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Above: The folks from Flaneur, a line of wondrously colorful fine bed linens that I love, photographed me and the boys at home—watch my interview at hiflaneur.com. Right: Performance fabrics by New York artist Kate Loudoun Shand just came across my desk—good for summer and life with kids!
his year I’m making a concerted eﬀort to take better care of myself, and I’ve stumbled upon the odd truth that cooking dinner—instead of ordering in—has actually become a shortcut for me. I do drag my heels about it, but once I’m in the kitchen chopping and mixing, I am—oten for the ﬁrst time all day—at ease. Throwing together a meal combines so many things I love: working with my hands, sharing with others, pretty china, shopping (hey, groceries count!). On a good night, I’ll be sipping Champagne, too. I listen to the news or a podcast (On Being with Krista Tippett is a mainstay) and sit down as my husband, Greg, lights the candles. And because nearly anything you cook at home is more wholesome than delivery, it suits our health goals as well. All at once, cooking dinner makes me smarter and ﬁtter, more relaxed and reconnected. It wasn’t until I was researching the second installment of our Whole Home Project feature
(page 63) that I started viewing cooking as a privilege. In America, we spend less time cooking each day than residents of most developed nations— and, not so coincidentally, fewer minutes eating. I don’t have to restate the well-publicized ramiﬁcations of this: obesity and its many health risks. With so many factors at play—long, inactive commutes; pressure to work from home; the proliferation of cheap convenience foods—making dinner is not an opportunity many people get. Because I can squeeze in an hour to cook and eat, I do. I’m not up-to-date on the latest Netﬂix series, and the house is less than pristine, but when my attitude is upbeat in the morning, I know that I have my new “shortcut” to thank.
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The Whole Home Project (page 63) explores the ways home-design decisions can impact happiness and well-being.
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Wall paint color, Turkish Coﬀee SW 6076; frame paint color, Chocolate Powder SW 9082; red paint-swatch colors from top, Tanager SW 6601 and Grenadine SW 6592, all Sherwin-Williams. Background fabric, Kravet. Interiors in photos designed by David Hicks (top and left) and Albert Hadley (bottom). Fabrics, from top, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam, Kufri, Soane Britain, and Stroheim. Wallpaper, Michael Devine. Trims, Samuel & Sons.
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Riﬂe Paper Co. cofounder Anna Bond at her home oﬃce in Winter Park, Florida. Riﬂe’s signature ﬂowers decorate a sneaker from the brand’s latest collaboration, with Keds. Designing the 2018 U.S. Postal Service “Love Flourishes” stamp was a dream come true for Bond, ABOVE:
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who hails from a long line of stamp collectors. Stamps from Bond’s greatgrandfather’s collection, now hers. A snapshot from a trip to the south of France last fall features a scooter in what Bond dubs “Riﬂe red.” The bookshelfbrightening Five Year Journal is her latest sold-out hit.
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hether they’re adorning greeting cards, mobile-phone cases, journals, or even sneakers, Riﬂe Paper Co.’s vintage-inspired ﬂoral designs are utterly unmistakable—as is Riﬂe’s signature palette: pale pink, fern green, and rich orange-red. It was by happy accident that cofounder and creative director Anna Bond ﬁrst landed on those shades when she launched her line of stationery eight years ago. “I bought some gouache at the art store on a whim. It really transformed my style and the way I saw color because it’s so vibrant,” she says. (That famous “Riﬂe red,” she adds, is Winsor & Newton’s Cadmium Scarlet, “right out of the tube!”) Since then Bond, who trained as a graphic
designer, has developed more than 900 products and partnered with LeSportsac and L’Occitane, among others. And while rainbow ﬂorals and “anything mint” ﬂy oﬀ the racks, Bond is always seeking new palettes from travel (Paris and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, are favorites), fashion (Gucci and Delpozo), and interior design (she loves Roman and Williams). Bond has also been dipping into the world of interiors of late, designing a collection for Loloi. Debuting this summer, the rugs, pillows, and throws will include some toned-down options, which would ﬁt right in at the illustrator’s Florida home. “It’s pretty neutral,” she says, and for good reason. “I need calm energy to dream up so many wild, colorful things!” —Emma Bazilian >
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1. OMBRA VELVET BY RUBELLI With
shades ranging from bright chartreuse to inky blue, these plush cotton velvets from Italian fabric house Rubelli are on trend. “Every color is a very personal emotion,” senior designer Anna Candelù says of the collection, which she suggests for curtains or even wallcovering. rubelli.com 2. MONT BLANC LEATHER BY MOORE & GILES A trip to Marrakech prompted
several new hues, including Tangier, a deep rose. “In Morocco, they use colors in combinations you wouldn’t think of,” notes Brooks Morrison, vice president of product development. For added impact, “tuting will accentuate the leather’s highs and lows.” mooreandgiles.com 3. BRERA MODA LINEN BY DESIGNERS GUILD When choosing colors for her
new enzyme-washed Italian linens, founder Tricia Guild says, “we focused on gorgeous in-between shades, which resulted in a divinely sot, washed palette.” Try pairing Coral with a neutral gray like Quartz. designersguild.com
A trip to Morocco inspired Tangier.
4. ALEXANDER VELVET BY DEDAR
The wide color range of Dedar’s sumptuous mohair velvets was inspired by menswear, say owners Caterina and Raﬀaele Fabrizio. Their updated palette includes pastels that are more “sober” than sweet—making them perfect for urban living. dedar.com 5. BONDI SILK BY MALABAR Malabar creative director Lyn Girdler turned to Bondi Beach in her native Australia when creating the luminous coral, ocean blue, and sandy beige in this range. “With these rich colors and the ruggedness of raw silk, we got as close to nature as we could,” she says. malabarusa.com 6. PALISADES VELVET BY TREND
Subtle cut-pile lines add a vintage feel to this luxe-but-tough velvet designed by Vern Yip. “The palette was developed to be both timeless and fresh,” he says. A favorite is Emerald, which he used to upholster a sofa in his Atlanta home. trend-fabrics.com 7. KHEMARIN SILK BY JIM THOMPSON
Designers at Jim Thompson spent more than a year ﬁne-tuning these two-ply silks. “They’re a nod to our heritage of vivid hues as well as the new era of individuality,” says Chad Holman, director of global home furnishings. “We hope they inspire people to be bold and conﬁdent!” jimthompsonfabrics.com 36
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Bondi 18 Lapis captures the South Paciﬁc’s hue.
Emerald now covers Vern Yip’s sofa.
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Summer-House Style At the beach, by a lake, or in the country, these colors are right for a sunny retreat.
HAMILTON BLUE HC-91 BENJAMIN MOORE
“This particular shade of blue is classic New England nautical. I chose it for the door of a charming cottage at the end of a historic wharf on Nantucket. It worked wonderfully with the saltweathered gray shingles and white trim. I like the way the color dances between blue and green, depending on the light.” GARY McBOURNIE
SWIMMING SW 6764 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
WHITE MINT SW 6441 SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
MELON POPSICLE 2016-50 BENJAMIN MOORE
“If the feeling of warm sand between your toes had a color, it would be this one, which reminds me of the pale pink inside a conch shell. It just glows and radiates a feeling of peace and joy. I would use it in a beach-house bedroom to create an enveloping, soothing space accented by bright whites and lots of natural linen—excellent for relaxing in ater a long day in the sun!”
“Against the sunlight, this pale blue-green paint highlights the best of the season: lush, leafy landscapes in bloom and clear blue skies that meet the ocean. Yes, it seems bright, but because it’s a hue that’s found in nature, it actually works well as a neutral. You can pair it with any color or style of furnishing.”
“White Mint is like my favorite warm-weather mood translated into a color. It looks like how a summer breeze feels. It’s also the ideal shade for a cool, comfortable retreat from the heat. I love using it as a backdrop for layering sheer fabrics and crisp linens— and for sipping mint juleps at summer soirées.”
“The name alone should conjure up thoughts of a hot summer day. It immediately makes you smile! The warm, sot shade is a really pretty color for a guest bedroom and goes nicely with accents in sand. And it’s not just an upliting hue, it’s also a very ﬂattering one: Everyone looks great in it!”
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LIVING ROOM BROWN: SOIL COLORHOUSE
“My family’s house in Southampton, New York, decorated by my father, provided inspiration for this dark-brown color from my paint collection. Our living room always bucked the trend of using light colors in the country. This deep shade creates a fresh canvas for more casual, white-slipcovered furniture—it’s counterintuitive, but it’s perfect.” ALEXA HAMPTON
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GREEN LEAF 106-4 MARTIN-SENOUR
“This paint color came at the 11th hour when I couldn’t match the stain of a guesthouse’s new kitchen ﬂoor with the existing living room ﬂoor. The house is surrounded by a lush, green yard near the Charleston, South Carolina, harbor, so I pulled this shade from the landscape. Everyone loved it! It’s a happy color that says leisure, which is what summer is all about.”
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LULWORTH BLUE NO. 89 FARROW & BALL
“Falling somewhere between emerald and jade, this verdant hue evokes an exotic feeling. It calls to mind a tropical jungle teeming with life, or the magical waters of Kayangan Lake in the Philippines— one of my favorite spots on earth. Simultaneously exciting and tranquil, it calms and cools with its luxurious lushness.”
“A vacation home is a perfect place to do something daring with your front door or shutters. One of my fantasies is to have a little white cottage with a wild English country garden in the front. I would pick Lulworth Blue for the front door to match my favorite summer blooms—lightblue delphiniums—and then paint the shutters in a vibrant bottle green to tie the house to the garden.”
NORTHAMPTON PUTTY HC-89 BENJAMIN MOORE
“I grew up in the foggy coastal town of Santa Cruz, California, and as a young girl, I used to love watching the ocean change color with the light on a misty day. This particular shade reminds me of that time. There’s nothing better than coming back from a day at the beach and being welcomed by this soothing, unfussy color.” CAROLYN REBUFFEL
ALL WHITE NO. 2005 FARROW & BALL
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“A summer house always has to give the sensation of warmth and comfort. For a long time, I sought a white paint that could reﬂect the seasonal light in a way that wasn’t harsh, but would instead emanate a sot and rich glow. This color in Farrow & Ball’s Estate Eggshell ﬁnish does just that.”
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With the bumper crop of alfresco gems hitting stores right now, how do you winnow out the winners? We’ve done the dirty work for you, digging up the season’s best for warm-weather entertaining, traveling, and shooting the breeze. Just choose your summer personality profile to find your place in the sun. ››
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Gardenista Horticulturally inclined finds— bursting with florals, crisp color pairings, and rustic finishes— celebrate the perennial appeal of hosting luncheons on the lawn.
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8 9 1. Blue and Green Serving Platter. Melamine. 12″ × 18″. $38. enchantedhome .com 2. Lalana Floral Dessert/Salad Plate. 44
Melamine. 9″ Dia. $16. juliska.com
wood handle. $148. shopterrain.com
3. Heritage Watering Can. By Haws. In green. Powdercoated steel with brass and a hard-
4. Serpentine Braid Outdoor Trim. In green. Water- and stain-repellent. scalamandre.com
5. Bermuda Rope Outdoor Dining Chair. By Miles Redd. Powder coated– aluminum frame. $999 for two. ballard designs.com
6. Buﬀet Tent. In green/blonde. 25″ Dia. $90. amanda lindroth.com 7. Scallop Ivory Table. In white. Stone. 45″ Dia. $900.
cb2.com 8. Floral Clippers. By the Floral Society. In white. Steel blades. $58. blueribbon generalstore.com 9. Winterthur Estate
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Flip the bins to hold ice, bottles, plants, and more!
Tote vino to the table with a roomy wicker caddy.
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Console Table. 72″ W × 15″ D × 34″ H. Powder-coated aluminum with three bin inserts. $2,835. laneventure.com 10. Wicker Utensil
Caddy. By Kate Spade New York. $58. lenox .com
11. Astwood Floral Outdoor Fabric. In Sunset. brunschwig .com
12. Go To Stripe Outdoor Fabric. In Spring. perennials fabrics.com 13. Gardening Tool Mismatched Earrings. $178. toryburch.com
14. Grid Planter Stand. By Serax. In Army Green. 23½″ W × 10″ D × 30½″ H. $320. wayfair.com 15. Skin Savior MultiTasking Wonder
17 Balm. With organic coconut oil. $49. one loveorganics.com 16. Espalier Caning Hat. In Natural. Sea grass. $165. lolahats.com
17. Garden Trellis Lantern. In green. 8½″ H. $38. shop terrain.com Items without prices are available through a designer. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
THE INSIDER / buzz The Mod Sunseeker Crank up the bossa nova and shake that cocktail: Retrocheeky silhouettes and buoyant hues hark back to Palm Springs’ louche, liquid heyday.
Part swing, part hammock— plus it comes in 56 colors!
1. Grommet Rainbow Earrings. By Joanna Laura Constantine. Brass. $400. moda operandi.com
68″ L. $85. dwr.com
3. Pêndulo Swing. In yellow. Aluminum and rope. 71″ Dia. $3,300. tidelli.com
2. Love One Another Pool Party Float. By Fred Segal. 6′ L.
4. Dusen Dusen Towel. By Ellen Van Dusen. In Stitch.
5. Ryden Bread & Butter Plate. By Dansk. In Multi. Melamine. 6″ Dia. $26 for set of four. bloomingdales.com
6. Bandol Sunglasses.
By Lafont. In Leopard. $379. vizio optic.com 7. Daytona Sling Chaise Lounge. In white and Augustine Frost. Aluminum. 80″ L. $1,019. woodard-
furniture.com 8. Half & Half Dinner Plate. In fuchsia/red. Melamine. 11″ Dia. $18. tfc-nyc.com 9. X Trays. In black/ white. Acrylic. 12½″ × 14½″, $290;
15″ × 17″, $350. avhome.com 10. Pineapples Ice Bucket. Lucite. $52. katiekime.com 11. Amelia Swimsuit. In Multi. $168. solid andstriped.com
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The Daytripper Who needs a plane ticket for fun on the fly? Portable, packable gear that stylishly goes the distance is at the ready for right-now excursions.
1. Beach Umbrella. In Terrazzo. 6′ Dia. UPF 50+ canvas. With carrying case. $210. basilbangs.com 2. Ovation Sun48
glasses. In matte black. Metal frames. $119. lespecs.com 3. Premium Beach Tent. In Vintage Yellow Stripe. 5′ H.
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cloth. 12½″ H. $192. 727sailbags.us
4. Mini Deck Chair. In white with pink star. Kid-size, of recycled canvas sail-
5. Park BBQ. In turquoise. 13½″ cooking diameter. Available this summer. jamie
oliverbbq.com 6. Wicker Picnic Cooler Seat. Wickerprint plastic. Doubles as a stool. 11¾″ Sq. $23. kikkerland.com
7. Oregon Red, White, and Rosé Wine. $5 per single-serving can. dearmomwine.com
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Say so long to grass stains with this cooler-seat combo.
Finally, the whole family under one (UV-resistant) roof!
8. Insulated Water Bottle. In Steamy Pink. Stainless steel. Cap and lid convert into a stemmed cup. $40. dopper.com
9. Aya Swimsuit. In Vestige. $295. mara hoﬀman.com
handles and trim. 24″ L × 13″ H. $250. corroon.com
Reverses to terry cloth. 70″ L. $50. kassatex.com
10. Big Beach Daddy. In Natural Beige. Linen with leather
11. Tulum Fouta Terry Beach Towel. In Multi Stripe. Cotton.
12. Look See Feel Be Love All Bocce Set. By Fred Segal. Resin
balls. $159. cb2.com 13. Women’s Beachcomber Espadrille. By John Robshaw. In Chevron. $96. sea starbeachwear.com
14. Townie Original 7D Bicycle. In coral. Aluminum frame. Seven gears. $490. electrabike.com
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At three feet high, this LED lantern doubles as a sculpture.
The Wanderlusting Free Spirit Breathe deep! As restorative as a meditation retreat in Tulum, earthy tones, hand-worked natural fibers, and organic shapes will put your body and mind at ease.
1. Moorea Fabric. In Perroquet. Indoor/ outdoor use. www .pierrefrey.com
3. Votive Candle Holder. Natural amethyst cluster. $95. mgbwhome.com
2. Aye Fabric. By Eva Sonaike. In pink. Cotton. altfor living.com
4. Ixtapa Round Fire Table. In light gray. Concrete. 36″ Dia. $4,995. rh.com
10 5. Statue Buka Lantern. In Cloud. With marble base and LED lighting system. 38″ H. $1,900. dedon.de 6. Bolivian Hammock. In gray/natural.
Cotton. Handwoven in the Amazon. 12½′ L. $585. laviva home.com
Made Goods. In Warm Mix. Ceramic. Hand-crated. 18″ H. $450. mecox.com
By Selamat. In Adobe. Steel and rope. 67″ L. $1,079. burkedecor.com
7. Desert Dreams Earrings. Brass. $28. dearkeaton.com
9. Jala Macrame Pillow. 12″ × 16″. $70. annieselke.com
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10. Sonora Love Seat.
11. Eloise Throw. In Quinel. Lambswool. 55″ × 71″. $153. twiguk.com
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Clark, 29, is a frequent visitor to the New York Botanical Garden’s rain forest in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Landscape architect Douglas Clark’s love aﬀair with the great outdoors started early. “I spent my boyhood running wild in the woods behind our house, building ﬁres and forts, far from computers and televisions,” says the Westchester County, New York, resident, who joined Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 2012. Now a project manager at the ﬁrm, the self-described rule breaker with a cerebral bent is constantly redeﬁning how architecture interacts with topography, whether he’s designing a fountain-fed inﬁnity pool or a cemetery plot within an arboretum. To bring a feeling of wonder and discovery to his projects, Clark calls on ﬁre and water features—“to heighten the >
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THE INSIDER In a Connecticut backyard, Clark layered boxwood, linden trees, and hydrangeas to offset the angularity of a granite brick wall with fountains.
senses”—and is forever puzzling out novel ways to reconcile “unchanging structures with the chaotic beauty of nature.” Still, Clark is at heart a plant nerd who’s happiest amid greenery: “I can stay in a nursery for days, selecting trees and vegetation to jewel a landscape. Those are literally my field days!” —Hillary Brown
HIS FAVORITE THINGS 1. SKETCHBOOKS “I always draw
any unfamiliar plant or ﬂower I see, to spark ideas for future designs.” 2. POPPY FIELD, 1873, BY CLAUDE MONET “The Impressionist tech-
nique lends a hazy, memory-like feel to his landscapes.” 3. BEAKERS AND FLASKS USED AS VASES “My mother is a nurse,
so we had these around when I was a kid. The way light refracts oﬀ the bulbous forms makes the glass almost disappear.”
4. NEW YORK’S HUDSON VALLEY
“The views of the river from spring through fall are spectacular. Plus, there’s excellent hiking and beautiful historic gardens.”
5. ORIGINAL 500 BOOTS “They
keep my feet nice and dry while looking damn good.” $175. blundstone.com 6. GERANIUMS, ASTILBES, AND HYDRANGEAS “The workhorses
of a no-fail perennial bed, thanks to their long bloom season and tons of color saturation.” 7. TACONIC LOUNGE CHAIR “Sexy and
comfortable!” Available through a designer. munder-skiles.com
8. VILLA ROTONDA, ITALY “Perfect inter-
play between what’s man-made and what’s natural.” 9. PINEAPPLE STONE FINIAL IN LEAD GREY “It’s a nod
to Colonial times, when pineapples began to symbolize hospitality. I love a simple gesture rooted in history.” From $350. pennoyer newman.com
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Y’all Come! Fixin’ to throw a party? Proud Tennessean Reese Witherspoon, who brought a Southern accent to market with her Draper James line, is teaming with Crate & Barrel for some equally down-home homewares. At the ready for summer shindigs, the 24 Dixie-inspired entertaining essentials include everything from magnoliapatterned melamine dishes to gingham napkins to a Derby-worthy striped sun hat. Sweet tea and pimento-cheese sandwiches sold separately.
Clockwise from above: Check Beach Towel, $45. Magnolia Salad Plate, $9; Small Bowl, $9; and Dinner Plate, $10. Striped Flatware, $16 for a ﬁve-piece setting. crateandbarrel.com
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furniture that “isn’t beachy. The pieces are clean-lined, with stand-alone sophistication,” Kasler says.
For her ﬁrst line of performance fabrics, Justina Blakeney was on a mission. “It all had to be vivid and hot, with the excitement of a tropical resort,” says the boho-Cali designer, who notes that the color-wary are oten at ease with test-driving bold hues outdoors before bringing them inside. Says Blakeney, whose original artwork sparked the collection for Fabricut: “Get vacation vibes going in the backyard, and they’re hooked!”
Southport Side Table With Glass, $499; Dining Chair, $469; and Bench, $599. ballarddesigns.com
Above, from left: Barbados, Kailua, Maldives Leaves, Maile, and Aruba Lattice fabrics. Available through a designer. fabricut.com
A sleek take on a wingback chair.
CITY OF (DE)LIGHT Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler looked to the Seine, not the shore, for her newest Ballard Designs pieces. 56
Inspired by wicker ﬁnds she unearthed in Paris— a sleigh-style vintage daybed at a ﬂea market, miniature baskets discovered at the Christian Dior store—she created wicker indoor
Join designer Eddie Ross as he renovates his historic Pennsylvania home.
PRODUCER EMMA BAZILIAN ( EDGEWOOD HALL) PHOTOGRAPHERS ALISON GOOTEE/STUDIO D (EDGEWOOD HALL); KASLER: ERICA GEORGE DINES (NEWS). FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
At Edgewood Hall (from left): architects David Campanella and Tom Weston of McIntyre Capron & Associates; Eddie Ross; contractor Joe Schwartz; Ross’s partner, Jaithan Kochar; and decorative painter Alix Jacobs.
1. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Take it from us: The foundation of renovation success is picking the right team. Here’s how. As ﬁrst-time renovators with design cred, we weren’t too daunted by ﬁnding the best people to execute our vision: an architect we knew from school, a contractor we had connected with on Instagram. Even if their work didn’t blow us away, we ﬁgured we could guide them. And what’s more, the price was right! Wrong. Flash forward a year later and, ater a series of disasters— wrong ﬂooring, oddly placed windows, crooked molding...turns out you do get what you pay for!—we found ourselves starting from scratch. But we learned from our hiring mistakes, the dream team is now in place, and we’re back on track—and thankful for the hard-earned wisdom. Let our missteps and top lessons keep you from learning the hard way. —Eddie Ross
Asking for recommendations is a good place to start, but follow up with research. Ater our lax approach the ﬁrst time, we made sure to see (and love!) new candidates’ work in person and to talk to past clients. 2. HIT THE WEB We found Houzz, the online review site, to be a helpful resource for ﬁnding local names, comparing ratings, and making connections. 3. MEET UP In the end, we learned something from everyone we met, whether we hired them or not. 4. EXPERIENCE MATTERS
We liked the idea of taking a chance on someone young and
eager. (That was us once!) But looking back at the scope of the project, it was just too risky to use someone untested. It’s not your job to foster people. 5. PERSONALITY TEST
You’ll be spending a lot of time together, so ﬁnd people you click with. Our architect had us cracking up from the start! 6. BE PREPARED TO PAY
It’s tempting to cut corners to save money, but that can (and likely will) cost more in the end. And if an estimate seems too good to be true, it probably is. 7. DON’T DIY Ater trying to be our own project managers, we hired our new architects to oversee the construction. It was the best money we spent!
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Moss chose rattan chargers, Anthropologie plates, and a lemon-print fabric for hosting her siblings, nieces, and nephews in East Hampton, New York.
BUFFET ALL DAY Her ease with hosting is as legendary as her way with interiors, and now Charlotte Moss is revealing her secrets for making a memorable get-together in her latest book—her 10th!— Charlotte Moss Entertains (Rizzoli). Lean in to learn why she champions the buﬀet, and why you should, too. Q Why all the love for buffets? A They give you so much ﬂexibility.
You can easily accommodate extra guests because it’s not a preportioned, plated meal. At a table like this, you can squeeze in additional place settings. Or if you’re indoors, use the sofa, an ottoman, or even the ﬁreplace fender, which is what happens at my annual Christmas luncheon buﬀet. Everyone eats in the living room, and I don’t worry if the invite list expands at the last minute. Q Any pitfalls to avoid? A I follow the buﬀet advice of
famed food writer M.F.K. Fisher. She believed that plates need a rim or an edge to avoid spillovers and should be lightweight enough to hold in one hand. Napkins should be generously sized, ﬂatware simple, and glasses sturdy. Q Are some dishes more buffet-
friendly than others? A Slicing or cutting a portion in the buﬀet line is too complicated. Aside from that, the menu can be almost anything. A dish you can scoop or something grab-and-go, like fried chicken, keeps things moving. Personalizing—make-your-own tacos or Cobb salad—is a crowd-pleaser. A serve-yourself setup is a big plus for the hostess. You’re not worrying 58
about dietary restrictions or who can or can’t have gluten, meat, or carbs. A guest who avoids a certain food just doesn’t put it on their plate. Q Do hors d’oeuvres go on a smaller, separate buffet table? A I don’t do hors d’oeuvres. Why have people ruin their appetites after you’ve spent all this time and eﬀort on a good meal?
Q I’m guessing your buffets are formal affairs. A Are you kidding me? I’m a Southerner! If I can cheat, I cheat. I really don’t care if the plates are plastic, the napkins are paper, and the ﬂowers are something you grab fast at the nursery and set in clay pots like these. It’s all about having fun and using your imagination to create
beauty, so your guests feel special. Even simple Chinese takeout can be party-worthy: Buy vibrantly colored cartons, have chopsticks for everyone, and do a long heap of fortune cookies down the table as a centerpiece. Entertaining is about coming together with friends and family, enjoying a meal, and talking to one another. That’s it!
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GREEN ACRES Alexa Hampton designs dining rooms that get the love! Here, she proposes one that’s lush and up for anything, whether it’s working from home or a gracious sitdown dinner.
A dining room by Hampton, the incoming chairperson of New York’s prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
FURNITURE 1. CHAIR BUTTONS AND PIPING
“Piping outlines the shape of the chairs, and buttons add another detail. Layer and layer in a dining room—you want drama to get people in there.” Sauvage Leather in Green Apple. dualoy.com 2. CHAIRS “Leather is perfect—it’s luxe and durable. I did paisley cashmere on my dining chairs, and it wore out.” Echo Leather in Garnet. mooreandgiles.com 3 & 4. BOLSTER PILLOW AND BENCH
“Velvet shows oﬀ sculptural curves. The beauty of a bench is that you can pile paperwork on it. Yes, we all use dining rooms as home oﬃces—even me.” Les Touches Linen Blend in Leaf. brunschwig.com. Spencer Velvet in Morello. claremontfurnishing.com
WINDOWS 5 & 6. CURTAINS AND TRIMS “Since
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WALLS 7 & 8. WALLPAPER “Doubling
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Beautiful Ideas House Beautiful Celebrates the 2017 Next Wave Designers House Beautiful hosted its annual luncheon to fête the new class of Next Wave Designers. “A Next Wave Designer is someone who has tremendous talent and their career is clearly on the ascent,” said Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson. Attendees were also treated to Donelson’s panel discussion, “From Inspiration to Image,” with photographers Francesco Lagnese and Annie Schlechter, and stylist Olga Naiman. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
The new class of Next Wave Designers with their awards: Erick Espinoza, Blake Brunson, Tharon Anderson, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Allison Allen, Anne Chessin, Lynde Easterlin Pontius (not present: Jennifer Glickman and Max Humphrey)
“From Inspiration to Image:” Sophie Donelson moderates a panel with special guests Olga Naiman, Annie Schlechter, and Francesco Lagnese
Magic Makers at 92Y City of Tomorrow Summit in New York 92Y City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit brought together 2,000+ leading real estate professionals, architects, and interior design innovators for a two-day conference at 92nd Street Y. House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson moderated the keynote with designers Anthony Baratta, Ken Fulk, Alexa Hampton, and Ghislaine Viñas in the iconic Kaufmann Concert Hall as they discussed techniques for magically transforming spaces into dramatic yet livable interiors. 92y.org/real-estate-summit
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Health Creating a Kitchen for a Thriving Body and Mind If your journey to healthful living has you running from supermarket to fitness studio to nutritionist and back again, here’s an invitation to stay in. The most powerful decisions about well-being are made in your head—and in your home. Our four-part Whole Home Project is a primer on how your house can work to enhance the whole you: your energy, your peace, your happiness. In this second installment, we explore the relationship between health and the kitchen—read on for a bounty of ways to start living better now. > S E C T I O N E D I TO R C A R I S H A S WA N S O N W R I T E R H E AT H E R C O R C O R A N
David Bouley is that rare chef who is both a gourmand and a health guru. He famously had top doctors and scientists consult on the menu for his iconic New York City restaurant and is now fully dedicated to helping Americans reframe the role of food in our lives. Eat For Fuel For Bouley, unlocking the potential of food is a quest: “How do we make food lighter, more energetic—food that goes into energy, not into storage?” Simple swaps can make a diﬀerence, like trading vegetable oil— high in omega-6 fatty acids, which many Americans overconsume—for yummy, highermetabolism options like avocado, coconut, nut, and seed oils. Instead of white sugar, which oﬀers no nutritional value, try coconut sugar, which contains a little bit of potassium, ﬁber, and vitamin C. The Food Medicine cabinet Keep a pantry of “building block” ingredients, and you’ll be able to address a wide range of health concerns, Bouley says. Consider 64
making oregano and garlic, which have antibacterial properties, and anti-inﬂammatory curcumin (turmeric) oil part of your regular diet. Keeping these kinds of ingredients on hand will set you up for success: “No professional chef starts from scratch every day,” he says.
“Treat herbs like flowers. Place them in a vase and change the water daily. They will last about a week and won’t go limp like they do in the fridge.”
The average kitchen has at least 40 pieces of hardware, so make your experience with them worthwhile. Something as simple as enjoying the texture and weight of a knob in your hand can be surprisingly upliting. “Try on” your hardware before buying—the right pieces may even make putting away the dishes a pleasurable experience. Ted Boerner Brut collection, from $59. rockymountain hardware.com
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Think Globally Bouley is inspired by food cultures from around the globe, having grown up with roots in Connecticut and France before studying Japanese cuisine. “To absorb a food’s positive energy, think about where it’s from, what environment it’s grown in, whether or not it’s in season,” he says. And don’t forget about healthy-bacteriafriendly “living” foods from around the world, like sauerkraut, miso, keﬁr, and pickles. Make Time For Food “Something that’s convenient is probably not the healthiest thing you can eat,” Bouley says. “We’ve been hunting for food for millions of years. If you’re not interested or have no time to hunt for food, you’re vulnerable.” Avoid mindless eating in front of a screen or in the car, which many Americans do with regularity. Think “start,” not “Stop” Being healthy is a way of life, not simply a diet. “Don’t try to break bad habits—instead, make new ones,” Bouley says. “And stick with them. When you start correcting things, you feel it, and it becomes like a hobby. You’re seduced.” Was it good for you? Take stock of how your body
More than 400 species of edible foods grow at Bouley Botanical, David Bouley’s event space in New York City. feels two hours ater a meal. Are you sluggish or energized? final thoughts Inhabitants of “blue zones”— the regions of the world where people live the longest, as identiﬁed by author Dan Buettner— share common characteristics, like plant-based diets, regular moderate activity, and high lev-
els of gratitude. One such group are the centenarians of Okinawa, Japan, a place once called “the land of immortals.” Here’s what Bouley recommends, based on their long-life habits: Stay calm, do what you love, connect with community, and listen to what your body tells you as you smell, taste, and digest your food.
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ll the research points in one direction: A key ingredient of a healthful life is time spent in the kitchen. But it’s not just chopping that delivers results—when you engage all your senses, joy and contentment are sure to follow. Where else but the kitchen can you revel in the scent of fresh herbs, plate a meal on passed-down china, share the energizing nourishment of a healthy dish, and relish the camaraderie—or solo downtime—of a weekend lunch? The goal of these pages is to nix unpleasant tasks or tools, inspire meet-ups with produce, guarantee more mealtime victories, and help you enjoy the scenery while you do it. That’s nourishing, too. Bon appétit! Please try a tip or three and e-mail wholehome@ housebeautiful.com to tell us how you feel. Or visit housebeautiful.com/wholehome and start with our ideas on creating calm at home.
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Tried and True
“We need to spread the gospel: Cooking is fun, and it should be easy!” says Bridget Lancaster, co-host of TV’s America’s Test Kitchen. Her top takeaways from two decades in the test kitchen include a nod to the past.
and pan storage is when you can open the drawer or cabinet, locate the item, and not make a lot of noise when you retrieve it. I made my Metal Boy cabinets with glass fronts and LEDs to let you see what you need at a glance.” mick de giulio
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Come Together “I think of cooking as feeding the family, not just literally the foods hitting the table,” says Lancaster, who sees the kitchen as a place for families or friends to unplug and reconnect. “It really is about getting butts in seats and making sure we have real time together.” Call In the Troops “Cooking is more fun when you include someone else— especially children,” Lancaster says. Just look for tasks that match their skill level, like using a kid-friendly salad spinner. “It’ll be the driest lettuce you’ve ever had!” she jokes. Healthy habits start young, so remember: “Kids who cook brussels sprouts are more likely to eat brussels sprouts!” “future ingredients” “I love to be in the kitchen, but I don’t want to be cut oﬀ from the activity all day,” Lancaster says. “Twice a week, while I’m cooking dinner, I’m also preparing something else for later that week.” Try roasting meat while cooking a basic dish like pizza, or look for dishes—braises, soups—that get better with time or can be reinvented. “When you think of letovers as future ingredients, rather than ﬁnished dishes to be reheated,” she says, “you start to feel like you’re winning at dinner.” waste not “Our grandparents didn’t have a lot of money to spend on food, so they had to make it count,” Lancaster says. Take a cue from previous generations by prepar66
Try Me: Vacuum Blending Your morning smoothie could get a serious boost with vacuum blending—a process that pulverizes fruits and veggies without oxygen. No oxygen means no discoloration or separation, so
ing and storing food to get the most out of it. Aim to ﬁnish oﬀ everything in your pantry and fridge. Before fresh basil goes bad, turn it into pesto that can last for two weeks. Portion out sauces and stocks to freeze in half- or quarter-cup servings, just like restaurants do. “That way you’re more likely to use things up—and it will also help get dinner on the table faster.” can it! “Pickling, canning, and preserving are great ways to reduce food waste, and if enough people do it, it takes pressure oﬀ supermarkets to import oﬀseason fruits and vegetables from around the world,” Lancaster says. Plan to capture fresh ingredients at their peak: Summer’s new harvest of raspberries can become jam for the rest of the year.
smoothies and salad dressings look great even on day two or three, with bolder ﬂavors, more nutritional value, and a smooth, emulsiﬁed ﬁnish. Our fave: Tribest Glass Personal Blender with Vacuum, $299. tribestlife.com
Savor the Moment “We all know the idea ‘We eat ﬁrst with our eyes,’ but we should also think about the sense of touch,” says Elana Kilkenny, whose Sacred Space Design ﬁrm approaches interiors in a holistic way, recognizing meaning and joy (and, yes, sorrow) embedded in the things we live with. Pay attention to texture, she says. The surface of a mug or the het of a fork can signal that it’s time to slow down and enjoy a meal. “Use dishes you love for every meal,” she says. “It’s a simple way to make yourself happier.”
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Kick the Habit One-time-use plastic is unpleasant for dining and ruinous to the earth. Class it up with these chic swap-ins! Crystal Clear According to the documentary Straws, a portion of the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic waste we add to the ocean each year is the
500 million plastic straws tossed daily in the U.S. Glass ones will last a lifetime and don’t add plasticky mouth-feel to yummy beverages. simplystraws.com
It’s In the Bag Make like a chic European and use lightweight mesh bags when shopping for fresh produce. Stash a bunch by the front door—or in your car—so you’ll remember to bring them along. credobags.com oven to table Nix plastic storage containers in favor of durable glass or traditional Pyrex, which is ovenand microwave-safe and won’t leach BPAs into your food. pyrexware.com
The Bee’s Knees Trade plastic wrap for Bee’s Wrap, a washable, reusable, and compostable alternative. Made of organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, it warms with your touch to mold around a sandwich, bowl, or piece of fruit, then seals airtight as it cools. beeswrap.com
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According to the nonproﬁt Feeding America, nearly half of the food grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. goes to waste. Groups like Imperfect Produce and Hungry Harvest look to reduce waste by rescuing produce that’s too big, small, or “ugly” to be invited to the supermarket. At the individual level, we’re responsible for about 43 percent of this amount, so we can all do a better job: First, don’t over-shop. Second, use what you have on hand. Spot food on its way out? Try freezing, dehydrating, fermenting, or canning it—methods that were prized by previous generations, when access to food wasn’t as simple as tapping an app. Finally, opt to give the food back to the
Family Time “Cooking for yourself is an act of self-care,” says Latham Thomas, wellness expert and founder of maternity website Mama Glow. Thomas 68
stacks and stacks Save your paper towels for critical messes and buy—in bulk—washable kitchen towels to keep at the ready. We love these generously sized organic-
cotton ones because they have a lint-free honeycomb surface on one side and a superabsorbent terry cloth on the other. Organic Dish Towels. $12 for two. honest.com
Locked In Great for sous-vide use, these reusable airtight silicone bags can be boiled, baked up to 400 degrees, microwaved, or frozen—and are a waste-free way to store snacks, too. From $12. stasherbag.com
Above left: Ceramic Fermentation Jar. $290 for 6 qt. healdsburg shed.com. Below: Stack 4 Odor-Reducing Compost Bin. $30. josephjoseph.com
Grain-Fed To avoid the preservatives in store-bought varieties, try grinding beans, quinoa, lentils, and more into your own ﬂour for wholesome baked goods. The NutriMill Harvest Grain Mill spouts out textures from ﬁne pastry ﬂour to hearty cracked oats. $299. nutrimill.com
grew up in California, where the kitchen was the centerpiece for family gatherings. “Even though it was small, everyone gathered there. It’s where conversations happened and where stories were told. It’s where we learned a lot of our ancestral tradition through food,” she says.
At an early age, Thomas had access to everything from fresh strawberries to long beans, and this helped develop her palate for foods that weren’t packaged. “When you eat this way—with food that actually comes from the earth—it patterns your palate and programs your eating habits for the
rest of your life.” For Thomas, going to a farmers’ market is a way of reconnecting. “Talking to the people who tilled the soil, picked the food, and brought that food to you is a way of connecting to a journey. It puts your nervous system at ease,” she says. mamaglow.com
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Pickle vegetables for year-round enjoyment.
earth—and no, not at the landﬁll. Many cities have an organics collection program. New York City is rolling out brown bins, aka curbside compost, to all residents by the end of this year. The food scraps end up as compost available to schools, parks, and community gardens. In your own area, look for town and city compost dropoﬀ programs. If they don’t already exist, request one, and check in with a local farmers’ market or CSA organizer, a nearby National Audubon Society chapter, or a community gardening group—many will welcome your neighborly contribution.
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misconception that only monochromatic kitchens give people the peace they crave. The kitchen should embrace and nurture you like any other room. Adding color evokes feelings, and nature can show us what colors work together to make us feel good, like calming watery blues or high-energy yellow, orange, and red.” sara bengur
COLORIST AND DESIGNER
Mosaic House Viola Tile is complemented by a cool or a warm hue. Viola Tile. $28 per sq. t. mosaichse.com. Arctic Blue 2050-60 and Bryce Canyon 098 paints. benjaminmoore.com
Chew on this: Cooking at home isn’t just good for you, it’s good for everyone, says Alison Cayne, owner of the uber-hip Haven’s Kitchen cooking school in downtown Manhattan. “Cooking gives you, the individual, control over issues that impact the entire world, from food production to packaging to waste to nourishment.” (Think about a plastic-lidded lunch from a salad chain—healthy, maybe, but not virtuous.) Cayne believes it is the home cook’s responsibility to understand where the food he or she brings home hails from. She wants to empower her students and other kitchen-curious folks, and her new book, The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen (Artisan), breaks down how to master key dishes without relying on instructions. Game Changers Great meals start with great ingredients from local farmers, butchers, and, if you’re lucky, fishmongers. These new appliances help make the most of your fresh finds. Sous vide, gas, and induction—you can cook anything!
There’s a lot of buzz about “ingestible beauty” supplements for shiny hair and radiant skin, but produce, nut oils, and water are the original beauty foods, says author Jules Aron in her new book, Nourish & Glow (Countryman Press). Before diving into nutrient-rich recipes (such as sesame-scallion “superfood” dressing and banana bread made with coconut oil, almond meal, and gluten-free oat flour), she talks about foods that directly impact the body’s beautifying processes. Aron connects the benefits of mindful eating, having a diet rich in foods like black rice and tahini, and “glow-getting” herbs and spices with your skin’s ability to “detox, repair, and prepare for your most radiant self.”
A good cooking tool gets the taste of ﬁne ingredients—hello, grass-fed beef and heritage kohlrabi!—all the way to the table. chef-ready An all-in-one cooking tour de force, Signature Kitchen Suite’s 48-inch DualFuel Pro Range (above) has gas burners, an induction zone, and a built-in sous vide—which promises precise temperature control and doneness—plus true convection and steam ovens, so no need for takeout. $14,499. signaturekitchensuite.com ice age The Freddy 45 (right) extends the shelf life of food, keeping the integrity of its nutrients and aromas. This blast chiller has nine functions, like
shock freezing for smoothieready berries, and controlled thawing, so food looks and tastes as if it were never frozen. The biggest wow: Its ready-madedishes program can refrigerate meals all day, then warm them for your arrival—welcome home! $4,499. irinoxhomeusa.com
New Heights “While standing at your standard 36-inch-high countertop, you might have noticed that stirring a bowl is diﬃcult because your arm is elevated and gets tired easily,” says Connecticut kitchen and bath designer Sarah Blank. “A lower island or baking area is user-friendly and helpful for older family members and children.” To provide a variety of working heights, consider an antique table in place of an island—you may ﬁnd you’re most comfortable working at a 30-inch-high surface, like Blank does in her own kitchen. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
The freshest fridges on the market are built with your favorite ingredients in mind. No longer a simple fridge-freezer combo, these models boast compartments with independent temperature controls and comely interiors that’ll underscore the beauty of your bounty. fisher & Paykel’s newest column refrigerator and freezers oﬀer drawers that can be set for diﬀerent needs. The refrigerator’s modes are “fridge,” for everyday foods and drinks; “pantry,” for foods that require a cool, dark space; and “chill,” for highly perishable meats, poultry, and ﬁsh. The freezer’s three drawers can be set to standard (“freezer”) mode, “sot freeze” for gentle freezing and quick thawing, and “deep freeze” for items that need to be stored for months. From $9,848. fisherpaykel.com perlick, known for undercounter refrigeration, recently introduced full-size fridges, freezers, and wine columns. The units are beautiful—the interiors are in two tones of stainless steel (more luxe than white plastic)—and they have four independently controlled zones for preservation of fresh foods and a tip-out produce bin. From $6,500. perlick.com 70
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Seeing Is Believing “You’re more likely to eat vegetables if you see them in a plentiful way,” says kitchen designer—and go-to HB kitchen pro— Matthew Quinn. To encourage smart dining choices, he’s started adding “cold larders” into his kitchens. Like the grocery aisle, these tile-lined spaces hold produce at a cool 55–60 degrees Fahrenheit. Removable racks and dishwasher-safe resin baskets make for easy cleaning. He gives his larders glass doors so you can quickly spot what’s inside, adding incentive to see and use those beautiful ingredients. Or you can use a vegetable rack, which stores produce like apples and squash at room temperature; the airﬂow helps with preservation. The one from Gardener’s Supply (below) has removable shelves to ﬁt larger produce, so go ahead and buy that kabocha squash. Orchard Rack, $229. gardeners.com
for 25 percent of greenhouse gases. What we eat profoundly impacts our environment. We have to make sacriﬁces to keep resources around for future generations.” sam kass
FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHEF AND AUTHOR OF EAT A LITTLE BETTER (CLARKSON POTTER)
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water management For the obsessive baker, rice maker, or ﬁller of baby bottles, the Beale MeasureFill Touch Kitchen Faucet can dispense precise amounts of water— from a half cup to ﬁve cups. Just twist the dial to your desired measurement. $750. americanstandard-us.com
In the Zone If there’s one kitchen-layout essential that still holds true, it’s the “work triangle”: the old adage that the refrigerator, sink, and stove should be within steps of each other. In a larger kitchen, consider adding other “shapes”—dedicated areas that address and streamline everyday meal prep. A coffee garage or smoothie station will keep you from running back and forth from blender to freezer to glass, while refrigerator drawers can be stocked with kid-healthy snacks and drinks. For easy cleanup: Store plates in drawers with peg dividers, ideally next to your dishwasher or sink. This will make it easier for kids to help put dishes away and won’t require schlepping across the kitchen with an armload of porcelain dinnerware.
It’s time to embrace “the chop.” Josh Donald, owner of San Francisco’s Bernal Cutlery, says using the right knife is one of the easiest ways to enjoy being in the kitchen. “Skip the bargain block and invest in a great chef ’s knife,” he says. Thinking healthy? “Japanese-style knives offer precision for vegetables.” His new book, Sharp (Chronicle), is an encyclopedic guide to knives, knife care, and cutting techniques. Our pick: Miyabi Birchwood Knife. zwillingonline.com
Home Grown You could move to the Sun Belt, or you could grow herbs and salad greens year-round with a tabletop hydroponic garden. Miracle-Gro’s AeroGarden Harvest Elite holds up to six plantings that can grow to 12″ tall, so greens and garnishes are always at the ready. $129. aerogarden.com
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Get an Eyeful To feast with your eyes before even taking a bite, pause to notice how your food appears as you prep it. Which surface color—Pearl Stone (top) or Nero Soapstone, both Corian Quartz—is more appetizing to you? corianquartz.com
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“EVERYONE IS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE EVERYDAY, BUT I BELIEVE THAT HANGING OUT AT HOME SHOULD FEEL LIKE A VACATION.” Shelley Johnstone Paschke 73
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WHEN A DESIGN JOB LED HIM BACK TO HIS BELOVED BAHAMAS, TOM SCHEERER PLANNED AHEAD, SENDING CONTAINERS OF BEACHFRIENDLY EVERYTHING TO THE ISLANDS. BUT IT’S THE SERENDIPITOUS LOCAL FINDS THAT BRING THE HEARTFELT AUTHENTICITY.
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White shiplap walls and a tray ceiling clad in pickled pecky cypress give a fresh, seashore feeling to the living room of a Tom Scheerer–designed villa on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The custom sofa is in a Perennials fabric with pillows in Pindler and Quadrille fabrics. The center table was custom made in India of pickled teak and marble. Folding stools, Serena & Lily. Vintage Franco Albini rattan chairs are topped with cushions in a Quadrille batik. Ceiling fan, Hunter. Table lamps, Wayfair. OPPOSITE: The villa’s pool faces Harbour Island’s Pink Sand Beach.
The veranda is furnished with Kingsley Bate wicker seating “engineered for comfort,” Scheerer says. The cushions are covered—like all of the house’s seating—in indoor/outdoor fabrics in ocean shades like navy, azure, and plum. The teak table has a travertine top that can withstand anything nature brings its way. The foreground chairs are vintage rattan. Stools, Gump’s. Paint, Benjamin Moore White Dove.
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s Seems like you’re drawn to projects in out-of-the-way idylls. T OM S C HEERER: I do a lot of vacation houses. I prefer them! With second homes, people are more open to trying out new ideas. C ELI A B A RB OUR: Is it hard to have an ocean between you and your sources? You’ve got to establish your design “story” straight from the get-go. There is no running to Mecox for last-minute accessories! The challenge is to put every last thing in the container before it sails. Make that containers. So what was the story for this Harbour Island project? It’s a traditional Caribbean Colonial house that works for modern life. The clients own the Dunmore beach club; this is their villa on the grounds. For me, it was a homecoming of sorts—I used to have a couple of properties on the island. I got to use my favorite Bahama-isms: pecky-cypress walls, cement tiles, vintage rattan, and batiks. How do you breathe fresh life into familiar materials? I try to find a new melody with wellknown notes. Many of the rooms open onto one another, so I aimed for cohesion and a sense of calm. The pickled pecky cypress in the foyer is echoed on the living room ceiling. We used pickled teak for both the kitchen island and the center table in the living room. That table has the visual presence of a fountain in a piazza. It’s tall but open, and it marks a crossroads in the house. The house has no library, so I wanted something that could be loaded up with interesting objects to draw the eye. There’s comfortable upholstery around the edges of the room, and then the center is deliberately fluid, with lightweight vintage rattan and wicker, folding stools, and that table.
What inspired the breezy palette? The house is in shades of blue and purple—there are only so many options in a tropical place, and the clients’ previous house was pink. I kept the living room neutral so the view would really pop. The striped rug and throw pillows bring in color and dramatize the sight line into the dining room, which is a really saturated cobalt blue. Where did you ﬁnd the artwork? The art in the dining room is an Isamu Noguchi lantern squashed behind glass. That giant work over the sofa in the living room I commissioned from a wonderful English painter who takes up drawing whenever he’s in the Bahamas—a serendipitous way to get great art without shipping it in. It’s a somewhat edgy scene of an old basketball court down the road from the house.
And the shells in the family room are blowups of vintage prints. What are your tricks for marrying beauty with practicality? All of the upholstery fabrics are indoor/ outdoor. Why not? They’re so good these days. There’s not a sofa or chair here that you can’t sit on in a wet bathing suit. The kitchen floor is impermeable porcelain tile. Metal fittings have a pewter finish; in this climate, metals need to come with their own patina so they don’t pit or fail. The veranda’s table has a travertine top and teak base—it can stay outside forever. Sounds like the tropics can’t faze you. Knowing the limitations allows me to improvise. The best decorating always has a fillip of spontaneity, but on an island in the Bahamas, you have to plan ahead for it!
A wall clad in handmade cement tiles from Villa Lagoon Tile brings an air of Bahamian nostalgia to the kitchen. The floor is in Fiandre porcelain tiles, and the ceiling is embellished with strapwork moldings. At the center of the room, an open pickledteak island supports a Caesarstone top. OPPOSITE: In the dining room, painted in Benjamin Moore Champion Cobalt, a flattened and framed Isamu Noguchi lantern overlooks a reclaimed-wood table.
A graceful arch, part of the homeâ€™s original design by de la Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, lends an air of refinement to a foyer clad head to toe in pickled pecky cypress. The mix of materials includes a honeycombpatterned rattan pendant lamp from Anthropologie. On the back wall, a set of vintage sea-life prints flanks an ultra-tall mirror that offers views up and down.
In the master bedroom, a pickled-teak four-poster bed is open to sea breezes. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Icing on the Cake. Bench, Jayson Home. ABOVE: A giant clamshell serves as a flamboyant sink in a powder room. Faucet, Rohl. Mirror, Lalithamma Barcelona. BELOW: The family roomâ€™s faux-bois walls were hand-painted by artist Frank Reijnen. The custom sofa is upholstered in an indoor/ outdoor fabric from Pindler. Rattan table and stool, VivaTerra. Swivel chairs, Anthropologie.
An upholstered headboard links a pair of twin beds so they can be pushed together (“though I’ve never met a middle-aged couple who didn’t secretly relish a few nights in twin beds!” jokes Scheerer); their platforms are upholstered in the same mulberry-hued Claremont ikat. The pillows are in a vintage batik. OPPOSITE: Nestled among the shrubs, a boardwalk connects the emerald lawn to the island’s famous pink sands. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
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In a 1910 Cratsman bungalow in Los Angeles, designer Mark J. Williams created a child-friendly living room with a graceful circular ﬂow for grown-up entertaining. The custom sofa is covered in a Classic Cloth fabric, and the coﬀee table is from Williams’s furniture line, Alton House. Spindleback chair, Nickey Kehoe. Artwork by Joslyn Beta Lawrence hangs over a ﬁreplace painted in Farrow & Ball Mole’s Breath.
AN L.A. COUPLE WITH A BABY ON THE WAY GIVES MARK J. WILLIAMS SEVEN BREAKNECK WEEKS TO DESIGN A 1910 CRAFTSMAN. THE HANDSOME, AMIABLE RESULTS BELIE THE TIGHT DEADLINE—NOW THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME TO RELAX ON THE PORCH SWING! Interior Design MARK J. WILLIAMS
Interview DAVID A. KEEPS
Photography JOE SCHMELZER
h How did you decorate this 1910 Cratsman bungalow in Los Angeles in just seven weeks? M A RK J. W ILLI A M S: It helps to have clients who are conﬁdent about what they want. And I was able to design a lot of custom furniture because L.A. has cratsmen who can produce it quickly. We also ordered from catalog retailers and did a lot of shopping for accessories at local stores, like Nickey Kehoe and Hollywood at Home. DAVID A . KEEP S: Why the rush? They had just closed on the house and had a baby coming in nine weeks. And in fact, the day they moved in, the wife’s water broke. I remember thinking, It’s not part of my contract to deliver the contents of the house and a baby, too! Why did you furnish the front porch like a sitting room? The house is on a very quiet street in a neighborhood called Hancock Park, which has the feel of a small town, with sidewalks that people actually use. The owners love to hang out on the porch; they can wave at their neighbors and have them up for a glass of wine without them ever stepping inside. And because they now have two young kids, it’s a great way for them to get out of the house without leaving home. Picture a Southern California take on a Southern veranda. They even have a porch swing. But you sidestepped wicker. I wanted to keep things interesting with pieces that are architectural and functional, like the all-weather armchair and ceramic block stools. The simple shapes keep it from getting too busy and give the Cratsman architecture a modern twist. How does the porch relate to the interiors? It gives you a ﬁrst impression of what’s going to happen inside the house—a clean, uncluttered design with a freeof-color palette. The wife told me she was allergic to color, so I brought in outdoorsy textures and natural tones from plants, wood, raﬃa rugs, rush chairs, matchstick blinds, and earthy
ceramics. For her, the small accents of inky blue in her oﬃce were a really big pop of color. Tell me about the homeowners. He’s a successful comedic actor and writer—he reminds me of Walter Matthau. She’s an executive who wears black or charcoal turtlenecks—very Lauren Bacall in presence. The wife said, “Living with an actor, I need calm. No crazy things going on in this house.” How do you keep “calm” from becoming a snooze? Variance. In the living room, the fabrics have texture or monochromatic stripes, the coﬀee table is a warm walnut, the modern spindle chair is a very blond beech, and the sofa’s end tables are whitewashed oak. I used natural plantﬁber rugs with Missoni-like variegated weaves that look like the sun is setting on them. They warm and ground the room without screaming at you; it’s like having a blanket on the ﬂoor. What are the challenges of decorating a period home? Cratsman houses have a lot of wood panels and trim. Because the smaller rooms can feel dark, painting everything white gave the house a more contemporary look. For the furniture, I wanted to honor the tenets of Cratsman design by using artisan pieces. Even the modern string chandelier over the dining table—it looks like a ﬂying saucer—is handmade. Is there a trick to mixing period and contemporary furnishings? When you strip away color and pattern, the silhouettes really have to have their own personalities. In the oﬃce, the leather desk chair is a copy of an 1800s English chair, and the side chair is a midcentury Paul McCobb design. They are 100 years apart in time, but I think they create an interesting picture together that feels very now. Aha, juxtaposition! So, what role does symmetry play? Playing oﬀ the symmetry of architecture gives you visual interest. On the mantel in the living room, we have three pieces of pottery in diﬀerent sizes on one side, two vases on the other, and a painting deliberately placed offcenter in between. It’s a little trick to make you look at the art. Asymmetry can be very powerful!
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Williams turned the front porch into an outdoor sitting room with weatherdurable furnishings. The club chair is by Loll Designs and the porch swing and lanterns are by RH, Restoration Hardware. Ceramic stools, Serena & Lily. Rug, Pottery Barn.
ABOVE: Period-style furnishings with strong silhouettes add personality to the wife’s home office. The desk, bookcase, and leather desk chair are all by Alton House. The vintage Paul McCobb chair is from Nickey Kehoe. BELOW: Farrow & Ball Wimborne White, used throughout the home, brightens the kitchen. Marais stools from Design Within Reach match stainless steel Thermador appliances. OPPOSITE: “Minimalist doesn’t have to be cold or predictable,” says Williams, who topped the dining table with Danish candlesticks. The Alton House chairs have cushions in a Ralph Lauren Home fabric. Pendant, Nickey Kehoe. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
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Tasked with reimagining the gazebo of a 1930s house for modern-day enjoyment, San Francisco designer April Powers created a vibrant, Moroccan-inspired interior that’s perfect for post-pool lounging or predinner drinks. Performance fabrics in warm tones pop against the structure’s sage exterior. The property’s gardens were designed by Katrine Benninger.
SHADED BY A REDWOOD TREE AND ENTWINED IN CLIMBING ROSES, A ROMANTIC GAZEBO IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONJURES A RELAXED STYLE WITH MOROCCAN ACCENTS. Interior Design APRIL POWERS
Landscape Design KATRINE BENNINGER
Text EMMA BAZILIAN
Photography ERIN KUNKEL
Stylist JODY KENNEDY
An octagonal teak coffee table echoes the shape of the gazebo. The banquette, fitted with drawers for storing extra pillows and towels, has a cushion and pillows in Pindler fabrics. The curtains are in Chella Textiles’ Sun Screen. OPPOSITE: The Stark outdoor rug can be hosed down—helpful when needles from the adjacent redwood blow in each autumn. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
When San Francisco designer April Powers ﬁrst laid eyes on the rose-covered gazebo in the garden of a client’s recently purchased 1930s home in Oakland, she was charmed. “The property has a meandering, almost parklike feel,” she says. But the gazebo’s setup at the time—with a stone table and benches inside—was unwelcoming. “I knew it would be fun to make it into a more usable space for relaxing and entertaining.” The tea roses that blanketed it were undeniably
romantic, but the greenery presented a challenge: Powers couldn’t repaint the sage-green structure without stripping oﬀ the ﬂowers. Instead, she decided to preserve it. Taking a cue from the owners’ love of Spain, Powers studded the space with nods to Moorish design, like an ogee-detail teak coﬀee table and loungy ﬂoor cushions. A custom banquette provides extra seating and storage, while sheer curtains diﬀuse the light. Indoor/outdoor fabrics in exuberant colors pop against the gazebo’s green latticework. Now, the folly is a family favorite. “It’s the perfect place for reading or hanging out,” Powers says. “And when the roses are in bloom, it’s an incredible experience.”
The adults love to come out to the ga zebo to have a glass of wine, and the kid s hang out here af ter spending the day in the pool. 95
In the breakfast room of Matthew Carter’s home in Lexington, Kentucky, ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows—designed by his partner, architect Brent Bruner, during a remodel—maximize the garden views. Walls and ceiling, Pratt & Lambert Feather Gray. OPPOSITE: Carter, who was named one of HB’s “America’s Top Young Designers” in 2004, strolls with his fox terrier, Henry, in the backyard, which was designed by David Cousins.
AT MATTHEW CARTERâ€™S GREEK REVIVAL HOME IN KENTUCKY, THE FORMALITY IS TEMPERED WITH INVITING FURNISHINGS AND QUIRKY ART. STEP INTO THE LUSH GARDEN, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE HOUSE DRINK: LOCAL BOURBON, SERVED NEAT.
Interior Design MATTHEW CARTER
Interview KATHLEEN RENDA
Photography MAURA M C EVOY
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ABOVE: In the living room, the custom sofa is in a Claremont velvet. The antique Italian mirror is surrounded by a high-low mix of artworks, including a Picasso lithograph (top left) and Mexican folk art that Carter bought on the street in Tulum, Mexico (bottom left, top right). The curtains are in China Seas’ Ziggurat. RIGHT, TOP: As a nod to utilitarian 1920s cook spaces, the kitchen wall is clad in subway tiles by Ann Sacks. Carter’s stenciled design for the ﬂoor was so intricate that decorative painter Kim Comstock swore she’d never agree to do it again. Oven, Wolf. Hood, RangeCrat. RIGHT, BOT TOM: Carter and his partner, Bruner.
This home is a 1928 Greek Revival. Has that type of architecture always appealed to you? M AT THE W C A R TER: I lusted ater this place for years before nabbing it. It’s quintessentially me, from the proportions to the properness to the white brick exterior to the location on a hilltop in a historic neighborhood planned by Frederick Law Olmsted. The previous owners had lived in it forever. The morning it hit the market, I pounced—by that evening, my partner, Brent Bruner, and I had sealed the deal. While the home was structurally solid, it hadn’t been updated in 30 years. Luckily, Brent is an architect, and I was young and eager, and together, we tackled the redo gradually over the years. K ATHLEEN RENDA : It’s an intriguing blend of elegant and edgy. I’ve been an old soul since I was a kid, and I have a passion for making the past relevant for today. I grew up in Lexington, so Southern formality and hospitality are just part of who I am. These interiors have the symmetry, understated colors, and antiques that I love, but they aren’t fusty. In the mix, there’s also contemporary art, odd ﬁnds from my travels in Cambodia and Turkey, and vintage pieces. The resulting rooms are timeless and current. Your penchant for classicism also extends to the backyard. It’s very structured, with a restrained simplicity and a tight palette. While I appreciate colorful gardens, it’s strictly two hues here: the greens of the clipped topiaries, trees, and grass, and the whites of the potted geraniums and fencing. We do a lot of warm-weather entertaining, so the space is conﬁgured with parties in mind. Guests mingle with cocktails on the bluestone terrace. A pathway of locally quarried Kentucky limestone leads up to the pergola, near where we host dinners under the sycamore tree. It’s magical, and worlds away from the landscaping when we ﬁrst moved in, which was nonexistent. The dining room opens directly onto the terrace, which makes for a seamless indoor-outdoor ﬂow. Through the French doors and screen doors, there is a breathtaking sight line straight to the end of the garden. But I wasn’t aiming for an alfresco look. As a high-traﬃc space—the dining room is right behind the entrance hall, and we walk through it every day—I wanted it to feel happy and not so serious. The 1970s burl-wood Parsons table by Milo Baughman, which I was attracted to for its clean lines, helps lit the mood. A range of seating—vintage French and Italian chairs in chartreuse velvet, late-18th-century English chairs in lipstick-red leather—avoids matchy-matchyness. There’s an antique English sideboard coexisting with pale blue walls, chartreuse curtains, and a cranberry glass sconce. And a sisal rug, which I think prevents formal brown furniture from becoming too staid. For all of its adventurousness, the master bedroom seems restful. Was that your number-one objective? To be honest, I didn’t belabor it—I just brought together my favorite things. I envisioned a tall, streamlined bed that was a little Moorish; I designed this one in an abstract ﬂoral fabric with four slim posts. The walls are covered in a geometric-print linen, which adds texture. The antique slipper chair, redone in silk, is from my very ﬁrst buying trip to Paris. It’s all very unstudied. Sometimes, the less I think about it, the better it turns out. With all this improvisational eclecticism, did you ever worry that the rooms would lack coherence? I’d be more concerned if they were overthought. To me, interiors that are blatantly decorated for the purpose of decorating are static. Being instinctual has always worked for me. I go with my gut.
The dining roomâ€™s French doors, painted in a custom color, stay open most of the year. Chartreuse curtains in a Jim Thompson Fabrics linen blend echo the velvet on vintage French side chairs and Italian host chairs. Walls in Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp. Sconce, Kevin L. Perry. Artwork, Anne Wehrley BjĂśrk.
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A valance and curtains in a fuchsia Manuel Canovas linen add sizzle to the master bedroom. Carter designed the bespoke bed, in a Claremont fabric, to graze the crown molding and “add the drama of height.” BELOW LEF T: To make over a worn mahogany chest from Bruner’s boyhood, Carter hired a local decorative painter to freehand a chinoiserie scene. “People mistake it for a pedigree antique,” Carter says. The Chinese lamp is from the estate of the late Lexington designer Ken Lloyd. BELOW: In the master bath, Waterworks’ marble tiles evoke a chic checkerboard. OPPOSITE: A Peter Fasano linen on the walls provides a graphic backdrop for a mixed-media work by Louis Zoellar Bickett II. Bedding, Leontine Linens. Pillow, Le Manach. LEF T:
For a “deeper, darker” mood, Carter clad the study’s ceiling in wood veneer and the walls in a hand-painted metallic wallcovering, both from Maya Romanoﬀ. Curtains in Sister Parish’s Tucker linen blend. The slipper chair is in Robert Kime’s Susani. Rug, Stark. OPPOSITE: Every spring, Carter scales a 40-foot ladder to hang potted ferns from the trees: “The chains visually disappear, so the plants appear to dangle in midair.” Pillows in a Perennials fabric with Schumacher fringe. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
fiesta forever NATHAN TURNER’S NEW BOOK, “I LOVE CALIFORNIA,” IS A LIVELY TOUR OF HIS HOME STATE’S ECLECTIC CULINARY OFFERINGS. IN THIS SNEAK PEEK, THE FOODIE DESIGNER HOSTS A MEXICALITHEMED PARTY THAT IS AS COLORFUL AS IT IS CELEBRATORY. 106
For a Mexican-themed party at a friend’s home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, Nathan Turner— designer and culinary enthusiast—covered the table with hand-embroidered Otomi fabric and massed together vases filled with a riotous mix of flowers, including red foxtails, ranunculus, peonies, asters, daisies, and hydrangeas.
Interview HILLARY BROWN
Photography VICTORIA PEARSON
Your new book, I Love California [Abrams], is not only about entertaining and food—it’s a heartfelt love letter to your home state. N AT H A N T URNER: Being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area has shaped who I am. My mom comes from generations of cattle farmers, and much of my childhood was spent on our ranch near Stockton, where I loved helping out in the garden and collecting eggs. My favorite activity was setting the table for big holiday dinners. HILL A RY B ROW N: And there’s so much to love about California. That is what’s so amazing about the state: the diversity. We’ve got cowboy country mixed with alpine beauty, and everything from deserts to palm trees. We forget that California hasn’t been a part of the U.S. for very long, and its history as a Spanish colony and Mexican territory still inﬂuences every aspect of life here, from architecture to food. Did growing up there influence your relaxed approach to design? I think so, especially the time I spent on the ranch. I remember the look of it—woven rugs, faded striped fabrics, and simple farmhouse furniture, which was Americana, but in a distinctly California sense. That is still how I design today—classic, but always cozy and comfortable. I don’t strive for perfection. I don’t iron my linens! Half the time, I end up cutting fabric and leaving the ends frayed. This big, beautiful buffet is a knockout. Tell me about it. A Mexican ﬁesta lends itself to a gorgeous, overﬂowing table. I like to think of a buﬀet as a still-life: It needs color, pattern, texture, and scale. I plate each element separately and then embellish with vessels of ﬂowers. Footed bowls or cake stands are great for adding height. And for a festive punch of color, I throw chopped avocados or tomatoes into cereal bowls and add piles of lime wedges to platters. And a self-serve margarita station—what’s not to like about that? People can’t get enough! I leave a blender out next to ice buckets ﬁlled with pitchers of my homemade margarita mix, bowls of fresh fruit, and nonalcoholic options too, so guests can customize their drinks. Last but not least, you end with this heavenly dessert table! I have the taste buds of a 10-year-old. I love eating sweets, and a bonus is that they’re also pretty and decorative. The more colors and shapes, the better. Here’s a little tip: Supplement homemade treats with store-bought ones. Sometimes I’m working so hard on cooking the main meal that I just run out of time! I’ll whip up my Mexican chocolate cake the day before, and then run to the bakery the day of the party for cookies. Don’t be afraid to go a little loco—I always do! Turner’s famous Mexican chocolate cake (go to housebeautiful.com/ nathanturner for the recipe!) is surrounded by an array of pastel-colored store-bought confections. Woven placemats, terra-cotta bowls, and a silver tray are silhouetted against a bright green tablecloth. LEF T, FROM TOP: Turner sets the table. The self-serve margarita station, which includes fresh fruit. Turner aims for a buffet that balances beauty and efficiency: A raised cake stand holds an array of sauces and salsa.
“Margaritas always taste better alfresco!” says Turner on his decision to place the bar in front of a curtain of ivy and bougainvillea. Bright textiles and purple napkins add to the festive atmosphere. OPPOSITE: A console in the home’s outdoor living room. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE RESOURCES
In Lake Forest, Illinois, designer Shelley Johnstone Paschke added a pool and poolhouse to her backyard with the help of architect Austin DePree of Northworks. Custom sconces. Pendant, Todd Alexander Romano.
IN THE CHICAGO SUBURBS, VACATION IS JUST THROUGH THE BACK DOOR. WITH PINK BEACH TOWELS AND MEALS SERVED ALFRESCO, SHELLEY JOHNSTONE PASCHKE CREATES A RESORT-WORTHY POOL SCENE FOR HER FAMILY OF SEVEN. Interior Design SHELLEY JOHNSTONE PASCHKE
Interview HEIDI MITCHELL
Photography JONNY VALIANT
Producer DAVID M. MURPHY
A poolhouse in Illinois? Does it even get used? S HELLE Y JOHN S T ONE PA S C HKE: Yes! I oten wonder if friends who live in warmer climates swim in their pools as much as we do here in the Chicago suburbs. My husband, Brett, and I have a blended family with ﬁve kids, and we have an acre of land in Lake Forest on a cul-de-sac right in town. That makes for a lot of serendipity—people oten end up at our house. So we decided to build a poolhouse as an outdoor living room and make our home a place that we didn’t want to leave in the summer. We put it right out the back door, so it’s integrated with the house. We open the pool in late April, keep it heated to 89 degrees, and close it in November. During that time, we enjoy the poolhouse every single day. HEIDI MIT C HELL : There is a distinct whiff of Hollywood Regency to the architecture. The style of the main house is Dutch Colonial Revival, with cedar-shake shingles. It’s very symmetrical. I didn’t want the poolhouse to look like a shed. It needed some ﬂair, and my solution was to pitch the roof. Plus, I have always loved the Hollywood and Palm Beach looks. I drew a sketch of what I wanted on a napkin, and architect Austin DePree made it all work with the engineering. How did you pack so much punch into such a small space? My husband asked, “Do we need all that?” And I said yes! Because the poolhouse is right oﬀ the main house, we really spend time there. It has a cute bathroom and a changing room. The
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ﬂoor is concrete, which is easy to hose down. The mechanics and pool toys are hidden around the back. And there are about 40 pink towels, a touch inspired by my stays at La Fontelina hotel in Capri, Italy. There is also a legit outdoor rain shower, which gets used all the time. I have a big storage space for my china nearby in the main house. Wait, you dine out there on real china? We had 60 people over for a sit-down dinner on the grass last spring, and I put out all my own china. Breakfast is eaten outside most days, with linens and glasses. If I like something, I employ it, and I don’t worry about anything breaking—I have tons. My young clients want a look that is pretty but livable, and I’m good at delivering that understated elegance because that’s how I live my life. The main house isn’t huge, but it’s got so much character. Tell me about it. It was built by a man who had lived in a co-op designed by the iconic Chicago architect David Adler. As a matter of fact, a lot of people oten think this is one of Adler’s coach houses. It’s not, but the moldings inside have that kind of old-world detailing. I wanted to extend that feeling outside while keeping it to scale. I added an awning to the patio area where we can read and watch the sun set. It’s warm and inviting, and we oten sit out there. So basically, you treat your suburban house almost like a holiday home. You know when you go to a hotel and the sheets and linens are beautiful? Why not create that same experience at home? Everyone is trying to escape the everyday, but I believe that hanging out at home should feel like being on vacation. Many of my clients lead similar lives to mine, where their families are the priority. I try to design environments that are lived-in and enjoyed. I prefer a more mismatched and layered style to a cookie-cutter one. My credo is this: Use everything. Make memories. Nothing’s fragile. There are no rules. Vintage Woodard chaises have cushions in a Sunbrella fabric. Johnstone Paschke’s ﬁve children, along with their pet dog, Adler (named ater the famous architect), enjoy lingering by the pool. “I like to see the kids all wrapped in pink towels,” the designer says.
On temperate days, every meal is taken poolside. “There are always fresh flowers on the table and music playing, even if we’re just having cheeseburgers,” Johnstone Paschke says. The Brown Jordan dining chairs have cushions in a Sunbrella fabric. Plates and tumblers, Penny Morrison. On the loungers, the lumbar pillows are in a Manuel Canovas fabric, and the throw pillows are from Roller Rabbit.
Inside the poolhouse, the sofa is topped with pillows in Madeline Weinrib and Manuel Canovas fabrics. Coï¬€ee table, CB2. ABOVE RIGHT: Johnstone Paschke added a custom striped awning to the main house. BELOW LEF T: The front of the 1950s house. BELOW RIGHT: Johnstone Paschke, an HB Next Wave 2005 alum, in Oscar de la Renta. FOR MORE ABOVE LEF T:
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Dour damasks, cloying pastels ...there are plenty of ’80s trends we’re not itching to see revived. But bullion fringe? Lately, that Dynasty-era staple is looking fresh, not fussy, on pert little slipper chairs and streamlined sofas. “I like the unexpected twist that fringes add, especially with more sober, contemporary interiors,” says Belgian designer Gert Voorjans, who uses the cartoonishly long Fru Fru bullion he designed for Jim Thompson Fabrics to add whimsy to pillows—they practically have a life of their own. For New York’s Blake Brunson, a disciple of fringeaholic Miles Redd, the key to using the trim is simplicity. “Try monochromatic fringe with a solid fabric in the same color, and steer clear of extra embellishments,” she advises. “Otherwise, it’s just too Scarlett O’Hara.” 120
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