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.
OPEN HOUSE JOY • Happiness at home—it’s so simple and so essential. Editorial Director Joanna Saltz spoke with five creatives to learn how they design abundantly cheerful interiors and how their clients get in on the action.
SLEEP • A child’s bedroom should inspire and calm.
Add a Canopy • Turn an ordinary bed into a fairy-tale lair.
PLAY • Kids need room to roam (and a place to swiftly stow their toys).
CREATE • A place to think—and make a very big mess, if necessary—should be stocked with art and school supplies.
LOUNGE • Cozy, private hang-out spaces give growing young people needed independence.
The Designer’s Guide to PAINT • Foolproof ways to add more color and personality to your home.
The Best Colors for Every Room
Which Formula Should You Use?
How to Choose a White Paint
The Real Color of the Year?
How to Decorate with Green • Color maven Annie Sloan shares secondary hues and materials to pair with her most-loved verdant paints.
4 Cool Wall Painting Techniques
The Boldest Bestsellers • Behold the most dramatic and eye-popping colors flying off the shelves.
Beautiful Things • Beloved makers fair Field + Supply is back in full swing with its Spring MRKT in Kingston, New York, this Memorial Day weekend. We went behind the scenes to see how four vendors create homewares that have folks flocking to shop in person.
Find Your True Colors • What if personality and lifestyle, rather than aesthetic preferences, dictated the palette of one’s life? Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief of Business of Home, reveals why choosing hues has become more personal than ever.
Let’s Just Shop • Brighten up your home with happiness-infused pieces in a rainbow of colors and patterns.
NEXT WAVE CLASS of 2022 • Watch out, world! Hailing from all over the United States, with signature styles to suit every taste, the 13 creatives newly appointed to our annual list of rising industry talents are about to be the next big things. You heard it here first.
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 more than 175 years 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.
TRIM TIME • HB’s man about town, Robert Rufino, proves just how transformative a yard of tape, cord, or fringe can be.
HEART of GOLD • The latest iteration of a Victorian-turned-postmodern townhouse in Chicago embraces its quirky history.
TREASURE ISLAND • Awash in patterns (and invisible vacation-friendly finishes), this designer’s Florida home is no basic beach retreat.
WIDE OPEN SPACES • A free-flowing floor plan and velvety finishes turned this 19th-century carriage house into a home.
FORCE of NATURE • After painstakingly restoring this 1895 Colonial Revival outside Boston, one daring designer went all out for the interiors.
Secret Garden • Amid all the gray towers of lower Manhattan, one family lives in a blooming oasis.
Bright Spot • A fearless actor and her family find joy in a candy-colored Amsterdam home.
LONG ROAD HOME • Dozens of trips around the world inspired...