Monday, July 20, 2009

Magazine Beautiful

I have an exciting interview coming up that I am working on.  I cannot wait to post it, but in the meantime, I want to just commend the publishers of House Beautiful on an incredible month!  Have you seen the August issue?  It’s got some really great homes and spaces featured in it.

First of all, Jonathan Berger's Small and Flirty home design.  It’s bright, it’s beautiful and I’m totally smitten.

In the living room, the chair is covered in Lee Jofa's Pardah Print in Sable.  The ottoman was found at Christie’s and is a Napoleon III style with a rope trim.

In the entry hall of this Brooklyn home, Jonathan chose a Benjamin Moore bright paint called Razzle Dazzle.  I love the bright paint against the wainscoting and the wood floors.

In the living room, de Gournay wallpaper brings the room to life.   The white chairs are George III chairs, covered in Scalamandre's Anemone.  Jonathan designed the hand-hammered brass coffee table.


Check out that chandelier!  It is a Venetian pink milk glass chandelier and the chairs, which match the wallpaper above, are covered in leather with pink-dyed cowhide backs from Global Leathers.

In this bedroom, a suzani spread, bought on eBay, covers the bed, while the unusual headboard is covered in Nouvelle Orleans, a cut velvet from Clarence House that looks like ironwork.  In lieu of an iron bed, I think this is the second best choice.


Next, another small space, an 1850’s guesthouse designed by Ginger Barber, is so relaxing, yet pulled-together beautifully.

Located in Round Top, Texas, this guesthouse is very simple from the outside.

Yet, step inside and immediately you feel yourself breathing a little easier.    Here, Ginger added an antique Swedish pine table with white painted chairs.  I love the roman shades in the same shade as the pale white-washed walls.

The floor in the living room is the big feature here, stained in chocolate and white stripes.

The floors extend to this little cove which Ginger used to place a white-washed buffet table that perfectly fits the space.  The botanical prints above are the perfect choice.

In the master bedroom, the seagrass rug, whitewashed walls and beautiful bench with custom cushion and skirt work perfectly together.  I love this room.

The bathroom console is a worn zinc top, which was retrofitted for the white vessel sinks.  Love it!


Then, as if I wasn’t happy enough with those two homes, Home Beautiful did “The One-Day (No Way!) Makeover”, with Designer Jonathan Rosen.

Jonathan was tasked to change this room…

in nine hours, using what was already there.

The result?

With tons of pictures showing the progress along the way, I found this feature to be so fun to follow!

Here are some glimpses of some of the other features HB offers this month:

“50 Wastebaskets We Love”

Kelly Wearstler’s Game Night Tablescape

I continue to love House Beautiful.  It never disappoints.  Every month I pull several pages from their magazine for my idea files, including new fabrics that I want to see in person, new paint colors that give me inspiration for current projects and more.

Have a great week!


Cote de Texas said...

hi - HB is the best magazine around now along with Southern Accents and Veranda. It's so wonderful and this month in particular - I love that pink house!!!!!

thanks for the comment too!

Callie Grayson said...

oh yes, HB is always on my list of mags to buy each month.
Ginger's house is so sweet in the simplistic design! loving the colour scheme too.

Clarity said...

You more than deserved the compliment and I'm pleased you got the British humour!

This is another post of yours I have to bookmark. That guesthouse does things to me that white chocolate does. So many ideal versions of my redecoration dream. Thank you.

LindsB said...

I agree, this months issue of House Beautiful was and is one of my favorites!

Ohhh, I cant wait to hear more about this interview- how exciting!

Cristin said...

Love this issue too!

Great blog and I see your in the Bay Area too!


Alicia said...

Between HB & Southern Accents I still get mailbox joy every month & this issue was a biggie.
I 'd love to contact the Round Top owner & stay there this October during Marburger.

Hill Country House Girl said...

House Beautiful has been my favorite for years. I am so glad it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Thanks for reminding me of all the great features in that issue!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I know, it just keeps getting better! So sad that I'm just about the LAST person in the world to receive my magazines down here in No Man's Land!!

Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve!

alison g.

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

HB keeps getting better and better doesn't it? I especially love their Q&A format... I think we learn so much more from hearing the designer's own thoughts

for the love of a house said...

I wholeheartedly agree that HB just keeps getting better! About a year and a half ago I noticed how "pretty" houses were making a come back and I think this issue is a perfect example of that.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Wow, it just kept getting better and better. That pink room is fantastic!

Windlost said...

I loved that makeover story. He did a phenomenal job on that room! She had some great pieces, but he really opened it up!

x Terri


i just love pinkkkk,its great with every color.great photos