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Traditional Home April 2016

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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United States
Meredith Corporation
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
break for spring!

PEOPLE, P L ACES & THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Moser “Twist” swirl crystal vase and “Gema” faceted crystal vase, both in aquamarine and reseda. Vaubel Designs “Multi Stone Circles Bracelet” set on Lapicida’s agate rock. Stanley “Catalina” chair in saltbox white. Bungalow 5 “Brianna” painted desk. Lalique “Imperial Feathers” silk scarf in sky blue. Times Two Design “Selenite Column” lamp with Lucite base. Made Goods “Aidan” water buffalo-horn vases. Kravet “Bombay Pearl” wallcovering. L’Objet “Perlée” white porcelain vase and rectangular platter. Ceylon et Cie “Rock Candy” collection brass lidded box with inlaid turquoise stones. Kravet Couture “Chenille Basket” woven fabric in white. Philippe Deshoulières through BIA Cordon Bleu “Arcades” turquoise porcelain dinner, salad, and bread plates with 18-karat gold detail. Pierre Frey “Mademoiselle” moiré fabric in neige. Osborne & Little Herringbone fabrics including…

3 min
ode to ballyfin

THE WORLD AROUND US: ART, ANTIQUES & TRAVEL The exceptional beauty of Ireland’s Ballyfin estate reveals itself in glimpses along the meandering drive that winds from the entry gate to the grand, blush-hued main house. It’s as if time has retreated, transporting visitors back to the mid-19th century in the brief trip through just a tiny pocket of the haven’s 600 acres. Restoring this splendid manor and turning it into a five-star hotel was a labor of love for Chicago businessman and Ballyfin owner Fred Krehbiel and managing director Jim Reynolds. When Krehbiel purchased the down-at-its-heels property in 2002 from a Patrician college, he resolved to restore it to the grand Irish country house it had been in the 1820s when Sir Charles Coote commissioned architect Richard Morrison and his son, William, to…

4 min
beautiful bedlam

“WE FELL UNDER THE SPELL OF THE EXTERIOR’S PLUCKEDFROM-ACROSS-THEPOND SENSIBILITY” —Jason Oliver Nixon AFTER 25 years in New York City, it was time for a change. When I was just out of college, NYC was candyland. In my 30s, it still felt spiffy. But now I feared morphing into an old man who cursed and mumbled at passersby. My partner, John, and I discussed the options. We looked at historic Hancock Park in Los Angeles, but what to do when a true fixer-upper (no AC, clunky plumbing) clocks in at more than $1 million? We considered Chicago, but, ultimately, I hoped for warmer, not colder. And so our search carried us southward. As designers and proprietors at Madcap Cottage, we had visited High Point, North Carolina, twice annually for more than 15 years…

1 min
sunrise delight

FAMILY, GOOD FRIENDS , FOOD & LIFE The sum of the parts equals a fabulous end result. Biscuit-like shortcakes studded with fresh berries and filled with citrus-bright lemon curd, whipped cream, and raspberries finish off this brunch. The menu highlights spring flavors such as asparagus, baby greens, and heirloom carrots Menu Carrot-Orange Cocktail Mango and Raisin Chutney over Goat Cheese Asparagus Soup with Pistachio Cream Spring Frittata Wilted Baby Swiss Chard with Heirloom Carrots Raspberry Shortcakes MENU BY CHEF MARY PAYNE MORAN Like clear morning skies that beam sunlight, a polished blue-and-yellow tablescape creates a cheerful spring brunch setting that forecasts a bright day ahead. An alluring blend of mismatched but coordinated elements cleverly comes together to greet guests. Porcelain plates boast diverse patterns but display similar gold trim. Linens walk on the wild side in a jungle-print runner but also go traditional in…

6 min
haute house

RADIATING French aesthetic, Château Soleil—built in 1998 by William T. Baker and named for its golden exterior—served as the setting of the 46th annual Atlanta Symphony Showhouse. The area’s top designers employed their best decorating tricks to transform the 14,000-square-foot Georgia estate replete with exquisite architecture, including intricate millwork and marble mantels. Each room is a treasure of stylish ideas. To emphasize the den’s arched windows and soaring woodbeamed ceiling, Vern Yip coated the walls in Benjamin Moore’s “Newburyport Blue” and hung the draperies as high as possible. He then fashioned a functional sitting area around the fireplace with a sofa, a daybed, and a pair of spooled-wood armchairs. Starburstshape accent tables double as seating. Chevron, Greek key, and floral fabrics inject personality while “pops of warm orange give a needed…

4 min
a harmony of hues

IN their previous homes, Torry and Mary Leyden Johnson were fearless with color. “Especially in the ’80s,” Mary Leyden says. “We used a lot more vibrant colors. We had a bright green room and a periwinkle room.” When the empty nesters built a new Nashville home, however, they were ready to leave the ’80s far behind, and tapped Carolyn Kendall for color and design expertise. The Nashville designer artfully balanced the bold and the bashful, warming spaces with neutral hues, including soft teals and pretty pinks, and well-measured doses of cranberry and turquoise. “They like bright colors, but they wanted to mix in some soft hues to give their new home a more updated, current look,” the designer says. Architect Ron Farris set the stage, designing a neoclassical, washed-brick home with three…