Fall - Winter 2017

Showcasing high-end interiors where distinctive design details shine, DÉCOR features a mix of traditional, transitional, and modern accents set against exquisite architecture backdrops. Large, inspirations photos reveal design styles that reflect discerning tastes from coast to coast while design secrets from nationally recognized experts in the interior design world add value to the dialogue about the essence of great design. Timeless materials, graceful craftsmanship, and top-of-the-line furnishings and fixtures are hallmarks of both the newly-built and renovated homes featured in this bookazine.

United States
Meredith Corporation


from the editors

There are some trends we are happy to relegate to the history books: bathroom carpeting, avocado-color appliances, glass-block windows. But there are many more we can’t wait to welcome for a second act. We’re fascinated by how trends from the past are reintroduced in fresh and unexpected ways. One of our favorite examples is the resurgence of florals as a romantic, colorful counterpoint to today’s popular monochromatic schemes. There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about these natureinspired designs, which bring decorative flourish to furniture, lighting, rugs, and dinnerware. When paired with high-contrast, geometric patterns, the results are even more breathtaking. We take a closer look in “Botanicals in Bloom,” page 6. This issue, we also introduce you to talented designers who are changing the way we think about décor. In Texas, Janet Gust…

botanicals in bloom

Out with the old, in with the bold: That attitude is permeating the fashion and home design industries—reinventing both clothing and furnishings. This season’s trend takes cues from the garden, mixing botanical-inspired decor with high-contrast, geometric prints. Traditional black-and-white houndstooth and striped patterns take on a new life when paired with curvaceous furniture and overscale florals, such as in this living room, opposite, by designer Lisa Mende. Rich greens and teals lend earthiness beside pops of saturated pinks and blues, and plush fabrics like velvet soften geometry. The style is versatile, blossoming in Bohemian-inspired interiors as well as those that epitomize refined Southern charm. One part flirtatious, one part sophisticated, these botanical accents bridge the gap between indoors and outdoors without taking themselves too seriously as they enliven homes of all…

strictly personal

A little funky, a little sexy, and a little left of center. That’s how designer Morgan Farrow describes her client, Allane O’Neil. It’s also a spot-on description of Allane’s 6,000-square-foot Dallas home, where crisp white walls bounce light so each room shimmers like a lightbox. This laboratory-like backdrop cried out for experimentation— and after 25 years of living in a traditional 1940s red-brick two-story that once belonged to her grandmother, Allane was ready to be bold. Thought-provoking artwork? Fearless upholstery colors? Wallpapered ceilings? Yes, yes, and yes. “I’m not afraid to veer away from the latest trends and go my own way,” Allane says. She directed Farrow to push the envelope. “With a simple white backdrop, we could go wild with the bright, saturated hues and strong patterns that Allane is naturally…

ageless allure

People, sunbeams, breezes, and chatter cheerfully spill between elegantly appointed interiors and poolside patios at this Paradise Valley, Arizona, home. Redesigned instead of razed, the updated 1980s home beautifully meets the needs of an empty-nester couple— encouraging their kids to visit regularly and issuing a lingerawhile invitation to all who enter. The home has journeyed a ways since it was first viewed in 2014 by the couple and interior designer Laurel Pfannenstiel, who ushered in changes that complemented the home’s finer qualities while improving its lackluster ones. “We loved that you could see the front and back yards as you walked through,” Pfannenstiel says. “And we loved the light and the variations in ceiling heights, which created the feel of both cozy areas and grand spaces.” To amplify those perceptions, Pfannenstiel opened…

welcome home

A cocktail party in a closet? Cupcake wars for a child’s birthday party in a formal dining room where dignitaries have dined? Why not? That’s life for Jessica and Chad Herrin, and versatility is the enduring legacy of the couple’s 1902 California home. That potential, however, was less-than-realized when the couple first laid eyes upon the place. “We pulled up and debated whether we should even go inside,” Jessica says. “It was a wreck.” But Jessica—an entrepreneurial visionary who cofounded a wedding gift registry website at age 24 and later started the social jewelry-selling business Stella & Dot—is hardly averse to a challenge. “I fell in love with the property,” she says. “Once I convinced Chad it wasn’t total madness, we dedicated ourselves to making it a comfortable family home.” With two…

life in color

“I always say picking a favorite color is like picking a favorite child. I love them all.” —DESIGNER STACY GARCIA Stacy Garcia Since founding her first company, LebaTex—a commercial textile supplier—in 1999, designer Stacy Garcia has established an entire family of brands, designing everything from carpet and wallcoverings to upholstery, furniture, and lighting. Garcia and the team at her research-based design studio in New York are constantly looking for ways to take emerging trends in color, pattern, and material and creatively weave them into their designs. A chair holder of Color Marketing Group, an international association for color professionals, Garcia also acts as a consultant for various companies, such as Pratt & Lambert, using research to see where partners can improve their offerings, sales, and productivity. She describes what color means to…