VERANDA is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. VERANDA is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.
Natural Selection • A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the people, places, and products that inspired our March/April issue
SEA ISLAND ESCAPE
“What is your first memory of a room?”
FORCE OF NATURE • As the first female president of the New York Botanical Garden, Carrie Barratt is cultivating a renewed commitment to conservation.
Hedge Fun • From verdant baubles to geometric gem settings, the freshest crop of spring bling takes its cues from antique garden plans.
Petal Party • Blooming now: an invigorating bouquet of five floral-inspired finds
TREILLE CHIC • A look at one of the garden’s most influential design elements and its charming transition indoors
CLIMBING THROUGH HISTORY • Landmark moments in treillage
Charm School • A REFRESHER ON THE POLISHED, PEDIGREED, AND ALWAYS DASHING DECORATIVE FRAMEWORK
GARDEN VARIETY • Pretty finds sporting lattice and fretwork motifs channel the intrigue of courtyards and terraces.
Wild Flowers • No shrinking violets here: With their explosions of riotous color, these audaciously untamed fabrics and wallcoverings will perk up your space—and your spirits.
Gardens with Gravitas • The world’s most illustrious public grounds are bursting with ideas for outdoor spaces. Here, three of our favorite botanical muses
Mario Buatta • Interior designer Ashley Whittaker reflects on the lessons and legacies of the Prince of Chintz.
PETAL PUSHERS • The little flower shop on the corner is all grown-up, thanks to visionary floral designers with retail savvy. The result? Shopping that goes beyond the bouquet. Here are our top 18 picks from coast to coast.
Cutting Class • Style & Market Editor Dayle Wood heads to the Oxfordshire countryside with FlowerSchool New York to reap a royal tutelage in the wild art of English florals.
Mix Master • Shane Connolly’s top tenets for English-style arranging
Crafting a New Start • Outdoor furniture manufacturer McKinnon and Harris revives a down-and-out Richmond landmark into a downright gorgeous headquarters.
A Trendsetter’s Tale of Two Cities • Juliska cofounder and jewelry designer Capucine De Wulf Gooding shares her (now not-so) secret stomping grounds at home and abroad.
MARCH + APRI L
IN FULL BLOOM • A YOUNG COUPLE EMBRACES THE WARMTH AND WHIMSIES OF A MIDCENTURY RANCH ON AN ALABAMA SHEEP FARM TO AWAKEN ITS WILD SPIRIT.
GARDEN to TABLE • ROSES PAST AND PRESENT SERVE AS JOHN DERIAN’S MUSE FOR A FANCIFUL LITERARY LUNCHEON IN HIS WEST VILLAGE SHOP—WITH AN EQUALLY COLORFUL GUEST LIST.
FLOWERS • Four classic books for a garden club reading list
Rooted in Romance • A GLOBAL DESIGNER AND ANTIQUES DEALER ENLIVENS A 1920S MEMPHIS COT TAGE WITH OLD-WORLD OPULENCE AND A VERDANT LABYRINTH OF ANGL ICAN-STYLE GARDENS.
Return of the ROSE • A pair of West Coast floral aficionados turns full-bodied, full-fragrance roses into their niche crop, far from the flowers’ well-pedigreed playground in the English countryside.
A Renaissance Rosarian • BRITISH HORTICULTURIST DAVID C.H. AUSTIN (1926-2018) OVERCAME OBSTACLES TO BRING OLD-WORLD ROSES INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.
CHARACTER STUDY • Austin’s rose catalogue reads like a who’s who of luminescent figures.
UNCOMMON GROUNDS • IN PROVENCE, A 200-YEAR-OLD FARMHOUSE BORDERING A PEAR ORCHARD BURSTS TO LIFE AS AN ELEGANT...