Veranda Sep/Oct 2019

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“william admired the past, but his embrace of the future was unequivocal.”

EARLIER THIS SUMMER, we lost one of the greatest champions of craftsmanship when British designer William Yeoward 1 passed away. A veritable bon vivant (“He was a fabulous cook who hosted the best dinners around his kitchen table,” says designer Suzanne Rheinstein, a friend and early U.S. stockist), Yeoward had a wry sense of humor, an effortlessly layered and quintessentially British style—and an extraordinary collection of antique crystal. After a chance encounter with a third-generation crystal maker at his London shop paved the way for making modern interpretations of the 18th-and 19thcentury designs he admired, William Yeoward Crystal was born. “The handmade pieces, which combined details from the Georgian period with technological advances, were beautiful and practical for today,” says William Yeoward CEO Chris Grafham. “William admired the past, but his…

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shades of perfection: five designer favorites

Designer Brady Tolbert knows how to spot a neutral. From the smartest white to a dare-to-do-it navy, he chooses colors that work with the light and create beautifully livable spaces. Here are his Benjamin Moore living room picks, linked by style, versatility, and exceptional quality. Gennex® Color Technology—the exclusive science behind the Benjamin Moore brand—delivers gorgeous hues and ensures exceptional durability, so each one-of-a-kind shade lasts and lasts. GRAY OWL OC-52 The perfect medium gray, this color chameleon has subtle undertones that read warm or cool in a room, depending upon the light. SUPER WHITE OC-152 It’s harder than it sounds to find a white that’s happy and bright. I used this shade to repaint my kitchen and was amazed at how much it bounced the light around. HALE NAVY HC-154 Go ahead—take the plunge into inky blue. This…

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the v list

SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2019 FALL’S “IT” COLOR, A 21ST-CENTURY WINGBACK, COSMIC GEMS & MORE 50 INSTANT HEIRLOOMS Many Happy Returns Everyone loves a good comeback story. The season’s most stunning revivals are masterful—and thoroughly modern—takes on familiar favorites. MEET THE ARTIST • Interior designer Bunny Williams launched her illustrious furniture line out of a need for essentials like drink tables for her own projects. “I wanted to create items that every designer needs,” Williams recalls. Eleven years later, she's appointed creative director Kyle Marshall to continue the brand’s legacy, which has expanded to include bespoke reproductions. THE FIND • A Regency-inspired bench with whimsical scrolled arms and gold leaf detailing THE BACKSTORY • “I always loved that Regency pieces were neoclassical, yet so simple and stylish,” says Williams, who exaggerated the bench’s arms with scrolling gold bands.…

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jewel lighting


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blooming purple tableware

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in good taste

Decorating • Gardens • Jewelry • Travel • Preservation HOT SEAT POISED FOR SUCCESS Christie’s exec and author Lydia Fenet isn’t all business—she’s also a philanthropic powerhouse and mother of three. We sat down with her at New York’s whimsical Whitby Hotel to talk party tricks, the power of red, and her curious fascination with airports. EVERY ROOM NEEDS a cozy spot to read a book or snuggle with my children”—a touching edict from a woman who might seem not to have a moment to sit, let alone snuggle. Making time for what matters may explain how Lydia Fenet, director of strategic partnerships at Christie’s, has raised over $500 million as a charity auctioneer, logged 50 hours on airplanes this month, and written a best-selling book—all while raising three children. Fenet’s fuel? Aside from…