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Monumental Discoveries • A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the people, places, and products that inspired our September/October issue
“William admired the past, but his embrace of the future was unequivocal.”
SHADES OF PERFECTION: FIVE DESIGNER FAVORITES
THE V LIST
VINTAGE BURGUNDY • The return of this refined red brings ’60s-era joie de vivre (with all the requisite chutzpah).
FEMININE NIGHTSTANDS • A new crop of lighter, brighter bedside tables brings curves and delicate details back around (and easily pose as sofa tables).
Secret Watches • Long after social norms nudged women to hide (or simply go without) timepieces, these hidden gems re-emerge as enviable arm candy.
Salty Patina • With its weathered materials and artisinal finishes, Restoration Hardware’s new Beach House Collection recalls the ease of age-old oceanfront retreats.
Innovative Artistry • Old methods, new materials: how decorative artists are turning simple forms into modern masterpieces
JEWEL LIGHTING • Like spectacular costume pieces, these over-the-top fixtures finish even the most demure of rooms with a radiant layer.
Cosmic Jewelry • From radiant watch dials reminiscent of the night sky to stones that mimic the moon’s shine, designers are harnessing the heavens (and sending out serious space-age vibes).
THE FIRESIDE WINGBACK • Just in time for fall, Bobby McAlpine’s tailored, 21st-century reboot amps up the chair’s cozy shelter origins.
Rush Furniture • A historic seating staple, this wildly versatile material is popping up everywhere in starring and supporting roles.
BOLD BARGELLO • The intrepid Hungarian pattern, born as a Renaissance-era stitchwork (flame stitch), is resurging with a vitality in scale and craft that ranges from Indian embroidery to radiant watercolor effects.
Blooming Purple Tableware • The latest china collections are calling for a convivial return of the courtly color in shades from soft lilacs to rich plums.
A Posh Highboy • The weighty, seven-drawer dressers slipped out of fashion of late, but Alexa Hampton’s recent interpretation—with its ivory-finish escutcheons and elegant sense of proportion—might be the start of a sensational comeback.
The Regal Canopy Bed • Once a symbol of untold wealth, not to mention a privacy essential for Medieval noblesse, the king of beds is back in airy, towering forms.
In Good Taste
Strokes of BRILLIANCE • Decorative lacquer is once again putting a shine on modern interiors with glowing iterations of the ancient art form.
SHINING MOMENTS • in the rise of contemporary decorative lacquer
Finishing School • Early artisans used the multilayered art form as an entrée to more refined techniques.
Shopping Marrakesh • Designer Katie Leede digs into the riches of the city that just keeps getting better and better.
MARRAKESH ESCAPES • Recharge from the sensory blitz of the bustling souks with a visit to the city’s extraordinary gardens and museums.
Modern Americana • In his new post as Colonial Williamsburg’s Designer in Residence, Anthony Baratta brings a revolutionary-era home into brilliant living color.
The American Vanguard • Interior designer Matthew Carter revisits the immutable impact of the fearless entrepreneur.
SEVEN DAZZLING WONDERS of the Jewelry World • The largest square emerald-cut diamond, a brilliant...