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Traditional Home April 2017

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
palette perspective

Consort Midcentury-style “Susie Italian Modern Chair” upholstered in Blush Velvet. Luminaire “Bell Side Table” by Sebastian Herkner. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Faceted vases in frosted glass. FLOS Lighting Brass “IC F Floor Lamp” by Michael Anastassiades. Palecek “Giselle Petrified Wood Mirror.” Designers Guild “Saraille” non-woven wallpaper in Birch. The Rug Company “Bridge” hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug. “THE STRENGTH OF ORANGE IS SERIOUS AND PLAYFUL AT THE SAME TIME. PAINTING A ROOM IN BRILLIANT ORANGE CAN ADD A CONTEMPORARY EDGE TO A SPACE OTHERWISE CHARACTERIZED BY HEIRLOOM ANTIQUES.” —Garrow Kedigian Chaddock “Bridgitte” wing chair in velvet from the Mary McDonald collection. Santa & Cole “Tripode” floor lamp with pleated silk shade. Zatista “Sunessence” contemporary artwork. Krane “Chrysanthemum” hand-screened wallpaper in French gray. Mecox Gardens Gray “Chevron” glass vase and “Tedan” distressed leather…

4 min
beauty in blue

Who says you can’t have it all? It is possible, at least in Deborah Roberts’s Little Rock kitchen. Deborah dreamed of a high-functioning cook’s kitchen. Getting dinner on the table every night for a family of six demands it. But she and husband Mike also entertain often—so Deborah yearned as well for a kitchen that looked good even as it was making her life more efficient. To get that perfect combination, Deborah found the perfect design partner—her sister, interior designer Kimberly Harper. “The biggest challenge,” Harper says, “is Deborah wanted a view.” She got it, courtesy of tall triple windows on the sink wall that bathe the spacious kitchen in natural light and allow Deborah to keep an eye on her young daughter when she’s outside on the swing set or playing…

3 min
paradise regained

Agarden doesn’t have to be perfect,” Maryellen McCulloch says, surveying the colorful perennial borders she’s created around her hilltop home just west of Portland. “You have to let things happen.” Among other things, that means if an interesting but uninvited plant shows up in one of her garden beds—say a tall mullein, which is usually regarded as a weed—Maryellen doesn’t yank it out. She welcomes it to coexist with her plantings. But, then, she’s a woman who does a lot of welcoming, both horticulturally and socially Maryellen and her husband, Michael, a Portland- based architect, frequently host events at Westwind Farm Studio, their 80-acre spread overlooking the Tualatin Valley and Coast Range. Over the last dozen years the couple has transformed a former sheep farm into swaths of inviting and completely…

2 min
from the editor

COLOR possesses a special magic, somehow able to transport us straight to our happy place. Favorite hues make us feel good, express our personality, and bring our outfits and our rooms to life. For proof, look no further than Jessica Herrin’s historic California home, transformed by designer Kendall Wilkinson into a haven for modern-day living. Jessica, founder of the jewelry enterprise Stella & Dot, expresses herself in sparkly platinum and gold baubles spiked with vibrant beads and stones. Those pieces served as inspirational gems for Wilkinson’s design. “A lot of the furnishings feel like jewelry, and much of the color palette came from her jewelry,” Wilkinson says. See how she tailored a mostly neutral palette to Jessica’s style with all manner of plums in “The Violet Hour,” page 61. Likewise, if Kim…

9 min
big easy elegance

NO ONE DOES CLASSIC QUITE LIKE SOUTHERNERS And it doesn’t get any more Southern than St. Charles Avenue in the bustling Uptown District of New Orleans. An 1895 Queen Anne Victorian—complete with stained-glass windows, wroughtiron trim, and an adjacent guest cottage—was the ideal setting for our Southern Style Now Designer Showhouse. In conjunction with the Southern Style Now Festival, 28 designers with strong Southern ties transformed the home of newlyweds James and Brett Lapeyre to benefit the Preservation Center of New Orleans. See why the second stop on our national showhouse tour is a true decorator’s delight. Shaun Smith ensured the living room met New Orleanian expectations. Exterior views, portable furniture, and whimsical accents were all musts. The classic-but-current arrangement features a clean-lined slipper chair and sofa, a round ottoman, and…

6 min
farmhouse fresh

ON ANY GIVEN DAY the Arkansas home of Ashley and Michael Mosley and their five children, ages teen to toddler, could breezily outpace the bustle of the reality show Kate Plus Eight. It’s not unusual for the Mosley family room to teem with the oldest daughter’s cheerleading squad practice as Ashley whips up a scrumptious home-cooked meal in the kitchen while father and son rumble away on their fourwheelers across their 1,000-acre property. “A lot of activity goes on in this house,” confirms Little Rock interior designer Tobi Fairley, who worked on this project from the ground up. Fairley, who’s made a name for herself as a bold colorist and exponent of youthful traditional design, turned to her favorite decorating element, color, to jump-start the design. “I found the aqua-and-chocolate color palette…