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A World of Color • A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the people, places, and products that inspired our May/June issue
Editors’ BOOK CLUB • FOUR TITLES ON OUR READING LIST THIS SEASON
SPOTTED ON SOCIAL: STATEMENT STYLE
RAINBOW INTAGLIO CASES • LONDON DECORATIVE ARTIST BRIDIE HALL’S LACQUERED WALL ART PUTS A LUMINOUS SPIN ON ANCIENT ARTIFACTS.
Elizabeth Locke’s MICROMOSAIC JEWELRY
THE BEST OF BRITAIN
REFINED RAFFIA • Just in time for summer, designers of all stripes are putting ultra-urbane spins on the cool tropical native.
Time for Magenta • Red alert: Of-the-moment watches wow this season in sexy, saturated shades.
Best in Show • Ideal for displaying flowers clipped from the garden, these pretty vessels turn spring’s standouts into instant arrangements.
Sublime Scenery • Today’s top tastemakers are bringing the spirit of their surroundings to new product debuts.
COMING IN HOT • A bevy of bright pieces are lighting up porches and patios this season, landing their rightful spots in the sun.
Ray Booth’s Collection for Hickory Chair
WORLDLY WISE • From her shapely Victorian-inspired chaise in her London flat, textile designer Jennifer Shorto talks heavenly blues, antique textiles, and how looking at art fuels her creativity.
Advanced GEOMETRY • New-school spins on classic shapes give Art Deco- and Cubist-inspired patterns a bold renaissance.
SHAPING HISTORY • A look at the enduring influence of our most familiar forms
Making Their Marks • Geometric forms have given rise to some of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century.
EFFORTLESS ENTERTAINING • Designer Becky Boyle weighs in with essential entertaining advice for all to heed. After all, no one gives a good party quite like a Southerner.
Hidden Genius • At the Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, a pair of elegantly understated kitchens are packed to the hilt with secret smarts. Read on for the dynamite design details hiding in plain sight.
Change of Scenery • Wildly imaginative, vividly colorful, and meticulously detailed, today’s versatile, digitally printed scenic wallpapers are just as sublime as their panoramic predecessors.
The French MODERNIST • Interior designer Anthony Baratta reflects on the lessons and legacies of the iconic Parsons table pioneer.
The Chantecailles’ VANITY PLAY • The mother-daughters trio behind the luxury French cosmetics line shares their dressing table essentials, including a peek at their new de Gournay packaging that launches this May.
Radiant Couples • Double the decadence with these pretty earring pairs, alight with kaleidoscopic gemstones and fanciful settings ranging from serpentine to sunburst.
A Star is Reborn • A 1920s Hollywood estate gets a second shot at the spotlight with an elegant, understated revival of its gardens.
Monumental Discoveries • Shrader shares his favorite SoCal shopping haunts for authentic imports and garden curios.
MAY + J UNE
A Walk on the WILD SIDE • Interior designer Katie Ridder turns demure Hamptons style on its head with an electric approach to a young family’s summerhouse, where yellow lacquered walls, brilliant Turkish patterns, and graphic modern art set a brave backdrop of color.
BALANCING ACT • Taxi cab yellow, turquoise blue, jade green, aubergine—those...