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Traditional Home May/June 2018

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

1 min
luxe leather

The Anna Chair, designed by Randy Culler for Hancock & Moore, features beautiful wood-carved arms and legs—a decidedly fresh take on traditional design. This chair can be customized by applying unique details to the inside back, making it a standout accent piece. It’s shown, left, in a gorgeous, supple cream leather with contrast lace and nail-head trim. The Kyra Chair, designed by Andrew Gibson for Hancock & Moore, features a high back with rolled arms and tapered legs. It’s a stunning statement piece that will look luxurious in a variety of exotic leathers. Below, the chair is upholstered in embossed leather with a reptile pattern. HancockAndMoore.com…

5 min
best of both

In 2010, Matt and Sue O’Connor faced a sudden move from Boston to Los Angeles, two coastal cities that couldn’t be more different. One coast welcomes the bright start of every day, and one ushers it into the dark each night. One boasts densely populated urban areas with soaring skyscrapers, and one dazzles with sunshine and movie stars. When it came to design, the O’Connors assumed their rooted-in-history antiques wouldn’t fall into place within the funky vernacular of California style. Or would they? “Moving to Los Angeles was not in our plan,” Sue says. “We had both lived on the East Coast our entire lives and had just completed our dream home—a 1740s farmhouse that we renovated and added onto to accommodate our growing family. When Matt was presented with a…

1 min
tech talk

SEÓRA Charge your phone while you recharge on the “Belvedere” daybed with embedded solar panel. Simply plug into the USB socket on its built-in marble side table. (seoradesign.com) KOHLER Ideal for campers and tailgaters, the “enCUBE” battery-powered inverter generator provides 1,400 watts of continuous power while producing zero emissions. The portable, outdoor-friendly unit can be charged via wall outlet or solar panel. (kohler.com) TUUCI Let there be ambient light! New technology lets users activate—and dim—LED lights with just a touch on select umbrellas, including the “Single Cantilever” with tilt option. (tuuci.com) SONY Take your screen time outside with the “Portable Ultra Short Throw” projector. Transform any wall into an alfresco movie theater. (sony.com) KLAUSSNER Motion moves outdoors with the “Tidepointe” cordless power recliner. Sit back and relax in comfort on your porch or patio. A rechargeable outdoor lithium-ion power…

1 min
pet show

A former visuals director at Anthropologie, Leslie Oschmann shares her canine-inspired journey after quitting her job and moving to Amsterdam in Me & McDuff: How a Dog Inspired My Journey to a Creative Life. (Rizzoli New York; $25) PHOTOGRAPHS: FABRIC COURTESY OF SHELLY HAN PHOTOGRAPHY/MIRA JEAN DESIGNS…

3 min

La DoubleJ Embrace your inner Italian with the launch of La DoubleJ’s second collection. Joining a line of fine linens—including the “Housewives Pavone Bianco Linen Tablecloth”—“Libellula” porcelain dinnerware was born out of a love for vintage Italian silks. Working with Italian heritage brands Kartell, Ancap, and Salviati, La DoubleJ brings fresh glamour to traditional style. (ladoublej.com) Ziggy Family-friendly, Connecticut-based Ziggy offers a line of colorful toxin-free furniture. The healthcentric creations are the brainchild of interior designer Emily Butler and brothers Tom and Ziggy Brodowski. (studioziggy.com) Barclay Butera Splashed with relaxed yet sophisticated coastal style, Barclay Butera’s Newport collection for Lexington Home Brands expresses the designer’s signature take on New Traditional style. Pieces include the “Lido Isle” hall chest, distinguished by woven-rafia door panels with nailhead trim, and the “Mackenzie” chair. Butera also is debuting his…

5 min
worth the wait

bunny Blackburn was infatuated. She had been for decades, actually—with a Georgian Revival house in her hometown. “Growing up in Nashville, I had driven by this house for years and just loved it,” Bunny says. “One night my husband, Mike, came home from work and said, ‘Well, your favorite house is finally on the market.’ “When Mike and I walked through the front door, we were completely in love,” Bunny says. “But by the time we went out the back door, Mike had turned green. He was absolutely sick because he knew I was head over heels, but the house needed a lot of work.” That’s when Mike and Bunny’s brave resolve kicked in. In 1999, the couple bought the 1926 house, which had been home to one family through all the…