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Traditional Home October/November 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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style files

MULTI-PANE VIEWSDon’t be afraid to mix single-pane windows with multi-pane accents. Cased in wide trim, this traditional style will bring visual interest to the room. The lower, single-pane sash is perfect for showcasing a great view without mullion obstructions.CROWNING ACHIEVEMENTSPair window frames with the architectural features of a room. Classicallyinspired crown molding can bring out the character of the windows in a living room. Just make sure they both have similar visual weight.BARE WINDOWSIt’s true what they say, less is more! Stunning windows don’t need to be covered up with window treatments. Windows welcome you to a house and to the view outdoors. Let their design shine through by treating them like works of art.NOOKS AND CRANNIESHighlight a designated dining area with a bay-style window nook. You’ll reap the benefits…

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a fresh view

Pratt & Lambert Gossamer 32-26Pratt & Lambert Woodwitch 32-22Starting with a rich gorgeous wallcolor like Woodwitch creates a dramatic setting for this dining room, taking center stage against the crisp white of the sideboard and chairs. If you want to keep the color scheme a little lighter, take it up a few shades to Gossamer for a softer but just as welcoming feel.Pratt & Lambert Designer White 33-1Pratt & Lambert Heron 27-18I absolutely love using a painted piece of furniture to create a focal point for a hall or entryway. The table, in Heron, is a perfect pop of rich color, especially when paired with the Designer White wall. As soon as you walk into the entry, your eye is immediately drawn to this unexpected color choice making a big…

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from the editor

timeless design. It’s so tricky to define, largely because people’s sense of timelessness depends on the time frame they like to reference. Design eras build upon each other and borrow from each other. And, as we all know, design sometimes takes a sharp, countercultural turn. What was considered rebellious and shocking in one era is revered and classic in the next. I know this all sounds very decorating textbook-ish. I can’t help it, as my decades-long editing career starts to feel a little déjà vu. How can the ’80s and hints of the ’90s be back already? Have we run out of decades such that we need only dip back 20 years? I’m reminded of something my mother often said when I thought furnishings from previous eras were fabulous. “Oh,…

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th happenings

#Designer TakeoverFollow along October 6–8 as New Trad designer Corey Damen Jenkins—featured in “Dressed to Thrill,” page 86—takes over our Instagram account from ShowhouseWe’re headed to Texas for our Dallas Showhouse, which opens September 24 and benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.For tickets, go to:’S PORTRAIT: PETER KRUMHARDT)True GemsFall is the perfect season to dive into deep, rich color. Get inspired with a slide show of ideas featuring rooms in jewel ■…

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Timeless TraditionalTraditional design never goes out of style. The classic look of this living room is still fresh—even though it’s from our November 2007 issue! Ten years later, we’re still in love with this beautiful space. Paneled walls and an exquisite mantel gave the room a great starting point. Floor-to-ceiling drapery panels, light pinks, and creamy whites add softness. French, English, and Italian antiques layer in a sense of history. There’s a lot to love about this entire Houston home. Take a tour! it’s a Halloween scene, an autumnal creation, or your sweet pup sitting pretty, we want to see what’s gracing your porch as you welcome fall. Share your pic with us on Instagram using #TradHomePorch. We’ll re-gram our favorites all season long. See some of last year’s…

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Peter PennoyerNew York architect Peter Pennoyer has teamed with Maine-based Lowe Hardware—famed for the metalwork on Hinckley yachts—to launch a collection of hardware in three styles: Country (below), City, and Cubist, all in a variety of finishes. ( COLLECTIONGlobe-trotter Allison Kettlewell drew inspiration for her first textile collection from items gathered through years of travel. The experienced designer—she has two decades in the textile industry—struck out on her own this year with an offering of seven patterns in multiple colorways. Each stitch and stamp in the artisanal line is done by hand. ( —Anna LoganElyse GrahamInspired by the concept of revealing what is hidden yet remains everpresent, Los Angeles artist Elyse Graham has created the Black Magic collection, a series of one-of-a-kind resin vessels. Graham crafts the vessels by pouring…