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Traditional Home May 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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

GREAT homes have a character, a personality all their own. They are individuals—multi-layered and unique— often with well-traveled, Old World sensibilities that make them standouts in a cookie-cutter world.Sometimes that classic vibe is ingrained over many decades, as is the case with a 1904 Tudor Revival home on the outskirts of Salt Lake City (page 108). Its new owner worked with a respectful design team that honored the home’s history while reinventing the house to live for today. “In the world of preservation, creating timeless architecture is the ultimate act of conservation,” homeowner Gordon Bowen says.A similar story played out in Detroit, where a young designer and a homeowner paired up to perpetuate the best of a 1939 Colonial Revival, while at the same time introducing fresh color and functionality…

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curve appeal

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUTLalique “Anemones” frosted, clear satin-finish crystal vase. Celerie Kemble for Henredon “Caroline” mahogany console table with brass nailhead trim in gold gilt finish. Kravet “MacDougal” acrylic X-base bench upholstered in “Heartbreaker” chenille fabric in truffle from the Modern Luxe collection.Century “Ventura” curved banquette in Melrose-taupe leather and painted coconut-finish frame. Bernhardt Rolled-back “Jet Set” side chair with brass pull in ivory polyester fabric and Jet Set Caviar finish on legs.“FURNITURE WITH CURVES IS SENUOUS AND ELEGANT, AND ADDS A TOUCH OF FEMININITY TO MODERN INTERIORS.” —designer James HunifordReagan Hayes “Sylvia” sofa in Colefax & Fowler “Blakeney Slate” striped cotton-blend fabric. Ebanista “Brunello” walnut side chair. Lee Industries “Leather Chaise” with stainless-steel base. Thomas Pheasant for Baker “Petal” drum table with carved blossom motif.…

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orange crushed

1 Thibaut’s “Turner” in coral 2 “Labyrinth” in orange by Fret Fabrics 3 Jane Churchill “Calyon” in orange from Cowtan & Tout 4 Thibaut’s “Kyra Key” in tangerine 5 “Clarendon”in apricot/moss from Suzanne Rheinstein Hollyhock collection for Lee Jofa 6 “Edera” in Pompeian pink and silvery gold by Fortuny 7 “Penelope” in spice by Bunny Williams for Lee Jofa 8 Schumacher’s “Kasari Ikat” in terra-cotta Trim Stroheim’s “Togglewood” beaded tassel fringe (PHOTOGRAPHS: COLLAGE, PETER KRUMHARDT)Behr “Orange Sherbet”Glidden “True Peach”Cheerful and girly, the hue of orange sherbet might bring a pastel parfait to mind. Designers declare it delicious, but call for a bit of restraint.San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss suggests pairing orange sherbet and similar hues with grays and neutrals. “You don’t want it to turn too saccharine on you, so…

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picture this

Caskata Artisanal Home “Yorkshire Hedgerow Bunnies” plate.Christian Lacroix for Vista Alegre “Torre” dessert plate.Mottahedeh “Torquay” dinner plate.Seletti “Hybrid Ipazia” dinner plate.Rosenthal meets Versace “Le Grand Divertissement” plate.Marchesa for Lenox “Gilded Forest” salad plate.Oh, the places you’ll see—all from the comfort of your dining table. Glimpses of other cultures were served, right along with dessert, beginning in the mid-1700s, when three Brits all had the same idea: to “transfer” an image from an engraved copperplate to an earthenware or bone china blank. Almost like a printing press for plates, the process sparked a craze.As the technique evolved, so did subject matter. Hunting scenes, idyllic pastorals, nature, ancient ruins, and grand architecture were common. Europe’s obsession with the Far East also spawned countless depictions of life in the exotic “Orient”— some accurate,…

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global craft

The Kyoto lounge chair from JANUS et Cie is now available in five fresh finishes, including papyrusAlso new are side tables, including a square option in a gray wash finish, paired with a three-seat sofa. A two-seat version of the sofa is also available. All are for interior use.in addition to the original ebony.JANUS ET CIEFor Janice Feldman, president of outdoor furnishings icon JANUS et Cie, craftsmanship is key. “I’ve always loved things that require special skill, craft,” she says. “I like to celebrate that—to find high-level craftspeople who can make pieces out of natural materials like no one else in this world can do.”That artisanship is evident in her offerings, which have been building excitement with new pieces for interior use and a newly opened Australian showroom in Sydney.Feldman’s…

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grande dame

Guest suites French and English antiques—many dressed in sumptuous fabrics—embellish the 31 guest rooms. Soniat Antiques Owner Rodney Smith handpicks pieces—mostly 18th- and early-19thcentury French antiques—for the property’s shop. Fountain Courtyard water features create an environment for relaxation.Dining room The hotel’s stately dining room, decorated by the owners, is host to a mix of elegant furnishings and antiques. Exterior Ornate cast-iron balconies grace the front of Soniat House on Chartres Street. Stairway The property, while modernized, retains its original 19th-century charm.Visitors to the Big Easy should be eternally grateful that Frances and Rodney Smith found their calling. As design enthusiasts, antiques dealers, and hoteliers, the couple has passionately and painstakingly preserved New Orleans’s Soniat House hotel—a beloved institution in the city’s French Quarter—for more than 30 years. The classic New…