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Elegant Homes

Fall/Winter 2019

Focusing on luxury homes, architecture, and interior design, Elegant Homes showcases upscale, polished decor and home trends for readers with sophisticated tastes. Through stunning photographs, it depicts elegant designs and the latest colors and fabrics, in a variety of styles. It’s a dream book to save and browse for inspiration.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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elegant homes

Editor SAMANTHA HART Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Contributing Editor JESSICA BRINKERT HOLTAM Staff Writer JESSICA BENNETT Contributing Copy Editor AMY KUEBELBECK Administrative Assistant SUE MILLER HOME Executive Editor SAMANTHA HART Group Editor ANN BLEVINS Senior Editor BRIAN KRAMER Senior Associate Editor NATALIE DAYTON Staff Writer JESSICA BENNETT Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Group Art Director NICOLE DEAN TEUT Associate Art Director JESSICA ENO Assistant Art Director EMILY BUTTERWORTH Senior Graphic Designer BRITTANY MUELLER Administrative Assistants RENAE MABIE, SUE MILLER FOOD Executive Editor JAN MILLER Senior Editors JESSICA SAARI CHRISTENSEN, MAGGIE GLISAN Senior Associate Editor CARRIE BOYD Design Director STEPHANIE HUNTER Assistant Art Director RAE DANNEMAN Administrative Assistant COURTNEY BUSH Director, Meredith Test Kitchen LYNN BLANCHARD Culinary Specialists SARAH BREKKE, JULI HALE, COLLEEN WEEDEN Senior Food Stylist GREG LUNA Food Stylists KELSEY BULAT, LAUREN KNOELKE, SAMMY MILA GARDEN Senior Editor SUSAN APPLEGET HURST Design Director NICK CROW Administrative Assistant KATIE MORT Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® Manager SANDRA GERDES EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Director JENNIFER…

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from the editor

Great architecture is the foundation of good design. It narrates the first chapter of a home’s story—establishing the voice of each room, introducing the key characters, and setting the tone for what’s to come. There are few who weave an architectural tale better than Alabama-based architect Jeffrey Dungan. When tasked with designing a new lakefront home that would match the splendor of its setting, Dungan began as he always does—by studying the topography, views, and light. His goal was to create spaces that flow effortlessly from one to the other, leading guests on a journey through the house toward the magnificent views (“Lake Escape,” pages 30–37). Interior designer Liz Hand Woods then used a tapestry of materials to create living arrangements that complete the story. In Dallas, architect Mark Hoesterey and interior…

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kitchen & bath trends

1 FARMHOUSE SHIFT Change the color of this sink’s apron without removing the sink. Aprons come in six stainless hues as well as white fireclay. Elkay Crosstown Stainless-Steel Farmhouse Sink with Interchangeable Apron ($1,049–$1,364; aprons sold separately $314–$419 each). Elkay Manufacturing; elkay.com/crosstown 2 PEEKABOO SCREEN Enhance your home’s views with a retractable screen that appears when you open the window and rolls away, out of sight, when you close it. Integrated Rolscreen ($550–$1,000 per window). Pella Corp.; pella.com 3 CUSTOM DESIGNS Use this modular collection to combine stone sinks, wood drawers, and steel or wood shelving with brass legs and knurled fittings to create one-of-a-kind bath consoles and stand-alone storage systems. Elemental collection (starting at $2,735). Stone Forest; stoneforest.com 4 SEAL THE DEAL Eight applications, including preserving, marinating, and preparing food for sous vide cooking (where vacuum-sealed…

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mastering millwork

ELEGANT HOMES: What factors contribute to great millwork design? JORGE CARRANZA: Scale is essential. Millwork is sometimes applied in transitional spaces or used to define storage, and it shouldn’t feel like you designed the four walls and then tacked on storage or wall paneling afterward. It’s also important to make sure your choice in millwork style aligns with the style of the home. Millwork is often implemented into a design to update an existing home. It can create a more modern feel inside a traditional home, for example, but you don’t want to feel like you’re walking through two different homes. Maintaining cohesiveness is key. EH: What trends are you seeing? What styles are clients gravitating toward? JC: As with architecture, there’s a shift toward embracing seamless, clean lines. People are still looking for…

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fresh vintage

Ben and Jenna Sietsema’s newly purchased 1921 Dutch Colonial had a lot going for it—especially if you didn’t venture inside. Located on a channel between two lakes and backing up to 12 acres of wooded park, the house with its barnlike gambrel roof and flared eaves turned heads in an East Grand Rapids, Michigan, neighborhood of traditional-style homes. “The lines of the home were just terrific, so the goal was to keep the exterior as close to the original as possible while updating the interiors,” says interior designer Jean Stoffer, who teamed with architect Jeff Visser on the project. The directives: Play up the farmhouse feel in a light-filled, modern way and connect the interiors with their nature-rich surrounds. New shutters, copper gutters, asphalt shingles, and a front porch honor the architecture’s…

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love affair

Crab cakes. Gumbo. White-painted brick. All are synonymous with New Orleans. And all played a sentimental role in the design of Mignon and Stephen Gill’s new Houston home, which they share with their two teenagers. “I’m from Louisiana and grew up going to New Orleans every weekend,” Mignon says. “My husband and I both went to law school in Louisiana, and we lived in New Orleans early in our marriage. We love everything about New Orleans and wanted our home to be reflective of our time there.” From the kitchen designed to accommodate Mignon’s love of cooking traditional Louisiana foods to the wroughtiron exterior balcony inspired by one photographed in New Orleans, the Gills’ home is an architectural love letter to Louisiana. Architectural features were drawn directly from the state’s rich…