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House Beautiful April 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
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open house: washington, dc

Want to talk? E-mail me at joanna@housebeautiful.com Joanna Saltz: Here’s what I want to know: What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently, and—honest truth—did it pay off? José Solís Betancourt: I think technology is a great thing that’s also a big risk. We did this powder room where there are no knobs on the faucet—just a motion detector. The client asked, “What happens if it doesn’t work? It’s going to splash!” So you go in and try it; you test it out Paul Sherrill: Before that silk blouse gets ruined! JSB: Yes. But you’re in good hands with the companies that do really great work. Joe Ireland: We get hired because we go out on that limb. With technology, we can walk a client through a house in 3D that has a giant Christopher Farr…

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here comes the sun

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unlikely colors that actually work

S 3560-G60Y, Fine Paints of Europe “People think I’m crazy when I say this, but to me, any green—even this one—can be a neutral in that everything looks good with it. We wanted a true chartreuse; too yellow and it's pea green, too blue and it's Kelly." —Gwen Driscoll @gwendriscoll Avalon Teal CSP-645, Benjamin Moore “I often do painted floors in country houses; this is the city version! We used a pigmented concrete, which gives an amazing depth of color. The blue feels luxe and hard-edged at the same time." —Fawn Galli @fawngalliinteriors Chocolate Velvet CSP-235, Benjamin Moore "Dark brown walls don't have to be serious! For a young family's apartment, we chose a shade with golden undertones that plays well with cheery reds and yellows." —Bruce Shostak @bruceshostak Electric Orange 2015-10, Benjamin Moore “This color actually came from…

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the best paint finish for you

Eggshell This popular finish is not shiny but not totally matte, and easier to clean than flat. THE LOOK: “It’s slightly velvety in appearance. When the light hits it, there’s the softest glimmer,” says Jessica Barr, a painting expert at Behr. Think of it as a goes-with-anything glow. THE LOWDOWN: Though not as tough as semigloss, eggshell hides imperfections better, and it’s easier to clean than flat finishes. BEST FOR: Everyday spaces, like living rooms and bedrooms. Semigloss Sleek and easy to live with, semigloss is a happy middle ground. THE LOOK: Shinier than a satin finish, semigloss is known for its radiance. It pairs well with other finishes when used as an accent, too. THE LOWDOWN: If you need something durable, and you’re OK with shine, semigloss is your match. However, due to its heightened sheen, you’ll…

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there’s a secret to making a color story

Choosing colors that flow smoothly from room to room can be tricky—but you don’t have to paint your whole house from one page of a fan deck. At Edgewood Hall, we used a few palette-building tricks that allowed us to mix bright, bold, dark, and neutral in a way that’s complementary, not crazy. Edgewood Hall 1. Begin with your favorite color. Before we started renovating, I fell in love with this green and knew it would look amazing in my butler’s pantry with tortoise wallpaper by Celerie Kemble for Schumacher. The whole palette grew from this point! Country Squire SW 6475, Sherwin-Williams 2. Stick to the same intensity in the next room. I thought a light color in the adjoining dining room would feel too jarring next to deep green, so we used a chocolaty brown. Brown…

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conscious coupling

White + Blush The combo of Farrow & Ball’s All White in a kitchen with Pink Ground in an adjoining dining room gives a flattering glow. Sage + Taupe C2 Paint’s Michael’s Moon and Lamb’s Ear are similar enough to ease the view from room to room, but they’re not too matchy. Charcoal + Blue I love a dark, cozy bedroom. Pair Benjamin Moore’s Montpelier with a warm, not icy, blue like Exhale in an en suite bathroom. Navy + Off-White For a fresh take on nautical, pair a vibrant navy like Sherwin-Williams’s Indigo with an almost-gray like Pearly White.…

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