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Traditional Home May 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

3 min
from the editor

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is discovering talented young designers and showcasing their work. There is nothing quite like watching individuals do what they were born to do. Take the boutique interior design firm Tilton Fenwick, founded by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham in 2010. A year later, Traditional Home recognized the New York City-based duo as one of the magazine’s top 20 “New Traditionals,” those rising stars of design that we recommend readers keep an eye on—and we weren’t wrong. In the brief time since, Anne and Suysel have been busy. Besides building their practice, they’ve created a fabric collection, Tilton Fenwick for Duralee; upholstery for Target (chairs, settees, headboards, ottomans); rugs for Studio Four NYC; and new babies. We feel like proud…

2 min
traditional home celebrates 2015 rising stars of design

Elle Clymer & Stephanie Woodmansee FRESH AND UNEXPECTED Henry & Co Design co-founders Elle Clymer and Stephanie Woodmansee won our hearts (and a place on this list) with the whimsical landing they designed for the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. With their charming mix of patterns, vibrant color, and unique furnishings, we’re sure they’ll win yours too. henryandcodesign.com Blair Harris EAST COAST ELEGANCE Able to eff ortlessly pair egg-and-dart with Eames, sputnik chandeliers with Victorian details, high-end furnishings with budget finds, Blair Harris has a knack for the unexpected. The New York City-based interior designer simultaneously creates spaces that are exceptionally elegant yet family-friendly and fresh. blairharris.com Chenault James FASHION FORWARD Armed with a lifelong obsession for fashion and design (and a soft spot for tailored spaces with a sense of history), Columbus, Georgia-based designer Chenault James injects timeless interiors with…

2 min
secret garden

PEOPLE, PLACES & PRODUCTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT | Globe-trotter “Bloom” globe from ImagineNations by Wendy Gold, $450 (artonglobes.com) | Paper Petals Fornasetti’s “Fiori Black” wallcovering for Cole & Son (leejofa.com) | Bohemian Rhapsody Seasoned photographer Guillaume de Laubier takes us through some of the most stylish and nuanced apartments in Paris, capturing the essence of “je ne sais quoi” in his images that fill A Home in Paris, his book with Catherine Synave (rizzoliusa.com). Fashion designer Andrew Gn’s apartment, right, is a fine example of the singular knack for layered and patchwork perfection which, in part, inspired our story. “Avondale Floral Night Garden” by Schumacher (fschumacher.com) “Rue des St-Peres” by Sonia Rykiel for Lelievre (starkfabric.com) “Floreanna Voyage of Discovery” by Sanderson (stylelibrary.com) “Suzhou” by Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little (osborneandlittle.com) “Bataille de Fleurs” by Christian…

1 min
wave revıew

Nothing says summer like the beach! Pay tribute to that serene vacation spot with deep-sea accents in your wardrobe and home. From Valentino and Stella McCartney to Mary Katrantzou and Elie Saab, the fashion scene overfl ows with ocean-inspired ensembles. Sea creatures and surfer waves are shaping the latest in jewelry and decor—see Suz Somersall’s starfish ring, Currey & Company’s jellyfish pendant, and a cobalt table lamp by Dunes and Duchess. Coral and other underwater organisms crafted from beads or cast metal transform ordinary sandals, placemats, and necklaces into otherworldly works of art.…

3 min
common thread

Crewelwork, an ancient type of embroidery using wool yarn on linen, really came into its own in early-17th-century England. Queen Elizabeth I, an accomplished embroiderer, encouraged guilds and noblewomen to pursue the craft about the same time the introduction of the steel needle made the work easier. The subsequent reign of King James I saw increased trade with India, introducing Brits to painted cottons with exotic flora and fauna motifs perfect for crewelwork. These designs became curtains, wall panels, and bed coverings, adding color and warmth (literally) to cold, drafty homes. Today, crewelwork is done with a variety of yarn types and fabrics, but the most passionate embroiderers love to explore its roots. “People come from all over the world to study crewelwork,” says Phillipa Turnbull, a specialist in historical crewelwork…

1 min
color chameleon

| Our inspiration de Gournay’s “Badminton” wallcovering in a silvery bluish-gray that can’t be reduced to a single spoke on the color wheel. This dreamy hue casts a diaphanous shimmer and sets the stage for a relaxing scene. | Where to use them Powder blues, light grays, and silver work well in bedrooms, powder rooms, entry halls, and elegant living rooms. | Why it works These colors evoke the endless beauty of a clear sky and the tranquillity and rhythmic ebb and fl ow of the ocean—they can turn any room into an instant decompression chamber. | How to use them Perfect for large upholstered pieces, window treatments, lampshades, and rugs. As accents, they make tone-ontone decorating a cinch. | What goes with them These enchanting shades can be deceiving when selecting complementary colors.…