes it seems as if it will drown out print altogether. The publishing world is in flux, but we at MILIEU are here to stay—and flourish. Our staff believes strongly that the best way to write about and promote good design work is through the printed word and image. Design, after all, is a tactile endeavor, and print is a direct reflection of that dynamic. Of course, we recognize the many attributes of digital formats as a way to reach and engage with readers and consumers around the world, but print accomplishes something digital cannot. Designers want and need to have their work published, and MILIEU will continue to do so—on our heavy paper stock, using top quality…

2 min
featured designers

Magda De Smet Belgium-based Magda De Smet began her work in a floral shop with decorative accessories, and it was there that her interest in interior design flourished. As she recalls, "Everything about the interiors of homes fascinated me, and it was through my work as a designer that I met my husband, Claude, a renowned photographer of interiors." Barbara Westbrook Barbara Westbrook, a native of Virginia, launched her Atlanta-based interior design firm, Westbrook Interiors, in 1992, after designing under the tutelage of venerable talents Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy/Peace. For more than twenty years, she has made her mark on Atlanta interiors, employing her signature style: tasteful, tactile, timeless, and elegant. Unlimited in scope, her extensive design vocabulary ranges from casual American and formal English to French Moderne. Westbrook’s inviting approach to design…

1 min
the collector’s eye

2 min
opening doors

THE IRON GATE With a new expansion into Nashville proper, The Iron Gate’s Rozanne Jackson is offering the best of both worlds for her interiors outposts. The original location in nearby Franklin, Tennessee, retains its vintage charm (it’s housed within a building from the late 1700s) and is the perfect juxtaposition to the new location’s more open and contemporary warehouse style, with abundant natural light and gorgeous forty-foot timber ceilings that had been hidden away and were discovered during the remodel. Jackson was also able to expand her design services business, which had long outgrown the previous location. “We’re like birds out of a cage,” she says. “It’s wonderful.” Regardless of the physical aesthetics, The Iron Gate’s timeless accessories, antiques, upholstery, and lighting offerings remain consistent across both locations. “We’re a…

2 min
’tis the season to give

5 min
a moroccan odyssey

I had little idea of what Marrakesh was like before I went there for the first time a few years ago. I had in my mind images that were already commonly known, some that were even iconic and others of certain famous people who had lived in the city. I think of the glamorous and eccentric socialite Talitha Getty, on a terrace with the distinctive cityscape rising behind her like a magical mud sculpture, and the designer Yves Saint Laurent, in his garden, in a wonderful kaftan. Mostly, those references in my mind’s eye were to characters from the 1960s who went to Morocco to live their dreams of exoticism and freedom. The city itself I could not imagine somehow. I took the Marrakesh Express that first time, perhaps to pay…