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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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United States
Meredith Corporation
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
style files

MULTI-PANE VIEWS Don’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 ACHIEVEMENTS Pair 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 WINDOWS It’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 CRANNIES Highlight a designated dining area with a bay-style window nook. You’ll reap the benefits…

1 min
a fresh view

PALOMA CONTRERAS @ladolcevitablog Interior Designer + Founder of La Dolce Vita Blog palomacontreras.com As an interior designer, one of the first things I select when starting a new design project is the color palette. The jumping off point is usually a combination of things— the mood the client would like to evoke, their favorite colors, and usually an important textile. I love the move toward creating tranquil spaces in the home—I tend to naturally gravitate towards a neutral foundation with warm undertones to lend versatility and visual weight to the space like that of the Intention Palette from Pratt & Lambert’s 2018 Color Forecast. My clients look to me to create environments that feel timeless, so we typically opt for clean, neutral paint colors to imbue the space with a sense of calm and…

2 min
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,…

1 min
th happenings

#Designer Takeover Follow along October 6–8 as New Trad designer Corey Damen Jenkins—featured in “Dressed to Thrill,” page 86—takes over our Instagram account from Detroit. Instagram.com/TraditionalHome Dallas Showhouse We’re headed to Texas for our Dallas Showhouse, which opens September 24 and benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. For tickets, go to: TraditionalHome.com/Dallas True Gems Fall is the perfect season to dive into deep, rich color. Get inspired with a slide show of ideas featuring rooms in jewel tones. TraditionalHome.com/Jewel…

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Timeless Traditional Traditional 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! TraditionalHome.com/HoustonElegance #TradHomePorch Whether 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…

3 min

Peter Pennoyer New 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. (lowe-hardware.com) KETTLEWELL COLLECTION Globe-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. (kettlewellcollection.com) —Anna Logan Elyse Graham Inspired 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…