House Beautiful March 2019

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.

United States
39,30 kr.(Inkl. moms)
335,70 kr.(Inkl. moms)
10 Udgivelser

i denne udgave

5 min
open house: los angeles

Joanna Saltz: Give it to me straight. Can you truly bring something old back to life? Cliff Fong: If we didn’t believe that things could be reimagined or reinterpreted and we just kept moving on to the next new thing, Los Angeles would be a horrible, horrible place. It’s already thin on history enough, the last thing I would do is wipe the history books clean and start fresh with something else! Georgia Tapert Howe: Yes, absolutely. We sometimes pay a premium for that—we’ll bring reclaimed floors from Europe to a house here in L.A. That patina and richness: You can’t get that by making a custom coffee table for a client. And a story! “Something with a nice patina can validate your environment.”—CLIFF FONG Justina Blakeney: It really is about the narrative. It’s…

3 min
there’s a perfect white paint for your space

How is it that the white section of the paint store is bigger than any other color’s? Because every space needs a different type of white, says designer Nicole Gibbons. “White is the hardest color for most people to pick—there are so many options,” says Gibbons, who recently launched her own paint brand, Clare, that offers just three variations—a warm, a cool, and a neutral. Her advice? Consider your light. “For a north-facing room, you’ll want a warm white to balance out the cold light,” she says. “In a south-facing room, cooler whites counteract the yellowness of the bright sunshine.” And when the light’s just right, fall back on a neutral white. Start with a Blank Canvas “If you want to showcase an art collection, pure white is ideal,” says Gibbons. “There’s…

1 min
your home’s about to get so much brighter


2 min
a serious baker works here

Double islands, while striking, are a kitchen feature many would consider excessive. But in this Medfield, Massachusetts, home designed by Kelly McGuill, they actually serve a purpose: The homeowner is a baker, and the island near the oven serves as a doughkneading station. A cool-to-the-touch quartz top keeps the butter from prematurely melting, while a shelf underneath raises a stand mixer to counter height for easy prep work. “It was great from a design perspective, because she had a real vision,” says McGuill, who collaborated with architect Caitlin E. Struble to build out the space, adding a breakfast nook, butler’s pantry, and mudroom. “It gave us a framework and allowed us to be creative with the details.” Richly patterned Moroccan-inspired tiles by Ann Sacks, which line the pantry, were selected because of…

2 min
design that makes you hustle

Dani Arps didn’t exactly plan on becoming an A-list designer. “People ask, ‘Is this something you’ve always wanted to do?’ and I’m like, ‘No, not really—I just happen to be good at it and enjoy it!’” she laughs. After studying fine art and music as an undergrad, her dad suggested she go to Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute for a masters in interior design. Flash forward a few years, and Arps is now the go-to for New York tech startups (think SeatGeek, Venmo, Yipit) looking for offce spaces filled with personality. “What I love about doing offices is that it’s never really just offices,” she says. “My clients want event spaces, lounges, cafés—a lot of them started their companies in homes or coffee shops, so we try to keep that feeling!” Having…

1 min
if you’ve ever dreamed of your own fireplace, now’s your chance

There’s just something about a roaring fire that makes you instantly fall in love with a room. But if your space has no fireplace, the masonry work to build one can be quite expensive—and not worth the real-estate investment. Enter wood-burning stoves: all the charm and warmth, with a cheaper price tag and a solid fiscal return. “A wood-burning stove is a win-win for buyers and sel lers,” says Connecticut-based real-estate agent Erica Popick Kevrekian. “They not only transform a house into a home, they are also major energy savers.” (The idea: You’ll use your furnace less.) They’re also more adaptable than fireplaces: Unlike stone chimneys, which require foundational support and an architect’s help, “freestanding wood-burning stoves can typically go in any room in the house,” says Paul LaPorte, CEO…