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.
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS IN • Editorial Director Joanna Saltz heard from four experts about how they design homes that truly embrace their natural surroundings.
A Little Slice of Heaven • Tucked behind a traditional home in Atlanta is one family’s staycation secret: a poolhouse with all the trappings of a beach club.
The Garden Magician • Your vegetable garden should be an extension of your home, says writer and principal designer at Damour Drake, Maryline Damour. Here’s how to make it an outdoor dining area, larder, or living space.
Let’s Just Shop! • Get ready for an extra-long entertaining season–here’s all the party-ready tableware, seating, and more to get you through it.
The Lazy Homeowner’s Guide to LIVING GREEN • It’s shockingly easy to make your home radically more earth-friendly, says editor in chief of Business of Home Kaitlin Petersen. All it requires is creative thinking and a little commitment.
Power Moves • OK, so you’re not that lazy. Here are four major investments that will have a huge environmental impact.
THE Refino Report • HB’s man-about-town, Robert Rufino, is dreaming of carefree summer gatherings
The House Next Door • When a 1920s Spanish Colonial with tons of outdoor space suddenly went on the market, the neighbors across the street saw the light.
PLAY IT AGAIN • This North Carolina beach house has all of the groove of a 70s classic—without any of the cliché.
EARTHLY DELIGHTS • A 1930s cottage is designed to embrace nature, heritage, and the occasional 30-person dinner party.
“Open, Calm, and ALIGNED WITH NATURE” • Every tiny detail—including its interaction with the lush surroundings—was painstakingly considered in this serene Hamptons retreat.
butterfly beach • A designer and his family put down roots in idyllic Montecito, California, on a spread tucked between the mountains and the sea.
SECOND CHANCES • This Santa Monica Mountain home managed to survive two tragedies—abandonment and fire—only to emerge more beautiful than ever.
An INVITATION to PARADISE • A thoughtful Hawaiian vacation home where everything—friends, family, and even the lush surroundings—are welcome inside.
Dream Weavers • Behold the transformative (and transportive!) power of wicker.
DECORATING MADE DOABLE • One easy, on-trend room refresh, coming right up! Shopping and styling are more fun with less stress thanks to tools, know-how, and a furniture and decor selection you’ll love from The Home Depot.
DECORATING MADE DOABLE • The bedroom should be relaxing—but it doesn’t have to put you to sleep! Try a striking backdrop and a hint of color over a neutral palette and clean lines. With free and flexible delivery on furniture, easy in-store and online returns, and a selection of products and styles to fit every personality and budget, The Home Depot has you covered from start to finish.