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Traditional Home May 2017

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

TRADITION is so important. But at the same time, for traditions to thrive, it’s equally important that they evolve, grow, change. For the past 15 years, I’ve poured much of myself into the pages of Traditional Home, bringing you classic, timeless home design—with fresh twists that pump vibrant life into these beautiful homes and make them functional and inviting for the modern families who live there. Those inspiring design ideas aren’t going anywhere— and neither is Traditional Home. I, however, am. After a 35-year career in magazines, I’m ready to make a change. I’m retiring, and turning over the leadership of this magazine to a new editor in chief, Jill Waage. Jill has been a colleague of mine at Traditional Home’s parent company, Meredith Corporation, for many years and knows all the…

1 min

BEAUTIFUL MASTER BATHS If a dream master bath is on your renovation wish list, look no further for inspiration. These serene, spacious baths overflow with ideas. See elegant soaking tubs, dramatic lighting, and glamorous vanities all perfect for pampering at traditionalhome.com/ BeautifulBaths FOLLOW US: on facebook facebook.com/tradhome on twitter @traditionalhome on instagram @traditionalhome on pinterest pinterest.com/traditionalhome on snapchat @traditionalhome Texas, Forever We’ve featured a great number of fabulous projects from the Lone Star State over the years, and now they’re easy to find online. Check out all the charming gardens, historical homes, projects by up-and-coming designers, entertaining ideas, and, yes, even recipes all in one convenient place. There’s a lot more of this state to love when you visit traditionalhome.com/Texas #DESIGNER TAKEOVER Our Texas takeover continues on Instagram May 2–4 when designer Denise McGaha shares her favorite Dallas hot spots…

1 min
friday night lights

PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHITE GLOVE Crystorama Individual petals in an antique silver finish form the textural “Broche” 6-light chandelier. YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROOMS WHERE LIGHTING IS APPROACHED AS A UTILITY AND THOSE WHERE LIGHT SCULPTS THE SPACE AND DIRECTS THE LIGHT THROUGH IT. —designer Windsor Smith Arteriors Pendants dangle in three lengths on the “Atheneum” chandelier. Gabby An antique gold-leaf finish gives the “Jamie” sconce a regal vibe. Baker Green Murano glass shines on the “Draped” lamp. Currey & Company Crystal beads adorn the “Ingénue” chandelier. Kate Spade New York for Circa Lighting The “Keaton” sconce boasts a flower shape achieved by wire. Currey & Company The “Orion” chandelier sports graceful curves. Frederick Cooper A black marble base anchors the “Bridgehampton” lamp. Jamie Young Colorful glass swirls…

4 min
lone stars

PHIL DURST Yes, you’ve seen the materials used to fashion the artwork shown above. In his time away from teaching law at the University of Texas, Austin-based Phil Durst measures and cuts Starbucks cups, candy wrappers, and other everyday packaging for his colorful collages. “My work resembles quilts in the pattern created by small shapes and also the notion, like with quilts, that my material is generally considered scraps,” he says. And by the way, the piece above? Using a base of old book pages, Durst has configured cut cereal boxes and those paper cups that you might find at the McDonald’s ketchup dispenser. (philipdurst.com) —Krissa Rossbund LIZ MARSH DESIGNS Art becomes beautifully functional in the hands of Houston lampmaker Liz Marsh. She crafts eglomise lamps from hand-blown glass in a wide range…

1 min
hooked on orange

No one needs to convince members of Longhorn Nation that burnt orange rules the world of color. But even if your loyalties don’t lie on famed mascot Bevo’s side of the field come game day, orange is a sure bet for bringing welcome energy to your rooms. “Orange is a fun, cheerful color that pairs well with other rich, saturated colors,” says Houston designer and tastemaker Paloma Contreras, who also authors the popular La Dolce Vita blog. Contreras, known for her refined yet relaxed interiors, puts a bit of a spin on traditional University of Texas orange. “For a sophisticated approach,” she says, “I like to use what I call Hermès orange, which is slightly brighter than burnt orange, as an accent color paired with deep chocolate tones.” She also calls on orange…

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to bed, she says

The “Air” collection by Nancy Ruby illustrates one of the four elements of the Earth with a soft, watercolor hand. Abstract pink roses grow among the trellis of “Strength and Beauty” by Kia Neill. Kevin Peterson first rendered the verdant hummingbird, butterfly, and foxglove landscape of “Wisdom & Purity” in an oil painting. The art of the bed has a new master: Karen Pulaski, founder of Tribute Goods. The Houston-based interior designer wanted to create a new line of bed linens that would be a genre apart from ubiquitous solid neutrals with simple hemstitches. But first she needed the right canvas on which to print the patterns she envisioned. The solution appeared during a trip to Italy, where she discovered a purveyor of high-quality textiles. Now that fabric bears digitally printed…