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Veranda Jan/Feb 2020

VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.

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English
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Hearst
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2 min.
editor’s letter

“To restore an edifice is…to re-establish it in a complete state that may never have existed at any given moment.” FRENCH ARCHITECT EUGÈNE VIOLLETle-Duc defined restoration as such in his 1854 Dictionnaire Raisonné de l’architecture Française, which he penned while overseeing the greatest project of his career: the 19th-century renovation of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral 1. His refurbishment included replacing the medieval spire over the transept that had been removed at the end of the 18th century. Thanks to engineering advances born of the Industrial Revolution, the new spire was perhaps even more Gothic than its predecessor, with taller, thinner proportions that, in the eyes of Viollet-le-Duc, represented a modern realization of soaring medieval masonic ambition. But the spire was as much a product of Viollet-le-Duc’s borrowing of historical vernacular to protect…

1 min.
editors’ book club

PORTRAIT BY BRIAN WOODCOCK, HAIR AND MAKEUP STYLING BY CELINE RUSSELL/ZENOBIA; NOTRE-DAME, GETTY IMAGES; TABLE SETTING COURTESY OF LA TUILE À LOUP; LAMPSHADE, LAUREY W. GLENN; OPERA NATIONAL DE PARIS, GETTY IMAGES.…

1 min.
the v list

THE NEW JOIE DE VIVRE A DOZEN WAYS TO FILL YOUR ROOMS (AND YOUR VANITY, AND YOUR WORLD…) WITH THE SPIRIT OF PARIS, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED CAFÉ CULTURE, EN SUITE Maison Drucker debuts headboards of lacquered rattan as a dreamy encore to their ubiquitous bistro seating. MEET THE ARTIST • Inès Lucas is a Paris designer and creative consultant whose work spans fashion and interiors, from Ralph Lauren and Neiman Marcus to Paris’s Hôtel Doisy and Etche Ona. It was amid consultations on the latter two projects that the namesake headboard and a partnership with the artisans at Maison Drucker, the oldest rattan seating workshop in France, were born THE FIND • Deco-inspired headboards crafted of peeled, lacquered rattan THE BACKSTORY • “My mother was a cabinetmaker, so I grew up in the world of glue,…

1 min.
dining de rigueur

Thirty years ago in January, Paris painter Marie Daâge took brush to dish to begin her vivid modernization of Limoges porcelain. Particularly paired with kindred pieces (like Versailles-inspired glassware), it shines as brightly today as ever.…

1 min.
repeat performance

EPINGLE’S RICH RETURN Once deemed an old-fashioned technique (unlike velvets, epingle threads are uncut), the weighty loomed fabric is reappearing in saturated hues that are nothing if not of-the-moment. FRENCH-INDIENNE BLOCK PRINT A cross-continental collaboration between textile historian Nicole Fabre and Juliet Cornell of Pukka Prints revives archival French fabrics through Jaipur block methods. A GUTSIER TOILE Designer Christian Astuguevieille’s update of the neoclassical design notably exaggerates its scale for a high-drama hint at the motif’s impact over centuries. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR; BOTTOM LEFT, STEPHEN DEVRIES.…

1 min.
belle époque, on reserve

Maison de la Luz NEW ORLEANS Even in a city steeped in French influence, this guesthouse is a tour de force. Atelier Ace partnered with noted design firm Studio Shamshiri to transform the circa-1908 civic building into a warren of immaculately layered rooms. The outcome is as intoxicating as absinthe. The high-ceilinged suites with crested linens feel like hideouts in Le Marais, and the sunlit breakfast room captures the essence of the French parlor. Bar Marilou—created by French firm Quixotic Projects—is a scarlet boîte with an aperitif-forward menu and fringed, zebra-swathed barstools that feel custom-made for that muse of early 20th-century Paris, Josephine Baker. maisondelaluz.com NoMad New York City NEW YORK This stunning reimagining—an idiosyncratic and opulent cri de coeur—of a circa-1902 Beaux Arts building near Madison Square Park is celebrated designer Jacques Garcia’s tribute…