House Beautiful Aug/Sept 2021

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.

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kitchen innovation

1928 Elkay releases its dual-bowl sink dubbed the Hitchcock, a top-of-the-line washbasin made by hand in either German nickel and silver (for $700) or copper (for $900). 1937 Inspired by the frothy drinks being whirred up for diner customers (egg creams, anyone?) in the ’20s, Fred Waring launches the aptly named Miracle Mixer so home cooks can make them too. 1946 Tupperware, is introduced, and becomes a household name thanks to saleswoman Brownie Wise’s famous Tupperware parties. 1948 House Beautiful names a lot of plastic decor—Flexichrome flooring, curtains made from Koroseal film, etc.—to a list of kitchen must-haves. 1950s At a time when happy hour was more popular than ever, Elkay made it even more fabulous with its Cocktail Center, a blending, mixing, and washing station with a built-in sink. Frank Sinatra would definitely approve. 1954 The first nonstick cookware came…

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meet the cover designer @nicolewhitedesignsinteriors Formerly an award-winning journalist and now the CEO and principal of her own Florida-based firm, Nicole White Designs Interiors, Jamaicaborn Nicole White is constantly inspired by the lush textures and colors of the Caribbean. Her reputation as a keen problem solver and bold tastemaker set her work apart. ON THE COVER: Photographer Dan Cutrona Interior Designer Nicole White Designs Interiors Producer Carisha Swanson On the cover: Range, ILVE. Backsplash, TileBar. Hood, Hoodsly. Pot filler, Delta. Pulls, Sietto.…

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open house organization

WANT TO TALK? E-MAIL ME AT EDITOR@HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM. Joanna Saltz: I have a theory that in times of chaos, people crave neatness, and that’s why we’ve gotten so into organizing lately. Have you noticed that? Dee Murphy: Definitely. With more people at home over the past year, we all want to find a place for everything or else it just keeps adding to the chaos. So whether it’s organizing drawers and doing the Marie Kondo edit or structuring spaces with custom storage, it’s about making it not feel like an absolute mess. For me, with my kids at home and desks in the dining room, we really needed to just rein it in. Purvi Padia: When kids aren’t out of the house as much, your home is also where they’re playing, learning, doing everything,…

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custom organizing solutions for every room

PANTRY: “If you’re purging anyway, take the time to redo your pantry to make it work better.”—BYRON RISDON MUDROOM: “Especially in climates that require a lot of outerwear, you need great storage for snowy boots, as well as hats, mittens, and any other gear—we even see people keeping grill equipment in mudrooms. A combination of open cubbies and closed storage, as in this mudroom I designed with California Closets, makes space for all the stuff.”—JEAN STOFFER GUEST ROOM: “Make use of every nook and cranny! This little jewel box in my guest bunk room needed to work as extra storage for me (compartments and a clothing rack) and as a place to both store items and provide a ‘drop zone’ for guests (drawers and vanity). I worked with California Closets to carve…

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private party

DRINKS ARE HAVING A MOMENT. YEAR OVER YEAR, SUPPLIERS HAVE SEEN A SPIKE IN SALES OF everything from hard liquor to nonalcoholic beers, as people are still eschewing crowded bars for happy hours in the comfort of their own homes. Having a dedicated space for mixing and sipping all of a sudden feels essential. “We love the intimacy that a home bar creates in a room,” says Lauren Lozano Ziol of design firm SKIN. “They’re just so chic!” If you, too, need an excuse to stop drinking wine on your white sofa, take a look at these inspiring (and in many cases easy-to-incorporate) bars folks have added in their own homes. —Kelly Allen and Hadley Mendelsohn Custom Storage This open loft space called for an exposed home bar instead of an entirely…

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what’s your dream happy hour?

8:00 PM: Sweet Treats Skip the packaged sweets and make your own ice cream sandwiches by pressing a big, cold scoop between two fresh-from-the-pantry cookies. (Then eat immediately, before it melts!) 4:00 PM: Aperitifs For a true happy hour situation, start by getting yourself a drink. Chilled Champagne in a frosty coupe? Don’t mind if you do. Peel a few shrimp ahead of time and they’ll be ready for you to reach in and snatch, turning your countertop into a bar and restaurant in record time. 1:00 PM: Teatime Cucumbers and spreadable cream cheese. Thinly sliced cold roast beef with grainy mustard. Ready-to-serve fillings at just the right temperature make sandwich prep a cinch. Trim the crusts off, pile them on a cake stand, and pour tea. No toaster necessary. DON’T SETTLE FOR JUST ONE! The…