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.
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OPEN HOUSE SMART SHOPPING • At a time when we’re buying for our homes more than ever before, Editorial Director Joanna Saltz talks to five experts about how to do it more thoughtfully.
Bookmark This • ONCE YOU’VE ACCUMULATED MORE BOOKS THAN YOUR COFFEE TABLE CAN HANDLE, IT’S TIME to give them—not to mention you—some room to breathe. “A home library offers homeowners a respite from the screens that often exercise an outsize influence on our lives,” says Kevin Greenberg, principal at design practice Space Exploration. Whether you install whole walls of shelving to fill with your favorite titles or simply start stacking them more deliberately near a cozy chair, paging through a book in a home library is guaranteed to help you unwind. And the following expertly styled spaces are guaranteed to inspire your own.
The Big Picture • One kitchen designer managed to sneak two well-equipped kitchens into one extraordinary space.
GIFTS to GIVE YOUR HOME • Think of all it’s done for you this year.
A Legacy of Design in Every Stitch
The Best HOME STORES in America • Mom-and-pop markets, sprawling fleas, expertly curated designer emporiums—our latest obsessions include newcomers and mainstays alike.
A Way to Move Mountains • Designing the perfect slope-side chalet was a tall order. But installing it during ski season turned out to be even trickier.
HOLIDAY ISLAND • It was supposed to be a summer cottage outside New York City—but an enterprising couple turned it into the warmest winter home.
HIGHER GROUND • She could have easily razed the midcentury home that stood on this hilltop spot. Instead, one designer renovated—and elevated it to even greater heights.
HOMECOMING Dream • After a whirlwind world tour, one family needed a soft place to land.
Buried Treasure • Armed with a passed-down proclivity for collecting cool stuff, a Charlotte, North Carolina, designer turned her home into a wonderland.
THE WONDER YEARS • A Birmingham, Alabama, family embraces the most magical season with a few twists on tradition.
Movie Magic • This Chicago apartment may have had a Hollywood debut—but its latest renters get the award for Best Transformation.
Waxing Poetic • Mix up your tabletop with an architectural candlescape.