Have you read the latest House Beautiful? If not, you'd better scurry to the nearest newsstand, 'cause you are missing out! The first issue with new editor-in-chief Newell Turner at the helm, this month's offering bodes well for us shelter mag junkies. I swoon with each turn of the page!
As always, the sensibility is 'traditional with a twist'--and it's the twist that's got me hook, line and sinker! This serene, neutral office space is calling my name with its farmhouse desk and industrial stool, while the crisp black accents break up the stonewashed palette.
Watermelon is my all-time favorite summer fruit (well, it's a three-way tie with strawberries and cherries) so you can bet my jaw dropped over this patio set-up inspired by the juicy treat. The mixed prints on the chair cushions, the tablecloth, and the surf board project a summer pool party vibe that has me reaching for my bikini.
The calm, rosy glow of this living room soothes my jet-lag frazzled nerves. With sumptuous velvet upholstery, a tufted leather ottoman, and a sisal rug, it's a terrific example of how to layer textures. Not only do I adore the unusual shape of that settee, I can't get enough of the wood plank ceilings. The mark of a truly detail-oriented designer!
Toile usually isn't my thing, but I can be convinced by the soft brown tones of the sofa and the folding screen in the background, especially when juxtaposed against that faux giraffe print rug. And I generally sneer at rumpled slipcovers--growing up I was the victim of one too many--but this chair looks positively stylish. Proof that even the most opinionated gal can change her mind!
Last but not least, I'm currently accepting donations for my new charity, 'Design Bloggers in Dire Need of Bedroom Walls Covered in Chinoiserie' (or DBDNBWCC for short). Payable by check, cash, or finely wrought silk murals, this fund-raising effort will benefit only the most desperate recipient. Namely, me!All images courtesy of House Beautiful, August 2010. Sponsored Links: Download the latest 117-301 dumps and 642-982 sample test for practice and pass your 156-910.70 exam on first attempt.