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Traditional Home September 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

BRILLIANT is the word that comes to mind as I sit in our conference room surrounded by bulletin boards full of layouts from this “Masters of Design” issue. I like to come in here when the office is quiet and sit with the stories. From this view I can soak them all up at once. That’s a different experience from what you see turning page by page. I have to say there is an awful lot of brilliance on these pages. Each designer featured—whether in our main features or in the departments up front—represents a trifecta of design mastery: innate talent, depth of experience, and deft confidence. Unerring taste is the reason clients hire these individuals to decorate for them house after house, companies seek them for eponymous product lines,…

1 min
east coast cool

Having lived in Philadelphia, the sophisticated and classic Colonial style is the perfect juxtaposition to the laid-back aesthetic out West. The New England palette is both rich and soothing, traditional and timeless. Yet these classic colors feel fresh and modern when paired with bright whites. When designing for my clients, I’m often working with beautiful original artwork and this rich palette of deep blues, golds, and grays always works effortlessly with those pieces. It creates a gallery aesthetic with its depth and contrast to create drama and evoke a certain mood. And when incorporating my own textiles, furniture, and accessories into a room, the versatility of this palette means that my pieces become accent pieces surrounded by rich and classic hues, creating a warm, welcoming space. CAITLIN WILSON caitlinwilson.com @caitlinwilsondesign interior designer/ textile designer/founder of…

1 min
waves of grain


3 min
curated spotlight

JAN SHOWERS The latest collection from Dallas-based design luminary Jan Showers showcases glamorous case goods and lighting, including the “Curvy” lamp, handcrafted in the USA using Murano glass, and the “Riviera” mirror, inspired by a vintage French piece. The lamp has exquisite details such as 22-karat gold flecks, a gold-foil interior on the ivory lacquer shade, and a crystaland- brass finial, while the mirror combines ivory reverse-painted glass with polished brass on a geometrical frame. (janshowers.com) BARBARA BARRY Renowned designer Barbara Barry’s latest collection for Baker spotlights 70 sophisticated pieces of case goods, upholstery, and lighting—and represents a departure from Barry’s past collections with a more relaxed “warm modern” stance. “What I love most about the collection is that it is not fashion but a wardrobe of quiet pieces that can be paired…

2 min
copper conquest

Chef, cookbook author, watercolorist, television star, and national culinary treasure Jacques Pépin has added another accolade to his name: cookware designer. Pépin collaborated with premier French cookware manufacturer Mauviel to create a collection of essential copper pots and pans. The partnership began when kitchen retailer Sur La Table approached Pépin to design dinnerware featuring reproductions of his charming watercolors of chickens. That led to a cookbook and cookware. At the Mauviel factory, “it was great to see traditions I saw 60 years ago still in place,” Pépin says. “Today, though, we use copper exteriors and stainless-steel interiors to promote the best transfer of heat for cooking.” The collection includes two specialty pans, a rondeau and an egg-white-beating bowl. The chef has a certain nostalgia for the rondeau, a wide straight-sided pan. “It replaces…

1 min
that kiss of red

Portola Paints & Glazes “Seeing Red” It can go feminine or masculine, sensuous or energizing. But whether used in strategic splashes or lavish swaths, red will never go unnoticed. “Red is strong. It makes a statement,” designer Lisa Fine says. “Red screams fun, sexy, having a good time.” Drawn to the hue’s vibrancy, Fine likes to freshen the classic red-and-blue combo she grew up with. One of her current fabric offerings (#5, right) is a red-and-indigo design sparked by a beloved destination: India. “In India, you see red and pink, red and orange,” Fine says. “Red goes with so many things.” It also stands mighty as a room’s main attraction. “Look at David Hicks and Diana Vreeland,” Fine says. “Some of the most glamorous rooms ever were awash in red.” Taking a swatch from…