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.
Meet the Cover Designer
OPEN HOUSE EXPECTATIONS vs. REALITY • The true breadth of a renovation can be hard to grasp. Editorial Director Joanna Saltz spoke with five experts about how they balance what clients think is possible with what’s actually likely to go down.
Sweat It Out
The Good Place • Big windows, a new layout, and three different cabinet colors give this kitchen a heavenly glow.
THE Ultimate GUIDE TO FLOORING • Everything you need to know to hit the ground running.
Which Material Is Right for You? • Looks are only part of the puzzle.
Try Something Different • These less conventional options make a huge design impact.
21 Brilliant Little NO-RENO UPGRADES • No need to wait a year to get on a contractor’s schedule. These light-lift enhancements will make your home feel totally new—right now!
GAMBLING on a Renovation • Already stressful, home improvement projects now come with a host of new headaches, from longer wait times to higher costs. What do you need to know before you roll the dice?
Do You FEEL LUCKY? • Renovating right now is an exciting—and sometimes risky—game of chance.
Let the Chips Fall • Here’s how to play your cards so you come out on top.
Incredible BATHROOMS • Dramatic showers, elegant tubs, clever materials, and decorating tricks: These designer spaces just might inspire an upgrade of your own.
Let the Walls Do the Talking • Punch up your space without calling a plumber.
The Rufino Report • Your bathroom is your personal getaway—and HB’s man-about-town, Robert Rufino, knows how to give it a first-class update.
DIVINE INTERVENTION • In a former church in Toronto, one designer spent four years perfecting her first home.
A Rosy Outlook • This sweet garden-inspired escape sprouted from an enduring friendship between two design creatives.
THROUGH THE YEARS • Two lifelong best friends shake off the city in a house that’s been around for three centuries.
LIGHT SHOW • A wide-open loft is theatrically transformed into a playful escape filled with personal spaces.
Higher Calling • Call it an instant spiritual connection-HGTV star Alison Victoria knew this historic loft had to be hers.
AU REVOIR • Once a ’90s French Normandy–style house in New York State, now a contemporary (but family-friendly) home.
Curtain Call • Rods and finials that give your drapes more drama.