Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Highlights from House Beautiful, September 2015

Can you believe it is already September?! How did that happen? I have a huge stack of magazines that have piled up unread since our sweet baby boy arrived in July, but yesterday I found time for the current issue of House Beautiful. Let me tell you... it is bursting with rich color and some serious eye candy! Here are a few highlights from designers Catherine Brown Paterson, Palmer Weiss, Ramsay Gourd, and Nathan Turner...

Hollywood Regency style was the inspiration behind this 1930s Long Island home designed by Catherine Brown Paterson. The owners love Chinoiserie... pagodas, foo dogs, Chinese stools, bamboo. In the master bedroom, Tiffany blue walls in Benjamin Moore's Blue Bonnet are a cool counterpoint to the deeper hues in the fabrics, from Scalamandre's Chie'en Dragon for the bed and curtains to Osborne & Little's Limpopo on the stool. Vintage swivel chairs are covered in Kravet's Soleil. Table lamps from Circa Lighting sit atop bedside tables from Oomph. Bed linens, Jane Wilner. 

The wife loves dressy, detailed curtains. All trim from Passementerie, Inc. 

Settees covered in Le Zebra from Brunschwig & Fils flank an ottoman in a Duralee leather in the living room. The nailhead design on the ottoman and the frame on Lumiere's inlaid mirror are a nod to Chinese Chippendale fretwork. Rug, Country Carpet. 

Paterson used colors drawn from the framed Pucci scarf for the sofa in Trina Turk's Zebra Print, and an armchair in Lilly Pulitzer's Pulitzers Pride - both by Lee Jofa - to create a beachy, vacation feel in the wife's office. Walls in Philip Jeffries' Manila Hemp. Curtains in Kravet's Stone Harbor linen.

A cheery yellow and white kitchen serves as a "palate cleanser off the dining room," Paterson says. Chairs and stools are covered in Piton vinyl from Prismatek and curtains are Romo's Portico. 

In the dining room, Paterson selected pink silk curtains against Clarence House's Flower Quince wallpaper. The fronts of the Pearson's Danni chairs are in Sarana by Schumacher; backs and armchairs in Romo's Florenze.

Palmer Weiss selected a cheery palette to lift the fog in this San Francisco hilltop home. The flame-stitch fabric is Alexandria by Carleton V. 

Weiss lacquered the dining room walls with a luscious green paint, Benjamin Moore's Seaweed. Vintage sconces from Lucca Antiques flank Julian Chichester's Hobbs sunburst mirror. 

The family room sofa is covered in Schumacher's Midnight Blue Cotton Club velvet. It is piped in the same cerulean blue as the painted bookcase. Weiss pulled the hue from the pair of pillows in Muriel Brandolini's Blue 2 print. Bryant Street coffee table, Crate & Barrel. 

A custom shade of reg lacquer turns up the heat in an 18th century Vermont farmhouse, designed by Ramsay Gourd. Using one fabric in the library - Farmyard Strie by Ramsay Gourd Home - on the chairs, sofa, window seats, and shades makes for a cozy, cohesive room. Cambridge chair by the Charles Stewart Company, wall lights from Circa Lighting. Kedron Valley Lattice wallpaper by Ramsay Gourd Home on the ceiling. 

Nathan Turner created a feminine lavender study in this 1930s Bel Air house. The window seat is covered in Gaetano's Concorde velvet. Vintage stool in a Ralph Lauren Home linen. Shades in Nicky Haslam Design's Midday Lace. 

The study's walls were painted lavender, then streaked with gray. An ornate Bagues chandelier pairs with a streamlined 1960s desk. Cadman carpet, Stark. Ceiling painted in Farrow & Ball's Pavilion Gray. 

To balance the formality of the de Gournay wallpaper in the dining room, Turner chose the Cracked Ice rattan chair from McGuire and a plaster chandelier from Harbinger. 

Turner incorporates millwork by Philippe Le Manach of Accents of France in the powder room. Walls painted in Dix Blue and treillage in Plummet, both by Farrow & Ball. 

In the daughter's room, Turner used Vanuatu Twilight wallpaper from Anthropologie in the daughter's room. Headboards in Peter Dunham Textile's Lamu. Bedding, Leontine Linens. 

Every time I read House Beautiful, I always say "This is my favorite issue yet!" The magazine never disappoints. If you don't already have a subscription, you are truly missing out. I advise you drop what you are doing immediately and pick up a copy of the amazing September issue to see the rest of these amazing homes and more!


  1. OMG those laquered walls . . . . . to die for!

  2. Swooning over all of it but that first bedroom and those mossy green walls with the blue and white have me weak at the knees! Hope motherhood is treating you well :)

  3. I am so happy to see COLOR! It seems like everything has been neutral for so long. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of neutral with pops of color, but it is just so refreshing to see such exuberant, clear color. LOVE!

  4. Stunning, dramatic,saturated color palettes, I love it all!! Thanksa so much Andrea!!

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