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March/April 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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Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

For many of us on staff, the Before & After issue is a favorite of the year. The big draw? The before shots. It’s the only time we change course and look for pictures of unattractive, outdated, or downright dysfunctional rooms. The more dramatic, the better, because that makes the transformation all the more compelling. And we know you feel the same.What’s not always the same is the reason homeowners feel compelled to make a change. For the Emlocks (“Empty Zest,” page 104), it was their newly emptied nest. As their daughter left to begin “adulting” in college, this couple finally got their grown-up house, shedding the 1990s decor inside their 1890 home in Huntington Bay, New York. A one-room makeover led to a house-wide divesting of furnishings they’d taken…

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seen & quoted

Erin Gates“Making child-friendly choices doesn’t mean that you need to give up on having a stylish home.”Atria Books, $35 (April release)Jeffrey Bilhuber“Once there’s a joyful component in a room, it becomes contagious and the whole space just wants to sing.”Rizzoli, $45 (April release)Margot Shaw“The urge to gather flowers and all forms of beauty into our lives is, I think, primordial, and in my view, began in a garden.”Rizzoli, $45 (April release) ■…

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Colors of the YearPaint companies have made their picks. Go soft with a soothing gray (Benjamin Moore’s “Metropolitan,” above), warm with an energizing coral, or moody with a rich blue or green. TraditionalHome.com/2019ColorTalking trends with Eric CohlerDesign master Eric Cohler says color is back in the kitchen—in a big way. He gives us the scoop on where design is going in 2019 and beyond in an exclusive interview. TraditionalHome.com/EricCohlerA kitchen to inspireSee how rustic elements like rugged brick create just the right push against the glamorous pull of sleek notes like marble countertops. TraditionalHome.com/RusticGlamourEnjoy a breath of fresh airEscape to a bloom-filled backyard getaway outfitted with comfy furnishings for a pop of color. TraditionalHome.com/EnglishGardenFOLLOW US: Facebook facebook.com/tradhomeTwitter @traditionalhome Instagram @traditionalhome Pinterest pinterest.com/traditionalhome ■…

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Windsor SmithFOR ARTERIORSNecessity is the mother of invention. Or, in Windsor Smith’s case, Burning Man was the mother of invention. Smith’s latest collection for Arteriors takes inspiration from the Nevada desert, which informed her palette of sunset hues and glistening metals. Offerings include the “Aja” wall sconce in an antique-brass finish. It’s the perfect perch for artwork, a poem, or even a cookbook. (arteriorshome.com)Michael S. SmithIn a new collection for Hartmann & Forbes, design master Michael S. Smith writes a love letter to ancient weaving techniques with artisanal window coverings and wallcoverings handcrafted in Southeast Asia. (hartmannforbes.com)Sarah LavoineFrench designer Sarah Lavoine, a household name in Europe thanks to rooms that embody the cosmopolitan Parisian spirit, brings her look across the ocean in her first American launch. Inspired by her Polish…

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Bold pattern on floors is hardly new. Black-and-white marble made its mark harlequin-style on many an English manor entry hall. Italian palazzi charmed with expressive geometrics in the Renaissance era.In recent years, though, choices underfoot have often been safe rather than striking. Get ready for a change. Not only do the newest rugs boast artful patterns with pizzazz, other flooring categories do, too. Broadloom carpets in stripes and plaid, high-quality vinyls depicting historic medallions, and cork and tile in trend-forward geometrics have elevated flair to the same level as function.“The floor is intended for pattern—history says so,” says Annie Selke, who has added floor tile (page 24) to the rug designs on her résumé. “The trend to celebrate floors with bold pattern falls into ‘what is old is new again.’…

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peacock pride

Mottahedeh The “Sylvanae” porcelain dinner plate depicts a swirling woodland scene with colorful flora and fauna (mottahedeh.com). Bernhardt A carved feather motif adorns the door fronts of the “Peacock” entertainment console with tarnished German silver-clad case over reclaimed teak (bernhardt.com). Antonina Vella for York Wallcoverings A metallic sheen gives the “Feathers” wallcovering in teal/green enhanced texture (yorkwall.com). Julia B. Glitzy gold embroidery evokes elegance on the linen “Peacock” dinner napkin (juliab.com). Thibaut The “Shelton” wing chair dons whimsical “Desmond” fabric in black/charcoal (thibautdesign.com). Nest Studio Upgrade from expected hardware with “Peacock” pulls in polished brass (neststudiocollection.com). John Derian “Peacock Feather” name cards make memorable tablescapes or party favors (johnderian.com). Shay Geyer Collection “Plume de Paon” fabric in Malachite elevates interiors (ibbdesign.com). Kim Seybert The “Burma” wooden serving tray boasts patinated brass…