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Traditional Home June 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

2 min
from the editor

IT’S summertime, and the livin’ is easy. It certainly should be, anyway. Now’s the time to kick off your shoes, open the French doors, and enjoy a warm breeze and a cool drink. This issue is all about people who do just that—in homes made for laid-back, summer-easy living. A house on the beach definitely invites relaxation, especially when it sits on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle along Scenic 30A. That’s the spot Melanie and Stephen Schoen chose for their getaway home, a fresh take on the classic Southern farmhouse (“Summertime Bliss,” page 50). “We love the vibe at WaterColor,” says Melanie. It’s the family’s special place, a haven that’s all about lazy beach days, long bike rides, and, most important, making memories. For others, a place at the lake…

1 min
summer rocks

“OUTDOOR LIVING HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE. THERE’S SOMETHING FREEING ABOUT BEING OUTSIDE. IT FEEDS YOUR SOUL.” —interior designer Chris Barrett, who recently launched her own outdoor fabric collection See our video with more great furniture at traditionalhome.com/outdoorfurniture PHOTOGRAPH: VERGE COLLECTION, ROGER DAVIES…

1 min
decidedly draper

Designer Carleton Varney’s kaleidoscopic, classically inspired lifestyle collection for Frontgate wholeheartedly embraces his lifelong design philosophy: “the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable, and drab.” Inspired by Varney’s mentor, designer extraordinaire Dorothy Draper, the indoor/outdoor collections—which include everything from tabletop pieces and planters to fabrics and furniture—are sophisticated yet playful, exuberant yet elegant. All with a dash of colorful optimism. “The world has gotten more gray and beige. Color stands out now,” Varney says. “Dorothy Draper had a look that was very definable. Her designs had magical color and scale. We infused these pieces with that aroma of color and magic.” A few of the designer’s favorites include Giverny chair backs with a pattern indicative of garden pathways leading to a fountain, a nod to Monet’s…

4 min

NEW RAVENNA Enjoying the view—even in a room without a window seat—just got easier, thanks to an eye-grabbing offering from New Ravenna. Called Altimetry, this collection of tile handcrafted in Virginia emerged out of company founder Sara Baldwin’s high-altitude reveries. “I always look forward to flying, admiring the world’s symmetry from above,” she says. “The mosaics in Altimetry were inspired by aerial views—the beautiful energies and patterns of our world.” The collection includes nine mosaics in several colorways crafted from gold, glass, ceramic, shell, and stone—as is “Coliseum,” above, in honed Nero Marquina stone. —Ashley Hotham CHARLOTTE MOSS The mark of a memorable gathering? Just the right blend of dinner guests— and tableware. Designer Charlotte Moss definitely knows that secret, and she makes the table-setting portion of the perfect party easier with her…

2 min
wine country getaway

California boasts many wine regions, with Napa Valley perhaps the bestknown. But another favorite area lies just to the west—Sonoma County, where farms and wineries abound along a stretch of scenic, fertile countryside. For visitors seeking a bit of wine country R&R, The Farmhouse Inn ensures an idyllic weekend—or anytime—getaway. Recently voted best hotel in California by Travel & Leisure magazine readers, as well as eighth best in the world, the five-star boutique hotel sits on six acres in the scenic Russian River Valley. The owners, brother and sister Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, have deep roots in the area, where their family has been involved in farming and winemaking for five generations. Relaxation is on the agenda from the time you sink into one of the 25 luxurious rooms and suites, tastefully…

1 min
weekend getaways

AMANGIRI The ultimate in desert luxury, this Aman resort is cloistered in a Utah valley with panoramic views of flat-topped mesa rock formations. (aman.com) TRIPLE CREEK RANCH Located in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain range, this luxury guest ranch borders 4 million acres of national forest—the ultimate retreat for outdoor adventurers who don’t necessarily want to rough it. (triplecreekranch.com) BLACKBERRY FARM Set on 9,200 bucolic acres in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this family-run escape is one of the country’s most acclaimed hotels. (blackberryfarm.com) METROPOLITAN BY COMO, MIAMI BEACH With interiors designed by Paola Navone and an Art Deco exterior, this COMO hotel is quintessentially Miami Beach. Don’t miss the Urban Escape wellness spa. (comohotels.com) ZERO GEORGE STREET This boutique hotel, housed in restored 1804 structures, honors Charleston’s history with a contemporary spin. (zerogeorge.com) SOHO HOUSE…