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Traditional Home October 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

3 min
from the editor

EVER wish you could step inside your favorite designer’s home? What art decorates their walls? What collections and books line their shelves? Who has Le Corbusier chairs in their living room, and who has a rope swing dangling from their rafters? Well, wishes do come true. Come along as we take you into rooms that designers created for very special clients—their own families. In the case of Atlanta-based interior designer Vern Yip, family means husband Craig Koch, two young kids, and “500 pounds of dog.” Friends told Vern that once he had children, it would be “good-bye, beautiful home.” But Vern said no way. “I was raised with lots of really beautiful things within my grasp and, believe me, I broke plenty,” he says. “But it was important to my mom that…

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MASTER CLASS: DECORATING AND DESIGN This month, we’re showcasing the beautiful homes of interior designers, but you don’t have to be a designer to implement some of their best decorating ideas—just tune in to our Master Class: Decorating and Design. For 15 weeks, outstanding designers will share their best tips on decorating and design, all delivered straight to you through our weekly e-newsletter. Each week will bring a new designer with a unique collection of ideas. Plus, you’ll get our regular roundup of online features. You don’t want to miss out! To sign up for our free e-mail newsletter, visit traditionalhome.com/newsletter #MYTRADHOME We asked and you shared! We love seeing how and where our readers are enjoying the magazine, and we want you to keep those snapshots coming. Taking us to a park…

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primary colors

Mitchell Gold +Bob Williams “Odette” chair upholstered in blue velvet with silver nailheads and casters. CR Laine “Calhoun” wing chair in “Sheer Genius Maraschino” fabric with contrasting black nickel nailhead trim and sable-color frame. Wendover Art Group “Smoldering” abstract artwork in white frame with fl oating mat. Schumacher “CelesteVine” printed grasscloth wallcovering grounds a display of porcelain and bone china plates from the following collections: 1. Lenox “Embassy” with a solid-red band and etched-gold border; 2. Wedgwood Opulent “Anthemion Ruby” with delicate neoclassical design elements; 3. Richard Ginori “Babele” with hand-drawn fl owers on a white ground; 4. Vista Alegre “Timeless” with a worn-gate motif “THERE IS COMFORT WITH THESE COLORS BECAUSE THEY ARE AMERICA’S. BLUE IS THE CLASSIC. RED IS ENERGY.” —designer Timothy Corrigan Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams “Ming” lacquered storage chest.…

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autumn beauty

NINA CAMPBELL Autumn brings an enticing new collection of luxurious fabrics and wallpapers created exclusively for Osborne & Little by Nina Campbell. Included in the off ering is Campbell’s classic “Meredith” damask, refreshed in soft, contemporary hues such as stone, charcoal, and ivory. “We fi rst introduced Meredith in the early ’90s,” Campbell says, “and she’s now reborn in fresh new colors that also include pretty sage green, a fashionable indigo blue, and, my favorite, coral. She will look lovely adorning a sofa or chair.” (osborneandlittle.com) BARRY DIXON Interior designer Barry Dixon is once again collaborating with Peyton Avrett, a lighting, furniture, and accessories artisan blacksmith based in Charleston, South Carolina. The new Revolutions collection includes a series of light fi xtures, plus a bench and cabinet. “Revolutions personifi es a dynamic tension…

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brown beauty

Rich soil, tree bark, lichens, and wood—they’re all part of Mother Nature’s own decorating scheme. Those marvelous shades of brown translate eff ortlessly to indoor decor and so are making their way into homes around the globe. Paint and color expert Annie Sloan is seeing a revival in the use of this earthy shade. “Browns have always been a staple in many interior color palettes,” she says. “However, lately I have seen a resurgence in their popularity, from taupe tones right through to deep espresso hues.” Sloan says brown can be used to enhance numerous styles in widely diff erent categories, such as provincial French Country and midcentury modern. New York designer Leslie Banker likes the versatility of brown. “This is a great neutral that has some pizzazz but doesn’t steal the…

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screen play

Left to right by row, starting at top: Dering Hall “Bora Bora” rope-pattern folding screen. Tobi Fairley for CR Laine “Stella Starburst” upholstered screen. Mary McDonald for Chaddock “Malmaison” screen in alder. Currey & Company “Nador” mahogany folding screen. Niermann Weeks “Sevigne” mirrored screen panel. Century Furniture Five-panel upholstered screen in Madcap Cottage fabric. Among the tombs of the Han Dynasty lie depictions of a decorating secret: the folding screen. Born in ancient China, screens were both utilitarian workhorses and works of art, partitions painted in serious themes. In Japan, the screen evolved into a multitasking wonder used at tea ceremonies, as a background for concerts or dances, and as an enclosure for Buddhist rites. As folding screens reached Europe, and eventually America, their decorative applications made them popular with homeowners. In Japan,…