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Traditional Home July - August 2015

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

6 min
contento in california

Happiness flows in St. Helena, California, and not just from the wine bottle. For Jean-Pierre (J-P) Conte, Hillary Thomas, and their six children (four his, two hers), this Wine Country community is shorthand for haven and all the pleasures that go with it. In fact, the name of their second home, Contento, means “happy” in Spanish. “J-P is half-Cuban and half-French; his last name is Conte, and my nickname as a little girl was Happy,” says Hillary. “Contento seemed like a good name on so many levels.” The San Francisco couple bought the three-acre property as the house was nearing completion four years ago, just in time for Hillary, an interior designer, to make the decorating decisions. A striking and consistent theme is the house’s overscale light fxtures. “Lighting played an…

7 min
little bit of soul

Move-ins were icing on the cake for interior designer Charles Faudree. “He’d walk around a room with armloads of things and start arranging— hanging pictures, climbing on chairs, and standing on ladders to adjust things,” says Linda James. “It was magical to watch him transform a room.” Faudree, who died in November 2013, was legendary for his charming American take on French country style. His was a wonderfully warm and pattern-rich look that celebrated all the accoutrements of a French estate without the pretentiousness. “We loved everything he did,” says Linda, who, with her husband, Darwin, first worked with Faudree several years ago on their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the designer also lived. A few years after the Tulsa project, Faudree invited Linda and Darwin (now friends as much as clients) to…

12 min
light & easy

Wits sunny outlook and emphasis on easy living, nothing says summer quite like the Hamptons. Now in its 15th year, the Hampton Designer Showhouse benefiting the Southampton Hospital continues to inspire with innovative ideas and outstanding design. An enchanting Shingle-style estate—complete with tennis court and pool house—served as the setting for the 2014 showhouse. Join us for a look back at last year’s invigorating spaces, where the region’s top talents shared their interpretation of the ultimate summer home. To watch a video with more images of these showhouse spaces, visit traditionalhome.com/HamptonsVideo MEET OUR DESIGNERS Architect John Himmelsbach John Himmelsbach Architecture & Interiors Foyer Denise Rinfret & Missy Rinfret Minicucci The Rinfret Group Library and Laundry Greg McKenzie Greg McKenzie Design Living Room Nancy Galasso, Diane Karmen & Thom Bellucci Lillian August Furnishings + Designs Great Room Patrik…

4 min
barefoot elegance

As sunset nears, guests at Hualālai’s Beach Tree Bar on Hawaii’s Big Island await the famous “green flash”— that moment when the sinking sun creates a splash of green on the horizon. Cheers erupt and cameras click as the sun disappears, and everyone settles down for drinks and dinner at the oceanfront restaurant. Magical moments happen daily at Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu, a residential luxury resort on the Kona-Kohala Coast, seven miles from Kailua-Kona International Airport. For starters, there’s the nearly perfect weather. Protected by volcanic mountains, the northwest coast of Hawaii’s largest island is sunny and in the 80s most every day. (The daily high temperature varies by only about six degrees during the year.) HUALĀLAI TAPS INTO THE RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE AREA, AND HAS A QUIET, SMALL-TOWN ATMOSPHERE Getting…

6 min
touch of flair

Anyone who has ever visited Flair New York, the richly appointed home store in SoHo with sister shops in Florence and Rome, knows the pleasure of a beautifully designed emporium. Warm lighting bathes the soaring whitewashed loft, making it seem dipped in gold. The arrangement of objects and furniture is reminiscent of an Art Deco Manhattan apartment in prewar times , with a color scheme to ft. Lacquered black elements, white plaster, and brass-trimmed shagreen abound, exuding urban sophistication. So when Flair New York co -owner Jon Maroto purchased a shingled 1880 fsherman’s house in Provincetown, Massachusetts, he asked his friend and the shop’s other owner, George Nunno, to collaborate on decorating the idyllic Cape Cod getaway. “We thought to ourselves—‘What is Flair at the beach? How do we infuse that…

1 min
holey moly

These days it seems nearly anything can be hole-punched—and we’re not talking about paper. From silks and suede to leathers and mesh—see Made Goods’ gold “Hadley” chair—fabrics with circular perforations are in fierce demand. Laser-cut looks inundated the spring/summer fashion runway, appearing in the collections of Alexander Wang, Fendi, Versace, and more. But it seems the most popular form is pierced metal. There’s just something about the see-through application that makes even Oly Studio’s steel “Demian Armoire” seem light and airy. Whatever it is, we can’t keep our eyes of these transparent pieces. To shop these perforated items and more, visit traditionalhome.com/perforated…