Veranda Jan/Feb 2018

VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.

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the view from veranda

This is Veranda’s firstever issue to focus exclusively on New York City. While we pride ourselves on celebrating design across the country and around the world, we felt it would be worthwhile to spotlight the best design in the city that never sleeps (though the homes in the issue feature some particularly sumptuous bedrooms). Our other goal was to find the moments of grace— those little pockets of everyday luxury— that one needs to survive the nonstop assault of sirens, car horns, and aggressive cyclists here, from sybaritic escapes and experiences (page 32) to quiet lunch spots (page 56) to only-in–New York literary destinations for whiling away a winter’s afternoon (page 58). Of course, decorating in this city presents its own set of challenges, the primary one being a shortage of…

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manhattan transfer

ANALISSE TAFT-GERSTEN’S FAVORITE THINGS 1. HERMÈS RALLYE 24 PORCELAIN “I believe in the old philosophy of actually using your fine china, so I pull it out whenever I can.” 2. STYLO WALNUT DINING TABLE “It has that simple Prouvé-style feel and can fit into almost any setting.” 3. CHANEL LE LIFT CRÈME YEUX “A classic heavy eye cream in beautiful packaging.” 4. GARDENIAS “In early summer, you can smell the blossoms as you walk through the Flower District.” 5. ESPRO P7 FRENCH PRESS “It brings out the rich flavors of the beans.” 6. ALT BLEND COFFEE “My cafés are just like my showrooms—we offer the best products and the best service.” 7. DYSON SUPERSONIC BLOW-DRYER “This is one sexy piece of machinery—a game changer.” 8. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN MISS TENNIS BOOT “Perfect for…

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field notes

GRAND DEBUT Bulgari has made a glittering return to Fifth Avenue following an 18-month renovation of its New York boutique. Designed by architect Peter Marino, every element of the marble-accented space pays homage to the brand’s history, from its front doors (replicas of those at Bulgari’s Roman flagship) to the 1960s-inspired VIP room (modeled after the private lounge where Elizabeth Taylor spent hours trying on priceless gems). 730 Fifth Avenue; SILK ROAD Legendary Florentine porcelain firm Richard Ginori is bringing three of its beloved china patterns to life on supple new silk scarves emblazoned with the designs, including Oriente Italiano, devised by Gio Ponti more than 70 years ago. CLASSIC ROCKS Hand-painted gouaches, vintage photographs, and even a Deco-era wallpaper fragment from the house’s archives provided the inspiration for Résonances de Cartier, a new…

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neighborhood watch

BROOKLYN A back-to-basics aesthetic embraces strong silhouettes and the artfully hand-hewn. 1. Severn freestanding shower, $29,410; 2. Vintage shower gel, $33; 3. Dean faucet set, $1,464; 4. Glazed Thin Brick tiles, $18 per square foot; 5. Ceric bathtub, $4,499; GREENWICH VILLAGE Tree-lined brownstone blocks exude a boho vibe. 1. Thea cabinet knob, price upon request; 2. Fez tile, $33 per square foot; walker 3. Cynara pendant, $2,100; 4. Tuxedo sink, $1,475; 5. Khoma towels, from $15 each; UPPER EAST SIDE Posh, prewar grandeur in a classic vein. 1. Perrin & Rowe Deco faucet set, $1,719; 2. Aletta tile, $74 per square foot; 3. Comb, $40; 4. Gobi towels, from $28 each; serenaand 5. Roll-top bathtub, $30,000; WALL STREET Contemporary luxury with a…

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jewel boxes

Take a cue from these New York City spaces: The teeny-tiny footprint of a typical powder room can actually be a boon, design-wise, because the tight environs can superbly handle the kind of color and pattern that might make your head spin in larger doses elsewhere. Choose a gutsy, evocative motif and a memorable color scheme, and layer in one-of-akind details to make the bathroom really shine. VINTAGE APPEAL In an Upper East Side residence, Katie Ridder establishes a romantic sense of nostalgia with an antique floral wallpaper from Second Hand Rose. Playful sconces and a custom suspended marble sink with a sharp profile prevent an overly sweet effect. A SOFT TOUCH An atmospheric palette along with a quiet botanical pattern set the scene in a storied Park Avenue apartment by Ashley Whittaker; pleated…

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center stage

It’s carved out of a former bedroom and two bathrooms— a master space that’s also a dressing room, a sitting room, and a meeting venue. “When you’re a working mother with young children, the 45 minutes before school and evening baths are all you get,” says designer Celerie Kemble. Her solution is a hub that bends to many tasks: two sinks so kids can brush their teeth while Mom does her hair; a perch by the tub for story time while a little one soaks or for a tête-à-tête as Kemble readies for a night out. It’s all sheathed in an envelope of white marble, with black millwork and accessories for pop. “This room is the center of our lives,” she says.…