The House Beautiful reader is someone whose home is her bedrock. She is always improving it because the process – and result – delights her. Happiness in her home comes from easy luxury and highly personal style. Her home is a gift to share with family and friends.
Q: What’s your favorite affordable design item from a big-box or online store?
THE BEST HOME STORES IN AMERICA • From boutiques to showrooms to online marketplaces, these treasure troves are as unique and magical as the carefully curated gems they stock.
Musical Chairs • Thanks to its harmonious blend of style and comfort, the ideal accent chair might be the most sought-after seat in the house.
High Strung • Overhead lighting makes a serious style statement in any space—and dent in any budget. These brilliant choices offer maximum impact.
Turning Tables • Petite, practical, and punchy, the perfect accent table adds architectural interest without overwhelming your space.
Wallapalooza! • At our first-ever celebration of wallcoverings, designers dished on how they’d use these bold picks.
If You See It, Buy It! • When designers are hunting at antique stores, yard sales, flea markets, and more, these are the real treasures that stop them in their tracks.
Beautiful Things • These extraordinary, artist-made treasures don’t just fill the home—they feed the soul.
ISN’T IT GRAND? • An American designer creates a pied-à-terre in Paris that is huge—not in size, but in vision.
Up to Speed • A San Francisco townhouse built in 1920 gets ready for prime time—in only five weeks.
Journey’s End • A Dallas home gets a full overhaul thanks to easy-to-live-with colors inspired by Mother Nature.
The Long Shot • TV star Carson Kressley’s onetime fantasy farmhouse is now his real-life city escape.
COOL & COLLECTED • A British tastemaker amalgamates her treasures into a delightfully curated home.
Texas Modern • An iconic European designer inspires a renovation deep in the heart of Hill Country.
A Proper Perch • Distinct and playful, an ottoman functions as stylish seating or the sweetest petite footrest.