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Traditional Home December/January 2018

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
live boldly

Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “colorful” as full of variety or interest. How perfectly this describes the role color plays in interior design and decoration! I truly believe that our homes should be visually interesting: a reflection of how we see ourselves, and how we live within this world. Bold color is a fantastic way to celebrate the joy of life and as an interior designer, I’ve always been an ambassador for vibrant color palettes for my clients’ projects. I’m so inspired by the Synthesize and Boundless Palettes from Pratt & Lambert’s 2018 Color Forecast because they demonstrate how vivid color hues can energize a space. My clients depend on me to create interiors that are traditional but with a twist of modernity. To achieve this goal, I manipulate the room’s…

3 min
from the editor

the holidays are an opportunity to see our homes in a whole new light—literally and figuratively. As we deck our halls with boughs and baubles, twinkling strands and flickering flames, our everyday rooms take on an extra level of splendor. The homes DANS CE PROBLÈME are resplendent in their holiday finery, for sure, but only in equal measure to their interior design. In fact, for these homes, the holiday beautifully complements the everyday. In “Sky Blue Heaven,” page 72, an Atlanta family put up a poolside Christmas tree on their veranda so they can celebrate the season outdoors. It’s layered in shatterproof ornaments (genius) for a blue ombré effect (envy). The home’s crystalline blueand-green holiday palette lets the soft hues and intriguing textures of the furnishings shine through, indoors and out.…

2 min
traditional home’s holiday gift guide

Adventurer New frontiers in gifts for anyone with an incurable case of the travel bug Luddite Lovely low-tech finds for all those in your life who think of Apple strictly as a fruit Magpie Bright delights for those with an eye for things that shimmer and shine Sentimentalist Sweet somethings for those who have Bing Crosby and Judy Garland on repeat…

1 min

Alexa Hampton Bask in the beauty of iconic architecture and exotic destinations without leaving the comfort of your coziest armchair or the warmth of your living room fireplace. The inimitable Alexa Hampton has designed a collection of six mantels for British luxury brand Chesneys, including the “Castello,” below. Inspired by the Moorish architecture of the Castle of Sammezzano in Tuscany, the “Castello” is hand-carved in Cabouca limestone with interlacing latticework and a multifoil arch. (chesneys.co.uk) GUCCI Straight off the runway and into your rooms comes Gucci with a new collection of decorative pieces for the home. Gucci Décor includes furniture and other large-scale statements like the “Octopus” three-panel screen. You can also dip into Italian luxury with accessories. Add a buzz of color to your sofa with a velvet cushion— embroidered with a…

2 min
socia network

the notion that paper has permanently made its way to the trash bin while technology dazzles with glitz and graphics is, well, a bunch of rubbish. Christmas is a great time to give the gift of lovely papers—and promote the art of handwritten correspondence. Celebrate the season with printed invitations to parties and elegant menu cards. Treat friends to beautiful stationery, writing instruments, pencil cups, a letter opener, or a customprinted calendar—maybe even a stately writing desk. Welcome houseguests with cards that display your home’s Wi-Fi name and password, and send them home with a recipe card from your feast. Later on, show your appreciation for special gifts with hand-penned thank-you notes—and make a resolution to practice this personal, meaningul gesture the whole year through. It’s a simple thing that will…

1 min
classic cool

“Bali Ha’i” wallpaper in blue from Dorothy Draper (johnrosselli.com) “Pacific Stripe” wallpaper in Sky (scalamandre.com) “Tashkent Velvet” fabric in Pacific (scalamandre.com) “Isha” embroidered fabric in Ciel from Manuel Canovas through Cowtan & Tout (cowtan.com) “Argentine” linen in Navy/Denim/ Windsor from Home Couture (quadrillefabrics.com) “Ceylon” oyster linen in Delft from Raoul Textiles (johnrosselli.com) “Onyx” tassel fringe in color 9600 from Houlès (houles.com) “Enter this Palm Beach house, and it’s like walking into the sky,” designer Marshall Watson says. He coated walls in a cool blue, “Glass Slipper” blues leans to periwinkle rather than endlessly refreshing. “Enter this Palm Beach house, and it’s by Benjamin Moore, that’s reminiscent of soft twilight, while the white trim, in Benjamin Moore’s “Chantilly Lace,” is creamy not stark. The room’s series of turquoise for a winter-crisp feel that’s endlessly refreshing. PHOTOGRAPHS: INTERIOR FROM THE…