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House Beautiful March 2020

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
10 Issues

in this issue

4 min
open house toronto, canada

WANT TO TALK? E-MAIL ME AT EDITOR@HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM. Natalie Hodgins: Sometimes you walk in and know what the house is asking for. But I think the most important part is really listening to your clients and understanding what they’re after. Jo: Is the client ever wrong? Rania Ismail Cherry: It’s hard! There has to be a fine balance. We like to get a sense of who they are and what their ultimate vision is of the space, but we might tweak it. Reinterpret it. I direct them in a certain way so that all parties are happy. Jo: Toronto has beautiful northern light. Does the city ever inform your color choices? Anne Hepfer: Yes. We look at color obsessively at different times of day: morning, noon, and night. We just moved into a new office with a…

1 min
where to shop

Put Them Anywhere The unique firing process makes zellige tiles super-resilient (and therefore popular in kitchens and baths). Designer Eva Holbrook put them around this hearth to protect the wall from heat. Mix Various Shades A tonal cocoon of pink and mauve zellige tiles, this shower located in Los Angeles’s Firehouse Hotel was designed by ETC.etera to look like it glows. Just Add a Splash Yes, they’re pricey, but you don’t need much to make an impact. Zellige is a perfect counterpoint to more streamlined design elements, like the Shaker cabinets in this kitchen by Heidi Caillier.…

3 min
getting down to business

A Feast of Flexibility Introducing the 36-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with sous vide and induction. For those of you who have admired the versatility of our 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range but just didn’t have the space, your day has come. Our new 36-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range comes with induction, Ultra-High™ and Ultra-Low™ gas burners, and the ultimate cooking precision of built-in sous vide – all on the cooktop. And down below you’ll find the largest capacity steam-assist oven on the market, combining steam and convection cooking for gourmet quality results. All because we believe the right tools makes food taste better, and keeps you True to Food™. For more information, visit SignatureKitchenSuite.com QUEER EYE, THE EARLY aughts TV classic that was rebooted by Netflix in 2018, follows a team of experts as…

1 min
the rufino report

For complete shopping details, see Resources. “It’s time for a brisk walk on the beach: pale sky, sand. A fresh start.”…

1 min
let’s just shop!

Real Rattan Not just for beach bungalows, this natural material adds welcome informality. Anywhere Benches A one-step way to add seating where you need it. Statement Lamps A single piece can add personality and a golden, intimate glow.…

3 min
the pro guide to renovating your bathroom

LET THERE BE NO CONFUSION: A BATHROOM redo is going to cost you time, money, and maybe even a few gray hairs. The price can range from “a few thousand dollars to spruce up an existing bathroom to six figures for a gut renovation of a high-end master bath,” says Dan DiClerico of HomeAdvisor. But if you’re smart about spending, the investment will likely prove worth it. The trick is to choose upgrades that jibe with your lifestyle—maybe you need a tub, because you’ll literally get into it every day; a wall niche if there’s nowhere to store shampoo; two sinks because teeth brushing should not be an elbow war. “We ask lots of questions about daily routine and storage needs, and emphasize function first,” explains Britt Zunino of Studio DB. Happiness…