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House Beautiful December 2018

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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10 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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from our editor

I had planned to fill this page with holiday gift ideas, but as I reviewed myfun finds, I hesitated. Somehow, focusing too much on “stuff” didn’t feel right for this season of gratitude and togetherness. It’s not the first time I’ve grappled with prioritizing things over ideas in this magazine. One of the open secrets of House Beautiful is that we continuously remind readers (and ourselves!) that it’s the experiences good design affords us—not the furniture or the decor itself—that matter. We make a pretty, welcoming sitting area in order to share it with a friend. We invest in countertops, fixtures, and crockery to better enjoy cooking for our families. We buy fresh towels and cozy blankets in part to comfort ourselves on the more trying days. This holiday season, I’m nodding…

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gift guide

SKATING POND SUGARPLUM TINSEL PEPPERMINT STICK EVERGREEN PRODUCERS JENNIFER JONES CONDON AND BENJAMIN REYNAERT PHOTOGRAPHER STUART TYSON/STUDIO D…

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high gloss

WATER’S EDGE 1635 BENJAMIN MOORE “For a client’s library that opens to a garden and pool, we chose this beautiful blue-gray to give the illusion of bringing the outside in. We color-matched the shade to a true lacquer paint for a mirror-like shine that regular high-gloss paint can’t achieve. The process was laborious—this room took eight coats—but the end result is absolutely show-stopping.” PALOMA CONTRERAS H00730 FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE “Some clients fear that red can be too bright and hectic, but this deep, rich shade—which we used in the library of an Upper West Side apartment—is anything but. The result is a room that feels exotic and warm, equally suited to curling up with a good book or entertaining guests late into the night.” ALEXANDRA PAPPAS AND TATYANA MIRON COPEN BLUE SW 0068 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS “I grew up vacationing with…

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the 19 for 2019

NO.1 MORE THAN A LITTLE EXCITED Small is going to be big in 2019, as dollhouses are finding a receptive new fan base among young adults mesmerized by all things teeny-tiny. (They’re also playing pivotal roles on TV—see HBO’s creepy Sharp Objects.) For Brits Kevin Mulvany and Susie Rogers, a husband-and-wife team who’ve been making miniatures for more than three decades, spending up to two years crafting a single residence in one-twelfth scale isn’t unusual. mulvanyandrogers.com NO.2 Say Cheese Interactive, Instagrammable pop-ups—part fun houses, part branding exercises—are the hottest tickets in town. Designed as photogenic backdrops for selfies, they have rooms where visitors can flop into an all-yellow ball pit or be showered by rainbow confetti. “They resonate because they create connections,” says Color Factory founder Jordan Ferney. colorfactory.co 3 Farm Charm Get ready for…

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on the rise: jared hughes

White walls are what my nightmares are made of!” says Atlanta-based designer Jared Hughes. “I need to feel color in my environment.” For proof, look no further than his own bedroom walls, coated in a brilliant saffron hue. An affinity for bold palettes was something Hughes picked up during his time as a floral designer in Charleston, South Carolina, where he fell for the Holy City’s singular blend of Georgian architecture and chinoiserie influences—characteristics that eventually found their way into his color-saturated, multilayered interiors. Since opening his eponymous firm last year, he has continued to explore the dichotomy between the traditional and the exotic, always adding a splash of the unexpected. Take the minimalist white-plaster side tables he designed for a client’s bedroom that sit among Rococo-style bergères, a hodgepodge…

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going to town

PINKS 1 & 2. TRIMS AND TAPES “I love the tension of classics modernized with contemporary designs.” Fraktur Tape in Gris/Clay. Cabana Linen Tapes in Shade/Poppy and Pool/Navy. 3 & 4. WALLS “The quiet geometric print plays off the energy and presence of the floral.” Rapture Silk Paper in Petal. Brink Paper in Blush/Gold. STRIPES 5. SLIPPER CHAIR “Dramatic lines bring boldness to a small, sculptural chair.” Sereno Stripe Cotton Blend in Malt/Onyx. 6 & 7. SOFA AND PILLOW “Setting the sofa stripes on the diagonal creates movement, which is echoed in the pillow.” Oblique Cotton Blend in Beige/Noir. Askew Linen in Sienna/Navy. NEUTRALS 8. ARMCHAIR “A refined piece in a subtle hue adds simplicity amid all the complexity.” Stroke Linen-Cotton Blend in Pearl/Sand. 9. PILLOW “To me, this mohair velvet is a neutral!” Montage Cotton-Mohair Blend in…

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