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.
MASTER YOUR DOMAIN • Work. Play. Eat. Lounge. When the rhythm of your day is ever changing, even the smallest spaces need to smoothly transition from beat to beat. Here’s how to carve out a zone where you can step away—just steps away—and leave the rest behind.
OPEN HOUSE REIMAGINATION • The best creatives can see the potential in any space. This month, Editorial Director Joanna Saltz talks to four designers about thinking outside the box—literally and figuratively.
Summer like House Beautiful • Celebrate great design, quality craftsmanship, and brilliant functionality with the new curated collection from House Beautiful and Frontgate. Enjoy the outdoors like HB’s Style Director, Robert Rufino, who can’t wait to use these pieces for a summer of lounging al fresco.
First Impressions • A VIBRANT ENTRANCE SETS THE TONE FOR WHAT’S TO COME WHEN you step inside, and, ideally, dazzles anyone who passes by. A significant emotional reaction to an entryway can even cause a buyer to overlook other issues, says Suzi Dailey, a luxury Realtor with Realty ONE Group West: “In terms of resale, a lovely and welcoming appearance can help nearby homes sell for better prices too.” Ahead, discover ways to ramp up your curb appeal, and work some clever storage solutions onto the porch. —Kelly Allen and Hadley Mendelsohn
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THE Rufino Report • HB’s man-about-town, Robert Rufino, wants to turn your backyard into a carefree cabana in the South of France.
Protecting Your Home, No Matter the Weather • You can’t control the path of a hurricane. But you can guard against damage—and regulate the climate inside your home—with the latest HVAC innovations from Trane and these smart regional design tips.
Let’s Just Shop! • Turn your patio into the ultimate chilled-out, never-ending vacation zone you’ve always wanted.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT MATTRESS • You spend one-third of your life in bed, why not make it wonderful?
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch • At Stearns & Foster, we believe that exceptional design lives in the details. This is why we have spent every day of our 175-year legacy committed to refining the details that make Stearns & Foster distinct. From velvet trim to hand-tufted top layers, our mattresses are meticulously crafted to look as good as they feel. Use our tips to help you choose the perfect mattress to complete your bedroom sanctuary.
Woven Tales • In coastal South Carolina, 76-year-old Mary Jackson reinvents an art form that’s been passed down through generations.
“A Little Magical Land” • Forty-two years ago, House Beautiful featured a story about Reddish House, the 18th-century Wiltshire, England, estate home to British society photographer and stage designer Cecil Beaton, who photographed countless famous subjects on its grounds. Now Lucy Yeomans lives in the house, and tells the story of bringing Beaton’s forgotten gardens back to life.
THE WAITING GAME • These days it might take four, five, or even six months for your new sofa to arrive—what gives? Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief of trusted industry resource Business of Home, reveals why pieces are so backed up—and what to expect.
OASIS UNCOVERED • A rough renovation history didn’t stop one Los Angeles designer from restoring this home to its erstwhile glory.
LEVELING UP • Years of beach erosion threatened to damage a family’s vacation home, so they hired a coastal-savvy design team to build a new one—on stilts.
RECHARGING STATION • “When you...