Traditional Home

Traditional Home May/June 2019

Traditional Home magazine offers readers expert advice in decorating, furnishings, antiques, tabletop and gardens. Also find tours of exquisite homes, renovation ideas and collecting in each issue of Traditional Home magazine.

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from the editor

Summer is nearly here, and it’s time to unwind. After a long winter—above and below the snow line—we have earned the right to this season and its cathartic exhale. Now more than ever, our homes, their furnishings, and our mind-sets are made for living with what we love indoors and taking that vibe outside with little to no line in between. That feels so refreshing, doesn’t it? Fair warning: I think this issue is going to take you a good bit of time to page through. It’s packed with design that makes you feel good. These stories will inspire you to shape your own home in a way that speaks to the comforts, colors, collections, and locales meaningful to you. Happy, bohemian, and carefree as descriptors of a historic Colonial? Absolutely.…

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Tropical Escape Plan a getaway to one of the most stylish, well-kept secrets in the Bahamas: the Abaco Club on Winding Bay—sand, sun, and yummy rum drinks await. Beautiful Bunk Rooms Hosting overnight guests can be a day at the beach. Sleep a crowd in style this summer with inspiration from some of our favorite bunk rooms. Hamptons Style Take a look back at some of our favorite spaces from past years at the Hampton Designer Showhouse—and get geared up for this summer’s event, beginning July 21. Best of Kitchen and Bath Spectacular blue claw-foot tub with gold-tone filler, anyone? Get a glimpse of the hottest new products to upgrade your kitchen and bath. FOLLOW US: Facebook Twitter @traditionalhome Instagram @traditionalhome Pinterest…

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seeing a pattern

SEEING A PATTERN One breakup, then another. Architect Jenny Jorgensen and illustrator Kate Worum traded that pattern for a new one: success as partners in a hand-painted textile business they named She She. Fresh out of long-term relationships, “we had an opportunity to create new lives,” Jenny says. The Minneapolis duo bring art to interiors with custom murals, furnishings, and wallpapers. Inspired by vintage rugs, their “We Put a Pearl in the Ground” motif, above, was designed for our readers. ( 24 EYE-CATCHERS 30 WHITE GLOVE 34 CLASSIC UPDATE 36 TRENDING 38 PALETTE & PATTERN…

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Sferra Evoke the feel of a secret garden with “Ecclissi,” a double-layered, top-of-bed ensemble ideal for springtime. Made to order in Italy, the bedding boasts delicate, semitransparent linens: sateen printed with peonies and roses overlaid with a diamond-pattern organza jacquard. Affixed with double-sided buttons and finished with mini flanges, grosgrain ribbon, and knife edging, the limited-edition duvet and sham sets effortlessly blend blooming colors and tailored appeal. ( Mark Gagnon Humble papier-mâché rises to unexpected elegance at the hands of New York City artist Mark Gagnon. “I enjoy pushing it into a high-low aesthetic,” he says. Gagnon’s latest collection of works is inspired by classical art and his novel sense of humor, which plays on “the absurdity of a faux Greek urn made of paper,” he says. ( DOWEL This collection’s name—the Well-Traveled Home—says it…

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bench mark

Come summertime, benches beckon. Outside, they deliver a quiet place to absorb budding garden colors, long-awaited after winter’s gray. They serve us parkside, poolside, and even at the ball field—at least until the seventh-inning stretch. Indoors, they’re just as inviting—in any season. A lovely complement to larger furniture, benches are versatile and can energize interiors with unexpected personality. Slip an upholstered bench into a bedroom to serve as a beautiful perch for wardrobe preparation. Place one in the living room to function as seating for a guest. Or cozy one up to the dining table for comfortable conversation. Throughout a home, benches boost the style quotient.…

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better half

That narrow hallway off the kitchen? What about the odd spaces flanking the fireplace? Enter demilunes. First developed by the Romans and dubbed mensa lunata, or “moon table,” the semicircular creation that fits flush to a wall became a mainstay in French foyers by 1750. Large, primitive designs evolved into daintier tables with tapered legs and ornate detailing. Today’s demilunes come in surprising materials and finishings and sport a variety of bases. Extra credit for a display shelf or concealed storage! “PUT A PAIR OF THE VERSATILE LITTLE TABLES TOGETHER TO CREATE A CENTER OR DINING TABLE OUT OF THIN AIR.”—designer Paloma Contreras…