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Traditional Home June 2014

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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

Finally, it’s Summer! After months of enduring unseasonably miserable weather, the promise of escaping to the beach, the mountains, the country, or even to my own backyard makes the declaration more meaningful. I’m certain I speak for the entire staff when I say “Hallelujah!” I simply can’t wait to kick of my flip-flops and let the lakeside relaxing begin.That’s why this issue that celebrates the pleasures of summer living is one of my favorites. It’s a cross-country tour of leisure activities—and homes that enhance precious time spent with family and friends. From the Carolina Lowcountry to California’s Bay Area—with several stops in between—there’s little doubt that we all live for the weekend.For example, on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Schaefer clan gathers for sailing, swimming, boating, golf, tennis, and…

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It might be the trickiest part of decorating: how to choose the right colors for a room. Fear not, help is on the way. We have enlisted a dozen terrific designers who will share their ideas, tips, and methods of planning to guide you on getting fabulous color in your own home.Sign up for our Master Class on Color, and every week for 12 weeks you’ll receive an email with ways to decorate with rich colors, pastels, neutrals, even decorating seasonally. It’s all free, and it’s only available through our Master Class. These tips will not appear in the magazine. So sign up today!Learn more and sign up at traditionalhome.com/masterclasscolorDON’T MISS THESE INSPIRING GEMS FROM OUR VIDEO LIBRARYCome on in! Join designer Tobi Fairley for a tour of her colorful…

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summer entertaining

1 | Made for the Shade “La Playa” beach umbrella by Santa Barbara Umbrella, $1,260 (sbumbrella.com)2 “Xavier” Cocktail Shaker, $68 (shiraleah.com)3 | The Lightweight “Chevron Riviera” chair, $245 (serenaandlily.com)4 “May Apple Leaf” Salad Plate from Oscar de la Renta, $48 (oscardelarenta.com)BLIPP TO SHOP BLIPP THE PAGES IN NEW+NEXT FOR EASY LINKS TO THE ITEMS FEATUREDBoho SanctuaryRomantic curves, painterly floral patterns, and perfectly aged patinas embody this breezy look5 “Villandry” Concrete Bench by Currey & Company, $2,990 (mecox.com)6 | Dulcet Daub “Juliette” dinner napkin by Ralph Lauren Home, $75 (ralphlauren.com)7 “Turkish Garden” Tin Plate $45 for set of 4 (mottahedeh.com)8 | Bella Umbrella “Peacock Garden” patio umbrella in oiltreated cotton, $180 (oriental-decor.com)9 | Table Manners “Giardino” teak-andiron dining table, $699 (ballarddesigns.com)Seaside SettingCrisp, all-American colors and preppy, nautical prints call for a…

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straw poll

It isn’t just for beach hats and carryall baskets—although we do covet Helen Kaminski’s wide-brimmed “Bermaha,” below. With its interlaced look and warm-weather appeal, raffia ruled the spring/summer 2014 runways, appearing in the collections of Christian Siriano, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tsumori Chisato, Dolce & Gabbana, Delpozo, and Daniel Vosovic. The tropical palm-leaf fibers add timeless texture to everything from purses and pendant lamps to side tables and upholstered pieces. Try contrasting these crocheted creations with sleek surfaces—such as hardwood and tile—or with soft fabrics, including silk, cotton, and linen. ■…

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design gems

OomphHead-TurnerFirst the ladies of Oomph (oomphonline.com) brought us lacquered furniture in an array of candy-color goodness. Now they’ve partnered with Felicia Bishop of Rhode Island’s Hwang Bishop Designs for their first lighting collection. Available in three original styles and seven high-gloss colors with hardware, bases, and shades that can be customized, these ceramic luminaries definitely have some major “oomph!”KindelLavender LustConsidered by many to be America’s first interior decorator, Dorothy Draper established her business in the 1920s. Her legend lives on, in part through Kindel (kindelfurniture.com), which has reissued many of her signature pieces. Kindel is now kicking things up a notch by offering some of Draper’s best-sellers in new colors and finishes, like this lovely wisteria shown on her “Pinwheel Chest.” Dorothy would be proud.Lulu DK for MatoukDesigner Lulu deKwiatkowski…

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woven wonders

Forget romantic notions about wicker. Contrary to popular belief, the first woven furniture didn’t emerge from the dusty tombs of Egypt, but from Northern Europe circa 3000 B.C., long before the days of King Tut. Derived from the Swedish viker, meaning “willow,” the term wicker denotes a specific technique of basketry made from willow rods found in Northern Europe. According to Willeke Wendrich, professor of Egyptian archaeology at UCLA, sturdy willow was better suited to making furniture than the flimsy reeds of the Nile.Wicker arrived in America aboard the Mayflower, but it wasn’t until 1844 that this age-old craft became a bona fide American industry. A young grocer named Cyrus Wakefield stumbled on discarded rattan on the docks in Boston and began experimenting with the flexible fibers. Wakefield soon became…